SABINEWS EVENING NEWS UPDATE JANUARY 3, 2018
OFFA ROBBERY: SARAKI REACTS TO LAI MOHAMMED’S RELEASE OF EVIDENCE
The Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to Senate President, Yusuph Olaniyonu, on Thursday stated that if there is any doctored version of the Christmas Day radio interview by his boss, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the Minister of Information, Mr. Lai Mohammed, who presented it should be asked where he got it from.
REAL REASON SOME GOVERNORS CAN’T PAY N30,000 MINIMUM WAGE – FALANA
Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has alleged that some state governors cannot pay the proposed N30,000 minimum wage because they are not blocking the leakages going on within their governments. According to him, only Kano State has an anti-corruption commission.
Falana, who said this on Thursday when he was featured on a breakfast show on Arise Television, said the fight cannot be limited to the federal government alone.
2019: OBASANJO REVEALS WHAT HE WILL DO ON ELECTIONS DAY
Former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said his role in next month’s presidential election, would be that of a vigilant watchman who will not hesitate to raise the alarm whenever there is any irregularities. Obasanjo stated this while addressing a delegation of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), led by its presidential standard bearer, Yabaji Sani, on Thursday, in Abeokuta.
In a statement signed by the Director, Media and Publicity of YY Sani Presidential Campaign Organisation, Pam Ibrahim, the former president further enjoined Nigerians to engage in what he called “participatory democracy” in order to vote in credible and patriotic leaders.
FOUR KILLED AS TWO RIVAL CULT GROUPS CLASH IN JOS
The Plateau State Police Command on Thursday, confirmed that four suspected cultists were killed following a clash between two rival cult groups at a nightclub in Kwata Zawan in Jos South LGA of the state.
The Command through its Spokesman, DSP Mathias Terna Tyopev, disclosed this to journalists in Jos.
Tyopev said, “On the 02/01/2019 at about 19:30 hours, the Plateau State Police Command, Jos received a distress call to the effect that unknown cult groups armed with cutlasses, axe and guns attacked themselves near a Night Club at Kwata Zawan in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.
PDP NOT ALTERNATIVE TO APC IN 2019 – SPEAKER
The Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe -Abdullahi, said the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) would not be an alternative to the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) in 2019. Balarabe- Abdullahi stated this in Umaisha,Toto Local Government Area of the state on Thursday while addressing newsmen in Umuaisha, after visiting six electoral wards of his constituency.
ELECTIONS: SCHOLAR CAUTIONS NIGERIANS ON USE OF FREE SPEECH ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Mr Tobechukwu Nneli, an Africa Initiative for Governance Scholar, has cautioned Nigerians on the use of free speech on social media as the general elections approach.
News men report that Nneli disclosed this in an interview in Ibadan on Thursday, while speaking on Nwachukwu Egbunike’s book titled “Hashtags: Social media, Politics and Ethnicity in Nigeria”.
TRUMP STUNS WITH LIES, RAMBLES AND NONSENSICAL RANTS IN BIZARRE CABINET MEETING
Home alone no more, U.S. President Donald Trump had a lot to share when he convened a rambling Cabinet meeting on Day 12 of the government shutdown.
The president, eager for company after a lonely stretch in a near-empty White House, zigzagged for more than 90 minutes from his demands for a southern border wall to his thoughts on Kanye West and his decision to pull troops out of Syria — all while a mock movie poster with his photograph and the words “SANCTIONS ARE COMING, NOVEMBER 4” sat, without explanation, in the middle of the grand Cabinet Room table.
GRAHAM HAS A WARNING FOR TRUMP ABOUT BORDER WALL FIGHT
With the partial government shutdown in its second week, Sen. Lindsey Graham has a warning for President Trump about the fight over border wall funding: to give up would be to kiss the presidency goodbye.
“He’s not going to sign a bill that doesn’t have money for the wall. I can tell you exactly how this is going to end. The president is going to challenge Democrats to compromise and if they continue to say no, they’re going to pay the price with the American people,” Graham said Wednesday on Fox News’s “Hannity.”
SOUTHAMPTON STRIKER AUSTIN CHARGED BY FA OVER ABUSIVE GESTURE DURING MAN CITY DEFEAT
CHARLIE AUSTIN HAS been charged by the Football Association over “an abusive and/or insulting” gesture during Southampton’s defeat to Manchester City on 30 December.
As the striker was substituted in the second half of the Premier League match, which City won 3-1, he was booed by a section of the St Mary’s Stadium crowd.
Television cameras showed the 29-year-old appearing to make a two-fingered sign in response.
Austin has until 6pm local time on 7 January to respond to the FA charge.
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER COMPARES MARCUS RASHFORD TO MANCHESTER UNTIED GREAT CRISTIANO RONALDO
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer compared Marcus Rashford’s free-kick that led to Romelu Lukaku’s opener against Newcastle United to the technique perfected by Cristiano Ronaldo, with the interim manager hinting at the England striker following in the footsteps of a past Manchester United great.
It was Rashford’s ‘knuckleball’ style free-kick that caused Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka to spill the ball straight into the path of substitute striker Lukaku, who for the second game in succession scored within two minutes of coming onto the field.
Since Jose Mourinho’s sacking, Rashford has been trusted to lead the attacking line by Solskjaer, with the England international deployed in a central role and returning three goals in four games.