Unguarded dog bites off Ondo undergrad’s private parts (Punch)
A dog, identified as Charlie, has bitten off a part of the private parts of a yet-to-be-identified undergraduate of the Adekunle Ajasin University, in the Akungba Akoko area of Ondo State.
City Round gathered that the student had visited a friend at the Vanilla Villa, around the Permanent Site, outside the school premises when the dog attacked him.
During the attack, the dog reportedly bit the victim’s private parts but some good Samaritans came to his rescue.
The Public Relations Officer of the institution’s Students Union Government, Oluwafemi Adegbeyeni, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent, said the undergraduate was rushed to a nearby hospital. Read more
12 persons test positive to HIV at Lagos medical outreach (Vanguard)
At least 12 persons tested positive to HIV and cervical cancer at an Inner Wheel Club medical screening held in Lagos on Friday.
Four of them tested positive to HIV while the eight others tested positive to cervical cancer.
Chairman of the screening programme, Mrs Sunbo Osunbayo, said the medical outreach was organised to help the less-privileged to establish their health conditions and to seek remedy.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the District 912 of the Inner Wheel Club that conducted the screening comprised Lagos State and some parts of Ogun State. Read more
Customs seize N1.2b drugs, rice, others in Lagos (Punch)
Operatives of the Western Marine Command, Nigeria Customs Service, Lagos, have seized contraband consisting of hard drugs, foreign rice and petrol worth N1.2 billion.
The Acting Customs Area Controller, Western Marine Command, Deputy Controller, Enonche Ochiba, who disclosed this at a media briefing in Apapa, Lagos, on Friday, said the feat was recorded between July and September 2021.
The text of the briefing was sent to our correspondent by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Suleiman Mohammed.
Ochiba said customs men attached to the Coastal and Harbour Patrol along Kuramo Beach seized 232 sacks of marijuana weighing 10,672 kilogrammes and estimated at over N1 billion. Read more
Jeweller drags Bobrisky for allegedly buying gold on credit (Nation)
Cross dresser Bobrisky has been dragged by a jeweller for allegedly obtaining gold on credit for his birthday shoot and refusing to pay.
This follows hours after Borisky via series of Instagram posts mocked her former bestie, Tonto Dikeh over a debt running into several millions.
Reacting, the jeweller in a series of Insta story posts claimed the Instagram celebrity’s outburst on social media about Tonto Dikeh provoked her action.
The jeweler described Bobrisky as a hypocrite and clown, adding he is a heartless to owe a debt for so long a time and refusing to offset it. Read more
How hoodlums killed Lagos police chief with master’s in law months to retirement (Punch)
Fresh facts have revealed the gruesome manner in which a Chief Superintendent of Police attached to the Lagos State Police Command, Kazeem Abonde, was murdered on Thursday by hoodlums in the Ajao Estate area of the state.
Abonde, who was also a lawyer, was killed nine months to his retirement from the Nigeria Police Force and become a full-time legal practitioner at a chamber based in Osogbo, Osun State, City Round learnt on Friday.
He was lynched during a joint operation on the enforcement of ban on motorcycles plying restricted routes in the state while one of the police operational vans taken to the neighbourhood was destroyed.
The raid was reportedly carried out by a tactical team comprising operatives from the Operations Department of the state police command headquarters, Ikeja, the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit, Rapid Response Squad, and the Ajao Estate Police Division. Read more
Operatives arrest Benue militia kingpin, Azonto (Guardian)
Suspected second in command and successor of Benue militia warlord, Terwase Akwaza alias Gana, Kefas Aondofa otherwise called Azonto, has been arrested by joint security operatives.
A military source who pl20eaded anonymity told newsmen in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, that Azonto was arrested in Taraba State last Thursday by security agents following a joint operation in the area.
The source explained that Azonto and members of his gang had been terrorising villages in Ukum Local Government Area and some other parts of the state until his arrest.
The source said: ‘’Actually, the arrest was made in Taraba and not here in Benue but you know he has been on our watch list. He has been terrorising communities around Ukum area. Read more
Govs split over multi-billion naira #EndSARs victims’ compensation (Punch)
Discussions over who picks up the multibillion naira compensation bills of the over 2,500 victims of police brutality in the country have split the 28 governors that established judicial panels of enquiry following the #EndSARS protests last year, Saturday PUNCH has learnt.
Investigations by our correspondents revealed that while some governors believe that states should pay compensation to the victims, some others insisted that the Federal Government should pick the bills because policemen who committed the crimes are federal employees.
As a result, the National Economic Council led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has asked states to submit the final reports of their judicial panels to NEC to enable the Federal Government to determine how the compensation will be paid.
The judicial panels in the states were set up sequel to the October 2020 protests by youths in different parts of the country over police brutality and harassment. Read more
“Nigeria’s economy about to collapse”, Sanusi raises alarm (DailyTrust)
A former governor of the Central Bank (CBN), Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi, has said the Nigerian economy is about to collapse.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the Kaduna Investment Summit, tagged KadInvest 6.0, Sanusi said aside the fact that Nigeria is having difficulties in oil production, the product is now being rejected in the global market.
The former Emir of Kano said the “goose laying the golden egg for Nigeria is about to die”.
He said the future lies in a knowledge-based economy, adding that Nigeria is behind many African countries in innovation index. Read more
Kenyan policeman wakes up from coma to find he was sacked (BBC)
A Kenyan police officer has woken up from a nine-month coma to find he had been sacked for desertion.
Neither the family nor the police force had any idea where Constable Reuben Kimutai Lel was – his niece told the BBC they thought he was dead.
But it turns out that he had been the victim of a road accident and had been in one of the country’s biggest hospitals all along.
He only regained consciousness last week. Read more
Gospel singer Kelly Price ‘safe’ after being reported missing following COVID battle: rep (PageSix)
A Grammy-nominated gospel singer was reported missing in Georgia — shortly after being released from a hospital where she was treated for COVID-19, according to a report on Friday.
Kelly Price, 48, was listed as a missing person with the National Crime Information Center following a welfare check at her home last Saturday, TMZ reported.
A Grammy-nominated singer, Price originally hails from Far Rockaway.
Family members told TMZ that they had not heard from the six-time Grammy nominee since she was discharged from the hospital last month after battling the virus. Relatives claimed Price’s boyfriend was keeping family and friends away from the couple’s suburban Atlanta dwelling.
However, Price’s rep Monica Ewing denied that the artist was missing, telling TMZ that she was safe and was recovering from COVID-19 at an undisclosed location. Price’s legal rep was reaching out to law enforcement in Cobb County to let them know that the singer was accounted for, the outlet reported. Read more
Former Rolling Stones tour manager recalls ‘chaotic’ era on road (Metro)
They may be one of the most iconic and legendary bands to have ever graced a stage, with an estimated combined worth over $1billion, but back in the day The Rolling Stones were selling out arenas with nowhere to sleep.
Acclaimed manager Peter Rudge has looked after icons including the Stones and The Who, as well as Duran Duran and Madness over his lengthy career, and is the first to tell you the industry has changed from a chaotic and exhilarating experiment to an operation worth billions.
Stating he was ‘making it up’ as he went along in the glory days of 70s rock and roll, where record labels weren’t so much as allowed backstage and that the music industry is much more of a ‘business’ now, he concedes some parts of his job are easier than others. Read more
R. Kelly trial: A look at the key moments as jury deliberates (BBC) The jury has retired in R. Kelly’s sex trafficking trial in New York, after a month of testimony regarding the star’s alleged sexual abuse of men, women and underage girls.
The 54-year-old is facing one charge of racketeering – which positions him as the head of a criminal enterprise that preyed on young women – and eight counts of trafficking girls and women across state lines for prostitution.
Once one of the world’s biggest pop stars, Mr Kelly was initially arrested on these charges in July 2019, but his trial was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic and scheduling issues with separate cases he faces in other states.
In their closing arguments, prosecutors painted Mr Kelly as a predator who destroyed the lives of people around him. Read more
Michael K. Williams’ cause of death confirmed to be accidental drug overdose (Metro)
Michael K. Williams’ cause of death has been confirmed to be an accidental drug overdose according to New York’s Chief Medical Examiner.
The Wire star, who died at the age of 54, was found dead at the start of September in the living room of his penthouse, by his nephew.
The Medical Examiner has ruled that the case of death was acute intoxication by the combined effects of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, heroin and cocaine, according to TMZ.
The actor’s death was confirmed by his rep Marianna Shafran on September 6, as she said in a statement to Metro.co.uk: ‘It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Emmy nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams. Read more
China frees Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig after Huawei boss released (BBC)
Two Canadian nationals have been released from Chinese detention and are flying home to Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced.
Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were accused of espionage in 2018, shortly after Canadian police arrested a top Chinese tech executive on a US warrant.
The Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou, left Canada earlier today after a deal with US prosecutors.
The detentions have sparked years of diplomatic tensions. Read more
Nigeria to face Mali in Afrobasket final (Punch)
D’Tigress will face Mali on Sunday in the finals of the 2021 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket in Yaounde, Cameroon after defeating 11-time champions Senegal 73-63 in a keenly contested semi-final fixture on Friday at the Palais Polyvalent des Sports, Saturday PUNCH reports.
Against Mali, who defeated host Cameroon 52-51, D’Tigress will be aiming to become only the second team (after Senegal) to win the Afro-Basketball title for a third straight time and fifth in their history.
It was their third consecutive final in the history of the competition.
Otis Hughley side tipped of the game on a bright note dominating the first quarter 22-11. They followed it up the winning second quarter and third 23-20 and 15-13 respectively.
The Senegalese side fought in the fourth quarters to win 19-15. Read more
NBA denies Andrew Wiggins’ religious exemption from COVID-19 vaccine (NYPost)
The NBA announced Friday that it has rejected Andrew Wiggins’ request for a religious exemption to the local COVID-19 vaccination order.
“The NBA has reviewed and denied Andrew Wiggins’ request for religious exemption from the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s order requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all participants age 12 and older at large indoor events,” the league said in a statement. “Wiggins will not be able to play in Warriors home games until he fulfills the city’s vaccination requirements.”
Back in March, Wiggins discussed his perspective on the COVID-19 vaccine.
“To each his own, really. Whoever wants to get it, can get it; whoever doesn’t want to get it, don’t get it,” Wiggins said in March. “Right now, I’m not getting it, but it’s no knock on anyone else that’s getting it. I make my own decisions. But right now, I decided not to get it.” Read more
Chelsea v Manchester City: Thomas Tuchel has ‘highest respect’ for Pep Guardiola (BBC)
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says Saturday’s game with champions Manchester City is not about his rivalry with Pep Guardiola.
Tuchel has beaten City boss Guardiola in their past three meetings, including last season’s Champions League final.
League leaders Chelsea host fifth-place City on Saturday, but the German would not be drawn on comparisons between the managers.
“I have the highest respect for Pep,” Tuchel said on Friday. Read more
Arsenal should’ve signed Lewis Dunk instead of Ben White, says Tim Sherwood (Metro)
Arsenal needed Brighton captain Lewis Dunk more than Ben White, according to former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood.
The Gunners splashed out £50million to recruit White from the Seagulls in the summer, and the 23-year-old has endured a testing start to his career in north London so far.
White struggled in the opening day defeat at Brentford and then missed Arsenal’s defeats against Chelsea and Manchester City after contracting Covid-19. Read more
Ryder Cup: US dominate Europe in Friday’s opening day at Whistling Straits (BBC)
The United States opened their biggest lead after day one of a Ryder Cup against Europe by winning both of Friday’s sessions 3-1 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.
Bryson DeChambeau delighted the 40,000 home fans by pummelling a drive 417 yards down the par-five fifth, as the Americans lived up to their favourite tag.
It was a chastening day for the defending champions though with Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia Europe’s only winners, beating much-fancied home pairing Spieth and Justin Thomas 3&1 in the opening foursomes match.
Europe’s other point came from two halved matches in the afternoon fourballs as the wind strengthened, gusting up to 30mph.
Tyrrell Hatton holed a 10-foot birdie putt to win the 18th and his half-point, while Tommy Fleetwood and Viktor Hovland also picked up a half-point after being pegged back from 3UP after eight by Patrick Cantlay and Thomas. Read more
Manchester City lacking ‘weapon’ like Romelu Lukaku, says Pep Guardiola (Metro)
Pep Guardiola admits Manchester City are lacking a goalscoring ‘weapon’ in the mold of Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku this season.
City lost their all-time top goalscorer as Sergio Aguero joined Barcelona on a free transfer in the summer and several high-profile strikers were linked as possible replacements, including Erling Haaland, Robert Lewandowski and Harry Kane.
Kane appeared on the verge of a switch to the Etihad as the transfer deadline approached, but Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy dug his heels in and the England captain was forced to stay put in north London. Read more