Amputee woman accuses LASUTH of negligence, demands compensation (Punch)
A 35-year-old woman, Oluwadamilare Aremu, has accused the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital of negligence leading to the amputation of her right leg.
Aremu told PUNCH Metro that she was admitted to LASUTH in December 2018 when an 18-passenger vehicle she boarded was involved in a crash on the Third Mainland Bridge, leading to her suffering a broken thighbone.
She alleged that doctors at LASUTH assured her that she would walk again, but her hope was dashed after two surgeries with the doctors still demanding funds for a third and final surgery, which they claimed would solve the problem.
She told PUNCH Metro that she was discharged on July 8, 2019, to go and find the money for the third surgery, adding that she was already broke as a result of the bills she had to pay while on admission. Read more
Sanwo-Olu restates full implementation of Lagos master-plan (Guardian)
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, pledged the administration’s commitment to full implementation of Iru-Victoria Island and Lagos masterplan, saying that the axis is too critical to the economic prosperity of the state.
Sanwo-Olu, who spoke at the first coronation anniversary of Oba Gbolahan Lawal (Abisogun Il) as the 15th Oniru of Iruland, said he was proud of the achievement of the monarch in the last one year of his ascension to the throne of his forebears, adding that more infrastructural and economic development had taken place under his kingdom.
The governor also said that more roads and other infrastructure would be executed in the axis, urging the monarch to partner with the state government on the urban and regional regeneration of the Iruland to expedite the actualisation of the greater Lagos agenda. Read more
Nollywood actor Joseph Benjamin, US-based gospel artiste Nana Adwoa to release new song “I will praise” (Vanguard)
Multi award-winning actor, Singer, voice over artist and television presenter, Joseph Benjamin set to release his long awaited audio track ‘I will praise’. He described the song as ‘a direct call to heaven through praise’ and was recorded in collaboration with US-based gospel Minister, Nana Adwoa.
Joseph has long sourced for fame through entertainment right from an early age. He, however, kicked off his career officially as an actor by taking on a role in the movie titled, “Crossroads” in 1995. Shortly after, he began to pursue a full-time career in modeling and acting for television commercials in the print ads industry of Nigeria.
His quest to assert a full presence in the entertainment industry led him to begin venturing into other dimensions. He took the role of the (“Banker”) in the popular TV show (“Deal or No Deal”). While working on the show, his desire to express himself only intensified as his love for music began to develop.
He has so far, enjoyed a successful career winning several local and international awards alongside other recognitions. Read more
LASG canvasses restoration of ecosystem (Independent)
The Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr.Tunji Bello has stressed the need for the restoration of the Ecosystem.
He made this appeal in an address he delivered at the World Environment Day (WED) held at Abraham Adesanya Road, Lekki-Expresway with the Theme “Ecosystem Restoration”.
According to him, Ecosystem could be restored by growing more diverse crops,including trees.
He was quick to add that these could rebuild carbon stores in soils, making them more fertile so the growing population could be fed.
Bello further said, “Human can help rebound shrub-lands and grasslands by clearing woody vegetation and re-seeding native grasses, lost plants and animals can be reintroduced and protected. Restoration initiatives can be launched by almost anyone”. Read more
30 feared slaughtered by suspected herdsmen in Benue (Sun)
No fewer than 30 persons were feared killed during an attack on Odugbeho community of Agatu Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue state by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, on Sunday evening.
Several other members of the community were also said to have been injured in the attack which reportedly lasted for over one hour.
Chairman of the council, Adoyi Suleiman, who confirmed the attack to newsmen by telephone, yesterday, disclosed that 27 corpses have, so far, been recovered with some already buried.
He explained that security agencies, including troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) and the police were already on ground to ensure peace, normalcy and security in the area. Read more
Kaduna University students protest against shut down of institution’s gates (Vanguard)
Some students of the Kaduna State University (KASU) on Monday staged a protest against the alleged shutting down of the institute’s gates by its authorities.
A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who visited the university, reports that all gates into the university were shut with only staffs and medical students allowed entrance.
Some of the students had come to submit their final projects, while others were in the school to defend their final year projects, but were all denied access.
Following the development, the stranded students barricaded the Tafawa Balewa Way, but were later dispersed by heavily armed policemen, led by ASP Samuel Ibrahim. Read more
Seven years after mass abduction, FG renovates Chibok school
Dogara Bitrus (Punch)
The Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, where over 200 female students were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in April 2014, has been renovated by both the federal and state governments.
The renovated school was inaugurated by the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, on Monday, six years after the then Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, laid the foundation for the construction of a new international standard secondary school in place of the destroyed facility and seven months after the Borno State Governor, Prof Babagana Zulum, directed the complete renovation of the school when the construction of the international standard school was not realised.
According to the Principal of the school, Asabe Aliyu, apart from the abducted schoolgirls, teachers were also badly affected by the Boko Haram attack and seven years after, they have yet to be compensated. Read more
Mbaka confirms DSS invitation, vows not to keep quiet (Guardian)
The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has confirmed his invitation to Abuja for interrogation by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).
But Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has described the invitation of Mbaka while sparing Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, as double standards.
Gumi had been meeting with and negotiating with terrorists and bandits for ransom in their hide-outs in the North. However, Mbaka has vowed not to keep mum while the country deteriorates.
His words: “If they are attacking me, even through those that should save me, no problem. I heard the security people did not accept the letter, but asked them to come on Monday to give me the letter. If they know the anointing here is too hot for them, let them change. I will not keep quiet. Read more
NMA raises the alarm over resignation of 105 doctors in Ondo (Sun)
No fewer than 105 medical doctors working in different hospitals owned by the Ondo State Government have resigned their appointment
The state chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association disclosed this in a statement, yesterday, lamenting the mass resignation of its members from the state government’s workforce.
The association Chairman, Stella Adegbehingbe, and Secretary, Olorunfemi Owa, who signed the statement, blamed the trend on irregular and percentage payment of salaries by the government.
The association said some departments in the state-owned teaching hospital, which could hitherto boast of between six and eight medical doctors are now left with one or two doctors.
“Vacancies exist in the resident doctor and consultant cadres at the teaching hospital. These have remained difficult to fill due to the haphazard safety payments. Read more
Harris says US is taking new steps to address root causes of migration from Guatemala (TheWeek)
Vice President Kamala Harris announced on Monday that the United States is coming up with new ways to try to combat the root causes of migration from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, including creating a task force to fight human trafficking and working with private companies to get them to invest in the region.
Harris made her remarks in Guatemala City, during her first trip abroad as vice president. Appearing at a joint press conference with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, Harris, who is leading the Biden administration’s efforts to address migration from the region, said the U.S. Treasury, State, and Justice Departments will join forces to train Guatemalan law enforcement officers and support prosecutors tackling corruption. Another priority for the U.S., she added, is to “discourage illegal migration. And I believe if you come to our border you will be turned back. Do not come. Do not come. The United States will continue to enforce our laws and secure our border.”
Harris said she had a “frank” and “candid” conversation with Giammattei about migration, and how people flee their homes when they don’t feel safe or don’t have the means to support their families. Read more
Quentin Tarantino hints again at quitting directing to avoid ‘lousy’ final film (Metro)
Director Quentin Tarantino is hinting at retirement once again, saying he’d be ‘really, really happy’ to end on the Oscar-winning success of Once Upon a Time In Hollywood and avoid ‘a f***ing lousy’ final film.
The filmmaker, who has always publicly claimed his intention is to retire after 10 movies, was discussing his feelings on directors’ final films, sharing that he felt they bow out on a bum note – a fate he’s keen to avoid.
‘Most guys have horrible last movies. Usually their worst movies are their last movies,’ the 58-year-old said on the Pure Cinema Podcast.
Continuing his argument Tarantino claimed that this was ‘the case for most of the Golden Age directors that ended up making their last movies in the late 60s and the 70s’, as well as true for ‘most’ of the directors who bowed out in the late 80s and 90s. Read more
Police: Attack on Canadian Muslim family was hate crime (EastBayTimes)
Four members of a Canadian Muslim family who were killed on Sunday when a pickup truck jumped the curb and ran them over were deliberately targeted in an anti-Islamic hate crime, Canadian police said on Monday.
“There is evidence that this was a planned, premeditated act, motivated by hate,” Detective Superintendent Paul Waight of the London, Ontario, police told reporters.
“It is believed that these victims were targeted because they were Muslim,” Waight said.
Police arrested the suspected attacker, 20-year-old Nathaniel Veltman, on Sunday. His truck swerved off the road, over the curb, struck the family and then drove off at high speed, police said, citing witnesses. Read more
US seizes $2.3m Colonial Pipeline paid to ransomware attackers (ArsTechnica)
The FBI said it has seized $2.3 million paid to the ransomware attackers who paralyzed the network of Colonial Pipeline and touched off gasoline and jet fuel supply disruptions up and down the East Coast last month.
In dollar amounts, the sum represents about half of the $4.4 million that Colonial Pipeline paid to members of the DarkSide ransomware group following the May 7 attack, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing the company’s CEO. The DarkSide decryptor tool was widely known to be slow and ineffective, but Colonial paid the ransom anyway. In the interview with the WSJ, CEO Joseph Blount confirmed that the shortcomings prevented the company from using it and instead had to rebuild its network through other means.
Cutting off the oxygen supply
On Monday, the US Justice Department said it had traced 63.7 of the roughly 75 bitcoins Colonial Pipeline paid to DarkSide, which the Biden administration says is likely located in Russia. The seizure is remarkable because it marks one of the rare times a ransomware victim has recovered funds it paid to its attacker. Justice Department officials are counting on their success to remove a key incentive for ransomware attacks—the millions of dollars attackers stand to make. Read more
Netflix renews “Shadow and Bone” for second season! (ThePeoplesMovies)
Fans of the Netflix Young Adult fantasy series Shadow And Bone will be sleeping easily tonight that the streaming giants have renewed the show for a second season…Thank the saints!
More than 55 million member households chose to watch the epic new fantasy series in its first 28 Days. The series made the Top 10 list in 93 countries around the world and hit #1 in 79 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Germany, Russia, Spain, South Africa, and the U.S. Also thanks to the series launch on Netflix, the Shadow and Bone trilogy and Six of Crows duology returned to bestseller lists worldwide and has spent over a month in the #1 spot on The New York Times Bestseller list.
The news itself was announced via Netflix’s five-day virtual fan event devoted to covering exclusive news, trailers, first looks, and more Geeked Week. Very little details have been revealed at this stage, but with season one based on the first book this new season should be the second book. Read more
Donald Trump’s chances of staying out of prison are not improving (VanityFair)
If you asked Donald Trump what he thinks the next several months will hold for him, he’d likely tell you that he’ll be holding some rallies, playing some golf, and getting ready to head back to the White House. He’d tell you that because he’s a disturbed man who apparently thinks that a president who loses an election can simply be “reinstated” to the presidency, like one can have their cable reinstated after canceling it and then panicking about how they’re going to be able to watch Vanderpump Rules. In reality, what the next several months, and potentially years, hold for the ex-president are a lot of meetings with attorneys about how he’s legally in the bad place—that is, assuming they’re still keeping him apprised of the situation and aren’t yet at a point where they just park him in front of the TV “while the grown-ups talk.”
Most recently, the no good, very bad news for Agent Orange has involved the impaneling of a grand jury by the Manhattan district attorney as part of Cyrus Vance Jr.’s criminal probe. Read more
Peru Elections: Castillo widens his lead as final results near (TeleSUR)
Based on the current numbers, the difference is in Castillo’s favor with 0.54 percentage points.
With 95.96 percent of the precincts counted, Peru’s presidential candidate, Pedro Castillo, is ahead of her opponent for Fuerza Popular, Keiko Fujimori, on Monday, after the candidate reversed the preliminary results.
Peru’s National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) presented the updated data on a web portal so that the population could follow the vote count.
Based on this data, the candidate for Peru Libre, Castillo, has obtained 8,548,929 valid votes, equivalent to 50.27 percent of valid votes.
On the other hand, Fujimori has 8,457,547 valid votes, representing 49.73 percent of the processed ballots.
Meanwhile, in a public statement to her followers, Fujimori began to accuse Castillo of vote manipulation, realizing that her chances of victory grow ever slimmer. Read more
Chelsea open talks with Borussia Dortmund over Erling Haaland move with Tammy Abraham offered as part of deal (Metro)
Chelsea have ‘opened discussions’ with Borussia Dortmund over a move for Erling Haaland.
The German giants are determined to hold onto the prolific 20-year-old for one more season and while there is an acceptance any deal will be very difficult to pull off, The Daily Mail report Chelsea are in talks to make it happen.
Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona are also interested in signing Haaland who is understood to be eager to take the next step in his career.
Any move this summer could cost as much as £170m – with Chelsea now exploring options to drive down that price. Read more
Kremlin insists match between Russia and Ukraine at Euro 2020 would not stir tensions amid shirt debate (RT)
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said that a potential Euro 2020 showdown between the national team and Ukraine, who have unveiled a new shirt design viewed by some as controversial, would lead to purely sporting tensions.
Ukraine’s striking new strip, featuring a map including the Crimean Peninsula and slogans such as “glory to the heroes”, has caused a stir among sportspeople and politicians after being revealed on the eve of the tournament.
Despite a suggestion to RT from deputy of the State Duma Dmitry Svishchev that UEFA could “act strongly” over the shirt, the tournament organizers have confirmed that the design was approved “in accordance with the applicable equipment regulations.” Read more
England name Ben White as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s replacement in Euro 2020 squad (Metro)
England have announced Brighton defender Ben White as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s replacement for Euro 2020.
The Liverpool right-back was forced to withdraw from the squad last week after he suffered a thigh injury in the 1-0 win against Austria on Wednesday evening.
White, James Ward-Prowse and Jesse Lingard were all in the running to be named as Alexander-Arnold’s replacement but the Brighton centre-back has secured the final place in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad.
The 23-year-old was handed his senior England debut last week and has shown plenty of versatility as he played as a holding midfielder against Austria before starting in central defence alongside Tyrone Mings for the 1-0 win over Romania on Sunday evening. Read more
Cameron Young qualifies for US Open amid magical month of golf (NYPost)
Cameron Young on Monday continued what has been a magical month for him on the golf course.
Young, 24, grew up in Scarborough in Westchester County and played his youth golf at Sleepy Hollow Country Club, where his father, David, is the long-time head pro.
So, Monday’s U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Century and Old Oaks, two venerable Westchester courses, had Young feeling at home. And he played that way, shooting 8-under par in 36 holes to finish as the medalist and earn a spot into the U.S. Open next week at Torrey Pines. Read more
Ex-UFC star Paige VanZant ‘coming for knockout’ in bare knuckle bombshell bout with Rachael Ostovich (RT)
MMA stunner Paige VanZant has claimed she has “sacrificed everything” for her next Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) outing, predicting that she will knock out fellow ex-UFC fighter and social media star Rachael Ostovich.
Already holding a submission win over her fellow American in the octagon from their UFC meeting in January 2019, the 27-year-old believes that victory will stand her in good stead against one of the only female MMA fighters who can rival her vast Instagram following.
VanZant is seeking redemption for the defeat she suffered to Britain Hart in her sole outing for the BKFC since joining last year, and her bout with Ostovich, who followed her in joining the promotion in April, is a marketing dream for the championship between two of its best-known stars. Read more
Germany in seventh heaven ahead of Euro 2020 (DW)
The joy is back for Germany. Granted, this comprehensive win was expected against the nation ranked 138 in the world but it has been a long time since Joachim Löw’s side had this much fun on the field.
“The result was not the most important thing but the way we played football was. But when I think back it was a long time since we got a big win so it feels good,” Thomas Müller told RTL afterwards.Kai Havertz was superb, delivering on the instinct his game is built off, Thomas Müller got back on the scoresheet and Robin Gosens finally arrived in a Germany shirt. The news shortly before kick off that a member of the Latvia camp had tested positive for COVID-19 didn’t stop the game going ahead as Germany’s performance was the shot in the arm this team needed. Read more