Chief Imam’s son kills friend over phone in Lagos (Punch)
Pandemonium recently broke out in the Isale Oja area of Agege, Lagos State after the son of the Chief Imam of the community, Abdulrahman Olayiwola, allegedly stabbed his friend, identified simply as Pelumi, to death.
Our correspondent learnt that the deceased and the suspect disagreed over a phone allegedly stolen by Pelumi.
Abdulrahman was said to have picked a piece of broken bottle and stabbed the victim to death.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the case was reported at the Isokoko Police Station and the suspect was arrested, while Pelumi’s corpse was deposited in the mortuary for autopsy. Read more
Fire razes 4 petrol tankers on Lagos-Ibadan expressway (DailyTrust)
Four petroleum tankers went up in flames yesterday at the Kara end of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, causing a gridlock for many hours. Officials of the Federal and Lagos State Fire Services, Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), police and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) had a hard time managing the chaotic traffic situation. A road advisory issued by the Public Relations Officer of the FRSC, Lagos State Command, Commander Olabisi Sonusi, advised road users heading to Ibadan from Lagos and vice versa to make use of alternative routes as responders battled to put out the fire and bring sanity back to the road. Sonusi said the situation was initially caused by two tankers conveying petroleum products. Read more
Lagos discharges 45 COVID-19 patients (Vanguard)
Lagos State Government on Sunday said it has discharged 45 more COVID-19 patients from various isolation facilities after tested negative twice for the virus.
The Incident Commander in the state, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced this while giving the situation report on COVID-19 in the state.
According to Sanwo-Olu, “45 more COVID-19 patients; 18 females and 27 males have been discharged from our Isolation facilities today (Sunday) to reunite with the society. Read more
Lagos govt to establish fruit orchards in 20 secondary schools (DailyTrust)
The Lagos State government has disclosed its plan to establish fruit orchards in 20 secondary schools to fast-track a development policy of tree planting and re-greening the environment among students and youths in the state. This was disclosed on the Lagos State government’s twitter handle, @followlasg. The state’s Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, explained that the essence of planting fruit trees in selected secondary schools was to encourage students to become healthy, productive and conscious of their immediate environment. Olusanya emphasised the importance of tree planting in a coastal city like Lagos, saying that the exercise would contribute in no small measure to the transformation of Lagos into a greener, healthier, safer and more orderly state. Read more
Ogun vulcanizer arrested for stealing female customer’s pants (Punch)
Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 22-year-old vulcanizer, Dele Ope, for allegedly stealing a pair of pants belonging to a female customer.
Ope had gone to render a home service to the customer on Sunday when he stole the pants.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. Read more
Cattle thieves kill 10 vigilantes in Zamfara – Police (Vanguard)
Gunmen believed to be cattle thieves have shot dead 10 vigilantes in Zamfara state, police said Sunday, in the latest violence to hit the restive region.
But local residents said 21 people were killed and 16 were seriously injured in the attack on Ruwan Today village late Saturday.
The gunmen opened fire on the vigilantes outside the village in the Dansadau area, said Zamfara state police spokesman Mohammed Shehu. Read more
Ekiti names, shames another convicted rapist (Punch)
The Ekiti State Government, on Friday, named and shamed a convicted rapist, Ajewole Filani, by pasting his name and photograph in public places.
Filani, a young man formerly living in Ikere Ekiti, is at present serving life imprisonment at the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti, for raping a 23-year-old lady.
Under the name and shame initiative, the names and photographs of convicted rapists are pasted on billboards in prominent public spaces in their communities and local government council headquarters as well uploaded on the website of the state Ministry of Justice and other government platforms in addition to being recorded in the sex offenders’ register. Read more
40-year-old man hangs self in Ibadan, another in Bayelsa (Guardian)
While residents are still grappling with rape cases and murder cases in Ibadan, another tragedy struck in the city as a 40-year-old man, Lanre Kazeem, committed suicide early yesterday by hanging himself in his house, located at Eyin Grammar School, Molete area.
It was gathered that Kazeem lived in a rented house and worked in a private palm kernel company around Soka, Ibadan, while he also had no known relatives or friends all through his one-year stay in the area.
The Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the incident, disclosed that the body had been deposited at Adeoyo State Hospital’s mortuary. Read more
Gbajabiamila hails resident doctors for calling off strike (Vanguard)
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has commended members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) for calling off their nationwide strike.
Gbajabiamila said by their action, the resident doctors have once again proved that they truly have Nigerians at heart, saying the House leadership and members appreciate them for that.
The Speaker in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, said he believed the various interventions by the House helped in no small measure in resolving the issue. Read more
EU, China summit to cool tensions over coronavirus, Hong Kong (AlJazeeta)
The European Union and China will seek to cool tensions on Monday at a video summit, their first formal talks since ties soured over European accusations that Beijing had spread disinformation about the novel coronavirus.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel – the EU’s chief executive and chairman – will hold video conferences with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping.
“We are ready to work with China. But we also expect China to assume its responsibilities as one of the world’s largest economies,” said a senior official helping prepare the summit. “The pandemic has heightened some (EU) concerns.” Read more
Rioters attack police and smash shops in Stuttgart, Germany (RT)
More than a dozen police officers were injured overnight after a riot broke out in the middle of the southwestern German city of Stuttgart. Shops were damaged and looted in the city center.
According to police, the unrest erupted around midnight when officers were conducting checks downtown in relation to suspected drug crime. Groups of people began confronting the police “in an extremely aggressive manner,” throwing rocks and paving stones, and smashing patrol cars. More than a dozen officers were injured.
“The situation is completely out of control,” a police spokesperson said on Sunday. “There was a real rampage.” Read more
North Korea promises ‘retaliatory punishment’ for the South (AlJazeera)
North Korea said on Monday it has readied thousands of balloons and millions of leaflets in preparation for “retaliatory punishment” against South Korea.
The detail, in a state media report, came a day after North Korea said it was preparing to begin an anti-South Korea leaflet campaign following a series of vitriolic condemnations of Seoul because of anti-North Korea leaflets floated across the border.
Defectors in South Korea send such leaflets which criticise North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un for human rights abuses and his nuclear ambitions. The messages are usually attached to balloons or floated in bottles. Read more
Coronavirus is weakening and may die out without a vaccine, expert claims (Metro)
The Covid-19 pandemic could end without the need for a vaccine, an Italian expert has said. Professor Matteo Bassetti, an infectious diseases specialist, claims coronavirus has gone from being an ‘aggressive tiger’ to a ‘wild cat’. He added we may not need a vaccine for the virus, which has killed 465,000 worldwide, because it could die out by itself. This claim has been disputed by other experts. Read more
Donald Trump: Re-election campaign denies low turnout manipulation claim (BBC)
President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has rejected claims that a social media campaign by Tik-Tok users and K-Pop fans was behind lower-than-expected turnout for Saturday night’s Oklahoma rally.
Teenagers are said to have booked tickets without intending to turn up so as to produce empty seats.
But the Trump 2020 team said it had weeded out bogus reservations.
Mr Trump had said he expected one million to come. Read more
Reading terror attack suspect was ‘known to MI5’ (Metro)
The suspect in the Reading terror attack was known to MI5, according to security sources. Three people were stabbed to death at a park in the city centre yesterday evening, including teacher James Furlong who was named this afternoon. Khairi Saadallah, 25, was arrested at the scene and police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the attack. According to the BBC, he drew the attention of security services after they were given information he wanted to travel to Syria. Read more
Why overuse of antibiotics in COVID-19 could have lasting impact in health care (CBC)
A leading Canadian microbiologist is sounding an alarm about overuse of precious antibiotics among the world’s more than 8.7 million cases of COVID-19.
So many people have been seriously sickened by COVID-19 that they need to be cared for in hospital, such as with oxygen. Doctors commonly prescribe antibiotics for people with COVID-19 in hospital.
Eric Brown, a professor at the McMaster University’s Institute of Infectious Disease Research, has concerns about how COVID-19 could drive up antibiotic resistance in bacteria that aren’t killed by standard drugs. Read more
Nigerian striker Enobakhare joins AEK Athens (Punch)
Nigeria under-23s forward Bright Enobakhare has signed a three-year deal with AEK Athens, the Greek Super League club announced on Saturday.
Enobakhare, 22, was released by Wolves last month after five seasons with the Premier League outfit.
“It is a great move for me and I am happy to be here. To be honest, I searched the internet for how the team plays and how I train and I think it will match my way of playing, so I’m happy to be here,” he said.
He scored three goals in 49 games for the Molineux side but has had loan spells with Kilmarnock, Coventry and most recently Wigan. Read more
NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace finds noose in team garage,’despicable act of racism’ (TMZ)
Bubba Wallace and NASCAR have confirmed the noose was found in Wallace’s team garage Sunday afternoon at Talladega.
Wallace — the only Black driver in NASCAR’s top series — immediately condemned the situation … but says he will continue to fight against racism.
“Today’s despicable act of racism and hatred leaves me incredibly saddened and serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society and how persistent we must be in the fight against racism,” Wallace says.
“Over the last several weeks, I have been overwhelmed by the support from people across the NASCAR industry including other drivers and team members in the garage.” Read more
Grigor Dimitrov tests positive for COVID-19 after Novak Djokovic’s controversial fan-packed tournament (RT)
Novak Djokovic could face a test for COVID-19 after Grigor Dimitrov, who came into close contact with the world No. 1 before dropping out of a match against him citing illness, revealed he had been infected with the virus.
Dimitrov blamed “physical effort and exposure to the sun” when he withdrew from his encounter last Sunday against Djokovic, who has been criticized for ignoring precautions against catching the virus while being pictured hugging and partying with the players taking part in his competition in front of packed crowds in Serbia.
The Bulgarian world No. 19 looked uncharacteristically sluggish in a straight-sets defeat to lower-ranked Croatian player Borna Coric during his appearance at the widely-questioned Adria Tour, and has now urged his fans to “please stay fit and healthy” in an apologetic post admitting that he tested positive after returning to Monaco. Read more
Frank Lampard ‘worried’ by Chelsea’s poor finishing in Aston Villa win (Metro)
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admits he was ‘frustrated’ and ‘worried’ by his side’s wayward finishing against Aston Villa. The Blues controlled the match at Villa Park but they found themselves behind at the break after Kortney Hause struck from close range after a free-kick. Lampard selected a new-look front three of Olivier Giroud, Willian and Ruben Loftus-Cheek but the Blues improved significantly once Christian Pulisic and Ross Barkley entered the fray. Read more
Webb Simpson wins RBC Heritage as England’s Tyrrell Hatton ties for third (BBC)
Joint overnight leader Tyrrell Hatton shot a final-round five-under 66 but finished two shots behind RBC Heritage winner Webb Simpson in South Carolina.
Simpson carded a bogey-free 64, holing five birdies in the final seven holes, to win on a tournament record 22 under.
Abraham Ancer shot a 65 as he finished second on 21 under at Hilton Head.
Englishman Hatton, who shared the lead after round three with Simpson, Ancer and Ryan Palmer, had four birdies on his front nine as he finished 20 under. Read more
Jurgen Klopp reveals how he reacted to Manchester City’s victory over Arsenal (Metro)
Jurgen Klopp says Manchester City’s victory over Arsenal highlighted the current strength of Liverpool’s Premier League rivals and proved to him that it will be a near-impossible task emulating the same level of dominance that Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United side enjoyed. Goals from Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden secured a comprehensive 3-0 win for City at an empty Etihad on Wednesday night but Pep Guardiola’s champions are still 22 points adrift of leaders Liverpool. While the Reds look certain to end their painful 30-year wait for the title, Klopp is remaining grounded about the situation and has been quick to rubbish any comparisons to some of the great English teams of the past. Read more