SABINEWS MORNING NEWS UPDATE FOR MAY 9, 2017
Get out! Ambode tells VIOs
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has ordered Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIOs) to be withdrawn from Lagos roads.The Guardian learnt that the governor’s directive was sequel to complaints from the public about the unruly and unprofessional conduct of some of the officers.
According to a source, Ambode was unhappy with the complaints, which is affecting the image of his administration negatively, so he ordered them out of the road for retraining to reposition the agency. The source said the decision to withdraw the officers may be connected to a recent incident where some officers of the agency allegedly burnt a vehicle after the owner had paid the fine demanded. Read more
Some abducted Chibok girls refused to be ‘freed’ –Negotiator
Some of the schoolgirls, abducted by Boko Haram militants from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, in April 2014, refused to be part of a group of 82 girls freed at the weekend, one of the negotiators involved in the release said on Monday.
After over three years in captivity, 82 of the schoolgirls were released out of the more than 200 students, who were still in the terrorists’ captivity in exchange for some detained Boko Haram’s suspects. Read more
Buhari’s integrity led to release of Chibok girls, says Shettima
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has explained that President Muhammadu Buhari ‘s integrity was responsible for the release of additional 82 Chibok girls.The governor made the disclosure in a statewide broadcast on Sunday night in Maiduguri.
According to him, the negotiations that led to their release would not have been possible if Buhari was not sincere.He said: “The international actors who helped in facilitating the negotiations would not have been involved if they had doubts about Buhari’s sincerity in piloting the affairs of the country. Read more
Buhari Expresses Confidence His Absence Won’t Affect Governance
Twenty-four hours after he proceeded to London on account of his health, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday expressed confidence that his absence would not affect the smooth running of government.
Buhari, who relayed this last night in a tweet on his Twitter handle @MBuhari, said his confidence in effective government apparatus while he’s away was absolute. Read more
Chibok Girls: Makarfi’s PDP Comes Under Fire for Criticising Prisoner Swap
Onyebuchi Ezigbo, Olawale Ajimotokan, Paul Obi, Kasim Sumaina in Abuja and John Shiklam in Kaduna
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi on Monday came under fire for criticising the prisoner swap brokered by the Muhammadu Buhari administration and its international partners to secure the release of 82 Chibok girls who were kidnapped from their secondary school dormitory by Boko Haram terrorists three years ago. Read more
Anthony Enahoro’s Son Dies at 63
Mr. Kenneth Enahoro, first son of the late elder statesman, Chief Anthony Enahoro, is dead.
He died on Sunday at the age of 63.
Briefing journalists in Benin City, at the family residence at 10 Aideyan Street, the immediate younger brother of the deceased, Mr. Eugene Enahoro, said his elder brother led a fulfilled life and that no foul play was suspected over his death. Read more
Danbatta: NCC Worried But Helpless over Job Cuts in Telecoms Sector
The Executive Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, on Monday expressed displeasure with the massive job cuts in the telecommunications sector but submitted that it was hamstrung by the Act setting up the commission to mediate in labour issues.
He said even though the commission desires to see the vibrancy in the industry translated to additional job creation in the economy, the NCC does not currently have the mandate to intervene in labour issues. Read more
New revenue policy boosts Edo State internal revenue, says Obaseki
The Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has said that his administration’s zero tolerance for waste in the civil service and new format for revenue generation has boosted the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in nine pilot locations in Oredo local government area by more than 500 percent .
He said his insistence on the collection of revenue by trusted government officials has proven that the state could get more through direct engagement of workers rather than using agents or political associates.The governor stated this recently while addressing workers, pointing out that in his 2017 New Year speech, he outlawed the activities of non-state actors in the state, while promising that payment of taxes and revenue would be paid electronically. Read more
Femi Kuti Breaks World Saxophone Record
Femi Kuti has broken the world record for the longest single note held on a saxophone at the New Africa Shrine.
He attained the feat on Sunday at the New Africa Shrine as shared by his sister Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti on her Instagram page @yenikuti. Read more
ICC Nigeria launches expedited rules
The official launch of the new expedited rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will hold in Nigeria as part of the scheduled programmes for the 2nd ICC Africa Regional Arbitration Conference on Sunday May 14, 2017 at Eko Hotel, Lagos.
The event is hosted by ICC Nigeria in collaboration with the ICC International Court of Arbitration. The theme for this year’s conference is Arbitration: Catalyst for Economic Growth. Read more
Mobile Court has reduced street trading, traffic congestion, says Lagos AG, Kazeem
The Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adeniji Kazeem has said that Special Offences Court (Mobile Court) has contributed to the effort of the government in reducing street trading and traffic congestion in the state.
He stated that 4,426 offenders have so far been arraigned before mobile court, while series of enlightenment campaigns have been carried out to make residents aware of the need to obey traffic rules, keep the environment safe and secure. Read more
Herdsmen Unleash Fresh Attack on Benue Community, Scores Killed
Over 10 persons were killed on Monday in three communities in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.
The incident, according to an eyewitness, took place when residents of the affected communities were leaving the evening church service.
He said the headsmen came into the localities unexpected and unprovoked and began to shoot at anyone in sight. Read more
Osinbajo Congratulates French President-elect, Macron
The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday congratulated French president-elect, Emmanuel Macron, on his victory at the weekend’s presidential election.
Osinbajo, according to a statement by his media aide, Mr. Laolu Akande, said he received the news of the election of 39-year-old Macron with satisfaction, recalling that Nigerian-French relations over the years have been rewarding as he expressed optimism that the situation would not be an exception under Macron. Read more
Lagos Attorney General takes over alleged murder case
The Attorney-General of Lagos State, Adeniji Kazeem is set to take over the prosecution of a case filed against one Monday Lawrence, the suspected killer of Anene Utazi, a trader at the popular Ladipo Auto Parts Market in Lagos.
Lawrence and other persons still at large is standing trial before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere over alleged murder of Utazi during a crisis at the market in 2016. Read more
Awolowo’ll be remembered for freedom, justice — Ooni
THE Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has said that the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo will be remembered for his commitment to freedom and justice for Nigeria. In a statement entitled: ‘30 years remembrance of the Yoruba leader,’ the Ooni said the late Premier of the defunct Western Region would be remembered for putting Nigeria on the map of ideal societies in the world. Read more
Fulani group petitions Ortom over alleged lopsided appointment
No fewer than 21,000 members of the Fulani community resident in Benue State under the aegis of Miyette Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) have petitioned Governor Samuel Ortom over the alleged appointment of a non-Fulani man, Shehu Tambaya as his Special Assistant on Fulani Matters.
The group in its petition signed by its national coordinator, Garus Gololo and copied Secretary to the State Government (SSG), the state All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, the state Attorney General and the Chief of Staff to the governor, averred that majority of them were registered members of the APC and wondered why they should be neglected in such appointment in favour of an alien. Read more
Fire guts Justice Idris’ house
There was a fire outbreak in the home of Justice Mohammed Idris of Federal High Court in Lagos, yesterday. It was not immediately clear what caused the afternoon fire, which was said to have razed his apartment near the court in Ikoyi. It was learned that the damage was so severe that the judge had to be temporarily relocated to another house on Victoria Island. Read more
I desire Biafra, I want Biafra, I want nothing else other than Biafra – Nnamdi Kanu
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday, said he would never give up his agitation for the restoration of Biafra Republic, noting that he wants the reward for his agitation in this world and not when he dies and goes to heaven. He also vowed to challenge his stringent bail conditions, saying they were unconstitutional. Read more
3 dead, scores injured in Kaduna clashes
THREE persons were feared dead and several others injured in clashes by youths in the Kabala West Nariya and Umuazu communities of Kaduna State. This is just as the state government, yesterday, said 18 suspects have been arrested in connection with the unrest. An eyewitness told an online medium that before yesterday morning’s attack, three bodies were found in the affected areas, and by 5a.m., some gangs had gathered for reprisal attack. Read more
Calabar viewing centre tragedy: Hosf wants PhedC sanctioned
Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, has called for the sanctioning of Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHEDC, and its subsidiaries for negligence that led to the death of football fans on April 20, at 45 Nsaha Effiom Street, Nyaysang, Calabar, Cross River State. Oyo-Ita, who made the call during her visit to survivors of the Nyahasang viewing centre tragedy at University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, yesterday, said it was high time service and utility providers who fail in their responsibilities are brought to book. Read more
Chibok Girls: UNICEF, UNFPA ready to offer comprehensive psychosocial support
The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF and United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA has expressed readiness to provide comprehensive psychosocial support and other specialized services needed to 82 Chibok girls newly released by Boko Haram group. Read more
Upgrade our health facilities, NANNM urges FG
WORRIED by the poor state of health facilities in the country, the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), has urged government to upgrade the facilites. President of the NANNM, Mr. Abdulrafiu Adeniji, who disclosed this during the International Day of Midwives in Abuja, said the development has hindered midwifery practice in the country and prevented nurses from performing their functions effectively. Read more
TCN gets $1.5bn to finance power transmission projects
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has secured about $1.5 billion dollars from donor agencies to finance power transmission projects in Ogun State and other parts of the country. The Managing Director of the company, Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed, disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the state Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, in his office in Abeokuta. According to him, “TCN would require land in places, such as, Lukosi, in Abeokuta; Redemption Camp and Mountain of Fire Ministries area, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway corridor as well as Ajegunle, very close to Agbara and Arigbajo axis. Read more
Workplace accidents: BEDC harps on data collection
Data collection on work-related accidents and diseases is very important for analyzing and preventing accidents and occupational diseases at the workplace, Benin Electricity Distribution Plc (BEDC) has said. BEDC Safety Manager, Gilbert Nweke, said this at the World Safety Day 2017, held at Oba Akenzua Hall, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin. Read more
Ondo launches SIFMIS for workers competence, accountability
To further improve on the competence and capacity of its work force, the Ondo State Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project (ODPSGRDP), a World Bank Assisted agency has partnered with the state government to integrate the workforce into global best practices on policy implementation.
The ODPSGRDP Project Coordinator, Bamidele Daisi said this at the formal launching of the State Integrated Financial Management Information System (SIFMIS) in Akure in the presence of all permanent secretaries and top government functionaries. Read more
CIPM cautions members against professional misconduct
The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) has cautioned the newly inducted members against unprofessional conducts. Speaking at the 25th induction ceremony of individuals in Administrative and Human Resource Officers of the Lagos State Civil Service, its President and Chairman of Council, Udom Inoyo said the dynamism in today’s world and work environment makes it auspicious time for members to be inducted as human resources (HR) professionals.
Inoyo said: “It is therefore the institute’s expectation that you will be good ambassadors, upholding the highest standards of professionalism as exemplified in our core values of service, creativity, result, integrity, professionalism and teamwork.” Read more
What Macron’s election means for Africa
On Sunday, May 7th France did what majority of the European Union and progressive world had hoped for – they elected 39-year old former Economy Minister, En Marche! candidate, Emmanuel Macron. The run-off election which once again pitted globalism against nationalism; a match-up which had recently seen the UK vote to leave the European Union and the US elect Donald Trump, ended up offering none of the drama it was hyped to, as Macron staved off a last-minute Russian hack to obliterate his controversial populist opponent, Marine LePen of the Front National party, by about 30 percentage points to become the President Elect of France. Read more
Two nabbed for producing fake voters’ cards
Operatives of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police’ (AIG) Zone 2 command, Onikan, have arrested two persons for allegedly manufacturing fake Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC).
The suspects, Arrey Aberdeen, 33, and Giwa Monsuru were arrested by the Zonal Intervention Squad (ZIS) after they got a tip-off about their activities.According to the police zonal spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a decoy policewoman was used to get the suspects. She said the woman approached Monsuru, claiming that she desperately needed a PVC in order to assist Internet fraudster collect money from the bank. Read more
Lawyers not immune to corruption probe, says Sagay
The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay yesterday said lawyers were not immune to investigation of charges of corrupt practices against them.
He therefore, called on the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate, arrest, try and jail lawyers who are found guilty of receiving bribes from corrupt public servants and politicians. Read more
Hearing of application in $8.8m alleged fraud fixed for May 23
Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of a Lagos High Court, Ikeja, has fixed May 23, 2017 for the hearing of an application seeking to set aside arrest warrant issued against two Indian-British nationals, Deepak Khilnani and Sushil Chandra alleged to be involved in USD$8.8million fraud.
The duo were being prosecuted by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for alleged conspiracy, cheating, stealing and false representation. They were alleged to have defrauded their Nigerian partner, Green Fuels Limited of USD$8.8 million in 2008. Read more
X3M Ideas offers ‘shoulder to cry on’ for depressed persons in new campaign
Riding on the aphorism ‘a problem shared is a problem half solved,’ a Lagos marketing solutions firm, X3M Ideas has launched a new social advocacy campaign that offers a helping hand to the growing number of depressed individuals and youths in the country.
The agency, which expressed regrets about the turn of events in the country, especially with the increasing incidents of suicides and attempted suicides, a development which the agency management believes was unlike the celebrated Nigerian ‘can do’ and ‘never say die’ spirit. Read more
Naira hits 400/dollar on CBN’s investors FX window
The naira traded at 400 to the United States dollar in deals for investors on Monday, traders told Reuters, two weeks after the Central Bank of Nigeria introduced the Investors FX Window
The window was designed to allow investors, trade in the currency at market-determined rates. Trading sources said investors were demanding rates above N400/dollar while locals were quoting rates as low as N350/dollar.
The sources said traders held a conference call last Friday with market regulator FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange to discuss the wide range of quotes on the naira for investors, although the meeting did not produce any resolutions. Read more
CBN Offers $81.2m for PTA, Tuition Fees, SME Segments
Following last Friday’s injection of $389 million into the retail segment of the forex market, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday intervened with another $81.2 million in the invisibles and small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) segments of the market.
A breakdown of the interventions indicated that the bank provided the sum of $44 million to meet customers’ requests for invisibles such as Basic Travel Allowances (BTA), Personal Travel Allowances (PTA), medical bills and tuition fees, among others. In addition, the SMEs segment also received a boost of $37.2 million. Read more
Nigeria Seeks $5.2 Billion From World Bank for Power Industry
Nigeria is seeking $5.2 billion from the World Bank to expand electricity generation and help the economy recover from its first contraction in 25 years.
The bank’s private-sector lending arm, the International Finance Corporation, may invest about $1.3 billion in power projects and electricity distribution companies. Its political-risk insurer, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, could provide equity and debt of $1.4 billion for gas and solar power programs, according to Power, Works and Housing Minister Babatunde Fashola. Read more
Osinbajo harps on public, private partnership for economic growth
Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, underscored the need for public/partnership, saying it was necessary for Nigeria’s economic growth. He said government alone could not achieve the objective but assured that it would provide the enabling environment for business to thrive.
NAPIMS, Shell, Total, Agip disagree over selection of gas projects for $10bn LNG trains 7, 8
The National Petroleum Investment Management Services (a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation), Shell, Total and Agip – have disagreed over the selection of new gas projects for the $10 billion Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG trains 7 and 8. Shell, Total and Agip – holding 25.6 per cent, 15 per cent and 10.4 per cent interests respectively in the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited with the NNPC that has 49 per cent interest had separately selected and presented many gas projects for development to NAPIMS for approval. Read more
Nigerian oil sales slow as uncertainty surrounds DSDP
Trade of Nigerian crude oil has slowed with offers not meeting buying interest and uncertainty remains over the nation’s direct sale of crude oil and direct purchase of products’ programme for 2017.
A short-list of winners emerged for the swaps but final contracts have yet to be signed, Reuters quoted sources as saying. Total was said to have sold a cargo of Bonga to Cepsa loading at the end of May, while ExxonMobil was still offering a cargo of Usan loading at dated Brent minus 50 cents, loading June 25-26. It originally offered the cargo last week. Read more
Global oil rig counts hit 956 in April
There are strong indications that oil exploration and production have increased in different parts of the world as the global rig counts hit 956 in April 2017, showing an increase of 13 against 943 recorded in March, this year. Baker Hughes report released over the weekend also showed that the international offshore rig counts for April 2017 was 201, up four from the 197 counted in March 2017, but still down by 19 units against the 220 counted in April 2016. Read more
Chevron/EGCDF executes 116 projects in Delta
The Egbema andGbaramatu Communities Development Foundation (EGCDF) have executed 116 projects in Delta State. EGCDF is a tripartite body between the Ijaw communities in Warri South West and Warri North Local Government Areas of Delta state, NNPC/ Chevron Joint venture and the Government of Delta State Read more
Delta Force, Warri Wolves crash out of FA Cup
The 2017 edition of the Delta FA Cup lived up to its billings as the flagship of Nigerian football recorded upsets at the quarterfinal stage with Delta Force of Asaba, Warri Wolves and Delta Stars of Ughelli, all owned by the state government, crashing out of the competition at the weekend.
Delta Force of Asaba saw its two goal lead cancelled by amateur side, Delta Warriors of Warri in the fourth minute of added time before dumping the more renowned Asaba team out of the competition in the match played at the Oleh Township Stadium. Read more
Governor sacks Wikki Tourists board, coaches
Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abubakar on Monday fired the management of the state-owned club Wikki Tourists following the poor performance of the side in the Premier League as well as the CAF Confederation Cup. Abubakar had in March warned the Isa Motori-led board they would be sacked if the team did not improve before April. Read more
NFF Explain Why Wolves GK Ikeme Was Wiped Off The List Of Invitees To Training
As previously reported by allnigeriasoccer.com, Wolverhampton Wanderers glovesman Carl Ikeme had been included on the list of players called up to the Super Eagles training camp.
But when the list was made public on Monday, Ikeme’s name was missing because he did not give assurances that he’ll be in tiptop condition before the start of the get-together on May 23. The 30-year-old has been inactive for Wolves since March 18, when he lasted the distance against Fulham, due to a hamstring injury he sustained just before reporting for international duty for the friendly versus Senegal. Read more
Moses Comes Close To Scoring Twice As Chelsea Thrash Middlesbrough
Chelsea are a win away from being crowned champions of the English Premier League for the fifth time after thrashing Middlesbrough 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.
Victor Moses worked an industrious 90 minutes in the win by the Blues, which puts them seven points ahead of nearest challengers for the title Tottenham Hotspur.
Chelsea would have been 3-0 up before the break if the Nigeria international’s effort was not turned behind by the Boro goalkeeper Brad Guzan. Read more
Rohr Leaves out Victor Moses from Corsica Camp
Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, on Monday made public his list of 25 players for the planned camping programme in France with the exclusion of Victor Moses, Nigeria’s unarguably hottest forward in Europe at the moment. Moses rediscovered his scoring formula after he was converted to a wingback by Chelsea’s Italian gaffer, Antonio Conte. Read more
CAF: Pinnick Named President of AFCON, Media Committee
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has been appointed the President of the Organisng Committee for the Africa Cup of Nations – the most important committee in the workings of ithe Confederation of African Football (CAF) aside the Executive Committee.
At the inaugural meeting of the CAF Executive Committee which took place on Monday in Manama, Bahrain, on the margin of the 67th FIFA Congress starting today, Pinnick was also named the President of the CAF Media Committee. Read more
BARCELONA 4-1 VILLARREAL: MESSI MASTERCLASS, 102 GOALS AND COUNTING, AND OTHER TALKING POINTS
Barcelona eased to a comfortable 4-1 win over Villarreal CF at the Nou Camp, with Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez all getting on the score-sheet.
Luis Enrique’s men held on to their place at the top of La Liga for another week, after cruising past Fran Escriba’s men with a comprehensive 4-1 victory. Real Madrid’s 4-0 victory at Granada that same day ensured that they remained level on points with the Blaugrana. Read more
Chelsea ready to spend £70m on first two summer signings – report
Chelsea are ready to spend £70m on signing Radja Nainggolan and Antonio Rudiger from Roma in the summer transfer window, according to reports in the British media.
The Sun are reporting that the west London side are ready to try and bring both players to Stamford Bridge this summer as Antonio Conte prepares his team for a return to the Champions League next season. The story says that Conte is set to be handed a major transfer budget to strengthen his squad this summer and that Roma duo Nainggolan and Rudiger are high up on his shortlist Read more
Juventus can’t let golden opportunity slip away against Monaco
“This is our year” has become the Juventus motto. After so many disappointments, so many chances, this has to be the year the Turin giants make history and reap the rewards of a well-planned project.
A perfectly balanced side coupled with remarkable mental fortitude, this version of Juventus boasts the right tactical and psychological combination to achieve something special, something historic to allow the likes of Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Barzagli to celebrate a trophy they have coveted for too many years. Read more
Past heroes to attend opening ceremony for FIFA U-20 World Cup
Host South Korea will bring back heroes of the past for the opening ceremony of the FIFA U-20 World Cup later this month, organizers said Tuesday.
The top youth football competition will kick off on May 20 at Jeonju World Cup Stadium in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, some 240 kilometers south of Seoul. Jeonju is one of six hosting cities of the 24-nation tournament that wraps up on June 11 Read more
New Paris security scare as police evacuate passengers at railway station
Police poured into Gare du Nord station in Paris, evacuating passengers from platforms and sealing off the area in a new security scare to hit the French capital. Paris police spokeswoman Johanna Primevert told The Associated Press the operation was aimed at “removing doubt” but would not say what prompted it or whether there had been any injuries or arrests. Read more
Philippines’ new environment minister says can allow responsible mining
The Philippines’ new Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said on Tuesday he can allow mining in the country as long as it is done responsibly, and he would do his job well in the interests of the Filipinos.
Cimatu, a former army general, also told radio station DZBB that he wants to meet his predecessor, Regina Lopez, to get her insight on policies. Read more
South Korea looks past Park as presidential election gets under way
South Koreans have gone to the polls to choose a new president after Park Geun-Hye was ousted and indicted for corruption. The election also comes against a backdrop of high tensions with the North over its nuclear weapons programme.
More than 139,000 voting stations opened at 6am local time on Tuesday across the country under overcast skies. Record turnout was expected. Read more
White House erases Trump’s call for a Muslim ban from website ‘minutes’ after reporter brings it up
References to Donald Trump’s promised “Muslim ban” have been scrubbed from his campaign website minutes after a White House reporter brought them up in a press briefing.
During the briefing ABC’s Cecilia Vega asked Press Secretary Sean Spicer why the Trump campaign website still calls for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” when the White House has denied that Mr Trump’s executive order to block travel from six Muslim-majority countries is a “Muslim ban”. Read more
Sally Yates easily bats off Ted Cruz after he casts doubt on her legal knowledge around Trump’s travel ban
Sally Yates batted off cross-examination from Senator Ted Cruz during a testy exchange over President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban in the middle of her Senate testimony on Russian meddling in the election.
Mr Cruz tried to challenge the former acting Attorney General’s decision not to enforce Mr Trump‘s ban – the original version of which would have restricted travel from seven Muslim-majority countries – only to find that she had come prepared. Read more
Father who tortured and killed 7-year-old son before allegedly feeding him to pigs sentenced to life in jail
A Kansas man has been sentenced to life in prison Monday for the killing of his 7-year-old son, who authorities say was subjected to horrific abuse and was “essentially starved to death” before his remains were found in the family’s pig sty.
Michael Jones, a 46-year-old former bail bondsman from Kansas City, pleaded guilty in March to first-degree murder in the 2015 death of his son, Adrian Jones. He was sentenced on Monday to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years. Read more