Lagos guard kills ‘tenant’ over rent payment (Punch)
A security guard with Corporate Victoria Gardens Security Company, Desmond Gudyu, has allegedly punched a 26-year-old man, Akeem Nuhu, to death during an altercation on Lugard Avenue, Ikoyi, Lagos State.
Gudyu, who was employed to guard a building in the area, was said to have accommodated Nuhu in his security post after the latter agreed to pay him rent.
Trouble started on Monday, October 10, when Nuhu, who worked as a motor boy in a pure water company, failed to pay the agreed sum.
This reportedly led to an argument between them as Gudyu allegedly punched Nuhu, who fell and died.
A contractor, Ayo Ipadeola, who worked in the area, said, “The security guard was the only one staying in that house. The victim, Nuhu, worked in a pure water company and he had nowhere to stay. That was why he entered into an agreement with Gudyu to sleep in his security post and pay him for it. Read more
Lagos to ban sale of bottled drinks exposed to sun (Nation)
The Lagos State Government says plans are underway to ban the sale of plastic bottled drinks exposed to the sunlight.
The General Manager of Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA), Mr Afolabi Solebo made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday.
“Plastic bottled drinks exposed to continuous sunlight are dangerous to health and very cancerous. Therefore, it will be part of our public enlightenment between now and the end of the year.
“So that by 2023, we will not only confiscate sucj drinks but we will prosecute people that are displaying those products under sunlight. Read more
Lagos moves enforcement of controversial parking levy to 2023 (Guardian)
Lagos State Government has postponed the enforcement of its controversial parking policy; payment of the levy to 2023.
Lagos State Parking Authority (LASPA) said the enforcement of the parking regulations will take place in the second quarter of 2023.
LASPA general manager Adebisi Adelabu while addressing journalists on Wednesday refuted claims that the authority was set up solely for the purpose of revenue generation.
Adelabu explained that the parking authority’s mandate was to entrench a parking culture in the state. Read more
Zungeru Hydro Power Project 96% completed – Power Minister (DailyTrust)
The Minister of Power Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu, has said the Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Project is now 96% completed.
The minister stated this when he paid a working visit to the Zungeru Hydro Electric Power project in Niger State.
Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu also said that the Zungeru Hydro Electric Power is one of the priority projects of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. The project is set to add 700 megawatts (zero carbon) to the national grid.
“The project is set to be commissioned soon, as part of the federal government’s efforts to improve electricity supply across Nigeria and to fulfil President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to vision 30:30:30 and achieving netzero by 2060, as promised at COP—26,” the minister added.
He also noted that the federal government had ensured that all the requirements and needs of contractors have been provided to ensure that it is completed and on time. Read more
Akande tasks stakeholders on Lagos economic diversification policy (Independent)
Stakeholders in Lagos State have been charged to remain committed and encouraged to drive the state economic diversification policy in order to overcome the current economic challenges.
The Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Dr. Lola Akande, gave the charge at a press briefing to announce the maiden edition of Lagos Island Business Connect Fair 2022 in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, on Friday.
Akande said the Lagos Island Business Fair, which is a one-of-a-kind event, is scheduled to hold on Thursday, November 24 to Sunday, November 27, 2022, with the theme: “Edu-Social for Entrepreneurs in Lagos Island & Lagos State Towards Social Economic Empowerment”.
The well thought-out LI-BIZ- Fair, which according to the Commissioner, bears direct relevance to the clarion call of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu’s T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda of transforming and positioning the State for the 21st Century economy, is designed to encourage the promotion of business and social enterprise among entrepreneurs – particularly the youths, create opportunities to identify comparative advantages present in Lagos Island and strengthen bottom up growth for continuous business interaction and socio-economic security. Read more
A’Court stops execution of judgment freeing Kanu (Punch)
The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday stopped the execution of its own judgment which faulted the rendition of Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria and also set aside the terrorism charges against him.
Justice Haruna Tsanami in a ruling upheld the application of the Federal Government and ordered that the execution of the judgment be put on hold.
The Federal Government had applied that the execution of the judgment be suspended pending the resolution of its appeal lodged at the Supreme Court. Read more
Appeal Court reverses judgement sacking Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi (Channels)
The Court of Appeal in Abuja has reversed the March 8 judgment of the Abuja Federal High Court, sacking Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi and his deputy, Eric Kelechi Igwe, for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a judgement on Friday, a three-member panel of the appellate court led by Justice Haruna Tsanammi, held that the 1999 Constitution as amended, did not provide any punishment for a governor or deputy governor who defected from the party on which platform they got to office.
The appellate court further held that the only option opened to a political party, aggrieved by the defection of a governor or deputy governor, is to explore the impeachment option provided in the Constitution.
The court aligned with an earlier decision on the same issue given by the Enugu division of the court. Read more
Bandits abduct 8 residents in Kaduna (DailyTrust)
Suspected bandits have abducted eight people in two local government areas of Kaduna State.
The attackers reportedly invaded Autan Kuli village in Yakawada ward of Giwa Local Government Area and abducted six people.
A resident of the area, who wanted to be anonymous, said, “The bandits invaded the village around 2pm Thursday, shooting sporadically in the air.
“They however succeeded in abducting six people: Usman mai Unguwa, Mashakuru Audu, Umma Nasiru, Hauwa Nasiru, Jamilu umar, and Sunusi Bashari.” Read more
Raye finally healing after career ‘trauma’: ‘As a mixed race woman I’ve never just been one thing’ (Metro)
Raye has been through some hardships in her music career but she has finally attained freedom after throwing out the rule book.
It’s an exciting time for the You Don’t Know Me singer, who is set to release her long-awaited debut album My 21st Century Blues in February.
Fans know it’s been a long and emotional journey for Raye, 25, who cut ties with her major record label in 2020 after clashing over creative differences.
However, she’s now free and doing things her way with her debut album, a beautifully eclectic melting pot of all sides of Raye’s vibrant personality.
Her newfound independence and happiness couldn’t be more evident in the new material which Metro.co.uk had the pleasure of sampling, and it’s even more exciting hearing her enthuse about it. Read more
Nancy Pelosi’s husband ‘violently assaulted’ after break-in (BBC)
The husband of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been “violently assaulted” after a break-in at their California home.
Paul Pelosi, 82, was taken to hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, a spokesperson said.
The suspect, who has not been named, is in custody but the motive for the attack is unclear.
Mrs Pelosi was not at the San Francisco residence when the incident took place on Friday morning.
“The Speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time,” a spokesman for the senior Democrat said. Read more
Taylor Swift recalls ”Nightmare” screen test for ‘Les Misérables’ film (People)
Taylor Swift says she knew in advance she wasn’t getting a role in the 2012 Les Misérables movie.
On Friday’s episode of BBC One’s The Graham Norton Show, the singer — who just released her new album Midnights last week — recalled her screen test for Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of the iconic stage musical, revealing that she knew going in it wasn’t going to work out.
“Basically I was up for two roles,” Swift, 32, explained to Norton, pointing to the two love-struck heroines first introduced in Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel of the same name. “I had the look of Cosette and the range vocally of Éponine, so it was established I was there for a good time but not for a long time. I wasn’t going to get the role.”
Les Mis star Eddie Redmayne also appeared on the comedic Friday night talk show. At the time Swift was in casting talks for Éponine, the 40-year-old actor had already nabbed the role of Marius, the suitor who falls for Cosette, much to Éponine’s heartache. Read more
10 Lives: Animated feature sets voice cast Including Zayn Malik, Simone Ashley, Mo Gilligan and Sophie Okonedo — AFM (Deadline)
Musician Zayn Malik, Simone Ashley (Bridgerton), and comedian Mo Gilligan are among the stacked cast who will lend their voices to the new CG-animated family comedy 10 Lives from director Chris Jenkins (Duck Duck Goose).
The flick is the story of a pampered and selfish cat who takes for granted the lives he has been dealt. After carelessly losing his ninth life, he begs to be given a second chance, an opportunity to show he can learn from his mistakes. Eventually, his wish is granted but with hilarious stipulations. GFM Animation will present first-look footage at AFM.
In the film, Gilligan voices Beckett, the pampered feline with a taste for fine food & lazy days who doesn’t know what’s about to hit him when he begs for a new set of lives. Ashley voices Rose, a dedicated and passionate research student intent on saving the world’s bee population. Malik voices two characters, Kirk and Cameron, twin brothers who like to think they are as tough as they come but who, deep down, want nothing more than to please their mum. Read more
Quentin Tarantino responds to Kanye West’s claim he stole idea for Django Unchained (NME)
Quentin Tarantino has dismissed Kanye West’s claim that the director stole his idea for his film Django Unchained.
Earlier this month, the rapper claimed he had pitched the “Django” idea to Tarantino and Jamie Foxx as the music video for his 2005 hit ‘Gold Digger’. Django Unchained, released in 2012, followed a freed slave (played by Foxx) who works with a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to rescue his wife from a plantation.
Speaking on Piers Morgan Uncensored, West said: “Tarantino can write a movie about slavery where – actually him and Jamie [Foxx], they got the idea from me because the idea for Django I pitched to Jamie Foxx and Quentin Tarantino as they video for ‘Gold Digger’. And then Tarantino turned it into a him.”
Tarantino responded to West’s claim during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday (October 27), saying the rapper’s version of events “didn’t happen”. Read more
Latitude Festival unveils its 2023 music line-up (Standard)
Pulp, Paolo Nutini and George Ezra have been announced as the 2023 headliners of Latitude Festival.
The four-day event in the grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk, will also host The Kooks, Metronomy, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, Black Midi and The Lightning Seeds as part of its music line-up.
It will also see the return of The Guest Chef restaurant, featuring a menu curated by a different famous face each day, and the Mind, Body & Zen area for meditation, yoga and workshops.
Sheffield band Pulp will headline the Friday night after announcing a comeback tour marking the 25th anniversary of their album This Is Hardcore. Read more
Russia ends civilian pull-out before Kherson battle (BBC)
Russian officials say they have completed an operation to move civilians out of the southern city of Kherson ahead of an expected battle with Ukrainian forces.
Up to 70,000 civilians are said to have crossed the Dnipro river, in what Ukraine has called forced deportations.
“We’re preparing Kherson for defence,” said Russian militia commander Alexander Khodakovsky.
We’re taking the civilian population out, in many ways untying our hands.” Read more
Again, Usman drops in UFC rankings (Punch)
Former welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, has dropped yet again in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings after he first relinquished his position at the top, following a knockout loss to Leon Edwards in their title fight.
Usman was on the way to securing another decision victory, but with just a minute remaining in the fight, Edwards caught his opponent with a head kick, which knocked him out.
The Nigerian Nightmare’s reign as the UFC’s welterweight champion came to an end after five successful title defences. He was demoted in the organisation’s pound-for-pound list to No.3.
However, Islam Makhachev moved to the No.3 spot in the latest UFC pound-for-pound rankings after securing a dominating victory over Charles Oliveira last weekend, which saw him become the UFC’s lightweight champion. Read more
Pogba ‘unlikely’ to play before World Cup, says Juve’s Allegri (Guardian)
Paul Pogba will probably not play for Juventus before the upcoming World Cup, coach Massimiliano Allegri said on Friday.
The France star has not played for Juve since returning to the Serie A outfit this summer due to a knee injury, and his team play just five more times between now and the Qatar tournament.
Juve’s final fixture of 2022 is against Lazio in Turin on November 13, and Allegri is not convinced that he will feature before Les Bleus begin the defence of their world title.
“(Federico) Chiesa and Pogba are not in the squad. There is no way that they will be picked on Wednesday (against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League) and 99 percent they won’t be available for Inter Milan either,” Allegri told reporters. Read more
U-17 WWC: Flamingoes shift focus to bronze medal against Germany (Vanguard)
Nigeria female under-17 coach, Bankole Olowookere says he is optimistic that his side will bring home a bronze medal from the ongoing FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India.
The Flamingos are billed to play Germany on Sunday for a third-place position following a 6-5 defeat on penalties to Colombia.
This will be the second time the Nigerian side will face Germany in this year’s tournament.
In his post-match remarks after the loss to Colombia, Bankole recalled the grief of having lost the semi-final game, but assured that they will put that behind them to scoop the bronze medal on Sunday. Read more
Diogo Dalot breaks silence on new Manchester United contract situation (MEN)
Diogo Dalot insists now is not the right time to think about earning a new Manchester United contract, although the right-back admits he is loving life at Old Trafford.
Into the final 12 months of his current agreement, Dalot has been a solid performer under Erik ten Hag so far this season. United do hold the option to extend the Portugal international’s deal by an additional year, however, such is his form, improved terms have been suggested to reflect his vastly-improved status within the squad.
Dalot is reportedly on Barcelona’s wish list – while several other European clubs are thought to be monitoring his situation as the 23-year-old prepares for his final domestic games before heading to the World Cup in Qatar with his international teammates.
Dalot was pressed on his future during an interview with Sky Sports. He said: “I mean, I just think this is not worth thinking about too much at this time. We are in the process of where we think we have to improve our game as a team and focus on the club. Read more
Guardiola ”sure” players have World Cup in mind (France24)
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said on Friday he believes the upcoming World Cup is in players’ minds as they try to avoid injury amidst a congested schedule for their clubs.
Guardiola confirmed that England duo Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips are unlikely to play for the Premier League champions again before the break for the World Cup next month as they battle to fit in time to be selected by Gareth Southgate.
Manchester United’s Raphael Varane left the field in tears when the France centre-back suffered a muscle injury against Chelsea last week.
The majority of Premier League clubs playing in Europe are in the middle of a run of 13 games in a maximum of 42 days. Read more
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen to file for divorce after 13 years of marriage (People)
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady will file for divorce after 13 years of marriage, PEOPLE confirms.
A source tells PEOPLE that they will both file in Florida on Friday morning.
“The settlement is all worked out,” a source tells PEOPLE. “They’ve been working on the terms this whole time.”The source adds: “They agreed to joint custody of the kids.” Read more