SABINEWS MORNING NEWS UPDATE OCTOBER 10, 2018
APC My Foot! Fayose Vows
The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said that he won’t leave the People’s Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress, advising the ruling party to bury the notion. He stated this while reacting to a statement by the Ekiti Chairman of APC, Paul Omotoso, who said Fayose was not wanted in the party.
“APC my foot!
I will never have anything to do with APC. “For the party’s leaders to be saying that Fayose is coming to APC amounts to unnecessary dissipation of energy. “I will never, ever, go to APC and will never ever have anything to do with the party,” he vowed.
You Can’t Cry More Than The Bereaved, PDP Chief Warns Fayose Over Tambuwal’s Loss
Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party in Niger State, Mr. Tanko Beji, has said that Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, should not take his candidate’s loss at the party presidential primaries to heart, noting that the candidate, Aminu Tambuwal, has congratulated the winner. Ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar won the coveted party presidential candidacy at the fiercely-contested party primary which held over the weekend. Fayose and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, had rooted for the Sokoto State Governor, Tambuwal, who came second in the primaries. Beji said Fayose has no reason to leave the party over the outcome.
Buhari Writes Senate, Seeks Approval for $2.786bn Eurobond
The Senate received an Executive communication from President Muhammadu Buhari asking the National Assembly to approve a request for for the issuance of $2.786 billion Eurobond for partial financing of the 2018 budget’s fiscal deficit. The Senators who had been on recess since July 24 upon resumption Tuesday went into an Executive Session that lasted for 20 minutes from 11.05 am to 11.25 am. During the Executive Session the Senators were frank in their discussions about recent developments in the Senate in particular and the National Assembly at large.
APC Is Wallowing In Confusion, Disorganisation – Saraki
Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Tuesday lampooned the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, saying that the party was at the moment, wallowing in total confusion and disorganisation. According to Saraki, rather than concentrate its energy on him as an issue of discourse, the leadership of APC should look forward to how to contend with its myriad of problems it was at the moment confronted with in all its ramifications.
Sokoto PDP Insists Dan-Iya Remains Gov Candidate, Not Tambuwal
The Sokoto State Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Ibrahim Milogoma, on Tuesday, debunked the rumour that the name of the party’s candidate in the 2019 election, Mannir Dan-Iya, has been substituted with that of the incumbent governor, Aminu Tambuwal. Speaking to newsmen in Sokoto, Milogoma said the rumour was unfounded. Milgoma reiterated that Dan-Iiya remains the party’s 2019 governorship candidate noting that there was still time to substitute candidate according to the law.
Binta Nyako Withdraws from Suit Challenging Magu’s Status
Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, withdrew from the 19 suits filed last year in respect of the validity or otherwise of Mr. Ibrahim Magu remaining the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The decision was in connection with the ongoing trial of the judge’s husband and former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako; and her stepson, Senator Abdulaziz Nyako, bordering on corruption charges before another judge of the court, Justice Okon Abang.
Ogbeh: FG to Unlock Economic Potentials in Agriculture Sector
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Tuesday said the ministry is mapping out key constraints in the agricultural value chain — from production to consumption — in order to unlock the full economic potentials in the sector. But he said effective collaboration was required among government, private sector and development partners to achieve the global target of “zero hunger” by 2030, especially at a period when the impact of climate change had proved devastating on food production and food security worldwide.
Tension In Badagry Over Non-Release Of Result 4 Days After APC Election
Palpable tension have continued to envelope the ancient town of Badagry, Lagos State, as residents await announcement of result of All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries into the House of Representatives and State House of Assembly. A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who went round Badagry reports that people were seen in groups discussing the primaries which were conducted on Oct. 4 and 5. NAN reports that the two major contenders in the House of Representatives APC primaries were the incumbent, Mr Joseph Bamgbose and Mr Babatunde Hunpe, the Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Environment.
Ondo Police Arrest Masquerader for Stabbing Man to Death
The Ondo State Police Command on Tuesday said it had arrested a masquerader and one of his followers for allegedly stabbing to death a 30-year-old man who refused to give them money. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Olugbenga Adeyanju, told newsmen that the masquerader, Olu Olowokere and his 75 year-old follower, Adaramola Ajuloko, allegedly killed one Femi Makanjuola during a festival in Akure. “On Oct. 6, a 33-year-old Seun Makanjuola of Adu Memorial, off Saint Francis Grammar School Gaga, Akure reported at ‘B’ Division Police Station that his younger brother was stabbed to death for refusing give masquereder and his follower money.
1000 Athletes for Toyin Saraki Baseball & Softball Tourney
Over 1000 athletes from 15 states in Nigeria are expected to participate at the maiden Toyin Ojora Saraki Under 18 and Senior Baseball & Softball championship scheduled to hold at the Adewole Park in Ilorin, Kwara State from 30th October to 8th November, 2018 The tournament which is organized by Double “T” Baseball & Softball Nigeria in collaboration with Nigeria Baseball Association and sponsored by Dr. Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim, Senator representing Kwara South Senatorial District, will see free feeding, accommodation and local transportation provided for all the kids that will be attending the programme.
US Open, PGA Winner Koepka Voted PGA Tour Player of Year
Brooks Koepka, this year’s US Open and PGA Championship winner, was announced Tuesday as the US PGA Tour Player of the Year, having won a vote by tour players. The 28-year-old American captured the Jack Nicklaus Trophy after a historic 2017-18 campaign that saw him defend his US Open crown by winning at Shinnecock and then deny Tiger Woods a 15th major title by holding off a final-round rally in August at Bellerive.
Genoa, Chievo Coaches Sacked After Early Struggles in Serie A
Genoa and Chievo on Tuesday became the first Serie A clubs this season to sack their coaches. Mid-table Genoa fired Davide Ballardini and brought back Croatian coach Ivan Juric, while bottom side Chievo sacked Lorenzo D’Anna with his replacement yet to be named. Genoa are 11th in Serie A with a game in hand, while Chievo are bottom on minus-one points after having three points deducted for false accounting.
I Don’t Need the Armband To Be A Leader, Says Pogba
France and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has told AFP in an interview that his international teammates give him the freedom to express himself and be the team’s leader. Pogba has faced criticism for failing to repeat his impressive performances at the World Cup for United, who have slumped early in the season. The subject of Pogba’s reportedly fraught relationship with United boss Jose Mourinho was strictly off the table for the interview at France’s international training base.
Rihanna Gets Out The Vote In US
Rihanna wants Americans to work, work, work, work, work — on getting registered to vote. The 30-year-old Barbados-born pop singer — who has residency in America but cannot vote herself — took to Instagram to urge her fans to sign up before deadline for November’s midterm elections. “GOOD MORNING AMERICA. Who is awake this morning? And who’s woke?” she asked her 65 million followers. “You have 1 job today and that is to properly register to vote,” RiRi wrote, alongside a chart of the voter registration deadlines in each of the 50 states.
Hillary Clinton Calls Brett Kavanaugh Swearing-In A ‘Political Rally’
Hillary Clinton believes newly minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s swearing-in ceremony undermined the high court’s objectivity. “What was done last night in the White House was a political rally,” the former secretary of state told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an interview published Tuesday. Kavanaugh, who was confirmed by the Senate in a 50-48 vote on Saturday, was sworn in on Monday night by President Donald Trump. During the televised event, Trump apologized for the “terrible pain and suffering” Kavanaugh and his family endured during his confirmation process, which featured multiple sexual assault or misconduct allegations. Trump said during the ceremony that Kavanaugh had been “caught up in a hoax” orchestrated by Democrats.
The Duchess of Cambridge Recycles A Very Familiar Look
The Duchess of Cambridge can easily make what’s old look new again. The former Kate Middleton rewore a look that may be familiar ― a lavender Emilia Wickstead dress ― during a joint appearance at the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit with Prince William on Tuesday in London. She previously wore the dress during her visit to Germany with William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte in July 2017. Tuesday’s showing at the mental health summit was the first joint appearance that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made since Kate’s return from maternity leave following the birth of Prince Louis.
Council of Europe Postpones Vote on Russia Return
Council of Europe delegates voted Tuesday to delay action on a proposed rule change which could restore Russia’s voting rights, stripped in 2014 after Moscow’s seizure of Crimea from Ukraine. During a plenary session of the rights body’s parliamentary assembly, delegates sent the proposal back for further committee study by a vote of 99 to 79, with 16 abstentions. Russia has denounced the council’s decision.
Iranian Diplomat Extradited To Belgium Over ‘Bomb Plot’
An Iranian diplomat linked to an alleged bomb plot against an Iranian opposition rally in France has been extradited to Belgium from Germany, prosecutors said on Tuesday. The Vienna-based Iranian, who has previously been identified as Assadollah Assadi, was handed over and will appear before the Belgian judge in charge of the case on Wednesday, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office told AFP. Iran last week staunchly denied French accusations that one of its diplomats was involved in the alleged plot that took place just ahead of a visit to Europe by President Hassan Rouhani.