Lleyton Hewitt names two people who can stop Rafael Nadal at the French Open

Novak Djokovic extended the ‘Big Three’ dominance at Grand Slam level by winning his eighth Australian Open and Lleyton Hewitt has backed him and beaten finalist Dominic Thiem to provide a serious threat to Rafael Nadal’s French Open crown. Djokovic,…

*Okada ban takes effect in Lagos (DailyTrust) *Okada/Keke ban: LASTMA hails compliance (Guardian)

Okada ban takes effect in Lagos (DailyTrust) Trailer loads of motorcycles were yesterday transported out of Lagos State as the government launched fresh enforcement of the state’s traffic law which restricts Okada and Keke on major highways. The ban on…

*62-year-old man in court for allegedly swindling sister of N2.4m (Tribune) *LASG dislodges land grabbers from Agege land (NewTelegraph)

62-year-old man in court for allegedly swindling sister of N2.4m (Tribune) A 62-year-old man, Fatai Omopariola, who allegedly swindled his sister of N2. 4 million on Friday, on appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. The police charged Omopariola, who…

Thiem stuns Nadal to set up semi-final with Zverev

Austria’s Dominic Thiem stunned Rafael Nadal Wednesday to send the world number one tumbling out of the Australian Open and set up a semi-final against Alexander Zverev. The fifth seed, beaten by Nadal in the last two French Open finals,…

*Mother, son jailed three years for Internet fraud (Punch) *Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: More buildings for demolition over interchange, flyovers (Vanguard)

Mother, son jailed three years for Internet fraud (Punch) The Federal High Court in Lagos, on Tuesday, sentenced one Mrs Damilola Adeyeri and her son, Alaba, to three years’ imprisonment for defrauding an American of the sum of $82,570. Justice…

*Traders faint as fire razes Lagos Timber market (DailyTrust) *Abule Egba explosion: Sanwo-Olu seeks NNPC’s support for compensation of displaced victims (Vanguard)

Traders faint as fire razes Lagos Timber market (DailyTrust) Some traders fainyed while property worth millions of naira was early yesterday destroyed by fire at the popular Amu Timber market near Olorunsogo Bus-stop in Mushin area of Lagos. Several houses…

*Raging fire destroys multi-million naira properties across Lagos in 24hrs (Vanguard) *I learnt robbery while in prison – Suspect (Punch)

Raging fire destroys multi-million naira properties across Lagos in 24hrs (Vanguard) It was a day of fire rage in Lagos early hours of Saturday as several properties were gutted in separate fire outbreaks across the state. Several properties worth millions…

Naomi Osaka vs Coco Gauff: Australian Open round three preview and prediction (Metro)

For the second Grand Slam in a row, Naomi Osaka and Cori “Coco” Gauff will meet in the third round. Four months on from Osaka’s routine 6-3 6-0 win at the US Open in New York, the pair will likely…

Australian Open: Defending champion Naomi Osaka reaches last 32 in Melbourne (BBC)

Defending champion Naomi Osaka put an angry outburst behind her to move into the last 32 at the Australian Open with a straight-sets win over Saisai Zheng. The Japanese third seed won 6-2 6-4 and now faces a potential third-round…

15-year-old Coco Gauff reacts to knocking Venus Williams out of Australian Open (Metro)

Coco Gauff once again knocked Venus Williams out of a Grand Slam in the first round as she saw off the veteran American in straight sets at the Australian Open on Monday. The 15-year-old tennis sensation announced herself last summer…

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