Wife stabs husband to death for impregnating another woman (Punch)
Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 47-year-old woman, Olanshile Nasirudeen, for allegedly stabbing her husband, Jimoh Nasirudeen to death for impregnating another woman.
The incident happened on Wednesday in Ijebu-Ode during an argument between the woman and her deceased husband.
Our correspondent gathered that the woman was the fourth wife to the deceased before she reportedly stabbed her husband, a co-butcher, for impregnating another woman.
It was further gathered that the woman worked in the same abattoir with the deceased. Read more
Prohibition of open grazing is constitutional – Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (Vanguard)
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has thrown his weight behind southern governors on their stand on open grazing, saying it is constitutional to place a ban.
This is just as he lampooned the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, for his comment on open grazing; Adegboruwa expressed that the AGF does not have the constitutional power to make a proclamation for the country.
“The proponents of open grazing support it with the right to freedom of movement granted under section 41 of the Constitution. This section cannot be interpreted to violate other constitutional provisions, especially section 43 that grants the right to private or public property.
“You cannot deploy the right to movement of person and cattle to violate the right of another citizen to own property, such as land or farmland, or else you become a trespasser. It is in this regard that I disagree with the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation when he said that the ban on open grazing is unconstitutional. That cannot represent a proper interpretation of the Constitution, with all due respect. Read more
NITDA seeks full implementation of NDPR in Lagos (Vanguard)
The Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mallam Kasihfu Inuwa Abdullahi, has called for full adoption of the implementation of all provisions in the Nigerian Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) in Lagos State Ministry of Health to protect the medical data of the residents of the state.
Abdullahi made the call in Lagos when he paid a working visit to the state Commissioner of Health, Professor Akinola Abayomi where the issue on Implementation of the NDPR for the Lagos Health Sector was discussed.
He praised the Commissioner and his team on the proactive, professional dispositions and approach in which the State handled and disseminated public information during the Coronavirus pandemic crisis.
“Beyond any iota of doubt, our recovery as a nation from coronavirus cannot be told without special mention of the work you and your team did and are still doing to keep us safe”, the DG averred. Read more
2 feared dead as gas explosion rocks Obasanjo Presidential Library (Nation)
Gas explosion on Thursday rocked the sprawling Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, Ogun State, with two persons feared dead and tens of others panic-stricken.
This is coming about 48 hours after a similar gas explosion occurred in former governor Gbenga Daniel’s Conference Hotel, Abeokuta, located opposite OOPL and leaving two persons, including 300Level student of Tai Solarin University of Education, Olamide Bakare dead.
The Nation learnt that the explosion in OOPL occurred around 11am at the Macque event centre within the Presidential Library. Read more
Buhari Inducts 3 Fighter Aircraft Into Air Force Inventory (DailyTrust)
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inducted three brand new JF-17 Thunder multi-role fighter aircraft into the inventory of the Nigerian Air Force.
The induction of the aircraft which took place at the Tactical Air Command of NAF Base in Makurdi marked the grand finale of this year’s NAF 57th anniversary celebration.
He said, “It reflects how the Service has continued to grow in stature and capability over the past 57 years, while developing competencies to achieve its constitutional mandate of defending the Nation’s territorial integrity by air and dealing with the security challenges facing our dear Nation.
“This induction ceremony is also most rewarding to me because it marks another step in the fulfilment of one of the promises I made at the beginning of my administration, to improve the infrastructure and equipment dispositions of the Armed Forces and other security agencies to enhance their output, professionalism and service delivery. Read more
Nurses deny disconnecting 2-year-old baby from oxygen (ThisDay)
The Kaduna State chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) has dismissed the allegation by the Kaduna State government that its members disconnected oxygen supply from a two-day-old baby during the warning strike which was suspended on Wednesday.
The state government, had on Tuesday in a statement by Muyiwa Adekeye, spokesman to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, alleged that nurses at the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna, “disconnected oxygen from a two-day-old baby in an incubator on Monday,” when the nurses joined the warning strike called by the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) protesting against the mass sacking of workers by the state government.
Adekeye had said the nurses who disconnected the oxygen from the baby will be prosecuted just as he announced the dismissal of all nurses below Grade Level 14.
However, in a statement on Thursday, the state Chairman of NANNM, Mr. Ishaku Yakubu, said the allegations were false and unfounded. Read more
Notorious Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, is dead –Report (Punch)
Bloodthirsty leader of terrorist sect Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, is dead, HumAngle reports.
According to the online platform, the incident took place on Wednesday evening following the invasion of the terror group’s stronghold in the Sambisa forest area by a column of Islamic State West Africa Province fighters.
ISWAP, which had broken away from the Shekau-led Boko Haram faction in 2016 after pledging allegiance to the Islamic State, raided the group’s hideout using multiple gun trucks. Read more
$700m looted cash returned in four years, says Malami (Nation)
More than $700 million cash stolen from Nigeria was returned to the country in the last four years, Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami said yesterday.
He said the stolen funds were returned by the United States (U.S.), the United Kingdom (UK), Bailiwick of Jersey, Switzerland and Ireland.
The minister also said that developing countries in Africa lose over $148 billion to corruption annually, tracing the loss partially to Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs).
Malami made the disclosures in Abuja at the International Conference on Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) and Asset Recovery organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). Read more
Nigerians express shock as NGF mulls N380/litre fuel price (Punch)
Some Nigerians have taken to social media to express shock over the recommendation by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum to place petrol price between N408.5 and N380 per litre.
The PUNCH had earlier reported that the NGF in a virtual meeting, called for the immediate removal of fuel subsidy.
Reacting to this decision, Nigerians have taken to social media to lament on the impact of the fuel subsidy removal.
Samuel Chuks tweeted, “N380/litre for fuel. This is bad.” Read more
Friends: 7 things the trailer reveals about the reunion (BBC)
Seventeen years after Friends drew to a close, we’re finally about to see The One We’ve Been Waiting For.
HBO Max have released the first trailer for the highly anticipated reunion, which will see all six principal cast members return. But rather than filming a new episode of Friends, the actors have come together for an unscripted special to reminisce about their time on the show.
It hasn’t yet been revealed where the reunion will be broadcast in the UK, but expect an announcement in the coming days. Sky, which also owns streaming service Now, is reportedly the front-runner.
The show was due to air this time last year but was delayed because of you-know-what. David Schwimmer, however, said the delay had made the reunion more meaningful for the six stars. “It turned out to be something really special for the fans. I think it’s going to lift a lot of people’s spirits,” he said on Thursday. “It lifted mine,” added Matt LeBlanc. Read more
Netflix nabs Arnold Schwarzenegger’s father-daughter spy drama (NYPost)
The Terminator has found a new home.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s untitled father-daughter spy drama — announced last summer and co-starring Monica Barbaro (“Top Gun: Maverick,” “Chicago P.D.”) — has been picked up for eight hourlong episodes by Netflix, the streamer announced Wednesday.
Created by Nick Santora (“Jack Reacher”), the show follows a dad and offspring, played by Schwarzenegger and Barbaro, who are somehow unaware that they have both been covert CIA operatives for years.
According to the official description, the series “tackles universal family dynamics set against a global backdrop of spies, fantastic action and humor” after they are forced to partner for an assignment. Read more
Hundreds evacuated as huge wildfire rages through Greek villages (Metro)
Around 300 people have been evacuated after a huge wild fire tore through a forest near a holiday resort in southern Greece. Residents in six villages and two Orthodox Christian monasteries were told to flee as more than 180 firefighters desperately tried to contain the flames in the Corinth region, around 45 miles west of capital Athens. Emergency crews deployed 62 fire trucks and 21 aircraft including eight water-dropping planes to douse the blaze, which started near the resort town of Loutraki, on the Peloponnese peninsula. Westerly winds carried the fire towards the Gerania mountains, where the monasteries are located. Read more
Georgia woman wanted for battery after brutal restaurant beatdown caught on camera (RT)
Police are looking for a woman in Augusta, Georgia, after she was seen on video beating another woman senseless in a Little Caesars restaurant, in an alleged dispute over a child. Bystanders did not intervene to stop the beating.
The suspect, a black woman identified as 25-year-old Brittany Kennedy, entered the restaurant on Monday and was seen confronting the victim, 22-year-old Emily Broadwater, who is white. According to a police report seen by Augusta Crime, Kennedy pulled Broadwater’s chair out from under her, grabbed her by the hair, and dragged her across the restaurant.
What happened next was caught on camera by a bystander, and makes for grizzly viewing. Holding Broadwater by the hair, Kennedy repeatedly punches the woman in the head, before dragging her through the front door of the restaurant to continue the assault outside. There, Kennedy throws Broadwater to the ground and stamps on her head. Read more
Twitter scraps image-cropping algorithm after finding it is biased (Metro)
Twitter’s image-cropping algorithm is biased against black people and men, according to new research released from the social media giant. An example of ‘algorithmic bias’, the social media giant added that ‘how to crop an image is a decision best made by people’. The study, made by three of Twitter’s machine learning researchers, was conducted after users criticised the feature last year when image previews appeared to exclude black faces. It found an 8% difference from equality in favour of women, and a 4% bias toward white individuals. Read more
Billy Porter feels relieved after opening up about HIV status (PageSix)
After Billy Porter revealed his HIV-positive status to “The Hollywood Reporter,” he opened up further about his diagnosis to Tamron Hall in his first TV interview on the subject.
Porter, 51, taped his talk with Hall on Monday for Wednesday’s show. We’re told they discussed his diagnosis for nearly two hours.
In the interview, the “Pose” star said he felt shame about his 2007 positive diagnosis because he was of the generation that was “supposed to know better.” Read more
Guatemala prison: Inmates beheaded in deadly gang fight (BBC)
Police in Guatemala say at least seven prisoners have been killed during a fight between rival gangs in a jail in Quetzaltenango.
Most of them were beheaded as members of the Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18 gangs attacked each other.
The prison, 200km (125 miles) from the capital, was built to house 500 inmates but has more than 2,000.
Some 500 police officers were deployed to take control of the prison, National Police spokesman Jorge Aguilar said. Read more
Manchester City’s Ruben Dias named Football Writers’ Association men’s footballer of year (BBC)
Manchester City defender Ruben Dias has been named men’s footballer of the year by the Football Writers’ Association.
The 24-year-old Portugal international was signed by City for about £65m from Benfica last summer.
He has helped the club win the Premier League and Carabao Cup as well as reach the final of the Champions League, in which they will play Chelsea.
“It is a huge privilege. Obviously I could not have done it without the success of the team,” said Dias. Read more
Frank Lampard says Thomas Tuchel has already made a ‘big achievement’ at Chelsea (Metro)
Frank Lampard has praised Thomas Tuchel’s impact at Chelsea and says he would ‘happily meet up with his successor once the season is over. After Chelsea hit a poor run of form over the winter period, Lampard was sacked and quickly replaced by Tuchel at the end of January. The German has made an instant impact since his arrival at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea on course to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League, while the team will also face Manchester City in the Champions League final later this month. Following his departure in January, Lampard reached out to Tuchel to wish him good luck for his time at Chelsea. Read more
Tyson Fury challenges Anthony Joshua to bare-knuckle bout after rival calls him ‘fraud’ over collapsed superfight (RT)
Tyson Fury told Anthony Joshua to meet him in a bare-knuckle showdown as the heavyweights engaged in an online slanging match with their summer superfight on the ropes.
An arbitrator ruled this week that WBC champion Fury has to grant American rival Deontay Wilder a rematch by September 15 – seemingly sinking any hopes that Fury would face Joshua in a blockbuster title unification fight which had already been agreed for Saudi Arabia on August 14.
With those plans in disarray, Joshua broke his silence to take aim at The Gypsy King online.
“[Tyson Fury] the world now sees you for the fraud you are,” tweeted the IBF, WBO, WBA and IBO title holder. Read more
LeBron James guides LA Lakers to play-offs with play-in win over Golden State Warriors (BBC)
LeBron James made a game-winning shot with 58 seconds remaining to ensure the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors in the new ‘play-ins’ format and secured a place in the Western Conference play-offs.
James shot a 34-foot three-pointer to claim a 103-100 win, despite struggling to see after a foul to the face.
LA face the second-seeded Phoenix Suns in the play-offs on Sunday.
“I was literally seeing three rims out there,” James, 36, said. Read more
Harry Kane breaks silence on his Tottenham future with message to Daniel Levy (Metro)
Tottenham talisman Harry Kane has suggested publicly for the first time that he wants to leave the club after revealing his desire to discuss his future with chairman Daniel Levy. The England skipper has reportedly informed the club that he wants them to listen to offers for him this summer, though he stopped short of handing in an official transfer request. Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea are all interested in Kane, with the 27-year-old said to be particularly keen on a move to the Etihad. And, while Kane did not explicitly confirm that he wants to leave his boyhood club, he intimated his long-term future lies elsewhere during a wide-ranging interview with Gary Neville in which he admitted he wants to play Champions League football. Read more
Tom Thibodeau hints at Elfrid Payton playoff role with Frank Ntilikina twist (NYPost)
It sounds like Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau, once the playoffs begin Sunday, is going to dance with the one who brought him — maligned starting point guard Elfrid Payton.
Thibodeau, however, did reference the possibility Frank Ntilikina will have a role in the first round against the Hawks because of the Frenchman’s past success defending Atlanta’s superstar point guard, Trae Young. Ntilikina, a 2021 restricted free agent, has been out of the Knicks’ rotation most of the season.
Payton, meanwhile, hit rock bottom down the stretch of the season, failing to score more than two points in any of the final four games. In the season finale Sunday versus the Celtics, his body language even looked off-putting and he struggled massively in 14 scoreless minutes, with layups blocked on both of his drives to the rim.But it doesn’t sound as if Thibodeau, who has stuck with Payton all season long, will make a change at starting point guard for Game 1 on Sunday at the Garden. Read more