Baby factory: I collected N15,000 for each delivery – “Nurse” (Vanguard)
A 54-year old woman who acted as a midwife at the baby factory in the Ijegun area of Lagos state, Sherifat Ipaye, disclosed that she collected N15,000 for each delivery, while her partner in crime, Happiness Ukwuoma was paid N20,000 monthly, with free accommodation.
Her job specification according to her, was to take care of the ladies and move them to Ipaye’s place whenever they were due for delivery. Her husband according to her was aware of the shoddy deal, as he was alleged to be assisting in bringing the girls down from the eastern part of the country, in connivance with a driver of a popular transport company. Read more
3 Lagos teachers bag President’s award (PMNews)
Three teachers of Lagos State, Elusaki Iyabo; Ikuseyidunmi Pius; and Adeniyi Oluwasegun – have won the 2019 President’s Teachers and Schools Excellence Award (PTSEA).
This was disclosed in a statement on Sunday by Mr Kayode Sutton, the media coordinator Lagos State Ministry of Education in Lagos.
According to the statement, the event held at the Eagle Square in Abuja. Read more
Sanwo-Olu pledges support for creative industry (Guardian)
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said his administration is committed to providing the needed support for the creative industry, to make it more marketable and sustainable.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Inaugural Design Week Lagos Festival, Sanwo-Olu said the aim of his visit to the festival was to make those in the creative industry know that their activities are in tandem with his administration’s policy. Read more
South African returnee, one other arrested for alleged robbery in Lagos (Vanguard)
Two suspected members of a robbery gang, one of them a South African returnee, have been arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, for allegedly dispossessing a laptop dealer of three Apple laptops valued at N1.5million at gunpoint. The suspects: Victor Remi, 27, who claims to be a forex trader and Ekeh Maxwell, 23, a musician, posed as a driver and Managing Director of a company. They ordered for the Apple laptops (MacBook Pro – 2018 edition), only to dispossess them of the dealer on arrival at the designated point of collection. Read more
Buhari will not fail – Bakare (DailyTrust)
*says no ethnic nationality has monopoly over Presidency, other offices The presiding Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, on Sunday reassured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari will not fail them.
He stated this during his annual state of the nation address to commemorate the nation’s 59th independence anniversary. Read more
Big Brother breaks own protocol, pampers Omatshola with extra time (Independent)
The Big Brother Naija has broken its own laid down protocol of ending a Diary Session when it says it has ended.
Unusual favour was noted being displayed in favour of Omatshola, the “Warri”-shouting guy in the House.
After a rather long chat with Omatshola, the faceless BBNAIJA voice that had been known for its uncompromising, authoritative stance, said: “Omatshola, this is the end of the diary session”, after which no further discourse was ever tolerated between BBN and the Housemate in focus… Read more
I’ve enjoyed my 45 years in Nigeria, says 71-year-old Jamaican (NewTelegraph)
At 71, one would have expected her to retire or taking care of her grandchildren. That is not case with the septuagenarian, who has decided to serve her fellow compatriots providing leadership for the Niger Wives Association, Lagos Chapter. Welcome to the world of Lorna Opanubi, a trained and registered nurse. Niger Wives Association is the umbrella body under which citizens of other countries who are married to Nigerians are living with their spouses in Nigeria. Read more
Niger government earmarks land for 200 housing units in Suleja (Guardian)
The Niger state government has provided land for the construction of 200 housing units to reduce the burden of accommodation among residents.
Mr Lukman Komolafe, Managing Director, Happy Home Builders Nigeria Ltd. disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. Read more
BBNaija Grand Finale: I never thought i’ll make it to the grand finale – Mercy (Independent)
The last female housemate in the Big Brother Naija reality TV game show, Mercy, has shared her experience in the house so far.
The junk-in-the-trunk housemate who described her experience in the house as “Educating”, during her final diary session with ‘Biggie’, as he is fondly called, noted that though part of the experience was “Brain-draining”, the larger part of it was eye opening for her. Read more
FG will ensure fair deal for Nollywood actors – SGF (DailyTrust)
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, said the Federal Government would ensure that Nollywood actors get a fair deal from their trade.
Mustapha stated this at the grand finale of a stage play titled “Agbarho The Musical”, produced by 30-year-old Patrick Otoro, on Saturday in Abuja. Read more
Second whistleblower comes forward in Trump impeachment inquiry (NewTelegraph)
Mark Zaid, the attorney representing the whistleblower who sounded the alarm on President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine and triggered an impeachment inquiry, tells ABC News that he is now representing a second whistleblower who has spoken with the inspector general.
Zaid tells ABC News’ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos that the second person — also described as an intelligence official — has first-hand knowledge of some of the allegations outlined in the original complaint and has been interviewed by the head of the intelligence community’s internal watchdog office, Michael Atkinson. Read more
Miss England Helps Woman Who Collapsed At Walsall Football Match (Independent)
The reigning Miss England helped resuscitate a woman who collapsed a charity football match.
Bhasha Mukerjee, who recently qualified as a junior doctor, was attending the game in Walsall earlier this week when the woman fell ill.
She said she gave the woman oxygen, monitored her pulse, and cared for her until paramedics arrived to take her to hospital. Read more
2 Women sue James Franco, claiming sexual exploitation at his acting school (HuffPost)
Two women say they were sexually exploited and subjected to sexual misconduct while they took classes at James Franco’s acting school in Los Angeles, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.
In the class-action complaint, former acting students Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal say that Franco and his associates “engaged in widespread inappropriate and sexually charged behavior towards female students by sexualizing their power as a teacher and employer by dangling the opportunity for roles in their projects.” Read more
Terrified fans are walking out of The Joker early as they brand new film ‘too scary’ (Mirror)
The Joker movie hit cinema screens on Friday and terrified fans are already leaving the film early as they say it’s “too dark and scary”.
Film lovers are taking to Twitter to let others know about the new controversial film.
One revealed: “Would have walked out of the joker after an hour if the missus would have let me!”
Another person agreed: “Hmm i don’t like the joker, it’s too dark” Read more
China Open: Naomi Osaka beats world number one Ashleigh Barty in final (BBC)
Naomi Osaka came from a set down to beat world number one Ashleigh Barty in an enthralling China Open final.
The Japanese world number four came through 3-6 6-3 6-2 to win her second title in a row, having also triumphed at the Pan Pacific Open in September.
She has won 10 straight matches since losing in the last 16 of the US Open. Read more
‘A bad day’: Guardiola stunned as Man City lose to Wolves (Guardian)
Pep Guardiola conceded Manchester City were well below their best as the Premier League champions suffered a shock 2-0 defeat against Wolves on Sunday that left them eight points behind leaders Liverpool.
Guardiola’s side was rocked by two late goals from Wolves winger Adama Traore at the Etihad Stadium, and City boss Guardiola admitted his treble winners lacked their usual sharpness and paid the price for letting nerves get the better of them with their second defeat of the season. Read more
Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood slammed for joke about Hugo Lloris injury (Mirror)
Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood has been slammed by fans after making a joke about the horrific arm injury suffered by Hugo Lloris.
The Spurs stopper suffered a gruesome dislocated elbow in just the second minute of their 3-0 defeat to Brighton .
He was left screaming in agony as Neal Maupay tapped in the opener, being stretchered off and rushed to hospital requiring oxygen on the pitch and extra morphine in the tunnel for the pain. Read more
Lille miss out on third after Nimes draw (Guardian)
In-form Victor Osimhen’s seventh league goal of the season wasn’t enough for Lille on Sunday as they missed the chance to go third in Ligue 1 after drawing 2-2 with Nimes.
Nigeria international Osimhen, 20, who also scored in Lille’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to Chelsea midweek, struck the hosts’ leveller with 11 minutes remaining after a Renaud Ripart penalty at the end of the first half and Kevin Denkey’s neat 70th-minute finish had cancelled out Loic Remy’s 13th-minute opener. Read more
Novak Djokovic wins Japan Open on return from injury (BBC)
Novak Djokovic lost just 15 games in total in his quarter-final, semi-final and final
World number one Novak Djokovic beat John Millman to mark his return from injury by winning the Japan Open.
The 31-year-old won 6-3 6-2 in the final in Tokyo to claim a fourth title of the year and a 76th of his career.
It was the Serb’s first tournament since he withdrew from the US Open in September with a shoulder injury. Read more
Abraham, Mount fire Chelsea to victory at Southampton (Guardian)
Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount celebrated their England call-ups by firing Chelsea to a 4-1 rout of struggling Southampton on Sunday.
Abraham, Mount, and their Blues team-mate Fikayo Tomori were all named by England manager Gareth Southgate in the squad for the forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria. Read more
Cardiff must pay Nantes €6 million for Sala transfer, says FIFA (Vanguard)
Cardiff City must pay Nantes €6 million for the transfer of Emiliano Sala who died in a plane crash on his way to the Welsh club, FIFA said on Monday.
Late Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala The sum was agreed as the first instalment for the player. Sala was travelling to Cardiff from the French club in January after signing for £15 million (around €16,914) when his plane crashed in the English Channel. Read more
Luiz header sees unspectacular Arsenal beyond Bournemouth test (Guardian)
Arsenal edged up to third in the Premier League as David Luiz’s first goal for the club earned a 1-0 win over Bournemouth on Sunday.
Luiz has been a figure of fun for a host of defensive errors early in his Arsenal career after making the switch across London from Chelsea in August
However, the Brazilian is always a threat at the other end of the field and rose Israel Adesanya celebrates his win over Robert Whittaker highest to head home Nicolas Pepe’s corner on nine minutes. Read more
Adesanya defeats Whittaker to emerge middleweight world champion (Mirror)
Israel Adesanya knocked out Robert Whittaker in the second round to become the middleweight world champion.
Whittaker was fighting for the first time in 18 months having battled a string of injuries since his win over Yoel Romero in their rematch.
Adesanya had shot to prominence in recent months with a string of victories, culminating in a win over Kelvin Gastelum. Read more
IAAF: What world champion athletes said at Doha (Guardian)
The pick of the quotes from the World Athletics Championships which came to a close on Sunday in Doha:
“I believe in clean sport, I’m always clean, I will always be clean. I believe in the Oregon Project. I’ve seen Alberto. He’s worked really hard and that is what I know.”
— Sifan Hassan. After completing a remarkable 1,500 metres/10,000m double, the Dutch runner launches an impassioned defence of herself and high profile coach Alberto Salazar, whose four-year ban was announced in the middle of the championships. Read more
Italy’s Marchisio calls time on professional career (Vanguard)
Former Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has announced his retirement from professional soccer at the age of 33 after a short spell with Russian side Zenit St Petersburg.
Former Italy and Juventus midfielder, Claudio Marchisio The 33-year-old, who won 55 caps for Italy and played in the 2012 Euro final defeat against Spain, joined Juventus when he was just seven, earning himself the nickname of “Il Principino” – The Little Prince. Read more