We no go gree! Lagosians protest against deplorable Lagos-Badagry expressway (Guardian)

It was a sad tale yesterday for many Lagosians as the early morning rain wreaked havoc in the state causing buildings collapse; fallen poles with many cars destroyed as flood sacked houses and destroyed property. Commuters were not left out,…

Women’s football: how girls are moving the goalposts (Guardian)

‘Izzy, to me, to me,” the cry comes from many voices. Izzy, two brown pigtails flying out behind her, passes the ball to her friend, who turns with it, neatly avoiding the opposition player on her heels. She passes to…

Michael Schumacher feature film rights up for grabs at Cannes (Guardian)

The dramatic life and times of the Formula One racing champion Michael Schumacher are to be released as a feature-length film documentary described as a personal tribute to him by his family and friends. Schumacher will tell the story of…

Liverpool’s waves of red fury and recklessness end in joyous bedlam (Guardian)

Do not adjust your reality. This really is happening. There have been glorious, entirely improbable games in Liverpool’s European history, including the mind-bending highs of Istanbul. But this was something else, an effort of will that, frankly, took the breath…

Relegation blues: How a football team’s fortunes can affect a whole city (Guardian)

When Sunderland AFC take on Portsmouth in the promotion playoff semi-finals this weekend, it won’t just be diehard fans cheering them on. Local businesses also have a vested interest in how the team fares. “When morale’s high, people spend –…

Missed out on a Glastonbury festival ticket? Here are some alternatives (Guardian)

If you missed out in the scrum for Glastonbury tickets – they sold out in half an hour last autumn – don’t despair, because you have another chance to bag a spot at Worthy Farm. The festival’s official ticket resale…

Montenegro get one-game fan stadium ban for racial abuse of England players (Guardian)

UEFA has ordered Montenegro to play one match behind closed doors after England players were racially abused during a European Championships qualifier. Danny Rose, Raheem Sterling and Callum Hudson-Odoi were particularly targeted by groups of home fans within the Gradski…

Lawyers who delay trial will pay N100,000 fine, says Lagos CJ

Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke, yesterday said lawyers who aid the delay of cases in courts by filing frivolous applications would be fined a minimum of N100,000. She also said that lawyers, who fail to file applications…

Oloja condemns unmerited severance packages for ex-governors (Guardian)

A member of The Guardian Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, yesterday stated that the Nigerian media has an urgent responsibility to cover and draw attention to state laws that give jumbo packages to former governors. Oloja argued that severance packages for…

Train derailment delays Lagos-Oshogbo bound free train ride (Guardian)

A train derailment at the exit point of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), lddo Terminus in Lagos, delayed a 10am Lagos-Oshogbo bound free train service offered by the Osun State Government. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the…

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