Sanwo-Olu promises to help resuscitate National Stadium (Guardian)
The Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the weekend pledged to help resuscitate the National Stadium at Surulere to the benefit of the residents, especially the youth.
Speaking during the Lagos leg of Sports Minister, Sunday Dare’s tour of sporting facilities owned by the Federal Government, Sanwo-Olu lamented the state of the stadium, saying it had been left unused and promised to work with the sports ministry to ensure it was brought back to good use for everyone.
“We’ve seen the state of negligence, disuse at the National Stadium, Surulere. What we are taking away from here is that we have agreed to work with the ministry. We have indicated interest even from now, who we want to help manage and bring back the dead asset that we have here and turn it into a viable asset for our teeming youths and for the total population that reside in Surulere. Read more
UNILAG raises task force to check sexual harassment (PMNews)
The University of Lagos has set up a task force to address issues of sexual harassment with a view to stemming the ugly tide.
The university’s Principal Assistant Registrar for Communication, Mrs Taiwo Oloyede, said in a statement that the move“is in continuation of the institution’s unrelenting campaign against the menace of sexual harassment and other forms of inappropriate behaviours.
The institution recently suspended two senior lecturers exposed in alleged sexual harassment in a BBC investigative documentary video, ‘African Eye’. Read more
Six illegal immigrants arrested at Nigeria border (Guardian)
The operatives of the Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service have arrested six illegal migrants at Idiroko borders in the state.
“When you aid unknown people into your country, without even knowing their aim, it is a big risk,” the comptroller of immigration, Doris Braimah said on Tuesday while parading the suspects.
“It is actually called security threat.”
The illegal immigrants were being smuggled in by two Nigerians through one of the country’s major borders in the state when the officers intercepted them. Read more
Buhari signs five bills passed by 8th Assembly (Guardian)
President Muhammadu Buhari has signed five bills passed by the 8th National Assembly into law, Mr Umar Yakubu, his Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives) has said.
Yakubu who made the announcement at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja said that the Acts were to ensure good governance in the country.
The bills include the Obafemi Awolowo University Transitional Amendment Act, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi Amendment Act, the University of Maiduguri Amendment Act, the National Fertiliser Quality Control Act and the Nigerian Council of Food Science and Technology Establishment Act. Read more
Kogi 2019: 45 parties endorse Bello for second term (Nation)
Ahead of the November 16 governorship election, 45 political parties in Kogi have endorsed Governor Yahaya Bello for a second term in office.
Bello is contesting for a second term of office under the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Coalition of Political Parties (CPP) in Kogi, at a news briefing, in Lokoja, the capital, said that its endorsement of the governor was sequel to his good works in the last four years. Read more
After energetic debate, key questions on 2020 Democratic race (Guardian)
An ascendant Elizabeth Warren seized the spotlight and faced repeated attacks in Tuesday’s Democratic debate as Joe Biden often faded into the background, highlighting a shakeup in the 2020 nomination race.
The three-hour marathon saw Democrats largely unite against a common foil — President Donald Trump, whom many candidates said should be impeached — while expressing sharp disagreements over policy. Read more
Trump warns Turkish president over Syria: ‘Don’t be a fool!’ (NYPost)
President Donald Trump attends a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
President Donald Trump attends a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
President Trump warned his Turkish counterpart in a letter that the world would “look upon you forever as the devil” if he didn’t find a peaceful resolution to tensions with Syria, it was revealed Wednesday.
“History will look upon you favorably if you get this done the right and humane way. It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don’t happen,” wrote Trump in the letter to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, confirmed as authentic by the White House. “Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool!”. Read more
NASA has had evidence of life on Mars for more than 40 years, says scientist (DailyStar)
Almost every day, we hear more news about the possibility of life on Mars.
But it now seems, according to an article published this week in Scientific American, that NASA had proof of microbial life on the Red Planet as long ago as 1976.
Former NASA scientist Gilbert V Levin, who worked on the US space agency’s Viking lander programme, says in an article entitled I’m Convinced We Found Evidence of Life on Mars in the 1970s that the results of one experiment from that probe can’t mean anything else. Read more
Google unveils the new Pixel 4 smartphone (CNN)
Google’s latest smartphone responds to more than just touch and audio commands.
The company unveiled its next-generation smartphone, the Pixel 4, at a big product launch event in New York on Tuesday. The device, which comes in standard and XL sizes, features a Soli radar chip to enable more secure, faster facial recognition and gesture controls. With the new phone, for example, you can wave to an image of Pikachu and have it wave back. Read more
ASAP Rocky Opens Up About His Sex Addiction(Guardian)
American rapper and model Rakim Athelaston Mayers, known professionally as ASAP Rocky has revealed in a new interview that he is a sex addict.
The 31-year-old musician said he became addicted to sex at junior high school and that he had his first orgy aged 13 – below the legal age of consent, TMZ reports.
The admission came during an interview with Power 105.1 DJ Angie Martinez on her show, Untold Stories of Hip Hop, in which he said threesomes are “normal to him.” Read more
More than 300 arrested in paedophile dark web megasite bust (DailyStar)
Police have arrested 337 suspected paedophiles across 38 countries in a British sting on a dark web megasite.
The National Crime Agency discovered the Welcome To Video site while investigating pervert Matthew Falder.
He was jailed for 25 years in 2017 after admitting 137 offences including encouraging child rape and sharing images of a newborn being abused. Read more
Family found living on isolated farm for 9 years ‘waiting for end of time’ (NYPost)
A view of a remote farm where a family spent years locked away in a cellar, according to Dutch broadcasters’ reports, in Ruinerwold, Netherlands.
A view of a remote farm where a family spent years locked away in a cellar, according to Dutch broadcasters’ reports, in Ruinerwold, Netherlands
A Dutch family lived in isolation on a secluded farm for nine years “waiting for the end of time” until they were discovered this weekend when one of them escaped to a local bar — where he drank five beers, according to reports.
The bizarre living situation of a 58-year-old man and a group of six siblings — aged 18 to 25 — was discovered when the eldest of the young adults turned up at a pub in Ruinerworld, according to local outlet RTV. Read more
Patrick Day: Boxing world pays tribute to fighter after death aged 27 (DailyStar)
Patrick Day had died from injuries sustained following his loss to Charles Conwell on Saturday
Tributes have poured in for boxer Patrick Day after it was announced that he had died from injures sustained in his defeat by Charles Conwell in Chicago on Saturday.
The 27-year-old American was placed in an induced coma and in a critical condition following the 10th-round knockout loss but was unable to pull through. Read more
Barcelona plan summer-move for Osimhen, Chukwueze (Leadership)
Spanish champions, Barcelona are said to be considering a move for Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen as a potential replacement for the ageing Luis Suarez. They are also interested in Villarreal’s youngster, Samuel Chukwueze.
The Catalan giants are planning for life without Suarez who will turn 33 in January and have shortlisted Osimhen among a host of others as his replacement.
The Nigerian international joined Lille from Royal Charleroi last summer but has seen his stock rise following a brilliant start in the French topflight. The 20-year-old has found the back of the net seven times in the French top division this season, while he also has a goal to his name in the Champions League. Read more
Injured Uzoho ruled out for six months (Guardian)
Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr will have to do without one of his most improved players for the Total Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Benin Republic following the confirmation that Francis Uzoho has been ruled out for six months, reports soccernet.com.
The AC Omonia goalkeeper picked up the injury in Super Eagles draw against Brazil last Sunday at the Singapore National Stadium on Sunday.
The 20-year-old was trying to deal with a cross only for him to land awkwardly, which has now resulted in knee ligament damage. Read more
Dennis Smith Jr., Frank Ntilikina fail Knicks’ point-guard test (NYPost)
It was a rough night for the Knicks point guards Dennis Smith Jr. and Frank Ntilikina trying to keep pace with Atlanta’s Trae Young. Both got into foul trouble and were essentially ineffective in the Knicks’ 100-96 preseason loss to the Hawks at the Garden.
The point-guard derby could have been won by the guy who got the night off — Elfrid Payton.
Smith, in his preseason debut after missing the first two games with a back strain, looked out of sync after picking up two fouls in the opening 2:23 and heading to the bench. A rusty Smith finished with four points on 1 of 5 shooting and was credited with three turnovers and three assists. Read more
Emir of Katsina extols FirstBank’s support for polo game (Leadership)
The huge involvement of Nigeria’s premier banking giant, First Bank of Nigeria in the development of polo game in Nigeria and beyond, has received official commendation from the Traditional Council of Katsina State.
Chairman of Katsina state traditional council and Emir of Katsina, HRH Alhaji (Dr.) Abdulmumuni Kabir Usman who made the commendation, praised First Bank for partnering with Kaduna Polo Club in the promotion of the noble game and for positively touching the lives of Nigerians in so many ways. Read more
Pillars head for victory celebration as Seasider, others shine at Handball Premier League (Guardian)
Kano Pillars, Niger United, Seasider Babes, Edo Dynamos, Desert Queens, and Plateau Peacocks all had good outings in yesterday’s men and women fixtures of the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League holding at the Mobolaji Sports Complex, Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos.
League leaders, Kano Pillars look set to win this year’s men’s category of the league, as they defeated Plateau Vipers 31-22 to boost their chances of dethroning the defending champions, Niger United.
Leicester to hand Ben Chilwell £25m new deal amid transfer interest from rivals (DailyStar)
England man Chilwell has five years left on his present deal – but Leicester want to protect their prized asset as Man Utd, Chelsea and Tottenham eye the left-back
Leicester are ready to offer England star Ben Chilwell a bumper new £25m deal – even though he’s got five years left on his contract.
The 22-year-old defender tied himself to the club until 2024 just 12 months ago but his rapid emergence has alerted the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham. Read more
Pogba out of United’s clash with Liverpool (Guardian)
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted midfield star Paul Pogba will miss Sunday’s Premier League clash with bitter rivals Liverpool while goalkeeper David De Gea is also a major injury doubt.
French World Cup winner Pogba, 26, has failed to recover from an ankle problem while De Gea was forced off in Spain’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Sweden on Tuesday. Read more
Beach Volleyball: ‘Nigeria Can Qualify For Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games’(Leadership)
Despite Nigeria’s 2-0 defeat to Canada at the just concluded ANOC World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar, head coach of the Nigeria beach volleyball, John Iwerinma believes Nigeria’s women team can qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games’ beach volleyball event.
Nigeria lost to Canada 2-0 (21-11, 22-20) to crash out in the quarterfinal of the inaugural ANOC world beach games in Doha, but Iwerinma insisted that the players played with high dedication, selflessness and determination, but were beaten by the best team in the world. Read more