How a day-old baby was stolen from Kano hospital (DailyTrust)
A newborn child was recently stolen from Abdullahi Wase Hospital in Kano.
One Abubakar Sadiq and his wife, Maryam Sadiq, stole the child, according to the police.
The couple had thrown a party to celebrate the arrival of a male child, which triggered doubts since neighbours knew Maryam was not pregnant.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Kano command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said the police received a complaint on Wednesday from the father of the baby, Rabi’u Muhammad of Gayawa Quarters, Ungogo Local Government Area of the state, that on the same day one of his newly-born male twins was missing. Read more
Sanwo Olu, Akeredolu, Uzodinma wives storm Lagos for “August Meeting” (Sun)
The wife of Lagos State Governor, Ibijoke Sanwo Olu, her Ondo State counterpart, Betty Anyanwu- Akeredolu, and Chioma Ikeaka-Uzodimma, wife of Imo state Governor, will storm Lagos at the 7th edition of Women August meeting/empowerment programme by Imo State Towns Development Association Lagos, (ISTDAL), Women’s wing.
The event will take place today Saturday Sept. 11th 2021 under the distinguished Chairmanship of Prince Tita Ngalam with the theme, “Nigeria Business Women In The Face of Pandemic Challenges”.
It is scheduled to take place at Nigerian Army School of Music, Abalti Barracks, Ojuelegba, Surulere, Lagos at 10 am.
The Special Guest of Honour is Godwin Uche Okereafor, while Lilian Amakor, President, ISTDAL, Women Wing, will be the Chief Host.
Also, Chris Ekeocha, President of ISTDAL, Patrick Uzoma and Imo Liaison Officer/SA to Governor of Imo State, will play host to the event. Read more
Comedian Bovi puts up son ‘for sale’ after breaking 3 TVs in 1 year (Punch)
Nigerian Comedian, Bovi Ugboma, has put up his last son, Chuchu, ‘for sale’ after the latter broke the third TV in the year.
The funnyman took to his Instagram Story to share pictures and videos, as he cautioned his son for breaking the television.
One of the pictures was captioned, “For sale! He broke the third TV in a year.”
In one of the videos, Bovi’s voice was heard questioning his crying son, “Who broke the TV? You’re crying. Are you not the one that broke the TV?”
Chuchu is the third of Bovi’s children. The comedian got married to Kris in 2007 and they have three children together. Read more
FG to replicate Ebute-Metta mega rail station in Kano (Independent)
The Nigerian Government has said that the approved design for the Dawachiki, Kano Train Station will be a mega station similar to the Ebute-Metta Train Station in Lagos.
The Minister for Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi stated this when he paid a courtesy visit on the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, at his Palace.
According to the Minister, the resolve to replicate this in Kano is as a result of the commercial nature of the city and its link between the corridors of transit.
The Minister further stated that it was pertinent to come and thank him for his hospitality the five days of the National Council of Transportation stay in the city. Read more
Police rescue kidnapped Niger traditional ruler (Guardian)
The Niger State Police Command says it has rescued the kidnapped traditional ruler of Wawa in Borgu Local Government of Niger.
Dr Mahmud Aliyu, the victim, was kidnapped by heavily armed gunmen on Sunday at his palace at about 10 pm.
The Police Spokesperson in the state, DSP. Wassiu Abiodun, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Saturday.
Abiodun said that the royal father was rescued on Friday at about 19:30 hours, after a sustained effort of the Police, military and vigilante. Read more
Sokoto set to produce 5,000 litres of milk, yoghurt daily (Tribune)
In its efforts to improve on the component of cattle breeding, the Sokoto State government under the leadership of the state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has established a dairy centre in the state.
The dairy centre according to the state Commissioner for Animal Health and Fisheries Development
Professor Abdulkadir Junaidu, has a production capacity of 5,000 litres of both fresh milk and yoghurt daily.
He said the project is designed to buy off milk from farmers in the state, thus, improving the economic well-being and minimizing wastage that is often encountered by dairy farmers across the state. Read more
Each Rep gets N100m for constituency project –Adamawa lawmaker (Punch)
A House of Representatives member, representing Numan/Demsa/Lamurde Federal Constituency of Adamawa State, Kwamoti Laori, has blamed poor budget implementation for the country’s poor economic growth.
This was as he revealed that each member of the House of Representatives gets an allocation of N100m to execute projects in their constituencies.
He, however, regretted that due to poor budgetary implementation, the Reps hardly get more than N80m of the allocated N100m.
The lawmaker made the revelation while addressing journalists in Yola, following the inauguration of some solar-powered boreholes, a computer centre, a town hall and examination halls in Lafia, Demsa, Ndem, Imburu, Bali and Kpasham, constituencies of Lamurde/Demsa/Numan local government areas. Read more
Nigeria records 3 deaths, 466 new COVID-19 cases (Guardian)
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says three people died as a result of COVID-19 complications, while 466 news cases was recorded on Friday.
The NCDC confirmed this in an update on its Facebook page on Saturday morning.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new 466 COVID-19 infections on Friday indicates a decrease from 727 cases reported on Thursday.
The Public health agency reports that COVID-19 cases in the country now stands at 198, 239 on Friday.
It noted that 2,588 people have died from the disease’s complications and that infections were confirmed in 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Friday. Read more
Kate Beckinsale reportedly taken to Las Vegas hospital (Complex)
Kate Beckinsale has been transported to a Las Vegas hospital.
TMZ reports that the actress was rushed by ambulance after she threw her back out so badly that it warranted medical attention at around 10:30 a.m on Friday. She is currently still in the emergency room and her condition is unknown at this time.
Beckinsale had been staying at The Signature at MGM Grand while shooting the film Prisoner’s Daughter the last week, which also stars Tyson Ritter and Brian Cox. She also is set to star in a comedy film El Tonto with Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Edie Falco, and John Malkovich.
Beckinsale’s star skyrocketed after 1999’s Brokedown Palace, and later with the 2001’s Pearl Harbor and Serendipity. She also became well-known with 2003’s Underworld franchise and 2004’s Van Helsing. Read more
Dancehall starlet Davianah to drop “Bad One” EP (Dancehallmag)
Dancehall starlet Davianah—the rebellious firebrand who is also the daughter of Reggae star Tony Rebel—is gearing up for the September 30 release of her Bad One EP.
“With every purchase of the EP, people will receive free Davianah and Bad One merch and also a ticket to a virtual Bad One concert planned for October. All of this will be available on the Davianah.com website,” Davianah said.
The Bad One EP will feature five tracks, and one bonus track, the radio hit, Bad One the remix. Some of the songs include Emotional, produced by JJ Whizzle, Too Far and Loyalty produced by Frankie Music, Real One produced by Sonovic, and How Could You featuring Tiffanie Malvo, and Bad One (Remix), both of which are produced by Nyle Banks Music Group.
The overall project will be released under her own label, Davianah Music. Read more
UAE lifts ban on entry from certain countries for vaccinated residents (Aawsat)
The United Arab Emirates said on Friday residents who had been fully vaccinated with a shot approved by the World Health Organization could return as of Sept. 12 from a list of previously suspended countries.
Countries from which residents can fly into the UAE from Sept. 12 are: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Namibia, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, South Africa, Nigeria and Afghanistan. Read more
Fake vaccination certificates are being sold for $270 online (DailyMail)
Forged Covid-19 vaccination certificates are being sold for as little as $270 – raising fears for Sydney’s roadmap out of lockdown.
Fully vaccinated Sydneysiders will be able to gather outside in groups of five people from Monday as restrictions in the Covid-riddled city slowly start to lift.
They will need to prove they’ve received both doses of the jab which can be shown on the Federal Government’s digital vaccination certificate.
But software developers have pointed out the certificates can be easily altered with some people illegally selling forged passes for those who aren’t vaccinated.
Through the encrypted messaging system Telegram, some are offering fake vaccination certificates for various countries at just $US200 which is the equivalent to $AUD270. Read more
Usain Bolt sprints onto music charts with debut reggae album (Blavity)
Usain Bolt is not only considered the fastest man in the world but he’s now being dubbed the next king of reggae.
The eight-time Olympic gold medalist is entering the music industry with his debut studio album, Country Yutes, which has dominated the music charts and even surpassed Bob Marley’s tribute album, Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers, and moved into the No. 1 spot on the iTunes reggae charts.
“If you have followed my career over the years, you would see me always dancing and listening to music. It’s no secret to the world that I love music. Music has just always been a part of my DNA,” Bolt said about the release, which peaked at No. 1 on iTunes, HotNewHipHop reports. Read more
Eating peanuts may lower risk of ischemic stroke and cardiovascular disease (Neuroscience)
Asian men and women living in Japan who ate peanuts (on average 4-5 peanuts/day) had a lower risk of having an ischemic stroke or a cardiovascular disease event compared to those who did not eat peanuts, according to new research published in Stroke.
While previous studies have linked peanut consumption with improved cardiovascular health among Americans, researchers in this study specifically examined the link between peanut consumption and the incidence of different types of stroke (ischemic and hemorrhagic) and cardiovascular disease events (such as stroke and ischemic heart disease) among Japanese men and women.
“We showed for the first time a reduced risk for ischemic stroke incidence associated with higher peanut consumption in an Asian population,” said lead study author Satoyo Ikehara, Ph.D., specially appointed associate professor of public health in the department of social medicine at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in Suita, Japan. “Our results suggest that adding peanuts to your diet has a beneficial effect on the prevention of ischemic stroke.” Read more
Fashanu hails Eagles over perfect start to Qatar 2022 (Punch)
Former Wimbledon star, John Fashanu, has saluted the Super Eagles for their perfect start to the Qatar 2020 World Cup qualifiers, following their 2-1 win against Cape Verde on Tuesday.
The victory against the Blue Sharks at the Estadio Municipal Aderito Sena, Mindelo means Gernot Rohr’s side made it successive victories to keep their World Cup dreams alive.
The Eagles defeated Liberia 2-0 at The Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos in their opening game and now sit comfortably at the top of Group C with maximum six points.
Speaking with Saturday PUNCH, Fashanu said, “The wins against Liberia and Cape Verde are two great results for Nigeria and now the players should be very confident and should be joyous now. Read more
GOtv Boxing Night 23: Baby Face, Real One, others battle for Mojisola Ogunsanya trophy (Vanguard)
Boxing fans will be trooping to the Molade-Okoyo Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, as the 23rd edition of GOtv Boxing Night holds today. Seven bouts across weight categories are on the bill, with two of them featuring World Boxing Federation (WBF) champions, Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde and Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, who are billed to fight opponents from the Benin Republic and Ghana.
There is also the potentially spicy confrontation between Isaac “I-Star” Chukwudi and Taiwo ‘Gentle Boy” Olowu, who meet in the national welterweight title contest. Equally of huge interest is the ring return of former national lightweight champion, Nurudeen “Prince” Fatai, who is billed to fight Rilwan “Show Boy” Lawal in a featherweight challenge bout.
The bout line-up pits light heavyweight bruiser, Segun “Success” Olanrewaju against Fatai “Hit Man” Balogun, cruiserweight big-timer, Abiodun “Infiniti” Afinni, against Michael “Emirate” Godwin, as well as Segun Adeyemi against Abolade “B.Bee” Balogun, both debutants and graduates of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search. Read more
South American players cleared to play for English clubs: FIFA (Sport24)
England-based South American players will be able to line up for their clubs this weekend after their countries dropped complaints about their failure to report for international duty, FIFA said on Saturday.
Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City as well as Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Leeds refused to release players for World Cup qualifiers over the past week due to the coronavirus isolation period required on their return to Britain.
All of the South American qualifiers were played in countries on the British government’s red Covid-19 travel list, meaning travellers returning from those countries have to quarantine for 10 days. Read more
Mick Schumacher: Haas driver says father Michael is Formula 1’s best-ever (BBC)
Hass Formula 1 driver Mick Schumacher says his father Michael is the best-ever driver in the sport, no matter what Lewis Hamilton achieves.
Hamilton claimed his seventh F1 title last year, drawing him level on the all-time championship list with Schumacher senior.
The Mercedes driver is battling with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen for this year’s title.
“My dad is the greatest driver there ever was,” said Schumacher, 22.
“But he is not only the best driver, he is also the best dad in the world.” Read more
Pep Guardiola welcomes proposal to stage World Cup every two years (Fourfourtwo)
Pep Guardiola believes a World Cup every two years could be good for the game and would welcome a fair debate over the issue.
FIFA’s head of global development Arsene Wenger, the former Arsenal manager, has put forward proposals to hold the global showpiece biennially.
The plans have been met with strong opposition in some quarters, with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin suggesting European countries could boycott the tournament if they were approved.
European Leagues, a group which includes the Premier League and the EFL, has said its members “firmly and unanimously” oppose the idea. Read more
Fran Kirby: Chelsea ‘know we can come back fighting’ from Arsenal defeat (BBC)
Chelsea forward Fran Kirby says they “want to win as many trophies as they can” and that they will “come back fighting” following their opening Women’s Super League defeat by Arsenal.
The Blues, who won the WSL title and reached the Women’s Champions League final last season, face Everton next.
Kirby, 28, picked up several awards as Chelsea won three trophies last season but wants this term to be even better.
“We don’t like to lose and we want to win every game,” Kirby told BBC Sport. Read more