Lagos state polytechnic student goes missing after exams (Punch)
A Lagos State polytechnic student, Shalewa Adebowale, has gone missing while on her way home from her cousin’s house in the Igando area of the state.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the 19-year-old nursing student left her parents’ house at Olorulogbo, Anthony village, Lagos, on October 10, 2020, to sit an exam.
She reportedly decided to spend the night at a cousin’s house after the exam ended late.
Our correspondent gathered that Shalewa later left the cousin’s house to board a bus at Checkpoint bus stop, LASU Road, en route to Iyana Ipaja. Read more
#EndSars protesters shut down Jakande estate (Vanguard)
#EndSars protesters on Monday, shut down Jakande Estate, Oke-afa, and Isolo in Lagos.
The protesters shut the road as early as 9: am and said that the protest would last for five days.
Mr Bolaji Banjo, an activist in the estate, said that youths in the estate are lending their voices in the ongoing protest.
Banjo said that the protest would be a peaceful one that they are not out to fight the government.
He said that they are joining the protesters nationwide in the agitation for good governance among others. Read more
#EndSARS protesters block Third Mainland Bridge (Punch)
The Adekunle section of Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State was on Monday blocked by youths protesting against police brutality in Nigeria.
The PUNCH gathered that the protesters only allowed vehicles on emergency services access to the bridge.
It was learnt that the protesters had earlier marched to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti and Adekunle Police Station to register their grievances.
One of the protesters, Dotun, said that taking the protest to Panti was deliberate.
Contrary to reports that the protesters burnt Adekunle Police Station down, Dotun said, “We did not burn the station or attacked anyone there. We just stood near the gate and that of Panti to show our pains. We know that they have many SARS operatives there.” Read more
Lagos civil servants locked out as #EndSARS protesters lay siege to Alausa (Guardian)
Hundreds of protesters seeking an end to police brutality have laid siege to all major roads leading to the secretariat of the Lagos State Government in Alausa, Ikeja.
Some of the demonstrators bearing placards with ‘#EndSARS, End Police Brutality’ were seen at the entrance of the secretariat, denying government staff entry to the complex.
Our correspondent gathered that government principal officers already communicated with their subordinates to work from home on Monday to avoid confrontation with protesters
Other major roads in Lagos-Akoka road around the University of Lagos, a section of Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Ojota and Ketu and Ikorodu roads have been blocked by the protesters. Read more
Man rescued from committing suicide on Ikoyi Link Bridge (Punch)
A yet-be-identified man has been saved from committing suicide around the Ikoyi link bridge in Lagos State.
After emergency responders got wind of the information, a team was reportedly deployed in the area to stop him.
The Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident, said the operation was successful.
He noted that the victim hails from Anambra State, adding that he had been handed over to experts for counseling. Read more
EFCC disowns lawyer who claims he resigned to Join #EndSARS protest (Guardian)
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has disowned a lawyer who claimed he resigned from the agency to join protesters against police brutality and bad governance.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement said the claim was untrue.
“The EFCC wishes to inform the public that Akpan is not a staff of the Commission,” Uwajaren said.
“He merely served as a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member in the Port Harcourt zonal office of the Commission from November 2019 to October 16, 2020, when he completed his national service. Read more
#EndSARS: Pastor Enenche leads youths on prayer walk in Abuja (Vanguard)
The Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Dr. Paul Enenche, on Monday, led a prophetic prayer walk for Nigeria.
The prayer walk held in Abuja as youths demonstrated on the streets against the myriad of problems plaguing the nation, but with special focus on police brutality and extra-judicial killings.
The prayer walk championed by Dr Paul and his wife, Becky kicked off at the National Christian Ecumenical Centre, Central Area, Abuja by 8 am. Read more
15 dead since start of Nigeria protests: Amnesty (Guardian)
At least 15 people have been killed, including two policemen, since protests against police brutality erupted in Nigeria this month, according to Amnesty International on Monday.
Anger over abuses by Nigeria police’s notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) forced the government to scrap the unit, but protests have continued and snowballed into calls for sweeping changes in the West African powerhouse.
One person died in the northern city of Kano on Monday while four others died in Benin City, Abuja and Osogbo over the weekend, Amnesty spokesman Isa Sanusi told AFP. Read more
Google’s ‘hum to search’ feature actually works (Metro)
Google has revealed an amusing new way to use its search function for finding songs – you just have to hum the melody.
The search giant launched the feature last week as a way for people to hunt down songs they don’t know the name of.
You can hum, whistle or sing the song through the company’s search app and it’ll identify it.
If you have an Android phone, you can also use the Google Assistant to do the same thing.
Metro tried it ourselves and, even though we were off-key, Google still picked it up. Read more
Churches set ablaze as Chile protests turn violent (AlJazeera)
Two churches were torched as tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered on Sunday in a central Santiago square to mark the anniversary of a protest movement that broke out last year demanding greater equality in Chile.
The demonstration comes just a week before Chileans vote in a referendum on whether to replace the dictatorship-era constitution, one of the key demands when the protest movement began on October 18 last year.
While the morning brought a largely festive atmosphere to the protests at Plaza Italia, there were several incidents of violence, looting and vandalism in the afternoon. Read more
France teacher attack: Police raid homes of suspected Islamic radicals (BBC)
French police have raided the homes of dozens of suspected Islamic radicals following the beheading of a teacher who showed controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his pupils.
Some of those being questioned are believed to have posted messages of support for the killer of Samuel Paty.
The government also said it was investigating 51 French Muslim associations.
Police shot dead Mr Paty’s suspected killer on Friday in a Paris suburb. Read more
Mayor of Denmark’s capital Copenhagen resigns over sexual harassment (RT)
Copenhagen’s Mayor Frank Jensen has announced he will resign from his position, after admitting to having harassed several women over the last 30 years.
The 59-year-old also quit his post as deputy chairman of the ruling Social Democrats.
“I am happy for the 30 years I have been in politics,” Jensen told reporters on Monday. “As a person I can’t stand in the way of the Social Democratic party.”
On Sunday, Jensen admitted to having sexually harassed a number of women. He issued apologies on Sunday to Maria Gudme, the woman he has admitted to assaulting in a Nyhavn pub eight years ago, and an anonymous woman he assaulted during a Christmas lunch in 2011. Read more
Letitia Wright reveals Black Panther cast ‘not thinking about’ sequel after Chadwick Boseman’s death (Metro)
Letitia Wright has shared an update on the Black Panther sequel following the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman this year.
Fans are wondering how Marvel will proceed with the anticipated follow-up to the 2018 blockbuster after Chadwick died aged 43 in August following a secret battle with colon cancer.
The actor starred as Black Panther, aka T’Challa, in the titular movie and in Avengers: Infinity War in 2016. Addressing what the plans are currently, Letitia told Porter: ‘We’re just still mourning Chad, so it’s not something I even want to think about. ‘The thought of doing it without him is kinda strange. We’re just grieving at the moment, so it’s trying to find the light in the midst of it.’ Read more
Coronavirus: Germany improves ventilation to chase away Covid (BBC)
The German government is investing €500m (£452m; $488m) in improving ventilation systems in public buildings to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
The grants will go to improve the air circulation in public offices, museums, theatres, universities and schools. Private firms are not yet eligible.
Viruses spread on tiny droplets called aerosols, exhaled by infected people – especially when they sneeze or cough.
Studies suggest they can remain in a room’s air for at least eight minutes. Read more
Ashley Graham strips down for empowering nude selfie (PageSix)
Ashley Graham is being celebrated for her latest stripped-down selfie.
Taking to Instagram on Sunday, the 32-year-old model shared a photo of herself posing naked in front of a mirror, captioning the post, “Nakie big girl.”
The steamy shot, which has amassed over 1 million “likes” as of Monday, was met with countless compliments from Graham’s famous fans and followers, including Emily Ratajkowski and Helena Christensen.
“Naked beautiful girl,” Christensen commented. Read more
Jose Mourinho reacts to Tottenham meltdown in wild West Ham draw (Metro)
Jose Mourinho watched his Tottenham side relinquish a three-goal advantage at home to West Ham with the Hammers scoring three times in the last 10 minutes to salvage an unlikely point.
Spurs were 3-0 up at half-time thanks to a Heung-min Son opener and then two goals from Harry Kane as they completely outclassed West Ham.
The second half was a different story, though, as the Hammers pushed and eventually made the breakthrough in the 82nd minute thanks to a Fabian Balbuena header. Read more
Novak Djokovic hailed for giving impromptu masterclass to kids (RT)
World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic has been praised for being an “absolute class act” on and off the court after giving an impromptu tennis lesson to kids on the streets of Belgrade.
The 33-year-old who returned to his home country after losing the French Open final to Rafael Nadal was seen giving tennis tips to a group of children while walking his dog in Belgrade.
The 17-time Grand Slam winner was captured on video instructing a boy on how to swing a tennis racket while being surrounded by other kids who obediently listened to his advice. Read more
Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather delight in shock Teofimo Lopez win over Vasyl Lomachenko (Metro)
Mike Tyson has hailed Teofimo Lopez as ‘the man to beat’ after his stunning win over Vasyl Lomachenko on Saturday night, while Floyd Mayweather won big betting on the underdog. The 23-year-old earned a unanimous decision victory (116-112, 119-109, 117-111) over Lomachenko at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, downing the man that many considered to be the best pound-for-pound boxer on the planet.
With the sublime performance, the American now holds the IBF, WBA, WBC ‘Franchise’ and WBO lightweight titles, making him the youngest four-belt world champion in history and the only one ever in lightweight history. Read more
Champions League: PSG’s Verratti, Paredes to miss Man United clash (Punch)
Paris Saint-Germain will have to do without midfield duo Marco Verratti and Leandro Paredes for their Champions League group-stage opener at home to Manchester United on Tuesday, coach Thomas Tuchel has confirmed, but captain Marquinhos could return.
Verratti suffered a leg muscle injury on international duty with Italy and could be sidelined for up to three weeks, sports daily L’Equipe reported.
Paredes injury a thigh muscle playing in Friday’s 4-0 win at Nimes in Ligue 1. Read more
Rooney ‘angry’ after being forced to self-isolate (Guardian)
Wayne Rooney says he is “angry and disappointed” that he will miss matches for Championship side Derby due to a period of self-isolation despite testing negative for coronavirus.
The former Manchester United and England captain, now player-coach at Derby, was visited by a friend who had been instructed to be tested for Covid-19 and was later found to have the disease.
In a statement on Twitter, Rooney said: “Just received the news that my Covid-19 test has shown I do not have the virus. Read more
Chelsea cannot rely on scoring four goals a game, admits Azpilicueta (Vanguard)
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta said Monday that he believes the Blues’ defensive woes are so bad it feels like they need to score three or four goals a game to win.
Frank Lampard’s men drew 3-3 for the second time this season against Southampton on Saturday after twice giving up a lead.
“When you are weak defensively sometimes we feel like we have to score three or four goals every game, which sometimes you cannot do, it’s a reality,” Azpilicueta told reporters ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League opener against Sevilla. Read more