EFCC arrests 16 suspected fraudsters in Lagos, Ogun (DailyTrust)
Lagos zonal office operatives’ of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 16 suspects for allegedly defrauding foreign and local businessmen.
The suspected internet fraudsters, otherwise known as ‘yahoo-yahoo boys’ were arrested from their hideout in Ota, Ogun State, and Victoria Island, Lagos.
The suspected internet fraudsters arrested during a raid in Ota, Ogun State were Adeshina Michael, Ayeni Emiloju, Odenigbo Anthony, Afolabi Gbenga and Oyibogbola David Seun. Read more
Man stabs lover to death in Lagos, commits suicide (Punch)
A man, Chris Ndukwe, has reportedly committed suicide after stabbing his lover, Olamide Alli, to death at his place of residence on the Victory Point Estate in the Ilasan area of Lagos State.
Although the reasons for Ndukwe’s action remain unclear, PUNCH Metro gathered that the 39-year-old and Olamide had been in a complicated relationship that produced two children and they were living apart in the Ilasan and Ogba areas of the state.
Before the tragic incident, it was learnt that Olamide and her yet-to-be-identified sister visited Ndukwe in his house, and while the children and Olamide’s sister slept in a room, the lovers were said to have slept in another room. Read more
Motorists plying Oshodi/Apapa expressway trapped in traffic for 12hrs (Vanguard)
Motorists plying the Apapa-Oshodi expressway, Lagos, went through the most harrowing experience of their lives, as they were trapped in traffic for the better part of the day.
The ever-busy expressway was overtaken by trucks, without consideration to other road users.
From all indication, it was obvious that the Presidential Task Force charged with the responsibility of easing the gridlock along the route had abandoned the post. Read more
Gnashing of teeth as Lagos-Abeokuta expressway fails (Guardian)
Two years after the rehabilitation of Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta Expressway commenced, the road has degenerated as commuters gnash their teeth in traffic gridlocks.
For motorists and other road users, it is another tortuous long wait for help as there are no signs of intervention as a long stretch of the expressway is in a decrepit.
Though the project was initially awarded to Julius Berger Plc in 1999, it suffered setbacks due to paucity of funds. Read more
Gombe gov inaugurates community policing committee (DailyTrust)
The Gombe State Government has inaugurated a 21-member Community Policing Advisory Committee to improve internal security and manage community policing in the state. Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, while inaugurating the committee yesterday at the government house, said the advisory committee became necessary to help security agencies in providing adequate security for people and their properties. The advisory committee will be chaired by the Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III, while the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Maikudi Shehu, will serve as Co-chair. Read more
Woman strips husband’s ex-girlfriend in Ogun (Punch)
Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a couple after the wife, Tomisin Onyeokweni, allegedly stripped her husband’s ex-lover.
The incident happened in the presence of Tomisin’s husband, Osas.
The couple allegedly lured the 20-year-old victim into an uncompleted building, where the wife, who was armed with a pair of scissors, cut her dress into pieces and left her naked. Read more
Bandits kill three in Katsina village (Guardian)
Bandits have reportedly shot three persons dead at Maikwama village in Dandume Council of Katsina State.
The bandits also stole food items and rustled a number of bulls used by farmers for tilling the farmlands.
The Guardian gathered the incident occurred about 2 a.m. yesterday during heavy rainfall in the area. Read more
UCH security, attendants demand equal COVID-19 allowance with doctors (Vanguard)
As cases of COVID-19 increase in Oyo State, staff of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, protested non-payment of their share of the hazard allowance paid to doctors and other health workers.
They took their protest to the office of the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the teaching hospital, Prof. Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo.
The hospital workers asked the management of the hospital to pay their 50 per cent share of the COVID-19 hazard allowance. Read more
NYC shootings continue to surge — and cops warn it may be the new normal (NYPost)
Bullets are whizzing around New York this month at a rate not seen in nearly a quarter century, according to the NYPD — and police sources warned that the recent run of gunplay may be the new normal.
Through the first three weeks of June, which came to a close Sunday, city streets echoed with 125 shooting incidents, Chief of Crime Control Strategies Michael LiPetri told The Post on Monday.
“We have to go back to June of 1996 to get a worse start for June,” said LiPetri. “That is a telling stat.” Read more
Coronavirus: Cinemas and museums set to reopen in England from 4 July (BBC)
Boris Johnson will announce his plans in Parliament on Tuesday
Cinemas, museums and galleries will be able to reopen in England from 4 July, Boris Johnson is expected to announce on Tuesday as he outlines a further easing of coronavirus restrictions.
Venues closed since the middle of March will be able to welcome visitors as long as safety measures are in place.
The PM is also due to set out how pubs can safely reopen following a review of the 2m distancing rule. Read more
David Attenborough fronts £12,000,000 bid to save London Zoo from ‘extinction’ (Metro)
Sir David Attenborough has stepped in to help save London Zoo from ‘extinction’ by leading a campaign to raise millions amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The 94-year-old renowned naturalist is at the forefront of the desperate appeal aiming to raise £12 million as part of a £25million rescue package to save more than 18,000 animals at risk.
The famous zoo warns it is ‘at risk of extinction’ after it was forced to close for 12 weeks during lockdown. As a result, bosses have struggled to keep up with the extortionate animal monthly food bill of £43,500, reported The Times. Read more
China warns Taiwan against harbouring Hong Kong ‘rioters’ (AlJazeera)
The Chinese government has warned Taiwan against offering protection to “rioters” from Hong Kong as international criticism grew of Beijing’s move to impose a controversial security law that bans separatism and foreign interference in Hong Kong.
In a statement late on Friday, China’s policy-making Taiwan Affairs Office denounced plans by Taipei to help those thinking of fleeing Hong Kong over Beijing’s tightening grip on the semi-autonomous city.
“Providing shelter for and taking onto the island the rioters and elements who bring chaos to Hong Kong will only continue to bring harm to Taiwan’s people,” it said. Read more
New Yorkers flood barbershops, hair salons as Phase 2 reopening begins (NYPost)
New Yorkers are finally letting their hair down!
Big Apple barbershops and hair salons welcomed back scores of scruffy customers for post-quarantine cuts Monday as the city entered Phase Two of reopening.
Paul Kim, 40, waited on line for a fresh cut at Clinton Street Barber Shop in Brooklyn Heights, which at one point had a wait as long as two hours.
“I was one of their last customers when they shut down and I haven’t had a haircut in 17 weeks! My wife said I look terrible,” he told The Post. Read more
Trump targets foreign workers with new visa freeze (BBC)
US President Donald Trump has extended a pause on some green cards and suspended visas for other foreign workers until the end of 2020.
High-skilled tech workers, non-agricultural seasonal helpers, au pairs and top executives will be affected.
The White House said the move will create jobs for Americans hurting economically due to the pandemic. Read more
Michael Keaton in talks to reprise Batman role 31 years after he first played iconic character (Metro)
Michael Keaton might be about to brood and smoulder in the role of Batman – some 31 years after he first played the caped crusader in the Tim Burton-directed movie. The star is in talks with DC to revive the character in the upcoming superhero movie The Flash, according to The Wrap. The publication reports that discussions are in the very early stages and there is no word on how big or small Michael’s role would be. Read more
Falcons win 2019 Women’s W’Cup best jersey poll (Punch)
The Super Falcons home kit has been voted the best jersey of the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France, The PUNCH reports.
The home kit designed by Nike and unveiled in 2018, earned numerous reviews during the tournament last summer.
The FIFA poll, which ended on Monday, had 2,348 voters involved in the process, with Nigeria finishing top with 50 per cent of the votes cast. Read more
Man City thrash Burnley to ensure Liverpool cannot win title in next game (BBC)
Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez both scored twice as Manchester City thrashed Burnley to ensure Liverpool will have to wait a little longer to wrap up the Premier League title.
Three first-half goals saw City on their way to the most comfortable of wins at Etihad Stadium, with Foden’s superb long-range strike breaking the deadlock before Mahrez’s double just before the break.
The Algerian’s fine solo effort made it 2-0 before he added another from the spot after Ben Mee fouled Sergio Aguero, with the penalty being awarded by the video assistant referee. Read more
Plane carrying ‘White Lives Matter’ message flies over the Etihad moments after Man City & Burnley players take a knee (Metro)
A plane carrying the message ‘White Lives Matter – Burnley’ was flown over the Etihad stadium moments after kick-off between Manchester City and Burnley. All 22 players took a knee before kick-off in recognition of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has garnered support from across the world since George Floyd died in police custody. Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback, kick-started the movement by crouching during the American national anthem to raise awareness of the police brutality that many black people endure in the United States. Read more
Bubba Wallace: Nascar driver emotional as drivers push car to start-line (BBC)
Bubba Wallace’s fellow Nascar drivers pushed his car to the start-line for the Geico 500 at Talladega, Alabama, to show their support for him a day after a noose was found in his team garage.
The 26-year-old, who is the sole black full-time driver, was overcome with emotion by the show of solidarity.
On the racist incident, Nascar chief Steve Phelps said: “We’re going to use every effort to find who has done this.
“They will be banned from this sport for life.” Read more
Everton star Richarlison confirms offer to join Manchester United (Metro)
Manchester United failed with a bid to sign Everton forward Richarlison in January as the Brazilian didn’t want to leave the Toffees midway through a campaign. The striker joined Everton from Watford for a fee of £50m in 2018 and the 23-year-old already has 19 caps with Brazil’s national side to his name. United were desperate to sign a striker in January after Marcus Rashford suffered a back fracture that looked to have ended his season. Read more
Ancelotti accused of €1m tax fraud (Punch)
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has been accused by prosecutors in Spain of not paying €1m in taxes.
The charge relates to tax due for image rights earnings during the Italian’s time as Real Madrid boss in 2014-15.
The Madrid Community Prosecutor’s office claims the 61-year-old concealed revenues “intending to avoid his tax duties towards the public treasury with no justification.” Read more