Couple in court for rape, assault of 19-year-old house girl (Punch)
An Ogudu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State, on Tuesday, remanded a couple, Omolara Alashe, 36 and her husband, Ramoni Lateef, 40, for allegedly assaulting and raping their 19-year-old housekeeper.
The couple, who reside in Igbonla, Ketu, Lagos State, are facing trial for alleged rape, assault, stealing and sexual assault.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs M.O. Tanimola, who did not take the plea of the defendants, ordered their remand at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre pending receipt of advice from the state Director of Public Prosecutions. Read more
Supreme Court: Osun people’s will survived anti-masses plots of powerful forces — Adeleke (Tribune)
Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has reacted to his victory as Supreme Court affirmed his emergence at the July 16, 2022 governorship election in the state, describing it as surviving “anti-masses plots of powerful forces.”
Ede, the country home of the Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke went agog as residents took to major streets of the town to celebrate victory on Tuesday.
The celebration which saw inhabitants of the community including members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a joyous mood, threw many of them into prayer sessions to appreciate what God has done on the outcome of the state election. Read more
Don Jazzy turns soap maker (DailyTrust)
Nigeria’s legendary beatmaker, Michael Collins Ajereh, popularly known as Don Jazzy, has ventured into the beauty business. The Mavin Record boss hinted on his new venture into the soap-making business.
Asides from being a music mogul, Don Jazzy also has ventured into the oil and gas business. He has also ventured into the food business with his Jazzy Burger.
Taking to his verified Instagram account, Don Jazzy said, “Yesterday my baby Mavin turned 11. Today is the beginning of another exciting journey for me. Allow me to introduce to you my new baby #Drip. Read more
Buhari, Blair, Okonjo-Iweala, others for NGF’s 3rd induction event (Sun)
The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) is to induct incoming and returning Governors at its induction programme May 15-19, Director, Media and Public Affairs Nigeria Governors’ Forum Secretariat, Abdulrazaque Barkindo, has said in a statement released in Abuja.
He explained that the induction is to support the state executives with special tools to usher them into office in a seamless manner and to assist them move away from campaigns to governance.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the special guest of honour, is expected to give the keynote address at the event that would also have in attendance former governors as well. Read more
Lagos hardest place to find love – Nedu (Nation)
Media and On-Air Personality (OAP) Nedu has stated that finding love is hardest in Lagos.
He spoke during the recent episode of the podcast “The Honest Bunch.’’
According to him, it’s easier to find love in Northern states such as Jos and Gombe than in Lagos.
Nedu explained that in Lagos, it can be difficult to find true love because many people are more concerned about financial gain than genuine affection. Read more
Benjamin Kalu bows to APC, withdraws from House of Reps speakership race (Guardian)
With the official announcement of the zoning arrangement of the All Progressives Congress for the 10th National Assembly, a frontline candidate for the office of the speaker, Benjamin Kalu, has officially withdrawn from the race and has now declared his intention to run for deputy speaker.
Kalu stated this today via a press statement made available to the media.
In the statement, Kalu who represents Abia State’s Bende Federal Constituency, extended his gratitude and appreciation to all who supported him while he vied for the speakership position of the National Assembly especially as he believed this position was ideal for the Southeast region, as it has not produced a Speaker in the last 40 years. Read more
2 lesbians escape mob lynch in Ibadan (Independent)
Two women suspected to be lesbians barely escaped being lynched by an angry mob after reportedly being caught in bed in an amorous engagement in Ibadan, Oyo state recently.
According to eyewitness accounts, the women, Funmilola Adekanmi and Joy Ajayi were known to be cross-dressers.
It was gathered that they were both assaulted and tied to a tree as they were being prayed upon to be delivered from evil spirits suspected to be behind their abnormal act. Read more
Commercial driver jailed 18 months for stabbing traffic officer (Vanguard)
A Dei-Dei Grade 1 Area Court Abuja on Tuesday, sentenced a commercial taxi driver, Bello Ibrahim to 18 months imprisonment for inflicting injuries on a traffic officer.
The police charged Ibrahim, 29, of Dei-Dei Abuja with resisting arrest and causing grievous hurt.
Judge Saminu Suleiman sentenced the convict after he pleaded guilty to the charge and begged the court for leniency. Read more
Angelina Jolie shares childhood pic with mum to urge breast and ovarian cancer prevention (Today)
Angelina Jolie is honouring her late’s mom’s birthday by urging women to undergo screenings for breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
“Tomorrow would have been my mother’s 73rd birthday. She passed away 15 years ago, after a long struggle with breast and ovarian cancer,” the 47-year-old Oscar winner wrote alongside a throwback pic of her and her mom, Marcheline Bertrand, which she posted on Instagram on May 8, World Ovarian Cancer Day.
Bertrand died in 2007 at age 56, after a nearly eight-year cancer battle. Read more
Trailblazing opera star Grace Bumbry dies at age 86 (NPR)
Opera star Grace Bumbry has died at the age of 86. The celebrated singer, who led an illustrious, jet-setting career, broke the color barrier as the first Black artist to perform at Germany’s Bayreuth Festival.
Bumbry died May 7 in a Vienna hospital, according to her publicist. She suffered an ischemic stroke last year and never fully recovered.
Bumbry was part of a pioneering generation of Black women opera stars that included Leontyne Price, Shirley Verrett and Jessye Norman, all of whom followed the path blazed by Marian Anderson. Read more
Robert De Niro reveals he has recently welcomed a new baby making him a father of 7 (DailyMail)
Robert De Niro announced this week that he recently welcomed a baby.
The Godfather actor was asked by a reporter from ET Canada what it was like to be a father of six children.
That is when he said he did not have six, but rather seven children, then shared that he recently welcomed a new child into his life. He did not share the name of the baby or the gender. Read more
“Daredevil: Born Again” shuts down production amid writers’ strike (DigitalSpy)
“Daredevil: Born Again” has shut down production amid the writers’ strike in the US.
The strike began last week, and comes as the Writers Guild of America (WGA) is calling for better residual payments for writers, especially with the rise of streaming.
A number of productions have shut down due to the strike, including Stranger Things, and it has now been confirmed that Marvel’s new Daredevil reboot has also stopped cameras rolling. Read more
Sum 41 to disband after final album and world tour (Standard)
Canadian punk rock band Sum 41 have announced they will be disbanding after a final album and world tour.
The band, known for hit songs including ‘‘In Too Deep’’ and ‘‘Fatlip’’, said they would be “forever grateful” to their fans and were excited for the future.
The band formed in Ontario, Canada, in 1996, and have released seven albums with various line-ups. Read more
Biden urges ‘‘fair deal’’ for striking Hollywood writers (France24)
US President Joe Biden said Monday he wants to see striking movie and television writers in Hollywood promptly get a “fair deal” on contract negotiations.
“I sincerely hope the writers’ strike in Hollywood gets resolved and writers are given the fair deal they deserve as soon as possible,” he said during a film screening at the White House in honor of the Asian-American community.
It is the first time the pro-union Democrat has commented on the strike, which kicked off after negotiations between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and major US studios and streaming services failed last week. Read more
Uzbekistan’s leader calls for snap presidential election in July (AlJazeera)
Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has called a snap presidential election on July 9 to give himself a new mandate to help deal with the “sharp and complex processes” going on in the world.
Despite serving fewer than two years of his second term, Mirziyoyev, 65, said on Monday that he felt he needed a new mandate to carry out further reforms in the country.
“In the current situation where sharp and complex processes are prevailing in the world and in our region, finding the right and effective path of development and its implementation is becoming the most acute and urgent issue,” the president said. Read more
Ebuehi double assists move Empoli out of relegation (Punch)
Nigerian defender Tyronne Ebuehi was handed a starting role by Paolo Zanetti and gave two assists as Empoli defeated Salernitana 2-1 on Monday to end Granata’s 10-match unbeaten run and break away from the relegation zone.
The 27-year-old right-back has made 23 league appearances and scored two goals and three assists this season.
The Super Eagles defender gave Nicolo Cambiaghi the pass to net the opener for the home side in the 38th minute and ensured his side secured the three points after Francesco Caputo converted a through ball from Ebuehi for the second goal. Read more
Veteran Giroud ”hungry” for Champions League success with Milan (France24)
Olivier Giroud said Tuesday that he has a young man’s hunger for European success ahead of AC Milan’s all-Italian Champions League semi-final with Inter Milan.
Veteran France striker Giroud won the competition with Chelsea in 2021 and wants to continue his Indian summer at Milan with another triumph after winning the Serie A title last season.
Milan host local rivals Inter on Wednesday in the first leg of the biggest local derby the Italian city has seen for nearly two decades. Read more
Mohamed Elneny on track to hit injury return target after latest step in recovery (Standard)
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has returned to light training and is hoping to be back fit for pre-season.
Elneny injured his knee in January and had to undergo surgery, which ruled him out for the rest of the current campaign.
The Egyptian’s injury meant Arsenal were forced to dip into transfer market as they signed Jorginho from Chelsea for £12million on deadline day. Read more
LeBron James names player LA Lakers “couldn’t win without” vs Golden State Warriors (Mirror)
LeBron James has claimed that the LA Lakers could not have beaten the Golden State Warriors without the previously unheralded Lonnie Walker IV on Monday.
The Lakers recorded a 104-101 win over the reigning NBA Champions in Game Four on Monday at the Crypto.com Arena. James scored 27 points with nine rebounds and six assists, while Anthony Davies finished with 23 points and Austin Reaves racked up 21 points. That win sees the Lakers lead the series 3-1 going into Game Five in San Francisco on Wednesday. The winner of the series will play either the Denver Nuggets or the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference Finals.
While James and his team-mate Davis often grab the headlines, it was another of the Lakers stars who was key to the win. Walker IV, who started the game off the bench, scored 15 points in just 27 minutes. Read more
Coach who sexually abused Bradley Wiggins as a child is named (DailyMail)
The coach who sexually abused Olympic cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins as a boy has been named.
Stan Knight was reportedly named as the cycling coach who abused Wiggins, and other children at the club, when he was just 12 years old.
Another of Knight’s victims has talked about abuse that was akin to that experienced by the Tour de France champion at the Archer Road Club in Acton, west London. Read more
Horner: Verstappen would have also won with Perez strategy (F1i)
Red Bull’s Christian Horner believes Max Verstappen would have beaten Sergio Perez to the checkered flag in Miami had he opted, like the Mexican, for a medium to hard strategy in the race.
Perez opted to start his race on Pirelli’s C3 medium compound to capitalize on his pole position, the Mexican switching to the hard tyre after 20 laps, while Verstappen launched his race on the hards which he conserved for a whopping 45 laps before concluding his victorious run with a short 12-lap stint on the mediums.
Interestingly, Red Bull’s simulations favored Perez’s medium-to-hard plan which was forecasted to win by three seconds. Read more