Roger Federer donates £857,000 to ‘most vulnerable’ Swiss families amid coronavirus crisis

Roger Federer and his wife Mirka have donated one million Swiss Francs (£857,000) to the ‘most vulnerable families in Switzerland’, insisting that ‘nobody should be left behind’. Tennis superstar Federer, who is currently recovering from knee surgery, hopes that others…

*Police, landlords clash over family’s claim to Lagos communities (Punch) *Lassa fever hits Lagos as Nigeria deaths top 100 (Guardian)

Police, landlords clash over family’s claim to Lagos communities (Punch) Landlords and residents in the Isheri and Olowora areas of the Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area of Lagos State were thrown into confusion on Monday when a family allegedly mobilised…

*Okada ban: Schoolgirl shot, LASTMA, police vehicles destroyed (Punch) *Man remanded for alleged $4,500 love scam (Nation)

Okada ban: Schoolgirl shot, LASTMA, police vehicles destroyed (Punch) Pandemonium broke out in the Iyana-Ipaja area of Alimosho in Lagos State on Wednesday as motorcyclists and the police clashed over the ban and restriction on the activities of motorcycle riders…

*‘Regulate us, don’t kill our means of survival’ (Guardian) *492 families benefit from Sanwo-Olu’s housing scheme (Nation)

‘Regulate us, don’t kill our means of survival’ (Guardian) In protest against today’s take-off of the ban on the operations of commercial motorcycles on some major Lagos roads and bridges by the Lagos State Government, riders of e-hailing motorcycles yesterday…

*Mother, son jailed three years for Internet fraud (Punch) *Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: More buildings for demolition over interchange, flyovers (Vanguard)

Mother, son jailed three years for Internet fraud (Punch) The Federal High Court in Lagos, on Tuesday, sentenced one Mrs Damilola Adeyeri and her son, Alaba, to three years’ imprisonment for defrauding an American of the sum of $82,570. Justice…

*Okada’ ban: Lagos residents hail Sanwo-Olu (Nation) *Amotekun: South-West has no plan to secede from Nigeria – Fayemi (Vanguard)

Okada’ ban: Lagos residents hail Sanwo-Olu (Nation) Some residents of Lagos on Tuesday commended Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s courage in banning commercial motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles (Keke) in some local governments, highways and bridges in the state. The News Agency of…

Roger Federer gives verdict on Jannik Sinner as young Italian looks to extend curious Australian Open record (Metro)

One young man was narrowly denied a first match win at the Australian Open on Monday, but it wasn’t his opponent who kept him at bay. Jannik Sinner, the red-headed 18-year-old Italian who is ranked 82 in the world, lost…

*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…

*Five confirmed dead in Abule-Egba pipeline fire (Guardian) *Man arrested for stabbing wife to death (Nation)

Five confirmed dead in Abule-Egba pipeline fire (Guardian) At least five people have been confirmed dead in the Abule-Egba pipeline fire explosion that occurred on Sunday night. “It’s unfortunate we lost 5 lives to this inferno, with many in critical…

*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…

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