Landlord’s son allegedly kills woman during row over sanitation exercise in Anambra (Tribune)
A lady, Miss Mmesoma Ekpe, has taken to a video message to explain how her mother was allegedly killed by their landlord’s son last Saturday.
Miss Ekpe, an indigene of Enugwu-Ukwu community in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State said her mother, Mrs Uzoamaka Ekpe was beaten to death by the second son of their landlord at their residence, at 5A Ugochukwu lane, Nkpor, near Onitsha.
According to her, the incident happened last Saturday when the landlord’s son suddenly declared a sanitation exercise for all tenants living in the compound.
Ekpe said she wondered why sanitation will be declared when all the tenants pay monthly for the cleaning of the compound. Read more
Police arrest 12 over Lagos clash, burning of hotel, shops (Punch)
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested 12 suspects in connection with a clash at Oyingbo Market, in the Ebute Metta area of the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest to our correspondent on Monday.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the fight, which occurred on Saturday and involved two rival cults, was over the control of ticketing fees collected from motorcyclists and bus drivers in the community.
The clash was said to have led to the death of a resident, while a popular hotel in the area was burnt along with some shops and vehicles. Read more
Court remands man for allegedly defiling 7-year-old girl (Vanguard)
A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Surulere, Lagos, ordered that a 53-year-old man, Dauda Jibo, who allegedly defiled a seven-year-old girl in his apartment be remanded in a correction centre.
Magistrate M. I Dan-Oni, who declined to admit Jibo to bail, ordered that he should be remanded in Ikoyi Prisons.
Dan-Oni directed the prosecutor to duplicate the case file and forward a copy to the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
She adjourned the case until July 20 for mention.
Jibo, a resident of No.16 Onakoya St.
Sari-Iganmu, Surulere Lagos, is being tried for allegedly having carnal knowledge of a minor. Read more
Missing Child: Desperate mother needs N1.5m for police to retrieve stolen son (Independent)
A desperate mother, Zainab Ganiu, has implored Nigerians to assist her in raising the sum of N1.5 million, to give to personnel of the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos State to track and retrieve her missing son.
The boy, Sultan, was five years old when he was stolen on November 1, 2021 by a woman, later believed to be one Chijioke.
According to Sultan’s mother, police told her that she needed to cough up N1.5 million which they needed to track the leader of a human trafficking ring, identified as Mr. Chidi, who is alleged to be in possession of the boy.
Zainab, a trader and mother of three, said that her husband is a bus driver and that they did not have such an amount of money. Read more
Glamour Girls’ producer replies critics over film (DailyTrust)
Nigerian businessman and filmmaker, Charles Okpaleke, has reacted to the enormous amount of backlash he received following his latest movie Glamour Girls.
The classic film, Glamour Girls, is a popular Nollywood flick that was first produced in 1994. The movie tells the tale about independent single women embarking on thrown paths within Nigeria’s traditionally patriarchal society. The remake was later produced and was launched on Netflix on the 24th of June.
The film producer who posted a 5-paragraphed statement on his Instagram account narrated how he has been going through the various reviews on the movie, both positive and negative.
He wrote, “It has been exciting reading a lot of the reviews for Glamour Girls over the last couple of days. Your positive feedback and constructive criticisms give us the motivation to keep doing more, to keep doing better. Thank you for loving, for criticising, for watching, all while knowingly (or not) telling
the world via your numerous platforms to do same.”
Charles further appreciated other filmmakers’ efforts in producing movies in a country like Nigeria. He said, “Shout out to all Nollywood filmmakers constantly going through the nightmare of making movies in Nigeria. You guys are a blessing and an inspiration.” Read more
2 civilians shot as soldiers, policemen clash in Bayelsa (Nation)
Two passers-by were on Tuesday shot as soldiers and mobile policemen attached to Bayelsa State Vigilante Service (BSVS) clashed in Yenagoa over an alleged traffic offence.
The clash occurred at the popular Tombia-Etegwe Roundabout in the state capital.
It was gathered that the two victims, Miss Tarilayefa Ariweriyai (29) and Otunu Omanepemo (39) sustained severe injuries from gunshots fired by one of the soldiers allegedly attached to an oil servicing company in the State.
Eyewitnesses said a soldier in mufti allegedly drove a van against traffic and was challenged by some members of the BSVS. Read more
Take inmates’ DNA, Aregbesola directs correctional service (Punch)
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has given a matching order to the Nigerian Correctional Service to ensure all fleeing inmates wherever they are recaptured.
He said their continued stay outside the Correctional centers was dangerous to the society, urging the service to deploy all means available to get them back into the custodian centers.
The minister also directed that the DNA of all the inmates at the custodian centers should be captured to have a true picture of their identities.
Aregbesola spoke at the retreat for senior officers of the Nigerian Correctional Service held in Sokoto on Monday. Read more
President Buhari off to Portugal for UN Ocean conference, others (Leadership)
President Muhammadu Buhari will this Tuesday depart Abuja on a state visit to Portugal at the invitation of President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the presidency has said.
The President, who will hold official talks with his Portuguese counterpart, will be conferred with the country’s national honour and decorated with ‘Great Collar of the Order of Prince Henry.’
A statement signed by the special assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Tuesday, said the two Presidents are expected to chair an enlarged bilateral meeting and witness the signing of some agreements bordering on issues of mutual concern.
President Buhari will also visit the Portuguese Parliament and hold discussions with its president, Dr Augusto Santo Silva, as well as the Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa. Read more
Senate to probe Supreme Court justices’ allegations despite CJN’s resignation (Channels)
The Senate has resolved to continue with its investigation into the crisis in the Supreme Court despite the resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
Lawmakers in the upper chamber of the National Assembly made the resolution during the plenary on Tuesday following a motion moved by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele.
Justices of the Supreme Court had in a petition addressed to the immediate past CJN raised concerns over the deplorable welfare conditions and difficult working environment in the apex court.
Days after the development, Justice Muhammad resigned as the CJN on the grounds of ill-health, cutting short his tenure in office which was expected to last until 2023. Read more
Number of monkeypox cases in UK passes 1,000 (Metro)
Moneypox cases in the UK have surpassed 1,000, latest figures from the Health Security Agency (HSA) show.
There are now 1,076 infections across the country, an increase of 32% from the figures reported on Friday.
Dr Sophia Makki, Incident director at UKHSA said: ‘The monkeypox outbreak in the UK continues to grow, with over a thousand cases now confirmed nationwide. We expect cases to continue to rise further in the coming days and week.’
Dr Makki urged people to be alert for symptoms of monkeypox, which include a fever, headache and rash. Read more
Hocus Pocus 2 Trailer: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy return for Disney sequel (People)
The Sanderson Sisters are back!
On Tuesday, Disney released its first teaser trailer for Hocus Pocus 2 — the highly anticipated sequel to the 1993 comedy that drops on the company’s streaming platform, Disney+, on Sept. 30.
Stars Bette Midler, 76, Sarah Jessica Parker, 57, and Kathy Najimy, 65, all return for the film, reprising their iconic role as the trio of witches hungry to suck the souls out of the children of Salem, Massachusetts to achieve their eternal youth.
“Lock up your children,” Midler’s character Winifred shouts in the teaser, after the Black Flame Candle is once again lit, resurrecting her and her sisters. “Yes, Salem, we’re back!” Read more
BBC unveils documentary slate at Sheffield Doc Fest including shows on Alzheimer’s & Alcoholics Anonymous (Deadline)
The BBC has unveiled a five-strong documentary slate at Sheffield Doc Fest including shows on Alzheimer’s Disease, Alcoholics Anonymous and paranormal activity, along with a fourth-series recommission of The Detectives.
The five shows unveiled at Sheffield Doc Fest include Family 23 (working title), a single film that tells the story of an ordinary family from the Midlands who found themselves in the middle of one of the biggest breakthroughs in research into Alzheimer’s Disease.
Meanwhile, Saved – Inside AA (working title) will mark the 75th anniversary of Alcoholics Anonymous in the UK, exploring the origins of the well-known organization, its religious foundations and what brings so many people through its doors.
Body on the Beach (working title) investigates the discovery of the body of a young woman on a beach in South West Scotland in 2005 and Paranormal explores the strange incidents that unfolded in a remote part of north Wales from the late 1990s to the early 2000s. Read more
Harry Potter star Tom Felton reveals how movie bosses got the child cast to behave on set (EveningStandard)
Harry Potter star Tom Felton has revealed that they had a special “red card jar” on the set of the movies that the child actors had to put money into if they caused disruption to filming.
The 34-year-old actor, who played bully Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, told the Standard: “I think Rupert [Grint] was the chief offender for laughing.
“I was certainly guilty of laughing a few times, me and the other Slytherin boys Josh [Herdman] and Jamie [Waylett] had fun causing mischief – we were getting into character.”
Felton shared his recollections as he unveiled Professor Sprout’s Greenhouse, a new expansion at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, which opens this summer as part of the Mandrakes and Magical Creatures exhibit. Read more
Slain Sikh rapper Sidhu Moose Wala’s song banned in India (News24)
YouTube has removed a viral music video in India released posthumously by murdered Sikh rapper Sidhu Moose Wala following a complaint by the government.
The song SYL talks about the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, which has been at the centre of a long-running water dispute between the late Sikh rapper’s home state of Punjab and neighbouring Haryana.
The track, released posthumously on Thursday, also touches on other sensitive topics such as deadly riots targeting the Sikh community that broke out in India in 1984 and the storming of an important Sikh temple in Amritsar by the army the same year.
It had garnered nearly 30 million views and 3.3 million likes on the singer’s YouTube page before it was pulled down over the weekend. Read more
Chris Brown calls violent incident with Drake a “misunderstanding” (AllHipHop)
Chris Brown and Drake went from collaborators to adversaries to collaborators again. Their frenemy rapport crossed the line into violence in June 2012.
At the time, Brown shared photos of injuries on his Instagram page. Reports suggested an altercation with Drake at New York City’s WIP nightclub caused those wounds to CB’s face.
Apparently, bottles began flying across the club after Drake sent a triggering note to Chris Brown’s table. This led to both artists throwing shade at each other in their respective songs, interviews, and social media posts.
As part of the promotion for his new Breezy studio album, Chris Brown sat down with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN’s Drink Champs podcast. The topic of his beef with Drake came up during the interview. Read more
G7 leaders wrap up summit, pledge tougher action against Russia (Aljazeera)
The leaders of the world’s wealthiest democracies have pledged during a meeting in Germany to isolate Russia as they struck a united stance to support Ukraine for “as long as it takes” against Moscow’s invasion.
In their final statement on Tuesday from the Group of Seven (G7) summit, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States, along with the European Union, underlined their intent to impose “severe and immediate economic costs” on Russia and look into far-reaching steps to cap Kremlin income from oil sales that are financing the war, now in its fifth month.
The communique did not include key details on how the fossil fuel price caps would work in practice, setting up more discussion in the weeks ahead to “explore” measures to bar imports of Russian oil above a certain level. That would hit a key Russian source of income and, in theory, help relieve the energy price spikes and inflation afflicting the global economy as a result of the war.
“We remain steadfast in our commitment to our unprecedented coordination on sanctions for as long as necessary, acting in unison at every stage,” the leaders said. Read more
Lukaku expected in Milan ‘this evening’ ahead of Inter return: CEO (Guardian)
Romelu Lukaku is expected to land in Italy on Tuesday evening ahead of his return to Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea, the club’s CEO Giuseppe Marotta has revealed.
Asked when the Belgium striker would be in Milan by reporters on his way out of an Italian Football Federation meeting in Rome, Marotta said “this evening, I think” while getting into a car.
He refused to answer whether free agent Paulo Dybala would be coming to Inter as that transfer has reportedly stalled while the club try to offload players in order to accommodate the Argentina forward.
Lukaku is expected to undergo a medical on Wednesday before making his long-awaited Inter comeback official after Chelsea agreed to a reported deal in which Inter will pay an initial eight million euros (€8.42 million) plus a further potential three million in bonuses for the loan. Read more
FIFA celebrates Okocha’s dribbling skills (Nation)
World governing body Fifa remembered Nigeria legend Austin ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha with a video showing his dribbling skills during the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan.
The 48-year-old was the darling of many during the competition where the Super Eagles were pooled alongside Argentina, Sweden and England.
Fifa shared a video containing highlights when the former Eintracht Frankfurt, Fenerbahce, Paris Saint-Germain, and Bolton Wanderers player showed his skills during the group stage fixture.
In the video captioned “Who is the most skillful player to have ever played the beautiful game? Jay-Jay Okocha wasn’t bad, so good, they had to name him twice!”, Okocha is seen weaving past Sweden’s rearguard but his final effort did not find the back of the net.
The video has elicited debate on social media with a number of fans singing praise of the player, who played 73 times for the Super Eagles between 1993 and 2006 and scored 14 times. Read more
Erik ten Hag gets hands on in his first Manchester United training session (DailyMail)
Erik Ten Hag began a new era for Manchester United on Tuesday morning by taking charge of his first training session as manager.
Having ordered the players to arrive bright and early at Carrington for 9:00am, the Dutchman orchestrated proceedings on a sunny day at the training complex.
Marcus Rashford was seen deep in conversation with assistant Steve McClaren and a number of key players such as Jadon Sancho were seen being put through their paces.
Having brought in the former Ajax boss to reverse fortunes at Old Trafford, fans will keenly observe the 52-year-old’s manner with his inherited squad. Read more
French interior minister apologises to victims of ‘bad management’ at Liverpool-Real Madrid final (Football365)
French interior minister Gerald Darmanin has apologised to “everyone who suffered from bad management” at the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Paris.
However, the 39-year-old, who had previously made outlandish claims about the number of counterfeit tickets in circulation at the Stade de France, stopped short of saying sorry to the Liverpool fans he blamed for the problems on the night of the club’s defeat to Real Madrid.
“Should the Stade de France have been better managed? The answer is yes,” he told French radio station RTL after supporters were locked out and then tear-gassed after serious congestion problems developed.
“Am I partly responsible? The answer is yes. Of course, I readily apologise towards everyone who suffered from this bad management of the event.” Read more
Francis Ngannou responds to Tyson Fury branding him a ‘chicken’ over crossover fight (Mirror)
Francis Ngannou has insisted a boxing fight with Tyson Fury is his main priority despite his rival branding him a “chicken”.
The UFC’s heavyweight champion has traded verbal barbs with Fury for several months over a potential crossover bout, with both men agreeing to a future fight. He climbed into the ring after the ‘Gypsy King’s’ victory over Dillian Whyte to confirm his intentions to meet Fury in 2023.
Fury renewed his rivalry with Ngannou on social media yesterday, tweeting with a chicken emoji: “Thought you wanted some smoke. Let’s do a proper fight! Wembley Stadium 2022.” Ngannou has now fired back, responding: “Don’t you dare think that I am taking my eyes off of you. You’re still my priority! I’m coming for all the smoke. 2023.”
The boxing star ended the social media exchange, writing: “Bring it on big boy. You wouldn’t last a round with me, muscles.” Ngannou is currently out of action after undergoing knee surgery following his victory over Cyril Gane earlier this year. His future with the promotion also remains up in the air after his contract expired. Read more
Golf: Singapore’s Jaymie Ng qualifies for US Girls’ Junior Championship (StraitsTimes)
National golfer Jaymie Ng has teed off her United States stint with a winning start as the 17-year-old earned her ticket to the July 18-23 US Girls’ Junior Golf Championship at the qualifier on Monday (June 27).
The 17-year-old shot a one-under 72 at the one-day qualifier at the Glendora Country Club in California to finish third, one stroke behind Americans Kristina Xu and Anna Song.
The top five, including Americans Nikki Oh and Jude Lee, qualified for the US Girls’ Junior in Kentucky. Singaporean Denise Ng missed the cut with a nine-over 82.
Ng said: “It feels so unreal. I never thought that I would be able to qualify for such a prestigious event with lots of history, and with top US and international juniors trying to qualify. Read more
Wimbledon Covid chaos deepens as Rafael Nadal picture emerges after 2 stars withdraw (Express)
There are growing fears of a Covid outbreak in the men’s singles draw with Matteo Berrettini, the second-seeded player, withdrawing after testing positive for Covid. And now there could be some concerns about Rafael Nadal after the Spaniard was pictured with the Italian after hitting with him last week in the lead-up to the tournament.
The withdrawal of Berrettini, who reached the final at Wimbledon last year, was confirmed on Tuesday morning.
In a statement, the Italian said: “I am heartbroken to announce that I need to withdraw from @wimbledon due to a positive COVID-19 test result. I have had flu symptoms and been isolating the last few days. Despite symptoms not being severe, I decided it was important to take another test this morning to protect the health and safety of my fellow competitors and everyone else involved in the tournament.
“I have no words to describe the extreme disappointment I feel. The dream is over for this year, but I will be back stronger. Thank you for the support.” Berrettini is the second player to withdraw with Covid after Marin Cilic pulled out at the eleventh hour on Monday following a positive test. Read more