*Explosion victims narrate ordeals, count losses as death toll rises to five (Guardian) *Diesel-laden tanker falls, catches fire in Lagos (Punch)

Explosion victims narrate ordeals, count losses as death toll rises to five (Guardian) After the raging fire following Sunday night’s pipeline explosion at Abule Egba area of Lagos State was put out by a combined team of firefighters and emergency…

*Reconstruction: Anger as gridlock grounds Lagos-Ibadan Expressway (NewTelegraph) *Friends tell court how Kolade Johnson was allegedly killed by policeman (Tribune)

Reconstruction: Anger as gridlock grounds Lagos-Ibadan Expressway (NewTelegraph) Motorists were held for several hours yesterday as gridlock grounded vehicular movements on the ever-busy Lagos-Ibandan Expressway. The hold-up forced some commuters to abandon their vehicles and trek for several kilometres. Those…

Rashford and Martial land big win for Solskjaer (Nation)

Manchester United continued their good week by beating fierce neighbours City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium. After helping defeat Tottenham on Wednesday, Marcus Rashford opened the scoring from the penalty spot after being fouled by Bernardo Silva – a foul…

EPL: Rashford strikes twice as Man Utd end Mourinho’s perfect start at Spurs (Punch)

Marcus Rashford spoiled Jose Mourinho’s return to Old Trafford on Wednesday, scoring twice as Manchester United beat Tottenham 2-1 to end their former manager’s perfect start to his tenure at his new club. The England forward put United in front…

*Hate speech bill is dead, says Bishop Oyedepo (Punch) *EFCC arrests 27 ‘fraudsters’ in Lagos hotel raid (Nation)

Hate speech bill is dead, says Bishop Oyedepo (Punch) The Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has said the controversial hate speech bill being considered by the Senate is dead. Oyedepo said the sponsor of the…

Harry Kane sets record as England thrash Kosovo in final Euro 2020 qualifier (Metro)

Harry Kane became the first England player to score in every game in a qualifying campaign as Gareth Southgate’s side thrashed Kosovo in their final Euro 2020 qualifier. The Three Lions secured their place at next summer’s Euros with a…

Rashford shines as Manchester United send Chelsea out of Carabao cup (DailyTrust)

Marcus Rashford hit a brace to move Manchester United into the EFL Cup quarter-finals with a 2-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. A penalty and a spectacular free-kick from Rashford sealed a third away win in a…

Solskjaer fears Rashford may be out of action a while (Guardian)

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is likely to be “out for a while” with a groin injury sustained during the defeat to West Ham, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. England international Rashford limped off in the 61st minute of United’s…

Marcus Rashford racially abused: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says perpetrators ‘hiding behind’ profiles (BBC)

People who post racist abuse on social media “hide behind fake identities”, said Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after striker Marcus Rashford was targeted. The England forward, 21, was abused after missing a penalty in Saturday’s shock 2-1 home loss…

Marcus Rashford agrees £300,000-a-week deal with Manchester United (Metro)

Manchester United are set to announce Marcus Rashford’s contract extension before their pre-season tour of Australia after the striker reportedly agreed a deal worth up to £300,000-a-week. The forward has 12 months to run on his existing deal and, though…

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