SABINEWS MIDDAY NEWS UPDATE OCTOBER 4, 2018
Sanwo-Olu Thanks Tinubu, Ambode
Sanwo-Olu in a speech yesterday appreciated Ambode for his sportsmanship and for providing the conducive environment for the primary to hold. He also thanked Tinubu and said his fatherly role would not be taken for granted even as he saluted the leaders of the party at the state and national level and promised not to let them down. Ambode pledged that if he is elected governor, he would make integrity his watchword. He said, “Fellow Nigerians, I want to thank us, thank all of you for the numerous support I have received from everyone, I should seize this opportunity to thank everyone. But first I need to thank the Almighty God who has kept all of us, Lagosians, Nigerians, up until this very moment; all glory, honour and adoration goes to the Almighty God.
Primaries: Buhari In Closed-Door Meeting With El-Rufai, Akeredolu
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday held a closed-door meeting with two state governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress. They are Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai; and his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu. The meeting was held amidst growing controversies over the conduct of the party’s primaries and the screening of party aspirants across the country. In Kaduna State, the party’s National Working Committee disqualified El-Rufai’s anointed candidate, Uba Sani, in the race for the Kaduna Central District.
APC Candidate Ekere: They Shot Into My Bedroom
A bullet was fired into the Uyo home of All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom State Mr. Nsima Ekere yesterday, the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) said yesterday. Ekere said he “narrowly escaped an assassination attempt”. Narrating how it happened, Ekere said he was meeting party leaders in the nearby residence of the Managing Director of the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority, Mr Umana Umana, when the bullet was fired into his upstairs bedroom where his wife and sister were at the time.
I’m Still Rivers APC Governorship Candidate, Says Abe
Senator Magnus Abe has declared that he remains the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Rivers State contrary to reports that he had backed off. Abe was elected by his faction of the party in the state through direct primary while the faction loyal to Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, elected Tonye Cole through an indirect primary. But there were media reports that he had backed off his governorship ambition and was negotiating with Amaechi for a chance to return to the senate.
Constituents Elect Dogara As PDP Candidate For 2019 Polls
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has been elected by all the 325 delegates from the Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa-Balewa Federal Constituency in Bauchi State as the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 general election. All the delegates unanimously affirmed the Speaker as the sole candidate of the party during the party’s primaries held in Zwall town of Tafawa Balewa Local Government of the state Wednesday.
NAPTIP Rescues 52 Victims Of Human Trafficking In Edo/Delta
The Benin Zonal Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) rescued no fewer than 52 victims of human trafficking in the third quarter of this year. Mr Nduka Nwanwenne, Zonal Commander of the agency comprising Edo and Delta, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Thursday that the rescue was made from July to September.
Banks Doing Well, Says Report
More Nigerian retail banks and their customers are adopting a “digital-centric” approach to banking, the 2018 Consumer Digital Banking Satisfaction Index Report, has shown. According to the report produced by Nigeria’s first credit rating and research Agency, Agusto & Co. Limited, the study demonstrated that digital tools create a positive experience for customers. The Index report, highlights customer’s preferences and attitude towards digital banking platforms provided by banks in Nigeria.
Husband Conspires With Friends, Robs Wife
A man, Adewale Lukmon, has been arrested for allegedly conspiring with his friends, identified as Bidemi Fatai, Saheed Owolabi and Babatunde Ageele, to rob his wife, Funmilayo, of the sum of N159,000. Punch Metro gathered that both husband and wife lived together at their house on Leadway Estate, Eruwen, Ikorodu, Lagos State. Our correspondent learnt that on July 23, 2018, Funmilayo, a building contractor, got a business deal of N159,000. When she was given the money, her husband reportedly advised her to deposit it in her bank account.
Herdsmen Kill 18 Persons In Plateau Midnight Attack
Suspected Fulani herdsmen have killed 18 persons and injured four others during an attack on Ariri community in Bassa Local Government Area on Wednesday. The killers wore black uniforms. Among the victims of the attack which took place at 11:30pm were toddlers, women, young children and local farmers.
Pogba Banned From Public Speaking
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has reportedly claimed that he has been banned from speaking to the media. Pogba has made headlines with his post-match comments on a number of occasions already this season, which is understood to have contributed to the deterioration of his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho. The World Cup winner played the full 90 minutes as United were frustrated by Valencia in a goalless draw at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, taking their winless streak to four matches across all competitions.
Harry Arter Back In Republic Of Ireland Squad But Seamus Coleman Ruled Out
Harry Arter has been named in the Republic of Ireland squad for this month’s UEFA Nations League games against Denmark and Wales. James McClean also returns but captain Seamus Coleman misses out due to injury, while Declan Rice is not included as he continues to mull over whether to declare for Ireland or England.
Luis Enrique Reveals Spain Squad For England And Wales Clashes With 6 Premier League Players Included
Luis Enrique has announced his Spain squad for their upcoming fixtures against England and Wales, with Diego Costa and Jordi Alba again left out but Alvaro Morata included. The new Spain coach enjoyed a stellar start to life in charge of La Roja with victories over the Three Lions and World Cup finalists Croatia. They now renew acquaintances with Gareth Southgate’s men in Seville in the UEFA Youth League on October 15, after taking on Ryan Giggs’ Wales on October 10. Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke has been recalled, but in-form ex-Chelsea man Costa has again been left out.
Kovac ‘Putting His Neck On The Line’ With Bayern Rotation
Niko Kovac’s rotation policy at Bayern Munich has come under fire and club president Uli Hoeness said the coach is “putting his neck on the line” as results falter. The Bayern boss has tinkered heavily with his line-up since the 2-0 win over Schalke on September 22 and has seen his side held by Augsburg, lose to Hertha Berlin and then draw with Ajax in the Champions League. Hoeness believes momentum was lost in the game against Bavarian rivals Augsburg, during which fans protested against the German Football Association and the German Football League over kick-off times and ticket prices by staying silent for the opening 20 minutes.
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Senators who will decide the fate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will start reading the report from the FBI’s investigation of him this morning. It comes as Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set up a procedural vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination for tomorrow. If that’s successful, a final vote could come Saturday. Democrats and others are still grumbling about the FBI inquiry, saying many witnesses who could have possibly corroborated the sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh weren’t interviewed.
Theresa May Rules Out Second Referendum Saying ‘The People Voted Leave’
Theresa May has ruled out a second referendum saying ‘we had the people’s vote and the people chose to leave’. Delivering one of the most important speeches of her political career, the prime minister added that she wanted a good Brexit agreement but ‘Britain isn’t afraid to leave with no deal if we had to’. She said that hosting a second referendum ‘would be a politicians’ vote, politicians telling people they got it wrong the first time and should try again.’
Brett Kavanaugh: US Senators To Begin Reading FBI Report
All 100 members of the US Senate are to be given access to a limited FBI investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee. FBI agents have spoken to some potential witnesses to Kavanaugh’s alleged assault against Christine Blasey Ford, which she set out in detailed testimony to the Senate judiciary committee last week. The report was delivered to Capitol Hill at 2.30am with a statement from the White House saying it was “fully confident the Senate will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the supreme court.”
Rapist Bradley Tout Goes On The Run After Jumping Out Of Dock And Fleeing Court
Police are hunting a rapist who fled from a court building moments after being found guilty of attacking a teenage girl. Bradley Tout, 20, vaulted the dock and ran out of Worcester Crown Court on Wednesday after being unanimously convicted alongside co-defendant Kulin Odedra. Addressing the jury, Judge Nicolas Cartwright said: ‘Well, I’ve never seen anything like that happen before.’ West Mercia Police warned that anyone harbouring Tout, of Durham Road, Worcester, would also face arrest. A witness in court said: ‘Seconds before he escaped Tout could be seen with both hands on the dock, which is more than three feet high.
Germany’s Merkel Visits Holocaust Memorial In Jerusalem
Head bowed, German Chancellor Angela Merkel paid homage in Jerusalem on Thursday to the six million Jews killed by the Nazis and said Germany had a responsibility to confront anti-Semitism and never to forget the Holocaust. She began a day of meetings between Israeli and German government officials with a visit to Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Holocaust memorial, where she laid a wreath on a stone slab that contains ashes of death camp victims.