*Man, 35, defiles two-year-old daughter, sexually harasses maid in Lagos (Punch)*Night club promoter allegedly swindles man of N4.3m (Vanguard)

Man, 35, defiles two-year-old daughter, sexually harasses maid in Lagos (Punch) A 35-year-old man, Kingsley Achugbu, has been arrested by police operatives attached to the Festac Division of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defiling his two-year-old daughter and…

Japan e-commerce CEO calls Olympics ‘suicide mission’

Holding the Tokyo Olympics this summer would be a “suicide mission” as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage around the world, the head of Japan’s e-commerce giant Rakuten has warned. “It’s dangerous to host the big international event from all…

*Cleric docked for allegedly destroying shrine in Badagry (Guardian)*Alleged murder: Lagos police frees American lady after 44 days in detention (Punch)

Cleric docked for allegedly destroying shrine in Badagry (Guardian) A 67-year-old cleric, Alhaji Abdul-Fatai Gbadamosi, on Thursday appeared in a Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly destroying the Aje shrine in Badagry. Gbadamosi, whose address was not given, is charged…

More than 150 injured in strong Fukushima earthquake

The cleanup is underway from a 7.3-magnitude earthquake off Japan’s eastern coast. The tremor came nearly 10 years after a huge quake that sparked a tsunami and nuclear meltdown. The clean-up operation in Japan continued Sunday after a powerful 7.3-magnitude…

Tokyo 2020: Olympics and Paralympics will go ahead, says Japan’s PM

The delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will go ahead this summer despite concern over rising coronavirus cases, says Japan’s prime minister. The Olympics are due to begin on 23 July with the Paralympics following a month later from 24…

South Africa’s World Cup success still inspiring Springboks Women one year on

When Siya Kolisi lifted the Webb Ellis trophy a year ago in Japan, Nolusindiso Booi was among those celebrating the country’s third Rugby World Cup success. Also known as Cindy Booi, the 35-year-old – who remembers being transfixed throughout the…

Kei Nishikori tests positive for coronavirus two weeks before US Open

Japan’s Kei Nishikori has tested positive for coronavirus and will not play in the Cincinnati Masters, with the US Open two weeks away. The 2014 US Open runner-up, 30, says he is “feeling well” but will now isolate and get…

Japan child athletes ‘punched in the face, kicked, beaten’

Child athletes in Japan have suffered physical, verbal and sexual abuse while participating in sport activities, according to a new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report. Released on Monday, the 67-page report (PDF) documented the experiences of more than 800 athletes…

‘Kim Jong-un dead’ – multiple sources claim North Korean dictator died Saturday night

Kim Jong-Un, North Korea’s Supreme Leader is dead – according to multiple sources coming out of North Korea and the Far East, though due to the hyper-secretive nature of the pariah state the exact picture remains unclear tonight. It was…

*Sanwo-olu condoles with Buhari over Abba Kyari’s death (Guardian) *Air Peace donates food items to indigent families in Lagos (Nation)

Sanwo-olu condoles with Buhari over Abba Kyari’s death (Guardian) Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has condoled with President Muhammadu Buhari on the death of his former Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, who passed on in the early hours…

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