Suarez double sends Atletico clear at top

Atletico Madrid went three points clear at the top of the Spanish La Liga table with two games in hand following victory over Elche. Ex-Liverpool and Barcelona forward Luis Suarez slotted in England international Kieran Trippier’s cross in the 41st…

*Lagos eases curfew by 10 hours (Vanguard)*Lekki shootings: We hid behind barricades to escape, say eyewitnesses (Punch)

Lagos eases curfew by 10 hours (Vanguard) The Lagos State Government has eased the 24-hour curfew imposed in Lagos State to allow movement of persons from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm from Saturday. Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor,…

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…

I have no doubts about Messi, says Koeman

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has said he has no concerns about Lionel Messi ahead of their first La Liga game of the season on Sunday after the Argentinian took another swipe at the club over the departure of Luis Suarez.…

Luis Suarez leaves Barcelona’s training ground in tears ahead of Atletico Madrid transfer

Luis Suarez left Barcelona’s training ground in tears after saying goodbye to his teammates ahead of his transfer to Atletico Madrid. The 33-year-old is on the verge of joining Diego Simeone’s side in a €4 million (£3.6m) deal after an…

*Dismissed cop jailed seven years for killing Lagos resident (Punch)*Woman seeks justice for son blinded by cultists (Guardian)

Dismissed cop jailed seven years for killing Lagos resident (Punch) Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Lagos State Special Offences Court, on Wednesday, sentenced a dismissed policeman, Ologunowa Ojo, to seven years’ imprisonment for killing one Taiye Akande. PUNCH Metro had…

*Lagos seals 21 illegal pharmacies, patent medicine stores (Nation)*Family kicks as drivers crush Lagos neighbourhood watch officer to death (Punch)

Lagos seals 21 illegal pharmacies, patent medicine stores (Nation) About 21 Pharmacies, Patent Medicine shops, and unlicensed premises were shut by the Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods for offences bordering on the illegal operation…

Luis Suarez agrees deal with Juventus – Guillem Balague

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has agreed to join Juventus, reports BBC Radio 5 Live’s Guillem Balague. Suarez will move to Serie A on a free transfer – or perhaps a nominal fee – if he can negotiate his release from…

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