*LASU beats UNILAG, other varsities at NANS competition (Punch)*Rector harps on dress code, discipline as LASPOTECH admits over 2,000 (Guardian)

LASU beats UNILAG, other varsities at NANS competition (Punch) Lagos State University has emerged winner of the southwest inter-tertiary debate organised by the National Association of Nigerian Students. The competition with the theme, ‘Clash of Thoughts’, had contestants from University…

I hawked fufu before relocating abroad, says Kamaru Usman, Nigerian-born American fighter

Nigerian-American mixed martial arts champion, Kamaru Usman, has revealed that he and his family had nothing while in Nigeria before moving on to greener pastures and finding his beloved sport. The UFC’s current welterweight champion disclosed this and many more…

Anderson Silva: UFC legend Anderson Silva to discuss future after defeat by Hall

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva says he will discuss his future with his team before making a final decision on his retirement. The Brazilian, 45, announced in October that his fight in Las Vegas on Saturday, which ended in…

Joaquin Buckley delivers one of the ‘craziest knockouts’ in UFC history

UFC middleweight Joaquin Buckley produced a knockout from the gods to claim the most spectacular victory of the night on UFC Fight Island on Saturday night as he starched Impa Kasanganay with a stunning spinning back kick. Buckley attempted to…

Colby Covington halts post-fight interview to take phone call from Donald Trump

A visibly exited Colby Covington halted an interview to take a call from a ‘proud’ Donald Trump after his UFC win over Tyron Woodley. The welterweight dominated the former champion over five rounds and forced Woodley to call for an…

UFC fighter Colby Covington slams LeBron James and NBA players over boycott

Colby Covington has blasted LeBron James and NBA players over their decision to boycott games in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake. The UFC star took exception with basketball players pushing for reform after Blake, 29, was shot several…

Israel Adesanya not fazed by Paulo Costa’s challenge

As the countdown to the September 26 UFC 253 fight begins, Nigerian born New Zealand-based Mixed Martial Art (MMA) fighter, Israel Adesanya, has vowed to show his challenger, Paulo Costa, that he is a true fighter. The fight, a Pay…

UFC star Joanne Calderwood taken to hospital after passing out backstage

UFC star Joanne Calderwood was rushed to hospital after fainting backstage following her defeat to Jennifer Maia on Saturday night. The Scottish fighter suffered heartbreak against Maia having decided to take on the flyweight in a short-notice bout rather than…

*Lagos APC denies nominating Alake to replace Osinowo (Guardian) Why Abule Egba-Toll Gate road remains unfixed, by Lagos (Nation)

Lagos APC denies nominating Alake to replace Osinowo (Guardian) Lagos State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) said it has not selected any candidate to replace the late Senator Bayo Osinowo, who represented Lagos East zone until his death last…

UFC champ Alex Volkanovski pens children’s book to show fighters aren’t ‘thugs’

UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is keen to dispel the stereotype of the braindead, brutish fighter as he inks a children’s book designed at showing off the softer side of the world’s toughest athletes. Volkanovski, who will defend his 145lb…

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