Meet the new CP Lagos State (Independent)
Today, Commissioner of Police (CP) Hakeem Olusegun Odumosu, will take over the mantle of leadership of police affairs in Lagos State.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu had ordered the posting of CP Odumosu to Lagos as Commissioner of Police.
A signal dated November 14, 2019 signed by the Force Secretary had directed Odumosu to take over from AIG Zubairu Muazu, who has also been recently promoted from Commissioner of Police to Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) and posted to the Force Headquarters Abuja as AIG in charge of Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU). Read more
Panic as Indian guards Lagos house with lion (Punch)
Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit have surrounded a house being guarded by a lion on Muri Okunola Street, Victoria Island.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the officials had been deployed in the house since Friday after residents petitioned the state government on the presence of the wild animal in the house.
The animal reportedly belongs to an Indian, who rented an apartment in the house. Read more
Ketu Ijanikin Residents Cry Out Over Bad Roads (Independent)
The flood in certain parts of Lagos State is fast increasing the spate of suffering for residents as many people could no longer go out of their residence or return without adopting some difficult measures to navigate out of the very bad situation.
In some areas, local canoe services have been put in place by youths who collect some tokens to ferry people in and out of their residence.
For people of Ketu Ijanikin on Lagos – Badagry Road, particularly those living on Faloye Street, the experience in the past months since the rain began has been worse than harrowing as they are literarily held up as “prisoners” in their own environment. Read more
Developer, LASURA tango over Lagos Island property (Guardian)
A property developer; ASUCON and Company Nigeria Limited has accused the Lagos State Urban Renewal Agency (LASURA) of forceful eviction and allege breach of leasehold agreement on a property located at Tinubu square in Lagos Island.
The property, a two-storey building comprising, offices and stores was developed by Asucon and Company Nigeria Limited through a joint agreement with LASURA on January 1995. According to the agreement, LASURA was to provide the land for the project while the developer build and enjoy 20 years leasehold on the property. Read more
APC dislodges PDP in Bayelsa, wins governorship election (Punch)
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon, has emerged the winner of the governorship election held on Saturday.
Lyon, who won in six of the state’s eight local government areas, defeated his closest rival, Senator Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party. Read more
Oyo Govt., NGOs Partner To Combat Diseases Among School Pupils (Independent)
The Oyo state government has expressed its readiness to collaborate with Non-Governmental organisations to curb the menace of neglected tropical diseases among primary school pupils.
Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, said this in a statement in Ibadan.
He quoted Dr Nureni Adeniran, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), as saying this when he received executive members of the State Primary Health-care Board and a non-governmental organisation, Evidence Action, in his office. Read more
Kebbi Govt. Begins Vaccination Of 978,000 (Independent)
The Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar, on Saturday urged parents in Kebbi to get their children vaccinated against measles and meningitis, to safeguard their health status.
The emir, who made the call in Birnin Kebbi at the official flag-off of measles and meningitis vaccination campaign in the state, said it was in the interests of the parents to do so, NAN reports.
”We are calling all parents to have their children vaccinated against measles and meningitis across the state because measles and meningitis are killer diseases, so that we stand the best chance of permanently eradicating the diseases.” Read more
Genevieve Nnaji’s rise from Nollywood to Netflix (BBC)
Nigerian star and film director Genevieve Nnaji has already shown that she is a force to be reckoned with, so the disqualification of her Netflix film from the Oscars is unlikely to frustrate her ambitions.
In fact the rejection of Lionheart earlier this month from the Academy’s best international feature film category may well act as a springboard for her future success.
The 40-year-old has starred in more than 80 films over the last two decades and her rise to prominence coincided with the exponential growth of Nollywood, as the Nigerian film industry is called, across Africa. Read more
‘Infertile’ couple get back together after 15 years and have a baby (Metro)
A couple whose relationship broke down when they suffered a pregnancy loss have reunited almost 15 years later and are celebrating a miracle baby.
Karen, 36, and Sam Cranfield, 44, met when Karen was 17 and Sam was 25 and both worked at the same pub in Louisa Bay near Ramsgate, Kent. Their relationship was broken beyond repair when two years after being together they lost a baby, a trauma which left Karen infertile.
The pregnancy was molar – where a non-viable egg implants and develops into a mass of cells instead of a baby. Read more
Hong Kong protests: Police surround campus after night of violence (BBC)
Police are surrounding a Hong Kong university campus after a fiery overnight stand-off with hundreds of protesters inside.
Dozens of protesters tried to leave after sunrise but turned back as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets.
Earlier, police tried to enter Polytechnic University but were met with petrol bombs and bricks. Read more
Officer killed, police stations STORMED by protesters amid anti-fuel hike rallies in Iran (RT)
A police officer has died in a hospital after being critically injured during unrest in western Iran. He attempted to defend a city police command that was invaded by an angry mob, local media report.
The incident took place in the city of Kermanshah – a capital of a western Iranian province bordering Iraq – which saw major demonstrations on Saturday. One such rally spiraled into violent clashes between the protesters and the police, and ended up with an armed mob storming the police station. Read more
US election 2020: Democrats respond to Obama’s warning (BBC)
Democratic presidential candidates have given their reaction to a warning by former President Barack Obama against moving too far left in politics.
Mr Obama’s rare intervention into the Democratic race was a talking point at campaign events on Saturday.
Some Democrats called for unity, while others defended their policy agenda.
Nearly 20 candidates remain in the running and there is much debate over the best approach to taking on President Trump next year. Read more
2021 AFCON: Osimhen Grabs Brace As Nigeria Beat Lesotho 4-2 (Independent)
In what is similar to their match-day one in the ongoing 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers, where the Super Eagles came from behind to beat the Squirrels of Benin Republic 2-1 in Uyo, the former African champions once again came from behind to defeat the Crocodiles of Lesotho 4-2 on Sunday at the Setsoto Stadium, Maseru.
Masoabi Nkoto put the home side ahead in the 11th minute after his head met an aerial ball. But the Super Eagles fought relentlessly and were rewarded when Alex Iwobi equalised in the 26th minute after Victor Osimhen dispossessed a Lesotho defender and laid a pass to him.
Nigeria made it two goals 12 minutes later through Samuel Chukwueze, who nodded from Victor Osimhen’s aerial pass inside the opponents’ vital area. Nigeria pressed further in the match they dominated in possession for another goal in the first half but to no avail. Read more
Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Dominic Thiem to win ATP Finals title (BBC)
A nerveless Stefanos Tsitsipas came from a set down to beat Dominic Thiem on a thrilling final-set tie-break and become the youngest winner of the ATP Finals in 18 years.
The Greek, 21, won 6-7 (6-8) 6-2 7-6 (7-4) to claim the biggest title of his fledgling career.
Thiem, 26, who edged a tight first set, fell away in the second and the start of the third before fighting back. Read more
Italian youth football coach sacked for inflicting humiliating 27-0 defeat (RT)
Italian youth football coach Massimiliano Riccini has been fired for disrespecting opponents, after his team Invictasauro beat fellow rivals Marina Calcio with a crushing score of 27-0.
The team’s president Paolo Brogelli slammed the coach and the footballers for the on-pitch, drubbing underlining that football values “are antithetical to such a thing.”
“We were stunned and deeply regretful when hearing that our junior team had beaten Marina Calcio 27-0,” Brogelli said. Read more
Basketball: Nigeria, Mozambique Secure WOQT Tickets (Independent)
After out dunking Mali by 74 – 59 points in their semifinal game on Sunday, reigning African Champions, D’Tigress of Nigeria has secured one of the continent’s ticket at the FIBA Africa Pre-Olympics Qualifiers in Maputo, Mozambique for the Olympics Qualifying Tournament (OQT) to be held next year.
D’Tigress started their campaign on a winning note after strolling over Democratic Republic of Congo (DR of C), 20-0 points and then Mozambique 57-48 points on Saturday to qualify for the semifinal against Mali.
In other semifinal game also played on Sunday, hosts Mozambique shocked former African champions, Senegal by 56-49 points to pick the other WOQT ticket. Read more
Brazilian Grand Prix: Ferrari’s ‘silly’ problem is a rather large one (BBC)
It took 20 races, but finally the inevitable happened at Ferrari at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Their drivers Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel collided, taking both out of the race and leaving the team with a rather large problem on their hands.
“Silly” was the word team boss Mattia Binotto used to describe the incident. In his cool, detached way, he deflected a series of opportunities to lay the blame, and said he would reconvene with Vettel and Leclerc at the factory in Maranello this week to analyse what happened, come to some form of judgement and decide on next steps.
The question now for Binotto is what he does next and how he manages what has become the most combustible driver pairing in F1, not so much for the one remaining race this year, but to prevent the internal competition from derailing their 2020 campaign. Read more
Unimpressive Ivory Coast need two penalties to beat Niger (Guardian)
Ivory Coast needed two penalties to defeat Niger 1-0 Saturday in the last matchday one qualifier for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Max-Alain Gradel missed the first spot-kick during the opening half after grabbing the ball from Arsenal forward Nicolas Pepe, who won the penalty and wanted to take it.
Out-of-favour AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie was entrusted with the second spot-kick, awarded for handball midway through the second half. Read more
Portugal qualify as Ronaldo reaches 99 goals (Independent)
Cristiano Ronaldo was made to wait for his 100th international goal as defending champions Portugal edged past Luxembourg to qualify for Euro 2020.
Fernando Santos’ 2016 winners required victory to confirm second spot in Group B and finish three points clear of Serbia, who drew 2-2 against Ukraine.
Ronaldo tapped in his 99th goal to seal victory with four minutes remaining. Read more
Figure skating starlet Alexandra Trusova wants to compete against male athletes (RT)
Russian figure skating sensation Alexandra Trusova has expressed willingness to compete against male skaters, stressing that she wants to know what place she might win in a men’s event with her brilliant quad jumps.
The 15-year-old who won the Rostelecom Cup on Saturday, outscoring the two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva, said that she is pleased with her performance where she flawlessly landed three quads in a free program.
Talking at the press conference, the world junior champion regretted that, under ISU rules, female skaters are not allowed to jump quads in short program, expressing hope that the strict rule will be changed in the near future. Read more
Harry Kane sets record as England thrash Kosovo in final Euro 2020 qualifier (Metro)
Harry Kane became the first England player to score in every game in a qualifying campaign as Gareth Southgate’s side thrashed Kosovo in their final Euro 2020 qualifier. The Three Lions secured their place at next summer’s Euros with a 7-0 win over Montenegro and ensured they finished the qualifying campaign on a high with a 4-0 victory over Kosovo on Sunday evening. Harry Winks’ first England goal put the visitors ahead at half-time and Southgate’s charge pulled away from Kosovo in the second-half through Kane, Marcus Rashford and Mason Mount.
NFF to start negotiating renewal of Rohr’s contract January (Guardian)
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it will start discussing with Super Eagles’ Coach, Gernot Rohr on a new contract before his current deal ends next year.NFF president, Amaju Pinnick said at the weekend that the federation was satisfied by the Franco-German coach’s ability to assemble a formidable team, noting, however, that Rohr’s neglect of home-based players be addressed when the parties meet.
Pinnick also added that Rohr’s salaries up to October have been paid by the sponsor, saying that there was no dispute between the NFF and the Eagles manager. Read more