Man killed for accusing neighbour of sleeping with co-tenant’s wife (Punch)
A tenant, Adekunle Adeyemi, has gone into hiding after allegedly stabbing a co-tenant, Stanley Dickson, to death in the Grammar School area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Stanley accused Adekunle of having an illicit affair with the wife of another neighbour, Arinze Onuoha, who confronted him with the accusation.
During the confrontation, it was learnt that an argument ensued between Adekunle and Arinze, but Stanley, who informed Arinze of the alleged affair with his wife, Chisom, was not at home.
Adekunle was said to have threatened to confront Stanley with the accusation on his return from work in the evening.
A resident of the area, Ibidunni Adegoke, said during a visit to the area on Sunday that when both Adekunle and Stanley returned from work in the evening, they had a confrontation, which degenerated into a fight, adding that when the fight broke out, Adekunle allegedly stabbed Stanley to death. Read more
Rotary Club plants 150 trees in Lagos community (Guardian)
As part of efforts to set up a healthier environment, the Rotary Club of Lekki Golden, District 9110, in conjunction with Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK), has planted 150 trees at Adewumi Adebimpe Drive, Lekki Phase 1.
Speaking at the event, the president of the club, Chima Aja-Chima, said tree planting would be of great benefit to the environs and generations to come.
“We have enumerated tree planting to be a means to put things in line with the climate change concerns and keep the environment green, to give out oxygen, working in collaboration with Lagos State and the vision and mission of Rotary International.
“Whenever we see the flood that happens in Lagos, there seem to be a good awareness that something has to be done. LASPARK is addressing it and as a club, we are collaborating with them in line with our vision.” Read more
Police assault Lagos community leader with axe (Punch)
A community leader, Alaba Peters, has accused men of the Lagos State Police Command of attacking him with an axe for intervening in a dispute.
The victim, who claimed to have been hospitalised after the incident, urged the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, to bring the culprits to justice.
PUNCH Metro learnt that some policemen attached to the Anti-Cultism Unit, Gbagada, had stormed the Odogunyan area of the state around 4.30pm on August 10, 2020, and arrested some tricycle operators’ union workers.
The community leader was said to have intervened and asked the cops the reason for the arrest, which did not go down with them. Read more
Lagos traffic system increases routes (Nation)
The Lagos Traffic Information System (LATIS), which provides real-time traffic information, has been expanded.
LATIS is a state-of-the-art solution specially developed and designed by JCDecaux Grace Lake, the Nigerian subsidiary of JCDecaux.
It delivers a solution that gives citizens real-time information on traffic, through digital traffic arches at key junctions across Lagos.
Country Manager, Nigeria, Mr. Dele Odugbemi, said within two years, LATIS has helped ease traffic flow in the city by suggesting alternative routes and estimating times of arrival for travellers. Read more
Fire torches Lagos monarch’s palace (Punch)
Fire, on Sunday, gutted part of the palace of the monarch of Isheri-Olofin, Oba Wahab Balogun, in the Isheri roundabout area of Idimu, Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the fire, which razed one of the rooms in an eight-bedroom bungalow on the premises of the palace, was reportedly caused by power surge.
It was learnt that the surge occurred when power supply was restored in the community.
When emergency responders, including officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and residents of the area, stormed the palace to quell the fire, a yet-to-be-identified adult male got choked. Read more
JAMB lifts suspension on printing admission letters, others (ThisDay)
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has lifted the suspension on the printing of admission letters, and inter-university transfers among others.
It said with the development, “all requests for printing of admission letters, inter-university transfers, condonement of illegitimate admissions and other processes for previous years which had been hitherto suspended would now be restored from Monday, August 31 2020.”
JAMB’s Head of Media and Public Relations, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, made the announcement in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja. Read more
Alao-Akala is Oyo APC leader (Nation)
After two months of intrigues, more members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State have embraced the reconciliation efforts of the committee led by former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala.
The Nation gathered that the former governor will be part of a collegiate leadership that will eventually evolve for the party in the state.
It was also learnt that a lone leadership has been jettisoned by stakeholders in order to earn the trust of all members and prevent autocracy. Read more
Dickson hails appointment of Dikio as amnesty programme boss (ThisDay)
The former Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has commended the appointment of Col. Milland Dikio (Rtd.) as the new Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
Dickson, in a statement issued yesterday by his Media Advisor, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, his Media Advisor, thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing another Ijaw son into the vital position of the coordinator of the amnesty programme.
He said the President showed his love for the Ijaw nation with Dikio’s appointment in spite of the pressures on him to take the appointment to other areas because most of the beneficiaries of the amnesty programme were Ijaw youths. Read more
Two people feared killed, scores injured as Shi’ites, police clash in Kaduna (ThisDay)
Two members of the Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky- led Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shi’ites, were reportedly killed during a clash with Police in Kaduna yesterday.
It was learnt that gunshots rented the air around the popular Ahmadu Bello Way as police made efforts to disperse the protesting IMN members.
The sect members were out in protest to press demand for release of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, who have been in detention since December, 2015 after a bloody clash with soldiers in Zaria. Read more
Chadwick Boseman: Black Panther director Ryan Coogler pays emotional tribute (BBC)
Black Panther director Ryan Coogler has written a long and loving tribute to the film’s star Chadwick Boseman, who has died aged 43.
“Chad was an anomaly. He was calm. Assured. Constantly studying,” wrote the director on Sunday morning.
“The ancestors spoke through him,” he added. “What an incredible mark he’s left for us.”
Boseman died on Thursday at home in Los Angeles with his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, and family by his side.
He had been diagnosed with bowel cancer four years ago, undergoing treatment while filming hit movies like Avengers: Endgame, 21 Bridges and Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods. Read more
Danai Gurira mourns death of Black Panther ‘brother’ Chadwick Boseman (People)
Danai Gurira is honoring her late friend and Black Panther costar Chadwick Boseman for his real-life heroism and inspiration.
“How do you honour a king? Reeling from the loss of my colleague, my friend, my brother. Struggling for words. Nothing feels adequate. I always marveled at how special Chadwick was. Such a pure-hearted, profoundly generous, regal, fun guy,” the actress, 42, said in a statement on Instagram and Twitter on Sunday.
Boseman died on Friday at the age of 43 following a four-year private battle with colon cancer. His family confirmed his death in a statement shared on social media. Read more
Coronavirus: India surpasses US for highest single-day rise in Covid-19 cases (BBC)
India has set a record for the world’s highest single-day increase in coronavirus cases.
The nation, the world’s third-most infected, on Sunday reported 78,761 new cases in 24 hours, passing the number posted in the US on 17 July.
The rise comes as the government continues to lift restrictions to try to boost an economy that lost millions of jobs when the virus hit in March.
An upsurge of Covid-19 in many rural areas continues to be a major concern. Read more
Portland mayor, Trump trade blame after fatal protest shooting (CBC)
The mayor of Portland, Ore., and President Donald Trump engaged in a real-time argument Sunday as the president sent a flurry of critical tweets about Ted Wheeler as the mayor was holding a press conference about the fatal shooting of a right-wing supporter in his city the night before.
After Trump called Wheeler, a Democrat, a “fool” and blamed him for creating the toxic environment in the liberal city that led to the shooting, the visibly angry mayor lashed out at the president, addressing the president in the first person through the TV cameras.
“That’s classic Trump. Mr. President, how can you think that a comment like that, if you’re watching this, is in any way helpful? It’s an aggressive stance. Read more
Norway bunker partygoers poisoned with carbon monoxide (BBC)
More than 20 people have been taken to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning after attending a rave in an underground bunker in the Norwegian capital, Oslo.
Police say the party was discovered by chance when a patrol came across a group of young people acting confused early on Sunday.
Several more then emerged from a bunker and asked for an ambulance.
Authorities believe the poisoning was caused by portable generators. Read more
Adele faces backlash for wearing Jamaican flag bikini, Bantu knots in tribute to canceled carnival (People)
Adele is facing backlash for the bikini and hairstyle she wore in an Instagram post marking the canceled Notting Hill Carnival festivities.
On Sunday, the British pop star, 32, shared a photo in tribute to Notting Hill Carnival, which celebrates Caribbean and Black culture in the U.K. In the photo, Adele wore a Jamaican flag bikini top and Bantu knots, a traditional African hairstyle.
“Happy what would be Notting Hill Carnival my beloved London 🇬🇧🇯🇲,” she captioned the post for Carnival, which is being celebrated virtually this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Read more
Best and worst moments of the 2020 VMAs (USAToday)
Well, that was something. On Sunday night, the MTV Video Music Awards aired the first major attempt at a socially distant awards show, complete with masked backup dancers, socially distant presenters and a whole lot of green screen.
The show was often charming but frequently surreal and unhinged, as host Keke Palmer attempted to emcee the proceedings atop vague New York City “skyscrapers” (i.e. an animated backdrop with hordes of fake, faceless audience members). Pop superstars Lady Gaga and The Weeknd took home the biggest awards of the night, with their respective videos for “Rain on Me” and “Blinding Lights.”
Here are the other high and low points from the show. Read more
Akpeyi stretchered off in Kaizer Chiefs defeat (Punch)
Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi was stretchered off after he was involved in a nasty collision in Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 loss at Bidvest Wits in an ABSA Premier League clash on Sunday, The PUNCH reports.
The incident happened two minutes before half-time, when Akpeyi tried to deal with a cross from the left but collided with an onrushing Bidvest player.
Akpeyi received medical attention for over eight minutes on the pitch before he was taken off for Bruce Bvuma.
It remains to be seen how long he would be out, but it appears his season may be over with just two games left. Read more
Lewis Hamilton wins Belgian Grand Prix to secure 89th victory of career (BBC)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton dominated the Belgian Grand Prix to take his fifth victory in seven races this year and the 89th of his career.
Hamilton headed team-mate Valtteri Bottas to a Mercedes one-two, from Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
The victory puts Hamilton 47 points – almost two clear wins – ahead of Verstappen in the championship.
The Briton is two victories away from Michael Schumacher’s all-time record and set to equal his seven titles.
It was another imperious performance from Hamilton, his fifth win in the last six races. Read more
Osimhen not under pressure –Agent (Punch)
Victor Osimhen’s agent William D’Avilla says his client is not under pressure at Serie A giants Napoli.
Osimhen joined Napoli in an African record €80m, including add-ons, and becoming the Partenopei’s most expensive player ever.
The Nigeria international started off his Italian career with a hat-trick in Friday’s 11-0 win against fourth division club L’ Aquilla in a test game
D’Avilla believes the 21-year-old has the attribute to play for a big club and is handling the situation well. We are extremely happy with Victor’s performance. He called me and confessed that he was extremely happy for the first goals for the Azzurri,” D’Avila told Radio Punto Nuovo. Read more
Jon Rahm beats Dustin Johnson to win BMW Championship (BBC)
Jon Rahm beat Dustin Johnson on the first hole of a play-off in a dramatic climax to the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields in Illinois, Chicago.
Spaniard Rahm, 25, looked set to be crowned champion after a bogey-free six-under 64 left him on four under.
But Johnson, who won last week by 11 shots, birded the 15th then holed a 43-foot putt on 18 to force extra holes.
Rahm then holed an even longer putt on the same green in the play-off while the American’s effort finished short. Read more
Djokovic in action on day one at US Open bubble (Guardian)
Overwhelming favourite Novak Djokovic begins his quest for an 18th Grand Slam title on Monday as a unique, spectator-free 2020 US Open gets underway in a COVID-19 quarantine bubble at Flushing Meadows.
The world number one headlines the opening day of a tennis major that promises to be unlike any other and which is missing several top players due to coronavirus fears.
Djokovic takes on unheralded Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia-Herzegovina in a round-one evening match at an Arthur Ashe Stadium that in normal years buzzes with 23,000 screaming fans. Read more
Oyarzabal withdraws from Spain squad after COVID-19 diagnosis (Vanguard)
Real Sociedad winger Mikel Oyarzabal has withdrawn from the Spain squad after testing positive for coronavirus.
The 23-year-old confirmed on Sunday that he will be required to isolate at home and will miss La Roja’s upcoming Nations League matches.
Spain face Germany in Stuttgart on September 3 before hosting Ukraine three days later.
“I want to communicate that I’ve had a positive result from my last test,” Oyarzabal, who has seven caps, said via his official Instagram page. Read more