* Turaki Asks Delegates To Vote For Saraki * Cristiano Ronaldo Removed From All Online Branding For Fifa’19 Following Rape Allegation

*  Turaki Asks Delegates To Vote For Saraki                         * Cristiano Ronaldo Removed From All Online Branding For Fifa’19 Following Rape Allegation



Turaki Asks Delegates To Vote For Saraki

Following the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, convention ongoing at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, one of the 13 aspirants jostling for the party’s ticket, Tanimu Turaki, has asked PDP delegates to vote for Saraki if, for whatever reasons, they reject him. Turaki, in a video produced hereunder, said only him and Saraki possess the pedigree, competence and character to solve Nigeria’s problems. He said, should the delegates reject him, that they should however, not hesitate to vote for Saraki whom he said is his brother.

Cristiano Ronaldo Removed From All Online Branding For Fifa’19 Following Rape Allegation

Football star, Cristiano Ronaldo who is currently embroiled in a rape allegation scandal has been removed from all social media promotions for the football video game, EA Sports. The Juventus player who featured prominently in the internet advertising of the game was also removed from banner pictures on EA Sports’ website. This is coming on the heels of the rape allegation leveled against him by Kathryn Mayorga.

The Juventus forward has featured on the cover of the FIFA franchise for the last two years but with the recent scandal, an EA spokesperson told Reuters:

“We have seen the concerning report that details allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo. “We are closely monitoring the situation, as we expect cover athletes and ambassadors to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with EA’s values.”

As Shittu, Mama Taraba Get the Axe

In a move widely adjudged a turning point in the All Progressives Congress (APC), administrative politics, the ruling party disqualified two ministers serving in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet from vying for their states’ governorship seats. The duo include Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu from Oyo State and his counterpart in the Women Affairs Ministry, Senator Aisha Alhassan, from Taraba State. Shittu and Alhassan were screened out by the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) at a time the party grappled with defections among its ranks and files to rival parties.      Responding to insinuations that the duo were arbitrarily screened out, the party’s National Chairman and head of its NWC, Adams Oshiomhole, argued that Shittu was disqualified  because it was discovered that he avoided the compulsory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme after graduation.

Large Turnout of Delegates at PDP National Convention

Large turnout of delegates and heavy presence of security personnel characterised the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention holding in Port Harcourt, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The venue of the convention, Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium was agog as delegates trooped peacefully into the pavilions earmarked for their respective states, but accreditation of delegates was yet to commence as at 9.55 a.m. At Sokoto pavilion, one of the delegates, Alhaji Kure Aminu said he and his colleagues were ready for the convention.

APC Set for Buhari’s Coronation Today

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that no less than 7,000 delegates will participate in a voice vote to affirm the choice of President Muhammadu Buhari as the party’s presidential candidate at today’s non-elective national convention in Abuja. This is as the ruling party has approved the election of 24 governorship candidates for the next year’s general election. President Buhari had earlier been elected by majority of APC party men through a direct primary election.

 APC NWC Clears Kawu, Abdulraheem , 6 Others For Kwara Gov Primary

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has cleared eight aspirants to contest for the party’s governorship ticket in Kwara State. That cleared include, a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Oba Abdulraheem, and the Director General of the Nigeria Broadcast Commission, Ishaq Modibbo Kawu. This was contained in a statement signed by the acting National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena, in Abuja, on Saturday.

 Gbadamosi Emerges Lagos ADP Guber Candidate

Real estate developer, Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi, has emerged as the Lagos State gubernatorial candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) for the 2019 election. Gbadamosi’s election was ratified by ADP members during the party’s primaries at its Lagos State Secretariat on Saturday. The Chairman, ADP, Lagos State, Mr Bolaji Adewale, said Gbadamosi, who was unopposed, scored a total of 119,919 votes during the primaries conducted across the 20 Local Government Areas of the state. Adewale thanked the party chieftains and supporters for the peaceful conduct of all primaries.

Lagos APC Primaries: Ashafa Loses Third Term Bid, Tinubu, Adeola Win

Senator Gbenga Ashafa has lost his bid to return to the Senate, for a third term on the platform of the All Progressives Congress. The 63-year-old senator lost the ticket for Lagos East senatorial district to a four-term House of Assembly member, Bayo Osinowo, according to the results announced on Saturday. The All Progressives Congress Electoral Committee of the National Assembly and State House of Assembly primary elections declared the results.

Imo APC Primary: I’m Grateful to Direct Primary, Says Nwosu

One of the major contenders to the governorship seat of Imo State under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Uche Nwosu, said he is grateful to the direct option of the primary election as directed by the National Executive Council (NEC) as the party holds election to elect its governorship flag bearer, House of Representatives, State House of Assembly and the Senate. Nwosu stated this, on Satuday, while casting his vote at the Eziama Obire ward , Nkwere in Orlu Local Government Area of the state.

Uba – Why I’m Contesting against My Brother

The Anambra South senatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in next year’s general elections, Chief Chris Uba, on Friday said he was contesting the senatorial  seat against his elder brother, Andy Uba, of the All Progressives Congress, because he would not want him (Andy) to overstay his usefulness at the red chamber. Speaking with journalists in Awka, the  Anambra State capital, the PDP candidate said his brother who is vying for a third term in the senate should progress politically instead of stagnating at a place as a senator.

Balogun Lifts Nigeria Cup Trophy

Folabi Balogun has emerges as the winner of the 2018 Nigeria Cup. He defeated a field of over 140-players to come out victorious after shooting a score of 69-net to beat his closest rival, Tunde Olowude on countback. Balogun now replaces Femi Feyide, two-time winner and the defending champion on the Nigeria Cup winner’s chart. B. A Raji came in the third position also losing on countback to Olowude while Steve Oboh ducks in the fourth position with a net score of 70. M. Walsh completed the top five positions in the net category.

Nestle Wins 2018 FMCG Games

Nestle Nigeria Plc has emerged the overall winners of the 2018 edition of the Fast Moving Consumers Good Games held at the Yabatech Sports Complex, Yaba, Lagos. The competition which ran for five weeks came to a climax last weekend. The eagerly awaited final day provided plenty of thrills and excitement as sports fans from of all spheres of life watched as industry heavy weights in the FMCG industry battled for the crown at the games. The final match day kicked off with Reckitt Benckiser trading tackles with Unilever and Nestle taking on FrieslandCampina.

US Open Champ Osaka ‘Stressed Out’ By Great Expectations

Naomi Osaka admitted that she gets “stressed out” trying to live up to “the hype” after the US Open champion was beaten in the China Open semi-finals on Saturday. The 20-year-old Japanese, who struggled with a back injury in losing 6-4, 6-4 to unseeded Anastasija Sevastova, opened up afterwards on dealing with ramped-up expectations. The world number six made headlines last month when she stunned Serena Williams in New York to win her maiden Grand Slam, in a final overshadowed by the American’s bitter row with the chair umpire.

Mourinho’s Job Not Under Immediate Threat: United Sources

Jose Mourinho’s position as Manchester United manager is not under immediate threat, senior figures at the club have said, denying a report he was set to be sacked next week. United are struggling in 10th place and last week’s 3-1 loss to West Ham made it the club’s worst start to a league campaign in 29 years. The Daily Mirror reported late Friday that Mourinho would be dismissed regardless of the result of United’s match at home to Newcastle on Saturday.

Interpol Demands China ‘Clarification’ On Its Missing Police Chief

Interpol demanded an official ‘clarification’ from China on the whereabouts of its missing police chief on Saturday, after reports said he was detained for questioning on arrival in his homeland. “Interpol has requested through official law enforcement channels clarification from China’s authorities on the status of Interpol President Meng Hongwei,” Jurgen Stock, the secretary general of the international police body said in a statement.

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Sicily

A magnitude-4.8 earthquake rattled the Italian island of Sicily on Saturday. The quake hit north-west of the Sicily’s second-largest city, Catania, sending people running from their homes around 2:30am (0030 GMT). Some residents spent the night outdoors in fear of possible powerful aftershocks. Several people were slightly injured, according to local media. Slight damage was reported at a few homes while churches, schools and other public buildings were subjected to inspection throughout the day.

Melania Trump Ends Africa Tour In Egypt

US First Lady Melania Trump held talks in the Egyptian capital on Saturday on the final leg of a solo four-nation tour of Africa that will also see her visit the Pyramids. The low-key tour, during which she has made no comment to reporters, has contrasted with the political tumult back home where her husband was set to score a big political win after days of acrimonious deadlock inside and outside the Senate over his Supreme Court pick. The former model stepped off a plane at Cairo international airport wearing high-waisted white pants, a pleated white shirt and a black tie with a beige jacket hung over her shoulders.


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