TRUMP’S NEW “BEAST” LIMO IS SEEN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEW YORK
** Donald Trump’s new ‘Beast’ limousine has been see for the first time during the president’s trip to New York. The custom-made Cadillac was snapped at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport Sunday and replaces the old Beast, which was brought into service for Barack Obama in 2009.
Its security features are classified, but the $1.5million car is said to be able to withstand a gun or bomb attack, and have built-in tear-gas launchers to help disperse anyone intent on ambushing it.
The Beast also reportedly has its own oxygen supply to keep the president safe in the event of a chemical or biological attack, as well as a supply of Trump’s blood type should he be injured.
*. Instagram said co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned as chief executive officer and chief technical officer of the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook Inc, giving scant explanation for the move. The departures at Facebook’s fastest-growing revenue generator come just months after the exit of Jan Koum, co-founder of Facebook-owned messaging app, WhatsApp, media reports on Tuesday.
*. A lone trekker, Isa Mohammed Munlaila, who began trekking from Lagos to Abuja last month, against President Buhari’s 2019 presidential ambition, has arrived Abuja after spending 34 days on the road. Munlaila left Lagos on 23 August and arrived Abuja on Tuesday. He said he was fulfilled to have trekked the distance from Lagos to Abuja against the second term aspiration of Buhari. Speaking with PM News, Munlaila said he normally trekked from 6.00am to 6.00pm on daily basis and then slept somewhere before continuing his journey to Abuja.
1. FOREIGN SCENE:
Britain’s main opposition Labour Party announced Tuesday it will reject Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed divorce deal with the European Union when it comes to a vote in Parliament and might support a new Brexit referendum..One official said May’s government was offering the country a choice between “really bad and even worse.” If Britain and the EU agree on a deal, it must be approved by individual EU nations before Britain leaves. In the U.K. that means a vote by lawmakers.
2. FOREIGN SCENE:
The 45th President of the United States, while addressing the general assembly attempted to highlight the progress of his administration and said confidently that in its two years since ascendancy to power, the Trump administration “has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.” This was followed by laughter from the assembly, slightly embarrassed, Trump admitted that that was not the reaction he was expecting. he said, “Didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s okay” … which drew even more laughs.
President Buhari Monday night delivered an address at the High-Level Meeting on Global Peace to honour the Centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela on the sidelines of UN General Assembly in New York. In his address, President Buhari hailed the former South African Leader Nelson Mandela for his rare virtues, particularly in the promotion of peace, unity and reconciliation.
According to Buhari, Nigeria is committed to the promotion and protection of the rights of all women as well as providing an enabling environment for them to realise their full potential.
DSS has reacted to media report regarding the custody of Aisha Buhari’s ADC, Sani Baba-Inna. Baba-Inna, received about N2.5 billion from politicians and business people on behalf of Mrs Buhari and then kept the cash to himself. Mrs Buhari who ordered the Police boss,Ibrahim Idris, to investigate the case was, however, not satisfied with the investigation. She ordered the DSS to take up the matter. In a reaction on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, spokesperson of the service who earlier denied knowledge of the case confirmed that the aide was with the secret Police.
An Imo State High Court has nullified the removal from office of the Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere, Channels Television reports. The development has resulted in jubilation by supporters. Mr Madumere was removed controversially from office by Imo State House of Assembly members over a political dispute with Governor Rochas Okorocha. The court sitting in Owerri ruled on Tuesday that the removal did not follow due process. The court also ordered Mr Madumere to continue in office as deputy governor.
6. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:
The Abuja Rail Mass Transit on Monday commenced commercial train services on the Airport-Idu-Central Area metro line, Mr Okey Ugwuanyi, Airport Station Manager, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Ugwuanyi said FCTA had been running free services since the inauguration of the metro line by President Buhari in July. He said that the cost of the ticket was set at N1,000 for adult on the airport to metro station, N500 on Idu to Airport and N500 on Idu to Metro station.
The All Progressives Campaign Council for the Osun Governorship Election has urged the party’s members in the areas where the state’s election rerun will be held on Thursday to ignore the alleged rantings of the PDP and turn out en masse to vote for the ruling party. In a statement in Abuja by the Chairman of the Council’s Media Committee, Lai Mohammed, the Council said the threat by the PDP to challenge, in court, the INEC’s declaration of last Saturday’s election as inconclusive was nothing but sheer bravado.
Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti state, on Thursday led some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the residence of Iyiola Omisore, Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate in Osun state governorship election. His visit comes 24 hours after that of Senate President Bukola Saraki. The PDP and APC are wooing Omisore ahead of the governorship rerun scheduled for Thursday. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Saturday’s election inconclusive.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revised the Nigerian Cheque Standard and the Nigerian Cheque Printers Accreditation Scheme and set the implementation date at February 1, 2019. The NCS and NICPAS were introduced in 2006 by the CBN to increase the efficiency and safety in the Nigerian cheque clearing system. In a circular, released by the CBN, the new and old standard shall run concurrently for one and half years, after which the old standard would be phased out.
President of NFF, Amaju Melvin Pinnick has stated that he decided to extend VVIP invitation to the duo of Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola to be part of the FIFA award in London as a way of further wooing the private sector to be part of Nigerian football. Amaju who spoke exclusively to Newsmen here in London said the duo of Dangote and Otedola were very impressed after the FIFA awards night where Modric was crowned the World Best.