SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE OCTOBER 5, 2018
Be Change Agents For Nation Development, Buhari Begs Teachers
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on teachers in the country to be positive change agents in the growth, development and well-being of the students and nation. Buhari made the call on Friday at the 2018 World Teachers Day in Abuja with theme, “The right to education means the right to qualified teacher, represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha. Buhari said that Nigerian children were pillars of strength as well as drivers of economic growth, hence the need for teachers to be positive influence to the students could not be overemphasized.
Trump’s Tweets about Africa Damaging to US Image, Says Former Envoy
While commending the current visit by United States First Lady, Melania Trump to Ghana, a former US Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, has stated that the racial tweets about Nigeria and South Africa by President Donald Trump were damaging to the image of the US. Campbell has also stated that Nigeria is a complicated country, adding that 350 different ethnic groups under one country have a democratic government that disrespects the rule of law. “I think of the President’s tweets on Africa and most recent tweets on South Africa are wrong, destructive and damaged the image of the United States in Africa.”
Secondus, Saraki, Dogara, Melaye, Others Lead Protest Against Osun Election
The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), Uche Secondus and other members of the party, Friday led protest against the outcome of the just concluded Osun state gubernatorial election that saw Gboyega Oyetola of All Progressives Congress, APC emerge winner. They first assembled at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja before taking their protest down to the headquarter of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja.
NJC Nominates Abba-Aji As Supreme Court Justice
The National Judicial Council said on Friday that it has recommended to President Muhammadu Buhari the appointment of new Justice of the Supreme Court. NJC’s Director of Information, Mr. Soji Oye, said in a statement that the Council also recommended to the governors of Abia, Benue, Ogun, Oyo and Kwara states, the appointments of heads of courts in their states and other judges. Oye said the NJC took the decision at its 87th meeting chaired by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on October 3 and 4.
Imo APGA Guber: 6 Disqualified as Ohakim, Ararume Battle for Ticket
The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has disqualified six governorship aspirants ahead of its governorship primary in Imo state to be held for Friday. Among those disqualified is a frontline contender, Senator Bright Nwanne. The NWC however cleared 13 other aspirants to run in an election that could make or mar the fortunes of the party the state.
Ex-minister Adeyeye, Ex-speaker Emerge Ekiti APC Consensus Candidates
A former Minister of Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, and ex-Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Femi Bamidele, have emerged as consensus candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 National Assembly elections. Adeyeye, who defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to APC prior to the July 14 governorship election to support Dr Kayode Fayemi, secured the party’s senatorial ticket for Ekiti South Senatorial District.
Former Ogun Assembly Member, Odunjo Emerges West PDP Senatorial Candidate
A former member of the Ogun State House of Assembly,v has emerged candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), for the Ogun West Senatorial District in the 2019 general election. Until his emergence, Odunjo was the PDP Ogun West senatorial chairman and served as a member of the Ogun State House of Assembly between 2003 and 2011 representing Ota 1 state constituency. The primary election which was held at Ilaro and attended by PDP members from across the five local governments in Ogun West was generally peaceful and adjudged by observers as free, fair and credible.
Buratai: Plateau’s Armed Militia Sponsored by Elite
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, says it is evident that there exist armed ethnic militia groups in Plateau State supported and sponsored by elite or elders of the state. Buratai disclosed yesterday this during the burial of three soldiers who were killed during the September 6 violence that rocked the state’s troubled Barkin Ladi Local Government Area at the Maxwell Khobe Military Cemetery at 3 Division Headquarters, Rukuba Jos.
FIBA Ranking: D’Tigress Emerge Highest Climbers, Now Placed 19th
D’Tigress have moved up 15 places in the latest FIBA Women’s ranking to 19th spot in the world after their 2018 World Cup heroics. At the last world cup, Nigeria became the first African team to win more than one game in a single World Cup tournament and also advance to the quarter finals of the competition. Ranked the lowest at 34th before the 2018 FIBA World Cup in Spain, D’Tigress have now emerged as the 2nd best team in Africa, replacing Angola.
Moses Simon: My Presence In Eagles ‘Ll Bring Out Kalu’s Best
Levante forward Moses Simon has played down talks about a brewing competition for a spot on the flanks with Bordeaux forward Samuel Kalu when the Super Eagles converge for their game against Libya. Simon missed the World Cup due to an injury picked up in training before the tournament and in his absence enforced by recovery from another injury, his former teammate Samuel Kalu got the nod to play and he did impress in the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers tie against Seychelles.
Guardiola Insists City Will Stay On The Attack Against Liverpool
Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola has insisted he will stay true to his attacking beliefs when the English champions visit Liverpool on Sunday despite several defeats by the Reds last season. Guardiola saw his team beaten three times by Jurgen Klopp’s men during the 2017/18 campaign, although his side did win the fourth meeting in the league at the Etihad. But despite Liverpool’s German boss having such a good record against his Catalan counterpart, Guardiola has insisted he will not adopt a markedly more defensive style when table-toppers City face the Reds, second only on goal difference, at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday.
Android OS Nokia 6.1 Plus in Nigeria, says HMG Global Chief
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced the availabilit of the Nokia 6.1 Plus in Nigeria. It is a stunning, contemporary smartphone with an immersive, all-screen design, a statement from HMD Globl said. The premium device has smart storytelling features and a display that’s perfect for watching videos, messaging friends and catching up on your social feeds, the Nokia 6.1 Plus will help you to stand out from the crowd and tell your story. The Nokia 6.1 Plus joins the Android One family of Nokia smartphones.
Pope Being Attacked Like Jesus Was, Says English Bishop
‘Francis may even be daring to attempt to implement the vision and teaching of the Second Vatican Council.’ Pope Francis is being attacked because he is “proclaiming the Gospel – the good news of Jesus”, a senior English bishop has stated. The Right Rev Crispian Hollis, who was for 23 years the Bishop of Portsmouth until he retired six years ago, said that the Pope is experiencing opposition from modern-day “scribes and pharisees”, just like Jesus did. And the opposition is coming from those closest to him in the Roman Curia, along with certain other bishops and priests around the world.
Protesters Throw Kegger Outside Mcconnell’s House
Protesters gathered outside the home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and staged a “confirmation kegger,” in the final hours before the Senate prepares for a confirmation vote for Brett Kavanaugh’s embattled nomination to the Supreme Court. Bearing cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, signs with Kavanaugh’s fraternity letters DKE, sunglasses and straw hats, the protesters sang “what do we do with a drunken justice early in the morning” and “what do we do with a confirmation early in the morning” to the tune of the sea shanty “What shall we do with a drunken sailor,” followed by chants of “chug.”
Trump: Kavanaugh Protesters Paid By Billionaire Soros
The US president has accused the women who cornered Republican senators in Senate elevators of being “paid professionals.” Meanwhile, embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has taken a step towards confirmation. US President Donald Trump claimed on Thursday that billionaire investor and liberal donor George Soros was bankrolling the protesters converging on Washington D.C. against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.