Ogun Police arrest man for allegedly shooting younger sister’s boyfriend (Guardian)
The Police in Ogun, on Sunday, arrested a man, Michael Ogundele, for allegedly shooting his younger sister’s boyfriend and injured him at Idiroko area of the state.
The Police Spokesperson in the State, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known in a statement issued to newsmen in Ota, Ogun.
Oyeyemi explained that the suspect,30, was arrested on Feb.2 by the operative of Ogun State Command for allegedly shooting and injuring one Tobi Olabisi, for having a love affair with his sister. Read more
Europe-bound drug consignments intercepted at Lagos airport (Punch)
Attempts to export large consignments of illicit drugs especially cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and ephedrine to Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Europe through various disingenuous modes of concealment by desperate drug cartels via the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos have again been frustrated by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, who intercepted them and arrested those behind the bids, The PUNCH reports.
Top on the list of those so far arrested in connection with the seizures is a Nigerian based in Athens, Greece, Iwuozor Chinedu.
He was debarked from an Ethiopian airline flight on Friday, February 3, after officers in the tarmac team of the NDLEA intercepted two bags during a secondary check exercise at the foot of the aircraft. Read more
6 die in Lagos ship accident (Nation)
Six yet-to-be-identified persons were at the weekend confirmed dead after an accident in a vessel around Atlas Cove, Lagos.
The deceased were said to have been working on the tanker of the vessel identified as MT Halima when the accident occurred.It was not clear if the vessel was carrying petroleum products in its tank when the accident occurred.
A statement from the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT confirmed that a distress call was received from the ship through the Western Region Control Centre (WRCC) of the Falcon Eye, a Navy’s Maritime Domain Awareness facility. Read more
NDLEA seizes 75.75kg skunk from Canada (Guardian)
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has seized 75.75kgs of cannabis indica, which came from Montreal, Canada, hidden in a container of four used vehicles.
This is contained in a statement by the Director, Media and Advocacy NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi, on Sunday in Abuja.
Babafemi said that this was coming barely a month after operatives at the Tincan seaport intercepted a consignment of 24.5kgs of cannabis indica, concealed in used vehicles imported from Canada. Read more
Buhari condemns Katsina terrorists’ attack on vigilantes (DailyTrust)
President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned what he called the “horrific attack” on vigilantes at Yargoje forest in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State, where many lives were lost.
The bandits had ambushed a convoy of vigilantes in the forest as they went to recover stolen cows leading to the killings.
The President, in a statement issued Sunday by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, paid tribute to all those vigilantes and family members who had been martyred on Sunday. Read more
Benin Monarch sacks Duke of Egbaen Siluko, appoints Edionwere (Independent)
His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin, CFR has sacked Mr Edomwonyi Iduozee Ogiegbaen as the Enogie (Duke) of Egbaen Siluko Dukedom in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State,
Ogiegbaen’s sack comes one month after he was shoved aside as Chief Coordinator to the Palace on Enigie matters in January 2023 over alleged rebellion, dereliction of his duties and uprising in the Enigie’s fold in Benin Kingdom, triggering a wave of backlash.
Oba Ewuare II made the proclamation during ‘open mediation in his palace in Benin City where he announced the appointment of Capt. Uwadiae Ohonbamumwen (Rted) as the Odionwere in Egbaen Siluko’s Dukedom. Read more
Ogun 2023: NAOSS slams Ibikunle over endorsement of Otegbeye (Leadership)
The National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS) has criticised the former Governor of the State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun for endorsing Biyi Otegbeye, candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) for the 2023 gubernatorial election in the State.
The students maintained that the incumbent, Prince (Dr.) Dapo Abiodun, of All Progressives Congress (APC), remains the preferred candidate and would be re-elected by the good people of Ogun State to continue with the good work he is doing in the State.
In statement signed by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Ogun State Chairman, Comrade Damilola Kehinde Simeon and Comrade Ogunrombi Oluwagbemileke, NAOSS National President, made available to newsmen in Abuja, on Saturday, said the ex-governor would not be allowed to foist a stooge on the State.
Ibadan: 1 dies, another injured in soldiers shootout (Punch)
Soldiers have reportedly shot a motorcyclist amidst the protest against fuel and naira notes scarcity at the Apata area in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The protests which happened across the major cities of the state grounded activities and had youths carrying placards expressing their grievances on the situation since Friday.
According to an eyewitness as reported by Nigerian Tribune, the shooting incident happened in the early hours of Saturday after men of the Nigerian Army were deployed on the street to douse the tension in the state. Read more
Shakira’s new album will address Gerard Pique split in more detail (MusicNews)
Shakira’s new album is inspired by her split from Gerard Pique.
The 46-year-old pop star’s recent song ‘Shakira: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol 53′ was branded a “diss track” after she appeared to take aim at the former footballer – who has started a relationship with student Clara Chia Marti after the couple broke up last year – and she will delve deeper into the heartbreak for her upcoming record.
A music insider told The Sun on Sunday newspaper’s Bizarre column: “Her next album is definitely going to be a tell-all record and she won’t be shy about letting everyone know about what happened. Read more
Canadian hitmakers vie for Grammys alongside some of pop music’s biggest stars (TorontoStar)
Pop superstars Bryan Adams, Michael Bublé and Drake could emerge Grammy Awards winners today, but it’s the Canadian hitmakers behind the scenes who are chasing some of the top prizes.
While mixer Serban Ghenea isn’t as recognizable as the stars he works with, the Romania-born, Canada-raised pop wizard is nominated six times this year, including a staggering four times in the album of the year category as part of the team behind projects by Coldplay, Lizzo, Adele and Mary J. Blige.
Ghenea also shares a nomination with Blige for record of the year, where they’ll compete against Winnipeg-born mixer Jesse Ray Ernster and the team that worked on Doja Cat’s “Woman.”
Michael B. Jordan confirms that “Creed IV” is happening “for sure” (NME)
Michael B. Jordan has confirmed that there are plans in the works for a Creed IV film.
Ahead of the release of Creed III next month, Jordan spoke to IGN and confirmed that a fourth film was happening “for sure”.
When asked if there were any plans for Creed 4 or potentially a spinoff, Jordan confirmed Creed IV and added: “I just want to expand the Creed-verse within reason, but definitely expect other things around Creed for sure.” Read more
George R. Robertson, Police Academy star, dead at 89 (NYPost)
George R. Robertson, who played police-chief-turned-commissioner Henry Hurst in the first six Police Academy films, died Sunday at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. He was 89.
Born April 20, 1933, in Brampton, Ontario, Robertson boasts 80 acting credits, including portraying former Vice President Dick Cheney in The Path To 9/11 and the late US Sen. Barry Goldwater in The Reagans.
He excelled in football and hockey growing up in Canada and eventually moved to NYC, where he earned his MBA at Columbia University in 1959, according to his online obituary. It was there that he met Adele Probst, who became his wife of 61 years. Read more
Armie Hammer says he was sexually abused at 13 and attempted suicide following misconduct allegations (IndieWire)
Armie Hammer is speaking out on allegations stemming from two years ago that he abused multiple women, as well as the sexual practices that put him at the center of controversy.
In an exclusive interview with Air Mail, Hammer said that he was sexually abused by a youth pastor when he was 13, which “set a dangerous precedent in my life.” Hammer’s downfall as a would-be Hollywood movie star was tangled up in associations with BDSM and cannibalistic fetishes that were revealed on social media. A user named Effie, who shared screenshots in early 2021 dating back to 2017, also accused Hammer of rape.
Hammer, in the interview, conceded to emotional abuse toward his past partners while also denying any criminal wrongdoing. Read more
Julianne Moore hates using guns on the big screen (FilmNews)
Julianne Moore hates using guns in her films.
The 62-year-old actress is an passionate campaigner for gun control in the United States and has revealed that she has not used a firearm on a movie for 15 years as she is not comfortable with it.
Asked if the lack of guns is a conscious decision, Julianne told The Sunday Times newspaper: “Yes. It’s not something I feel drawn to at all. I don’t find it appealing.” Read more
Iran supreme leader pardons ‘‘tens of thousands’’ of prisoners (AlJazeera)
Iran’s supreme leader has pardoned or allowed a reduction in jail sentences for “tens of thousands” of prisoners, including some arrested in recent anti-government protests.
The pardons approved on Sunday by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei came with conditions, according to details announced in state media reports, which said the move would not apply to any of the numerous dual nationals held in Iran.
Those accused of “corruption on earth” – a capital charge brought against some protesters, four of whom have been executed – would also not be pardoned, state news agency IRNA reported.Read more
NPFL: Benin Arsenal fire blank against Scorpions (Punch)
The high-flying Bendel Insurance were slowed down by Gombe United at home on match-day six of the current season after being held to a goalless draw at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Saturday.
It’s the first time this season that the hosts have failed to score in the NPFL.
Gombe United proved to be good on the road, restricting the deadly attack of Insurance to pick up their third point on the road this season.Read more
Ford says return as full F1 team ”didn’t feel right” (F1i)
American car manufacturer Ford has revealed that it considered returning to Formula 1 as a full works team, but ultimately decided that it didn’t feel like the right way to do things.
Ford confirmed on Friday that it will make a return to Formula 1 in 2026 when new power unit regulations come into effect, in partnership with the Red Bull Racing team.
Ford was last involved in the sport through its Jaguar brand, which ironically it sold off in 2004 to energy drinks magnate Dieter Mateschitz to form the nucleus of the Red Bull F1 operation. Read more
Emma Hayes explains where Lauren James must improve after stunning Chelsea goal (Mirror)
Chelsea manager Emma Hayes claimed Lauren James still has plenty to work on after the Blues secured a 3-2 win against Tottenham.
The Blues moved back to the top of the Women’s Super League after edging out Spurs in a cracking London derby, with James scoring the pick of the goals in the first half. The England forward drove through the heart of the hosts’ defence to score a superb solo goal, restoring Chelsea’s first-half lead after Beth England equalised against her former club.
James was awarded the Barclays Player of the Match award for her energetic, all-action display. However, it still left her manager wanting more. Hayes, who has regularly rotated James in and out of the starting XI in recent months, said post-match there is still plenty the 21-year-old needs to work on. Read more
Mallorca damage Madrid title hopes as Asensio misses penalty (RFI)
Real Madrid’s hopes of retaining the La Liga title were dented Sunday as the champions lost 1-0 at Real Mallorca, to remain five points behind leaders Barcelona.
The Catalans host Sevilla later on and can open up an eight point lead after a frustrated Madrid fell short against Javier Aguirre’s side, with Marco Asensio missing a penalty against his former club.
Nacho’s 13th minute looping header into his own net separated the teams in a hard-fought clash, frequently slowed by various fouls from the hosts.
Katie Taylor set for Serrano rematch but doubts remain over venue (IrishTimes)
Katie Taylor’s eagerly-anticipated rematch with Amanda Serrano is expected to take place in Dublin on May 20th. However, The Irish Times understands that nothing has been confirmed with Dublin’s 3Arena.
Taylor beat Serrano via a split decision in the first women’s contest to top the bill at Madison Square Garden last April.
The 36-year-old confirmed the rematch after joining Serrano in the ring following the Puerto Rican’s win on points over Erika Cruz in New York on Saturday. Read more
IBSF World Championships 2023: Great Britain win joint silver in 4-man bobsleigh (BBC)
Great Britain won a first four-man bobsleigh medal at the World Championships for 84 years with silver in St Moritz.
Pilot Brad Hall, Taylor Lawrence, Greg Cackett and Arran Gulliver finished joint second with Latvia.
Germany’s Olympic champion Francesco Friedrich claimed his fifth consecutive title in a time of four minutes 19.61 seconds, 0.69secs ahead. Read more