68-year-old man arraigned for chasing wife with cutlass over sex (DailyTrust)
A 68-year-old man, Raphael Chidi, has appeared before an Ogba magistrates’ court, Lagos, over an attempt to kill his wife.
The prosecutor, DSP Kehinde Ajayi, told the court that the accused chased his wife, Obiageli, out of their house with a cutlass in the middle of the night for refusing to yield to his sexual demands.
DSP Ajayi said, “Raphael and his wife, Obiageli, had been having constant quarrels over many issues, including sexual demands. The man was heard complaining that Obiageli did not allow him to touch her at night, while she insisted that he would not touch her unless he started treating her as his wife and took care of her needs.”
The police said investigation after the accused was arrested, revealed that the union was almost on the verge of breaking down before the unfortunate event took place. Read more
Lagos Guber: Reactions trail Funke Akindele’s announcement as Jandor’s running mate (Independent)
Reactions have trailed the statement made by Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele’s announcement as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Deputy Governorship candidate in the 2023 Lagos State election.
Funke, announcing her nomination in a video shared on her Instagram page on Tuesday said she’s not unaware of the cost of the assignment on her vibrant career which will now be necessarily put on hold.
According to her, accepting the PDP deputy gubernatorial nomination is a huge personal sacrifice, stating that no sacrifice is too much for the actualization of the urgent mission to rescue Lagosians.
Reacting on Twitter, many Nigerians mocked the actress over her emergence as the PDP Deputy governorship candidate in Lagos while some of her fans congratulated and applauded her for the well-articulated speech and her political career. Read more
My Lagos traffic nightmare, by Djinee (Nation)
Musician Osayamwen Donald aka Djinee has narrated his ordeals after spending long hours in Lagos traffic.
In a Twitter thread, the “Ego” crooner lamented the impact of this on the residents’ quality of life seeing they endure heavy traffic and grapple with other failed infrastructure on a daily basis.
Djinee argued ‘money doesn’t increase one’s quality of life in Naija’ while bewailing the condition of the ‘mega city’ and the entire country stressing nothing is ‘working’.
He described persons who are well travelled yet in support of this administration as the ‘biggest fools.’ Read more
Fuel tanker falls, spills content in Lagos (Punch)
A loaded tanker has fallen in the Costain area of Lagos on Tuesday.
It was gathered that the tanker fell while ascending the Costain bridge heading towards Iponri.
The tanker blocked the main carriageway while spilling its fuel content.
According to reports by the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency on Twitter, emergency services are on the scene and traffic is being diverted. Read more
Why Joke Silva will never exploit Olu Jacobs’ vulnerability — Patrick Doyle (DailyTrust)
Veteran Nollywood actor, Patrick Doyle, has revealed why his colleague, Joke Silva, would never take advantage of her ailing husband, Olu Jacobs, to torture him.
The past few days have been riddled with a lot of emotions, especially as Nigerians witnessed Joke Silva cheerfully celebrating her husband, Olu Jacobs, on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Patrick Doyle, via his Facebook page, addressed women hinging Joke Silva’s devotion to her husband on the care he showered on her in the early stages of their marriage.
He also stated that the Joke Silva he knows would have still treated ‘Uncle Olu’ with love and care even if he were a philanderer and woman beater. Read more
Muslim-Muslim ticket: Those who tried never became president ― Reno Omokri (Vanguard)
Reno Omokri, a former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan has again reacted to the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to pick Senator Kashim Shettima as his running mate.
Tinubu’s decision to choose Shettima as the APC’s vice presidential candidate has not ceased generating arguments in the public space and on social media.
Omokri, a staunch critic of the ruling APC said those who had tried to be the African most populous country’s leader on a Muslim-Muslim ticket never achieved it.
He, then, said Tinubu’s case would not be an exception, stating that those who tried it in the past either lost or were never sworn in. Read more
How 18 Catholic priests were kidnapped in 2022 (Punch)
On June 26, 2022, the nation was agog with news that an Edo Catholic priest, Rev.Fr. Christopher Odia, who was earlier abducted, had been killed by his captors.
The PUNCH reported that Odia was kidnapped while going for Sunday mass at St. Michael Catholic Church, Ikabigbo in the Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.
Just a day earlier, on June 25, 2022, gunmen suspected to be terrorists killed a Kaduna State-based Catholic priest, Rev.Fr. Vitus Borogo.
Similarly, on July 6, the priest presiding on Holy Ghost parish, Eke-Olengbeche, Rev.Fr. Peter Amodu, was kidnapped by armed men along Otukpo Ugbokolo road, Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State. Read more
Osinachi: Remanded husband escapes from Kuje Prison during jailbreak (Leadership)
Husband of the late gospel singer, Osinachi, Peter Nwachukwu, was one of those who escaped during last Tuesday’s terrorist attack on the Kuje Medium Security Correctional Centre in Abuja.
According to the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), 879 inmates escaped from the facility during the night attack.
“A total of 879 inmates escaped from the facility during the unfortunate attack.
“As at the time of this report, 443 have been recaptured, 551 inmates are currently in custody, 4 inmates dead and 16 inmates sustained various degrees of injuries and are being treated at the moment. Read more
Osun Guber: Claims APC attacked Lasun Yusuf untrue, says Oyetola (Sun)
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has described allegations in some quarters that the alleged attack on the residence of the governorship candidate of the Labour Party, Lasun Yusuf, was carried out by the All Progressives Congress (APC) as untrue, calling on the security to investigate and arrest the perpetrators.
The former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf, had cried out over an alleged attempt to eliminate him, accusing the state government of being behind the attack on his residence in Ilobu, Irepodun local government, around 2am on Monday.
He said, “I now discovered that subsequent upon the political debate for the governorship that we had recently, people have seen the people in government as those who don’t even understand governance at all. So, this is beyond intimidation. The warning I have been receiving is that they wanted to eliminate me.
Reacting at a press conference in Osogbo, yesterday, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Oyetola, Ismail Omipidan, described the allegation as an attempt to blackmail the government and to paint a wrong picture to Nigerians who are outside the state. Read more
Aretha Franklin estate says $7.8 million IRS bill is paid, leaving door open to payments to singer’s sons (USAToday)
Aretha Franklin’s long-standing $7.8 million debt to the Internal Revenue Service has been paid in full, her estate says in a new court filing.
It could open the door for Franklin’s four sons to finally take the driver’s seat in her post-death affairs and fully benefit from revenues flowing into her estate — which would mean millions of dollars, at last, getting into their hands.
The late Queen of Soul’s tax burden had been an immovable hurdle as her heirs sorted out other estate matters — sometimes combatively — in Oakland County Probate Court following her 2018 death.
As the mightiest creditor in the picture, the IRS held sway, and its debt demands prevented the sons from receiving money, even while the late star’s music and movie projects generated big revenue in her name. Read more
Kid Cudi defends changing cover art for debut mixtape (HipHopDX)
As Kid Cudi fans eagerly await the imminent arrival of his debut mixtape, A Kid Named Cudi, on streaming services, the Ohio-bred lyricist decided to refresh the project’s cover art on Monday (July 11), which sparked some backlash from a day one fan.
The mixtape’s original cover featured Mr. Solo Dolo’s face placed behind some black writing, but Cudder has since updated it to be a black-and-white photo of himself sitting on some steps donning a plaid shirt and backwards hat.
“This photo was taken by Mel D Cole on 9.22.08 in NYC,” Cudi wrote in an Instagram caption announcing the new art. “Right before my life changed forever.”
A fan took issue with the swap, writing on Twitter, “I’m sorry cud but the og cover is too iconic.” Read more
EE to block mobile music piracy sites and apps (NME)
It’s been announced that EE will become the first mobile provider in the UK to block mobile music piracy sites and apps.
Back in 2012, the BPI (British Phonographic Institute) successfully petitioned the courts to block file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, with home broadband providers ordered to ban an additional 70 sites that allowed people to download music illegally.
And today (July 12) EE has decided to extend that ban from fixed line broadband networks to include its mobile networks as well.
Speaking to the BBC, an EE spokesperson said: “Historically the majority of piracy took place on fixed line networks, but as network speeds increase and content file sizes for music decreases, mobile networks are seeing a rise in piracy. EE believes in supporting content creators by combating piracy across both our mobile and fixed networks.” Read more
Spotify acquires Heardle, the Wordle-Inspired viral music trivia game (Variety)
Spotify is adding buzzy music game Heardle to its arsenal — acquiring the daily name-that-tune website patterned on the massively popular Wordle game.
Financial terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed.
Heardle popped up in February 2022, based on the format pioneered by Wordle, which was itself bought by the New York Times for more than $1 million. In Heardle, players try to guess a song as quickly as possible based on its opening notes; they get six tries, getting a few more seconds of music with each attempt. Like Wordle, Heardle then lets users share their results for bragging rights. (Actually, Heardle’s lineage goes back to the early 1950s, when “Name That Tune” debuted first on radio and then as a TV series on CBS.)
According to Spotify’s blog post announcing the deal, “We see Heardle as more than a trivia game: It’s also a tool for musical discovery. Playing Heardle might just help you to rediscover old tracks you may have thought you’d forgotten, discover amazing new artists, or finally put a title to that wordless melody you’ve had caught in your head forever.” Read more
Johnny Depp reaches settlement with City of Lies crew member who accused actor of punching him (People)
Johnny Depp has settled a lawsuit stemming from an alleged assault involving a crew member on the set of his 2018 crime thriller, City of Lies.
According to court documents reviewed by PEOPLE, Depp and Gregg “Rocky” Brooks, a location manager who worked on set with the actor, reached a settlement just weeks before they were set to go to a civil trial in Los Angeles on July 25.
Because Depp, 59, and Brooks settled the suit Monday, judge Holly J. Fujie agreed to put off the upcoming trial until Jan. 5 next year. Though the filing did not publicly reveal the specific things Depp must do in order to fulfill his end of the agreement, if he complies, the case will be dismissed.
PEOPLE has reached out to Brooks’ attorney and Depp’s reps for comment. Read more
Warner Bros. sees big Covid outbreak as rising cases hits studios and networks (Deadline)
Los Angeles County’s daily tally of new Covid cases has topped 8,000 for the first time since January and, like many local industries, Hollywood is not immune.
Warner Bros. has recorded what may be the biggest showbiz outbreak of the pandemic, with 31 employees listed as infected on the official L.A. County Public Health Department website. The studio has seen smaller outbreaks, mostly in the range of 3-5 cases. In May its Bldg 128 had a cluster of 5 cases while Stages 27 and 29 also saw 5 cases.
The next-highest Industry-related outbreak we’re aware of took place at Lionsgate, also in May, when the studio saw 21 infections. More than half of those were among employees returning from CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
Deadline reached out to Warner Bros. and will add any comment we receive. Read more
Mali arrests nearly 50 soldiers from Ivory Coast (ABC)
Malian authorities arrested nearly 50 soldiers from Ivory Coast who came to Mali to work for a contracting company of the United Nations mission in Mali. The government made the announcement Monday calling the Ivorian soldiers “mercenaries,” in a move that could raise tensions between the two West African countries.
Two aircraft arrived at Mali’s international airport Sunday with the 49 soldiers “with their weapons and ammunition of war, as well as other military equipment,” said Malian government spokesman Col. Abdoulaye Maiga. They “were illegally on the national territory of Mali,” and the transitional government considers them mercenaries, he added.
U.N. mission spokesman Olivier Salgado said these Ivorian soldiers “are not part of one of the MINUSMA contingents, but have been deployed for several years in Mali as part of logistical support on behalf of one of our contingents.” He said that their arrival as relief would have been communicated beforehand to the national authorities. They are working for a German company that is contracted by the U.N. mission known as the Sahelian Aviation Services.
Government spokesman Maiga said they would put an end to the protection activity of the Sahelian Aviation Services by foreign forces and demand their departure from Malian territory. The government invited “the airline “ Sahelian Aviation Services “to henceforth entrust its security to the Malian defense and security forces,” he said. Read more
Efih excited with debut WAFCON goal (Punch)
Nigerian midfielder, Peace Efih, has expressed her joy at scoring her first goal for the Super Falcons on her debut in their 4-0 victory against Burundi at the 2022 Women’s African Cup of Nations on Sunday.
After kickstarting their title defense with a 2-0 win over Botswana last Thursday, the Falcons needed a win to qualify for a place in the WAFCON quarter-finals and keep their La Decima hopes alive.
The Falcons were fairly comfortable and controlled the game for nearly the entire 90 minutes.
Forward Rasheedat Ajibade, the star girl of the Nigerians, scored the first goal of the night in the 25th minute before the Athletic Madrid woman provided the second for debutant, Peace Efih in the 29th minute. Read more
Man United 4-0 Liverpool: Erik ten Tag era begins with a bang in Bangkok pre-season friendly (Standard)
Manchester United brushed Liverpool aside in Bangkok on Tuesday as the two rivals kicked off pre-season in Asia.
Goal from Jadon Sancho, Fred and Anthony Martial had United cruising with just 33 minutes on the clock as fans got to see Erik ten Hag’s side in action for the first time.
It was a good first impression, with a high-pressing approach running Liverpool ragged before 10 half-time changes saw the tempo slow.
Sancho was first on the scoresheet after just 12 minutes, sweeping home the ball across Alisson after Bruno Fernandes’ cross wasn’t cleared. Read more
Ornstein: Chelsea ‘close’ to €40m deal for Koulibaly ‘on a long-term contract’ (Football365)
Chelsea are holding negotiations over a possible deal for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to The Athletic journalist David Ornstein.
The Blues are looking to replace Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen who they lost on free transfers this summer to Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively.
Koulibaly moved to Napoli from Genk in 2014 in a £6.5m deal and has spent the last eight seasons marshalling the Serie A club’s backline.
The Senegal international has won a Coppa Italia and a Supercoppa Italia during that time and has scored 14 goals in 317 appearances. Read more
Tiger Woods agrees with decision to not invite Greg Norman to Open Championship because of LIV Golf (USAToday)
Tiger Woods wouldn’t have invited Greg Norman to the 150th playing of the Open Championship at St. Andrews.
The 15-time major champion and three-time Champion Golfer of the Year agreed with the R&A’s decision to reach out to Norman, who is heading the Saudi Arabia-backed rival league called LIV Golf, to tell him his presence at the Celebration on Champions on Monday and the Champions’ Dinner on Tuesday was not welcomed. Norman did not journey to this seaside village.
“Greg has done some things that I don’t think (are) in the best interest of our game, and we’re coming back to probably the most historic and traditional place in our sport,” Woods said Tuesday after a practice round. “I believe it’s the right thing.
“I know what the PGA Tour stands for and what we have done and what the Tour has given us, the ability to chase after our careers and to earn what we get and the trophies we have been able to play for and the history that has been a part of this game. I know Greg tried to do this back in the early ’90s. It didn’t work then, and he’s trying to make it work now. Read more
Sir Mo Farah reveals he was trafficked to the UK aged nine under name of another child (Sky)
Sir Mo Farah has revealed he was “trafficked” into the UK illegally under the name of another child, saying he wants to tell his real story “whatever the cost”.
The four-time Olympic champion told the BBC he was born Hussein Abdi Kahin, brought to the UK with a woman and her children under the name of another boy called Mohamed Farah.
Sir Mo said “the truth is I’m not who you think I am”, as he spoke of the traumatic events of his childhood after leaving war-torn Somaliland in west Africa.
He was warned by a barrister that although he was trafficked into the country as a small child and told authorities the truth, there is a “real risk” that his British nationality could be taken away. Read more
Orlando Magic shut Paolo Banchero down for remainder of 2022 NBA summer league (ABC)
Paolo Banchero showed the Orlando Magic plenty in his two Summer League contests. And the Magic decided that was enough.
The No. 1 pick is getting the rest of summer league off, after averaging 20 points, six assists and five rebounds in his two games in Las Vegas. The Magic made the decision so they could
evaluate other players who are with them this summer and see who may merit a roster spot or G League opportunity.
“I want to give these other guys an opportunity to play, to kind of be able to show what they’re capable of doing,” Magic coach Jamahl Mosley said. “That’s the point of summer league, you know, give them a chance … an opportunity for these other guys to see what they’re capable of doing. And we’ve seen what Paolo was capable of doing.”
The Magic are also expected to give Admiral Schofield and R.J. Hampton the remainder of summer league off, which opens up even more minutes for players to get opportunities in Las Vegas. Mosley said Banchero got all he needed out of the summer experience. Read more
Verstappen slams fans behaviour: ‘Normal humans’ don’t think like that (PlanetF1)
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was shocked by the actions of some of the fans in the grandstands over the Austrian GP weekend.
The championship leader has condemned the actions of some fans in attendance at the Red Bull Ring over the weekend, following allegations from people in the grandstands.
With reports emerging of racist, misogynistic, and homophobic abuse from people in the stands, F1 as a sport issued a statement to acknowledge the problem – this statement was followed by another from circuit owners Red Bull.
With the Red Bull Ring serving as a home race for both the team and for Dutch racer Max Verstappen, many of the fans in the grandstands in Austria were there to cheer on the reigning Champion – adding more power to his words as he criticised those who had acted in such fashion. Read more