* Buhari writes N’Assembly, declines assent to amended Electoral Act (Punch) * Why Buhari did not know IGP Idris disobeyed him – Femi Adesina (PremiumTimes)

* Buhari writes N’Assembly, declines assent to amended Electoral Act (Punch)            * Why Buhari did not know IGP Idris disobeyed him – Femi Adesina (PremiumTimes)

SABINEWS MIDDAY NEWS UPDATE March 13, 2018

 

Buhari writes N’Assembly, declines assent to amended Electoral Act (Punch)

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to both chambers of the National Assembly on his decision to withhold assent to the controversial Electoral Act 2010 Amendment Bill,  seeks to re-order the sequence of polls during general elections. According to Buhari in the letter read by President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, at the plenary on Tuesday, the amendments to the principal Act would be in conflict with the laws establishing the Independent National Electoral Commission, among others. Read more

Why Buhari did not know IGP Idris disobeyed him – Femi Adesina (PremiumTimes)

A presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari did not know about the absence of the Inspector General of Police in Benue because he is “not omniscient”. Mr. Adesina made this known while appearing on a RayPower FM public affairs programme, Political Platform, Tuesday morning. Mr. Buhari has come under attacks particularly from Nigerians on social media after he told the people in Benue that he was unaware that IGP Idris flouted his order to remain in Benue until peace was restored. Read more

Dapchi abduction: Parents welcome negotiation option to rescue school girls (Vanguard)

Parents of abducted Dapchi schoolgirls in Yobe, on Tuesday, lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for considering the option of negotiation against use of military force to rescue the girls. The parents, who spoke separately to Newsmen in Damaturu, said the option gave them hope for safe return of the girls. Alhaji Bashir Manzo, chairman, parent’s association of the abducted schoolgirls, said “this is a welcome development and we are happy about it. Read more

Attack on IGP Idris: Misau’s trial adjourned (PremiumTimes)

An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Tuesday adjourned till April 25, a case of alleged injurious falsehood preferred against Isah Misau, to enable counsel address the court on a subpoena issue. The case ­was adjourned at the instance of the court with the consent of counsel present in court as well as the defendant. Paul Erokoro, Mr. Misau’s counsel, had told the court at one of the sittings that the subpoena was for the prosecution to produce some documents in relation to the alleged offences. He said that it was also for the Inspector General of Police to come and testify for the defendant. Read more

Buhari’s visit to Niger: FRSC deploys 300 personnel, 13 patrol vehicles (Vanguard)

The Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC), Niger Command, says it has mobilised 300 personnel and 13 patrol vehicles to ensure a hitch-free visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state on Thursday. The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Mr Garba Yusuf, disclosed this to Newsmen in Minna on Tuesday. Yusuf said the command had made adequate arrangements to ensure free-flow of traffic in all the routes President Buhari was expected to follow. He said that four patrol vehicles and trucks with sufficient personnel had been deployed to Jebba – Mokwa federal high way; three patrol vehicles for Minna – Bida federal High ways and four for Bida- Mokwa federal high ways. Read more

FG shops for N8bn to settle SSANU, NASU, NAAT (SUN)

The Federal Government has said it will source for N8 billion, within five weeks, to pay the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (NASU). Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, disclosed this at a conciliation meeting with the Non-Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities in Abuja. NASU is made up of Senior Staff Academic of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT). The resolution was jointly signed by Ngige, NAAT’s President, Mr Sani Suleiman, NASU’s General Secretary, Mr Peters Adeyemi, SSANU’s President, Mr Samson Ugwoke and Prof. Anthony Anwukah, the Minister of State for Education. Read more

Petrol supply: Return to official pump prizes excites Warri residents (SUN)

Residents of Warri and its environs have commended officials of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) over what they called ‘efficient strategy’ in the supply of petroleum products which has led to the crash of petrol otherwise known as PMS to the official pump prize in most filling stations. Some of the motorists, who spoke with Daily Sun correspondent, who went round filling stations where petrol was being sold at the official rate with less queue, expressed relief over the easy with which they were able to get the product to buy without the difficulty they had to go through the previous week. Read more

Customs Impounds N7m worth of Rice, Macaroni, arrests 2 in Kano (Nation)

The Kano/Jigawa Customs Command, impounded over 300 bags of smuggled foreign rice and macaroni, valued at N7 million. The Comptroller of the Command, Yusuf Abba-Kassim, who spoke to reporters over the seizure, said the two suspects were arrested in connection with the smuggled items. According to him, 10 vehicles which conveyed the smuggled items were also impounded by his men at Babura village, a border town between Kano and Jigawa. Read more

Blackout looms as debts threaten GENCOs’ operations (PremiumTimes)

Blackout looms across the country as huge debts continue to threaten the operations of Nigeria’s power generation companies (Gencos), a new payment schedule published by the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading, NBET, has shown. According to December 2017 electricity market payments published on Monday by NBET, there is about 92 per cent shortfall in the payment made to the GENCOs by NBET. The 92 per cent payment shortfall, details of the publication revealed, showed that a mere 8.25 per cent payment was made by NBET. Read more

3 NNPC staff arrested over N16m Robbery incident in kano (Nation)

Police in Kano on Tuesday arrested three staff of Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation ( NNPC ) mega station Hotoro in Kano over alleged involvement in robbery incident which led to the snatching of N16 million belonging the NNPC mega station. According to the Kano Police Command’s spokesman, SP Magaji Musa Majiya said the three NNPC staff, including a cashier, and two supervisors have since been apprehended in connection with the robbery incident. According to him, investigation have since commenced in order to arrest their accomplice. Read more

Serena Williams’s beauty line in the works (Guardian)

The G.O.A.T, Serena Williams, has confirmed reports that a beauty line is in the works. TMZ had gathered confirmed reports that the U.S Patent and Trademark Office documents show that she is planning to go into diverse skin care products ranging from perfumes to soaps to make up kits to hair care products with her registered trademark, Aneres. Read more

Over 750 athletes register for 10th Ibadan City Marathon (Guardian)

This year’s edition of the 10th Power Oil/Splash FM Ibadan City Marathon has taken a new dimension as the organizing committee of the race has introduced wheel chair race, artisan race and corporate race to add colour to the competition slated for April 8. According to the Chairman, Main Organizing Committee of the race, Mrs. Oyebisi Asimolowo, who revealed that the theme of this year’s event is ‘keep It Fit,’ no fewer than 750 athletes have registered for the race. She noted that the competition has reached new heights with more sponsors coming in to associate with it. Read more

NFF will run to me after World Cup, Siasia declares (Guardian)

Former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia has predicted that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will run back to him to rescue the country after the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The USA 1994 World Cup star humorously accused the NFF of killing their best coaches (in apparent reference to late Amodu Shuaibu and Stephen Keshi), and insists that after the World Cup they will have nowhere to run to but him, reports allnigeriasoccer.com. He also advised the NFF to avoid a fire brigade approach while preparing towards major competition. Read more

Stop ‘harassing’ AFN board members, Ebewele tells Dalung (Guardian)

A board member of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Brown Ebewele has told the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung to stop ‘harassing’ board members of the federation with suspension and probe panels. In the past two weeks, some top officials of the AFN had been at daggers-drawn with Dalung following his alleged interference in the day-to-day running of the federation. Dalung recently set up a panel to investigate how the sum of $150,000 sent by world athletics body, IAAF, disappeared from AFN’s treasury, but the AFN officials say the action was wrong. Read more

1.3m 2018 FIFA World Cup tickets allocated, sales restart today (Guardian)

A few days after celebrating 100 days to go until the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, the outcome of the most recent tickets sales period has now been confirmed, with 568,448 tickets allocated following the second random selection draw sales window from December 5 to January 31, FIFA has revealed. This is on top of the 735,168 tickets (following conclusion of the payment process) allocated during the first sales phase, which makes a total of 1,303,616 tickets allocated since the start of ticket sales in September 2017. FIFA revealed yesterday that many matches and ticket products were highly oversubscribed, which again required a random selection draw for ticket allocation. Read more

Federer rolls into Indian Wells fourth round (Guardian)

World number one Roger Federer stepped up his bid for a sixth Indian Wells Masters title with a 6-2, 6-1 demolition of Filip Krajinovic on Monday. The 36-year-old marvel continues to defy the ageing process as he needed just 58 minutes to overpower the Serb with a brilliant display of Swiss timing. “I was feeling like he was not loving my slice and I was also mixing in dropshots,” said Federer, who extended his perfect record this season to 14-0. Read more

National Geographic: ‘Our coverage was racist’ (BBC)

US magazine National Geographic says its past coverage of people around the world was racist. It ignored non-white Americans and showed different groups as exotic or savage, propagating “every type of cliché”, editor Susan Goldberg said. The magazine’s April edition is dedicated to race and it has asked a historian to look at past issues. It decided to re-examine its coverage to mark 50 years since civil rights leader Martin Luther King was murdered. Read more

Thailand to ditch Fukushima sushi fish over contamination fears (Asiancorrespondent)

Fish caught off the coast of Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture will no longer be sold at restaurants in Bangkok, Thailand, after consumer groups protested over possible nuclear contamination. Thailand was the first country to purchase fish from Fukushima Prefecture on March 1, almost exactly seven years after an earthquake and tsunami which caused a nuclear reactor meltdown at the Tokyo Electric Power Co Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in 2011. Importers in Thailand had ordered some 100kg of flounder and 10kg of littlemouth to serve at 12 Japanese restaurants in Bangkok. Read more

Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’ dies before starting prison sentence (Independent)

A man dubbed the “bookkeeper of Auschwitz” who was one of the last people to be convicted for the crimes of the Holocaust has died aged 96, German media have reported. Oskar Groening was sentenced in 2015 to four years imprisonment for his role as an accessory to the murder of 300,000 of the Auschwitz concentration camp’s roughly 1 million victims. The former SS guard did not kill anyone but counted cash and valuables taken from victims on their arrival at the camp. Read more

 

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