Rotary screens 110 men for prostate cancer in Lagos (Guardian)
As part of activities to mark the World Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Rotary International District 9110 has organised a free community screening for men at the Rotary Centre, Ikeja GRA, which saw over 110 men participating in the exercise.
Guest speaker was Past District 3020 Governor, India, Dr Svs Rao, with about 30 year-experience on prostate and cervical cancer. He listed symptoms and signs of prostate cancer to include pain/burning sensation when urinating, inability to urinate and feeling of incomplete urination, increased frequency of urination, especially at night, blood in the urine, weak or interrupted stream/flow of urine, and pains in the lower back or pelvis.
Prostate cancer can be developed by men who are aged 40 and above and it is linked with the African race, family history, genetics, poor diet and lack of exercise. Read more
3 Lagos cops returning from Edo election die in crash (Punch)
Three policemen have lost their lives in a crash that occurred on the Benin-Ore Expressway in Ondo State while returning from a national assignment in Edo State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the policemen were on their way home following the conclusion of the governorship election in Edo State when the vehicle conveying them and their colleagues to Lagos State was involved in an accident in Ore, Ondo State.
While their colleagues survived, with some sustaining varying degrees of injury, the corpses of the three policemen were recovered from the scene of the accident.
The corpses were said to have been deposited in the Ore General Hospital’s mortuary. Read more
Lagos tasks auditors on checking wastage, efficient internal control (Guardian)
Lagos State government has restated its desire to improve the internal control processes across all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to ensure efficient use of the state’s resources and reduce wastage.
The Special Adviser, Parastatals Monitoring Office (PMO), Mr. Afolabi Ayantayo, who spoke at a workshop organised for heads of audit units of parastatals at Magodo, admitted that in development value-chain of the state government, efficient internal control is imperative.
In a statement, yesterday, he said: “It is necessary for parastatals to adopt and co-ordinate methods and measures that will safeguard its assets, check the accuracy and reliability of its accounting data, promote operational efficiency and encourage adherence to preserved managerial policies.” Read more
Sanwo-Olu drums support for Akeredolu’s re-election (Punch)
The Lagos State Governor and Chairman of the All Progressives Congress National Campaign Council for the Ondo State Governorship Election, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will visit Akure, the Ondo State capital today (Monday), to solicit support for the party’s governorship candidate, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
A statement on Sunday titled, ‘Sanwo-Olu in Akure, meets APC leaders, stakeholders,’ said the Lagos governor would meet some APC leaders and stakeholders in Ondo in preparation for the October 10 gubernatorial poll.
According to the statement, he will also join the campaign train of Akeredolu to seek support for the party in some towns and local governments ahead of the election. Read more
Support citizens-oriented programmes, Ikeja Club boss tells govt (Guardian)
The new president of Ikeja Club, Chief Ayodeji Randle, has called on the federal and state governments to support efforts at ameliorating the plight of Nigerians, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic.
He also stated the need for private enterprises and social organisations to undertake projects that would transform lives of citizens through provision of infrastructure, especially those aimed at enhancing health and social well-being of citizens.
Randle made the calls shortly after he was inaugurated as the 21st president of Ikeja Club. Read more
Labour suspends planned strike as FG reverses electricity tariff hike (Punch)
The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have suspended the strike scheduled to commence today (Monday).
This followed an agreement reached with the Federal Government at a meeting which started at 8.30pm on Sunday and ended at 2:50am this morning.
After exhaustive deliberations on the issues raised by the labour centres, the meeting agreed to suspend the application of the cost-reflective electricity tariff adjustments for two weeks.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, read the five-page communique signed by the representatives of the government and labour. Read more
How Nigerians can save country from break-up, by Osinbajo (Nation)
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday said Nigerians need to collectively address the challenges militating against nation-building to avoid breakup.
Osinbajo spoke in Abuja at the Ecumenical Centre in Abuja during the nation’s 60th Independence inter-denominational church service with the theme: Together… Come, Let Us Rebuild…
With the challenges facing the country, the Vice-President stressed the essence of showing love to fellow Nigerians, adding: “Fortunately for us in Nigeria, our walls are not yet broken but have cracks that could lead to break, if not properly addressed.” Read more
Community sponsors repatriation of 43 Nigerian women stranded in Lebanon (Vanguard)
The Lebanese community in Nigeria has sponsored the repatriation of 43 Nigerian women stranded in their country, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The women landed at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 2 pm on Sunday, aboard Middle East Airlines aircraft with registration number OD-MEA/sub.
Mr Philip Wehbe, Public Relations Officer of the Lebanese Community, who spoke with NAN on the development, commended aviation minister Hadi Sirika for the approval granted for the flight towards achieving the feat.
Wehbe further commended members of the committee that gathered funds for the flight. Read more
Gwyneth Paltrow gets naked for her birthday on Instagram (PageSix)
Gwyneth Paltrow gave fans a treat on her birthday Sunday — a snapshot of her buck-naked in the woods.
“In nothing but my birthday suit today… thank you all so much for the birthday wishes and thank you to @goop ’s insanely amazing brand new body butter for making me think I can still get me my kit off,’’ the 48-year-old “Shakespeare in Love’’ actress wrote on Instagram, plugging her lifestyle company while grinning and covering her breasts for the camera with her right leg raised.
In the background were a low gate and a bunch of trees and bushes.
Paltrow has two children with musician ex Chris Martin and is married to Hollywood director and producer Brad Falchuk. Read more
Donald Trump ‘paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017’ – NY Times (BBC)
The New York Times says Donald Trump paid just $750 (£587) in federal income tax both in 2016, the year he ran for the US presidency, and in his first year in the White House.
The newspaper – which says it obtained tax records for Mr Trump and his companies over two decades – also alleges that he paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the last 15 years.
The records reveal “chronic losses and years of tax avoidance”, it says.
Mr Trump called the report “fake news”.
“Actually I paid tax. And you’ll see that as soon as my tax returns – it’s under audit, they’ve been under audit for a long time,” he told reporters after the story was published on Sunday. Read more
Shots fired outside Taylor Swift’s Tribeca pad (NYPost)
Bullets were flying outside Taylor Swift’s ritzy Tribeca townhouse Sunday evening when shots broke out during an armed robbery at a local shop — the second shooting on the upscale block in a month, sources and witnesses said.
The robbery took place at Patron of New York, a sneaker store at 151 Franklin Street shortly after 5 p.m., next door to the Grammy-winning pop star’s $18 million home, with police recovering several shell casings from the scene.
Police said four shots were fired, though no one was hit.
“Suddenly we heard four shots and I was freaked out,” said a waiter at the nearby Tamarind Tribeca restaurant on Hudson Street. Read more
The South African cleric taking on the church over a rapist priest (BBC)
Reverend June Major has been fighting for justice for 18 years, ever since she says she was raped by a fellow South African cleric.
She has undertaken various unorthodox protests in a bid to get the Anglican church of Southern Africa to open an investigation into her case and others.
On 9 August 2020, South Africa’s women’s day, Rev Major was among several women and activists who hung up underwear along the fence of the residence of the Archbishop of Southern Africa, Thabo Makgoba.
The women were protesting against what they said was inadequate action from the church over allegations of sexual misconduct by priests in the Anglican church of Southern Africa, including one who Rev Major says raped her. Read more
Why India needs to worry about post-Covid care (BBC)
When 60-year-old Milind Ketkar returned home after spending nearly a month in hospital battling Covid-19, he thought the worst was over.
People had to carry him to his third-floor flat as his building didn’t have a lift.
He spent the next few days feeling constantly breathless and weak. When he didn’t start to feel better, he contacted Dr Lancelot Pinto at Mumbai’s PD Hinduja hospital, where he had been treated.
Mr Ketkar, who thought he had recovered from the virus, was in for a shock.
Dr Pinto told him inflammation in the lungs, caused by Covid-19, had given him deep vein thrombosis – it occurs when blood clots form in the body and it often happens in the legs.
Fragments can break off and move up the body into the lungs, blocking blood vessels and, said Dr Pinto, this can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated in time. Read more
Chris Hemsworth lands lead role in new Netflix thriller “Spiderhead” (Metro)
Chris Hemsworth is following up the success of his Netflix original movie Extraction by securing another upcoming thriller with the streaming platform.
According to reports, the Thor actor, 37, has been snapped up to star in futuristic film Spiderhead alongside the likes of Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett. The movie will be based on the short story Escape From Spiderhead by George Saunders, with Joseph Kosinski, who worked on Top Gun: Maverick, set to direct. Read more
French Open: Andy Murray ‘won’t brush aside’ heavy loss to Stan Wawrinka (BBC)
Andy Murray says he will not “just brush aside” a comprehensive three-set defeat by Swiss 16th seed Stan Wawrinka in the French Open first round.
The 33-year-old Scot won just six games in what was the joint heaviest Grand Slam defeat of his career.
It was his first appearance on a clay court since June 2017 following the hip injury which almost led to retirement.
“I should be analysing that hard and trying to understand why the performance was like that,” he said. Read more
Messi scores but Fati shades him with two stunning goals as Barcelona run riot against Villarreal (RT)
Ansu Fati, the 17-year-old who was formally made a senior player at Barcelona last week, has shown why the club included a whopping $468 million release fee clause in his new contract by sending their Liga season off to a flyer.
The Spain sensation has made incredible progress since making his debut for the club last season, becoming the club’s youngest ever goal scorer just a week later and, in the months that followed, the youngest player ever to represent Barca in the Champions League and the European competition’s youngest ever goal scorer.
While all eyes were on Lionel Messi following the turmoil that almost saw the striker leave the club last season, his precocious pretender stole the headlines by taking just 15 minutes to open Barcelona’s account for the season in spectacular style as they entertained Villarreal. Read more
Vardy scores hat trick as Leicester stuns Man City (BBC)
Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick as Leicester City inflicted a remarkable defeat on Manchester City to go top of the Premier League.
Despite going behind to a superb fourth-minute strike by former Foxes midfielder Riyad Mahrez, the visitors responded in stunning fashion.
Vardy levelled with a penalty before the break after he had been fouled by Kyle Walker, and he then sealed his second treble against Pep Guardiola’s side from the spot, after he had cleverly turned home Timothy Castagne’s cross to make it 2-1.
James Maddison scored for the first time since 1 January when he curled home a stunning fourth for Leicester. Read more
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals he rejected Barcelona to stay at Arsenal (Metro)
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has confirmed he turned down an offer from Barcelona in order to sign a new long-term deal at the Emirates.
The 31-year-old finally put an end to the speculation over his future earlier this month by signing a three-year deal in north London, making him the second highest paid player at the club in the process.
Aubameyang allowed his contract to run into its final year with the Gunners and he was set on leaving while Unai Emery was at the helm. Read more
Ruben Dias: Man City agree to sign Benfica defender, Nicolas Otamendi to go other way (BBC)
Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign Portugal defender Ruben Dias from Benfica for £65m.
City’s Argentina centre-back Nicolas Otamendi, 32, will go the other way for about £13.7m in a separate transfer.
Manager Pep Guardiola has wanted a right-sided central defender since Vincent Kompany retired last summer.
On Sunday night Benfica released a statement confirming the two transfers but said contracts still need to be signed by the players. Read more
Bayern Munich’s 23-match winning streak ends with Hoffenheim loss (Guardian)
European champions Bayern Munich suffered a first defeat for 10 month when their 23-match winning run was ended by a shock 4-1 Bundesliga loss at Hoffenheim on Sunday.
Hoffenheim raced into a 2-0 lead with early goals by defender Ermin Bicakcic and striker Munas Dabbur.
Although Joshua Kimmich gave Bayern a lifeline just before the break, Croatia international striker Andrej Kramaric netted a second-half goal and converted a late penalty to seal the win and move Hoffenheim to the top of the league. Read more