Lagos to enforce law on meat hygiene (Vanguard)
The Lagos State Government has directed the major food vendors, who sell meat in the state, to henceforth submit a ‘veterinary health certificate for the trade of meat’ to the inspecting veterinary personnel in the state Ministry of Agriculture. Prince Gbolahan Lawal, the state Commissioner for Agriculture, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday, in Lagos. Gbolahan said that the state government would confirm the certificates to ascertain that the animal had been duly slaughtered under hygienic conditions. Read more
Two ‘ritualists’ arrested with human skull (NewTelegraph)
Police have arrested two men, Emmanuel Aro and Anu Olofinju, for allegedly stealing a human skull at a cemetery in Ogun State.
The suspects, both aged 25, were nabbed on Ijoun Road, Eggua in Yewa North Local Government Area.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident in a statement, disclosed that the skull was that of a woman. Read more
‘Breakaway ASUU faction seeks registration’ (Nation)
A BREAKAWAY faction of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is seeking registration, it was learnt on Monday.
Members of the faction – Congress of University Academic (CONUA) – from five varsities rose from a three-day national stakeholders’ meeting at the weekend in Ile-Ife, Osun State. Read more
‘Nigeria will not break up, Yoruba will get 2023 presidency’ (DailyTrust)
Nigeria’s 59th Independence celebration. Photo: State House An Abeokuta based cleric, Dr Olayiwola Samson Mercy says it’s the turn of Southwest to produce President in 2023 despite the power struggle from other geo – political zones. Olayiwola, however, told Yoruba leaders that it requires a fierce battle to achieve power shift, saying the north “is ready to cling to the power beyond 2023.” Read more
Buhari nominates Adesina for re-election as AfDB President (Vanguard)
President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Dr Akinwunmi Adesina for re-election as the President of African Development Bank (AfDB).
Adesina, while speaking at an event in Lagos on Sunday, appreciated Buhari for nominating him for re-election for a second term as president of the bank. According to Adesina, Nigeria has invested so much in me. Read more
Abductors of Kaduna college girls drop collective bargain, want N10m from each parent (DailyTrust)
Abductors of the six female students and two staff of Engravers College, Kakau Daji, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna, have discontinued negotiation for a collective ransom. They are now demanding N10 million from each of the parents of the abducted girls and families of the two staff members. Read more
“Joker” breaks box office October record as it hits $93.5million on its debut (Metro)
The new Joker movie may have been plagued by controversy, but that hasn’t stopped it being a box office smash.
Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix as Batman’s enemy this time round, was released worldwide earlier this month and already it has become a huge global hit. Read more
Macron: EU Brexit deal decision ‘at end of the week’ (BBC)
The EU will decide at the end of the week whether a Brexit deal is going to be possible, French President Emmanuel Macron has told Boris Johnson.
President Macron said talks should now proceed swiftly to see if an agreement can “respect” EU principles.
Mr Johnson said the EU should not be “lured” into thinking there will be a delay to Brexit beyond 31 October. Read more
‘Sex for grades’: Undercover in West African universities (BBC)
Academic institutions in West Africa have increasingly been facing allegations of sexual harassment by lecturers. This type of abuse is said to be endemic, but it’s almost never proven.
After gathering dozens of testimonies, BBC Africa Eye sent undercover journalists posing as students inside the University of Lagos and the University of Ghana. Read more
Seven Brits chucked off easyJet flight after punch-up forces emergency landing (Metro)
Seven British men were bundled off a easyJet flight by police after the captain was forced to make an emergency landing because they started punching each other. Witnesses say one man spat in a woman’s eye during the fight which involved two groups travelling from Manchester to Tenerife on Thursday. The incident is said to have started around two hours after the 5.35pm take-off, when a group of four ‘lads’ started punching each other before the plane was diverted to Faro, Portugal. Read more
Angela Bassett and Christina Hendricks attend The Rape Foundation brunch (Mail)
They’re two actresses who never put a foot wrong forward when it comes to the red carpet.
And Sunday was no different for Angela Basset, 61, and Christina Hendricks, 44, who both flaunted their chic and vibrant style while in attendance of The Rape Foundation brunch in Los Angeles.
The ladies both opted for shades of yellow as they led the stars for the important cause. Read more
Glastonbury Festival 2020 tickets sell out in a staggering 34 minutes (Metro)
Tickets for next year’s Glastonbury Festival have sold out in an astonishing 34 minutes.
The festival, which takes place at Worthy Farm in Somerset, is due to celebrate its 50th year in 2020, and fans have since been able to snap up tickets very quickly in anticipation. Read more
IAAF Worlds: Brume wins sole medal for Nigeria (NewTelegraph)
Nigeria finally secured its first and only medal at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in six years after Ese Brume settled for the bronze medal in the women Long Jump as the competition came to an end on Sunday in Doha, Qatar.
It has been a championship to forget for Nigeria after so many bad stories emanating from Doha involving two of the country’s top stars, Blessing Okagbare and Divine Oduduru, at the early days of the Worlds. Read more
Ruthless Barca thrash Sevilla but have two players sent off (Vanguard)
Lionel Messi scored his first goal of the season as Barcelona beat Sevilla 4-0 on Sunday to climb into second place in the La Liga standings behind Real Madrid. Messi The Catalans, however, ended the game with nine men as Ousmane Dembele and debutant Ronald Araujo were sent off. Read more
World Athletics Championships: US gold rush on final day in Doha (CNN)
US women led its gold rush on the final day of the World Athletics Championships in Doha Sunday with a 4 x 400m relay romp and a standout victory for Nia Ali in the women’s 100m hurdles.
The successes took the US to a tally of 14 gold and 29 medals in total, well clear of Kenya and Jamaica in the medals table for the 10-day championships in the Gulf state. Read more
Spanish Open: Spain’s Jon Rahm retains title with five-shot victory in Madrid (BBC)
Spain’s Jon Rahm retained his Spanish Open title with a five-shot victory over compatriot Rafa Cabrera Bello.
Rahm held a five-shot lead going into Sunday’s finale in Madrid and he eased to the title after carding a five-under-par 66 final round.
World number 1,413 Samuel Del Val made it a Spanish one-two-three on 15 under. Read more
Newcastle deepen Man United’s worries (NewTelegraph)
Matty Longstaff capped an impressive Premier League debut with the winning goal as Newcastle moved out of the relegation zone and continued Manchester United’s troublesome season.
Longstaff, 19, drilled home a lovely, low finish from outside the box to leave the Red Devils just two points above the bottom three and with two wins this season. Read more
Manchester City: Pep Guardiola still believes his side can catch Liverpool (BBC)
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says “the distance is big” but still believes his team can catch Liverpool in the Premier League title race.
City’s 2-0 defeat by Wolves means they are now eight points behind Liverpool.
It is the biggest lead any side has had after eight games in the Premier League era – the previous biggest was Chelsea in 2014, who went on to win the title. Read more
Zenith Bank basketball league: Battle of Queens as MFM and IGP flex muscles (DailyTrust)
Action recorded in the ongoing Zenith Bank Women’s basketball League in the Atlantic Conference Action resumes today in the Atlantic and Savannah Conferences which is the third stage of the ongoing Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League with MFM Queens taking on IGP Queens while Oluyole Babes tackle Sunshine Angels all in Ibadan. Last placed Ogun Babes will battle Dolphins who will be hoping to bounce back after the harrowing loss to MFM. Read more
Manchester United: David de Gea says performances are unacceptable (BBC)
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea said the team’s performances this season have been “unacceptable” and this is the “most difficult” period he has experienced since joining the club.
The Red Devils lost 1-0 at Newcastle on Sunday to extend their worst start to a league season for 30 years.
The club are now 12th in the Premier League, two points above the drop zone. Read more
It’s dancing time with Diego Maradona (Mail)
Diego Maradona showed off his dance moves after winning his first match in charge of Argentinian Primera Division side Gimnasia on Sunday.
The 58-year-old, who had surgery on his knees in the summer, wiggled his hips in the changing rooms as he celebrated the victory. Read more