Sanwo-Olu swears-in Governing Councils of Lagos tertiary institutions (Nation)
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday inaugurated and swore-in the newly constituted Governing Council for all the tertiary institutions in the state.
The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja.
The institutions are Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Ijanikin and Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED), Epe.
The LASU council is led by Prof Gbolahan Elias SAN, while other members are: Prof Adebayo Ninalowo, Prof Shafiudeen Amuwo, Mrs. Adenike Yomi-Faseun, Dr. Adetugbobo Hakeem, Mr. Sule Tolani, Mrs. Folashade Adesoye, Mr. Karl Tokun Toriola, Mr. Kunle Soname, Dr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odili, Mr. Adebayo Akinsanya, Mrs. Mojisola Tolagbe Taiwo, Mrs. Moronke Williams, Mr. Anuoluwapo Esho and Mrs. Foluke Kafayat AbdulRazaq.
AOECOED council is headed by Prof Nuru Olasupo and members are Mrs. Riskat Akiode, Mr. Olaolu Mudashiru, and Dr. Wole Ajifowoke. Read more
UNILAG governing council confirms Ogunsola acting VC (Punch)
University of Lagos Governing Council, led by the interim chairman, Dr John Momoh, has confirmed Prof. Folasade Ogunsola as the acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution.
The Governing Council at a virtual meeting on Tuesday approved her nomination.
The inauguration of the visitor’s panel will hold in Abuja on Wednesday.
There was jubilation at UNILAG on Monday when she emerged the acting VC at the emergency Senate meeting.
The Federal Government had, last week, asked UNILAG Senate to reconvene and nominate an acting VC following the crisis between the varsity’s Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Wale Babalakin, and Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe. Read more
Disregard websites selling application forms, Army warns (Nation)
The Nigerian Army Medical Corps (NAMC) and School of Medical Sciences (NASMS) on Tuesday warned Nigerians against patronage of websites offering to secure admission into the school at a fee describing them as fake and fraudulent.
The army gave the warning following reports that some websites not related to the school were luring prospective applicants with promises to secure admission for them at a fee.
According to a spokesman for NAMC, Lieutenant Yusuf Mohammed, the headquarters Nigerian Army Medical Corps and Nigerian Army School of Medical Science have no role in the establishment or operations of “these fraudulent social media websites. Invariably, we wish to warn the general public to be wary of these accounts and that anyone conducting any business with them does so at their own peril. Read more
Girl arraigned for indecent dressing, snapping policeman on duty without consent (Vanguard)
A 21-year-old girl, Blessing Levi, has been arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Choba Community, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State for alleged indecent dressing and taking photograph of a policeman on duty without consent.
Blessing was brought to court Tuesday by operatives of the Nigerian Police on three counts which border on indecent dressing and taking a snapshot of the officer on duty without seeking permission.
According to the charges preferred against the suspect by the police, Blessing was alleged to have some time in May 2020 snapped a police sergeant without his (cops) consent.
It was also charged that the suspect had also dressed indecently with an intention to cause disorderliness amongst members of the public.
When the charges were read, the suspect pleaded not guilty to the three charges against her. Read more
Kogi Governorship Poll: Supreme Court fixes Aug. 31 for judgment (Guardian)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday fixed Aug. 31 to deliver judgment in the appeal brought before it by the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Musa Wada and his party.
Wada and PDP are challenging the re-election of Gov. Yahaya Bello of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the Nov.16, 2019 governorship election.
The seven-man panel of justices of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad on Tuesday fixed the date after parties in the appeal adopted their various written briefs. Read more
WHO certifies Africa free of wild polio (Punch)
With no recorded cases since 2016, the World Health Organisation has declared Africa free of the wild polio virus.
The United Nations specialised agency on public health described the feat as “one of the greatest achievements in public health history.”
The polio virus once killed or maimed hundreds of thousands of children every year and led to summertime lockdowns for children.
This was contained in a Press release jointly authored by the WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus; and President of Rotary International, Holger Knaack. Read more
IGP denies waiver for screening in police recruitment (Guardian)
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has debunked reports that the statutory entry requirements for the Nigerian Police Force recruitment have been waived.
Adamu assured Nigerians that the statutory entry requirements into the Nigeria Police Force remain sacrosanct and would be thoroughly followed in the ongoing police recruitment screening exercise.
Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, who disclosed this on Tuesday, said “IGP’s reassurance became necessary following news report making the rounds in some sections of the media that the IGP has suspended the entry requirement for candidates who applied to join the Nigeria Police Force as Police constables in the ongoing recruitment screening exercise. Read more
Hushpuppi for trial October 13 (Nation)
Nigerian Instagram celebrity Ramon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi has been arraigned in a court in California, United States, ahead of his trial on October 13.
He pleaded not guilty to four counts of conspiracy to commit money laundering conspiracies, wire fraud, international money laundering, and engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity.
In June, the 37-year-old known for an extravagant lifestyle on social media was arrested in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by special operatives of the Emerati police and American Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read more
Woman declared ‘dead’ found alive in Michigan funeral home (NYPost)
The woman who was believed to be dead — but was actually alive — at a Michigan funeral home was about to be embalmed when workers made the shocking discovery, according to her family’s attorney.
More details have emerged about the harrowing ordeal that’s left Timesha Beauchamp fighting for her life on a ventilator.
The 20-year-old was declared dead by paramedics Sunday morning and taken to the James H. Cole funeral home in Detroit — where workers found that she was alive.
“They were about to embalm her which is most frightening had she not had her eyes open,” lawyer Geoffrey Fieger told WXYZ. “They would have begun draining her blood to be very, very frank about it.” Read more
100% Christmas music radio station launches four months early to ‘raise spirits’ (Metro)
Magic has launched a pop-up station which will be 100% dedicated to the sweet tunes of Christmas – four months ahead of the big event.
Or, for those wanting a more specific rundown, that’s 120 days of pure, unwrapped Christmas music to warm the holiday cockles.
In order to raise spirits and ‘combat Covid-19 blues’, Bauer announced today the station would be kicking into gear for all your festive bop needs. Read more
Mystery radio signal from space that’s on 157-day cycle just woke up right on schedule (Metro)
A mysterious radio signal beamed to Earth from a distant galaxy has been detected again by astronomers.
The so-called Fast Radio Burst repeats every 157 days with the power of millions of suns and its latest barrage arrived right on time last week.
Known as FRB 121102, scientists hope that studying the strange blinkering signal could unlock the secret to what FRBs are and where they come from.
Fast Radio Bursts are intense pulses of radio waves that last no longer than the blink of an eye and come from far beyond our Milky Way galaxy. Read more
Sudan PM tells Pompeo he has no mandate to normalise Israel ties (Guardian)
Sudan said Tuesday it cannot form diplomatic relations with Israel now, dashing hopes for a speedy breakthrough during a visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok told Pompeo that Sudan’s transitional government — which replaced ousted strongman Omar al-Bashir last year and is set to rule until 2022 elections — has “no mandate” to take such a weighty step.
The announcement was a setback to a charm offensive by the US and Israel to forge more ties between the Jewish state and the Arab world following a landmark US-brokered August 13 agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Read more
Naked man caught on CCTV taking a shower in a car wash (Metro)
A prankster in Australia has been caught on CCTV having a shower in a commercial car wash bay.
In the footage a man is seen completely naked – only using his hands to cover himself – while someone sprays him down with one of the high-powered water jets.
But the car wash owner has since warned others not to do the same thing as the chemicals added to the water could cause burns, MailOnline reports. Read more
‘The West Wing’ reunion starring original cast coming to HBO Max (PageSix)
Richard Schiff, Allison Janney, Dule Hill, John Spencer, Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Janel Moloney, Bradley Whitford,(Season 1), 1999-2006
Richard Schiff, Allison Janney, Dulé Hill, John Spencer, Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Janel Moloney and Bradley Whitford in “The West Wing.”NBC/Everett Collection
President Josiah Bartlet will soon return to the small screen.
That’s because “The West Wing” reunion special is in the works at HBO Max. No date has been announced yet, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, it will air in the fall.
The acclaimed NBC political drama’s cast and its creator Aaron Sorkin and executive producer Thomas Schlamme will stage the Season 3 episode “Hartsfield’s Landing,” in order to benefit When We All Vote, a nonpartisan organization promoting voter participation. Read more
‘The Nutty Professor’ is getting a second remake after Eddie Murphy’s 90s reboot (Metro)
Just one remake of The Nutty Professor isn’t enough in Hollywood. It has been reported that the Jerry Lewis comedy, first rebooted by Eddie Murphy in 1996, is getting another remake, with Project X Entertainment gaining the rights. According to Deadline, James Vanderbilt is producing the movie, while no studio or writer or cast is attached just yet.
Project X is already relaunching Scream with the fifth film in the franchise and have managed to entice the original stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette – so while nobody asked for another Nutty Professor, we reckon it could be in safe hands. Read more
National Stadium business owners get seven days quit notice (Vanguard)
Hard-pressed business owners at the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos have called on the Sports Minister, Sunday Dare to give them more time to vacate the sprawling sports complex.
The Sports Ministry’s National Stadium restoration committee yesterday, gave the affected persons an extended one week to comply with the directive to quit the premises after the first seven days expired.
The business owners some of whom have made huge investments in some of the spots they occupy are already feeling the pinch and are considering several options. Read more
Man Utd’s Maguire named in England squad despite arrest (Guardian)
Harry Maguire was on Tuesday named in England’s squad for their Nations League matches against Iceland and Denmark despite the Manchester United captain’s arrest on assault charges in Greece.
The defender, 27, was arrested late Thursday after a fight with another group at a nightclub in Mykonos and spent two nights in custody.
Maguire has flown back to England, but his trial went ahead in his absence on Tuesday. He denies the charges. Read more
Raheem Sterling tests negative for coronavirus after attending Usain Bolt party (Metro)
Raheem Sterling has tested negative for coronavirus and has been included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the upcoming matches against Iceland and Denmark.
The Manchester City winger is currently on holiday and had attended the birthday party of Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt, who is currently self-isolating as a precaution having tested positive despite displaying no symptoms.
Sterling will take another test upon his return to the UK but a source close to the 25-year-old told Sky Sports ‘Raheem feels fine and is showing no symptoms of coronavirus.’ Local Read more
UEFA okays return of fans for Bayern, Sevilla clash (Punch)
UEFA announced Tuesday that 30 percent of stadium capacity would be filled at the Super Cup in Budapest where Champions League winners Bayern Munich face Europa League victors Sevilla.
The game is scheduled for September 24 and will become the first international match to be played before a crowd, the coronavirus pandemic having forced games behind closed doors.
“While it has been important to show that football can carry on in difficult times, without fans, the game has lost something of its character,” said UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin. Read more
Andy Murray reacts to landmark win against Alexander Zverev (Metro)
Andy Murray recorded the most significant win over his latest comeback by defeating Alexnader Zverev at the Western & Southern Open.
The 33-year-old backed up his first competitive victory in nine months earlier this week by defeating the world No.7 6-3 3-6 7-5.
A single break of serve lifted Murray to the first set before his opponent converted one of his four break points in the second to level the match. Read more
African national teams resume October – CAF (Punch)
African national teams are set to resume playing this October, according to CAF, with a nine-day window available for friendly matches ahead of 2022 Cup of Nations qualifiers one month later.
No international matches have been possible in the continent this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, leading to new dates for both Cup of Nations and 2022 World Cup eliminators.
Clubs have also been badly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak with the semi-finals and finals of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup, originally set for May, yet to be played. Read more