Penis chopped off in botched circumcision (Vanguard)
A 22-year-old man had his penis chopped off in a botched circumcision at age 10. He has had a compensation award of £500,000 reduced to just £20,000 after the Malay government appealed against his claim.
The unnamed victim reportedly lost roughly 90 per cent of his penis during the operation. It took place at the local hospital in his hometown of Kuala Lipis, Malaysia. The incident occurred December 13, 2010.
The medics, who reportedly severed his privates, were not qualified in microsurgeries. The decision was made to transfer the boy to Selayang Hospital where better qualified surgeons could rectify the situation.
However, the delay meant he was only operated on 10 hours later. At this point all hope for reattaching his penis was lost. Read more
Tribunal: Atiku files appeal at Supreme Court, seeks nullification of judgment (Channels)
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubaka, has filed an appeal at the Supreme Court, seeking nullification of the judgment of the Presidential Election Petitions Court, which upheld the declaration of President Bola Tinubu as the winner of the 2023 polls.
In the notice of appeal predicated on 35 grounds, Atiku insisted that the tribunal committed a grave error and miscarriage of justice in its findings and conclusion in its petition challenging the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s declaration of Tinubu as President.
The notice of appeal is also praying the apex court to set aside the whole findings and conclusions of the Tribunal on the grounds that they did not represent the true picture of the grounds of his petition. Read more
AAU management denies hike in tuition fee (Guardian)
Prof. Sonnie Adagbonyi, acting Vice Chancellor (VC), of the Edo State-owned Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma says there is no increment in tuition fees for returning students of the institution, Adagbonyi said this at a press conference at the NUJ Centre on Tuesday, in Benin.
“It has become very important to us as the management of the university to come before you, by extension, before the public to explain certain things and issues concerning AAU which have been in the news in recent times.
“I make bold to tell you that a greater percentage of what is being canvassed in the media, both conventional and in the social, is truth standing on its head. Read more
Falana demands coroner’s inquest into Mohbad’s death (Punch)
Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has requested a coroner’s inquest into the circumstances surrounding the passing away of musician Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.
Punch Online reports that Mohbad passed away on September 12, 2023, and was laid to rest just a day later.
In a formal letter addressed to the Chief Coroner of the High Court of Lagos State in Ikeja, Falana expressed deep concern about what he referred to as a “very tragic death.” He cited the Lagos State Coroner’s Law of 2007, specifically Section 15, which stipulates that an inquest should be conducted when a coroner becomes aware of a death within their district that results from violent, unnatural, or suspicious circumstances. Read more
4 injured as car plunges into Lagos Lagoon (Nation)
A driver and three of his passengers have sustained injuries after their vehicle plunged into the lagoon in Lagos.
The incident occurred around 12:29 p.m. around Costain Roundabout inward Eko Bridge.
The vehicle, a Toyota Avalon car with registration number CAL-466GA, was said to have had a brake failure while moving at top speed. Read more
Lagos Palliative: Bariga LCDA subsidises bus fares, slashes health service cost (Tribune)
Bariga Local Council Development Area (LCDA) has subsidised fares on the Bariga Palliative Transport Bus Service, given food vouchers for rice, semovita, garri and beans, including 50 per cent cut on primary health services within the area.
Speaking on this initiative, The Executive Chairman of the Council, Alabi Kolade said the council decided to support its people through credible palliatives in order to lessen the impact of subsidy reduction on the most vulnerable population outside of the civil service.
Alabi also said financial assistance, food distributions, and a functional health care programme are being offered, adding that the first six (6) buses are fully automated and prepared to transport passengers at a 50 per cent discount as part of the Bariga Local Council’s palliative transport service. Read more
British Vogue appoints Chioma Nnadi as new head of editorial content (Vanguard)
Fashion Journalist, Chioma Nnadi has been appointed as the new head of editorial content at British Vogue.
The 44-year-old journalist of Nigerian and Swiss-German descent will take over from Edward Enninful, the editor-in-chief.
Enninful enjoyed a six-year tenure as both the prestigious fashion magazine’s first male and first black editor before his resignation in June. Read more
Defence HQ probes video of soldiers in dialogue with bandits (Channels)
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) is probing the video of soldiers dialoguing with bandits in Katsina State.
While the clip had caused a stir on social media, the DHQ says an investigation has started to authenticate the video.
“The attention of the Defence Headquarters was drawn to a video clip in circulation across the social media handles of some soldiers engaging with bandits somewhere in Katsina State,” the Director of Defence Information, Tukur Gusau, said in a Monday statement. Read more
Sean “Diddy” Combs calls MTV Global Icon Award “one of the biggest honours” (MusicNews)
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has reflected on being honoured with the Global Icon Award at the recent MTV Video Music Awards.
The I’ll Be Missing You rapper spoke with Extra TV on Monday about how it felt to be recognised with the award earlier this month.
“I ain’t gonna lie, it is like I’m living the dream,” the 53-year-old star told the outlet. “You have to understand just being from Harlem, just being a kid growing up watching MTV… it is like one of the biggest honours I could ever imagine receiving.” Read more
Danish artiste Jens Haaning ordered to repay Kunsten Museum of Modern Art after turning in blank canvases (ABC)
A Danish artist has been ordered to return close to $112,000 to a museum after only turning in two blank canvases.
Artist Jens Haaning had been sent the money by the Kunsten Museum in Aalborg, which believed he was planning to embed the banknotes in two glass frames as a commentary on wages in Denmark and Austria.
Instead, he sent back the blank frames under a new title: Take the Money and Run. Read more
Michael Barrymore joins Elon Musk and Andrew Tate in public show of support to Russell Brand (Mirror)
Michael Barrymore has shown his support for comedian Russell Brand after he was accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse, claims Brand vehemently denies. The TV star took to X, formally Twitter, with his thoughts.
Sharing Russell’s lengthy denial video, in which he called allegations a “coordinated media attack” and something he “seriously refutes”, Michael weighed in on the situation, cryptically saying to Brand: “That’s what they do.” The 71-year-old’s message was posted before the joint investigation between The Times, The Sunday Times and Channel 4’s Dispatches was released, which shared allegations from four women of incidents involving Brand. Michael joins a group of celebrities showing support for Russell, including Andrew Tate and Elon Musk. Read more
Plight of UK Syrian refugees focus of new Ken Loach film (National)
Film director Ken Loach has spoken about the message of hope his new film on Syrian refugees will bring to the big screen.
The Old Oak tells the story of a group of Syrian refugees housed in a neglected former mining village in the north-east of England, and how two traumatised communities are thrown together.
The director said the story is infused with hope, as a community of refugees fleeing war finds common ground with residents of an area of Britain decimated by “decades of government neglect”. Read more
Elemental scores biggest Disney+ movie premiere since Turning Red
Disney and Pixar said Monday that their animated feature Elemental, starring Leah Lewis and Mamoudou Athie, has scored the biggest movie premiere of the year to date on Disney+, earning 26.4 million views in its first five days on the service.
The result, calculated by dividing total stream time by runtime, positions the film as one of the Top 10 in the history of the streamer, as far as premieres go. The flick directed by Peter Sohn is the most viewed-animated feature to come out of Disney/Pixar since Turning Red was released last March and has also notably bested that Oscar-nominated Domee Shi pic with the biggest Latin American Disney+ movie premiere of all time. Read more
Debris of US F-35 fighter jet found a day after pilot ejects from warplane (AlJazeera)
The United States military said it has finally found debris from a missing F-35 fighter jet a day after asking for the public’s help in locating wreckage from the elusive warplane after a pilot ejected from the aircraft for unknown reasons.
The debris field from the F-35B Lightning II jet that went missing on Sunday afternoon was located on Monday in South Carolina’s rural Williamsburg County, according to the Marine Corps’s Joint Base Charleston.
“Personnel from Joint Base Charleston and @MCASBeaufortSC, in close coordination with local authorities, have located a debris field in Williamsburg County. The debris was discovered two hours northeast of JB Charleston,” the base said on social media, while also thanking local, county and state officials for their help in the hunt for the missing stealth fighter plane. Read more
Iran prisoner swap: US citizens freed in $6b deal (BBC)
Five Americans jailed for years in Iran and widely regarded as hostages are on their way home to the United States.
The last pieces in a controversial swap mediated by Qatar fell into place when $6bn (£4.8bn) of Iranian funds held in South Korea reached banks in Doha.
It triggered the departure of the four men and one woman in Tehran, who are also Iranian citizens, on a chartered flight to Qatar’s capital.
They were met by senior US officials and are now on their way to Washington. Read more
WAFCON Qualifiers: Falcons walk over São Tomé & Príncipe (Nation)
Next weekend’s Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Super Falcons of Nigeria and São Tomé & Príncipe is off the card.
Information has it that the São Tomé & Príncipe have pulled out in what could have been the first time Nigeria have to play back-to-back with the same country in both men’s and women’s Africa Cup of Nations.
The first leg match was scheduled to hold at the waterfront stadium, Mobolaji Johnson Arena on Friday. Read more
Harry Kane ‘‘really happy’’ he is at Bayern after Man Utd transfer speculation (Football365)
Harry Kane insists he was always “really interested” in joining Bayern Munich and has no regrets after Manchester United failed to sign him from Tottenham.
Kane left Spurs for Bayern in a deal that could be worth up to £100 million ahead of the summer transfer window closing.
Reports suggested United – who Bayern face in the Champions League on Wednesday – were one of the English clubs also interested in the 30-year-old forward. Read more
Spain players reiterate strike stance after national team call up (BBC)
Spain players have reiterated that they are boycotting the women’s national side despite being called up to the latest squad.
Fifteen members of the team that won the World Cup last month have been included in a squad for upcoming Nations League fixtures.
A group of 81 players boycotted the national team after then Spanish FA boss Luis Rubiales kissed forward Jenni Hermoso following last month’s final. Read more
Mesut Ozil names Arsenal star and Man City trio in Champions League “dream team” (Mirror)
Mesut Ozil has selected Arsenal star Bukayo Saka alongside Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe when choosing his dream Champions League side.
The competition gets underway once again this week, with reigning champions Manchester City aiming to defend the crown that they won as part of their historic treble. It also represents a huge moment for Arsenal.
After finishing second behind Pep Guardiola’s side in the race for the Premier League crown, the Gunners guaranteed their Champions League return. The North London side have not played in the competition since the 2016/17 season. Read more
Alpha Tauri reserve Liam Lawson takes first F1 points and wants more (ESPN)
AlphaTauri stand-in Liam Lawson scored his first Formula One points at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday and, in only his third race, also chalked up the team’s highest finish of the season.
Despite that, the 21-year-old New Zealander managed to find fault in his weekend.
“I need to sort these starts because it’s two weekends in a row now that I’ve lost two spots off the line and it’s just making our life more difficult,” Lawson told Sky Sports television. Read more
Rafael Nadal makes pointed comment over Novak Djokovic’s Grand Slam record (Tennis365)
Rafael Nadal appears to have lost his battle with Novak Djokovic in the race to finish their respective careers with the most Grand Slam titles and now he has given his verdict on his great rival’s latest major title.
Djokovic claimed his 24th Grand Slam title by winning the US Open in New York earlier this month, moving him two ahead of Nadal in the all-time list.
The Serbian remains at the peak of his powers and looks set to add to his Grand Slam collection over the next couple of years, despite passing his 36th birthday earlier this year. Read more