Man stabs brother to death for sleeping with his wife (DailyTrust)
Residents of PW in Kubwa, a satellite town in Bwari Area Council of the FCT, were thrown into panic on Wednesday night after a man stabbed his younger brother to death for allegedly having a sexual relationship with his wife.
City & Crime learnt that Abdullahi Yusuf caught his brother and his wife in bed in a neighbour’s house.
Before the suspect was whisked away by the police, he told our reporter that his brother walked past him into a neighbour’s house where his wife had earlier told him she was going.
Yusuf said when he did not see his wife after about an hour, he went in search of her. Read more
I married who I wasn’t supposed to marry, says Kas Beats (Nation)
Singer and evangelist, Kas Shobayo aka Kas Beats, has revealed how he ended up being divorced with three kids in his custody.
The ‘Fimile’ singer made the disclosure on a recent Instagram live.
Kas Beats, who spoke on his marital status and his responsibilities as a father of three boys aged 12, 9, and 6 years respectively, said , “I married who I wasn’t supposed to marry, but I did my part as a man is supposed to do that’s why the kids are with me. I did my part as a man you know, a man that doesn’t take care of his family can never be a real man. I cook for them and I take care of them.” Read more
Tackle flooding, lawmakers tell Sanwo-Olu (Punch)
The Lagos State House of Assembly has called on the state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to tackle flooding in the state.
The House also voted for the sack of the chairman of the House’s Service Commission, Mr Wale Mogaji, and confirmed Olalekan Onafeko as the substantive Clerk of the House.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the House, Eromosele Ebhomele, on Thursday.
The statement read, “During the plenary, the House raised concerns over the recent boat mishap that led to the death of about 15 people on June 8 as well as the floods recorded in some parts of the state recently. Read more
Baba Ijesha: God is not man, says Princess hours after court’s judgment (Vanguard)
Nigerian comedienne, Damilola Adekoya popularly known as Princess has reacted after the court sentenced Nollywood actor, Olanrenwaju James, known as Baba Ijesha to 16 years imprisonment over sexual assault of her child.
Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court has sentenced Baba Ijesha on Thursday.
Baba Ijesha was convicted for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old daughter of his colleague, actress and comedienne, Damilola Adekoya with a stage name Princess.
Justice Taiwo said the jail term will run concurrently saying the 48-year-old comedian was found guilty of charge in count 2, 3, 4 and 5 but not guilty in 1 and 6. Read more
4 motorcyclists remanded for murder of sound engineer (Punch)
A Lagos State High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square, on Wednesday, remanded four motorcyclists over the alleged murder of a 37-year-old sound engineer, David Imoh.
Imoh was allegedly murdered by the Okada riders after an altercation on May 12, 2022 ,over N100 change.
The defendants, Dairus Ayuba, Anthony Chigozie, Susan Moses and Joseph Tella, were arraigned before Justice I. O. Harrison.
They were charged with six counts of conspiracy, murder, attempted murder and grievous harm. Read more
LASUBEB Chairman lauds Victor and Winifred Awosika Foundation’s support for education (Sun)
The Chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB), Wahab Alawiye-King has commended the Victor and Winifred Awosika Foundation (VAWA) for its continued support for education in the state.
The Foundation, on Thursday, donated a fully-equipped vocational centre to the Maryland Inclusive School in Lagos. It also equipped the school’s music room and playground with modern instruments and facilities in tune with the pupils’ special needs. Speaking at the handing-over ceremony, Alawiye-King said the foundation has continued to show how private individuals and organisations can support the government to bridge the education gap in the country.“You have shown us that the government alone cannot do it. In your own magnanimity, you have been able to empower us, providing equipment that will make teaching and learning seamless for the inclusive unit of this school, and we know the kind of pupils we cater to in this unit,” he said.
The LASUBEB Chairman noted that it was not the first time VAWA was lending a helping hand and called on the foundation to ensure that its interventions continue. Read more
Lagos PDP describes defection of guber aspirant as political suicide (Independent)
The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the defection of Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, one of the gubernatorial aspirants in the last primary elections as political career suicide.
The party in a press statement on Thursday signed by the State Publicity Secretary, Honourable Hakeem Amode, reiterated the fact that Rhodes-Vivour enjoyed the privilege of benefiting from our party’s structure to contest for senatorial elections when he joined the party from the KOWA party, stressing that his resolve to contest for the gubernatorial seat on the party’s platform was based on his belief that the party has the capacity to win the governorship election.
The statement reads in part, “It is our party’s wish that MR Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour would realise that moving from a solid party like PDP to a yet fickle opposition party like Labour Party is a political career suicide and a limitation to the experience and knowledge of his person in politics.
“The fact that our party, the PDP remains a very solid political party in Lagos state with an adequately maintained structure, spread and capable people to unseat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and give the Lagos people the succour and the dividends of democratic governance they have yearned for over the years. Read more
Osun: 1.5 million voters decide next gov Saturday (Punch)
About 1,500,000 registered voters who have so far collected their Permanent Voter Cards will decide the next governor of Osun State during the state governorship election holding on Saturday.
The frontline contestants in the election are Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress; Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democractic Party; Lasun Yusuff of Labour Party; Akin Ogunbiyi of Accord Party; and Goke Omigbodun of Social Democratic Party among others.
Police announce restriction
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force has announced restriction on movement on the election day. Read more
Another Nigerian bags 1st Class in maths at Oxford (Nation)
Another Nigerian, Mr. Olujimi Fafowora, has made a first-class honours degree at the University of Oxford in England.
Fafowora, 21, graduated summa cum laude in mathematics at St. Peter’s College, Oxford.
The Nation learnt that Fafowora has thus become the second Nigerian to have ever made a first at Oxford.
Last year, he was appointed a Fellow of the College and will remain at Oxford for another year pursuing his postgraduate studies. Read more
We will get to root of PVC buried underground, INEC vows (Tribune)
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has vowed to get to the root of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) allegedly buried underground in some locations, including the compound of a high-profile person.
A statement issued on Thursday night by Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of the commission acknowledged a trending video online of PVCs discovered in an undisclosed location and maintained that “the commission is not taking these allegations lightly.
“We have commenced an immediate investigation and anyone found culpable in this diabolical scheme clearly intended to disenfranchise Nigerians will be sanctioned under the law. Every eligible Nigerian who registered as a voter is entitled to his/her PVC. The constitutional right to vote in any election must never be suppressed or abridged in any way,” he said.
INEC assured Nigerians that PVCs have been printed for all valid registrants in Nigeria up to 14th January 2022 and delivered to all the states of the federation for collection by voters. Read more
The unintended side-effects of a Grammy nomination (BBC)
What happens when you win a Grammy?
After you’ve wiped away the tears and thanked your mum, you can expect to sell a lot more records. Even a global blockbuster like Adele’s 21 saw a 207% sales increase after it won best album in 2012.
Victory also gives you an advantage in the boardroom, says Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr.
“It impacts your ability to attract attention, thereby getting you better deals, better contracts,” he told Billboard earlier this year.
But the halo effect doesn’t end there. Read more
Actors’ Equity to place Broadway producer Garth Drabinsky on its “do not work” list (Deadline)
Actors’ Equity says it will place Broadway producer Garth Drabinsky on its “Do Not Work” list just as soon as his financially troubled musical Paradise Square ends its run with a matinee on Sunday at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
Once he’s on the list, Equity members won’t be allowed to work on Drabinsky’s stage productions until he’s made things right with the union. He already is being sued by Equity and United Scenic Artists Local 829 for unpaid wages and benefit contributions. Equity is seeking $174,000 and United Scenic Artists is seeking $156,965.
“The company of Paradise Square has expressed their commitment to this show and want to continue to tell this story through its planned closing on July 17,” Equity said in a statement. “However, Garth Drabinsky has made it clear that he is unable to uphold the terms of a union contract, so Equity intends to add him to our Do Not Work list immediately afterwards.”
The musical, which marked Drabinsky’s Broadway return, won a Tony for lead actress Joaquina Kalukango but failed to catch on at the box office. For the week ending July 10, it only played to half-capacity. Read more
Gremlins director Joe Dante claims the beloved Baby Yoda was ‘completely stolen’ from his Gizmo character (DailyMail)
The 2019 debut of the new Star Wars series The Mandalorian revealed one of the most beloved new characters in the franchise, dubbed by fans as Baby Yoda, but Gremlins director Joe Dante believes the character was ripped off.
Dante, 75, directed the 1984 film Gremlins, one of the biggest hits of the 1980s, which featured a lovable Gremlin character named Gizmo.
The filmmaker believes that the Baby Yoda was ‘completely stolen’ and copied from his Gizmo character, he revealed in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle.
Dante made it clear that he isn’t seeking any sort of legal action against the Disney-owned LucasFilm, though he’s certainly not too happy. Read more
Zawe Ashton on feeling galvanised after new film about violence against women (BelfastTelegraph)
Zawe Ashton has said it was “overwhelming” portraying the reality of violence against women in her new film but that it made her feel galvanised to speak out against the issue.
The actress, 37, stars alongside Hayley Squires in the 30-minute drama Maryland which follows the two women, both called Mary, as they go through the police process after reporting their experience of assault.
It is based on Lucy Kirkwood’s play which she wrote in response to the number of murdered women in the past couple of years including Sarah Everard, Nicole Smallman, Bibaa Henry and Sabina Nessa.
During a panel discussion for the film, Ashton confirmed she and her fellow actors had felt galvanised while creating the project. Read more
Jay-Z says he’s ‘not actively’ making music but will ‘never’ say he’s retired (People)
JAY-Z may not currently be in the studio, but he hasn’t shut the door on releasing new music someday.
The hip-hop star and mogul, 52, sat down with Kevin Hart on a new episode of the comedian’s Peacock talk show Hart to Heart and revealed that his future plans are up in the air, but he’s steering clear of the word “retired.”
“I don’t know what happens next. I’m not actively making music or making an album or have plans to make an album,” he said. “But I never want to say I’m retired… It’s a gift, and who am I to shut it off? It’s open to whatever.”
He continued: “It may have a different form, a different interpretation. Maybe it’s not an album. Maybe it is. I have no idea, but I’m just gonna leave it open.” Read more
Kanye West returns to Instagram with message about Gap, honours his late mother’s birthday (ET)
Nearly four months after he wiped out his Instagram feed following a 24-hour ban, Kanye “Ye” West returned to the social media platform and explained what he did Tuesday on what would have been his late mother’s 73rd birthday.
The rapper took to Instagram on Thursday and posted a photo of Gap Inc. chairman and interim CEO Bob Martin and explained the significance of that photo. According to Ye, he spent Tuesday on a call with a couple of Gap Inc. executives and seemed to be in awe of their business acumen.
“On my mom’s birthday I was able for the first time to sit in on a Gap call with Bob Martin, Bob Fisher and other leads of the company,” Kanye explained. “Bob Martin was one of the most inspiring people I’ve heard speak in business. He kept saying “go to the stores on the call.”
Kanye’s mother Donda died in 2007 from heart disease while suffering complications following plastic surgery. She was 58. Read more
Man acquitted in 1985 Air India terror attack shot dead in Canada (NYPost)
A man who was acquitted in the 1985 Air India terror bombing that killed 329 people was shot dead outside of Vancouver, Canada Thursday morning, a report said.
Ripudaman Singh Malik was killed while sitting in his car outside a business center in Surrey, according to The Toronto Star.
Malik, 75, and Ajaib Singh Bagri were exonerated of mass murder and conspiracy charges in 2005 after being blamed for the plane explosion near Ireland that killed 280 Canadians and a bombing at a Tokyo airport that killed two baggage handlers, the paper said.
They were arrested in 2000 for the massacre and accused of targeting India’s national airline in retaliation for the government’s deadly raid on a sacred Sikh spiritual site. Malik and Bagri were set free after key prosecution witnesses were deemed unreliable, the outlet said. Read more
Hammer Thrower, Olatoye, to open Nigeria’s bid for medals in Oregon (DailyTrust)
Hammer thrower, Oyesade Olatoye, will open Team Nigeria’s bid for podium appearances when the 18th World Athletics Championships begin today at the Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
Olatoye, drawn in group A of the qualifiers for the final, will be making history as the first Nigerian, man or woman to compete in the Hammer throw event in the championships.
Last month in Mauritius, the 25 year old won the Hammer throw title at the African Athletics Championships to become the first Nigerian woman to emerge African champion in the history of the championships.
Olatoye will however need a miracle to progress further in the event as she is lined up against athletes who have been throwing over 70m consistently including Janee’ Kassanavoid of the USA who is third on the world list so far this year with her 78.00m throw in May and Canada’s Camryn Rogers who is not far behind with the 77.67m personal best she incidentally threw at the Hayward Field last month. She is fourth in the top list for 2022. Read more
CAF Awards: Oshoala, Monday, Waldrum make final shortlists (Sun)
Super Falcons duo of Asisat Oshoala and Monday Gift alongside their coach Randy Waldrum made the final shortlists of players and coaches for the CAF Awards, BSNsports.com.ng reports.
The African soccer ruling body released the list of players for the upcoming award with five players from the Super Falcons making the list. As promised, CAF pruned the list on Thursday afternoon down to 10 players for the player’s award and five for the young player’s award.
Expectedly, FC Barcelona Femeni player Oshoala made the final 10-man list while her compatriot Monday Gift was also listed for the young player and inter-club player of the year category.
Randy Waldrum was listed among 10 coaches considered for the Coach of the Year award. Read more
Manchester United hopeful Lisandro Martinez can join Australia tour (ESPN)
Manchester United are hoping Lisandro Martinez will be able to join up with the squad in Australia after completing a move for the Ajax defender, sources have told ESPN.
United are set to sign the Argentina international after agreeing a fee of around €55 million. Martinez, who has stopped training with Ajax ahead of his transfer, rejected interest from Arsenal in order to seal a move to Old Trafford.
Sources have told ESPN the deal will be subject to international clearance and Martinez receiving a visa, but there is hope he will be able to travel to Australia where Erik ten Hag’s squad are preparing for the new season.
United face Melbourne Victory at the MCG on Friday before a game against Crystal Palace at the same venue on Tuesday. Ten Hag and his players are then due to fly to Perth for the final game of the tour against Aston Villa on July 23. Read more
Nottingham Forest sign Burnley goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey (DailyMail)
Nottingham Forest have agreed to sign Burnley goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey on a free transfer this summer.
The 35-year old Wales international will bring competition for Dean Henderson who joined on loan from Manchester United earlier this month.
Forest needed strengthening in that department after Brice Samba indicated he would not sign a new contract and left to join Lens.
Samba made his intentions to leave clear to Forest last month, before the club offered him a deal that did not meet the Congolese shot stoppers demands. Read more
The Open: Rory McIlroy makes strong start at St Andrews Old Course (BBC)
Rory McIlroy took advantage of benign conditions as the St Andrews Old Course was left largely defenceless on the opening morning of the 150th Open Championship.
The pre-tournament favourite shot a six-under-par 66 to finish two behind American first-round pacesetter Cameron Young, who hit a bogey-free 64.
Australian Cameron Smith, who won the Players Championship in March, is at five under and was joined on that mark by England’s Robert Dinwiddie who finished his round with a birdie in near darkness at 22:10 BST.
English amateur Barclay Brown is keeping good company at four under with Norway’s Viktor Hovland and LIV Golf trio Lee Westwood, Dustin Johnson and Talor Gooch.
World number one Scottie Scheffler was among the later starters and battled strengthening winds and lightning-quick fairways to also reach four under par. Read more
Ferrari VC: Leclerc/Sainz ‘best pair’ in Formula 1 (PlanetF1)
Ferrari vice chairman Piero Ferrari declared the team’s driver combination of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz as F1’s best.
Leclerc made his breakthrough into the Ferrari team back in 2019, with Sainz joining the scene in 2021 after a two-season stint at McLaren.
The performance of the pair during that campaign, which helped Ferrari to secure P3 in the Constructors’ Championship, led team principal Mattia Binotto to declare that he was working with the best driver pairing in Formula 1.
And with Ferrari having now produced a challenger capable of pushing for the 2022 title, Leclerc is out to undo the damage of reliability problems and chase down Max Verstappen and retake the lead of the Championship. Read more
Serena Williams enters Toronto tournament amid retirement speculation (SportsIllustrated)
Serena Williams is officially on the player entry list for the National Bank Open in Toronto taking place at the beginning of August.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion made her tennis return at the end of June after not playing since last year’s Wimbledon by playing doubles in the Eastbourne tournament ahead of Wimbledon. She then played singles at Wimbledon, losing in the first round to France’s Harmony Tan in a close three-set match.
After her stint at Wimbledon, Williams didn’t give a clear answer about her future in tennis, which sparked speculation about whether she would retire. Fans wondered if she would try to play at this year’s U.S. Open, a major tournament Williams has won six times.
The National Bank Open is seen as one of the warm-up hard surface tournaments ahead of the final major event of the year. The 40-year-old has previously won the Toronto tournament three times. She last made the final in 2019. Read more