*#EndSARS: Police framed, detained me for 48 days, extracted 2 of my teeth, man tells panel (Sun)*2 sisters jailed 10 years for stealing N1.7m (Punch)

#EndSARS: Police framed, detained me for 48 days, extracted 2 of my teeth, man tells panel (Sun) A Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) brutality victim, Okoli Agwu Abunike, yesterday accused police lawyer of slapping him four times when he went to…

Athlete shows true sportsmanship as he turns round to help collapsed runner (Metro)

This is the heart-warming moment a runner stopped inches from the finish line to turn back and help an exhausted competitor. The depleted athlete had collapsed onto his hands and knees just metres from the end of the elite 10k…

Dog rescued swimming 220 km off Thailand (VOA)

A dog found swimming more than 220 kilometers (135 miles) from shore by workers on an oil rig crew in the Gulf of Thailand has been returned safely to land. A worker on the rig belonging to Chevron Thailand Exploration…

Death sentence for tourists taking selfies at beach near airport —Thai govt (Punch)

Thai aviation authorities have threatened to punish tourists, who take selfies pretending to touch planes, with a death sentence. A beach close to a busy airport on Phuket in the country’s south has become a popular attraction with holidaymakers because…

Support good leaders to prevent chaos, King warns as Thais vote (Punch)

Thais filled schoolyards, temples and government offices to vote Sunday in the first election since a 2014 coup, with a high turnout expected among a public who received a cryptic last-minute warning from the Thai king to support “good” leaders…

Falcons thrash Thailand 3-0, end campaign on a high (Guardian)

Nigeria’s women national team, Super Falcons ended their campaign at the Cyprus Women’s Cup with a commanding 3-0 win over Thailand – one of the 24 countries that will take part in this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup finals. Forward…

Thai princess’ party backs down on PM bid (BBC)

The party that nominated a Thai princess to run for PM has said it will comply with the king’s wishes after he opposed the move. The Thai Raksa Chart party is allied to divisive former PM Thaksin Shinawatra. On Friday…

Thai government backs same-sex civil partnership bill (Guardian)

Thailand’s military government has backed a bill that would make the country the first in Asia to recognise same-sex civil partnerships. The civil partnership bill is likely to require approval from Thailand’s new parliament after the country’s general election in…

*OOU final year student killed in Lagos Christmas tragedy (Punch)*IMF: Lagos to Grow $136bn GDP by 4% in 2019 (ThisDay)

December 26, 2018 OOU final year student killed in Lagos Christmas tragedy (Punch) It was a black Christmas Day for the family of Boluwatife Oyeleye, a final year student of Urban and Regional Planning, Olabisi Onabanjo University, who was killed…

Thailand approves medicinal cannabis (BBC)

Thailand’s parliament has voted to approve cannabis for medical use, with a key lawmaker calling it a “New Year’s gift” to the Thai people. Recreational use will remain illegal. Marijuana was used in Thailand as a traditional medicine, until it…

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