How two siblings beheaded my 10-year-old son –Father (Punch)
Mr Kayode Makinde, the father of 10-year-old Joseph Makinde, who was beheaded by two siblings, Saheed and Ayodeji Obadimeji, on Monday, narrated to a Lagos State High Court in Igbosere how the duo killed his son and held on to his parts at the police station.
PUNCH Metro had reported that Saheed, 19, and Ayodeji, 18, had on November 27, 2018, around 8.30pm, allegedly beheaded Joseph in an uncompleted building at Sapati, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, over N200,000.
The siblings allegedly lured Joseph into the uncompleted building by sending him to buy a beverage drink for them and when he brought it, they held him and cut off his head with a knife. Read more
How convicted fraudster, Aroke pulled off $1m scam from Lagos’ maximum prison, attends parties (DailyTrust)
A convicted internet fraudster, Hope Olusegun Aroke, who is currently serving a 24-year jail term at the Kirikiri Maximum Prison in Lagos is again being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly masterminding a mega scam to the tune of over $1million. This was disclosed in a statement by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, on Tuesday. The statement reads: “He allegedly pulled the heist right from prison using a network of accomplices, some of them targets of fraud and money laundering investigation.
Man arrested for killing 58-year-old landlord (Guardian)
Detectives attached to Ogba Police Station have arrested, one Segun Mopoderun for allegedly killing his 58-year-old landlord, Oposanwo Gbenga.It was learnt that on Saturday morning, police went to number No 3, Iyanu Oluwopo Street, off County, Ogba-Aguda Agege, after a woman made a distress call to report that the suspect had allegedly poured hot water on the 58-year-old landlord.
The suspect allegedly poured the deceased hot water minutes after they engaged themselves in altercation. Police operatives said the deceased died as a result of injuries sustained.
It was gathered that the suspect was arrested and immediately transferred to the Homicide section of the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (SCIOD), Panti Street, Yaba, where he is being detained. Read more
Robbers should relocate or face the law – New Lagos police boss (DailyTrust)
The new Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, yesterday advised criminal gangs in the state to relocate or be made to face the music. Odumosu said that his mission in the state was to reduce the crime level extensively.
Odumosu, who officially took over yesterday as the new Lagos CP from Zubairu Muazu, who is now an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, also vowed to keep men and officers of the Command on their toes. Read more
Lagos gov. approves establishment of 173 private schools (Vanguard)
The Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Education, has given approval for the establishment of 173 private schools across the state’s five divisions.
The Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, made this known while issuing letters of approval to the beneficiaries in Ikeja.
Adefisayo said in a statement released on Tuesday that the approval for the private schools was part of efforts to entrench inclusiveness in the education sector. Read more
Rotary decries rate of accidents along Lagos-Ibadan expressway (Guardian)
The President of Rotary Club of Arepo Long Bridge, Rotary International, District 9110, Chief Wole Benson Akinkuolie, has urged the Ogun State government to support the club with a view to building emergency accident rescue units along Lagos Ibadan Expressway, which would include dispensary, blood bank and other facilities that would take immediate care of accident victims.
Akinkuolie, who stated this at his investiture ceremony as the 2nd President of Rotary Club of Arepo Long Bridge, decried the state of accident victims whenever accident occurs along Lagos Ibadan Expressway, adding that people, instead of assisting the accident victims, only gather together with phones taking pictures while they leave the victims in pains.
He also said that the accident victims were always at the mercy of members of the Federal Road Safety Corps ((FRSC) who only come there to clear the point of accident without necessary medical attention given to the victims. Read more
PDP woman leader burnt alive at home in Kogi (Punch)
The Woman Leader of Wada/Aro Campaign Council, Ochadamu Ward, Mrs Acheju Abuh, was on Monday afternoon reportedly burnt alive in her home by suspected political thugs.
It was gathered that the thugs who were shooting indiscriminately arrived Mrs Abuh’s house around 2.00 p.m. and surrounded the house, blocking every exit and escape route from outside.
They then poured petrol on the building before setting it ablaze, while terrified villagers watched from afar. Read more
Ex-convict jailed for stealing N4,000 phone (Punch)
A Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan on Tuesday sentenced an ex-convict, Muyideen, 25, to one year in prison for stealing an Itel cell phone valued at N4,000,
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Taiwo Oladiran, sentenced Muyideen after he pleaded guilty to burglary and theft.
Oladiran did not give the convict an option of fine. Read more
Nigerian startups are beating several odds—including the government—to succeed (QZ)
Entrepreneurs in Nigeria have an oft-repeated saying that is borrowed from New York: “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.”
The phrase captures the daily challenges that come with running a business in Africa’s largest economy. And since tech startups exist within the ecosystem, they face their share of difficulties too. A new survey of Nigerian tech firms offers a glimpse into the tough realities of running a tech startup in the country.
The survey was conducted by two Washington-headquartered organizations—ONE Campaign, an international non-profit seeking to fight extreme poverty, especially in Africa, and the Washington think tank Center for Global Development. Read more
ISWAP kill four Nigerian troops (Guardian)
Jihadists have killed four Nigerian soldiers and a member of a local self-defence group in an ambush in restive northeast Nigeria, security sources said Tuesday.
A column of Nigerian troops was attacked on Monday by fighters aligned to the Islamic State group outside the town of Marte in the Lake Chad region, the sources told AFP on condition of anonymity.
“We lost four soldiers and a vigilante,” said one.
The casualties were taken to a nearby base, a second source said. Read more
A million faulty condoms recalled in Uganda (BBC)
A leading charity, Marie Stopes, says it has recalled more than a million condoms distributed in Uganda following concerns about their safe use.
Tests had found some of the Indian-manufactured Life Guard brand contained holes or risked bursting, Uganda’s National Drug Authority (NDA) said.
Marie Stopes provides contraception and family planning services in more than 35 countries.
Nearly 6% of adults in Uganda live with HIV, the UN says. Read more
Hazard heaps praise on Benzema: He’s the best striker in the world (Vanguard)
Eden Hazard was full of praise for Real Madrid teammate Karim Benzema when he spoke to the Belgian press on Monday.
The pair have struck up an impressive relationship at Los Blancos, playing an integral part in the team’s recent upturn in form.
“After having played with him for three or fourth months, I think that, right now, he’s the best striker in the world,” Hazard said.”But [also] away from his role as a striker, he makes others better. Read more
Govt needs to overhaul football administration – Elegbeleye (Punch)
A former Director-General of the National Sports Commission, Gbenga Elegbeleye, has called for a thorough examination of football administration in Nigeria as a response to the national teams’ dwindling fortunes.
Elegbeleye told News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday.
“Age-grade and women’s football have always been our strength and we particularly do well in those tournaments. But here we are not booking qualification for international age-grade and women’s competition,” he said. Read more
Luis Enrique returns as Spain coach after daughter’s death (Punch)
Luis Enrique will return as coach of Spain and replace Robert Moreno ahead of Euro 2020, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) confirmed on Tuesday.
Moreno took charge in June after Luis Enrique had resigned to take care of his daughter Xana, who died in August of bone cancer.
“Today we can confirm Luis Enrique returns to his position of work,” RFEF president Luis Rubiales said in a press conference at the national team’s training base in Las Rozas. Read more
Shahadat: Bangladesh ban cricket player for assaulting teammate (Vanguard)
The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday banned former national team fast bowler Shahadat Hossain for three years after he assaulted a teammate in a match.
The temperamental Shahadat was reported by umpires after he was seen to slap and kick a teammate during a National Cricket League match on Sunday.
The national federation imposed a five-year ban but suspended two years of the punishment. Shahadat, who admitted a charge of “physical assault”, was also fined 300,000 taka ($3,540), the board said. Read more
Guardiola’s agent rules out a return to Bayern Munich (Punch)
Pep Guardiola’s agent has ruled out a return to Bayern Munich at least until the Spaniard’s contract expires at Manchester City in 2021, according to reports.
The German champions are currently looking for a new head coach following the sacking of Niko Kovac after a 5-1 thrashing at Eintracht Frankfurt at the start of the month.
Caretaker boss Hansi Flick will remain in charge at least until Christmas when the Bundesliga goes into recess but the Germans are already on the lookout for a possible high profile replacement. Read more
Don’t blame Amapakabo for Nigeria’s failures, Erico tells fans (Guardian)
Former Super Eagles Coach, Joseph Erico, has absolved Coach Imama Amapakabo of any blame for the failure of the national U-23 team to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the Home-based Eagles inability to make the 2020 edition of the African Nations Championship (CHAN).
Amapakabo is the coach of the national U-23 team, which failed to qualify for the semifinals of the on-going African U-23 Nations Cup, which also serves as the qualifier for next year’s Olympic Games.
He had earlier led the home-based national team to elimination by Togo in the qualifying series for next year’s African Nations Championship. Read more
Manchester City’s revenue rises to £535 million (Vanguard)
Manchester City’s on-field success saw the club’s revenues swell to £535 million ($692 million) last season as the Premier League champions posted a profit for the fifth straight year.
A 20 percent surge in broadcast revenue saw City’s income rise from £500.5 million in the 2017/18 season.
Pep Guardiola’s men completed an unprecedented quadruple of England’s domestic trophies by winning the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Community Shield.
The sale of a host of players unable to break into the first team helped boost profits to £10.1 million. Read more
Italy records biggest win in 9-1 demolition of Armenia (NewTelegraph)
Italy recorded one of the biggest wins in their history as they completed their successful Euro 2020 qualifying campaign by thrashing Armenia 9-1.
Ciro Immobile and Nicolo Zaniolo both scored twice while Chelsea’s Jorginho converted a penalty in the second half.
Nicolo Barella, Alessio Romagnoli, Riccardo Orsolini and Federico Chiesa also scored for the dominant Italians, reports the BBC. Read more