Flood sweeps away teenager in Lagos (DailyTrust)
Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Emergency officials in Lagos Tuesday morning intensified search for a missing 17-year-old girl, simply identified as Ayisat, who was reportedly washed away after Monday’s downpour.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, was alerted of the incident after torrential rains. ‘How flood swept away my husband’ ‘Relocate from flood-prone areas’ The teenager was declared missing at Surulere.
LASEMA said its officials have commenced search of all major and minor categories of drains and drainage canals in and around Alapafuja axis of the Surulere Low-Cost Housing Estate in Surulere Local Government Area, Lagos. Read more
Police arrest northern youths at Lagos border (Punch)
A truckload of northerners has been arrested by the police at the Kara end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The PUNCH gathered that the men were being transported to Lagos with cows in the same container.
The Divisional Police Officer of Kara said she was not aware of the arrest.
The police spokespersons for Lagos and Ogun said they would get back to our correspondent. Read more
Four persons in Police net over fake bank alerts (Nation)
The Police on Monday said they have arrested four suspects over alleged generation of fake bank alerts and sending same as evidence of online payment for transactions to defraud their victims.
The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba, disclosed this at a media briefing in Abuja.
He said the suspects were specialists in generating fake alerts for sundry purposes, including payment for commercial sex. Read more
Man in court for allegedly having sex with a pig (Guardian)
A 22- year-old man, Ayokunbi Olaniyi, on Tuesday appeared in an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly having sex with a pig.
The police charged Olaniyi, who resides in Eleti – Odo area, Iwo Road, Ibadan , with one count of unnatural offence.
The Prosecution Counsel, Insp Opeyemi Olagunju, told the court that on April 2, at about 4 p.m. at Elewi – Odo , Ibadan , the defendant allegedly had sex with a pig against order of nature. Read more
Wife damages husband’s genitals over alleged infidelity (Punch)
Osun State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on Tuesday said it has commenced an investigation into the allegation against a housewife, who reportedly damaged the genitals of her husband.
Osun command’s NSCDC spokesperson, Daniel Adigun, in a statement, said one Omolara Seriki, resident of Ikirun, the headquarters of Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun, had reported her husband, Raheem Seriki, to the command, accusing him of shirking his responsibilities as husband and father.
Adigun further explained that when Raheem was eventually invited for interrogation, it was discovered that he had been a victim of physical assault from his wife, which led to him sustaining a bodily injury. Read more
Court reopens Abuja Mall used for Naira Marley’s concert (Vanguard)
A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Magistrate Court has re-opened the Jabi Lake Mall, 10 days after it ordered that it be sealed for hosting a Naira Marley concert in contravention of Covid-19 Protocols.
The court, sitting in Jabi, also ordered the management of the Mall to publish an unreserved apology to government in a national daily.
Magistrate Idayat Akanni had shut down the Mall after convicting some persons for organizing the ‘Drive-in-Concert’ in breach of social distancing measures and the 10pm to 4am curfew. Read more
Akeredolu wants to impeach me – Deputy Governor (Nation)
Ondo Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi has raised the alarm over moves by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to impeach him.
Ajayi resigned from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where he hopes to contest the governorship election.
Ajayi who insisted on no resigning his position said Governor Akeredolu planned to impeach him through illegal and unconstitutional means. Read more
UN appoints 2baba as Refugees Ambassador (Punch)
The United Nations has appointed ‘African Queen’ crooner, 2baba (formerly 2face Idibia), as its Refugees Goodwill Ambassador.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced this on Tuesday via its verified Instagram handle.
It acknowledged the musician’s commitment and devotion to the welfare of refugees and internally displaced persons, while exuding optimism that he will continue in the path. Read more
New study says summer sun can kill coronavirus in 34 minutes (NYPost)
The strong summer sun is capable of wiping out 90 percent or more of coronavirus living on surfaces in just 34 minutes, a new study has found.
Scientists suggest that “midday sunlight in most US and world cities during summer” is extremely effective in inactivating the virus that causes COVID-19 when it’s been coughed or sneezed onto a surface, according to the study published earlier this month.
It found the virus is most infectious from December until March — when it can live on surfaces for up to a day or more “with risk of re-aerosolization and transmission in most of these cities.” Read more
Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro ordered to wear mask in public (BBC)
A judge in Brazil has ordered President Jair Bolsonaro to wear a protective mask when he is in public spaces in the capital, Brasilia, and the surrounding federal district.
The far-right president has been criticised for belittling the risk posed by coronavirus.
He dismissed it as “a little cold” at the start of the pandemic.
Brazil has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases and Covid-related fatalities in the world after the US. Read more
The Nazi Satanist group linked to US soldier’s arrest (BBC)
A US soldier has been accused of plotting an attack on his own unit by sending information to an obscure Nazi Satanist organisation called the Order of Nine Angels (ONA). But who are they?
Founded in the UK in the 1970s, the ONA is an increasing focus for law enforcement and has appeared as an influence in several recent UK terrorism prosecutions relating to the extreme right-wing.
US soldier accused of planning attack on own unit
The group lionises the Nazi era and dates its calendar from the birth of Adolf Hitler, but its supernatural belief system goes beyond anything normally associated with right-wing extremism. Read more
Trump orders the arrest of anyone vandalising monuments (RT)
Donald Trump has authorised law enforcement to arrest anyone who vandalises statues or other landmarks on federal property and sentence them to as much as a decade in prison.
He said the measures can also be imposed retroactively.
The US president wrote on Twitter that he would no longer tolerate the destruction of federal property.
“I have authorised the Federal Government to arrest anyone who vandalises or destroys any monument, statue or other such Federal property in the US with up to 10 years in prison, per the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act, or such other laws that may be pertinent,” he said, adding that his instructions would be implemented “immediately” and may also be used retroactively to prosecute vandals. Read more
The Bail Project: $15m in donations and counting since George Floyd’s death (TMZ)
George Floyd’s death has not only sparked nationwide protests against police brutality and racism, it’s also fuelled donations to charities and organisations … especially The Bail Project.
Joseph Pate — spokesperson for the national nonprofit, which pays bail for people in need — tells TMZ it has received more than $15 million from nearly 200,000 donors in the weeks since Floyd was killed by Minneapolis PD officers.
Other sources close to the organisation tell us the support — financially and otherwise — has been pouring in from all over the world, including people looking to do volunteer work. Read more
German region returns to lockdown over Covid-19 outbreak at meat factory (RT)
Strict lockdown restrictions have been reimposed in the German district of Guetersloh after more than 1500 slaughterhouse employees tested positive for the Covid-19 virus in the last week alone.
North Rhine-Westphalia’s state premier Armin Laschet announced on Tuesday that museums, theaters, bars, and gyms will close again, just a month after they were allowed to reopen. The fresh restrictions will be in place until June 30.
In addition to the wider lockdown measures affecting about 360,000 people, 7,000 employees at the Toennies factory will be under mandatory quarantine. Read more
Elizabeth Hurley ‘saddened beyond belief’ over death of ex Steve Bing (PageSix)
Elizabeth Hurley said Tuesday she is “saddened beyond belief” over the suicide of her ex Steve Bing — suggesting he had finally been building a relationship with their son.
“I am saddened beyond belief that my ex Steve is no longer with us. It is a terrible end,” the actress said early Tuesday, hours after news broke that the 55-year-old producer had jumped from the 27th floor of a high-rise in Century City, LA.
“Our time together was very happy and I’m posting these pictures because although we went through some tough times, it’s the good, wonderful memories of a sweet, kind man that matter,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a series of snaps. Read more
Athletics: Igboka backs Eid Naser to beat dope ban (Vanguard)
Grassroots athletics coach, Johnny Igboka said suspended world women 400m champion, Salwa Eid Naser has always had the natural ability to run faster, and she should be able to convince the World Athletics integrity unit why she missed out of competition dope tests.
Eid Naser who was discovered by coach Igboka in 2012 reasoned that there wasn’t any need for the young athlete to rely on dope to boost her chances. However, he said there could be an explanation by the Onitsha-born Eid Naser why she missed the tests.
She was one of the athletes who have been suspended by the AIU for missing whereabouts tests after the World Championships in Doha. The other athlete is Christian Coleman of the USA who won the men’s 100m. Read more
Lobi Stars, Club Owners trade words over league cancellation (DailyTrust)
At the moment, there is no love lost between Lobi Stars football club of Makurdi and the NPFL Club Owners Association over the decision to end the 2019/2020 season using the Point Per Game, PPG, mechanism. On Sunday, June 21, 17 out of the 20 NPFL clubs in a virtual meeting voted to cancel the 2019/2020 league season. They also decided that there should be no relegation and no promotion to the NPFL. While Rangers voted in favour of Super 6 playoff based on PPG and no relegation, Lobi Stars and Akwa United abstained from voting as they alleged that the decision was taken to favour Enyimba FC. Read more
Uganda captain Onyango seeks clarity from President Museveni over $1m pledge (Eurosport)
The captain of Uganda’s national football team said on Tuesday he and his team mates are seeking clarity on a $1 million pledge that President Yoweri Museveni made to the players last year after their participation in the 2019 African Cup of Nations.
The cash pledged would be shared among the players and help them deal with the financial struggles caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, said Denis Onyango, who was voted the best African-based player of 2016.
The Cranes, as they are known, made a surprising run to the last 16 in Egypt last July before losing 1-0 to eventual finalists Senegal. Read more
College football star demands changes to Mississippi flag (RT)
Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill has threatened to withdraw from team affairs unless the state’s flag, which features confederate imagery, is changed amid the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests.
Hill, who is the top returning rusher in the SEC, made the demand on social media, saying that he will not play for the team until state authorities mandate the change and comes after the SEC, Conference USA and NCAA stated that they will not consider holding championship games in Mississippi until the flag is amended.
Mississippi State coach Mike Leach defended his player’s right to speak out but stopped short of echoing Hill’s request, saying: “The biggest thing is that Kylin is entitled to his opinion just like everybody is. Read more
French midfielder Schneiderlin leaves Everton to join Nice (Eurosport)
Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has completed a permanent transfer to Ligue 1 side Nice from Everton for an undisclosed fee, the clubs announced on Tuesday.
Schneiderlin, 30, joined Everton from Manchester United in January 2017 but struggled for regular first-team opportunities at Goodison Park, making 18 appearances across all competitions this season before undergoing a knee surgery in February.
“An agreement in principal has been reached with Everton for his transfer and it will be made official once the international summer transfer window opens,” Nice said in a statement.
“Until then, the Toffees have given permission for him to train with the rest of the Nice squad.” Read more
Sergio Aguero: Man City striker to see knee specialist in Spain (BBC)
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will travel to Barcelona to see a knee specialist amid fears his season might be over.
He was forced off just before half-time during the home side’s 5-0 Premier League win over Burnley, following a challenge by defender Ben Mee.
The 32-year-old tweeted on Tuesday: “The scans I did have confirmed that I have damaged my left knee. Read more