* Atiku: Who Can Defeat Buhari For PDP, Asks Gbenga Daniel * Fighting Corruption is Non-negotiable, Buhari Tells Mbeki

* Atiku: Who Can Defeat Buhari For PDP, Asks Gbenga Daniel           * Fighting Corruption is Non-negotiable, Buhari Tells Mbeki

SABINEWS MIDDAY NEWS UPDATE OCTOBER 5, 2018

 

Atiku: Who Can Defeat Buhari For PDP, Asks Gbenga Daniel

Former governor of Ogun State and Director General, Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCO, Gbenga Daniel , has called on the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, delegates to rally behind the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar in the coming national convention billed to hold tomorrow. Daniel, in a piece, said the nation is about to rewrite its own history and as such, that the former vice president, Abubakar, has, through his antecedents in politics, proven to stand as the equal challenge against president Buhari. He said Abubakar stands capable in wresting power out of the ruling APC.

Fighting Corruption is Non-negotiable, Buhari Tells Mbeki

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja, has told former South African President, Thabo Mbeki, that fighting corruption by his administration was non-negotiable. He made the submission while receiving Mbeki who heads the African Union (AU) High Level Panel on Illicit Flows from Africa in the State House. Mbeki, according to the president’s spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, was in Abuja to provide critical updates to Buhari on AU Anti-Corruption Campaign.

 Biafra: Miyetti Allah, Boko Haram Controlling Govt, Military In Nigeria

Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL on Friday alleged that Miyetti Allah and Boko Haram members control all arms of government and the military. BNYL made the allegation while insisting that Miyetti Allah was plotting to “impose their loyalists” on the people of the South East. The body was faulting the call by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, that election should be boycotted in the South East, come 2019.

 Durotoye Duly Elected Ann’s Presidential Candidate, Says Party Chairman

Ahead of the 2019 Presidential election, the national chairman of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Emmanuel Dania, has said that Fela Durotoye remains the party’s Presidential candidate. He said Durotoye was duly elected in the party’s recent Presidential primaries supervised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The national chairman stated this in a recent interview with Journalist in Lagos, saying that the process that led to the emergency of Durotoye was transparent, free and fair, and that it was in accordance with the guidelines of the party.

 Alleged N322m Fraud: Delta Senator, Nwaoboshi, Gets Travel Permission

Justice C.J. Aneke of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday ordered the release of the passport of the senator representing Delta North, Peter Nwaoboshi, to enable the lawmaker to embark on a trip to Indonesia. Nwaoboshi was charged with an alleged fraud of N322m by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. He was re-arraigned on Friday before Justice Aneke, who took over the case from Justice Mohammed Idris, who was in June elevated to the Court of Appeal.

 APC Clears Dapo Abiodun, Great Ogboru, Tonye Cole, 21 Others for Governorship Race

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the election of 24 governorship candidates to represent it in next year’s general elections. However, the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) at its meeting held on Thursday, did not recognise the factional governorship primaries that produced Senator Magnus Abe in Rivers and Pat Utomi in Delta States.

Kano to Harvest 3 Million Tonnes of Rice

About three million tonnes of rice will be harvested by Kano State this year, Deputy Governor Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, has said. Gawuna made this known to reporters while taking stock of achivements of the Ministry of Agriculture. Gawuna, who oversees the ministry, said the state has been recording huge increase in rice and other grains’ harvests since 2015. According to him, despite enormous challenges affecting agricultural development, in terms of mechanisation and technology, the Ganduje administration has reduced rice import, thereby saving billions of naira yearly.

Hoodlums Kill 1, Injure Scores During Lagos APC Primary

There was pandemonium in the Kosofe, Epe and Lagos Island areas of Lagos State on Thursday as hoodlums loyal to some aspirants of the All Progressives Congress opened gunfire on some residents and party members. Punch Metro gathered that while no fewer than seven people, including a former chairmanship aspirant, Ibrahim Mustapha, were injured in Kosofe, one person was killed and about 10 injured in A4 polling unit in Epe. The deceased was identified as 30-year-old Idris Alooma. Many were reportedly injured in the fracas on the Lagos Island.

Lagos Open Tennis: Oladunjoye Charges Foreign Embassies To Support

Foreign Embassies and High Commissions in Nigeria have been enjoined to mobilise support for their countries players in the ongoing Lagos Open Tennis Championship. No fewer than 125 emerging tennis players from 47 countries of the world are competing in the Lagos Open Tennis at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, TBS, Onikan. A total package of $100,000 will be won by players (men, women and doubles) in the two-legged tournament. The first leg final will hold on Saturday, 6 October, 2018.

China Open: Osaka Apologises To Beaten Beijing Opponent

US Open champion Naomi Osaka said that she apologised to beaten opponent Zhang Shuai for her emotional behaviour in their roller-coaster China Open quarter-final on Friday. The 20-year-old Japanese fought back tears — and rescued a match that was slipping away from her — to defeat the unseeded home hope 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 to reach the Beijing semi-finals. Osaka, who looked glum even in victory and had flung her racquet around during the match, embraced Zhang at the end.

Napoli Striker Milik Robbed At Gunpoint After Liverpool Victory

Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik was robbed at gunpoint by two men on a motorbike as he drove home from Wednesday’s Champions League 1-0 group win against Liverpool, the daily Naples-based newspaper Il Mattino reported on Thursday.The Polish player was driving through the Varcaturo district at around 2am when the motorbike blocked the road and forced him to stop, the report said. One of the men pointed a gun at Milik and made him hand over a Rolex watch. Naples police could not immediately be reached for comment.

Jose Mourinho Provides Another Massive Hint He Is On His Way Out Of Manchester United

It seems like it is make-or-break this weekend for Jose Mourinho’s tumultuous relationship with current club Manchester United, as the Red Devils face what is almost certain to be a tetchy encounter at Old Trafford with Newcastle United, with the Portuguese facing another old adversary, in the form of Rafa Benitez standing in the opposing dugout. In the customary pre-match press conference held on Friday ahead of that Premier League fixture, Mourinho facing testing questions on the state of his United side following an underwhelming start to the season; turgid performances resulting in the 13-time Premier League champions winning less than half of their opening leagues matches and being knocked out of the EFL Cup by Championship side Derby.

India Has Signed A $5 Billion Deal To Buy Russian S-400s

India has signed a $5 billion deal to buy five Russian S-400 air defense systems despite a looming threat of US sanctions on countries that trade with Russia’s defense and intelligence sectors. Russian President Vladimir Putin and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed the deal in New Delhi on Friday and discussed nuclear energy, space exploration and economics. India has requested a waiver from US sanctions intended to punish Russia for its annexation of Crimea and alleged interference in the 2016 US elections.

‘Sinking’ London And Other Cities ‘Face Flooding Due To Rising Sea Levels’, Report Warns

London faces the threat of flooding due to the impact of rising sea levels on existing problems, a report warns. Other major coastal cities such as Houston, Manila, Jakarta, Lagos and Dhaka could all face similar risks, according to Christian Aid’s Sinking Cities, Rising Seas. Climate change could act as a “threat multiplier” to existing factors such as sinking ground and subsidence, water extraction and bad planning, increasing the risk of flooding.

Nadia Murad, From ISIS Sex Slave To Global Human Rights Campaiger

Nadia Murad, joint winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize 2018, is a Yazidi human rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery at the hands of ISIS in Iraq. She has used her traumatic experience — kidnapped, enslaved and raped by ISIS fighters in Mosul in 2014 — to become an advocate for the Yazidi minority in Iraq and for the wider issues of refugees’ and women’s rights. Her ordeal began in 2014 after ISIS militants arrived at her village of Kocho in Iraqi Kurdistan. Her mother and six of her nine brothers and step-brothers were executed, while many of the unmarried women in the village were taken as sex slaves and passed around the militants.

Eastenders Spoilers: New Trailer Reveals 11 Huge Autumn Storylines

Things are about to heat up in EastEnders as a brand new trailer has promised that secrets are going to explode this autumn. And there are certainly a lot currently bubbling under the surface. When will Stuart Highway be caught out? Will Phil Mitchell discover Sharon’s affair with Keanu Taylor? Is Hayley Slater’s baby daddy about to be exposed? And just what is Ray Kelly up to? And that’s not to mention the sordid secret held between Rainie and Jack Branning – even Dr Legg is coming back with a secret. With Ruby Allen’s devastating storyline also kicking off and Keegan Baker’s actions about to land him in seriously hot water, there was a lot showcased.

 Is Twitter Distorting Political Debate?

The home of what used to be called microblogging is synonymous with news delivery and political debate. Twitter is a place where the news is made and where people try to make sense of the news. It is incredibly useful to anyone – not least yours truly – who wants to contribute information or ideas to a wider audience. But it is also very unrepresentative of the population as a whole. I have written before about how the platform, and political circles more generally, are far more engrossed in parochial stories than the public. But in addition to being unrepresentative in terms of the level of political attention, the Twittersphere is also wildly unrepresentative in terms of its political views.

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