Customer shoots man dead over Shawarma, flees (Punch)
A yet-to-be-identified suspect is on the run after allegedly shooting one Kayode Oloruntoba in the stomach at a food joint in the Alagbado area of Lagos State on Friday.
Efforts to save Oloruntoba by some good Samaritans, including his friend, Kazeem Okikiola, proved abortive, as he died.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Okikiola on Friday, September 11, went to Avid Bar at Alagbado to buy Shawarma and called Oloruntoba to join him.
While waiting for the Shawarma seller to attend to him, it was learnt that Okikiola got into an argument with another customer, who also wanted to buy the dish.
The argument, which centred on who should be served first, however, degenerated into an altercation and out of annoyance, the suspect left the spot, entered his car and drove away. Read more
Embattled woman appeals to IGP, others to investigate husband over alleged rape (Guardian)
A 24-year-old woman, Diana Faith, has called on the Lagos State Government, Inspector General of Police (IGP) and other relevant authorities to investigate her husband, Temidayo Lucky Kafaru, for an alleged case of sexual molestation of their five-month-old baby, among other offences.
Faith alleged that her estranged husband raped her maid who is a minor and also molested his baby by putting his manhood in the baby’s mouth.
“Since then, there have been constant threats to my life and that of my mother. I am calling on the Inspector General of Police to intervene in my case and not allow my life and that of my family to be wasted. He has refused to make himself available for investigation on allegations against him,” she said. Read more
Lagos berates LASU management, protesting workers lock out VC, others (Punch)
The Lagos State Government has berated the management of the Lagos State University, Ojo, over its failure to pay salary increment to its workers from the monthly subvention as well as the Internally Generated Revenue.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Tokunbo Wahab, said this in a statement on Monday.
At LASU, the four unions, on Monday locked out their Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, as well as students, who just resumed after the COVID-19 lockdown.
By 7am, members of the unions stood at the gate and prevented members of staff from gaining entry in to the institution. Read more
Lagos train accident: Amaechi, Sanwo-olu visit scene (Tribune)
One person involved in Monday morning’s train accident in Lagos has died. This is even as the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi and the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwoolu visited the scene on Monday.
Giving further details on how the train accident in Lagos occurred, LASEMA Response Team stated that this morning it recovered a white bus with registration number GGE 972 GE which veered onto the rail tracks while crossing the Railway line at PWD inward Oshodi and subsequently collided with a scheduled commuter train.
According to the statement issued by Head, Public Affairs-LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor, “LASEMA received distress calls through it’s 767/112 Toll-Free Lines at 8:12 a.m on the incident which has left one adult male dead, from the two occupants of the second vehicle, a Toyota Highlander Jeep. Read more
Train crushes Lagos trader attempting to save son in SUV (Punch)
A commuter train has crushed a shoe merchant, Christopher Ngobidi, to death, while his son, Arinze, is fighting for his life in a hospital. The incident happened on Monday around the Nigerian Army Shopping Arena, Oshodi, Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the train had earlier collided with a white Ford Ecoline 250 bus with number plate, GGE 972 GE, at the PWD area.
The train, while pulling the Ford vehicle, got to the Army Shopping Arena, where Ngobidi parked his Toyota Highlander on the rail tracks.
It was gathered that the Anambra State indigene, a trader at the Arena, was waiting for the gate of the shopping mall to open when he saw the approaching train. Read more
UCH nurses, pharmacists, lab scientists, other health workers join (Vanguard)
Healthcare workers at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, on Monday, joined the nationwide strike called by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that many essential places in the hospital, including the pharmacy, the medical records section and two of the main gates into the hospital were locked.
The JOHESU Chairman, UCH Chapter, Mr Adeolu Alli, said the strike became imperative after “a long period” — three years of waiting on the Federal Government. Read more
Oil firm to empower 3,000 technicians (Thisday)
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AMMASCO International Plc, Alhaji Mustapha Ado Mohammed has disclosed that he is targeting to empower 3,000 technicians with working tools in the country.
Ado, also donated working tools worth thousands of naira to members of the Nigerian Automobile Technicians Association (NATA) Kano State Chapter, for effective service delivery to be ensured.
Speaking at the distribution of the tools to ten selected centres across all the 44 Local Government Areas in Kano at the weekend, Mohammed said empowering the automobiles technicians in Kano had been the major cardinal thrust of the engine oil outfit, in view of their immense contribution to the development of the automobile business. Read more
The women risking jail with lesbian movie (BBC)
Two Nigerian filmmakers face the prospect of imprisonment if they ignore the stern warning of the authorities and proceed with the release of a movie about a lesbian relationship.
The dramatic face-off with the regulators – the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) – is worthy of a film itself.
Producer Pamela Adie and director Uyaiedu Ikpe-Etim are determined that Ife (meaning “love” in the Yoruba language) reaches a Nigerian audience, but the NFVCB says it will not be approved as it violates the country’s strict laws on homosexuality.
To get around this, the filmmakers are planning a surprise online release to catch the regulators off-guard. The NFVCB, however, is diligently monitoring all digital platforms to prevent the movie from getting out. Read more
Protests against President Ouattara’s third-term bid turn violent (Aljazeera)
Protests against Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s contentious plan to run for a third term have turned violent in several cities as fears grow of a repeat of a conflict that claimed 3,000 lives in the West African country a decade ago.
In the economic capital Abidjan, protesters torched a bus in the working-class district of Yopougon on Monday after scuffles broke out earlier in the day between security forces and youths.
The district is thought to be a fief of exiled former president Laurent Gbagbo, whose supporters have filed an application for him to run in the October 31 presidential election. Read more
Hurricane Sally intensifies as southern US states alert residents (BBC)
A newly formed hurricane is closing in on the US Gulf Coast, threatening several southern US states including Florida, Mississippi and Alabama.
Hurricane Sally grew to a category two storm on Monday and was expected to make landfall early on Wednesday.
The hurricane will bring more than 1ft (30cm) of rain and 85mph (135km/h) winds to some areas, with the potential of deadly storm surges, officials say.
This year’s hurricane season has been particularly active. Read more
US eyes building on Arab-Israel deals to end Gulf crisis (Aljazeera)
The Trump administration is hoping to capitalise on agreements to be signed this week between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain by pressing for an end to a dispute that has roiled relations between the Gulf Arab countries.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that the US is hopeful that Saudi Arabia and its regional allies will end a more-than-three-year blockade on neighbouring Qatar that has persisted despite repeated US calls for a resolution. Pompeo said it was particularly important to build on Arab-Israeli rapprochement to better confront increasing malign behaviour from Iran. Read more
Lonely man, 75, puts poster in window asking for friends after wife’s sudden death (Metro)
A pensioner has put up a heart-breaking poster in his window ‘as a last resort’ to make friends after the death of his wife left him completely isolated. Tony Williams, 75, from Hampshire, said he feels ‘cursed’ by loneliness after his wife of 35 years, Jo, died days after being diagnosed with cancer during lockdown.
The couple were unable to have children and he has no family that live nearby. Since the death of his ‘soul mate’, the retired physicist said he often goes for days without speaking to anyone and instead stays at home hoping the phone will ring ‘but it never does’.
Tony spent £120 placing two adverts in his local newspaper in a bid to find a new friend but he never received a reply. He then had cards made including his details and handed out dozens when he went to the supermarket or out for a walk – but again, no one called. Read more
Gene editing to produce ‘super dad’ livestock (BBC)
The genetically modified goats are a “proof in principle”, say scientists
Scientists have produced gene-edited animals they say could serve as “super dads” or “surrogate sires”.
The pigs, goats, cattle and mice make sperm carrying the genetic material of donor animals.
The researchers used a hi-tech gene editing tool to knock out a male fertility gene in animal embryos.
The animals were born sterile, but began producing sperm after an injection of sperm-producing cells from donor animals. Read more
Pakistan PM Imran Khan calls for ‘chemical castration’ of rapists (Aljazeera)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for public hangings and chemical castration of rapists as authorities reported arresting a second man in connection with the rape of a woman on a popular highway in Punjab province last week.
The woman was raped in front of her children after her car ran out of fuel on a motorway near the eastern city of Lahore.
The incident drew a number of protesters to the streets in several cities, including Islamabad and Karachi, denouncing attacks on women. Read more
Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler give their iconic rom-com “50 First Dates” a 2020 update (Metro)
Ever wondered how Lucy Whitmore and Henry Roth would be handling 2020? Well, now we have our answer.
In a special skit for The Drew Barrymore Show, the co-stars and longtime friends revealed what Henry’s latest catch-up video might look like.
For those who can’t remember, 50 First Dates followed Henry, a womanizing marine veterinarian who falls for an art teacher named Lucy. When he realizes she has anterograde amnesia, he finds ways to win her over again every single day.
And in the Monday episode of Drew’s new talk show, Lucy was seen waking up to Henry’s routine message to fill her in on life’s events. Read more
Zahavi, Alaba’s father lash back at Hoeness over demand claims (Guardian)
David Alaba’s agents Pini Zahavi and his father George have struck back at Uli Hoeness and FC Bayern in scathing retort to his claims about their demands, reports www.bavarianfootballworks.com.
“David Alaba has a greedy piranha for an agent,” said former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness on SPORT1’s “Doppelpass” programme on Sunday. Now that agent, Pini Zahavi, and the player’s father George have struck back at Hoeness in comments to Sky.
The piranha in question, Zahavi, outright rejected Hoeness’s claim that he is demanding an eight-figure sum for himself as an agent’s fee. Bild claims that Zahavi is asking for a whopping €20 million, but Zahavi himself told Sky the following: “At no point have I talked in detail about any kind of commission with the Bayern officials. The only time that the topic was raised was at our meeting in Lisbon. Read more
Aston Villa in talks over Lyon’s Bertrand Traore for £19m (BBC)
Aston Villa are in talks with Lyon over a £19m deal for forward Bertrand Traore.
The move has yet to be finalised but the 25-year-old is understood to be keen to come to Villa and knows assistant manager John Terry from his time at Chelsea.
Burkina Faso international Traore will require a work permit.
But Villa’s move is another indication of manager Dean Smith’s desire to revamp his squad.
Traore had loan spells at Eredivisie sides Vitesse and Ajax while at Chelsea before completing an £8.8m move to Lyon in June 2017.
Villa expect to conclude a £20m deal for Arsenal’s 28-year-old Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez and have already completed the club record signing of striker Ollie Watkins. Read more
Enugu Rangers call off resumption as uncertainty trails NPFL kickoff (Guardian)
Enugu Rangers’ Chibuzor Madu battling with Rivers United’s Chinomso Okonkwo during the 2019/2020 season.
Enugu Rangers yesterday became the first club to put off their resumption date following the uncertainty that has trailed the kickoff of the 2020/2021 of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).
Enugu Rangers had earlier instructed their players to return to camp last weekend to begin preparations for the 2020/2021 season.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) recently announced that the 2020/2021 league will kickoff either this month or next month and end in May 2021 subject to the full reopening of the country and the approval of the health authorities. Read more
240 golfers for Captain’s Day tourney in Ibadan (Punch)
A total of 240 golfers from across Nigeria are billed to compete at a two-day golf tournament in honour of the former captain of Ibadan Golf Club, Col. Ade Sunmonu (retd.).
Sunmonu made the disclosure during a press briefing at the Ibadan Golf Club on Monday, saying the tournament, which holds from September 18 to 19, was meant to mark his stewardship as captain of the club in the last one year.
He said, “The Captain’s Day event should have happened in March but we had to shift it to a safer time due to COVID-19. Having looked at the environment, we felt we could do it now. Read more
French Open: Andy Murray given wildcard for Roland Garros (BBC)
Britain’s former world number one Andy Murray has been given a wildcard to the main draw of this month’s French Open.
The 33-year-old Scot, currently ranked 110, required hip resurfacing surgery in 2019 to save his career and reached the US Open second round this month.
Murray, winner of three Grand Slams and French finalist in 2016, has not appeared at the event since losing to Stan Wawrinka in the 2017 semi-finals.
This year’s first round begins at Roland Garros on 27 September. Read more
UFC star Tony Ferguson tells Dana White to meet Dustin Poirier’s wage demands for fight (Metro)
Tony Ferguson has stepped in to try and save his showdown with Dustin Poirier after the UFC pulled the plug on the lightweight fight.
Poirier couldn’t come to terms with Dana White, suggesting the UFC were not willing to meet his fight purse demands for the highly-anticipated clash. UFC boss White insisted they would not be trying to salvage the fight and Ferguson would face a different opponent at UFC 254. But ‘El Cucuy’ has now tried to keep the fight alive, tweeting: ‘Here’s Lookin’ At You Kid. Read more
Stunning James goal helps Chelsea win at Brighton (BBC)
Frank Lampard says his expensively reshaped Chelsea side “have to have intentions to be up there” with champions Liverpool after they began their campaign with victory at Brighton.
Chelsea finished 33 points adrift of the Reds last season and lost both league fixtures against them but have spent around £200m this summer.
Timo Werner – signed from RB Leipzig – and his Germany team-mate Kai Havertz – brought in from Bayer Leverkusen – made their debuts for a side forced to work hard for their win in Monday’s game at Brighton. Read more