*Driver escapes unhurt in Lagos auto crash (Guardian)*Anxious patient’s relative attacks LASUTH workers, nurse breaks neck, others injured (Punch)

Driver escapes unhurt in Lagos auto crash (Guardian) It was a miraculous escape, yesterday, for Stephen Ekanem, a driver with Valency Agro Nigeria Limited, after he rammed into a moving 40-feet container truck along Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, Lagos, with his Toyota…

*Reps consider legalising hemp cultivation, registration for traders (Punch)*Sanwo-Olu expresses concern over rising COVID-19 cases (Guardian)

Reps consider legalising hemp cultivation, registration for traders (Punch) The House of Representatives is proposing legalisation of cultivation and trading in cannabis for medical and cosmetic use, research purposes as well as revenue generation for Nigeria. This is being proposed…

Solskjaer sets eyes Carabao Cup success

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says winning the Carabao Cup would be a “very, very big step” for Manchester United as his side look to make it fourth time lucky in Wednesday’s semi-final against Manchester City. United lost to Pep Guardiola’s men…

Tottenham beat Brentford to reach EFL Cup final

Jose Mourinho said Tottenham Hotspur had been rewarded for taking the Carabao Cup seriously as they moved to within one game of a first trophy in 13 years with a semi-final win over Brentford. Spurs have not claimed silverware since…

*103 arrested for COVID-19 violation, robbery, arson in Lagos (Punch)*‘Fear of another lockdown causing low Christmas shopping’ (Guardian)

103 arrested for COVID-19 violation, robbery, arson in Lagos (Punch) The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, on Wednesday, paraded 103 suspects for allegedly violating the state government’s order to curb the spread of COVID-19, dispossessing unsuspecting members of the…

*Lagos-Ibadan speed train passengers grow to 187 (Nation)*10 arrested for attacking Lagos task force officials, 96 motorcycles seized (Punch)

Lagos-Ibadan speed train passengers grow to 187 (Nation) From one passenger when it started operation penultimate Monday, the newly launched Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge service now carries 187 passengers, the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has said. This is just as the…

Said Benrahma: West Ham close in on signing Brentford winger

West Ham are set to complete the £30m signing of Brentford forward Said Benrahma before Friday’s transfer deadline. It is understood the Hammers have agreed to pay £25m up front, with another £5m in add-ons. The 25-year-old flew back from…

Mikel’s Stoke City beat Aston Villa to reach Carabao Cup quarter-finals

John Obi Mikel’s Stoke City reached the Carabao Cup quarter-finals after defeating Aston Villa 1-0 on Thursday night. Sam Vokes’ first-half striker was all Michael O’Neill’s side needed to win at Villa Park, and in the process securing a place…

Man Utd sweep aside Brighton to cruise into last eight Man Utd sweep aside Brighton to cruise into last eight

Manchester United beat Brighton for the second time in four days, with Paul Pogba scoring a free-kick to help seal their progress to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup. On Saturday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side needed a dramatic late penalty,…

*BRT crushes Lagos motorcyclist, passenger to death (Punch)*Independence Day: Police Command warns against rallies in Lagos (Vanguard)

BRT crushes Lagos motorcyclist, passenger to death (Punch) Two yet-to-be-identified persons lost their lives on Wednesday when a bus belonging to the Primero Transport Services Limited rammed into a commercial motorcycle conveying two passengers to a destination in the Ile-Igbo…

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