Sexagenarian arrested for defiling minor in Lagos (Punch)
A sexagenarian, Usein Ali, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defiling a minor in the Ijora Badia area of the state.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the victim, who was sent on an errand, did not return home on time and when she eventually did, her relative began questioning her to know the reason for her lateness.
While being questioned, it was learnt that the victim explained that Ali allegedly waylaid her, took her into a room and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her. Read more
COVID-19 scare: Lagos Senator, Bayo Osinowo, dies at 64 (Vanguard)
Tragedy occurred on Monday as Senator representing Lagos East in the National Assembly, Mr. Adebayo Sikiru Osinowo, is dead. He was aged 64.
Osinowo popularly known as (Pepperito), an All Progressives Congress, APC, stalwart and lawmaker, was a former member of Lagos State House of Assembly for 16 years.
Osinowo succeeded two-term Senator Gbenga Ashafa at the Senate.
However, Osinowo was said to have died of COVID-19 complications, there were conflicting reports that he had been at the special intensive unit of Lagos cardiologist centre, Ikoyi, on COVID-19 treatment. Read more
Enforce ban on interstate travel, PTF charges security agents (Punch)
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has maintained that the ban on interstate movement remained in place, urging security agencies to tighten their enforcement level.
PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, made this known during a briefing on Monday.
While giving an update, Mustapha said, “We also appeal to the security agents to enforce the ban on interstate travel very strictly. Read more
Resident doctors begin nationwide strike (Nation)
The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria on Monday commenced a nationwide strike after the expiration of a 14-day ultimatum.
The National President of NARD, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, had in a circular last week said the association found it necessary to take “the painful decision” following the inability of the Federal Government to meet its demands.
“Consequent upon the 14 days ultimatum duly served the Federal Government for indefinite strike action, in accordance with the resolution of the Ordinary General Meeting of the Association on the May 29, we hereby notify you that all resident doctors, medical officers below the rank of Principal Medical Officer and House Officers across all the Federal and State hospitals in Nigeria, shall be embarking on a total and indefinite strike action effective 12:01 am on Monday, 15th June 2020. Read more
3rd female undergraduate raped, murdered in 2 weeks (DailyTrust)
The Oyo State Police Command has confirmed that another lady, a student of the Oke Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, Oyo State, Grace Oshiagwu, has been raped and murdered by suspected ritualists in Akinyele Local Government Area of the state.
Oshiogwu’s rape and murder on Saturday brought to three the number of ladies who met with the same fate in the local government within two weeks in a violent manner. Read more
Oshiohmole leads NWC members to meet Gambari over Obaseki’s disqualification (DailyTrust)
The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, is currently meeting with the Chief of Staff (CoS) to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari. Oshiohmole leads four members of the APC National Working Committee (NWC) to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to meet Gambari. Edo governorship: PDP NEC to meet over Obaseki Obaseki’s disqualification: APC should apologise to Edo people — Orbih The concerned NWC members are the National Vice Chairman (North West), Barr. Inuwa Abdulkadir; National Treasurer, Adamu Panda and two others. Oshiomhole was escorted to the meeting holding in the CoS’ office by a police orderly who who had a pile of office files with him. Read more
Reps blame presidency for influx of fake products (Vanguard)
The Speaker of the House of Representatives on Monday, attributed the pile of fake and adulterated products in the country, to the decision of the Presidency to keep the Standard Organization of Nigeria, SON and the National Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, off the country’s ports.
The Speaker of the House, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila was represented by Minority Leader of the House, Ndudi Elumelu at a public hearing held by the Joint-Committee on Commerce, Industry and Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values.
“The reason why we are holding this Public Hearing today is because the decision of the Federal government to remove SON and NAFDAC, from our ports. This has made our country, a dumping ground for all kinds of fake products. Read more
Passengers must arrive three hours before flights – FAAN (Nation)
As part of preparations to reopen the airports for domestic operations, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has advised passengers to arrive three hours before their scheduled flights.
The airports were shut on March 23 by the Federal Government as part of efforts to control the spread of coronavirus.
The National Coordinator of Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu had said June 12 resumption date for domestic flights is tentative.
FAAN made the announcement on Monday via its official twitter handle @FAAN_Official.
The tweet reads: “COVID-19 Flight Resumption Protocol for Passengers: You are advised to arrive at the airport 3 hours before your flight due to the new COVID-19 safety checks.” Read more
New Zealand government deploys nude ‘porn actors’ in web safety ad (Guardian)
It’s a scene out of every parent’s – and teenager’s – worst nightmare: two adult-film actors turn up naked at the front door, to tell a stunned mother: “Hiya … your son’s been watching us online.”
The sudden appearance of a smiling but nude Sue and Derek has become something of a sensation as part on an unusual series of TV ads by the New Zealand government about internet safety for young people.
In the latest video for the Keep It Real Online series, actors pretending to be porn stars tell a woman played by comedian Justine Smith that her son has been watching their clips “on his laptop, iPad, Playstation, his phone, your phone, Smart TV projector”, adding that they don’t talk about consent and “just get straight to it”. Read more
He Xiangjian: China arrests five after attempt to kidnap billionaire (BBC)
Five people have been arrested in China after an attempt to kidnap one of the country’s richest men, He Xiangjian.
Mr He is the billionaire founder of the Midea Group, one of the world’s biggest home appliance manufacturers.
Police were notified of the break-in on Sunday at his luxury villa in Foshan city in southern Guangdong province by his son who eluded the intruders.
All involved were arrested and no one hurt, said police. Read more
3 injured after deer runs into protesters during march in New Jersey (NYPost)
Three people were injured, one of them seriously, when a deer rammed into a Black Lives Matter march in New Jersey, according to police.
The harrowing incident happened in New Brunswick around 5 p.m. Friday, when hundreds of protesters marched along County Route 533 as part of the town’s “March for Justice” in the wake of George Floyd’s police custody death, with a police escort leading the demonstrators, police said on Twitter.
That’s when the deer bolted out of woods on the South Brunswick High School grounds and slammed into the marchers, police said. Read more
Russian court sentences ex-US marine Paul Whelan to 16 years in prison (RT)
Eighteen months after he was arrested in a Moscow hotel room and accusing of spying, a Russian court has handed down a 16 year jail term to Paul Whelan, a national of four western countries: Canada, Ireland, the US and the UK.
The 50-year-old defendant described the trial, partly held behind closed doors, as a “sham” and protested his innocence throughout the process. After Monday morning’s verdict, he immediately stated that he intends to appeal. There have been suggestions that Whelan could be returned to the US in a prisoner swap. Read more
Top US court backs protection for LGBT workers (BBC )
The Supreme Court has issued a major ruling on LGBT rights
The US Supreme Court has ruled that employers who fire workers for being gay or transgender are breaking the country’s civil rights laws.
In a 6-3 decision it said federal law, which prohibits discrimination based on sex, should be understood to include sexual orientation.
The ruling is a major win for LGBT workers and their allies.
And it comes even though the court has grown more conservative. Read more
This city will pay you to move there post-coronavirus (MSN)
If you’re looking to make a major change in your post-lockdown life, one city will now pay you to move there: Savannah, Georgia!
In an effort to draw new talent in the tech sector, Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) has established a financial incentive program that pays 2,000 dollars for moving expenses to qualified technology workers willing to relocate to the area.
According to the rules of the initiative, workers can be “self-employed, remote workers of technology firms located elsewhere, or relocating to take a position with a technology company in the region.” Read more
Premier League: Aston Villa boss Dean Smith says ‘the eyes of the world will be on us’ (BBC)
Aston Villa last played in the Premier League away at Leicester on 9 March, in the final game before the league was postponed
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith says “the eyes of the world will be on us” when his side host Sheffield United in the first Premier League game since the coronavirus shutdown.
The English top flight has been on hold since 13 March, with Villa’s 4-0 loss at Leicester the last game played.
Villa face Sheffield United at 18:00 on Wednesday. Read more
Doubts over London Marathon as Great North Run is cancelled (Guardian)
It will be “extremely difficult” to hold the London Marathon this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, the founder of the Great North Run, Brendan Foster, has said.
Foster’s event, due to be staged on 13 September with a record 60,000 adult participants, was cancelled on Monday because of the insurmountable challenges posed by the Covid-19 outbreak.
A decision on whether this year’s London Marathon – already postponed from April to October – can go ahead is expected to be made on Sunday.
“Mass participation events in the form that ours takes, and the London Marathon takes, are clearly going to be extremely difficult to hold and it’s going to be up to us to find a formula for the future,” Foster said. Read more
Thiago Silva set to leave PSG (Punch)
Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva will leave the French champions this summer after eight seasons with the club, according to local media reports.
The 35-year-old Brazil international will not be offered an extension to his contract beyond the end of PSG’s Champions League campaign and is said to have been informed of the decision by sporting director Leonardo.
PSG are looking to reduce their hefty wage bill with the club facing estimated losses of over 200 million euros ($226 million) after the Ligue 1 season was declared over in April due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
Djokovic knocked out of own event despite Zverev win (DailyTrust)
Novak Djokovic celebrating his victory at the recently concluded Australian Open. An emotional Novak Djokovic broke down in tears in front of a packed 4,000 crowd at his own tennis tournament after a 4-0 1-4 4-2 win over German Alexander Zverev sent fellow Serb Filip Krajinovic into the final on Sunday. “I am not crying because I got knocked out of the tournament, I am just overwhelmed by emotion because this reminds me of my childhood,” the 33-year-old told the crowd as he received a standing ovation from his compatriots. “It’s been an emotional few days and I want to thank everyone who made this possible.” Read more
Serena Williams’ coach reveals tennis icon would ‘love’ to play US Open (RT)
Serena Williams’ coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, has hinted that the six-time champion could overcome not having her daughter at a heavily restricted US Open in order to target glory after an “extremely difficult” break from tennis.
Women’s number one Ashleigh Barty, men’s number one Novak Djokovic and reigning champion Rafael Nadal have been among a succession of stars voicing doubts about whether they would play at the tournament under proposed new rules for players, while Mouratoglou has warned that veteran Williams would struggle to go a day without seeing her daughter. Read more
Bubba Wallace: Ray Ciccarelli’s stance on Confederate flag ban ‘doesn’t matter’ (NYPost)
Bubba Wallace recently had “Black Lives Matter” emblazoned on his No. 43 car. Before his next race, perhaps he’ll consider adding that Ray Ciccarelli “doesn’t really matter.”
Wallace, NASCAR’s only African-American driver, helped spark the company’s widely praised new policy to outlaw the presence of traditionally omnipresent Confederate flags at NASCAR events, but found criticism from Ciccarelli, who threatened to quit racing due to his displeasure with the new stance.
Wallace, 26, hasn’t given much thought to Ciccarelli’s comments, mostly because the second-place finisher in the 2018 Daytona 500 hasn’t ever given any thought to the 50-year-old part-time driver in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, who has zero wins, zero top-five finishes and has never led a lap in 32 career NASCAR races. Read more