SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE OCTOBER 21, 2018
Don’t Appoint People More Powerful Than You, Bishop Tells Fayemi
Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, the Most Rev. Felix Ajakaye, has advised Governor Kayode Fayemi to appoint the right people to help him better the life of the electorate. Ajakaye advised the governor against appointing people that will be more powerful than him (Fayemi) into positions of responsibility. The Bishop said Fayemi’s second coming to power offered him an uncommon opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people of the state. The cleric gave the admonition on Sunday at a Thanksgiving Mass held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Old Garage, Ado-Ekiti as part of activities to mark Fayemi’s inauguration.
Enugu APC Expels Nnamani
The All Progressives Congress in Enugu State has expelled a former Secretary to the State Government, Chief Onyemauche Nnamani, over alleged misconduct. Nnamani’s expulsion was announced by the chairman of the APC in Enugu State, Dr. Ben Nwoye, on Sunday. According to Nwoye, Nnamani, who served as SSG in Enugu during the administration of former governor Chimaraoke Nnamani, was expelled for taking the APC to court “without first ventilating his grievances through internal mechanisms provided in the party’s constitution”. The development contravened provisions of Article 21 of the APC constitution, which deals with ‘discipline of members’, Nwoye said.
Atiku Will Give SGF Slot To South West –Daniel
The Director-General, Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, Gbenga Daniel, says the position of Secretary to the Government of the Federation has been slated for the South West if Atiku wins the presidency. Daniel, a former governor of Ogun State, revealed this at an interactive session with newsmen on Sunday in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Peoples Democratic Party had initially zoned its national chairmanship to the South-West, but later picked Uche Secondus from the South-South.
2019: Fresh Trouble For Atiku In Southeast
Southeast political leaders are accusing the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of reneging on some pre-convention agreements reached with him. And this is the cause of the bad blood generated in the zone by Atiku’s choice of former Anambra State governor Peter Obi as running mate for the 2019 election, The Nation can now report. Particularly irked by the alleged renege are Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and some governors in the zone, sources said yesterday.
Human Trafficking: Task Force Embarks On Door-To-Door Sensitisation In Edo
The Edo Government Task Force Against Human Trafficking on Sunday embarked on a door-to-door sensitisation of residents at Uromi community, in Esan North East Local Government Area of the state. The leader of the task force, Mr Endurance Uhunmwangho, disclosed that his team would leave no stone unturned in sensitising members of the public about dangers involved in human trafficking.
Uhunmwangho stressed the need to further educate people of the area not to be deceived into being trafficked overseas in the name of greener pasture, despite on-going efforts of the government.
IYC hails Dickson, others on Supreme Court judgement
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide at the weekend hailed Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson and his counterparts in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states following their recent Supreme Court’s victory on oil revenue sharing. The IYC commended Dickson and his colleagues for rising above the norm to approach the court for an interpretation of Section 16(1) of the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract Act. The IYC in statement signed by its Secretary-General, Mr. Alfred kemepado, described the judgement as a victory for all Nigerians and not just the littoral states.
Wozniacki Struggles In WTA Title Defence
Karolina Pliskova issued a warning to her opponents at the WTA Finals with a convincing straight-sets victory against defending champion Caroline Wozniacki. The dynamic 26-year-old’s easy 6-2, 6-4 triumph in Singapore was sweet revenge for Pliskova, who lost to Wozniacki in the semis at last year’s WTA Finals. Pliskova had strapping on her lower right leg but moved well against the sluggish second seed. The hard-hitting Czech was not broken on serve for the entire match and fittingly closed it out with an ace.
Marathon Man Isner Backs Wimbledon Rule-Change
John Isner has backed the change to Wimbledon’s rules which will see the final set decided by a tie-break when the game score reached 12-12. The 33-year-old American was involved in the longest match in professional tennis history when he eventually overcame Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the final set of an 11-hour clash during the 2010 Championships. “I’ve been on record saying 12-all is good and my views haven’t changed,” Isner, also involved in the second-longest Grand Slam match in this year’s Wimbledon semi-final when he lost the deciding set 26-24 to Kevin Anderson, told BBC Radio Five’s Sportsweek programme on Sunday.
GOP Sen. Sasse: Ending Arms Sales To Saudis ‘Should Be On The Table’
Sen. Ben Sasse said Sunday that ending arms sales to Saudi Arabia in response to the country’s involvement in the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi “should be on the table.” “We don’t do arms sales for the purposes of the profits from arms sales. We do arms sales because we want to be allied with different countries around the globe that believe in our values and have a long-term sense of what we’re up to together and why we have that alliance,” Sasse, a Republican from Nebraska, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”
“(The) Saudis got a lot of explaining to do,” he said.
Egypt Extends State Of Emergency For 3 Months
Egypt’s parliament voted on Sunday to extend a state of emergency in the country for three months, prolonging the authorities’ ability to use special powers into 2019. Egypt first imposed a state of emergency in April 2017 after two church bombings killed at least 45 people, and has extended it at three-month intervals since. The renewal starting Oct. 15 was published in the official gazette last week, and required parliamentary approval within seven days.
Does President Trump Believe Saudi Arabia’s Story Of Khashoggi’s Death?
Saudi Arabia admitted on Friday that its agents killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi — but they claim it was an accident after an argument turned into violence. First President Trump said he found the story credible — but later told The Washington Post that “there’s been deception and there’s been lies.”
Trump Accuses Saudi Arabia Of ‘Lies’ Over Khashoggi Killing
US President Donald Trump has accused Saudi Arabia of lying about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, his strongest comments to date on the affair as pressure builds on the administration to strike a tougher line. In an interview with the Washington Post published late Saturday, Trump stepped back from his stance that Saudi Arabia’s latest explanation for the death of the journalist inside their consulate in Istanbul was credible, but said he remained confident in the leadership of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. “Obviously there’s been deception and there’s been lies,” he said on the shifting accounts offered by Riyadh.
Brazil Likely To Elect Far-Right Bolsonaro As President
Barring any last-minute upset, Brazil appears poised to elect Jair Bolsonaro, a populist far-right veteran politician, as its next president in a week’s time. His lead seems insurmountable over his leftist rival Fernando Haddad ahead of the October 28 run-off, with most voters swayed by his anti-corruption promises — while a minority fears his authoritarian bent and intolerant views. In the first round two weeks ago, Bolsonaro handily beat a dozen other candidates, garnering 46 percent of the vote. Polls since then suggest his support has climbed to 59 percent, against 41 percent for Haddad.