Messi refuses to celebrate passing 200m followers on Instagram in attempt to eliminate online abuse

Football legend Lionel Messi has refused to celebrate passing 200 million followers on Instagram. Instead, he preferred to draw attention to the battle against online abuse and bullying while addressing the impressive landmark. “I see I’ve just reached 200 million…

*Instagram comedian, 34 others nabbed for Internet fraud (Punch)*Motorists groan as gridlock cripples movement on Oshodi/Apapa expressway (Guardian)

Instagram comedian, 34 others nabbed for Internet fraud (Punch) An Instagram comedian and social media influencer, Nwagbo Chidera, also known as Pankeeroy, has been arrested for alleged Internet fraud. Chidera was arrested alongside 34 others at the James Court in…

*Man hit by Lagos ambulance driver seeks medical help from Sanwo-Olu (Guardian)*4 remanded for impersonating Lagos environmental officers (Punch)

Man hit by Lagos ambulance driver seeks medical help from Sanwo-Olu (Guardian) A 29-year-old man, Mr Ismaila Bakare, who was knocked down on March 13, 2021 by an Ajah General Hospital ambulance has appealed to Lagos State government for medical…

Messi consoles ex-Barcelona teammate Ronaldinho over mum’s death

Lionel Messi has sent a message of comfort to his fellow Barcelona icon Ronaldinho after the ex-Brazil international’s mother passed away due to complications arising from a Covid-19 infection at the age of 71. Ronaldinho’s mother, Miguelina Eloi Assis dos…

*FG extends Third Mainland Bridge completion, to shut down bridge Feb 19 to 21 (Vanguard)*Planned protest: Calm at #LekkiTollgate as protesters comply with security directive (Vanguard)

FG extends Third Mainland Bridge completion, to shut down bridge Feb 19 to 21 (Vanguard) The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola Sunday said the Third Mainland Bridge will no longer be opened on Monday but at…

*Sanwo-Olu tasks building experts on solutions to reducing housing cost (Guardian)*Court admits CD analysis of Naira Marley’s phone (Punch)

Sanwo-Olu tasks building experts on solutions to reducing housing cost (Guardian) Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, tasked all stakeholders and professionals in the built sector to come up with well thought-out solutions on how to reduce cost of building…

*Lagos to deploy new platform, PayVIS to track, fine traffic offenders (Guardian)*Lagos landlords accuse police of protecting hoodlums while demolishing buildings (Punch)

Lagos to deploy new platform, PayVIS to track, fine traffic offenders (Guardian) The Lagos State government has launched a number plate detection platform, PayVIS, which will capture vehicle offenders whenever they violate traffic laws and then bill them. PayVIS is…

Lionel Messi: Barcelona striker wants to play in US

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi says he hopes to one day play in the United States but is unsure of his future when his contract runs out in June. The Argentina forward, 33, can begin negotiations with overseas clubs in January.…

Messi is not difficult to manage – Koeman

Ronald Koeman has dismissed claims that Lionel Messi is difficult to manage before their Champions League Group G match against Dynamo Kyiv. Former Barca manager Quique Setien suggested that he found the forward hard to handle during his brief tenure.…

*Shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki: Army won’t let us through – Emergency workers (Vanguard)*Black Tuesday: 49 killed as protests turn bloody (Punch)

Shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki: Army won’t let us through – Emergency workers (Vanguard) Following shooting of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, with reports of casualties, ambulances and emergency workers that responded to calls were turned back…

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