Senegalese FA protests French travel ban for players

Senegal’s football federation has called on its French-based players to be released for upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, calling the league’s ban on internationals travelling outside the European Union “discriminatory”. The French football league (LFP) announced this week that…

Tony Elumelu Foundation, European Union partner to empower African women

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy committed to empowering young African entrepreneurs, has announced a partnership with the European Union to identify, train, mentor and fund 2,500 young African women entrepreneurs in 2021.  The partnership will disburse €20…

UK set to launch points-based post-Brexit Immigration system

New immigration rules will be “simple and flexible”, ministers have promised, as the UK’s points-based post-Brexit system prepares to go live. From Tuesday most foreign nationals, including from the European Union, who want to work in the UK from 1…

*Suspected robbers torture 52-year-old to death in Lagos (Punch) *Lagos seeks stakeholders’ cooperation to address traffic challenges (Guardian)

Suspected robbers torture 52-year-old to death in Lagos (Punch) Suspected armed robbers have attacked a 52-year-old man, Olumuyiwa Akinfenwa, in the Egbeda area of Lagos State, torturing him to death. Our correspondent learnt that Akinfenwa, who lived on Peace Estate,…

Buhari congratulates Nigerians on Wild Polio Virus Free status

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerians as the country becomes Wild Polio Virus Free, while appreciating all partners, local and international, for their relentless efforts in ensuring the clean health bill. Describing the achievement as a joyous and historic occasion,…

*Sanwo-Olu suspends reopening of Mosques, Churches indefinitely (Vanguard) *Calling us useless is oppressive, Naira Marley replies Executive Jets (Vanguard)

Sanwo-Olu suspends reopening of Mosques, Churches indefinitely (Vanguard) Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has suspended indefinitely planned reopening of religious worship centres in the state following steady increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state which has remained…

*I have no regrets, says lady who drowned own baby inside bucket (Guardian) *Policemen beat LASTMA officer to a pulp (Punch)

I have no regrets, says lady who drowned own baby inside bucket (Guardian) A lady who confessed to have drowned her one year and six months old baby inside a bucket of water in her apartment in Gowon Estate area…

*‘Regulate us, don’t kill our means of survival’ (Guardian) *492 families benefit from Sanwo-Olu’s housing scheme (Nation)

‘Regulate us, don’t kill our means of survival’ (Guardian) In protest against today’s take-off of the ban on the operations of commercial motorcycles on some major Lagos roads and bridges by the Lagos State Government, riders of e-hailing motorcycles yesterday…

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal defeated three times in House of Lords (Metro)

The Prime Minister’s Brexit deal has been defeated three times in the House of Lords. The first defeat for the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill was over the rights of EU citizens lawfully residing in the UK after Brexit. Peers…

Johnson to seek a new vote Monday on his Brexit deal, as confusion swirls over exit delay (TheWashingtonPost)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed he’d never, ever ask the European Union to push the Brexit deadline beyond October. Now he has relented. At the very last minute on Saturday night, Johnson asked the Europeans for a Brexit delay until…

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