SABINEWS MORNING NEWS UPDATE OCTOBER 31, 2018
Obaseki Visits Anenih Family, Declares 3 Days Mourning, Flags To Fly At Half-Mast
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has visited the family of late elder statesman, Chief Anthony Anenih, whose death was reported on Sunday, in an Abuja hospital. The governor, who was at the Anenihs’ Abuja home, expressed deep sadness over the passing of the former Minister of Works and Housing, and the Iyasele of Esan land. As a mark of honour for Chief Anenih, the governor declared three days of mourning in the state, starting from Wednesday, October 31st till Friday, November 2.
Police Deny Bringing Down Leicester Owner’s Helicopter With A Drone
The helicopter crash that killed Leicester City soccer club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was not caused by a police drone, Leicestershire Police have confirmed. Thai businessman Srivaddhanaprabha died along with four others when his helicopter crashed and then exploded outside the club’s King Power Stadium on Saturday after a Premier League match against West Ham United. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said it had recovered the flight data recorder and would remain in the city until the end of the week before transporting the wreckage to its facilities in Farnborough.
FG: Troops Fighting Boko Haram are Adequately Catered For
The federal government has dismissed as unfounded the allegations that troops fighting against insurgency in the North-east were underpaid and subjected to hunger. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Tuesday said the claims were found to be untrue, following the conclusion of investigation ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari to establish the veracity of claims that troops were fighting Boko Haram in deplorable conditions. He also said that Boko Haram, which started like local issue had taken international dimension, stating however that the terrorist group had been ‘’decapitated.’’
Senate Holds Public Hearing On New Universities, Polytechnics
A bill seeking the establishment of a Federal Polytechnic in Daura, Katsina State, was one of five that came under public hearing at the Senate on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) reports that Daura is the country home of President Muhammadu Buhari. When approved the proposed Federal Polytechnic, Daura, would be the first federal institution in Katsina North Senatorial District, according to promoters of the bill. The bill, being sponsored by Ahmed Babba-Kaita, was initiated by his immediate predecessor, Mustapha Bukar, who died early this year.
‘Dangote Refinery Will Transform, Diversify Nigeria’s Economy’
Mr. Devakumar Edwin, Group Executive Director, Dangote Refinery, said on Tuesday that the planned 650,000 barrel per day capacity petrochemical refinery would transform and diversify Nigeria’s economy when completed. Edwin spoke during a panel session on “Promoting Efficiency and Clean Fuels in African Refining and Petrochemicals Market” at the 12th Oil Trading and Logistics (OTL) conference in Lagos.
Lagos-Ibadan Rail : FG Berates CCECC Over Slow Pace Of Work
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has expressed dissatisfaction with the slow pace of work being executed by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation on the Lagos end of the standard gauge Lagos-Ibadan rail line. He accused the contractors of failing to mobilise its workers to site on the excuse that some sub-contractors could not deliver the portion of work given to them. Amaech spoke on Tuesday during an inspection of the $1.5bn standard gauge rail project at the Ologun-Eru area of Oyo State. He said, “If I say I am impressed with the CCECC on the Lagos axis of this project, then I am lying. We are just not there in the Lagos area at all.
FIFA Bans Former Ghana FA Boss, Nyantakyi, for Life
One of African football’s most powerful figures Kwesi Nyantakyi has been banned from the sport for life for breaking bribery and corruption rules. Ex-Ghana Football Association (GFA) president also broke conflict of interest rules, FIFA announced yesterday. Football’s world governing body launched an investigation after Nyantakyi was pictured taking $65,000 from an undercover reporter. FIFA fined Nyantakyi 500,000 Swiss francs (£390,000). Nyantakyi was also vice-president of the Confederation of African Football and a member of the FIFA Council.
“If Mayweather Wants To Fight, You Fight In The Ufc. We’re Not Boxing.”
UFC President Dana White has revealed that a potential fight between Floyd Mayweather and Khabib Nurmagomedov would only take place inside the octagon and not in a boxing ring. The pair had called each other out on a number of occasions over social media claiming that a potential fight would indeed be happening. Addressing the rumours Dana White outlined that Mayweather vs Khabib would only happen on one condition and it certainly won’t be occurring in a boxing ring.
Neymar Reveals What Happened With Lionel Messi Every Day At Barcelona – And Describes Cristiano Ronaldo In One Word
Neymar has revealed he learned every day from Lionel Messi while at Barcelona , and described his former team-mate as his “football idol”. The Brazilian was speaking to The Players’ Tribune alongside NBA star Steph Curry. The world’s most expensive footballer spent four seasons playing at the Nou Camp alongside the Argentinian, winning two La Liga titles and a Champions League in that time. While at Barcelona he also came up against five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, who he has described as a “monster”.
Police To Sue Government Unless It Backs Down Over Cuts
Police chiefs in England and Wales will take legal action in the high court against the government unless it backs down on plans to deduct hundreds of millions of pounds from their budgets, the Guardian has learned. The unprecedented decision was taken by the National Police Chiefs Council, which sent a formal letter to the Treasury saying it will seek a judicial review of the government’s proposals. It marks a new low in relations between police chiefs and the government. The NPCC represents police chiefs of the 43 local forces in England and Wales, and it has already hired a barrister to seek a judicial order forcing the government to climb down.
German Nurse Admits Killing over 100 Patients
Former nurse Niels Hoegel admitted Tuesday to killing 100 patients in his care, on the first day of his trial in the biggest serial killing case in Germany’s post-war history. Hoegel, 41, has already spent nearly a decade in prison on a life term for other patient deaths, and is accused of intentionally administering medical overdoses to victims so he could bring them back to life at the last moment. As the proceedings opened in the northern city of Oldenburg, presiding judge Sebastian Buehrmann asked whether the charges against him were accurate. Hoegel replied quietly “yes”.
Protests As Trump Arrives In Pittsburgh After Shooting
Donald Trump has arrived in Pittsburgh to pay his respects to those mourning loved ones killed in a mass shooting at a synagogue. Eleven people died and six were injured after Robert Bowers opened fire with what appeared to be an assault rifle and three handguns at the Tree of Life synagogue during a baby naming ceremony. Bowers, who has been charged with 29 counts of criminal activity, including hate crimes and using a firearm to commit murder. He stepped out of Air Force One accompanied by wife Melania and daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, who are both Jewish.
Facebook Revenue, User Growth Falls Short Of Expectations
Facebook’s quarterly revenue and user growth has disappointed investors amid a challenging year for a company navigating data misuse, misinformation and election meddling on its platform. But in a silver lining, Facebook’s earnings per share beat expectations. Total revenue jumped 33% to 13.73 billion for the three months ending in September, but fell short of analysts’ expectations. User figures also missed analysts estimates. Monthly active users totaled 2.27 billion as of September 30, while daily active users for the month averaged 1.49 billion. Analysts were expecting 2.29 billion monthly users and 1.51 billion daily users.
Steve Jobs Would Be Proud Of The 2018 Apple Ipad Pro
The iPad for the longest time has been a glorified media machine, being used to watch content on and occasionally work with. In fact, sales even dwindled post the launch of the iPad Mini, and tablets soon became less and less appealing. The iPad Pro, and its focus on creators helped rekindle the world’s interests in the iPad, so much so that the number of iPads sold just last year beats the number of notebooks sold by any company worldwide! The point Apple is trying to make is that the iPad Pro is capable of dethroning the laptop. It did so with an incredibly strong GPU, CPU, and a battery that promised to last all day. It also came with Apple’s pencil, a powerful tool that allowed you to use this magical slab of glass as a canvas to create some absolutely mesmeric artpieces (all of Apple’s custom logos for their October event were made on the iPad).
Google’s 2018 Halloween Doodle Is An Addictive Multiplayer Game – Here’s How To Play
Google is taking the traditional Halloween Google Doodle to new levels this year with a new multiplayer game you can play directly in the web browser. The Great Ghoul Duel is the first multiplayer, interactive Google Doodle ever and challenges two teams of four ghouls to challenge each other to collect the most blue spirit flames, using the arrow keys or trackpad to navigate. The idea is to return the collected spirit flames back to base before the time expires or the other team (it’s green vs purple) steals them from you. The better you do, the more powers you can gain, such as magnetism, speed boosts and night vision to help you uncover more spirits. The team with the highest score at the end of the game wins. Teams are randomised, but it is possible to create a link to challenge your friends. Players will also be able to share their achievements online afterwards.