*Lagos records first case of Coronavirus in Nigeria (Punch) *Beggars in Lagos urged to pick up a vocation, get skilled (Guardian)

Lagos records first case of Coronavirus in Nigeria (Punch) The Lagos State Ministry of Health has confirmed the first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria. The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, in a statement around 1.40 am on…

Mikel Arteta agrees with Alexandre Lacazette’s criticism of Arsenal players (Metro)

Mikel Arteta says he agrees with Alexandre Lacazette’s claim that Arsenal are ‘naive’ and must be ‘nastier’ in the decisive moments of matches. The Gunners have surrendered one-goal leads in their last two matches and ended up drawing to Crystal…

*Explosion victims narrate ordeals, count losses as death toll rises to five (Guardian) *Diesel-laden tanker falls, catches fire in Lagos (Punch)

Explosion victims narrate ordeals, count losses as death toll rises to five (Guardian) After the raging fire following Sunday night’s pipeline explosion at Abule Egba area of Lagos State was put out by a combined team of firefighters and emergency…

Pressure on Pepe, Lacazette with Aubameyang suspended, says Arteta (Punch)

The pressure is on record signing Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette to score goals with Arsenal’s leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang suspended for three matches, according to manager Mikel Arteta. Aubameyang took his tally to 16 goals in all competitions this…

Unai Emery provides Alexandre Lacazette injury update ahead of Newcastle clash (Metro)

Arsenal boss Unai Emery is hopeful that Alexandre Lacazette will be available for the side’s Premier League opener against Newcastle. Lacazette, 28, limped off with an ankle injury in Arsenal’s defeat to Lyon at the Emirates Cup and subsequently missed…

Arsenal stars Alexandre Lacazette and William Saliba drop Nicolas Pepe transfer hints on Instagram (Metro)

William Saliba appears to be just as excited by Nicolas Pepe’s looming arrival at Arsenal as every other Gooner, following him on Instagram, while Alexandre Lacazette ‘liked’ a post saying the transfer is imminent. The north London club are hoping…

William Saliba pictured with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette ahead of Arsenal transfer (Metro)

Photographs have emerged showing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette with transfer target William Saliba during Arsenal’s pre-season tour of the United States. The Gunners have reportedly agreed to pay around £28million for Saliba and the 18-year-old centre-back will be loaned…

Unai Emery explains what made him proud of Arsenal Europa League heroes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette (Metro)

Unai Emery revealed he was ‘proud’ of Arsenal’s deadly duo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, but not just for their goalscoring prowess after they helped seal a place in the Europa League final. Arsenal invested over £100million in transfer fees…

Alexandre Lacazette admits he ‘could be happier’ under Arsenal boss Unai Emery (Metro)

Alexandre Lacazette has hinted that he is still frustrated with his reduced role at Arsenal after being withdrawn early in the Gunners’ Europa League win over Napoli on Thursday night. The French striker, who started alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in an…

*LASTMA empowered by law to apprehend vehicles, recalcitrant motorists —Olakpe (Punch) * How we kidnapped Lagos fire director and six others, took N5m ransom —Suspects (Punch)

LASTMA empowered by law to apprehend vehicles, recalcitrant motorists —Olakpe (Punch) The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority on Thursday reiterated its powers under the relevant provisions of the Lagos State Traffic Laws of 2012 (as amended) to impound any vehicle…

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