Maradona tribute plane unveiled in Argentina

An aeroplane dedicated to Argentine great Diego Maradona was unveiled on Wednesday ahead of a journey that will end at the World Cup in Qatar later this year. The Tango D10S – a 12-seater financed by an Argentine fintech company…

Lionel Messi wins first Copa America as Argentina beat Brazil in final

Lionel Messi ended his wait for a first major international title as Argentina beat Brazil in the Copa America final in Rio’s Maracana stadium. Messi, 34, dropped to the ground in joy at the full-time whistle and was swiftly mobbed…

*Lagos landlords, motorists groan over poor road, gridlock, accidents (Punch)*Mixed reactions trail Lagos Bill barring parade of suspects (Guardian)

Lagos landlords, motorists groan over poor road, gridlock, accidents (Punch) Residents and shop owners have decried the poor state of Old Ipaja Road, Agege, saying that it impedes free flow of traffic and causes avoidable accidents. Motorists plying the corridor…

Argentina legend Diego Maradona dies aged 60

Football legend Diego Maradona, one of the greatest players of all time, has died at the age of 60. The former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager suffered a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home. He had successful surgery on…

*Lagos directs closure of public, private schools (Punch)*Stranded Lagos residents hail anti-SARS protesters (Guardian)

Lagos directs closure of public, private schools (Punch) The Lagos State Government has directed all pupils/students in public and private schools to stay at home, following the tension generated by the anti- SARS protests. The Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade…

Messi to put Barca drama behind him as Argentina seek fast start

Superstar footballer Lionel Messi will take a break from his Barcelona soap opera as he bids to fire Argentina to the World Cup in Qatar and what will probably be his last chance to try to win the coveted trophy.…

Argentina suffers highest Covid-19 positive rate globally amid the world’s longest lockdown

Argentina has the misfortune of boasting the highest rate of positive Covid-19 tests in the world, even after the country endured more than 200 days of restrictions purportedly aimed at stopping the spread of the virus. In the South American…

Professor collapses and dies in front of virtual class amid COVID-19 symptoms

A college professor in Argentina who had been suffering from persistent coronavirus symptoms collapsed and died at her home during a lecture in front of her virtual class, according to reports. Paola De Simone, 46, who taught 20th-century world history…

Argentina’s ’86 World Cup coach Bilardo does not have COVID: brother

Argentina’s 1986 World Cup winning coach Carlos Bilardo was diagnosed with COVID-19 by mistake, his brother said Sunday. “My brother has nothing, the very famous lab was wrong, it’s to kill them, almost certainly he’s going back to the same…

Catholic priests jailed for abusing deaf children (BBC)

A court in Argentina has sentenced two Roman Catholic priests to more than 40 years in prison for sexually abusing deaf children at a church school. Horacio Corbacho and Nicola Corradi, as well as a gardener, were found guilty of…

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