Domestic Violence: 340 husbands beaten by their wives in 1 year – Lagos govt (Vanguard)
The Lagos State Government has reported that at least 340 husbands have been beaten by their wives in the last year.
Executive Secretary, of Lagos Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA), Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, disclosed this in quarterly reports by the agency.
She said the incidence of reporting of domestic violence from males also increased during the last year.
Vivour-Adeniyi disclosed that 340 male reported incidences of domestic violence perpetrated against them by their wives between September 2. Read more
Tinubu returns to Abuja after Saudi Arabia, Guinea Bissau trips (Leadership)
President Bola Tinubu has returned to Abuja after a seven-day outing in Saudi Arabia and a day in Guinea-Bissau.
President Tinubu’s aircraft touched down at about 7:05 pm on Thursday night at the Presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
He arrived from Guinea-Bissau, where he attended the country’s 50th Independence Day Anniversary. Read more
“I didn’t know burning Qur’an is offence,” Tani Olohun begs Muslims (Vanguard)
A popular traditionalist, Abdulazeez Adegbola, a.k.a Tani Olohun, has pleaded with the entire Muslim community to forgive him for allegedly burning the Qur’an and defaming some Muslim personalities in Kwara State.
Tani Olorun made this plea while addressing the court after he was granted bail on Thursday.
The Isese adherents pleaded with “Alfa Labeeb”, one of the applicants, and the “Muslims” for his actions.
He said, “I don’t know that burning the Qur’an is an offence, and when I was told, I immediately pulled down the video of the incident from my social media handle in less than a minute.
“I beg all my prosecutors and the Muslims all over to forgive me, and I promised I would not repeat such an act again of posting negative videos on social media handles.” Read more
Lagos, foundation partner on youths empowerment (Nation)
The Lagos State Government, in collaboration with the Learntor Foundation, is set to empower boys and men with technical skills under the Tech Up Boys Initiative.
The Commissioner for Establishments and Training, Mr. Afolabi Ayantayo, announced this at a briefing at the Public Service Staff Development Centre (PSSDC).
He said “in a world where technology is rapidly changing everything, we must provide our youths with the skills and information they need to succeed”. Read more
International Students’ Day: NANS Lagos celebrates students, says good education transforms lives, society (Independent)
As students in Nigeria join their counterparts across the world to mark International Students’ Day, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has advocated for a collective effort.
International Students’ Day is a global observance of the student community, held annually on 17 November.
The leadership of NANS JCC, Lagos Axis made the call in a statement sent to Daily Independent, saying that a collective effort could pave the way for a world where education is not just a privilege but a fundamental right. Read more
Court declares Zamfara gov poll inconclusive, orders rerun in 3 LGAs (Channels)
Six months after the Zamfara governorship election, the leadership of the North-Western state is now in question as the Appeal Court nullified the election of Governor Dauda Lawal.
Lawal, of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was declared the winner of the March 18 governorship election. In a shocking victory that dislodged then-incumbent Bello Mattawalle of the All Progressives Congress (APC), he polled a total of 377,726 votes.
Mattawalle scored 311,976 votes. The PDP candidate, now serving as the Minister of State for Defence, had accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of subverting his victory at the poll by failing to include the results of some ward areas. Read more
PSC, NPF consider 65 years as police retirement age (Punch)
The Police Service Commission and the Nigeria Police Force are contemplating the extension of the police retirement age to either 65 years or 40 years in the service.
The move, it was gathered, followed the retirement of several competent police officers which had affected the effectiveness of the force.
The recommendations were among the several others presented by the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Solomon Arase, to the Inspector-General of Police, Kehinde Egbetokun, as part of plans to reform and professionalise the police force as contained in the Nigeria Police Force Scheme of Service. Read more
NITDA approves siting of Southeast zonal headquarters in Enugu (Guardian)
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has officially conveyed the approval for the siting of its southeast zonal office in Enugu to the state government, even as Governor Peter Mbah commended the agency for considering Enugu as strategic for the project.
The approval was contained in a letter submitted to the governor, Wednesday, by the Director General of NITDA, Mr. Kashifu Abdullahi, at the Enugu Government House.
The Director General, who was represented by NITDA’s Director of Research and Development, Engr. Collins Agu, said the decision to site the office was necessitated by strategic consideration and the role the state has been playing in the sphere of information and communication technology. Read more
Sean ‘‘Diddy’’ Combs accused of rape and violent abuse by US singer Cassie (BelfastTelegraph)
Sean “Diddy” Combs has been accused of rape, violent behaviour and sex trafficking in a lawsuit filed by US singer Cassie relating to their decade-long relationship.
It has been alleged in a lawsuit filed at a New York federal court on Thursday that Combs was “prone to uncontrollable rage”, with claims including that he “blew up a man’s car after he learned that he was romantically interested in Ms Ventura”.
It has also been claimed that Cassie, whose real name is Casandra Ventura, was raped “in her own home after she tried to leave him” and “endured over a decade of his violent behaviour and disturbed demands”. Read more
Malawi: President suspends foreign flights for gov’t officials among austerity measures (AfricaNews)
Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera unveiled Wednesday evening (Nov. 15) a series of measures aimed at addressing the country’s economic distress.
The measures include a complete halt on international travel for all public officials.
The move is seen as a direct outcome of a significant devaluation of the Malawian kwacha by the Reserve Bank of Malawi on November 10 that worsen the state of an already ailing economy. Read more
Alec Baldwin seen firing prop gun with blanks on set of “Rust” in newly-released videos (Mirror)
Previously unreleased videos show Alec Baldwin firing prop gun with blanks, with the actor saying “I don’t want to shoot towards you”.
The 65-year-old Hollywood actor fired a prop gun while filming the movie “Rust” in October 2021, which resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Baldwin insists the incident was an accident and said he was unaware the prop had live bullets loaded.
And now, in a series of videos that were recorded just days before Baldwin’s prop gun fired a live round of ammunition on set, the actor can be seen preparing for scenes, firing the guns, and acting in character. Two of the films, exclusively obtained by NBC, see Baldwin rearranging the crew after speaking out about their safety. Read more
Wayne’s World‘s Dana Carvey’s son Dex dead at 32 (Hello!)
Dana Carvey, the renowned comedian and actor, and his wife Paula Zwagerman are mourning the tragic loss of their eldest son, Dex Carvey, who passed away at the age of 32.
The couple shared the heartbreaking news in an emotional statement on Instagram.
“Last night we suffered a terrible tragedy,” the statement began, revealing that Dex’s death was the result of “an accidental drug overdose.” Read more
Snoop Dogg reveals he is giving up smoking (MusicNews)
Snoop Dogg has revealed that he is kicking his smoking habit.
The iconic rapper, whose image has been closely tied to smoking marijuana since the beginning of his career, took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal that he is giving up.
“After much consideration & conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoking,” Snoop wrote in the post. “Please respect my privacy at this time.” Read more
Israel says hostage’s body found near main Gaza hospital (BBC)
Israel’s military says its soldiers have found the body of an Israeli hostage taken into Gaza by Hamas in its attack last month.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said 65-year-old Yehudit Weiss was discovered in a house near Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City.
It said that her family had been informed, and her body would be returned to Israel. Read more
3rd batch of around 200 Rohingya arrive in Indonesia’s Aceh (StraitsTimes)
Around 200 Rohingya reached the shores of Indonesia’s Aceh province on Thursday, the head of the provincial fishing community said, the third boat to arrive in as many days and taking total arrivals over this period to about 600.
Many members of the ethnic Rohingya Muslims, a persecuted minority in Myanmar, have for years boarded rickety wooden boats to escape to Muslim-majority Bangladesh, Malaysia and Indonesia, as well as Thailand.
The latest group of Rohingya refugees landed in Aceh’s Bireun region in the afternoon and comprised mostly of women and children, the head of local fishing community Miftah Cut Ade told Reuters. Read more
Defender Ajayi’s header saves Super Eagles’ blushes against Lesotho’s Crocodiles (Guardian)
Nigeria began their campaign for qualification for the 2026 FIFA World Cup on a poor note on Thursday in Uyo with a 1-1 draw with Lesotho.
In the Group C Match Day 1 fixture played before a relatively-sparse crowd at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Nigeria missed winning the game out of their own inadequacies.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Super Eagles were expected to win the match massively, given their opponents’ low ranking by FIFA. Read more
South Africa loses to Australia in ICC semifinal (AlJazeera)
The skies above Eden Gardens were leaden and grey, the air thick with a stifling mix of humidity, smog and the question of which team would meet India in Sunday’s Cricket World Cup Final.
Kolkata had pulsed with vibrant colour and noise all week in the midst of concurrent festivals of Diwali, symbolising light’s triumph over darkness, and Kali Puja, celebrating the victory of good against evil.
Thursday’s semifinal wasn’t a contest of such absolutes, instead a battle between the almost-guys and the we’ve-done-it-all-before guys. South Africa have played in four World Cup knockouts without clearing the final hurdle; Australia have lifted the trophy five times, more than any other nation. Read more
Uruguay stun Argentina; emotional Diaz double as Colombia sink Brazil (France24)
Uruguay ended Argentina’s 14-match unbeaten streak with a 2-0 victory over the world champions in World Cup qualifiers on Thursday as Luis Diaz scored twice to fire Colombia to an emotional 2-1 win over Brazil.
Defender Ronald Araujo fired Uruguay ahead on 41 minutes before Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez made the game safe with an 87th-minute goal on the counterattack to settle a hard-fought clash at the Bombonera Stadium in Buenos Aires.
It was Lionel Messi and Argentina’s first defeat of the 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign, and their first loss since they were stunned 2-1 by Saudi Arabia at the 2022 finals in Qatar. Read more
Berth to Copa America at stake as Canada takes on Jamaica in CONCACAF Nations League quarters (CBC)
Coping with chaos will be important when Canada faces Jamaica on the road Friday night in the CONCACAF Nations League quarterfinals, says interim coach Mauro Biello.
Biello knows history won’t be on the side of the Canadian men, who haven’t won a soccer match in Jamaica in 35 years. The second game in the two-match, aggregate series will be Tuesday at Toronto’s BMO Field.
“We’re expecting a difficult game there,” Biello told a conference call Thursday. “For us it’s about getting the result. Read more
Novak Djokovic survives major ATP Finals scare as Jannik Sinner spares his blushes (Express)
Novak Djokovic advanced to the semi-final of the ATP Finals thanks to Jannik Sinner – the man who conquered him in a tight three-set match earlier in the week. After dropping a set to Hubert Hurkacz earlier on Thursday, the world No 1’s survival in the tournament hinged on Sinner beating Holger Rune.
The match went down to the wire as Djokovic was just a couple of games from going out but the 22-year-old ultimately did his job, downing Rune 6-2 5-7 6-4.
Sinner took to the court in an unusual position, as his spot in the semi-final was confirmed. Instead it was Djokovic who was relying on the world No 4, as a Sinner victory would give the 36-year-old a spot in the semi-final but a Rune win would send the Dane to the semis and eliminate Djokovic. Read more
Draymond Green’s suspension is deserved, Warriors’ Kerr says (ABC)
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr did not hesitate Thursday to call out forward Draymond Green for the actions that landed him a five-game suspension.
“He took it too far,” Kerr said ahead of the Warriors’ game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. “Draymond was wrong. He knows that. It’s a bad look, and the five games are deserved.”
On Tuesday night, Green was one of three players ejected after a fight during which he grabbed Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert around the neck. Read more