SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE OCTOBER 16, 2018
I Am Fayose’s Lawyer, Fani-Kayode Tells EFCC
A mild drama ensued outside the Tunde Idiagbon House, former head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission when operatives of the EFCC attempted to bar a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, from accompanying former Governor Ayodele Fayose into the premises. Fani-Kayode, who obtained an LL.B from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a Masters degree from Cambridge University, noted that he was a lawyer and had practised in Nigeria. After challenging the security officials with his credentials, he was allowed in.
I’m Alive, Lady Bearing Hauwa Liman Tweets To Correct Mixed Identities
A Nigerian lady, Hauwa Liman, on Tuesday, decried the usage of her photos in place of the aid worker, who was executed by Boko Haram. Hauwa Mohammed Liman, who worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross was killed by the terrorist group after the expiration of a deadline, they had given the Federal Government. Since the news of the execution went viral, lots of persons and online media platforms had been talking about the deceased and sharing condolence messages.
Why Buhari Declined Assent to Bill Seeking Professionalisation of Social Works
Amidst criticism trailing President Muhammadu Buhari for declining assent to some critical national bills, including that of the Nigerian Council for Social Works, which seeks to regulate the practice of professional social workers in Nigeria. More facts have emerged regarding the circumstances that led to the Presidency ignoring the bill. A source at the State House, Abuja who spoke on condition of anonymity told our reporter on Tuesday, that the President withheld his assent, owing to failure of the bill to put into proper perspectives the ideal functions of social workers in the country.
Fayemi Sworn-In As Ekiti Governor
Dr. Kayode Fayemi has been sworn-in as the governor of Ekiti State. Fayemi, who won the July 14 governorship election held in the state on the platform of All Progressives Congress was sworn-in on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti. He defeated the then Deputy Governor of the state and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Professor Kolapo Olusola, and other candidates to emerge the winner of the election. The Independent National Electoral Commission declared that Fayemi polled 197,459 votes, while, his closest rival, Olusola got 178,121 votes.
Senate Urges Nigerian Government to Secure Release of Leah Sharibu
Nigerian Senate on Tuesday urged the Nigerian government to secure the release of Leah Sharibu in captivity of a Boko-Haram splinter loyal to the Islamic State. Leah was amongst about 111 girls abducted in Government Girls Science and Technology College, Dapchi, Yobe State on February 19, 2018. After a month, the girls were released, but five of them died en route Dapchi. Leah Sharibu was denied freedom over her refusal to renounce her Christian faith for Islam. Since her abduction, civil society, pressure groups, activists have demanded her release to not fruitful avail.
Gov. Ambode Releases N683m For Bursary, Local, Foreign Scholarships
The Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, has approved the payment of N683 million bursary, and foreign and local scholarship to Lagos State indigenes in tertiary institutions across the country and abroad. Mr Obafela Bank-Olemoh, Special Adviser to the Governor on Education made the disclosure on Tuesday in Lagos. Bank-Olemoh, however, urged concerned students to exercise patience as necessary provision was being made to ensure that every beneficiary, both fresh and subsequent were accommodated.
2019: INEC Seeks Police Support Toward Peaceful, Credible Elections in Plateau
As Nigerians prepare for the 2019 elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has solicited the support of the Nigeria Police Force toward a peaceful conduct of the exercise. Malam Hussaini Pai, its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), in Plateau, made the appeal on Tuesday in Jos, when Mr Austin Agbonlahor, the Commissioner of Police in the state, paid him a courtesy visit. “With few months to the 2019 general elections, the need for a stronger synergy between the electoral body and the Police has become more imperative.
Nigerian Man Married to Russian Woman Dies in Controversial Circumstances
A Nigerian man, Gabriel Segun Ajayi, 32, has died in Russia after he allegedly suffered a massive heart attack. According to RT.com, Ajayi was reported dead by local authorities on Monday. He reportedly died on Sunday night at a nightclub. His wife, Natalia Vedenina, 50, said, “He just dropped dead. He didn’t take any medicine, simply had some tea,” she was cited as saying. “He never complained about his heart.”
Nigeria Amputee Football Team Involved in Car Crash
The Nigeria Amputee Football team was involved in a car crash on their way to Abuja from Lagos on Monday. The team had a visa appointment at the Mexican Embassy in Abuja for their trip to the Amputee World Cup in Mexico. The Special Eagles have constantly battled against odds in their bid to get to the World Cup in Mexico. After missing the last three editions of the World Cup due to a lack of funds, the team hopes to avoid a repeat which would result to heavy sanctions by the World Amputee Football Federation.
Libya Vows Revenge as Eagles Seek Another Win
Libya’s interim coach, Omar Al-Maryam believes his side have the quality to avenge the 0-4 loss to Nigeria when they meet in the reverse fixture of their Cameroon 2019 African Nations Cup qualifier in Sfax, Tunisia today. Three goals by Odion Ighalo and a lone strike by Samuel Kalu gave Coach Gernot Rohr’s team a commanding 4-0 win and also moved Nigeria up to the second position on the Group E log behind South Africa. Libya knows that anything short of a win will make their qualification for the African championship near impossible hence their determination to have one over the Eagles. Only two teams will qualify for the championship from Group E.
Spain Dealt A ‘Slap of Reality’ By Ruthless England
Even as the noise swelled and the pressure mounted, Gareth Southgate stood firm as the youngest England side this century recorded a statement win in Spain. Luis Enrique had said he was ready for the criticism and it fired from all angles after Spain were beaten by England on Monday for their first competitive defeat at home in 15 years. Three wins out of three and 12 goals scored had launched Spain into a new era of optimism after their miserable World Cup last summer. But La Roja were dealt a reality check, losing 3-2, as England ran riot during a whirlwind first half in Seville.
Bolt Offered Contract with Malta Football Club
Sprint king Usain Bolt could be making his way to Europe after being offered a two-year professional football contract in Malta, reports said Tuesday, with the club saying it wanted to “write history” with the signing. Bolt, 32, has been on trial with A-League club the Central Coast Mariners since arriving in Australia in August in his bid to pursue a boyhood dream of becoming a footballer after retiring from athletics last year. The 100 metres world record-holder scored his first two goals in professional football on Friday when he started a pre-season game against second-tier Macarthur South West United in Sydney.
Liverpool Injury Concerns Grow As Keita Carried Off In Guinea Clash
The midfielder suffered a suspected thigh problem, continuing a rough international break for Jurgen Klopp’s side. Naby Keita has become the latest Liverpool player to suffer an injury problem during the current international break after he was carried off the pitch in Guinea’s Africa Cup of Nations match against Rwanda on Tuesday. The midfielder suffered a suspected thigh injury in the first half, and had to be carried off the pitch by a team-mate with a stretcher not available.
Kanye West Gifts Ugandan President Yeezy Sneakers
Kanye West is staying busy in Africa!
The 41-year-old rapper, who recently traveled to Uganda alongside his wife Kim Kardashian West and daughter North, met with the country’s president, Yoweri K Museveni, on Monday. Bringing along his wife, the famous couple gave the president a pair of white Yeezy sneakers, which they both signed, according to the BBC. Museveni went on to give the couple a gift of his own: Ugandan names. West received the name “Kanyesigye,” meaning “I trust,” while Kim got “Kemigisha,” which means “the one with blessings from God,” the BBC reported. He also gave the pair a book about the country, entitled, Uganda, Gifted by Nature, according to CNN.
Pompeo Holds Crisis Talks In Riyadh On Missing Journalist
US top diplomat Mike Pompeo held talks with Saudi King Salman on Tuesday seeking answers about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, amid US media reports the kingdom may be mulling an admission he died during a botched interrogation. “Rogue killers” could be to blame for the disappearance of Khashoggi, who has not been seen since he walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to sort out marriage paperwork, US President Donald Trump said after telephone talks with the king. Trump dispatched Pompeo to Riyadh for what the State Department described as “face to face meetings with the Saudi leadership”.
Zika Virus Outbreak Affects 72 People in India
Zika virus outbreak in India is turning out to be worse in 2018, with 72 people being diagnosed with the infection, a senior health official said on Tuesday. The official said that 12 fresh cases in the past 24 hours, the number of Zika infected patients have now touched 72. According to the health official, “All these patients are from the western Indian State of Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur, barely 300 km from the national capital.