SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE SEPTEMBER 26, 2018
Why Ngige Can’t Be Intimidated
Lately, a seeming hush-hush arm of the opposition, hibernating in a section of the media found a good sport in the Hon. Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige. The only sin of the Anambra former Governor, who has an all-time unbeaten record, is that he has been unbalancing the uncritical performance benchmark upon which these hue of biased writers have impishly based their assessment of President Muhammadu Buhari. Ngige has been unrelenting in pushing the achievements of the administration which he serves, to the front burner as an assured basis for President’s re-election in 2019 .
I Am Ready For APC Gov Primary – Ambode
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday expressed his readiness to participate in Saturday’s primary election where members of the All Progressives Congress across the State are expected to choose the party’s flagbearer through direct primaries. In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, the Governor said he is restating his readiness in line with the choice of the party in Lagos State and the validation given to the direct primary preference by the Governor’s Advisory Council.
Osun Rerun: My Interest Is Good Governance, Says Omisore
The Social Democratic Party governorship candidate in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has said that what is paramount to him is the practice of true democracy, good governance and accountability in Osun State. This is coming after over 72 hours of being pressurised by the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress ahead of the rerun election in the state. He said he would never renege on his promise of good governance, accountability and human dignity in the state.
Court Orders Release Of PDP Leader, Diekola
An Osogbo High Court has ordered the police to release a People’s Democratic Party chieftain, Fatai Oyedele Diekola and two others from detention. The order was given by Justice A.O Ayoola on Wednesday following an application filed on behalf of Diekola; Sikiru Lawal and Segun Adekilekun. A certified true copy of the order was made available to our correspondent in Osogbo on Wednesday by a former Commissioner of Information, Mr Sunday Akere, who is Diekola’s friend.
Markarfi, Tambuwal Laud C’River Gov’s Performance
A former Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi, and the Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Waziri Aminu Tambuwal, have given high marks to the Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, for what they described as his investments in laudable projects that would impact positively on the future of the state. Makarfi and Tambuwal — both presidential aspirants on the platform of PDP — stated this when they paid courtesy calls, separately on Ayade in Calabar as part of their consultation with party faithful in Cross River ahead of the October 5 and 6 presidential primary.
Aisha ADC’s N2.5b Scandal: Frank Calls For Independent Probe
Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order immediate investigation into the controversy surrounding the N2.5billion allegedly stolen from First Lady, Aisha, by her AIde-De-Camp (ADC), Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Sani Baban-Inna. He warned that any attempt at cover-up will not augur well for his integrity and his administration’s anti-corruption crusade.
Police Arrest PDP Chieftain In Osun
A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Muyiwa Oladimeji, was Wednesday morning arrested by security operatives in Osogbo. However, the reason for the arrest was not yet clear as at the time of this report. Meanwhile, the governorship candidate of the party in last Saturday’s poll, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has condemned Oladimeji’s arrest. A statement by the Media Director of Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organisation, Olawale Rasheed, Wednesday stated that clampdown on Osun PDP leaders has commenced with Oladimeji’s arrest.
Warning Strike: Kogi Labour Orders Closure Of Private, Public Offices In 21 Lgs
The organised labour in Kogi has directed workers in the private and public sectors to embark on a seven-day strike with effect from September 27. The directive was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Lokoja by the state chapters of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council. Messr Onu Edoka, Ranti Ojo and Aaron Akeji, state Chairmen of NLC, TUC and JPSNC respectively, signed the statement on behalf of the unions.
Education: Archbishop Of Lagos Wants Government, Missions To Collaborate
Most Reverend Adewale Martins on Wednesday urged all tiers of government to collaborate with missions and private schools to bring the desired effect of education on Nigerian children. Martins, Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, made the call at the Blessing of Maria Mater Christi Schools Chapel, Rev. Sisters Convent and Commissioning of a Jamb CBT Centre in Lagos. According to him, education is a social service, and the duty of every responsible government is to ensure that the citizens are educated.
A Toast to China-Nigeria Relations
October 1st is an important day to both China and Nigeria. It’s the day to mark the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the Independence of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. On this occasion, I would like to wish the two countries a happy birthday and wish Nigerian friends and Chinese community in Nigeria well. In 1960, British colonial rule ended and Nigeria transformed into an independent sovereign state. In the past 48 years, Nigeria experienced tribulations, but it has also recorded appreciable gains in political freedom and also in economic and social development. In 2014, Nigeria overtook South Africa and became the largest economy in Africa.
Guardiola Reveals 10-Year Plan For Foden
Pep Guardiola has backed Manchester City starlet Phil Foden to shine for the next decade after the youngster’s dazzling League Cup display against Oxford. Foden was City’s man of the match and capped his influential performance with his first senior goal in their 3-0 third round win on Tuesday. The 18-year-old midfielder also played a part in the opening two goals for Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez. England Under-19 international Foden has been tipped for the top for some while, but he hasn’t found it easy to break into the City given the quality the champions already possess.
Mourinho And Pogba Filmed In Tense Man United Training Ground Exchange
Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba were involved in a tense-looking exchange at Manchester United’s training ground on Wednesday, a day after the manager confirmed the World Cup star had been stripped of the role of vice-captain. Pogba was rested by Mourinho for the shock League Cup third-round exit against Championship side Derby on Tuesday and watched from the stands as United lost on penalties after a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford.
Griezmann On Target As Atletico Cruise To Victory Over Huesca
Atletico Madrid are finally finding their groove in La Liga and just in time for a city derby against Real Madrid after they strolled to a 3-0 win over newly-promoted Huesca on Tuesday. One victory from their opening four league games left Atletico seven points adrift of Barcelona a fortnight ago but three on the spin have now steered Diego Simeone’s side back on track. This was as routine a three points as they come at the Wanda Metropolitano, where Antoine Griezmann scored early in the first half before going off early in the second, along with partner Diego Costa.
Bees’ Venom Can Kill Virus, Heal Wounds Faster – Don
Dr Mkabwa Manoko of the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Wednesday said that bees’ venom could be used to kill deadly viruses in the body. Manoko, also Head of Department of Crop Sciences and Bee-Keeping Technology at the university, expressed the viewpoint in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on the sidelines of the 6th ApiExpo Africa in Abuja. He noted that honey also had a medicinal value that could be used for wound management without side effects.
Blast Kills 8 Soldiers In Burkina Faso
Eight soldiers were killed on Wednesday by a blast in the troubled north of Burkina Faso, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore announced. “I have just learned that eight Burkinabe soldiers died after their vehicle drove over a home-made mine planted by the enemies of our people,” he said. The convoy had been heading from Baraboule in Soum province, where jihadists have carried out a string of attacks since 2015, to the town of Djibo. “The lead vehicle in the convoy hit the mine” as it was coming off a bridge, a security source told AFP.
Trump Pledges New Middle East Peace Plan Within Months
US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would present a two-state peace plan for the Middle East in the coming months, voicing confidence the Palestinians would return to talks despite his unwavering support for Israel. Speaking before entering talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York, Trump said that it was a “dream” of his to bring about a peaceful solution to a conflict that has eluded several of his predecessors. “I would say over the next two to three to four months,” Trump said, referring to his prospective timetable for presenting a plan as he met Netanyahu on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
UK Embassy In Sarajevo Closed ‘Due To Potential Security Incident’
The British Embassy in Sarajevo has been temporarily closed “due to a potential security incident”. Matt Field, the British ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, said the embassy had taken the decision “following advice from local police”. He gave no further information about the closure. “Following advice from the local police, the British Embassy in Sarajevo has been temporarily closed due to a potential security incident,” he said in a tweet.