Bestiality: Police launch manhunt for lady in viral video (Guardian)
The Nigeria Police high command has launched a manhunt for a lady who allegedly had sex with a dog.
Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, said posting bestiality videos online won’t be tolerated.
Adejobi also vowed that the police would apprehend the lady in the viral video.
“I really want us to take necessary action on these ladies that are involved in unnatural offences (including bestiality) and post same online,” Adejobi said.
“We want to urge you to give us any useful information on how to get these ladies. We need to fish them out.” Read more
NDLEA intercepts N1.1b travellers’ cheques, 10.89kg cocaine at Lagos Airport (DailyTrust)
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted travellers’ cheques in various foreign currencies of over N1.1billion at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos.
This is contained in a statement by Mr Femi Babafemi, Director, Media and Advocacy, of the agency, on Sunday in Abuja.
Babafemi said that at least one suspect, Oguma Uchenna, had been arrested in connection to an attempt to export the cheques.
These cheques, he said, were neatly concealed inside four bound hardcover books, disguised as academic project literature, to the United Kingdom. Read more
Couple charged with N203m bank fraud (Nation)
The Federal High Court in Lagos will on May 26 begin the trial of a couple – George Emeka Nwachukwu and his wife Oluchi – in connection with an alleged N203,865,708.08 million bank fraud.
Justice Peter Lifu fixed the date following the Nwachukwus’ arraignment on April 29, by the Police Special Fraud Unit, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The duo was brought before the judge alongside a third defendant, one Abidemi Thomas, on a charge marked FHC/L/172c/2022.
The five counts against the trio were conspiracy, obtaining by false pretence, unlawful conversion, and fraud. Read more
Lagos pays 10,380 retirees N39b pensions (Punch)
Lagos State Government said it paid N39bn to 10,380 retirees from May 2019 to April 2022.
The Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Mrs Ajibola Ponnle, said this during the 93rd retirement bond certificate presentation ceremony of N1.13bn into the Retirement Savings Accounts of 438 retirees of the Lagos State public service on Friday.
She said, “Despite the huge liabilities faced in running our dear state, the present administration has ensured the prompt payment of pension entitlements to retirees under the Pay As You Go Pension scheme monthly, while LASPEC ensures the payment of accrued pension rights to retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme to enable timely access to Retirement Savings Accounts.
“Today, under the administration of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Government has once again, faithfully honoured its obligations as stated in the amended Lagos State Contributory Pension Scheme Law, by the presentation of bond certificates to the 93rd batch retirees from the state public service. Read more
May Eid-el-Fitri rebirth bring Nigeria positive change, Lagos PDP celebrates with Muslim faithful (Vanguard)
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Lagos State chapter, has felicitated the Muslim faithful in the country on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Fitri festival, which marks the successful conclusion of the Ramadan fasting.
The party said the lessons of the period were not only for Muslims, but for all Nigerians, especially in the face of challenges from which the country needs deliverance, renewal and a fresh start.
The Lagos State Chairman of PDP, Mr. Philip Aivoji, made the salutation in a statement by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Hakeem Amode, in Lagos on Sunday.
Aivoji said Eid El-Fitr, being the marking of the end of the 30 days of fasting, is symbolic of abstinence, devotion and spiritual rebirth in the holy month of Ramadan. Read more
Ebenezer Obey, Ayewa, Bola Are, others honour late Mama Fawehinmi (Tribune)
IT was no doubt a celebration of life and times of Mama Comfort Olasoji Fawehinmi (Nee Ogundoju), mother of president of the Gospel Musicians Association of Nigeria (GOMAN), Evangelist Funmi Aragbaye, as veteran gospel musicians, church leaders and dignitaries from all walks of life converged to honour and pay tributes to her, at a memorial thanksgiving service, in Ibadan, Oyo State, last Friday.
Dignitaries from all walks of life including wife of the former president, Mrs Bola Obasanjo; representatives of Ondo and Osun state governments; representative of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi; Iyalode Alaba Lawson; Chief Yemi Faronbi, traditional rulers and captains of industry, among others, also graced the event, held at Mauve 21 Event Centre, Ibadan.
The event came alive when music legend, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi; Pastor Joseph Adelakun, popularly known as Baba Ayewa; Mama Deborah Fasoyin; Mama Bola Are; Evangelist Toun Soetan and Evangelist Timi Orokoya, dished out their evergreen songs respectively.
Speaking on her mother, aged 95, who was buried February 4, at Saint Matthew Catholic Church, Oke-Padre, Ondo city, Ondo State, Aragbaye noted that she was a prayer warrior and a very concerned mother who watched out for the wellbeing of her children, by constantly checking on them and wanting to know about their welfare. Read more
Gbajabiamila salutes Nigerian workers (ThisDay)
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has joined millions of Nigerians to salute the country’s workers on the celebration of this year’s International Workers’ Day.
Gbajabiamila, who commended the resilience, commitment and dedication of the Nigerian workers, said their efforts would never go in vain.
He expressed happiness that the Nigerian workers have lived up to expectations over the years, noting that they remain the backbone of the Nigerian working force.
The Speaker said every well-meaning Nigerian must identify with the workers because of their invaluable contributions to nation-building. Read more
75 Ogun prisoners bag diploma in Theology, become pastors (Independent)
No fewer than 75 inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Ibara Maximum Security Custodial Centre, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, have been certified Pastors after bagging Diploma certificates in Theology.
The inmates were graduated after passing through a six-month training geared towards reforming and rehabilitating them. at the seminary domiciled within the facility,
The programme, which was organized by the Right Thinkers Initiative, had the combined efforts of other Ministers of God who repeatedly visited the yard to teach the graduating students.
At the graduation ceremony held within the premises of the Center, the National Director of the project, Dr Olamide Emmanuel, said the event was an effort to reform and rehabilitate criminated minds. Read more
Lagos PDP commends screening c’ttee, aspirants, delegates (Vanguard)
Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has congratulated the screening committee and all aspirants for the successful clearance exercise, and election of ad hoc delegates.
The state chapter of PDP, last Wednesday, screened aspirants for the Senate, House of Representatives and the state House of Assembly.
Also, the governorship aspirants were in Oyo State for screening.
Appreciating all the stakeholders and participants, the party noted that the smoothness of the exercise is an indication that the party was ready for the 2023 elections. Read more
Eid-el-Fitr: Continue to offer prayers for Nigeria’s stability, Sanwo-Olu tells Muslims (Punch)
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has congratulated Nigerians, especially Muslim faithful in the country, as they celebrate Eid-el-Fitri, which marks the end of the 30 days of Ramadan fasting and prayers.
He enjoined Muslims in Lagos state to continue on the path of spirituality, peaceful co-existence, and to remain tolerant of other religious denominations in the State, saying that Lagos was noted for religious harmony.
Sanwo-Olu in his Eid-el-Fitri message issued and signed on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, prayed for Lagosians and Nigerians as a whole to witness and celebrate more Eid-el-Fitri in good health and prosperity.
The governor said observing Ramadan is very significant to Muslims across the world as one of the five pillars of Islam, which teaches abstinence from worldly pleasures, steadfastness in prayers, and total submission to the will of Allah in accordance with the Quranic injunctions. Read more
Soyinka visits Igboho in Benin Republic (Channels)
Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, on Sunday met with Yoruba Nation campaigner, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Ighoho.
A statement issued by Sokinya’s media office in Abuja confirmed the visit, with a picture showing Igboho with the Nobel laureate and leader of Yoruba self-determination group, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Banji Akintoye.
It could however not be ascertained what transpired at the meeting.
This is coming about five weeks after Akintoye announced the release of Ighoho in the Benin Republic. Read more
Pete Davidson jokes about Kim Kardashian’s ex Kanye West at comedy show (NBC)
Pete Davidson cracking jokes about Kim Kardashian’s ex Kanye West? Well, it was “Bound 2” happen.
The “Saturday Night Live” star, 28, was certainly not afraid to poke fun at the “Heartless” rapper, 44, with whom he has been feuding, as he took the stage as he took the stage at a Netflix Is A Joke Fest comedy event in Los Angeles.
During mutual friend Dave Chappelle’s headlining show at the Hollywood Bowl on April 28, Davidson performed as a guest comic. He joked onstage that West told him that he — Davidson — has AIDS, Deadline reported. Davidson added that he was momentarily convinced it was true because the rapper “is a genius,” the outlet said.
The men’s feud began after the SNL star began dating Kardashian last fall. In February, West depicted himself kidnapping and burying Davidson alive in his “Eazy” music video. Davidson later texted West in a bid to talk things over, but also sent a selfie and said he was “in bed with your wife.” (Kardashian filed for divorce from West in February 2021.) Read more
Judds’ Country Music Hall of Fame induction to go on despite Naomi’s death (UPI)
The Judds’ induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame will go on Sunday, despite the Saturday death of Naomi Judd.
Naomi, 76, and her daughter Wynonna, 57, made up the iconic singing duo.
The cause of Naomi’s death has not been disclosed to the public, but Wynonna and her sister, actress Ashley, credited “mental illness” as the reason their mother died.
The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline reported Wynonna is still expected to attend Sunday’s star-studded ceremony, but the red carpet arrivals and their related media coverage have been canceled. Read more
Udine Far East Film Festival: South Korea’s ‘Miracle: Letters to the President’ takes top prize
South Korean romantic drama Miracle: Letters to the President was the big winner Sunday night at the closing ceremony of the 24th Far East Film Festival (FEFF), the popular Asian specialty event held each spring in the picturesque northern Italian city of Udine.
The film, directed and co-written by Lee Jang-hoon (Be With You), took home Udine’s top-prize Golden Mulberry award, which is decided annually by a popular vote of the festival’s public attendees. Described by organizers as “a sweet-natured hymn to the power of dreams,” Miracle tells the real-life story of a high school mathematics prodigy who works together with his family to bring a private train station to their remote rural community.
The Chinese film industry was the other big winner in Udine on Sunday. Chinese auteur Li Ruijun’s rural-set stunner Return to Dust took home the runner-up audience award, while Beijing-based filmmaker Xing Wenxiong’s blockbuster comedy To Cool to Kill came in third place. Both films were enthusiastically embraced by Udine’s famously vocal and broadminded festival-goers.
Japanese screen legend Takeshi Kitano was presented with Udine’s lifetime achievement award this year. The 75-year-old actor/director/comedian was unable to attend the festival in person, but he appeared via a live video feed beamed into Udine’s grand Teatro Nuovo to accept his trophy, telling the crowd, “I’m now editing together my new film and I hope to come to Udine to present it to you.” Read more
Box Office: ‘The Bad Guys’ leads quiet weekend with $16 million (Variety)
Another weekend, another new Liam Neeson action-thriller in theaters.
“Memory,” the actor’s nth COVID-era caper to play on the big screen, debuted over the weekend to $3.1 million from 2,555 North American cinemas. Its eighth-place finish is a weak result, but one that’s close to Neeson’s recent theatrical releases like “Blacklight” ($3.6 million debut), “Honest Thief” ($3.6 million debut) and “The Marksman” ($3.1 million debut).
Since Open Road Films and Briarcliff Entertainment’s “Memory” is the only new nationwide release, last weekend’s champion “The Bad Guys” topped the box office again. In its sophomore outing, the Universal Pictures animated heist comedy earned $16.1 million from 4,042 locations, bringing its domestic tally to $44.4 million.
“Mr. Neeson’s pre-pandemic crime pics did well, including the successful ‘Taken’ series, but audiences are showing little interest now,” says David A. Gross, who runs the movie consulting firm Franchise Entertainment Research. At the same time, there appears to be a very loyal demographic that is willing to return time and time again to watch the hulking Neeson avenge someone’s death. Read more
Dirty Dancing’s Jennifer Grey says first time she saw her botched nose job it was like ‘a bad hallucinogenic trip’ (Independent)
Jennifer Grey, the star of the 1987 classic Dirty Dancing, has written about her botched nose job in her new memoir.
In the book, Out of the Corner: A Memoir, she revealed that she got a nose job because – even after the success of the film – “there didn’t seem to be a surplus of parts for actresses who looked like me” and she wanted to be cast as “something other than a Jew”.
The surgeon told her he would build her a “tip” as well as reconstructing the interior of her nose, and that he was “surprised” she could “breathe at all” with a “septum so severely deviated”.
Grey said it seemed at first as if the nose job had gone well, and she “finally made real money for the very first time in my life… working nonstop”. Read more
Violent May Day clashes break out in Paris against re-election of Macron (JerusalemPost)
Thousands of people joined May Day protests across France on Sunday to demand social justice and salary increases and to push newly re-elected President Emmanuel Macron to drop his plan to raise the retirement age.
Most rallies were peaceful but in Paris police intervened after black-clad “Black Bloc” anarchists tried to erect a barricade in a street near La Republique Square, police said. A McDonald’s restaurant and a real estate agency on the Place Leon Blum were also ransacked, their windows broken and garbage bins set on fire.
The cost of living was the main theme in the presidential election campaign and looks set to be equally prominent ahead of June legislative elections that Macron’s party and its allies must win if he is to be able to implement his pro-business policies, including increasing retirement age to 65 for 62.
About 250 rallies were organized in Paris and other cities including Lille, Nantes, Toulouse and Marseille. Read more
Neal Adams, comic book artist for both DC and Marvel, dies at 80 (LATimes)
Neal Adams, one of the most influential comic book artists of all time due to his transformative work on Batman, the Avengers and the X-Men, died Thursday due to complications from sepsis. He was 80.
Adams was one of the few artists who, early in his career, worked at both Marvel and DC Comics, helping chart the visual path for some of the most popular characters in comics. His most lasting influences would be on DC’s Batman, making him a darker character that moved away from the camp of the ‘60s, and on Marvel’s X-Men, which, though it was canceled in 1970 because of weak sales, was thought of as an artistic triumph that led to an ultimate revival, when it would become one of the company’s signature titles.
During his career, Adams co-created the characters Ra’s al Ghul, Man-Bat and John Stewart for DC Comics and the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent/hero Mockingbird and villain Sauron for Marvel. In terms of popular storylines, Adams drew Marvel’s ‘70s-era Kree-Skrull War saga and 1978’s “Superman Vs. Muhammed Ali” comic book, one of the last complete stories that Adams drew at DC before opening his own company, Continuity Associates, that focused on creating storyboards for films.
Adams was politically active in and beyond the comics industry and he famously helped lead efforts on behalf of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and their families to receive credit and financial compensation from DC. He was honored with many prestigious awards and inductions into halls of fame such as the Eisner Awards’ Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998, the Harvey Awards’ Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1999, and the Inkwell Awards’ Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame in 2019. Read more
Jamie Dornan celebrates milestone birthday with backyard rodeo (People)
Jamie Dornan is taking his 40s by the horns.
The Golden Globe nominee celebrated his milestone 40th birthday on Sunday with what appeared to be a cowboy-themed party, complete with a mechanical bull. “This is 40,” Dornan captioned a video on Instagram.
In the clip, he rocked a Stetson and a brown suede jacket as he one-handed the machine, riding for at least eight seconds before being thrown onto the inflatable bull pen, as his friends could be heard cheering on the birthday boy.
Dornan’s backyard rodeo comes after a big year for the actor, who received his first-ever Golden Globe nomination for his performance in Belfast. He previously raved to PEOPLE about working on writer/director Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical film about childhood in 1969 Northern Ireland during a civil war. Read more
Heartland overcome Abia Warriors in derby as Kwara pip Rivers Utd (Independent)
Struggling Heartland Football Club of Owerri put up a resilient performance as they overcame neighbours, Abia Warriors in the Oriental derby decided at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri.
The Naze Millionaires shot to the front first in a match that produced three goals inside the first 35 minutes of the encounter.
Murphy Ndukwe shot the former CAF Champions League finalists in front in 23 minutes and Nonso Nzediegwu made it two minutes later. But the veteran forward, Godwin Obaje, reduced the scoreline for the visitors in the 35th minute, as the home side held strongly and waved off attacks from the visitors to claim the whole three points.
Despite the result, both teams are down at the relegation zone with Heartland sitting on the 17th spot with 28 points from 26 games while Abia Warriors are a step download with 27 points from the same number of games played. Read more
Shooting Stars duo, coach named in NPFL team of the week (Leadership)
The 2022 Nigeria Professional Football League,has been filled with impressive performances from some teams,while some traditional heavyweights in the league are currently battling for survival.
Nevertheless, there have been some stand out performances from some players. Shooting Stars Duo of Malomo Taofeeq and Moses Omoduemeuke have been named in the team of the week.While Coach Edith Agoye of Shooting Stars makes the list as NPFL coach of the week.
Chijioke Ejiogu (Heartland)
The only goalkeeper to have kept a clean sheet on the road this week. He also did his own bits when called up as well.
Ibrahim Buhari (Plateau United)
The defender has added goals to his name this term and netted the winner against Remo Stars in Jos. It’s his fifth goal of the campaign. Read more
Angry United supporters plan walkout before players’ lap of honour (IrishIndependent)
Manchester United will perform a lap of appreciation tonight in their final Old Trafford fixture of the season despite fan anger towards the players over a dismal campaign in which Champions League football has slipped from their grasp.
The clash against Brentford will be the final home game for interim manager Ralf Rangnick, while Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Edinson Cavani are out of contract this summer and could have a chance to say farewell to Old Trafford, even if they are not selected.
However, United fans are planning protests ahead of the game against their owners, who have overseen the club’s decline over the past decade.
They have called for a walkout with 17 minutes remaining, the same number of years the Glazer family have been in control at United. Read more
Tottenham’s Antonio Conte has top-four fear despite Leicester win (Express)
Tottenham Hotspur head coach Antonio Conte admitted a big fear in the club’s hunt for Champions League football after Sunday’s 3-1 win against Leicester City. Conte’s side returned to fourth in the Premier League with victory in north London as his front three dazzled again.
Son Heung-min and Harry Kane combined for a record-extending 41st time in the Premier League before Dejan Kulusevski arrived from the bench to provide two assists for the South Korean. The victory helped Tottenham leapfrog Arsenal back into the top four ahead of the Gunners’ trip to West Ham United on Sunday evening.
After full-time, Conte hailed Son for his match-winning brace and the ability he showcased with both feet. But the Italian admitted that he’s grown concerned about the size of his squad and potential injuries, which could lead to ‘trouble’ for Spurs.
He said: “We are talking about a player with great skill and great ability. He’s very good with the left foot and the right foot, sometimes the question is ‘which is your favourite foot?’ I’m delighted for him and the strikers. Our squad is not so big, and we keep fingers crossed we don’t have many injuries because otherwise, we will be in trouble.” Read more
Everton shock Chelsea to boost survival hopes (France24)
Everton kept Premier League survival in their own hands as Richarlison scored the only goal of a vital 1-0 win over Chelsea.
Frank Lampard’s men remain in the bottom three, but narrow the gap on both Burnley and Leeds to two points with a game in hand to come.
Richarlison pounced on an error from Cesar Azpilicueta one minute into the second half to give the home side and an anxious crowd at Goodison Park something to cling onto.
But they needed Jordan Pickford to show why he is England number one with a series of stunning saves to get over the line. Read more
Teofimo Lopez hints at fighting Josh Taylor next, wants to take over division (BoxingScene)
Teofimo Lopez is hoping to dive into the deep end of a weight class he has never fought at before.
The former unified lightweight champion is set to return sometime in the late summer for what would be his debut at the junior welterweight division. Arnold Barboza Jr. has been reported to be a frontrunner to face Lopez.
But in a recent interview, Lopez, a native of Brooklyn, suggested that his promoter, Top Rank Inc., may be trying to pair him with promotional stablemate Josh Taylor, the division’s undisputed champion from Scotland.
“We’re trying to make me and Taylor right now for undisputed,” Lopez said on the podcast, The Good Fight with Kate Abdo. Read more
Hamilton explains the origin of his Mercedes move (PlanetF1)
Lewis Hamilton revealed that a meal at his mother’s house with Ross Brawn helped persuade him to join Mercedes for the 2013 season.
Hamilton’s move to Mercedes shocked the Formula 1 world at the time, having been at the front-running McLaren team for his entire career up to that point – with news of his transfer to the Silver Arrows being seen as a backwards step in that moment, given the advantage McLaren had over Mercedes.
He won a race in his first season with the team, before the turbo hybrid era came along and his move was vindicated, with driver and team combining to break almost every Formula 1 record ever since.
The seven-time World Champion revealed how his mind was working at the time his career-changing move came about. Read more
Novak Djokovic on Boris Becker’s prison sentence: ‘I’m super sad and heartbroken for him’ (Tennis365)
Novak Djokovic has spoken of his heartbreak at the jailing of former coach Boris Becker.
Three-time former Wimbledon champion Becker was jailed for two-and-a-half years in London this week for hiding £2.5million worth of assets and loans to avoid paying his debts.
Becker remained high profile following retirement through his work as a TV pundit and as a successful coach of Djokovic for three years from December 2013.
Speaking ahead of the Madrid Open to reporters in the Spanish capital, Djokovic said: “Just heartbroken for him. He’s a friend, a long-time friend, a coach for three, four years, someone I consider close in my life and has contributed a lot to my success in my career. Read more