Ambode urges Nigerians to imbibe spirit of tolerance (Independent)
Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos State governor has asked Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, sacrifice and peaceful co-existence.
He said the celebration of the resurrection of Christ, which the season represents, should be a constant reminder for everyone to extend the virtues of selflessness, love, sacrifice and tolerance. Read more
LASG owes Legion over 4 months salary arrears (PMNews)
Badagry Chapter of the Nigerian Legion has appealed to the Lagos State Government to immediately pay four months of salary arrears being owed its members.
The Chairman of Nigerian Legion in Badagry, Mr Gabriel Asanbe, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday.
According to him, nonpayment of the salary since January this year has made life unbearable for the 135 ex-servicemen providing security services to schools and other public institutions in Badagry. Read more
The essence of Easter (Nation)
Easter is a celebration observed by Christians all over the world. It is a season that marks the major essence of the Christian faith, the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
As recorded in the Holy Bible, after the fall of man, fellowship was lost between man and God. Man kept on sinning against a holy God, which led to the destruction of the world, by water. A certain man called Noah was however saved, with his family, with God hoping that the new generation would live without sin. Burt that turned out false, as sin started again, this time from the house of Noah. Read more
Fayemi calls for more love, sacrifice as Christians celebrate Easter (Channels)
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Kayode Fayemi, has called on Nigerians to show more love as Christians celebrate Easter.
The governor while felicitating with the people of the state, urged them to be tolerant and co-exist peacefully.
“Let us show more love and let us sacrifice,” a statement from his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, quoted the governor as saying. Read more
FG allays fear over Third Mainland Bridge (Tribune)
The Federal Government(FG) has allayed fears of motorists on the safety of the Third Mainland bridge saying the bridge was safe for motorists.
It was reacting to a viral video clip that suggested that the bridge’s expansion joints were faulty and posing a dangerous threat to motorists. Read more
Eighth Assembly: Parting shots of a troubled Senate (Tribune)
Group Politics Editor, Taiwo Adisa, examines some landmark parting shots already being fired by the outgoing 8th Senate of the Federal Republic, concluding that the legacy parting shots could ensure the Senate finish far stronger than it started.
The Eighth National Assembly started on a turbulent note on June 9, 2015. It was a day of drama and more drama. The All Progressives Congress (APC), which secured majority of the seats in the Senate and the House of Representatives in that year’s election, was basking in the euphoria of its victory. Read more
Libyans ‘ignore’ war to make municipal elections a success (Aawsat)
A group of members of the Central Committee for Municipal Elections are seen during an election simulation in local school, Tripoli, Libya February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Hani Amara
Municipal elections were held on Saturday in seven cities south Libya despite humanitarian suffering caused by fierce military battles in the capital Tripoli between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and forces loyal to the internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA).
Fifty-nine polling stations were opened from nine am to six pm to receive some 138.61 voters in Brak al-Shati, Edri al-Shati, al-Rahibat, Ubari, al-Garda al-Shati, al-Shwairif, and Zelton. Read more
10 Malian Soldiers Killed In Suspected Jihadist Attack (Channels)
At least 10 Malian soldiers died Sunday in an attack by suspected jihadists in the centre of the African country, a security source told AFP.
“There are at least 10 dead soldiers,” the Malian source said. “Yes, our camp at Guire was attacked on Sunday about five in the morning.” Read more
Pothole jolts man’s heart rate back to normal (ABCNews)
Most people complain about potholes, but a Nebraska man may have one to thank for saving his life.
WOWT reports an ambulance from the town of Gretna was en route to Lakeside Hospital, transporting a patient with a racing heart. The man’s heart reportedly hit a rate of 200 beats per minute.
As paramedics worked to get his heart rate down, the rig hit a pothole and the man’s heart rate went back down to normal. Read more
The beaches near London you definitely shouldn’t swim at(MyLondon)
We are all creatures of habit and when it comes to glorious sunny weather and baking hot temperatures you can guarantee we will all be getting the barbecue out and heading to a nearby beach.
However, before you start building sand castles, sunbathing and swimming in the sea you really should check how safe the water is at the beach you are heading to. Read more
China provides technical support to Pakistan in building infrastructure (Nation)
Chinese Academy of Sciences has provided technical support to assist Pakistan in building its infrastructure and mitigating natural disasters, Cao Jinghua, director of international cooperation at the academy said.
“We hope our joint research centers and scientific projects will greatly benefit people overseas,” Cao told the Chinese media on Sunday. Read more
Osaka hopes to recover missing form on clay in Stuttgart (JapanTimes)
World No. 1 Naomi Osaka hopes to bounce back from her recent defeats and conquer a new surface as she launches her clay-court season in Stuttgart, Germany, this week.
The reigning Australian and U.S. Open champion has enjoyed a dazzling rise to the top of women’s tennis over the last 12 months, becoming the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam and the first Asian player to top the WTA singles rankings. Read more
Pat Nevin reveals the Celtic transfer situation which left him ‘really surprised’ (Express)
Celtic saw performances from Virgil van Dijk that warranted a move to one of the big six Premier League clubs instead of Southampton.
That is the view of former Chelsea and Everton winger Pat Nevin.
Van Dijk has been a key player for Liverpool this season as they look to topple Manchester City to claim their first Premier League title. Read more
Bayern grind down 10-man Bremen to stay ahead of Dortmund (CNA)
Niklas Suele’s late goal saw Bayern Munich break a brave resistance from ten-man Werder Bremen to snatch a crucial 1-0 win and stay ahead of Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga title race.
Bayern toiled in the searing Bavarian sun against Bremen, eventually grinding out the victory to go four points clear at the top. Read more
Yaya Toure: Ivory Coast star not contemplating retirement yet (BBC)
Ivory Coast legend Yaya Toure spent eight years at Manchester City before leaving in 2018
Ivory Coast legend Yaya Toure has no immediate plans to retire from football and has not ruled out playing in the Middle East, United States or Asia.
The 35-year-old midfielder has been without a club since leaving Greek club Olympiakos by “mutual agreement” in December. Read more
Ranieri: ‘Roma doing what we can’ (Football Italia)
Claudio Ranieri expected Inter to put Roma under more pressure in the second half of their 1-1 draw and discussed why Italian teams struggle in Europe.
Stephan El Shaarawy broke the deadlock at San Siro with a splendid curler into the far top corner, but Ivan Perisic’s diving header at the back post got it back on level terms. Read more
Andy Murray filmed playing tennis for the first time since hip surgery (Daddyhood)
Hopes that Andy Murray might be able to return to tennis have been strengthened after footage emerged of him hitting at the All England Club.
A brief clip was posted by Lawn Tennis Association coach Matt James of the twice SW19 champion sharing the court with Estonia’s world No 15 Anett Kontaveit and highly promising British junior Emma Raducanu. Read more
Amir Khan insists his intention was to continue after low blow (Metro)
Amir Khan has denied he was the one who made the decision to bow out of his fight with Terence Crawford.
The British welterweight suffered a low blow in the sixth round and Virgil Hunter, his coach, said Khan told him he could not continue.
Khan did not take up his five minutes of recovery and corroborated Hunter’s version of events after the fight by admitting it was his decision. Read more
Asian Athletics Championships 2019: Dutee breaks record, Hima Das injured in heats (IndiaToday)
Dutee Chand proved worthy of medal expectations as she broke her own national record to qualify for the women’s 100m semi-finals on the first day of the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships at the Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, on Sunday.
Dutee timed her personal best of 11.28s in the heats, breaking her national record of 11.29s, to emerge the fastest qualifier in Doha. Read more