Lagos nurse performs surgery on Edo bizwoman, victim dies (Punch)
The family of a businesswoman, Fatima Isa, have demanded justice after she died during a fibroid surgery at the Felobam Alpha Clinic in the Mafoluku area of Oshodi, Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the victim, alongside her sister, Queen, left their hometown in Auchi, Edo State, and travelled down for the surgery at the medical facility.
When the sisters got to the hospital last Thursday, Fatima was admitted and Queen slept over at the hospital.
Speaking to our correspondent, Queen said the management of the hospital demanded N190,000 for the surgery, adding that she left her sister in their care to withdraw the money. Read more
R.E.V.E.A.L.E.D: Osinachi’s husband has secret wife (Vanguard)
Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of late gospel music star, Osinachi, has a ‘secret’ wife outside of their turbulent union, Vanguard can authoritatively report.
Nwachukwu is believed to have wedded the woman with whom he shares a romantic relationship in a church but hid the union from Osinachi and her family.
The romance, which began before Nwachukwu sought the hand of the late gospel artiste in marriage, is believed to have gone south after the woman bore a child for him.
These facts came to the fore when one of the children of the deceased gospel star found an old photo album hidden in his father’s room. Read more
Policeman smoking weed in public arrested, risks sanction (Punch)
The Lagos State Police Command says it has identified the policeman pictured smoking Indian hemp in public in the Ijora area of the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, in a statement on Tuesday, revealed the identity of the officer as ASP Babatunde Adebayo.
He noted that the state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, had commenced disciplinary measures commensurate with his rank.
He said, “The Lagos State Police Command has identified the police officer pictured smoking weed at the Ijora area of Lagos State. Read more
Kimberly-Clark Nigeria gives scholarship to indigent Ikorodu students (ThisDay)
Kimberly-Clark Nigeria, a leader in baby care and essential feminine products, has fulfilled its promise to provide scholarships to girls at the Dream Catchers Academy as part of its commitment to providing better care for a better world.
The promise was made in February 2022, during the inauguration of its Ikorodu factory, which had in attendance the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
During the ceremony, its General Manager, Vani Malik, revealed the company’s plans to provide scholarships to 30 girls from Dream Catchers Academy, a non-governmental, free boarding education and performing arts academy for orphaned and under-served girls in Ikorodu.
Through its Kotex® She Sabi Initiative, which champions women and girls’ progress by fighting period stigma, the company fulfilled its promise to the girls. Read more
Alleged Forgery: SON arraigns 2 men for falsifying official documents (Channels)
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on Tuesday arraigned two men before the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos for allegedly forging official documents of the organisation.
But the duo, Isong Michael and Ojo Samuel, pleaded not guilty to a three-count charge made against them.
The Principal State Counsel of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Yusuf Lawan, who represented the agency, told Justice Tijani Ringim that both defendants conspired to forge an SON receipt marked APP/243835, knowing the same to be false, and with the intent that it may be acted upon as genuine, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Sections 465, 467 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Cap. C39, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
The first defendant was also arraigned for allegedly evading the payment of N14,700 as a service charge payable to the SON, an offence contrary to and punishable under section 31(1) of the SON Act, 2015. Read more
Woli Agba to parents: let your daughters return home alive, not in coffins (Nation)
Comedian-cum-actor, Ayo Ajewole, aka Woli Agba has lent his voice to domestic violence against women.
He urged parents to advise their daughters appropriately.
Nigerians have been discussing domestic violence, which they alleged was responsible for the death of popular gospel singer Osinachi Nwachukwu.
Woli Agba appealed to parents to tell their daughters they should not delay in leaving a failed marriage and returning to them. Read more
UNIBEN pledges continuous support for mentee private university (Vanguard)
THE management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) on Tuesday promised to continue to give support to a private University, Well Spring University Benin City which it mentored for five years before it was granted operational license.
Vice Chancellor of UNIBEN, Professor Lilian Salami while on a visit to the mentee University said the school deployed human and material resources as well as Technology to fast track the growth and stability of Academic programmes, at the Well Spring University.
Accompanied by some principal officers, Salami was received on arrival by the Vice Chancellor, Well Spring University, Professor Rotimi Ajayi and other principal officers of the institution where she said the visit was to strengthen mentorship profile, while “UNIBEN will deploy technology, vast reservoir of Professorship to boost academic programmes in Well Spring University”
Ajayi described the visit as a milestone to cement a healthy relationship between University of Benin, and WellSpring University. Read more
NPA redeploys senior officials (Sun)
Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has effected some changes at the upper echelon of the organization, in furtherance to its goal to reposition the country’s port system as the preferred cargo destination in Africa.
In the latest redeployment, Mrs Madubuike Ugo, General Manager, Monitoring & Regulatory Services, is now General Manager Public Private Partnerships (PPP); Williams E. Idowu (Mrs.), General Manager Public Private Partnerships (PPP) takes over as General Manager Monitoring & Regulatory Services.
Mr Ajibola S. Olagoke, General Manager Administration, is now General Manager Superannuation; Moltok Josephine Adar (Mrs.) , General Manager Servicom, moves to Administration whilst Musa Shehu Yaro, General Manager Procurement, now heads the Servicom Unit.
Ohagwa Anthonia Chinelo, General Manager ICT, moves to Tariff and Billing, while Edosomwan A. Anthony now heads the ICT Department. Mohammed Shehu, General Manager Tariff and Billing, is now the General Manager Procurement, while Khadijat Ife Sheidu-Shabi has been re-designated General Manager, Managing Director’s Office/TA Administration. Read more
Will Ferrell joins stacked cast for Margot Robbie’s live-action Barbie film (Metro)
Barbie’s Dreamhouse is getting ever more crowded with talent after the news that Anchorman star Will Ferrell has joined the cast of Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie’s live-action Barbie film.
Life in plastic really does seem fantastic, as Margot is leading the way in the role of the iconic doll, joined by Ryan Gosling as Ken, as well as Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon, Marvel superhero Simu Liu, Alexandra Shipp and America Ferrera.
Oscar-winner Greta is directing after writing the screenplay with her partner, Noah Baumbach.
The Hollywood heavyweight’s inclusion – which might suggest a lot about the tone of the film – comes hot on the heels of that of Sex Education star Emma Mackey, who is said to have nabbed a top-secret leading role. Read more
Gilbert Gottfried: US actor and stand-up comedian dies aged 67 (Sky)
US actor and stand-up comedian Gilbert Gottfried has died at the age of 67 after a long illness, his family has said.
He had roles in Beverly Hills Cop II and the Problem Child films, and was a former cast member on Saturday Night Live.
Gottfried also did voice work for children’s television and movies, including playing the parrot Iago in Disney’s Aladdin.
Gottfried’s publicist and friend Glenn Schwartz said the “beloved and iconic comedian” died from a rare genetic muscle disease that can trigger a dangerously abnormal heartbeat. Read more
Viola Davis opens up about bullying, trauma in new memoir (People)
Viola Davis has never been afraid to live her truth.
The Tony, Oscar and Emmy winner, 56, grew up in deep poverty with her parents and five siblings. “People are constantly asking, ‘So how did you get from Central Falls, R.I.? Oh, you grew up poor? Really?’ And then you start your story,” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “And you’d say it again and again.”
While Davis’ parents struggled to make ends meet for the family, she endured trauma and heartbreak: living in a dilapidated, condemned building infested with rats; dumpster-diving among maggots for food; reeking of urine at school because she had wet the bed and the family had no clean laundry; incessant bullying by boys who threw rocks at her for being Black.
And then there was the physical and emotional abuse her alcoholic father inflicted on her mother, as well as the sexual abuse she and her oldest sisters survived. Yet Davis insists: “I count it all as joy. I do,” she says. “All of those things happened to me, but I own it. And it’s a part of who I am.” Read more
Amy Schumer gives female comics advice at open mic (PageSix)
Fresh from hosting the Oscars, Amy Schumer stopped by an open mic night called “Unladylike” at Stand Up NY this weekend and gave advice to aspiring female comics.
“Amy asked the female open mic-ers while she was on stage if they had any questions after her set,” says an awestruck attendee. “Most of the questions were along the lines of advice on being a female comic in a male dominated industry.”
The source tells Page Six that Schumer’s advice was to just “keep going.”
“She offered words of encouragement, like the fact that you’re already at an open mic is wonderful,” the spy continued. “She was saying that they should keep going, be prepared and have different skills in comedy like performing, writing and directing.” Read more
Nicole Scherzinger teases new music (Variety)
During an intimate three-night showcase at The Sun Rose in Hollywood on April 7-9, Nicole Scherzinger announced the long-awaited return of her solo music career — the forthcoming EP, “Warrior.”
The multi-hyphenate presented the music accompanied by a live jazz band and with multiple outfit changes and showcased her vocals via musical theater numbers as well as a new track.
The unreleased song — titled “Never Going Back” — references her own self-empowerment and standing strong for what you believe in. It starts with a disclaimer, “This is not a cry for help,” and through her controlled vibrato, the song picks up in a chant, “This is a war cry for anyone who is ready to be seen, to be heard, to be everything that you were born to be.”
It’s been nearly eight years since we’ve heard new solo material from the singer and television personality. Scherzinger, formerly an Interscope artist, is not currently signed to a label. Read more
Kim Kardashian ‘no longer talking’ to Kanye and addresses their strained relationship (DailyStar)
Kim Kardashian has revealed that she isn’t on speaking terms with her ex-husband Kanye West.
The reality TV star, 41, said that she and the Grammy award-winning rapper once went eight months without speaking at one point during their ongoing divorce.
Kim, who shares children North, 8, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 2, with Kanye, 44, filed for divorce in February 2021, after nearly seven years of marriage.
The SKIMS founder opened up about her complicated relationship with her ex-husband on the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast with Amanda Hirsch. Read more
Police in New York search for gunman after 13 shot and injured on subway train (IrishIndependent)
New York police were last night searching for a gunman after 13 people were injured in a shooting that erupted on a subway platform during yesterday morning’s rush hour.
At least eight of the victims sustained wounds from gunfire, a fire department spokesperson said.
Officers received a 911 call to the 36th Street subway station near 4th Avenue in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighbourhood just before 8.30am, a police spokeswoman said.
Fire officials, responding to reports of smoke, arrived on the scene to find multiple injured victims as well as several undetonated devices in the area, according to a New York Fire Department spokesperson. Read more
FIBA being misled on Impasse In NBBF – Igoche
The factional president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Mr. Igoche Mark, has said FIBA, the world basketball governing body is being misled on the crises that has again enveloped the sport in Nigeria.
Addressing a press conference yesterday in Abuja, the proprietor of Mark Mentors basketball club said some self-serving stakeholders with links in the international organisation are bent on destroying Nigerian basketball.
He said some of the letters said to have been written by FIBA purportedly endorsing the Benin elections which produced Engineer Musa Kida as NBBF president were questionable and can’t be accepted by discerning minds.
Igoche said he remains the authentic president of the NBBF because the January 31, 2022 Abuja election that produced his board was conducted in line with the guidelines provided by the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development. Read more
Champions League quarter finals: Villareal knocks out Bayern Munich, Real Madrid beats holders Chelsea (ABC)
Villarreal stunned six-time European champions Bayern Munich to reach the Champions League semifinals for the first time in 16 years thanks to Samuel Chukwueze’s 88th-minute goal that salvaged a 1-1 draw and a 2-1 aggregate victory.
Villarreal’s 1-0 lead from the first leg was wiped out by Robert Lewandowski seven minutes into the second half, but Chukwueze completed a counterattack within four minutes of coming off the bench to extend the Spanish team’s surprising run in the competition.
“They made the mistake today of not killing us off and we took advantage of that,” Villarreal striker Gerard Moreno said.
“What this team has done is great.” Read more
Northern Ireland 0-5 England: Hemp and Stanway net braces as Lionesses march towards Women’s World Cup (Standard)
England took one step closer to the Women’s World Cup with a 5-0 romp past Northern Ireland on Tuesday.
Two goals each for Lauren Hemp and Georgia Stanway secured yet another victory in the Lionesses’ march towards next year’s tournament Down Under.
Ella Toone also got on the scoresheet as England pushed their qualification goal tally to a whopping 68 goals in eight matches, all of which have been won without conceding a goal.
A dominant win in front of a bumper 15,348 attendance at Windsor Park in Belfast keeps England five points ahead of Austria at the top of Group D with just two matches remaining. Read more
Erik ten Hag reaches agreement as club faces dressing room backlash (Mirror)
Erik ten Hag is inching closer to becoming Manchester United’s next manager after the club reached an agreement in principle with the Ajax boss.
The Dutchman has reportedly agreed a four-year deal with Old Trafford chiefs to succeed interim manager Ralf Rangnick, who is set to move into a consultancy role with the club. And the details of the final breakthrough, which came on Tuesday have now been revealed.
It comes as Cristiano Ronaldo’s role under Ten Hag appears to have become clear. And United are facing a dressing room backlash over their contract offer to Paul Pogba.
Erik Ten Hag and Manchester United have reached an agreement in principle for the Dutchman to become the Old Trafford outfit’s new manager. Read more
De La Hoya: Jake Paul is the real deal, he can be world champion (BoxingScene)
Six division world champion Oscar De La Hoya is a true believer in the boxing ability of social media star Jake Paul.
Paul (5-0, 4 KOs) was in action back in December, when he scored a brutal one-punch knockout in his rematch with former UFC champion Tyrone Woodley.
De La Hoya believes Paul can become a world champion if he continues his professional run.
Paul has yet to fight an actual pro boxer, but there have been whispers of a fight with former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Read more
Bubba Watson among prominent players expected to join Saudi golf league (NYPost)
A month after the launch of the LIV Golf Invitational Series — the Saudi Arabia-backed league attempting to woo some of golf’s biggest names from the PGA Tour — its CEO and commissioner, Greg Norman, is apparently set to announce a handful of names committed to the controversial league.
According to a report in The Telegraph, two-time Masters champ Bubba Watson, along with European Ryder Cup stars Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter as well as five-time tour winner Kevin Na are among those expected to join the $225 million rival. The final details are still being confirmed, according to LIV Golf, per the report, but the plan is to announce some of the players who are planning to join in the weeks ahead.
“We’ve respected the Masters and let it go off, but now our journey is finally coming to fruition —for the players, not for me,” Norman told the newspaper. “Their rightful place to have what they want. That’s why they are still very, very, very interested. We have players signed, contrary to the white noise you’re hearing out there.
“The interest level we’ve had… well, I had a player who’s won a couple of major championships sitting in my very office here 48 hours ago.” Read more