Love Gone Sour: Inside story of police sergeant who killed lover, self in Kwara (DailyTrust)
Residents of Agba Dam in Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State woke up to a gory scene on Thursday when a mobile police officer shot his lover dead before killing himself on the premises of a nursery school. Daily Trust on Sunday writes on the tragedy which has gone viral on social media platforms.
On Thursday, March 2, 2023, the Redemption Model Nursery and Primary School, Agba Dam, Ilorin, located inside the Chapel of Redemption UMCA, attracted national limelight following the murder of a mother of one, Bamidele Cecilia Oluwatosin, inside the school premises.
The deceased, said to be a cleaner at the Banquet Hall opposite the Government House, was the mother of Desmond, a pupil of the school who will be celebrating his third birthday on May 12, 2023. Read more
Oil marketers, tanker drivers resume loading at depots nationwide — NMDPRA (Vanguard)
THE Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority, NMDPRA, weekend, disclosed that operations in loading depots have resumed nationwide, following the successful conclusion of the nation’s Presidential national assembly elections.
The sector regulator said it was working with other stakeholders to mitigate the tightness experienced in the distribution of petrol, adding that the current stock sufficiency stands at 35.39 days to PMS, 34.86 days for Ago and 31.36 days for ATK.
In a statement obtained by Vanguard, Sunday, the Chief Executive Officer, NMDPRA, Mr. Ahmed Farouk, stated: “The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority, NMDPRA, assures Nigerians that operations in loading depots have fully resumed following the restriction of movements during the recently concluded presidential and national assembly elections which necessitated truck drivers to travel to exercise their civic duty. Read more
Soldiers shoot 15-year-old boy, keke operator dead in Lagos (Punch)
The family of a 15-year-old boy, Pelumi Sulaimon, have been thrown into mourning after soldiers attached to Operation MESA allegedly shot him dead around Makoko, in the Yaba area of Lagos State.
According to residents in the area, the soldiers were hired by political thugs to carry out a reprisal on their opponents in the community on Sunday, February 26.
PUNCH Metro gathered that when the soldiers got to the community, they started shooting indiscriminately and in the process, a stray bullet hit Pelumi who was on his way to buy drinks for his friends to celebrate his birthday. Read more
Lagos court commences inquest on death of Chrisland school pupil (Guardian)
A Lagos Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ogba, will today commence coroner inquest on the death of Whitney Omodesola Adeniran, the late student of Chrisland School, Opebi, Lagos.
The Guardian learnt that Magistrate (Mrs.) O. Fajana will commence sitting to unravel circumstances surrounding the death of the 12-year-old girl, who died on February 9, 2023, during the school’s inter-house sports at the Agege Stadium, Lagos.
She was buried last Thursday in Lagos, after an autopsy, conducted by Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), dated March 1, 2023 , revealed that she died as a result of asphyxia and electrocution. Read more
Domestic worker, others cut septuagenarian’s genitals (Punch)
A domestic worker, Onyebuchi Ezeh, alongside two other fleeing suspects, has allegedly used a sharp object to cut some vital organs including the genitals of a 72-year-old woman in Umunze, in the Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the septuagenarian was at her residence when Ezeh led the two other suspects into the premises on Thursday.
While on the premises, the suspects pinned down the 72-year-old woman, brought out a sharp object and reportedly used it in cutting the woman’s genitals, ear, nipple, and fingers, among others.
After perpetrating the crime, the suspects fled and abandoned the septuagenarian for dead. Read more
Rigging Claims: Kaigama cautions against judicial blackmail (Vanguard)
Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Grace Most Rev Ignatius Kaigama, has admonished the political class to allow the judiciary to perform its constitutional functions, saying God above was watching how the courts will perform.
Kaigama gave the admonition yesterday in his sermon at St. Augustine Church, Lugbe, Abuja, following claims of manipulation in the results of last weekend’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.
He acknowledged the critical role the judiciary plays in averting crises through the dispensation of justice during disputes and advised politicians not to be blinded by the desire to wield power. Read more
PDP govs, NWC, BoT, others protest Tinubu’s victory today (DailyTrust)
Governors who are members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the National Working Committee (NWC), Board of Trustees (BoT), National Executive Committee (NEC) and supporters of the leading opposition party have resolved to stage a peaceful protest over the outcome of the February 25, presidential and National Assembly elections.
The protest is to be led by the party’s National Chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, to the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja today.
The PDP had called for the cancellation of the elections, alleging irregularities, but INEC announced the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the winner of the presidential poll. Read more
NSE implores INEC to geo-tag ballot boxes for credible election results (Guardian)
Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to geo-tag ballot boxes to prevent snatching and stuffing in future elections.
It also implored the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, to appoint an engineer as next INEC Chairman.
NSE president, Tasiu Gidari-Wudil, who made the calls in Abuja at the weekend, as part of the society’s activities to commemorate World Engineering Day (WED), submitted that conducting elections had gone scientific and sophisticated beyond the realm of political science. Read more
How to reduce bloat in 5 minutes according to Chinese medicine (MBG)
While nobody wants to feel bloated, some times are especially more inconvenient than others. If you’re headed to a social outing, traveling on a plane, or gearing up for a big event, sudden bloat can seriously put a damper on your mood.
It can often feel like there’s no relief in sight. Luckily, traditional Chinese medicine expert and founder of Lanshin Sandra Lanshin Chiu, L.Ac., and her team revealed one quick remedy to keep on hand, just in case you’d like to beat bloat in a pinch. Here’s what they recommend.
How to massage your stomach to reduce bloat.
The answer: a quick stomach massage to release digestion energy. As the expert explains in the Instagram tutorial, “Bloating and gas discomfort is a sign your Stomach Qi [which they describe as your digestion energy] isn’t moving well.” Read more
Working girl Mimi Webb’s too busy for love right now (Metro)
Mimi Webb is putting her love life on the backburner as she marches on in her mission to become Britain’s next big pop star.
In an exclusive interview with Guilty Pleasures, the Good Without singer shared that her globe-trotting job had impacted past romances.
‘Work really has affected relationship stuff for me. When you’re touring… I think, for someone to understand that whole concept is tough,’ explained Mimi, 22, whose full name is Amelia. Read more
Huge fire at Rohingya camp leaves 12,000 homeless (BBC)
Thousands of people have been left without shelter after a massive fire broke out in a crowded Rohingya refugee camp in southeastern Bangladesh.
The blaze, which broke out on Sunday, engulfed some 2,000 shelters at a camp known as Cox’s Bazar.
Hundreds of people have now returned to the area to see what they can salvage from the ruins.
It is estimated around 12,000 people, most of whom escaped violence in neighbouring Myanmar, are now homeless. Read more
Jake Gyllenhaal shocks the world by fighting in the UFC Octagon (Unilad)
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal has taken the UFC world by storm and shocked fans as he secured a brutal knockout victory – not just once, but twice this week.
Gyllenhaal, known for his award-winning performances in films like Donnie Darko and Brokeback Mountain, is currently working on a remake of the cult classic movie, Road House – an action flick that originally starred Patrick Swayze as a ‘cooler’ at a swanky roadside bar.
In the reboot, Gyllenhaal will be taking the place of Swayze and his character will be reimagined as a former UFC fighter. Read more
Meghan Markle’s pal caught ‘laughing’ backstage at Chris Rock show amid brutal digs (PageSix)
Janina Gavankar, one of Meghan Markle’s longtime best friends, was at the live taping for Chris Rock’s blockbuster Netflix show Saturday night – and watched as the comedian skewered the Duchess of Sussex, Page Six can reveal.
The “Vampire Diaries” actress, who has been a staunch defender of Prince Harry’s wife and a close pal of hers for over 20 years, was at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theater to witness Rock make history for the streaming service’s first live global streaming event.
Sources told Page Six that Gavankar, 42, joined her good friend Dave Chapelle backstage to watch the show in the VIP Green Room. Read more
Tunisian president rejects racism accusation after migrant crackdown (VOA)
Tunisia’s president denounced racism on Sunday and pointed to possible legal consequences for perpetrators 10 days after announcing a crackdown on illegal migration using language the African Union condemned as “racialized hate speech.”
During a statement on February 21 telling security forces to expel all illegal immigrants, President Kais Saied called migration a conspiracy to change Tunisia’s demographics by making it more African and less Arab.
Police detained hundreds of migrants, landlords summarily evicted hundreds from their homes and hundreds of others were fired from work, rights groups say. Read more
‘It feels like yesterday’: survivors live in fear, month after Turkey quake (France24)
Before the Turkish earthquake, Abdullah Senel had nerves of steel. But these days, just being inside a house makes him nervous — and it only takes the sound of a plane flying overhead to put him on edge.
“I was fearless in the past, but now a single noise is enough to freak me out,” the 57-year-old former weightlifter told AFP.
“Everything reminds me of the earthquake — even the sound of a plane,” he said.
Last month’s devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake flattened entire cities, killing more than 50,000 people across southeastern Turkey and parts of Syria. Read more
Bosso unperturbed as Flying Eagles battle free-scoring Gambia (DailyTrust)
The Head Coach of Nigeria’s Flying Eagles, Coach Ladan Bosso, is not losing any sleep as the seven-time African champions prepare to take on imperious The Gambia later today in one of the semi-final matches of the ongoing U-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) championship in Egypt.
To set up the semi-final clash, the Flying Eagles laboured to a 1-0 win over Uganda last Thursday to pick one of the tickets to represent Africa at the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup finals in Indonesia while The Gambia dismantled South Sudan 5-0 at the Harass El Hedood Stadium in Alexandria to emerge one of only two teams to have won all their matches at the 17th Africa U20 Cup of Nations ongoing in Egypt.
Despite The Gambia’s unbeaten run, Bosso has said he wasn’t fazed by the credentials of the opposition and would rather focus on the strength of his own team and its capacity to upturn the apple cart at the familiar Cairo International Stadium. Read more
I won’t drag NFF to FIFA – Noble (Punch)
Super Eagles goalkeeper, John Noble, says he will resist the temptation of dragging the Nigeria Football Federation to the world’s football governing body, FIFA, over his unpaid $25,000 2021 AFCON bonus, The PUNCH reports.
The unpaid bonus of the Enyimba goalkeeper became a subject of interest last year after it was reported that he was the only member of the AFCON 2021 squad yet to be paid.
Noble has opened up over the row, as the NFF is yet to fulfil their promises. Read more
Daniel Ricciardo was big winner from Formula 1 season opener (Fox)
Daniel Ricciardo may have finally made a smart career move.
The Aussie star emerged from Monday morning’s season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix as the biggest winner after sitting back and watching his former team McLaren fall apart.
The 33-year-old was last year famously sacked and replaced with fellow Aussie Oscar Piastri, who endured a nightmare start to his career in McLaren’s famous papaya colours. Read more
Liverpool rewrite record books in 7-0 thrashing of Man Utd (Guardian)
Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah all scored twice as Liverpool shrugged off a season of frustration to thrash Manchester United 7-0 at Anfield on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp’s men set a new record margin of victory in the clash between English football’s two most successful clubs.
Just a second defeat in 23 games in all competitions realistically ends United’s hopes of a first league title in a decade as they remain 14 points adrift of leaders Arsenal in third. Read more
‘I’m surprised’, Ten Hag admits after heavy 7-0 defeat (Vanguard)
Erik ten Hag has said he is shocked that Manchester United came crashing to a humiliating 7-0 defeat at bitter rivals Liverpool on Sunday.
United’s stunning loss ranked as their worst ever defeat against Liverpool and the joint heaviest in their entire history.
Ten Hag’s team collapsed after falling behind to Cody Gakpo’s opener just before half-time.
Liverpool scored six times in the second half, with Gakpo striking again, while Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez netted braces before Roberto Firmino capped one of the most astonishing results in Premier League history. Read more
Lewis Hamilton upbeat despite Mercedes suffering ‘one of the worst days in racing’ (Metro)
Sir Lewis Hamilton took some positives from the Bahrain Grand Prix but his Mercedes boss Toto Wolff did not, calling it ‘one of the worst days in racing’.
Hamilton finished fifth in Sakhir, with teammate George Russell seventh, some 50 seconds behind race winner Max Verstappen who led home a dominant Red Bull 1-2.
Following pre-season testing, it was expected that Red Bull would be the frontrunners this year with Mercedes set to battle it out with Ferrari and Aston Martin for best of the rest and so it proved to be in the opening race of 2023. Read more