SABINEWS MORNING NEWS UPDATE OCTOBER 29, 2018
We Are Learning ‘Shaku Shaku’ Dance Steps For Our Campaign –Osinbajo
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday in Abuja, jocularly said he was learning the Shaku Shaku dance steps for campaigns ahead of the 2019 general elections. Shaku Shaku is a popular and contemporary dance style common among young Nigerians. Osinbajo, who was the Chairman and Special Guest of Honour at the launch of Five Fascinating Books written by Funmilayo Braithwaite, in Abuja on Sunday, said a friend of his recently polled large number of votes just by dancing. According to him, nobody knows what will work in Nigerian politics. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the books — The Path of Fate, Echoes of Yesteryears, Politicrisis, The Golden Rules and Bonds of Destiny – were unveiled at Transcorp Hilton Hotel.
He That’s Without Sin Should Cast The First Stone At Atiku —Bode George
A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, Olabode George, has challenged any Nigerian who accuses his party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, of corruption, to cast the first stone if they’re truly above board. The politician said that whatever Atiku might be accused or suspected of, he has learnt his lessons and is not likely to toe the same path. George, who spoke on Sunday during a live radio programme, Discuss With Jimi Disu, argued that as an ageing man, Atiku must have learnt from his past, and that he is better poised to lead the nation.
Submit My Son In-Law’s Name To INEC As Imo Gov Primaries Winner, Okorocha Urges APC
Governor Rochas Okorocha of imo State has appealed to the National working Committee of the All Progressives Congress, led by Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, to submit the name of his son in-law, Mr, Uche Nwosu, to the Independent National Electoral Commission as the winner of the APC governorship primaries in the state. Okorocha made the appeal in a press release obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria. Okorocha said upholding Nwosu’s candidacy will “protect the high integrity of President Muhammadu Buhari and the integrity of the Party.”
Obasanjo Visits Akwa Ibom, Seeks Support For Emmanuel
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday worshipped with Gov Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom at Qua Iboe Church, Uyo, and urged the people to support the governor’s second term ambition. Obasanjo said the governor was a good product that could take the state to the Promised Land. He said that of the attributes of truth, forgiveness, love and continuity that God shares with man, continuity has been in existence since God created the world. The former president said that God created man to tell the truth, to love and to forgive, and that was why He gave His son so that the world does not perish.
Ekiti Experienced 4 ‘Wasted Years’ Under Fayose – Bishop
The Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, the Rt. Rev. Christopher Tayo Omotunde, has described the tenure of former Governor Ayo Fayose as four wasted years. Omotunde noted that rather than moving forward, Ekiti retrogressed under Fayose and urgently needs repairs, resuscitation and rejuvenation to put it back on the right track. According to him, “the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had a golden chance to make a difference in the lives of Ekiti residents, but abused the opportunity to the extent that the people became slaves under them.” The cleric warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration to learn from the mistakes of the immediate past government and never disappoint the teeming masses looking up to it for good governance and redemption.
Don’t Expect Votes From Yobe, Adamawa, 4 Others, APC Lawmaker Tells Buhari
The lawmaker representing Yobe East Senatorial District, Senator Bukkar Abba Ibrahim, has warned the ruling All Progressives Congress not to assume that the North-East geopolitical zone will vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 like it did in 2015. The states in the North-East are Yobe, Borno, Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa and Taraba. The senator said the issues for which people of the North-East voted for Buhari and APC had not been addressed. According to him, they are getting worse. Ibrahim, who was governor of Yobe State for three terms within two dispensations and now serving his third term at the Senate, stated that rigging would not save the President and the party from the imminent defeat.
Don’t Succumb To Pressure To Manipulate 2019 Polls, PDP Warns INEC Boss
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, not to succumb to pressure to manipulate the electoral process in 2019, following his alleged secret meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, at the Presidential Villa last Friday. The main opposition party said that the polity is already tensed over INEC’s listing of President Muhammadu Buhari for election despite his failure to present the constitutionally required academic credentials like other candidates. This development, the party said, casts a dark shadow on the credibility of INEC to conduct a transparent election.
Herdsmen Killings: Akume A Direct Beneficiary Of Attacks On Benue People – Ortom
Piqued by Senator George Akume’s incessant attacks on his person, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has alleged that the former governor’s ceaseless affront against him since the Benue pogrom was a clear indication that the three term senator was a direct beneficiary of the invasions and killings in the state by militant herdsmen since the beginning of the year. Ortom was Sunday reacting to recent decision of the All Progressives Congress, APC, leader and the governorship candidate of the party to stage a political campaign rally in one of the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps in Daudu, Guma local government area.
Secure Clearance Before Procession, Police Tells El-Zakzaky Group
The FCT Police Command has warned members of the El-Zakzaky Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) to write and secure clearance from the Police before embarking on any procession. The Police also assured FCT residents of adequate security following the proposed procession by the group, adding that security measures have been put in place to protect lives and property and to ensure free flow of vehicular movement in and out of FCT.
Suarez Hits Hat-Trick As Barcelona Blow Away Madrid
Barcelona ran riot in the Clasico on Sunday as Luis Suarez scored the hat-trick that will surely spell the end of Julen Lopetegui’s time as Real Madrid coach. Barcelona were 5-1 winners, dominant at Camp Nou for all-but a 15-minute period after half-time when the otherwise hapless Madrid briefly threatened a comeback. All the failures that have underlined their recent problems under Lopetegui were on show here, poor finishing, dreadful defending and key players performing well below par, let alone at their best.
Gabon Official Websites Hacked
The Anonymous hackers collective on Sunday claimed it hacked into more than 70 Gabon government websites, as part of what it called a campaign against dictatorships. Government sites including the ministries of communications and the civil service were inaccessible on Sunday, as were the websites of at least 30 other institutions. The presidency website continued to function as normal. “Huge surprise attack against the government of Gabon today,” read a message on a Twitter account close to the Anonymous group. “More than 70 government sites (attacked). All their servers and mail systems are offline. The dictators should have been expecting us,” the tweet continued.
Algeria’s Bouteflika To Seek Re-Election In 2019
Algeria’s frail President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in power since 1999, will stand for a fifth term at elections next year, the head of his party said Sunday. National Liberation Front chief Djamel Ould Abbes said Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke in 2013, would be the party’s candidate at the vote set for April 2019, state news agency APS reported. “Bouteflika… is the candidate of the FLN for the presidential election,” Ould Abbes was quoted as saying at a meeting with lawmakers from the party.