Formula 1 season to start with eight races in Europe

The 2020 Formula 1 season will start in Austria on 5 July, the first of a run of eight races in Europe. An F1 statement said the championship would begin across three consecutive weekends – two in Austria on 5…

COVID-19: Spain to end women’s football season

Spain’s women’s football season is on the verge of being cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with champions in each tier being declared based on the standings before the campaign was halted, the country’s football federation (RFEF) has said.…

*Lagos preaches safety in gradual easing of lockdown (Guardian) *Parents, educators unite to protect children from sexual predators (ThisDay)

Lagos preaches safety in gradual easing of lockdown (Guardian) The Director General, Lagos Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola, has called on corporations and businesses to ensure all safety and precautionary measures while they embark on the gradual easing of the…

La Liga clubs pledge €200m to other sports, lower leagues

Clubs in Spain’s top two divisions have agreed to give an additional 200 million euros (176.4 million pounds) over the next four years to boost Spanish sports. The fund would also assist lower league football, the league’s organising body, La…

Spain loses 394 to pandemic in 24 hours

Spain plans to extend its state of emergency for another 15 days, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced, as the number of Covid-19 deaths soars in the country. Sanchez, who addressed citizens in a televised briefing on Sunday, after meeting with…

Nigeria records 10 new cases of coronavirus

Nigeria has recorded another 10 positive cases of coronavirus, Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire said on Saturday. “Nigeria has recorded 10 new cases of #COVID19 in Lagos and FCT,” Ehanire said in a tweet. “That is a total of…

*Lagos cautions over fire outbreaks (Nation) *Police arraign fake Unilag lecturer (Punch)

  Lagos cautions over fire outbreaks (Nation) Lagos State Government, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has advised Lagosians to take precautionary measures to prevent fire disasters in view of the prevailing harmattan weather which aids the spread of fires.  The Governor who spoke…

Spain seizes submarine with 2,000kg of cocaine – police sources (BBC)

A submarine loaded with more than 2,000kg (4,409lb) of cocaine has been seized in Spain, police sources say. They say two people were held after the vessel ran aground off Galicia’s coast in the north-west. A third person fled. They…

Fury in Spain as Gareth Bale holds ‘inflammatory’ flag after Wales qualify (Mirror)

The Spanish media have reacted with anger after Gareth Bale was pictured holding a flag with the words “Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order.” Bale helped his country qualify for Euro 2020 after Wales beat Hungary 2-0 to secure their…

King penalty denies Spain in dramatic Norway draw (Guardian)

Joshua King’s 94th-minute penalty snatched Norway a 1-1 draw with Spain in Oslo on Saturday as the three-time champions were made to wait to qualify for Euro 2020. Victory would have booked Robert Moreno’s Spain a spot at next year’s…

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