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*Electrical fault causes power outage in Lagos airport (Punch) * Atiku vows to enrich friends if elected president (Guardian)

Electrical fault causes power outage in Lagos airport (Punch) The Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos was on Thursday hit by a temporary power outage which affected the D Wing of the terminal. General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of…

Dstv, Gotv to air Legendary Pacman and Adrien “The Problem’s Fight

Manny Pacquiao will again look to exploit his enduring relationship with Father Time as he fights Adrien “The Problem” Broner in a compelling welterweight bout in Las Vegas on Sunday morning (SuperSport 1 at 03:00am WAT). Aged 40, Pacquiao looks…

Nine arrests over Kenya hotel attack (BBC)

Nine people have been arrested in Kenya following an attack on a luxury hotel compound in the capital Nairobi that killed at least 21 people. All five militants who stormed the DusitD2 hotel and business complex on Tuesday have been…

Woman mauled to death by pet crocodile (BBC)

A woman has been mauled to death by a pet crocodile in its enclosure on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Deasy Tuwo, 44, had reportedly been feeding the crocodile at the pearl farm where she worked, and where the animal…

Ahmed Hussein-Suale: Ghana journalist shot dead (BBC)

A Ghanaian undercover journalist has been shot dead as he drove home, after a politician called for retribution against him. Local media reports say unidentified men on motorbikes shot Ahmed Hussein-Suale three times in the capital Accra. He was a…

Soldier dies of Lassa fever in Jos (Punch)

Major General Nuhu Angbazo, General Officer Commanding 3 Division, Nigeria Army Rukuba, has directed that Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, Jos, Plateau, be fumigated. The directive was given following the death of a non-commissioned senior officer in the cantonment from Lassa fever.…

Dembele leaves Tottenham to join China’s Guangzhou R&F (Punch)

Mousa Dembele became the latest high-profile name to swap Europe for China when he left English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur and joined Guangzhou R&F on Thursday. The 31-year-old Belgian international will cost the Chinese Super League (CSL) club about…

First Nigerian female shortlisted for Africa engineering prize (Punch)

Elizabeth Kperrun, mobile and web applications developer, has been shortlisted for the 2019 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, making her the first Nigerian female to be selected for the prestigious prize. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Kperrun got shortlisted for developing…

Denis Shapovalov wants to be like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal (Metro)

Denis Shapovalov revealed he spent time in the off-season doing some ‘soul searching’ as he began to feel the pressure of being under the spotlight. The young Canadian has enjoyed a dramatic rise into the world’s top-30, famously beating Rafael…

ICC halts release of Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo (Guardian)

The International Criminal Court on Wednesday dashed Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo’s hopes of a swift release following his acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity. Trial judges had earlier ordered Gbagbo and his right-hand man Charles Ble Goude to…

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