Native doctor kills client in Enugu as gunshot protection charm fails (Vanguard)
A 23-year-old native doctor, identified as Emmanuel Odo, has allegedly killed his client, Benedict Onunze, while testing a gunshot-protection charm he prepared for him at Umuaram, Ikem, in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State.
This is just as another native doctor, Idowu Talabi, was arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for killing his 30 years old co-tenant, Isau Oluwatobiloba.
The Enugu State Police Command’s spokesperson, Daniel Ndukwe, said the native doctor, who killed his client, has confessed to the crime and has been arrested.
The statement made available to Vanguard by Ndukwe read: “On 16/11/2022 at about 11.pm, Police operatives serving in Isi-Uzo Police Division of the command, arrested Odoh Emmanuel (male and a native doctor) aged 23, of Umuaram village in Ikem community of Isi-Uzo LGA, for shooting and murdering his adult male client, one Onunze Benedict, of Eha-Amufu community in the same LGA. Read more
Depots sell N220/litre, marketers project N350/litre pump price (Punch)
The pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, could hit N400/litre at most filling stations before the end of this year, going by the continued scarcity of the product, oil marketers stated on Tuesday.
This will represent over 100 per cent increase in the pump price over the period.
Dealers said if the scarcity of petrol failed to abate, its pump price would continue to rise, as they noted that PMS cost was already about N450/litre at the black market in many states.
This came as motorists decried the continued silence of the Federal Government and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited over the lingering crisis in the downstream oil sector. Read more
Kano bans tricycle operations on major metropolis roads (Guardian)
The Kano State Government has banned tricycle riders popularly known in the region as “Adaidaita Sahu” from operating on some major metropolis roads within the state.
The order was disclosed in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA), Nabilusi Na’isa, on Tuesday.
“Adaidaita Sahu drivers (tricycle operators) are prohibited from following Ahmadu Bello Way by Mundubawa road to Gazawa and Tal’udu road to Gwarzo,” KAROTA said.
The agency stated that the order was decided after the Kano state government had provided another means of transportation that will be used to convey passengers on the prohibited roads. Read more
Lagos man escapes lynching over failed kidnap bid (Punch)
A man, Gabriel Samson, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly attempting to abduct a five-year-old boy in the Ago area of the state.
A source in the area, told our correspondent that Samson was attacked by a mob who caught him in the act, adding that they were on the brink of lynching Samson when policemen from the Ago Police Station, stormed the scene and rescued him.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said after Samson was rescued and taken to the station, he behaved erratically during interrogation, adding that his sister, Queen, when contacted, confirmed that he was of unsound mind.
He said, “The police received an information on November 24, 2022, around 8am, that somebody is about to be lynched on Nwachukwu drive. The divisional officer of the Ago-Okota led a team of police officers to the scene and arrested a man who later identified himself as Gabriel Samson. Read more
Wike to Rivers PDP: await directive on presidential poll (Nation)
There is suspense in the Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the presidential candidate Governor Nyesom Wike is likely to endorse for next year’s poll.
Yesterday, the governor, who urged party faithful and supporters to vote for PDP governorship and parliamentary candidates in the state, advised them to wait for his decision on the presidential candidate to adopt.
Wike, who reflected on preparation for 2023 at the inauguration of the Rukpouku-I30-Ogbodo-Igwuruta link Road, said talks were still ongoing on the presidential flag bearer to pitch a tent with.
The Rivers governor and his colleagues in the G5, also known as the Integrity Group – Samuel Ortom (Benue), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) – are locked in a protracted feud with the party leadership over the refusal of the National Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to resign, contrary to his promise to quit, if the candidate was picked from the North. Read more
Labour Party Women Leader shot dead in Kaduna (DailyTrust)
Victoria Chintex, a leader of Labour Party (LP) in Kaura Local Government Aarea of Kaduna State, has been killed.
The Party’s Publicity Secretary in Southern Kaduna Senatorial Zone, Edward Buju, announced this in a statement on Tuesday.
Buju said Chintex’s husband sustained injury in the attack and is currently receiving treatment at a medical facility.
The statement read, “The Southern Kaduna (Zone 3) Labour Party commiserates with the party chairman and his excos in Kaura local government area, over the untimely demise of our mother and sister, Mrs Victoria Chintex, woman leader, Kaura local government who was killed yesterday (Monday) by some unknown gunmen in her residence in Kaura. Read more
Adeleke, Oyetola clash over sacked workers, Executive Orders (Vanguard)
Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State and his predecessor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, yesterday, clashed over the number of workers employed in the twilight of the government of the latter.
They also disagreed on issuance of Executive Orders and sacking of monarchs.
While the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, accused Oyetola of employing over 12, 000 workers before vacating office, spokesperson to the former governor, Ismail Omipidan, challenged the Adeleke administration to publish the list of the 12,000 workers, saying the figure was unfounded.
It was gathered that the Oyetola administration employed 2,400 teachers in primary and post-primary schools across the state, while some contract staff were regularised across ministries and parastatals, apart from the Osun Youth Empowerment (Volunteer) Scheme. Read more
2023: Why Nigerians should not vote tribalist, by Enabulele (Nation)
The newly-inaugurated President of the World Medical Association (WMA), Dr. Osahon Enabulele has urged Nigerians not to vote a tribalist or religious bigot as president next year.
Enabulele, a consultant family physicianand immediate president of Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA) also disclosed that brain drain among professionals could be curbed through the provision of better remuneration, adequate security and more-alluring incentives.
The WMA president, who is the first West African to emerge the helmsman of the association in its 75-year existence, spoke at the Press Centre of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) at the Government Reservation Area (GRA) in Benin, when he paid condolence visit to the Chairman of NUJ, Comrade Festus Alenkhe, on the November 7 this year’s passing of his 76-year-old mother, Mrs. Rose Alenkhe, who would be buried early next month.
The former president of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), as well as an ex-Chairman of NMA, Edo State chapter, who hails from Egor Local Government Area of Edo, was accompanied by many top officials of NMA. Read more
Stormzy explains why he defends Meghan Markle on new album, This Is What I Mean (Metro)
Stormzy couldn’t torn(ado) himself away from defending Meghan Markle on his album This Is What I Mean.
On song Please, he raps: ‘Leave Meghan alone/It cuts deep when you deep that your house was never your home.’
The Londoner, 29, recalled watching Oprah Winfrey’s interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex before writing the lyric.
‘I must have made it, maybe, sometime after that. It’s funny because even when I said it, I didn’t know I wanted to say that,’ he explained. Read more
Leonardo DiCaprio eyes edgy works at Art Basel Miami Beach (PageSix)
Art Basel Miami Beach opened to VIPs on Tuesday, drawing in top collectors, artworld bigs, and Leonardo DiCaprio.
The star was spotted taking an interest in some edgy works, including a piece on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and a painting of what looked like a kinky alien lap dance.
DiCaprio was spotted in his signature black hat and mask checking out the fair at the Miami Convention Center for hours with two pals, and being led around by a seeming art advisor.
“You know how some people lower their glasses when they’re inspecting art,” mused a spy. “That’s what happens with Leo’s mask. It kept sliding down when he was looking at the work.” Read more
Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab hailed as momentous breakthrough (BBC)
Health and science correspondent
The first drug to slow the destruction of the brain in Alzheimer’s has been heralded as momentous and historic.
The research breakthrough ends decades of failure and shows a new era of drugs to treat Alzheimer’s – the most common form of dementia – is possible.
Yet the medicine, lecanemab, has only a small effect and its impact on people’s daily lives is debated.
And the drug works in the early stages of the disease, so most would miss out without a revolution in spotting it.
Lecanemab attacks the sticky gunge – called beta amyloid – that builds up in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s. Read more
NATO Chief: Ukraine will one day join western military alliance (VOA)
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday that Ukraine, now fighting off Russia’s invasion, would one day join the Western military alliance in direct defiance of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“NATO’s door is open,” Stoltenberg told NATO foreign ministers meeting in Bucharest, Romania, renewing a commitment for Ukraine membership first made in 2008 but stalled since then. He noted that North Macedonia and Montenegro recently joined the West’s chief post-World War II military alliance, and that Sweden and Finland also will do so soon.
“Russia does not have a veto” on countries joining, Stoltenberg said. “We stand by that, too, on membership for Ukraine.”
“President Putin cannot deny sovereign nations to make their own sovereign decisions that are not a threat to Russia,” the former Norwegian prime minister said. “I think what he’s afraid of is democracy and freedom, and that’s the main challenge for him.” Read more
China COVID protests die down, but policy resentment remains (AlJazeera)
Bill was standing with a group of people mostly in their 20s when a young woman started to lead the chanting. “Give me liberty, or give me death,” she shouted, her voice cracking at one point.
Others followed her lead, repeating the chant, and raising sheets of blank paper, a defining symbol of the latest wave of protests in China.
“I had tears in my eyes,” said Bill, a 24-year-old graduate student in Chengdu who, like all the other people interviewed for this story, asked to be identified by a pseudonym for fear of retribution. “Hearing those people chanting these words, in China of all the places, makes me feel that I have never been alone.”
“If all of us can be this brave, then this country will still have hope,” he added. Read more
Timothée Chalamet reveals his relationship philosophy: ‘Love is the opposite of fear’ (Metro)
Timothée Chalamet has gone back to the 1980s – not just in his new cannibal movie but also in his trendy retro outfit. All curly hair and cherubic pout, the super-hot young star of Dune and Beautiful Boy is sitting in a posh Venice hotel, dressed in low-key casuals.
‘Oh, yeah, that’s funny,’ he says, when I compliment him on his faded T-shirt with a logo for the 1986 David Bowie musical Absolute Beginners. ‘That movie had no success when it came out.’
That’s not really something Chalamet knows much about, since he gained an Oscar nomination for 2017’s Call Me By Your Name and became an overnight icon. Now the 26-year-old star seems to cause Chalamania wherever he goes.
Half-American and half-French (on his father’s side), his transatlantic upbringing has left him thoughtful and engaged. He frequently responds with ‘I love that question’ when he hears something he likes. He’s philosophical, too, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. Read more
Shenzhou-15: China sends new crew to Tiangong space station (BBC)
Three Chinese astronauts have taken off for the Tiangong space station to make its first in-orbit crew handover.
It will be the second permanently inhabited space outpost, after the Nasa-led International Space Station from which China was excluded in 2011.
The fresh crew will live on the station for six months, taking over from three colleagues who arrived in June.
There will be a week-long handover period, in part to trial the station’s ability to house six astronauts.
The new crew lifted off on Tuesday in the Shenzhou-15 spacecraft or “Divine Vessel” from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert in north-west China. Read more
Rush for medals begin as Osinbajo declares Delta 2022 open today (Guardian)
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, will declare the 21st National Sports Festival open today in Asaba, Delta State capital. Before the opening ceremony this evening, the Games, tagged Delta 2022, will produce its first medal in the cycling event.
According to the programme by the Local Organising Committee (LOC), other events will be held tomorrow. At the last edition of the Festival held in Benin City, Team Delta shocked the host by winning the gold medal in the first cycling event, a defeat Edo State may be looking forward to avenge this time around.
The Edo Sports Commission Chairman, Yusuf Alli, said shortly before his athletes departed Benin City for Asaba that they would compete for every medal at Delta 2022.
An official of the LOC revealed yesterday that today’s opening ceremony at Stephen Keshi stadium would witness a mixture of entertainment and cultural display. Read more
Fernandes uninterested in Ronaldo’s goal debate (Punch)
Bruno Fernandes claimed “I don’t really think it matters” after being credited the opening goal in a 2-0 win over Uruguay to secure Portugal’s World Cup last-16 place.
The Manchester United midfielder scored twice as Fernando Santos’ side guaranteed their passage into the knockout stage with a match to spare after downing Uruguay at Lusail Stadium.
Portugal’s opener was initially credited to Cristiano Ronaldo, who appeared to faintly glance home Fernandes’ 54th-minute cross, but FIFA eventually intervened and awarded it to the latter.
Fernandes sealed the points from the penalty spot in the closing stages and is now focused on securing top spot in Group H by avoiding defeat against South Korea on Friday. Read more
Pulisic sinks Iran as US advance in World Cup duel (Guardian)
Christian Pulisic fired the United States into the last 16 of the World Cup on Tuesday as the Americans downed Iran 1-0 in their politically charged grudge match.
Chelsea star Pulisic bundled home the do-or-die Group B game’s only goal on 38 minutes to set up a second round clash with Group A winners the Netherlands on Saturday.
The victory was no less than US coach Gregg Berhalter’s youthful side deserved in what was only the third international football clash between the bitter ideological rivals.
The build-up to a pulsating showdown had been marked by steadily escalating tension, with Iran’s Football Federation on Sunday demanding FIFA sanction US Soccer for posting a modified version of their country’s flag on social media. Read more
Qatar exit World Cup pointless as Netherlands seal top spot (Vanguard)
Cody Gakpo scored again as the Netherlands booked their place in the World Cup last 16 as group winners with a straightforward 2-0 victory over hosts Qatar on Tuesday.
The Netherlands, needing just a point to be sure of progressing, put one foot in the next round inside the first half-hour as Gakpo scored for a third straight group game.
Frenkie de Jong added another in the 49th minute as the Dutch cruised through in a flat atmosphere at the Al Bayt Stadium.
Qatar, already eliminated before kick-off, suffered the ignominy of becoming the first home team in World Cup history to finish the group stage without a point. Read more
Rashford stars as England sink Wales to set up Senegal clash (Guardian)
England booked a World Cup last 16 clash against Senegal as Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden inspired a 3-0 win against Wales that sent their neighbours crashing out of the tournament on Tuesday.
Gareth Southgate’s side sealed first place in Group B thanks to key contributions from Rashford and Foden after they were restored to the team by the England boss.
Foden showed why there has been such a clamour for him to start as he won the free-kick that Rashford converted to break the deadlock early in the second half at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Doha.
Foden doubled England’s lead just seconds later to effectively ended the one-sided ‘Battle of Britain’ and Rashford struck again to ensure Wales’ first World Cup since 1958 ended in disappointment. Read more
England fans celebrate after huge victory over Wales (Metro)
Three Lions fans across the country roared into action after Marcus Rashford fired England to a 3-0 victory over Wales.
Pubs were packed across the UK as England ran riot over Rob Page’s side in Qatar.
Drinks were thrown in the air in fan parks across the nation on Tuesday, with chants of ‘It’s coming home’ being sung loudly after the goals went in.
England won the game 3-0 thanks to a goal from Manchester City star Phil Foden and a brace from Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford. Read more