SABINEWS MORNING NEWS UPDATE OCTOBER 4, 2018
2019: Buhari Begs For Time To Constitute Campaign Team
President Muhammadu Buhari has told his party members that he will soon bring all speculations to an end by naming a Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) to lead the All Progressives Congress, APC, to victory in the February 2019 general elections. This is as he has described his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC as the party that will free Nigeria from corruption and poor governance.
I’ll Not Take Your Fatherly Role For Granted, Sanwo-Olu Tells Tinubu
The winner of the Lagos All Progressives Congress primary, Mr.Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that he will not take the Nationa Leaders of the party Asiwaju Bola Tinubu fatherly role for granted. Mr. Sanwo-Olu in his acceptance speech also thanked the Almighty God and the people of the state saying ‘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.’
Buhari Calls Leah Shaibu’s Mother, Promises To Bring Back Her Daughter
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to bring back the abducted Dapchi secondary school girl, Leah Shaibu. The mother of kidnapped 15-year-old Rebecca Sharibu had pleaded with Federal Government to ensure her daughter’s release, as the Boko Haram captors have issued a threat that Leah would be killed by the second week of October if the government does not meet their demands.
2019: Tambuwal Meets With Obasanjo
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Wednesday night held a closed- door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in his Abeokuta residence. Aminu who addressed journalists after the meeting which lasted for about 50 minutes and ended few minutes to 9.p.m said he was in Abeokuta to consult with Obasanjo in respect of the 2019 polls. “Obasanjo is one of the critical leaders of the country and it is necessary for me to consult with him concerning the 2019 polls, particularly on my aspiration to contest for the presidency of Nigeria.
I’ll Resign If Supreme Court Faults INEC On Osun Gov Poll –REC
The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Osun State, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, has vowed to resign his appointment if the Supreme Court finds the Independent National Electoral Commission guilty in the conduct of the recently concluded governorship election in the state. Agbaje said this in his speech in Osogbo on Wednesday during the presentation of Certificate of Return to the Osun State governor-elect, Gboyega Oyetola, of the All Progressives Congress.
Bianca Ojukwu, Others Flee As Gunmen Disrupt APGA Primary In Anambra
Gunmen on Wednesday invaded the venue of the Anambra South senatorial primary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance at the Township Stadium, Ekwulobia, in the Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State. The gunmen had scared away delegates and disrupted the primary. It was gathered that a certain disgruntled senatorial aspirant mobilised the hoodlums to the venue of the primary, with the intent to disrupt the exercise.
Ogun APC Defies NWC Panel, Declares Amosun’s Candidate Winner
The Ogun State All Progressives Congress Chairman, Chief Derin Adebiyi, has declared the party’s consensus candidate, Adekunle Akinkade, winner of a parallel primary conducted on Tuesday. The party chairman declared Akinlade winner while addressing journalists at the secretariat of the party in Abeokuta on Wednesday. He said Akinlade, the consensus candidate of the Yewa Elders Council and the anointed candidate of the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, polled 190, 987 votes out of 201, 620 valid votes cast across the 236 wards in the state.
Imo APC Primary: Okorocha Calls For Gulak’s Arrest
…says kidnap claim laughable
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, Wednesday called for the arrest and prosecution of Ahmed Gulak over his “ignoble” role in the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship that led to the cancellation of the exercise. Gulak was the Chairman of the APC Governorship Primary Election Committee for Imo State but absconded after he rescheduled the primary which could not hold on the slated date, only to declare one of the governorship aspirants, Senator Hope Uzodinma as winner.
Minister Ibrahim Defeats Son To Clinch APC Reps Ticket In Yobe
Hajiya Khadija Ibrahim, minister of state foreign Affairs, has defeated her step son Mohammed Ibrahim to clinch the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for Damaturu/Gulani/Gujba/Tarmuwa, Yobe federal constituency. Prof Abba Gambo, the returning officer of the election which ran into the night announced on Wednesday that Khadijah polled 1,295 votes to defeat Mohammed who scored only 15 votes.
ASUU Accuses Babalakin Of Sabotaging Talks With FG
The Kano Zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday accused the chairman of the Federal Government Renegotiating Team, Dr. Wale Babalakin of masterminding the collapse of the 2017-2018 renegotiation between ASUU and the Federal Government. During a Press Conference at Bayero University Kano (BUK) ASUU secretariat, ASUU Zonal Coordinator, Mahmud Muhammad Lawan alleged that Dr. Babalakin disregarded the cardinal principles of collective bargaining between ASUU and Federal Government.
3 APC Delegates Die In Nasarawa
No fewer than three delegates reportedly died in a ghastly motor accident in Keana Local government area of Nasarawa State shortly after the just concluded All Progressive Congress governorship primary election in the state. The victims were supposed to meet with Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura in Obi LGA, in preparation for his senatorial ambition on Tuesday, but the meeting could not hold as a result of the accident. The driver of the vehicle conveying the delegates reportedly lost control when one of the rear tyres came off in Deddare area of Obi LGA.
NSE All-Share Index Falls 0.79% on Lingering Negative Sentiments
The Nigeria bourse remained on the downbeat as negative sentiments lingers. At the close of trading Wednesday, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) All-Share Index shed 0.79 per cent to close lower 32,454.03. Similarly, market capitalisation lost N94.1 billion to close at N11.9 trillion. Although 15 stocks appreciated, compared with 14 that depreciated, the presence of bellwethers such as Dangote Cement Plc, Nigerian Breweries Plc and FBN Holdings Plc among others led to the negative close.
FIBA Congratulates D’Tigers on World Cup Qualification
The Federation of International Basketball Federations (FIBA) has congratulated the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), for being the first team in the world to qualify for the 2019 Men’s cup in China. The feat came days after the Female National Basketball team, D’Tigress made a brilliant outing at the just concluded FIBA Women World Cup in Tenerife, Spain, late last month. In a letter addressed to the NBBF President, Musa Kida, FIBA Secretary General, Patrick Baumann said, punching a ticket to the World Cup was not just extraordinary but one that the NBBF should be very proud of as the first country to land in China.
Former Champion, Perrin, Glad to Survive Lukham at Lagos Open
Former champion in the Ladies event of Lagos Open tennis tournament, Conny Perrin was full of joy after surviving an early scare from Jennifer Lukham from India in one of the first round matches played yesterday. The number one seed managed a 6-4, 6-2 result but confessed after the match that she was under intense pressure all through the match. “It was not easy when you play your first match and knowing fully well that my opponent is a very good player and she did a good job on the court. The weather condition also affected me.
Messi Scores Brace As Barca Beats Spurs At Wembley
Lionel Messi’s Wembley masterclass and a sublime strike from Ivan Rakitic got Barcelona back in the groove as they clinched a pulsating 4-2 victory against Tottenham on Wednesday. Ernesto Valverde’s side arrived in London for the Champions League Group B tie amid a mini-crisis after failing to win their last three La Liga games. But the Spanish champions have fond memories of the English national stadium, where they won the European Cup in 1992 and 2011, and they were revitalised by the sight of the iconic venue.
Griezmann Scores Twice As Atletico See Off Brugge
Antoine Griezmann scored twice against Club Brugge on Wednesday as Atletico Madrid made a winning start at the stadium they hope to return to for the Champions League final next year. Arnaut Groeneveld’s stunning long-range effort pulled Brugge level shortly before half-time but Griezmann added a second, before his driving run allowed Koke to wrap up a 3-1 victory late on. The result maintains a perfect start for Diego Simeone’s side in Group A. They sit level on six points with Borussia Dortmund, whom they now play twice in succession, starting with a trip to Germany later this month.
Girl Hit By Air Force Jet Gets FCTA Scholarship
The Federal Capital Territory Administration is to award scholarship to Miss Elizabeth Elijah who was hit by flying debris from a fighter jet that crashed while Air Force personnel were training for the Independence Day celebration. The Director, FCT Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Adamu Noma, disclosed this when he visited the girl at Maitama General Hospital, Abuja, in company with some directors who represented the administration on Wednesday in Abuja.
UK Brexit Bill Could Rise As EU Reveals Record Spending Promises
The EU’s spending promises and pension costs rose by tens of billions of euros last year, an official report reveals, raising the possibility of an escalating Brexit divorce bill for the UK. The EU’s auditor also described member countries’ annual budget fees as “moveable”, because they are linked to commitments and liabilities that change. The British government has said the Brexit bill will be £39bn, with payments spread over decades, ending in 2064.
CNN’s Acosta Mocks Sarah Sanders After Her Press Briefing Meltdown: ‘Facts Be Damned’
After calling out White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for claiming Donald Trump was “stating facts” when he made fun of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford‘s sexual assault testimony, CNN’s Jim Acosta unloaded once more on Wednesday afternoon. “Obviously they’re on the defensive,” Acosta told host Wolf Blitzer, “and we’ve seen why this White House so rarely does press briefings — they’re in a losing battle with the truth, it seems.”
Trump Is Casting Kavanaugh As A Victim. He’s Felt The Same
President Donald Trump on Tuesday mocked the woman who alleged Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her decades ago. The allegations made against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee have dredged up emotions for many — some who empathized with Christine Blasey Ford who gave tearful public testimony last week, and others, including some vocal men, who fear the ramifications of a false allegation. Kavanaugh himself has strenuously denied the allegations against him.
It also serves as a reminder that Trump, himself, faces a list of accusations, which he has denied. His reaction to Kavanaugh, therefore, is not happening in a vacuum, something he acknowledges.
Active Shooter Incident Reported In Florence, South Carolina
There is an active shooter incident in progress in Florence, South Carolina, authorities said Wednesday. Florence County Emergency Management is urging people to stay away from an area in Vintage Place off Hoffmeyer Road as the sheriff’s officers and Florence City police respond.