Residents lynch 22-year-old tailor in Lagos (Guardian)
A 22-year-old apprentice, identified as Hakeem Mujib, was beaten to death by residents in Lagos Island on suspicion of being a spy to armed robbers.
The Guardian gathered that the deceased had gone to drop some clothes to a nearby tailor, and stopped at his colleague’s residence around 2.00am, to pass the night.
The colleague, identified as Kehinde, lives in a two-storey building housing his assailants.
Sources said while the Oyo State-born Mujib was knocking at the gate, occupants of the building accused him of being a spy, saying the person he mentioned as his friend does not live in the building. Read more
Drama as doctor arrested for organ harvesting ‘‘runs mad’’ in cell (DailyTrust)
Noah Kekere, the doctor who allegedly removed a woman’s kidney in Jos, Plateau State capital, exhibited traces of mental disorder in the police cell on Saturday evening.
Kekere was arrested on Wednesday following a report lodged at the Nasarawa Gown police division on the removal of the right kidney of Mrs. Kehinde Kamal during an operation in 2018.
The state police command had earlier confirmed the arrest of the suspected harvester. Read more
Lagos police parades fake Commissioner, 12 others (Vanguard)
The Police Command in Lagos, says it has arrested an impersonator who has been parading himself before the public as a Police Commissioner.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest on Monday while briefing newsmen on the recent achievements recorded by the command.
According to him, the feat included the arrest of 12 others for various offences committed in the last two weeks. Read more
NDLEA intercepts meth consignments concealed in tomato pastes, clothes at Lagos airport (Tribune)
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted consignments of skunk concealed in tins of tomato paste and methamphetamine hidden in used clothes, meant for export to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
While the skunk in tomato pastes consignment weighing 20.00 kilograms was intercepted on 8th September at the SAHCO export shed of the Lagos International Airport, the meth shipment with a gross weight of 1.60kg was seized at a courier company in Lagos.
An NDLEA statement on Sunday said, another consignment of 556 grams of Canadian Loud sent from Canada to one Tunji Adebayo in Ikorodu, Lagos was also intercepted by officers of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigation (DOGI) attached to courier firms. Though Adebayo was not home when operatives visited his house at 52, Aina Atoloye Street, Ikorodu, he however directed his younger brother to sign for the package on his behalf. The brother was promptly arrested. Read more
No going back on fees increment, says UNILAG (Guardian)
As protests over increase in fees continue at the University of Lagos, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Folashade Ogunsola, has said there is no going back on the new fees introduced by the institution.
She, however, assured the student that none of them would be made to drop out over the increment, saying the university has mapped out plans to accommodate the indigent ones.
Speaking at a virtual press conference at the weekend, Ogunsola said the decision to increase fees was due to the harsh economic conditions and the inability of the school to meet with requirements of global and quality education. Read more
Caleb College boss proffers solutions to falling educational standard (Independent)
An educationist and Director of Caleb Group of Schools, Dr. Ola Adebogun, has said that for the nation’s education sector to regain its lost glory, the government must give the sector an increased funding and the required quality and structured attention to ensure quality assurance.
Dr. Adebogun, who made these remarks during a chat with newsmen in Lagos on Wednesday, noted that for a turn-around in the sector, the government must not only invest in human resources development, curriculum development and alignment, but must also put in place value – based education policies to encourage innovation and creativity.
He stressed that the future of a nation depends largely on the quality of its educational development and added that this informed the establishment of Caleb Group of Schools as a ray of hope to the falling standard of education in the country. Read more
2 persons die in Lagos-Abeokuta expressway accident (Vanguard)
Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), on Sunday said, two persons lost their lives, while another one sustained injuries in an accident involving a Mazda bus and a Mazda car at Ayedere , on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.
Spokesperson of Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi of TRACE, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
Akinbiyi said, the accident occured at 7:10am at Ayedere village in Ewekoro local government area of the state. Read more
FBI to Release 2,500 Documents on Tinubu October (ThisDay)
Nigerians may soon be treated to the true account of President Bola Tinubu’s sojourn in the United States, following decision by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to release information about him in its database.
The decision was borne out of the need to comply with a freedom of information request first filed last year by Nigerian journalists, David Hundeyin, in collaboration with some anti-corruption agencies in the US.
According to the Peoples Gazette, the secret service claimed to have over 2,500 documents relating to Tinubu in its database, which it planned to release in batches starting late October. Read more
Kerry Washington reveals Anthony Hopkins urged her to “relax” during their first movie shoot (FilmNews)
Kerry Washington has revealed Anthony Hopkins urged her to “relax” in his presence when they first worked together.
During an interview with W Magazine, the 46-year-old actress shared that the last time she was starstruck was when she met the Silence of the Lambs star on the set of the 2002 movie Bad Company.
“The last time I was really starstruck was when I had the chance to work with Anthony Hopkins many, many years ago,” the Django Unchained actress told the publication. “I remember watching him do a scene, and my jaw must have been just open, gazing at his talent, because he said to me, ‘Oh, relax.’ He was like, ‘You’ll get there one day, I’ve been doing this longer than you’ve been alive.'” Read more
Ed Sheeran cancels US gig due to ‘‘some challenges’’ (BelfastTelegraph)
Ed Sheeran has announced that he had to cancel a gig in the US due to “some challenges encountered”.
The British singer-songwriter, 32, informed fans shortly before his performance was due to start at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Saturday.
On Instagram, Sheeran wrote: “I can’t believe I’m typing this but there’s been some challenges encountered during the load in of our vegas show. It’s impossible to go forward with the show.” Read more
Lil Nas X forced to arrive late to his own film premiere amid alleged “bomb threat” (Mirror)
Lil Nas X was forced to arrive late to his own film premiere amid an alleged “bomb threat”, which is said to have been “targeted at the rapper”.
Due to be in attendance for the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada for the premiere of his own documentary Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero last night (September 9), the rapper ended up turning up late, which led to the event being delayed after an alleged bomb threat was called in, according to reports.
The premiere was due to begin at 10 pm local time at the Roy Thomson Hall, with Lil Nas X delayed for 20 minutes in total. Prior to the rapper’s arrival, guests began to arrive with the documentary’s co-directors Carlos López Estrada and Zac Manuel and editor Andrew Morrow arriving on the red carpet to pose for the paparazzi. But sadly, Lil Nas X was nowhere to be seen at first. Read more
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis apologise for statements supporting Danny Masterson (NME)
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have apologised for statements in which they defended convicted rapist Danny Masterson.
The actor, who is best known for starring in US sitcom That ‘70s Show and Netflix series The Ranch, was convicted on two of three rape charges at a re-trial in May after the first jury was unable to reach a verdict in 2022. This week, he was then sentenced to 30 years to life in prison.
Back in February, Kutcher said he “can’t know” Masterson’s innocence or guilt, and then he and Kunis sent letters to the judge of the trial, calling Masterson a “role model”. Read more
Chris Evans marries Alba Baptista in Cape Cod wedding — with his superhero costars as guests (People)
Chris Evans is married!
The actor, 42, wed Alba Baptista during a ceremony at a private estate in Cape Cod, Mass., on Saturday, a source tells PEOPLE. The New York Post’s Page Six was first to report the news.
Many of the couple’s famous friends were spotted in nearby Boston for the wedding, including Evans’ Marvel costars Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, Susan Downey; Chris Hemsworth and his wife, Elsa Pataky; and Jeremy Renner; plus John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. Read more
Taika Waititi scores again at TIFF with ‘‘Next Goal Wins’’ premiere (Variety)
Taika Waititi returned to TIFF tonight with his underdog soccer story about the American Samoa team, “Next Goal Wins”, which received great cheers and a heartfelt response.
Waititi took the stage with the pic’s real-life characters, Thomas Rogen, the Dutch coach played by Michael Fassbender in the film, and Jaiyah Saelua, the first openly non-binary and trans-woman to compete in a FIFA World Cup qualifier.
The pic, directed and co-written by the Oscar winner, is inspired by a 2014 documentary which follows the American Samoa soccer team, infamous for their brutal 31-0 loss to Australia in a 2001 World Cup qualifying match. With more qualifiers approaching, the ragtag squad hires down-on-his-luck, maverick Dutch-American coach Thomas Rongen (Michael Fassbender) in the hope he will turn the world’s worst soccer team around. Read more
PM Rishi Sunak confronts China’s premier after arrest of parliament “spy” (Sky)
Rishi Sunak has confronted China’s premier about Chinese interference in the UK’s parliamentary democracy.
It comes after two men were arrested under the Official Secrets Act amid reports a parliamentary researcher spied for China.
The researcher, who is in his 20s, is understood to have had links to security minister Tom Tugendhat, foreign affairs committee chairwoman Alicia Kearns and other senior Tory MPs. Read more
I assembled Super Eagles team to win next AFCON, says Peseiro (Guardian)
The Super Eagles Chief Coach, Jose Peseiro, has said that he is assembling the team to win the next African Cup of Nations qualifier (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire in January 2024.
Peseiro said this on Sunday at the post-match press conference following the Super Eagles’ 6-0 annihilation of Sao Tome & Principe in their final AFCON qualification match.
Napoli hitman Victor Osimhen scored a hat-trick while Atalanta forward Ademola Lookman, Nottingham Forest striker Taiwo Awoniyi and Samuel Chukwueze scored one goal each in the game. Read more
“I’m excited” – Ashleigh Plumptre hints on next destination after Leicester’s exit (SoccerNet)
“I’m exactly where I’m meant to be” – Super Falcons star holds no regrets making best decision on her journey
Ashleigh Plumptre started all of Nigeria’s four matches at the recent 2023 Women’s World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand, helping her country keep three clean sheets
Super Falcons defender Ashleigh Plumptre has hinted that she will be moving abroad to join a new club after leaving Women’s Super League(WSL) side Leicester City at the end of last campaign, Soccernet.ng reports.
The 25-year-old made her maiden World Cup appearance with the Super Falcons at the 2023 edition hosted in Australia and New Zealand, having been called up by head coach Randy Waldrum in the 23-player Nigeria squad for the tournament. Read more
Germany beaten 4-1 by Japan in friendly to deepen crisis for Euro 2024 hosts (Guardian)
Germany slumped to a shock 4-1 home loss to Japan in their friendly on Saturday, deepening the sense of crisis hanging over the Euro 2024 hosts. Late goals from Takuma Asano and Ao Tanaka completed an embarrassing final scoreline for the hosts in Wolfsburg. It was the team’s third straight defeat, and fourth in five matches, with fewer than nine months to go before the tournament begins.
Junya Ito silenced the home crowd in the 11th minute, turning in a low cross at the far post. The hosts quickly bounced back, levelling in the 19th minute following a superb passing move and a left-footed finish from Leroy Sané.
Relief for the head coach, Hansi Flick, was short-lived as the visitors struck again just three minutes later. The Feyenoord forward Ayase Ueda wrong-footed the Germany keeper, Marc-André ter Stegen, after a neat move down the right wing. Read more
Man Utd agree to allow Antony time away from club to defend himself amid police investigation (Football365)
Manchester United winger Antony has been allowed a leave of absence in order to address allegations made against him of violence towards women.
The 23-year-old earlier this week was dropped from the Brazil squad after accusations of physical aggression on several occasions since January towards his former girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin, which are being investigated by police and which he denies.
United have agreed with the player for him to stay away from the club in order to focus on defending himself. Read more
Canada holds off US to win bronze at men’s Basketball World Cup in OT (CBC)
Canada won the bronze-medal match at the FIBA men’s Basketball World Cup on Sunday in Manila, Philippines.
Dillon Brooks scored 39 points, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 31 points and 12 assists and Canada — after surviving a miracle from Mikal Bridges that forced overtime — won a medal at a global men’s basketball tournament for the first time in 87 years by topping the U.S. 127-118 in the third-place game at the World Cup on Sunday.
RJ Barrett scored 23 for Canada (6-2), which improved to 2-21 all-time against the U.S. in FIBA senior men’s competitions. The lone previous win came at a FIBA Americas event in 2005, a game that wasn’t loaded with big-name NBA players. This one was, Canada having seven on its roster and the U.S. having all 12 of its players hail from the league. Read more
World Rugby announces steps to ease fans’ stadium woes (ESPN)
World Rugby is to add extra volunteers at Stade de Marseille and promised better communication with supporters to avoid a repeat of Saturday’s scenes outside the venue when thousands of fans battled to gain entry ahead of England’s victory over Argentina.
Many supporters missed the start of the game due to delays at entry points and the same was true earlier in Bordeaux, with hundreds of Ireland fans still battling to get into the stadium as their game against Romania kicked off in 35-degree Celcius heat.
World Rugby did not address the chaos at that venue, but said in a statement on Sunday measures have been put in place to make access to Stade de Marseille easier for supporters. Read more