November 30, 2018
LASTMA officials kick over reported death of killer F-SARS operative (Punch)
The Lagos State Police Command has been asked to show incontrovertible evidence of the death of an operative of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Inspector Olukunle Olonade, who allegedly killed an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Rotimi Adeyemo, on Wednesday.
Some LASTMA officers, who spoke to PUNCH Metro on Thursday, urged the police authorities to be sincere in their investigations, adding that only justice for the dead would put the matter to rest. Read more
Residents lament, seek government action as fish farmer floods street with wastewater (Guardian)
A section of Ebenezer Akintunji Street, off Governor’s Road, Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area (LCDA), is usually flooded, even when the rains have stopped. Initially, residents thought the pool of dirty and foul-smelling water was from stagnant rainwater. But all doubts were erased with weeks of no downpour, yet the street remained flooded.
It was discovered that water oozes out from a particular section of the road every night. As a result, residents decided to investigate the source of the water, which was eventually traced to Moliki Street, an adjacent road to Ebenezer Akintunji Street. On a further probe, they realised a number of houses were involved but the chief culprit were residents of No. 9, Moliki Street. Read more
Domestic passengers stranded over inadequate aircraft (Independent)
Lagos – Nigerian passengers are currently going through harrowing experiences across the nation’s airports following the depletion of the country’s airlines’ fleets.
Most of the nation’s carriers are currently battling with shortage of aircraft in their fleet, while some have had to drastically reduce their operations.
The fleet of the airlines in Nigeria had reduced by 40 percent since the beginning of the year with Med-View, Arik Air, and Air Peace badly affected. Read more
Some Nigerian youths are lazy, says Ali Baba (Punch)
Popular comedian, Alleluya Akporobome, a.k.a, Ali Baba, has urged Nigerian youths to acquire skills that will enable them to be financially independent.
The comedian, who spoke with our correspondent on the sideline of a graduation ceremony held at Gazzelle Academy in Lagos, described skills acquisition as an important factor in the development of any country’s economy, which many Nigerian youths had, unfortunately, ignored.
He said, “Mental laziness is the biggest challenge facing our youths. A lot of people said President Muhammadu Buhari was wrong when he said that Nigerian youths were lazy. But there are young people who don’t want to do any work in this country. Read more
Man hits landlord with chair while resolving conflict (Punch)
A fashion designer, Toheeb Razak, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly hitting his 64-year-old landlord, Theophilus Afolayan, with a plastic chair while resolving a conflict.
It was gathered that the wives of the two men were engaged in a fist fight.
Our correspondent learnt that while Afolayan tried to separate the women, the 27-year-old suspect hit him on the face with a plastic chair.
The prosecution alleged that the accused conducted himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace by hitting his landlord with a plastic chair following an argument. Read more
Melete attack: Group urges Army to remain steadfast in the war against terrorism (Tribune)
A group of young Nigerians under the aegis of Patriotic Youth in Nigeria (PYN) has sent a heart-warming message to the Nigerian Army on the need to remain steadfast and resolute in the war against terrorism.
The group specifically urged Nigerians to double their support for the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai and other commanders leading the war. Read more
Anger as herdsmen graze on N3m maize farm in Oyo state (Vanguard)
It was a sad experience as a commercial farm owner at Akoya community in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State, Mr. Kayode Olaitan expressed his ordeal of cattle invasion that caused serious damage to his eight hectares maize farm, which he said, led to a loss of 40 tonnes of maize, among other costs amounting to N3 million.
Olaitan, the Manager of Fempanath Nigeria Limited, while expressing his sadness to Vanguard, stated that he planted maize on a total of eight hectares of land expanse and to his surprise, cattle herders around there came to his farm and devoured all the crops, leaving them with nothing to harvest. Narrating his ordeal, Olaitan said: “These are crops that were already developing the cubs. Read more
Leader of Yahoo Plus gang that kidnapped, killed DELSU student slumps, dies (Vanguard)
The ringleader of the Yahoo Plus gang that abducted and murdered a 300-level student of Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka, Elozino Ogege, has reportedly slumped and died.
It was gathered that he slumped and died when he was trapped by police detectives at a hideout in Abraka. But four other suspects, including a herbalist, two private security guards are in police custody at the Police Headquarters, Asaba, Delta State. Delta State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the death of the suspect, yesterday. Read more
Resign, PDP tells INEC chairman, police IG (Guardian)
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday called for the resignation of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Mahmood Yakubu and Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris.
At its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja, National Chairman Uche Secondus said the opposition party has lost confidence in the ability of the duo to oversee the conduct of credible elections next year. Read more
Consumers groan over poor connections as 4G/LTE services wobble (Guardian)
Telecommunications subscribers are unhappy with the mobile network operators over slow Internet connections, especially the fourth generation long term evolution (4GLTE) offerings in Nigeria.
Various complaints have greeted the 4G LTE services across Nigeria. From Lagos to Abuja, Enugu to Port Harcourt, and Kano to Katsina, as monitored by The Guardian the story remains, especially for service providers, which claimed to have launched 4G nationwide. Read more
Mayorkun makes bold statements on his ‘Mayor of Lagos’ album (Tribune)
The Mayor Of Lagos’’ is a project that hits the right notes and hands Mayorkun the keys to the city filled with pop anthems. Mayorkun sets the course for a smooth takeover journey as he boldly declares himself as “The Mayor of Lagos.’’
After two years of mentorship and understudying his idol and label boss, Davido, Mayorkun has found his voice and seeks to be addressed as the new “Mayor of Lagos.’’ Read more
Missing couple feared washed out to sea by waves as car found on beach (Mirror)
A huge search operation has been launched after a car belonging to an elderly couple was found washed up on a Scottish beach.
Rescuers are frantically trying to locate Jim and Susan Kenneavy, who are believed to be in their 70s.
They haven’t been seen since Wednesday and haven’t been in touch with family members.
Their grey Ford Kuga car was found near Drummore Village – 17 miles south of Stranraer – early on Thursday morning, the Daily Record reports.
Police fear their car may have been washed into the sea from the coastal road at Drummore which was closed several times on Wednesday and overnight because of the huge seas and waves which flooded the road. Read more
WAFCON Final: NFF Doubles Falcons’ Winning Bonus (Independent)
The Nigeria Football Federation has doubled the winning bonus of the Super Falcons as a big incentive ahead Saturday’s 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations Final against the Banyana Banyana of South Africa in Accra.
The players had each earned $3,000 for a win in the group phase but were earmarked for $5,000 each for victory in the Final. Should they beat South Africa on Saturday; each player will get $10,000. Read more
Ndidi bags EPL best Super Eagles passer (Vanguard)
Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has continued where he left off last season in the English Premier League EPL.The defensive midfielder is now ranked 20th best passer according to the statistics page of the English Premier League.
Ndidi Ndidi has featured in all 13 EPL games for Leicester City this season and has made 715 successful passes so far this season. Read more
FIFA rankings: Eagles drop to fourth in Africa (Punch)
Nigeria remained 44th in the FIFA rankings released on Thursday but dropped to fourth in the African rankings from the third position they held in October.
Nigeria moved up four places in October after defeating Libya over two legs in Uyo and Sfax in their Cameroon 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header on October 13 and 16.
But despite qualifying for the 2019 tournament with a game to spare, the Super Eagles failed to get a win in their 2019 AFCON qualifier against South Africa in Johannesburg on November 17 – playing a 1-1 draw against Bafana Bafana. Read more
GOtv Boxing Night brings WBF title bout to Nigeria (Independent)
The 17th edition of GOtv Boxing Night (GOtv Boxing Night 17) will be headlined by the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental super featherweight bout between Nigeria’s Seun Wahab and Tanzania’s Issa Nampepeche.
This was announced on Thursday by the organisers at a press conference in Lagos. The WBF Intercontinental super featherweight clash entitles the winner to take a shot at the WBF world title in the division.
The fight is one of the two international clashes billed to take place at the event holding on 28 December at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos. Read more