*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,…

*Residents storm Lagos Marathon, protest okada, tricycle ban (Punch) *Prices rise as traders lament 7.5% VAT (Vanguard)

Residents storm Lagos Marathon, protest okada, tricycle ban (Punch) Some residents on Saturday stormed the venue of the Lagos Marathon to protest against the ban of motorcycle and tricycle operations in major parts of the state. The protesters under the…

*Police charge Iyanya with car theft (Nation) *Thief defiles 10-year-old girl after stealing mother’s phone, money (Punch)

Police charge Iyanya with car theft (Nation) The Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) Ikoyi, Lagos, has charged Nigerian singer Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, popularly called Iyanya, with alleged car theft. Iyanya was arraigned for the offence on February 4, 2020 before…

Messi attacks Abidal after dressing room criticism

Lionel Messi has hit back at Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal after the Frenchman blamed slackness in the dressing room for the departure of recently-fired coach Ernesto Valverde. In an interview with Spanish daily Sport, Abidal, said that under Valverde,…

*Three bag jail term for $215,084.75 Internet scam (Guardian) *Sanwo-Olu inaugurates ferries, says okada, Marwa ban irreversible (Punch)

Three bag jail term for $215,084.75 Internet scam (Guardian) Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos has sentenced Obaro James Omemi, Ehizojie Slyvanus Omokhuale and Eghosa Atekha Osunde to one year in prison each for an offence…

*NSCDC arrests eight for selling JAMB forms above official price (Nation) *19-year-old housewife kills husband in Katsina (DailyTrust)

NSCDC arrests eight for selling JAMB forms above official price (Nation) The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos Command, on Monday paraded eight men, allegedly involved in selling the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) forms above its…

*Naira Marley: Police discontinue car theft case against singer, siblings (Punch) *Lagos police reunite mad lady with parents in Ondo (DailyTrust)

Naira Marley: Police discontinue car theft case against singer, siblings (Punch) The police on Tuesday withdrew the car theft charges they filed against hip-hop singer, Azeez Fashola, alias Naira Marley, and his two siblings, Idris and Babatunde Fashola; and cousin,…

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