SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
Presidential Primaries: Buhari Scores 202,599 Votes in Jigawa
President Muhammad Buhari has scored a total of 202,599 votes in the All Progressive Congress Presidential Primary Election conducted at 287 wards across the 27 Local Government Areas of the state. Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa, who is also the Chief Returning Officer for the election, stated this while announcing the result in Dutse on Friday. “I Muhammad Badaru, in my capacity as chief returning officer for presidential primary election in Jigawa have received and collated all results from 287 wards in the 27 local government areas of the state.
Controversy Trails Alleged Resignation of Women Affairs Minister
There are strong indications that the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, may dump the ruling All Progressives Congress to the United Democratic Party. An aide to Mrs. Alhassan, who pleaded anonymity, told our correspondent that the former minister resigned her appointment on Friday morning. She was said to be waiting for President Muhammadu Buhari’s response before joining the UDP.
Idiagbon’s Son Clashes With Aspirant Over Use Of Father’s Name
The first child of late Major General Tunde Idiagbon, Adekunle, on Friday clashed with an aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Abdulwaheed Idiagbon, for adopting his father’s name. The aspirant said he adopted the name because he believed that Idiagbon’s goodwill would contribute to making his political ambition a reality in the 2019 elections.
Ekiti Election: Tribunal Dismisses PDP’s Application For Recount Of Ballot
The Ekiti Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja has dismissed an application by People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the recount of ballot papers used in the July 14 poll. The PDP and its candidate, Prof. Olusola Kolapo are challenging the outcome of the election in court. The respondents in the matter are Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), All Progressives Congress (APC) and Dr Kayode Fayemi, the winner of the election.
Osun Rerun: Our Alliance with APC in Order – SDP Chieftain
Mr Yemisi Oladeji, a chieftain of the Social Democratic Party, said on Saturday that the party’s decision to enter into an alliance with the All Progressives Congress in Thursday ’s rerun election in Osun was in order. Adedeji, who was also a governorship aspirant, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Osogbo that the decision was taken by the leadership of the party and not only Iyiola Omisore, the party’s candidate. “Sincerely and with a deep knowledge of the structure of the party called SDP, I would convincingly say that Omisore has never taken any unilateral decision on behalf of the party.
2019: Uba Assures Buhari, APC of Victory In Anambra
The senator representing Anambra South in the National Assembly, Andy Uba has assured President Muhammadu Buhari of victory in Anambra state in the 2019 presidential election. Uba gave the assurance on Saturday after concluding a tour of the seven local government areas that make up the constituency which he represents.
I Just Want My Daughter Back Alive, Not Money
– Leah Sharibu’s mother to Govt.
Mrs. Rebecca Nathan Sharibu, whose daughter, Leah, was abducted by Boko Haram terrorists in February, says that she needs her back alive and not monetary compensation from the Federal Government. Mrs. Sharibu called on President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to intervene urgently before Leah is killed in October based on the threat by Boko Haram.
Barman Accused of Sexual Harassment Stabs Neighbour To Death
A 23-year-old barman, Samson Michael, has been arrested for the murder of his neighbour, Tobiloba Osho, by the Lagos State Police Command. Osho reportedly bled to death after he was stabbed in the chest by Michael during an altercation in their residence on Mabayoje Close, Alakuko area of the state. It was learnt that a 17-year-old daughter of the pastor of a church where Michael lived had accused him of sneaking to where she slept inside the church in the midnight of Thursday, September 13 and fondling her pants.
FIFA Ranking: Super Falcons Remain 38th
Nigeria’s women national football team, Super Falcons, remain Africa’s women top side and the 38th in the world following Friday’s release of the latest rankings. The African champions have remained largely inactive in the year 2018 but will seek to defend the Africa Women Nations Cup title they won in Cameroon in 2016 when Ghana hosts the tournament 17 November – 1 December 2018.
Decision on Cameroon Hosting AFCON 2019 Postponed
A decision on whether Cameroon can go ahead with hosting next year’s Africa Cup of Nations has been postponed until the end of November, the Confederation of African Football said on Saturday. Cameroon’s hosting of African football’s showpiece event has been in jeopardy for months since the decision to increase the tournament from 16 to 24 teams. Football in the west African nation is in the midst of a crisis, with its league suspended because of funding issues.
My Goal Was Better Than Salah’s, Says Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo believes the overhead bicycle kick he scored for Real Madrid against his current club Juventus last season was better than Mohamed Salah’s which won the FIFA goal of the year award. “Salah deserved to win the Puskas award, it was a good goal. But let’s be honest, let’s not lie to ourselves, my goal was the best,” Ronaldo told his 142 million Instagram followers. The 33-year-old Portuguese star lost out to former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric for the FIFA best player award and to Liverpool’s Salah for the Puskas Award for the best goal.
Sabalenka Crushes Kontaveit To Clinch Wuhan Open
A dominant Aryna Sabalenka thrashed Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday to clinch the Wuhan Open in China, the biggest tournament win of her career. The Belarusian cruised to her second WTA title, facing little trouble from Estonia’s Kontaveit, who was unable to reproduce the sparkling tennis she played on her way to the final. The 20th-ranked Sabalenka had often been unplayable this week in Wuhan with her mix of aggression, clever placement and a scorching serve, and left Kontaveit flat-footed several times as she raced to take the first set.
North Korea Attacks US Over Sanctions
North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Saturday accused the United States of hindering peace efforts on the Korean peninsula with its insistence on enforcing tough economic sanctions against his country. Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Ri said “the recent deadlock is because the US relies on coercive measures which are lethal to trust-building.”
Indian Man Gets High by Letting Poisonous Snakes Bite Him on the Tongue
The Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine recently reported the incredible case of a man who had been getting poisonous snakes to bite him on his tongue, because the usual narcotics no longer gave him the buzz he was looking for. Cobra venom contains one of the most potent neurotoxins on Earth, with the amount injected in a single bite being enough to 20 adults and even an elephant. These facts only make the story of one Rajasthan opioid addict almost impossible to believe.