*2020 Budget Implementation: LIRS to generate N500bn (Guardian) *Joy as Nigeria doctors separate conjoined twins (BBC)

2020 Budget Implementation: LIRS to generate N500bn (Guardian) The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) is to generate N500 billion toward the implementation of the 2020 budget, the state Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr Sam Egube, has said.…

*One dies in Ikorodu cult clash (Punch) *Sanwo-Olu threatens to ban NURTW in Lagos (Guardian)

One dies in Ikorodu cult clash (Punch) One person was killed and several others sustained injuries when members of the Aiye and Eiye confraternities clashed on the Sagamu Road in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State on Tuesday. Eyewitnesses told…

*Sexagenarian pleads guilty to stealing student’s laptop, phone (Nation) *N33bn fraud: Court remands Mompha in prison custody (DailyTrust)

Sexagenarian pleads guilty to stealing student’s laptop, phone (Nation) A 63-year-old tailor, Gbenga Oyeneye, on Monday, at a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, pleaded guilty to stealing a student’s bag containing his laptop, phone and ATM card, all valued…

Benzema stars as Madrid put five past limp Leganes (Guardian)

Real Madrid registered their biggest win since Zinedine Zidane’s return as coach on Wednesday as they demolished struggling Leganes 5-0 to move up to second in La Liga. Karim Benzema was the star of the show, the Frenchman rounding off…

Bale has to be the player we know he is —Zidane (Punch)

Zinedine Zidane has challenged Gareth Bale to show why he is still one of the world’s best players as he continues his reintegration at Real Madrid. Bale, 30, was a surprise inclusion in the starting line-up against Celta Vigo last…

Zinedine Zidane responds to Paul Pogba transfer rumours and insists he’s happy with Real Madrid squad (Metro)

Zinedine Zidane has played down the possibility of Real Madrid signing Paul Pogba before the end of the transfer window despite the Manchester United midfielder’s brother saying he wants to leave. Pogba is believed to have been one of Zidane’s…

Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane ‘bothered’ by club’s injury list (BBC)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says he is “worried and bothered” about his side’s growing injury list as the La Liga season approaches. New left-back Ferland Mendy (calf) is the latest player to pick up an injury on a pre-season…

Gareth Bale: Zinedine Zidane denies showing Real Madrid winger disrespect (BBC)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has denied showing disrespect to Gareth Bale, and claimed the Wales forward refused to come on as a substitute against Bayern Munich on Sunday. Zidane has said Bale is “very close to leaving” the club and that…

No interest shown in Bale (Punch)

Real Madrid have reportedly received no interest in Gareth Bale since the start of the summer transfer window. The return of Zinedine Zidane has resulted in Bale becoming surplus to requirements at the Bernabe, despite the attacker’s insistence that he…

Arsene Wenger ‘bests’ Zinedine Zidane in charity match (Foxsports)

Arsene Wenger has become an internet sensation after a mismatch made in heaven turned into hell for Zinedine Zidane. Former Arsenal manager Wenger, 69, who spent his playing career in the lower leagues, was snapped in a charity game evading…

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