Super TV CEO: Court remands Chidinma in prison for 30 days (Punch)
Magistrate Adeola Adedayo of the Lagos State Magistrate Court in Yaba has ordered the remand of Chidinma Ojukwu, who allegedly stabbed the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, to death.
Magistrate Adedayo ordered the remand of Chidinma for 30 days following an application of the police counsel, Cyril Ejiofor.
Chidinma and Ataga reportedly lodged in a service apartment in the Lekki area of Lagos State and the corpse of the latter was discovered the next day in the room and the former fled, thus raising suspicion of her complicity in his death.
The police said they went after her and tracked her down at her father’s Alagomeji, Yaba residence. Read more
2 convicted fraudsters lose 3 duplexes, over N200m to FG (Guardian)
Two convicted internet fraudsters, Tobilola Ibrahim Bakare and Alimi Seun Sikiru have lost cash and properties in the upscale Lekki axis of Lagos to the federal government.
This followed their arrest and successful prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
The forfeited assets include the sums of N196, 741, 216.82 and N7, 054, 852.01 in bank accounts; two vehicles, a Mercedes Benz E500 and a Toyota Hilux 2020.
Others are; a five-bedroom duplex situated at Ibrahim Eleto Street, Osopa London, Lekki, Lagos, a four-bedroom semi-detached duplex situated at Ologolo, Jakande, Lekki, Lagos, and another four bedroom semi-detached duplex in Southern View Estate, Mayor Court, Chevron Alternative Road, Lekki, Lagos. Read more
Lagos Assembly approves full takeover of Lekki Concession Company (Punch)
The Lagos House of Assembly has approved Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s request for the state to assume full ownership of Lekki Concession Company Ltd, a privately owned company.
The House made the resolution to approve the governor’s request sequel to the presentation of the Committee on Finance report during plenary session in Lagos on Monday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the House had received the request from the Executive on June 21 “and was committed to the Committee on Finance to further look into it and report its findings to the House.’’
The committee’s Chairman, Mr Rotimi Olowo (Somolu I), in his presentation, said the state would become the subsisting shareholder of LCC with 75 per cent shareholding and the Office of Public Private Partnerships shareholding of 25 per cent. Read more
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: I’ve a flirtatious personality – Peace (Nation)
First BBNaija Shine Ya Eye Head of House, Peace has admitted having a flirtatious personality.
Peace admitted this to Cross, Jackie B and Arin, in an afternoon conversation on Monday, August 9.
Peace was settling her differences with Cross when she made the statement.
She told Cross that she is fond of flirting with almost all the male housemates and doesn’t see it as any big deal.
The young Peace is the first housemate and female to emerge winner of the HOH die game. Read more
Fuel tanker loses control, rams into Micra cab, crushes five people to death in Ibadan (Tribune)
Fuel tanker loses control, rams into Micra cab, crushes five people to death in IbadanNo fewer than five persons were crushed to death by a fully loaded petrol tanker on Monday at Celica area on new Ife-Ibadan road, Egbeda Local Government Area of Oyo State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the petroleum tanker lost control, rammed into a Micra car and plunged into a nearby ditch with the Micra car.
Mrs Uche Chukwurah, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in the state, confirmed the incident in an interview with NAN, on Monday.
Chukwurah described the accident as fatal, resulting in the death of five persons, three male and two female adults. Read more
Nigerian Igbo Jewish leader arrested with Israeli visitors freed (BBC)
A leader of Nigeria’s Jewish community, jailed for a month without charge after being arrested with three visitors from Israel, has been freed.
Authorities suspected the visitors had links with a separatist group which had hailed their arrival in Nigeria.
Lizben Agha, from the Igbo ethnic group, was released after appeals, including from another African country.
Practising Jews form a tiny fraction of the Igbo population, one of the largest groups in multi-ethnic Nigeria. Read more
2 killed, vehicles burnt in Anambra IPOB sit-at-home protest (Punch)
Two persons were allegedly killed on Monday in Nnewi, Anambra State, during a sit-at-home protest ordered by the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra.
Three buses were also set ablaze in the area, The PUNCH gathered.
“They were singing and shouting: ‘today is Sit-at-home. Anything sighted, even if it’s a fly must be destroyed.
“There were gunshots around Izuchukwu Park junction around 6 am. Read more
Court orders Okorocha to forfeit over 500 properties to Imo (Nation)
A High Court sitting in Owerri, Imo State has ordered former Imo Governor Rochas Okorocha to forfeit over 500 personal properties acquired while in office to the State Government.
Ruling on a case between Imo Attorney General and Mrs. Nkechi Rochas Okorocha Incorporated Trustees of Rochas Foundation Senator Rochas Anayo Okorocha as Applicant and Respondents respectively in suit No HOW/M1191/2021, Justice Fred Njemanze ordered the final and absolute forfeiture of Royal Palm Springs Hotel and other properties said to belong to Senator Rochas Okorocha and other members of his family.
The forfeited properties are contained in pages 226 to 272 of the Imo Government white paper report by a Judicial Commission of Enquiry on Recovery of Lands and other related matters. Read more
Tanzania President Samia: We’re here to show that women can lead (BBC)
Tanzania’s president has said there were people who doubted she was qualified to lead when she first became head of state because she was a woman.
Some “don’t believe that women can be better presidents and we are here to show them,” Samia Suluhu Hassan told the BBC.
In March, the 61-year-old was sworn in after her predecessor died in office.
She is currently Africa’s only female political head of state. The Ethiopian presidency is a ceremonial role. Read more
Ellen’s ‘farewell’ message: We gave away a half-billion dollars (NYPost)
It’s the end of the road — but it’s apparently been a highly generous journey.
The “Ellen Degeneres Show” has unveiled a promo video for its final season, which premieres Monday, September 13. In it, the show proclaims that it has doled out a staggering amount in its famous charitable giveaways over the years: nearly a half-billion dollars total.
The trailer also highlights the show’s on-air accomplishments in the years since its launch in 2003, including 4,000 celeb guests — including A-listers like Michelle Obama, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
In the lead-up to the “Ellen” show’s end, the embattled comedian has faced several scandals, including allegations that ”Ellen” has a toxic workplace environment behind the scenes — a bombshell that made the boundary-breaking comedian seem like a hypocrite for her “be kind” catchphrase. Read more
Letter addressed to the Pope with three bullets inside is sent to the Vatican (Metro)
Italian police are investigating a disturbing death threat addressed to Pope Francis.
Law enforcement in Milan have confirmed an envelope containing three bullets was sent to the Vatican.
The suspicious package was intercepted by staff at a mail sorting facility before it reached the Pope and had been sent from France, according to police.
A handwritten address on the envelope read: ‘The Pope, Vatican City, St Peter’s Square, Rome’. Read more
Black Pennsylvania couple accused of kidnapping their adopted white kids (NYPost)
A black couple from Pennsylvania who adopted twin boys who are white have been accused of kidnapping their own kids — including by a woman who threatened to call the cops when their sons had a tantrum at a playground, according to a report.
Jennifer McDuffie-Moore, 43, and her husband, Harry Moore, 37, took in 3-year-olds Brayden and Trevor as foster children after they were separated at birth from their biological mother, who suffered from drug addiction, South West News Service reported.
Two years later, the Collingdale couple officially adopted the twins, who joined the couple’s biological children, Joy, 21, and Kourtney, 11, and their adoptive kids, Keenan, 10, and Sanchez, 8, according to the news outlet.
Jennifer, 43, who co-owns a child care program, and Harry, a mechanic, described racist episodes they have experienced as the black parents of white children. Read more
Jon Stewart, Pete Davidson set comedy benefit for 9/11 charities (NYPost)
They’re stand-up guys.
Comedians Jon Stewart and Pete Davidson are commemorating the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in a big way — by hosting a comedy benefit in New York City with proceeds going to various 9/11 charities.
“We wanted to put on a fun celebration to honor this great city’s resilience,” the two funnymen said in a joint statement regarding the show, which will take place Sept. 12 at Madison Square Garden, Variety reported. “It’s nice to be able to do this with friends and people we love.”
The comedy commemoration, entitled “NYC Still Rising After 20 Years: A Comedy Celebration,” will feature an all-star lineup of comics, including Amy Schumer, Bill Burr, Colin Jost, Colin Quinn, Dave Attell, Dave Chappelle, Jay Pharoah, Jimmy Fallon, John Mulaney, Michael Che, Ronny Chieng, Tom Segura and Wanda Sykes. Read more
Suspect in Nantes cathedral fire held over French priest’s killing (BBC)
A Roman Catholic priest has been killed in western France.
The body of Olivier Lemaire was found in the village Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre, a small village in the Vendée area, on Monday morning, French media report.
They say a failed asylum seeker from Rwanda who was being housed by the priest later turned himself in and confessed to the killing.
The man is also suspected of starting a fire that damaged the cathedral in the nearby city of Nantes in last year. Read more
Cost-benefit weighs in favour of Messi at PSG (Guardian)
Barcelona could not afford to keep Lionel Messi but Paris Saint-Germain have made their move for the 34-year-old and, while the cost of the deal may be astronomical, it is still likely to be a very smart bit of business if or when it goes through.
Barca — swimming in debt of 1.2 billion euros ($1.4 billion) — ultimately found themselves in a no-win situation with their talisman.
Keeping him would have maintained salaries at an untenable 110 percent of revenue.
Even letting him go leaves that figure at 95 percent with the Catalan club a prime example of how living beyond one’s means eventually ends in the tears Messi shed Sunday in confirming his departure, Barca unable to defy financial gravity any longer. Read more
Sergio Aguero: Barcelona striker to miss 10 weeks with calf injury (BBC)
Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero will be out for 10 weeks because of a right calf injury, say the La Liga club.
In a statement, Barca say tests on the Argentine forward have confirmed a tendon injury.
Aguero, 33, joined Barcelona from Manchester City on a two-year contract in June.
He spent 10 years at City, during which time he became the club’s all-time leading goalscorer with 260 goals in 390 games. Read more
Jadon Sancho trains with Manchester United squad for first time since £73m transfer from Dortmund (Metro)
Jadon Sancho with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images) Photographer: Matthew Peters Provider: Manchester United via Getty Imag Source: Manchester United
Manchester United new boy Jadon Sancho trained with his Old Trafford team-mates for the first time today at the club’s Carrington training ground.
The winger joined the club in July after United struck a £73m agreement with Bundesliga giants Dortmund.
Sancho’s arrival was two years in the making for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who had identified the former Manchester City winger as a priority target just weeks into his stint as interim manager in 2019.
United take on rivals Leeds United on the opening weekend and as Sancho is yet to feature in any pre-season games for his new club, it’s unlikely that he’ll feature against Marcelo Bielsa’s men. Read more
‘Drunk’ Kevin Durant, Draymond Green get wild during Team USA Olympic celebration (NYPost)
Work hard, play hard.
After beating France to win gold at the Tokyo Olympics, Draymond Green, Kevin Durant and the rest of Team USA men’s basketball let loose on the bus ride to the airport — courtesy of LeBron James’ Lobos Tequila. Green and Lakers star Anthony Davis are both investors in the liquor company.
Green shared a number of Instagram videos that showed Durant shouting out James while lounging in the back of the bus with what appeared to be the gold medal-winning game ball in his lap.
“Hey Bron, hey Bron, Bron Bron,” a laughing Durant yelled in one video. “We got Lobos in the cup!” he added. Meanwhile, it sounded like Devin Booker said, “818,” which is his girlfriend Kendall Jenner’s new Tequila brand. Read more
Adam Armstrong: Southampton have bid accepted for Blackburn Rovers striker (BBC)
Southampton have had a bid accepted for Blackburn striker Adam Armstrong.
Armstrong, 24, is set to have a medical with the Saints on Tuesday after the bid, which could be worth more than £20m with add-ons, was accepted.
He scored 28 goals in 40 Championship games in 2020-21, the second-highest figure in the division last season.
Southampton are in need of a striker after selling 29-year-old England international Danny Ings to Aston Villa for £25m earlier this month. Read more
Erling Haaland speaks out as Chelsea agree £97.5m Romelu Lukaku deal (Metro)
Erling Haaland insists he is ‘proud’ to be playing for Borussia Dortmund as Chelsea close in on their deal to sign Romelu Lukaku.
The Norway international was Chelsea’s top target this summer but Dortmund have been adamant throughout the summer that the striker would remain with them for at least another season.
Chelsea were also at a major disadvantage as a deal for Haaland was expected to cost in excess of £150 million.Instead, the Champions League holders have turned their attention to Lukaku and are now on the verge of completing a £97.5m move for their former striker. Read more