Osaka climbs to second after Australian Open triumph

Naomi Osaka moved up one spot to second in the WTA rankings released Monday following her success at the Australian Open, as she won her fourth Grand Slam title. The Japanese star beat Jennifer Brady of the US in straight…

*Police invited us to Abuja over killing of cow – Ondo chiefs (Punch)*Sanwo-Olu inaugurates refurbished Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Secretariat (Guardian)

Police invited us to Abuja over killing of cow – Ondo chiefs (Punch) Ifon community chiefs in the Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State say they have been invited to Abuja by the police for allegedly killing a cow…

Australian Open: Naomi Osaka beats Jennifer Brady in women’s final

Japan’s Naomi Osaka cemented her place as the outstanding star of the women’s game by beating American Jennifer Brady in the Australian Open final to win her fourth Grand Slam title. Osaka, 23, is unbeaten in major finals after a…

*Lagos CP to DPOs: Watch out for impersonators, as fake Inspector meets waterloo (Nation)*Man abandons wife over son’s illness (Punch)

Lagos CP to DPOs: Watch out for impersonators, as fake Inspector meets waterloo (Nation) Lagos Police Commissioner (CP) Hakeem Odumosu Thursday declared war on impersonators with marching orders to Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) to clampdown on such persons. He was…

Osaka ends Williams’ bid for record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title

Naomi Osaka ended Serena Williams’ bid for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title in a storm of power hitting on Thursday, humbling the American great 6-3 6-4 to reach her second Australian Open finals. In a rematch of their tumultuous…

Nadal’s bid for 21st Grand Slam ends in collapse to Tsitsipas

Rafael Nadal’s bid for a men’s-record 21st Grand Slam title has ended with a five-set loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open quarter-finals. It is only the second time in Nadal’s career he has lost a Grand Slam match…

Serena Williams overcomes Simona Halep to set up blockbuster Australian Open semifinal with Naomi Osaka

Serena Williams overcame world No. 2 Simona Halep in the Australian Open to set up a blockbuster semifinal clash with Naomi Osaka. The 23-time grand slam champion put in a dominant performance against the Romanian, winning 6-3 6-3, on Tuesday…

Novak Djokovic refuses to confirm extent of Australian Open injury

Two nights ago in Melbourne, Novak Djokovic declared on court he had ‘definitely’ suffered an abdominal tear but after his Australian Open fourth-round win over Milos Raonic his condition was shrouded in mystery. Djokovic didn’t appear too hampered, despite the…

Australian Open champion Kenin shocked by unranked teenager

Beaten Australian Open title-holder Sofia Kenin’s slump deepened as she was stunned by unranked teenager Olivia Gadecki at the Phillip Island Trophy on Sunday. Kenin, whose maiden Grand Slam title defence ended in the second round this week, suffered an…

*Police deny lawyers access to arrested #OccupyLekkiTollgate protesters (ThisDay)*#OccupyLekki: It’s better to have protesters than bandits with AK-47 – Adamu Garba (Punch)

Police deny lawyers access to arrested #OccupyLekkiTollgate protesters (ThisDay) A lawyer, Tola Onayemi, who provides legal aid for #EndSARS protesters has revealed that police is denying lawyers access to the protesters arrested in different batches at the Lekki Tollgate on…

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