Sexual harassment: UNILAG suspends another lecturer (Punch)
- Gbajabiamila, Buhari’s wife, ASUU talk tough
The University of Lagos, Akoka, has suspended another lecturer, Dr Samuel Oladipo, of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, after he was also indicted in a sexual harassment documentary produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation.
This is just as the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; wife of the President, Aisha Buhari; and the Academic Staff Union of Universities called for the prosecution of the lecturers indicted in the documentary, while calling for the cleansing of the system. Read more
Sex for grades: No more ‘cold room experience’ as UNILAG shuts location (Vanguard)
Following the revelation in the ‘Sex for Grade’ documentary video released by BBC Africa Eye, the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has shut-down the ‘Cold Room’, where lecturers allegedly sexually assaulted students.
The development was announced on Monday by the Principal Assistant Registrar (Communication Unit) of the university, Taiwo Oloyede. The ‘Cold Room’ was mentioned by a lecturer of the school, Boniface Igbeneghu, in a documentary filmed discretely by the BBC. Read more
EFCC arrests five undergraduates, 12 others (Punch)
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Monday arrested 17 suspected internet fraudsters.
Five of the suspects claimed they were students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti.
The suspects were arrested in Ado Ekiti. Read more
Flood sweeps away 400-level AAUA student in Ondo (ThisDay)
A final year student of Religious Studies Department at Adekunle Ajasin University in Akungba Akoko (AAUA) was on Monday swept away by flood resulting from several hours of torrential rain.
As at the time of filling this report, the search for the whereabouts of the lady identified as Doyin Boluwaji, an indigene of Ekiti State, was ongoing.
The lady was said to have been swept away by flood from a canal close to her residence at Ibaka quarters in the university town. Read more
David Oyelowo lands lead role in film adaptation of Bill Clinton’s novel (Guardian)
British Nigerian actor, David Oyelowo has been tapped to star as the president in new drama series, “The President Is Missing”.
“The President Is Missing” is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by former U.S president Bill Clinton and novelist James Patterson.
In “The President Is Missing” a powerless and politically aimless vice president (Oyelowo) unexpectedly becomes president halfway into his administration’s first term, despite his every wish to the contrary. Read more
Siblings burnt to death in Lagos (Punch)
Two children of the same parents, Ganiat and Oyin Tunde, were burnt to death when a bungalow at No. 4 Itundesan Street, near Odoro in the Ijede area of Lagos State, was razed.
Eyewitnesses told PUNCH Metro that the fire started around 12.18am on Saturday following an electric spark, which set shops in front of the building ablaze and spread to other parts quickly.
An uncle to the victims, Danmola Ajani, who said the building was the familys’ property, noted that when the fire started, everybody was thrown into confusion. Read more
White House ‘will not co-operate with impeachment inquiry’ (BBC)
The White House has officially refused to co-operate with the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
A letter sent to Democratic leaders rejected it as “baseless” and “constitutionally invalid”.
Three Democratic-led House committees are investigating Mr Trump.
The inquiry is trying to find out if the president held back aid to Ukraine to push it to investigate Joe Biden, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Read more
Italy reduces number of MPs, Senators ‘to save €1bn in a decade’ (Vanguard)
Italy’s parliament has voted to cut the number of representatives in both houses by more than a third.
The lower house approved a law to reduce the number of MPs from 630 to 400 and senators from 315 to 200. The reform was a manifesto promise of the populist Five Star Movement, the main party in Italy’s governing coalition. Read more
Brexit: Irish PM Leo Varadkar says deal ‘very difficult’ by deadline (BBC)
It will be “very difficult” for the UK and the EU to reach a Brexit agreement before the 31 October deadline, Irish leader Leo Varadkar has said.
He told Irish broadcaster RTE “big gaps” remained between the two sides.
Amid claims on Tuesday that talks were close to collapse, he also suggested the language around the discussions had turned toxic “in some quarters”.
Mr Varadkar and Boris Johnson are expected to meet for further Brexit talks later this week. Read more
Nigeria beat Kenya in T-20 World Cup qualifier warm up (Guardian)
The male senior national team, Yellow-Green sent a message to their opponents for the six remaining slots of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Men’s T-20 World Cup Qualifier when they handed Kenya, one of the Africa’s favourites, a shocking defeat in a Warm up match on Monday.
The Qualifier, which will be held at different venues in Dubai and Abu Dhabi at the United Arab Emirates, have Nigeria included at the expense of Zimbabwe, who were disqualified by the ICC on account of government interference in the sport’s administration. Read more
Angry Bale Wants to Leave Real Madrid (ThisDay)
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is “angry” and “fed up” at the Spanish giants and wants to leave the club, according to BBC Radio 5 Live’s Guillem Balague.
Bale had been set to join Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning on a three-year contract in the summer – earning a reported £1m a week – but Real cancelled the deal because they wanted a transfer fee. Read more
Ter Stegen hopeful of becoming Germany’s number one goalkeeper (Guardian)
Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen insists he has a “good and professional relationship” with Manuel Neuer.
A public spat that drew in the likes of Bayern Munich chairman Uli Hoeness and DFB director Oliver Bierhoff erupted last month, concerning the relative claims of Ter Stegen and Manuel Neuer to being Germany’s number one.
Bayern’s Neuer, captain for club and country, has long been first choice, although Ter Stegen’ performances for Barcelona over the past couple of seasons have been superb. Read more
Air Warriors top Savannah Conference phase of women’s basketball league (Vanguard)
Air Warriors Babes of Abuja on Tuesday defeated Nigerian Army Amazons by 77-41 points on the final day of the Savannah Conference phase of the 2019 Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League. The victory meant the Air Warriors won the Savannah Conference of the competition’s conference phase, played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja. Air Warriors made light work of their military service colleagues as they barely broke any sweat to end their outstanding unbeaten performance on a high. Read more
Angry Murray accuses Fognini after Shanghai exit (Punch)
A fuming Andy Murray accused Fabio Fognini of shouting during a critical point as the Briton went down fighting in three bitter sets at the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday.
The two players confronted one another in a lengthy exchange by the net near the end of a bad-tempered match that stretched past three hours, with Murray telling Fognini to “shut up”.
The 12th-ranked Fognini plays the unseeded American Taylor Fritz or Russian seventh seed Karen Khachanov in the last 16 after a contentious 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 7-6 (7/2) victory. Read more
Falcons Tokyo 2020 Olympic Exit Heart-breaking, Says Oshoala (ThisDay)
Nigeria’s women’s captain Asisat Oshoala has described the Super Falcons’ early exit from the 2020 Olympic Games as “heart-breaking”.
The African champions were knocked out on the away goals rule after drawing 1-1 with Ivory Coast in Lagos on Monday.
“It’s very disappointing and a real heartbreak for us,” said Oshoala.
“Obviously, it’s what I was looking forward to. I’ve never played at the Olympics and it’s important for us to participate in it as a team.” Read more
Tammy Abraham: England will walk off if they hear racist abuse (BBC)
Tammy Abraham says England are prepared to walk off the pitch if they are targeted by racist abuse in their Euro 2020 qualifiers this week.
England face the Czech Republic on Friday – then play Bulgaria on Monday in a partially-closed stadium because of fans’ racist behaviour in June.
“If it happens to one of us, it happens to all of us,” Abraham said.
“Harry Kane even said that if we’re not happy, if a player is not happy, we all come off the pitch together.” Read more
Aribo fit as Super Eagles arrive in Singapore today (Guardian)
Super Eagles’ new boy, Joe Aribo is fit to play for Nigeria against Brazil in Singapore on Sunday, Glasgow Rangers Manager, Stephen Gerrard has disclosed. There were doubts over the fitness of the midfielder, who opened the scoring in his first outing for Nigeria in a friendly against Ukraine last month. The match ended in a 2-2 draw.
The Rangers’ star copped an injury during a Scottish League Cup clash with Livingston on September 25, but he was fit enough to make Gerard’s squad for the Premier League game against Hamilton Academy at the weekend.
Gerrard said Aribo would join his mates in Singapore today ahead of Sunday’s game with Brazil. Read more
I’m happy England called me first – Tomori (NewTelegraph)
Chelsea defender, Fikayo Tomori, has said he was happy that it was the Three Lions of England was the first to extend invitation to him as he sets to make his senior debut in the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
There were insinuations that the defender was thinking of switching allegiance to the country of his father, Nigeria after impressing in the colour of Chelsea during the ongoing English Premier League season.
Speaking with Goal.com, the 21-year-old, who has been a revelation in the heart of Chelsea’s defence this season, revealed it was not a straight decision to play for England despite representing the country in age grade competitions. Read more
Blame NFF for Falcons 2020 Olympics failure- Abdullahi (DailyTrust)
A former assistant coach of the Super Falcons, Coach Mansur Abdullahi A former assistant coach of the Super Falcons, Coach Mansur Abdullahi has blamed the failure of the senior women’s national team to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic on what he described as nonchalant attitude of the present Nigeria Football Federation to female football. The former Warri Wolves coach said it is worrisome that under the present leadership of the NFF, the Super Falcons have twice failed to qualify for the Olympics. Read more
CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba not afraid of any team – Adebayo (NewTelegraph)
Ahead of Wednesday’s CAF Confederation Cup playoff draw, Enyimba defender, Abiodun Adebayo, has stated the People’s Elephant are ready to face any team they are pitched against.
32 teams are jostling for the 16 slots available in the group phase of the second-tier continental club competition and for Adebayo, Enyimba are battle-ready for whichever team comes their way. Read more