SABINEWS MORNING NEWS UPDATE OCTOBER 9, 2018
Buhari Would Have Arrested Me If He Had Found Me Wanting – Atiku
People’s Democratic Party (PDP), presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari would have arrested him if he had found him wanting and that he is the most investigated politician in Nigeria. Atiku made this known in a statement on Monday by his campaign organization in Abuja saying ‘ vindictiveness of President Buhari would have arrested Abubakar if he had been found wanting.
PDP Begs Fayose Not To Leave
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, Monday, threatened to dump the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, over what he described as attempt by some people to take over the structure of the party and sidelining those who have been toiling to keep the party together. Speaking with newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, Fayose alleged that the plot to sideline him and other leaders of the party was as a result of their support for Governor Aminu Tambuwa’s ambition. His words: “We have no regret aligning with Governor Nyesom Wike to support Governor Tambuwal for the presidential ticket and no apologies either.
Saraki, Murray-Bruce, Melaye File N500m Suit Against IG
The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and two other senators, Ben Murray-Bruce and Dino Melaye, on Monday, filed a N500m suit against the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, for allegedly harassing them following the protest they staged alongside other leaders of the People’s Democratic Party on Friday demanding free and fair elections in 2019. The police had invited the trio who with others led the October 5, 2018 protest to the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
APC’s Allegation of Vote Buying at National Convention False, Says PDP
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has described the claims by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of vote buying at its national convention held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State as not only false but completely unfounded and a symptomatic of a party that has totally lost bearing. The opposition party said it notes the uneasiness, apprehension and nervousness in the drowning Buhari presidency and the fading APC since the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate of the party.
Agbaje To Empower Local Govts
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Candidate for Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has promised to empower the local government system to deliver service for the people of the state. In a statement yesterday, Agbaje said that rather than a few people with vested interests determining who governed the state, the onus lay on the people to elect their leaders.
The statement reads in full as follows.
“In the months ahead, I will present a number of proposals which make up my vision and plans for Lagos State. “I will also do my best to meet as many of you as possible and explain these plans, beliefs and convictions. On any occasion I will welcome your questions and do my best to answer them, so you will have no doubt of where I stand on issues important to you.
FG Raises $177m For Ogoni Cleanup
The Federal Government on Monday announced that it had raised the sum of $177m out of the $1bn required for the cleanup of Ogoni land in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. It stated that refineries of crude oil were expected to raise the balance, adding that the $1bn was to be raised over a period of five years. The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril, disclosed this while playing host to the British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Laure Beaufils in Abuja.
Police, CBN Arrest Suspected Hawkers of Naira Notes
Determined to forestall the illicit sales of Nigeria’s currency, men of the Nigeria Police and officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have arrested five persons in Ondo State. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Ondo State Command, Mr Femi Joseph, disclosed the arrest of the suspects in a statement. Joseph said the clampdown on the naira vendors and sellers is hinged on the CBN’s Act, Section 20 and 21 that make it a punishable offence for any person to hawk, sell or otherwise trade in the naira notes, coins or any other note issued by the bank.
Evans: Defence Counsel’s Absence Stalls Trial
The trial of suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans, at a Lagos High Court, Igbosere, was stalled yesterday, following the absence of his lawyer. At the resumed proceedings, the court heard that Evans’ counsel, Mr. Olarenwaju Ajanaku, sent a letter that he would not be available, and asked for an adjournment. Evans is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy to kidnap, kidnapping and attempted murder before Justice Adedayo Akintoye.
1 year after, Davido remembers late DJ Olu
One year after the mysterious death of Davido’s friend and official Disc Jockey, DJ Olu, the pop music star is yet to get over the sudden loss. According to the singer who has since resumed his music business after his uncle lost at the just concluded governorship election in Osun State, he still misses his dear friend and personal DJ, DJ Olu. “A year since you been gone, I love you and miss you so much. You took a part of me when you left. We always spoke about taking over the world together. I know you are looking down, proud of what we have achieved so far. Your legacy lives forever DJ Olu, we celebrate you”, he wrote.
Japan’s Osaka Claims Fourth Place In Women’s Rankings
Japan’s US Open champion Naomi Osaka rose to fourth place in the latest WTA rankings released Monday on the strength of her outstanding form in recent weeks. Romania’s Simona Halep tops the table ahead of second-placed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark with Germany’s Angelique Kerber holding onto third place. Osaka, aged 20, who reached the semi-finals of the China Open last week, moves up from sixth to fourth place on 4,770 points and is closing in on Kerber, who has 5,400 points.
Paul Pogba Return to Juventus From Manchester United Ruled Out
Juventus will not be looking to re-sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, according to the club’s sporting director Fabio Paratici. Pogba played for the Turin side from 2012 to 2016 before joining United for a then-world record fee of £89m. But despite suggestions that the 25-year-old France international is not happy at Old Trafford after reportedly falling out with Jose Mourinho and being told that he will not captain the side again, Paratici has made it clear they will not be pursuing him again.
Malaysia Eliminates Mother-To-Child Transmission Of HIV, Syphilis- WHO
Malaysia has successfully eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday in Manila. “Malaysia today became the first country in the WHO Western Pacific Region to be certified as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis,’’ WHO said in a statement. Shin Young-soo, WHO regional director for the Western Pacific, lauded Malaysia for its efforts over the past several years to eliminate the transmission.
Mama Mia! I’ll Never Stop Thanking Abba For The Music
Back in 1982, I was working with Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus on Chess. I was employed as Tim Rice’s assistant. Abba had just disbanded and my first job was to go and meet Björn from the airport. I’d always loved the Abba songs but that was when I fell in love with them. Meeting Benny and Björn and working with them over the next five years I became very interested in those songs, which I think they thought they had left behind, as they were working on other musical projects.
Jim Carrey Makes Shocking Joke About Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation
Jim Carrey, a political satirist in his own right, unsurprisingly had a lot to say at The New Yorker Festival on Saturday — the same day that Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to and sworn in as a justice on the Supreme Court. Discussing his new Showtime series, “Kidding,” Carrey quickly kicked the conversation into political mode, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and made a shocking joke about Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion-rights decision that many believe Kavanaugh will work to overturn. “What’s the positive there?” Carrey asked the audience. “Hanger sales go through the roof?”
Iraq’s Disappearing Eden: Water Shortages Could Force 4 Million People To Flee Their Homes
Islanded by cracked and caustic earth, a dome-shaped hut sits beached in the beating heat of the south Iraqi sun. A lip of soil, which tells of a once-existent water line, curls around the barren encampment. It used to perch on the water’s edge but now is a good five metres away from where the drying marshlands limp to a start. There, seated in the brackish shallow green, emaciated buffalo crouch to keep cool, their bones nosing through the water like shark fins.
Coalition’s Plan To Force New Migrants To Live In Rural Areas Criticised By Quaedvlieg
The former head of Australian Border Force Roman Quaedvlieg has questioned the enforceability of the Morrison government’s plan to force new migrants to live in rural and regional areas. On Tuesday the minister for cities, urban infrastructure and population Alan Tudge will give a major speech outlining the Coalition’s intention to use incentives and visa conditions to spread population growth away from major centres towards rural and regional areas.