2023 Presidential Election: God has not shown me winner — Pastor Kumuyi (Tribune)
The General Superintendent, Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCML), Pastor William F. Kumuyi has said that God has not revealed to him who will be Nigeria’s next President after the 2023 general election.
The foremost cleric stated this on Saturday during an interactive session with newsmen in Minna, the Niger State capital, few hours after he hosted thousands of youths at the Trade Fair Complex with the theme: “Extraordinary Pacesetters”.
Pastor Kumuyi who also doubles as the Convener of Global Crusade with Kumuyi (GCK), in collaboration with the Christain Association of Nigeria, North Central Zone, arrived in Minna since Tuesday for a 6-day Global Crusade, titled: God of All Possibilities.
Speaking on the 2023 general election in the country, Kumuyi said, “I can’t tell you a lie; God has not shown me anything. He has not found it fit to tell me. He does not tell everybody, everything.” Read more
Building collapse: 3 distressed houses for demolition (Nation)
Three distressed buildings around the three-storey building that collapsed yesterday in Mushin, Lagos, were being demolished.
The collapsed building on 2/4 Oyesonuga Street, Palm Avenue, Mushin, claimed the lives of four persons, leaving three others injured.
One of the buildings was demolished yesterday, two others were at demolition stage as at the time The Nation visited the scene yesterday afternoon.
Notice of the demolition was pasted on the distressed buildings to allow residents to evacuate. Read more
Apapa gridlock: Maritime Workers Union, NARTO blame illegal toll collectors (Vanguard)
Leaders of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) and Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), a weekend in Lagos, blamed the worsening gridlock along the Port’s access roads on illegal toll points and collectors.
MWUN and NARTO during the signing of a memorandum of understanding, MOU, and meeting to synergize and collaborate on a basis of common desire to ensure a seamless environment to do business in the Maritime Sub Sector of the nation’s economy, pleaded with the Federal Government to flush extortionists and illegal toll collectors, especially from the Mile 2 end of the Apapa-Oshodi expressway.
At a joint briefing, President-General MWUN, Prince Adewale Adeyanju and National President of NARTO, Alhaji Lawal Othman, called on the government to empower the Port Standing Task Team, PSTT, to sanitize the ports access roads against illegal extortionists. Read more
Ikeja Lions Club swears in Omolegan as 43rd president, plans to build youth empowerment centre (Independent)
The Ikeja Lions Club has installed Lion Idowu Oluwole Omolegan, a lawyer, as its 43rd President and inducted other officers to run the affairs of the club in the 2022/2023 Lions Service Year.
The event was held on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at NECA House, Ikeja, Lagos, at a colourful ceremony witnessed by dignitaries including Kabiyesi Olu Adekunle Ajanaku, Olu of Okelisa Titun, Akure Kingdom, past club presidents and District Governors.
The occasion also saw the presentation of awards to members of the club, who showed exemplary commitment to its growth in the last year.
The District Governor of District 404B2, Lion Aare Lekan Owolabi, conducted the change of baton and the induction of newly elected officers. Read more
Price of beans rises to N517 from N457 (Sun)
National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), at the weekend, disclosed that the price of 1kg of beans (white, black eye, sold loose) rose on a year-on-year basis by 12.94 per cent from N 457.98 in August 2021 to N517.23 in August 2022.
This is as the average price of bread sliced 500g increased on a year-on-year basis by 33.12 per cent from N366.69 in August 2021 to N488.14 in August 2022. On a month-on-month basis, the average price of this item increased by 0.38 per cent in August 2022.
Similarly, the average price of 1kg beef (boneless) rose by 26.09 per cent on a year-on-year basis from N1,698.18 in August 2021 to N2,141.18 in August 2022. In addition, the average price of groundnut oil: 1 bottle, specify bottle stood at N1, 087.64 in August 2022, showing an increase of 33.83 per cent from N812.70 in August 2021.
On a month-on-month basis, it rose by 0.88 per cent from N1, 078.17 in July 2022. The average price of 1kg yam tuber on a year-on-year basis, rose by 32.12 per cent from the value recorded in August 2021 (N305.48) to N403.63 in August 2022. Read more
Police intercept buses loaded with live cartridges, 3 suspects arrested (DailyTrust)
Operatives of Ikorodu Division of the Lagos State Police Command have intercepted two commercial buses loaded with large quantities of live cartridges, three dismantled motorcycles and some personal effects.
The interception was done at Poromope Estate, Ijede Road, Ikorodu, Lagos State with three suspects arrested.
They included Tukur Abdullah ‘m’ aged 35, Muazu Telim ‘m’ aged 50 and Dahiru Idris ‘m’ aged 36.
According to the police, preliminary investigations indicated that the suspects were on their way to Katsina State. Read more
Lagos, stakeholders move to avert ‘Apapa gridlock’ in Lekki-Epe axis (Guardian)
In furtherance of the development of industries, and in particular the commencement of operations in Lekki Deep Sea Port, which will impact traffic flow along the Lekki/Epe corridor, the Lagos State government has met with transport stakeholders to discuss strategies to improve and manage traffic in the axis.
In a statement, on Saturday, the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, said that the move was imperative to avert the traffic challenges similar to the one experienced at Apapa Tin Can Port.
Oladeinde noted that a large number of trucks are expected to ply the Lekki-Epe axis when the Lekki Deep Sea Port commences operations, noting that the state government is being proactive to ensure trucks are properly managed through an effective Call Up System hence the need for continuous review through stakeholders’ forum.
Also speaking at the meeting, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa, said that the state government’s partnership with Trucks Transit Parks Ltd, an electronic truck call-up solution provider worked effectively in managing the menace of trucks in Apapa and Tin Can ports. Read more
Cooperative Federation, other train artisans in disruptive economy (Punch)
The Lagos State Cooperative Federation has partnered with MAGBEN, an automotive outfit, for an automobile advancement training programme for artisans.
According to the Lagos State Cooperative for Artisan President, Sulaiman Wasiu, at the event in Lagos recently, said the training was targeted at equipping artisans in the automobile industry in line with the cooperative principle worldwide that entailed members undergoing training to keep them updated on the modern methods of maintaining vehicles.
“This is especially for hybrid vehicles and then electric vehicles. So, by this training, they have the opportunity to learn simple techniques to solve the most difficult problems in vehicles and maintenance.”
The Vice President, LASCOFED and Chairman of Education Committee, Ismail Oladele, explained that the programme was a cumulation of partnership and other bodies to train artisans. Read more
Recruitment: Police Service Commission Extends Deadline For 2022 Constables (DailyTrust)
The Police Service Commission has extended the deadline of the ongoing 2022 Constables Recruitment application by one month.
The Commission’s Recruitment portal originally scheduled to be closed September 26th, 2022 will remain open to applicants until the 26th of October 2022 to give enough time and accommodate all interested applicants.
The commission’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, stated this in a press release on Sunday.
“Eligible applicants who have been unable to apply are advised to take advantage of this extension.
“The Commission is committed to ensuring that no body interested in pursuing a career in the Nigeria Police Force will be denied the opportunity. Read more
Hugh Grant and wife Anna Eberstein praised after donating £10,000 to cost of living fundraiser (Metro)
Hugh Grant and his wife Anna Eberstein have been applauded for their generosity after donating £10,000 to a cost of living fundraiser.
The Love Actually actor’s donation was revealed by non-profit community organisation Depher, which has set up a GoFundMe appeal to help raise money towards supporting the elderly, vulnerable and disabled people who are struggling financially amid the cost of living crisis.
On Friday, new Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng announced the biggest tax rate cut in 50 years, costing the Treasury £45billion over the next five years. His measures include scrapping the top rate of income tax for the highest earners, adding restrictions to the welfare system and axing the cap on bankers’ bonuses.
However, charities have slammed the measures arguing they will be detrimental to the UK’s poorest families while instead benefiting the wealthy.
Following the news, it has been revealed that Hollywood actor Hugh, 62, and his wife Anna have dug into their pockets and donated towards the fundraiser set up by Depher. Read more
Cameron Diaz reveals how husband Benji Madden helped plan her star-studded 50th birthday celebration (People)
It appears Cameron Diaz’s husband Benji Madden does not like to play around when it comes to organizing birthday parties.
In a preview clip from her upcoming appearance on the Rachael Ray Show on Sept. 26, the Bad Teacher actress revealed how her husband helped or at least attempted to plan her star-studded 50th birthday celebration which took place last month, telling the host that Madden, 43, “loves a celebration.”
“And when we first met in our first year together, he threw me three surprise birthdays for one birthday,” Diaz, 50, shared, adding that she jokingly said to Madden, “Would you please stop doing this?!”
She continued, “This year, because it was my 50th, he was very much like ‘We have to do something’ and I couldn’t commit.” Read more
Post Malone cancels Boston concert last-minute as he’s taken to hospital for breathing trouble and body pain (DailyMail)
Post Malone canceled his show in Boston after pain landed him in the hospital on Saturday night.
The rapper, 27, apologized profusely to fans for not being able to perform in a post shared to social media just 30 minutes before he was set to take the stage at the TD Garden.
He wrote, ‘Boston, I love y’all so f**king much. On tour, I usually wake up around 4 o’clock PM, and today I woke up to a cracking soundll on the right side of my body. I felt so good last night, but today it felt so different than it has before.’
‘I’m having a very difficult time breathing, and there’s a stabbing pain whenever I breathe or move,’ he added. ‘We’re in the hospital now, but with this pain, I can’t do the show tonight. I’m so f**king sorry.’ Read more
Just Blaze revisits Ghostface Killah’s influence on Jay-Z’s “Girls, Girls, Girls” (HipHopDx)
Just Blaze has revisited Ghostface Killah‘s influence on JAY-Z‘s hit single, “Girls, Girls, Girls,” in a new interview — check it out below.
The super producer has previously shared that he created the beat for the 2001 track with Tony Starks in mind, but during an appearance on People’s Party With Talib Kweli, he offered additional details about the connection.
Just was asked about the importance of the three artists featured on the track: Biz Markie, Slick Rick and Q-Tip. While answering co-host Jasmin Leigh’s question, he revealed that the song was, in fact, one of the first tracks recorded for Jay’s sixth studio album, and essentially set the tone of the project.
“The Blueprint is kind of the culmination of what we were tryna figure out on [The Dynasty: Roc La Familia] and [Beanie Sigel‘s] The Reason,” he explained. “Hip-Hop [Kyambo Joshua] will tell you himself, Ghostface was his favorite rapper. So we were all definitely influenced by Supreme Clientele, specifically. When we were in that chamber, I had actually made ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ for Ghost; about a year and a half before The Blueprint was ever a thought, that beat was already done.” Read more
Filmmaker Asghar Farhadi rallies support for Iranian women’s rights protesters (TheWrap)
Writer-director Asghar Farhadi implored people around the world to stand in solidarity with Iranians protesting for women’s rights following the police killing of Mahsa Amini.
On Sept. 16, the 22-year-old was murdered in the nation’s capital for wearing what morality police deemed “immodest clothing.” Authorities denied harming her and claimed she suffered from pre-existing health conditions, which her family disputed. A widely-circulated image showed Amini badly injured and comatose before she died, igniting protests across the nation that have seen women burning their veils and cutting their hair for the last five days.
Farhadi, the Academy Award-winning Iranian filmmaker behind “A Separation” and “The Salesman,” called for solidarity with the protestors via Instagram video. Read more
Mel C opens up about Victoria Beckham’s ‘lack of confidence’ and Glastonbury 2023 (Mirror)
Spice Girls legend Mel C claims that her immaculately dressed and headline hogging co-star Victoria Beckham is far less confident than fans might think.
The 48-year-old chart topping singer has known singer-turned-designer Vicky for decades as they first joined together as members of the iconic girl group back in 1994.
And while 48-year-old Vicky was never really well known for her dancing skills or vocal abilities, she has carved out a space on the global stage as a fashion designer.
But while Victoria seems to have no problem endlessly splashing herself all over the headlines and social media, Mel says her fellow bandmate is less confident than most might assume. Read more
Italy expected to elect its first female prime minister, a conservative firebrand (ABC)
Giorgia Meloni, leader of Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy), could become the first female prime minister in the history of Italy in an anticipated right-wing surge to the polls on Sunday.
Europe’s attention is trained on Rome, where this potential first is joined by fears that Meloni would restore an ideology not seen in Italy since World War II. Pollsters expect the Sunday vote to deliver a conservative coalition to parliament, with the government guided by Meloni as premier.
The archconservative of Italian politics, Meloni entered politics at age 15 in 1992, joining the neo-fascist Social Movement, a group with pronounced sympathy for Benito Mussolini, the country’s dictator from 1925 to 1945. Fratelli d’Italia’s party imagery evokes Italy’s fascist past, but Meloni has rejected the associations, framing her proposed conservative coalition as a nationalist project that would recover power from Brussels. Read more
Fans slam Okoye’s horrendous blunder (Punch)
Super Eagles goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye, has come under heavy criticism again from fans following his error in Nigeria’s 2-2 draw against Algeria’s B team on Friday, SUNDAY PUNCH reports.
The Watford goalkeeper was handed a rare start in the encounter eight months after his self-imposed exile from the team after his mistake against Tunisia led to the Eagles’ ouster from the delayed 2022 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon in the round of 16.
But 33 minutes into his return to the Eagles’ starting lineup, the former Sparta Rotterdam goalie was punished by Algerian striker, Karim Aribi, for a mistake from him after he tried to dribble the forward rather than clear the ball after receiving a back pass from one of his defenders.
Nigerians soon after took to social media to react to Okoye’s mistake that saw Nigeria concede the opening goal of the night. Read more
Southgate insists he is right man to lead England to World Cup (RFI)
England manager Gareth Southgate says he is the right person to lead his country to the World Cup despite a five-game winless run that saw the team relegated from the top tier of the Nations League.
Southgate has credit in the bank having reached the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup and finished runners-up at last summer’s European Championship.
But he was booed by the travelling support in Milan after a 1-0 defeat to Italy on Friday.
England have just one more game, against Germany at Wembley on Monday, before their World Cup campaign kicks off against Iran on November 21. Read more
Scotland 2-1 Republic of Ireland: Late Ryan Christie penalty secures Nations League comeback win (Standard)
Scotland manager Steve Clarke praised his side for showing the patience and composure to overturn a half-time deficit and defeat Republic of Ireland 2-1.
The Scots – playing their second game in 72 hours – trailed at the break to John Egan’s opener at a packed-out Hampden.
But Jack Hendry’s second-half header and a late Ryan Christie penalty – following Alan Browne’s handball – were enough to secure a crucial victory for Clarke’s side as they moved back above Ukraine at the top of Nations League Group B1 ahead of Tuesday’s showdown between the two nations in Krakow.
“It was as tough a game as we expected, you could see Ireland had a clear week to prepare for the game,” said Clarke. “It took us a bit of time to get a foothold and by that time we had conceded from a set-piece which plays into Ireland’s strengths as they have good pace up front and are a good counter-attacking team. Read more
Cristiano Ronaldo suffers horror injury in Portugal’s thrashing of Czech Republic (DailyMail)
Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo was left covered in blood after a nasty collision with Czech Republic goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik on Saturday night.
The Manchester United forward went down in a heap after the mid-air collision in the 13th minute of the Nations League clash.
He was left bloodied, bruised and dazed on the turf.
Ronaldo required medical treatment on the pitch but later returned with a bandage on his nose. Read more
Joe Joyce stops Joseph Parker in thrilling heavyweight scrap in Manchester (GMS)
Joe Joyce picked up arguably the biggest win of his career on Saturday night as he dispatched of Joseph Parker to claim the WBO interim heavyweight title.
The 37-year-old took his record to 15-0 after stopping former world champion Parker in the penultimate stanza of their twelve round contest at Manchester’s AO Arena.
The Briton dropped Parker heavily in the eleventh round before the fight was waved off by referee Steve Gray as he counted out the New Zealander.
Joyce, 37, now has another piece of silverware to add to his collection although the title he won is only the interim version as Oleksandr Usyk – who beat Anthony Joshua again in August – is the current champion. Read more
Fist-pumping thrills for Davis and Kim with late Cup heroics (France24)
Kim Joo-hyung’s emotional winning putt on the final hole and three consecutive closing birdies by Cam Davis to win gave the underdog Internationals a puncher’s chance to win the Presidents Cup.
Davis and Kim each delivered 1-up victories for the global squad after trailing with three holes to play, lifting the Internationals within 11-7 entering Sunday’s 12 concluding singles matches at Quail Hollow.
It takes 15.5 points to capture the trophy.
The Americans are 11-1-1 in the all-time rivalry with eight consecutive wins and they have never lost at home. But there’s momentum for the greatest fightback in Cup history and the first Internationals win since 1998. Read more
Dan Evans: British player loses in San Diego semi-finals to Marcos Giron (BBC)
Britain’s Dan Evans missed out on a place in the San Diego Open final after a 6-3 7-5 loss to American Marcos Giron.
World number 25 Evans, 32, failed to convert three break points in the fifth game of the first set and was immediately broken by Giron.
Those proved to be top seed Evans’ only break points of the match.
Giron, who hit 11 aces, broke Evans again at 5-5 in the second set before serving out to win the match. Read more