LASU’s management calls for caution on death of final-year student (Nation)
The Management of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, has called for caution from its students following the alleged murder of one of the institution’s final-year-female students.
It also urged them to remain calm to allow the law enforcement agents conclude their investigation into the matter.
The university’s spokesman, Mr Ademola Adekoya, said on Sunday in Lagos that the LASU’s Vice-Chancellor (V-C), Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, made the appeal. Read more
We are committed to Badagry seaport project – Sanwo-Olu (Vanguard)
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said on Sunday his administration is highly committed to the Badagry seaport project.
The governor stated this at the Badagry Integrity Awards 2019 organised by Badagry Parrot Prints and Publication in Badagry.
He was represented at the event by his Special Adviser on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Solomon Bonu.
According to Sanwo-Olu, Badagry has been identified for the seaport project for the past four years. Read more
Pastor, lover kill girlfriend for ritual (Nation)
A Pastor in a white garment church, Segun Philip, has been arrested by the Police in connection with the killing of a final year Theater Art student of Lagos State University, Favour Daley-Oladele, for ritual purposes.
Also arrested along with the self – acclaimed Pastor Segun, is 23 years old boy, Adeeko Owolabi, who is alleged to have connived with the pastor to killed the undergraduate student.
The deceased was reported to have left home to an unknown destination since 8th of December 2019 and has not been found, prompting the parents to report a case of missing person at the Mowe Police Station. Read more
Last time I stepped into a bank was 1985 – Tunde Bakare (Vanguard)
Pastor Tunde Bakare has revealed that the last time he stepped into a banking hall for transaction purposes in 1985.
The Senior Pastor of Latter Rain Ministry said the other times he had stepped into a banking hall would be either to sanctify a new branch.
Pastor Bakare said the banks had always come to his home for transactions. “I am not showing off as you will call it, I am only provoking you to charge up yourself.
“My mother was not a rich woman, but someone once told her that she would have bank accounts abroad and she laughed, but right now, she has a son that has bank accounts abroad. Read more
Two die, nine injured in Ogun auto crash (Punch)
Two persons have been confirmed dead while nine persons sustained injuries during an accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State.
The fatal accident, which occurred opposite new Makun in the Mowe area of the state, involved a Toyota Hiace commercial bus with the number plate, KSF 272 YN.
The Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the accident on Friday. Read more
ACF calls for deployment of modern technology to tackle insecurity (Vanguard)
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Saturday called the deployment of modern technology to tackle insecurity in the country.
The ACF, in a statement issued in Kaduna by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim, also implored government at all levels to bring succour to Nigerians through effective implementation of the 2020 budget.
It noted that with the signing into law of the 2020 budget, the Financial Bill and the amendment to the Production Sharing Contracts, “Nigerians now look forward to its full implementation in order to bring about some succour to the people. Read more
Monsey stabbing: Five people wounded at home of New York rabbi (BBC)
At least five people have been stabbed at the house of a rabbi in New York state, police say.
The house in Monsey, north of New York City, was hosting a religious celebration when the attacker burst in, according to the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council (OJPAC).
The suspect fled but was later taken into custody, police said. The motive was not immediately clear.
One of the victims was stabbed at least six times, OJPAC said in a tweet. Read more
Transgender man gives birth after getting pregnant with female sperm donor (Metro)
A transgender man has given birth to a baby he will raise with his non-binary partner, with the help of a female sperm donor. Reuben Sharpe, 39, transitioned to male 12 years ago but decided he still wanted to become a parent. Six years ago he stopped taking hormones in the hope of the dream coming true, and now it has been realised with baby Jamie, who was born three months ago. Reuben told the Daily Mirror: ‘I finally feel complete. Read more
Yemen: Houthis blamed for attack on military parade (BBC)
A missile strike that targeted a military parade in southern Yemen has killed at least five people.
The attack came at the end of a graduation ceremony for recruits to the Security Belt forces – a powerful organisation backed by the United Arab Emirates – in the town of al-Dhalea.
Security Belt are part of the coalition that has fought with Yemen’s government against the Houthi rebels.
Officials have blamed the Houthis for the attack on the parade. Read more
Zac Efron ‘rushed to hospital on life-or-death flight after contracting deadly illness while filming in Papua New Guinea’ (Metro)
Zac Efron was rushed to hospital ahead of Christmas on a ‘life-or-death’ flight after contracting a deadly illness while filming in Papua New Guinea, according to reports. The star, 32, was overseas filming Killing Zac Efron when he reportedly took ill with a ‘form of typhoid or similar bacterial infection’ in the days leading up to Christmas. With the assistance of medical professionals, Zac was allegedly flown to Brisbane, Australia from Papua New Guinea, according to The Sunday Telegraph. He was admitted to St Andrews War Memorial Hospital in Spring Hill ‘in a stable condition’ and given the all-clear to fly home to the US on Christmas Eve. Read more
Burkina Faso: ‘We’re raising our daughter as both Christian and Muslim’ (BBC)
Muslim-majority Burkina Faso has been hit by a wave of violence by militant Islamists in recent years. Christmas Eve saw more than 30 people, mostly women, killed in a suspected jihadist attack.
But behind such grim headlines lies a more complex picture. The country has a history of religious tolerance, and it is not uncommon to see families made up of both Muslims and Christians, who make up about 23% of the population.
Journalist Clair MacDougall visited one such family in the capital, Ouagadougou.
Five-year-old Iris Osnia Ouattara is being raised by her parents in Burkina Faso in both the Catholic tradition of her father, Denis Ouattara, and the Muslim tradition of her mother, Afoussatou Sanou. Read more
Mass killings in US hit record high in 2019 (NYPost)
More than 210 people died this year in 41 mass slayings, making 2019 the deadliest year in massacres since at least the 1970s.
The first incident happened on Jan. 19, when an Oregon man hacked his infant daughter and three other family members to death with an ax.
Forty more mass killings — when four or more died — occurred throughout the next 11 months, from a Walmart shooting in El Paso, Texas, that killed 22 to the massacre of four homeless men on the streets of New York City’s Chinatown in October. Read more
Chelsea stage late comeback to stun Arsenal (BBC)
Chelsea staged a stunning late comeback to snatch victory and wreck Mikel Arteta’s return to Emirates Stadium as Arsenal manager.
Arteta, taking charge of his first home game since succeeding sacked Unai Emery, looked on course for three important points after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s early header put the Gunners in front.
Chelsea, with manager Frank Lampard making a first-half tactical switch when he introduced Jorginho for the struggling Emerson, were gifted an equaliser seven minutes from time when goalkeeper Bernd Leno hopelessly misjudged Mason Mount’s free-kick to leave the substitute with a simple finish.
Arsenal were doubly frustrated because Jorginho was fortunate to escape a second yellow card for a cynical foul on Lucas Torreira – but Arteta’s home bow was to get even more painful. Read more
Arsenal are the ‘biggest club in England’, insists new manager Mikel Arteta ahead of Chelsea match (Independent)
New Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has declared that results must improve because the north London side are “the biggest football club in England”.
Arteta this month replaced the sacked Unai Emery and presided over a 1-1 draw with Bournemouth in his first match in charge.
Arsenal are currently in the lower half of the Premier League table, with the Gunners in danger of missing out on Champions League football for a fourth consecutive season. Read more
Silva says gap to Liverpool a ‘really bad situation’ (Nation)
Bernardo Silva has described the points gap between Manchester City and Liverpool a ‘really bad situation’ after Wolves came from behind to beat the champions 3-2.
City had to play the match with 10-men for 78 minutes after Ederson was sent off early on for his foul on Diogo Jota, but managed to take a 2-0 lead after a brace from Raheem Sterling.
Wolves’ 3-2 comeback win was completed in the 89th minute meaning City remain in third, 14 points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool, who also have a game in hand. Read more
Borussia Dortmund sign teen striking prodigy Haaland (Vanguard)
Borussia Dortmund have signed teenage goalscoring sensation Erling Braut Haaland from RB Salzburg, the German Bundesliga outfit announced on Monday.
In a statement, Dortmund revealed that the 19-year-old, who scored eight times in the group stage of this season’s Champions League, had signed a contract until 2024 but did not mention a fee.
Haaland has caught the eye of clubs around Europe after scoring 28 goals in 22 games in all competitions so far this campaign, with RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann admitting earlier this month that they were trying for the Norway striker’s signature. Read more
Ronaldo eyes Hollywood after retirement (Nation)
Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo has opened up on his retirement plans, expressing a desire to challenge himself by starting a new career in acting.
Ronaldo is widely revered as one of the finest footballers in history, having earned five Ballon d’Or awards for his individual brilliance during spells at Manchester United and Real Madrid.
The 34-year-old has won a whole host of major trophies, including five European Cups and six league titles, while also landing a European Championships winners’ medal with Portugal. Read more
Rangers end nine-year wait for win at Celtic Park (Punch)
Rangers ended a nine-year wait to beat Celtic away from home as goals from Ryan Kent and Nikola Katic earned a 2-1 win at Celtic Park to take control of the Scottish Premiership title race.
Steven Gerrard’s men still trail Celtic by two points, but have a game in hand on the Scottish champions as they aim to end a run of eight straight league titles for the green-and-white half of Glasgow.
Celtic were left to rue Ryan Christie’s penalty miss with the score at 0-0 as they suffered a first home league defeat since May 2018. Read more
Confederation Cup: Enyimba tackle Paradou (Nation)
Paradou AC will square with Enyimba today in the CAF Confederation Cup Group D match on Sunday.
The game is set to take place at the home of the Algerian national team, Mustapha Tchaker Stadium in Blida.
Paradou remain winless in the group stage after losing to a 2-0 to Moroccan side Hassania Agadir at home in their previous game in the competition. Read more
Scholes backs Man Utd for top-four Premier League finish (Vanguard)
Manchester United moved up to fifth in the Premier League following their win at Burnley, and club legend Paul Scholes believes they now have a good opportunity to finish in the Champions League places.
Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford were on the score sheet in a 2-0 win, and Tottenham’s draw with Norwich meant three points from Turf Moor took the Red Devils above Jose Mourinho’s side and just a point behind fourth-place Chelsea.
Club veteran, Scholes, thinks victories like the one at Burnley show Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have what it takes to finish in the top four, and with a little more consistency they should be able to work their way even further up the table. Read more
Murray ruled out of ATP Cup, Australian Open (Punch)
Andy Murray said he was “gutted” to be missing next month’s Australian Open after being ruled out of the first Grand Slam of 2020 with a pelvic injury.
The 32-year-old Scot suffered the injury playing for Britain in the Davis Cup last month and will also miss the inaugural ATP Cup team event across three Australian cities in early January.
“I’ve worked so hard to get myself into a situation where I can play at the top level and I’m gutted, I’m not going to be able to play in Australia in January,” Murray said Saturday. Read more
Tokyo 2020: Oshoala blames Dennerby for Olympic qualifier failure (Nation)
The Super Falcons forward has blamed the unavailability of quality players for the disappointment of missing next year’s Olympic Games.
Asisat Oshoala has stated that Nigeria did not play with the best team in the Tokyo 2020 Women’s Olympic Games Qualifiers, following a third successive botched campaign in October.
The African champions made an exciting start to the year with a third-place finish at the Chinese Invitational in January, before an enterprising debut at the Cyprus Women’s Cup a month later. Read more