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Uganda coach tips Nigeria as AFCON favourites (Punch)

Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre is quietly confident that the Cranes may have an edge after being drawn against hosts Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations, and the Frenchman is already putting together a plan to neutralise the Pharaohs’ star…

Driver steals company’s vehicle over threat of sacking (Punch)

Operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, Lagos, have arrested a driver, Abah Ali, for allegedly stealing the vehicle of his employer. It was gathered that Ali was employed by a company, Gharsu Service Limited, in July 2018,…

Onnoghen didn’t get fair trial at CCT – A2J (Punch)

A non-governmental organisation and judiciary watchdog, Access to Justice, has faulted the procedure leading to the conviction of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, by the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The CCT last Thursday convicted Onnoghen of failure…

Inmates’ relatives lament extortion at Port Harcourt Prisons (Punch)

Relatives and friends of inmates at the Port Harcourt Maximum Prison have lamented the level of extortion in the facility by prison wardens and officials. Some of the sources, who spoke to our correspondent on the issue, explained that to…

Tesla says investigating car explosion in Shanghai (BBC)

Tesla said it is investigating a video on Chinese social media that appears to show one of its vehicles bursting into flames in Shanghai. In a statement, the carmaker said it had sent a team to investigate the matter, and…

Carlos Ghosn: Former Nissan boss hit with fresh charge (BBC)

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has been indicted by prosecutors in Japan on a fresh charge of aggravated breach of trust. It is the fourth charge brought against Mr Ghosn and relates to the alleged misuse of company funds. The…

Older women exploited by IVF clinics, says fertility watchdog (BBC)

Older women are being exploited by IVF clinics “trading on hope”, the fertility watchdog has warned. Sally Cheshire, chairwoman of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), told the Daily Telegraph some private clinics were using “selective success rates” to target older…

Top climbers die in Canadian avalanche (BBC)

Three professional mountaineers have been found dead after an avalanche at Canada’s Banff National Park. Austrian climbers David Lama, 28, and Hansjörg Auer, 35, and US citizen Jess Roskelley, 36, had been attempting to climb the east face of Howse…

Gorillas pose for selfie with DR Congo anti-poaching unit (BBC)

Two gorillas have been photographed posing for a relaxed selfie with the rangers who rescued them as babies. The image was taken at a gorilla orphanage in Virunga National Park, DR Congo, where the animals were raised after poachers killed…

Sterling to pay for boy’s funeral (BBC)

Raheem Sterling will pay for the funeral of Crystal Palace youth player Damary Dawkins, who died in March aged 13. Manchester City winger Sterling supported a campaign to find a suitable stem cell donor for Damary, who had acute lymphoblastic…

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