Lagos armed robbery suspect dies in police custody (Punch)
An armed robbery suspect, Ismaila Ayinla, has died in the custody of policemen attached to the Amukoko Division of the Lagos State Police Command.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Ayinla, a father of two, alongside other fleeing suspects, stormed the Ladipo Market, Amukoko, and robbed business owners of their property.
The operation was said to be ongoing when Ayinla and his gang members allegedly shot one of the security men guarding the market.
It was learnt that the nearest police station was alerted and policemen detailed to the crime scene, engaged the armed robbers and arrested Ayinla during the operation on August 26, 2022.
Other members of the gang were said to have escaped as the state police command launched a manhunt for their arrest. Read more
Survey Law: Lagos challenges Judgment, insists state determines who surveys land (ThisDay)
The Lagos State government has urged the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division to hold that the state being the owner of the land has the right to determine who works on its land just like a litigant has a right to Counsel of its choice.
The Lagos State Surveyor-General stated this in a Notice of Appeal filed against the judgement of Justice Daniel Osiagor of the Federal High Court in Lagos, which invalidated Section 5 of the state’s Survey Law that required surveyors to obtain the written consent of the Surveyor-General, before surveying any state land.
Justice Osiagor had held among others, that the Lagos Surveyor-General lacks the power to deny the plaintiffs or any registered surveyor’s consent to survey any parcel in the state (whether owned by the government, corporate bodies or individuals).
The judge made this pronouncement while delivering judgement in a suit marked FHC/L/CS/1789/2020, filed by seven Surveyors, Adaranijo Ibikunle Ganiyu Rafiu, Aluko Kikelomo Sikirat (Mrs.), Adedeji Olarewaju, Adams Benjamin Olugbenga, Mekuleyi Oluseyi Samuel, Aliu Samuel, and Fashina Adedapo against the Surveyor General of Lagos State and 10 others. Read more
Lagos brothers, accomplice jailed for life over robbery (Punch)
An Ikeja Special Offences Court has sentenced a domestic worker, Genesis Ezebong, his brother, Micheal and one Ikade Moses, to life imprisonment for armed robbery in the Palm Groove area of Lagos State.
Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo who handed down the verdict, found the trio guilty of the offence of conspiracy and armed robbery preferred against them by the Lagos State Government.
In her judgement, the judge held that the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt, the circumstantial evidence against the defendants.
The convicts were arraigned on December 18, 2020 while the trial commenced on January 11, 2022. Read more
Floods: Lagos to demolish marked structures in Mende, Aboru (Channels)
The Lagos State Government has threatened to demolish some marked structures on drainage alignments and setbacks in Mende, Maryland; and Aboru in the Alimosho area of the state where floods have wreaked of late.
The State Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, in a statement on Tuesday said it is regrettable that after several of such warnings, the residents of the areas have refused to move but would rather resort to cheap blackmail of having nowhere to relocate to.
Bello, who spoke against the background of a viral video of some people being rescued in Mende, emphasized that the area is a low lying flood plain.
In the statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Kunle Adeshina, the Commissioner advised residents of the areas to relocate forthwith. Read more
Parents decry imposition of cleaning materials, levies in FGC Ijanikin (Guardian)
Parents of the Federal Government College (FGC), Ijanikin, Lagos, have lamented the imposition of cleaning materials and payment of some dues by the school authorities without following the unified payment arrangement by the Federal Government.
One of the parents of the school, Mr. Douglas Danor, while speaking with The Guardian, said that the bills given by the school included stationeries and cleaning items, yet the cleaning items are still being used as pre-requisite for clearance on resumption.
Danor noted that the religious dues and cleaning materials were initially per session before it was now introduced as a termly payment as well as an introduction of night prep dues, which was the responsibility of the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA).
Meanwhile, Chairman of the PTA, Mr. Olusola Tokede, told The Guardian that bringing of the items by the students is universal in all Federal Government Colleges on resumption every session, stating that the payment of class dues and hostel dues are internal arrangements of the school. Read more
Strike: Motorists stranded as students block Lagos-Ibadan expressway (Punch)
A protest staged by members of the National Association of Nigerian Students on Tuesday resulted in a gridlock on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The protest took place just after the Sagamu Interchange section of the expressway, inwards Lagos
One of our correspondents, who was at the scene, reported that students chanted solidarity songs while lamenting the ongoing strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
The students said they would continue to occupy major highways in protest against the ongoing ASUU strike demanding an immediate end to the strike. Read more
Insecurity: Northern govs, traditional rulers back creation of state police (Leadership)
To contain the high level of insecurity in Nigeria, especially in the North, governors and traditional rulers from the region have thrown their weight behind the establishment of state police.
Northern Governors’ Forum (NoGF) yesterday met with the Northern Traditional Rulers Council (NTRC) in Abuja and came out with a resolution calling for the establishment of state police to tackle security challenges in the region and the nation as a whole.
LEADERSHIP reports that calls for the police force to be set up and run at the state levels have been usually rebuffed by lawmakers in the National Assembly during the constitution amendment processes, on the fear that they could be abused by governors.
But, according to the communique issued at the end of their meeting held at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, the Northern political and traditional leaders reviewed the security situation in the North and other matters relating to its development and resolved to support the amendment of the constitution to accommodate the establishment of state police. Read more
Lawyer writes INEC, seeks compliance with timetable on candidates’ replacement (DailyTrust)
A lawyer, Abdul Adamu Fagge, has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure compliance with the timetable for the 2023 general elections.
In a letter dated September 2, 2022, and addressed to the chairman of INEC, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu, Fagge submitted that the timetable, guidelines and schedule of activities have the same force as any enabling law and all political parties are under an obligation to comply.
The lawyer said his intervention followed questions about whether the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) can submit names of other candidates, and upon such submission, INEC is obliged to accept, after the earlier set deadlines of July 15 and August 12, have been closed.
He said candidates’ nomination was regulated under the provisions of sections 29(1), 31, 32(1) and 33 of the Electoral Act, 2022 vis a viz Section 78 and paragraph 15 of the 3rd Schedule to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as altered) and Section 28(1) of the Electoral Act, 2022. Read more
CIIN empowers over 50 young insurance professionals (Sun)
The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), in line with its mandate of training insurance professionals has empowered over 50 young insurance professionals at the third edition of its youth mentorship programme tagged ‘Boot Camp 3.0’.
The CIIN youth mentorship programme was a two-day annual event organised for the young insurance practitioners to learn from mentors, industry giants and network.
In an address, the President/Chairman of Council, CIIN, Mr. Edwin Igbiti, said that the mentorship programme was established by the Education Committee of the Institute with the aim to; train and develop young professionals in the industry to become leaders, equip them with managerial and leadership skills for career advancement and incorporate them in the activities of the Institute and Industry in order to encourage active participation.
Igbiti stressed that digitalisation has become a force that is driving massive changes in the insurance sector and grooming young insurers who are technologically savvy will aid the fast transitioning of the insurance industry in this digital economy. Read more
R&B singer Jesse Powell dead at 51 (TMZ)
Popular ’90s R&B crooner Jesse Powell has died at his home in L.A., this according to his family.
His sister, Tamara, broke the sad news Tuesday night on IG, but did not reveal a cause of death.
She wrote … “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother, and uncle Jesse Powell. Jesse loved music and he especially loved his fans who supported him throughout his career. We want you all to know that you meant the world to him.” Tamara asked for privacy so her family could grieve and celebrate her brother’s life.
Born in Gary, Indiana, Jesse got his first break in his early ’20s after a music producer saw him perform at a local talent show. He was signed to a record label and released his first album in 1996. Read more
Hailey Bieber celebrates 4 years of marriage with her husband Justin as she calls him the ‘love of my life’ (DailyMail)
Hailey Bieber couldn’t contain her love for her husband Justin Bieber when she celebrated their four-year wedding anniversary on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old model gushed that the pop superstar, 28, was the ‘love of my life’ in a sweet Instagram post marking the occasion.
Hailey shared several photos of the lovebirds kissing, including a photo apparently snapped on their wedding day.
The blond beauty wore her elegant white gown in the photo as a suited-up Justin leaned in to kiss her while holding her hands down at his sides. Read more
Trippie Redd calls on record labels to pay for artiste security following PNB Rock’s death (HipHopDX)
Trippie Redd has a proposal for record labels that he believes could save the lives of artists.
Following PnB Rock’s senseless murder in Los Angeles on Monday (September 12), Trippie reflected on his time with the Philly rapper and voiced an idea for labels to supply their artists with full-time security guards to try to avoid more tragedies from happening.
“I had to reschedule my whole day yesterday. I was at a true loss for words,” he wrote. “I keep losing my friends to gun violence I want all my friends to start having a guard or 2 it honestly should be on the label to get u protection… that’s one thing I used to tell xxx is let’s stop riding around in the i8 just me and u while ur paid security sleep at the house we in the club just us.
“Pnb was my real life brother he pulled up on me and @fijimacintosh when we weren’t even nobody yet and told us in his prime that we would blow up he pulled up to the hood in a sprinter with all his guys to Fiji mom house just to meet us then put us on the line up for his show in Atlanta.” Read more
Season 1 of “The Crown” hits Netflix’s top 10 list after Queen Elizabeth II’s death (People)
The Crown has found a new audience as the first season enters Netflix’s Top 10 after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Between Sept. 5 and 11, Netflix subscribers streamed 17.6 million hours of The Crown, bringing the historical drama’s first season to No. 7 on Netflix’s Top 10 English-language series chart, according to Variety.
“HRH Queen Elizabeth II was in the hearts and minds of viewers,” Netflix said in a statement, obtained by the outlet.
Other than The Crown, the Top 10 list featured Cobra Kai season 5 (sitting at No. 1 with 106 million hours), Devil in Ohio (No. 2 with 70.8 million), The Imperfects (No. 3 with 24.1 million), Dated and Related season 1 (No.4 with 19.8 million), The Sandman season 1 (No. 5 with 19.6 million), Partner Track (No. 6 with 18.2 million), Stranger Things season 4 (No. 8 with 16.6 million), Echoes: Limited Series (No. 9 with 14.3 million) and Manifest season 1 (No. 10 with 12.4 million), per Variety. Read more
Indiana Jones and Short Round have reunited after 38 years (VirginRadio)
Indiana Jones fans were thrilled after stars Harrison Ford and Ke Huy Quan reunited recently.
The stars played Indiana Jones and sidekick Short Round in the 1984 film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
The pair teamed up again at Disney’s D23 Expo over the weekend.
Lucasfilm and Quan shared photos on Instagram. Read more
“Triangle of Sadness” director dedicates emotional North American premiere in Toronto to Late star Charlbi Dean 2 weeks after her death (Variety)
Ruben Östlund and the cast of “Triangle of Sadness” convened for the first time since the sudden, shocking death of its young star Charlbi Dean earlier this month.
The satirical dark comedy, which won the Palme D’Or in Cannes just four months ago, had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday night — just 15 days since the 32-year-old Dean died of an unexpected illness in New York on Aug. 29.
“It’s a very emotional screening for us because of Charlbi Dean, our colleague, one of the main actors who passed away 15 days ago. We wanted her to be here by our side, to share in this fantastic moment,” said Östlund during his introduction to the screening. He was joined on stage by stars Harris Dickinson and Dolly De Leon, who were clearly moved by the moment and hugged one another.
“I want to say a couple of words about Charlbi,” the director continued. “She was a very caring colleague and a person who was lifting up everybody on set, and bringing out the best of everyone. You will also see that she was a very, very precise actress. So take a close look at her performance in this film. Read more
Ken Starr, whose investigation led to Bill Clinton impeachment, dies aged 76 (LBC)
Ken Starr, a former US federal appellate judge and lawyer whose criminal investigation of Bill Clinton led to the president’s impeachment, has died aged 76.
Mr Starr died at a hospital on Tuesday of complications from surgery, according to his former colleague, lawyer Mark Lanier. He said Mr Starr had been hospitalised in an intensive care unit in Houston for about four months.
For many years, Mr Starr’s stellar reputation as a lawyer seemed to place him on a path to the Supreme Court.
At age 37, he became the youngest person to serve on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, where chief Justice John Roberts and justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia also had served. Read more
Algeria friendly: Why Peseiro may shun NPFL stars (Punch)
Footballers from the Nigeria Professional Football League may be left out of the Super Eagles international friendly against Algeria in Oran on September 27, PUNCH Sports Extra has reliably learnt.
The game, billed for the Miloud-Hadefi Olympic Stadium in Oran, will be their 22nd meeting since January 10, 1973, with the Eagles recording nine wins, three draws and nine defeats.
Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro, who will announce his squad list for the game in the coming days, may not consider the NPFL players due to their inactivity in recent months.
Speaking with The PUNCH, Eagles assistant coach, Finidi George, said it would be difficult to include the NPFL players in the squad for the game in Oran, as most of the Eagles B players were currently on holidays. Read more
Sadiq Umar to undergo surgery Thursday (Sun)
Spanish La Liga side, Real Sociedad has confirmed that injured Nigeria international, Sadiq Umar will begin surgery on Thursday.
The lanky sustained a season-ending injury on Sunday when Real Sociedad played against Getafe in which they ended up losing 2-1.
He was confirmed to have ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament that automatically ruled him out of the season.
“Sadiq Umar will undergo surgery for the rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee by Dr Mikel Sánchez next Thursday, September 15, in Gasteiz”, the club confirmed. Read more
Bayern beats Lewandowski’s Barca; Liverpool gets late winner (Globe&Mail)
It doesn’t seem to matter which shirt Robert Lewandowski is wearing – Bayern Munich just keeps getting the better of Barcelona either way.
Bayern extended its recent dominance over the Spanish giant with a 2-0 win in the Champions League on Tuesday to show it can cope quite well without Lewandowski, who left to join Barcelona in the off-season.
It started out as a friendly homecoming as Lewandowski walked down the familiar steps of the Allianz Arena players’ tunnel before kickoff, hugging every one of his former teammates along the way.
Bayern’s players didn’t extend the same level of hospitality once the game started. Read more
Nations League: Wales call up Fulham youngster Luke Harris for games with Belgium and Poland
Fulham’s Luke Harris has been called into the Wales squad for the Nations League games against Belgium on 22 September and Poland three days later.
The 17-year-old attacking midfielder has only made one senior appearance for Fulham, in the EFL Cup this season.
But Harris has caught the eye of Wales manager Rob Page, who signed a new four-year contract this week.
Wales are without injured midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Harry Wilson, plus goalkeeper Adam Davies. Read more
Ellis and Layne Advance at 2022 USA Boxing International Invitational (BoxingScene)
IBA Elite Women’s World Champion Rashida Ellis (Lynn, Mass.) and 2021 Junior Pan American Games bronze medalist Donte Layne (Elmont, N.Y.) picked up two victories for Team USA during the second day of boxing at the 2022 USA Boxing International Invitational in Pueblo, Colo.
Layne made an impressive elite international debut to start the day for the Americans. Layne took all five judges’ cards against Rehemandu Halimulati of China to advance to tomorrow’s light heavyweight semifinals against 2020 Olympian Tanglatihan Tuohetaerbieke of China.
Ellis made her return to the ring after winning this May’s World Championships with a strong performance, taking four out the five judges’ cards against Wenlu Yang of China, the 2016 IBA Elite Women’s World Champion. Read more
Ons Jabeur: “I cried after the US Open final” (TennisWorld)
Ons Jabeur struggles to hide the disappointment after the second defeat in a Grand Slam final this season but still tries to look at the positive side of the matter and above all to identify the objectives for the coming months.
She in fact explained: “I will have more time to prepare for Wimbledon and the US Open next year. Now there will be the Masters, which is a kind of Mini-Slam, I still feel I have a lot to prove. I will have no points to defend in Australia, at the Roland Garros and at Wimbledon so I will definitely try to become world number one.”
She then added: “The final defeat at Wimbledon was hard to stomach, but even that is tough. I will sleep a few hours in the next few days. Winning and losing is part of tennis anyway, it took me some time to win my first title.
WTA and it will probably take a little longer for this.” Read more
Long-time Kimi Raikkonen engineer to partner Kevin Magnussen permanently (PlanetF1)
Haas have confirmed they have brought in Mark Slade to partner Kevin Magnussen as his full-time engineer from the Singapore Grand Prix after a lengthy search.
Slade, who had worked at McLaren alongside Kimi Raikkonen, had most recently worked at ‘Team Enstone’ under their Lotus, Renault and Alpine guides for a decade until leaving at the end of last season, and has now taken on the role of guiding Magnussen through his race weekends with Haas.
Magnussen’s former engineer Ed Regan had been moved into an office role after confirming he will be leaving the team towards the end of the season, with Dominic Haines having taken on the role on an interim basis while Haas’ recruitment process took place, advising the Dane at Spa, Zandvoort and Monza.
Haas confirmed the news to media including PlanetF1, adding in a brief statement that “Mark joins Haas with a wealth of experience gained at teams such as Renault/Mercedes/McLaren. Mark’s first race will be the Singapore Grand Prix”. Read more