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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel suffered the first defeat of his reign as struggling West Bromwich Albion took advantage of Thiago Silva's red card to earn a stunning 5-2 win on Saturday.

Chelsea boss warns Manchester City about next season’s title race

Ahead of their FA Cup semifinal, Tuchel says while there is a huge gap between the two sides at present, Chelsea will do all they can to make sure they are fighting for the title next season.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has dismissed Jurgen Klopp’s claim that Liverpool can no longer hope to defend their Premier League title.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich attempted six times to hire Pep Guardiola

The Athletic reports the Russian has followed Guardiola’s progress ever since he emerged as a world-class manager at Barcelona, where he won 14 trophies in a glittering four-year spell.
Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has formally signed a short-term deal with four-time Nigeria Professional Football League Champions Kano Pillars.

Finidi George: Kano Pillars move will help Ahmed Musa’s form ahead 2022 WCQ, AFCON

Former Nigerian midfielder, Finidi George, believes the return of Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa is basically meant to keep himself fit ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.
Eintracht Frankfurt forward Andre Silva does not have a buy-out clause in his contract, insists the player’s agent.

Manchester United transfer target Andre Silva has no buy-out clause at Eintracht Frankfurt –...

Rumours had suggested the Portuguese international, who has been linked with Manchester United, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, would be free to leave the Bundesliga club if a rival met a €30m (£26m/$36m) release fee.
Super Falcons won their second group game at the Turkish Women’s Cup and they were even more impressive today against Uzbekistan than they were in their opening game against CSKA Moscow.

Super Falcons drop one place on latest FIFA ranking

Nigeria’s Super Falcons dropped one spot in the latest FIFA rankings released by the world soccer governing body on Friday.
Bordeaux manager Jean-Louis Gasset has explained his reason for handing Samuel Kalu a starting berth in the the club’s 1-0 away win against Stade Rennes on Friday.

Bordeaux boss: Samuel Kalu won’t be rushed back from injury

Samuel Kalu will not be rushed back into action from injury according to Bordeaux boss Jean-Louis Gasset.
Spanish premiere Liga has celebrated Samuel Chukwueze’s first league goal of the season for Villarreal.

Samuel Chukwueze makes Europa League Team of the Week

The 21-year-old made the selection following his impressive performance in LaLiga club, Villarreal’s 2-1 home win against Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has praised Anayo Iwuala for his impressive performance in the team’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.

Olympiacos enquire about Enyimba star Anayo Iwuala

Greek giants Olympiakos made enquiries about Super Eagles and Enyimba midfield star Anayo Iwuala.
Fulham striker Josh Maja believes the team can avoid relegation this season.

Josh Maja: Fulham must play with courage and confidence vs Arsenal

Josh Maja has charged his Fulham teammates to go to Arsenal for Sunday’s Premier League fixture with courage and confidence.
Chris Smalling is ready to hold talks regarding a permanent move to Roma from Manchester United and is also eyeing up an England recall ahead of Euro 2020.

Armed robbers raid Chris Smalling’s home, cart away valuables

Italian news outlet Gazzetta dello Sport claims three armed robbers broke into the English footballer’s home and forced him to open his family’s safe, where the aggressors took items of jewellery and other valuable items.
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly made their first move to sign highly-rated Anderlecht Nigerian winger Paul Mukairu this summer.

Anderlecht want Paul Mukairu on permanent deal

Anderlecht have reportedly made a decision about Paul Mukairu and that is to keep the Nigerian player as the Belgian giants see him as their top striker in the nearest future.
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, is overwhelmed with Ahmed Musa’s decision to sign for Nigeria professional football league side Kano Pillars.

Ahmed Musa’s transfer to Kano Pillars excites Super Eagles coach

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, is overwhelmed with Ahmed Musa’s decision to sign for Nigeria professional football league side Kano Pillars.
Edo Queens Women Football Club’s Coordinator, Sabina Chikere, says the team are optimistic about doing well at the Super 6 tournament in Ijebu-Ode.

Edo Queens optimistic of qualification for CAF women’s championship

Edo Queens Women Football Club’s Coordinator, Sabina Chikere, says the team are optimistic about doing well at the Super 6 tournament in Ijebu-Ode.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said he substituted Mohamed Salah in the loss to Chelsea as he felt the Egyptian “suffered a bit” with fatigue.

Mo Salah unhappy with Liverpool contract situation

Mohamed Salah is reportedly becoming increasingly concerned by Liverpool’s attitude towards a potential new contract at the club.
Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has formally signed a short-term deal with four-time Nigeria Professional Football League Champions Kano Pillars.

Ahmed Musa’s Pillars move won’t change league title race – Jude Steven

Kwara United attacking midfielder Jude Steven has stated that the capture of Ahmed Musa by NPFL side Kano Pillars will not change the pendulum of the league title push.
If Zinedine Zidane and his charges make it to the final of the competition, they will land 15 million euros, with the winner of that game taking home a further 19 million euros.

Real Madrid close in €100 million from Champions League campaign

With Los Blancos getting to the semi-finals of the Champions League – an outcome many wouldn’t have predicted after their poor start to the campaign – they now stand to potentially make as much as 100 million euros in revenue from the competition.
Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has formally signed a short-term deal with four-time Nigeria Professional Football League Champions Kano Pillars.

Kano Pillars unveil Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has formally signed a short-term deal with four-time Nigeria Professional Football League Champions Kano Pillars.
Paris Saint-Germain were revelling in the joy of knocking holders Bayern Munich out of the Champions League in midweek when Neymar offered more cause for celebration.

Paris Saint-Germain wait for Neymar to sign contract extension

Paris Saint-Germain were revelling in the joy of knocking holders Bayern Munich out of the Champions League in midweek when Neymar offered more cause for celebration.
Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer smiles on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 30, 2021. (Andy Rain - POOL - AFP)

Manchester United boss: Europa trophy would be reward for tough season

Winning the Europa League would be fitting reward at the end of a tough season for Manchester United, their manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Thursday after his team completed a 4-0 aggregate win over Granada in the quarterfinals.
Nikola Milenkovic is a man in demand with the 23-year-old Serbian international refusing to sign a new deal at his current club Fiorentina.

Manchester United presented with chance to sign Fiorentina star

Nikola Milenkovic is a man in demand with the 23-year-old Serbian international refusing to sign a new deal at his current club Fiorentina.
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang confirms he has been hospitalised after contracting malaria while on international duty.

Arsenal skipper hospitalised with malaria

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang confirms he has been hospitalised after contracting malaria while on international duty.
Ini-Abasi Anefiok Umotong scored the only goal as Lewes earned a 1-1 draw against Charlton Athletic in Sunday's FA Women's Championship fixture.

Ini-Abasi Umotong nominated for FA Women’s Championship Player of the Month award

Ini-Abasi Aniefiok Umotong has been nominated for the FA Women's Championship's Player of the Month award for March following her fine performances.

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Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao- says Service Chefs will submit to DHQ under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor.

NAF chief: Terrorists’ll be brought to their knees

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has said the Nigerian military will win the war on insecurity in the North-East and other parts of the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Oyo: Police rescues three abducted women after four days in captivity

The Oyo State Police Command on Friday confirmed the release of the abducted victims at Onipe, a suburb along the Ijebu-ode/Idi-Ayunre axis of Oluyole Local Government Area of the state on Monday by unknown gunmen.
The newly elected President-General of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Prof George Obiozor has admonished the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to thread cautiously his agitation for a separate country from Nigeria.

Ohanaeze: No ‘no man’s land’ in Igbo land

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has warned non-Igbo indigenes residing in the South-East to erase ‘no man’s land’ from their minds.
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador addresses to the nation on his second anniversary as the President of Mexico, at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, December 1, 2020. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has tested positive for COVID-19, he said on Sunday, adding that his symptoms were light and that he was receiving medical treatment. Photo taken December 1, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexico president backs extension of supreme court head’s term, sparks backlash

Mexico's Senate on Thursday voted to extend the term of the president of the Supreme Court for an extra two years, a move criticized by opposition lawmakers who called it a bid by the ruling party to strengthen its hold on the country's institutions.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Kaduna: Police arrest three for criminal conspiracy, incitement, abduction

The Police Command in Kaduna State said on Friday that it had arrested three suspects for criminal conspiracy, inciting disturbances and abduction in the state.

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The General Assembly of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, on Tuesday, inaugurated a seven-member Interim Management Committee, IMC, headed by Abdullahi Maje, to pilot the affairs of the association for the next six months.

Court restrains ALGON faction, others from interfering in association’s affairs

An Abuja Federal High Court has restrained the chairman of Bariga Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Hon. Alabi Akolade David-led faction of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) from parading its as the leaders of the association.
France is currently aiming at building a new partnership with Nigeria, with the dispatching of its Minister in charge of Foreign Trade and Attractiveness, Franck Riester, to Nigeria.

France, Nigeria to build new partnership

France is currently aiming at building a new partnership with Nigeria, with the dispatching of its Minister in charge of Foreign Trade and Attractiveness, Franck Riester, to Nigeria.
West Bromwich Albion improved their slender hopes of avoiding relegation from the Premier League as they survived VAR controversy to beat Southampton 3-0 on Monday.

West Brom thrash Southampton to boost survival hopes

West Bromwich Albion improved their slender hopes of avoiding relegation from the Premier League as they survived VAR controversy to beat Southampton 3-0 on Monday.
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC: Twitter’s decision to cite HQ in Ghana a non-issue

The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has countered the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for lambasting President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration over the decision of Twitter to cite the headquarters of its African operations in Ghana.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

Ex-minister: Governor Okowa has responsibility of ensuring Urhobo produces next Delta governor

Former minister of state for education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi weekend disclosed that the Delta State governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa is ready to respect the existing zoning arrangement for the governorship position in the state among the senatorial districts of the state. He declared that Okowa has responsibility of ensuring that Urhobo produces the next governor of the state in 2023.