54-year-old man nabbed for killing, dismembering 71-year-old woman in Ogun (Guardian)
Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 54-year-old man, Dauda Bello for killing Mrs. Mesesi Adisa, a 71-year-old woman, after which he cut off her wrists and ankles.
The Guardian learnt that the suspect was arrested following the sudden disappearance of the victim, who left home on June 8 and didn’t return home.
A relation of the victim had reported a case of missing person at Sabo/Ilupeju police station.
The case was later transferred to the anti kidnapping unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), where technical and intelligence based investigation was embarked upon. Read more
Lagos to launch Smart Lag ID card (ThisDay)
The Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASRRA) yesterday announced that all was set for formal launch of the upgraded Lagos State Resident Identity Card (LAG ID Card).
Announcing the launch date, the General Manager, LASRRA, Mrs. Ibilola Kasunmu, said the new LAG ID Card would be launched next Wednesday by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu at Police College, Ikeja GRA.
According to a statement, the launch would happen, simultaneously, across the five divisions of the state: Ikeja, Badagry, Ikorodu, Lagos Island and Epe.
Kasunmu, added that one of the key highlights of the day would include live demonstration of the smart card, its benefits as well as the unveiling by the governor. Read more
Woman reports at Ikeja police, alleges threat to life (Guardian)
A woman leader of All Progressive Congress (APC), in Ikorodu area of Lagos, Mrs. Temitope Elizabeth Abolarin, has cried out to Lagos State Police Command over alleged threat to her life and family by gunmen in her Lagos residence.
The mother of two, who is now in hiding, said her family also came under physical assault following her participation and support for an APC candidate, who contested a seat in Lagos State House of Assembly.
She said: “I am one of the staunch supporters of Mr. Gbolahan Ogunleye, who contested for a seat in the Lagos State House of Assembly, under APC. I supported the ideals and philosophy of the party, and participated in sensitising women in the area on good governance, voting for their conscience and the future of their children. Read more
Lagos plans tree planting to beautify environment (Punch)
The Lagos State Government, through the State Parks and Gardens Agency, has unveiled its plan to plant trees across the state to ensure environmental sustainability.
The General Manager of LASPARK, Mrs Adetoun Popoola, according to a statement on Tuesday, disclosed this at her office in Ikeja, adding that July 14 has been institutionalised and is observed annually as the Lagos State Tree Planting Day.
She said, “We will continue to emphasise to the public that trees are vital parts of our natural environment and immense contributors to human life. In addition to providing shade, trees produce oxygen and purify the air we breathe by removing harmful particles from the atmosphere. We must therefore learn to coexist in harmony with nature.
“The event will be commemorated with planting of trees simultaneously across the 57 local governments and local council development areas of the state and the exercise will be flagged-off by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, at the newly-refurbished Dr Oluyomi Abayomi Finnih Recreational Park, Oregun.
Dentist harps on preventive dentistry as Choice Dental opens in Lagos (Vanguard)
Experts have stressed the need for preventive dental care services in the country, stating that there is more to dentistry than cleaning of teeth.
Speaking during the official opening of the Choice Dental, a digital dental clinic with state-of-the-art equipment, weekend in Lagos, the Managing Dentist, Choice Dental, Dr. Sade Akiode said while dentistry could be a cause of death in patients, the centre will address preventive dental care services of Nigerians.
Listing their preventive dentistry to includes comprehensive dental examination, digital X-rays, sealant, oral cancer screening, Dental Cleaning, Akiode said she decided to come back to Nigeria after 20 years successful dental practice in Los Angeles, California to avail Nigerians the same world class dental care that her patients in the United State are enjoying as well as reduce the incidence of Nigerians travelling abroad for medical tourism.
“We have since set up a thriving dental clinic at Karimu Kotun, Victoria Island Lagos with the Ikeja branch being our second in Lagos and Nigeria. Read more
Bank partners LASPARK on tree planting ( Nation) LOTUS Bank has celebrated its first year anniversary by partnering the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) for tree planting, and opening its 20th branch in Idumota, Lagos Island, Lagos State.
The bank also launched its first agency banking, LOTUSMART, to help expand the campaign for financial inclusion.
LOTUS Bank launched on July 7, 2021, as the third Non-Interest Bank (NIB) in Nigeria, obtaining its regional license from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to operate as a commercial bank.
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Kafilat Araoye, underpinned the significance of the exercise on the core values of the institution since its foundation a year ago. According to her, the commitment of LOTUS Bank to environmental friendliness is beyond just a symbol on its logo, but also reflects on its modus-operandi and architecture. Read more
Bauchi CMD attacked with axe over defective caesarean operation (Leadership)
Following the conduct of a faulty caesarean surgery on Khadija Muhammad, a Bauchi nursing mother, a relative of Khadija has inflicted about four cuts with axe on the head of the chief medical director (CMD) of Misau General Hospital, Dr Muhammed Sani.
LEADERSHIP gathered that on 4th July, 2022, Khadija was admitted at the Misau General Hospital after showing signs of labour. However, according to Khadija’s husband, Ahmad Ismael, the CMD recommended that she underwent a caesarean surgery because she is carrying a dead foetus in her womb and was too weak to bear the burden of self-delivery.
He alleged that the CMD inserted a metal through Khadija’s private part and forced out the child, a development that caused internal injury on her and left the child with an injured left eye, hand and leg. The eye has swollen since then.
He said that after the surgery, his wife remained in a coma for three consecutive days after suffering neglect at the Misau General Hospital. Read more
Buhari reunites with old classmates, shares emotional moment (Channels)
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met his primary and secondary school classmates where he shared some emotional moments with them.
Buhari had travelled to his country home in Daura, Katsina State on Friday evening for the Sallah celebrations and has been there since then.
Four days after, the old classmates visited President Buhari in the northwestern states to pay Sallah homage to him, according to a statement issued by the presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu.
While enquiring about each individual’s wellbeing, their health and wellbeing of their family members, the President prayed for the repose of those that died between last year, when they last met and this year. Read more
Osun Guber: Police read the riot act to voters, deploy 21,000 personnel for the election (Sun)
The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has disclosed that 21,000 personnel would be deployed for the election, warning that the police will not allow any person or group of people no matter how highly and lowly placed in the society to truncate the Saturday governorship election in Osun State.
Speaking in Osogbo during the stakeholders meeting, the police boss said no one will be allowed to wear any cloth, emblem or colour that signifies any political parties in the polling units.
“No person is allowed to move around with security details around the polling units. Indeed, the appropriate directive has been given for the withdrawal of details around politically exposed persons.
“Everyone is enjoined to vote and return to their respective houses within approved perimeters of the polling centres. Read more
Tom Jones denies collapse rumours after quitting show due to health concerns (DailyStar)
Tom Jones took to Instagram to shut down any rumours he had collapsed on stage.
The Sex Bomb singer, 82, made headlines on Tuesday night (July 12) after he was forced to postpone a concert on his Surrounded By Time tour.
The music icon was reportedly instructed to cancel the show after he “collapsed” on stage.
However, he has since confirmed the forced postponement was instead due to “viral laryngitis”. Read more
North Coast Music Festival targeted by threat, organisers say (ChicagoSun-Times)
Police and organizers of the popular North Coast Music Festival, an annual event held Labour Day weekend in the Chicago area, said they are monitoring threats made to individuals and artists associated with the festival.
The electronic and hip-hop music festival’s account tweeted a statement in response to a warning of a shooting at the festival, scheduled for September 2-4 in Bridgeview, saying organizers have contacted law enforcement and “are handling it with the utmost seriousness.”
In the initial tweet warning of violence, screenshots of what appeared to be a Facebook post describing a shooting at the festival included racial slurs and referenced violence.
The festival is set to feature headliners Armin Van Buuren, Illenium and Porter Robinson. Read more
50 Cent is manifesting his 1st Emmy after being nominated for Super Bowl LVI show (HNHH)
Fif has been nominated alongside Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar for their unforgettable performance back in February.
What 50 Cent wants, 50 Cent gets.
It’s a big day for the multihyphenate (and hundreds of other entertainers), as the nominations for the 2022 Emmy Awards arrived earlier today (July 12) and included a shoutout to Fif for his work during February’s Super Bowl Halftime show alongside Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar.
The hip-hop and R&B group has been nominated for Best Variety Special (Live) alongside other efforts like the 64th Annual Grammy Awards and Tony Awards Presents: Broadway’s Back!
Eminem announces second greatest hits album (Independent)
Eminem has announced that he will be releasing his second greatest hits album, titled Curtain Call 2.
The collection is set to be released on 5 August (via Shady Records/Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records) and will include his latest single “From the D 2 the LBC”, featuring Snoop Dogg.
The song is the lead single from Curtain Call 2, which will contain a selection of his best work produced since the release of 2005’s Curtain Call: The Hits.
While the full tracklist has not yet been announced, the album will include a mix of side-projects, film soundtrack songs and solo work post-Relapse. Read more
Thanos Creator Jim Starlin revisits ‘Dreadstar’ as he marks 50 years in comics (THR)
Next week, writer and artist Jim Starlin will celebrate 50 years in the comic book industry with a panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Ahead of meeting fans for a panel on Thursday, July 21, the creator known for Marvel’s Thanos, Gamora and Drax is revisiting one of his indie creations, Dreadstar.
On Tuesday, Starlin launches an Indiegogo campaign that will include trading cards focused on Dreadstar, a property he introduced in 1982 and centers on Vanth Dreadstar, leader of a rag-tag crew who go on galaxy-spanning missions. The 40-card set features different characters and moments from the mythos. Dynamite, the comic book company known for The Boys, is behind the set.
With the campaign, Starlin is also tackling the work of John Carter author Edgar Rice Burroughs for the first time. He has penciled a cover featuring the character Dejah Thoris, the John Carter character known as the princess of the Martian empire and later wife of Carter. Starlin is teaming with inker Jaime Jameson, whose collaborations with the artist helped him return to comics after he suffered what he thought was a career-ending hand injury several years ago.
“I read John Carter as a kid and dreamt of battling four-armed aliens and rescuing beautiful Martian maidens,” said Starlin in a statement. “Guess this is as close as I am going to come to realizing those fantasies, aided and abetted by the lovely and talented Jaime Jameson.” Read more
Amy Winehouse biopic to be led by ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ director (National)
A feature film about late British singer Amy Winehouse is in the works.
Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson will lead the biopic, according to production company StudioCanal.
Titled Back to Black, the film will look at the life and music of the six-time Grammy Award winner, who died from alcohol poisoning at her north London home in July 2011. Winehouse, who struggled with drink and drug problems through much of her career, was 27 years old.
“StudioCanal is gearing up to make Back to Black. The project is advancing with Sam Taylor-Johnson attached to direct the feature film on the life and music of Amy Winehouse,” StudioCanal said, adding a script had been written for the film. Read more
German official says nuclear would do little to solve gas issue (Aljazeera)
Germany’s vice-chancellor has defended the government’s commitment to ending the use of nuclear power at the end of this year, amid fears that Russia may halt natural gas supplies entirely.
Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck, who is also the economy and climate minister and is responsible for energy, argued that keeping the few remaining reactors running would do little to address the problems caused by a possible natural gas shortfall.
“Nuclear power doesn’t help us there at all,” Habeck said at a news conference in Vienna on Tuesday. “We have a heating problem or an industry problem, but not an electricity problem – at least not generally throughout the country.”
The main gas pipeline from Russia to Germany shut down for annual maintenance on Monday, as Berlin grew concerned that Moscow may not resume the flow of gas as scheduled. Read more
Morocco 2022: Ajibade vows Falcons will stop Cameroon (Nation)
Super Falcons striker Rasheedat Ajibade said that they will be ready for the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon in Thursday’s quarterfinal duel of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.
Ajibade scored a goal and had three assists in the Falcons’ 4-0 demolition of the Swallows of Burundi on Sunday night in the final Group C tie to ensure Nigeria cruise to the last eight as second in the group behind the Banyana Banyana of South Africa who won all their group games.
“We know that we will be up against a tough side and we shall be ready for them. We know for us to be champions again we must be able to beat all the teams we face,” the Atletico Madrid attacker said.
“I am excited to play the way I did and to score and create opportunities for my teammates. We knew we must score as many goals as possible to help boost our confidence ahead of the next game with Cameroon,” she added. Read more
No easing up for Germany despite clinching Euro 2022 group (Independent)
Germany coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg has no intentions of letting her side ease up after another impressive display saw them beat Spain 2-0 to secure a quarter-final place as Group B winners.
Voss-Tecklenburg’s well-drilled team had swept past Denmark 4-0 in their opening fixture and proved too strong for a Spanish side looking to build their own momentum having comfortably seen off Finland.
It took Germany just three minutes to open the scoring at the Brentford Community Stadium, as Klara Buhl capitalised on a poor clearance from Spain goalkeeper Sandra Panos, and captain Alexandra Popp headed in a second before the break.
Germany finished their group schedule against Finland in Milton Keynes on Saturday, and will then play Norway or Austria in the quarter-finals. Read more
Leeds United winger Raphinha travels to Barcelona to complete dream move to the Nou Camp (DailyMail)
Leeds United winger Raphinha will travel to Barcelona on Wednesday as he looks to wrap up his dream move.
The 25-year old, who trained at Leeds’ Thorp Arch training ground on Tuesday, is waiting to hear that he can be registered as a Barcelona player before his £56million transfer is confirmed.
The Spanish side have prepared a five-year deal for the Brazilian. They have also given Ousmane Dembele a new contract until 2024 worth up to £8.4m a year after tax. However, they need clearance from LaLiga first.
Raphinha scored nine goals in 27 Premier League appearances for Leeds United last season and made his senior debut for Brazil in October. Read more
Bryson DeChambeau, Bridgestone part ways after major champion joins LIV Golf (USAToday)
Bryson DeChambeau originally signed with Bridgestone in 2016 after he turned professional and re-signed his endorsement deal to use the company’s golf balls in 2020, but a few weeks after DeChambeau’s decision to join the LIV Golf Invitational Series, a direct competitor to the PGA Tour, the player and brand have decided to split.
“The PGA Tour is an extremely important part of professional golf, and Bridgestone has a sports marketing relationship with this highly visible series of tournaments,” Bridgestone said in a statement. “In considering that Bryson DeChambeau will no longer be participating in these events, Bridgestone and Bryson have agreed to end their brand ambassador partnership.”
DeChambeau isn’t the first player to lose a sponsorship over the Saudi-backed golf league. Phil Mickelson and Callaway Golf agreed to pause their relationship in February, Lee Westwood no longer has a deal with UPS and Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell’s deals with Mastercard have been paused after their move to the breakaway tour.
In fact, this isn’t the first time DeChambeau lost a sponsorship due to his decision. On June 9, Rocket Mortgage ended its relationship with the 2020 U.S. Open winner. Read more
Andy Murray reacts to destroying Sam Querrey in Newport opener (TennisWorld)
Former world No. 1 Andy Murray played his first Newport match in 16 years and it was quite a return to the American grass court tournament. On Tuesday, Murray saw off home favorite Sam Querrey 6-2 6-0 to progress into the last-16 at the tournament.
Murray, 35, made his Newport debut in 2005, when he reached the last-16. In 2006, Murray made the Newport semifinal before losing to Justin Gimelstob. A lot has changed since Murray reached the Newport semifinal in 2006 but he is certainly happy to be competing again at the American grass event.
“It’s obviously amazing to be back here and playing on this court again after 16 years,” Murray said in his on-court interview. “A lot has happened in that time: four kids, married and all that stuff. But I’m happy to be back.”Actually it was Querrey who made the first move in the match, breaking Murray in the opening game of the match. However, it didn’t take long for Murray to respond as he broke Querrey three times in the rest of the set to still easily win the opener. Read more
Former F1 race director Michael Masi departs FIA
The FIA has announced that former F1 race director Michael Masi has permanently left motorsport’s governing body.
After the FIA confirmed Masi’s ousting ahead of the launch of the 2022 F1 season in the wake of his mishandling of Formula 1’s season finale in Abu Dhabi, the Australian was placed on the sidelines but remained employed by the institution.
In May, FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem alluded to the possibility of Masi being attributed new responsibilities with the governing body.
But with no news forthcoming and Masi returning to his homeland, the consensus in the paddock was that F1’s former chief steward would eventually depart the FIA. That speculation has now become fact. Read more
John McEnroe launches fierce Novak Djokovic defence amid criticism of Wimbledon champion
John McEnroe has launched a staunch defence of Novak Djokovic following his latest triumph at Wimbledon. The Serbian overcame the challenge of Nick Kyrgios to win for the seventh time on Centre Court and collected his 21st Grand Slam title in the process.
The 35-year-old has not always received the best reception from fans over the years, especially when competing against the likes of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. In an interview with GQ, the American mentioned how Daniil Medvedev handled the US Open crowds when they booed him in 2019, and the audiences who jeered him in Australia earlier this year.
The Russian embraced the responses and handled them relatively well, whereas Djokovic feels aggrieved that he does not receive the same level of love as his fellow greats of the game. McEnroe leapt to his defence and criticised those who boo the reigning Wimbledon champion or perhaps do not give him the respect he deserves.
“That was a gutsy thing to do because you don’t want everyone in the New York audience booing against you. But he (Medvedev) did a fantastic job, and then he won the crowd over in the finals, through his effort, which is fantastic,” McEnroe said. “And then they loved him, pretty much, last year. Now it’s bothering him, which is more normal. It’s catching up to him. There’s only so long you can go that way. Read more