#EndSARS: Send SARS to Sambisa forest to fight Boko Haram – Atedo Peterside (Vanguard)
Chief Atedo Peterside has taken to Twitter to react to the news about the dissolution of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS and the other SARS units based in the 36 states of the country.
The announcement was made by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu on Sunday, amidst calls and nationwide protests by youths for the scrapping of the dreaded police unit.
There has been widespread accusations of extra-judicial killings, rape, extortion levelled at the police unit.
The Stanbic IBTC founder tweeted: SARS or FSARS should not be disbanded yet. Read more
4 dead as building collapses in Lagos (Punch)
Four yet-to-be-identified persons lost their lives on Sunday when a three-storey building collapsed in the Obalende area of Lagos Island, Lagos State.
The PUNCH gathered that eight other persons were injured.
The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the incident.
He noted that the affected three-storey building located at 62, Odo Street, Obalende, Lagos Island, was under construction when it collapsed.
He said, “Upon arrival at the incident scene, a three-storey building under construction was discovered to have self-collapsed. Read more
Sanwo-Olu to render account of 500 days in office (Vanguard)
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu is set to render account of his stewardship, as his administration attained 500 days in office on Oct. 10.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, said that Sanwo-Olu would, at a news conference on Oct. 20, review the ”Greater Lagos” journey and tender his report card to Lagosians.
He said that Sanwo-Olu would speak on the achievements of his administration, guided by the .T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda – the six-pillar development strategy propelling the ”Greater Lagos” journey. Read more
Oyetola congratulates Akeredolu, says re-election not surprise (Guardian)
Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has congratulated his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu, on his re-election as governor of the state, saying his victory did not come as a surprise.
Oyetola, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, on Sunday in Osogbo, also described Akeredolu’s victory as sweet and well deserved.
The governor is a member of the National Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Chairman, Contact, and Mobilisation for the Ondo Governorship National Campaign Council. Read more
Akeredolu’s reelection victory for good governance – APC (Nation)
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has described Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s re-election as a vote for good governance, industrialisation, security, empowerment and general welfare of the state.
It said Akeredolu’s reelection was a testament to the inclusiveness, genuine reconciliation and peace the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led APC Caretaker Committee has ensured among party ranks in Ondo and the party in general.
A statement by the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretar, Yekini Nabena, in Abuja, on Sunday, thanked Ondo residents for coming out enmasse to vote for it’s candidate on Saturday. Read more
Ganduje suspends special adviser for anti-Buhari comments (Guardian)
Kano State governor Umaru Ganduje has suspended his media aide for “unguarded utterances on the person of President Muhammadu Buhari on the social media platform.”
“I’ve never seen a govt with zero empathy like that of Buhari,” Salihu Tanko Yakasai, a special adviser to Ganduje on media, tweeted with his verified Twitter handle @Dawisu on Saturday.
“So many times when his people are going through difficult time and expect some sort of shoulder to reassure them that he is in charge, but he failed to do so.”
One of the the tweets has been deleted. Read more
Akeredolu speaks after re-election Ondo Governor Oluwarotimi (Nation)
Akeredolu on Sunday on said his victory was a challenge to his administration by the electorates for rededication to service in their interest.
He promised not to relent in making the people the centre of his administration.
Akeredolu spoke at his Owo country home residence shortly after he was declared winner of last Saturday’s governorship election.
Members of the All Progressives Congress National Campaign Council led by Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were at his residence when the results were announced and Akeredolu declared winner. Read more
Northern youths oppose #EndSARS protest (Guardian)
A northern youth group has opposed the ongoing agitation for the scrapping of the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police.
The group, Northern Youth Assembly of Nigeria (NYAN), were seen armed with placards of different inscriptions on Sunday at the Secretariat of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ). They said the police unit only require a reform.
The Speaker of the group, Ukkasha Hamza Rahuma who led almost 100 youths said, “We have the belief that the decision of the Force to establish special anti-robbery squad was done in good faith to checkmate the illegal activities of kidnapping, banditry and armed robbery in the society following the rampant cases of the harassment and loss of valuable items to the men of the underworld. Read more
Covid-19 virus ‘survives on some surfaces for 28 days’ (BBC)
The virus responsible for Covid-19 can remain infectious on surfaces such as banknotes, phone screens and stainless steel for 28 days, researchers say.
The findings from Australia’s national science agency suggest SARS-Cov-2 can survive for far longer on surfaces than previously thought.
The virus is most commonly transmitted when people cough, sneeze or talk.
But experts say it can also be spread by particles in the air, as well as on surfaces such as metal and plastic.
Previous laboratory studies have found that SARS-Cov-2 can survive for two to three days on bank notes and glass, and up to six days on plastic and stainless steel, although results vary. Read more
Argument over card game escalates into shooting that leaves one dead (NYPost)
A card game in North Carolina turned deadly when an argument escalated to gunfire, authorities said.
The incident occurred around 3 a.m. Saturday during the card game at a home in Rowland, according to Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies arrived to find Rodney Lewis, 54, and Jamel R. Hendrix, 24, suffering from gunshot wounds.
“The shootings are the result of an argument at a card game,” the sheriff’s office said. Read more
Belarus: Dozens more arrested as anti-Lukashenko protests continue (BBC)
Belarusian riot police have detained dozens of protesters after clashes at the latest mass march against President Alexander Lukashenko.
Protests have swept the eastern European country since Mr Lukashenko claimed victory in an August election widely viewed as rigged.
Thousands thronged the streets of capital Minsk for another Sunday rally.
Video showed masked police using water cannon to disperse protesters in the city. Read more
18 dead in Thailand bus-train collision (Guardian)
At least 18 people were killed and more than 40 injured in Thailand Sunday when a freight train crashed into a bus taking passengers to a religious ceremony, officials said.
The morning collision, around 50 kilometres (30 miles) east of the capital, Bangkok, toppled the bus and sheared off part of its roof.
More than 40 passengers were rushed to nearby medical facilities for treatment, said provincial hospital director Sombat Chutimanukul.
“Four are in critical condition and eight remain under observation” out of the 23 admitted to her hospital, she told reporters. Read more
How virtual reality therapy can cure PTSD, obesity and even the pain of childbirth (NYPost)
Virtual-reality therapies can place a person in a serene setting to work out past traumas, manage the perception of pain — and have even helped some paralyzed patients to recover partial muscle control.
Virtual-reality therapies can place a person in a serene setting to work out past traumas, manage the perception of pain — and have even helped some paralyzed patients to recover partial muscle control.NY Post photo composite
Erin Martucci declined an epidural when contractions started during the birth of her second child at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY, in 2016. When the pain became too intense, her gynecologist handed her a headset. Read more
Guard held after man shot dead during Denver rival rallies (BBC)
Police have arrested a security guard after a man was shot dead during rival right- and left-wing protests in the US city of Denver.
Reports said the dead man had been taking part in a so-called “Patriot Rally” of right-wing demonstrators.
Police said the suspect was not linked to the counter-demonstrators.
A Denver TV station said it had hired the suspect to protect its crew. However, police have not confirmed this. Read more
“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” drops new trailer and fans go wild for it (Metro)
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is being turned into a movie and fans have finally been given a first look at the upcoming film as a brand new trailer dropped on Sunday.
The movie is based on documentary, Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, that first aired on BBC Three back in 2011 and follows schoolboy Jamie as he dreams of wearing a dress to his dance and takes on prejudice and bullies in his fight to do so.
It inspired the musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie that first hit the stage in 2017 and now Jamie’s story is being brought to life on the big screen. Read more
Eifel Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton equals Michael Schumacher record with 91st win (BBC)
Lewis Hamilton equalled the all-time record for career Formula 1 victories by winning the Eifel Grand Prix.
The Mercedes driver’s win was the 91st of his career and he will surely break Michael Schumacher’s record soon.
Hamilton extended his championship lead over team-mate Valtteri Bottas to 69 points after the Finn retired. Read more
Gareth Southgate provides Harry Kane injury update (Metro)
Gareth Southgate has allayed fears over Harry Kane’s fitness after the England captain reportedly picked up a muscle injury during training prior to Sunday’s clash with Belgium.
The Tottenham striker was only named on the bench for the UEFA Nations League clash against the number one ranked side in the world, having sustained a small niggle in the build-up to the match.
It was initially suggested that Kane would miss Sunday’s game entirely and was a doubt for Wednesday’s clash against Denmark too. Read more
French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to win 13th Roland Garros title (BBC)
Rafael Nadal produced one of his finest French Open displays to stun Novak Djokovic and equal Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam men’s titles.
Spanish second seed Nadal outclassed world number one Djokovic in a 6-0 6-2 7-5 win, which clinched a record-extending 13th title at Roland Garros.
Questions had been asked about 34-year-old Nadal’s level, but he responded with an almost flawless performance.
Top seed Djokovic, 33, lost a completed match for the first time in 2020.
The Serb was overwhelmed by Nadal’s rapid start and produced a despondent display as a result. Read more
Inter Milan’s Ashley Young tests positive for coronaivrus (Guardian)
Ashley Young has tested positive for coronavirus, the Italian Serie A team confirmed on Sunday.
“Ashley Young tested positive for Covid-19 following the tests carried out yesterday (Saturday) at Appiano Gentile,” the club said in a statement.
“The English player is already in quarantine at home.”
Former Watform and Aston Villa player Young joined Inter from Manchester United in January. Read more
Lakers, LeBron James look to put gritty Heat, Jimmy Butler away (NYPost)
The Lakers were just seconds away from an NBA title, confetti machines at the ready courtside.
Then Jimmy Butler and the Heat ripped that celebration away from them.
The pain was written on the Lakers’ faces as they trudged off the court in Disney World. Will they come back for Sunday’s Game 6 hungry, or hung over?
“It’s a tough loss. There’s no doubt about it. We were very close,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. “But our group’s fine. We’re going to bounce back strong. We’ll have a better performance in Game 6.” Read more
‘Eagles lacked direction against Desert Foxes’ (Guardian)
Former International, Felix Owolabi, has expressed displeasure over Coach Gernot Rohr’s decision to feature almost an entirely new squad in Friday’s tune up game against Algeria, saying the team played without direction.
The game was played in Klagenfurt, Austria.
The Desert Foxes fielded a strong side that included the team’s captain, Riyad Mahrez and a majority of the Algerian players that beat Nigeria 2-1 in the semi-final of the Total Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) hosted by Egypt last year. However, despite some regular players missing on the Nigerian side, some of the regulars were seen on the bench based on the tactics of the Franco-German coach. Read more