Herdsmen rob farmer, rape 16-year-old daughter (Punch)
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested two herdsmen for invading a farm in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state, allegedly stealing the sum of N140,000 and gang-raping the 16-year-old daughter of the farmer.
The suspects, Abu Adamu and Muhammadu Aliyu, were arrested last Wednesday by policemen from the Ewekoro Divisional Headquarters.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. Read more
Killing: Police arrest 6 suspects in Lagos (Vanguard)
The Police Command in Lagos State has arrested six suspects for questioning over the shooting and killing of one Kayode Olorunroba (m), 35, of No. 3, Werewere St., Alagbado in Lagos State.
The command’s spokesman, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement on Monday that Olorunroba was shot at AVID Sharwama Spot, Alagbado on Friday.
Adejobi said that the suspects had begun to give useful information that could assist the police in its investigation. Read more
Why my father was killed – Bola Ige’s son, Muyiwa (Punch)
Muyiwa Ige, a former Commissioner for Lands and Physical Planning in Osun State, has said his father was killed as a result of envy.
Chief Bola Ige, SAN, and former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, was murdered by unknown assailants at his Bodija, Ibadan home on December 23, 2001.
Ige, who was the Deputy National leader of Afenifere, a pan Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, was assassinated at age 71.
Muyiwa, who spoke in Ibadan during the 90th posthumous birth anniversary of his father, an astute politician and legal luminary, at St. Anne’s Church, Molete, Ibadan on Sunday, said his father’s assailants shall “continually be hunted by their evil deeds”. Read more
Buhari writes SGF, says he’s competent administrator (Thisday)
President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekend wrote a personal letter to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, acknowledging him as a competent administrator.
The letter and acknowledgement were the fallout of a successful ministerial retreat organised by Mustapha and held on September 7 and 8, 2020.
A statement by the presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, said the president in the letter personally signed by him, stated that he was ‘’very impressed’’ about the SGF’s performance at the retreat. Read more
Nigerian health workers in new strike over hazard pay (Guardian)
Nigerian health workers launched a strike Monday over pay, COVID-19 bonuses and inadequate facilities, union leaders said, in the latest work stoppage in the West African country.
The industrial action under the auspices of the Joint Health Workers Union (JOHESU) came just four days after resident doctors called off their strike.
JOHESU, comprising pharmacists, nurses, midwives and radiographers, are frontline workers in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
Two killed, 10 kidnapped as gunmen attack FRSC officials (Punch)
Suspected kidnappers have attacked two bus-loads of Federal Road Safety Corps officials at Wudage junction, Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, early Monday morning, killing two officials and abducting 10 others.
Four others were injured during the attack which occurred when the personnel were travelling from Sokoto and Kebbi states to a location in the South-East.
The deceased and the injured officials have been evacuated to the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, Nasarawa State. Read more
Enugu: Rights group demands sack of Danmallam, Abdurrahman, Olotu (Vanguard)
Leading research and investigative human rights organisation in Nigeria, the International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law, Intersociety, has called for outright dismissals of the Assistant Commissioner of Police, AIG, in charge of Zone 13, Alhaji Danmallam Mohammed; The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Alhaji Ahmed Abdurraham, and the immediate past Director of the DSS, Enugu State, Mr. Obande Olotu, over their separate and collective roles in the massacre of no less than 30 people in Emene-Enugu State on August 23, 2020.
Intersociety’s demand is contained in its investigative report on the mayhem and mass murder of unarmed civilians on a Sunday, which the human rights group released during the weekend. Read more
Katsina spends N4.2bn on war against bandits, kidnappers, says SSG (Thisday)
The Katsina State Government has said it has expended the sum of over N4.2 billion on infrastructure, logistics and security personnel allowances to tackle the wave of banditry and kidnapping bedevilling the state from June 2015 to August 2020.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Mustapha Inuwa, disclosed this to journalists on Monday while unveiling the state government’s scorecard under his office.
He said: “By way of summary, the state government’s financial support on security through the office of the Secretary to the Government of the state in terms of infrastructure, logistics and security personnel allowances from June 2015 to August, 2020 is as follows: Read more
Unions shut down Arik Air operations over 90% staff layoff (Guardian)
Operations of Arik Air were on Monday shut down by the aviation unions over alleged non payment of staff salaries since April after placing 90 per cent of the workforce on compulsory leave and other anti-labour practices.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that unions included the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN).
NAN correspondent who monitored the situation in Lagos reports that all Arik Air operations were shut down including airlines as passengers expressed reservations. Read more
10 pupils burn to death in Tanzania school fire (BBC)
Ten pupils have died in a fire in a school dormitory in north-western Tanzania’s Kagera region.
Seven other pupils who sustained serious injuries have been hospitalised.
The dormitory was housing boys aged six to 10 years.
Police have started investigations and the cause of the fire is yet to be established.
The fire started at one of the dormitories of Byamungu English Medium Primary School in Kyerwa district at around 04:30 local time. Read more
Google says its carbon footprint is now zero (BBC)
Google says it has wiped out its entire carbon footprint by investing in “high-quality carbon offsets”.
It became carbon-neutral in 2007 and says it has now compensated for all of the carbon it has ever created.
It also aimed to run all of its data centres and offices on carbon-free energy by 2030, chief executive Sundar Pichai has announced.
Other large technology companies have also committed to reducing or eliminating their carbon use. Read more
Parents charged with murder of daughter, 17, they reported missing weeks ago (Metro)
A mother and father who reported their teenage daughter missing seven weeks ago have been charged with her murder.
Bernadette Walker, 17, was reported missing by her parents Sarah and Scott Walker in Cambridgeshire, after she had not been seen for three days. Mrs Walker, 37, and Mr Walker, 50, appeared before Peterborough Magistrates’ Court virtually on Monday. They will appear before Peterborough Crown Court on Wednesday and have been remanded in custody. Read more
Boy, 5, dies in wedding reception tragedy (news.com.au)
A five-year-old boy in the United States has tragically died after a granite tabletop fell on him during a wedding reception.
Luca Berlingerio was killed during the accident while he was with his family at the Drake Hotel in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook on September 4, according to the Oak Brook Police Department.
Police said surveillance video from the hotel shows Luca lying across a table with a granite top, which was positioned against the back of a sofa where other children were playing at the time. Read more
Taylor Swift to perform ‘Betty’ at the 2020 ACM Awards (PageSix)
Taylor Swift will perform at the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday, marking her first performance at a country show in seven years.
The Grammy winner will perform her single, “Betty,” from her eighth studio album, “Folklore,” which dropped in July.
“Bout to show up at your party @ACMAwards,” the 30-year-old singer tweeted Sunday, in addition to a promo. Read more
US West Coast fires: Row over climate change’s role as Trump visits (BBC)
Democratic politicians on the US West Coast have accused President Donald Trump of being in denial about climate change’s role in the huge wildfires there, before his visit to California.
Blazes in California, Oregon and Washington state have burned almost 2m hectares (5m acres) of land and killed at least 35 people since early August.
Washington’s governor called climate change a “blowtorch over our states”.
Mr Trump, a climate sceptic, blamed the crisis on poor forest management. Read more
Prince Andrew ‘airbrushed’ out of royal event (news.com.au)
Scandal-hit Prince Andrew is being “airbrushed” out of events to mark the Duke of Edinburgh’s 100th birthday.
He will not be invited to major celebrations and organisers have been told to avoid pictures of him in a photo exhibition, The Sun reports.
Prince Philip’s team has also vetoed Andrew – one of his four children – from writing the introduction to the exhibition program, due to his links with billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Read more
Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre tells Manchester United Jadon Sancho is staying (Metro)
Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre has told Manchester United that Jadon Sancho has decided to stay for another season.
The 20-year-old is United’s priority target for the remainder of the transfer window but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have refused to meet Dortmund’s €120 million (£108m) asking price.
Dortmund had set a deadline of August 10 for United to complete a deal for Sancho as the Bundesliga club wanted the winger’s future resolved before the team began their pre-season training camp in Switzerland. Read more
NBA play-offs: Denver Nuggets level series against Los Angeles Clippers at 3-3 (BBC)
The Denver Nuggets overcame a 19-point second-half deficit to beat the Los Angeles Clippers and take their Western Conference semi-final to game seven.
The Clippers recorded 10 consecutive misses in the third quarter, allowing Denver to cut the points gap and take control to win 111-98.
Nikola Jokic scored 34 points to help force a series decider on Tuesday.
“We don’t have pressure,” Jokic said. “All the pressure is on them. To us it’s just another game seven.” Read more
Lampard laughs off Klopp’s Chelsea spending jibe (Guardian)
Chelsea coach Frank Lampard says he is amused rather than annoyed by Jurgen Klopp’s criticism of his summer spending, pointing out that Liverpool splashed the cash on the road to Premier League glory.
Lampard has invested around £200 million ($257 million) on Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell, with Thiago Silva arriving on a free transfer and goalkeeper Edouard Mendy reportedly set to join from Rennes.
By contrast, Klopp has added only Greece left-back Kostas Tsimikas to his league-winning squad so far. Read more
Novak Djokovic congratulates Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev after epic US Open final (Metro)
Novak Djokovic has congratulated Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev after their epic battle in the US Open final.
Austrian second seed Thiem fought back from two sets down to defeat Germany’s Zverev and win his first Grand Slam title on Sunday.
Thiem made a shocking start to the final but recovered superbly to win 2-6 4-6 6-3 7-6 (8-6) in New York. Read more
NFL: Colin Kaepernick criticises league ‘propaganda’ and Eric Reid ‘blackballing’ (BBC)
Colin Kaepernick has called the NFL’s support for anti-racism protests at the start of the season “propaganda” and claimed it is “blackballing” his ex-San Francisco 49ers team-mate Eric Reid.
Kaepernick and Reid began kneeling for the national anthem before matches in 2016 in protest over racial injustice.
Kaepernick has been a free agent since 2017, while Reid is also unattached after leaving the Carolina Panthers.
BBC Sport has approached the NFL for comment. Read more
United may have to wait for Klopp, Guardiola departures to win titles – Neville (Vanguard)
Manchester United may have to wait until Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola leave Liverpool and Manchester City respectively before they win another Premier League title, according to Gary Neville.
Not since legendary manager Alex Ferguson’s final campaign at Old Trafford in 2012-13 have United lifted the top-flight crown, finishing in the top two just once since then.
Despite an upturn in form in the second half of last season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side ended 33 points behind dominant champions Liverpool and 15 points adrift of runners-up City. Read more
Ligue 1: Neymar blames racism for PSG loss to Marseille (Punch)
Neymar insisted he had been the victim of racism as he was one of five players sent off in a mass brawl at the end of Marseille’s 1-0 win over Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.
PSG’s Brazilian star appeared to accuse Alvaro Gonzalez of calling him a “monkey” in a series of furious tweets after he was sent off in injury time for slapping the Marseille defender on the back of the head.
“Look at the racism. That’s why I hit him,” Neymar, who was returning from coronavirus quarantine, said as he left the pitch. Gonzalez later denied making a racist comment. Read more