Man ‘kills’ wife, self in Lagos (Nation)
The police in Lagos have commenced investigation into the alleged murder of a woman by her husband, Femi, who also allegedly killed himself.
The incident occurred at their Victory Park Estate, Lekki residence where the couple and their young children moved into about three weeks ago.
It was gathered that the man allegedly bound his wife, sealed her mouth, shaved her hair and stabbed multiple times with different knives on the head and eyes.
He thereafter, ingested poisonous substances suspected to be pesticides.
Confirming the incident to The Nation, police spokesman Bala Elkana said homicide detectives have sealed up the place. Read more
Ikeja Electric issues metres to over 120,000 households (ThisDay)
Ikeja Electric Plc (IE) has issued metres to over 120,000 households between 2018 and June 2020, adding that this is in line with its commitment to bridge its metering gap.
In a statement by the company’s Head of Corporate Communications, Felix Ofulue, it disclosed that in order to achieve the mandate of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to bridge the metering gap and reduce the incidence of estimated bills, it has doubled its efforts to realize its objective of issuing meters to all its customers in the shortest possible time.
“The company plans to meter another 400,000 customers over the next two years. Apart from eradicating estimated billing, Ikeja Electric’s metering programme has also provided jobs, directly and indirectly, for thousands of Lagosians and Nigerians in general, particularly during the lockdown,” he said in the statement.. Read more
FMC Ebute Meta begins COVID-19 digital screening (Guardian)
The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Ebute-Meta, in partnership with PharmAccess Foundation and Luscii, has launched a COVID-19 digital screening that will help in the fight against the pandemic in Nigeria.
The digital service, Luscii, screens for symptoms of the deadly virus and connects users to dedicated medical responders for advice on how to manage their care, while it also triggers users to conduct daily checks and monitor the symptoms based on the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines via the digital service platform.
The Country Director, PharmAccess Foundation, Njide Ndili, said the COVID-19 Connect digital service would help users to self-monitor and connect those who fall within the high-risk category to trained medical responders at FMC Ebute Meta for counseling and admission into Lagos COVID-19 response system. Read more
LASU emerges national partner to FAO, wins $95,000 grant (DailyTrust)
The Lagos State University (LASU) has been selected by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) as its National Partner Institute (NPI) in implementing the FISH4ACP Project (Support for the Development of Farmed Catfish Value Chain in Nigeria), winning a partial grant of up to $95,000 in the process.
A statement issued by the Institute’s Coordinator, Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations (CIPPR), Mr. Ademola Adekoya disclosed that LASU was selected after the FAO adjudged its bid as the best among those submitted by institutions in Nigeria. Read more
Seven Nigerian journalists die within seven days (Punch)
No fewer than seven journalists have died of various ailments over the last seven days in the country.
The death of one of them, Dan Foster, was announced on June 17 via different social media platforms. His wife, Lovina, confirmed to Channels Television that he was tested for the COVID-19 and the result came back positive on Tuesday and he died on Wednesday.
Foster worked with Cool FM, Inspiration FM, City FM, Classic FM 97.3, among others. Read more
Ize-Iyamu wins Edo APC governorship primary election (DailyTrust)
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has won the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the September 2020 election.
The chairman of the election panel and governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, declared Ize-Iyamu winner of the direct primary on Monday evening.
Ize-Iyamu defeated Pius Odubu and Osaro Obazee to clinch the party’s ticket ahead of the election slated for September, 2020.
Uzodinma announced that Ize-Iyamu garnered 27,388 votes while his rival, Pius Odubu, polled only 3,776 votes. Read more
Amotekun corps intercepts another 17 illegal miners in Osun (Punch)
Another set of 17 illegal miners, mostly youths from the north, heading to Itagunmodi, Osun State, were on Sunday intercepted in Ikire.
Recalled that on Thursday, June 4, 63 illegal miners, mostly youths from Zamfara State, heading to mining sites in Ilesha and Ile Ife were intercepted by Amotekun corps in Ikire, and forced out of the state.
The new set of youths, were intercepted by Amotekun men at their checkpoint in Ikire after the bus conveying them was stopped by the Amotekun corps. Read more
Early morning fire consumes part of Oba Market, Benin (Guardian)
A fire outbreak early Monday morning at a section of the popular Oba Market, Benin, has consumed hundreds of shops and goods worth millions of naira.
The incident happened barely few days after the Edo Government had ordered traders to return to the market from various primary schools that served as makeshift markets in the last six weeks.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the traders were relocated to the makeshift markets as part measures to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state. Read more
Southern leaders slam N50bn suit against Buhari, allege marginalisation of region (Vanguard)
Sixteen elder statesmen and leaders of socio-cultural groups in the Southern region of Nigeria, on Monday, dragged President Muhammadu Buhari before the Federal High Court in Abuja, alleging that most appointments since the inception of his administration in 2015, were in breach of the 1999 Constitution and the Federal Character Principle.
The plaintiffs, led by Chief Edwin Clark, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, Dr. John Nnia Nwodo, Dr Pogu Bittus, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Alaowei Bozimo, Mrs Sarah Doketri, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife and
Air Commodore Idongsit Nkanga, alleged that the Southern region has been deliberately marginalized by the President Buhari-led government. Read more
Arctic Circle records hottest ever day as temperature hits 38°C (Metro)
A record temperature of 38°C has been recorded in the Arctic Circle amid a summer heatwave, with meterologists warning that is 18°C hotter than normal for this time of year. The small Siberian town of Verkhoyansk experienced the day time high temperature, a record for inside the Arctic Circle. It typically reaches a summer high of around 20°C. Scientists previously said that temperatures this hot would not be seen within the Arctic Circle until 2100, warning the spike is caused by a combination of natural weather patterns and man-made climate change. Read more
Sudan warns against escalation in Nile dam dispute (AlJazeera)
Sudan has warned against escalation and urged further negotiations with Egypt and Ethiopia over the construction of a controversial dam on the Blue Nile river by Addis Ababa.
Tensions are running high between the three countries after recent talks failed to produce a deal on the filling and operation of the $4.6bn Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
“We do not want escalation. Negotiations are the only solution,” Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Yasser Abbas told reporters on Sunday. Read more
Nokia to cut more than 1,200 jobs in France (France24)
Finland’s Nokia Oyj plans to cut 1,233 jobs at its French subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent International, equivalent to a third of the unit’s workforce, the group said on Monday, confirming an earlier Reuters report.
The announcement has political resonance in France as Nokia bought the unit five years ago on condition it would keep jobs.
Nokia, which competes with Ericsson and Huawei on lucrative 5G networks, said in a statement the staff reduction was needed because of significant cost pressures. Read more
Augmented reality & shiny new iMacs: What to expect from Apple’s WWDC 2020 (RT)
Technophiles the world over are waiting expectantly for the start of this year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.
Here are the key big reveals the tech giant is likely to announce during its first online-only WWDC.
Setting the screen
Each year, the company reveals its new operating system at its developer conference to provide developers the time to adopt and adapt to new features in order to optimise them in time for their autumn release, so this year’s flagship announcement will be iOS 14. Read more
Justin Bieber calls sexual assault allegations ‘factually impossible’ (PageSix)
Justin Bieber slammed allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in 2014 as “factually impossible” — as he threatened legal action against her in a series of tweets.
The 26-year-old “Sorry” star responded at length on Twitter Sunday night, posting numerous photos, news links and receipts he claims prove he was with then-girlfriend Selena Gomez and nowhere near the alleged scene that night.
“I want to be clear. There is no truth to this story,” he said of the sexual abuse claims made online by a woman named Danielle. Read more
WWE star The Undertaker has ‘no desire to get back in the ring’ (BBC)
WWE wrestling star The Undertaker has received an outpouring of support on social media after saying he had “no desire to get back in the ring”.
The 55-year-old, whose real name is Mark Calaway, said in a recent documentary that there was “nothing left for [him] to conquer”.
His words suggest plans to retire after a career spanning three decades. Read more
‘Astonishing’ giant circle of pits found near Stonehenge (CBC)
Archeologists have discovered a wide circle of deep pits surrounding an ancient settlement near Stonehenge, opening up new lines of investigation into the origins and meaning of the mysterious, prehistoric monument.
Among Britain’s most recognizable landmarks, the standing stones at Stonehenge draw tourists from around the world as well as people searching for spiritual connections with the past.
Their exact purpose remains unknown to scientists. Read more
Excited Etebo celebrates debut goal with Getafe (Nation)
Super Eagles’ and Getafe midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, is at the moment on cloud nine after his maiden goal for his club in La liga restart that earned the team a draw with Eibar at the Coliseum on Saturday.
The loaned player from English Championship side, Stoke City have been having impressive outing with the club but yet to register any goal despite appreciable assist to his credit took to Instagram on Sunday to celebrate the feat.
“Happy to get my first Getafe goal. Heads up lads,” Etebo posted on Instagram. Read more
Matteo Guendouzi: Arsenal midfielder will face no FA action over Brighton clash (BBC)
Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi will not face any action from the Football Association over a clash with Brighton forward Neal Maupay.
The Frenchman had to be pulled away from Maupay during a confrontation between both sets of players after Brighton’s 2-1 home win on Saturday.
Guendouzi’s conduct, though not seen by officials at the stadium, was reviewed by the video assistant referee.
Both clubs have been warned and reminded of their responsibilities. Read more
Leno may be ruled out for 1 year after horror knee injury Vs Brighton (Independent)
According to Goal, Bernd Leno could be sidelined for up to a year if it’s confirmed that he’s sustained damage to his cruciate ligament after a nasty collision during this past weekend’s defeat to Brighton.
The 28-year-old landed awkwardly after being contested by Neal Maupay whilst claiming the ball, Goal add that Leno’s injury is on his left knee.
With Goal reiterating that third-choice keeper Matt Macey is set to leave at the end of the season, Arsenal’s summer transfer plans could be majorly impacted by the blow Leno. Read more
Lewis Hamilton to set up commission to increase diversity in motor sport (Guardian)
The six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is to set up a commission to try to increase diversity and boost BAME representation across motor sport.
Hamilton, who said he felt “so much anger, sadness and disbelief” after the death of George Floyd, has spoken widely on race in light of protests over the killing in Minneapolis. The Mercedes driver said the aim of his commission would be to make the sport “become as diverse as the complex and multicultural world we live in”. Read more
La Liga: Madrid go top after beating Real Sociedad 2-1 (Punch)
Real Madrid knocked Barcelona off the top of La Liga by beating Real Sociedad 2-1 on Sunday as Sergio Ramos rolled in another penalty before being forced off due to injury.
Karim Benzema continued his excellent form by adding a second at Anoeta and while Mikel Merino gave Real Sociedad hope with seven minutes left, Madrid held on to go above Barca on head-to-head.
Real Sociedad were contenders for the top four before the three-month suspension but a draw and two defeats since the restart leaves them sixth, five points adrift. Read more
Nick Kyrgios slams Novak Djokovic’s ‘boneheaded’ Adria Tour (Metro)
Nick Kyrgios has hit out at the ‘boneheaded decision’ to push ahead with Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour after Borna Coric and Grigor Dimitrov tested positive for coronavirus. There were astonishing scenes in the midst of a global pandemic when crowds gathered in Croatia and Serbia. Some of the world’s top tennis players rubbed shoulders with supporters, played basketball in close quarters and danced together in nightclubs. While the countries have not been particularly hit by coronavirus, the lax approach to social distancing has backfired with Dimitrov and Coric – who played each other at the weekend – both contracting Covid-19. Read more