Police deploy operatives to boarding schools in Lagos (Guardian)
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has fortified security in and around boarding schools in Lagos State to protect students, staff and their facilities.
The police boss yesterday, in order to build confidence in the principals, students, parents of the schools and officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, had a security meeting and lecture with the principals and stakeholders on redesigning and fortifying security of schools across the state.
According to Lagos State police spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, the Commissioner for Education, Lagos State, and the police command deemed it necessary to organise the meeting to review security architecture and improve on the safety of all schools in the state by building confidence in the concerned staff, students, parents and the government “We are intensifying efforts on deploying human and material resources to protect lives and property in the schools. Read more
Court remands 4 over burglary in Lagos (DailyTrust)
A chief magistrate court sitting in Ogba, Lagos State, has ordered the remand of four suspects accused of breaking into a warehouse and carting away electronics worth millions of naira.
The accused, Kayode Ayodele, Abolore Salaudeen, Jamiu Bakare and Afolabi Fatai, were
taken to court on a two-count charge of armed robbery and burglary.
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed their arraignment, said the four accused persons along with eight others allegedly broke into Flakes Ventures warehouse, at Epe and carted away electronics worth millions of naira. Read more
Badore Chieftaincy Tussle: Court orders parties to maintain status quo (Nation)
A Lagos High Court has ordered parties in the chieftaincy tussle of Badore community in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State to maintain the status quo ante bellum pending the determination of the suit.
Justice E. I. Alakija (Mrs) made the order in Suit No: LD/7185GCNW/2020 between three claimants and four defendants.
The claimants are: Alhaji Salia Owolabi Yisa, Alhaji Waliu Adeniran Moye and Alhaji Musaliu Buari Jatto for themselves and on behalf of the Ilu Committee and Community of Badore Village.
The defendants are: Mr Rasaki Abdullahi Jikoji, Alhaji Muyu Yusuf Jikoji, Mr Kamoru Abdullahi Jikoji and Mr Saheed Abdullahi Jikoji. Read more
49-year-old man arrested in Ogun for defiling his 12-yr-old daughter (Vanguard)
A 49-year-old man, Ubong Williams Akpan, was on the 2nd of April 2021 arrested by men of Ogun State Police command, for unlawfully having carnal knowledge of his 12 years old daughter (name withheld).
The suspect, according to the command spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, was arrested following a report lodged at Itele Ota Divisional headquarters by the victim.
She reported that her father has been abusing her sexually since when she was seven years old.
She stated further that this has been going on for the past five years, and when she can no longer bear it, she decided to complain to the police. Read more
Man stabs 57-year-old to death for allegedly sleeping with his wife (Guardian)
A 30-year-old father of three, John Samuel, yesterday, stabbed a 57-year-old Yaji Lawal to death for allegedly sleeping with his wife.
John, a resident of Bandasarga village in Ganye Local Government Area of Adamawa State, on Sunday, returned home at around 11:30pm to meet Yaji of a nearby Bakari Guso village in his house.
“He suspected the visitor came to have affairs with his wife,” a police source said.
Further investigation disclosed that John immediately attacked Yaji and stabbed him to death with a knife. “He left him in a pool of his blood,” police spokesman, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, said. Read more
Ayade suspends Calabar carnival boss, probes agency (Punch)
Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has suspended, with immediate effect, the Chairman of the state Carnival Commission, Mr Gabe Onah.
A terse statement by the governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, announced the suspension on Monday without giving any reason and no replacement was made.
According to the statement, “His Excellency, the state Governor, Sir Ben Ayade, has approved the suspension of Mr Gabe Onah as the Chairman of the Cross River State Carnival Commission. The suspension is with immediate effect.” Read more
2 killed as police rescues 6 kidnapped passengers in Delta (Vanguard)
Police in the Delta State command have confirmed the killing of the driver and female passenger of Toyota Sienna bus by kidnappers armed with AK47 along Okutolo Warri-Sapele Road, Okpe Local Government Area, Delta State.
Police Public Relations Officer of the State command, Mr. Bright Edafe who confirmed this in a statement, said six passengers were rescued during the incident.
The statement read: “On 3 April 2021, at about 1945hrs information got the DPO Orerokpe Division, that a Toyota Sienna bus with registration number BWR 301 SU was under attacked by hoodlums armed with AK-47 rifles at Okutolo Warri-Sapele road.
“They shot and injured the driver and a woman and other passengers were dragged into the bush. The DPO SP Ojo Oluwole swiftly mobilized patrol teams, assisted by a military patrol team to the scene and they went after the kidnappers into the forest. Read more
Oshiomhole donates edifice to Catholic Church (Punch)
A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has donated a church edifice to St. Joseph Catholic Church in his Iyamho home town.
Oshiomhole said he got the inspiration for the design of the church while he was looking for sponsors for the state owned university whose academic activities would not be truncated by strikes and unstable academic calendar.
He said, “I wanted a faith-based organisation, particularly the Catholic Church, to manage the university. I had the opportunity of visiting the Loyola College in Abuja and some Loyola universities in the US, so we visited their headquarters in New York, that is, Jesuit headquarters and we had a conversation with the school authorities after which I realised that it would take a long time to start the university and I wanted the university to take off before the end of my tenure. Read more
Minister invites ASUU for emergency meeting (Guardian)
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has invited the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to an emergency meeting following a threat to embark on another round of strike.
In a statement by Director, Press and Public Relations, Ben Bem Goong, the parley, which holds today by 11:00a.m. at the ministry’s headquarters in Abuja, is to nip in the bud the proposed industrial action.
The university teachers had issued a fresh strike notice over what they described as the refusal of the Federal Government to implement some of the agreements struck by both parties. Read more
Harvey Weinstein appeals against conviction for sex crimes (BBC)
Lawyers for disgraced US film producer Harvey Weinstein have launched an appeal against his conviction for rape and sexual assault.
Weinstein, 69, was convicted in New York City in February 2020 and later sentenced to 23 years in prison.
It was seen as a landmark moment in the #MeToo movement against the sexual abuse and harassment of women.
Weinstein, formerly one of Hollywood’s most powerful figures, has consistently denied any wrongdoing. Read more
Body found in search for missing student Richard Okorogheye (Metro)
A body has been found in the search for missing student Richard Okorogheye, 19. The man’s body was found in a pond in Epping Forest this afternoon, police said. No formal identification has taken place, however Richard’s mother Evidence Joel told MyLondon: ‘Oh God, they said the description matches his, but we’ll go in tomorrow to find out.’ In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: ‘Detectives investigating the disappearance of 19-year-old Richard Okorogheye are aware. Read more
Grants in memory of fearless reporter support female journalists worldwide (VOA)
Kim Wall was fearless. The 30-year-old freelancer reported from some of the world’s toughest places — from Haiti to Uganda to North Korea — and focused her keen eye on identity, gender and social justice.
She even once, literally, interviewed a vampire – or rather, an Atlanta-based antique dealer who drinks the blood of volunteers.
But the Swedish national was killed in 2017 on what seemed like a comparatively harmless assignment: interviewing the inventor of a homemade submarine, just miles from her childhood home.
In recent years, voices like hers — big, bold and female — are coming under threat in media around the world. Online harassment of women is on the rise, experts say. And contracting newsrooms mean there are fewer opportunities for women in an already competitive field where — as both journalists and story subjects — they are in the minority. Read more
Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù on giving a ‘voice to the voiceless’ in “His House” and how he celebrated Bafta rising star nomination (Metro)
Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù has opened up about ‘giving a voice to the voiceless’ and playing a young refugee in Netflix horror, His House. The 30-year-old stars as Bol Majur in Remi Weekes’ flick – starring opposite Wunmi Mosaku and Matt Smith – which focuses on a young couple who come to the UK from South Sudan, but struggle to adapt to life in England and are met with racist remarks from their neighbours. After a harrowing journey to London, they find that the home they have been placed in is haunted by an evil spirit, but due to strict rules on immigrants and the threat of deportation, they are unable to move. Read more
Google v Oracle: Supreme Court declares Google’s code copying fair (BBC)
A decade-long battle over copied code in Google’s Android operating system has ended in the US Supreme Court.
Oracle, another tech titan, had sued Google in 2010 for copyright infringement over what it said was copied computer code.
Android is now used in an estimated 70% of global smartphones, and damages could have run into the billions.
But the Supreme Court let Google off the hook, overturning a lower court’s decision it had infringed copyright. Read more
“Godzilla vs Kong” sets box office record as cinemas start to re-open (Metro)
Godzilla vs. Kong has reached heady heights with a new pandemic box office record earning it the biggest US opening in 12 months. The Adam Wingard-directed flick raked in $32million (£23m) over the weekend and $48.5m (£35m) Stateside in its first five days of release, steaming miles ahead of Wonder Woman 1984, which took $16.7 (£12m), according to Variety. The movie also made an impressive £170m at the international box office. The success comes after the action film was released on HBO Max and in cinemas at the same time in America. Read more
Police chief testifies ex-officer violated policy (VOA)
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo testified Monday that former police officer Derek Chauvin did not follow his police department’s policy when he pinned George Floyd to the street by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes.
Kneeling on Floyd’s neck after he was handcuffed and subdued is not the department’s policy or training, Arradondo said, “and it is certainly not part of our ethics or our values.”
The chief said officers are trained to try to deescalate a situation and to minimize or avoid the use of force whenever possible. They also receive first-aid training, he said, adding, “And so, we absolutely have a duty to render that.” Read more
Nets pay big James Harden price in close win over Knicks (NYPost)
Brooklyn won the game and lost James Harden. — again.
The Nets beat the Knicks 114-112 before a mixed crowd of 1,773 at Barclays Center, completing a season sweep of their rival. They started the game shorthanded and ended it decimated – but victorious.
Playing without Kevin Durant (as well as Tyler Johnson, Landry Shamet and Blake Griffin), the Nets saw Harden go out with another sore hamstring in the first quarter. But Kyrie Irving, the last man standing of Brooklyn’s Big Three, took over and dominated the evening with a game-high 40 points and seven assists.
Brooklyn (35-16) came back from a 14-point deficit and moves ½-game ahead of Philadelphia atop the Eastern Conference. The Knicks fell to 25-26. Read more
‘We have nothing to lose’ – West Ham eye top-four finish after win over Wolves (BBC)
West Ham captain Mark Noble says the Hammers have nothing to lose in the race to secure Champions League football after victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers moved them into the Premier League’s top four.
After racing into a three-goal lead during a brilliant opening 40 minutes, the Hammers held off a Wolves fightback to secure a win that moves them above Chelsea with eight games remaining.
The only negative for David Moyes’ side was the early withdrawal of Michail Antonio through injury, with the striker to be assessed in the coming days. Read more
West Ham star Declan Rice in ‘good spirits’ despite suffering lateral knee ligament injury (Metro)
West Ham star Declan Rice insists he is still in ‘good spirits’ despite suffering a knee injury that could rule him out for the rest of the season. The Hammers confirmed on Monday evening that Rice had started a period of rehabilitation to recover from a lateral knee ligament injury, which he suffered whilst away on international duty. The midfielder sustained the injury in the closing stages of England’s 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Poland at Wembley last week. Read more
Barcelona go second after late win over Valladolid (BBC)
Ousmane Dembele scored a dramatic late winner to give Barcelona victory over Real Valladolid and a huge boost in their La Liga title challenge.
Barcelona move up to second, one point behind leaders Atletico Madrid, thanks to a sixth La Liga win in a row.
Barca looked as if they were going to be frustrated but the turning point was Oscar Plano’s straight red card for a dangerous foul on Dembele.
Dembele volleyed home in the last minute from Ronald Araujo’s flick-on. Read more
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand responds to Jose Mourinho’s dig at Tottenham players (Metro)
Former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand has accused Jose Mourinho of ‘creating a rift’ at Tottenham after he took another swipe at his Spurs squad. The north Londoners dropped two points at relegation-battlers Newcastle United on Sunday, with Arsenal loanee Joe Willock’s late goal earning the Magpies a 2-2 draw. Following the match, it was put to former Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Mourinho that his teams are usually good at defending leads and he responded: ‘Same coach, different players.’ Ferdinand believes Mourinho may have done more harm than good with his post-match assessment and said he ‘fears’ for the Portuguese manager and Tottenham as a club. He told the FIVE YouTube channel: ‘Part of me understands Jose Mourinho. He has an ego, like all of us. He has pride and when you attack him he comes out fighting. I respect that a lot, I’ve got to say. Read more
ESPN fires Paul Pierce after racy, wild video goes viral (NYPost)
ESPN has fired NBA analyst Paul Pierce, a source confirmed to The Post.
The decision was made after Pierce published racy Instagram videos on Friday, showing him smoking what appeared to be marijuana and with scantily clad women whom may have been strippers.
The news was first reported by Barrett Sports Media’s Ryan Glasspiegel.
Pierce, 43, has been on a bit of a downward trajectory at ESPN but had hung on enough where he was a regular contributor to its top studio shows, “NBA Countdown” and “The Jump.” Read more