Ash Barty defiant over No. 1 status after winning Miami Open

Ashleigh Barty defended her Miami Open title on Saturday, with her opponent Bianca Andreescu forced to retire from their final, before launching a passionate defence of her status as the sport’s world No. 1. Barty, the one-time Grand Slam champion…

*Family of 5, homeless as Lagos landlord seizes property, locks them out for owing rent (Vanguard)*Develop waterways to ease transportation hardship in Lagos, indigenes urge government (Tribune)

Family of 5, homeless as Lagos landlord seizes property, locks them out for owing rent (Vanguard) A family of five the Olalekan Baloguns of European Quarters, Meiran area of Lagos, has been rendered homeless after their landlord allegedly seized their…

*Guard electrocuted while plucking pawpaw in Lagos (Punch)*Core investors reject concession plan of Lagos Trade Fair complex (Sun)

Guard electrocuted while plucking pawpaw in Lagos (Punch) A security guard, Uchena Harrison, has been electrocuted while attempting to pluck pawpaw from a tree at his workplace in the Abule Oshun area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro gathered that the…

Andreescu withdraws from Grampians, will focus on Australian Open prep

Canadian Bianca Andreescu will skip this week’s Grampians Trophy and instead return to action at the Australian Open. Andreescu was scheduled to return to the court for the first time in 15 months at the Grand Slam tune-up event before…

French Open 2020: Bianca Andreescu withdraws to prepare for busy 2021

Bianca Andreescu will miss her third Grand Slam of 2020 after pulling out of the French Open to focus on recovering from a knee injury before a busy 2021. Andreescu, 20, won the 2019 US Open but was injured at…

*Hit-and-run bus driver kills LNSC officer in Lagos (Guardian)*Two robbers nabbed while sleeping in stolen car (Punch)

Hit-and-run bus driver kills LNSC officer in Lagos (Guardian) The Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC), Ejigbo, Lagos State, has warned the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to fish out the commercial bus driver who killed one of its…

Belinda Bencic withdraws from US Open amid coronavirus pandemic

World No. 8 Belinda Bencic withdrew from the US Open on Saturday, becoming the fifth of the top eight WTA players to pull out of the Grand Slam event in New York amid the coronavirus pandemic. Bencic, 23, was a…

*Truck crushes bride-to-be to death in Lagos (Punch) *Housewife falsely accuses Lagos businessman of attempted rape (Punch)

Truck crushes bride-to-be to death in Lagos (Punch) Family and friends of a bride-to-be, Immaculate Okochu, who was crushed to death by a truck, have taken to their various social media handles to mourn her demise. PUNCH Metro learnt that…

*Scores narrowly escape death as another building collapses in Lagos (Vanguard) *Insecurity: Your best not enough, Buhari tells security heads (Vanguard)

Scores narrowly escape death as another building collapses in Lagos (Vanguard) Tragedy occurred in Lagos again in the early hours on Thursday, when a storey building at No 3 Sadiku Street, Alaggba, Iyana Ipaja, suddenly collapsed during a heavy downpour…

*Sanwo-Olu sets 2025 target to achieve health coverage in Lagos (Nation)*Man disguises as prostitute, defrauds patrons at Lagos clubs (Punch)

Sanwo-Olu sets 2025 target to achieve health coverage in Lagos (Nation) Lagos State has set a six-year target to achieve universal health coverage, with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosing on Thursday that the government would work assiduously towards achieving the goal…

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