Police arraign businesswoman for allegedly biting off apprentice’s cheek (Guardian)
The police on Tuesday arraigned a businesswoman, Lovina Chukwuekezi, 34, in a Magistrates’ Court in Ojo, Lagos for allegedly biting off her apprentice’s cheek.
The police charged Chuwuekezi along with her husband, Patrick, 51, with five counts of conspiracy, provocation, causing bodily harm, assault and neglect.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Simon Uche told the court that the defendants committed the offence on Oct. 24 at the Trade Fair Complex, Ojo, Lagos.
Uche said that the first defendant fought with her apprentice, Chinasa Nnamane, after a misunderstanding.
According to him, the first defendant grabbed the complainant by the cheeks and bite it off. Read more
Camera nails policeman collecting N15,000 bribe (NewTelegraph)
Police on Sunday announced that they had arrested a mobile policeman, Sergeant Onuh Makedomu, caught on a viral video, demanding N15,000 from a motorist.
Makedomu did not only collect N15,000 from the driver, but also begged him to tell other policemen on the road with him, that it was only N5,000, he collected from him.
The police hierarchy has identified him as a non-commissioned officer, with Force No 431625, Makedomu, attached to 49 PMF, but presently on special duty with the Safer Highways Patrol, in Lagos State. Read more
Noise Pollution: Lagos goes tough on hotels, clubs, religious centres (NewTelegraph)
The Lagos State Government Tuesday read the riot act to owners of hotels, night clubs, leisure homes and religious centres shut for noise pollution, saying that they must get guaranteed from the Residents Associations from their host communities before they would be reopened.
New Telegraph learnt that with the new development, any night clubs’ bar, karaoke centre, churches and mosques in the state shut down due to noise pollution will henceforth not be reopened until a letter of guarantee is issued on their behalf by the residents association of such area.
This is will be in addition to the other penalties and sanctions the shut centre must have gone through after the closure by the relevant agencies. Read more
14 Eagles in Uyo ahead of Clash with Squirrels (ThisDay)
Super Eagles camp at the Ibom Meridien Hotel and Resort in Uyo bubbled with life yesterday as 14 players, including Captain Ahmed Musa started training ahead of tomorrow’s 2021 AFCON qualifying clash with Squirrels of Benin Republic.
The remaining nine invited players are expected to fly into the Akwa Ibom State capital this morning.
The players who were led in Monday’s training by Head Coach, Gernot Rohr include; Musa, goalkeepers Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi and Maduka Okoye, defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem, Olaoluwa Aina, Jamilu Collins and Semi Ajayi. Read more
Alleged N16.4m fraud: Court discharges ex-IGP Ehindero (NewTelegraph)
An FCT High Court in Apo has discharged a former Inspector-General of Police, Sunday Ehindero, who was charged with alleged diversion of N16.4million.
The trial judge, Justice Silvanus Oriji, also discharged Ehindero’s co-defendant, a former Commissioner of Police in charge of Budget at the Force Headquarters, John Obaniyi, of the 10-count charge filed against them by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC).
The ICPC had alleged that the defendants conspired and used their positions to pay N500 million in two fixed deposit accounts with Wema Bank and Intercontinental Bank from the N557.9m donated by the Bayelsa Government to the Nigeria Police for purchase of arms and ammunition. Read more
Gombe Assembly impeaches deputy speaker (Guardian)
The Deputy Speaker of Gombe State House of Assembly Hon. Shuaibu Haruna has been impeached.
Haruna was impeached during the Tuesday plenary of the House following a motion moved by Adamu Pata a legislator representing Yamaltu East.
The motion was seconded by another member Tulfugut Kardi representing Billiri West. The Gombe State House fo Assembly effected his impeachment after 21 out of the 24 members of the statehouse of Assembly supported the motion for his impeachment. Read more
Residents Groan as Fuel Scarcity Hits Border Towns in Katsina (ThisDay)
Residents of border communities in Katsina State are groaning following the federal government’s suspension of fuel supply to areas within 20 kilometres to the nation’s land borders.
THISDAY investigation revealed that the federal government’s order had triggered fuel scarcity and hike in the prices of petroleum products at Jibia and Kongolam border towns between Nigeria and Niger Republic.
The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali, had directed that no petroleum products should be supplied to any filling station within 20 kilometres to the country’s borders. Read more
Zimbabwe issues fresh banknotes to ease cash shortages (Guardian)
Cash-strapped Zimbabweans began using new banknotes and coins Tuesday, as the nation’s central bank seeks to ease chronic shortages.
The Zimbabwean dollar is being gradually reintroduced, after being rendered worthless by decades of economic mismanagement under former president Robert Mugabe.
New two- and five-dollar notes were disbursed by the central bank on Monday.
One Zimbabwean dollar is currently worth around six US cents. Read more
Iran accuses Europeans of hypocrisy over nuclear deal (Guardian)
Iran accused European nations of hypocrisy on Tuesday for criticising its latest step back from a nuclear deal while failing to fulfil their commitments of relief from US sanctions.
But President Hassan Rouhani made no mention of a new report from the UN nuclear watchdog that reveals that its inspectors detected uranium particles of man-made origin at an undeclared site in Iran.
Britain, France, Germany and the EU have been trying to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal since the US unilaterally withdrew from it in May last year and began reimposing sanctions. Read more
11.11 shopping festival sets new record (BangkokPost)
Alibaba’s 11.11 global shopping festival wrapped up on Monday with sales volume reaching 268.4 billion yuan (1.1 trillion baht), setting a new record for the campaign that began in 2009.
In the first 68 seconds of Monday, the 11th annual campaign’s gross merchandise value (GMV) surpassed US$1 billion (30.3 billion baht). GMV passed the 2018 total of $30.8 billion (933.5 billion baht) by 5pm.
This year GMV grew 25.7% from 213.5 billion yuan (933.5 billion baht) last year, slightly below the 27% annual growth logged in 2017.
This year saw 1.29 billion orders placed, up 59% from the 812 million last year. Read more
US Supreme Court clears way for shooting victim families to sue gun-maker (NewTelegraph)
The US Supreme Court has cleared the way for families of Newtown, Connecticut, shooting victims to sue gun-maker Remington Arms Co. — the manufacturer of the AR-15 used in the 2012 massacre — rejecting the company’s request for the court to consider the case.
The case will now proceed to trial in Connecticut for the families of the victims of the shooting, which took place in December 2012 at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Read more
Nick Butter becomes the first human to run a marathon in all 196 countries (GiveMeSport)
For many, running one marathon in a lifetime is a monumental achievement and trust us when we say it is.
However, as more and more runners tick off that 26.2-mile ordeal, the appetite to achieve even more with the historic race grows – and Nick Butter has risen the bar higher than anybody else.
In a year which has already seen Eliud Kipchoge become the first human to run a marathon in under two hours, Britain’s Butter has now set a world first of completing a marathon in every country. Read more
Emotions got the better of me, says dropped Sterling (Guardian)
Raheem Sterling said he allowed his “emotions” to get the better of him leading to a brief altercation with Liverpool’s Joe Gomez that resulted in Manchester City player being dropped for Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro.
Sterling admitted on Instagram on Tuesday he and Gomez “had words” when they met up at the England camp the day after Liverpool’s 3-1 win over defending champions Manchester City which left the latter nine points adrift of Jurgen Klopp’s side.
“Both Joe and I have had words and figured things out and moved on,” Sterling said. Read more
Raak wins star prize at 2019 Ondo Auto Rally (ThisDay)
Estonia-born Argo Raak at the weekend won the third edition of Ondo State Auto Rally organised by Motorsports group ‘Work and Play’ at Ilara – Mokin.
The race, which paraded some of the best off-road racers in the country took place at the new purpose-built Off Road Track, that the organisers have said would be the home of the Work and Play group’s flagship event.
The event got supports from, SMT Volvo, Toyota, Elizade, Airtel, JAC, Dinkkiia, Meristem, Monster Energy Drink, Tomi Homes, The Federal Road Safety Commission and the Ondo State Fire Service. Read more
Vieira to Arsenal fans: Sacking Unai Emery won’t solve problems (NewTelegraph)
Patrick Vieira has urged Arsenal fans to “get behind” Unai Emery and says a change of manager will not fix the club’s problems.
The Gunners have slipped eight points adrift of the top-four after winning just one of their last six Premier League fixtures.
The dismal run under former PSG and Sevilla boss Emery has sparked speculation over his future, less than 18 months after he replaced Arsene Wenger in the Emirates hot-seat, reports metro.co.uk. Read more
Marylove, Abua Win Abuja J5 ITF Titles (ThisDay)
Top seed, Marylove Edwards, overcame Blanche Minet of Ivory Coast 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 to win the girl’s title while Canice Abuse edged Musa Mohammed 7-6, 6-3 in an all-Nigeria affair to claim the boy’s title as the first leg of the NTF International Junior Championships was concluded over the weekend in Abuja.
Edwards, who was competing in her first ITF Junior title, triumphed after over two hours to claim her maiden ITF Junior title. And it was the same for Abua as he puts up a resolute display to beat his fellow Nigerian Mohammed. Read more
Rohr Targets Maximum Points Against Benin, Lesotho (Independent)
Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr is focused on delivering the six-points against the Squirrels of Benin Republic and the Crocodiles of Lesotho in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying matches this week in Uyo and next week in Maseru.
Nigeria will face Benin on Wednesday, November 14 at the Nest of Champions, Uyo before confronting Lesotho three days later in an attempt to kick start their campaign on a bright note.
With some of the players already in camp, the German tactician said the players are in high spirits and prepared to make the country proud. Read more
Willian calls for ‘proper sanctions’ in wake of Taison racial abuse (Vanguard)
Brazil star Willian has called for “proper sanctions” to be imposed upon Dynamo Kiev after former Shakhtar Donetsk team-mate Taison was targeted with racial abuse by opposition supporters in Sunday’s derby encounter.
The Selecao star was shown a straight red card for his actions during the encounter, in which his side emerged as 1-0 victors, following an incident in which he responded to xenophobic chants by brandishing his middle finger and booting the ball into the stand. Read more