My landlord beat me to pulp for refusing his love advances – Mother of three (Nation)
A woman, Mrs Comfort Giwa, said she got the beating of her life when her landlord, Mr Adisa Lukman, openly brutalised her for allegedly turning down his love advances.
The incident, according to Comfort, happened on February 9, 2020, while she was talking to a friend outside their residence at 3, Idiatu Kilani Street in the Fagba area of New Oko Oba, Agege, Lagos.
She said she was mercilessly beaten by the landlord during which she sustained varying degrees of injury on several parts of her body, including a wound on her arm.
She claimed that the man had made passes at her, which she rejected on several occasions, after which he threatened to deal with her.
‘’I started having issues with our landlord(Adisa), shortly after we moved into his house three years ago when he made several passes at me. He said he liked me and that he would like to date me but I rebuffed him knowing full well that I am a married woman living with my husband in his house. Read more
Ticket fee collector slumps, dies after slapping okada rider (Punch)
The dramatic death of a transport union member, Jelili Jimoh, still confounds many residents of Agbado area of Ogun State where the incident happened.
Jimoh reportedly slumped and died some minutes later after he slapped a commercial motorcyclist (popularly known as okada rider), Ezekiel Amosu.
City Round learnt that Amosu on Monday picked a passenger going to Beshi bus stop in Agbado from Dalemo, a neighbouring community.
Some distance to the destination, Jimoh was said to have flagged him down and requested him to pay ticket fee for the day. Read more
Mother, daughter, vulcaniser burnt as tanker explodes in Ogun (Nation)
A woman, her daughter and a vulcaniser on Saturday suffered varying degrees of burns after a petrol-laden tanker fell and exploded at Atatun, Ijaiye-Tutun, in Abeokuta on Friday evening.
According to an eyewitness, the victims were immediately rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta.
No fewer than five houses and several shops were burnt in the incident.
An eye witness, who simply identified herself as Mrs Olufote, told newsmen that the incident happened when a fuel tanker suffered a flat tyre. Read more
Pastor on deliverance mission dies in his sleep (Punch)
A pastor who is to perform deliverance on a family in Anambra State has died in his sleep, a day to the exercise.
It was gathered that the pastor was invited to Anambra from Warri, Delta State.
A member of the family, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told our correspondent that the development was a shock to everybody.
He said, “Somebody recommended him to us as a powerful man of God. We invited him for deliverance because our family recently has been having some issues. Read more
Patient who recovered from coronavirus tests positive again (Metro)
A patient in China who recovered from the coronavirus has been readmitted to hospital after testing positive while in quarantine at home. The patient in Chengdu City, in the country’s south western Sichuan province, contracted the virus during a check-up 10 days after being discharged according to officials at the city’s public health clinical centre. Similar cases have been reported elsewhere in China. Health officials are putting the positive result down to a discrepancy in samples. Patients are required to test negative for the virus twice with a least a day in between tests before they can be discharged. Read more
South Sudan rivals Salva Kiir and Riek Machar strike unity deal (BBC)
Former South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar has been sworn in as first vice-president, sealing a peace deal aimed at ending six years of civil war.
President Salva Kiir witnessed the moment at a ceremony at the State House in the capital, Juba.
It is hoped that the new unity government will bring an end to the conflict that has killed about 400,000 people and displaced millions.
However, previous deals were widely heralded only to fall apart.
Saturday’s ceremony took place just before the deadline for an agreement expired. Read more
New Brexit blue British passports are actually made in Poland (Metro)
Britain’s new post-Brexit passports are actually being made in a factory in Poland, it has emerged. The new colours have been championed by Brexiteers as a symbol of ‘regaining our national identity.’ However, the contract for the newly-issued documents was awarded to a French company and they are reportedly being manufactured in the Polish town of Tczew. Home Secretary Priti Patel and Prime Minister Boris Johnson have posed with the new design, which will be rolled out next month. Read more
L’Arche founder Jean Vanier sexually abused women – internal report (BBC)
A religious leader who founded a celebrated organisation for people with learning difficulties sexually abused six women in France, an internal report found.
Canadian Jean Vanier founded the global network L’Arche in France in 1964 and died last year aged 90.
None of the women he abused were themselves disabled, the report says.
An investigation into Vanier was commissioned by L’Arche International last year after suspicions were raised. Read more
Benji Madden ‘feels so lucky’ to have wife Cameron Diaz and baby daughter Raddix (Metro)
Benji Madden ‘feels so lucky’ to have wife Cameron Diaz and baby daughter Raddix and we weren’t ready for these tears today. The rocker, 40, and his wife Cameron, 47, announced in December that they had welcomed their first child, Raddix Chloe Wildflower. And it seems Benji is loving this whole fatherhood malarkey as he penned a sweet tribute to his family. He posted on Instagram: ‘My Wife and Daughter fill me up with so much gratitude. Everyday, I feel so lucky. Just wanted to say it out loud!!! ‘Much Love & Best Wishes.’ Read more
Crash Landing on You: The defector who brought North-South Korean romance to life (BBC)
An implausible love story in which a (literally) high-flying South Korean heiress accidentally paraglides into North Korea, lands on a soldier and falls in love with him has become the latest Korean drama smash hit.
Crash Landing on You is in many ways a typical K-drama romance, but has been widely praised for its well-researched and nuanced portrayal of North Korea, something it achieved by having a real-life North Korean defector on its writing team, as BBC Korean’s Subin Kim explains.
With his broad shoulders and thick torso, Kwak Moon-wan has all the appearance of a bodyguard.
That’s probably because until 2004, he served with the Supreme Guard Command, the elite security force which protects North Korea’s ruling Kim family. Read more
Parasite’s distribution team brands Donald Trump ‘illiterate’ after his rant about Korean film’s Oscar wins (Metro)
Parasite’s shock win at the Academy Awards delighted movie goers, with the Korean film becoming the first movie not in the English language to win best picture. But for all its acclaim, it seems Donald Trump is not a fan – and he’ll like it even less after seeing what Parasite’s distributors make of him.
Neon, which distributed the Bong Joon Ho directed film, has branded the President illiterate after he questioned why a film from South Korea won over English language movies at the Oscars. Trump had a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Thursday, where he took a pop at the movie, which won best picture, best international picture, best director for Bong Joon Ho and best original screenplay earlier this month. The 73-year-old raged: ‘By the way, how bad were the Academy Awards this year, did you see it?’ Read more
Tottenham fans boo Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger during Premier League clash (Metro)
Tottenham fans were heard booing Antonio Rudiger during Saturday’s London derby at Stamford Bridge. The Germany international alleged he had been subjected to racist abuse when the two rivals clashed at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium back in December. That incident led to the Premier League’s anti-discrimination protocol being used for the first time, with three announcements made on the PA system warning fans to cease with any offensive chanting. Read more
Ababel Yeshaneh wears Nike Vaporfly shoes to smash half-marathon record (BBC)
Ethiopia’s Ababel Yeshaneh smashed the women’s half-marathon world record by 20 seconds to win the Ras Al Khaimah event in the United Arab Emirates.
Yeshaneh crossed the line in one hour, four minutes and 31 seconds on Friday to eclipse the previous record set by Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei 2017.
Second-placed Brigid Kosgei also broke Jepkosgei’s record by two seconds. Read more
We can beat United at Old Trafford – Dennis (Punch)
Club Brugge forward, Emmanuel Denis, is confident the club can upset Manchester United in their Europa League round of 32-second leg fixture next week Thursday.
The Nigeria international was on the score sheet in their first leg tie on Thursday at the Jan Breydel Stadium, putting the hosts in front in the 15th minute before Anthony Martial levelled things up un the 36th minute to hand the England giants a slim advantage heading into the game.
“We wanted the victory, but it didn’t work. We are now working towards the return match at Old Trafford. Everything is possible in football, we’ll see what happens there,” Dennis told the club website.
The 22-year-old, who shot himself into limelight after scoring twice against Real Madrid in the UCL in a 2-2 draw at the Santiago Bernabéu in October 2019, said they could have done more to win the game. Read more
Arsene Wenger reacts to Jose Mourinho’s decision to drop Dele Alli for Tottenham’s clash with Chelsea (Metro)
Arsene Wenger believes there could be some tension between Jose Mourinho and Dele Alli after the latter was dropped for Tottenham’s clash with Chelsea. Alli struggled to make an impact against Leipzig on Wednesday night and was replaced by Erik Lamela shortly after Timo Werner’s goal in the Champions League last-16 first leg. The England star reacted by throwing a tantrum in the Spurs dugout, throwing his water bottle and one of his boots down in fury before putting his head in his hands. Read more
Late Lewandowski strike rescues Bayern against Paderborn (BBC)
Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich moved four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga with victory over bottom side Paderborn.
Lewandowski struck an 88th-minute winner from Serge Gnabry’s cross after Sven Michel had drawn Paderborn level for a second time with 15 minutes left.
Gnabry gave Bayern a 25th-minute lead but an error by Manuel Neuer saw Dennis Srbeny make it 1-1 before half-time.
RB Leipzig can close the gap to one point if they beat Schalke on Saturday. Read more
I’m not under pressure to score at United, says Ighalo (Punch)
Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, says he is not under pressure to score goals for the team.
He made this known in a video posted by @Ojbsports on Twitter.
The ex-Super Eagles frontman was a deadline day signing for the Red Devis and has featured twice in all competitions for the Red Devils against Chelsea in the English Premier League and a UEFA Europa League appearance against Club Brugge on Thursday. Read more
Jose Mourinho hits back at question about Dele Alli being dropped vs Chelsea (Metro)
Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho was less than impressed when asked to explain Dele Alli’s absence from his starting lineup ahead of his side’s clash with Chelsea. Alli lost his temper after being substituted in the second half of Spurs’ Champions League defeat to Leipzig in midweek, throwing his water bottle and one of his boots in anger in the home dugout. Mourinho insisted after the game that Alli was furious with his own performance rather than his manager’s decision to bring him off and tried to pour cold water on any talk of possible tension between them. Read more
Giroud on target as Chelsea beat Spurs (BBC)
Chelsea struck a significant blow in the fight for the top four places in the Premier League with a fully deserved victory over Tottenham at Stamford Bridge.
In a confrontation billed as a battle between Frank Lampard and his old mentor Jose Mourinho, Spurs could have leapfrogged Chelsea with victory but were outplayed and are now adrift by four points.
Lampard made four changes from the team that lost 2-0 at home to Manchester United on Monday and they paid rich dividends as they all made a contribution to only their second win in seven league games.
Olivier Giroud, in for Michy Batshuayi with Tammy Abraham on the bench after injury, fired low past Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris for Chelsea’s opener in the 15th minute after the recalled Ross Barkley hit the post. Read more
Ian Wright and Cesc Fabregas slam VAR decision not to send off Giovani Lo Celso in Chelsea vs Spurs (Metro)
Frank Lampard was left bemused after Giovani Lo Celso escaped a red card having appeared to stamp on Cesar Azpilicueta during Saturday’s west vs north London derby. Chelsea had only just doubled their advantage through Marcos Alonso’s crisp strike when the Blues skipper was left writhing in agony following a clash with the Tottenham midfielder. Having retrieved the ball from Reece James, Lo Celso lost control of the ball and in an attempt to win back possession he made contact with the inside of Azpilicueta’s right shin, just in front of Jose Mourinho in the visitors’ dugout. Read more
Horoya’s Sakin plots Enyimba fall in Aba (Nation)
Horoya’s Nigerian striker, Bolaji Simeon Sakin, has predicted a win for his Guinean side when they meet Enyimba in the CAF Confederation Cup quarter final first leg tie in Aba.
Horoya FC remains unbeaten in the last eight matches from the playoffs to the group stage after they dropped from the CAF Champions League to Africa’s second tier club competition. They further showed their determination with a remarkable 14 points out of 18 to top their Group B section.
Sakin said that he respects Enyimba but do not fear them because his team actually prayed to be drawn against Nigerian side as against the North Africans. Read more