Angry father allegedly kills 7-year-old daughter to avenge wife’s infidelity (Vanguard)
Her name is Favour. The last time she set her eyes on her mother was in December 2019, when she was barely five years old.
With tears in her eyes, her mother hugged her, promising to come back for her.
Little Favour apparently thought her mother was just stepping out of their Ikorodu home, in Lagos, to return later in the day , as had been the case.
But her mother was leaving the shores of Nigeria, in search of greener pastures in the United States of America.
Before leaving their apartment, Favour’s mother also hugged her husband, John Emmanuel and in a hush tone , begged him to take care of their daughter. Read more
Students laud LASG for evacuating colleagues from Plateau (Guardian)
The National Union of Lagos State Students (NULASS) has commended Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, for evacuating its members from the University of Jos (UNIJOS).
Recall that some Muslim travelling through the state capital from Bauchi on Aug. 14, reportedly lost their lives in Jos North Local Government Area (LGA) with 14 others sustaining various degrees of injuries.
The attack was said to have allegedly been carried out by some armed men. The casualties who were said to be mostly from Ondo, were in Bauchi to mark a Muslim celebration.
However, despite the state government’s intervention, especially with the imposition of curfew in the troubled area, the armed men continued with the killings, with some students of UNIJOS as some of the casualties.
The violence also included burning of houses and properties of their victims. Read more
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Sammie, Liquorose clash over dirty dishes (Nation)
The fifth BBNaija Shine Ya Eye Head of House, Liquorose threw all cautions to the wind when she engaged in a war of words with Sammie.
On Friday, an altercation ensued between both housemates.
The housemates got into a heated exchange after Liquorose asked Sammie to clean up a pot shortly after making a meal with it.
The HOH went all ballistic, claiming Sammie ignored her and continued with his meal. Read more
2 die, 1 injured in Ogun multiple accidents (Punch)
A multiple vehicle-collision accident on Saturday, killed two persons while one other sustained injury.
The accident occured on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun state.
The accident involved three vehicles which reportedly caused by the spill of granite on the road from an unknown granite truck, which led to multiple hits by other vehicles.
An eyewitness said a granite-loaded truck which did not latch its pack the granite well spilled the granite on the road while on transit. Read more
Nigerians to pay more for electricity (Guardian)
There are indications that Nigerians will pay more for electricity starting from next week.
The development, already designed by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) under the Service Based Tariff (SBT) programme will take effect from September first.
The SBT came into force last year, increasing cost of electricity by over 50 per cent as government attempts to halt subsidy in the electricity sector and allow the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) generate enough fund to finance the bed-ridden market.
Although criticisms have dogged the service based tariff as improvement in electricity supply remained dismal with perpetual outages and collapse of transmission and distribution infrastructure, some distribution companies already informed consumers that a new tariff would be implemented next week. Read more
24 Hours Curfew: Jos residents decry shortage of food items, price hike (DailyTrust)
Residents of Jos metropolis, Saturday, cried out over the shortage of food items and other essential commodities in their areas following the re-imposition of 24 hours curfew in the area.
The residents also complained about the hike in prices of food items after the directive.
The 24 hours curfew was re-imposed by the state government following the killing of members of the Anaguta ethnic group on Tuesday in Yelwa Zangam community of Jos North LGA.
Our correspondents, who went around, reports that residents who came out to look for food complained about the situation.
Yakubu Busari, a resident of Janta Adamu, said people in the area were finding it very difficult to cope with the situation, saying the curfew, though important, had resulted in hardships in the area. Read more
Sammie Okposo celebrates 50th birthday, tours USA (Guardian)
One of Nigeria’s biggest gospel music artistes, Sammie Okposo, is having a good time. The multiple award-winning singer, who recently turned 50, appears not to be slowing down.
Sharing his thoughts on turning 50, Sammie expressed his gratefulness to God for the attainments in his career and for sparing his life.
“Turning 50 has been an exciting journey and God has been faithful. When we were much younger, we used to think that the people in their 50s were very old, but we know better now. I am mostly grateful to God that I’m alive to celebrate my 50th, especially after the whole world was plagued with the COVID-19 pandemic. So, for me to be alive to celebrate my 50th in good health, there is a lot to be grateful for. Even though we couldn’t celebrate with a big party because of the COVID-19 restrictions, we’re still able to mark it with few family and friends. I am on the fifth floor now, I’m grateful but the best of Sammie Okposo is yet to come.” Read more
APC Crisis: I’ve chosen to sleep on my rights — Oshiomhole (Vanguard)
Former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has again dismissed speculations that he is nursing an ambition to return to the office, saying he has decided to sleep on his rights.
Oshiomhole spoke on Saturday when he chaired a fundraising ceremony and the investiture of Mrs Victoria Unoarumi as 10th President of the Rotary Club of Abuja Maitama.
The event was also the 10th anniversary of the club.
He also challenged Rotarians in the country to go out and get more politicians to join them and subscribe to the club’s four-way test.
Sleeping on rights
Oshiomhole said; “The judgment quashing my removal was not actually delivered last week. It was on July 2, 2020, about two weeks after I was removed from office. The only reason I decided to publish it was because I saw comments suggesting that people were not aware that the case was dismissed. Read more
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West ‘working on rebuilding’ relationship: report (PageSix)
There’s still hope for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
The estranged couple have considered putting their divorce on hold to work “on rebuilding the foundation of their relationship,” a source close to the couple shared with TMZ.
Kardashian, 40, is considering withdrawing her divorce petition from West, 44, though no decisions have been made yet, according to the report.
One thing keeping Kimye on the path to reconciliation is that they both want what is best for their four children — North, 8, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and their youngest, Psalm, 2. Read more
Britney Spears’ assault case ‘handed over to prosecutors’ after alleged attack on housekeeper (Metro)
Britney Spears’ assault case has been handed over to prosecutors, it has been claimed.
The Toxic singer was accused of assaulting her longtime housekeeper during a disagreement over her dogs.
The 39-year-old – who has denied all claims – was investigated over the alleged battery, which is said have occurred at her home last week.
According to PA, Captain Eric Buschow, of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, has confirmed the case has been handed to prosecutors. Read more
England to ban single-use plastic cutlery (BBC)
The government has announced plans to ban single-use plastic cutlery, plates and polystyrene cups in England as part of what it calls a “war on plastic”.
Ministers said the move would help to reduce litter and cut the amount of plastic waste in oceans.
A consultation on the policy will launch in the autumn – although the government has not ruled out including other items in the ban.
But environmental activists said more urgent and wider action was needed. Read more
This is actually how many steps you need in a day for longevity (Forbes)
Reaching 10,000 steps per day seems to be the standard recommendation for many wearables and fitness trackers, but in case you didn’t know—that number is completely arbitrary. In fact, it’s likely traced back to 1965, when a Japanese company created a pedometer named Manpo-kei, which translates to “10,000 steps meter.” And thus, the standard was born.
In terms of health myths, it’s certainly not a harmful one, especially if it inspires you to move more—some people appreciate the specific metric. But according to longevity expert Sergey Young, founder of the Longevity Vision Fund and author of The Science and Technology of Growing Young, you don’t actually need to reach 10K to reap the benefits. As he explains on the mindbodygreen podcast, after a certain (and much lower) step count, the health benefits seem to plateau.
How many steps you actually need per day. Read more
Covid: Delta variant patients twice as likely to need hospital care (BBC)
People are twice as likely to need hospital care if they are sick with the Delta Covid variant, rather than the Alpha variant that was once prevalent in the UK, data from England suggests.
Experts say the big study, published in The Lancet, reinforces why it is important that people get fully jabbed.
Vaccination cuts the risk of serious illness from either variant, although Delta is the current threat.
Delta accounts for almost all UK cases currently. Read more
AstraZeneca vaccine is the best at keeping people out of hospital (DailyMail)
AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine is best at keeping people out of hospital and preventing deaths from the virus, a study has found.
Just 1.52 per cent of people who got the Oxford-made vaccine were admitted to wards after they caught the virus, researchers said. And only 0.03 per cent, or one in 3,000, died from the disease.
For comparison, among Pfizer recipients 1.99 per cent were hospitalised and 0.15 per cent died after they were infected with the virus.
The AstraZeneca vaccine has formed the backbone of Britain’s vaccine roll out, with 25million people having already received the jab. The Pfizer vaccine has been dished out to more than 21million people, after an alternative to the Oxford-made jab was recommended for under-40s because of concern over vanishingly rare blood clots. Read more
Cristiano Ronaldo: How Man Utd pulled off shock transfer (BBC)
By the time Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sat down for what can sometimes be a chaotic media Zoom call at 13:15 BST on Friday afternoon, the Manchester United manager already knew Cristiano Ronaldo would be returning to Old Trafford.
Despite widespread speculation Ronaldo was set to join Manchester City, United officials were reasonably confident on Thursday night that momentum around the five-time Ballon D’Or winner returning to the Premier League was shifting away from Etihad Stadium and four miles across Manchester to Old Trafford.
The final push came the following morning, when former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson got involved.
The bond between Ferguson and Ronaldo is strong. Ronaldo still referred to the Scot as ‘The Boss’ long after his exit for Real Madrid in 2009. Ferguson implored Ronaldo to return to Old Trafford, knowing he will be feted as a hero. Read more
Torres double as Man City thrash Arsenal 5-0 (Punch)
Manchester City rubbed salt into Arsenal wounds with a 5-0 thrashing on Saturday to inflict the Gunners’ worst start to a league season since 1954.
Mikel Arteta’s men have lost their first three league games and are yet to even score a goal with the pressure rising on the former City assistant manager’s job.
Arteta’s experimental selection and switch to a back three failed to halt a slick City attack that suggested they are more than capable of defending their Premier League title this season despite missing out on Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ilkay Gundogan opened the floodgates before Ferran Torres pounced on shocking Arsenal defending to double City’s lead inside 12 minutes. Read more
Video shows LAPD officers using stun gun on NBA’s Jaxson Hayes (NYPost)
A Los Angeles police officer briefly pressed a knee to the neck of NBA player Jaxson Hayes as the New Orleans Pelicans center gasped “I can’t breathe” seconds before another officer used a Taser on him during a struggle, according to body camera video released Friday.
The officers went to Hayes’ home in the Woodland Hills neighborhood on July 28 around 3 a.m. after his girlfriend’s cousin called 911. The cousin said Hayes’ girlfriend was sending her text messages saying he had become loud and violent and she was scared.
Hayes, who was not armed, became argumentative after officers said he couldn’t go back into his home. He ignored requests from his girlfriend and his cousin to stop talking and struggling with the police as they tried to subdue him. The 21-year-old ultimately was booked into jail on accusations of resisting arrest after he was evaluated at a hospital for minor injuries.
“Jaxson Hayes is a nice young man, and he is back home in Ohio working out and getting ready for the upcoming season,” his attorney, Mark Baute, said in a statement Friday. Read more
Messi for PSG debut against Reims (Punch)
Kylian Mbappe, coveted by Real Madrid, should be in the Paris Saint-Germain squad at Reims, along with Lionel Messi, who could make his debut, and Neymar, coach Mauricio Pochettino said on Saturday.
“We have not yet announced the squad,” the coach told his press conference ahead of Sunday evening’s Ligue 1 match, adding that all the ‘magic trio’ “will certainly be among those named, we will see if they can play from the start of the match.”
Pochettino said Mbappe had not told him he wanted to leave PSG for Real Madrid.
“Kylian has worked very well in training as usual”, Pochettino said. Read more
Belgian GP: Max Verstappen tops wet final practice ahead of Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton (SKY)
Max Verstappen comfortably topped a wet final practice for the Belgian GP ahead of team-mate Sergio Perez and title rival Lewis Hamilton, with a damp and unpredictable qualifying in store at Spa-Francorchamps.
Heavy rain fell overnight and throughout Saturday morning in the Ardenne hills, leading to slippery circuit conditions for the drivers, many of whom had nervy off-track moments as they looked to get their eye in for qualifying.
But Verstappen managed to clock what was by far the fastest lap, a 1:56.924, 0.9s quicker than Perez in the other Red Bull.
The Dutchman also topped Friday’s second practice, although ended that session with a shunt into the barriers. Read more
Haaland leaves it late as Dortmund down Hoffenheim (Guardian)
Borussia Dortmund’s goal-scoring “machine” Erling Braut Haaland scored the winner in added time on Friday to snatch a dramatic 3-2 win at home to Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.
Hoffenheim equalised twice as goals by Dortmund teenagers Giovanni Reyna and Jude Bellingham were cancelled out by Christoph Baumgartner, then Munas Dabbur who levelled in the 90th minute.
However, Haaland made sure of the three points for Dortmund when he smashed his sixth goal this season into the net in the 91st minute.Haaland has now scored 63 goals in 64 games since joining Dortmund in January 2020. Read more