Lagos teacher flogs pupil over homework, victim vomits, dies (Punch)
A Junior Secondary School 2 pupil of Simple Faith Schools, Agbara, Lagos State, Emmanuel Amidu, has died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Surulere.
The victim’s father, Akinola Amidu, claimed that the 12-year-old was flogged by a teacher when he went to school on Thursday, May 12, 2022.
He said his son started vomiting shortly after the beating and was rushed to a hospital, where he gave up the ghost.
The distraught father alleged that the school management was covering up his son’s death and protecting the mathematics teacher, one Steven, who allegedly flogged Emmanuel for not completing his assignment. Read more
Lagos Govt, Lekki Adult Literacy Vocational Centre partner on literacy (ThisDay)
The Lagos government and the Lekki Adult Literacy Vocational Centre (LALVC) have emphasised readiness to continue reducing the gaps in learning within the neighbourhood to kick out illiteracy from the state.
In the last 18 months, the centre has expanded its pool of volunteers from three to 17 and has stratified classes into three from a single class of 20 students to three classes.
However, organisers have urged citizens and those disadvantaged within the neighbourhood to leverage their facilities to be useful in society and boost their income level.
Speaking at a conference held at the vocation headquarters ahead of the forthcoming matriculation scheduled to hold on June 11, 2022, Pastor Tunde Netufo said education remains the only fast track to the socio-economic status of the disadvantaged in society. Read more
Court to MC Oluomo, NURTW, others: don’t collect levies from non-members (Nation)
The Federal High Court, Lagos Division, Tuesday granted an application restraining a former chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Lagos branch, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, a.k.a. MC Oluomo, and eight others from collecting union dues and levies from commercial drivers that are non-union members at all motor parks in Lagos State.
The ex parte application also restrained the state Government from further enforcing an N800 transport union levy on transporters and commercial vehicles in the state, pending the hearing and determination of the plaintiffs’ substantive originating motion.
The eight other respondents affected by the ex parte order are the Registered Trustees of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW); Registered Trustees of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN); Registered Trustees of Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO); Alhaji Lawal Yusuf Othman; Lagos State Government; Attorney-General of Lagos State; Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and Director of State Security Service (SSS).
Justice Peter Lifu granted the application following an ex parte motion filed by a lawyer, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, for himself and on behalf of a new association, the Transport Union Society of Nigeria (TUSON). Read more
Lawyer sues FG, 12 northern states for sharing in VAT realised from sale of alcohol (Guardian)
Human rights lawyer, Chief Malcom Omirhobo, has sued the Federal Government (FG), Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Lagos State government and its attorney general, and 12 other northern states and their attorneys general at the Federal High Court, Lagos, over-allocation of Value Added Tax (VAT) realised from the sale of alcoholic beverages.
Other defendants in the suit are Kano, Zamfara, Kaduna, Bauchi, Sokoto, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger and Yobe States.
They were all joined alongside their attorney’s general.
The applicant is asking the court to determine whether, by interpretation and/or construction of the provisions of Section 4 (7) and items 58 and 59 of Part I of the Second Schedule of the 1999 Constitution, he is obligated to pay VAT to the 3rd defendant (Lagos State) and not to the 1st defendant (FG). Read more
See-Joy Foundation promising joy for African future (Independent)
Undeterred by daunting odds across the spheres, the See-Joy Foundation has declared its determination to take no fewer than a million indigent African children out of the tangles of ignorance and poverty through quality, yet wholly free education.
Making the declaration at NECA House, Ikeja on Tuesday was Pastor Prosper Kanayo, the founder of the over-two-decade-old non-commercial organisation while addressing a press conference to herald its planned awards for 28 outstanding school children across various categories come Friday, May 27 to mark the 2022 International Children’s Day.
According to the cleric with a unique calling, the See Joy Foundation has been committed to discovering, ‘adopting’ and bankrolling indigent but gifted children through a fully funded education in order to ensure for them a fulfilled future and in turn, help to achieve a progressively revolutionised Africa.
Pastor Kanayo recalled that the See Joy under his divinely envisioned midwifery has bankrolled scholarships for a good number of indigent students from secondary schools to graduation levels at different higher institutions. Read more
ASUU strike: US calls for creative ways to fund Nigerian varsities (Vanguard)
As the ASUU strike enters its 13th week, U.S educational experts have called on Nigerian universities to look outside the government for the funding of their institutions.
The call was made during a two-day conference organised by the Public Affairs Section of the US Consulate-General as part of efforts to strengthen the education system in Nigeria.
One of the U.S. higher education experts, Dr. Patrick Bennett, vice-president of Academic Quality and Planning at Franklin University, Ohio, shared the U.S perspective on higher education partnerships and funding.
Dr. Bennett discussed best practices in exploring potential revenue streams and resources outside of government funding for higher education and how universities can build and maintain productive relationships with alumni, private sector, and other donor institutions. Read more
Why I lost PDP primary in Kogi -Dino Melaye (Punch)
Former lawmaker, Dino Melaye, has blamed gang-up for his loss at the primary to elect the senatorial candidate for Kogi West on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The PUNCH had reported that the lawmaker representing Kabba/Bunu Ijumu Federal constituency, Tajudeen Yusuf, defeated Senator Dino Melaye to clinch the Peoples Democratic Party senatorial ticket in Kogi State.
Yusuf defeated Melaye, who represented Kogi West in the eighth Assembly with 163 votes as against 99 votes polled by Melaye.
In a rerun election held Tuesday in Kaba, following a tied result of 88 votes apiece for the duo of TJ Yusuf and Dino Melaye after Monday’s delegates election. Read more
How Okorocha lay on floor, begged for help amid EFCC invasion (DailyTrust)
Senator Rochas Okorocha lay on the floor and begged for help during the invasion of his Abuja residence by security operatives on Tuesday.
Daily Trust had reported how officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) laid siege to the former governor’s residence on Tuesday afternoon.
After a standoff that lasted for over five hours, the armed security operatives broke into Okorocha’s apartment and whisked him away.
Sounds of gunshots rent the air as the operatives forced their way into Okorocha’s expansive sitting room where he and his family members all laid on the floor to apparently escape being hit by stray bullets. Read more
BON unveils TNBA logo, rewards media professionals (Sun)
The umbrella body for all broadcast media outfits, Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria, said it was set to recognise and reward media professionals for their works of excellence in the broadcast media industry.
This is as the organisation unveiled the logo of the 2022 Nigerian Broadcasting Awards (TNBA).
Speaking during a press conference and the unveiling ceremony of its logo in Lagos, yesterday, BON Chairman, John Ugbe, said the organisation represents the public and private electronic media across the country adding that it has over 300 media houses as its members.
Ugbe said BON has, through its platform, been at the forefront of contributing towards resolution of critical national issues while adding that the award, which is the first of its kind, was borne out of the need to motivate and reward media professionals for their excellence in the industry.
Aerosmith postpone Las Vegas residency shows after Steven Tyler enters rehab (BelfastTelegraph)
Aerosmith have postponed several of their 2022 show dates after frontman Steven Tyler has been admitted to rehab.
The world-famous rock band said Tyler entered a treatment programme voluntarily after a recent relapse and apologised to fans for the cancellations.
Shows in Las Vegas, where the band was due to begin a residency in June, have been postponed and are scheduled to begin again in September.
“As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years,” the band said in a statement shared on social media. Read more
Eminem to release expanded edition of ‘The Eminem Show’ for 20th Anniversary (AllHipHop)
Eminem is celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Eminem Show with a special release.
Slim Shady announced an expanded edition of the diamond-selling album on Tuesday (May 24). The deluxe version of the LP will drop on Thursday (May 26).
“‘Well, if you want Shady, this is what I’ll give ya,’” the rap star wrote on social media. “#TheEminemShow 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition drops Thursday 5/26.”
Eminem didn’t reveal what will be included in the expanded edition of the album. The original version of the LP was released in 2002. Read more
Judge blocks auction of Dorothy’s long-lost ‘Wizard of Oz’ dress (UPI)
The long-lost blue-and-white gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” will not go up for auction Tuesday after a judge blocked the sale of the iconic garment.
Dorothy’s checkered dress was estimated to fetch between $800,000 and $1.2 million at Bonham’s auction of Hollywood memorabilia in Los Angeles after it was found last July at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., during a renovation.
U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe in New York granted a preliminary injunction Monday to stop the sale after a relative of a Catholic priest at the school filed a lawsuit claiming the dress belonged to her.
The Rev. Gilbert Hartke, who died in 1986, headed the drama department at Catholic University and had received the dress as a gift in 1973 from actress Mercedes McCambridge, the lawsuit said. Gilbert Hartke is photographed holding the dress in several photos during the 1970s. Read more
‘Top Gun 2’ targets career-best opening for Tom Cruise (THR)
After two years of being grounded by the coronavirus pandemic, Top Gun: Maverick is finally flying into theaters over Memorial Day weekend following a headline-grabbing, global marketing blitz that saw a tireless Tom Cruise transform into the showman of the moment as he made stops at a world premiere in San Diego, the Cannes Film Festival, a Royal-sponsored screening in London and another premiere in Japan.
The release of the long-awaited sequel to the iconic 1986 movie is poised to be a defining moment for the box office recovery, which so far has been largely fueled by superhero fare.
Top Gun 2 is easily headed for the biggest opening of Tom Cruise’s career at the domestic box office, with a four-day gross of at least $92 million, according to official tracking. And that’s a conservative estimate. Many pundits believe the critically acclaimed sequel could soar well north of $100 million domestically, but tracking — one of Hollywood’s favorite pastimes — has become fraught in the pandemic era. Exhibitors are especially bullish on the pic, and are even thinking $125 million-plus.
Part of the problem in this instance: there’s no way of knowing whether older consumers will set aside their caution and rush out to see the $170 million-plus movie on the first weekend. And while Top Gun 2 certainly hopes to play to younger audiences, it is nevertheless a follow-up to a 36-year-old property. Read more
Taraji P. Henson set for ‘PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie’, animated sequel From Spin Master Entertainment, Paramount & Nickelodeon (Deadline)
Taraji P. Henson (Empire) will lend her voice to PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie—Spin Master Entertainment, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies’ sequel to 2021’s PAW Patrol: The Movie, which opened in the number one spot in more than 25 countries and grossed over $150M worldwide.
PAW Patrol: The Movie stemmed from Spin Master’s series PAW Patrol, which debuted on Nickelodeon in the U.S. in 2013. The children’s TV show centers on the young boy Ryder and his crew of search and rescue dogs known as PAW Patrol, watching as they go on missions to protect their community of Adventure Bay and nearby areas. Last year’s PAW Patrol film saw Ryder (Will Brisbin) and the pups be called to Adventure City to stop Mayor Humdinger (Ron Pardo) from turning the bustling metropolis into a state of chaos. With a simultaneous day-and-date release on Paramount+ in the U.S., the film quickly established itself as the number one most streamed movie on the platform, holding steady today where it is watched an average of 3+ times.
In PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie, a magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City, giving the PAW Patrol pups superpowers and transforming them into The MIGHTY PUPS! For Skye, the smallest member of the team, her new powers are a dream come true. Read more
Texas shooting: 19 children among dead in primary school attack (BBC)
Nineteen young children and two adults have died in a shooting at a primary school in south Texas.
The 18-year-old gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in the city of Uvalde before he was killed by law enforcement, officials said.
Investigators say the suspect was armed with a handgun, an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and high-capacity magazines.
The teenager is suspected of shooting his grandmother at the start of the rampage.
Local media report he may have been a high school student in the area. Read more
Biden demands reform after Texas elementary school massacre (Independent)
President Biden told the nation on Tuesday night it was time to “turn this pain into action” following a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school that killed at least 21 people.
“Why are we willing to live with this carnage?” he said, hoarsely and visibly emotional. “Where in God’s name is our backbone, to have the courage to deal with this and stand up to the [gun] lobbies?”
The president was returning from a multi-day trip to Asia when news broke that a gunman had opened fire at Robb Elementary School in the small town of Uvalde, before being shot.
At least 18 students and three adults were killed in the massacre, the deadliest school shooting in Texas history and the worst such violence in the US since 27 people were killed at a grade school in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, in 2012. Read more
Osimhen agent holds talks with Arsenal in London (Sun)
Amid unending reports of interest in Manchester City attacker, Gabriel Jesus, Arsenal is reported to have held discussions with Victor Osimhen’s agent, according to Goal.
The Gunners’ Technical Director Edu is believed to have held talks with Osimhen’s representative in London over a potential summer switch.
The Napoli striker, who scored 14 goals and 5 assists in 27 league games in the just concluded season, is on top of Arsenal’s wishlist.
Arsenal expects a resolute stance from Napoli President, Aurelio De Laurentiis, as he is a hard-as-nails negotiator.
Napoli is believed to be reluctant to see their most-prized asset leave but should they decide to sell, a heavy price tag of €110m has been slammed on Osimhen. Read more
Klopp named Premier League manager of the year (Punch)
Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp has been named the League Managers’ Association Premier League Manager of the Year, it was announced on Tuesday.
The Reds won both the English League Cup and FA Cup, beating Chelsea in penalty shoot-outs at Wembley on both occasions.
But Liverpool lost out on the Premier League title to Manchester City by just a point after both Klopp’s men and Pep Guardiola’s side won their respective matches on Sunday’s final day of a thrilling campaign.
Klopp, collecting his accolade at the LMA Awards dinner in London on Tuesday, said: “It is a great honour and it was an insane season. Read more
Imo FA inaugurates electoral committee for board elections (Leadership)
The Imo State Football Association has revealed members of the electoral committee to oversee elections into its executive board.
Prof Ken Anugweje, director of the University of Port Harcourt High Performance Center will head the committee saddled with the responsibility of conducting elections into the Imo State FA Executive Committee
Other members of the committee are Julie Anyanwu, George Obidiegwu, Anumaka Kuke, and Charles Anyamele.
The committee was announced at the Extra- ordinary General Assembly of the Imo FA. Read more
Rio Ferdinand tips Man City ace Jack Grealish to “bang” despite Erling Haaland arrival (DailyStar)
Jack Grealish will recover from his difficult debut season at Manchester City and “bang” next year, according to Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand.
While his first campaign under Pep Guardiola concluded with him celebrating a dramatic Premier League title victory, the England international has struggled to assert himself on the Citizens. He contributed three goals and three assists in 26 Premier League appearances, since his £100million record breaking move from Aston Villa.
And with the arrival of Erling Haaland guaranteed to add even greater competition to a side already stockpiled with elite players, Grealish could see his opportunities scuppered even more. However, Ferdinand believes the former Aston Villa captain will have learned plenty from this campaign and will “bang” next season.
“He’ll bang next season, Jack Grealish will bang next season,” Ferdinand said to the Vibe with Five podcast. “This has been a hard season for him. Read more
Frenkie de Jong makes Man Utd transfer stance clear in message to Barcelona fans (Mirror)
Frenkie de Jong looks to have given the biggest hint yet that he will remain at Barcelona despite interest from Manchester United.
The Dutchman has been linked with a switch to Old Trafford, where Erik ten Hag is now in charge. It was under Ten Hag that De Jong first rose to prominence, excelling in the Ajax side that made the last four of the Champions League back in 2019. Those performances earned him a move to the Nou Camp.
De Jong has just completed his third season at Barcelona with the club failing to deliver for much of his time there. United are in the market for a central midfielder whilst Xavi is in the process of overhauling his squad in Catalunya. It led to rumours of a De Jong exit.
However the Dutchman has addressed the Barcelona fans on social media, admitting their campaign had been below par but underlining his determination to make a difference next term. He said: “It has been a disappointing season for us. We couldn’t achieve the goals we set at the beginning. But I want to thank the fans for their support this year. We will work hard to do better next season.” Read more
Tyson Fury ‘waiting on outcome of Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua rematch’ (TalkSport)
Ever since Tyson Fury announced his retirement after knocking out Dillian Whyte, there has been a huge amount of speculation as to whether he was being serious.
Two-time world heavyweight champion Fury has always maintained that he is definitely done with professional boxing, having achieved everything that the sport has to offer.
Now, The Gypsy King’s US promoter, Bob Arum, has weighed in saying that he believes Fury will wait on the outcome of the rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua before making a final decision.
“I think Tyson Fury is gonna wait to see how the Anthony Joshua fight comes out with Oleksandr Usyk, then make a determination whether he wants to continue.” Arum told FightHype.com. Read more
Hamilton breaks silence on ‘anger’ over Masi return rumours (RN365)
Lewis Hamilton has branded reports that he would not welcome a return for Michael Masi as Race Director as “inaccurate” as he added: “I’ve not given it any thought.”
A report by the Daily Mail claimed that the seven-time Formula 1 World Champion “reacted angrily” and was “astonished” by the news that Masi’s career in F1 may not be over.
Masi was removed from his position by the FIA after the controversial events of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Speaking exclusively to RacingNews365.com, FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: “We have Niels [Wittich] and Eduardo [de Freitas], they are good, but what if something happens to either of them?” Read more