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Nigeria look to woo England starlet Abraham

Nigerian Football Federation chief Amaju Pinnick said on Wednesday he has had "a positive meeting" with Tammy Abraham as he tries to persuade the England Under-21 starlet to switch allegiance to the Super Eagles.

Man United, Man City into League Cup fourth round

Marcus Rashford fired Manchester United into the League Cup fourth round as the holders crushed Burton 4-1, while Manchester City eased through with a 2-1 win at West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday.

Mourinho similar to ‘no-nonsense’ Clough – Burton boss

Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough says there are similarities between his father Brian and Jose Mourinho as he prepares for a daunting trip on Wednesday to face Manchester United in the League Cup.

Man City, Man United seize title spotlight

A year later than expected, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola appear set for a season-long fight for the Premier League title.

Chelsea deny wrongdoing amid reports of FIFA transfer investigation

Chelsea have denied any wrongdoing amid reports that they face a FIFA investigation for breaching the governing body's regulations regarding the signing of youth players.

Nelson will become ‘a top player’ for Arsenal – Lacazette

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is convinced that teenager Reiss Nelson will be "a top player" for the club.

Mesut Ozil back in Arsenal training following knee injury

Mesut Ozil has revealed he is back training with Arsenal following a knee injury.

Arsenal’s Welbeck out for three weeks with groin injury

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck will be out for at least three weeks after injuring his groin at the weekend.

Hazard ready to start for Chelsea – Conte

Eden Hazard is ready to make his first start of the season for Chelsea in their Carabao Cup tie against Nottingham Forest, says Antonio Conte.

Goal-hungry Man City can still improve – Pep

Pep Guardiola says his free-scoring Manchester City side can still improve — in a chilling message to Premier League rivals — but is refusing to get carried away by their electrifying early-season form.

Chelsea should play Costa over Morata – Wilkins

Diego Costa is a better option for Chelsea than Alvaro Morata, according to Ray Wilkins.

Neville tasks Sanchez, Ozil to learn from diligent Iwobi, Welbeck

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has praised Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi for his hard-work in Arsenal’s 0-0 draw against Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday.

Welbeck injured groin in Arsenal-Chelsea draw – Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed striker Danny Welbeck injured his groin in the draw at Chelsea.

CSL: ‘Overweight’ Tevez symbol of Chinese largesse

When Carlos Tevez emerged in airport arrivals in Shanghai he had a bunch of flowers thrust into his hands and his signing was heralded as a coup for Chinese football.

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Nigeria look to woo England starlet Abraham

Nigerian Football Federation chief Amaju Pinnick said on Wednesday he has had "a positive meeting" with Tammy Abraham as he tries to persuade the England Under-21 starlet to switch allegiance to the Super Eagles.

Rival protests in Togo as government blasts street ‘coup d’etat’

Thousands thronged the streets of Togo's seaside capital Wednesday after the ruling party asked supporters to march at the same time as planned opposition protests demanding the removal of President Faure Gnassingbe, the scion of Africa's oldest political dynasty.

Rashford as good as Mbappe, Dembele – Neville

Phil Neville believes Marcus Rashford can be world-class and is as good as Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele.

Land Use Act detrimental to mortgage financing – CBN

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, has identified various bottlenecks hindering genuine investors and by extension free flow of funds into the mortgage sector.

Female lawyer arrested for torturing adopted daughter

A female lawyer, Elizabeth Agboje, who allegedly tortured her adopted daughter, was among some suspects paraded on Wednesday at the Rivers State Police Command in Port Harcourt.

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Ijaw people most marginalised in Nigeria – Dickson

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IPOB: Kanu supported Nigeria’s unity under Jonathan – Lai

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Equities appreciate by N70bn despite 22 losers

The Nigerian equities market advanced by N70bn at the close of trading on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Thursday notwithstanding depreciation in 22 stocks.