*Woman accuses police of demanding N200,000 after releasing missing child to impostor (Punch)*Cattle Rearing: Lagos butchers seek 50,000 hectares of land for ranching (Vanguard)

Woman accuses police of demanding N200,000 after releasing missing child to impostor (Punch) A grieving mother, Joy Iheanacho, has accused policemen attached to the Juvenile Welfare Centre at the Alakara Police Division, Lagos State, of demanding N200,000 from her to…

Alli impresses as Tottenham cruise through in Europa League

Dele Alli scored a superb overhead kick as Tottenham cruised into the Europa League last 16 with an 8-1 aggregate win over Austrian side Wolfsberger. Spurs were already in control of the tie following a 4-1 first-leg victory and quickly…

*Fleeing driver arrested with boss’ stolen car in Ogun (Punch)*‘We know nothing about body found in Lagos lagoon’ (Nation)

Fleeing driver arrested with boss stolen car in Ogun (Punch) Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested one Eyo Eta on the Ijebu-Mushin/Benin Expressway while allegedly fleeing with his boss’ car. Eta, a resident of No. 78 Iju…

*2 men sentenced to death for armed robbery in Lagos (Punch)*Oworonshoki-bound lane of Third Mainland Bridge closes weekend (Guardian)

2 men sentenced to death for armed robbery in Lagos (Punch) A Lagos State High Court in Ikeja has sentenced two men, Moshood Ogunshola and Wasiu Lekan, to death by hanging. The convicts were arraigned before Justice S.S. Ogunsanya on…

*COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu okays Ivermectin trial in Lagos (Punch)*Man docked for alleged threat on wife’s life (Guardian)

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu okays Ivermectin trial in Lagos (Punch) Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the clinical trial of Ivermectin drug for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 infection in the state, Sanwo-Olu made this known in a statement on…

*Reps consider legalising hemp cultivation, registration for traders (Punch)*Sanwo-Olu expresses concern over rising COVID-19 cases (Guardian)

Reps consider legalising hemp cultivation, registration for traders (Punch) The House of Representatives is proposing legalisation of cultivation and trading in cannabis for medical and cosmetic use, research purposes as well as revenue generation for Nigeria. This is being proposed…

USA forward Alex Morgan contracts coronavirus

United States forward Alex Morgan says she and her family “closed out 2020” by contracting coronavirus “while in California over the holidays”. Morgan recently rejoined Orlando Pride after a short spell at Women’s Super League side Tottenham. The 31-year-old is…

*Nine suspected traffic robbers arrested on New Year’s eve (Vanguard)*Sanwo-Olu visits first baby of 2021 in Alimosho General Hospital (Guardian)

9 suspected traffic robbers arrested on New Year’s eve (Vanguard) Lagos State Police Command Friday, said nine traffic robbers were arrested within the State on New Year’s eve. The suspected traffic robbers were 19-year old Oluseyi Afolabi, 18-year-old Adeyemo Ayomide,…

Tottenham vs Fulham called off due to COVID-19 outbreak

Tottenham’s Premier League clash against Fulham on Wednesday evening has been postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak at the west London club. Scott Parker’s side were due to face Tottenham in north London at 6pm on Wednesday but the match…

*Gas pipeline leakage causes panic, disrupts commercial activities in Lagos (Guardian)*Presidential Task Team on Apapa Ports dismisses corruption allegations (Thisday)

Gas pipeline leakage causes panic, disrupts commercial activities in Lagos (Guardian) Eighteen months after a major tragedy was averted at Ibafo on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, when an excavator operator working for Julius Berger mistakenly ruptured a gas pipeline buried on…

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