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Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Police recover 500-year-old stolen copy of Leonardo da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi', the world's most expensive painting (photos)

 

Police recover 500-year-old stolen copy of Leonardo da Vinci

A 16th-century copy of Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi," the world's most expensive painting, has been recovered by Italian police after it was stolen from a museum in Naples.


The artwork, which was painted by one of the Renaissance master's students 500 years ago, was discovered at an apartment during a search in the Italian city, according to a police statement. 


The portrait was modeled on Leonardo's famed depiction of Christ with one hand raised in blessing and the other holding a crystal orb.

 

Police recover 500-year-old stolen copy of Leonardo da Vinci


The property's owner was found nearby and taken into custody on suspicion of receiving stolen goods.


 Da Vinci's students and assistants created so many copies of the artwork but it is not known who created this particular "Salvator Mundi," 

 

It is believed that the painting was created in Rome before being brought to Naples by Giovanni Antonio Muscettola, an envoy and advisor to the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V.


Leonardo's original "Salvator Mundi" made history in 2017 when it sold for $450.3 million at Christie's in New York. Once dismissed as a copy, it sold in the UK for just £45 ($61) in the 1950s.

 

While some scholars have rejected the attribution of this particular artwork to Leonardo, suggesting it was at least partly created by members of his workshop, the painting was restored before becoming the most expensive artwork ever to sell at auction. It is widely thought that the record-breaking bid was made on behalf of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

Woman alleges her husband died in police detention over N200 airtime

 

Woman alleges her husband died in police detention over N200 airtime

A widow and mother of two, Adebimpe Sobowale, appeared before the Ogun State Panel of Inquiry on police brutality and human rights violations today January 19 where she shared the story of how her husband died while allegedly being detained by some officers of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad  SARS at the Zonal Intervention Squad in the Odeda area of the state over a N200 recharge card.

 

Narrating her story amidst tears, Adebimpe said she was arrested on Feb. 8, 2020, and taken to a holding cell in the station on an allegation that her SIM card was used to carry out a fraudulent action.

 

“They used the thing, which was plugged to an electric socket, to shock me, and asked me to write whatever they dictated to me as a statement. They said I belonged to a gang of fraudsters. They said my sim card was used to collect N200 recharge. They said they tracked it at Zain (Airtel) office and it brought my picture.” she said

 

Sobowale told the panel that she was released two days later after she insisted she was innocent but that her husband, now late, was arrested a day before her release.

“I told them I don’t know what they were talking about and I refused to implicate myself in the statement. They arrested my husband on Feb. 10 and released me the next day''  she said

 

The distraught mother told the panel that that was the last time she saw her husband as she was informed about his passing some days later.

 

“Some days later, I was informed that my husband had died in detention,” she said.

 

Sobowale said she was arrested by three SARS officers but she could only identify two of them and she recalled that one of them was called Inspector Apiah Moses.

 

She told the panel that until his death, her husband was a plank seller at the Mowe area of Lagos State.

 

The panel adjourned the case till February 4  while the respondents were asked to produce Inspector Apiah Moses, who is the Investigating Police Officer (IPO) in the case.

 


'The mob was fed lies, Capitol Hill attack was provoked by Trump' - Mitch McConnell says, as senate impeachment hearing is set to start

 


US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has stated that the mob that attacked the Capitol was "provoked" by President Donald Trump, placing part of the responsibility on him for the deadly riot, as the Senate prepares for an impeachment trial on whether to convict the President for "incitement of insurrection" which might disqualify him from holding political office in the future.


The Senate Republican leader rarely broke from Trump in his four years as president, but after Biden's win went against the outgoing president when he stated that Biden had won the election and led the Senate's certification of the presidential election that the rioters pledged to overturn.


In the aftermath of the mob riot, the senator who rarely speaks publicly, strongly condemned the violence at the Capitol.

 

"The mob was fed lies," McConnell, a Kentucky Republican who has served as a senator for 36 years said Tuesday, January 19, on the Senate floor.


 "They were provoked by the President and other powerful people."


The Senate Republican leader has not yet said whether he will vote to convict after the evidence is presented in the upcoming trial. 


"We'll have a safe and successful inaugural right here on the very front of the Capitol," said McConnell.


McConnell's comments came as the Senate prepares to hold an impeachment trial over the House's charge of "incitement of insurrection." 


McConnell said on Tuesday that the Senate has received a message from the House that Trump has been impeached but noted that the House has not yet transmitted the article of impeachments to the Senate.


Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer added;

 

"We need to set a precedent that the severest offense ever committed by a President will be met by the severest remedy provided by the Constitution — Impeachment and conviction by this chamber as well as disbarment from future office," Schumer said.


McConnell then added that that no party has a broad mandate after the 2020 elections, which flipped the White House and Republican-led Senate to the Democrats.


"Certainly November's elections did not hand any side a mandate for sweeping ideological change," said McConnell.

 "Americans elected a closely divided Senate, a closely divided House and a presidential candidate who said he'd represent everyone."


"So our marching orders from the American people are clear," said McConnell. 

"We're to have a robust discussion and seek common ground. We are to pursue bipartisan agreement everywhere we can, and check and balance one another, respectfully, where we must."

 

 


OAU announces Feb 7 resumption date, cancels 2020/2021 session

 

 OAU announces Feb 7 resumption date, cancels 2020/2021 session

The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife have announced February 7, 2021 as the date for the resumption of academic activities in the school. 

 

In a statement titled: ‘Resumption of Academic activities for 2019/2020 academic session’, the institution cancelled its 2020/2021 session. The statement reads

 

“Consequent upon the directive of the Federal Government that schools should re-open, the Senate of Obafemi Awolowo University at its meeting held today (Tuesday), January 19, 2021, announced the following resumption time-table for the continuation of the 2019/2020 academic session that was suspended in March 2020 following the outbreak of COVID-19:

February 7, 2021 – Final year students in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Clinical Students in the College of Health Sciences and year four students in the Faculty of Agriculture are to come into residence. All other students are to attend their classes virtually.

February 8, 2021 – Resumption of Lectures.

The approved resumption programme is subject to periodic review in line with the realities and trend of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, the Senate approved cancellation of 2020/2021 Academic Session.

Furthermore, in line with the directives of the Federal Government on prevention of community transmission of COVID-19, the Senate was emphatic on the need for both staff and students to strictly adhere to the following COVID-19 protocols – regular handwashing with soap and running water, use of hand sanitizer, compulsory wearing of face mask; and social distancing.

Staff, Students and other members of the University Community must also adhere strictly to the recommendations of the COVID-19 Committee of the University.”the statement read


Ogun state governor bans tankers from using overhead bridges as he visits victims after fatal tanker fire (photos)

 

Ogun state governor bans tankers from using overhead bridges as he visits victims after fatal tanker fire (photos)


Ogun state governor, Dr Dapo Abiodun has banned tankers from using overhead bridges in the state.

 

This comes after a tanker fell and exploded Tuesday, Jan 19, along Kuto – Okemosan road in Ogun state.

 

Ogun state governor bans tankers from using overhead bridges as he visits victims after fatal tanker fire (photos)

 

The state governor visited the scene of the accident. He also visited victims of the fire in the hospital.

 

Taking to Instagram, he wrote: "Towards avoiding a recurrence of today's fatal tanker fire that occurred in Abeokuta, tanker drivers will henceforth no longer use overhead bridges across Ogun State, with stringent penalties to be put in place by the State Ministry of Transportation.

 

Ogun state governor bans tankers from using overhead bridges as he visits victims after fatal tanker fire (photos)

 

"When I assessed the accident scene, I was made to understand the fire was caused by a brake failure and resultant collisions, which could have escalated but for the quick intervention of responders.

 

"We have invited burn specialists from Lagos to treat victims with severe burns, and all victims whom I visited at the State Hospital, Ijaye and the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, will be taken off by the State Government.

 

Ogun state governor bans tankers from using overhead bridges as he visits victims after fatal tanker fire (photos)

 

"My heart is with the families of the six casualties, as Ogun State grapples with this tragic event."

 

Ogun state governor bans tankers from using overhead bridges as he visits victims after fatal tanker fire (photos)

Ogun state governor bans tankers from using overhead bridges as he visits victims after fatal tanker fire (photos)

Ogun state governor bans tankers from using overhead bridges as he visits victims after fatal tanker fire (photos)

Ogun state governor bans tankers from using overhead bridges as he visits victims after fatal tanker fire (photos)

 

 

Woman shares photos of food advertised online and what was delivered

 

Woman shares photos of food advertised online and what was delivered


A frustrated customer took to Twitter to share photos of the food she ordered online and what was delivered. 

 

The restaurant shared a photo to advertise the food they have available and the woman ordered. However,  what was delivered didn't look as appetising as what was ordered. 

 

Below are the photos. 

 

Woman shares photos of food advertised online and what was delivered

Woman shares photos of food advertised online and what was delivered

Woman shares photos of food advertised online and what was delivered


348 killed, 411 abducted in violent attacks across Nigeria in December – Nigeria Mourns claims

 

348 killed, 411 abducted in violent attacks across Nigeria in December ? Nigeria Mourns claims

A non-governmental organisation, Nigeria Mourns in its recent report alleged that 348 people were killed in violent attacks across Nigeria in December 2020. 

 

In the report titled “Violent Incidents Report: December 2020", it was also alleged that a total of 411 people were kidnapped in December last year.

 

Among those killed, 315 were civilians while 33 others were security operatives.  The NGO which said it used newspaper reports and family sources to track violent killings, gave the casualty figures for each of the 27 states as follows; 

 

Borno – 70, Kaduna – 64, Niger – 26, Katsina – 24, Ogun – 23, Zamfara – 19, Benue – 17, Edo – 17, Delta – 14, Ebonyi – 13, Adamawa – 8, Oyo – 6, Ondo – 6, Bayelsa – 5, FCT – 5, Lagos – 5, Rivers – 4, Plateau – 3, Imo – 3, Cross River – 3, Kogi – 3, Jigawa – 3, Taraba – 2, Anambra – 2, Kano – 1, Osun – 1 and Enugu – 1.

 

The report also stated that 136 people were killed by suspected bandits, 66 people killed by persons suspected to be members of Boko Haram or its breakaway faction, ISWAP, and 60 lives were claimed by in cult clashes.

 

Communal crises on the other hand led to the death of 41 people, 30 persons died in isolated attacks, eight killed by herdsmen and seven people through extrajudicial killings.

 

Ier Jonathan, a member of the Nigeria Mourns coalition averred that the aim of the monthly report is not to criticise the government but to ensure that authorities act.

 

She said;

 

“It is extremely worrying and affecting everybody. 

“Those in leadership positions should not think they are immune. We should all be scared and keep working to find a lasting solution.”


Any malaria-like symptoms should be considered a COVID19 virus infection – Governor Sanwo-Olu tells Lagos residents (video)

 

Any malaria-like symptoms should be considered a COVID19 virus infection ? Governor Sanwo-Olu tells Lagos residents (video)

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that any malaria-like symptom should now be considered and treated as COVID19 until proven otherwise.

 

The governor said this while briefing newsmen at the State House, Ikeja on the COVID-19 update in the state today January 19. In his words;

 

“In this second wave of the current pandemic, any malaria-like symptoms should be considered as COVID-19 virus infection unless and until otherwise proven either by doing a proper malaria test or a COVID test. Any infected individual with COVID-like symptoms should proceed to any of our public health facilities and/or laboratories to get tested for free''

 

The governor also spoken on the importance of reopening schools despite the second wave of the pandemic.

 

Watch a video of him speaking below

 

Nigerian man arrested in Thailand for overstaying his 60-day tourist visa by 7 years

 

Nigerian man arrested in Thailand for overstaying his 60-day tourist visa by 7 years

Thailand's Immigration Police has arrested a 40-year-old Nigerian man for allegedly overstaying his visa by 2,683 days.

 

The suspect identified as Onyebuchi Johnbosco Ezedinugwu, had entered Thailand in April 2014 on a 60 day tourist visa with permission to stay until June 25th of same year. 

 

Nigerian man arrested in Thailand for overstaying his 60-day tourist visa by 7 years

 

Ezedinugwu was arrested by immigration officers led by region one commander, Pol Maj-Gen Piti Nitinonthaset, at Soi Phetchaburi 35 in the Makkasan area of Bangkok on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

 

Nigerian man arrested in Thailand for overstaying his 60-day tourist visa by 7 years

 

According to local media, illegal immigration is considered as a major factor of the second wave of Covid-19 after an outbreak at Samut Sakhon seafood market affecting a large migrant population.

 

Nigerian man arrested in Thailand for overstaying his 60-day tourist visa by 7 years

 

A news portal, Siam Rath quoted region 1 deputy Lt-Col Suriya Phuangsombat as saying that immigration were targeting Africans to check on their visa status as part of measures associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Nigerian man arrested in Thailand for overstaying his 60-day tourist visa by 7 years


INEC fixes November 6 for Anambra state governorship election

 

INEC fixes November 6 for Anambra state governorship election


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed November 6 for the conduct of the governorship election in Anambra state.

 

In a statement released today January 19, the INEC Chairman of Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, said the tenure of the incumbent governor, Willie Obiano, would expire by March 17, 2022.

“By virtue of Section (178)(1) and (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and Section 25(7) and (8) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended), election into the office of the State Governor shall hold not earlier than 150 and not later than 30 days before the expiration of the term of office of the last holder of the office.

Constitutionally and statutorily, the tenure of the Governor of Anambra State will expire on 17th of March 2022 and the earliest date for the election into the office of Governor, Anambra State, shall be 18th October 2021 and the latest date for the election shall be 15th February 2022.

In the exercise of the powers conferred on it by the Constitution, the Electoral Act and all other powers enabling it in that regard, the Commission has fixed 6th November 2021 as the date for the conduct of the Anambra State Governorship election.” the statement in part read

"Don't have sex with people from Twitter"- South African lady warns women, says her son's father has never met him since birth

 

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A South African lady has warned women to not sleep with people from Twitter after her bad experience with the father of her child, whom she met on the micro-blogging site. 

 

Taking to Twitter on Monday, January 18, Tumisangmo revealed that her son will be turning 2 soon but his father has never met him nor made any move to do so.  

 

"My son is turning two next month...bathong his dad has never seen him," she lamented. "Don't have sex with people from Twitter," she warned.

 

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Comments by some Twitter users revealed that the guy identified as Deeop Marvin was popular on Twitter in 2018 and had fathered two other children with different women. 

 

One Twitter user insinuated that Tumisangmo had sex with the guy because she thought he was a celebrity. 

 

Tumisangmo, however, denied the accusation, adding that she and Deep Marvin dated for few months.  

 

"It wasn't a random sex. We broke up when I was 3 months pregnant. He has never met or made any means to meet the baby till today. I was just saying that he is turning 2 asa tsebe his own dad"

 

Despite her bad experience, Tumisangmo said she is raising her son well without the father. 

 

"He is not the first man to do such and certainly wont be the last. We move. Its all a scar now. The wound of him not acknowledging his son healed with time and we are doing just fine." she added. 

 

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Update: Nigerian man who swallowed 12 pellets of cocaine during arrest in India purges the drugs after 5 days

 

Update: Nigerian man who swallowed 12 pellets of cocaine during arrest in India purges the drugs after 5 days

The Nigerian national who swallowed 12 pellets containing cocaine after he was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Mumbai, has purged the drugs at a hospital on Monday, January 18. 

 

LIB had reported that the accused now identified as Ifeanyichukwu Pius was arrested from outside a prominent five-star hotel in Mumbai's Juhu area based on a tip off received during the interrogation of another suspect. Read HERE

 

Ifeanyichukwu swallowed the capsules containing 12 gm cocaine he had kept in his mouth as NCB officials started frisking him. He was rushed to the JJ hospital where a CT scan and X-ray was conducted to confirm the presence of contraband.

 

Doctors at the JJ Hospital initiated the process of purging the pellets without wasting any time since the bursting of contraband could prove fatal for the Nigerian national.

 

Officials with the NCB had to stand guard for the five days it took doctors to retrieve 12 capsules or pellets containing a gram of cocaine each from Pius' body.

 

“This is the first kind of case where a peddler is carrying drugs in his mouth and distributing them," NCB Zonal Director, Sameer Wankhede, said in a statement on Monday, January 18, after his discharge.

 

“He was roaming around a five-star hotel at Juhu for the delivery of cocaine as per an input received by us. When the NCB team approached the Nigerian national to nab him with contraband, the peddler swallowed the cocaine pellets,” the statement said.

 

"The said cocaine was concealed in plastic pellets weighing approximately 1 gram each. The team immediately nabbed the peddler and took him for X-ray and CT Scan at Sir JJ Hospital. The medical examination confirmed the existence of such pallets in his abdominal area. Immediately, he was placed under medical supervision and he subsequently purged 12 capsule/pallets. He was discharged from the hospital on Monday,"

 

"Further investigation is in progress to identify other associates and suppliers of Pius." the statement added. 

 

Update: Nigerian man who swallowed 12 pellets of cocaine during arrest in India purges the drugs after 5 days

 


Woman attacked while jogging on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge

 

Woman attacked while jogging on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge

People have been advised to be careful when jogging on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge as joggers are now getting attacked.

 

A woman was attacked while jogging early on Monday morning, Jan 18.

 

The woman named Sike was left with a bruised face, broken finger, and a gash on her thigh.

 

Her sister said she was mugged and rough-handled.

 

Woman attacked while jogging on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge

 

Unfortunately, as the attack was taking place, people passed by and no one intervened.

 

Joggers have been advised to wait till it's brighter before they jog around the area.

 

Woman attacked while jogging on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge

Woman attacked while jogging on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge

Woman attacked while jogging on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge


Amanda Gorman set to become youngest poet to recite at a presidential inauguration at 23

Amanda Gorman set to become youngest poet to  recite at a presidential inauguration at 23

Amanda Gorman, an American poet and activist is set to become the sixth poet to perform at a presidential inauguration at 23. 

 

Gorman, who was born and raised in Los Angeles and studied sociology at Harvard, became America’s first-ever national youth poet laureate in 2017. She will become the youngest poet to perform at the swearing-in for US President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on January 20.

 

According to US reports, it was president-elect Joe Biden’s wife, Jill Biden, who recommended her as his inaugural poet. Gorman will be performing on Wednesday January 20, alongside Lady Gaga, who will be singing the American national anthem, and Jennifer Lopez.

 

Gorman’s poem, The Hill We Climb, will touch on, although not reference directly, last week’s riots in the US Capitol.

 

She shared a short extract with the New York Times: “We’ve seen a force that would shatter our nation rather than share it, / Would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy. / And this effort very nearly succeeded. / But while democracy can be periodically delayed, / It can never be permanently defeated,” she has written.

 

“I wasn’t trying to write something in which those events were painted as an irregularity or different from an America that I know,” she told the Los Angeles Times. 

 

“America is messy. It’s still in its early development of all that we can become. And I have to recognise that in the poem. I can’t ignore that or erase it. And so, I crafted an inaugural poem that recognises these scars and these wounds. Hopefully, it will move us toward healing them.”

 

The theme of Biden’s inauguration is America United, and Gorman told the Associated Press that while she hadn’t been told what to write by organisers, she’d been encouraged to emphasise unity as opposed to “denigrating anyone” or declaring “ding, dong, the witch is dead” over the departure of Donald Trump.

 

 

You are a thief - DJ Switch slams Lagos state government over court order to auction 88 vehicles impounded from traffic offenders (video)

 

You are a thief - DJ Switch slams Lagos state government over court order to auction 88 vehicles impounded from traffic offenders (video)

Obianuju Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Switch, has slammed the Lagos state government over the order it recently secured from a mobile court to auction 88 cars seized from traffic offenders in the state.

 

On Monday, January 18, the Chairman of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit, CSP Shola Jejeloye, announced that the unit had secured a Court Order from the state mobile court authorising it to publicly auction the vehicles from residents found guilty of contravening the One-Way Traffic Law.  He disclosed that the public auction would hold in line with COVID-19 protocols on Wednesday, 20th of January, 2021, at the Agency's Car Park (Behind Shoprite), Alausa, Ikeja. Read here.

 

Reacting to this development, DJ Switch who gained international attention when she 'covered' the gunshot incident at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, slammed the state government for taking such an action when it could have fined the offenders or sent them to jail.

''I just read on the news that the Lagos State Environmental Unit through their inept and corrupt mobile court gave the order for peoples cars to be auctioned off, to be sold off. What happened to fines? Why can't you fine these people? Give them something to pay? What happened to minimum jail term? A weekend in jail? Community service? What happened to those options? You want to sell off ...You are a thief. Lagos state government is a thief. You are short of just carrying guns.  It is gun that is remaining for you. You are a thief. ''

 

She berated celebrities for not speaking up against this decision by the state government to auction the cars of the traffic offenders.

''I am very certain that a lot of these people that thier cars are there are crying out but nobody knows them. Where are our celebrities? Where are our influencers? You have so many followers''she said

 

DJ Switch said the government has successfully used things to distract Nigerians from pressing issues such as the Lekki gunfire incident

''The government didn't even come up with creative ways to distract us and we are distracted. We have still not seen any noteworthy person go to jail over Lekki. What happened? SARS is still running up and down the streets of this country, what happened there? I can go on. The other one went to demolish someone's business because of an alleged sex party, what happened? We need to talk, please''she said

 

Watch the video she shared below