Two BDC operators, two suspected cultists killed, dumped in lagos septic tank (Independent)
Operatives of the Lagos State Police command yesterday exhumed four corpses who were killed and dumped in a septic tank in Ikorodu area of Lagos state.
Already three suspects have been arrested in connection with the killings.
Making this known yesterday was Bala Elkana, DSP, who is the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command. Read more
Revenue collector beats ‘motor boy’ to death over N4,000 (NewTelegraph)
Revenue collector beats ‘motor boy’ to death over N4,000 levy
A revenue collector at New Garage, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State, has allegedly beaten a ‘motor boy’ to death.
The deceased, Afeez Ganiu (25), and his driver were said to have brought truckload of charcoals to Lagos from Kwara State when he was attacked with a plank by the revenue collector. Read more
Mother sells baby for N600,000 to buy phone, wrapper (Punch)
The Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command has arrested a 27-year-old single mother, Nneka Donatus, who allegedly sold her baby girl a day after putting to bed.
Also arrested was a level 12 civil servant at the state Ministry of Women Affairs, Ujunwa Udechukwu, 40; and Nneoma Onwusereaka, 37; who allegedly conspired with the single mother to sell the baby to a couple. Read more
Buhari reappoints CBN Governor Emefiele for second term (Nation)
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele has been reappointed for a five-year tenure by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The news of his reappointment was broken when Senate President Bukola Saraki read a letter from the President yesterday, 26 days ahead of the expiration of Emefiele’s five-year tenure on June 2. Read more
PDP asks Appeal Court president to leave presidential poll tribunal (Punch)
The Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday asked the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, to withdraw as a member of the five-man panel of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.
In a petition received in the Court of Appeal’s President’s office in Abuja, on Thursday, the party alleged that as the chairman of the five-man panel, Bulkachuwa would likely be biased in the handling of the tribunal’s proceedings because of her ties to family members belonging to the All Progressives Congress. Read more
NLC declares national protest on Monday, demands sack of Ngige (ThisDay)
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said that it would hold a national protest on Monday in Abuja to express displeasure over the alleged use of thugs to attack its members who were on peaceful demonstration at the residence of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige.
This is coming as the minister Thursday disclosed that he and his neighbour were considering taking legal action against the NLC over the invasion of their houses by the union. Read more
Oyetola speaks on his victory at Court of Appeal (Guardian)
Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun on Thursday said his election victory at the Court of Appeal had proved that there was a limit to the extent to which falsehood and propaganda could be used to suppress the truth and will of the people.
Oyetola in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Adeniyi Adeshina, said in Osogbo that the victory had validated the mandate the people of the state freely gave to him in September 2018. Read more
Senate confirms Dabiri-Erewa as pioneer Diaspora Commission’s boss (NewTelegraph)
The Senate, yesterday, confirmed the appointment of Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa as the Chairman/Chief Executive of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission. President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier nominated Dabiri-Erewa, who was a member of the House of Representatives in the last Assembly, and forwarded to the Senate for confirmation. Read more
Couple film sex scene inside self-driving Tesla Model X Jeff Parsons (Metro)
A couple have shot an explicit sex scene while cruising down the highway in a self-driving car. The video, filmed inside a Tesla Model X set on ‘Autopilot’ mode went viral on Pornhub last week and made ‘Tesla’ the trending search term on the site.
While the car drives itself, independent porn star Taylor Jackson and her boyfriend get down to business in front of the camera for almost ten minutes. Read more
Beckham gets driving ban for using phone (Nation)
Former England national football team captain David Beckham has been banned from driving for six months after admitting on Thursday to using his mobile phone while driving.
Beckham, who played for Manchester United and Real Madrid, admitted using his mobile phone as he drove his Bentley through central London in November last year. Read more
Actress, Hilary Duff announces engagement (Independent)
Hilary Duff has announced she is engaged to her boyfriend, Matthew Koma.
In a report through her.ie, the singer and actress took to Instagram on Thursday to confirm the news, sharing a series of sweet photos (which also showed off her ring).
“He asked me to be his wife,” she captioned the series of photos, alongside a red heart emoji. Read more
London calling – in Baku: Aubameyang hat-trick takes Arsenal into Chelsea showdown (Guardian)
Arsenal will play Chelsea in the Europa League final after a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hat-trick ended Valencia’s hopes of another dramatic European comeback on Thursday.
Trailing 3-1 from the first leg, Valencia made the perfect start at Mestalla when Kevin Gameiro finished at the back post but goals from Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette left the home side needing four in 40 minutes. Read more
Manchester United open to selling Eric Bailly to Arsenal in £30m deal (Metro)
Eric Bailly is set to leave Manchester United this summer (Picture: Getty) Manchester United are willing to let Eric Bailly join Premier League rivals Arsenal this summer provided they can recoup the £30million they paid for the defender, Metro.co.uk understands.
The Ivorian joined United in 2016 from Villarreal as Jose Mourinho’s first signing at the club and his form was encouraging during an impressive debut campaign. Read more
Chelsea reach Europa League final after Kepa shines in shoot-out drama (Guardian)
Kepa Arrizabalaga was Chelsea’s hero as the Spanish goalkeeper sent his side to the Europa League final with two penalty saves in a dramatic 4-3 shoot-out win against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday.
Maurizio Sarri’s side will face London rivals Arsenal in an all-Premier League final in Baku on May 29 as for the first time all four finalists in the Champions and Europa League come from England. Read more
Osaka bows out in Madrid Open (Punch)
World number one Naomi Osaka was beaten by Belinda Bencic as the Swiss fought back from a set down to reach the Madrid Open semi-finals.
The Japanese led by a break in the final set and served for the match, but Bencic broke back to win 3-6 6-2 7-5.
Bencic, ranked 18 in the world, saved eight of 12 break points as she secured her second victory over Osaka in 2019.
The 22-year-old will play world number three SimonaHalep next after Halep’s quarter-final win over Ashleigh Barty. Read more
Garba Lawal demands maximum use of young prodigy, Chukwueze (DailyTrust)
A former international, Garba Lawal has demanded for the national teams to make maximum use of football prodigy, Samuel Chukwueze now that he is young and strong to last the distance.
The advice of the member of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics gold winning Dream Team 1 is based on efforts being made by the football federation to get the Villarreal of Spain striker to play in both the FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2019 AFCON for Nigeria. Read more
NPFL: Lobi compound Insurance’s woes in Makurdi (ThisDay)
Lobi Stars returned to the fourth spot of the Group A of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) with a Match-day18 lone goal defeat of visiting Bendel Insurance yesterday afternoon.
The defending champions are just one point away from the Super Six range of the standing while Insurance are stuck in the bottom four with drop becoming imminent for the Edo Arsenal. Read more
Abia Warriors maul Ifeanyi Ubah 3-0 in ‘Oriental derby’ (DailyTrust)
Abia Warriors yesterday secured their sixth win of the season after defeating visiting FC Ifeanyi Ubah 3-0 in MatchDay 18 of the abridged Nigeria Professional Football League.
Efforts by the home side to wriggle their way out of relegation waters paid off when Tunde Atilola Abdulsalami opened scoring in the 26th minute from Shedrack Asiegbu’s cross in Umuahia. Read more
Kane wants Champions League final action (ThisDay)
Tottenham striker Harry Kane is “hopeful” of being fit for the Champions League final against Liverpool in Madrid on 1 June.
Kane, who has not played since 9 April when he suffered an ankle injury, saw his side fight back from 3-0 down on aggregate against Ajax to draw 3-3 and go through to the final on away goals.
“Rehab is going well,” said Kane. Read more