Ikeja Electric clarifies planned power outage within network (Guardian)
Ikeja Electric Plc says the planned power outage within some parts of its network from Oct. 11 will not result in a full-day blackout for customers during the period.
Mr Akinola Ayeni, Community and Media Relations Manager, Ikeja Electric, made the clarification in a statement issued on Tuesday in Ikeja.
Ayeni said the outage was for the upgrade of the 132kv lines by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and would be between 8 a.m and 6 p.m. daily.
”Subsequently, the power supply will be restored to customers between 6 p.m and 8 a.m for the duration of the upgrade.
“The upgrade is aimed at expanding the conductor capacity and ultimately improving power supply to customers. Read more
Carbon-free Lagos: Sanwo-Olu, experts call for action (Vanguard)
Lagos State Governor, Mr Bababjide Sanwo-Olu and experts in environment sector have stressed the need for concerted efforts to mitigate environmental challenges as urban population estimated to reach 70 per cent from present 55 per cent by year 2050.
Sanwo-Olu, represented by Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Mrs Folasade Jaji, made the call on Monday, at the event to commemorate World Habitat Day, 2021, organised by the state Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, held at the state’s Secretariat Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.
Speaking to the theme of the event: “Accelerating Urban Action for a carbon-free world,” the governor, noted that there are various challenges affecting the world and environment, “viz-a- vis, the way we live, work and play.”
He continued: “Accelerating Urban Action for carbon free world is quite in line with the determination to implement decisive climate actions as major contents of the audacious smart City initiative of our administration. Read more
Lagos Assembly approves supplementary budget of N1.25t (Tribune)
The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, approved the request of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to revise the 2021 appropriation law.
Chairman of the House Committee on Budget and Economic Planning, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu, read the various sectoral allocations on the floor during plenary and announced the new appropriation law as N1,256,567,592,651 trillion on the floor of the house.
According to Yishawu, N513,343,338,737 was approved for recurrent from the consolidated revenue fund.
He added that N743,224,253,914 from the development fund was approved for capital expenditure both for the year ended December 31, 2021. Read more
Special status: Lagos demands one per cent of Nigeria’s revenue as South-West states meet (Punch)
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday demanded one per cent share in the revenue allocation formula after stating that the special status of the state and its prosperity directly or indirectly has multiplying effects on the South-West region and the entire country.
He also proposed that the revenue sharing formula should be 34 per cent for Federal Government including one per cent for FCT – Abuja, 42 per cent for State Governments, 23 per cent for Local Governments and one per cent for Lagos State (special status) as against the current revenue allocation formula, which were 52.68 per cent, 26.72 per cent and 20.60 per cent for Federal Government, 36 state governments and 774 local governments respectively.
He spoke during the opening event of a two-day South-West zonal public hearing on review of revenue allocation formula by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, in Lagos State on Monday. Read more
DSS Operative Gunned Down In Imo (DailyTrust)
An operative of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been murdered in Owerri, the Imo state capital.
The incident came less than 48 hours after the office of the agency was razed in Nnewi, Anambra State.
Our correspondent gathered that the officer, identified as Prince Nwachinaemere Ezemuonye Ozuzu, from Umuoyo, Irete in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State was shot dead on Owerri Onitsha Road.
The officer was said to have been deployed for an official duty in Anambra few hours after the burning of DSS office in Nnewi. Read more
Buhari to present 2022 budget to NASS on Thursday (Guardian)
President Muhammadu Buhari presents the 2020 budget proposal to lawmakers on 8 October. Nigeria Presidency/Handout via REUTERS
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to present the 2022 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly on Thursday, Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege has said.
Omo-Agege made this known when he presided over Senate Tuesday’s plenary.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president had earlier on Tuesday, presented a revised 2022-2024 Medium Term Expenditure (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) to the Senate for approval.
The revised MTEF/FSP provides the basic structure for the estimates and assumptions that underline the annual budget. Read more
Olu of Warri abolishes Ologbotsere title, reduces it to nickname (Vanguard)
The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, has abolished the traditional title of Ologbotsere in Itsekiri Kingdom, saying that the erstwhile holder of the title should no longer be addressed as such across Itsekiri Kingdom and other parts of the world.
Going by this development, Ayiri Emami is no longer Ologbotsere of the kingdom.
The monarch made the pronouncement before descendants of the Ologbotsere family at a meeting in his palace on Tuesday.
The monarch, who stepped into venue of the meeting with Ologbotsere descendants in the palace, acknowledged greetings from the chiefs, the Ologbotsere family members and others in the hall.
“We have taken time to ponder and have arrived at our final decision, ” he said. Read more
Undergraduates studying education in public varsities to get N75K per semester (Punch)
The Federal Government has approved the sum of N75,000 as stipend per semester for students undergoing degree programmes in Education in public universities in Nigeria.
Also, the Nigeria Certificate in Education students will get N50,000 as stipend per semester as part of the deliberate effort of the government to attract the best brains into the teaching profession as promised by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), last year.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, announced this on Tuesday at the World Teachers’ Day celebration held at Eagle Square, Abuja.
Adamu, whose speech was read by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, said his ministry would collaborate with the state governments to ensure automatic employment for the students on graduation. Read more
Kaduna government demolishes ‘hundreds of houses’ in Zaria (Guardian)
Hundred of houses and other residential buildings were demolished, at Graceland behind the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, Kaduna State as the state authorities began a major demolition exercise on Monday.
Many residents of the area were seen wailing and weeping, as they evacuated their properties from the demolished houses in a hurry before the operation of the bulldozer deployed by the Kaduna State Urban Property Development Authority (KASUPDA) for the exercise.
Sources said the land, on which the demolished houses were sited, belongs to the Aviation College.
The communities and the College have been battling in court over the ownership of the land. Read more
California couple, 3-year-old son found dead at Airbnb during Mexico vacation (NYPost)
A California family’s trip to Mexico reportedly turned into tragedy when the couple and their 3-year-old son were found dead in an Airbnb apartment — after an apparent gas leak.
Jose Nunez Jr., his wife, Maria, and their son Jayden, who were visiting relatives in Mexico, were all found dead in the same room at the Airbnb, according to WSFA.
Trini Jacobo, the father’s aunt, said that other family members staying at the Airbnb were unharmed.
“They’re still in Mexico and they’re going to be performing an autopsy and definitely getting to the root of what caused their deaths. So we’re not sure about any specifics at this time,” Jacobo told KBAK. Read more
Coldplay & BTS’ “My Universe” blasts off at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 (Billboard)
Among other out-of-this-world feats, the song is the first Hot 100 No. 1 ever by two co-billed lead groups.
Coldplay and BTS rocket onto the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart at No. 1 with their collaborative new single “My Universe.” Coldplay earns its second Hot 100 No. 1, and first since 2008, while BTS adds its sixth leader, all since September 2020, among several other notable achievements.
The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated Oct. 9) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Oct. 5). For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram. Read more
Why 26 Korean words have been added to Oxford English Dictionary (BBC)
Whether it’s watching a show like Squid Game or listening to BTS hits such as Butter or Dynamite, chances are you’ve had some kind of Korean influence in your life.
And now that South Korean influence has reached the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
The “accepted authority on the English language” has added 26 new words of Korean origin to its latest edition.
With these additions, “we are all riding the crest of the Korean wave” the OED says in a statement. Read more
Ben Affleck reveals he’s enjoying ‘very happy time’ with Jennifer Lopez (Metro)
Ben Affleck is absolutely loving life right now and revealed he’s enjoying a ‘very happy time’ after confirming his romance with Jennifer Lopez.
The Batman actor went public with the Love Don’t Cost A Thing singer last month after resuming their romance from 17 years ago.
They’ve become almost as inseparable as loved-up couples like Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker, so it’s no wonder Ben has very little to complain about these days.
Speaking to Extra, Ben shared a brief insight into his personal life before expertly deflecting the attention back to his current movie projects. Read more
Nobel in physics: Climate science breakthroughs earn prize (BBC)
Three scientists have been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work to understand complex systems, such as the Earth’s climate.
Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi were announced as the winners at an event in Stockholm.
Research by Manabe and Hasselmann led to computer models of the Earth’s climate that can predict the impact of global warming.
The winners will share the prize money of 10 million krona (£842,611). Read more
Ex-porn star allegedly kills son, 2, dumps body on supermarket counter (NYPost)
A former Hungarian porn star has been accused of fatally stabbing her two-year-old son during a bitter custody battle — and dumping his body at the checkout counter of an Italian supermarket, according to a report.
Katalin Erzsebet Bradacs, 44, entered the Lidl chain store in Città della Pieve, a community in the central region of Umbria, on Friday and shouted for help as she placed her son Alex Juhasz’s body on the counter, Newsflash reported.
The toddler had been stabbed nine times across his chest and neck, according to the report. His blood-soaked T-shirt and his mother’s jumper were later discovered in an abandoned building nearby.
Bradacs was arrested and charged with murder after a knife was found in her handbag, the news outlet reported. Read more
Adele announces comeback single Easy On Me is out next week (Metro)
Adele has confirmed her comeback single is out next week.
What’s that sound? Oh, just the noise of record label staff frantically rescheduling single releases for November.
The 33-year-old has teased the opening bars of her new single Easy On Me in a video clip shared to social media.
The black and white clip (how Adele) sees the star pushing a cassette into a car radio before driving down a road with her hand out the window. Read more
Ndidi doubtful for Eagles November World Cup qualifiers (Punch)
Wilfred Ndidi could miss the Super Eagles Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers in November after a scan revealed a more serious problem than initially expected, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.
The Nigerian midfielder has been ruled out of the Eagles Group C games against Central African Republic over two legs in Lagos and Douala, Cameroon due to a hamstring injury he suffered during Leicester’s recent 2-2 draw with Burnley.
He is unlikely to see action again until after the November international break missing at least seven games for the Foxes.
The Eagles face Liberia in Monrovia on November 11 before hosting Cape Verde three days later at the Teslim Balogun stadium.
According to Leicester City coach Brendan Rodgers, the 24-year-old could be out for four to five weeks before he is back.
“Wilf did it in the Burnley game, which was unfortunate,” Rodgers said. Read more
I’m not fighting to be a legend – Fury (BBC)
British world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says his achievements in the sport have already made him a boxing “great” and that his love of fighting is what motivates him to continue.
The unbeaten 33-year-old defends his WBC title against American Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas over the weekend.
It will be their third fight after a draw in 2018 before Fury gained a seventh-round win in the 2020 rematch.
“If I didn’t have any more fights I would not regret anything,” said Fury.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Boxing podcast, he added: “I’m not fighting to be the greatest of all time, I’m not fighting to be a legend. Read more
Emma Raducanu on course to meet Simona Halep after Indian Wells draw (Metro)
Emma Raducanu could face two-time grand slam winner Simona Halep at next week’s BNP Paribas Open in the Briton’s first tournament since winning the US Open.
Teenager Raducanu, whose stunning triumph last month propelled her from 150th to 22nd in the world rankings, received a wild card entry and a bye to the second round of the WTA 1000 event in Indian Wells.
She has been drawn to play the winner of the match between Maria Camila Osorio Serrano and Aliaksandra Sasnovich, with a win for the Brit setting up an encounter against Halep in the third round if the Romanian defeats the victor of Zhang Shuai versus Marta Kostyuk. Read more
Kemba Walker’s debut only part of intriguing Knicks preseason opener (NYPost)
The last time the Knicks were at the Garden was June 2 when their season ended in a 103-89 rout to Atlanta, dropping their first-round series 4-1.
The day before, Kemba Walker was in Brooklyn, missing his elimination game with Boston. The Nets took out the Celtics in five as Walker sat out with a bum ankle.
Who knew then that Walker, the Bronx native who had two years left on his contract, and the Knicks would marry two months later.
Tuesday night in the preseason opener, Walker makes his Knicks debut, his left knee healthy for now. Kemba’s Knicks are back at the Garden for the first preseason match versus Indiana with playoff expectations and a slightly altered roster. Read more
James Ward-Prowse replaces injured Kalvin Phillips in England squad (BBC)
Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse has replaced the injured Kalvin Phillips in the England squad for this month’s World Cup qualifiers.
Leeds United midfielder Phillips has withdrawn after picking up a calf injury in Saturday’s Premier League win against Watford.
“He will stay at Thorp Arch for treatment with Leeds United’s medical team,” said the Elland Road club.
England face Andorra away on 9 October and then Hungary at home on 12 October.
The Three Lions are top of Group I heading into the penultimate international break of the year with 16 points from six games. Read more
Antonio Rudiger breaks silence on Chelsea future and Bayern Munich transfer links (Metro)
Antonio Rudiger says he’s flattered to attract interest from Bayern Munich but ‘feels good’ at Chelsea and remains fully focussed on the season ahead.
The 28-year-old central defender is out of contract next summer and is therefore free to open talks with overseas teams from as early as January regarding a possible move.
Bayern, Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain have all been alerted to the situation and are ready to test Chelsea’s resolve for the Germany international, who played a key role in the club’s Champions League success last term.
However, Thomas Tuchel views Rudiger as a integral member of his squad going forward and the ex-Roma and Stuttgart man has reportedly been offered a bumper £120,000-a-week deal to stay on in west London. Read more