Mob lynches suspected thief in Lagos (Punch)
A suspected thief has been lynched by a mob in the Coker area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the suspect attempted to dispossess some commuters heading for their workplaces of their valuables in the early hours on Monday when he was discovered.
The suspect reportedly took to his heels but was caught by the angry mob.
A witness, who identified himself as Ibukun, said the crowd beat up the suspect till he lost consciousness.
He stated that the mob later set him ablaze, adding that the incident happened around 6am.
Ibukun said, “On my way to work this morning, I boarded a bus to Orile from Mile 2. We were approaching the Coker area when I saw a crowd. Apparently, an incident had happened which caused a mild traffic jam that slowed down vehicular movements on the Mile 2-Orile Expressway. Read more
28-year-old man arraigned for allegedly peddling “restricted narcotics” (Tribune)
A 28-year-old man, Akanni Olapade, has been arraigned before a Federal High Court Lagos, for allegedly peddling “restricted narcotics”.
The accused person was charged to court on one count of drug trafficking in the charge marked FHC/L/239c/2021 by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan alleged that the defendant committed the offences on September 26.
He alleged that the defendant was arrested at Bolar Moke-Afa in the Isolo area of Lagos, for unlawfully dealing in hemp weighing 800 grammes. Read more
1 dies, 16 rescued as Lagos boat hits rock (Punch)
One person has been confirmed dead after a boat capsized on Monday around the Adekunle Waterfront area of Lagos State.
It was gathered that the 16 other passengers onboard the commercial boat were rescued after it capsized shortly after it left the CMS terminal.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the boat was heading for Ikorodu when it hit a rock around 5pm.
The Area Manager of the National Inland Waterways Authority, Sarah Braimah, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent, said the victim died on the way to a hospital. Read more
BBNaija: Pere, Angel Emerge Finalists, Emmanuel Wins Head Of House (DailyTrust)
Pere and Angel have made it to the finals of the Big Brother Naija season 6.
During the Sunday live eviction, the duo were among five housemates that were evicted.
But Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, host of the show, later clarified that they were evicted from the house, not the show.
They were secretly kept in a room where they played a game to determine the fifth finalist of the game.
Biggie had instructed them that whoever won the game would return to the house and will be one of the top five while the other housemate would go home.
But on Monday evening, Biggie applauded them for their tenacity and granted both of them the opportunity to return to the game.
There are now six finalists in the game. They are, Angel, Cross, Emmanuel, Pere, Liquorose, and White Money. Read more
FIRS Chiefs lose bid to stop trial on forgery of tax documents charges (Tribune)
A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday rejected the request to stop the trial of two officials of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) charged with falsification of tax documents.
Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a ruling, held that the no-case submission made by the defendants – Mohammed Adami and Okoro Eunice Udokanmma has no merit.
Adami and Udokanmma are, in a five-count charge, marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/2010 accused of falsifying personal income tax clearance certificate.
At the conclusion of the prosecution’s case after calling six witnesses and tendering documents, the defendants made a no-case submission. Read more
Power shift: Your position unconstitutional, North governors reply South colleagues (Guardian)
In apparent display of fault lines set to define the fierce contest for the 2023 presidential election, the Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF), yesterday, rose from its emergency meeting held in Kaduna State to carpet the position of their Southern counterparts that power must shift to the south, saying it is against the spirit and letter of the Constitution.
It also said it is sub-judice to act on the controversial Value Added Tax (VAT) while the case between Rivers State and the Federal Government is before the Supreme Court but went ahead to offer its position.
On open grazing, it called on the Federal Government to expedite action on the National Livestock Transformation Programme (NLTP).
Those in attendance include the governors of Katsina, Sokoto, Kaduna, Borno, Nasarawa, Jigawa and Gombe. The governors of Niger, Kogi, Benue, Zamfara and Taraba states were represented by their deputies. Read more
‘They Sell Arms When Broke’, Nigerian Navy indicts Chadian Army (DailyTrust)
The Nigerian Navy has accused soldiers in the Chadian Army of illegal sale of arms.
A representative of the Chief of Naval Staff, Commodore Jemila Abubakar, made the allegation when she represented Awwal Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff, at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on National Security and Intelligence on the consideration of four security bills.
Speaking on the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, Abubakar said the weapons donated by developed countries to neighbouring nations are compounding the security woes of the country.
“Section 9 (1) suggests an additional function of proposing a seized weapons and arms be used by security agencies; I think we can look at the provisions of the international convention on the issue of how the arms should be used when seized.” Read more
Edo plans state burial for Uwaifo (Guardian)
Edo State Government, yesterday, said it would organise a state burial for the late music maestro, Prof. Victor Uwaifo, who died on August 28, 2021.
In a statement, Osaigbovo Iyoha, Chief of Staff (CoS) to Governor Godwin Obaseki, said the government was perfecting arrangements with the family of the late music legend to ensure a successful state burial.
Uwaifo died at the age of 80, having led an illustrious career as a musician, artist and art teacher, elevating the culture, experience and sound of Edo people to the global audience.
Obaseki, who approved a state burial for Uwaifo, said: “The Edo State Government is working with the Uwaifo family to ensure a seamless state burial. Arrangements are in top gear and we will disclose more details of the burial in conjunction with the family.” Read more
COVID-19: 296 new infections recorded in 24 hours, 12 more deaths –NCDC update (Vanguard)
No fewer than 296 new infections and 12 COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the country in the past 24 hours, according Tuesday morning’s update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Abuja.
The new infections, which were reported in 14 states and the FCT, boosted the national total to 204,752 cases, with 192, 943 discharged, while a total of 2,689 deaths were recorded nationwide, the public health agency confirmed.
A breakdown of the new infections indicated that, Rivers had 63 cases, Lagos (49), FCT (47), Osun (37), Edo (29), Plateau (18), Gombe (14), Nasarawa (12), Delta (10), Benue (5), Kano (5), Bayelsa (3), Oyo (2), Bauchi (1), and Ekiti (1)
“Today’s report included:10 cases reported for Delta state for Sept. 27th (2) and 26th (8) 7 deaths reported for Delta state for August 18th (1), 29th (1), 30th (1), September 6th (1), 10th (1), and 13th (1).
“29 cases were reported for Edo state for September 27th (12) and 26th (17). “3 deaths were also reported for Edo state for 27th (2) and 26th (1),” NCDC stated. Read more
Bob Dylan will resume his ‘Never Ending Tour’ in Milwaukee in November (USAToday)
Relentlessly playing shows for the so-called “Never Ending Tour,” Bob Dylan had to take an extended break from the road — his longest since the 1980s — because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
But the music legend, who turned 80 in May, is ready to get back to work — beginning with a show at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee on Nov. 2.
It will be the first date of Dylan’s latest run, with 21 shows in 17 cities announced Monday. The tour wraps up Dec. 2 in Washington.
It also will be Dylan’s first tour since releasing “Rough and Rowdy Ways,” his 39th studio album, in June 2020. The album was one of the best-reviewed of the year, ending up on several critics’ year-end lists. Read more
Never-released Lennon recording up for auction (BBC)
A rare cassette recording of John Lennon and Yoko Ono will be auctioned in the Danish capital Copenhagen on Tuesday.
The 33-minute audio track was made by four Danish teenagers more than 50 years ago, and just months before The Beatles announced their break up.
It features an interview with the couple and what is believed to be a never-released song.
The auction house selling it estimates it could fetch between $32,000-50,000 (£23,000-£36,000) and is likely to go to a museum or collector. Read more
2 new studies prove just how much plant-based eating is linked to longevity and heart health (Well+Good)
There’s no denying that plant-based eating is finally taking the nation by storm. (It seems like forever ago that the ketogenic diet and Paleo dominated every food convo, right?) Of course, just because something is popular certainly doesn’t mean it’s worth adopting. But this is one instance where doing so will benefit your health tremendously.
There’s already plenty of scientific evidence showing how plant-based eating directly benefits both short- and long-term health. (It’s a win for the environment, too.) But the confirmation just keeps coming. This month, not one but two new studies solidified the link between a plant-based diet and heart health as well as longevity.
Both published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the first study, titled “A Plant-Centered Diet and Risk of Incident Cardiovascular Disease during Young to Middle Adulthood” took into account data from 4,946 people spanning from 1986 to 2016. Researchers found that plant-based eating was directly linked to a lowered risk of heart disease—which happens to be the number one cause of death in the U.S.
The second study focused specifically on postmenopausal women. Participants followed the portfolio diet, an eating plan that emphasizes plant proteins, soluble fiber, fruit, and monounsaturated fats. Similarly to the other study, researchers found that this way of eating was linked to better heart health. Together, these studies show that plant-based eating can benefit someone no matter what age they are. Keep reading to learn more about the studies straight from the researchers and see how you can apply the intel to your own life. Read more
Kevin Young’s latest poems are at play among the dead (NYTimes)
Poetry has long existed on the periphery of American life, but even outermost settlements have centers that are just a touch more hospitable, just a few miles closer to civilization. Kevin Young has long occupied a place in this desirable neighborhood. Young, who is 50, has won or been a finalist for a parade of major prizes; he’s been a guest editor for the yearly “Best American Poetry” series (when he was only 40); and he’s one of 15 chancellors at the Academy of American Poets. He’s also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as the American Academy of Arts and Letters (there is perhaps a theme here). On top of that, Young is currently the poetry editor of The New Yorker, arguably the most important position an American poet can hold; soon he’ll presumably be named poet laureate, at which point he can shout “Bingo!”
There are many reasons for this star-spangled résumé, and most of them reflect well on Young. He’s a judicious editor (his edition of John Berryman’s “Selected Poems” is terrific), a nimble essayist (see the introduction to that same volume) and a responsible custodian of poetry’s limited public resources. Most of all, he’s often an excellent poet.
And he’s excellent in a very particular way. American poetry is at present a jumble of styles, but Young writes in an almost harmonic register. His work can be quirky and brainy, but it’s never alienating (he has a poem that’s literally about sweet potato pie). Read more
New Study Finds A Huge Perk Of Getting Vaccinated After Having COVID (HuffPost)
A new study shows people in high-transmission settings have high levels of protection if they’ve been vaccinated and had COVID-19.
A new study suggests the vaccine can provide a great benefit to those who have had COVID-19.
The research examined an incident where the delta variant tore through a Texas prison, infecting three-quarters of the incarcerated people there. Nearly 80% of those infected were fully vaccinated, most with the Pfizer shots. But while the new study shows that breakthrough cases can absolutely happen in high-risk settings like prisons and jails ― where it’s often impossible to maintain physical distance and where proper ventilation is a major concern ― it also contained some good news.
First, the COVID-19 vaccines largely prevented severe illness, even in the face of delta. Four of the 172 people who caught the coronavirus were hospitalized during the outbreak. Three were unvaccinated.
And by far the lowest attack rate was among fully vaccinated people who’d also been previously infected with COVID-19 — “highlighting the importance of vaccination, even among persons with previous infection,” argued the authors of the study, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week. Read more
Matthew McConaughey will enter politics ‘in some capacity’ but says he’s more of a ‘poet-statesman’ (People)
Matthew McConaughey hasn’t decided to run for governor of Texas — yet — but says politics is definitely in his future in some form.
Amid the building buzz around McConaughey’s possible campaign, the Oscar-winning actor says in a new interview that while a political turn is imminent, it won’t define him.
“I’m measuring it,” the actor told the guys of Midland for an episode of the country band’s podcast Set It Straight: Myths and Legends. “Look, it’s going to be in some capacity. I’m more of a folk-singing, philosopher, poet-statesman than I am per-se definitive politician, so I go, ‘Well that’s a reason not to,’ and then I go, ‘No, that’s exactly why you should, because politics needs redefinition.’ “
Texans haven’t rejected the idea of McConaughey challenging Gov. Greg Abbott, who is up for reelection. One recent poll of 1,148 registered voters by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler found that McConaughey, 51, led Abbott by 9 points, with 44 percent of those polled saying they would vote for McConaughey while only 35 percent would vote for Abbott and 21 percent said they would vote for someone else. Read more
Guardiola admits Man City don’t know how to stop PSG’s Messi, Mbappe, Neymar (Metro)
Pep Guardiola had a simple answer when asked how Manchester City intend to stop Paris Saint-Germain’s formidable front three of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi, reports manchesterveningnews.co.uk.
“I don’t know,” he smiled, admitting that preventing the world-class front three of PSG from causing them problems will require a team effort.
City did well to keep Neymar and Mbappe quiet in the Champions League semifinals last season, but PSG has since added Messi to their ranks to become even stronger. And Guardiola heaped praise on the three forwards as he challenged his players to work as a team to stop them.
“This amount of quality I don’t know how to stop them,” he admitted. Read more
Osimhen tops Lewandowski, Haaland (Punch)
Osimhen netted his sixth goal the campaign in Napoli’s 2-0 victory over Cagliari on Sunday to net his sixth goal in five games.
He opened his accounts for the month and the season in Napoli’s 2-2 draw against Leicester City in the Europa League on September 16, scoring a brace after he had drawn blanks in their 2-1 victory over
Juventus in the Serie A five days earlier. He also scored a goal against Udinese on September 20 before adding another brace against Sampdoria on September 23.
Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland has scored five goals in three games, while Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku also has five goals in four games. Read more
European Super League: Uefa ends legal fight against Barcelona, Juventus & Real Madrid (BBC)
Uefa has ended its legal fight against Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid over their involvement in the proposed European Super League.
The clubs were among the 12 “founding” members of the breakaway league, which later collapsed.
The trio, who have refused to renounce the project, were being investigated for “a potential violation” of Uefa’s legal framework.
Uefa says it is now “as if the proceedings had never been opened”.
“The Uefa Appeals Body has declared today the proceedings null and void,” a statement read. Read more
‘We are here to stay!’ – Thierry Henry provides update on Daniel Ek’s Arsenal takeover bid (Metro)
Thierry Henry insists he and Daniel Ek are ‘here to stay’ in their bid to complete their takeover of Arsenal.
The Arsenal legend joined former teammates Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira alongside Swedish billionaire Ek in a sensational bid to buy the club from unpopular owner Stan Kroenke earlier this year.
The takeover bid came in the wake of the club’s failed attempt to join the European Super League, with Kroenke insisting the club is not for sale.
The original offer, said to be in the region of £1.8bn, was turned down by the Kroenke family in May, with Ek later revealing he was told that the current owners ‘don’t need the money’. Read more
Jaap Stam: FC Cincinnati announce they have sacked former Manchester United defender (BBC)
Former Manchester United centre-back Jaap Stam has been sacked as the head coach of FC Cincinnati.
Stam, 49, who also managed Reading between 2016 and 2018, joined the MLS side on an 18-month deal in May 2020 and will leave the club with immediate effect.
Cincinnati have lost six of their last seven games and are second bottom of the Eastern Conference standings.
A statement said a change in management was in the club’s “best interest”.Read more
Bukayo Saka makes Arsenal trophies prediction after north London derby win (Metro)
Bukayo Saka believes Arsenal are capable of challenging for trophies this season, if they can keep up the level of performance they produced in the north London derby on Sunday.
The Gunners were thoroughly impressive as they beat Tottenham 3-1 at the Emirates, although a woeful first half performance from Spurs helped them on their way to the three points.
Saka scored the third goal after Emile Smith Rowe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had both netted in a superb opening half for Mikel Arteta’s side.
The second period was a quieter affair, but Arsenal saw out the win and picked up their third straight victory in the Premier League. Read more