Rev Father Eyayomo is dead
Very Rev Father Patrick Eyayomo , Chaplain of Seat of Wisdom Catholic Chaplaincy , Petroleum Training institute, PTI, in Uvwie local government area, Delta State, is dead.
The 72 year old was among old Priest in the Catholic diocese of Warri, Delta State. READ ALSO: Fayemi felicitates Kukah on appointment into Pope’s Dicastery. He retired as a military officer on the rank of Colonel.
Source: Vanguard News Nigeria
Oshiomhole kicks against APC revalidation exercise
The immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has faulted the ongoing membership revalidation exercise of the party. The exercise, he said, is contrary to Constitution of the party.
Oshiomhole spoke with newsmen shortly after revalidating his membership of the party at Unit 1, Ward 10, Iyamho, Etsako West Local Government of Edo State. According to him: “APC is governed by a constitution and not by man. The constitution only provides for registration and I registered as a member of the APC in 2014 under the Interim National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande.
“There is nothing in the APC constitution that says a member shall revalidate or renew his membership. Once you registered when you joined the party and you have not decamped, you are a member. So revalidation is strange to our constitution.“I have only done this because I want peace to reign but in doing this, we have to be careful not to create constitutional breach.”
Oshiomhole, however, noted between 2015 and now, people have exited from the party and others have joined while some have died, adding that it makes sense to review the register so that those who have decamped to APC will be registered while those who have left will be deleted.
“If you ask me as a foundation member, who has never decamped, to revalidate my membership, it is double registration because there is nothing like revalidation in our constitution.
“By asking me to revalidate my membership means I was not a member. So, I think the correct language should be either reviewing or updating because it makes sense to review voters register due to the new members that have joined or those that have exited,” Oshiomhole said.
He said the party has been updating its register from time to time, noting most of the Governors under the party today became members following voters register update hence they were able to contest the governorship election under the party.
“So what this means now is that I have come here to do another registration but I insist that my registration never expired within the provision of the APC constitution
Source: The Nation
Ahly coach Mosimane praises Qatar’s organisation of FIFA Club World Cup
Al Ahly SC manager PitsoMosimane applauded Qatar’s commitment to safely hosting the FIFA Club World Cup during a press conference on Sunday. Mosimane and his players have spent five weeks in a medical bubble in order to participate in the tournament, which got underway on Thursday night.
Qatar has implemented strict health and safety protocols in order to host the tournament safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mosimane said: “We haven’t faced any issues during the past five weeks. We are trying our best to look after our health – and the health of our opponents. We comply with these rules to ensure the safety of everyone and in order to continue playing football.”
Mosimane went on to praise Qatar’s readiness to host the FIFA World Cup™ in under two years’ time. “The airport, transportation, hotels, stadiums and training pitches are all fantastic – and these are the most important components when it comes to hosting a successful World Cup. From a technical point of view, everything is compliant here. I’d give it a green tick.” Ahly lost to European champions Bayern Munich 2-0 in the semis on Monday and will face CONMEBOL representatives Palmeiras of Brazil in the third place match on Thursday.
Gov Sanwo-Olu revalidates APC membership
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday revalidated his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The revalidation and registration exercise was done at his ward (Ward E3) also known as ”Premier Ward” at St. Stephen School Compound, Adeniji Adele, Lagos Island axis of the state.
NAN reports that Sanwo-Olu who spoke at the event told party followers that the exercise was designed to further strengthen the APC toward becoming Africa’s largest political platform.
He said the revalidation of previous APC followers and registration of new members was to ensure that the party had an effective register that would boost the party’s status globally.
According to him, the revalidation confirmed his status as the Governor of Lagos State under APC
35 year old man rapes 90-year-old woman in Yobe
The Police Command in Yobe on Tuesday said it had arrested one Mohammed Faruk for allegedly raping a 90-year-old woman (name withheld) in Gadaka town in Fika Local Government Area of the state. The Command’s Spokesman, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, disclosed this in a statement in Damaturu.
He said that the incident occurred at about 2 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 8, when Faruk intruded into the nonagenarian’s room in a compound and forced himself into her. Abdulkarim said medical examination at the General Hospital, Fika, revealed some drops of semen on the woman’s private part and confirmed that the suspect allegedly raped the nonagenarian.
He said during interrogation, Faruk, 35, also confessed to committing the crime. The spokesman said that the case would soon be transferred to the state CID for discreet investigation and subsequent prosecution. Abdulkarim appealed to the general public to always assist the police with vital information to fight crime, saying the command was combat ready to protect lives and property of the citizens.
Sports Minister, Sunday Dare fumes, denies Oyo governorship posters
Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has denied any link to campaign posters in Ibadan and environs purportedly announcing his intention to run for governorship position in Oyo State in 2023. The minister said this in a statement signed by his Special Adviser (Media), John Joshua-Akanji on Tuesday in Abuja. “The attention of the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare has been drawn to campaign posters flooding Ibadan and other towns in Oyo State announcing the candidacy of the minister to run for the governorship position of Oyo State in 2023.
“The intention of the printers of these posters is not only mischievous and dubious, but also an orchestrated effort to distract the minister from concentrating on performing his assignment as minister of youth and sports development,” he said. Dare consequently condemned the action of those he termed mischief makers. “The minister hereby totally disassociate himself from these posters and condemns the action of these mischief makers who are bent on creating confusion and distraction for the minister in the task put before him by Mr President,” he added.
The minister reiterated his focus and determination to continue to carry out his responsibilities as a minister and not interested in a position that would not be vacant in two to three years time. “Neither the minister, his political associates or friends have any links whatsoever to these campaign posters,” he added. Dare urged members of the public to disregard anyone or group purporting to be leading his campaign for the Oyo state governorship election in 2023