*Vigilante flees after shooting hairdresser dead in Lagos (Punch) *Girl nabbed for killing father’s friend remanded, OPD pledges free legal services (Guardian)

Vigilante flees after shooting hairdresser dead in Lagos (Punch) A member of the Onyabo Vigilante Group in Ogijo, identified simply as Shina, is on the run after allegedly shooting to death a hairdresser, Aishat Adedimeji, in Odogunyan, Ikorodu North Local…

Australian Open: Johanna Konta loses to Ons Jabeur in first round (BBC)

British number one Johanna Konta made her earliest exit from the Australian Open by losing to Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur in the first round. Konta, seeded 12th, was beaten 6-4 6-2 by the tricky world number 78 at Melbourne Park. The…

*Explosion victims narrate ordeals, count losses as death toll rises to five (Guardian) *Diesel-laden tanker falls, catches fire in Lagos (Punch)

Explosion victims narrate ordeals, count losses as death toll rises to five (Guardian) After the raging fire following Sunday night’s pipeline explosion at Abule Egba area of Lagos State was put out by a combined team of firefighters and emergency…

US Open 2019: Johanna Konta ‘grown as a player’ since losing to Karolina Pliskova (BBC)

British number one Johanna Konta says she has “grown as a player” since losing to Karolina Pliskova in May, as she prepares to face the Czech third seed in the US Open last 16 on Sunday. The 27-year-old beat Konta…

Serena loses to Britain’s Konta, worst defeat since career

Serena Williams, 23-time major champion, suffered the worst of defeat in her most  talked about professional career on Tuesday, falling 6-1 6-0 to Britain’s Johanna Konta in the first round of the Silicon Valley Classic. After a routine hold to…

Miami Open: Venus Williams to meet Johanna Konta in 4th round (DailyTrust)

Venus Williams will face British number one Johanna Konta in the Miami Open fourth round. The 37-year-old world number eight defeated 26-year-old Kiki Bertens, of the Netherlands, after saving three match points. Williams came back in style against world number…

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