Coco Gauff demands change in powerful Black Lives Matter speech

Sixteen-year-old American tennis player Coco Gauff has given an emotional speech at a Black Lives Matter protest saying she “demands change now”. Gauff, one of the sport’s rising stars, urged people to vote and speak out against racism, adding: “If…

*Hoodlums invade Lagos community, destroy 100 shops (Punch) *’How I was raped by Lagos bizman’ (DailyTrust)

Hoodlums invade Lagos community, destroy 100 shops (Punch) Hundreds of businessmen and women, whose shops are located in the Alakuko and Dalemo areas, which are border communities in Lagos and Ogun states, were shocked on Wednesday as hoodlums destroyed the…

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…

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…

*Explosion victims narrate ordeals, count losses as death toll rises to five (Guardian) *Diesel-laden tanker falls, catches fire in Lagos (Punch)

Explosion victims narrate ordeals, count losses as death toll rises to five (Guardian) After the raging fire following Sunday night’s pipeline explosion at Abule Egba area of Lagos State was put out by a combined team of firefighters and emergency…

*Five confirmed dead in Abule-Egba pipeline fire (Guardian) *Man arrested for stabbing wife to death (Nation)

Five confirmed dead in Abule-Egba pipeline fire (Guardian) At least five people have been confirmed dead in the Abule-Egba pipeline fire explosion that occurred on Sunday night. “It’s unfortunate we lost 5 lives to this inferno, with many in critical…

Gauff aiming for magical time at Australian Open (DailyTrust)

A little magic may help Coco Gauff go a long way in next week’s Australian Open main draw, with the American teenager entering her first Grand Slam tournament solely on her own merits. Gauff arrived in Melbourne on Monday after…

*Reverend’s wife burns nine-year-old with iron over bedwetting (Punch) *Shocking: Man, 27, breaks into church, drinks holy communion wine at altar, lands in court (Vanguard)

Reverend’s wife burns nine-year-old with iron over bedwetting (Punch) The wife of a reverend in the Oko-Oba area of Lagos State, Mrs Olusola Adeleke, has been arrested by the police for allegedly burning the skin of her home help with…

*Mother, 3 children killed in Lagos building collapse (DailyTrust)*How Lagos State overcame legal hurdle to generate more IGR (ThisDay)

Mother, 3 children killed in Lagos building collapse (DailyTrust) A collapsed building where people are trapped at Magodo in Lagos yesterday Photo: Benedict Uwalaka Four people have been confirmed dead in a building collapse at Magodo Phase I in Lagos…

US Open 2019: Naomi Osaka warms hearts by consoling Coco Gauff (BBC)

Naomi Osaka has won hearts all over again. The defending champion consoled 15-year-old American Coco Gauff after beating her 6-3 6-0 in the third round of the US Open. “She was crying, she won. I was crying. Everybody was crying!” said Gauff.…

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