SABINEWS MORNING NEWS UPDATE OCTOBER 16, 2018
Presidency Has Ordered EFCC to Detain Fayose Indefinitely, PDP Alleges
The People’s Democratic Party has alleged that the Presidency has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to detain the outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, indefinitely. In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said information at the party’s disposal and all over the social media indicated that the Presidency had put the Commission on alert to arrest the governor at midnight of Monday (today) and detain him.
EO6: PDP Urges CJN to Protect Judiciary from “Fascism”
The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has called on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, to immediately protect the judiciary arm of government from the “unconstitutional and repressive fascist” policies, saying the nation must be guided by the 1999 Constitution (as amended). The party said the admission by the Presidency, on Sunday, that it’s Executive Order 6, as well as the travel ban and trailing of citizens, are devised to aid speedy trial of corruption cases is tantamount to fascism.
2019: Buhari Deserves South-East Support, Says Nwankpa
Chief Donatus Nwamkpa, the state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said that President Muhammadu Buhari had addressed critical challenges in the South-East to deserve the zone’s support in 2019. Nwankpa said this on Monday at a news briefing in Umuahia while reacting to alleged media report that South-east would not vote for Buhari in 2019. He said that Buhari had addressed issues affecting the zone, including infrastructure deficit and the second Niger Bridge within in his first tenure.
Okorocha, Masari Silent After Meeting With Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with Governors Rochas Okorocha of Imo and Aminu Masari of Katsina states at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the President met separately with the respective governors in his office and the agenda of their meetings was not made known to the public. It would be recalled that Okorocha, who is the chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, had, on October 10, met with the President alongside four other governors on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Ibori – Why I lost faith in UK judicial system
A former governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori has said that his experience in the United Kingdom, made him lose faith in the ability of its judicial system to dispense justice without malice. Ibori said this on the heels of reactions trailing his earlier statement where he said the British judiciary was biased. A statement by his Media Assistant, Mr. Tony Eluemunor, said his conviction in the UK was a miscarriage of justice. The statement reads: “Let me re-state unequivocally what I stated in my application for leave to appeal my conviction at the Court of Appeal. I continue to hold that I am a victim of political persecution.
FG Targets Northern Nigeria Through AKK Gas Project
The Minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, on Monday said the country was looking beyond the Niger Delta in its effort to find alternative source for gas supply. Kachikwu disclosed this at a breakout session at the ongoing Nigerian Gas Association 11th International Conference and Exhibition in Abuja. The minister was represented by his Senior Technical Adviser, Upstream and Gas, Mr Gbite Adeniji.
Buhari Salutes Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Adeyemi At 80
President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday, felicitated with the Alaafin of Oyo, His Royal Majesty, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, Iku Baba Yeye, on his 80th birthday. President Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, said he joined the Council of Obas and Chiefs in Oyo State, Traditional Council, family and friends of the Alaafin of Oyo, who is heir to the historic Oyo Empire, in celebrating the landmark age.
Seun Kuti Attacks Kanye West for Disrespecting Fela’s Spirit
Late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s son, Seun Kuti, has attacked American rapper and Kim Kardashian’s husband, Kanye West,for claiming Fela’s spirit flows through him. The American rapper made the statement in a video he posted on Twitter, where he bragged that he’s the best rapper, musician in the world “The music is the best on the planet. I am the best living recording artiste. We, rather, because the spirits flow through me. The spirit of Fela, the spirit of Marley, the spirit of 2Pac flows through me. We know who the best is”, he said.
Police Summons PDP Guber Aspirant over Alleged Murder
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Kano, Mallam Salihu Sagir Takai, is to appear before Kano state police command for alleged homicide. In a statement issued by the state command spokesperson, SP Magaji Musa Majiya, Monday said Takai was invited to answer questions at the Police headquarters in Kano over an alleged murder of a 70-year-old man. “Takai had been invited to report to the state police command on Monday (today) for interrogation in the convoy wielding a long knife descended on the 70-year-old passer-by and stabbed him on the head, inflicting grievous hurt on the man.’’ the police PPRO said.
Abia Pipeline Explosion: 150 Dead; Security Operatives Collected N1, 000 from Each Person to Scoop – Monarchs
The death toll from last Friday’s Osisioma pipeline explosion in Abia is said to have risen to over 24, even as Eze Ikechukwu Chiavoghilefu, Chairman, Osisioma Local Government Traditional Rulers Council, put the figure at 150. This is just as another monarch accused security operatives of causing the disaster, as they were collecting money from the villagers that came to scoop fuel, instead of preventing them from entering the site.
Lagos Targets 150, 000 Participants for 2019 Marathon
No fewer than 150,000 athletes both locally and internationally are expected to participate in the 4th edition of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode said on Monday. Addressing a press conference at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja to officially announce commencement of preparations for the marathon which is billed to hold on February 2, 2019, Governor Ambode said the target of the State Government, was to use the forthcoming edition to take the tournament from the bronze label of International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) to silver, in partnership with the sponsors.
No Messi but Argentina ‘Have To’ Beat Brazil, Says Romero
According to FIFA, this will be the 105th time the South American arch-rivals have faced each other in an official match, with Brazil marginally ahead on 40 wins to 38, with 26 draws. And while Brazil, record five-time winners of the World Cup, have picked most of their star names, Argentina are without the likes of Manchester City’s in-form forward Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain of AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria, as well as Messi.
Floyd Mayweather Responds To Khabib Nurmagomedov After UFC Champion Called Out Boxing Legend
Floyd Mayweather has told Khabib Nurmagomedov: Show me the money! The UFC lightweight champion called out the boxing legend for a fight after his win over Conor McGregor. Mayweather, who stopped the Irishman in the 10th round last summer, said: “CBS, Showtime and MGM Grand get the checkbook out!” Nurmagomedov submitted McGregor at UFC 229 earlier this month as he retained his belt and preserved his unbeaten record. The Dagestani said: “Hey let’s go Floyd, we have to fight now.
What Ed Woodward Told Jose Mourinho Ahead of Man United’s Big Game
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly been assured that his job is safe for the time being as he prepares for some big and challenging fixtures in the Premier League and Champions League. It’s not been the best start to the season by Mourinho, who seems to have bought himself a little bit of time after helping United beat Newcastle 3-2 in their last game, ending a run of four games in a row without a win. However, the Red Devils take on joint-league leaders Chelsea next and then face Juventus in a hectic couple of fixtures in the space of just three days.
ICYMI: You’re Too Arrogant, President Macron’s Wife Tells Him
French President, Emmanuel Macron, has reportedly been told that he is too arrogant by his own wife, Brigitte. Mrs. Macron, who claims she is fed up of his high-handed manner, has urged his inner circle to tell him the truth because she feels like she is the only person who is bold enough to tell him the truth, reports Daily Mail. Quoting local media, Daily Mail said, Brigitte confided in members of her entourage that President Macron is ‘too arrogant, too snappy’, and nobody dares tell him otherwise.
Facebook Will Ban False Voting Information during Midterm Elections, Report Says
In an effort to battle voter manipulation on its platform, Facebook will reportedly ban misinformation about voting leading up to and during the US midterm elections in November. The company will ban “false information about voting requirements and fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations,” according to Reuters. Facebook executives, including cyber security policy chief Nathaniel Gleicher, reportedly told the publication about the new policy.
How Journalists Messed Up Big Time In Covering The Kavanaugh Confirmation
Becket Adams, commentary writer and media critic at The Washington Examiner, joins Ben Domenech on this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the media coverage of the Kavanaugh hearings, journalist group think, and how the MeToo movement is impacted by reporting like Ronan Farrow’s. “For years and years conservatives have talked and railed against media bias. It does feel vindicating to actually see it in real time, as it’s happening, when you are watching one thing and look over at Twitter and ask, ‘Are we watching the same hearing?’” Adams said.
Air India Flight Attendant Falls from Plane
An Air India flight attendant has been injured after falling from the door of a parked aeroplane at India’s Mumbai airport. Harsha Lobo was preparing the flight for boarding to Delhi on Monday morning when the incident happened. Ms Lobo, 52, suffered a fracture and other injuries and has been taken to a hospital. Air India, the country’s national carrier, said in a statement that it was investigating the incident.
Fire Breaks out at Historic Skibo Castle near Dornoch
A fire has broken out at Skibo Castle, west of Dornoch in the Highlands. Six fire appliances were sent to the luxury resort after an emergency call made at 20:18. The fire appears to have started in a chimney and has affected the roof space of the historic building. There are no reports of any casualties. Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi dissident, went missing after walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Turkish officials said they have proof he was murdered and dismembered by a team of Saudi agents, a charge the Saudi government vehemently denied.