Edo decides: Buhari congratulates Obaseki, Oshiomhole, FG declares Monday October 3rd public holiday and other major headlines you missed today!
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Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's £15million private jet crashes in Barcelona
A private get belonging to Portugal superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, is reported to have crashed in Barcelona, Spain.
The Real Madrid ace player bought the jet for a whooping amount of £15 million last year.
According to The Mirror, Ronaldo was not on board the plane when the crash happened at El Prat airport.It is understood the plane’s landing gear broke on impact, and a runway at the airport was closed. The pilot was treated for minor injuries, but no one was seriously hurt. The 31-year-old often rents the jet, a Gulfstream G200, to private clients, and none of the star’s friends or family was on board when the crash occurred.
Edo election: Buhari congratulates Obaseki, Oshiomhole
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President conveyed his congratulatory message in a telephone conversation he had with Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
Buhari was said to have commended what he described as the well-articulated campaign programme of the APC in the state, the doggedness of the governor, governor-elect and party members.
He lauded them for going round the state to reach the people with records of good governance over the years and a promise of continuity.
The President said the outcome of the election clearly reflected the mood of the people to sustain the pedigree of responsiveness, forthrightness and diligence that Oshiomhole brought into the service of his people.
“The victory is good for democracy, for Nigeria and the people of Edo State,” he said.
Buhari said the victory was well-deserved as the campaign train, which he joined, worked hard to sell its people-centered manifesto.
Governor Okorocha presents brand new cars, plot of land and cash to Paralympians
Imo State Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha presented brand new Kia Rio saloon cars to the three Imo Rio216 gold medalists along side their coaches on Thursday, September 29th at the Govt House.
Presenting the cars to the five beneficiaries and a check of N1 million each on behalf of the governor, the Chief of Staff, Government House Owerri, Hon. Ugwumba Uche Nwosu said that the presentation is in fulfillment of the governor's promise to the Paralympic medalists of Imo origin who represented Nigeria. Hon. Uche Nwosu who said that the medalists have made Imo State proud encouraged them and other athletes to keep faith and put more efforts.
Also, the Chief of Staff presented a plot of land document to one of the medalists, Orji Josephin Precious who has won many gold medals in the past. In a vote of thanks, Orji Josephin Precious appreciated the governor for fulfilling his promise today. She told the crowd that trooped out to grace the occasion that every athlete in Nigeria now "wants to be an Imolite" because of the extent of love the governor expresses to them. She prayed for God to bless the Governor.
National Assembly staff seal Abdulmumin Jibrin's office
National Assembly staff and security operatives today sealed off the office of sacked chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, who was suspended for 180 sitting days and also barred him from positions of authority in the House till the end of the 8th assembly.
Jibrin was suspended following his refusal to appear before the House of Representatives Committee on Ethics and privileges to address the allegations of budget padding he leveled against the Speaker and 13 other lawmakers
FG declares Monday October 3rd public holiday
The Federal Government has declared Monday, October 3rd as Public Holiday to mark Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary. This was announced in a statement released and signed by the Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Muhammadu Maccido in Abuja today.
Militants blow up another NPDC facility in Delta
Militants under the aegis Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate NDJM, today claimed responsibility for the attack of another Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, NPDC delivery line in Delta State. The militants claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement released today by its self styled Gen Aldo Agbalaja.
Brad Pitt releases a second statement on his divorce
Last week we all heard that Angelina Jolie had filed for divorce from her husband of just two years, Brad Pitt amidst reports he is being investigated for child abuse by the LA County Department of Children and Family Services for being verbally and physically abusive with one of his children. In a second statement since his separation, the actor said he won't be attending the red carpet screening of Voyage of Time, a documentary he narrated which is happening tomorrow.
“Terrence’s ‘Voyage of Time’ is an incredibly beautiful and unique experiential IMAX film for children and families chronicling the birth of time. I’m very grateful to be part of such a fascinating and educational project, but I’m currently focused on my family situation and don’t want to distract attention away from this extraordinary film, which I encourage everyone to see.” - He told Access Hollywood.
Recession: Man threatens to stab friend to death over bread
Recession: A 20 -year -old man, Abayomi Ogunbayo, who allegedly threatened to stab his friend, Bayo Adeite, to death with a knife, was on Wednesday brought before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State. The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing a charge of threat to life. According to Prosecutor Innocent Uko, the accused committed the offence on Sept. 25 at Pota area of Badagry. Uko said that the accused and his friend were arguing over a loaf of bread when the accused brought out a knife and threatened to stab him to death. “The two friends were embroiled in an argument over the sharing of a loaf of bread when the accused took a knife and threaten to kill his friend. “The complainant quickly dashed out of the house to report the incident to the police,” he said. The offence contravened Section 56 (1), (A) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011. The accused denied the charge and his counsel, Mr Dapo Omotayo, pleaded with the court to grant him bail on liberal terms. Ruling on the bail application of the accused, Magistrate Abiodun Etti granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with a surety, who must provide evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
Like Edo, APC will win Rivers pending rerun elections too
Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi, has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress party, APC, will, like it has done in Edo state, come out victorious in the pending elections in Rivers. Amaechi stated this at the Rivers South-East Senatorial District rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday at Ngo in Andoni Local Government Area of the state while commenting on the victory the party won in the governorship elections just concluded in Edo state where the APC candidate was declared winner. Recall that there are still pending rerun elections into legislative positions in Rivers. Amaechi said that after the March 19 rerun elections in Rivers, he reminded Buhari of his promise to conduct free and fair elections in the country. “I went to the president because there were more guns in hands of criminals than Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in hands of peaceful people during the March 19 legislative rerun elections. “The president assured me that to signpost the fact that never again will electorate be held hostage by gunmen, watch out for Edo governorship election. “If we have free, fair and credible election in Edo, then you take it that same will happen in Rivers, Buhari assured me,” he said. Amaechi therefore said that with the peaceful conduct of the Edo election, Buhari had fulfilled his promise and Rivers people would reap from that pledge. “In a peaceful atmosphere during elections, no South-South state will vote for opposition party. So, Rivers people will vote to be in the mainstream in the pending rerun elections. “I want to assure Rivers people that there will be free and fair election and APC will come out victorious,” he said. According to Amaechi, APC has the best candidates to represent Rivers effectively in the National and State assemblies. “With APC members in the state assembly, the legislature will have its colour; Rivers people will have strong voice in the National Assembly,” he said.