Do you know you can spend 2 years in prison for being unfaithful to your partner? (DailyTrust)
A former Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Aliyu Giwa, has warned Nigerians to stay faithful to their partners or risk two years’ imprisonment when caught.
In a tweet on Saturday, Giwa said adultery is a criminal offence and attracts a punishment of two years in jail.
“Adultery is a crime liable to 2 years imprisonment,” he said.
According to him, the offence contravenes section 387 and 388 of the Penal Code Law.
Quoting the law, he wrote, “Whoever, being a man/woman subject to any customary law in which extra-marital sexual inter-course is recognised as a criminal offence, has sexual intercourse with a person who is not and whom he knows or has reason to believe is not his wife/husband, such sexual intercourse not amounting to the offence of rape, is guilty of the offence of adultery and shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with a fine or with both.” Read more
LASBCA seals site of collapsed three-storey building in Lagos (Channels)
Officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) have sealed off the site of a building collapse on Cardoso Street, off Martin Street, in the Mushin area of the state.
The three-storey structure reportedly owned by the Redeemed Christian Church of God,(RCCG) was under construction when it caved in on Thursday night.
Coordinator of the Lagos State Territorial District, National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye says there was no casualty and no one was trapped in the rubble as workers were not on site.
The cause of the collapse has yet to be established as investigations continue. Read more
Drama as Obasanjo turns ‘commercial’ tricyclist in Abeokuta (DailyTrust)
There was a mild drama in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Saturday as former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, was seen riding a tricycle and later stopped to pick a passenger.
Obasanjo rode the tricycle, popularly called “Keke” from the premises of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), at Oke-Mosan in Abeokuta, through the popular Kuto under bridge.
Along the route, the former president stopped and picked a male passenger to demonstrate his expertise in riding a tricycle.
The development led to jubilation by onlookers and commercial motorcycle riders popularly known as okada riders as some of them hailed him, shouting “Obj, Obj.”Obasanjo had recently distributed 85 tricycles to 85 beneficiaries as part of activities marking his birthday. Read more
How to decongest Apapa Ports for enhanced revenue, by Reps (Nation)
Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Customs and Excise want the government to begin to decongest the Apapa area of Lagos by looking toward expanding the existing infrastructure to other parts of Lagos.
The members believe that since there are other parts of the state where port services can be extended, the government should consider developing such areas as one of the ways of addressing current congestion in the area.
A member of the Committee and member representing Alimosho Federal Constituency of Lagos State, Olufemi Adebanjo, and the member representing Apapa Federal Constituency, Muftau Egberongbe believe that unless the government takes a proactive step towards decongesting the area, it will continue to experience revenue losses.
Speaking when the Committee visited the Kirikiri Lighter Terminal Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, Rep Adebanjo said the government should consider developing other ports outside Apapa in areas where vessels can be diverted to within and outside Lagos. Read more
HoS commends Sanwo-Olu for improved Lagos workers’ welfare (Independent)
The Lagos State Head of Service (HoS), Hakeem Muri-Okunola, on Friday commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the improved workers’ welfare in the state, saying that the state’s workforce is more resolute at building back better from COVID-19 pandemic.
Briefing journalists on the preparation for the Year 2022 Public Service Week Celebration in the Lagos State Public Service, Muri-Okunola said that the theme of the celebration: “Building Back Better from Covid-19: Enhancing Innovative Partnerships to meet the Sustainable Development Goals”, was to prepare workers for the task ahead.
The HoS stated: “This year’s Public Service Week in Lagos State will thus be focusing on the role of the public institutions and the public servants in building back better from the CoronaVirus pandemic. This will be done while keeping the 2030 deadline for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in focus.”
He said that Lagos State will focus on the role of the public institutions and the public servants in building back better from the pandemic. Read more
Police arrest Ondo pastors for kidnapping 77 persons, kids (Guardian)
There was pandemonium in Ondo State as the pastor of a pentecostal church, David Anifowoshe, was arrested by the police for allegedly abducting more than 77 people, including children in a dungeon in his church.
Anifowoshe, who is the pastor of Whole Bible Deliverance Church, located in Valentino Area of Ondo West LGA of the state, where some people in the neighbourhood raised an alarm.
According to sources in the area, the victims were found in an underground apartment of the church on Friday evening. He was said to have kidnapped them there for suspicious reasons.
But The Guardian gathered that the pastor and his assistant camped the victims; 54 adults and 23 children, in the church under the pretence that they are waiting for the second coming of Jesus Christ. Read more
NDLEA intercepts N4.5b heroin concealed in baby food (Nation)
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted 22 blocks of heroin weighing 23.55kilograms concealed in packs of Nestle Cerelac baby food at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos.
The consignment with a street value of over N4.5billion came from Johannesburg, South Africa on board a South African Airways flight on Wednesday 29th June as part of a consolidated cargo that arrived at the SAHCO import shed of the Lagos airport.
Director, Media & Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters Abuja, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
Babafemi said after series of follow up operations that led to the arrest of two freight agents, the actual receiver of the drug consignment, Chike Okeke Eweni who distributes the substance for his South Africa based partner was arrested the following day, Thursday 30th June at a logistics warehouse in Ajao Estate, Ikeja. Read more
Mixed reactions trail Wizkid’s declaration of love for Burnaboy, Davido (Vanguard)
Following Wizkid’s declaration of Love for both Burnaboy and Wizkid, social media awakened to mixed reactions.
The popular Afro-pop musician made this declaration on stage at the Afronation music festival on Saturday night.
He said: “I got love for Burnaboy, I got love for Davido, I got love for everybody and I wanna thank you the fans for supporting us.”
While some have greeted the singer’s confession of love with commendation, his speech has also met with condemnation. Read more
Benue ‘ll kick against reintroduced Water Resources bill – Ortom (Vanguard)
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has reiterated the resolve of the state to kick against the reintroduced Water Resources bill before the National Assembly.
Recall that the controversial bill which had in the past generated so much heat in the country after it was introduced in the National Assembly but eventually withdrawn, was reintroduced in the House of Representatives by the Chairman of the Committee on Water Resources, Sada Soli (APC, Katsina).
Governor Ortom who reacted to the development weekend in Makurdi while flagging off the distribution of improved seeds and seedlings to farmers in the 23 Local Government Areas, LGAs, of the state said the bill was another form of Ruga and would be unacceptable to the people of Benue state.
He noted that by the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution, Governors were the custodians of the land which they hold in trust for the people assuring that no one would take away any portion of Benue land under any guise. Read more
Nicole Kidman lands next lead movie role in new thriller (DigitalSpy)
Nicole Kidman is joining forces with Mimi Cave in a return to Amazon Studios for the thriller Holland, Michigan.
The script by Andrew Sodroski, writer of Discovery’s Manhunt, was number one on the infamous Black List in 2013. The project follows the secrets lurking beneath a Midwestern town with a Hitcockian twist (via Deadline).
Not only will Kidman be starring, but she will also be producing. She received a lot of praise for her performance as Lucille Ball in Amazon Studio’s Being the Ricardos, which earned her a Golden Globe win, Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild nomination.
Being the Ricardos was also a major success for Amazon, hitting No.1 on Prime Video on its opening weekend and was amongst the highest debuts of any movie drama release. Read more
Mary J. Blige to follow Lil Durk in Apple Music Live concert series (HNHH)
Mary J. Blige is set to be the next artist to perform for the Apple Music Live concert series.
Mary J. Blige will be featured on the Apple Music Live concert series for a show at New York City’s iconic United Parcel where she will deliver a “career-spanning” performance, later this month. The performance comes after the release of her 15th studio album, Good Morning Gorgeous, which includes guest features from H.E.R, Dave East, Moneybagg Yo, and more.
She will also be embarking on the Good Morning Gorgeous tour in September, which will see her travel across Charlotte, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Oakland, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Memphis, Brooklyn, Newark, Cincinnati, and more before wrapping up at the end of October.
“The last year of my career in particular has been an exciting ride,” Mary J. Blige said of the upcoming performance. “From continuing to act, to recording and releasing my 15th studio album, growing and expanding different businesses like Sun Goddess and Sister Love Jewelry, to performing at the Super Bowl, launching my Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit and now getting ready to go back on tour, it feels amazing to take this opportunity to celebrate, reflect and have an intimate night with my fans through this platform Apple Music is providing me.” Read more
Joe Turkel, who had memorable roles in The Shining and Blade Runner, dies at age 94 (DailyMail)
Joe Turkel, an actor who appeared in several Stanley Kubrick films including The Shining, has died at the age of 94.
The character actor, who collected more than 100 acting credits throughout his career, passed away at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica on Monday.
He leaves behind a brother, David Turkel, two sons, and two daughter-in-laws.
In a statement to People, Chris Carbaugh, a rep for the star said, ‘Joe was a lightning bolt and he was very passionate to talk about films, baseball and life. Every time we spoke he was quick to crack a bad joke and make me laugh.’ Read more
Cynthia Erivo shares that she’s bisexual, says LGBTQ+ people should be ‘commended for being brave’ (People)
Cynthia Erivo is speaking up for LGBTQ+ rights.
The Oscar-nominated actress, 35, opened up about her sexuality and the pressures of being in the community during her interview for British Vogue’s August 2022 Pride issue, which features Erivo and 11 LGBTQ+ creatives as its cover stars.
In the issue, Erivo admits it took a long time for her to share that she is bisexual. “[LGBTQ+ people] still feel the need to be constantly justifying why we deserve to be treated as equal beings, when really the only difference is that we love differently and we express ourselves differently,” she said.
The star of the upcoming Wicked movie continued, “Rather than being chastised for that, we should be commended for being brave. That’s the most important thing: giving people the space to show up fully as who they are.” Read more
Bret Michaels ‘ready to rock’ after hospitalization, but skips Jacksonville meet and greet (TheWrap)
Poison singer Bret Michaels apologized to fans on Saturday for missing Thursday’s show in Nashville, Tennessee, and promised in a video shared to social media on Saturday that he would give “1,000%” at Saturday night’s show in Jacksonville, Florida.
“First of all, I just want to say to everyone thank you for your incredible well wishes. It has been a rough couple of days for me,” he said in the video, which was posted to Twitter and Instagram.
“And I just want to say to everyone thank you, it means the world to me. I’m here in Jacksonville, I’m ready to rock and to give you 1,000% of everything I got in the tank right now. I’m not feeling my Sunday best, but I’m going to keep rocking and I’m going to bring it. I cannot be more grateful for such awesome incredible family, friends and fans. Thank you,” he said.
Hours before Saturday’s show, Michaels shared a post to Facebook explaining that, on the advice of his doctors, he would skip the traditional meet and greet with fans at the Jacksonville show. According to local news channel JAX, the show went on as planned, but was hit with an unexpected downpour. Read more
Lviv prepares for Belarus attack in Western Ukraine as Russia assaults East (Newsweek)
The major city in western Ukraine is preparing defense strategies from a possible Belarus attack while Russia continues its blitz against Ukraine in the east. Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovy called an operational meeting with military and civilian authorities to begin prepping for an attack from Belarus.
“We talked about the defense plan and the forces and means under the control of the city. The situation is changing, so our defense strategies also need changes and updates,” said Sadovy, according to Pravda. “A defense headquarters will be established in each district of the city, and additional training will be conducted for members of the volunteer formations of territorial defense. Until we transfer them to 24-hour duty. But this decision can change at any moment.”
And though it’s just reaching the height of summer, Sadovy is already telling his staff and residents to be prepared for a long, cold winter with no way of heating places with no gas.
“We continue to form a strategic reserve of products in case of blocking supply routes,” the mayor said. Read more
Russian scientist dies 2 days after arrest for state treason (JerusalemPost)
A Russian scientist who was arrested in Siberia last week on suspicion of state treason and flown to Moscow despite suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer has died, his lawyer told Reuters on Sunday.
The scientist, Dmitry Kolker, had been taken to Moscow’s Lefortovo prison, lawyer Alexander Fedulov said.
Kolker’s family said last week he had been taken from a hospital in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, where he was being fed through a tube, and bundled on a flight to Moscow by officers of the FSB security service.
Kolker was a doctor of physics and mathematics. The family said he had been accused of collaborating with security services in China, where he had previously given scientific lectures. They protested his innocence. Read more
Osimhen tips Oshoala to win top scorer award at WAFCON (Punch)
Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, has backed Asisat Oshoala to win the top scorer award at the ongoing 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.
The nine-time African champions are gunning for a tenth title in Morocco, and they have the Barcelona star to lead the onslaught and the former Lille striker has backed the reigning championgs to win the title again.
The Falcons begin the defense of their ninth AWCON title on Monday with a tough matchup against the Banyana Banyana of South Africa. Nonetheless, Nigeria are the overwhelming favorites.
Ahead of the Falcons’ opener on Monday, Napoli striker Osimhen took to social media to support Oshoala and his other female counterparts. Read more
Enugu Rangers, Shooting Stars share spoils of war in Awka (DailyTrust)
Shooting Stars have remained undefeated against Enugu Rangers to six games after recording a 2-2 draw during the match day 36 of the 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League season.
Rangers who are still keeping their continental dreams alive were held by the visitors as the first half ended 0-0 at the Awka City Stadium, Awka.
But it was a different ball game in the second half when Rangers went one goal up after Shedrack Asiegbu headed past the goalkeeper from Eso Archibong’s cross.
Nine minutes later, Chidiebere Nwobodo doubled the lead from Shedrack Asiegbu’s assist with Shooting Stars struggling to get back into the game. Read more
Barcelona president Joan Laporta says the club do not have plans to sell Frenkie de Jong (DailyMail)
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has claimed that the Catalan club have ‘no intention’ of selling Frenkie de Jong this summer.
The Dutch central midfielder is Manchester United’s primary target this summer as Erik ten Hag looks to sign the player he was so influential in nurturing during his time at Ajax.
It was reported last week that the two clubs had reached a breakthrough in negotiations over De Jong moving to Manchester United, but Laporta appears to have rowed back on those developments by saying the club would like to hold onto him this summer.
Speaking publicly over one of the highest profile sagas of this summer window, Laporta said there were various clubs who wanted him but that Barcelona would ideally hold onto the player they signed in 2019. Read more
Ronaldo wants to leave Man United (France24)
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United this summer if the Premier League club receives an appropriate offer, according to multiple reports on Saturday.
The 37-year-old Portugal forward returned to Old Trafford from Juventus last summer but despite being United’s top scorer last season, and third in the Premier League, the campaign was overall disappointing.
United finished sixth in the Premier League, missing out on Champions League qualification, leaving the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who has a year left on his contract plus an optional year, facing the prospect of playing in the Europa League for the first time.
Manchester United are adamant Ronaldo, who scored 24 goals in all competitions, is not for sale, according to reports, with new manager Erik ten Hag keen to work with him. Read more
Johanna Konta defends Emma Raducanu after interview that sparked controversy (TennisWorld)
Former British tennis star Johanna Konta says Emma Raducanu said nothing wrong following her second round exit from Wimbledon. After Raducanu suffered a 6-3 6-3 defeat to Caroline Garcia, the 19-year-old Briton gave a bit of a strong response when suggested she felt pressure at Wimbledon.
“There’s no pressure. Like, why is there any pressure?” Raducanu said. “I’m still 19. Like, it’s a joke. I literally won a Slam.” When asked about Raducanu’s comments, Konta described them as “facts.”
“She definitely presents modern maturity in her knowledge about herself and what she wants to do and the direction she wants to go,” Konta told the Express. “What she said is a fact, she is a Grand Slam champion and she’s 19 years old so they’re literally just facts that she said.
She has every right to say these facts. In terms of pressure, again pressure is very much absorbed and dealt with individually. I think it’s great if she’s able to digest the situation in this way and see it in a way that it’s just a part of the job and actually not a big deal. Read more
Alex Pereira viciously knocks out Sean Strickland in first round (CBS)
Ahead of their UFC 276 middleweight clash, Sean Strickland suggested he may abandon his striking tendencies against Alex Pereira, a very accomplished kickboxer. Strickland did not follow through on that suggested game plan and paid a heavy price, suffering a first-round knockout.
Strickland stuck to his standard style, standing tall and stiff and trying to walk forward. That was ill-advised against a striker the quality of Pereira. The Brazilian simply waited patiently while working kicks to the body and lead leg of Strickland.
Strickland never shifted from his approach, continuing to walk forward into a buzzsaw of a striker. As the kicks to Strickland’s calf appeared to be taking a toll, Pereira engaged his hands, landing a big left hook that sent Strickland to the canvas. As Strickland tried to rise back to his feet, he ate another right hand and crashed to the canvas a second time, this time needing the referee to step in and call a halt to the action.
Pereira is now in the mix for a potential title shot. He has two wins over UFC middleweight king Israel Adesanya in the kickboxing ring, including a brutal knockout. Read more
Branden Grace wins first US-based event for controversial LIV Golf tour, takes home a total of $4,375,000 (ABC)
Branden Grace won LIV Golf’s first stop on American soil, an event that drew critics and protesters alike because of the upstart series’ funding by Saudi Arabia.
Grace closed with a 7-under 65 on Saturday to finish at 13 under in the 54-hole tournament at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.
The fledgling LIV series, fronted by CEO Greg Norman and funded by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, aims to challenge the PGA Tour. It has lured some players, including Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson, with the promise of big signing bonuses, hefty prize purses and fewer events.
Grace beat Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz by 2 strokes. Read more