Ndidi leads Premier League tacklers (Independent)

The Guardian, in partnership with football statistics website Whoscored.com, has published 10 standout statistics from the 2019-2020 Premier League season so far with Leicester FC and Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi making more tackles than any other team and player respectively. Leicester…

Ajeluorou, Akubuiro headline writing masterclass at UNIBEN

Two Lagos-based journalists and fiction writers – Anote Ajeluorou of The Guardian and Henry Akubuiro of The Sun – will be lead discussants in a creative writing masterclass to be held at the Department of English and Literature, University of…

Ole Gunnar Solskjær ‘relieved’ window closed as Manchester United look ahead (Guardian)

To listen to Ole Gunnar Solskjær sitting before a larger than usual audience to preview Manchester United’s season was to witness a man who conspicuously did not want to say anything that could add to the sense – once again…

Tottenham agree £55m fee with Real Betis for Giovani Lo Celso (Guardian)

Tottenham have reached an agreement with Real Betis to sign Giovani Lo Celso for a club record-equalling €60m (£55.3m) while Mauricio Pochettino is also hoping a deal for Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon can be completed before Thursday’s transfer deadline. On a…

Samuel L. Jackson traces his ancestral root to Gabon (Guardian)

American actor and film producer, Samuel L. Jackson has traced his roots to Gabon. The Hollywood veteran found out his ancestry through Finding Your Roots, an American docu-series that uses traditional genealogical research and genetics to discover the family history…

Ole Gunnar Solskjær expects Paul Pogba to stay at Man U (Guardian)

Ole Gunnar Solskjær is convinced Paul Pogba wants to stay at Manchester United and is hopeful the midfielder will feature in their Premier League opener against Chelsea at Old Trafford next Sunday, providing the Frenchman returns to training problem-free. Solskjær…

Supreme Court sacks APC lawmaker (Guardian)

The Supreme Court Tuesday sacked a member of the House of Representatives Mustapha Usman, who represents Yola South/Yola North/Girei Federal Constituency of Adamawa State. The court ruled that Usman, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), forged his academic…

Woman sues two police officers over bail fee (Guardian)

  An industrialist, Mrs. Babalola Damilola, has dragged two serving police officers before a Lagos High Court, Ikeja, for allegedly extorting the sum of N70, 000, before she was granted bail. The claimant in the suit marked ID/8016MFHR/19 filed by…

UNN unveils first five-seater electric car (Guardian)

It was excitement galore at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) yesterday as the institution’s Engineering Faculty successfully unveiled its first five-seater electric car. Christened Lion Ozumba 551, the car, made with 80 per cent locally-sourced materials, has a 30-kilometre…

Atiku won Buhari’s home state – PDP tells tribunal (Guardian)

Nigeria’s opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday told the Presidential Election Tribunal that its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, defeated President Muhammadu Buhari, in his home state, Katsina State. Salisu Maijigiri, who is the PDP’s state chairman in Katsina and was…

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