Mikel’s plane crash story revealed, just as Supreme Court bans APC and many more happenings. Read on, as iDONSABI presents the breaking news in Nigeria for today 9th February 2019!
Mikel Escapes Plane Crash
Nigerian Footballer, John Mikel Obi, who currently plays for the Middlesbrough Football Club, is happy that his club called off a flight that would have taken them for the next match.
Having discovered that the plane had engine failure, rather than put Mikel and the other players at risk, the club called off their flight home.
Mikel and other members were forced to board the team bus and return to Middlesbrough by road, meaning the team did not return until 7am, with the players having to sleep on the way home.
Chidimma, MI And Tuface Release New Song
Nigerian singers Chidimma, MI and Tuface have lent their voices against vote-buying during the 2019 general elections, as they jointly released a single hit ‘Not For Sale’.
‘Not for Sale’ lyrics entreat Nigerians not to sell their votes “because the power to change the nation for the better is in everyone of us.”
Tony Elumelu, Wizkid May Have Signed New Deal
Nigerian Artiste, Ayodeji Balogun a.k.a Wizkid, and the Founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony Elumelu, were spotted in a photo hanging out together and it has been the most talked about photo on social media.
Wizkid took to his Instagram page @wizkidayo where he posted the photo and captioned it with the words “UBA X Starboy 2019!! Thank u @tonyoelumelu! #AfricasGlobalBank! #DoneDeal!”
Neco Reveals 12,084 Cheated In 2018 Nov/Dec Exam
National Examination Council (NECO) has said that no fewer than 12,084 were caught in exam malpractice in its 2018 November/December examination.
It added that the candidates cheated more in Mathematics, English language, Biology and Economics, which are core subjects that some candidates often find difficult to pass.
Anambra Markets Stand Still For Obi
Traders in Anambra State, yesterday, closed shop when the vice presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, paid unscheduled visit to some markets.
Obi, who interacted with the traders, urged them to vote for the PDP to stop the total collapse of the country, as being witnessed presently.
PDP’ll Free Lagos From Bondage Of One Man – Agbaje’s Campaign DG
Director General of the Lagos State Chapter of the Agbaje/Atiku Campaign Organisation, Rahman Owokoniran, has said it is time Lagosians were freed from the stranglehold of one man.
Owokoniran said as far as he is concerned, Lagosians are wiser and, in order for their opinions to count, one man cannot be taking all decisions for them.
I Won’t Pay Politicians Before Workers, Makinde Pledges
The PDP gubernatorial candidate in Oyo State, Engr Seyi Makinde has said that the welfare of the state civil servants will take precedence over that of the political office holders when he becomes the state governor.
In a release from his campaign organisation and signed by Prince Dotun Oyelade, Makinde said that it is morally and constitutionally wrong for a government to pamper politicians to the detriment of the toiling workers.
Makinde Congratulates Ladoja On Court Judgement
The governorship candidate of the PDP in Oyo State has congratulated former governor Rashidi Ladoja on his acquittal by a Federal High Court on charges of money laundering.
In a release signed by his campaign spokesman Prince Dotun Oyelade, Engr Makinde said that he was relieved to learn that the litigation which lasted over ten years was finally laid to rest in favour of senator Adewolu Ladoja.
PDP Hails Supreme Court Ruling On Rivers
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hailed the judgment of the Supreme Court, upholding the law in nullifying the legally defective primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, as a victory for democracy and the rule of law.
The party has, therefore, commended the apex court for its courage in delivering the landmark judgment, which it observed, has saved the nation from a serious constitutional crisis that could have marred the 2019 general elections and detract from our overall electoral system.
2019 UTME: Ban On Cybercafes For Registration Yielding Results ― JAMB
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board(JAMB) on Friday, in Lagos, expressed satisfaction over the use of only accredited Computer-Based Test (a.k.a CBT centres) for the ongoing registration of candidates for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations(UTME) across the country.
It says the 100% computerized-registration process and being carried out solely at the various designated centres (where the exam will also take place) nationwide is yielding great results.