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*Lekki hotel rape: Lagos will continue prosecution of two varsity dropouts (Punch) * Buhari signs Federal Polytechnics Amendment, Security Studies bills into law (Guardian)

Lekki hotel rape: Lagos will continue prosecution of two varsity dropouts (Punch) The Lagos State Government has said that in spite of a letter of withdrawal by the complainant in a rape case, it was determined to bring the two…

French student misses bus, crashes car, dropped off to exam by police (BBC)

A French student who crashed his father’s car while rushing to sit an exam got to take the test after being dropped off by police, officials say. Loïc, 18, was desperate to take his baccalaureate exam on Monday after missing…

Michel Platini questioned over awarding of World Cup to Qatar (BBC)

Former Uefa president Michel Platini is being questioned by French anti-corruption investigators over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Platini, 63, was head of European football’s governing body until being banned in 2015 for ethics breaches. The…

Inter, Man U agree €70m Lukaku fee (Punch)

Inter Milan and Manchester United have agreed terms over a deal for Romelu Lukaku. The Belgium striker settled on a contract with Inter last month and now Sportmediaset says Inter have also struck an agreement over a fee with United.…

PSG president to Neymar: You’re replaceable (Punch)

PSG supremo Nasser Al-Khelaifi has warned Neymar, Mbappe and rest of the squad ahead of next season ranting, “I won’t tolerate superstar behavior.” The Qatari owned club are reportedly not happy with transfer rumours swirling around duo Neymar and Mbappe…

INEC must produce server used for 2019 polls – Peter Obi (Punch)

Atiku Abubakar’s running mate  in the February 23 presidential election Peter Obi says the   Peoples Democratic Party will compel the Independent National Electoral Commission to produce the  results of the  2019 polls from its server at the Election Petitions Tribunal.…

Crime rate declining, says Inspector-General of Police (Punch)

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has claimed that the crime rate in the country is declining, despite reports of violent killings and kidnappings across the country. The Zamfara State Police Command on Sunday confirmed that 34 persons were killed…

Eagles not under pressure after Senegal loss – Simon (Punch)

Moses Simon insists the Super Eagles are not under pressure ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations despite Monday’s 1-0 loss to Senegal in their final pre-AFCON friendly game played on the football pitch of the Mercure Hotel in Ismaïlia. The…

European Union observers meet Lawan, submit election report to Senate today (Guardian)

The European Union Election Observer Mission ((EU EOM), will today, meet with Senate President Ahmad Lawan and officially present its report on the 2019 general elections to the upper chamber of the National Assembly. The emergency meeting had been communicated…

*We only experimented with server but not for 2019 elections, says INEC (Punch) * EU report captures views of Nigerians, says Obi (Guardian)

We only experimented with server but not for 2019 elections, says INEC (Punch) The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday said that results of the 2019 general elections were not transmitted electronically to its server, stressing that the Commission only…

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