DEC 01 : Five Things You May Have Missed This Weekend

In News 2019-12-02 06:48:31
DEC 01 : Five Things You May Have Missed This Weekend
DEC 01 : Five Things You May Have Missed This Weekend

By Olamide Fadoju


Dino Melaye Loses Senatorial Bid

Senator Dino Melaye lost his bid to return to the senate to represent Kogi West on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after he lost to Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s November 30 senatorial election.



Senator Adeyemi polled a total of 88,373 votes to beat Melaye who scored 62,133 votes. Recall that Adeyemi scored higher votes than his PDP counterpart, Melaye, in the supplementary election. Adeyemi has 8,265 votes while Melaye has 2,585 votes.


Nigeria to have First Transportation University


Nigeria will have its first transportation institution as President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday lay the foundations of the University of Transportation in his hometown Daura, Katsina State.


According to the National Universities Commission. The university’s construction is expected to cost $50m (N18bn) and will be handled by the China Civil and Construction Corporation.



ISIS Claim Responsibility For London Bridge Attack


Islamic State (ISIS) has said one of its fighters carried out the terror attack on the London Bridge on Friday.


The terrorist organisation said Usman Khan who killed two people and injured more during a knife rampage was carrying out their orders. The group, however, failed to provide any evidence of its claims.


Khan, 28, carried out the attack while wearing a fake suicide bomb vest but was shot dead on the scene by the police on London Bridge.


EUROS 2020 Draws Holds


Germany, France and Portugal will face-off in the 'group of death' at Euros 2020. This was confirmed following the draws for the group stages of the tournament held on Saturday.



The 24-team tournament is billed for June 2020 and will be played across 12 European cities.



Messi, Van Dijk, Ronaldo Score Ahead of Ballon d’or Announcement


Ballon d’Or top contenders, Lionel Messi, Van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo all scored for their respective clubs during the weekend.


Van Dijk scored a brace to help Liverpool defeat Brighton at Anfield on Saturday.



Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty to salvage a draw for Juventus in their game against Sassuolo while Messi netted a dramatic late winner to help Barcelona defeat Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday.



The winner of the  Ballon d’ or will be announced later on Monday in Paris.