My relationship with Funke AKindele is everlasting- JJC Skillz (Vanguard)
Nigerian rapper, Abdulrasheeed Bello, ‘JJC Skillz’ has said the relationship between him and his estranged wife, Funke Akindele is everlasting, especially as regards their children.
In a recent interview, the singer explained that “When it comes to me and my wife, we are together forever when it comes to our children and what we have created.”
The music producer, singer and songwriter JJC Skillz has continued to profess love for the mother of his kids numerous times despite their separation a few months ago.
Recall that months ago JJC via his Instagram page announced his separation from Ace Nigerian actress and producer, Funke Akindele. Read more
Oyegoke, Eke, Odo donate to man whose vehicle was auctioned in Lagos (Guardian)
Movie producer, Temilade Oyegoke otherwise known as OT Odimayo, Tv reality star, Mercy Eke and Ejiofor Odo have donated to Lateef Kolapo, the man whose bus was auctioned last week Thursday, September 15, 2022, by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice and the state’s Task Force through Crlimited Auction House at the Task Force yard, Ikeja, Lagos.
Ms Oyegoke who recently released her new movie, Ohun Ti Mofe, donated the sum of N200,000 last week with a promise to buy Kolapo a brand new bus soon.
Also, Eke who won season 4 of Big Brother Naija in October 2019, donated a sum of N300,000 to the man, while Odo donated a sum of N10,000 to the man.
Speaking with Kolapo who was accompanied by his wife and a family member to The Guardian headquarters in Lagos, yesterday, OT Odimayo said: “The law is the law but it has to be made with a human face. Read more
Auction: Transport laws under review, says Lagos AG (Punch)
The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo, has said that the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law (2018) is undergoing a review by the Lagos State House of Assembly for amendment.
Onigbanjo said this Tuesday while appearing on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, monitored by our correspondent.
He said, “The Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law is currently being reviewed by the state House of Assembly and amendments will be in place as soon as possible.
“This issue of driving against traffic has become such a nuisance, such a danger, and such a menace to society that something drastic has to be done, and the legislators at that time imposed these penalties. Read more
Why Lagos residents shouldn’t quit relationship – Eriata Ese (Nation)
Reality TV star Eriata Ese has advised residents of Lagos planning to quit their relationships to reconsider.
The former Big Brother Naija season two fake housemate urged partners to stay put in their relationships rather than quit.
According to Ese, anyone who quits his or her relationship at this time with the intention of finding a better partner would only find one worse than the one they left.
But the entertainer encouraged those who insist on leaving to try their luck as she offered them her best wishes. Read more
Lagos teacher jailed 7 years for fondling student (Punch)
A 31-year-old teacher, Idowu Daniel, was on Monday, sentenced to seven years imprisonment by an Ikeja Special Offences Court for sexually assaulting his 16-year-old student within a school premises.
The convict was charged with defilement.
Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo held that the prosecution failed to establish the charge of defilement against the convict, as the victim failed to show up in court to testify.
She said the confessional statement by the defendant, which was made voluntarily, showed that he sexually assaulted the minor.
“The defendant admitted to have fondled the breast of the victim twice and tried to have sex with her but he could not penetrate as she was a virgin. Read more
Greensprings introduces value-based education for new session (Vanguard)
The management of Greensprings School, Lagos, has announced its theme for the 2022/2023 school year as “Future Ready #DrivenByValues.” The announcement was made by the CEO, Mrs Lai Koiki, via a welcome letter sent to members of the school’s community.
To accelerate the actualization of the theme’s objectives, a new pedagogical approach called Value-Based Education (VbE) has been introduced.
In the letter, Koiki stated the rationale behind the theme, saying the school’s focus for the year – and beyond – is to prepare its students for future uncertainties likely to be brought about by advancements in technology and the climate crisis. She said, “The future is so uncertain, primarily because of the ever-changing and emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, and machine learning.” Read more
Death toll nears 100 in Jigawa amid ravaging floods (Channels)
Authorities in Jigawa have reported six more deaths as a result of the floods that have continued to wreak havoc on communities in the north-western state.
This comes barely three days after police authorities in Jigawa said 29 other people lost their lives to flood-related incidents. As of Tuesday, the state has lost 98 residents to the ravaging floods.
The Chairman of Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Sani Babura, who confirmed the six new deaths, lamented that flooding in the state has reached an alarming stage.
He stated that the number of communities affected by the floods was increasing every day, a development he said has made the situation more aggravated. Read more
Acting CJN faces Senate screening Wed (Sun)
Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Olukayode Ariwoola will be screened by the Senate Wednesday for confirmation of his appointment in substantive capacity.
This was announced on Tuesday in plenary by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.
Lawan accordingly appealed to all Senators to be present in plenary on Wednesday for required rigorous drilling of the Acting CJN for substantive capacity as Chief Justice of Nigeria.
“Distinguished colleagues, tomorrow, Wednesday, 21st September 2022, has been fixed for screening and possible confirmation of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). Please as usual , we all need to be at the plenary during the screening exercise,” he said. Read more
Obaseki tasks politicians, private sector, others on ‘Adopt a School policy’ (ThisDay)
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has charged the private sector, members of the political class and other public-spirited Edo citizens to adopt a school as a way of complimenting the state government’s efforts to reposition education.
Obaseki, while addressing government officials who went on schools’ monitoring across the state, said his government would continue to partner with all stakeholders to ensure all-round development in the state.
According to a statement, the governor said his government was considering an education bond to raise the needed funds to urgently revamp the state’s education sector. Read more
Ciara teases Summer Walker feature on new single ‘Better Thangs’ (NME)
Ciara has teased a potential Summer Walker feature on her new single “Better Thangs”.
This weekend (September 18), Ciara shared an image to social media from the set of a music video, featuring two blurry figures in the background. “I’m so excited for my feature on #BetterThangs. Can you guess who it is?” she wrote.
Summer Walker followed up with her own post yesterday (September 19), sharing a photo of herself with mint green hair to Instagram with the caption “#betterthangs”. Ciara commented “There she go” underneath with heart eye emojis.
Ciara also shared the photo to her Instagram story and posted her own photo with bright orange hair, captioned: “Where’s my twin at??:) #BetterThangs.” Read more
Occupied areas in Ukraine call vote to join Russia (BBC)
Almost seven months after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, areas under Moscow’s control have announced plans for urgent so-called referendums on joining Russia.
Russia’s invasion has stalled in recent months and Ukraine has recaptured swathes of territory in the north-east.
Now Russian-backed officials in the east and south say they want votes on annexation starting this week.
Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, after a vote widely condemned as a sham.
The international community has never recognised the annexation but it has long been clear that Russia intends to rubber-stamp its takeover of other occupied regions in the same way. Read more
Latin Grammy nominations led by Bad Bunny, Rauw Alejandro, Christina Aguilera and Rosalía (Variety)
Bad Bunny reigns over this year’s Latin Grammys, earning a total of 10 nominations, including nods for “Un Verano Sin Ti” for album of the year and for the Bomba Esteréo-featuring “Ojitos Lindos” for record of the year.
Bad Bunny has yet to earn wins in any of the big four categories. However, with his nominations for “Un Verano Sin Ti,” he becomes the first artist to get three album of the year nods in a row. He was also nominated in the same category twice for best urban fusion/performance, best reggaeton performance and best urban song. His remaining nominations are in the best urban album and best rap/hip-hop song categories.
Also raking in multiple nods were Mexican producer-songwriter Edgar Barrera who earned nine, Rauw Alejandro with eight and Christina Aguilera with seven. Aguilera is nominated in three of the big four categories, including album of the year for “Aguilera”; she joins Becky G, Nicki Nicole and Nathy Peluso in a nomination for record of the year and song of the year for their track “Pa Mis Muchachas.”
Rosalía is nominated a total of seven times — once alongside the Weeknd for “La Fama” as the record of the year, song of the year and best alternative song for “Hentai,” along with nods for album of the year, best alternative music album and best recording package for “Motomami” (Deluxe). Read more
Angelina Jolie makes surprise visit to flood-hit Pakistan (DailyMail)
Hollywood actress and U.N. humanitarian Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to one of the worst flood-hit areas in southern Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said, as the death toll from months-long deluges rose to 1,559.
TV footage showed Jolie arriving at an airport in Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province, where floods since mid-June have killed 692 people, damaged hundreds of thousands of homes and left half a million people homeless.
Later, she visited some of the flood-affected areas, according to local media.
According to the IRC, a prominent international aid group, Jolie is visiting Pakistan to support communities affected by the devastating floods. Read more
Ghana has not invested enough in creative arts – Actress Ama Abebrese (MyJoy)
Actress Ama K. Abebrese says there is no clear decision by the state to resource the creative arts industry to enhance its global competitiveness and exposure.
According to her, it is difficult for anyone to tell the specific identities associated with the sector because the government has not invested enough into it.
“In order for you to think of a place and instantly think of their identity, do you know what that means? It means they have invested in promoting that identity. Has there been any serious investment made in Ghana to promote a certain identity?
“Ghanaians do have an identity, I will not say it’s just one thing but as for the reason why you’ll think of Hollywood and think America is as a result of billions of dollars of investments. Read more
Martin Scorsese hails new horror movie Pearl (FilmNews)
Martin Scorsese has lavished praise on the horror movie ‘Pearl’.
The legendary filmmaker has revealed that he found Ti West’s slasher film both “mesmerising” and “wild” and confessed that he had trouble sleeping after watching the flick.
The flick stars Mia Goth and is a prequel to West’s slasher movie ‘X’. It had a world premiere at the recent Venice Film Festival.
In a review sent to A24, Scorsese said: “Ti West’s movies have a kind of energy that is so rare these days, powered by a pure, undiluted love for cinema. Read more
Rare fighting between Palestinians and own police (BBC)
There have been fierce gun battles in the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, after Palestinian security forces arrested militants wanted by Israel.
A 53-year-old man was killed and there have been violent street protests.
It marks a further deterioration of security in the West Bank and is a sign of growing dissatisfaction among Palestinians with their leadership, after months of Israeli incursions.
An official warned of the risk of “civil war” if calm was not restored. Read more
World Athletics ratifies Tobi Amusan’s 100m hurdles record (Punch)
The World Athletics has ratified the women’s world 100m hurdles record set by Tobi Amusan at the 2022 World Championships.
A statement by the international athletic governing body on Tuesday further revealed that the record times of two other athletes — Mondo Duplantis and Sydney McLaughlin – have also been ratified.
The athletes had set the records at the World Athletics Championships that took place in Oregon, the United States, in July.
The statement read, “The world records set by Tobi Amusan, Mondo Duplantis, and Sydney McLaughlin at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 have been ratified. Read more
Rugby World Cup: Sadia Kabeya and Morwenna Talling in England squad (BBC)
England’s 20-year-old forwards Sadia Kabeya and Morwenna Talling are in a 32-player squad for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, starting on 8 October.
Flanker Kabeya has beaten 2014 World Cup winner Vicky Fleetwood to a place in the squad, with Sarah Beckett another back row player left out.
Lock Talling is included despite missing Wednesday’s record 25th Test win in a row against Wales with injury.
England are the number one side in the world and favourites to win the title.
As expected, Sarah Hunter will continue as England captain as she makes her fourth World Cup appearance along with centre Emily Scarratt – two of six world champions in the group. Read more
NPFL: Enyimba unveil new assistant coach (Vanguard)
Nigeria Professional Football League giants, Enyimba FC have announced the addition of Olanrewaju Yemi Daniel into its coaching crew.
The Aba-based club on Tuesday announced this on their official website.
Yema as he is popularly known joins Enyimba as an assistant coach having previously worked at Magate FC, MFM FC and Vandrezzer.
In reaction, head coach, Finidi George said that he is excited to have Yema on board, highlighting his passion for coaching and positive mindset. Read more
Clarke wants ‘stalled’ Scots back into gear (BBC)
Steve Clarke has challenged his players to regain their “momentum” after they “stalled” in the summer as Scotland hosts Ukraine in the Nations League.
The Scots were knocked out of the World Cup play-offs by Wednesday’s visitors.
But Clarke thinks it will not have the “same edge” as when Ukraine arrived so soon after Russia’s invasion and won 3-1 at an emotional Hampden Park.
“That one in June was pretty unique – the circumstances leading into it,” Scotland’s head coach said. Read more
EFL outline financial demands to Premier League clubs to scrap FA Cup replays (Mirror)
EFL clubs will “resist” Premier League attempts to scrap FA Cup replays – unless they get financial guarantees.
Premier League clubs will meet on Wednesday and also discuss big changes to the Carabao Cup as part of the “New Deal for Football” negotiations. It is designed to ease the overcrowded fixture list for Premier League clubs with an expanded 36 team new-look Champions League format starting in 2024.
But Gillingham chairman Paul Scally has insisted EFL clubs will be against scrapping FA Cup replays permanently because they can provide a cash windfall for League One and Two clubs. Scally even suggested the cash from third and fourth round replays can be enough to keep some hard-up clubs from going bust.
Scally said: “We will resist it. I don’t know what the EFL position will be but I can’t believe they will be in favour of it. There’s got to be a ‘for life’ deal put in place and if there’s some conditions that we can live with then so be it, but it’s got to be for our benefit. We definitely cannot just scrap replays and the League Cup because it’s the difference between survival for some clubs.” Read more
Mike Tyson explains ‘health problem’ after he was spotted in a wheelchair (NYPost)
Mike Tyson said his sciatica flare-ups get so bad that he “can’t even talk.”
During a recent interview with Newsmax TV, Tyson addressed his “only health problem” after the former heavyweight champion was photographed in a wheelchair at Miami International Airport last month.
“I have sciatica every now and then, it flares up,” he told the outlet, per DailyMail. “When it flares up, I can’t even talk! Thank God it’s the only health problem I have.”
Sciatica is pain that travels along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down one or both legs to the feet. Read more
Raptors owner Tannebaum re-elected NBA board chairman (RFI)
Toronto Raptors owner Larry Tanenbaum has been unanimously re-elected as chairman of the NBA Board of Governors, the league announced on Tuesday.
Tanenbaum, long-time chairman of the ownership group for the Raptors, NHL Toronto Maple Leafs and Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC, has been chair of the NBA’s team owners panel since 2017, two years before the Raptors won their first NBA crown.
“I’m honored to continue serving as chairman of the NBA board of governors to help play a role in leading this great league,” Tanenbaum said.
“I’m grateful to my fellow governors for their valued support.” Read more