Lady who lodged with boyfriend in Lagos hotel falls sick, dies (Punch)
A lady, identified only as Esther, has died after lodging with her boyfriend, Emmanuel Isibor, at the T1 Suites in the Festac area of the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the lovers visited the hotel to spend the night together.
While in the room, it was learnt that Esther suddenly took ill and in the process, foamy substances started coming out from her mouth and nostrils.
Jolted by the turn of events, Isibor was said to have sought help by calling the manager of the hotel to rescue his girlfriend.
In a bid to revive her, PUNCH Metro gathered that Isibor and members of staff of the hotel quickly rushed Esther to a nearby hospital, but she died on the way.
A source told PUNCH Metro that the doctor on duty at the hospital certified that Esther was brought in dead, adding that the manager of the hotel proceeded to the Festac Police Station to report the incident. Read more
Seyi Shay hosts closet raid (Vanguard)
This month, popular Nigerian singer, Seyi Shay is giving ten ladies a chance to raid her closet. They will have access to remarkable outfits worn for different occasions and events.
The outfits that will be up for grabs are those that have been significant in the course of her career. They include costumes worn for her concerts, appearances and even auditions. Each outfit has a story around it and there will be an opportunity to hear it firsthand.
Seyi Shay is on a journey to empower young women by creating a safe space for them. She has decided to host this closet raid to further connect with these women and inspire them to aim higher in all aspects of life. Read more
FG can handle #Twitterban better – Sanwo-Olu (Punch)
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the Federal Government can handle the Twitter imbroglio better, adding that the government can sign ‘rules of engagement’ with the San Francisco-based social media giant on Twitter usage in Nigeria.
He stated this on Monday while featuring on Arise TV’s ‘The Morning Show’ programme monitored by The PUNCH.
According to him, “People are losing money but there are also security issues. Let us be circumspect and not throw the baby away with the bathwater.”
Last week, the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), suspended Twitter operations in Nigeria, citing the “persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”. The Federal Government’s action followed a deletion of a controversial civil war post by the President. Read more
We’ll lift Twitter ban on one condition – FG (DailyTrust)
The Federal Government has given the condition under which the ban imposed on Twitter will be lifted.
On Friday, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information, announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter for alleged undue interference.
The action of the government had sparked a global outrage.
In a statement, The Diplomatic Missions Of Canada, The European Union (Delegation To Nigeria), The Republic Of Ireland, The United Kingdom And The United States, rejected the action.
“We strongly support the fundamental human right of free expression and access to information as a pillar of democracy in Nigeria as around the world and these rights apply online as well as offline.” Read more
#Twitterban: Adeboye, El-Rufai Tweet, Defy FG’s Order (Independent)
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has defied President Muhammadu Buhari’s ban on Twitter.
Governor El-Rufai on Monday posted a message on the microblogging site, disobeying the orders of the federal government on the use of the application.
After the ban on Twitter by the federal government, the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, had ordered the arrest and prosecution of anyone found using the social media platform.
However, El-Rufai, who is a leading member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, posted a message on the banned platform, inferring that Nigeria has thought the US how to treat Tech giants.
His tweet reads: “Based Nigeria: African country teaches US lesson in how to handle Big Tech tyranny — RT Op-ed.” Read more
Massacre in Oyo: 45 dead bodies recovered, Oba’s palace, 60 houses burnt, over 160 vehicles destroyed (Sun)
Blood flowed freely in Igangan, one of the seven principal towns of Ibarapaland in Oyo State, on Saturday night, as gunmen dispatched over 45 persons to their early graves in the town.
Besides, the five-hour invasion also led to burning of more than 60 houses, while over 160 vehicles were also destroyed, apart from a petrol filling station and the palace of Ashigangan of Igangan, Oba Lasisi Adeoye, that were also razed.
It was in the same Igangan that angry youths razed the village and vehicles of the Sarkin Fulani of Oyo State, Alhaji Abdulkadir Salihu, in February, this year, after the popular Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, fondly called Sunday Igboho, held a town hall meeting in the town. Salihu was evicted from the town based on allegations of aiding and abeitting killings, kidnapping and destruction of farmland in the area.
Impeccable sources said the invaders stormed Igangan at about 11pm, on Saturday, and operated till 4am, yesterday, before leaving the town in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state. Read more
Eat pork as alternative to beef, Gov Akeredolu Tells Ondo People (DailyTrust)
Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has said that his government will encourage the intake of pork as an alternative to beef to save millions of naira which the state is losing to other states that supply cow and other meat sources.
Akeredolu said this on Monday at the commissioning of an Ultra-modern big Dutchman Piggery and its supporting facilities at Ilutoro in Akure North Local Government Area of the state as part of activities marking his 100days in office.
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According to the governor, the money that is lost to other states that supply cows and other meat would have remained within to lubricate the state’s economy.
He also said that apart from its jobs creating capability for the youths, dietary intake of lovers of pork would be enhanced, pork being an alternative to beef.
“More to that, our rural areas would also be opened up for development. Read more
Buhari receives new COAS, Maj. Gen. Farouk Yahaya, at Aso Villa (Guardian)
President Muhammadu Buhari has formally received the new Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, accompanied by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabo, presented Yahaya to the president.
Yahaya was appointed on May 27, to replace Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, who died along with ten military officers in a place crash in Kaduna.
Fielding questions from State House correspondents, Msgashi said the president shared with them his experience, which they intended to use to address the nation’s security challenges. Read more
Family of boy pushed into river ‘may pursue private prosecution’ over death (Standard)
The family of a 13-year-old boy who died after he was pushed into a river could pursue a private prosecution against the teenager responsible, campaigners have said.
Christopher Kapessa was pushed into the River Cynon in South Wales by a 14-year-old boy in July 2019, but the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to charge the teen and described the incident as a “foolish prank”.
Christopher’s family has accused the CPS and South Wales Police of institutional racism, and on Thursday lawyers representing his mother Alina Joseph will go to the High Court to ask for a judicial review of the CPS decision. Read more
US approves first new Alzheimer’s drug in 20 years (BBC)
The first new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease for nearly 20 years has been approved by regulators in the United States, paving the way for its use in the UK.
Aducanumab targets the underlying cause of Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, rather than its symptoms.
Charities have welcomed the news of a new therapy for the condition.
But scientists are divided over its potential impact because of uncertainty over the trial results.
At least 100,000 people in the UK with a mild form of the disease could be suitable for the drug if it were to be approved by the UK regulator.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said there was “substantial evidence that aducanumab reduces amyloid beta plaques in the brain” and that this “is reasonably likely to predict important benefits to patients”. Read more
Liam Payne calls off engagement to Maya Henry (TYLA)
Former One Direction star Liam Payne has broken off his engagement to model Maya Henry, revealing that he is now single.
The 28-year-old singer confirmed the sad news over on the Diary of a CEO podcast, where he spoke to host Steven Bartlett about the split.
In the episode, Liam announced that he felt this outcome was the best for both of them, and that the former couple could now spend time focusing on themselves instead.
Liam and Maya confirmed their engagement in August 2020. Read more
Failure to launch: Spain’s grand reopening falls flat (Metro)
Tourism hotspot Spain’s grand reopening to international travel got off to a slow start on Monday, with newly relaxed entry requirements failing to attract the desired wave of foreign visitors amid confusion over the new rules.
Hoping to revive its struggling tourist sector Spain began letting in fully-vaccinated people from all over the world on Monday, but only published detailed rules on Saturday, leaving travel operators and tourists in the dark until the last minute.
International flights to and from Spain were up around 40% compared with a week ago but a spokesperson for airport operator AENA said the increase was in line with a general rise over the past few months.
“It is not tremendously significant, it is gradual…they’re rising little by little,” she said. Read more
Guatemala president attacks Kamala Harris day before landmark meeting (Independent)
Guatemala’s president said on Sunday that his government and the Biden administration remain at odds over the US’ approach to stemming Central American migration, while adding that he valued Vice President Kamala Harris as a negotiating partner.
In an interview with CBS News as Ms Harris visits his country following her appointment to lead the Biden administration’s response to the surge of migration at the US’ southern border, Alejandro Giammattei stressed that the two sides differ over how to address the problem, but not in their beliefs regarding its causes.
“We are not on the same side of the coin. It is obvious,” Mr Giammattei told CBS, adding of the crisis’s causes and how to address them: “We are in agreement on the ‘what,’ which is something. We are in not agreement on the ‘how.’” Read more
2 trains collide in southern Pakistan, killing dozens (BrisbaneTimes)
An express train barrelled into another that had derailed in Pakistan before dawn on Monday, killing at least 45 people, authorities said. More than 100 were injured, and rescuers and villagers worked throughout the day to search crumpled cars for survivors and the dead.
Cries for help pierced the night as passengers climbed out of overturned or crushed rail cars, and continued to echo throughout the day at the scene in the district of Ghotki, in the southern province of Sindh.
Heavy machinery arrived to cut open some cars, and more than 15 hours after the crash, rescuers were carefully removing wreckage as they looked for anyone who might remain trapped – although hopes were fading for survivors. The military deployed troops, engineers and helicopters to assist.
At around 3.30am, the Millat Express train derailed and the Sir Syed Express train hit it minutes later, said Usman Abdullah, a deputy commissioner of Ghotki. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the derailment, and the driver of the second train said he braked when he saw the disabled train but didn’t have time to avoid the collision. Read more
“A Quiet Place 3” confirmed for 2023 (Metro)
A third A Quiet Place movie is officially on the way (Picture: Paramount Pictures)
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A third A Quiet Place movie has been confirmed for a 2023 release, it has been claimed.
A Quiet Place 2 landed in UK cinemas on June 3, after more than a year of delays delays due to the pandemic.
It was definitely worth the wait, with John Krasinski’s horror sequel being praised by fans and critics alike – Metro.co.uk awarded four stars.
After the unsurprising success of the movie, The Wrap reports that Paramount Pictures has slated an untiled A Quiet Place film for March 31, 2023. Read more
Coco Gauff vows to continue to ‘dream big and aim higher’ after reaching French Open quarter-final (Tennis365)
Coco Gauff broke new ground by reaching the quarter-finals of the French Open – and the teenager is hungry for more.
The 17-year-old American caused a sensation when she made the fourth round at Wimbledon two years ago and repeated the feat at the Australian Open in 2020.
Now she has gone one better and, if her form in a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Ons Jabeur is anything to go by, she is a legitimate contender for the title.
Ladies and gentlemen 🥁
The youngest woman to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal since 2006.
🇺🇸 @CocoGauff wins the battle of the former junior #RolandGarros champions 6-3, 6-1 against Jabeur! pic.twitter.com/ua3REslDSM
— wta (@WTA) June 7, 2021
Gauff said: “It means a lot to me, especially as I have lost in the fourth round a couple of times, so it feels good to get over that hurdle. Today I played probably my best match so far in the tournament. Read more
England cricketer Ollie Robinson suspended for racist, Islamophobic tweets (5Pillars)
England cricketer Ollie Robinson has been suspended from all international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation following historical racist and Islamophobic tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013.
Robinson, 27, will not be available for selection for the second Test against New Zealand starting at Edgbaston on Thursday. He will now leave the England camp immediately and return to his county, Sussex.
His tweets when he was 18 included several sexist, Islamophobic and racist comments such as:
“My new Muslim friend is the bomb.”
“Real Nig** don’t let the microwave hit 0.00”
“Guy next to me on the train. definitely has Ebola.”
The fast bowler said he was “embarrassed” and “ashamed” as he apologised “unreservedly” for the posts which were unearthed on Wednesday as he made his Test debut at Lord’s. Read more
French Open 2021: Novak Djokovic survives scare to beat Lorenzo Musetti and reach quarter-finals (BBC)
Novak Djokovic avoided a shock fourth-round exit at the French Open after fighting back from two sets down against teenager Lorenzo Musetti.
The world number one looked out of sorts before rallying, leading 6-7 (7-9) 6-7 (2-7) 6-1 6-0 4-0 when the Italian, 19, retired with an injury.
World number 76 Musetti, playing in his first Grand Slam main draw, was given a standing ovation as he left the court.
Djokovic will face Italian ninth seed Matteo Berrettini next.
It is the fifth time that Djokovic has overturned a two-set deficit to win at a Slam.
However, he was clearly frustrated by Musetti, who was able to match him shot-for-shot in the opening stages.
The teenager began to struggle with what appeared to be an abdominal injury and, after winning just four points in the fourth set, took a medical time-out before retiring after losing 13 successive games.
“I like to play young guys in the best-of-five because even at two sets down, I feel I still have my chances,” Djokovic said. Read more
Aston Villa confirm Emiliano Buendia signing for huge fee in new Arsenal blow (DailyStar)
Aston Villa have handed Arsenal supporters their first blow of the summer transfer window by revealing that they have won the race to sign Norwich City playmaker Emiliano Buendia.
In a short statement, the club wrote on Monday morning: “Aston Villa and Norwich City have reached an agreement for the transfer of Emiliano Buendia.”
Adding: “As Emiliano is currently in the Argentina national team’s biosecure bubble, preparing for a World Cup qualifying match with Colombia on Tuesday evening, he will undergo a medical and complete the transfer after the game.”
That updates comes after lengthy interest from the Gunners, who finished eighth in the Premier League table and three place above Villa despite their fine start to the campaign. Read more
Rashford penalty gives England win over Romania (DailyTrust)
Marcus Rashford’s penalty earned England an unconvincing 1-0 win over Romania in their final warm-up friendly ahead of Euro 2020 in Middlesbrough on Sunday.
However, victory for Gareth Southgate’s men was again overshadowed by booing from supporters as the players took the knee before kick-off.
Southgate’s selection will also be questioned as he named an experimental line-up with five players who are not part of his final squad making an appearance at some point in the game.
There is still one place up for grabs in Southgate’s 26-man squad, though, due to an injury to Trent Alexander-Arnold.
James Ward-Prowse, Ben Godfrey and Ben White were all given the chance to further their case from the start, while Jesse Lingard and Ollie Watkins came off the bench in the second-half. Read more
Kamille Beats Serena Deeb, Wins NWA Women’s Title (WhatCulture)
Serena Deeb was dethroned as NWA Women’s Champion on Sunday, falling to Kamille at the When Our Shadows Fall pay-per-view.
Kamille ended up pinning Deeb after hitting an impactful Spear on the smaller woman. This is the up-and-comer’s first spell with the belt, with Serena’s reign ending on 228 days.
A featured performer since NWA Powerrr debuted in 2019, Kamille had originally been presented as World Champion Nick Aldis’ strong, silent valet, gradually growing in range as the series progressed.Her first match was a straightforward squash of Madi Maxx broadcast on 12 May 2020, after the NWA had effectively shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When Powerrr returned earlier this year, Kamille was pushed right out of the gate, culminating in her big win over Serena last night. Read more