* Lagos cancels monthly environmental sanitation exercise *Ondo election: Appeal court sacks Ibrahim as PDP gov candidate

* Lagos cancels monthly environmental sanitation exercise *Ondo election: Appeal court sacks Ibrahim as PDP gov candidate

SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE FOR NOVEMBER 23, 2016

 

 

Lagos cancels monthly environmental sanitation exercise

The Lagos State Government has cancelled the monthly environmental sanitation exercise held every last Saturday of the month.

The cancellation followed a resolution arrived at in Wednesday’s Executive Council meeting which approved the need for a review of the environmental laws and procedures in the state in order to meet the present day challenges and to promote a clean and healthy. Read more

Ondo election: Appeal court sacks Ibrahim as PDP gov candidate

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has set aside the judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission to recognise Jimoh Ibrahim as the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate for the November 26 election in Ondo State.

The three-man panel of the appeal court led by Justice Ibrahim Saulawa, in a unanimous judgment delivered on Wednesday, upheld the appeal by Mr. Eyitayo Jegede,who was earlier dropped by INEC and replaced with Jimoh Ibrahim, as the governorship candidate of the party. Read more

Police inspector, 40 others rescued from kidnappers in Zamfara

The police in Zamfara have announced the rescue of 41 persons kidnapped last week by armed bandits in Maru local government area of the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Shaba Alkali, made the announcement on Wednesday in Gusau while addressing newsmen. Read more

Buhari, SSS acted right on raid, arrest of judges – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has backed the State Security Services’ invasion of the homes of some Nigerian judges last month, saying the action was necessary to cleanse the judiciary.

Delivering a speech at the First Akintola Williams annual lecture in Lagos Wednesday, Mr. Obasanjo saluted the executive branch’s “necessary wisdom and courage to clean the dirty stable of the Judiciary.” Read more

Over 9,000 Lagosians tested positive to HIV in six months – Official

No fewer than 9,579 people were tested positive to HIV of the 616,318 that attended the HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) awareness programme from January to June, 2016.

Oluseyi Temowo, the Chief Executive Officer, Lagos State AIDS Control Agency, LSACA, made this known on Wednesday in Lagos. Read more

FG Commends Nigerians For Their Resilience Under Recession

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has commended Nigerians for their resilience despite the tough times occasioned by the economic recession, assuring that the government remains focused on implementing realistic policies that will reverse the trend.

The Minister stated this in Lagos on Monday in his keynote address at the 4th Commonwealth Public Relations Congress. Read more

AD, APC trade words over allegation to arrest leaders

THE Alliance for Democracy, AD, yesterday, raised an alarm over plans to arrest its leaders ahead of Saturday’s election.

State chairman of the party, Akindele Adeyi, in a statement in Akure, alleged  that the arrest was being coordinated by an APC governor and a former governor of Ekiti State. Read more

Kano State Government Proposes N209.8bn for 2017 Budget

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has presented an appropriation bill of N209, 857,330,488 for the 2017 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly for ratification.

Presenting the budget tagged “Sustainable Self-Reliance” on Wednesday, he explained that it consists of N130,486,682,677 for capital expenditure while the sum of N79, 370,647,811 is for recurrent undertakings. Read more

Bayelsa farmers decry destruction of farmlands, crops by cattle

Indigenes and farmers of Ekpetiama Kingdom in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have cried out over the destruction of their farmlands and crops by cattle led by herdsmen.

They, therefore, urged the government and the relevant security agencies to prevail on herdsmen leading cattle to graze in the area to desist from destroying their farmlands. Read more

Househelp clones employer’s credit card, buys N328,000 goods online

A Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday remanded a 23-year-old housekeeper, Henry Iruma-Egana, who allegedly stole his employer’s credit card to purchase goods online.

The Magistrate, Mrs F.O. Ikobayo, remanded the housekeeper pending ruling his bail application. Read more

NASSI to create two million jobs in four years

The Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists says it will create two million jobs between 2016 and 2020.

Its National President, Mr. Ezekiel Essien, on Wednesday in Abuja, said that the NASSI 2016-2020 Integrated Industrialisation Revolution plan would be carried out through a national agro-cluster chain that would involve production, process, value addition and distribution. Read more

Minister of Information Advocates Structured System of Movie Distribution

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has asked stakeholders in the nation’s movie industry to fashion out a structured system of distribution that will guarantee the return on investment and protect Nigerians from exposure to unwholesome products.

The Minister made the call in Lagos on Tuesday while declaring open a stakeholders meeting on the National Enhanced Exhibition and Distribution System. Read more

Chinese firm to generate 15,000 jobs for sugarcane farmers

A Chinese commercial outfit, Lee Group, said on Wednesday it had established a sugarcane company in Kaugama Local Government Area of Jigawa that will generate 15,000 jobs for farmers and marketers.

The spokesperson of the company, Alhaji Ahmadu Zago, said that the company would come on stream in 2017. Read more

Kwara Prisons deny beating six inmates to death

The Kwara Prisons Command said on Wednesday that its officials did not beat six inmates of Oke Kura Prison, Ilorin, to death as alleged in some quarters.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Philip Adegbulugbe, made the clarification in Ilorin while speaking with journalists. Read more

Lagos monarch seeks constitutional role for traditional rulers

The paramount ruler of Igbogbo town in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Oba Semiu Kasali, on Wednesday advocated the provision of constitutional roles to traditional rulers in the country.

Kasali, the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, spoke ahead of activities to officially crown him as the paramount ruler of the ancient town of Ikorodu. Read more

NSCDC deploys 15,000 personnel for Ondo guber polls

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed 15,000 personnel for the Nov. 26, governorship election in Ondo State.

The Public Relations Officer of the corps, Mr Emmanuel Okeh, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Read more

Police arrest car thief who uses special unlock device

A car thief, who uses a device he called ‘Try Your Luck Key’ to steal vehicles from where they are parked, has landed in police net in Enugu.

The suspect, Ikechukwu Isaiah, reportedly hails from Abia State but resides in New Nyanya, Nasarawa State. Read more

Buhari to present 2017 budget Dec 1

The 2017-2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper sent to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari for legislative approval narrowly escaped being rejected again at the Senate on Wednesday.

The upper chamber of the National Assembly condemned the projections of the proposal in the document as unrealistic, even though it said the Presidency had set December 1 for the presentation of the 2017 Appropriation Bill to the legislature. Read more

Recession: Q4 will be better for economy, says FG

The Federal Government on Wednesday expressed the belief that the fourth quarter will be better for the country as far as its economy is concerned.

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents of the outcome of a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Read more

Forex: Osinbajo visits Anambra producers

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will visit some selected companies in Anambra State on Nov. 24 to assess the challenges facing them. Gov. Willie Obiano made this known to newsmen in Awka on Wednesday.

Obiano said the visit was against the backdrop of the presentation he made to the Federal Government after he met with the Manufacturing Association of Nigeria, Anambra chapter, recently. Read more

Exclusion of Nigerian players from CAF Awards worrisome

An ex-international, Friday Ekpo, on Wednesday described the exclusion of Nigeria players from the five finalists for the 2016 Confederation of Africa Football player of the year award as worrisome.

No Nigerian player was among the five players announced by CAF on November 22 as final nominees for award. Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho were part of the 30 players earlier listed for the award, after which the top five were selected. Read more

‘Anichebe is a young Drogba’

AFC Sunderland manager, David Moyes has drawn comparisons between his Nigerian charge, Victor Anichebe and Ivorian legend, Didier Drogba.

Anichebe has led from the front in Sunderland’s charge to climb up the relegation zone of the English Premier League. Read more

Donald Trump hires daughter of Indian immigrant as his new US ambassador to UN

DONALD TRUMP has hired the daughter of an Indian immigrant who previously criticised his “angry” election campaign as his new ambassador to the United Nations.

The Republican offered the top job to South Carolina governor Nikki Haley as he tries to build bridges with the party establishment and fulfil his post-victory pledge to “bind the wounds of division”.  Read more

Jamaica police commit ‘hundreds of unlawful killings’ yearly, Amnesty says

Police officers in Jamaica carry out unlawful killings on the orders of state authorities or with their complicity, evidence gathered by Amnesty International suggests.

Research by the human rights organisation points to a strong likelihood that state-sponsored executions take place in the country, a report published on Wednesday said. Read more

EU passes air pollution bill to prevent 400,000 premature deaths across Europe

A directive that will reduce air pollution and prevent an estimated 400,000 premature deaths a year across the EU has been passed by the European Parliament.

The legislation sets targets for emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, volatile organic compounds, ammonia and fine particulate matter and estimates an almost 50 per cent improvement in health impact by 2030. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The Author

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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