Sanwo-Olu to victims of rape: speak out (Nation)
LAGOS State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday admonished victims of domestic, sexual violence and other related gender-based abuses not to be quiet but report perpetrators to relevant authorities for justice.
Sanwo-Olu gave the charge when he led his wife, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, executive council members and some Non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs, on a walk around Alausa, Ikeja.
Tagged: “I say No to Domestic Violence,” it was organised by Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, DSVRT, in conjunction with Nigerian Bar Association Ikorodu Branch. Read more
Woman allegedly pours hot water on husband’s ex-wife (Punch)
A 41- year-old housewife, Janet Ojukwu, was on Tuesday arraigned in Lagos for allegedly pouring hot water on her husband’s ex-wife.
Janet, who resides at Makoko area of Yaba, Lagos, is facing a charge of assault occasioning harm before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court.
She, however, pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Oriabure, told the court that the defendant committed the offence at 3p.m. on November 3, at No. 7, Imamehin St., Makoko, Yaba. Read more
Sanwo-Olu hails past heads of service, perm secs (Nation)
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has hailed former heads of service and permanent secretaries for contributing to the development of the public service, using their wealth of experience.
He said the public service had a reputation of being the most progressive public service in Nigeria and urged it not to relent in making the state a smart city by working in tandem with the present administration’s THEMES agenda.
Sanwo-Olu, who spoke on Tuesday in Alausa, Ikeja at the 6th Summit & Public Presentation of ‘5 Decades of Excellent Public Service in Lagos State: 1967 – 2017,’ said: “There is no gainsaying that the public service contributed immensely to the success Lagos State has achieved over the years. Public service translates government policies, laws and social services into daily work that keeps democracy going.” Read more
Lagos to register churches, mosques (Nation)
LAGOS state government is set to register all religious bodies in the state for ease of reference, communication purposes and to enable them to participate in government programmes and activities.
The government had an agreement with religious leaders on having a database of all churches and mosques located in the state at a stakeholders’ meeting with Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC), at Alausa, Ikeja yesterday.
The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf allayed the fear of the religious leaders, assuring them that it was not for taxation purposes. Read more
Trustfund Pensions takes saving culture to sec sch students (Vanguard)
LEADING Pension Fund Administrator, PFA, Trustfund Pensions Limited, has taken its leadership role in the pension industry to secondary school to among others, inculcate saving culture on students.
At the grand finale of the 2019 Trustfund Pensions Limited Essay Competition for Senior Secondary School Students in Government Schools, Abuja, in commemoration of the World Savings Day, WSD, celebrated globally on the 31stof October, Trustfund Pensions informed that there was no age restriction to savings.
In a remarks by the Managing Director\Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of the fund, Mrs Helen Da-Souza, represented by Head Business Development and Marketing, Mrs. Eno Adetayo Olugbemi,, explained that in accordance with a directive from National Pension Commission, PenCom, for all PFAs to voluntarily participate in WSD, celebration, Trustfund Pensions Limited decided to organise this annual essay competition as a platform to introduce the savings culture to youth as part of the process of preparing them for their leadership roles in the future. Read more
National Assembly may pass 2020 budget next week (Punch)
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that both chambers of the National Assembly may pass the 2020 budget by next Wednesday.
Lawan, in a statement by his media office on Tuesday, stated this when a delegation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria paid a courtesy visit to his office at the National Assembly, Abuja.
He said the Senate and House Committees on Appropriation sought a one-week extension to enable them to conclude work on the report of the 2020 Appropriations Bill to be laid next Tuesday. Read more
Hate Speech: United Nations speaks on death penalty (Guardian)
The United Nations deputy secretary-general Amina J. Muhammed Tuesday said the UN does support not a death sentence as a penalty for persons found guilty of hate speech.
Muhammed, a former Nigerian minister, was in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city to meet President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We, of course, did not support the death penalty and I am also happy to see…that portion was taken out of the legislation that was being put forward,” Muhammed said.
The UN chief said hate speech is spiking all over the world and that combating it is a priority for the United Nations. Read more
NDDC Budget: Interim Management is Illegal, those Screened, Confirmed can defend the Budget – Senate (Vanguard)
The Senate Tuesday said that those it screened and subsequently confirmed as Chairman and board members of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC are the only rightful people that will come and defend the budget of the Commission before its Committee on Niger Delta Affairs.
The Senate has however urged President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, swear in the Dr. Pius Odubu led NDDC Board.
Recall that the Senate in the first week of this confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees for the board of NDDC. Read more
Katie Price Declared Bankrupt After Spending £45 Million Fortune (Guardian)
British media personality and model Katie Price has been declared bankrupt.
The former glamour model who is in debt of £800,000 was declared bankrupt Tuesday during a hearing at the Insolvency and Companies Court in London after failing to follow through her payment plan of £12,000 a month for four years to her creditors.
Price who was once estimated to have been worth £45 million (N20,982,768,750), now faces losing her properties, which includes her £2million nine-bedroom home in West Sussex. Read more
Musk suggests Tesla has 200,000 orders for Cybertruck (Vanguard)
Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk indicated in a tweet on Sunday that the electric carmaker received 200,000 orders for its electric pickup truck within three days of its launch.
Musk, who has been regularly tweeting about the Cybertruck’s features since its launch late Thursday, has also been updating his followers with the number of orders the company has received.
In an earlier tweet, Musk said the company had received 146,000 orders for Cybertruck and tweeted again on Sunday saying “200K” – an apparent reference to the number of orders. Read more
Trump invited to attend impeachment hearing or ‘stop complaining’ (BBC)
Congress has invited US President Donald Trump to its first impeachment hearing on 4 December.
Jerrold Nadler, the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Mr Trump could either attend or “stop complaining about the process”.
If he does attend, the president would be able to question witnesses.
It would mark the next stage in the impeachment inquiry, which centres on a July phone call between Mr Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Read
Tiger Woods: His scandalous, tumultuous and redemptive decade, sparked by a car crash (BBC)
Tiger Woods sped out of his Orlando driveway, across kerbs and a central reservation, collided with a fire hydrant and ploughed into a neighbour’s tree.
For the world’s most recognisable sportsman, this incident during the very early hours of 27 November, 2009, began a scandalous, tumultuous and spectacularly redemptive decade.
In the previous dozen years Woods had dominated golf like no other player. He won multiple majors – the championships that define careers – and reeled off tournament victories all over the world. Read more
Manchester City 1-1 Shakhtar Donetsk: Guardiola’s side progress (Vanguard)
Manchester City progressed to the last 16 of the Champions League for a seventh season running despite playing out a 1-1 home draw with Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.
In the absence of injured club-record goalscorer Sergio Aguero, Pep Guardiola’s men produced a flat display that saw them fail to get out of first gear for large parts.
Even after edging in front 11 minutes into the second period through Ilkay Gundogan, City – saved by a brilliant Fernandinho goal-line clearance in the opening period – could not kick on. Read more
Lewandowski makes Champions League history with four goals in 15 minutes (Punch)
Robert Lewandowski made Champions League history with four goals in 15 minutes as managerless Bayern Munich romped to a 6-0 win at Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.
It was the fastest four-goal haul in the competition’s history and makes Lewandowski the top scorer in Europe this season with 10 goals in five games.
He also saw a first-half strike ruled out by VAR for a handball in the build-up.
“The most important thing is that we played really well, defensively and on the attack,” Lewandowski told Sky. Read more
Max Taylor: Man Utd defender gets first senior call-up following chemotherapy (BBC)
Manchester United defender Max Taylor has received his first senior call-up, 12 months after having chemotherapy treatment for testicular cancer.
The 19-year-old has been named in a youthful squad for United’s Europa League group game against Astana in Kazakhstan on Thursday.
Taylor only returned to training in September after getting the all-clear from medical staff. Read more
Champions League last 16 qualifiers, leading scorers (Punch)
Bayern Munich’s Polish forward Robert Lewandowski celebrate scoring the 2-0 goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between FC Bayern Munich and Red Star Belgrade (Crvena Zvezda) in Munich. Photo: AFP
After Tuesday matches, these are the teams that have qualified for the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League last 16.
Bayern Munich (GER)
Also, the leading scorers after matches plaued on Tuesday are:
10 goals: Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
7 goals: Haaland (Salzburg)
6 goals: Kane (Tottenham)
5 goals: Son (Tottenham), Sterling (Manchester City
4 goals: Benzema (Real Madrid), Depay (Lyon), Gnabry (Bayern Munich), Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund), Icardi (Paris SG), Mbappe (Paris SG), Orsic (Dinamo Zagreb). Read more
Tottenham 4-2 Olympiacos: Mourinho’s men battle back from two down to qualify (Vanguard)
Tottenham battled back from 2-0 down to secure a 4-2 win over Olympiacos and book their place in the knockout phase of the Champions League, with Serge Aurier and Harry Kane seeing them over the line in the final 17 minutes.
Jose Mourinho’s first European game and first home match at the Spurs helm began miserably but Dele Alli, Aurier and a Harry Kane brace saw them produce a blistering response and confirm a spot in the last 16 for last season’s beaten, finalists.
A brilliant start by Olympiacos left Spurs stunned as Youssef El-Arabi and Ruben Semedo had the visitors two up by the 19th minute, only for a defensive lapse to hand Spurs a way back through Alli’s first Champions League goal in two years. Read more
UCL: PSG survive Real Madrid scare, draw 2-2 (Nation)
Paris St-Germain came from 2-0 down to hold Real Madrid in a hugely entertaining Champions League game with both sides already assured of their place in the last 16.
Real’s place was booked shortly before kick-off after Club Bruges’ 1-1 draw with Galatasaray.
Karim Benzema put Real 2-0 up with a close-range finish and a header.
But Kylian Mbappe scored after a defensive mix-up and Pablo Sarabia fired a brilliant equaliser. Read more
Chris Silverwood: England head coach to return home following bereavement (BBC)
England head coach Chris Silverwood will return home after day two (Saturday) of the second Test at Seddon Park following a family bereavement.
Assistants Graham Thorpe and Paul Collingwood, along with Test captain Joe Root, will take charge for the remainder of the tour of New Zealand.
The second Test begins in Hamilton on Thursday. Read more
Delta athletes hit camp for 2020 Olympics, sports festival (Guardian)
Not ready to take chances ahead of the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo, as well as the National Sports Festival in Edo State, a total of 25 track and field athletes from Delta State will arrive at the High Performance Center at the University of Port Harcourt today to commence camping.
Since the nation returned to democracy in 1999, Team Delta had maintained its position as the commander-in-chief in athletics, producing top male and female track and field stars that fly the country’s flag in local and international events.
Delta has won the National Sports festival title six times since emerging champion at the Bauchi 2000 edition, and according to the chairman of Delta State Athletics Association, former sports commissioner, Chief Solomon Ogba, the state is blazing the trail by opening the gate of preparation for the nation’s athletes ahead of Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the National Sports festival holding in Edo State. Read more
Ross Barkley: Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says midfielder ‘showed lack of professionalism’ (BBC)
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said midfielder Ross Barkley showed “a lack of professionalism” after he was pictured shirtless in a nightclub.
The incident took place during the international break and the 25-year-old has been left out of the club’s trip to Valencia in the Champions League.
Lampard said Barkley, who has been struggling with an ankle injury, must “show his reactions on the pitch”. Read more