*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…

*Lagos directs closure of public, private schools (Punch)*Stranded Lagos residents hail anti-SARS protesters (Guardian)

Lagos directs closure of public, private schools (Punch) The Lagos State Government has directed all pupils/students in public and private schools to stay at home, following the tension generated by the anti- SARS protests. The Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade…

Luis Suarez wasn’t forced out of Barcelona – Koeman

Ronald Koeman felt Lionel Messi’s angry response to Luis Suarez’s Barcelona exit made “sense”, but insists the Uruguay striker left of his own accord. The turbulence at Barca became arguably the biggest saga of the pre-season anywhere in European football,…

Messi can be convinced to stay at Barca, Suarez says

Lionel Messi can be convinced to stay at FC Barcelona beyond this season, in spite of interest from Manchester City, his former teammate Luis Suarez says. The Barca captain tried to force his way out of the club in the…

*Two dead, houses burnt in Ikorodu clash (Guardian)*Exploded Lagos gas plant operated without planning permit – Investigation (Punch)

Two dead, houses burnt in Ikorodu clash (Guardian) A communal clash between Yoruba indigenes and the Arewa community in Igbo-Olomu, a community in Isawo-Agric, Ikorodu, Lagos has left two dead, several injured and property worth millions of Naira razed in…

*Gridlock as #EndSARS protesters block Lagos highway (Punch)*Lagos Assembly commences investigation into gas explosions (Nation)

Gridlock as #EndSARS protesters block Lagos highway (Punch) Many commuters were stranded around the Alausa and Berger areas in Lagos State as protesters blocked the Alausa section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The PUNCH gathered that the protesters moved from the…

Messi to put Barca drama behind him as Argentina seek fast start

Superstar footballer Lionel Messi will take a break from his Barcelona soap opera as he bids to fire Argentina to the World Cup in Qatar and what will probably be his last chance to try to win the coveted trophy.…

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