SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE FOR SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
JAMB won’t extend Nov 30 admission deadline – Oloyede
The November 30 deadline for conclusion of admissions into higher institutions for 2016 remains effective, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said on Friday.
The Registrar of the board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, reaffirmed the deadline in Abuja in his address at the opening of an Extra-Ordinary Technical Committee Meeting on 2016 Admissions to First Choice Institutions. Read more
Buhari to attend UN General Assembly summit
President Muhammadu Buhari will participate in the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly from September 19-23 in New York, United States.
The President, according to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, will deliver Nigeria’s statement at the opening of the General Debate of the Assembly, on the theme: The Sustainable Development Goals: A Universal Push to Transform our World.” Read more
Wike recalls suspended cabinet members, Head of Service
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has announced the recall of the four suspended commissioners, the Head of Service and the Special Adviser on Lands.
Information on the recall is contained in a statement issued by the governor’s Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, made available to newsmen on Friday in Port Harcourt. Read more
FG’s $1bn Euro-bond ready by December, says DMO
The Director-General, Debt Management Office, Dr Abraham Nwankwo, has assured that the one billion dollars Euro-bond proposed to be issued by the Federal Government will be ready by mid-December.
He said this on Friday in Abuja at a news conference organised by the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun. Read more
Fire guts police barracks in Lagos, renders many homeless
A fire on Friday razed a police barracks in Nigeria’s largest city and commercial hub, injuring one person and once again exposing the abysmal living conditions in the megalopolis of 20 million.
“It took the fire service more than one hour before they responded to our distress call,” Inspector Mike, a resident of the Ijeh police barrack told AFP. Read more
My husband wants to use me for money ritual, wife tells court
A mother of three, Nike Akinbile has told a Mapo Customary Court, Ibadan, that her husband Femi is desperately making effort to use her for monetary ritual.
Nike, who resides at Olunloyo Area, Ibadan, made this known when she testified in her divorce proceedings against Femi on Friday. Read more
Nigeria will get out of recession soon – Adeosun
The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeousn, has assured Nigerians that the current economic recession the nation was experiencing will not be prolonged.
She gave the assurance on Friday in Abuja while addressing a news conference. Read more
Nigeria imports rice worth $6m daily – Ogbeh
The Federal Government has said the country spends $6m on the importation of rice daily, the News Agency of Nigeria reported.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, said this while addressing farmers at Ndeagu-Echara and Omege-Echara in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi on Friday. Read more
Economic crisis: Nigeria’s inflation hits 17.6%
The National Bureau of Statistics has said the Consumer Price Index which measures inflation increased year-on-year from 17.1 per cent in July to 17.6 per cent in the month of August.
Data released by the NBS late in August had showed that the CPI rose by 0.6 percentage points from 16.5 per cent in June to 17.1 per cent in July. Read more
Recession: FG releases fresh N350bn to boost economy
The Federal Government in a bid to stimulate economic activities says it is releasing additional N350bn for capital projects captured in the 2016 budget.
The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, gave the figure on Friday while briefing journalists on intervention measures being taken by the government to reflate the economy which is currently in recession. Read more
My husband is under his mother’s tutelage, wife tells court
A housewife, Iyabo Olatunji , has told an Akure Customary Court that her husband, Ezekiel, is still under his mother’s tutelage.
Iyabo also said her husband is an alcoholic and batters her at will without any caution from his mother. Read more
Barber kills cousin at aunt’s burial, remanded
A Lokoja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded a 21-year-old barber, Ugbede Daniel, in prison custody for allegedly stabbing to death one Ebenezer Agada, 28, at the burial ceremony of their aunt.
The Chief Magistrate, Levi Animoku, said the offence of culpable homicide contrary to Section 221 of the Penal Code attracts a death penalty. Read more
Oshiomhole to Wike: Pay your workers’ salaries
Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday told his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, to pay workers’ salaries before “squandering the people’s lean resources” on the Edo State governorship election.
Oshiomhole said it was laughable that Wike talked about governance when he has been unable to pay his state workers’ salaries for several months. Read more
Recession: Governors back Buhari’s economic measures
State Governors on Friday threw their weight behind the economic measures being introduced by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to bring the country out of recession.
This was part of resolutions reached at extraordinary meeting of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) held at the old Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja. Read more
Australia to deport man for infecting women with HIV
An African acrobat accused of having unprotected sex with several Aussie women while being infected with HIV has had his Australian permanent residency cancelled and faces deportation.
Peter Dutton, Spokesman for Australian Immigration Minister, said that 38-year-old Godfrey Zaburoni had failed the character test under section 501 of the Migration Act. Read more
Suicide bomber kills 16 in mosque
A suicide bomber killed at least 16 people and wounded 35 others as they attended Friday prayers at a mosque in a northwestern Pakistani tribal area, officials said.
The bombing took place in the village of Butmana in the Mohmand tribal district bordering Afghanistan where the army has been fighting against Taliban militants. Read more
World oil prices fall on Libya, Nigeria fuel supply
World oil prices fell Friday as the prospects of higher output from Libya and Nigeria further fuelled oversupply concerns, cutting short a nascent rebound.
Both contracts rose Thursday on news that 6,000 barrels of gasoline had leaked from the Colonial pipeline that carries fuel from the Gulf Coast to the eastern United States. Read more
South Africa Airways reports record loss
State airline, South African Airways on Friday, revealed a record loss of 4.67 billion rand (330 million dollars) for the financial year to March 2015.
According to financial results presented to parliament, the Star Alliance sales during the period were 30 billion rand. Read more
Ballon d’Or returns to original format after L’Équipel, FIFA deal ends
The Ballon d’Or deal between France football and FIFA has ended, the French publication and world football’s governing body announced on Friday.
FIFA and L’Équipe have not renewed their arrangement to organise the trophy – voting for which will return to journalists. FIFA may recover the FIFA World Player award. Read more
No hard feelings over City dumping, says Hart
Torino and England goalkeeper Joe Hart said Friday he has no hard feelings towards Pep Guardiola despite being unceremoniously forced out at Manchester City and replaced by Claudio Bravo from Barcelona.
Hart, who joined City as a teenager in 2006, signed for the unfashionable Serie A club on a season-long loan deal designed to make sure he is “playing regular football again”. Read more