SABINEWS MORNING NEWS UPDATE NOVEMBER 1, 2018
Oshiohmole Can’t Be Removed, Not Violated APC Constitution – Tinubu
National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has dismissed the call for the resignation of the national chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiohmole, saying party supremacy must be respected. Tinubu made his position known when he fielded questions from State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja, on Wednesday. According to the APC national leader, Oshiohmole has so far not violated APC constitution or engaged in any anti-party activity that will warrant his resignation or removal from office.
ICYMI: FG Sends NHIS Boss On Administrative Leave
The Federal Government on Wednesday ordered the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, to proceed on administrative leave immediately. Government has also set up a seven-man panel to investigate the allegations levelled against him by the scheme’s Governing Council, which led to his recent controversial suspension. The government’s position was contained in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, General Services Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olusegun Adekunle.
APC Primaries: Govs Not Plotting to Remove Me – Oshiomhole
Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress(APC), says he will not mortgage his conscience in order to keep his job. Oshiomhole spoke to State House correspondents after having a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja. Speaking on the fallout of APC primaries, he dismissed rumours that some governors were moblising to unseat him. According to him, he knows that the job is not a pensionable job as he will leave it one day; hence he will do the job according to the rules and his conscience. He said that out of the 23 APC governors, only three were not pleased with the outcome of the primaries in their states.
There is no doubt, APC has failed Nigerians says Governor Wike
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that there is no iota of doubt that the APC Federal Government has failed Nigerians, necessitating the need for a new Federal Government in 2019. Governor Wike further stated that the visit of Four South-South Governors to President Muhammadu Buhari had no political connotation, noting that the governors were in the Presidential Villa to discuss the development of the Niger Delta. He spoke in an interview with Channels Television Roadmap 2019. He noted: “Our meeting with the President had nothing to do with politics. It was strictly for the benefit of the South-South. “There is no personal problem between the President and myself. He came to Port Harcourt to commission a project that would add value and I had to be there.
Stay Out of Politics, NSCDC Warns Personnel
The new Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kano State, Mr. Shuaibu Mahmud, has warned personnel of the Corps against partisan politics. Mahmud gave the warning when he paid a courtesy visit to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje at the Government House, Kano. He warned the personnel to refrain from politics or getting involved in political activities which could undermine their non-partisan status. “Your excellency, some of thepersonnel area involved in partisan politics directly or indirectly and Nigeria’s public service rule doesn’t allow that, more especially for uniform men.
FG Commences Oil Subsidy Arrears Payment Process
The Federal Government, Wednesday announced that it has commenced the process for the settlement of oil subsidy arrears to the oil marketers through the promissory notes. Determined to accelerate the payments of outstanding bills to the oil marketers, the Debt Management Office, DMO, has expressed its preparedness to meet with the oil marketers this month, November 2018. This was a decision taken at a meeting between the Senate Committee on Downstream Petroleum Sector, the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Debt Management Office, DMO, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, and representatives of oil marketers held Wednesday in Abuja.
Mourinho Escapes FA Charge Over Abusive Language Usage
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has escaped punishment after a Football Association charge of using foul language following his side’s win over Newcastle United was found to have not been proven. The Portuguese coach was reported to have directed an insult in his native language towards a camera. The equipment was live tracking him down the touchline after his side’s 3-2 comeback win in the English Premier League at Old Trafford earlier this month. “A charge against Jose Mourinho for allegedly using language which was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper has been found not proven.
Former Italian Football Star Sentenced In Mafia Trial
The sentencing came at the end of a trial of almost 150 people for alleged mafia links. Iaquinta was found guilty of a firearms offence, but the judge dismissed accusations that he was involved with the ‘Ndrangheta. It is Italy’s most powerful organised crime network which is based in the southern region of Calabria. However, the court in the northern city of Reggio Emilia ruled that his father did have mafia ties. More than 120 other defendants were also found guilty in the case, which was the biggest ever such trial targeting the ‘Ndrangheta. Lawyers for the pair, who are Calabrian, said they would appeal against the ruling while Iaquinta furiously denied any wrongdoing after the sentence was read out.
Chelsea Beat Lampard’s Derby In League Cup Halloween Thriller
Chelsea dumped Frank Lampard’s Derby out of the League Cup on Wednesday despite a a valiant effort by the Championship side to battle back from a defensive Halloween horror show. Maurizio Sarri’s much-changed side eventually emerged 3-2 winners, with all five goals coming in a helter-skelter first half, on a night when there were also fourth-round victories for Arsenal, Tottenham and Middlesbrough. Two astonishing early defensive errors at Stamford Bridge from Fikayo Tomori — on loan from Chelsea — and Richard Keogh either side of a Jack Marriott equaliser gave the home side a 2-1 lead.
Nadal Pulls Out of Paris, Djokovic Takes World Number One Spot
Rafael Nadal pulled out of the Paris Masters on Wednesday guaranteeing Novak Djokovic’s return to the world number one spot. Announcing his withdrawal at a hastily arranged press conference Nadal said: “My abdominal muscles haven’t felt good for the past few days, especially on serve, doctors recommended that I didn’t play.” Djokovic arrived in Paris knowing that he would regain the top spot he relinquished two years ago if he bettered the Spaniard’s performance at the indoor event he has won four times.
Prince Charles, Camilla Begin African Tour, To Visit Nigeria
Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla landed on Wednesday in The Gambia for the first leg of a week-long African tour aimed at strengthening ties with Commonwealth nations. The Prince of Wales, heir to the throne, took over as head of the 53-member Commonwealth of Nations in April, succeeding his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. He and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, were received by Gambian President, Adama Barrow and his wife Fatou Bah-Barrow.
US Could Send 15,000 Troops To Mexico Border – Trump
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that as many as 15,000 soldiers could be dispatched to the US-Mexican border to stop what he described as dangerous groups of immigrants. With more than 5,000 soldiers already being sent, Trump told reporters “we’ll do up to anywhere between 10 and 15,000 military personnel.” “It’s a dangerous group of people,” Trump said of the latest caravan of mostly impoverished Central Americans trying to walk through Mexico to the US border. “They’re not coming into our country.”