How we swap real phones with fake ones – suspects (Vanguard)
Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of the Lagos State Police Command have smashed a syndicate that specialized in advertising telephones on an online marketplace- Jiji.com, only to exchange it with a fake one, while delivering them to customers in Lagos.
Arrested were two suspected members of the syndicate: Chukwu – Emeka Ogbona (45) and Olabode Kehinde (34), both mobile phone technicians at the Computer Village, Ikeja.
The suspects and other fleeing members of the gang as gathered, lure unsuspecting customers to Olowu Street and Computer Village, Ikeja, where they fraudulently collected money from the buyers after showing them the real phones. Read more
Flood sweeps away two children in Lagos (Punch)
Flood from torrential rainfall has swept away two yet-to-be-identified children at Oyebanjo street, Ketu area of Lagos State.
The Lagos State Emergency in a situation report on Sunday said a search operation is ongoing to find the missing children.
LASEMA’s Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, noted that it was discovered that the children were missing around 08 pm on Saturday.
He said, “The agency received distress calls concerning the above. Read more
Lagos students to return to school in phases from September 21 (Guardian)
The commissioner for education, Lagos State Mrs Folasade Adefisayo has announced the plans for both public and private schools resumption in the State months the schools were shut down due to COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Ministry is adopting a phased approach to opening public schools,” Adefisayo said. “This phased approach to opening will enable public schools meet COVID-19 social distance rules and safety protocols aside helping it watch the behaviour of the pandemic as schools gradually open.
She said the present Junior Secondary 3 and Senior Secondary 2 students in public schools in the state are to resume classes from Monday, 21st of September, 2020. Read more
FRSC, groups train mechanics, others in first aid (Punch)
Two non-government associations, Trauma Care International Foundation and Health Emergency Initiative, are partnering the Federal Road Safety Corps to train road crash first aid responders in Lagos.
The groups, in collaboration with the FRSC, organised the training on Saturday at the corps headquarters in the Ojodu area of the city for mechanics, tyre repairers, transport workers and fuel station attendants, who were equipped with first aid boxes.
The training was organised in commemoration of World First Aid Day with the theme, ‘First Aid Saves Lives.’ Read more
Presidency replies Obasanjo, says ex-president is ‘lowly divider-in-chief’ (Guardian)
The Nigerian Government Sunday said former President Olusegun Obasanjo is a “lowly…Divider-in-Chief” after he criticised President Muhammadu Buhari of running the country aground.
“From the lofty heights of Commander-in-Chief, General Obasanjo has descended to the lowly level of Divider-in-Chief,” Buhari’s spokesman Garba Shehu said in a statement.
Obasanjo and Buhari were former allies in the run up to the 2015 general elections when Buhari was the candidate of the then opposition party All Progressives Congress. Read more
Lagos police deploys 1,000 officers for Edo governorship election (Guardian)
The Lagos State Police Command has deployed 1,000 officers to complement other security personnel drafted for the Edo governorship election scheduled for Sept. 19.
This is contained in a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
Adejobi said that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu admonished officers from the Command to be of good conduct and exhibit professionalism in discharging their duties during the election.
“He further reiterated the commitment of the IGP to sustain the core values of democracy in Nigeria via fair, free and credible elections,” the police spokesman said. Read more
Oyo issues seven-day ultimatum to roadside traders (Punch)
The Oyo State Government has issued a seven-day ultimatum to street traders across the state to vacate the roadsides or face the weight of the law.
The Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Idowu Oyeleke, made this known while featuring Saturday on a programme tagged ‘Bottomline’ on IBR 92.5FM.
Oyeleke said, “We want our actions to be corrective and not necessarily punitive but it is getting to a point where we have to allow the law to run its full course. A warning will precede punishment. Read more
Gunmen abduct businesswoman in Delta community (Punch)
Gunmen on Saturday abducted a businesswoman identified as Mrs Akpezi Okpidi in Ughelli, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
Sources said the incident happened around 8am, while the 33-year-old woman was heading for her shop at Otovwodo, a busy part of the town.
It was gathered that the gunmen waylaid the victim in her Honda car along the Ughelli Township Stadium. Read more
Mali coup: Opposition rejects transition deal as ‘power grab’ (BBC)
The opposition coalition which led mass protests in Mali ahead of last month’s coup has rejected a transition charter.
On Saturday, the country’s military leadership agreed to establish an 18-month interim government until an election could take place.
It followed three days of talks with opposition and civil society groups.
But the M5-RFP group, which took part in the negotiations, said the resulting document was an attempt by military leaders to “grab and confiscate power”. Read more
Experts stumped after killer whales attack sailing boats near Spain (NYPost)
Killer whales have been ramming into and damaging sailing boats off the Spanish and Portuguese coasts, leaving marine experts perplexed about the suddenly aggressive encounters.
Orcas are highly-intelligent and known to follow boats closely, but it’s unusual for them to repeatedly attack the vessels, the Guardian reported.
Over the last two months, the orca encounters have damaged several boats and left at least one sailor bruised on impact. Read more
Los Angeles police officers shot in ‘ambush’ (BBC)
Two Los Angeles police officers are in a critical condition after being shot in what police are calling an ambush.
Video of the incident shows a figure approach the officers’ vehicle, before opening fire and running away.
Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva called the act “cowardly”. The suspect remains at large.
Almost 40 US police officers were killed in the line of duty in 2020, FBI statistics show eight of them the victims of an ambush. Read more
Women drive down highway in golf cart after missing Lyft, video shows (NYPost)
A viral video shows a golf cart zooming down a highway — after the passengers apparently missed their Lyft ride, footage shows.
The video shared Saturday to Twitter showed a group of five women barreling down the roadway on the woefully ill-equipped vehicle.
“Hey, that’s just way too dangerous! That’s all we saying. That’s dangerous!” a motorist, who was behind the camera, could be heard saying.
Two of the women threw up their hands at him as if to say “stop,” but he continued to argue with them. Read more
Coronavirus: Israeli minister resigns over plans for second lockdown (BBC)
Orthodox Jews from being able to celebrate religious festivals
An Israeli cabinet minister has resigned in protest against plans to impose a second national lockdown.
Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman said the restrictions would prevent Jewish people from celebrating religious festivals later this month.
The lockdown is due to come into force on Friday, the Jewish new year, and affect Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, on 27 September.
Mr Litzman also threatened to pull his party out of the governing coalition. Read more
Viral sign language performance of WAP is as graphic as the song (Metro)
A sign language performance of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s controversial song of the summer WAP looks as graphic as the song. WAP, meaning Wet Ass P***y, took the charts and the internet by storm when it dropped this summer, with Cardi B recently releasing a behind-the-scenes look at the raunchy video.
Libbey Ketterer has racked up over 1.4 million views on her YouTube channel The Daily Sign for her version of the track using American Sign Lanuage (ASL). Read more
NBA play-offs: LeBron James stars as Los Angeles Lakers reach Western Conference final (BBC)
LeBron James scored 29 points as the Los Angeles Lakers reached their first Western Conference in 10 years with a 119-96 win over the Houston Rockets.
The last time they reached this stage was when Lakers legend Kobe Bryant led them to the 2010 NBA title.
Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianna, 13, were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in January.
James, who joined the Lakers in 2018, said it was an “honour” play for the team and continue the “legacy”.
Five-time NBA champion Bryant spent his entire 20-year career with the Lakers and is the only player in league history to have two shirt numbers retired with the same team after wearing both for a decade. Read more
EPL: Leicester beat West Brom 3-0 (Punch)
Leicester bounced back from a disappointing end to last season to get their new campaign off to a winning start as Jamie Vardy scored two penalties in a 3-0 win at West Brom.
Belgian international Timothy Castagne opened the scoring on his debut as West Brom were given a harsh lesson on the step up in quality they face on their return to the Premier League.
Leicester won just two of their last 10 games to miss out on a place in the Champions League on the last day of last season and Brendan Rodgers had voiced his frustration at a lack of funds to help their chances of success in four competitions this season. Read more
Tuscan Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton claims 90th win after incredible race (BBC)
Lewis Hamilton took his 90th career victory by beating Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in a chaotic, incident-strewn Tuscan Grand Prix.
The race was punctuated by two red flags, the first caused by a pile-up on the pit straight, the second by a high-speed crash for Lance Stroll.
In one of the most dramatic races for years, six cars had retired before a lap of racing had completed.
Red Bull’s Thai-British driver Alex Albon took a maiden podium in third. Read more
Tour de France: Tadej Pogacar wins stage 15 in sprint finish with overall leader Primoz Roglic (BBC)
Tadej Pogacar won stage 15 of the Tour de France to slightly cut Primoz Roglic’s lead as defending champion Egan Bernal dropped out of contention.
Pogacar beat yellow jersey Roglic in a sprint to the line and now trails his fellow Slovenian by 40 seconds.
Bernal cracked badly on the final climb to Grand Colombier and lost over seven minutes to slip from third to 13th overall.
Britain’s Adam Yates moved up to fifth in the general classification.
Roglic was expertly delivered to the finish after another supreme display by his Jumbo-Visma team but Pogacar again showed he will attempt to reduce the deficit at every opportunity. Read more
Liverpool, Man United looking to drive down Thiago price – Uli Hoeness (Vanguard)
Liverpool and Manchester United are trying to force Bayern Munich to sell Thiago Alcantara for a lower fee by waiting to make an offer late in the transfer window, according to Uli Hoeness.
The future of Spain international Thiago has long been the subject of debate with Premier League champions Liverpool having been touted as the midfielder’s most likely suitors.
However, rumours later suggested United were also in the race for the 29-year-old, whose deal with the Bundesliga champions expires in June 2021. Read more
Mason Greenwood speaks out after Man Utd star is filmed inhaling laughing gas (Metro)
Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood admits he has shown ‘poor judgement’ after he was filmed inhaling laughing gas.
A video has shown the 18-year-old filling a balloon with nitrous oxide from a canister before inhaling the gas at an apartment in Manchester a few weeks ago.
The footage, which was first published by The Sun, has surfaced less than a week after Greenwood was sent home in disgrace for breaking coronavirus restrictions with England’s national team. Read more