SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE OCTOBER 27, 2018
2019: Saraki, Atiku, Secondus, Obi, PDP Chieftains Plot To Oust Buhari In Dubai
Determined to oust President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election, Senate President Bukola Saraki; presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar; and the National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, are leading a host of other chieftains of the opposition party in a meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to fine-tune their campaign strategy ahead of the November 18 commencement date. The special strategy session, which started on Thursday in the Middle East city, is meant to put finishing touches to some of the PDP’s plans aimed at defeating Buhari at the next poll.
It’s Now So Bad For ‘Lootocratic’ Supporters They Are Fighting Back With Fake Reports – Keyamo
The Spokesperson for Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, has said that it’s now so bad for lootocratic supporters that when they were producing U.S and Nigerian Senate reports indicating how they used slush funds to establish ‘big businesses’, they’re fighting back with fake Twitter Committee Reports. It’s a pitiable mismatch. Let’s spare a thought for them. Keyamo who made this known on his Twitter handle also called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s supporters to halt attempt to pick personal quarrels so as not to give breathing space to ‘lootocratic’ principal.
Osinbajo Inaugurates 1.5MW Mini Grid Power System in Lagos
Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said the federal government would provide off-grid electricity to power business clusters across the country to support them to create jobs and wealth. The vice president stated this, yesterday, as he inaugurated a 1.5 megawatts (MW) independent mini grid power supply system to provide electricity at Sura Shopping Complex in Lagos. The off-grid electricity was developed by a private operator – Solad Power Holdings, from the Island Power Plant in Marina, through a dedicated underground distribution network infrastructure.
Buhari Wants Europe, US to Help Recharge Lake Chad
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja said the greatest investment Europe and the United States could make in Africa now was to help in accomplishing inter-basin water transfer to recharge the Lake Chad. Receiving the Chairman of the African Union Commission, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, in the State House, Buhari recalled how the Lake Chad had served as the source of livelihood for millions of West African citizens in the past. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the president listed countries which benefitted immensely from the lake in its productive years as Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria.
Ogun Primaries: APC Pacifies Amosun, Offers Gov Three Senatorial Slots
To end the lingering post-primary elections crisis rocking Ogun State, the All Progressives Congress has taken steps to pacify Governor Ibikunle Amosun. To this end, the party has given the governor three senatorial slots and the right to bring in one member for the House of Representatives. Subsequently, the governor’s name and two others have been submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commisison as the party’s senatorial candidates in the 2019 election.
Southwest PDP Says Region Want More Than SGF Slot
he South-West Zone of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Abubakar, to give more key positions to the zone if he emerges as president. The South-West Vice-Chairman of the party, Dr Eddy Olefeso, made the demand in Lagos on Friday night, at a meeting of key members across the six states in the zone. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the meeting, which lasted hours, had in attendance a former Deputy National Chairman of the party, Chief Olabode George; the current Deputy National Chairman (South), Chief Yemi Akinwonmi; and a former National Vice Chairman of the party, Alhaji Tajudeen Oladipo.
NEMA Distributes Relief Materials to Rivers IDPs
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said it has distributed food and other materials to more than 800 people displaced by flood in five affected local government areas of Rivers State. NEMA’s Coordinator, Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) in Rivers and Bayelsa states, Mr. Yakubu Suleiman, stated this at a stakeholders meeting yesterday in Port Harcourt.
Curbing the Rising Incidence of Rape
Once again, the dreadful subject of rape in our society has been brought to the fore as Elizabeth Ochanya Ogbaje, a 13-year-old girl who was raped by a lecturer and his son in Benue State, recently passed away. The young girl reportedly fought with Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) and other related medical problems at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi, before her demise. Autopsy report affirmed the cause of her death to be sexual molestation of a minor. According to reports, Mr. Andrew Ogbuja, the 51-year-old lecturer at the Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, Benue State, and his son, Victor Inalegwu Ogbuja, a final year student of Animal Production at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, had allegedly molested and raped little Ochanya since she was eight years old.
Seun Kuti Gets Grammy Nomination
Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, has been nominated for the 61st Grammy Awards. Seun Kuti, who is the son of Afrobeat originator, Fela Kuti, shared the news on his Instagram page on Saturday. He revealed his album, Black Times, has been nominated in the Best World Music Award Category. Seun’s older brother, Femi Kuti has also been nominated for the Grammy awards in the recent past.
I Can’t Promise 2019 AFCON Title, Says Rohr
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said he cannot promise that the team will win the Cameroon 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Nigeria are on the cusp of sealing qualification for the tournament after their absence from the last two editions of the competition in 2015 and 2017. The Eagles currently sit atop Group E with nine points after four matches and will be away at second-placed South Africa in Johannesburg on November 17. A victory for the Eagles in the match will seal their passage to the tournament, which holds from June 15 to July 13, 2019. Only the top two teams in the group will qualify for the first-ever 24-nation tournament.
Saudi Rejects Turkey’s Call To Extradite Khashoggi Killers
Riyadh Saturday dismissed Ankara’s calls to extradite 18 Saudis wanted for the murder of critic Jamal Khashoggi, as Washington warned the crisis risked destabilising the Middle East. “The individuals are Saudi nationals. They’re detained in Saudi Arabia, and the investigation is in Saudi Arabia, and they will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia,” Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told a regional defence forum in Bahrain. He was responding to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who on Friday renewed his call for the 18 men to be extradited for trial in Turkey.
Robots To Make Other Robots In Chinese Factory
Robots will make robots at a new ABB factory in China, which the Swiss engineering group said on Saturday it plans to build for $150 million in Shanghai as it defends its place as the country’s largest maker of industrial robots. The factory, located near ABB’s China robotics campus, is due to be operating by the end of 2020 and will produce robots for China as well as for export elsewhere in Asia. China is ABB’s No. 2 market after the United States. “Shanghai has become a vital centre for advanced technology leadership – for ABB and the world,” ABB Chief Executive Ulrich Spiesshofer said in a statement announcing the project.
Thousands Call For Rome’s Mayor Resignation Over Declining Infrastructure
Thousands of protesters rallied in the centre of Rome on Saturday to demand the resignation of its mayor over the Italian capital’s decrepit infrastructure. Holding strips of the orange plastic netting that city authorities place around potholes, fallen trees and dangerous pavements, they said Virginia Raggi, the city’s first female mayor, was responsible for Rome’s pitiful transport service and woeful garbage collection.
Ex-England Manager Eriksson Takes Philippines Job
Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has been hired to lead the Philippines’ football team following the surprise departure of Three Lions football great Terry Butcher earlier this year. Philippine team manager Dan Palami said the Swede would coach the Azkals in next month’s AFF Suzuki Cup and the Asian Cup in January. “One of the legendary coaches of all time, coach Sven-Goran Eriksson will be coaching the Azkals for the Suzuki Cup and the Asian Cup,” Palami said in a video posted on the team’s Twitter page.