Lagos NLC demands 400% increase in workers allowances (Punch)
The Lagos Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress has demanded that the transport, housing and other allowances paid to workers in the state should be increased by 400 per cent.
The union said while N30, 000 has been approved as the new national minimum wage, the minimum wage for workers in Lagos State should be N50,000. Read more
Eating more nuts may help prevent weight gain, researchers find (Guardian)
According to recent evidence, nuts can aid weight gain, despite being calorically rich. Despite being dense in calories, nuts may help prevent the weight gain that often occurs during adulthood.
Nuts have a wide variety of health benefits, and recent studies have been uncovering more and more of them. Read more
How principal defiled twin sisters – Doctor (Punch)
A medical doctor, Alabi Oyedeji, on Monday narrated to a Lagos State Special Offences Court how a principal, Samson Adeyemo, defiled twin sisters.
Oyedeji, who is a consultant at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital and a forensic examiner at the Mirabel Centre, told the court that the victims informed him that the principal had sexual relationships with them between 2015 and 2016.
He added that the principal impregnated one of the victims in the course of the incessant intercourse. Read more
Religious leaders hold four-day prayers over insecurity (Guardian)
Religious leaders under the Charismatic Renewal of Nigeria (CCRN) in the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos have revealed plans to host a four days prayer over insecurity and other challenges facing the nation.
The event with the theme, “Stand Your Ground,” which began yesterday and ends on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at the International Trade Fair Complex, along the Badagry Expressway, Lagos has over 50,000 persons in attendance. Read more
Labour recommits to October 16 strike for minimum wage (Guardian)
The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has resolved to join other labour centres on the October 16 planned nationwide strike if the Federal Government fails to conclude the N30, 000 consequential adjustments on the new minimum wage.
The union said workers had been forced to suffer inflation since the last adjustment. Read more
Tribunal judgement victory for Benue – Ortom (Sun)
Governor Samuel Ortom has said the judgment of the Benue State Governorship Election Tribunal is victory for the people of the state who elected him for a second term.
The governor who stated this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, noted that the verdict of the tribunal had confirmed the unanimous decision of Benue voters and has proved that his re-election was credible. Read more
Man steals month-old baby from sleeping mother (Punch)
A 39-year-old man, Olakunle Agbaje, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly stealing a month-old baby from his sleeping mother.
Agbaje, a resident of No. 13 Dennis Street, Arigbawonwo area of Mowe in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state, was alleged to have sneaked into Taiwo Marufu’s apartment at No. 32 Odukoya Street, Adesan, Mowe, and allegedly stole the baby while the mother was asleep. Read more
Gas flaring: NNPC, others frown over gas price cap (Vanguard)
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has expressed dissatisfaction as the Federal Government continues to fix the price of gas in Nigeria.
This, according to the corporation discourages investment, desired to end gas flaring in the country. Read more
Hong Kong protests get more violent (Independent)
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Hong Kong shopping malls on Monday demanding “freedom” ahead of expected new protests after overnight turmoil in the Asian financial hub brought a warning from the last British governor that people could be killed.
Protesters formed large circles inside multi-level shopping malls and chanted “disband Hong Kong police force”, “fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong” and “I have the right to wear a mask”, as shoppers on a public holiday looked on. Read more
US blacklists China organisations over Xinjiang ‘Uighur abuse’ (BBC)
The US has blacklisted 28 Chinese organisations for their alleged involvement in abuses against ethnic Uighurs in China’s Xinjiang province.
The organisations are now on the so-called Entity List, which bars them from buying products from US companies without approval from Washington.
The 28 targets include both government agencies and technology companies specialising in surveillance equipment. Read more
50 Cent is producing a docuseries on Tekashi 6ix9ine and other celeb legal dramas (Metro)
50 Cent is producing a new docuseries covering celebs and their legal dramas, with rise and fall of Tekashi 6ix9ine set to be the feature story.
According to TMZ Fiddy’ scripted docuseries is called A Moment in Time and will have six to eight hour-long episodes dedicated to each subject. The project will be produced through 50’s G-Unit Film Television company. Read more
Turkey-Syria border: Trump threatens to ‘obliterate’ Turkish economy (BBC)
President Donald Trump has threatened to destroy Turkey’s economy if Turkey goes “off limits” after his surprise decision to pull US forces out of north-eastern Syria.
In a series of angry tweets, Mr Trump defended the move that could open the way for Turkey to launch an attack on Kurdish fighters across the border.
The withdrawal was heavily criticised even by Mr Trump’s Republican allies. Read more
Dillian Whyte urges Anthony Joshua to go back to basics for Andy Ruiz Jr rematch (Metro)
Dillian Whyte believes Anthony Joshua will knock out Andy Ruiz Jr in their rematch if he deploys his jab more often. Ruiz Jr defends the world titles he won from Joshua in their second fight in December and many boxing experts are backing the Mexican to beat AJ again. Whyte, who was stopped by Joshua in their 2015 grudge match, advised his old rival to go back to basics and tune out his doubters. Read more
Toro Rosso: Naoki Yamamoto to make F1 debut in Japanese Grand Prix practice (BBC)
Japan’s Naoki Yamamoto will make his Formula 1 debut when he drives a Toro Rosso in first practice at his home grand prix on Friday.
The 31-year-old reigning champion in Japan’s Super Formula and Super GT series will drive Pierre Gasly’s car. Read more
S’Eagles coaches, Ezenwa leave for Singapore today (Independent)
Super Eagles coaches, player and officials of the Nigeria Football Federation will leave for Singapore today, venue of the international friendly against Brazil on Sunday.
Speaking exclusively to DAILY INDEPENDENT on this, Oluwatoyin Ibitoye, media officer of the Super Eagles, also revealed that Ikechukwu Ezenwa, the Heartland of Owerri goalkeeper, will be the only player to join the train for Singapore later today. Read more
VCN pledges more support for youth football development (Guardian)
Nigerians have been promised more grassroots football competitions by VCN Sports following the success of its just-ended U-17 football competition, which featured teams from across Lagos and its environs.
Speaking at the end of the VCN U-17 Cup, MD/CEO of VCN Sports, Victor Nwaribeaku said his dream is to produce more quality players for the country through such youth football programmes. Read more
Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open (Punch)
Andy Murray will make his Grand Slam return at the Australian Open in January, a year after career-saving hip surgery, the organisers announced on Tuesday.
The British three-time major winner has been slowly working his way back to fitness and is now ranked 289th, up from 503rd just a week ago. Read more
Cote d’Ivoire’s Les Elephantes edge Falcons out of Olympics race (NewTelegraph)
African champions, Super Falcons were eliminated from the race to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics women’s football tournament on Monday after forcing the Les Elephantes of Cote d’Ivoire to a 1-1 draw at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.
Both teams had settled for a scoreless draw in Abidjan on Thursday, meaning the Les Elephantes progress to the penultimate round of the qualification series against Cameroon on away goals. Read more
Tokyo 2020 Olympics won’t be jamboree – Dare (Independent)
Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, has warned that next year’s Olympics in Tokyo won’t be an all-comers affair, saying that only medal hopefuls would represent the country at the Games.
The Minister revealed this on Sunday while congratulating long jumper, Ese Brume, for ending Nigeria’s wait for an IAAF World Championships medal in Doha, after two fruitless trips to Beijing, China in 2015 and London, Great Britain in 2017. Read more
Sports Minister hails Brume, Amusan (NewTelegraph)
Sports Minister, Sunday Dare has hailed long jumper,Ese Brume for ending Nigeria’s wait for an IAAF World Championships medal after two fruitless trips to Beijing,China in 2015 and London,Great britain in 2017.
Brume leapt a distance of 6.91m,her second longest career jump to win the long jump bronze medal and Dare has congratulated the 23 year who is ending the year with the athlete with the second longest jump in 2019. Read more
40 teams to feature as Kaduna Polo Club clocks 100 years (Vanguard)
No fewer than 40 teams are expected in Kaduna for the 2019 Georgian cup polo tournament billed for October 11. President of the club, Suleiman Abubakar, who made the disclosure during a press briefing in Kaduna on Monday, said the tournament will mark it’s 100 years anniversary. Abubakar said since the inception of the tournament in 1919, Kaduna Polo club had occupied a prime position in the league of Polo Clubs on the African continent. Read more