Teenager allegedly steals N670K from tithe & offering box (punch)
The Police have arrested 18-year-old Elikor Ehud in Ejigbo for allegedly stealing tithes and offerings belonging to Chosen Vine Ministry, Furniture Avenue.
Police Public Relations Officer in the Lagos Command, DSP Bala Elkana, made this known in a statement in Lagos on Sunday.
Elkana said that one Pastor Moses Nwoke of the said ministry had reported theft of the money by some unknown persons at Ejigbo Police Station.
“After a thorough and painstaking investigation conducted by Ejigbo Police station, the suspect, Ehud, was arrested. Read more
Six suspected cultists arrested in Lagos (Vanguard)
Operatives of “Operation Crush’’ attached to Alapere Police Division in Lagos have arrested six suspected cultists.
The arrested cultists, believed to belong to the “Eiye and Aiye’’ confraternities, were arrested for their involvement in series of violent attacks in the area.
DSP Bala Elkana, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Lagos Police Command disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
Elkana said some gangsters suspected to be members of Eiye and Aiye Confraternities, had earlier engaged themselves in a battle of supremacy with dangerous weapons at Demurin area, Alapere. Read more
Remain neutral on presidential poll, Supreme Court urged (DailyTrust)
Democracy Vanguard of Nigeria in Diaspora (DVND) has urged the Supreme Court to remain impartial, imperial and unperturbed as it handles the tussle over the outcome of the presidential elections. A statement jointly signed yesterday by DVND President Timothy Sule; Director Outreach, Prince Leonard Ishiguzo; and North America Coordinator, Yakubu Mohammad called on the international community and the African Union (AU) to ensure that the independence of the judiciary remained sacrosanct and inalienable. Read more
Police Rescue Abducted Area Commander (ThisDay)
The Nigeria Police have rescued the abducted Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Musa Rambo, the Police Area Commander in Suleja.
Channels TV quoted Police spokesman, Mr. Frank Mba, as saying that the ACP was yesterday rescued unhurt.
However, no details were given on the rescued efforts.
The spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, DSP Yakubu Sabo, had earlier confirmed that the ACP was abducted on Saturday at about 3.30p.m. Read more
Ortom denies abandoning appointees who worked for his re-election (Guardian)
The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has denied news making the rounds that he abandoned former appointees who worked for his re-election, saying it was far from the truth.
There have been insinuations allegedly made by members of the opposition in the state who are bent on making a mockery of former Special Assistants to the Governor that was yet to be reappointed.
But in a reaction, the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase said: “It is necessary to clarify that the released list of special assistants followed the decision of the Governor and the State Working Committee of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to give opportunity to every local government to nominate qualified persons for appointment. Read more
Border closure: Benin, Niger economies feeling the heat – IMF (DailyTrust)
International Monetary Fund, IMF The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said the sustained closure of the Nigerian land borders is hurting economies of Benin Republic and Niger Republic. Mr. Abebe Aemro Selassie, Director, African Department (IMF) stated this at a press briefing during the launch of Economic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa at the ongoing World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Washington DC.
“On the border closure in Nigeria which has been impacting Benin and Niger, our understanding is that the border has been closed, reflecting concerns about smuggling that’s been taking place, illegal trade, not the legal trade that you want to facilitate,” he said. Read more
The Chernobyl survivors who refused to leave Exclusion Zone and are still living there (Mirror)
Chernobyl – the worst nuclear disaster in history – sparked 100,000 residents to abandon their homes in 1986, but between 150 and 300 defied Soviet orders and refused to flee the radiation-soaked lands.
In recent years, Robyn Von Swank, a Canadian photographer, has ventured into the 20-mile Exclusion Zone to document the aftermath – and while doing so encountered families living in the toxic wasteland still deemed unfit for humans.
The disaster started on April 26, when horrified workers saw the control panels indicating a major meltdown was imminent. Radioactive material was then blasted skyward, as the reactor shattered and ignited into an inferno. Read more
Johnson to seek a new vote Monday on his Brexit deal, as confusion swirls over exit delay (TheWashingtonPost)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed he’d never, ever ask the European Union to push the Brexit deadline beyond October.
Now he has relented.
At the very last minute on Saturday night, Johnson asked the Europeans for a Brexit delay until the end of January 2020.
In fact, he sent three letters, leaving people to puzzle over exactly which one meant what — and to wonder: Where Brexit is headed next? Read more
Andy Murray: Briton beats Stan Wawrinka to win first title since hip surgery (BBC)
Andy Murray broke down in tears after winning his first singles title since career-saving hip surgery by beating Stan Wawrinka at the European Open.
The Briton, 32, launched a stunning comeback from a set and a break down to win 3-6 6-4 6-4 in Antwerp to take his first title for more than two years.
Murray had surgery in January and was playing in just his seventh tournament since returning to singles.
He described it as “one of the biggest” wins of his career.
“It means a lot,” the three-time Grand Slam champion said. “The last few years have been extremely difficult.
“I didn’t expect to be in this position at all. I’m happy, very happy.” Read more
Inter Survive Late Comeback To Beat Sassuolo In Seven-Goal Thriller (Independent)
Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez scored two goals each as Inter Milan survived a late fight back to beat Sassuolo 4-3 at the Mapei Stadium on Sunday.
Martinez struck inside two minutes before Domenico Berardi equalised, but Lukaku gave Inter breathing space with a powerful strike and a penalty before half-time.
Martinez stretched his side’s lead to 4-1 from the penalty spot after the break, but Sassuolo hit back through Filip Djuricic and Jeremie Boga strikes.
Antonio Conte’s side held on in a nervy finish to the game as the home side pressed for a remarkable equaliser. Read more
Jummai Abdullahi wins IBB Ladies golf tourney (DailyTrust)
Jummai Abdullahi on Saturday emerged the overall winner of the 20th IBB Ladies Golf Close Championship.
To win the competition, she grossed 185 in two days with the nett of 147 to outshine over 70 competitors.
While receiving her prize, Jummai Abdullahi attributed her success to many days of practice hard work and self-confidence. Read more
United always defend against us – Jurgen Klopp (BBC)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said it is “a fact” that Manchester United always set up to defend against his side at Old Trafford.
Klopp’s Premier League leaders needed a late Adam Lallana equaliser on Sunday to earn a 1-1 draw against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, who are two points above the relegation zone.
The German has failed to record a single win in five visits to United.
“This year, last year, the year before, they just defend,” he said. Read more
Man United Join Barcelona In Race For Lille Hotshot, Osimhen (Independent)
Manchester United have joined Spanish giants Barcelona in the race to sign Nigeria international Victor Osimhen, according to various reports in the French media.
French Regional newspaper based in Lille, La Voix du Nord has claimed that Manchester United are one of the teams monitoring the performance of the Lille hotshot with a view to a transfer to the Premier League club.
The Red Devils are in the market for a striker ahead of the reopening of the transfer window and have been linked with the likes of Aleksandr Sobolev, Callum Wilson, Moussa Dembele and Mario Mandzukic. Read more
Open de France: Nicolas Colsaerts ends seven-year wait for victory (BBC)
Former Ryder Cup player Nicolas Colsaerts has won his first title since 2012 at the Open de France.
Despite carding a one-over-par 72 in the final round at Le Golf National, the Belgian finished one shot ahead of Denmark’s Joachim B. Hansen.
Colsaerts began the week 114th on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai and in danger of losing his card.
“I’ve been coming here for I don’t know how many years, it’s been a long road, ” he told Sky Sports. Read more
Troost-Ekong’s Udinese edge past Aina’s Torino (DailyTrust)
Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong featured for Udinese in their 1-0 victory against Ola Aina’s Torino in Sunday’s Serie A game at Dacia Arena. Troost-Ekong made his sixth league appearance of the season for the White and Blacks and played all through the game to help his side clinch maximum points. ADVERTISEMENT The first half saw little goal action, with the best chance falling the way of Stefano Okaka which the forward converted for Udinese. Read more
Arsenal Visit Sheffield, Seek To Extend Unbeaten Run (Independent)
Sheffield United host Arsenal at Bramall Lane on Monday night as the Gunners aim to extend their unbeaten run to nine games in all competitions.
Unai Emery’s side will be looking to pick up their second away league win of the season, while the Blades will hope to increase the two-point gap between themselves and the relegation zone.
Bramall Lane hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for Arsenal in the Premier League though, the Gunners visiting three times, drawing twice and losing once. They haven’t had a league trip there in over a decade, and won 3-0 in their most recent visit in the League Cup. Read more
Edo unveils mascot, others for 2020 National Sports Festival (Guardian)
Host of the next edition of the National Sports Festival, Edo State, yesterday, in Benin City, unveiled the mascot, five ambassadors and the theme song for the festival.
Governor Godwin Obaseki, who performed the ceremony, said the state government would organise a world-class event that would be a reference point for future hosts, noting, “it is about hosting with the right spirit so that it becomes a festival to look forward to, by other states.”
He said that his administration would use the opportunity of staging the festival to take sports development a notch higher, by building facilities to guarantee a good future for the growth of sports in the state. Read more
Heavy rain moves Lagos Open tennis finals to Monday (DailyTrust)
The heavy downpour in Lagos and its environs throughout Sunday compelled organisers to shift the final matches of the 2019 Lagos Open Tennis Championship to Monday. The matches of both the men and women’s singles were supposed to start by 1 pm, but when the heavy downpour refused to stop well past 5 pm, the ITF Supervisor, Patrick Kamuhia in conjunction with the Local Organising Committee (LOC) announced the postponement of the finals which will now begin by 10 am today with the women’s singles between Indian Riya Bhatia and Nastja Kolar from Slovenia. Read more