Arsenal star Mesut Ozil refuses to take pay cut on £350,000-a-week wages

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has reportedly refused the club’s request to take a pay cut on his £350,000-a-week wages to ease the Gunners’ financial worries during the coronavirus pandemic. The Gunners released a statement on Monday afternoon to confirm that…

*Six arrested at suspected kidnappers’ den in Lagos (Guardian) *COVID-19: Lekki hospital asks visitors in last 10 days to self-isolate after two staff tested positive (Vanguard)

Six arrested at suspected kidnappers’ den in Lagos (Guardian) Residents with the help of soldiers yesterday uncovered a tunnel used by suspected ritualists at Ladipo bus-stop, Agege Motor Road, Lagos State, while six suspects have been arrested with efforts ongoing…

*2020: Sanwo-Olu’s wife welcomes first babies in four Lagos hospitals (Vanguard) *LASU student’s killer pastor not our member – C&S (Punch)

  2020: Sanwo-Olu’s wife welcomes first babies in four Lagos hospitals (Vanguard) Wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, today, welcomed and presented gifts items to the first babies of the year in four state-owned health facilities. The facilities…

Arteta aims to solve Ozil issue as Chelsea clash looms (Guardian)

Mikel Arteta has backed Mesut Ozil to make the most of his fresh start as Arsenal’s new manager prepares for his home debut against Chelsea on Sunday. Ozil has become a polarising figure at Arsenal after several seasons of lacklustre…

Ozil cut from video game in China over Xinjiang comments (Guardian)

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been deleted from Chinese versions of the popular Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) mobile game, the title’s China distributor has said, as the fallout builds over his criticism of the country’s treatment of its Uighur minority.…

*Lagos government begins review of secondary school curriculum (Guardian) *LCC begins cashless operation on Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge Jan 1 (Punch)

Lagos government begins review of secondary school curriculum (Guardian) Amid complaint on the curriculum being used at primary and secondary school levels, the Lagos State government has begun moves to review them to meet current trends. Over 200 teachers from…

*Robbers attack passengers on BRT bus in daylight (Punch) *Lagos, power holding company to scale up electricity supply (Independent)

Robbers attack passengers on BRT bus in daylight (Punch) Men of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Corps on Friday botched a robbery attack on passengers of a BRT bus, arresting two suspects – Kenechukwu  Chukwuka and Adam Isiak. The suspects, six…

Mesut Ozil gives advice to Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson over staking Arsenal first-team claims (Metro)

Mesut Ozil has told Arsenal youngsters Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson to believe in themselves and work hard as they look to establish themselves in the Gunners’ first team. Both players started on the opening weekend of the Premier League…

Two charged over security incident linked to Arsenal duo (Guardian)

Two men will appear in court next month charged with a public order offence, police confirmed Sunday, in connection with two Arsenal footballers previously targeted in an attack. Arsenal said Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac would not play in Sunday’s…

Arsenal stars targeted by ‘knife-wielding car-jackers’ (Guardian)

Arsenal footballers Sead Kolasinac and Mesut Ozil fought off knife-wielding car-jackers in a terrifying ordeal in London captured on a video circulated on social media. In the footage, the Premier League club’s Bosnian defender Kolasinac is seen leaping from the…

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