*Soldier kills self after killing Customs officer at Seme (DailyTrust)*3 Lagos LG traffic officers arrested for extorting motorists (Punch)

Soldier kills self after killing Customs officer at Seme (DailyTrust) A customs officer has been shot dead by a soldier at Seme border in Lagos State. A witness told Daily Trust that the incident happened on Wednesday night. The witness,…

Macron asks Rwanda to forgive France over 1994 genocide role

French President Emmanuel Macron has asked Rwandans to forgive France for its role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide in which about 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus died. Speaking at the genocide memorial in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, he said France…

France facing “civil war”

The French army’s chief of staff recently called on a group of soldiers who signed an open letter warning about the risk of “civil war” in France to quit the armed forces. “The most reasonable step is certainly to leave…

*Police arrest two pastors over ESN attack on operatives (Punch)*Police arrest 6 suspected robbers, cultists in Lagos, recover arms (Vanguard)

Police arrest two pastors over ESN attack on operatives (Punch) The Nigeria Police Force has arrested two pastors in connection to the recent attacks on operatives in the South-East region. The pastors are among 16 suspects arrested in a joint…

World champion France held by Ukraine

France were held to a surprise draw by Ukraine as they got their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign under way. The world champions began confidently and deservedly went ahead when Antoine Griezmann superbly curled a left-foot effort into the corner…

US, European partners pledge to ‘revive’ alliance, work together on Iran

The US, France, Germany, and the UK pledged to mend their alliance and work together to tackle Iran’s nuclear programme. This marks a major shift from the Trump administration’s “America First” approach. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, along with…

Olivier Giroud double as France relegate Sweden

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud moved closer to Thierry Henry’s goal-scoring record as France survived a late rally to relegate Sweden. Giroud netted in each half to move to 44 goals, seven behind the Arsenal legend’s mark. A deflected Viktor Claesson…

*Lagos to prosecute defiant developers – Commissioner (Vanguard)*Water transport, solution to gridlock, says Lagferry boss (Punch)

Lagos to prosecute defiant developers – Commissioner (Vanguard) The Lagos State Government has threatened to charge developers who break its seal on construction sites to court. This is to forestall the incidence of building without the necessary approval. Dr Idris…

Algeria referendum: A vote ‘to end years of deviousness’

Algerians are voting in a referendum that is meant to cement changes made possible after long-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was forced to resign last year. But opponents say it falls short of fundamental reform. The referendum’s timing is auspicious. It…

Giroud overtakes Platini to go second on France scorers list

Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud became France’s second-highest goalscorer of all time – surpassing Michel Platini – in a friendly hammering of Ukraine. Giroud, 34, scored twice in the first half to take his tally to 42 on his 100th international appearance,…

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