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Agent says Mike Ribeiro suffered alcohol relapse, NHL future undetermined

Mike Ribeiro’s agent Bob Perno told La Presse’s Richard Labbé ( via Puck Daddy) that the veteran forward suffered an alcohol relapse during the 2016-17 season, sometime before he was waived by the Nashville Predators in February.

Ribeiro, 37, had made a trade request around that time.

Perno’s interview with La Presse reveals that Ribeiro is uncertain about his future with hockey. There’s an implication that, if he were to play the sport next season, it would probably not be in the NHL (and maybe not even in North America).

For what it’s worth, Ribeiro did report to the Milwaukee Admirals (the Predators’ AHL affiliate) amid these issues. He played 28 games for the team, scoring 26 points.

Nashville made the controversial decision to hand Ribeiro a two-year, $7 million contract on July 1, 2015 , even as he was facing a civil suit for sexual assault; that lawsuit was settled about two weeks later.

That contract is set to expire this summer, and again, it seems plausible that Ribeiro’s NHL days are over. His agent’s comments indicate that he must deal with his alcohol issues before determining his hockey future.

Ribeiro has three children. Neither Ribeiro nor the Predators have made a statement regarding this report.

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Tragedy befalls APC despite Obaseki’s victory

There was pandemonium on Wednesday, September 28, at Abico Market unit 10 ward 8 in Ikpoba-Okha local government area of Edo state when an agent of the All Progressives Congress (APC), reportedly slumped and died at the polling unit.

According Daily Trust, the 58-year-old man whose name was given as Solomon Omorogbe left his house to the polling unit early in the morning where he was to serve as a polling agent.
It was gathered that the deceased slumped shortly after casting his vote.

The 58-year-old was said to have been rushed to Akugbe hospital by his first son, Charlie and other sympathizers, at the polling unit where he was confirmed dead by the doctor.

The election which took place on Wednesday, saw many people come out to support their preferred candidates. He was announced winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday, September 29, after polling 319,483 votes.