SABINEWS MIDDAY NEWS UPDATE NOVEMBER 22, 2018
Every Nigerian knows that APC-led government of Buhari is the most corrupt – PDP
The People’s Democratic Party, PDP has backed President Goodluck Jonathan’s assertion in his book “My Transition Hours” that more corruption is being perpetrated under the watchful eyes of President Muhammadu Buhari than was recorded while he (Jonathan) was in the saddle. The party in a reaction by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, yesterday said the former President stated the obvious even as it charged the National Assembly to open the books of Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, to “unravel the shaddy practices going on in the Buhari-led administration.” He said: “Every Nigerian knows that the All Progressives Congress, APC-led government of Buhari is the most corrupt in the history of our nation. It is an open secret that despite their claims, a lot of stealing is going on in this government.
2019: ADP presidential candidate to pay N100,000 minimum wage
As campaigns for the 2019 general and presidential elections kicked off yesterday, the Presidential candidate of the Action Democratic Party, ADP, Engr. Yabagi Yusuf Sani, yesterday unveiled his blueprint for the country, with a promise to pay a minimum wage of N100,000 to workers if elected as the President of the country. Addressing the leadership of the party, candidates, members and Journalists yesterday in Abuja at the party’s National Secretariat, Engr. Sani who also promised to create five million jobs annually, however took a swipe at the government over the present condition of Nigeria workers, stressing that the minimum wage of N30,000 the Organised Labour was asking for was too small for the workers in the country if they must live above board.
Why I stand With Buhari- Adamu Garba II
The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba II, who lost to President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday threw his weight behind the APC candidate and urged his supporters to do same. In a statement he disclosed to newsmen, Adamu reeled out his reasons for supporting Buhari’s re-election bid. According to him Atiku Abubakar of the people’s Democratic Party, PDP, would have been his preferred candidate but because his party has nothing to show for the sixteen years they spent he now backs buhari. Continuing, Adamu commended the incumbent President for been bold and daring to confront issues silently weighing Nigerian economy down, he also beckons on the citizens to be patient and give Muhammad Buhari’s regime another chance.
Osinbajo won’t be distracted says Presidency
The Wednesday Presidency said that recent attempts allegedly geared at smearing the person of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will not distract him from empowering and protecting Nigerians in line with the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. The Presidency according to the Special Assistant on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu accused the opposition of making efforts to smear the Vice President. Ojudu said, “Recent desperate attempts to smear the person and reputation of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will not deter or distract him or the Buhari administration from the work of protecting and empowering every Nigerian.” He said the recent NEMA probe report which social media account say may have been outlined at that meeting in a foreign country, was one of such efforts plotted to attack the Buhari administration by tarnishing the image of the Vice President.
Buhari Didn’t Plagiarise Campaign Logo, Keyamo Insists
The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council has said that it did not plagiarise its #Nextlevel campaign logo. There had been an allegation that the APC’s new campaign logo launched last weekend with fun fare was a plagiarised version of Rex institute’s education programme logo. The ruling party has been criticised by the opposition, particularly the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), which accused the APC of plagiarism.
2019: My meeting with Obasanjo not secret – Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has dismissed claims that a photo showing him and former president Olusegun Obasanjo Tuesday did not emanate from a secret meeting between them. The photo, which showed Mr Osinbajo, the former president, and Rotimi Amaechi, the director general of Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization, in a meeting was widely circulated on social media. Several Nigerians opined that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had begun seeking ways to lobby Mr Obasanjo ahead of the 2019 general election. But the vice president’s media aide, Laolu Akande, took to Twitter to say the meeting, which happened at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, was a coincidence.
Offa Robbery: I’m Vindicated, Says Saraki
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has asked the Presidency to probe the death of Michael Adikwu, the principal suspect in the deadly bank robbery attacks in Offa, Kwara State on April 5. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, also noted that the Police disclosure of Adikwu’s death has vindicated his earlier claim that the suspect had been murdered in Police custody. He also said that the Police investigation was politically motivated to implicate him (Saraki), Governor Abdulfatai Ahmed and a few others. He stated that the inquiry would help to thoroughly examine and interrogate how the investigation into the robbery incident was conducted by the Police and whether the investigation followed the normal process and complied with global best practices.
Buhari Support Group charges Nigerians to be critical of politicians
The United Kingdom Chapter of the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) has called on Nigerians to be critical of politicians who looted the country`s treasury in the past. Mr Joseph Adebola, convener of the UK BSO, said that Nigerians should avoid voting such politicians back to power in 2019. He made the call in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, adding that such politicians should not be allowed to get close to the corridors of power in the interest of the nation. Adebola made the call at the lunch of the UK chapter of the BSO held at the D’Luxx Restaurant in Blackheath, London.
NEMA DG Denies Embezzling N33bn
The embattled Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Mustapha Maihaja, wednesday in Abuja, condemned what he called “false allegations” levelled against him by the House of Representatives’ Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness on November 8, 2018. He denied embezzling the sum of N33 billion as alleged by the House, adding that at no point also was he queried by the Office of the Vice-president for any misgivings. Maihaja told journalists yesterday that “As you are aware, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is an agency charged with the responsibility of Disaster Management in Nigeria and coordination of responses to emergencies.
10 killed in Katsina herdsmen, farmers clash
Not fewer than 10 persons were reportedly killed in a clash between herdsmen and farmers in Safana local government area of Katsina State. The Emir of Katsina, Dr. Abdulmumini Kabir Usman disclosed this on Wednesday. The Emir dropped the hint when he received at his palace a group, Queen Dijah Women and Children Awareness Initiative working around issues of drug abuse, rape and violence against women.
English Premier League has made me stronger – Guardiola
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes the competitive nature and sheer unpredictability of the English Premier League has presented him with the biggest challenge of his career. Prior to his move to Manchester, Guardiola collected three Spanish La Liga titles and two UEFA Champions League trophies with FC Barcelona. He then led Bayern Munich to three consecutive Bundesliga crowns in competitions dominated by very few teams. However, the Spaniard said it felt like he needed to learn a whole new set of skills after arriving in England in 2016.
Tyson Fury shows off incredible transformation with Deontay Wilder fight a week away
Tyson Fury has posed to show off the final version of his incredible transformation back to world heavyweight title challenger a week away from taking on Deontay Wilder. The Gypsy King piled on the weight during a two-and-a-half year hiatus from the ring before returning this year. After tipping the scales at his heaviest at 28 stone, Fury trimmed down somewhat for the tune-up fights against Sefer Sefeir and Francesco Pianeta. Now Fury appears to be close to the peak condition associated with his stunning upset win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.
Stick with Messi, avoid Bale in La Liga fantasy this week
The biggest game in La Liga this weekend, by far, is Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona on Saturday. Barcelona are currently top of the table on 24 points, with Atletico Madrid just one point behind. It’s a matchup pitting the best offensive team in the league against the best defensive team. Barcelona have scored 34 goals so far this season, 10 more than Sevilla in second place. Atletico Madrid have conceded only eight goals, one fewer than Valencia and Real Valladolid.
UK’s May to meet with Austrian leader to help Brexit bid
British Prime Minister Theresa May is to meet Austria’s chancellor to build support for her Brexit plan ahead of a possible Sunday summit. May plans to meet Thursday with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, whose country holds the rotating European Union presidency. The U.K. and the European Union agreed last week on a 585-page document sealing the terms of Britain’s departure, but are still working to nail down a separate political declaration on their future relations after Brexit. Kurz told the Austria Press Agency in remarks published Thursday that his trip to London is designed to help May build support for the deal, which faces opposition in the British Parliament.
Video: Obama cheered after he volunteers at Chicago food bank for Thanksgiving
A Chicago food bank that was preparing bags with goodies for the needy during Thanksgiving, had a surprise volunteer turn up: Barack Obama. The former president dropped by the Greater Chicago Food Depository to lend a hand loading potatoes in bags. Wearing a Chicago White Sox baseball cap, Obama arrived with bags of food, put on his gloves and got to work beside the volunteers at the centre. Volunteers at the centre help provide Thanksgiving meals to more than 700 food pantries and shelters across Cook County, Illinois.
Donald McCaig, veteran who chronicled rural life and Civil War, dies at 78
He trained Marines to shoot, taught philosophy to college students, and worked as a producer for Murray the K, the influential rock radio DJ. But after settling in to a lucrative copywriting position at a Madison Avenue ad agency, Donald McCaig grew restless — and decided to reinvent himself as a farmer and writer. So in 1971, as the back-to-the-land movement pulled his friends toward communes in the countryside, he and his girlfriend acquired a 280-acre farm in the Allegheny Mountains of western Virginia. Their 19th-century cabin was unheated, unfenced and plumbing-free. By the end of their third lambing season, nearly half of their sheep had died.
Google Duplex has now launched for some Pixel owners
The system of using Google Assistant to make reservations at restaurants and other businesses – is one of the most exciting and ambitious uses Google has yet found for its Assistant and now, finally, you might be able to use it. Despite being announced back in May, Google Duplex is only now rolling out, but according to a Google spokesperson speaking to VentureBeat it’s only currently available for a “small group” of Pixel owners in “select cities”.