SABINEWS MORNING NEWS UPDATE NOVEMBER 4, 2018
Stop Misleading People, Buhari Warns Elite
President Muhammadu Buhari has warned Nigerian elites to stop misleading the people through their unguarded utterances. Buhari, who is the visitor to University of Uyo, gave the warning at the 24th convocation ceremony of the institution on Saturday. The President, who was represented by Mr Ibrahim Yakasai, Director of Corporate Communications, National University Commission (NUC), said that development and progress could not thrive in a hate-filled and divisive society. He said universities as home of great thinkers, should give guidance to the communities to enable the people to make informed decisions as we approached 2019 general elections.
Oshiomhole Lacks Respect for Truth, Decency- Amosun
Governor Ibikunle Amosun has declared that the alleged plot by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to cede Ogun State and the government to a ” gang of rapacious expansionists” in 2019 would fail. Amosun said Oshiomhole also lacks respect for truth and decency, accusing the former Edo State governor of using “unsavoury language” against him. The Governor who made this known on Saturday night in a statement by Adedayo Adeneye, the Ogun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, was reacting to comments by Oshiomole on the controversy trailing the primaries of the party in Ogun State.
If You Can’t Pay Minimum Wage, Resign – I Go Dye Tells Governors
Popular Nigerian comedian, Francis Agoda, a.k.a I Go Dye, has shared his thoughts on the ongoing minimum wage issue which has been topping discussions in the country for some time now. According to the humour merchant who is never afraid to eloquently air his displeasure on trending socio-political matters of interest, the current minimum wage is an insult to the pride of Nigeria as a nation because Nigerian workers are the most used worldwide. “Nigerian workers are the most used workers in the world, other countries work per hour, while Nigerian workers work from 8am-4pm and yet they are paid less than $50 monthly. When I proposed to Federal Government ‘2017 logic and reason without guns’, here we are today still deliberating on it. Minimum wage is an insult to our pride as a nation.
Buhari Congratulates Nnamani At 70
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said he joined members of the All Progressives Congress, National Assembly and all Nigerians in congratulating former President of the Senate President, Ken Nnamani, on his 70th birthday. In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President described Nnamani as “a visionary leader whose maturity, foresight and wisdom restored stability to the Senate between 2005 and 2007, after many years of leadership tussle.” As a party stalwart, Buhari affirmed that the wise counsel of the elder statesman has been most candid and helpful for the country.
Don’t Become My Enemy – Omotola Warns Erring Fans
Nollywood super diva and mother of four, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has gone hard and exacting on fans who condemned her for osting a rather revealing dress she wore to the launch of Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) 2018. The Alter Ego actress had posted the picture on her Instagram page asking her fans and followers to comment either ‘Yah’ or ‘Nah’ depending on their opinion of her dress. As soon as the picture went up, she was confounded with a cacophony of ‘Nahs”. And what must have angered the super star who has close to 3 million followers was the fact that some didn’t end their comments with just ‘Nah’, they went as far as trolling her and dropping comments that were somewhat caustic and unfriendly. For Omotola who doesn’t take prisoners when it comes to expressing her feelings, she gave it back to them as sternly as words can say.
Iheanacho, Ndidi Off To Thailand For Burial
Leicester City’s Nigerian duo, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi will be on their way to Thailand this weekend, as they join The Foxes for the burial of their late club owner. Although the team will be in action same day against Cardiff City in the English Premier League, Iheanacho, Ndidi and the other players will travel for the funeral of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in Bangkok after Saturday’s game. Vichai bought Leicester in 2010 and the team went on to stun the football world by winning the English Premier League title against the odds in 2016.
Nigeria’s Group Opponent bashed at Home in Pre-Tournament Friendly
Nigeria’s Group opponent at the 2018 AWCON, Zambia lost 3-2 in a pre-tournament friendly against Ghana’s Black Queens on Saturday in Lusaka. Ghana are hosts of the 11th edition of the competition, which gets underway on 17 November, and have played the first of three friendlies lined up before their opening match. Zambia’s She-polopolo will be making their third appearance in the competition since 2014.
Arsenal Boss Praises Iwobi’s Impact Vs Liverpool, Reveals Super Eagles Star Best
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has praised Iwobi for his impact after coming off the bench in his team’s entertaining 1-1 draw with Premier League leaders Liverpool on Saturday evening. Liverpool went in front through James Milner but the Gunners equalized with eight minutes remaining with Iwobi involved in the buildup to the goal. Lacazette curled a wonderful effort past the Liverpool goalkeeper after receiving a through-ball from the Nigeria international. Iwobi played as a makeshift left back following the introduction of Danny Welbeck in the 81st minute.
Struggling Salah Does Not Look The ‘Real Deal’, Claims Keown
The Egypt striker has seen his strike-rate drop drastically compared to last season, and Keown believes something is wrong. Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah is still struggling from an injury and looks a pale shadow of the player who took England by storm last year, according to Martin Keown. Salah smashed an incredible 32 goals in 36 Premier League games in 2017-18 in his first campaign since moving from Roma. In total the Egypt international netted 44 times in all competitions, a mark that saw him mentioned as a hopeful for this year’s Ballon d’Or prize.
Jurgen Klopp aims sly dig at Virgil van Dijk’s finishing after Arsenal vs Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp insisted that Liverpool’s point from their 1-1 draw at Arsenal was a good one, but he lamented Virgil van Dijk’s failure to take three presentable chances that Klopp himself says he’d have scored. Van Dijk saw a first half effort saved by Bernd Leno after controlling the ball on his chest, then he headed against the post after the German goalkeeper had come for a cross and missed. Then in the second period, the Dutchman’s header from a corner was tipped over the top by Leno. James Milner’s strike just after the hour mark was later cancelled out by a terrific goal from Alexnadre Lacazette, with Liverpool left to rue the decision to disallow Sadio Mane’s first half strike which should have stood.
Erdogan, Trump Discuss Turkish Bank, Syrian Patrols
Turkey’s president says Donald Trump has promised to review possible U.S. measures against a Turkish bank for evading sanctions on Iran. Speaking Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave details about a phone conversation he had with Trump on Thursday as strained relations between the two countries ease following Turkey’s release of a jailed American pastor. Erdogan said he raised the issue of the state-owned Halkbank, which had an executive charged in New York for taking part in a scheme to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran. Turkey maintains Halkbank did not violate the sanctions. Erdogan said Trump “said he would immediately instruct his ministers about this.” It was not clear what Trump could do.
Syria’s Remote Rukban Camp Receives First UN Aid Convoy Since January
A United Nations aid convoy on Saturday reached the Rukban refugee camp in Syria where thousands of people are stranded in the desert near the border with Jordan, a member of the camp’s local council said. “The first convoys have entered the camp,” said Abu Abdullah, a member of the civilian council that runs the camp and has coordinated with the UN on humanitarian aid convoys. The UN said it was delivering food, sanitation and hygiene supplies, nutrition and health assistance to 50,000 people in Rukban, an area under rebel control, in an operation expected to take three to four days.
Arron Banks Lied To Parliament About His Brexit Campaign, Say Whistleblowers
Brexit donor Arron Banks lied to MPs about the political work that his insurance company did for his controversial Leave campaign, according to whistleblowers who worked at Banks’s Bristol headquarters during the Brexit vote. Hundreds of emails leaked by former employees of Eldon Insurance and Rock Services to openDemocracy show insurance staff frequently working on the Leave campaign in the run-up to the 2016 referendum. Banks, who was referred to the National Crime Agency this week, repeatedly told MPs that his insurance businesses and his political campaigning were separate.