Salah and Mane won’t win Balon d’Or as African stars ‘not respected,’ says Eto’o (Metro)

Samuel Eto’o claims that neither Mohamed Salah nor Sadio Mane will win the Balon d’Or this year as African footballers do not receive the respect they deserve. The annual prize, supposedly celebrating the best player on the planet for the…

Michael Owen brands Mohamed Salah ‘selfish’ following spat with Sadio Mane (Metro)

Michael Owen has branded Mohamed Salah ‘selfish’ following his spat with Sadio Mane during Liverpool’s win over Burnley last weekend. Jurgen Klopp’s side recorded a club-record 13th straight win at Turf Moor following a straightforward 3-0 victory, but the achievement…

How Egyptian fans celebrated Salah’s goal, Liverpool win (Punch)

Egyptian football fans were overjoyed on Saturday as Liverpool were crowned European champions after winning 2-0 against their English counterparts Tottenham Hotspur. Coming in as favourites, the Reds sealed the win and their sixth European Cup in a grinding game…

*Govt warns residents on poisonous ponmo in Lagos market (Punch)* Task force arrests 90 suspected cultists, miscreants (Nation)

Govt warns residents on poisonous ponmo in Lagos market (Punch) The Lagos State Government has warned residents of the state against buying ponmo (cow skin), being sold in some markets in the state. A statement by the Director of Public…

*Third Mainland Bridge is safe — Ministry (Guardian) * Seven Lagos traffic robbery suspects confess to snatching N25,000, valuables from victims —Police (Punch)

Third Mainland Bridge is safe — Ministry (Guardian) The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, on Sunday said that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos was safe for use, contrary to a Facebook posting spreading fears about the bridge.…

*FG announces public holidays for Easter celebration (Guardian) * Buhari asks ministers to submit status report April 24 (Punch)

FG announces public holidays for Easter celebration (Guardian) The Nigerian Government Wednesday declared Friday April 19 and Monday April 22, 2019 as public holiday. Georgina Ehuriah, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Interior, made this announcement on behalf of the Minister of…

*For proper understanding, talk to policemen in Pidgin, Shogunle counsels (Punch) * Reps condemn Presidency for starving first line charge agencies of funds (Nation)

For proper understanding, talk to policemen in Pidgin, Shogunle counsels (Punch) The Head of the Police Complaints Response Unit, Abayomi Shogunle, has said that, to make for proper understanding, it’s better for Nigerians to speak to policemen in Pidgin whenever…

*Ada promised to celebrate Easter with me, says mum of 20-year-old girl killed by Police in Ajegunle (Punch) * Atiku: Cameroonian citizenship claims reckless, says PDP (Nation)

Ada promised to celebrate Easter with me, says mum of 20-year-old girl killed by Police in Ajegunle (Punch) The mother of the victim of Police shooting death in Ajegunle, Lagos, has said that her murdered daughter, Ada Ifeanyi, had promised…

Jurgen Klopp speaks out on Mohamed Salah’s form affecting Liverpool’s Premier League title hopes (Metro)

Jurgen Klopp insists Mohamed Salah will return to goalscoring form sooner rather than later if his side keep manufacturing chances. The Merseyside club have only managed to score in one of their last four games, with Klopp’s men playing out…

Salah out of Nigeria, Egypt friendly, 10 uncapped players listed for Asaba game (Guardian)

Egypt’s coach Javier Aguirre has named 10 new faces and has dropped Liverpool’s winger Mohamed Salah and West Bromwich Albion’s centre-back Ahmed Hegazi from the squad for the Nations Cup qualifier against Niger and the friendly against Nigeria on March…

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