Woman shot by police lover still hospitalised after four surgeries – Sister (Punch)
Despite undergoing four different surgeries at the Critical Care Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Joy Eze, who was shot in the mouth by her police boyfriend, Eze Aiwansone, is still bedridden at the hospital.
Her sister, Peculiar Eze, who stated this in a chat with PUNCH Metro on Tuesday, said Joy was in excruciating pain.
She explained that the 37-year-old was being fed with a syringe, adding that whenever she felt the urge to pee, she used a pipe.
While demanding justice, Peculiar said when the victim learnt that her fleeing boyfriend, Eze, had been arrested by the police, she expressed her happiness through tears. Read more
Court remands 3 men over alleged rioting, robbery, arson in Lagos (Guardian)
An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday, remanded three men, who allegedly participated in rioting and set ablaze Lekki Toll Gate and Ajah Police Station, in Kirikiri Custodial Centre.
The Magistrates, Mr P. E Nwaka, who did not take the defendants’ plea, said they should be in the Custodial Centre pending the release of Director of Public Prosecution’s advice.
Nwaka then adjourned the case until Dec. 3 for mention.
The defendants: Destiny Paul, 20; Tope Abe, 17 and Joseph Elumelu, 26; are facing trial on armed robbery, arson and rioting.
Mrs Olayemi Sofolu, Principal State Counsel from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) office, told the court that the offences were committed on Oct. 23 at Lekki during the #ENDSARS protest. Read more
FG clamps down on #EndSARS promoters, freezes accounts (Punch)
There were strong indications on Tuesday that the Federal Government had begun a clampdown on promoters of #EndSARS protests by freezing their bank accounts.
Some #EndSARS promoters, who spoke separately to The PUNCH, said their banks informed them that the Central Bank of Nigeria had directed that their accounts should be frozen.
Last months, youths calling for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police protested for two weeks in major cities of the country.
On Tuesday, some promoters of the protests said their accounts had been frozen for the past two weeks. Read more
#NoToSocialMediaBill: Nigerians reject moves to restrict use of social media (Vanguard)
Nigerians have taken to social media to reiterate their opposition to a bill proposing to regulate the use of social media in Nigeria.
There have been recent calls for the regulation of social media, with the government blaming the use of social media for the spread of fake news and inciteful comments during the #EndSARS protests.
The bill titled “Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill 2019” was sponsored by Senator Mohammed Sani Musa on the 5th of November, 2019. Read more
Sultan, Ooni urge good governance to quell agitations (Guardian)
The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, and the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, have called on the authorities to ensure good governance in the polity.
The first class monarchs, who jointly chaired an emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) parley of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCYRN) in Abuja, argued that “the measure is required to assuage the feelings of restive youths in the country.”
Enjoining public office holders to initiate good programme that would impact positively on Nigerians, the Ooni frowned on the practice of remembering Nigerians at the grassroots during electioneering, which frustration, he believed, was mainly responsible for recent #EndSARS protests. Read more
Don advises health workers to emulate late Adadevoh (Punch)
A professor of Disciplinary Public Health and Community Medicine, Michael Asuzu, has urged health workers to emulate the late Dr Stella Adadevoh, who was credited for preventing the spread of Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria in 2014.
Asuzu, at a webinar organised by the Foundation for Cultural Heritage, advocated a genuine orientation of medical and health professional education to public and community health.
The theme of the webinar was titled, ‘Doing what needs to be done: The only worthy memorial to Dr. Stella Adedavoh.’
He said, “Let us emulate Dr. Stella Adadevoh and our most cultured African values in spirit and truth, like herself; let us clean up our medicine and health professions and practice them with mutual respect and teamwork as due. Read more
Delta Govt approves development of Lander Brothers Anchorage (Vanguard)
The Delta State Executive Council, on Tuesday approved the development and management of the Lander Brothers Anchorage in Asaba.
This was part of resolutions reached at the State Executive Council meeting presided over by the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.
In a post Exco briefing, the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu said that the upgrade of the facilities at the Anchorage will cost N524m. Read more
Group cautions against use of pesticides as preservatives (Guardian)
The League Against Pesticide Consumption (LAPC), a concerned group campaigning against the consumption of pesticides in Nigeria, has condemned the use of dichlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate, commonly abbreviated as DDVP and referred to as pesticides for the preservation of raw foodstuff and other edibles by traders and aggregators, emphasising that the practice is harmful and injurious to the health of citizens.
The group’s statement, released in Lagos yesterday, came just as Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) warned the public against the use of Dichlorvos (DDVP) in the preservation of raw food items. Read more
Artisans receive FG grant, commend the process (Vanguard)
Artisans who have benefited from the Federal Government’s Survival Fund have begun giving testimonials to other citizens, encouraging them to also register.
The beneficiaries also stressed that they did not know anyone in government before they benefited from the grant designed to cushion the effect of COVID-19 on artisans across the country.
The beneficiaries told journalists that the transparency of the Guaranteed Takeoff will build the trust between the citizens and the government. Read more
George Floyd’s brother rallies voters on Election Day (USAToday)
The murmurs spread quickly among the poll workers late Tuesday morning at a Brooklyn neighborhood station: George Floyd’s brother was present.
A few came up to Terrence Floyd, whose brother George died in the custody of Minneapolis police, sparking protests for racial justice across the nation. “Keep the fight going,” one Black woman urged. Others asked to take their photos with Terrence.
Since the death of his older brother on May 25, Terrence has been thrust into a spotlight he did not seek. A 42-year-old school bus driver in New York, Terrence is normally a quiet man, deeply attached to his three children. But now, he feels under constant pressure to relay his brother’s voice — especially on this Election Day, when, as he sees it, race and racial justice are on the ballot. Read more
Earwax test could reveal stress levels (BBC)
Your earwax could be a window into your mental health, researchers have suggested.
A study of 37 participants has shown a build-up of the stress hormone cortisol can be measured from the oily secretions around your ear canal.
This could open the door to better ways of diagnosing psychiatric conditions including depression, according to lead author Dr Andres Herane-Vives.
He has also developed a new type of swab which won’t damage the eardrum. Read more
Offset feeding atl voters waiting at polls (TMZ)
Offset’s got an appetite to help people exercising their Constitutional right … by hooking them up with free grub.
The Migos rapper hit up 3 polling locations Tuesday in Gwinnett and Fulton counties with some major back-up — food trucks from The Slutty Vegan and Big Dave’s … a couple of ATL staples famous for their cheesesteaks.
Offset partnered with The Lincoln Project and AXSD Media to feed folks in line waiting to cast their vote … helping to ensure turnout is maximized for what could be the most consequential election ever.
Offset got on the back of a truck, grabbed a bullhorn and talked about his excitement in voting for the first time ever. Read more
US Election 2020: Results show tight Trump-Biden race in key states (BBC)
Early results from the US presidential election between incumbent Republican Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden show a tight race in a number of battleground states.
Donald Trump leads Joe Biden in the potentially pivotal race of Florida with almost all votes counted.
But other key states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, Ohio, Texas, and North Carolina are toss-ups.
The vote caps a long and bitter race.
More than 100 million people had already cast their ballots in early voting.
The US appears on course for its highest turnout in a century. Read more
New Jersey votes ‘yes’ on legalizing marijuana (NYPost)
It’s high times in New Jersey.
Voters in the Garden State on Tuesday approved a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana — which is expected to bring in $210 million in state taxes.
With more than 50 percent of precincts reporting, roughly two-thirds of voters — 67.9 percent to 32.1 percent — green-lit a referendum to amend the Constitution to legalize the recreational use of pot for people 21 and older.
Cultivation, processing and sale of retail marijuana was also legalized. Read more
Bond’s Lashana Lynch on representing ‘truthful black experience’ and going against toxic masculinity in No Time To Die (Metro)
Lashana Lynch has opened up on her aim to present a truthful black experience in upcoming James Bond Film No Time To Die, while also feeling the delayed film is the right step towards gender equality. It sounds like Lynch is helping to lead the charge on some important change in cinema here. The Captain Marvel actress plays 00 agent Nomi in Daniel Craig’s final outing as the suited and booted spy and has shared her thoughts on where we’ll see the character take us, once the film finally lands in cinemas. She told Harper’s Bazaar on how her role is a step in the right direction for equality: ‘We’re moving away from toxic masculinity, and that’s happening because women are being open, demanding and vocal, and calling out misbehaviour as soon as we see it.’ Read more
Pet parrot saves Australian man from house fire (BBC)
An Australian man says he was able to survive a late-night house fire after his pet parrot roused him from bed.
Anton Nguyen had been fast asleep when his two-storey house caught alight in Brisbane, Queensland, on Wednesday.
“I heard a bang and Eric – my parrot – he started to yell so I woke up and I smelled a bit of smoke,” he told ABC.
“I grabbed Eric, opened the door and looked to the back of the house and saw some flames… and so I took off and bolted downstairs.”
By the time firefighters arrived at about 01:00 local time (14:00 GMT Tuesday), the house was engulfed in flames. Read more
Rodrygo’s late strike gives Real win against Inter in five-goal thriller (BBC)
Rodrygo’s late strike gave Real Madrid victory over Inter Milan – their first Champions League win of the season.
Real looked in control when Karim Benzema rounded Samir Handanovic to put them ahead and Sergio Ramos headed in his 100th goal for the club.
But moments later Lautaro Martinez scored from Nicolo Barella’s backheel pass and Ivan Perisic levelled with a composed finish from a Martinez header.
Rodrygo was Real’s hero with a powerful effort from Vinicius Jr’s pass.
Real are level on four points with second-placed Shakhtar Donetsk, one point behind leaders Borussia Monchengladbach. Inter are bottom on two points. Read more
Dereck Chisora offers to fight Dillian Whyte this month after Alexander Povetkin rematch is postponed (Metro)
Dereck Chisora has made a sensational offer to fight Dillian Whyte at just two-and-a-half weeks’ notice and only a few days after he was beaten by Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday night. Whyte was due to take on Alexander Povetkin on November 21 in a rematch of their summer bout in which the Brit was knocked out by the Russian veteran in the fifth round. Read more
Jota hat-trick as Liverpool thrash Atalanta (BBC)
In-form Diogo Jota scored a terrific hat-trick as Liverpool made a big Champions League statement of intent with a stunning win at Atalanta.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have won all three Group D games without conceding a goal, and victory in one of their remaining fixtures should be enough to take them through to the knockout stages.
Portugal international Jota showed why he was given a start ahead of Roberto Firmino by scoring for a fourth consecutive game, dinking in a delightful opener before doubling the lead with a thumping strike at the near post.
He completed his triple in the second period, collecting Sadio Mane’s pass before going round goalkeeper Marco Sportiello and slotting into an open net. Read more
Diego Maradona to have emergency brain surgery (Metro)
Argentina legend Diego Maradona is set to undergo emergency surgery on a subdural hematoma on Tuesday evening in Buenos Aires. The 60-year-old was in hospital – the Ipensa clinic in La Plata – on Monday due to anaemia and dehydration and had thought to be recovering well, but his doctor has confirmed that he must undergo the operation, reports Sky Sports. The operation is to deal with a blood clot after blood collection between the skull and the brain’s surface. Maradona’s doctor Leopoldo Luque told Ole: ‘Diego is lucid, he agrees with the intervention, I explained it to him. He is very calm. It is a routine surgery. Read more
Bayern put six past Red Bull Salzburg to keep up 100% record (BBC)
Bayern Munich thrashed Red Bull Salzburg to maintain their 100% record in the 2020-21 Champions League.
Mergim Berisha put the hosts ahead but Robert Lewandowski’s penalty made it 1-1 and an own goal from home defender Rasmus Kristensen put Bayern ahead.
Salzburg substitute Masaya Okugawa equalised before Jerome Boateng headed in Bayern’s third from a corner.
Leroy Sane curled in a fourth goal, Lewandowski headed a fifth and Lucas Hernandez added a sixth in injury time.
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Frank Lampard gives positive Christian Pulisic injury update (Metro)
Frank Lampard has confirmed that Christian Pulisic’s hamstring injury is not serious and has even hinted that the winger could return for this coming weekend’s Premier League clash with Sheffield United. The American skidded over during Saturday’s pre-match warm-up before taking on Burnley, tweaking his hamstring in the process, and was pulled from the starting line-up and replaced by Timo Werner. Pulisic has missed much of the start of the season with a hamstring injury sustained in the FA Cup final, but Lampard has quelled fears over his latest setback and, while he will not take on Rennes on Wednesday night, he is already back training. Read more
Jesus returns from injury to seal Man City victory (BBC)
Gabriel Jesus marked his return from injury with a fine finish as Manchester City beat Olympiakos to maintain their 100% record in Champions League Group C.
City had taken an early lead through Ferran Torres’ cool finish but made hard work of what should have been a straightforward night against the Greek champions.
They needed Jesus, who had not played since 21 September because of a knee injury, to come off the bench and fire home their second with nine minutes remaining, blasting into the roof of the net from a narrow angle.
Another substitute, Joao Cancelo, added gloss to the scoreline when he brilliantly curled home a third before the end. Read more