Nigeria’s First Lady may not support President Buhari re-election

first_imgNigeria’s first lady Aisha BuhariAisha, Nigeria’s first lady has said she may not support her husband President Muhammadu Buhari at the next election unless he shakes up his government.In a BBC interview, Aisha Buhari said the president “does not know” most of the top officials he has appointed.She suggested the government had been hijacked, saying a “few people” were behind presidential appointments.In the interview with Naziru Mikailu from BBC Hausa, Mrs Buhari said: “The president does not know 45 out of 50 of the people he appointed and I don’t know them either, despite being his wife of 27 years.”She also said that people who did not share the vision of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) were now appointed to top posts because of the influence a “few people” wield.“Some people are sitting down in their homes folding their arms only for them to be called to come and head an agency or a ministerial position.”Mr. Buhari has not indicated whether or not he will seek re-election, and according to his wife, he has not told his family too.“He is yet to tell me but I have decided as his wife, that if things continue like this up to 2019, I will not go out and campaign again and ask any woman to vote like I did before. I will never do it again,” she said. Premium Times reportslast_img read more

Atasi Ketimpangan Ekonomi, Kemenhub Proyeksikan 8 Bandara Baru di Selatan Jawa

first_imgDirektur Jenderal Perhubungan Udara Kemenhub Agus Santoso mengatakan, pengembangan bandara baru atau yang sudah ada di selatan Jawa menjadi bagian dari upaya pemerintah untuk mengurangi ketimpangan ekonomi. “Selama ini Jawa sebelah utara itu menjadi pusat pertumbuhan ekonomi. Sedangkan tengah ke selatan terlupakan, sehingga perkembangan ekonomi menjadi timpang sekali,” katanya yang dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari bisnis.com (21/8/2017).Hal ini juga yang membuat pengembangan bandara di wilayah selatan Jawa menjadi salah satu solusinya. Bila berjalan lancar, Kemenhub berharap bandara-bandara tersebut bisa dimulai pengerjaannya pada tahun 2018 dan 2019 mendatang. Saat ini bandara Kulon Progo dan Blimbingsari sudah lebih dulu dikembangkan. Sedangkan Bandara Notohadinegoro yang berada di Jember juga mulai dalam perencanaan pengembangan.Kepala Bagian Perencanaan Direktorat Perhubungan Udara Kemnhub Syamsu Rizal mengatakan, pengembangan selatan Jawa ini ada beberapa yang masih dalam tahap penentuan lokasi untuk bandara. “Kami masih menentukan titik-titik mana saja yang perlu dibangun bandara guna menjadi pusat pertumbuhan ekonomi baru. Ini tidak mudah, karena banyak hal yang harus selesai lebih dulu,” tuturnya.Adapun tantangan yang dihadapi pada pembangunan bandara di selatan Jawa yakni bentuk daratan (terrain) yang terlalu tinggi dan luas pembebasan lahan yang terlalu besar serta dukungan infrastruktur jalan. Karena masalah ini, pemerintah kemudian melakukan pengkajian secara teknis agar bandara yang dibangun tetap memenuhi aspek keamanan dan keselamatan penerbangan sipil sesuai dengan standar internasional.“Kami juga tidak tahu secara pasti kapan kajian itu selesai, namun yang pasti target dalam RPJMN 2019 itu ada. Namun, titik yang mana itu belum. Mungkin beberapa saat lagi, kita akan sampaikan,” ujar Syamsu. Dikatakan Syamsu, proses pengembangan bandara di selatan Jawa saat ini sudah cukup baik dimana terlihat dengan mulai dipublikasikannya jalur udara baru untuk penerbangan komersial di selatan Jawa. Sebagai catatan, jalur udara penerbangan komersial di Jawa selatan resmi dipublikasikan ke Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) pada 17 Agustus 2017. Sesuai dengan regulasi penerbangan, jalur udara tersebut akan efektif pada 56 hari ke depan.Baca juga: Tahun 2019, Bandara Notohadinegoro Siap Didarati Boeing 737“Alhamdulillah, jalur udara untuk penerbangan komersial di Jawa selatan sudah diresmikan. Tentunya, setelah jalur udaranya rampung, sekarang tinggal mengurus titik-titik mana saja yang akan dibangun bandara,” kata Syamsu.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related Sketsa Bandara Kulon Progo (detik.com) Dengan dibukanya ruang udara di Selatan Jawa untuk penerbangan sipil, menjadi babak baru dalam upaya pembangunan wilayah bagian selatan Pulau Jawa yang cenderung tertinggal dari kawasan utara Pulau Jawa. Dengan niatan mendorong industri dan wisata, Pemerintah lewat Kementerian Perhubungan telah memproyeksikan pembukaan beberapa bandara baru di Selatan Jawa.Beberapa proyek bandara di Selatan Jawa memang kini telah rampung atau berstatus operasional dengan pengembangan, seperti Bandara Blimbingsari di Banyuwangi dan Notohadinegoro di Jember. Dua bandara tersebut masih sebagian kecil dan masih ada enam lainnya yang akan dibangun, yaitu di Sukabumi, Tasikmalaya, Yogyakarta tepatnya di Kulon Progo, Purbalingga, Kediri dan Tulungagung. Kedelapan daerah ini masuk dalam rencana pengembangan untuk perkembangan ekonomi di daerahnya.Baca juga: Bandara Blimbingsari, Andalkan Konsep Green Airport dan Kearifan Lokallast_img read more

No. 2 UWF to Visit Mobile for Single Game at Spring Hill

first_imgUWF is 13-4 all-time against Spring Hill and the Argonauts have won the last 10 games in the series, dating back to 2016. Those two were far from the only ones to help out offensively, however. Jacquelynne Poling (5-10) hit an even .500 with a pair of home runs against VSU, and Courtney McLellan added her first career round-tripper on Saturday in Valdosta. Scouting Spring HillUWF hosted Spring Hill in a doubleheader in Pensacola earlier in the year, taking 8-0 and 8-3 wins on February 13. Since that time, the Badgers have gone 8-1 to improve to 11-11 for the year. PENSACOLA, Fla. – The second-ranked University of West Florida softball team will head to Mobile, Alabama, for a single game against Spring Hill on Wednesday, facing the Badgers for the third time this year. First pitch is scheduled for 3 pm. In that doubleheader, the Argonauts got a 3-for-3 day from Jacquelynne Poling in Game 1 and a three-hit, three-RBI game from Rachel Wright in Game 2, along with a pair of strong pitching performances in each game. Poling and Wright each had four total hits in the doubleheader, and Wright and Mika Garcia had three RBIs apiece. UWF dominated in the circle, too, with a 1.75 ERA across 32 innings. Sweatt, Gilbert, and Perkins allowed opponents to hit just .178 and threw three complete games during the week. Teala Howard Is Only A FreshmanFreshman Teala Howard has been one of the most electric players in the country this year, and after another outstanding weekend at Valdosta State, the rookie leads Division II in hits (48). Howard also ranks sixth in the country in runs per game (1.27), 10th in batting average (.516), and 19th in stolen bases (25). Additionally, she is third in the GSC with a .558 on-base percentage. Sweet ReliefWest Florida has had one of the best pitching staffs in the country this year, ranking sixth in Division II with a 1.41 team ERA. But Grace Gilbert, Tori Perkins, and Kelsey Sweatt have been even better in relief. Across 30.0 innings of relief this year, the trio has struck out 35 batters, allowed opponents to hit just .136, and they have not allowed a single earned run. The Lake Butler, Florida, native is a three-time GSC Freshman of the Week and has recorded multiple hits in 10 of her last 15 games played, including a 4-for-4 day against Montevallo last Wednesday when she scored three runs. In all, Howard leads UWF with 17 multi-hit games for the season. Sweatt, who has thrown 10.2 of those relief innings, leads the group with a .114 opponent batting average and 18 strikeouts when coming out of the bullpen. Sweatt started games against Montevallo and No. 9 Valdosta State last week, getting the start in each. The sophomore threw three innings and struck out five batters against Montevallo, allowing only one hit. She earned the win with a complete game effort over VSU allowing just two hits and one earned run. No SweattAfter posting a 0.70 ERA over two outings last week, sophomore Kelsey Sweatt has earned Gulf South Conference Pitcher of the Week honors for the first time in her career. Sweatt is UWF’s third student-athlete (Teala Howard, Rhiannon Sassman) to earn a weekly conference award this season. How We’ve Been LatelyUWF wrapped up a 4-1 week with a series win against Valdosta State on Saturday and Sunday, batting .328 against the Lady Blazers and Montevallo. Howard led the Argonauts with a .643 batting average (9-14) and seven runs scored, while Rhiannon Sassman’s three doubles and six RBIs were team highs. In all, Sweatt struck out 8 batters over 10 innings and allowed a .094 opponents batting average, improving to 9-1 for the season. STATS Sweatt ranks 11th in Division II in hits allowed per seven innings (3.72), and she ranks second in the GSC in opponent batting average (.152), third in strikeouts (75) and ERA (1.43), and fourth in wins (9). The game can be followed along with live stats, which can be found at the link above or by visiting GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Version Delaney Thomas has continued to be a tough out for SHC, batting .356 and leading the team in runs (16), hits (21), doubles (6), home runs (3), RBIs (15), slugging (.610), and she still has not struck out this year.last_img read more

Nomura earns win in return to judo

first_imgGENEVA – Three-time Olympic judo champion Tadahiro Nomura triumphantly marked his return to the mat Saturday by winning the Swiss Open.Nomura, who won gold at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Games, defeated Switzerland’s Ludovic Chammartin by ippon in the final in his first meet since August 2011. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Nomura, who missed the cut for the last two Olympics, is eyeing his domestic comeback this summer at the All-Japan corporate championships.“I’m really excited to have won my first competition in a long time,” Nomura said. “I admit, I was nervous and worried but I’m relieved now.“I wanted to show everyone that an old man at 38 can still keep up with the boys in their teens and 20s.” center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

It’s back to school time for teachers

first_imgMonday marks back to school time for our Campbell County teachers.  CLICK HERE to see where and when to report.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/06/2018-6PM-PHOTO COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON – ARTWORK A CREATION OF MACY MONDAY – CORRECTION:  RYLEIGH HATMAKER CREATED THE LATEST LOOK ON THE CCHS ROCK)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img

Freeman wants crack at promotion if QPR sell him

first_imgSee also:Eustace: QPR must get recruitment rightWatford to sign keeper as 12 youngsters leave QPREustace unsure whether Freeman will stay at QPRNew QPR boss Warburton keen to work with Freeman Luke Freeman has told The Independent he wants to join a promotion-challenging club if he is sold by QPR this summer.AdChoices广告Freeman has been outstanding for Rangers during a difficult season and is expected to attract interest from other clubs. “I’m getting to a point now where I’m 27, I’m into my prime,” he said.“I want to make sure that if I’m sold, it’s hopefully to someone going in the right direction, with the resources to push for promotion.”QPR rejected offers for Freeman from Middlesbrough last summer. He has since extended his contract at Loftus Road.In October he told West London Sport that he was “very happy” at Rangers but admitted the prospect of joining a club challenging for promotion appealed to him.“It was difficult. I’d be lying if I said my head wasn’t turned, because to some extent it was,” Freeman said.Click here to subscribe to West London Sport’s YouTube channel Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Spaniard ‘to be offered’ to Chelsea once Maurizio Sarri is in…

first_imgNow that Milan have been banned from Europa League football for the next two seasons, there’s a feeling in Italy the Serie A side could face a mini exodus. Part of it would be to balance the books, but if clubs with more attractive projects come knocking, there’s a chance players could get their heads turned.One of those who could fall in both camps is Suso, who has a release clause in his Milan contract that would allow him to leave if a €38m offer was tabled, and Chelsea could be a landing spotThis is what Tuttosport are reporting on Friday, who explain the Spaniard will be offered to the Blues once Maurizio Sarri has officially taken over from Antonio Conte.Embed from Getty ImagesWith the former Napoli manager now on his way to Stamford Bridge, that could end up being in the next couple of days, but the newspaper stress Suso isn’t a priority for the Italian, who sees the arrivals of Daniele Rugani, Gonzalo Higuain and a few others as far more important.On top of that, Sarri will have to oversee Chelsea’s own exodus, with a few players expected to depart to make way for his own preferences.First, however, let’s wait for the 59-year-old to be announced, then we’ll start thinking about transfers.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndolast_img read more

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ leads this week’s new movie releases

first_imgAndrew Cooper/Sony Pictures Entertainment(NEW YORK) — Opening nationwide on Friday:* Once Upon a Time in Hollywood — Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, described as “a modern fairy tale tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age,” opens nationwide on Friday.It centers on a fading TV star, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, and his friend and stunt double, played by Brad Pitt. Together, they embark on a trek to make a name for themselves in the Hollywood movie industry.In typical Tarantino fashion, the film involves multiple storylines and a large ensemble cast, including Margot Robbie, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, Damian Lewis, Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant and the late Luke Perry. Rated R.Opening in limited release on Friday:* Skin — This drama, based on a true story, stars Rocketman‘s Jamie Bell as a former skinhead who turns his back on hatred and violence and tries to create a new life for himself. But with his former friends against him, it won’t be easy. Danielle Macdonald, Daniel Henshall, Bill Camp, Mike Colter and Vera Farmiga also star. Rated R.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Ritchie on a roll at Green Valley

first_img1st Mike Phillips (11) 35pts2nd Brian Orr (15) 35pts3rd Clive Bruce (9) 34ptsB Flight1st Steven Phillips (27) 40pts2nd Dave Bramley (18) 38pts3rd Dave Strang (18) 37pts2’s:  Mike Phillips, Steven PhillipsTwo flights at Bangpakong on Monday with Steven Phillips recording the best round, a fine 40 points, to win the B Flight ahead of Dave Bramley and Dave Strang.  Mike Phillips needed a count back to take the A Flight honours from Brian Orr, both on 35 points, while Clive Bruce completed the podium.Wednesday winner Greg Ritchie with his caddy.Wednesday, Jan. 11, Green Valley – StablefordA Flight1st Eddie Blackwell (11) 38pts2nd Dave Hester (7) 36pts3rd Arch Armstrong (7) 36ptsB Flight1st Greg Ritchie (21) 42pts2nd Tom Breslin (26) 38pts3rd Derek May (18) 38pts2’s:  Brian Orr, Greg RitchieAnother full complement of golfers assembled on Wednesday to take on Green Valley.  Greg Ritchie shot the best round of the week (42pts) to take out B Flight and also took a share of the ‘2’s pot with Brian Orr.  Eddie Blackwell headed the senior flight by two from Dave Hester and Arch Armstrong.Friday, Jan. 13, Mt. Shadow – StablefordA Flight1st Doug Crowe (8) 34pts2nd Jason Barnett (6) 33ptsB Flight1st Dave Strang (18) 31pts2nd Kevin Hamilton (18) 23ptsLower scores on Friday as Mountain Shadow bared its teeth.  Just two places up for grabs in each flight and Doug Crowe topped the A Flight on 34 points ahead of Jason Barnett, while Dave Strang secured B Flight honours with 31 and Kevin Hamilton placed second on a meager 23 points.Just to show how tough Mountain Shadow played; Caddyshack regular Ramsay Smith scored a society record 9 points on the front nine and stormed home with 1 point on the back.  He remarked later that he “found that course a little difficult.” PSC golf from The CaddyshackMonday, Jan. 9, Bangpakong – StablefordA Flightlast_img read more