SABINEWS MORNING NEWS UPDATE OCTOBER 22, 2018
Why Govt Imposed 24-Hour Curfew On Kaduna –Spokesman
The Kaduna State Government on Sunday said the imposition of a 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis and environs was a preemptive measure to avert breakdown of law and order. Mr. Samuel Aruwan, Senior Special Assistant on Media to Governor Nasiru el-Rufa’i, told the News Agency of Nigeria in a telephone interview that the action was based on the advice of security chiefs in the state. He said that the government would give details on the security situation later. NAN reports that 55 people were, on Thursday, killed in Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru Local Government Area of the state, which also prompted the government to impose curfew there.
Kaduna Crisis: Buhari Expresses Support For State Govt
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed support for Kaduna State Government over the imposition of 24-hour curfew, noting that the Police have been authorised to do everything possible to restore calm in the beleaguered state. Taking to his Twitter handle late Sunday evening, the President had tweeted, “The violence in Kaduna, which has resulted in the deaths of 55 innocent people, is condemnable. The Police have been authorized to do everything possible to restore calm. A Special Intervention Force has been deployed to the flash-points, and the IG will provide regular updates.
Buhari Visits Seme Border Tuesday
President Muhammadu Buhari and his Republic of Benin counterpart, Patrice Talon will, on Tuesday, perform the official hand-over of the new Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Border Posts at Seme-Krake and Neope-Akanu in Badagry, Lagos State. In a statement issued, on Sunday, the Lagos State Government said all necessary arrangements to ensure hitch-free unveiling ceremony had been firmed up, while President Buhari will be accompanied to the venue by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. According to the statement, the President would be received at the Airport by the Governor, while the duo would thereafter proceed to the venue.
Opponents Of Reforms In APC Ganging Up Against Me, Says Oshiomhole
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on Sunday alleged that some powerful stakeholders within the party, who are opposed to his efforts at reforming and returning the party to the people were frustrating his efforts. Oshiomhole said those allegedly opposed to him have begun to mobilize to pass a vote of no confidence on his leadership. He said his sin was refusal to allow continued impunity and circumvention of due process being perpetuated in some states, pointing out that from the onset, he was never of the illusion that the process of reforming the party was going to be an easy on one.
Atiku Describes Lai Mohammed as APC’s Priest of Lies
The Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCO) has described the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, as the high priest of the All Progressives Congress (APC) cult of liars. This may not be unconnected to the news story on a national daily of Saturday, October 20, 2018, with the headline ‘2019: International media query emergence of Atiku over suspicious source of wealth’. In the said report, Mohammed, at a lecture in the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House) with the topic, ‘Nigeria’s National Unity: Towards Participation and Shared Values’, was quoted to have said: “We do not need to do anything extra because we have delivered on all our promises and Nigerians are quite happy and satisfied with the government.”
You Risk Losing Arewa’s Support If You Associate With Fani-Kayode, Nnamdi Kanu; Youths Tells Atiku
A northern youth group called the Arewa Youth Integrity Forum (AYIF) has told Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate to distance himself from Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation saying ‘Alhaji Atiku Abubakar risks losing the support of Arewa if he associates his campaign with Femi Fani-Kayode and Nnamdi Kanu, who have both repeatedly declared their disdain and hatred for Nigerians from the northern parts of the country.
EFCC, ICPC Urged To Probe Bribery Allegation Against Ganduje
The Kwankwasiyya Youth Wing has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to commence the probe of the Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, over video clips showing the Governor allegedly receiving $5 million bribe. Briefing newsmen at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Centre in Kano on Sunday as part of activities to mark Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s 62nd birthday, the Chairman of the Movement, Alhaji Kabitu Getso Haruna, flanked by the PDP Guber candidate, Alhaji Abba Kabiru Yusuf and his Deputy, Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam and members of the Youth wing, stated that the allegations against such a high personality has dented the image of Kano State.
FG Loses $2.5bn To Gas Flaring
Mr Chinedu Onyeizu, Chief Executive Officer, AfriPERA, an Energy and Infrastructure Policy research organisation, says Nigeria loses about 2.5 billion dollars annually from gas flaring in the country. Onyeizu disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, in Abuja. “ Since the 1950’s, Nigeria has been burning off its natural gas at flare points and despite efforts by successive administrations to curtail the wastage, the country loses an estimated 2.5 billion dollars each year to gas flaring as well as unattended impact of negative externalities associated to gas flaring,’’ he said
Hawa Yinusa Woman Leading Kidnap, Robbery Gang Arrested
The Nigeria Police Force said it had arrested three suspected kidnappers and armed robbers in Masaka, Nasarawa and Kano states. The suspects are: Hawa Yinusa, 22, gang leader, Nura Dahiru, principal suspect and Buhari Hamisu a.k.a wiseman, principal suspect. Acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, the Force Public Relations Officer, disclosed this while addressing newsmen on the arrest on Sunday in Abuja. Moshood listed exhibits recovered from them: Three AK47 Rifles,38 Rounds of AK47 Ammunition, one Honda Hennessey Car belonging to the victim and one Cutlass used for killing their victims.
AFCON 2019: Eagles Must Hit South Africa Hard
Former British, Commonwealth and WBA International Light heavyweight champion Peter Oboh has urged the Super Eagles to go all out against the South Africa when both sides meet next month in a crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier. The former champ, who is also championing better life for sports men and women after retirement, stated that the Eagles must be at their best and make use of their chances when they confront Bafana Bafana in South Africa. Oboh said, “in our next game against South Africa, the Eagles must be at their best as they did in the first game against Libya. As three times AFCON winners, I believe we can win the next one in Cameroon, but we must qualify first.”
Inter 1 AC Milan 0: Icardi Settles Derby With Dramatic Late Winner
Inter captain Mauro Icardi capitalised on an error from Gianluigi Donnarumma to head in an injury-time winner at San Siro. Mauro Icardi scored a 92nd-minute winner as Inter downed rivals AC Milan 1-0 in Serie A on Sunday. Icardi was his side’s hero with a late strike that completed his hat-trick against the Rossoneri in the same fixture last season, and he once again came up trumps in the derby by heading home in added time at San Siro. The right-wing cross from Matias Vecino was an inviting one for Icardi, but Inter’s captain was fortunate Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma initially came to claim the ball only to misjudge the flight, leaving the striker to nod into an unguarded net.
How Bayern Munich Could Line Up Against AEK Athens
Bayern Munich won a football match for the first time since September 22 on Saturday as they recorded a 3-1 victory away to Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga. The success was huge for Bayern in terms of confidence following a difficult run, and the German champions will now be looking to pick up what would be an important three points in the Champions League. Bayern opened their Group E challenge with a 2-0 win at Benfica, but were held by Ajax in their last home European fixture, and will be aware of the need to collect all three points on their trip to Greece this week.
US General Wounded Thursday In Afghanistan Attack
US Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley, who oversees the NATO military advisory mission in southern Afghanistan, was wounded in the Thursday insider attack that took place in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. “I can confirm that he is recovering from a gunshot wound he received during the attack in Kandahar,” Navy Cdr. Grant Neeley, a spokesman for the NATO Resolute Support mission, told CNN Sunday. Smiley, the commander of Train, Advise, Assist and Command — South, is based in Kandahar. He is being treated for the wound and is still in charge of the command. Previously, the NATO-led coalition had identified the two Americans wounded in the attack as a military service member and a civilian government employee.
Israel Arrests Palestinian Officials Suspected Of Abduction – Lawyers
Israel has arrested two officials from the Palestinian Authority over suspicions they helped abduct a Palestinian resident of Jerusalem, their lawyers said on Sunday. The two men taken into custody by Israel were Adnan Gheith, who holds the largely ceremonial post of Palestinian-appointed governor of Jerusalem, and Jihad Al-Faqeeh, the head of Palestinian intelligence in the city. They are suspected of having assisted in abducting a resident of Jerusalem two weeks ago, who has since been held by the Palestinian Authority in the occupied West Bank, their lawyers said. Both men deny the charges, they said.
Mothers Of Babies Afflicted By Zika Fight Poverty, Despair
Nearly three years after a Zika outbreak in Brazil caused thousands of cases of microcephaly and other devastating birth defects in newborns, Reuters returned to check on the mothers and their children. Zika, the first mosquito-borne virus known to damage developing fetuses, has since disappeared from headlines, but world health officials fear its spread to new populations. In Angola, dozens of babies born with microcephaly since 2017 appear linked to the same strain of Zika that hit Latin America.