SABINEWS MIDDAY NEWS UPDATE OCTOBER 23, 2018
Buhari Arrives in Seme for Border Posts Handover
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Lagos to perform the official hand over of the new Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Border Posts at Seme-Krake and Neope-Akanu in Badagry to his Republic of Benin counterpart, Patrice Talon. The President was welcomed on Tuesday by Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode at the Presidential Wing of the Lagos Airport. Buhari will inspect a Guard of Honour mounted by the Nigerian Army, Navy and Air Force, before proceeding to the Seme Border.
Police Hiding Something About Offa Robberies, Kwara AG Alleges
The Kwara State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Kamaldeen Ajibade (SAN), on Monday alleged that the police were hiding something in their investigation of the Offa robberies case. Ajibade said this in response to the allegation by the police that the AG was willfully delaying the prosecution of the suspects arrested in connection with the robberies. In an interview with journalists in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, Ajibade said, “I want to confirm to you that a letter was written from the office of the Director of the Public Prosecutions of the Federation under the office of the Attorney General of the Federation.
Why We Rejected IG’s Nominee for DIG –PSC
Fresh facts have emerged on the promotion of three Deputy Inspectors-General of Police carried out by the Police Service Commission last week. The commission explained that it rejected AIG Abdul Iyaji, who was recommended by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for elevation to DIG. The agency, in a statement in Abuja on Monday by its spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, said it instead promoted Musa Mohammed as a DIG, being the most senior officer from the North-West.
INEC: APC Lied, Didn’t Submit Zamfara Candidates’ List
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied receiving any list of candidates for Zamfara State from the All Progressives Congress (APC) as claimed by the party. The electoral body had disqualified APC from fielding candidates for the 2019 general elections in Zamfara State on the grounds that the party did not conduct primary elections in the state within the time it stipulated in its guidelines. But the APC National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Lanre Isa-Onilu, said the deadline for submission of candidates’ for the presidential and National Assembly elections on October 18, 2018, that the party submitted candidates for all positions in all states of the federation, including Zamfara.
Why Benue People Are Opposed To Buhari’s Re-Election – Ortom
Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has said that the people of the state had nothing against Fulani people as it was being insinuated by people out to cause confusion. “We have lived with the Fulani people for ages; we have nothing against them. Even the Fulani people know that we have nothing against them,” Ortom said in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and ICT, Mr Tahav Agerzua. The statement, which was made available on Monday in Makurdi, recalled that Benue people voted overwhelmingly for former presidents Shehu Shagari and Umaru Musa Yar’Adua in 1979, 1983 and 2007 respectively.
Osun Poll: Tribunal Orders Substituted Service On INEC, Oyetola
The reconstituted Osun State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has ordered the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke, to serve his petition and other court processes on the respondents by pasting it on the notice board of the tribunal. The Justice Muhammad Sirajo-headed tribunal gave this order at the sitting in Osogbo on Monday following an ex parte application for substituted service filed before the panel by Adeleke and the PDP. The petitioners had prayed the court to grant them the leave to serve the Independent National Electoral Commission; the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, and his party, the APC, through substituted means since they were allegedly evading service.
Family Announces Burial Arrangements For Ex-CJN Kutigi
The family of Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi has announced that the deceased Chief Justice of Nigeria will be buried on Wednesday, October 24. Kutigi, who was CJN of Nigeria from Jan. 30, 2007 until Dec. 30 2009, died in a London hospital on Saturday night after a brief illness. Announcing the burial arrangement in a statement sent to The Punch, the family said: “the body of the late jurist is scheduled to arrive Abuja from London in the morning on Wednesday, October 24”. Burial is scheduled to take place same day by 2pm at the Gudu Cemetery Abuja, after Janazah prayers at the National Mosque Abuja.
Eagles Sure Of Victory In South Africa, Says Christian Chukwu
Christian Chukwu, former Coach of the Super Eagles and former Captain of the Green Eagles, on Tuesday gave the assurance that the Super Eagles of Nigeria would defeat South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in their own home. Chukwu said that the Eagles had recently proved to be more prepared than South Africa. He noted that Nigeria’s victories over Libya in the first and second legs of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), was a testimony of their preparedness.
Manchester United Predicted Line-Up Vs Juventus Revealed As Red Devils Bid For Big Champions League Win
Two of Europe’s genuine giants will lock horns at Old Trafford tonight when Manchester United take on Juventus in the Champions League. The pair occupy the top two spots in Champions League Group H with the Bianconeri winning each of their first two games against Valencia and Young Boys. United beat the Swiss side but could only manage a point against Valencia last time out to leave them second in the group. Tonight’s match marks Cristiano Ronaldo’s second return to Old Trafford since leaving for Real Madrid in 2009.
Reasons To Love Emery: Arsenal Got Rid Of Wilshere
Reasons for Arsenal fans to love Unai Emery mass by the day. After last night’s Wenger-esque victory over Leicester City, a performance illuminated by three synchronised team goals of rare beauty, what one writer compared to “watching a tribute band play better than the act they are paying homage to”, comes news that were it not for Emery Jack Wilshere would still be at the club.
Well, so says Wilshere, who tells the Islington Gazette:
“If Arsene had stayed I would have stayed, because of the influence he had in my career and the trust he had in me. He gave me the armband and respected me a lot. So, I had pretty much agreed to stay. And then he left and that changed things. Arsene had said to me previously ‘stay and fight your way back into the team’. Because I knew Arsene and knew he had trust in me, I knew I could do that and fight my way into the team.”
Conor Mcgregor Pays Off Mortgage On Mum And Dad’s Lucan Home
Conor McGregor has paid off the mortgage on his parents’ home in Lucan. According to the Sunday Times, documents filed with the land registry show the UFC star became the owner of the family home in Laraghcon last June. McGregor also bought a terraced house in Kilmainham last year which he rents out. He paid €250,000 for the property. This brings the number of properties he owns in Ireland to three, including his own home in the Ladycastle development at the K Club.