I WILL BE AT EFCC TODAY WITH MY BEDCLOTHES AND PILLOWCASE- FAYOSE
** The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, whose tenure expired midnight on Monday, said earlier in the day that he would visit EFCC on Tuesday (today) with his bedclothes and pillowcase.
Fayose’s immunity ends along with his tenure and he has been invited to the headquarters. the EFCC where he will answer to allegations that he received about N1.3bn from the Office of the NSA through the then Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.
Fayose said, “I will be there on Tuesday. I am not begging for any bail. It is up to them. If they want me, they should just give me a bed. I have done by bed bedclothes, I have done my pillowcase
*. The National Chairman PDP, Uche Secondus, has asked EFCC and other anti-graft agencies to follow the rules of law and the constitution in trying the outgoing governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, after leaving office. Mr Secondus stated this at the send-off ceremony organised by the PDP Governors Forum for Mr Fayose, on Sunday night in Abuja. Mr Fayose leaves office on Tuesday at the expiration of his tenure.
*. His name is Jafaar Jafaar and he is the publisher of an online newspaper, Daily Nigerian. Jafaar reveals that he has been running for his life after he released a multimedia report of the governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje purportedly taking kickbacks from contractors.
According to the journalist, his life has been threatened since the report which showed Governor Ganduje taking bribe from a contractor in dollars was exclusively released by him.
1. FOREIGN SCENE
Hillary Clinton has defended her husband, former President Bill Clinton, over his affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky by directly contradicting her characterization of what happened. In 1995, when Lewinsky was a 22-year-old White House intern, she had a number of sexual encounters with the then-president, which he later lied under oath to obscure. After the affair became public, Lewinsky was targeted by pundits belonging to both parties and reported feeling bullied to the point of feeling suic
2. FOREIGN SCENE:
A team of Turkish and Saudi officials tonight entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for a joint inspection two weeks after a Washington Post journalist apparently vanished inside. They arrived in unmarked police cars at 6pm local time, hours after a cleaning team swept the premises amid claims the walls have been repainted since Jamal Khashoggi was allegedly assassinated and dismembered for criticising the Saudi crown prince. Tonight’s inspection was agreed after Saudi King Salman and Turkish President Erdogan spoke yesterday
3. AFRICAN ISSUES:
According to BBC, the family of Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji, has offered a 1bn Tanzania shilling ($440,000; £330,000) reward for information that would lead to his rescue. The family hoped that the reward will help the police’s investigation, spokesperson Azim Dewji told a packed press conference.
Mohammed Dewji 43, who is Africa’s youngest billionaire, was kidnapped in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania last week
The Presidency has denied issuing a list of Nigerians affected by a travel ban as it also clarified that the Executive Order No. 6 is not a political weapon against opposition but part of revolutionary efforts to rid Nigeria of corruption. Malam Garba Shehu issued the clarification today after a national newspaper published a list containing 50 names of people cutting across the two main political parties and the military establishment. “I want to confirm to you that we have not issued any list and we are not doing so”, the presidential aide said.
5. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:
The Federal Government has said it is shocked and saddened at the killing of another aid worker by Boko Haram on Monday, despite the actions taken by the government and the widespread appeal to save the young woman.
In a statement issued in London on Monday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described the killing as dastardly, inhuman and ungodly, saying nothing can justify the shedding of the blood of innocent
6. STATE GOVERNMENT:
The Kano state House of Assembly has begun moves to impeach Governor Ganduje who was caught allegedly receiving $5 million as kickback for projects in the state. Kano Assembly moves to impeach Ganduje over $5m bribe for contracts.
Online news platform, DailyNigerian, on Sunday, October 14, 2018, released a videoof Governor Ganduje receiving bundles of dollars as bribe from a contractor. In a swift reaction, the Kano state government denied the video and threatened to sue the media organization
INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, insists that APC will not nominate any candidate for elective offices in Zamfara State for the 2019 general elections. The electoral body had earlier written the APC, notifying the ruling party of its inability to conduct primaries for the 2019 polls in accordance with the Commission’s approved dateline of October 7, noting that the party had denied itself the opportunity to participate in elections in the state. However, the APC in its reply to the Commission, noted that it could not conduct primary elections in Zamfara because the party settled for a consensus candidate.
8. KEYAMO VS SOWUNMI:
Channels TV had to end a Live TV programme which aired this morning after the spokespersons of the Buhari and Atiku campaign organisations, Festus Keyamo and Segun Sowunmi, got into a heated argument during the interview.
Despite the intervention of the moderator who incessantly sued for peace between the two, the duo went on to keep arguing, ignoring his plea; even while he eventually decided to end the show and gave his closing speech, the spokespersons kept on arguing.
PDP has alleged that the Presidency has directed the EFCC to arrest and incarcerate indefinitely Mr. Ayodele Fayose. The PDP in a statement Monday, by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said information at the party’s disposal and all over the social media indicated that the Presidency had put the commission on alert to arrest the governor at midnight today and detain him indefinitely. The party claimed that the alleged directive by the Presidency was not unconnected with the plot to use the EFCC and other security agencies to incarcerate the governor
Eight-time Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has completed a move to an unnamed side in Europe, his agent Tony Rallis revealed. The former Jamaican runner scored two goals for Central Coast Mariners of Australia’s A-League in their friendly against Macarthur South West United. Rallis told ESPN: “There is a club in Europe that has offered Bolt a two-year deal, they have been taken over by new owners who have aspirations.