Lewis Hamilton still committed as Mercedes launch 2021 Formula 1 car

Lewis Hamilton said he was still fully committed to success in Formula 1 despite signing only a one-year deal with Mercedes this winter. The seven-time champion, 36, said he had twin goals of winning an eighth title and pushing for…

*Kano onion sellers lament effect of food ban (DailyTrust)*Couple seeks help for upkeep of quintuplets after six-year barrenness (Guardian)

Kano onion sellers lament effect of food ban (DailyTrust) Some onion farmers and marketers in Kano State are lamenting over the effect of the blockade of food items to the southern part of the country. To protest the recent attacks…

*Leadership publisher, Nda-Isaiah, dies at 58 (Punch) *COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu goes into isolation (Punch)

Leadership publisher, Nda-Isaiah, dies at 58 (Punch) The publisher of Leadership newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah, is dead. Multiple sources from his family and the newspaper organisation confirmed that he died on Friday “after a very brief illness.” “Yes, it is true.…

Lewis Hamilton to miss Sakhir GP after testing positive for coronavirus

World champion Lewis Hamilton will miss this weekend’s Formula 1 Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain after testing positive for coronavirus. His team, Mercedes, said the Briton woke with mild symptoms on Monday and returned a positive result at a subsequent…

Alfa Romeo name to remain in Formula 1 for 2021 season

Alfa Romeo are eighth in the constructors’ championship with five races remaining in 2020 The Alfa Romeo name will remain in Formula 1 next season after the Italian car company extended its deal with the Sauber team by one year.…

*COVID-19: ‘Cut-off marks into Lagos model colleges will be very high’ (Nation)*3 dead as truck plunges into Lagos river (Punch)

COVID-19: ‘Cut-off marks into Lagos model colleges will be very high’ (Nation) The Lagos State Education Commissioner, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, has said the cut-off mark for the Entrance Examination into the JSS1 classes in its 16 junior model colleges and…

Lewis Hamilton: Commission members named for motorsport diversity push

Lewis Hamilton has vowed to increase the number of black people in motor racing, naming a group to analyse the causes of a lack of diversity. The British Formula 1 world champion said members of his Hamilton Commission “together will…

Formula 1 season to start with eight races in Europe

The 2020 Formula 1 season will start in Austria on 5 July, the first of a run of eight races in Europe. An F1 statement said the championship would begin across three consecutive weekends – two in Austria on 5…

*Tragedy looms: Security agents, NNPC asleep as pipeline vandals steal N16.5m fuel in Lagos (Punch) *Lagos to reintegrate victims of Abule-Egba pipeline fire into society (Guardian)

Tragedy looms: Security agents, NNPC asleep as pipeline vandals steal N16.5m fuel in Lagos‌ (Punch) Residents of Fagba community in the Ifako/Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State fear a pipeline explosion is imminent in the area as vandals operate…

Silverstone: F1 races given go-ahead by UK government

Formula 1 has been given the go-ahead by the UK government to hold two races at Silverstone this summer, BBC Sport has been told. F1 sources say people involved in elite sports events will be exempt from a requirement on…

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