Police insist hospitals can treat gunshot, stab victims without report (Guardian)
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has restated that no “Police Report” is needed before any government or privately-owned medical facility could admit and render emergency services to any victim of gunshot wounds.
The Police said every medical facility in the country was free to receive and treat victims of gunshot wounds with or without Police clearance, but are duty-bound to report to the nearest Police station after commencing treatment of the victim.
In the same vein, President of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Francis Faduyile said even though several doctors have been arrested and kept behind bars, sometimes due to mundane things that are within the purview of medical management, any doctor who rejects a patient in emergency and did not stabilise his life is liable, “because the oath we took is to, first of all, save life. Once you are liable and you are found guilty, there are sanctions.” Read more
Maersk boss’ attackers hid weapons in neighbourhood for days before incident (Nation)
The two suspects who attacked the Luggard Avenue, Ikoyi residence of the Managing Director of Maersk Line Shipping Company, Gildas Tohouo, on Sunday had smuggled in their weapons and hid them in an empty flat in the estate several days before the incident.
An estate electrician Goke Olamilekan and his friend Akande Adeyinka allegedly attacked the family on Sunday night, killing the Tohouo’s wife Benedeth after robbing her of cash, ATM cards and other valuables while leaving him critically injured.
Fresh information gathered on Friday revealed that the suspects, who have since been detained at the homicide unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Panti, plotted the attack on the family for three weeks. Read more
Lagos Assembly screens Sanwo-Olu’s 3 commissioner-nominees (Vanguard)
The Lagos State House of Assembly on Friday screened three commissioner-nominees submitted by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The eight-member Ad-hoc Committee of the House also screened eight others nominated for the House of Assembly Service Commission and Lagos State Civil Service Commission.
The three commissioner-nominees screened by the House committee on Friday included Mr Ganiyu Ayuba, Mr Olugbenga Oyerinde and Bamigbose Martins. Read more
Succour for people living with leprosy (DailyTrust)
The ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development have donated mobility aids and appliances to physically challenged people and residents living with leprosy in three leprosy colonies in Abuja. Eche Enejoh is among 32 recipients who benefited; he got a replacement for his wheelchair which had broken and made his mobility difficult. Fatima Haruna, another disabled woman on crutches, also got on her first-ever wheelchair.
Other beneficiaries got armpit crutches, walking sticks, tricycles, elbow crutches. They also got appliances to sustain their livelihoods including hairdressing kits with generator and milling machines. Read more
Group creates awareness on sexual violence (Nation)
In order to commemorates the UN 16 Days of Activism for Gender Based Violence, the Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF), a non-profit organization leading the charge against gender based violence in Nigeria, held an advocacy march to raise awareness against gender based violence in Nigeria.
The march, tagged the “No Tolerance March,” was organized following the success of the “No Tolerance” advocacy campaign launched earlier in the year.
The campaign saw celebrities like Richard Mofe-Damijo, RMD; Rita Dominic; Kate Henshaw; Funke Akindele and many more stand with WARIF to say no to sexual abuse and violence by posting short videos and pictures on their social media platforms. Read more
Body moves to identify 22,000 persons for HIV treatment in Nasarawa (Vanguard)
Worried by the increasing spate of HIV/AIDs, An implementing partner, Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) is working to identify about 22, 000 unidentified and discover HIV infected persons in Nasarawa State.
The move is to enable the implementing partners to support the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS and to provide the needed drugs to the affected persons in the state.
The partners disclosed this Friday at the end of a five-day workshop to develop 2020 annual operational plan on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) in Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. Read more
FG bars Onnoghen from travelling, seizes his passport (Punch)
The immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has been barred from travelling out of the country by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
Saturday PUNCH reports that the move may be part of a fresh probe into Onnoghen’s affairs. Onnoghen was convicted for not declaring his assets by the Code of Conduct Tribunal in April.
An internal report issued by the Nigeria Immigration Service, which was read out to our correspondent by a top officer, stated that Onnoghen, his wife and daughter were attempting to travel to Accra, Ghana when they were accosted by immigration officers. Read more
19-year-old boy impregnates mother while testing love charm in Delta (Guardian)
Residents of Asaba, Delta State were left bewildered after a 19-year-old boy allegedly impregnated his mother while testing his love charm. According to reports gathered, the boy, popularly called Ekenem had gone to a native doctor, who prepared a love charm for him to use on his mother and one of the matrons in the college where he is a boarding student.
It was gathered that the husband of the woman, who has been away for some time outside his Port Harcourt operational base, denied being responsible for the pregnancy during interrogation. But the victim, the suspect’s mother, while speaking to journalists said: “I did not know how it happened, but all I can say is that a young man who looked like my son suddenly found his way into my room at the wee hours and I was speechless”, adding that the whole exercise had remained inexplicable. Read more
We’re going to court to stop Kizz Daniel’s concert, Agbakoba threatens (Nation)
ESTRANGED record label of Kizz Daniel, G-Worldwide Entertainment (GWW), has vowed to frustrate the concert of the artiste slated for December 26 at the Eko Convention Centre, Lagos.
They disclosed this in Lagos on Friday through their lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba (SAN).
Addressing journalists, Agbakoba vowed they were going to pursue the case instituted against Kizz Daniel. He said the move was to restore “faith” in contractual agreements in Nigeria’s entertainment industry. Read more
Japan donates equipment to school for the blind (Nation)
THE Government of Japan on Tuesday donated and commissioned a large scale project of renovation and provision of training equipment to Nigeria Farmcraft Centre for The Blind in Lagos.
Mr. Takayuki Shinozawa, the Charge D’affaires of the Embassy of Japan in Nigeria, led an entourage from Abuja to the centre in Igando, a Lagos surburb in the Alimosho local government area.
Mr Afegbua Muhammed Shaibu, the principal of the centre, received the august visitors and conveyed the happy mood of the students and staff of the centre to the visitors. “We are indeed humbled by your visit and safe arrival here.” Read more
Wall Street treads water amid US-China trade confusion (Vanguard)
The cautious open followed Thursday’s rally, which was driven by media reports Washington and Beijing had at last struck a partial deal to avert a fresh round of tariffs that are due to kick in on Sunday and de-escalate their trade war.
But a White House briefing late Thursday never materialized and Chinese officials have so far not confirmed any deal. Read more
Joshua returns to gym ahead next fight (Nation)
Anthony Joshua is back in the gym less than a week after beating Andy Ruiz Jr, prompting speculation that the heavyweight king’s next fight is just around the corner.
The Brit reclaimed his world titles that he lost to the Mexican-American in June with a unanimous point decision in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh at the weekend.
At the end of another gruelling year and with Christmas just around the corner, the 2012 Olympic champion would have been forgiven for taking a break from the sport after his latest win. Read more
Osimhen misses penalty as Lille beat Montpellier 2-1 (Punch)
Lille’s Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen vies with Strasbourg’s Serbian defender Stefan Mitrovic and scores a goal during the French L1 football match between Lille LOSC and Racing Club Strasbourg Alsace at the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium. Photo: AFP
Renato Sanches scored a spectacular late winner to give Lille a 2-1 victory over Montpellier on Friday as a fourth successive Ligue 1 triumph kept them on course for a Champions League spot.
Portuguese international Sanches, his club’s most expensive buy when he signed for 20 million euros from Bayern Munich in the sumer, struck the decisive goal in the 84th minute.
Jonathan Ikone had opened the scoring for Lille from the penalty spot just before the interval only for Andy Delort to level in the 74th minute from a rare Montpellier attack. Read more
Former Golden Eaglets’ striker, Philip Osondu dies in Belgium (Vanguard)
Philip Osondu, former golden eaglets’ striker has died at the age of 48.
The former El-Kanami warrior player was part of the nation’s squad that participated in the U-16 Canada in 1987.
He reportedly died on arrival at a Belgian hospital he took himself to for treatment on Thursday after observing some abnormal physiology of his body system.
Osondu, who was regarded as one of the great talents in Nigeria and considered to have moved too early abroad played for Belgian Pro team, Anderlecht. Read more
Super Falcons drop in FIFA’s new ranking as USA retain top spot (Guardian)
Super Falcons yesterday dropped from 36th position to 39th in the latest Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) women’s world ranking released yesterday.
The African champions, who failed to secure a place in next year’s football event of the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, dropped in points from 1643 to 1614, but still retain the spot as the most ranked country in Africa.
USA will finish this year as the one number ranked country with 2174 points, followed by Germany (2078) and The Netherlands (2035) in the third position. Read more
Saudi Arabia to host first-ever women’s event in March 2020 (DailyTrust)
Ko Jin-young of China Saudi Arabia will host its first-ever golf tournament for women from 19-22 March next year at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in Jeddah, with 108 professionals set to participate. The Ladies European Tour (LET) event will be staged in collaboration with Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation and will carry a winning purse of $1 million. “I’m incredibly excited by this announcement and it is an honour for the Tour to be part of history in bringing the first-ever professional women’s golf event to Saudi Arabia,” LET CEO Alexandra Armas said in a statement. Read more
Clasico will be played’, says Barcelona president Bartomeu (Guardian)
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Thursday the Clasico against Real Madrid next week will not be postponed again, amid renewed fears of unrest around the fixture.
Protestors from the Catalan separatist movement, Democratic Tsunami, have called for a “massive” protest outside Camp Nou, where Barcelona are due to play against Real Madrid in La Liga on December 18.
Spain’s most prestigious fixture was originally scheduled for October 26 but had to be postponed following a wave of pro-independence demonstrations in the city. Read more
Mourinho backs Tottenham for top-four Premier League (Punch)
Tottenham boss, Jose Mourinho, believes his side will finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.
Spurs’ chances of a fourth successive finish in the Champions League qualification places looked a lost cause when the Portuguese took charge last month with the club 12 points behind Chelsea.
That gap has been cut to six following three wins from four under Mourinho, with a game against Frank Lampard’s side to come next week. Read more
Struggling Nasarawa Utd await resurgent Pillars as Lobi host Abia Warriors (DailyTrust)
Players of Plateau United celebrate their winning goal against Wikki Tourists in the NPFL week two match in Jos Match Day 8 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is expected to throw up some fireworks this weekend at some centres across the country. In the week 7 matches played last weekend, there were big victories for giants like Kano Pillars, Akwa United and Sunshine Stars who pummelled their opponents just as some less endowed sides showed grit to grind out favourable results.
Obviously, after an embarrassing start to the season which left them without a win in five matches, resurgent Kano Pillars are in buoyant spirit as they visit bottom-placed Nasarawa United at Lafia Township Stadium on Sunday. Read more
NPFL: Rangers target 3 points against Wikki in Gombe (Vanguard)
Rangers Media Officer, Norbert Okolie, has said that the club is going to Pantami Township Stadium Gombe, to pick the three points against Wikki Tourist FC of Bauchi.
Okolie said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Friday, adding that the players were eager to taste success again.
He assured the club’s fans that Rangers would fight Wikki to the end, saying that the club would not come back from Gombe empty-handed. Read more