From poverty to champion: Giannis completes NBA dream journey

As the last seconds ticked away before Milwaukee won the NBA Finals, Giannis Antetokounmpo thought not about his amazing performance but instead pondered his incredible journey from poverty to champion. “When I came to the league, I didn’t know where…

Giannis scores 50 to power Bucks to first NBA title since 1971

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 50 points in an astounding all-around performance and the Milwaukee Bucks captured their first NBA title since 1971 by defeating the Phoenix Suns 105-98 on Tuesday. The Bucks won the best-of-seven NBA Finals by four games to…

*Navy intercepts 162 bags of suspected smuggled rice in Lagos offshore (Guardian)*Otedola Bridge accident kills 1, injures 2 (Nation)

Navy intercepts 162 bags of suspected smuggled rice in Lagos offshore (Guardian) The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT on routine patrol recently intercepted a wooden boat with 162 bags of foreign parboiled rice off the shore of Lagos. This is…

*Salesgirl remanded for alleged N1m theft, attempted murder (Vanguard)*Murder, robbery suspects among 1,320 arrested in Lagos (Nation)

Salesgirl remanded for alleged N1m theft, attempted murder (Vanguard) A 21-year-old girl, Blessing Lawal, was on Thursday remanded at a correctional centre for alleged one million naira theft and attempted murder. Chief Magistrate F.M. Ajayi, gave 14 days remand order…

*Trial of Danish man accused of killing Nigerian wife, kid stalled (Guardian)*Man docked over alleged kidnap of toddler (Vanguard)

Trial of Danish man accused of killing Nigerian wife, kid stalled (Guardian) The trial of a Danish, Peter Neilsen, accused of killing his Nigerian wife and their daughter, was on Monday stalled due to the defendant’s delay in filing an…

*Lagos landlords, motorists groan over poor road, gridlock, accidents (Punch)*Mixed reactions trail Lagos Bill barring parade of suspects (Guardian)

Lagos landlords, motorists groan over poor road, gridlock, accidents (Punch) Residents and shop owners have decried the poor state of Old Ipaja Road, Agege, saying that it impedes free flow of traffic and causes avoidable accidents. Motorists plying the corridor…

*Fire guts shops at Ladipo Market, Lagos (Guardian)*Police intensify patrol to curb cult activities (Nation)

Fire guts shops at Ladipo Market, Lagos (Guardian) The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says shops containing car accessories worth millions of naira have been gutted by fire at Ladipo Market, Lagos. Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA Acting Zonal Coordinator, South-West…

*LASTMA officials absconded with my bleeding wife, stole N150,000 – Businessman (Punch)*Lagos partner FG on Southwest development plan (Guardian)

LASTMA officials absconded with my bleeding wife, stole N150,000 – Businessman (Punch) A Dubai-based businessman, Jude Eze, has accused some personnel of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority of absconding with his bleeding wife, Sophia, during an arrest. It was…

*Lagos residents recount experiences on President’s visit (Guardian)*Motorists, commuters groan as robbers take over Lagos bridge (Punch)

Lagos residents recount experiences on President’s visit (Guardian) It was a harrowing experience for some Lagosians following the restriction of movement imposed on certain areas of the metropolis as a result of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Lagos. Although, motorists…

Giannis Antetokounmpo lands triple-double as Milwaukee Bucks sweep Miami Heat

Giannis Antetokounmpo had a triple-double as the Milwaukee Bucks completed a 4-0 clean sweep of their NBA first-round play-off series against the Miami Heat on Saturday. The reigning back-to-back MVP finished with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 15 assists as…

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