*Lagos asks court to strike out suit challenging Okada, tricycle ban (Guardian)*Gridlock: 8.72km Apapa port link to Lagos-Ibadan railway project ready for take-off – Contractor (Vanguard)

Lagos asks court to strike out suit challenging Okada, tricycle ban (Guardian) Lagos State Government Tuesday asked a federal high court in Ikoyi to strike out the suit challenging the ban on commercial motorcycles and tricycles known as okada and …

Chris Evert rates Jo Konta’s first-round opponent Coco Gauff as big French Open threat

Chris Evert believes Simona Halep is the French Open favourite but warned the field to ‘look out’ for Coco Gauff. That won’t be music to the ears of Britain’s Johanna Konta, the ninth seed and a semi-finalist in Paris last…

US Open 2020: Coco Gauff loses to Anastasija Sevastova in first round

American teenager Coco Gauff’s hopes of another dream Grand Slam run were ended in the US Open first round after a lacklustre performance in a defeat by 31st seed Anastasija Sevastova. A second-set resurgence looked to put Gauff, 16, on…

*Drama as man, family disrupt Lagos church wedding, say bride already married (Punch) *Lagos Assembly asks Sanwo-Olu to take anti-drug campaign to schools (Vanguard)

Drama as man, family disrupt Lagos church wedding, say bride already married (Punch) There was confusion on Saturday at the Great Salvation Christian Centre, aka Father’s Church, on Ako Aro Road, in the Ifako-Ijaiye area of Lagos State, after a…

Coco Gauff loses to Jennifer Brady in Top Seed Open last four in Kentucky

American Coco Gauff missed out on a place in the final of the Top Seed Open in Kentucky after a straight-set defeat by compatriot Jennifer Brady. Brady, ranked four places higher than her 16-year-old rival at 49, used her big…

*Police hold Kano man who locked 30-year-old son in car garage for 7 years (Nation) *Lagos compensates victims of Badagry rainstorm with cash (Guardian)

Police hold Kano man who locked 30-year-old son in car garage for 7 years (Nation) Ahmed Aminu, was 23 years old when his father and stepmother decided to cage him in an unused garage like an animal. For seven years,…

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…

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