*Sanwo-Olu awards scholarship to children of deceased policemen (Thisday)*Tragedy averted as fire guts petrol station in Lagos (Punch)

Sanwo-Olu awards scholarship to children of deceased policemen (Thisday) Police officers lynched in the wake of the violence instigated by the nationwide youth demonstration against police brutality will not die in vain, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has pledged.…

*Normalcy returns to Lekki area of Lagos (Vanguard)*Lekki Shootings: Soldiers’ barracks have been identified, says Falana (Punch)

Normalcy returns to Lekki area of Lagos (Vanguard) Normalcy has returned to the Lekki-Ajah area of Lagos State, as commuters and residents now ply the road with little or no obstruction. The New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Correspondent reports that…

Koeman blames VAR for Clasico loss

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman says the video assistant referee system seems to be “only used to make decisions against Barca” after Sergio Ramos’ penalty helped Real Madrid win El Clasico. Federico Valverde smashed Real, who had lost their previous two…

*229 suspected hoodlums face prosecution over arson, others in Lagos (Punch)*We need empathy not quit notice, Lagos tells residents (Guardian)

229 suspected hoodlums face prosecution over arson, others in Lagos (Punch) The Lagos State Government has said it will be prosecuting all suspected hoodlums arrested in connection with the mayhem unleashed on the state between Tuesday and Wednesday in the…

New Barcelona boss Koeman credited with steadying ship at La Liga giants

Ronald Koeman is showing signs of ‘convincing’ Barcelona crop of superstars that he is the right man for the job amid a tumultuous period in the club’s history, according to reports from Spain. Koeman was installed as the Catalan club’s…

Luis Suarez wasn’t forced out of Barcelona – Koeman

Ronald Koeman felt Lionel Messi’s angry response to Luis Suarez’s Barcelona exit made “sense”, but insists the Uruguay striker left of his own accord. The turbulence at Barca became arguably the biggest saga of the pre-season anywhere in European football,…

*Two dead, houses burnt in Ikorodu clash (Guardian)*Exploded Lagos gas plant operated without planning permit – Investigation (Punch)

Two dead, houses burnt in Ikorodu clash (Guardian) A communal clash between Yoruba indigenes and the Arewa community in Igbo-Olomu, a community in Isawo-Agric, Ikorodu, Lagos has left two dead, several injured and property worth millions of Naira razed in…

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.…

*EFCC arrests ‘Yahoo boy’, pastor for alleged N12.7m fraud (Punch)*NSE President task engineers on Apapa gridlock, Nigeria’s rapid industrialisation (Vanguard)

EFCC arrests ‘Yahoo boy’, pastor for alleged N12.7m fraud (Punch) The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said it arrested a suspected cybercriminal (Yahoo boy), Adebayo Olawale; and his pastor, Gbenga Adesoju, a pastor in Ile-Ife, Osun State. The suspects were…

Teenager Fati scores again in Barcelona win at Celta

Ansu Fati became only the second 17-year-old to reach 10 La Liga goals for Barcelona as they beat Celta Vigo. Fati opened the scoring with a clever first touch and finish after being picked out by Philippe Coutinho, his third…

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