Man dies while jogging in Lagos (Punch)
A yet-to-be-identified man collapsed and died while jogging on Sunday morning on the WEMCO Road, in the Ogba area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the man collapsed due to suspected cardiac arrest and efforts by the people around, who rushed to his rescue, proved abortive as he died on the spot.
In the footage of the incident made available to our correspondent by an eyewitness, the lifeless body of the man, who wore a Chelsea jersey and a white pair of trainers, was seen lying on the pavement as rain fell on it. Read more
Man sentenced to four years’ imprisonment for stealing car (Vanguard)
Justice Adedayo Akintoye of a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere, has sentenced a man, Oluwaseun Adeniyi to four years’ imprisonment for stealing a car.
Adeniyi had entered into a plea bargain agreement and pleaded guilty to a count amended charge of stealing preferred against him by the Lagos State Government.
Justice Akintoye, who handed down the verdict, found him guilty as charged and ordered that the sentence should take effect from the day the convict was remanded in prison. Read more
Rivers, Cross River willing to pay new minimum wage (Punch)
Rivers and Cross River States have expressed their willingness to pay the new minimum wage.
According to the state Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Mrs Beatrice Itubu, the state government would not have any issue paying the consequential adjustments approved by the Federal Government.
Itubu recalled that Governor Nyesom Wike had promised that he would pay whatever amount that was agreed between the Federal Government and labour. Read more
Nigerian-Ghanaian couple fight Canada deportation order (Vanguard)
A Nigerian man, Temitope Issac Kayode is currently facing a deportation threat in Canada and might be deported tomorrow (October 22).
Kayode fled Nigeria in 2016 to Canada as a refugee and got married to a Canadian woman last year (July, 2018).
He was reported by CTV News Calgary to have applied for a permanent residency which has not yet been granted. The couple is hoping the Canadian government could give them additional time to ensure the finalisation of the application.
Unknown to the couple who thought they were going for an interview when invited by the Immigration Officials, Kayode was cuffed and taken into custody. Read more
Ex-Police boss swaps innocent person for drug suspect after taking bribe (Punch)
The former head of the Philippine Police, Gen. Oscar Albayalde, has been named in a criminal complaint by his own Force over drugs raid that he oversaw six years ago.
Albayalde was the chief enforcer of President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘bloody’ campaign against drugs.
He was accused of violating drugs laws, bribery and falsification of documents, perjury and dereliction of duty in the complaint by investigators at the Philippine National Police. Read more
EU data watchdog raises concerns over Microsoft contracts (NYPost)
Microsoft’s contracts with European Union institutions do not fully protect data in line with EU law, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said in initial findings published on Monday.
The EDPS, the EU’s data watchdog, opened an investigation in April to assess whether contracts between Microsoft and EU institutions such as the European Commission fully complied with the bloc’s data protection rules.
“Though the investigation is still ongoing, preliminary results reveal serious concerns over compliance of the relevant contractual terms with data protection rules and the role of Microsoft as a processor for EU institutions using its products and services,” the EDPS says in a statement. Read more
Chile protests: Cost of living protests in Chile take deadly toll (BBC)
The number of people killed in violent protests against rising living costs in Chile has risen to 11, Santiago Governor Karla Rubilar said on Monday.
At least five of those killed died after looters torched a garment factory near the capital.
The military and police used tear gas and water cannon against protesters and a curfew was imposed in major cities. Read more
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appears in London court (Vanguard)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a London court on Monday for a hearing on whether he should be extradited to the United States to face spying charges.
Assange, dressed in a navy suit and light blue jumper, raised his fist to supporters in the public gallery. He was cleanly shaven in contrast to the long beard he had grown while holed up in Ecuador’s embassy.
Assange, 48, faces 18 counts in the U.S. including conspiring to hack government computers and violating an espionage law. He could spend decades in prison if convicted. Read more
Prince William ‘worried’ about Harry after ITV interview (BBC)
Prince William is concerned for his brother Harry and his wife Meghan after the couple said they were struggling, a Palace source has told the BBC.
The Duke of Cambridge is said to be “worried” about Prince Harry and hopes he and Meghan “are alright” following the admission in an ITV documentary.
The Palace source added that there was a view the couple were “in a fragile place”.
Kensington Palace had no comment on the ITV film, which aired on Sunday. Read more
Battle of Midway: World War Two Japanese carrier wrecks found (BBC)
Deep sea explorers have found two Japanese aircraft carriers that were sunk in battle in World War Two.
The carriers were among seven ships that went down in the Battle of Midway, a major air and sea battle fought between the US and Japan in 1942.
One ship, the Kaga, was discovered last week, while wreckage from another carrier, Akagi, was found on Sunday.
Until now only one other ship sunk in this battle had ever been found – the American vessel USS Yorktown, in 1998. Read more
Has Semi Ajayi usurped Omeruo’s Eagles starting spot (Vanguard)
The last two months have seen the Super Eagles post two of their more impressive performances under coach Gernot Rohr.
Yes, both the matches against Ukraine and Brazil ended in draws, and both saw Nigeria give up an advantage, but the feeling has been largely positive. The plan has been clear: keep a solid shape without the ball, then spring quickly with it. That has been good enough to earn respectable outcomes against two very good sides.
Beyond the game plan and the flow of the matches however, the other constant feature has related to personnel. Neither selection featured Leganes defender Kenneth Omeruo, who in both international windows has been hobbled by injury. Read more
Niklas Suele injury will keep him out until after Euros – Bayern president (Punch)
Germany central defender Niklas Suele will miss the rest of the season and Euro-2020 after injuring his knee playing for Bayern at the weekend, club president Uli Hoeness said on Monday.
“Apparently, the season is over for him, he can forget about the Euros,” Hoeness said.
The 24-year-old tore his left knee anterior cruciate ligament on Saturday in Bayern’s 2-2 Bundesliga draw in Augsburg. He had surgery on Monday. Read more
London police arrest 2 men over racial abuse during football match (Vanguard)
Two men were arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated common assault at Saturday’s FA Cup qualifying match between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town in North London, the capital’s Metropolitan Police said.
The men, aged 23 and 26, were arrested on Monday in Chard and Yeovil, in South-Western English county of Somerset, following an investigation into reports of racist comments made during the match, police said.
The contest was abandoned after 64 minutes of play amid reports of racial abuse against Haringey’s players including Cameroonian goalkeeper, Valery Douglas Pajetat. Read more
4 Records set by Nigerian players in UEFA club competition, Champions League (Independent)
Nigeria has the highest number of football players plying their trade in Europe compared to other nationalities in the world According to uefa.com reports.
Only just of a few of them have won continental trophies with their respective club sides which includes the Champions League and the UEFA Cup, now regarded as the Europa League. These players have featured for the biggest clubs in the European continent who are known for their dominance in the elite competitions. These Nigerian players have also worn the Green and White jersey for the Super Eagles and have replicated their performances enhancing the national team to compete at the world stage. Read more
Dementia in football: Ex-players three and a half times more likely to die of condition (BBC)
The inquest into the death of former West Brom striker Jeff Astle found heading heavy leather footballs repeatedly had contributed to trauma to his brain
Former professional footballers are three and a half times more likely to die of dementia than people of the same age range in the general population, according to new research.
Experts at Glasgow University have been investigating fears that heading the ball could be linked to brain injuries. Read more
Nadal named in Spain squad for Davis Cup (Punch)
World number two Rafael Nadal has been named in the Spain squad for the Davis Cup finals in Madrid next month.
Nadal was included in a list of five Spanish players, with Roberto Bautista, Pablo Carreno, Feliciano Lopez and Marcel Granollers also picked by coach Sergi Bruguera.
A wrist injury forced Nadal to withdraw from the Shanghai Masters three weeks ago and it remains to be seen whether the 19-time grand slam champion is fit enough to play. Read more
Andy Murray jokes ‘I need to get back on the road’ after European Open win (BBC)
Andy Murray said he would reassess his goals after a “surprise” win at the European Open, and joked that he needed to get back on tour to stop his family growing too large.
The Scot, 32, had hip surgery in January and won his first title in two years in Antwerp on Sunday.
He is now likely to take a break until next month’s Davis Cup finals while he waits for the birth of his third child. Read more
Ronaldo happy with ‘more attacking’ Juventus (Punch)
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo gave coach Maurizio Sarri a vote of confidence on Monday when he said he was happy with the “more attacking” approach the club had adopted since Sarri came on board in the summer.
“I think the team is getting better,” said Ronaldo on the eve of Juve’s Champions League Group D meeting with Lokomotiv Moscow.
“We are getting more and more confident. We are playing a different brand of football, more attacking. Read more
Mourinho and Solskjaer fire back at Klopp (Guardian)
The journey from the bench to the pundit’s studio is so quick in the modern game that some could be forgiven for thinking Manchester United had two managers after Sunday’s game.
Manchester United had a 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Old Trafford.
So, after Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp criticised Manchester United’s tactics and said their opening goal should have been ruled out for a foul, he received a surprising response.
It came not only from his Manchester United counterpart Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but also Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho was in charge of the club until he was sacked in December last year. Read more
Pep Guardiola pinpoints Man City weaknesses (Independent)
Pep Guardiola has tempered talk of Manchester City winning the Champions League and says his side’s weakness is in both boxes.
City face Atalanta in Group C of the Champions League at The Etihad on Tuesday and the Spaniard has been in awe of their opponents’ efforts in Italy this term.
Guardiola says he has been impressed with what he has seen of Atalanta, who are third in Serie A, and their manager Gian Piero Gasperini. Read more
Kaduna Club wins NNPC golf tournament (DailyTrust)
The Kaduna Golf Club hosted and won the 2019 Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Open Downstream Golf Tournament which ended on Saturday. The two-day tournament, saw Ahmed Bawa of the host club with a play of 66 Nett emerging overall winner while Iveren Achir also of Kaduna Golf Club claiming the top spot for the ladies with 85 Gross over two days. Read more