Court sentences man to 25-years imprisonment for defiling one year old (Guardian)
A 38-year old bus conductor, Seun Aina was on Tuesday sentenced to 25-years imprisonment by an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court for defiling a 15-month-old toddler.
Justice Abiola Soladoye sentenced Aina after finding him guilty of defilement.
“The defendant is sentenced to 25-years in prison without an option of fine,” Soladoye held in the judgment.
The prosecution led by Mr Peter Owolabani said the bus conductor committed the offence at 5.30 pm on Jan. 3, 2018, at No. 5, Dominion Estate Road, Ijede, Ikorodu, Lagos. Read more
Engineer in court for alleged laptop theft (Vanguard)
A 32-year-old computer engineer, Chinedu Emmanuel, who allegedly stole a laptop valued at N250,000, was on Tuesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
Emmanuel, a resident of Akowonjo, Lagos, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge of stealing.
The prosecutor, Insp Mojirade Edeme, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 3 at Ikeja, Lagos State.
Edeme said that the defendant stole the laptop belonging to the complainant, Mr Kingsley Okoh, who gave him the laptop to repair. Read more
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: I never crossed the line with Nini – Saga (Nation)
Evicted Saga has opened up on how he got used to not having a chance of being Nini’s boyfriend while in the House.
Speaking with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu during his interview on African Magic, Saga said he quickly got used to not having a chance with Nini and never crossed the boundary between them.
“I’ll admit it was difficult at first to accept that she has a boyfriend and there’s no way I stand a chance but later I got used to it.
“I wondered what her boyfriend was thinking of us being together and in bed at all times, but there was always a line, we never did anything,” he said. Read more
Industrial, High Courts resume after long vacation (Tribune)
The National Industrial Court of Nigeria, NICN, has resumed activities on Tuesday after the annual vacation, which lasted for seven weeks.
The vacation for NICN began on Friday, July 31, and ended Monday, September 27, 2021.
Lawyers and litigants are expected to approach the court for filing processes.
Also, court activities have commenced in the Lagos State marking the new legal year where the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu applauded the Chief Judge, Justice Kazeem Alogba and the entire members of the State judiciary for the success recorded in the last legal year in spite of challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic and the aftermath of the EndSARS protest which was hijacked by hoodlums to wreak havoc on public and private assets. Read more
What makes eNaira different from money in your bank account (Punch)
The Central Bank of Nigeria’s eNaira website has gone live ahead of the October 1 official launch.
According to the website, www.enaira.com, “eNaira is a CB -issued digital currency that provides a unique form of money denominated in Naira.”
Find out what makes the eNaira different from the money in your bank account — according to the apex bank itself.
What is eNaira?
eNaira is a central bank digital currency (CBDC) issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria as a legal tender. It is the digital form of the Naira and will be used just like cash.
What is an eNaira wallet?
The eNaira wallet is a digital storage that holds the eNaira. It is held and managed on a distributed ledger.
The eNaira wallet is required to access, hold and use eNaira.
Is eNaira wallet safe?
Yes. The eNaira system uses a two-factor authentication system in addition to cryptographic encryption to ensure the safety of customers’ wallets and the eNaira holding. Read more
VAT controversy: We are awaiting Supreme Court verdict – NGF (Guardian)
The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) said on Monday that it was waiting for the verdict of the Supreme Court before taking any decision on the vexed issue of Valued Added Tax (VAT).
Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, also the Chairman of the forum, stated this while featuring on a programme on Arise Television, monitored in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti.
Fayemi said the forum believed that the controversy over VAT required both political and legal measures to be settled.
“But, our take on this is that the Supreme Court should accelerate its decision so that we have clarity over who should be in charge of Value Added Tax (VAT), whether it is the Federal Inland Revenue Service or States. Read more
Supreme Court Justice, Oseji, dies at 67 (Vanguard)
A Justice of the Supreme Court, Samuel Oseji, is dead.
A top source at the apex court confirmed to Vanguard that Justice Oseji, who hails from Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, died after a protracted illness.
He died at the age of 67, less than a year after he was elevated to the Supreme Court bench.
Oseji was among eight Justices the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, swore into the apex court bench on November 6, 2020.
He became a High Court Judge in Delta State in 1998 and was afterward, promoted to the Court of Appeal in 2010. Read more
Hoodlums invade APC rally, kill one; attack Soludo’s supporters, kill three (Tribune)
Gunmen on Sunday evening invaded a rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Uruagu, Nnewi, Anambra State, killing one person and injuring many others.
The APC Anambra State chapter confirmed the incident in a statement signed and issued by its chairman, Basil Ejidike; secretary, Chukwuma Agufugo and assistant state publicity secretary, Barrister Chukwunoso Chinwuba in Awka, on Monday.
According to the statement, the evening attack led to the death of a Mr Somadina Oforma and the hospitalisation of many others.
“Our great party regrets the invasion of our party office and attack of members who were gathered for a meeting in Uruagu Ward 3, Nnewi by persons yet unidentified. Read more
Army, Shiites clash in Abuja (ThisDay)
Tension soared Tuesday morning in Gwarimpa area of Abuja after a bloody clash between the military and the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as the Shiites.
The faceoff resulted in a traffic gridlock that left many commuters stranded.
The Shiites, who were moving in a procession along the AYA-Kubwa expressway blocked the expressroad before they were dispersed by the combined team of security personnel around Gwarimpa.
Several vehicles were also vandalised by the Shiites who resorted to hauling stones at the security operatives. Read more
FBI reportedly probing claims Britney Spears’ dad secretly recorded her (NYPost)
The FBI is reportedly looking into the damning allegations that Britney Spears’ dad, Jamie, secretly recorded her — even in her bedroom and with her lawyers.
Sources told Deadline that federal authorities are looking at the claims that Jamie, 69, had hired a security firm to monitor his “toxic” star daughter’s communications without her knowledge.
The singer’s lawyers had called for such a probe in legal papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday, saying the allegations “crossed unfathomable lines.”
“The allegations warrant serious investigation,” the filing insisted. “Among other things, California is a ‘two-party’ consent state,” the filing said, meaning that recordings cannot be made without the consent of both parties. Read more
R Kelly faces life in prison after being found guilty of sex trafficking (Metro)
R Kelly faces life in prison when he is sentenced next year for eight counts of sex trafficking and one of racketeering.
After a six-week trial, the R&B superstar was yesterday found guilty of nine counts, including eight counts of violating the Mann Act, a law to curb sex trafficking that bars transporting people across state lines ‘for any immoral purpose’, including child sexual exploitation, production of child pornography, obstruction of justice, kidnapping and forced labour; and one count of racketeering, a charge that is used when a group organises an illegal and fraudulent scheme to collect money or other profit.
The 54-year-old will be sentenced on May 4, 2022.
While it is not known how long Kelly will be sentenced for, he faces life in prison, which in the US means that a person is imprisoned for 15 years. Read more
Most trapped Canadian miners rescued after two days (BBC)
Thirty miners trapped deep underground in eastern Canada have been brought to the surface, two days after an accident damaged the mine’s lift.
The workers at the Totten mine in Sudbury, Ontario climbed about 4,000ft (1.2km) using a series of ladders, with the support of a rescue team.
The rescued miners were in good health, according to Vale, the company responsible for the mine.
A further nine miners are still completing the climb. Read more
“If you can’t fit into the jeans you wore at 21 you risk type 2 diabetes” (Metro)
Can you squeeze into the same size jeans you were wearing as a 21-year-old?
If not, experts have made the eyebrow-raising claim that the weight gain puts you at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The alarming suggestion follows new research showing that people with a ‘normal’ body mass index (BMI) can put the condition into remission if they lose weight.
Newcastle University’s Professor Roy Taylor told a leading diabetes conference that if people’s waists are larger than they were at 21, they are ‘carrying too much fat’ – comments which are likely to cause dismay in Britain, where well over half of adults are estimated to be overweight or obese. Read more
Blast tears through Gothenburg apartment block, injuring 16 (BBC)
At least 16 people were injured, four seriously, after an explosion tore through an apartment block in the Swedish city of Gothenburg.
Residents had to be evacuated from windows and balconies as a fire afterwards spread through the building.
Police are investigating the early morning blast and suspect it may have been a deliberate attack.
Sweden has seen a surge in gang-related crime in recent years, with firearms and explosives used to settle scores. Read more
NASA launches satellite the size of cereal box to search for planets (Metro)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched a satellite the size of a cereal box into space to analyze ‘hot Jupiters’, which are planets that orbit close to their parent stars.
The Colorado Ultraviolet Transit Experiment (CUTE) was sent to space on Monday afternoon. It is the first NASA-funded cube satellite (CubeSat) to be sent to study exoplanets, which orbit around other stars, according to the Daily Mail.
NASA’s Landsat 9 satellite along with the CubeSat launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base in Lompoc, California, on a rocket at shortly before 2.15pm.
The Landsat 9 is NASA’s most advanced observation satellite and carries on the agency’s 50-year record of the cutting-edge technology. Read more
Roger Hunt: Former Liverpool and England striker dies aged 83 (BBC)
Former Liverpool and England striker Roger Hunt has died at the age of 83.
Known as ‘Sir Roger’ to Liverpool fans, Hunt was part of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning side and is the club’s record league scorer with 244 goals.
The forward won 34 England caps, scoring 18 international goals after making his debut in 1962 when Liverpool were in English football’s second tier.
Hunt played in every game of the 1966 World Cup and scored three times to help England out of their group.
“Roger Hunt comes second to no-one in his importance in the history of Liverpool FC, that much is clear,” said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Read more
FG welcomes home 2021 AfroBasket champions, D’Tigress (DailyTrust)
The federal government has welcomed home the senior women’s basketball team, D’Tigress after winning for the third consecutive time, the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket trophy.
The Nigerian queens defeated Mali 70-59 Sunday night in Yaounde as they continue to dominate African basketball winning the 2017, 2019 and 2021 editions without dropping a game. Nigeria had previously won the 2003 and 2005 editions in Maputo and Abuja respectively.
While hosting the team to a reception inside the VIP Lounge of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja yesterday, the Sports Minister, Sunday Dare declared Nigeria a basketball-loving nation.
“They have shown a rare dominance, the dominance of the women basketball terrain by D’Tigress from the African continent. I can say it’s now indisputable. We have seen how they are also blending the home-based players with the foreign players that is the DNA of our sports as a country whether it is basketball or football, that blend always works for us. Read more
Italy hero Chiesa battling for Juve spot ahead of Chelsea visit (Guardian)
Federico Chiesa has started his second season at Juventus with an uncertain position in coach Massimiliano Allegri’s plans despite being one of the heroes of Italy’s Euro 2020 triumph.
Six matches into the Serie A season Chiesa has started in fewer games than he did helping Italy win this summer’s European Championship, with Allegri focussing on Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata as the lynchpins of his Juve attack.
However, with that pair injured and out of Wednesday’s Champions League visit from defending champions Chelsea, Chiesa will be among those looking to profit with another decisive performance.
He levelled the scores in Juve’s 3-2 win at Spezia midweek with a typical piece of skill and persistence, nutmegging Dimitrios Nikolaou before forcing home his only goal of the season so far. Read more
Thomas Tuchel rules 4 players out of Juventus clash and confirms N’Golo Kante has coronavirus (Metro)
Thomas Tuchel has confirmed N’Golo Kante has contracted Covid-19
Thomas Tuchel will be without four key Chelsea players for tomorrow’s Champions League clash against Juventus and confirmed N’Golo Kante has contracted coronavirus.
The France international has been used sparingly so far this season following a groin injury from which he had only recently fully recovered.
Kante was restricted to two 45 minute bursts against Tottenham and Aston Villa earlier this month, while he was taken off on the hour mark during Saturday’s disappointing 1-0 defeat against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
N’Golo Kante will miss Chelsea’s match against Juventus having contracted Covid-19
N’Golo Kante will miss Chelsea’s match against Juventus having contracted Covid-19 (Picture: Getty)
The 30-year-old will now miss tomorrow’s heavyweight clash against the Italian giants, as well as Saturday’s Premier League match against Southampton. Read more
Simone Biles says she ‘should have quit way before’ Tokyo Olympic Games (BBC)
Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles says she “should have quit way before Tokyo” after withdrawing from five of her six finals in Japan.
In a New York Magazine interview the 24-year-old says “I should have never made another Olympic team” after “everything I’ve gone through for the past seven years”.
Biles spoke in 2018 about being abused by team doctor Larry Nassar, who is now serving a life sentence in jail.
“It was too much,” the American says.
“But I was not going to let him take something I’ve worked for since I was six years old. Read more
Tom Brady is trying to downplay his return to New England (NYPost)
Tom Brady knows that he’ll experience different types of emotions at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, when he returns for the first time since leaving the Patriots to join the Buccaneers.
New England is where he spent the first 20 years of his career, won six Super Bowls and experienced some of his best moments both personally and professionally. But when Brady returns this weekend — with Tampa Bay facing New England on “Sunday Night Football” — he’s not expecting a homecoming.
“I’m not going to necessarily reminisce,” Brady said on the “Let’s Go!” podcast with Jim Gray. “I don’t think this is the moment for that. I’ll have plenty of opportunities to reminisce about my football career, none of which I really care to do right now because I’m so much in the moment.
“I’m not going to be thinking about 20 years of history. I’m going to be thinking about one night of football, a Sunday night game coming off a really tough loss.” Read more