Anna Camp and Skylar Astin are officially divorced, Yahaya Bello wins Kogi state APC primaries, Coco Gauff wins US open second round; to battle Naomi Osaka in third round. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest which summarizes five of the hottest global news you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.
Here is a rundown of five of the hottest news topics…
1. Kogi gov poll: Yahaya Bello wins APC primary
The presiding Governor of Kogi state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, in the primary held on Thursday. He had 3,224 votes at the polls and emerged the winner in a primary contested by 10 aspirants.
The governor was followed by Dr Babatunde Irukera who polled 109 and Hassan Baiwa who polled 44 Other results as announced by the returning officer are Yahaya Audu (10 votes), Sani Lulu Abdulahi, (7 votes), Bashir Gegu (4 votes), Blessing Ekele (0) Iyoma Hadiza (0), Yakuba Muhammed (0) and Dalami Muhammed (0).
Announcing the result after the close of polls at 6pm, the Governor of Jigawa State, Badaru Abubakar, who was the returning officer, urged delegates to accept the result of the election in good faith.
2. Uganda has reportedly confirmed a nine-year-old girl has Ebola
Uganda’s health ministry has confirmed a new Ebola case in the western town of Kasese. A girl of nine who had travelled from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo was found to have a fever during screening for Ebola at the Mpondwe border crossing. A blood sample that was sent for testing confirmed on Thursday evening that she had Ebola.
Initial symptoms can include a sudden fever, intense weakness, muscle pain and a sore throat. Subsequent stages can bring vomiting, diarrhea and – in some cases – both internal and external bleeding. The girl who was isolated and transferred to an Ebola treatment unit has been reported to be dead. Uganda has maintained largely successful screening centres along its border with DR Congo in an effort to keep out an outbreak that has killed close to 2,000 people in the last year.
In June, there were two Ebola cases in the country. A Ugandan man and his Congolese wife lost two sons after their return from a trip to DR Congo to see relatives.
3. Terrorist militias targeted as fractures with Saudi grow – UAE
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said it carried out air raids against terrorist militias in southern Yemen as the UN-recognised government accused the UAE of killing and wounding hundreds of people in the attacks.
“Precise and direct air strikes were on Wednesday and Thursday targeted at the militias,” said the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement late on Thursday.
The armed groups planned to target the Saudi-led military coalition – of which the UAE is a key member – backing the Yemen government against the Houthi rebels who control northern Yemen, it said.
“The UAE acted in self-defence after attacks by “armed groups affiliated with terrorist organisations,” the ministry said.
4. Anna Camp and Skylar Astin Are Officially Divorced
Four months after announcing their split, ‘Pitch Perfect’ stars Anna Camp and Skylar Astin are officially divorced. According to the media, Camp and Astin have waived their rights for spousal support and will split the rights to their residence.
Earlier this month, Camp talked about finding herself after her divorce while at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. “It’s been really scary and liberating at the same time,” Camp said after a panel for her new show Perfect Harmony.
“I definitely – I’m 36-years-old. I’ve had some life changes going on, and I feel more me than I ever, ever have. It’s a vulnerable place to be, but it’s also really empowering. I just feel really grounded and that the decisions I’ve been making have been for the best. So, that’s good.”
5. Coco Gauff dominates US Open 2019 second round; to play Naomi Osaka in the third round
American teenage sensation Coco Gauff is set for an intriguing US Open third-round match against defending champion Naomi Osaka after beating Timea Babos 6-2 4-6 6-4 on Louis Armstrong Stadium.
The 15-year-old, who came to prominence at Wimbledon, and the Hungarian world 112 produced a superb spectacle. Gauff broke three times in the opening set before Babos fought back to level. In the third set of lung-bursting rallies, Gauff crucially broke in the 10th game to seal the victory.
The American will be back on the court today for a doubles match and said that she would think about the match against Japanese world number one Osaka on Saturday – the day of their encounter.
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