I almost quit Barca – Messi

Lionel Messi has revealed how he ‘wanted to leave’ Barcelona in 2016 due to the scrutiny on him amid a tax row with the Spanish government. Messi is the finest player in La Liga and league chief Javier Tebas has…

*Housemaid faked death to escape mother’s financial pressure – Police (Punch) *Man sets sister ablaze for slapping mum (Nation)

Housemaid faked death to escape mother’s financial pressure – Police (Punch) The Lagos State Police Command has said that 19-year-old Margaret Ikumu has been questioned for conniving with her friends, Marvellous Mary and Nneka Buddy, to fake her death in…

Lionel Messi says coronavirus break could benefit players

Lionel Messi has admitted that the coronavirus lockdown was difficult, but believes the stoppage of football may end up acting as a positive. The Argentine and his Barcelona team-mates have been forced to self-isolate after all La Liga games and…

*EFCC hands over Dieziani’s forfeited property to LASG for Isolation Centre (Vanguard) *LASEMA curtails Jakande Estate fire that destroyed two flats (Guardian)

EFCC hands over Dieziani’s forfeited property to LASG for Isolation Centre (Vanguard) The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday handed over a property forfeited by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to the Lagos State government for…

Messi, teammates return to training as La Liga eyes restart

Barcelona returned to training on Friday after the La Liga champions allowed their stars to enter their facility to prepare for a potential restart to football in Spain. Lionel Messi and company took the fields at Joan Gamper training centre…

*COVID-19: Lagos gets 6,000 bags of rice, two truckloads of vegetable oil from FG (Tribune) *Lagos discharges seven more patients (Nation)

COVID-19: Lagos gets 6,000 bags of rice, two truckloads of vegetable oil from FG (Tribune) The Federal Government on Friday handed over 6,000 bags of rice and two truckloads of vegetable oil to the Lagos State government for distribution to…

*Fear grips Lagos residents as fleeing kingpin, thugs return (Vanguard) *Deadly Lagos inferno: I resigned to fate as I was too weak to run amid chaos – Landlord who lost two buildings (Punch)

Fear grips Lagos residents as fleeing kingpin, thugs return (Vanguard) Indications emerged, over the week, that the suspected mastermind and leader of the gang terrorizing Satellite town and suburbs in Lagos state has resurfaced, few days after he fled their…

*Another man jumps from cab into Lagos Lagoon (Punch) *Three docked over alleged theft of N400,000 property (Tribune)

Another man jumps from cab into Lagos Lagoon (Punch) Another young man, who is yet to be identified, around midnight on Thursday, leapt from an Uber car and jumped into the Lagos Lagoon. This is coming barely 10 days after…

Lionel Messi becomes first footballer ever to clinch the Laureus Award (Nation)

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi on Monday won the prestigious Lauren World sportsman of the year award. The Argentine became the first footballer ever to win the award. He won the award with Formula One superstar Lewis Hamilton. The pair pipped…

*Man, 22, fingered as ‘Supreme Leader’ of dreaded Lagos cult (DailyTrust) *We use Facebook to recruit members, says ‘cult leader’(Nation)

Man, 22, fingered as ‘Supreme Leader’ of dreaded Lagos cult (DailyTrust) The police in Lagos State have arrested a 22-year-old man identified as supreme leader of Berry Boys cult group. It was gathered that the suspect, simply indentified as Maliki,…

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