Venus Williams ‘brought to tears’ by Black Lives Matter protests

Venus Williams revealed she was ‘brought to tears’ by the ‘solidarity that has erupted across the USA’ during the Black Lives Matter protests. Williams, the American seven-time Grand Slam champion, believes the protests have merely ‘scratched the surface of the…

*Lagos records another five COVID-19 related deaths (Vanguard) *Sanwo-Olu appoints Olusanya as acting Agric Commissioner (Vanguard)

Lagos records another five COVID-19 related deaths (Vanguard) The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday announced five COVID-19 related deaths for Lagos State, increasing the state’s COVID-19 death toll to 72. The NCDC made the disclosure in its…

*20-year-old sells newborn for N130,000 (Nation) *Air force men lead hoodlums to demolish Lagos buildings (Punch)

20-year-old sells newborn for N130,000 (Nation) A 20-YEAR-old woman arrested by the police for selling her newborn for N130,000 to suspected traffickers yesterday said the money she took was for her upkeep and that she gave the child away because…

15-year-old Coco Gauff reacts to knocking Venus Williams out of Australian Open (Metro)

Coco Gauff once again knocked Venus Williams out of a Grand Slam in the first round as she saw off the veteran American in straight sets at the Australian Open on Monday. The 15-year-old tennis sensation announced herself last summer…

*Explosion victims narrate ordeals, count losses as death toll rises to five (Guardian) *Diesel-laden tanker falls, catches fire in Lagos (Punch)

Explosion victims narrate ordeals, count losses as death toll rises to five (Guardian) After the raging fire following Sunday night’s pipeline explosion at Abule Egba area of Lagos State was put out by a combined team of firefighters and emergency…

*2020: Sanwo-Olu’s wife welcomes first babies in four Lagos hospitals (Vanguard) *LASU student’s killer pastor not our member – C&S (Punch)

  2020: Sanwo-Olu’s wife welcomes first babies in four Lagos hospitals (Vanguard) Wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, today, welcomed and presented gifts items to the first babies of the year in four state-owned health facilities. The facilities…

Venus Williams crashes out of Wuhan Open (Guardian)

Venus Williams’ first visit to Asia since 2017 was cut short as she crashed out of the Wuhan Open first round on Sunday 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) to fellow American Danielle Collins. The 39-year-old Williams, a 2015 Wuhan champion now 59th…

Venus stuns title-holder Bertens in Cincinnati Masters, as Serena withdraws (Punch)

Former world number one Venus Williams, playing what she called “smart” tennis, beat defending champion Kiki Bertens 6-3 3-6 7-6(4) in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday. This was just before her sister Serena withdrew from the…

Serena Williams taught me many things, says sister Venus (TennisWorldUSA)

In an interview with La Repubblica, Venus Williams commented on how her sister Serena influenced her life and career. Venus has been dealing with Sjogren Syndrome since 2011 but at 38 years of age, she is still competing. “She has…

Venus Williams dispatches Christina McHale in latest test (BNPParibasOpen)

Two days after she stunned world No. 3 Petra Kvitova under the lights, Venus Williams once again took the court on Stadium 1. On Monday afternoon she faced off against fellow American Christina McHale, who’s been having an impressive run…

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