Presidential poll loss won’t affect govt duties – Sanwo-Olu (Punch)
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has assured the residents of the state that his administration will remain committed to providing even development without any form of religion or political affiliation.
Sanwo-Olu, who spoke through his Commissioner for Communication and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, in an exclusive chat with The PUNCH on Tuesday, said he would continue what he had been doing since he assumed office.
According to him, the outcome of Saturday’s presidential election in the state would not affect the quality governance. Read more
Labour Party’s Ireti sends PDP’s Aduda out of Senate after 3 terms (DailyTrust)
Ireti Heeba Kingibe of Labor Party has been declared winner of Saturday’s senatorial election in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Kingibe defeated incumbent Senator Philip Aduda of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who was elected into the senate in 2011.
Declaring the results at the collation center, GSS Garki, Abuja, the returning officer for the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) Professor Sani Saka, said she polled 202,175 votes to defeat her main challenger, Aduda, who scored 100,544 votes while APC’s Zakari Angulu secured 78, 905 and candidate of NNPP got 3,802 votes. Read more
Air Peace Chairman debunks one-on-one dinner with Sanwo-Olu (Independent)
Mr. Allen Onyema, the Chairman of Air Peace has denied the claim that he is planning a one-on-one interactive dinner with Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State.
A statement personally signed by Onyema and made available to journalists said that he was not aware of the interaction with the state government.
According to him, he saw the e-invite, which is allegedly supposed to take place on Sunday, March 5, 2023 online like any other person. Read more
Share only verified news, Lagos police tell residents (Punch)
The Lagos State Police Command has stated that its main challenge is combating fake news, which is aided by social media.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, Benjamin Hundeyin, said this on Tuesday while featuring in an interview session on the National Television Authority, monitored by our correspondent.
According to Hundeyin, the police will continue to be on alert to douse any tension in Lagos. Read more
Nigerian doctor wins World Lung Health Award (Nation)
A pulmonologist and associate professor at the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos (CMUL), Dr. Uju Ozoh, has won the World Lung Health Award.
According to the UNILAG website, Ozoh will receive the award at the opening ceremony of the American Thoracic Society 2023 International Conference scheduled for May 19 to 24, 2023, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre, Washington DC, United States of America (U.S.A).
The pulmonologist’s areas of research interest include airway diseases, pulmonary complications of respiratory exposures, chronic medical conditions, tobacco epidemiology and obstructive sleep apnea. Read more
2023 Elections: Abaribe beats Ikpeazu, retains Abia South Senatorial seat (Channels)
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has defeated Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in the race for the Abia South Senatorial District seat.
Abaribe who ran on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), beat the governor who belongs to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The lawmaker was declared winner in Aba on Tuesday, by the returning officer for the election Prof. Georgina Ugwuanyi. Read more
Federal Poly Ado publishes book in honour of ex rector (ThisDay)
The management of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, has celebrated its outgone Rector, Engr Dayo Oladebeye for the landmark achievements recorded during his tenure.
While launching a book titled ‘‘Engr. Dr Dayo Hepzibah Oladebeye: Selected Speeches of a Quintessential Rector, 2018-2022’’, the pioneer head of the newly established Department of Library and Information Science, Dr Emmanuel Olu Ayeni, who did the compilation and publication of the book, said he initiated it to honour the former rector.
Ayeni said the main import of the onerous task was that the works of an icon like Oladebeye, whom he described as a man of great ideas and vision, should not be allowed to be locked out in file cabinets. Read more
Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson welcome 1st child, baby boy Leodis ”Leo” Andrellton (People)
Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson are a family of three!
The Emmy Award winner, 29, announced the birth of their first child, a baby boy they named Leodis “Leo” Andrellton on Monday.
The mom of 48 hours excitedly shared some of their first family photos together on Instagram after welcoming their newborn son.
“Hey Son!!!!” Palmer wrote, adding: “Born during Black History Month, with a name to match! LEODIS ANDRELLTON JACKSON, welcome to the world baby Leo.” Read more
Trump melts down over Murdoch admitting Fox lied about election fraud (RollingStone)
The fallout between former President Donald Trump and Fox News continued on Tuesday following the release of a deposition from Fox Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch. The deposition stems from a defamation suit brought against Fox News by Dominion Voting Systems, which alleges the network knowingly misled the public about claims of fraud in the 2020 election.
In his testimony, Murdoch admits that hosts on the network aired false claims about the election and alleged voter fraud, and that company executives could have intervened to prevent their broadcast.
The admissions from Murdoch drew ire from Trump, who has spent the last several days attacking his once-favorite channel for their barely-less-than-sycophantic coverage of him. Read more
‘‘Peter Pan & Wendy’’ trailer sparks Disney nostalgia with live-action update of animated classic (CNN)
The trailer for Disney’s “Peter Pan & Wendy” – based on the Mouse House’s 1953 animated classic Peter Pan – dropped on Tuesday, and it certainly presents a movie that looks far more inclusive than past retellings of the original J.M. Barrie tale.
“But you’re not all boys,” Ever Anderson’s Wendy Darling says to a group of kids in Neverland who tell her they’re the “Lost Boys” in the clip.
Those kids are, in fact, not all boys. Two girls then appear on screen to respond to Wendy’s observation with a simple and spirited, “So!?” Read more
‘‘Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse’’ casts Karan Soni as Spider-Man India (Deadline)
Karan Soni (Deadpool franchise) has been tapped to play Spider-Man India in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Deadline can confirm.
The actor joins a stacked ensemble led by Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld, which also includes Oscar Isaac, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Greta Lee, Issa Rae, Rachel Dratch, Jorma Taccone, Shea Whigham, Jason Schwartzman and Daniel Kaluuya, as previously announced.
Across the Spider-Verse is Sony’s follow-up to its experimental feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which grossed over $384M worldwide and won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2019. Read more
Lloyd Banks is a hybrid of Biggie and 2Pac, says Tony Yayo (HipHopDX)
Lloyd Banks is a hybrid of the late Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac, according to his G-Unit brother and former label mate Tony Yayo.
In the latest segment from his conversation with VladTV, Yayo claimed Banks is a mix of Biggie and ‘Pac. According to Yayo, even though the former G-Unit soldier isn’t too fond of the industry, he’s a problem when it comes to creating music similar to the pair of late legends.
“Banks is a show-and-prove type of guy,” Yayo said. “He’s like anti-industry. That’s just who he is, but when it comes to material, I go to the studio and he’ll play me 100 records. It’s like his bar is something like Biggie, but he writes like a 2Pac.” Read more
Top US diplomat visits Central Asia with eye on Russia (DW)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday was visiting Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, and meeting his counterparts from all five former Soviet republics of Central Asia.
The trip is Blinken’s first in the region, where Russia and China play a key role.
The top US diplomat announced a $25 million (€23 million) support package to help Central Asian nations diversify trade routes and create employment. Read more
German male babysitter convicted of sexually abusing minors as young as 1 month old (AlArabiya)
A 45-year-old German man who had offered babysitting services online was convicted Tuesday on charges of sexually abusing children in a case that shocked even veteran investigators and led them to uncover numerous other abuse suspects.
The regional court in Cologne sentenced the defendant, whose name wasn’t released for privacy reasons, to 14 years and six months in prison. It also ordered him held in secure confinement after the end of his sentence.
Prosecutors had asked the court to impose a 15-year sentence, the maximum length normally permitted under German law, arguing that the defendant’s crimes were particularly grave. Read more
U-20 AFCON: My boys will beat Uganda, says Flying Eagles coach, Bosso (Punch)
The coach of the Nigeria U-20 men national team, Isah Bosso, has said his boys will beat Uganda’s Hippos in their Africa U20 Cup of Nations quarter-final duel on Thursday and reach the FIFA U20 World Cup finals scheduled for Indonesia, between May 20 and June 11.
Uganda and Nigeria will trade tackles at the 22,000-capacity Suez Canal Authority Stadium in Ismailia, Egypt at 6pm Nigerian time on Thursday, and the Flying Eagles’ tactician says that while he does not underrate the Hippos, he trusts his charges to make the country proud and reach the tournament’s last four.
“Before we left our training camp in Morocco, the NFF President, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau, told us clearly that the first objective should be getting a ticket to the FIFA World Cup. We are at that most important stage now and we cannot afford to falter. Read more
Uganda prepares for feisty battle with Nigeria for World Cup (Guardian)
On paper, Nigeria is not expected to fret when they are confronted by Uganda in football. Nigeria is ranked far ahead of the East African country in all categories of the game, including youth football.
Nigeria is a perennial contestant in the African U-20 Nations Cup, which they have won seven times, three more than their closest rival, Ghana.
In contrast, Uganda has only featured in the competition three times, playing in the final game at the last edition in 2021. But having tasted the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which a semifinal placing guarantees, the Ugandans want to get there again. And to do that, they must beat Nigeria on Friday.
Uganda qualified for the quarterfinals by drawing with South Sudan in their last group game to finish on top of Group B table, despite finishing on the same five points with Congo. That feat gave them the ticket to face Nigeria on Friday at the Cairo International Stadium. Read more
Pep Guardiola hails Phil Foden’s return to form as Roy Keane praises City star’s honesty (DailyMail)
Pep Guardiola was effusive in his praise of Phil Foden following the England star’s role in Manchester City’s 3-0 win over Bristol City on Tuesday night in the FA Cup Fifth Round clash at Ashton Gate.
The Spanish manager hailed the 22-year-old’s ‘impact’ in the game during a season in which he has found game time hard to come by.
Foden himself admitted after the game that he has beens struggling with ‘one of the worst parts of my career’ this campaign, complaining of discomfort in his feet and a more liminal role in the side. Read more
French football president Noel Le Graet resigns amid harassment investigation (ESPN)
Noel Le Graet has resigned as president of France’s football federation (FFF) amid misconduct including sexual harassment and a damning audit, the federation said on Tuesday.
Le Graet, head of the French Football Federation (FFF) since 2011, has denied wrongdoing and said on Tuesday that he would remain in the sport, with FIFA offering him leadership of its Paris bureau.
Le Graet had taken a step back amid a legal investigation into alleged sexual and moral harassment and a damning audit commissioned by the sports ministry. Read more
Jon Rahm asked Tiger Woods’ advice on staying world No. 1 (Eurosport)
World No.1 Jon Rahm is adamant nobody can beat him when he is on top form but that he does not have to be at his best to win – and pointed to a valuable lesson from Tiger Woods.
Rahm enters this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour on an enviable run of form that has seen him claim five wins in his last nine starts worldwide.
The last of those came just two weeks ago at The Genesis Invitational that also saw him return to top spot in the Official World Golf Rankings. However, the Spaniard has warned his rivals that he can still get the job done without his perfect game. Read more
Hearn believes Jake Paul should fight KSI next, not Tommy Fury (BoxingScene)
Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom believes Jake Paul should forget about a rematch with Tommy Fury – and instead focus on a grudge match collision with Youtube rival KSI.
This past Sunday in Saudi Arabia, Paul suffered the first defeat of his career, as he dropped an eight round split decision to Fury, who is the younger brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
Despite scoring a knockdown in the eighth and final round, Paul had trouble dealing with the boxing style of Fury, who moved up from light heavyweight to take the cruiserweight fight. Read more