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Former Everton star Lukaku ruins Rooney’s United return

Romelu Lukaku showed little room for sentiment on Sunday scoring one and creating another as Manchester United ran out ultimately comfortable 4-0 winners over his former club Everton to ruin Wayne Rooney's Old Trafford return.

Strange for Chelsea to get another red card against Arsenal – Conte

Antonio Conte says it is "strange" his Chelsea side have finished a game against Arsenal with 10 men for the third time running.

Hoffenheim draw keeps Hanover top of Bundesliga

Hanover 96 remain top of the Bundesliga after Hoffenheim were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Hertha Berlin on Sunday while Bayer Leverkusen later hammered Freiburg.

Lucky break sees Marseille bounce back

Marseille pulled out of an early season slump on Sunday when a Clinton Njie brace gave the ambitious southerners a 2-0 win at Amiens in Ligue 1.

WCQ: Super Eagles‘ll beat Zambia again – NFF chief

The Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Seyi Akinwumi, has assured Nigerians that the Super Eagles will defeat the Chipolopolo of Zambia in the return leg of the 2018 World Cup qualifier which will be played in Uyo in October.

Dybala hat-trick helps Juventus maintain perfect record

A Paulo Dybala hat-trick lifted Juventus back to the summit of Serie A alongside Inter Milan with a 3-1 victory at Sassuolo on Sunday making it four wins out of four for the champions.

Dani Carvajal agrees new Real Madrid deal until 2022

Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal has agreed a new deal with the club until the end of the 2021-22 season.

Chelsea’s David Luiz sent off in Arsenal stalemate

Chelsea defender David Luiz was sent off for an ugly foul on Sead Kolasinac as Arsenal finally emerged unscathed from a trip to Chelsea with a 0-0 draw against the champions on Sunday.

Team-mates hail ‘goal machine’ Aguero

The 29-year-old Argentinian — who needs just three goals to become Manchester City’s all-time leading scorer and replace Eric Brook who has held the record of 177 since 1939 — is a ‘goal machine’ according to Ilkay Gundogan.

Obaseki hosts Falconets, Tanzanites after U-20 World Cup match

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Saturday, hosted the victorious Falconets and their Tanzanian counterparts to an elaborate Dinner at the Government House in Benin City, to foster strong brotherly relationship between Edo people and their guests from Tanzania.

WAFU Cup: Eagles have to go for a win against Ghana – Yusuf

Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf has said that he will go for broke in their final WAFU Cup Group A match against hosts Ghana tomorrow so as to qualify for the semi-finals.

Redknapp accepts managerial career all but over

Harry Redknapp believes his sacking as manager of second-tier Birmingham City will finally bring the curtain down on his long career.

Replacing Lukaku ‘close to impossible’ for Everton – Koeman

Everton boss Ronald Koeman has told the Liverpool Echo that finding a replacement for Romelu Lukaku was almost impossible.

Griezmann’s lone goal gives Atletico victory in new stadium

Atletico Madrid made a winning start in their new stadium as France forward Antoine Griezmann scored the only goal in a La Liga victory over Malaga.

Fellaini’s Man United form down to confidence – Mourinho

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Marouane Fellaini's strong recent form is "because he feels I respect him as a player."

Liverpool’s Coutinho admits Barcelona interest was ‘complicated’

Philippe Coutinho admits Barcelona's persistent interest was difficult to ignore but insists he remains committed to playing for Liverpool.

Barca’s Dembele faces four month injury lay-off

Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele will be out for up to four months with a hamstring injury.

Man United were willing to pay ‘what Everton wanted’ for Lukaku – Mourinho

Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United signed Romelu Lukaku because they were the only club willing to pay Everton's asking price.

Lukaku handling Man United expectation – Van Nistelrooy

Romelu Lukaku has the attributes to become a firm Old Trafford favourite following the Belgian striker’s accomplished start to his Manchester United career, says Ruud van Nistelrooy.

WAFU Cup: Eagles will be fired up to beat Ghana – Ajiboye

Dele Ajiboye has said they will be fired up to beat hosts Ghana in a final WAFU Cup Group A clash to advance to the semi-finals of the sub-regional tournament.

Wenger is like a father to me – Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas admits Arsene Wenger is "like a father" to him, as he prepares to face his old manager again for Chelsea on Sunday.

Aluko relishes Reading’s away draw at Brentford

Nigerian forward Sone Aluko has described Reading’s 1-1 away draw against Brentford in the English Championship on Sahurday as a well deserved point earned.

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SpaceX launched its third crew of astronauts to the International Space Station early Friday morning, reusing a Crew Dragon space capsule to fly humans for the first time. The mission, dubbed Crew-2, is the latest flight under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and will add four more astronauts to the orbital space station.

SpaceX launches its third astronaut crew, the first on a used Crew Dragon capsule

SpaceX launched its third crew of astronauts to the International Space Station early Friday morning, reusing a Crew Dragon space capsule to fly humans for the first time. The mission, dubbed Crew-2, is the latest flight under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and will add four more astronauts to the orbital space station.

Official: Why inmates of Kano prison rioted

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has clarified why there was violent protest among inmates of Kurmawa Custodial facility in Kano metropolis on Thursday evening.
Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi said he is very proud of his compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho’s scoring feat after he grabbed a goal in their 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

Wilfred Ndidi: Kelechi Iheanacho can’t stop scoring after latest heroics vs West Brom

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi said he is "very proud" of his compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho’s scoring feat after he grabbed a goal in their 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House rejects bill seeking to reduce cases in Supreme Court

The House of Representatives yesterday voted out a bill seeking to limit the category of litigations that can be appealed at the Supreme Court.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has hit back at speculation he’s demanded in excess of £180,000-a-week to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge.

Carlton Cole urges West Ham to move for Tammy Abraham

Carlton Cole has urged West Ham to move for unhappy Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.

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The European Club Association (ECA) has released a statement on Sunday evening strongly opposing reported plans for a European Super League.

European Club Association ‘strongly’ opposes Super League plans

The European Club Association (ECA) has released a statement on Sunday evening strongly opposing reported plans for a European Super League.
Willy Bakonga, a former education minister in the DR Congo, was arrested while attempting to fly to Paris from the Congo capital Brazzaville late Tuesday after Kinshasa requested his extradition, the source said.

DRC ex-minister held in Brazzaville over embezzlement case

A former DR Congo minister has been arrested in neighbouring Republic of Congo at the request of authorities in Kinshasa who have accused him of embezzlement, a police source said Wednesday.
Thierry Murangira, spokesman for the Rwanda Bureau of Investigation, said Beatrice Munyenyezi will be charged for crimes ranging from murder to complicity in rape, which occurred as she was manning a road block in the southern city of Butare.

Rwandan deported from the US faces seven charges related to genocide

A Rwandan woman who was deported by the United States after serving a prison term for lying on her naturalisation application faces seven charges related to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, authorities in Kigali said.
FILE PHOTO: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu looks on during a joint statement with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell (not pictured), ahead of a meeting at the EEAS in Brussels, Belgium, January 21, 2021. Stephanie Lecocq/Pool via REUTERS

Turkey says any U.S. recognition of Armenian ‘genocide’ would further harm ties

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday that any move by U.S. President Joe Biden to recognise the 1915 mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as a genocide will further harm already strained ties between the NATO allies.
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Protest rocks UNIJOS over suspension of selection process for new vice chancellor

Staff and students of the University Of Jos were yesterday left stranded outside the main campus gate and the permanent site as a result of protest, which started in the early hours by students and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), University of Jos chapter over the suspension of the selection process for a new vice chancellor of the university.