SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE SEPTEMBER 27, 2018
Buhari Seeks World Bank, IMF, Support On Repatriation Of Stolen Assets
President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that he has enlisted the support of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), world security agencies and friendly nations to locate, recover and assist in repatriating stolen assets. He made the revelation on Wednesday in New York as he called on Africans in the Diaspora to come up with suggestions on how to curtail the menace of corruption on the continent.
Osun Rerun: Police Arrest PDP House Of Reps Aspirant, 15 Others For INEC Tags Possession
The police have arrested a People’s Democratic Party House of Representatives’ aspirant in Orolu Federal constituency, Osun State, Moshood Adejare, and 15 others for allegedly being in possession of customised Independent National Electoral Commission tags. They were also found with face caps and jackets with the inscription, ‘INEC Osun 2018 Election Observer’ and PDP membership cards.
Striking Workers Paralyse Activities At Federal Secretariat
Striking workers on Thursday paralysed activities in all the offices at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja. Our correspondent who observed activities at the secretariat located in the Three Arms Zone reported that most workers did not report for work. A few of the workers who reported for work were however seen sitting idly at the gates of the complexes in the secretariat. Security was also beefed up at the gates to forestall breakdown of law and order.
APC Group Slams Davido Over Osun Rerun
Progressives Congress’s group in the United Kingdom has told music artist David Adeleke (Davido) that he is “inexperienced to dabble” into the issues surrounding the Osun state gubernatorial rerun.The runoff election takes place today in Osun state between the candidates of the People’s Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress. Davido, whose uncle Ademola Adeleke is the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, has speculated that the ruling party has plans to rig the Thursday gubernatorial rerun in the state.
INEC Decries Alleged Intimidation of Voters, Observers, Others in Osun Supplementary Poll
Following the allegations that security men are turning back voters, observers and journalists, as well as supporters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from polling stations in the ongoing supplementary election in Osun State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it will not condone any act of intimidation. The Chief Press Secretary of INEC, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, said that the commission is desirous of a free and fair process in Thursday’s supplementary election in which adequate preparations had been made. However, there were reports that security agents stationed at various polling units to protect observers, electorate and journalists are now protecting political thugs to intimidate voters.
Youths Urge Mimiko To Exit Labour Party
A coalition of young Nigerians, the Young Professionals For Progress, has called on Olusegun Mimiko, a presidential aspirant of the Labour Party, to exit the party so as to focus ‘on the task of ushering Nigeria into a new dawn’. In a statement released on Wednesday by the coalition executives, the group said that it was forced to make this call because they have a strong belief that the strife between Ayuba Wabba, the president of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, and Labour Party leaders is being fuelled by a former national president of the NLC.
Emerhor Blackmailing Me With Petitions – Omo Agege
Senator Omo Ovie-Agege representing Delta Central Senatorial District has alleged blackmail in a petition filed against him by All Progressives Congress (APC )fellow stakeholder, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor. Omo-Agege in a statement issued on his behalf by his Special Assistant, Efe Duku said that it was part of the blackmail against him that led to the alleged smear media campaign in which Omo-Agege was alleged to have been indicted by the California Bar Association.
Edgal To Policemen: Shun Partisan Conducts
Lagos Police Commissioner Imohimi Edgal has warned cops in the state to avoid being partisan and ensure adherence to due diligence throughout the governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State. He warned that any policeman found meddling in politics would face severe sanctions, adding that he would meet with Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and Area Commanders again for the purpose of the primaries. Edgal also assured residents of security, adding that Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and Area Commanders have been put on notice to ensure regular patrols on Saturday.
Death Toll Climbs In Nigeria Flooding
Nearly 200 people have died in flooding caused by heavy seasonal rains across 12 states in Nigeria, the country’s main relief agency said on Thursday. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said 199 people had lost their lives after the main Niger and Benue rivers burst their banks. A national disaster has been declared in the central states of Kogi, where the two rivers meet, and Niger, plus Delta and Anambra in the south.
Rohr, Eagles reject ABS Kaduna
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has advised the Nigerian Federation to move the venue of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya from the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna. Contrary to reports in the local media, the Nigerian Federation have not yet changed the venue of the AFCON qualifier to the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, but Rohr expressed his concerns about the Ahmadu Bello Stadium when he met with the leadership of the Nigerian Federation during The Best FIFA Football Awards 2018 in London on Monday, September 24.
Chelsea Legends John Terry & Didier Drogba React To Eden Hazard Goal Against Liverpool
Eden Hazard is the best player in the Premier League right now, according to his former Chelsea captain John Terry. Wednesday’s Carabao Cup tie at Anfield was ultimately settled by Hazard’s sensational individual strike which ended Liverpool’s 100% start to the new season. The Belgium international has been in spellbinding form since the appointment of Maurizio Sarri, whose attack-minded philosophy is clearly benefiting the prodigious 27-year-old.
Ronaldo Gets One-Game Champions League Ban, Free To Face Man Utd
Cristiano Ronaldo will be able to face his old club Manchester United in the Champions League next month after UEFA handed the Juventus forward a one-game ban on Thursday. The Portuguese superstar was sent off in the first half of Juve’s 2-0 win away to Valencia last week after a clash with Jeison Murillo. He risked a potentially lengthy suspension, but instead the 33-year-old will only sit out his team’s game at home to Swiss champions Young Boys next week.
Grassley Interrupts Feinstein During Her Opening Statement At Kavanaugh Hearing
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley interrupted Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the panel’s top Democrat, in the midst of her opening statement at Thursday’s hearing on Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a sign of the partisan tension that has surrounded the hearing. During the brief exchange, Grassley and Feinstein talked over one another. Grassley cut in to say that he had planned to introduce Ford himself after Feinstein said that she wanted to make sure that that Ford was “properly introduced” before testifying.
British Charity Runner Mistaken For Mexican Drug Runner By Border Guards
Mexican border police have interrogated a British fundraiser after mistaking him as someone who was “part of the drugs cartel”. Jamie McDonald, who is running coast to coast across the United States to raise money for sick children, was stopped by officers while jogging in the early hours of the morning. He was wearing a high visibility vest and holding a torch. He filmed the encounter, providing commentary about what had transpired.