Sanwo-Olu signs anti-open grazing bill into law (Punch)
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has signed the bill prohibiting open cattle grazing in the state into law.
He signed the bill into law on Monday.
The governor’s media aide on print media, Wale Ajetunmobi, made this known.
“Breaking! Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, this afternoon, signs the bill prohibiting open cattle grazing in Lagos into law,” he posted on Facebook.
The PUNCH had reported that the Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday, September 9, 2021, passed the bill entitled, “A bill for a law to Prohibit Open Cattle Grazing In Lagos State, the Trespass of Cattle Land And For Other Connected Purposes”. Read more
Hushpuppi: Instagram grants Nigerian fraudster access to continue using account (Guardian)
Instagram has said Nigerian fraudster Hushpuppi may continue using his account despite facing conviction for fraud in the United States.
Dubai-based The National reported that Instagram declared Hushpuppi free to continue using his social media account. It said the Nigerian did not violate the social media platform’s laws.
Hushpuppi, by real name Ramon Abbas, lived a life of luxury in Dubai – in a multi-million dollar money laundering empire – always flaunted his expensive lifestyle on his Instagram account.
He used Instagram to show his largesse, sharing photos of extravagant shopping trips, luxury cars, clothes, and watches. Read more
Lagos Model Schools Students To Pay N70,000 ‘Experimental Fees’ In Two Terms (DailyTrust)
Boarding house students of Lagos State model colleges and upgraded schools will pay N35,000 in each of the next two terms.
Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, Commissioner for Education, made the clarification in a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by Mr Ganiu Lawal, an assistant director in the ministry.
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Adefisayo said the “experimental fee regime” was in accordance with the resolution made by officials of the ministry, parents and lawmakers.
She assured that no other fee would be charged nor would any intervention be imposed on parents within this period. Read more
Over 1.57m candidates writing WASSCE nationwide -FG (Punch)
Over 1.57 million candidates are sitting the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations across the country.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, made this known on Monday while monitoring the conduct of the WASSCE in Federal Government Girls College, Bwari; and Government Girls Secondary School, Dutse, both in Abuja.
According to the him, the examination is holding in 19,000 centres across the nation.
Echono expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the examination. Read more
Polytechnic Students Protesting Exams Suspension Shot In Jos (DailyTrust)
Several students of Plateau State Polytechnic, Jos campus, were on Monday allegedly shot by military personnel during a protest at their school gate along Yakubu Gowon Way.
The students were protesting the suspension of their examination which was to commence on Monday.
The protesting students, who blocked the road early on Monday morning, said they were not told about the suspension of the examination, saying many of them slept in the school classes on Sunday reading for the examination.
They were concerned that they have been having strikes, suspension of academic activities and examination alike for a while now, lamenting that they were spending more years on their programmes. Read more
COVID-19: Nigeria to push for global vaccine equity at UNGA76 (Guardian)
The Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, says Nigeria will join other world leaders to push for global COVID-19 vaccine equity at the ongoing UN General Assembly high-level meetings.
Muhammad-Bande told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York that President Muhammadu Buhari would join other global leaders to push for global vaccine access.
The Nigerian envoy said that the issue of equal access to vaccines was paramount at the 76th session of the General Assembly, based on its theme.
The theme for the 2021 General Assembly is, “Building Resilience through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to the Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights of People and Revitalise the United Nations”. Read more
No more Album Till Further Notice – Burna Boy (DailyTrust)
Grammy award winner Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy has revealed that he would not be releasing any album till further notice.
The ‘Ye’ crooner made this known on his Instagram stories on Saturday, 18th September, 2021.
“I might decide not to drop an album for a long time. In fact, you know what, no album till further notice.“
Burna boy has five albums, including “L.I.F.E.”, “On A Spaceship”,Outside” and “Twice As Tall”. He became notable in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”, the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E (2013). Read more
Sit-at-home records zero compliance in Umuahia (Vanguard)
The Monday sit-at-homes by the Indigenous People of Biafra recorded zero compliance in Umuahia the Abia State capital as residents went about their normal businesses.
Although IPOB had since suspended the order people had nonetheless observed it probably out of fear.
IPOB had also threatened to descend on anyone caught trying to enforce the suspended order as some hoodlums of late have hijacked the measure to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.
Residents of Umuahia went about their businesses on Monday without fear or intimidation. Read more
Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina convicted on terror charges (BBC)
A man who was portrayed in a film as a life-saving hero during the Rwandan genocide has been sentenced to 25 years for terrorism by a court in Rwanda.
Paul Rusesabagina, 67, was found guilty of backing a rebel group behind deadly attacks in 2018 and 2019.
His family has called the trial a sham, saying he was taken to Rwanda, from exile, by force.
Rusesabagina’s journey from celebrated figure to state enemy happened as his criticism of the government grew.
Initially he was hailed for his acts during the genocide 27 years ago. Read more
Phil Collins confirms next Genesis tour will be his last after health issues (Metro)
Phil Collins is ready to stop touring with Genesis (Picture: WireImage)
Phil Collins has said that he won’t be going on any more Genesis tours after the band finishes their reunion shows, after he’s had a tough time with some health issues.
The drummer will head off on tour with Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford on September 20 but, when asked about more dates in 2022, he responded to Mojo (via NME): ‘This English and American tour, that will be enough for me.’
However, keyboardist Tony is quoted as saying: ‘I think it depends a little bit how it goes. How Phil stands up to it all. How the audience receive it, and how we all feel about it, really.’ Read more
Shipwrecked mother dies at sea after drinking own urine to save kids (news.com.au)
The final videos before a shipwrecked mother-of-two died after drinking her own urine to save her children after a pleasure cruise gone wrong.
Two children were reportedly found clinging to their dead mother — who had saved their lives by drinking her own urine so she could breastfeed them after their boat broke apart and they drifted at sea for days.
Mariely Chacón, 40, of Venezuela, was aboard the Thor on September 3 along with her six-year-old son, two-year-old daughter, husband and nanny for a pleasure cruise from Higuerote to Tortuga Island in the Caribbean when disaster struck, Newsweek reported, citing Univision.
During the trip to the uninhabited island, a wave struck the boat and broke its hull apart – forcing the group to spend four days adrift on a lifeboat in the blazing sun, the New York Post reported. Read more
Protesters against Sudan peace deal block roads, close key port (Guardian)
Dozens of demonstrators in Sudan have blocked key roads and a crucial port in the country’s east in protest at parts of a peace deal with rebel groups, a protest leader said Monday.
Last year, several rebel groups signed a landmark accord with the transitional government which came to power shortly after the April 2019 ouster of long-time autocrat Omar al-Bashir.
“We’ve blocked the (main) road connecting Port Sudan with the rest of the country since Friday, as well as the main container and oil export terminals,” protest leader Sayed Abuamnah, told AFP.
Beja tribes people in eastern Sudan have criticised the fragile peace deal saying it does not represent them. Read more
At least 8 dead in mass shooting at Russian university (TVNZ)
A gunman opened fire in a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday morning local time, leaving eight people dead and others wounded, according to Russia’s Investigative Committee.
The gunman has been detained, the Interior Ministry said.
Students and staff of the university locked themselves in rooms, and the university urged those who could leave the campus to do so.
The gunman was later detained, Russia’s Interior Ministry said. The Investigative Committee has opened a murder probe in the aftermath of the incident. Read more
Babysitter charged with 194 child sex offences after advertising services online (news.com.au)
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A babysitter is facing almost 200 child sex charges that allegedly involve 12 complainants, including one who is just eight months old.
Jareth Thomas Harries-Markham, 23, was first charged in August with more than a dozen offences.
On Monday, West Australian police revealed he was now facing a total of 194 charges.
“It is alleged that the man advertised his services through an online babysitting service,” police said in a statement. Read more
Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara faces at least two games out with calf injury (BBC)
Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara will miss a minimum of two matches with a calf problem.
The 30-year-old picked up the injury in Saturday’s 3-0 win against Crystal Palace and the Reds will examine scans to discover the extent of the damage.
Liverpool visit Norwich City in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday before a league trip to Brentford on Saturday.
“I can’t say now how long it will take, but not Tuesday and not the weekend,” said Reds assistant Pep Lijnders.
“Let’s get the scan results back and we have a proper diagnosis. Read more
Osaka drops out of top five in WTA rankings (Punch)
Naomi Osaka slipped out of the top five in the WTA rankings on Monday while Simona Halep, another former world number one, continued her slide by also dropping three places.
Four-time Grand Slam champion Osaka fell from fifth to eighth as Halep, who married boyfriend Toni Iuruc last week in a civil ceremony in her hometown of Constanta, tumbled down to 14th.
Ashleigh Barty remains top and French Open winner Barbora Krejcikova climbed to a career high of fifth.
Danish teenager Clara Tauson rose 18 places to 52nd after capturing her second title of the year in Luxembourg. Read more
Cycling champion Chris Anker Sorensen killed in ‘tragic’ accident (news.com.au)
Former professional cyclist Chris Anker Sorensen was killed in a road accident on the sidelines of the world championships in Belgium on the weekend, local media reported.
The 37-year-old, who won a stage of the Giro d’Italia in 2010, was in Belgium to report on the tournament which commenced on Sunday.
Belgian broadcaster Sporza said that Sorensen was out cycling when he was involved in a collision with a car.
In his riding career, Sorensen competed for the CSC, Saxo Bank and Tinkoff teams. Read more
Klose under consideration for Germany U-21 job (Vanguard)
Germany’s 2014 FIFA World Cup winner and record goalscorer Miroslav Klose is a candidate to replace Stefan Kuntz as the country’s under-21 coach, a leading sports newspaper reported on Monday.
Klose, 43, retired in 2016 and was an assistant coach for the national team before coaching in Bayern Munich’s youth set-up and then being named an assistant for the senior team last season.
The 2014 World Cup hero left Bayern Munich after suffering a thrombosis in his leg, but he is now healthy.
He has been looking out for coaching opportunities, mainly in club football. Read more
FIFA to consult football leaders on international calendar (Guardian)
FIFA has invited football’s national federations to an online summit on September 30 to discuss the international calendar, in its push to hold the World Cup every two years instead of four.
World football’s governing body wants to launch a “new consultation phase” for the international women’s and men’s calendar, set to expire at the end of 2023 and 2024 respectively.
“There is a broad consensus within the game that the international match calendar should be reformed and improved,” FIFA said in a statement Monday.
“Following invitations to stakeholders, including all confederations, at the beginning of September, discussions are being organised in the coming weeks. Read more
Qatar wants mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for all World Cup footballers (Metro)
World Cup 2022 hosts Qatar are pushing to make it mandatory for all players who compete at next year’s tournament to have had both Covid-19 vaccinations.
Th Qatari government has already announced that any fans who attend the tournament next November will need to be fully vaccinated, and now that ruling could also extend to the players – and coaching staffs – taking part too.
According to The Athletic, Qatari medical authorities have been in talks with FIFA and other stakeholders in an effort to ensure all participating players are double jabbed. Read more