Man jailed 12 years for girlfriend’s death (Punch)
Justice Adedayo Akintoye of the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere, on Wednesday, sentenced 46-year-old Tunde Omisakin to 12 years imprisonment for causing the death of his girlfriend, Tina Toroso.
Omisakin was arraigned on one count of manslaughter on February 16, 2016, which he pleaded not guilty to and the prosecution called four witnesses to testify against him.
Omisakin, on December 8, 2008, around 2am in his place of residence at Lamgbasa in the Ajah area of the state, had used a cutlass to cut the right hand of Toroso, which severed her veins and resulted in her death. Read more
Driver in court for allegedly stealing employer’s 104 cartons of beer (Vanguard)
A 30-year-old man, Olayinka Ajao, was on Thursday charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing employer’s 104 carton of beer valued at N500, 240. The defendant, a company driver, whose address was not given, is being tried for conspiracy, stealing and presentation of fake driver’s licence. The prosecutor, Sgt. Chekube Okeh told the court that the offences were committed on May 23, at 23 Alani Doherty St., Ikeja, inside Guinness Warehouse. Read more
Monkeypox hits Lagos, Rivers, Akwa Ibom (Guardian)
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday confirmed five news cases of Monkeypox in Lagos, Rivers and Akwa Ibom states.
The resurgence comes two years after the index case was reported in the country. While Lagos, in the current reappearance, recorded three cases, Rivers and Akwa Ibom have one each.
According to the latest situation report on monkeypox and Lassa fever published by the NCDC yesterday, “In the reporting month (September 2019), 15 new suspected monkeypox cases were reported from five states – Lagos (five), Rivers (two), Akwa Ibom (three), Zamfara (one), Delta (one), Imo (two) and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT (one). Read more
Road closure at Yaba level crossing postponed —LASTMA (Punch)
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has said that the planned road closure at Yaba level crossing had been postponed.
The LASTMA’s spokesman, Mr Olumide Filade made this known in a Public Notice made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Wednesday night.
The authority in a travel advisory had earlier on Wednesday announced the road closure at the railway level crossing in Yaba following the ongoing construction of Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line.
According to the travel advisory earlier made available, the level crossing will be closed from 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday to 1: 00 a.m on Thursday. Red more
Senate bars media from budget defence (ThisDay)
As the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) commence the defence of their 2020 budget, the various committees of the Senate Thursday barred the media from covering the proceedings.
The committees’ decision was conveyed to news men by the Senate Committee Chairman on Media and Publicity, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, who said that sensitive issues cannot be discussed in the presence of press men. Read more
Onitsha tanker fire: PDP decries poor emergency response (Punch)
The Peoples Democratic Party, Anambra Chapter, on Thursday sympathised with the victims of Wednesday’s Onitsha tanker fire disaster.
The party’s Publicity Secretary in the state, Mr Nnamdi Nwangwu, on Thursday prayed for the repose of the souls of all who lost their lives.
The party also prayed for quick recovery of those who were injured in the petrol induced fire disaster which also destroyed properties worth millions of Naira. Read more
E-fit released in bid to identify Clapham plane-fall man (BBC)
Police are looking for help to identify a man who fell out of a plane from Kenya into a garden in London.
Officers were called to an address in Offerton Road, Clapham, in June, where the body of the man, believed to be in his 30s, was found.
He is thought to have fallen from the landing gear compartment of the aircraft headed for Heathrow Airport.
Scotland Yard has released an e-fit image of the man. Read more
Lady Lazarus: Indian woman declared dead twice by two different hospitals in bizarre case (RT)
In what has already been dubbed India’s first official case of the so-called ‘Lazarus effect,’ a 45-year-old woman was declared dead twice by two different city hospitals hours apart in a truly bizarre, if tragic case.
The woman suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an inflammatory lung condition that severely impacts airflow. She was admitted to hospital for treatment, but was reportedly declared dead at the Government Multispeciality Hospital 16 in Chandigarh, and certified as medically deceased. Read more
Brexit: EU and UK reach deal but DUP refuses support (BBC)
Boris Johnson and EU leaders have hailed the deal they have struck to take the UK out of the bloc on 31 October in an “orderly” fashion.
The prime minister now faces a battle to get the deal through Parliament on Saturday, with the DUP opposing it.
DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds accused Mr Johnson of being “too eager by far to get a deal at any cost”.
European Council President Donald Tusk did not rule out an extension to the Brexit deadline if MPs rejected it. Read more
Athletes find vegan diet boosts erections by nearly 500% (Metro)
Three athletes have been put to the test as they had their erections measured after switching to eating plant-based meals, in Netflix’s The Game Changers. Originally released in June and now airing on the streaming platform, the film boasts big names as executive producers, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan and Lewis Hamilton, and talks about the misconceptions around eating meat to support physical prowess in sport. James Wilks, who teaches fighting tactics to members of the defense forces, narrated the shebang, as the documentary looked at every facet of how our bodies are affected by plant-based diets. Read more
Japan imports Ebola in preparation for Olympic games (RT)
The Japanese government has imported strains of Ebola and four other lethal pathogens to research possible countermeasures should an outbreak occur with the vast influx of athletes and tourists at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
The Japanese health ministry’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) has begun tests on live samples of Ebola, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, South American haemorrhagic fever, Marburg disease, and Lassa fever to validate existing and developing tests used to help contain any potential outbreaks and mitigate the risks of a major public health emergency. Read more
Joshua’s 30th birthday celebrations disrupted by drug testers (Punch)
Anthony Joshua saw his 30th birthday celebrations gatecrashed by drug testers on Monday.
His manager, Freddie Cunningham, shared footage on social media of the former heavyweight champion preparing to tuck into a huge chocolate cake.
The British star was celebrating his latest birthday during the middle of his training camp in Sheffield ahead of his December 7 rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. Read more
Manchester United suffer double injury blow ahead Liverpool clash (Metro)
Manchester United have suffered a double blow ahead of Sunday’s meeting with Liverpool with both Paul Pogba and David De Gea set to miss out through injury. Pogba has featured in only two of United’s last seven fixtures in all competitions due to an ankle issue and was left out of France’s squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey. The 26-year-old has been stepping up his recovery in a warm-weather training camp in Dubai during the international break but he hasn’t recovered sufficiently for Sunday’s game. Read more
Bulgaria authorities fine and ban four fans over racist abuse of England players (BBC)
Four Bulgaria fans arrested for subjecting England players to racist abuse have been fined 1,000 Bulgarian lev (£443) and banned from sports events for two years.
England’s 6-0 Euro 2020 qualifier win in Sofia on Monday was stopped twice in the first half following racist chanting by home supporters.
The four fans were punished by police – rather than the country’s courts – under Bulgaria’s law for the “protection of public order during sports events”. Read more
Racists must be kicked out of stadiums, says FIFA’s Infantino (Punch)
Racists must be “kicked out” of stadiums, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday, as he pressed for a worldwide ban on spectators who abuse black footballers.
Speaking days after England’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria was twice stopped because of chants targeting English players, Infantino insisted the world body would punish racism.
“If there are racists that abuse footballers, we have to stop the game,” he told a press conference on a visit to Dhaka. Read more
Mike Tyson gives MMA stars a power-punching tutorial during fighter media day (RT)
Former heavyweight champion of the world “Iron” Mike Tyson may be 53 years of age, but he showed he still has plenty of the moves, and the speed, that made him the baddest man on the planet during his boxing heyday.
Tyson played host to an MMA media day for fighter management company Dominance MMA last week at his Tyson Ranch, and spent some time with some of the MMA stars talking about the fight game. Read more
AC Milan suffer record 146 million euro losses – reports (Guardian)
Troubled former Italian footballing giants AC Milan have suffered record losses, according to reports in Italy on Wednesday.
Gazzetta Dello Sport claimed that in the year to June 30, 2019, losses rose by 16 per cent to 146 million ($162 million) euros compared to 126 million euros for the same period the previous year.
Gazzetta said the figures were far worse than the predicted loss of 90 million euros. Read more
NFF moving into online match reporting system, Kalli says (Vanguard)
Babagana Kalli, an Executive Committee member of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the federation is gradually working towards moving into the online match reporting system in accordance with global best practices.
Kalli said both the NFF and League Management Company (LMC) were working along with the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in this regard. “Our online reporting system is our new innovation, and we are working accordingly with FIFA and CAF on this,” he told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. Kalli who spoke during the 2019 NFF Match Commissioners Seminar said this new trend was already being prepared for immediately. Read more