SABINEWS MORNING NEWS UPDATE DECEMBER 8, 2018
Father Mbaka slams critics, says God deserves money
The Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has lambasted his critics, insisting that God deserves money. Mbaka said this while responding to criticisms over a video that went viral wherein he was seen trying to compel the Vice-Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Peter Obi, during the annual harvest and bazaar celebration of the church to disclose how much he would donate to his church project. The cleric had told a reluctant Obi that God hates stinginess and if he continues to act in such a manner, he and the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, would lose woefully come election day.
Buhari’s rejection of electoral bill, an act of desperation – CUPP
The Coalition of United Political Parties on Friday faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to again withhold assent to the 2018 Electoral Amendment Bill. The coalition in a statement by its first national spokesperson, Imo Ugochinyere, said Buhari’s latest action portrayed him as a jittery President who is afraid of electoral defeat and yet desperate to cling on to power. It said a President who knew that he did not perform should not be surprised and jittery that all security reports indicated that he would suffer electoral defeat in the hands of the coalition’s consensus candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Why I don’t reply my critics – Adeboye
General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye on Wednesday night explained reasons why he does not reply his numerous critics, saying as an ambassador of Jesus Christ he only prays for his critics. Speaking on a topic titled: “Under a new management”, the man of God who has come under unwarranted criticism in the new media, told the growing number of worshippers at the Redemption Camp, said he always have the full backing of God and that is why he always refused to drag himself in the mud with his critics.
Obasanjo: Stop insulting Nigerian leaders, Secondus warns Oshiomhole
The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, on Friday in Abuja warned the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, to stop insulting Nigerian leaders. He also accused President Muhammadu Buhari of not talking to Nigerians but would rather respond to sensitive national issues when he on foreign trips. Secondus spoke while presenting the party’s flag to the PDP governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr Jimi Agbaje, who was represented by his deputy, Mrs. Haleemat Busari; the party’s governorship candidate in Ogun State, Oladipo Adebutu, and his Oyo State counterpart, Seyi Makinde.
NASS, PDP, SANs kick as Buhari declines assent to electoral bill again
The National Assembly, Peoples Democratic Party, over 45 opposition political parties under the aegis of the Coalition of United Political Parties, and some prominent Senior Advocates of Nigeria on Friday kicked as President Muhammadu Buhari finally withheld his assent to the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2018 passed by the National Assembly. The President had earlier on Friday announced his decision to withhold his assent to the crucial electoral bill which the National Assembly transmitted to him on November 7.
PDP presents flags to governorship candidates in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo
The Leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday in Abuja presented the party’s flag to its governorship candidates for Lagos, Oyo and Ogun States, ahead the 2019 general elections. The candidates are: Mr Ladi Adebutu for Ogun, Seye Makinde for Oyo State and Mr Jimi Agbaje for Lagos State, who was represented by Mrs Oluwayemisi Busari. The PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, while presenting the party flag, said that those who wanted to contest against the party and its candidates in the South-West states should be ready.
To Stabilise Oil Market, OPEC, Allies Agree to Cut Output by 1.2mbd
After two days of touchy negotiations in Vienna capital of Austria, member countries of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and their non-OPEC allies led by the Russian Federation, finally broke a deadlock over production limits talks and collectively agreed to cut their outputs by 1.2 million barrels of oil per day (mbd). Agreeing Friday with its partners to remove 1.2mbd from the market, OPEC countries decided to take up the burden of limiting their production by 800,000 barrels a day (bd), out of which the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, said Nigeria could contribute up to 40,000bd, representing about 2.5 per cent of her 1.7mb current production level.
NYSC sanctions Davido for violating service rules
The National Youth Service Corps has sanctioned popular artiste, David Adeleke, aka Davido, for violating camp rules during the mandatory three-week orientation camp. Top sources in the NYSC told one of our correspondents that for “absconding” from the camp during the orientation camp, the Corps had to “dekit” the artiste, which brought to an end his participation in the 2018 Batch ‘B’ Stream II in Lagos State, where he had been posted. The source said, “The NYSC was constrained to “dekit” Davido for violating the rules guiding conduct and activities in the camp. As a matter of fact, he absconded because he was away from the camp without permission. That prompted the Corps to issue him a query which was sent from Abuja. So, he is no longer a serving corps member.”
Communal Clash Claims 8 Lives in Niger
Not less than eight people have been confirmed killed in a communal fight between the Gaba and Anfani communities in the Lavun local government area of Niger state. The incident which occurred on Thursday, according to a report from the area, led to the death of the victims. While some were beheaded, one of those killed, according to an eyewitness, also had his two feet cut off. It was gathered that the dispute between the communities was over a parcel of land which the Gaba community were said to have given to their Anfani counterparts over 50 years ago.
Buhari, Ikpeazu witness signing of MoU on Enyimba Economic City
President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia on Friday witnessed the signing of agreement between the Federal Government and Abia Government on the establishment of Enyimba Economic City in the state. Speaking at the event held at Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, President Buhari expressed the hope that the Economic City, when completed, would create job opportunities for a cross section of Nigerians.
Congo Brazzaville emerges as candidate to host 2019 AFCON
Congo Brazzaville has emerged as a strong contender to host next year’s rearranged Africa Cup of Nations, according to a senior official in the Confederation of African Football. Constant Omari, a vice-president of CAF, also said that the dossier of Guinea, hosts-designate of the 2023 edition, does not exist. “Congo Brazzaville has written to organise (2019),” Omari told Radio France International. “Our (CAF) secretary-general, Anthony Baffoe, told me that he was going to tell me of a second candidate,” he added without volunteering a name. Morocco is widely considered the favourite to take on the tournament which was taken away from Cameroon due to delays with preparations and security concerns.