SABINEWS MORNING NEWS UPDATE SEPTEMBER 24, 2018
Osun was saved from jaws of evil-APC
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged voters to vote for the party in the re-run election in Osun state on Thursday. Reacting to the inconclusive outcome of the governorship election in the state, APC spokesman, Kunle Oyatomi, in a statement called on all citizens in the affected polling areas to ” sacrifice everything they can on that day to become the great heroes and heroines.” According to him, the result of the election saved the state “from the savage jaws of the evil” “It was Providential. Osun would have fallen into the monster called the PDP if the party had won the election. It was the limit that corrupt money could go to buy up an election.
Osun: Victory is assured for PDP in 2019 – Makarfi
The former chairman of the caretaker committee of the People’s Democratic Party and presidential aspirant, Ahmed Makarfi has said that with the enthusiasm shown by the people of Osun state in Saturday’s governorship election, it was clear that “victory is eventually assured for the PDP in this and all subsequent elections”.
Turaki meets Clark, Adebanjo, accuses Buhari of weakening rule of law
A People’s Democratic Party Presidential aspirant, Taminu Turaki, SAN, on Sunday met with Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, Afenifere chieftain, Pa Ayo Adebanjo and other members of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum in Abuja. Presenting his development plans and programmes to the forum, the former minister of special duties said if elected, his government would focus on security, noting that no investor would invest in the economy if there was no stability.
Atiku: I stand with Senator Adeleke
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, will resist every attempt by the Independent National Electoral Commission to tamper with the will of the people. He said he was sure that the people of the state were behind the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke, adding that the opposition party would win the re-run election on Thursday. Atiku stated this in Abuja on Sunday while commenting on the governorship election held in Osun State on Saturday.
Osun poll: Ortom commends PDP, voters
Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has commended the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun for taking the lead in the inconclusive Sept. 22 governorship election in the state. Ortom gave the commendation in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja. The PDP candidate Sen. Ademola Adeleke, took the lead in the election declared inconclusive by the INEC with 254,698 votes, closely followed by APC’s candidate, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola who polled 254, 345 votes.
Aisha Buhari joins husband to New York for UN General Assembly
Wife of the President, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, Sunday joined her husband to travel to New York for the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. While in New York, Mrs. Buhari is expected to address the General Assembly’s High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis, where she will speak to issues of increased political commitment, funding and robust partnerships on the 26th September, 2018.
Strike: NNPC to intervene in oil workers, Chevron dispute
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday, said it would intervene in the labour dispute between Chevron Nigeria and its workers to prevent the situation from degenerating into a crisis. In a statement in Abuja, Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr. Maikanti Baru, also urged oil workers under the auspices of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, to halt their planned industrial action over the dispute.
New minimum wage: Jigawa government agrees to pay whatever committee agrees
Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa has pledged to pay the new minimum wage that is agreed upon by the tripartite committee constituted by the Federal Government. The Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Jigawa chapter, Malam Usman Ya’u made the disclosure in Dutse on Sunday. Ya’u said that in spite of the impasse in the committee’s meeting that led to the national leadership of the NLC giving a 14-day ultimatum which started on Sept. 12, to the tripartite committee to finish its assignment and announce a new minimum wage.
9 Katsina LGs to benefit from N144m UNICEF School Intervention
About nine local government in Katsina State are to benefit from the N144 million earmarked by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to revitalise the education standard of the state. The benefiting councils, according to UNICEF, are Kankia, Safana, Kankara, Batsari, Baure, Mani, Rimi, Sabuwa and Faskari. The UNICEF Education Specialist in charge of Katsina, Muntaka Mukhtar Muhammad, stated this during the inauguration of a project implementation monitoring committee of the organisation at the State Universal Basic Education Board’s (SUBEB) headquarters at the weekend.
Fire razes Shekarau’s residence
Fire has razed parts of the Mundubawa avenue residence of a former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, an aide said Sunday evening. The incident, which reportedly occurred as a result on an electrical spark, affected two rooms. The media aide to the 2011 presidential candidate, Sule Yau, confirmed the incident to Premium Times. When contacted, the spokesman of state fire service, Saidu Muhammad, told Premium Times that he could not comment in the matter until he has all the details.
Ikuforiji urges Epe indigenes to pray for Ambode’s second term bid
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s kinsmen have resolved to take the battle to God in prayers as opposition to his second term bid mounts. An indication to this effect came from Mr. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, a former Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, as he urged Epe indigenes to pray that Ambode successfully clinches the All Progressives Congress’ ticket at the governorship direct primary scheduled for September 29. Ikuforiji made the appeal at the grand finale of Kayokayo festival in Epe on Saturday night.
Sen. Oduah never belonged to us – Ogbaru APGA
The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has said that Sen. Stella Oduah was never a part of them and were not fazed by the recent drama of returning to the People’s Democratic Party. Oduah, an indigene of Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra, is representing Anambra North Senatorial District of the state. The Ogbaru council chapter of APGA declared this position at a stakeholders meeting organised by their Chairman, Mr Arinze Awogu, in Ogbaru on Sunday.
Athletics Get Underway at 2018 Nigeria FMCG Games
The athletics event at the ongoing 2018 FMCG Games will begin today, at the Yabatech Sports Complex, Yaba, Lagos. This weekend, according to the organisers, will feature athletics heat and conclusion of the indoor games such as chess, scrabble and table tennis. Last weekend, excitement filled the venue as the Nigeria FMCG Games provided a variety of options for viewing pleasure with the continuation of the football games and the commencement of the indoor games which saw companies go head to head in table tennis, scrabble and chess.
Still dreaming big for Nigerian Basketball
At 35, (twilight of his career) and leading Nigeria’s D’Tigers-Nigeria basketball team, Ikechukwu Somtochukwu Diogu, cast back to conclude that choosing to play for his fatherland has been good for him. “Nigeria has done well for and I am saying this with all sense of gratitude,” he said. Fresh from qualifying for the 2019 FIBA Men’s World Cup coming up next year in China, the former NBA player said he has had a great time playing with the Nigerian team. “There have been wonderful moments more than I can remember. Times that I have to share with colleagues and each time we laugh. I have bonded with my country and people even thought I was not born here and there is a lot for me to celebrate.”
How the judges scored Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin
Anthony Joshua managed to defeat Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night but it’s fair to say it was not as convincing as he would have hoped. Many expected Joshua to see the Russian off with ease. But it was Povetkin who started the better of the two fighters. He even rocked Joshua late in the first round, hinting that an upset could well be on the cards. With Joshua suffering from a nose injury, Povetkin continued to apply the pressure in the following rounds.
Milan has everything — passion, support and history — except the team it deserves
On a day like Sunday, Milan can feel like the center of the universe. I landed with eight hours to kill before going to San Siro. A little breeze blew through the piazzas and narrow streets. It felt great. The cheese on Manuelina’s focaccia recco burned my mouth in a good way, washed down with euro cups of Caffe Si. I sipped a Mi-To cocktail made of Campari and vermouth and wrote two postcards. A man set up an amplifier outside the Duomo and played psychedelic Pink Floyd guitar solos on his Stratocaster.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts badly after his dad is appointed as a Gabon coach
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has taken to social media to vent. Aubameyang, 29, is undoubtedly the most famous footballer Gabon has ever produced. In the past few days, however, the Gabonese FA have fallen out with the Arsenal centre-forward. That’s after the Gabon FA announced that Pierre Francois Aubameyang has been appointed as a new coach. A copy of the Gabon press released posted on Facebook regarding Aubameyang senior’s appointment is below.
Republicans wrestle with election impact of Kavanaugh controversy
With Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hanging in the balance after an allegation of sexual assault from high school, Republican operatives are growing increasingly concerned that the controversy is contributing to a larger atmosphere of dysfunction and chaos in Washington that is motivating voters against them in the midterm elections.
New Zealand supermarket chain removes Australian strawberries after needles found
A major New Zealand supermarket chain is removing Australian-brand Choice strawberries from shelves across the country after needles were found in a container of strawberries from Western Australia purchased in Auckland. The Countdown supermarket chain said Sunday the Choice brand has been withdrawn from stores “as a precautionary measure.” Countdown is also advising customers to cut up strawberries before eating them. The chain said no illness or injury has been reported in New Zealand. Countdown is working with New Zealand and Australian authorities.
Westlife ‘to REUNITE after 6 years
They captured the hearts of the nation with their pop ballads before bidding farewell to the world of music in 2012. And it seems that Westlife are getting back together, as the Irish Sun reported on Sunday that the boyband have plans to reunite under label Universal Music Group. The source said: ‘It’s signed, sealed and delivered and it’s definitely happening — and it absolutely does not include Brian McFadden.’