SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
Osun Re-Run An Embarrassment To Democracy, Says Saraki
Senate President Bukola Saraki on Friday reviewed the re-run poll held in Osun state on Thursday and described it as an embarrassment to the nation’s democracy. Saraki, who is the Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Campaign Council on Osun State Governorship election, in a statement issued in Abuja said Thursday’s supplementary election in Osun State, was a charade and an embarrassment to Nigeria’s democracy.
Fayose: Osun Election Was A ‘Show Of Shame’
Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has described the governorship election conducted in neighbouring Osun State as a “show of shame.” He accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of allegedly perfecting rigging plans with “compromised elections” in Edo, Ondo, Ekiti and now Osun. Fayose in a statement on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, said “democracy is dead in Nigeria” with the outcome of the supplementary governorship poll held in Osun on Thursday.
Minimum Wage: NANS Urges FG To Yield To Workers’ Demand
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has urged the Federal Government to urgently accede to the organised labour’s demand on workers’ minimum wage to end Nigeria’s unwarranted sufferings. NANS gave the charge in Abeokuta in a statement signed by its National Public Relations Officer, Azeez Adeyemi. Adeyemi said that the Federal Government should quickly prioritize workers’ demand, saying that their welfare and wellbeing should never be compromised.
Lalong Impose Dusk To Dawn Curfew In Jos North And South Lgs
Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in Jos North and Jos South local government areas of the state following the skirmish that led to the death of scores on Friday morning. A statement issued and signed by the Acting Secretary to the State Government, Sir. Richard Tokma stated that, “sequel to the security breach in some parts of Jos north, Governor Simon Bako Lalong has approved the imposition of a dusk-to-dawn curfew from 6am to 6pm in Jos north and Jos south local government area of the state.”
Frsc Disowns Fake Appointment Letters In Circulation
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has disowned the fake employment letters of appointment into the corps currently in circulation in the country, describing it as a scam. This is contained in a statement signed by the agency’s Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday.
Lagos-Ibadan Railway: Amaechi Summons CCECC MD Over Shortage Of Equipment On Site
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has summoned the Managing Director of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) over shortage of equipment deployed for the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard guage rail project. Amaechi summoned the official during the monthly inspection of the Lagos-Ibadan rail corridor in Ibadan, Oyo state. He said that though he was impressed with the level of progress on the project, adding that for more to be done before the December deadline, more equipment must be purchased for the launching of beams.
Sheraton Lagos Wows Loyalty Members with Femi Kuti Concert
Sheraton Lagos Hotel hosted critically acclaimed Afrobeat exponent and four-time Grammy Award nominee Femi Kuti last weekend, as part of activities to reward loyalty program members of the Marriot International hotel group. The singer, songwriter and instrumentalist enthralled his audience with a live performance of his seventh studio album, One People One World, along with many of his hit tracks over the years, for close to two hours.
2018 FIBA World Cup: U.S Halts Nigeria In Quarter-Finals
The U.S senior national women’s team on Friday halted the progression of their Nigerian counterparts, D’Tigress, with a 71-40 stoppage in the quarter-finals of the ongoing 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Tenerife, Spain. D’Tigress coming from the streak of three straight wins over Turkey, Argentina and Greece fought hard to book their place in the semi-finals but fell to the super powers of their American opponents. D’Tigress recorded a 17-9 lead in the first quarter but fell 16-18 in the second and 12-19 in the third before crashing 5-25 in the third to the nine times world champions.
My Best Yet To Come -Iwobi
Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi has boasted that his best is yet to come following superlative display in their 3- win over Brentford on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup. Shortly after the tie, the 22-year old star took to twitter saying; “Spot me if you can. Good result tonight! Bring on the next round love to all the fans. #WeAreTheArsenal.” The tweet which received over 5,000 likes and 500 retweets from his social media followers, saw him receiving accolades from his taming fans.
Pogba Hires 25 Men For Missing Earring
According to The Sun, the France international was unsuccessful in his bid find the costly item of jewellery and has since offered a cash reward if it does turn up. The incident is said to have happened at Carrington on Tuesday morning, a day before the 25-year-old had a tense exchange with manager Jose Mourinho in front of the TV cameras. A source is quoted by the publication as saying: “Paul’s not been having the best time at the moment at United as everyone knows. He’s been stripped of the captaincy, had a furious bust up with the manager and is unsure what kind of a reception the fans will give him when United next play.
Chelsea Vs Liverpool: Injured Van Dijk Keeps Klopp Waiting
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp faces an anxious wait to see if Virgil van Dijk will be fit for Saturday’s top of the table Premier League clash at Chelsea on Saturday. The world’s most expensive defender has been the foundation around which Klopp’s men have greatly improved their defensive record since the giant Dutchman joined from Southampton in January for £75 million ($98 million). However, Van Dijk is still feeling the after-effects of a rib injury that forced him off in a 3-0 win over his former club last weekend.
Merkel Plans To Meet Macron, Putin, Erdogan On Syria In October
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday she and the leaders of Turkey, Russia and France planned to hold a summit next month on the situation in war-ravaged Syria. “We are in favour of a four-way meeting with the presidents of Turkey, Russia and France and myself because the situation (in Syria) is still fragile,” Merkel told reporters after talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “We aim to do this in the month of October.”
EU’s Brexit Chief Puts Commission Ambition On Hold
Senior EU official Michel Barnier said Friday he would not to seek his political group’s nomination to become president of the European Commission and instead will focus on negotiating Brexit. Barnier, a 67-year-old former French agriculture minister, has taken the lead in drawing up terms for Britain’s European divorce with representatives of Prime Minister Theresa May’s government.
Burundi Suspends Some NGO’s For Violating New Law
Burundi has suspended some local and international non-governmental organizations for three months for violating a new law, a senior government official said late on Thursday.The move could deepen opposition concerns that a crackdown by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s government is being extended. In May, a referendum approved a change to the constitution that makes it possible for him to stay in power until 2034.