Man beats wife to death in Ogun (DailyTrust)
The Police in Ogun State have arrested a 45-year-old man, Segun Omotosho Ebenezer, for allegedly beating his 42-year-old wife, Omotosho Olubukola, to death.
The suspect was arrested at his hideout in Akinseku village, Abeokuta, the state capital, on Sunday.
It was gathered that the suspect hit his wife on the head with a padlock and also inflicted injuries on her body.
Our correspondent also gathered that the suspect, who is a carpenter, had been having disagreements with his wife over her refusal to relinquish the control of a private school belonging to her to the husband. Read more
Lifeless body found in Lagos guest house (Punch)
The lifeless body of a middle-aged woman was discovered by the manager of a guest house located in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State on Saturday.
The Lagos State police spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the finding when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday.
Hundeyin said the manager of the guest house reported the case to the police in Ikorodu.
He said the manager’s report indicated that the woman, who was about 46 years old, arrived at the guest house on a motorcycle operated by her companion simply identified as Alfa Sule on Friday. Read more
Lagos 2023: PDP guber candidate takes campaign to Epe division (Sun)
The Lagos PDP Governorship Candidate, Dr Abdul-Azeez Adediran (Jandor), on Sunday took his campaign to Epe division, assuring residents of his determination to run government with the fear of God.
Adediran, in an interactive session with the League of Imams and Alfas in Ikosi Ejinrin area of Epe Local Government, said his ambition was to liberate the people of the state and deliver them from oppression.
Adediran said that his government would change the face of governance in the state if elected in 2023.
“I am assuring you that our government will be run with the fear of God. Read more
Lagos orders probe into alleged sexual assault on patient (Vanguard)
Lagos State Government has directed the Health Facilities Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, HEFAMAA, to conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations of sexual abuse of an unidentified patient at Optimal Cancer Center, Lagos.
The state Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, gave the directive on Monday, following the a video that surfaced online.
According to the commissioner: “We are aware of a viral video alleged to have originated from the founder of Optimal Care Cancer Centre and I have directed HEFAMAA to investigate it and report back.”
Abayomi, further explained that the agency will deploy a team of monitors to the facility with a view to getting credible information on the allegations. Read more
Lagos plans to showcase Awori culture (Punch)
The Lagos State Government has disclosed its plan to support members of the Awori Advisory Council as part of its efforts to showcase Awori cultural heritage and its contribution to nation-building.
The Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr Femi Martins, said this, according to a statement on Sunday, during a press conference organised by the Awori Welfare Association of Nigeria in Lagos.
He said, “The state government is interested in elevating the status of its cultural heritage and there are plans to make the Awori Day celebration a top-notch event that will be recognised globally. This will enhance the status of Awori sons and daughters within Nigeria and those in the Diaspora and reaffirm the prominent roles played by the Aworis in nation-building across all facets of life.
“The forthcoming Awori Day cultural festival 2022 is organised to showcase to the world the rich culture and tourism products of the Awori people as part of their contributions to the tourism development of Lagos State.” Read more
28-year-old Lagos serial kidnapper arrested in Oyo, 2 victims rescued (Tribune)
The police in Lagos State have arrested an alleged serial kidnapper, Joy Kolapo who abducted a three-year-old boy in Lagos and escaped to Oyo State.
The police rescued the Lagos boy and another seven-year-old victim who was abducted by the same suspect in Oyo State.
The 28-year-old suspect had on the 27th of October abducted three-year-old Bright in the Ejigbo area of Lagos State.
The image-maker in charge of the state police command, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest of the suspect and added that the victim had been reunited with his family. Read more
Septuagenarian arrested for allegedly raping 6-year-old great-grand niece (Vanguard)
A 75-year-old man, Musa Gambo, has been arrested by personnel of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Jigawa State Command for allegedly raping his six year old great-grand niece in Gandun Sarki Quarters, Malam Madori LGA of Jigawa State.
The command’s spokesperson, CSC Adamu Shehu who confirmed this to newsmen said Gambo was arrested following a report by a Social Worker working with Hadejia Women Foundation (name withheld) who was briefed on the matter by the family friend of the victim.
According to him, “the social worker said she received a call from one Maimuna, a family friend of the victim, that she caught the suspect red-handed while she paid a visit to the girl’s grandmother.
“She saw the old man with the girl cuddled up in his arms, placed on his laps abusing her sexually in his room that was just at the entrance of the main house. She immediately informed the girl’s grandmother who rushed to the room and also saw the same. Read more
Crisis hits Adamawa APC as stakeholders agree to drop Binani for Ribadu (Sun)
Despite the shuttle of the First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, to Yola there is tension in the All Progressives Congress (APC) over an alleged plot to drop the governorship candidate, Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani).
The only female governorship candidate in the country would now be replaced by former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu.
Stakeholders had endorsed Ribadu on Friday in anticipation that the Court of Appeal will order a fresh governorship primary by APC.
The appellate court may decide this week on whether to validate the ticket of the female Senator or order a fresh primary election. Read more
Kelly Rowland scolds crowd for booing Chris Brown (BBC)
Kelly Rowland asked the audience at the American Music Awards to “chill out” after they booed Chris Brown’s victory in the best male R&B artist category.
Brown has been a divisive figure ever since he pleaded guilty to assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
He did not attend Sunday’s AMAs after a planned tribute to Michael Jackson was cancelled at the last minute.
Rowland, accepting the award on his behalf, seemed surprised by the audience’s reaction.
“Excuse me… chill out,” she said as cameras panned to show the audience, some of whom were booing and making other unclear remarks. Read more
Power Rangers star Jason David Frank dies at 49 (IrishIndependent)
Jason David Frank, who played the Green Power Ranger Tommy Oliver on the 1990s children’s series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, has died. He was 49.
Justine Hunt, Frank’s manager, did not name the cause of death or say when he died, but asked for privacy “during this horrible time as we come to terms with the loss of such a wonderful human being”.
Walter Emmanuel Jones, the original Black Power Ranger who co-starred with Frank in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, wrote on Instagram that he couldn’t believe it.
“My heart is sad to have lost another member of our special family,” wrote Jones. Read more
Academy honours Michael J. Fox, Euzhan Palcy, Diane Warren and Peter Weir at emotional Governors Awards (Variety)
The Governors Awards seals it — awards season is officially back to its pre-pandemic level of glamour and frenzy. Martinique-born filmmaker Euzhan Palcy, American songwriter Diane Warren and Australian director Peter Weir were on hand to receive their honorary Oscars and Michael J. Fox to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy’s event Saturday night at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Century City.
Oscar contenders including Jennifer Lawrence, Florence Pugh, Angela Bassett, Eddie Redmayne, Michelle Williams, Cate Blanchett, Brendan Fraser, Tom Hanks, Janelle Monáe and Baz Luhrmann attended the celebration, typically a marquee event for campaigning that has been muted since COVID-19 hit.
“Wow, what a room! Who wouldn’t want to be here tonight?” Academy president Janet Yang said, opening the event.
Fox, 61, who is best known for the Back to the Future films and Family Ties TV series, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991. In 2000, he launched the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, and he is the subject of a documentary, now in production, from Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim. Read more
Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny, Beyonce are early American Music Awards winners (UPI)
Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar and Morgan Wallen were early American Music Awards winners Sunday.
The artists were announced as the winners of various fan-voted prizes before the show began broadcasting on ABC, with Wayne Brady as host, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Swift earned the off-air honors for Best Female Pop Artist, Best Female Country Artist and Best Country Album for Red (Taylor’s Version).
Bad Bunny won for Best Male Latin Artist and his Un Verano Sin Ti was named Best Latin Album. Read more
Kanye West returns to Twitter as ban is lifted after anti-Semitism comments (DailyStar)
Kanye West is back on Twitter after his account was blocked following a series of awful anti-semitic posts.
The rapper, who is no stranger to controversy, took to the social media platform on Sunday (November 20) to inform his 39.1 million followers that he was back.
Last month, Kanye, who changed his legal name to Ye in 2018, had his Twitter account locked after he vowed to go “death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE,” a reference pertaining to a higher state of alert under the US military.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, his Instagram account was restricted too – with Kanye unable to post, comment or send direct messages with the platform then deleting some of his posts. Read more
Indonesia: Java quake kills 56 and injures hundreds (BBC)
An earthquake has struck the main Indonesian island of Java, leaving at least 56 people dead and hundreds injured, local officials say.
The 5.6 magnitude quake struck Cianjur town in West Java, at a shallow depth of 10km (six miles), according to US Geological Survey data.
Scores of people were rushed to hospital, with many treated outside.
Rescuers were working into the night to try to rescue others thought to still be trapped under collapsed buildings. Read more
Shelling of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant continues as UN nuclear watchdog warns of catastrophic consequences (ABC)
Powerful explosions from shelling have rocked Ukraine’s Russian-controlled nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia, drawing condemnation from the UN nuclear watchdog and the warning: “You’re playing with fire.”
More than a freepe’s biggest nuclear power plant on Saturday and Sunday, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said.
Moscow and Kyiv have blamed each other for the shelling of the facility as they have done repeatedly in recent months after earlier explosions.
IAEA head Rafael Grossi said that news of the blasts was extremely disturbing. Read more
Finidi rated USA ’94 3rd best player (Punch)
According to renowned data companies, Sofascore and Opta, former Super Eagles winger and Ajax legend Finidi George has been rated the third-best player at the 1994 World Cup hosted by the United States, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.
In what was the country’s first-ever appearance at the biggest football showpiece in the world, Finidi played a major role as Nigeria took the world by storm.
Nigeria arrived in America as the reigning African champions, but not many would have expected Clemens Westerhof’s side to leave their marks at the Mundial in the country’s debut appearance. The West Africans stunned many to top the group which had Argentina, Bulgaria, and Greece.
England and Harry Kane banned from wearing OneLove armband (Express)
The FA has been told that players will not be allowed to wear a OneLove armband at the World Cup. Harry Kane has declared that he will don the armband to show solidarity with minority groups that are criminalised in Qatar.
Fifa held a standard meeting with team officials on Sunday, where it was revealed that their regulations do not allow any extra equipment to be worn. The decision is thought to have left the FA ‘deeply frustrated’.
Harry Kane has spoken about how he intends to wear the OneLove armband, though did hint that he is waiting to hear whether FIFA will allow him to do so. He explained on Sunday: “I feel we’ve made it clear as a team, as a staff and as an organisation that we want to wear the armband. Read more
Joe Biden calls US Men’s Soccer Team to wish them luck ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup (People)
President Joe Biden is sending his support to the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT) ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
In an Instagram video shared by Biden and USMNT on Sunday, Biden, 80, can be seen calling in from the White House to speak with the coach and players, who are gearing up for their first World Cup match in Qatar.
Beginning his pep talk with a joke, the president said: “Coach, put me in. I’m ready to play.”
He continued, “You guys, I know you’re the underdog but I’ll tell you what, man. You got some of the best players in the world on your team and you’re representing this country, and I know you’re gonna play your hearts out. So, let’s go shock ’em all.” Read more
Novak Djokovic joins the debate on whether he is the true world No 1 (Tennis365)
Novak Djokovic has been knocked off his perch at the top of the ATP rankings, but it is hard to dispute that he is still the best player in the world.
Djokovic beat Casper Ruud in straight sets to claim the Nitto ATP Finals title for a record-equalling sixth time in Turin on Sunday, as he turned in another sublime display.
The Serbian was pushed hard by 23-year-old Ruud but emerged after the 93-minute contest with a 7-5 6-3 triumph.
Ruud saved two break points in his first service game of the opening set to hold, but it set the tone for the match, with the Norwegian regularly forced onto the back foot. Read more
US PGA Tour: Adam Svensson wins RSM Classic as Callum Tarren enjoys best result (BBC)
England’s Callum Tarren achieved his best finish on the PGA Tour with joint-second place at the RSM Classic.
Canada’s Adam Svensson won his first tour title after finishing on 19 under par, two shots clear of Tarren and US pair Sahith Theegala and Brian Harman at Sea Island Golf Club, Georgia.
Tarren, 32, had enjoyed three top-10 finishes in his career but never placed in the top three.
However his final round of 64 was not enough to overturn Svensson’s lead. Read more
LPGA Tour: Lydia Ko edges Leona Maguire to win CME Group Tour Championship (Sky)
Lydia Ko won her 19th LPGA Tour title at the CME Group Tour Championship, edging out Ireland’s Leona Maguire by two shots.
Ko and Maguire went into the final round tied before Ko outlasted her rival and seized control with a seven-foot birdie putt on the 16th to close with a two-under 70 for a two-shot 17-under victory.
Ko wiped away tears when she tapped in for par on the last hole at Tiburon Golf Club and she now takes home a $2 million cheque, the largest prize in women’s golf.
“There were a lot of things on the line today,” Ko said. “I really wanted to play the best golf I can. I knew it would be a tough battle, especially with how tough the conditions were.” Read more