* This oyinbo people sha. Even dog who caught nearly 60 criminals retires after four-year career (LAD) * Ambode appoints 5 new Perm. Secs. (Sun)

* This oyinbo people sha. Even dog who caught nearly 60 criminals retires after four-year career (LAD)    *    Ambode appoints 5 new Perm. Secs. (Sun)


This oyinbo people sha. Even dog who caught nearly 60 criminals retires after four-year career (LAD)

A lot has happened to Ink during his four-year career with the South Australian Police Force. Cops took the German Shepherd out on the road a whopping 826 times, and he was directly responsible for apprehending 56 people. But the five-and-a-half-year-old dog has handed over his badge after officially retiring from the force due to health issues. South Australia Police say: “Last year it was discovered PD Ink was suffering some degenerative arthritis and the decision has now been made, in consultation with his vet, that it is time for him to retire. Read more

Ambode appoints 5 new Perm. Secs. (Sun)

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has approved the appointment of five new Permanent Secretaries in the State Public Service. In a statement issued on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, the Governor said the appointments were in line with his administration’s drive to continue to reposition the civil service for efficient performance and service delivery. The names of the newly appointed Permanent Secretaries are Mrs. Clara Olutoyin Ibirogba; Mr. Timothy Olukayode Ogunnubi; Dr. (Mrs) Iyabo Suwebat Are; Dr. Taiwo Olufemi Salaam and Mrs. Kofoworola Omotayo Awobamise. Read more

Son’s death: Tinubu jets out as Nigerians pour in more condolences (Tribune)

Bereaved national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, flew out of the country. This was as sympathisers besieged his his house over the death of his son, Jide, while more condolences poured in from eminent Nigerians, both home and abroad. Among those who were at the Lagos home of the former governor were his political associates, businessmen and women, religious leaders, neighbours, friends, family, among others. Read more

You are irresponsible journalists, Kyari, Oyo-Ita never quarelled –Presidency (Sun)

The Presidential Media Aide, Mr. Garba Shenhu has described media reports of a fight between top government officials at the State House as fabrications that could only have been conjured by correspondents who would probably make better fiction writers than journalists. He continued his tirade on the journalists in a meeting with them Friday by branding them are mere irresponsible writers. The presidency also denied that there is feud between the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari and the Head of Service of the Federation Read more

Oyo tertiary institutions declare indefinite strike (Tribune)

Staff unions of the six tertiary institutions owned by the Oyo state government have declared an indefinite strike starting today (Friday) over unpaid salaries of 15 months’ salary and payment of fractional salary. This followed the expiration of the 14 days ultimatum on Thursday, November 2, 2017, where they had threatened to withdraw their services should the state government not clear all outstanding arrears and restore 100 per cent salary payment. Read more

Beach Soccer Team set for Africa (Nation)

COPA Lagos, the annual beach soccer tournament organized by Kinetic Sports has announced the participation of the Arsenal Beach Soccer team at this year’s event which is set to hold from the 8th to the 10th of December, 2017 at Eko Atlantic City. This is the first time the Arsenal Beach Soccer team will be coming to Africa and most importantly, Nigeria. The current Cup holders of the English National League, after lifting the title in London with a 7-2 win over the erstwhile champions, Silesia BS St Neots, have expressed their excitement in anticipation for this year’s edition of COPA Lagos. Read more

Buhari approves committee on minimum wage review (Sun)

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the membership of the proposed National Minimum Wage Committee which will be inaugurated any moment from now. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Nigige, made the disclosure after visiting the president in the State House, where he briefed him happenings in his ministry. Nigige who recalled Buhari administration’s promise to address minimum wage issue while in office, said the date for the inauguration of the committee would be determined as soon as members of the organised labour return from the meeting of the Labour Governing Board in Geneva, Switzerland. Read more

Shell is interested in causing trouble in Ogoni, says MOSOP (Nation)

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has accused the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) of being interested in causing trouble in Ogoniland. The umbrella organisation of the Ogoni people called on the Federal Government to hold the Anglo/Dutch oil giant (Shell) responsible for whatever crisis that might occur in Ogoniland and other parts of the crude oil and gas-rich Niger Delta region. MOSOP, yesterday in Port Harcourt, in a statement by its Media/Public Affairs Advisor, Bari-ara Kpalap, also condemned the remarks by the Caretaker Chairman of Tai-Ogoni Local Government Council of Rivers State, Mr. Silver Ngba. Read more

LASUTH to screen staff for mental health (Nation)

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja workers will soon undergo mental health assessment screening/test. According to the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof Wale Oke, the step is necessary to enable the hospital pick in time any of its staff from breaking down or slipping into depression, traceable to workload. Prof Oke made this known at this year’s World Mental Health Day observed by the hospital’s Psychiatry Department. The theme was:  Mental health in the work place. Read more

Mayorkun Releases New Song ‘Che Che’ (Guardian)

Mayorkun hasn’t slowed down his roll since bursting on the scene, proving how well deserving he was of the “Rookie Of The Year” award at last year’s Headies. He has served us back to back hits this year, starting off with “Sade”, moving to club banger “Mama”, and now he closes the year with a catchy single “Che Che”. Produced by Kiddominant, the song grabs you within its first few seconds by sampling Beenie Man’s “Dude” and consequently showing off Mayorkun’s ear for music. Read more

Drinking tequila is good for your bones – sort of (LAD)

Finally, we have the excuse we’ve been waiting for. No longer do those ill-advised late-night shots of tequila – the ones you have when you should probably be on your way home to bed – just result in a terrible hangover. They still do result in terrible hangovers, but according to Science Daily, substances in the blue Agave tequilano plant, which is used to make tequila, improve the body’s absorption of calcium and magnesium. Read more

Sen. Adeyeye splashes $1000 on Falconets as team land in Casablanca (Soccernet)

The Chief Whip of the Senate of the Federal Republic, Senator Olusola Adeyeye boosted the morale of Nigeria’s U20 girls, Falconets, with the sum of $1000 when he met with the ladies at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Senator Adeyeye, who represents Osun Central in Nigeria’s highest legislative body, met with the two –time FIFA World Cup silver medallists while they were on their way to Lagos to connect a flight to Morocco for a 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifying match. Read more

Mikel nominated for player of the year award in china (GoalNigeria)

The captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria John Obi Mikel is in line to be voted the player of the year for his Chinese team Tianjin Teda when they hold their end of season award event. Despite missing three months due to a knee injury, the former Chelsea midfielder is among the candidates for the player of the year for the club, as his return from injury helped their cause to beat the drop to the second division. Mikel has so far made 12 appearances for Tianjin Teda in the Chinese Super League with a goal to his name, but his performance has endeared him to the fans and technical crew of the club. Read more

Why injured Ighalo won’t be replaced? Eagles spokesman explains (SCORENigeria)

Manager Gernot Rohr won’t call up a late replacement for injured Changchun Yatai F.C. frontman Odion Ighalo, Super Eagles spokesman Toyin Ibitoye has disclosed. The former Watford star faces up to two weeks on the sidelines after spraining his knee in his club’s last match in the Chinese Super League against Chongqing Lifan.  Read more

Manchester City vs Arsenal: team news, injuries and suspensions (Telegraph)

Premier League leaders Manchester City have no fresh injury concerns ahead of Sunday’s clash with Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium. Captain Vincent Kompany remains on the sidelines with a calf injury, but manager Pep Guardiola hopes to have him back in training after the international break. Left-back Benjamin Mendy is the only other senior absentee due to a long-term knee injury. Read more

Bayern Munich sacking Carlo Ancelotti was ‘unpleasant’ says Karl-Heinz (MailOnline)

Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that sacking Carlo Ancelotti was ‘unpleasant’ but insists that he and the Italian have remained friends. Ancelotti was dismissed as manager of Bayern in September after an unconvincing start in the league and in Europe, which included a 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain. The Bundesliga giants have since reinstated familiar face Jupp Heynckes to turn the club’s fortunes around, after the 72-year-old led Bayern to the treble before retiring in 2013. Carlo Ancelotti and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge remain friends despite the Italian’s dismissal. Read more

Antonio Conte: Jose Mourinho must respect my role as Chelsea boss (EveningStandard)

Antonio Conte has insisted his relationship with Jose Mourinho isn’t important as the Chelsea manager prepares to meet his Manchester United counterpart at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Conte, who was appointed as Mourinho’s permanent successor last year, clashed on the touchline with the Portuguese coach during Chelsea’s 1-0 FA Cup quarter-final home win in March. Earlier in the season when Mourinho made his first return to Stamford Bridge since being sacked by the club, the United manager spoke to Conte on the touchline after Chelsea secured a 4-0 win and criticised the Italian of trying to humiliate him. Read more

Manchester City a ‘big problem’ for Premier League title hopefuls, acknowledges Conte (FourFourTwo)

Manchester City’s incredible Premier League form is proving a “big problem” for the leaders’ title rivals, says Antonio Conte. Last season, Chelsea swept aside all comers en route to a second title in three seasons, but this term find themselves nine points adrift of Pep Guardiola’s swashbuckling side. City have dropped just two points from their opening 10 matches and nearest rivals Manchester United are five off the pace. Read more

Afghanistan acts to ban WhatsApp (NewYorkTimes)

The Afghan government has moved to temporarily ban WhatsApp, the messaging app that is popular among the country’s elite, angering some users and raising concerns about freedom of expression. Government letters asking private telecommunications companies to suspend WhatsApp as well as Telegram, another encrypted messaging app, began circulating in Afghanistan on social media on Thursday. Late that evening, customers of Salaam Telecom, a government-owned service provider, reported that both apps had stopped working for them. Read more

Turkish prime minister to visit US following visa dispute (WashingtonPost)

Turkey’s prime minister plans to visit the United States next week following a diplomatic dispute between the two countries that resulted in the mutual suspension of traveler visas for the other’s citizens. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s office said Friday that the trip would take place Nov. 7-11. Turkish media reports say Yildrim is expected to meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. Read more

Trump says does not remember much about meeting with former campaign aide (Reuters)

President Donald Trump on Friday said he did not remember much about a meeting last year with a former campaign aide who pleaded guilty this month as part of a federal probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year’s U.S. election campaign. Read more

Elizabeth Warren agrees Democratic race ‘rigged’ for Clinton (BBC)

US President Donald Trump has called for an investigation after a Hillary Clinton supporter said the Democratic party “rigged” its primary for her. CNN asked Senator Elizabeth Warren if Mrs Clinton’s contest against Democratic rival Bernie Sanders was rigged, and she said: “Yes.” Another Democratic official writes in a new book about the party’s “unethical” agreement with the Clinton campaign. President Trump said the American public “deserves” an inquiry. Read more

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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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