Bees kill 6 passengers after road crash (Punch)
No fewer than six passengers met their end after they were stung to death by bees.
The bees attacked the passengers when the bus they were travelling on crashed on the road in Nicaragua. The bus was said to have fallen into a beehive after the crash.
Authorities said Santos Herrera, 22, was driving on El Caracol-La Rica route that covers the northern cities of Jinotega and San Sebastián de Yalí, when he encountered mechanical problems and lost control of the school bus in the municipality of San Sebastián de Yalí on Monday. Read more
Burna Boy, Diddy engage in dancing competition (DailyTrust)
Grammy award winner, Burna Boy and legendary American music executive, Sean John Combs fondly known as Diddy has been recently seen in a video engaging in a dance battle.
In the video which seemed to have been filmed in a club, Burna Boy, known for his signature ‘Afro Moonwalk’ dance step, warned Diddy, who called him out for a dancing competition saying, ‘remember you are an old man.’
While responding to Diddy, the African Giant said, “Hey bruv, OG. I don’t think you remember that you are an old man, I do not want to disgrace you. Do not come to the dance floor. You are the king of the records but do not call me on the dance floor. That would be embarrassing for you and I love you OG.” Read more
I did not lose 2023 presidential election, Atiku insists (Tribune)
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday insisted that he did not lose the just concluded presidential election.
Speaking at a reception organized by the Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum (PDP GF) for outgoing, re-elected, newly elected and former governors of the main opposition party on Thursday in Abuja, he said the PDP must stay together and focus on how to regain what he described as its stolen mandate.
Addressing a packed hall of party stakeholders inside Transcorp Hilton, he also advised members to examine how the PDP receded from being the oldest and dominant political party in 1999 to its present status.
Atiku said: “Next time, this kind of event can be organized earlier in the day to allow us have more time so that all the issues, challenges, facing the party can be discussed. Read more
Lagos re-seals 12 Banana Island buildings (Nation)
Lagos State Government yesterday continued its enforcement against illegal construction on Banana Island.
It re-sealed 12 buildings where the occupants removed the seals.
The government also demolished fences on new project sites encroaching on waterways and other parts of the estate, including some that were perforated (toked) from previous enforcements. Read more
Noise pollution constitutes 81.8% environmental complaints yearly – LASG (Guardian)
Dr Dolapo Fasawe, the General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), says noise pollution constitutes 81.8 percent of environmental complaints received yearly by the agency.
Fasawe said this in a statement on the eighth edition of the “Noiseless Lagos” campaign.
She said that noise pollution had become a recurring decimal in the state’s environmental protection activities, attracting more public complaints and conflicts over the years. Read more
Falz seeks prayers as he undergoes surgery in UK (Vanguard)
Popular Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana, better known as Falz, has undergone knee surgery in the United Kingdom.
The songwriter took to his Instagram page to narrate how he sustained an injury on his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
Falz said he was playing football in November 2022 when he sustained a knee injury.
He added that the surgery was conducted on May 2, 2023, at a medical facility in London. Read more
CSOs kick against APC’s zoning, says it projects rubber stamp NASS (Leadership)
A group of civil society groups has rejected the All Progressives Congress (APC) zoning of principal offices for the 10th National Assembly.
They argued that the party’s arrangement will promote a rubber-stamp National Assembly which is “precisely what the country does not need currently, bearing in mind the extent of reform-oriented legislation and oversight that is needed in the months and years ahead.”
The CSOs who made their displeasure known at a press conference yesterday in Abuja, said the choice of Godswill Akpabio and Tajudeen Abbas for Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives is against the principle of democracy. Read more
Buhari appoints AIG Garba Baba Umar as adviser on security (Channels)
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the retiring Assistant Inspector General of Police, Garba Baba Umar as a Senior Security Adviser on International Police Cooperation and Counter-terrorism in the office of the Minister of Police Affairs.
According to the presidency, this is to enable Nigeria keep the important position and make way for him to complete his nationally beneficial tenure as an Executive Member of the International Police Organization (INTERPOL).
Senior Special Media Aide to the President, Garba Shehu, noted in a statement that in approving his appointment, Buhari took note of a precedent in which a former Executive Member, AIG Kamal Subair (Rtd) was retained in service by the Federal Government of Nigeria after retirement in 2018. Read more
Taylor Swift fan tries to sell used contacts that had seen her Eras Tour for $10k (DailyStar)
A US fan of Taylor Swift has shown dedication to the singer like no other.
The enthusiast of the Love Story megastar took to online marketplace Depop with an interesting listing with a spurious connection to her.
Fans of the star noticed a pair of dried-up and disposable contact lenses with an asking price of a whopping $10,000 (£7,900).
The items were described as being in a ‘used’ state but being in ‘excellent’ condition that witnessed the Blank Space hitmaker perform. Read more
Adjoa Andoh’s Coronation remark becomes Ofcom most complained-about TV moment of 2023 (HuffPost)
A remark made by Bridgerton star Adjoa Andoh during ITV’s coverage of King Charles’ coronation has become the year’s most complained-about TV moment so far.
On Saturday, Adjoa commented that she’d been “very struck” by the disparity between the “rich diversity of the Abbey” and what she described as a “terribly white” scene after the royal family waved to the public from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
“I am also looking at those younger generations and thinking: ‘What are the nuances that they will inhabit when they grow?’” she said. Read more
Woman explains what dry cleaning actually is and people are legitimately shocked (Upworthy)
Have you ever wondered what happens at the dry cleaners? Or are you like me, who just assumed the people at the dry cleaners were wizards and never questioned their magic? Turns out, dry cleaners aren’t magic and there’s actually a pretty interesting explanation of how they came to be and what they do.
Melissa Pateras is known on Tiktok for her laundry knowledge. Seriously, her ability to fold laundry is hypnotizing. This time, she created a video explaining what actually takes place at the dry cleaner and the internet is aghast.
Before Pateras explained what happens in the mysterious world behind the counter of a dry cleaner, she asked a few of her friends what they thought dry cleaning was. Their answers were…interesting to say the least. Read more
”My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” Trailer: The Portokalos family reunites for hilarious trip to Greece (People)
Nia Vardalos is bringing the family back together.
The actress returns as Toula Portokalos in the first trailer for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3, which she also wrote and directed. The cast also includes John Corbett, Andrea Martin, Louis Mandylor, Maria Vacratsis, Elena Kampouris, Elias Kacavas, Gia Carides, Joey Fatone and Melina Kotselou.
In the sequel, Toula mourns her dad Gus (played in previous films by actor Michael Constantine, who died in August 2021 at 94) and the family honors him by following through on his last wish: for them to visit his childhood village and “reconnect with our roots.”
“So we’re having a reunion. And by we, I mean the whole family,” Toula says in the trailer. Read more
The View abandon gig after lead singer punches bassist onstage at the Deaf Institute in Manchester (ITV)
Scottish indie band The View were forced to abandon their comeback gig – after a fight between the lead singer and bassist broke out on stage.
Footage from the sold-out show at The Deaf Institute, in Manchester, shows Kyle Falconer throwing a punch at bandmate Kieren Webster.
Members of the crew can then be seen trying to separate the pair in front of a crowd of people before leaving the stage during the gig on Wednesday 10 May. Read more
2 killed in Mercedes-Benz plant shooting in Germany (UPI)
Two men were killed Thursday in a workplace shooting at the Mercedes-Benz manufacturing plant in Sindelfingen, Germany, authorities said.
The shooting happened about 7:45 a.m. local time inside the plant. A 53-year-old suspect was eventually arrested without incident. Mercedes said those involved in the shooting were employed by a contractor.
“We are deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic news from Sindelfingen this morning,” Mercedes said. “Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and all colleagues on site.” Read more
Arrest of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan was illegal, top court rules (CNN)
Pakistan’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan was unlawful, overturning a lower court’s ruling on Tuesday that it was legal.
The court ordered that Khan be released, according to officials in Khan’s political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Khan was arrested on May 9 by paramilitary troops in a sudden operation that saw officers smash their way into a courthouse in the capital Islamabad to detain him on multiple corruption charges.
Barca women’s remarkable 62-match winning streak ends (Punch)
Barcelona drew 1-1 with Sevilla on Tuesday night, ending a remarkable run of 62 consecutive victories in the women’s top flight.
Already champions of Liga F for a fourth consecutive season, Jonatan Giraldez’s side tied with the Andalucians to snap a world record streak in both the women’s and men’s games.
Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic equalised in the 80th minute for Barcelona after Cristina Martin-Prieto struck for Sevilla. The Swiss winger’s goal helped the Catalans avoid a first league defeat since they were beaten by Atletico Madrid in June 2021. Barcelona’s winning run began after that loss. Read more
Nigeria Rugby appoints Steve Lewis as national teams head coach (Vanguard)
The Nigeria Rugby Football Federation is pleased to announce the appointment of Scotsman; Steve Lewis as Head coach of the senior National Teams.
The rugby federation’s president, Dr Are Ademola made this known on Wednesday following the re-admittance of Nigeria into the international scene by World Rugby.
Steve’s first assignment will be to lead the National Men’s and Women’s Sevens teams to the 2024 Olympic Games Pre-Qualifiers in Mauritius and Zambia in June and July respectively. These outings are symbolic as it will be the first activities of Nigeria Rugby on the international scene since 2019. Read more
U-17 AFCON Preview: Golden Eaglets target World Cup ticket against Burkina Faso (Channels)
The Golden Eaglets will take on Burkina Faso in a quarter-final game at the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Thursday with an eye for a ticket to the World Cup.
Coach Nduka Ugbade’s side face their fellow West Africans in a repeat of the WAFU B championship final which the Nigerians won 2-1 last year.
Nigeria earned their place in the quarter-final tie after finishing second in Group B of the U-17 AFCON while their foes were second-placed in Group C. Read more
Inter CEO Marotta awarded highest-ranking honour in Italy (FootballItalia)
Inter CEO Beppe Marotta has been recognised for his services to Italian football, being awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.
The football director emerged at Sampdoria, spending six years with the Ligurian outfit from 2004 to 2010 before making the jump to Juventus, helping kickstart a new era of dominance with the Old Lady.
Marotta was an important figure in the Juventus management and spent eight years at the club, helping them win seven Scudetti and four Coppa Italia. He left Turin in 2018 to join Inter, helping them win the league title after a decade-long wait. Read more
Steve Cooper not interested in Chelsea’s problems ahead of Nottingham Forest’s trip (Football365)
Steve Cooper says Nottingham Forest’s assignment at Chelsea on Saturday is not made any easier by the London club’s recent struggles.
Forest head to Stamford Bridge looking for the three points that could virtually secure their Premier League status and will fancy their chances, despite their dreadful away record.
Chelsea ended a nine-game winless run at Bournemouth last week, but they have not won any of their last five league home matches. Read more
Andy Murray responds to “cheat” accusations and hints he could miss French Open (Mirror)
Andy Murray has sarcastically thanked umpire Mohamed Lahyani after he was embroiled in a cheating row following his first-round exit at the Italian Open.
Murray, who has now thrown doubts over his participation at the French Open, was hoping for a run in Rome after a disappointing run on the ATP Tour. Prior to winning the Challenger Aix En provence, he had lost seven matches on the main circuit – the worst stretch of his illustrious career.
He was paired with long-time rival Fabio Fognini in the opening round, but was dumped out in three sets, losing 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to the home-crowd favourite. And it was a match marred in controversy after Murray was involved in an angry exchange with the on-court umpire. Read more