SABINEWS MIDDAY NEWS UPDATE FOR SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
EFCC declares ex-governor wanted for alleged N76bn fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has declared wanted the immediate past Governor of Katsina State, Mr. Ibrahim Shema, over an alleged N76bn fraud.
It was learnt that the EFCC declared him wanted sequel to allegations levelled against him by his successor, Governor Aminu Masari. Read more
It’s wicked to owe workers during recession — Obiano
The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has said that it is a sin for any employer of labour particularly government to owe workers salaries in a time of recession the country is in now.
Obiano said this during the commencement of the Anambra State Fire and Safety Summit in Awka on Wednesday. Read more
Adamu in Otuoke, Buhari in New York
Recently, the media was awash with a story which ordinarily would not have grabbed the headlines. I cannot remember the last time a story about a water-related event enjoyed media attention like it did when the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, last week, inaugurated the N5.8bn Central Ogbia Regional Water Supply Project in Otuoke, the hometown of former president Goodluck Jonathan, in Bayelsa State. Read more
Ignore Boko Haram’s threat to capture Buhari, says DHQ
A faction of Boko Haram loyal to Abubakar Shekau has released a new video in which it threatened to capture or kill President Muhammadu Buhari.
The sect also threatened to deal with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai. Read more
Kukah to Buhari: Stop blaming Jonathan, solve current problems
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stop agonising about the past administration but to tackle the challenges facing the country.
He said Nigerians did not vote for him ( Buhari) to complain about previous government but to perform better than his predecessor. Read more
Man kills childhood friend after gambling with phone
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 21-year-old man, Ogadima Nkwaha, for allegedly slitting the throat of his friend, John Effiong, in the Olodi Apapa area of the state.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspect killed the victim after he refused to release his (Effiong) phone to him. Read more
Resign now, PDP tells Buhari
The Peoples Democratic Party has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to leave office immediately.
But before quitting, the former ruling party asked the President to return the country to how he met it when he assumed office on May 29, 2015. Read more
Budget: FG to raise $1bn via Eurobond in November
In order to finance the 2016 budget, the Federal Government is to raise $1bn through the issuance of Eurobonds by November, investigation has shown.
The amount to be raised from the international bonds market is part of the $4.5bn that the Federal Government plans to borrow from the market in three years. Read more
Oshiomhole panicking over Edo gov poll – Wike
The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, said on Wednesday that “the falsehood” from his counterpart in Edo State, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, was an indication that he (Oshiomhole) was panic-stricken over the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State.
Wike stated that Oshiomhole’s inconsistencies had shown that the people of Edo had rejected the All Progressives Congress in the state. Read more
20 stocks record losses as market appreciates by N22bn
Trading on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange closed on a positive note on Wednesday, after the two-day public holiday declared by the Federal Government.
The stock market appreciated by N22bn despite losses in 20 stocks. Read more
Kebbi sacks 17 LG sole administrators
Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State has announced the removal of 17 Local Government Sole Administrators in the state.
Bagudu told newsmen after a meeting with the local councils officials on Thursday in Birnin Kebbi that four sole administrators would retain their seats. Read more
First Nation shifts flight operations’ resumption
The First Nation Airways has postponed resumption of its flight operations, earlier scheduled for September 15, by a few days.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the airline had on August 17 suspended operations to enable the aircraft in its fleet undergo maintenance. Read more
Jilted 19-year-old student commits suicide
Jessica Beer, a 19-year-old female student of Dyege Memorial College, Akpehe, Makurdi, Benue State, on Wednesday committed suicide after her boyfriend, identified simply as Labi, impregnated another girl and subsequently dumped her. Read more
Lagos police arrest robbers of Onazi’s home
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested suspected robbers who invaded the home of Nigerian player, Onazi, in Jos, Plateau State.
A police source exclusively told The PUNCH that operatives attached to the Ilemba Hausa Division swooped on the suspects at their hideout and recovered a Highlander Jeep. Read more
Mother solicited men to rape 10-year-old daughter
The mother of a 10-year-old girl killed last month in a gruesome crime that shocked the United States told police that she had solicited men to rape her daughter, according to reports.
Victoria Martens’ dismembered body was found in her home in the western state of New Mexico in August after police were called to the scene. Read more
GM Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050
General Motors plans to generate or source all electrical power for its 350 operations in 59 countries with 100 percent renewable energy – such as wind, sun and landfill gas – by 2050. Read more
DiCaprio unveils free technology to spy on global fishing
American movie star Leonardo DiCaprio unveils on Thursday a new, free technology that allows users to spy on global fishing practices, in a bid to curb illegal fishing.
The release of Global Fishing Watch coincides with the Our Oceans Conference hosted by US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington on September 15 and 16. Read more
Guardiola urges City fans to embrace Champions League
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola warned supporters the club cannot achieve success in the Champions League unless they start fully embracing the competition.
Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as City opened their Group C campaign with a classy 4-0 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach on Wednesday in a game that had been postponed on Tuesday due to heavy rain. Read more
Mourinho omits Rooney from Europa League Dutch trip
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney will be rested along with several other stars for the club’s Europa League group match with Dutch side Feyenoord in Rotterdam on Thursday.
The 30-year-old England skipper has been omitted by Jose Mourinho from the squad along with fellow first team regulars, defensive duo Luke Shaw and Ecuadorean Antonio Valencia. Read more