SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE OCTOBER 28, 2018
Buhari Certificate Saga Is Dead Issue – Presidency
The Presidency and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday hit back at the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) after the opposition party took President Muhammadu Buhari to task over his Secondary School certificate .The Presidency dismissed the flak from the PDP as an indication of idleness on the part of those speaking for the party on the matter, while the APC branded the criticism trivial. “The certificate saga is a dead issue, only idle people will consider it,” the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina, told The Nation yesterday when contacted. “It is something that had been laid to rest before the 2015 general elections,” he added.
El-Rufai’s Policies Responsible For Kaduna Crisis, Says NLC
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said that “the cruel and reckless socio-economic policies of Kaduna State Government” should be blamed for the current crisis in the state and asked the government to immediately respite all security measures put in place by the Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi government to ensure peaceful coexistence across the state. President of the Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, said in a statement made available to newsmen that the failure of the government to take pre-emptive security measures when the crisis first broke out at Kasua Magani represents leadership failure on the part of the El-Rufai government in the state.
Atiku, S/East Rift Deepens Over Single Term Request
The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, does not seem to be interested in committing himself to a single term in office if he wins next year’s election, The Nation can now report. Prominent Igbo leaders are said to have been putting pressure on Atiku to agree to do only one term in office as a condition for the geo-political zone to support him.
The idea is to pave the way for a Southeasterner to succeed him in 2023. But Atiku, who believes his choice of Mr. Peter Obi from the zone, is enough as an expression of his respect for the people, is not keen on doing one term.
PDP Groans Under Heavy Litigation, Legal Adviser Demands N60m
The People’s Democratic Party is currently groaning under huge cost of litigation. Investigations by our correspondent showed that there were more than 70 cases instituted against the party by its aggrieved members across the country. It was gathered that some of them had received favourable garnishee order from courts. Sources close to the national leadership of the party told our correspondent on condition of anonymity, that the party was doing everything within the law to remove what he called “the encumbrance” that could work against it ahead of the 2019 general elections.
FG Aiding Kanu To Cause Crisis In South-East — MASSOB
Leader and founder of the Movement for the Actualisation for Sovereign State of Biafra and the Biafran Independent Movement, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has alleged that the Federal Government is aiding the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, to cause crisis in Igboland. Uwazuruike, who stated this on Saturday while addressing some journalists in Owerri, wondered how Kanu could escape out of the country when all his travelling documents had been seized by the government. He said, “How can Kanu leave the shores of this country when all his traveling documents had been seized? He was aided by government agents so that the Federal Government will have reasons to terrorise our people anyhow.”
Killings: Bishop Oyedepo again warns Nigerians, politicians
The founder and President of the Living Faith Church worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has again warned Nigerians and politicians over the unending killings of innocent Nigerians. Oyedepo gave this warning in a satellite telecast of the church’s prayer session for the nation monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), on Sunday in Abuja. The Bishop, while urging politicians to repent and have value for the lives of citizens, said if they do not repent after this warning, they would fall down for the sake of the nation. “Politicians be warned, whether in power or not in power. There is no day Nigeria will become an Islamic nation and this nation will remain one nation. “ Allow the Christians to go to church, allow the Muslims go to their mosque and let the traditional worshippers do their thing.
2019: Militants Demand Niger Delta Blueprint
Ahead of the 2019 elections, a group, the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators, has demanded a blueprint for the development of the oil-producing region from each presidential candidate and other politicians jostling for various elective positions. The coalition of militants, who warned that it would declare ‘Operation Zero Oil Flow’ if the candidates failed to explain their plans for the region, also urged them to state their positions on the relocation of multinational oil and gas companies to the Niger Delta region.
Moghalu To Deliver Lecture On Restructuring At UNN
Dr Kingsley Moghalu, the Presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) is to unfold his “Constitutional Restructuring’’ agenda on October 29, in a lecture to be delivered at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN). The lecture entitled: “How to Restructure Nigeria: A Vision of the Shape of Things to Come”, is organised by the Nigerian Political Science Association to mark its sixth Annual Conference scheduled to hold at the Nsukka Campus of UNN tomorrow. Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos yesterday that he would use the opportunity to sketch a clear vision of why, how, what and when of his constitutional restructuring agenda for Nigeria.
5 Feared Killed As Soldiers, Shiites Clash In Abuja
A procession by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, the umbrella Shiite group in Nigeria, yesterday, turned deadly when they clashed with armed soldiers at Zuba, Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Five members of the group were allegedly killed during the confrontation. The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Texas Chukwu, said last night that he had no information on any killing as he was in Biu, Borno State, on official assignment. The Shittes who were all dressed in black were marching from Suleja, Niger State to the capital city when things got out of hand.
Spain’s Deputy PM To Visit Vatican In Possible Bid To Secure Help Over Franco’s Reburial
Spain’s deputy prime minister will travel to the Vatican on Monday amid speculation that the government could use the visit to try to enlist the Roman Catholic church’s help as it seeks to exhume and reinter the remains of General Francisco Franco.The socialist government of prime minister Pedro Sánchez has committed itself to removing Franco’s body from the Valley of the Fallen, the huge mausoleum outside Madrid where the dictator has lain since his death in 1975. The Valley of the Fallen, which was partly built by captured republicans and political prisoners, is a mass grave containing the remains of more than 30,000 people who fought on both sides of the war.
Alleged Gunman Posted Stream Of Anti-Semitic Hate Online In Months – And Moments – Before Attack
Moments before Robert Bowers is alleged to have entered a Pittsburgh synagogue and shot dead 11 people, he took to social media to post one last chilling message. “I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered,” the 46-year-old wrote apparently referring to his belief that Jewish charities were helping violent immigrants enter the US. “Screw your optics, I’m going in.” Five minutes later he had joined the increasingly long list of American mass killers.