Sabinews Midday Update for October 15, 2014MIDDAY NEWS


Alicia Keys holds protest for lost Nigerian girls

Alicia Keys held a protest in New York City on Tuesday to raise awareness about the 200-plus Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in April.

Tuesday marked six months since the girls were abducted. Keys kicked off a protest with 30 others at the consulate general of Nigeria, holding signs that read “We Are Here” and “Safe Schools Now!”Read more

Nigerian govt. not liable in $15 million South African secret arms deal – Falana

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has absolved the federal government of blames in the $15 million secret arms fund seized by the South African authorities.

In a statement Tuesday, Mr. Falana questioned the perceived illegitimacy of a transaction done through a bank.Read more

@cenbank report shows Nigeria’s economy picking up in Q2

Provisional data indicated that growth in key monetary aggregate was sluggish in the second quarter of 2014. Over the level at the end of the preceding quarter, broad money supply, (M2), grew by 1.5%, compared with 0.2% at the end of the preceding quarter. The development reflected, largely, the 1.1% and 4.5% increase in foreign assets (net) and other assets (net) of the banking system, respectively, during the review quarter. Read more

Boko Haram group ‘must be stopped’

More needs to be done to stop the militant Islamist group responsible for kidnapping more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria exactly six months ago, a letter signed by British politicians and former military leaders has urged.

Boko Haram, the group that abducted the pupils from a school in Chibok in the northern state of Borno in April, are now said to be backed by fellow terror group Islamic State (IS), according to the letter published in the Independent newspaper.Read more

CDC chief: After Dallas nurse’s Ebola infection, U.S. must ‘rethink’ protocols

As a 26-year-old Dallas nurse lay infected in the same hospital where she treated a dying Ebola patient last week, government officials on Monday said the first transmission of the disease in the United States had revealed systemic failures in preparation that must “substantially” change in coming days.

“We have to rethink the way we address Ebola infection control, because even a single infection is unacceptable,” Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a news conference.Read more

So many countries are eager to hire me – Stephen Keshi

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi is not concerned about losing his job with Nigeria, revealing that some countries want to hire him.

There are fears that Keshi will be sacked tomorrow after the 2015 African Nations Cup qualifiers against Sudan irrespective of the outcome of the match.Read more

Ryan Giggs honoured with Legend of Football award at Football Extravaganza ceremony in London

The most decorated player in Premier League history added yet another accolade to his ever-growing collection on Tuesday as Ryan Giggs became the latest recipient of the Legend of Football award.                                                                                                   Manchester United’s assistant manager collected his gong in person at the HMV Football Extravaganza, an annual event designed to bring the football and music communities together to raise money for charity Nordoff Robbins.Read more

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed with the latest developments

NBC medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman apologizes for violating quarantine. The husband of the Ebola-stricken Spanish nurse lashes out. And a United Nations worker being treated for the disease in Germany dies.

With multiple developments under way, here’s what you need to know to get caught up on the latest on the Ebola outbreak:Read more


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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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