SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE FOR SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
Why nothing works in Nigeria – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said nothing is working normally in the country because of the total breakdown of our core values over the years.
He said old habits of partisanship, pettiness and immaturity must give way to new order characterized by a new spirit of responsibility, spirit of service, patriotism and sacrifice. Read more
Kidnapped Catholic Priest in Edo regains freedom
The Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Paul Irikefe, who was abducted by unknown gunmen along Benin bypass last Monday, has been released by his captors.
THISDAY checks revealed that the priest regained freedom on Wednesday night, though it could not be ascertained whether or not ransom was paid. Read more
Why Edo gov election must hold – INEC
After carefully weighing all the consequences and parameters of postponing the EDO governorship election as advised on Wednesday by the Police and the Directorate of State Service, the Independent National Electoral Commission says it has decided to go ahead with the conduct of the election as scheduled for Saturday. Read more
Extradition: Court declines Kashamu’s fresh application
The Federal High Court, Abuja, has directed, Sen. Buruji Kashamu, to execute the two previous court judgments he obtained stopping the Federal Government from extraditing him to the U.S.
Kashamu, had in a fresh application, urged the court to prohibit the police and the Department of State Services from arresting and extraditing him to the U.S to answer charges on drug-related offences. Read more
Court Reminds Suspected Killers Of 9 Policemen In Rivers
A Magistrate’s Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Wednesday, remanded three persons suspected to have been involved in series of bank robberies leading to the untimely death of at least 10 persons including nine police officers.
The accused persons were 35 years old Odum Atokaritou, Napughi Duba (29) and Godgift Gwenbe (29). Read more
Police Charge Abubakar Audu’s Son With Robbery
The Police in Kogi on Thursday arraigned Mohammed Audu, son of the former governor of the state, the late Prince Abubakar Audu, for robbery and attempted culpable homicide at a Lokoja Magistrates’ Court.
Mohammed was arrested on Wednesday night when he honoured police invitation at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad at the Police Headquarters in Lokoja. Read more
Nigeria Finally Sees Some Relief From Oil Disruption: Chart
Nigeria may be through the worst of the disruptions from militant attacks and other incidents that affected almost half its oil production last month. The volume of crude supplies subject to force majeure — a legal clause that allows companies to halt shipments without breaching contracts — is diminishing after reaching almost 900,000 barrels a day last month. Read more
1.5 million trees felled daily in Nigeria – Minister
The Minister of Environment, Hajiya Amina Mohammed, on Thursday expressed serious concern that over 1.5 million trees were being cut down daily across the country.
She expressed the feeling at 2016 Tree Planting Campaign organised by the Ahmadu Bello University held at the main campus of the institution in Samaru, Zaria, Kaduna State. Read more
Ekiti’s anti-grazing law, a sensible model
It seems some of the pressing security challenges in the country can be resolved by applying home-grown solutions. In the light of inaction of the Federal Government, Governor Ayodele Fayose has taken a giant step to rid Ekiti State of the violent campaign of Fulani herdsmen, by outlawing grazing in some parts of the state. The new law, the first of its kind in Nigeria, stipulates the time for grazing. Anybody that violates it risks a six-month jail term without an option of a fine. This is a bold step towards curbing the murderous tendencies of the cattle herders. Read more
Ebonyi Police Hands over 6 Rescued Children, Parades Suspected Traffickers
Ebonyi state police command has handed over six children rescued from child traffickers to their families in Abakaliki, the state capital. The Commissioner of Police, CP Peace
Ibekwe Abdallah, while parading the suspects, explained that the children were rescued at different locations, including a motherless baby home, World Peace Motherless Home, at Nkpor Uno, Anambra state. Read more
Plateau to begin rice export in 2017
Plateau State Governor, Mr. Simon Lalong, says the state will begin exporting rice by next year.
Lalong said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday, shortly after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari. Read more
Police rescue kidnapped Indian national
The police in Lagos State has foiled a kidnap-attempt and rescued an Indian national from suspected kidnappers in Ikorodu area of the state.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Fatai Owoseni, confirmed this on Thursday to newsmen at his weekly news briefing. Read more
Group rejects Buhari’s ‘change starts with me’ campaign
An anti-corruption organisation, BudgIT, has questioned the sincerity of President Muhammadu Buhari’s newly inaugurated campaign which is tagged, ‘Change Begins With Me.’
Buhari had, on Thursday, said before Nigerians demand to see the changes he promised them during the 2015 election, they must first change their own attitude by shunning corruption and other social vices. Read more
Change for a better future, Buhari tells Nigerians
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday set out his vision for a better Nigeria, imagining an incorruptible paradise where drivers don’t run red lights and internet scams are a thing of the past.
In Buhari’s Nigeria, police turn down bribes from rich men driving SUVs, militants in the oil-rich Niger delta lay down their arms, rubbish is thrown in bins, not the street, and workers are on time. Read more
World Bank earmarks $500m for basic education in Nigeria
The World Bank has set aside $500 million as grant to fund basic education in five states for five years, Mrs Helen Okoro, the Information Officer, Universal Basic Education Commission, has said.
Okoro, in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, credited Dr Olatunde Adekola, Head, World Bank International Reconstruction and Development team, as giving the information. Read more
Madonna, Guy Ritchie settle child custody dispute
Singer Madonna and her ex-husband, Director Guy Ritchie, have settled a custody dispute over their 16-year-old son Rocco, a court official in New York said.
It was not immediately announced with which parent the teenager would live. Read more
Brazil begins test trials of cocaine addiction vaccine
Brazilian researchers have begun test trial of a vaccine against cocaine addiction on animals.
Prof. Angelo de’Fatima, of the Organic Chemistry department at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, said on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro that the vaccine has been under development for more than two years. Read more
Trump’s praise for Putin scary, says Hillary Clinton
US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Thursday slammed her Republican opponent Donald Trump’s recent praise for President Vladimir Putin as “scary.” Read more
Manchester derby: Five best Mourinho vs. Guardiola moments
With Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola set for the 17th instalment of their bitter rivalry in Saturday’s derby at Old Trafford, AFP Sport looks back at five classic encounters between the old rivals: Read more
Alcacer happy with supporting role at Barcelona
Spanish international striker Paco Alcacer recognised he will have to make the most of relatively few opportunities to make his mark at Barcelona as back-up to a fearsome front three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.
Alcacer was presented at the Camp Nou on Thursday after completing a 30 million euro ($33 million) move from Valencia on the penultimate day of the transfer window. Read more