SABINEWS MORNING NEWS UPDATE OCTOBER 21, 2018
Shehu Sani Quits APC, Announces New Party Latest Tuesday
The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress. The senator, in a letter dated October 19 and addressed to the Chairman of the APC in Ward 6, Tundun Wada North, Kaduna, and copied the party’s National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, did not give reasons for his action. The letter reads, “I present to you highest compliments and wish by this communication to formally offer to you my resignation from the All Progressives Congress.
Military Plans Another Python Dance As Kanu Speaks Today
The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, said on Saturday that the military would conduct another round of Operation Python Dance in the South-East, since there were clearer indications that the founder of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has resurfaced from his hideout. The military authorities also said the court would take necessary steps to continue his prosecution. The Director of Defence Information, Brig. Gen John Agim, who stated this in an interview added that the sudden appearance of Kanu in public, has proved that the military did not manhandle or assault him as was being widely alleged.
Obanikoro, Omisore Recover Passports From EFCC, Ex-Minister Returns To US
A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has retrieved his passports from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. This is despite a directive by the Federal Government that 50 persons under investigations for fraud exceeding N50m are restricted from travelling. An impeccable source in the EFCC told our correspondent that Obanikoro, who has an American passport and a Nigerian one, met certain conditions before his passports were returned to him.
Sale Of Forms: APC Rakes In N12.6bn From Sale Of Forms To Aspirants
The All Progressives Congress realised N12.635bn from the sale of its Presidential, Senate and House of Representatives expression of interest and nomination forms for the recently concluded APC primaries held across the country. They arrived at the figures after computing the cost of the forms and multiplying it by the number of aspirants who paid for and collected same to participate in the primaries. Only President Muhammadu Buhari was supported to collect the forms to contest the presidential primary. The president’s supporters were said to have paid N45m to obtain the forms on his behalf.
Nigeria To Sell Ajaokuta, Others For 2018 Budget
The Federal Government is ready to offer more of its assets for sale soon, under the ongoing privatisation programme aimed at raising more money to implement the country’s 2018 deficit-based budget.Just recently, the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company Limited Plc was offloaded, with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which already has a majority stake, emerging the preferred buyer, given the company’s security status. CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, who made the disclosure while briefing the Nigerian delegation at the end of the International Monetary Fund/World Bank Group meetings in Bali, Indonesia, yesterday affirmed that more assets are in the offing.
Ambode Performing, Fashola Planted Flowers As Gov —Bode George
A former Deputy National Chairman (South) of the People’s Democratic Party, Chief Olabode George, has berated a former Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), over the ex-governor’s performance during his eight-year tenure. George described Fashola, who is the incumbent Minister of Power, Works and Housing, as failing to make a positive impact in both his governorship and ministerial capacities. The PDP Board of Trustees member, while commenting on speculations of a politically motivated vendetta by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode against his predecessor, said the success or failure of a leader would be on the pages of history.
Buhari’s Wife Cautions Against Speaking Evil Of Nigeria
Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has urged Nigerians to refrain from speaking evil against the country, warning that there is power in the spoken words. Mrs. Buhari gave the advice, yesterday, at the 2018 Episcopal Harvest of the Anglican Communion, held at the Cathedral of Holy Trinity, Abuja. The first lady, honoured with Deborah Award, was represented by Mrs. Grace Chamah, wife of former military Governor of Katsina and Kebbi States.
MFM, Olukoya File Law Suit In US Against Sowore, Sahara Reporters
The United States District Court for the District of Maryland, has been approached in a civil action to sanction the defamation and ancillary torts committed by Omoyele Sowore and Sahara Reporters Media Inc. in several online publications against the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) and its General Overseer, Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya . The suit bearing Case No. 8:18-cv-02922, which will be heard by Judge Theodore D. Chuang, has Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya; Mountain of Fire And Miracles Ministries, Inc., a Nevada Corporation (“MFM Nevada”), and Mountain of Fire and Miracles, Ministries, Bowie, Maryland, a Maryland Corporation (“MFM Bowie”) as plaintiffs.
Play At Home, Forget Super Eagles Under Rohr
Super Eagles’ coach Gernot Rohr’s continued refusal to give a chance to some stand-out players in the NPFL is giving a cause for concern. Virtually unknown to Nigeria’s football-crazy populace, Gernot Rohr’s emergence as the Super Eagles coach two years ago elicited mixed reactions. After previous stints with Gabon, Burkina Faso and Niger, he was definitely not the messiah Nigerian football needed, some critics argued, especially coming after Nigeria had missed out of the 2015 and 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
Ronaldo Reaches Record 400 Goals
Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 400 goals in Europe’s top five leagues as Juventus dropped points for the first time this season. Ronaldo’s fifth Serie A goal for Juve was added to his 84 Premier League strikes for Manchester United and 311 in La Liga for Real Madrid. He tapped in after Joao Cancelo’s shot was blocked – having earlier hit the post with a header. But Daniel Bessa equalised with a header from Christian Kouame’s cross. Juventus defenders switched off for the goal, expecting the ball to drop for a corner – but Kouame kept it in and found an unmarked Bessa.
What Paul Pogba Screamed At Victor Lindelof After Chelsea Scored Against Manchester United
Paul Pogba was raging after Chelsea opened the scoring against Manchester United in their Premier League clash on Saturday. Blues centre-back Antonio Rudiger broke the deadlock with a brilliant header in 21 minutes, latching onto a corner whipped in by Brazilian winger Willian. Moments after the ball hit the back of the net the German was seen wheeling away in delight and celebrating with his Chelsea team-mates. But the Sky Sports cameras quickly turned their attention to Pogba, who was seen jumping up and down and shouting angrily.
Conor Mcgregor’s Coach Has Posted Footage Of Him Backstage Before Khabib Nurmagomedov Fight
Conor McGregor’s future in the UFC remains unclear. The Irishman took to Twitter following his defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 to call for a rematch with the Russian. Yet despite McGregor’s wishes, it doesn’t seem as though he will get another shot at the UFC lightweight title straight away. UFC president Dana White believes Tony Ferguson, not McGregor, deserves the chance to fight for Nurmagomedov’s belt.
Some Manchester United Fans ‘In Tears’ After What Jose Mourinho Did To Anthony Martial During Chelsea Draw
Anthony Martial enjoyed a memorable afternoon at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon as his two goals helped Manchester United claim a 2-2 draw against Chelsea. Ross Barkley’s late equaliser sparked furious scenes in the away dugout as a member of the Blues’ backroom staff appeared to goad Mourinho, forcing a furious reaction from the Portuguese. However, it was his various interactions with Martial during the game which pleased several United fans.
Whistle-Blower Reveals Secret to Trump’s Support for Bin Salman in Khashoggi’s Case
Saudi whistle-blower Mujtahid, who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the royal family, disclosed that the country’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the first suspect in the killing of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has threatened US President Donald Trump of revealing his secrets. “The rumors that Trump wants to milk Saudi Arabia again are not unfounded; in fact Trump means to save himself from a scandal that bin Salman has warned to start against him if he drops support for Riyadh in the Khashoggi’s case ,” Mujtahid wrote on his twitter page on Saturday.
Saudi To Host ‘Davos In Desert’ Despite Outcry Over Slain Journalist
Saudi Arabia will host a key investment summit on Tuesday, overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw. Just ahead of the three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII), dubbed “Davos in the desert”, the kingdom sought to defuse the crisis with an about-face admission on Saturday that the journalist died in its consulate in Istanbul. But that has failed to stem an exodus from the summit, whose organisers have taken down a list of speakers from its website.
King Of Tory Island Dies Aged 74
The King of Tory Island, Patsy Dan Rodgers, has died at the age of 74. The artist and musician was the island’s best known resident and campaigned against government plans to resettle the islanders on Donegal’s mainland following storms in 1974. Mr Rodgers had lived on the 5km-long and 1km-wide island off the coast of County Donegal from the age of four. He was elected king in 1993 by his fellow islanders.