WE HAD OUR DAUGHTERS THROUGH IVF- MICHELLE OBAMA REVEALS Former United States First Lady Michelle Obama has released a memoir in which she reveals difficulties about her marriage and pregnancy with her two daughters.
In the book, Becoming, Mrs Obama reveals that she had a miscarriage and used in vitro fertilisation to conceive both children, Malia and Sasha.
Mrs Obama told ABC’s Good Morning America she felt “lost and alone” after her miscarriage 20 years ago.
Mrs Obama and her husband, former President Barack Obama, sought couples therapy, she also revealed for the first time in her 426-page book, which will be released on Tuesday, the BBC reported.
Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is on his way back to Nigeria from the UK. The APC chairman travelled out of the country after he was quizzed by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) over allegations of collecting kickbacks during his party’s primary elections.
The Senator representing Abia South, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has written the Nigerian High Commissioner to Israel, His Excellency, Enoch Duchi, to confirm that the Leader, of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu is in Israel. Abaribe wrote through his lawyer, Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume (SAN). The letter dated November 7th, 2018 was through the Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs and entitled “Is a citizen of our country Nnamdi Kanu in Israel?”
*. FIRS on Friday said that a total sum of N4.3 trillion was generated as its revenue from January to October 2018. The Executive Chairman FIRS, Babatunde Fowler made this known during
the FIRS’ special day at the Lagos International Trade Fair. Fowler attributed the increase in revenue collection by the agency to efforts of President Muhammad Buhari’s administration’s policy of expanding the nation’s tax base and blocking of revenue leakages.
1. FOREIGN SCENE:
In her new book “ONBECOMING”, Michelle Obama says she would “never forgive” President Trump for championing the “birther” theory that her husband was not born in the US. “The whole [birther] thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed,” she wrote. “What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this I’d never forgive him.”
2. FOREIGN SCENE:
US President Donald Trump in a statement just minutes after landing in Paris said it was very insulting of French President Emmanuel Macron to suggest that Europe should build its own military to protect it from the United States, Russia, and China. “President Macron of France has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the US, China and Russia. Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of NATO, which the US subsidizes greatly!” Trump said in a twitter message on Friday.
PRESIDENT Buhari will attend the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum taking place in the French capital November 11-13, 2018. The presidency announced that he was expected to depart Abuja on Friday. According to a statement issued by Femi Adesina in Abuja explained that the forum is organised by the French Government and a number of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). It said the Forum is based on the “simple idea that international cooperation is key to tackling global challenges and ensuring durable peace.”
4. NATIONAL ASSEMBLY:
Senate has urged the Federal Government to accord a former minister of Works, Tony Anenih, “all the official burial rights due a national figure, with such honour and diligence.” The upper legislative chamber has also urged the federal government to name the National Institute of Construction Technology and Management in Uromi, Edo State, after the late PDP leader. The resolutions of the senate, followed adoption of a motion sponsored by Senator Clifford Ordia.
Anenih was from Edo.
5. NATIONAL ASSEMBLY:
The Senate yesterday said that its decision to rescind and revise the method of funding of the supplementary budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies for the conduct of the 2019 general elections, was done in good faith, after due consultation with the executive arm of government. The statement may have been informed by the insinuation that the Senate unilaterally reduced the budget of Ministries, Departments and Agencies with recourse to the affected MDAs.
6. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:
Few weeks after Radio Biafra returned to the airwaves, the NSA office has released four broadcast frequencies harvested fromIPOB for the use of the federal government owned radio station, FRCN. The four shortwave bands seized from Radio Biafra for FRCN include 7315khz on 41 meter band, 13840khz on 22 meter band, 17525khz on 16 meter band and 7235khz on 41 meter band. It was further gathered that these broadcast frequencies seized from Radio Biafra, will soon be allocated for the use of Radio Nigeria stations in Bayelsa, Enugu, and Ibadan.
7. STATE GOVERNMENT:
Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State has called the running mate of PDP Presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubaker Mr Petre Obi a tribal bigot. El Rufai in a tweet on Friday quoted an article Leadership titled ‘Peter Obi, Ghost Of The Past And Reality Of Today’ said ‘Peter Obi is a tribal bigot. He was widely quoted on national television that the SSS was right to detain me for 48 hours in an hotel in 2014 on the grounds that ”El-Rufai has no business being in Anambra State as it is not Katsina State”! I sued the SSS and awarded N4m damages.
Barring any last minute changes, a leadership meeting of APC will hold next week to determine the fate of the embattled National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, A prominent member of the party, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, confided in one of our correspondents, in Abuja, on Friday that as a precursor to this meeting, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, and Oshiomhole, met in Paris, France, on Thursday. Tinubu had gone to France ahead of the President’s visit to the country.
Senator Hope Uzodimma’s name has been pasted as the governorship candidate of the Imo state APC, in Imo state, by INEC. The name of Uzodimma, was pasted at the INEC, office along portharcourt road in Owerri, with Akaolisa Cyprain Okechukwu, as his running mate. Our team visited the INEC, office at about 18:45pm yesterday and kept vigil for the list to be pasted and at about 07:52pm Uzodimma’s name was displayed as the authentic governorship flag-bearer of APC, in Imo state.
The contractor behind the videos showing Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State purportedly receiving bribes, has finally opened up on the matter. He has also expressed his readiness to testify before the Kano House of Assembly panel investigating the issue. In a letter sent to the chairman of the investigative panel, through Saeed Muhd Twada, his lawyer, the contractor, who was referred to as a ‘whistleblower’, said his allegation against Ganduje is strictly personal and that he would appreciate if the governor also appears in person at the panel.