Pastor, 1 other arraigned over gender violence (DailyTrust)
A 52-year-old pastor, Samson Ajayi, and one Jamiyu Jejelaye (36) have been arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti magistrate’s court over gender-based violence on one Nifemi Ajayi.
Police prosecutor, Inspector Bamikole Olasunkanmi, told the court Monday that the pastor sometime in March, 2021, at his church, Erigorah Gospel Church, Anaye, Ikere-Ekiti, caused Nifemi Ajayi, who claimed to be a virgin, to carry pure water in her hand and distribute to every member of the church which conduct was to be detrimental to Nifemi’s physical and psychological well-being.
Counsels to the defendants, Barrister O. J. Abiola for first the defendant, and Barrister Iyanu Obamuwagun for the second defendant, urged the court to grant bail to their clients, saying they would not jump bail.
The Magistrate, Abdulhamid Lawal, granted them bail of N100,000 each, with two sureties in like sum and adjourned to September 15, 2021. Read more
Court remands 2 applicants for being in possession of toy gun (Vanguard)
An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered that two unemployed men be remanded in a correctional centre for allegedly being in possession of a toy gun.
The police charged Toheed Tajudeen, 25 and Segun Jayeola, 27, whose residential addresses were not given, with conspiracy and unlawful possession of firearms.
Magistrate Elizabeth Adeola, who did not take the plea of Tajudeen and Jayeola ordered that they should be kept at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre, Lagos.
Adeola directed that the case file should be sent to the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice. Read more
Police arrest 16 workers over alleged invasion of firm (Leadership)
Police in Lagos have arrested five union leaders and 11 workers of Mouka Foam who allegedly invaded the company.
The suspects were identified as Johnson Adeyemi, chairman, Mouka Foam branch of the National Union of Chemical, Footwear, Rubber, Leather and Non-Metallic Employees (NUCFRLANMPE), Segun Balogun, (financial secretary), Matthew Olagoke (branch auditor), Timothy Datsaba, (ex-officio) and another ex-officio simply identified as Hilary, among others workers.
Our correspondent gathered that the suspects were arrested by officers of the Lagos State police command attached to Area F, Ogba, Lagos State.
It was further learnt that the incident occurred when some union members of Mouka Foam company staged a protest against the company claiming that the company’s policy are working against the union and posting them out of the state in order to kill the association. Read more
Apapa traffic: Truck owners protest extortion by police, LASTMA (Vanguard)
Truck owners under the aegis of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), and Nigeria Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), yesterday, protested the continued extortion by the Police and officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, just as they called for a reduction on money collection checkpoints before the port.
To drive their point home, both associations blocked the Apapa-Oshodi expressway, causing traffic gridlock on the road.
They also chanted songs and displayed placards with inscriptions such as ‘Extortion must stop’, ‘Don’t give, don’t take’, ‘Enough is enough’, ‘Extortion is corruption’, ‘Stop extortion of truckers’, ‘Extortion is killing our economy’, among others. Read more
Flood kills pregnant woman, 5 others in Yobe (Leadership)
Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has confirmed six persons killed including a pregnant woman and over 100 houses destroyed due to flooding in Potiskum local government area of the state.
The executive secretary of the agency, Dr Muhammed Goje, confirmed the incident in an interview with LEADERSHIP yesterday in Yobe.
“We deployed assessment teams to the affected areas. We also visited Potiskum to sympathise with the victims over the disaster,” he said. Read more
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Maria’s privilege upsets Jackie B (Nation)
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye former Deputy Head of House, Jackie B is upset over Maria’s perceived power as the Head of House.
Jackie B said she was frustrated and upset that Maria was lucky to have the privilege of evicting two housemates on Sunday, August 22, 2021.
“I was also frustrated and upset that some people are luckier in the game. I know I haven’t been lucky with games but these privileges keep going to the same person,” she said.
Jackie B began by telling Big Brother that some people are luckier in the game. Read more
Bandits kill one, abduct 4 in Katsina (Vanguard)
Gunmen suspected to be bandits in the wee hours of Friday morning killed one Abdu Buzu (Warwas) and abducted four other persons in Dangani village, Musawa Local government area of Katsina State.
It was gathered that among the four persons abducted were three children of a lecturer, Malam Sule Dan-hudu with the Isa Kaita College of Education in Katsina.
A source in the area said the bandits stormed the village around 1:40am, killed Abdu Buzu and kidnapped others.
He identified the kidnap victims as Abdurrahaman, Ahmed and Amina (all children of the lecturer as well as Ibrahim Ma’aruf (Dan-ula).
However, as at the time of filing in this report, the Katsina State Police Command is yet to issue any official statement to that effect. Read more
Ex-Deputy Senate President Mantu dies after days in isolation (DailyTrust)
Ibrahim Mantu, a former deputy Senate president, is dead.
A family source, who confirmed the demise to our correspondent, said he died at a private hospital in Abuja after nine days of sickness and isolation.
He said the former deputy Senate president died at about 2 am on Tuesday.
“He fell ill about nine days ago and was receiving treatment at home but he was rushed to the hospital when there was no sign of improvement,” the source said, adding that the funeral prayer would hold later on Tuesday, in Abuja.
Mantu was one of the notable figures in the nation’s political landscape for many years. Read more
Devil pushed me to sexually abuse my neighbour’s daughter – Tailor (Vanguard)
A 29-year-old tailor, Adebomi Oke has said that the devil pushed him to sexually abuse a four-year-old neighbour’s daughter in Ondo State.
Oke made this known after his arrest and two others by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in Ondo State.
”I just moved into the one-room where the incident happened one month ago.
“It is true that I defiled my neighbour’s daughter. It was the devil that pushed me into committing the act.
“I am appealing to people, especially my family, to help me beg the girl’s mother not to be annoyed. Read more
FG receives 699,760 doses of AstraZeneca (Nation)
The United Kingdom on Tuesday donated 699,760 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to the Federal Government.
This is the first tranche of the 1,299,760 expected from the UK Government through the COVAX facility.
Nigeria on Tuesday flagged off the second phase of COVID-19 vaccination with 4 million doses of Moderna vaccine received from the US Government.
Speaking during the official handing over of the vaccines to the Federal Government by the UK Government in Abuja, the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Dr Faisal Shuaib, said: “I am glad to inform you that last night, we received 699,760 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine donated by the UK Government. We are most grateful to the government and people of the UK for this gesture. Read more
Cardi B fiercely defends Lizzo as singer breaks down over ‘fatphobic’ and ‘racist’ comments (Metro)
Cardi B, Jameela Jamil and Missy Elliott have come to Lizzo’s defence after the star broke down over vile comments that were made about her online.
The “Rumors” singer spoke out on Instagram Live on Sunday, saying she felt like ‘the world don’t love me back’.
Wiping her eyes, Lizzo said: ‘There are people that have something mean to say about you and for the most part it doesn’t hurt my feelings, I don’t care.
‘I just think when I’m working this hard, my tolerance gets lower. My patience is lower, I’m more sensitive and it gets to me. Read more
Britney Spears explains why she’s posing topless on Instagram (PageSix)
Britney Spears is posing topless on Instagram frequently because she wants to look at herself in her “purest form.”
The “Toxic” singer shared more topless photos of herself Monday and explained the reason for the increased nudity on her profile — and it’s not because of plastic surgery or a pregnancy.
“No guys … I didn’t get a boob job in just a week … nor am I pregnant … I have boobs in these pics cause I devoured food 😋 !!!!” she began her lengthy caption. “Before I show you more pics of my body … I want you to understand my thoughts on exposing my skin !!!!”
Spears, 39, explained to her devoted fans and followers that she feels “better” naked after growing increasingly insecure about her body while performing. Read more
Cambridgeshire sinkhole: Locals crack up at The Butts’ hole (BBC)
News of a sinkhole which appeared in a road called The Butts has caused amusement among a town’s residents on social media.
The hole and crack in Soham were reported to Cambridgeshire Police on Sunday.
A plethora of puns followed a police post on Facebook, with one person saying: “That can’t be worded in a way that isn’t amusing”.
The county council said staff were looking into the suspected sinkhole. Read more
Halle Berry “sued by former UFC star Cat Zingano over role in film Bruised” (Metro)
Former UFC fighter Cat Zingano is suing Halle Berry, over claims the Hollywood star ‘promised’ her a role in upcoming film Bruised, according to reports.
Berry, who directs and stars in the film, is alleged to have promised Zingano a part in the project, with the fighter pulling out of an upcoming bout to keep her schedule clear.
However, Zingano has claimed after she was dropped by UFC for picking the film over the fight, Berry withdrew her offer due to Zingano no longer being a UFC fighter.
According to TMZ, who has obtained legal documents pertaining to the suit, the mixed martial artist claims she met with Oscar-winner Berry in July 2019, with the star saying Zingano was perfect for the project. Read more
New woman steps forward alleging Jeffrey Epstein raped her (NYPost)
Another woman has come forward with new claims that she was raped by Jeffrey Epstein at his Manhattan townhouse when she was 17, a lawsuit shows.
The woman filed her suit anonymously in Manhattan Supreme Court late Friday — the eve of the historic closure of the New York Child Victim’s Act’s look-back window.
The window allowed people alleging childhood abuse to file suit against their suspected attackers and the institutions that reportedly protected the perpetrators, regardless of whether the old claims were beyond the statute of limitations.
The new Epstein case alleges that in 2003, when the woman was 17, the sick financier “sexually assaulted, abused, battered and raped her on at least two, separate occasions at his home” in Manhattan. Read more
Taliban takeover: Uganda to take in 2,000 Afghan refugees (BBC)
Uganda is to take in 2,000 refugees who have fled Afghanistan after Taliban militants took power on Sunday.
The first group of 500 Afghans are expected to arrive at Entebbe Airport later on Tuesday.
The deal was agreed following a request from the US government, Refugee Minister Esther Anyakun told the BBC.
Uganda has a long history of welcoming refugees – and is currently home to around 1.3 million people who have fled conflict or other disasters. Read more
Tammy Abraham: Roma sign striker from Chelsea for £34m on five-year deal (BBC)
Striker Tammy Abraham has completed a 40m euro (£34m) move to Italian side Roma from Chelsea.
Abraham, Chelsea’s joint top scorer last season, joins the Serie A club – managed by former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho – on a five-year deal.
It is understood the deal for the 23-year-old England international includes a buy-back clause set at £68m.
“You can sense when a club really wants you – and Roma made their interest clear immediately,” said Abraham. Read more
Manchester United beat Burnley in behind-closed-doors friendly with Jadon Sancho among those handed starts (Metro)
Manchester United beat Burnley 3-1 in a behind-closed doors friendly at Old Trafford with Jadon Sancho among those in action.
Sancho came off the bench for the final 15 minutes against Leeds United on Saturday and started against the Clarets on Tuesday afternoon, getting some more valuable minutes under his belt.
Despite being officially unveiled at the weekend, Raphael Varane was not involved having only started training with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad on Monday.
Tom Heaton, Diogo Dalot, Eric Bailly, Brandon Williams, Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard were handed starting appearances alongside Harry Maguire and Anthony Martial who also featured against Leeds. Read more
How Kemba Walker, Knicks finally found each other (NYPost)
There were other point guard options the Knicks would have preferred. Chris Paul naturally. Kyle Lowry — without a doubt.
Dennis Schroder? Not a bad choice, but he was asking too much at the outset and there was baggage.
Spencer Dinwiddie, according to a source, didn’t find the Knicks an appealing fit. The Knicks knew young point guard Cameron Payne, Paul’s backup, wasn’t budging from Phoenix. The Cavaliers wanted too many assets for Collin Sexton, who is soon up for a contract extension.
Lonzo Ball, the No. 2 pick in the 2017 draft? The Knicks were intrigued in March but after stronger consideration, they backed off, wanting a ready-made veteran point guard. The Knicks let him go to the Bulls without a fuss, according to a source. Read more
Lyon suspend veteran Marcelo for ‘inappropriate behaviour’ (France24)
Lyon have demoted Brazilian centre-back Marcelo to the reserves due to “inappropriate behaviour”, the club announced on Tuesday.
French media reported the two sides were negotiating ending the 34-year-old’s contract.
In a statement, the Ligue 1 outfit said Marcelo’s behaviour in the dressing room was “inappropriate” following Sunday’s 3-0 loss to Angers, in which he scored an own goal.
The club said the decision was “taken unanimously by Lyon’s management team.” Read more
Naomi Osaka: World number two briefly breaks off Cincinnati Masters conference (BBC)
Naomi Osaka broke down in tears before resuming her first news conference since the controversy over refusing to speak to media at the French Open.
Osaka became emotional shortly after being asked about “dealing with media in this format” – and the Cincinnati Masters video call was briefly halted.
Earlier, the Japanese star, 23, said she was “proud” of the stand she took in Paris.
“It was something that needed to be done,” she said. Read more
Thomas Tuchel’s class gesture to Weymouth players after Chelsea net 13 goals in friendly (Metro)
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel showed a touch of class to give Weymouth’s defeated players a post-match team talk after the Blues netted 13 goals in a dominant friendly victory.
The Champions League holders made a perfect start to the new Premier League season, taking complete control against Crystal Palace in an easy 3-0 victory at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
But Chelsea have one of the biggest and most talent-packed squads in Europe, many of whom returned late to pre-season after Euro 2020, leaving a number of players in need of minutes.
That saw the club arrange a behind-closed-doors friendly against Weymouth on Sunday at the club’s Cobham training centre to build up fitness for the players who were not involved against Palace. Read more