Everton plot swoop for free agent Jesse Lingard after West Ham offer ‘falls below his £150k-a-week wage demands’

Everton have entered the transfer race to sign Jesse Lingard this summer after West Ham’s most recent offer underwhelmed the 29-year-old midfielder.  Lingard became a free agent after his contract at Manchester United expired and had been heavily linked with…

Billy Bingham: Former Northern Ireland manager dies at the age of 90

Billy Bingham, the most successful manager of Northern Ireland’s football team, has died at the age of 90. The former Northern Ireland manager was diagnosed with dementia in 2006 and he died peacefully in a nursing home in Southport on…

*‘Lagos deserves better than Okada,’ Govt crushes 2,228 impounded motorcycles (Channels)*Lagos pays 482 retirees N1.5b, promises to clear backlog (ThisDay)

‘Lagos deserves better than Okada,’ Govt crushes 2,228 impounded motorcycles (Channels) The Lagos State government has insisted that there is no going back on its decision to rid six local government areas and nine local council development areas of commercial…

EPL: Iwobi’s Everton escape relegation with 3-2 win against Palace

Everton secured their Premier League status thanks to a thrilling second half comeback from 2-0 down to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 in front of a cacophonous Goodison Park crowd. Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi played full time for Everton in the game…

*Lagos shuts Medville hospital after woman died following childbirth (Guardian)*Lagos father smashes baby’s skull, burns house, blames evil spirits (Punch)

Lagos shuts Medville hospital after woman died following childbirth (Guardian) Lagos State Government said it has shut down Medville Global Health Center temporarily after the death of a 28-year-old woman after childbirth. Lagos State’s Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency…

*Wife reportedly stabs husband’s nephew over broken mirror (Independent)*Many injured, vehicles destroyed as rival Lagos schoolboys clash (Punch)

Wife reportedly stabs husband’s nephew over broken mirror (Independent) An 18-year- old man identified as Habeeb Aremu, has been reportedly stabbed to death in Ogun State. He was allegedly stabbed by his uncle’s wife, Cynthia Olukiowu over a broken mirror.…

*Hard times for tenants as landlords hike rent in Lagos (DailyTrust)*BBNaija star Tuoyo survives car accident in Lagos (DailyTrust)*2023: Ohanaeze shortlists Amaechi, pledges N10b for Igbo presidency (Vanguard)

Hard times for tenants as landlords hike rent in Lagos (DailyTrust) At the turn of the New Year, landlords in Lagos State have increased rent for their properties, an action that does not sit well with tenants. A cross-section of…

*Baby’s disappearance from church: Appeal Court frees convicted church founder (Sun)*It’s illegal to review Lagos #EndSARS panel’s findings – Falana (Punch)

Baby’s disappearance from church: Appeal Court frees convicted church founder (Sun) The Akure Division of the Court of Appeal on Friday discharged and acquitted the founder of Sotitobire Prayer Centre, Akure, Prophet Alfa Babatunde who had earlier been sentenced to…

*Families throng Lagos cemetery as fallen tree breaks graves (Punch)*Lagos communities fret over exposed vandalised petroleum pipeline (Guardian)

Families throng Lagos cemetery as fallen tree breaks graves (Punch) A windstorm, which uprooted an ancient tree at Abari Cemetery, in the Lagos Island East Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, has disrupted the peace and quiet in the…

*Lagos seals 45 residential, commercial buildings in Lagos Island (Guardian)*FRSC impounds 835 articulated vehicles in Lagos (Sun)*Sanwo-Olu names new LASU governing council members (Guardian)

Lagos seals 45 residential, commercial buildings in Lagos Island (Guardian) No fewer than 45 residential and commercial buildings along Admiralty Way, Lekki, have been sealed by officials of Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), for alleged illegal extension of development…

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