*Ojota service lane closed for six weeks (Guardian)*Task force, Okada riders clash on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway (Punch)

Ojota service lane closed for six weeks (Guardian) The service lane inbound Maryland from the end of Gani Fawehinmi Park to the end of the second pedestrian bridge, Ojota has been partially closed, the Lagos State Government announced on Tuesday.…

Algeria referendum: A vote ‘to end years of deviousness’

Algerians are voting in a referendum that is meant to cement changes made possible after long-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was forced to resign last year. But opponents say it falls short of fundamental reform. The referendum’s timing is auspicious. It…

Rohr counts positives from friendlies as Eagles set for AFCON qualifiers

While most Nigerians were left wondering where their beloved national team, the Super Eagles, were headed after two unflattering outings against Algeria and Tunisia in Austria, the team’s manager, Gernot Rohr is breathing easy, saying the team has given him…

‘Eagles lacked direction against Desert Foxes’

Former International, Felix Owolabi, has expressed displeasure over Coach Gernot Rohr’s decision to feature almost an entirely new squad in Friday’s tune up game against Algeria, saying the team played without direction. The game was played in Klagenfurt, Austria, The…

Eagles hope to end Belmadi’s unbeaten record

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, will be hoping to inflict a first defeat on Algerian coach, Djamel Belmadi, when both teams lock horns in an international friendly on Friday in Austria. Algeria are unbeaten in their last 18 games, with…

Algeria’s football star to be tried for masturbating in public

Algeria international Farid El Melali will be tried for indecent exposure after allegedly masturbating in public, AFP learned on Tuesday on the Angers winger’s 23rd birthday. El Melali was questioned by police in Angers late on Monday after his neighbours…

Olympics: Falcons set up Ivory Coast clash after Algeria win (Punch)

Striker Asisat Oshoala’s second half strike at the Agege Stadium, Lagos on Tuesday was enough to hand the Super Falcons 1-0 victory over Algeria, and advance to the third round of the 2020 Olympics on 3-0 aggregate. The African champions…

Soolking: Stampede at Algeria rap concert ‘kills at least five’ (BBC)

At least five people have been killed in a stampede at a rap concert in the Algerian capital. Thousands had gathered at a stadium in Algiers to see rapper Abderraouf Derradji, better known as Soolking, perform when a stampede is…

Nigerian fans troop out to watch Algeria clinch first AFCON trophy in over 20 years

Algeria has emerged the African champions for the first time since 1990 as the Desert Foxes clinched the historic win over Senegal on Friday night in Egypt. Despite the Super Eagles exiting the tournament at the hands of the eventual…

Eagles at war as Nigeria, Tunisia battle for bronze tonight (ThisDay)

After failing to reach the final of the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations with that last thunderbolt by Riyad Mahrez of Algeria that crushed Nigeria’s fourth title ambition, history favours the Super Eagles to beat the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia…

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