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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United’s win over Wolves is a “big step forward” after they moved two points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.

Manchester United draw AC Milan in Europa League Round of 16

The draws of the round of 16 ties in the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League were drawn on Friday and the star fixture will be that between Manchester United and AC Milan. Both are former European champions but United have one triumph-2017, in Europe’s second trophy while AC Milan have never won it. The two teams have met thrice in European competition, and all the ties have been won by the Italians.
Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye was in goal for Sparta Rotterdam who thrashed ADO Den Haag 6-0 in the Eredivisie on Sunday.

Maduka Okoye set for Eredivisie clash against Ajax

Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper Maduka Okoye is looking forward to Sunday’s league clash against Ajax.
Serie A giants AC Milan and Juventus have assigned their agents to go after Chelsea star, Hakim Ziyech.

Hakim Ziyech considering Chelsea future after struggling to impress

Moroccan star Hakim Ziyech is reportedly considering his future after struggling to impress since joining Chelsea.
Andre Onana was backed by his Ajax team-mates - who donned his shirt in support after he was banned for doping. Rex Features

Ajax stars wear Andre Onana shirts in support of banned keeper

Ajax stars supported their suspended team-mate Andre Onana by wearing his goalkeeper shirt.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been recalled to the AC Milan squad after seven weeks out injured for Saturday’s Serie A match against Torino.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic breaks 500-goal barrier in Crotone thrashing

Zlatan Ibrahimovic took his tally to more than 500 goals in a remarkable club career after scoring twice in AC Milan’s 4-0 battering of Crotone and help his team return to the top of Serie A on Sunday
Luis Suarez sent Atletico Madrid 10 points clear at the top of La Liga on Sunday by scoring a sensational free-kick and then a penalty in a pulsating 4-2 win over Cadiz.

Luis Suarez: I was disrespected by Barcelona

Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez says he was determined to leave Barcelona with his “head held high” last summer after being “disrespected” by the club ahead of his move to current Laliga leaders Atletico Madrid.
Ajax’s Cameroonian international goalkeeper Andre Onana has been suspended for one year for doping, the Dutch club said on Friday.

Ajax’s Andre Onana to appeal one year suspension for doping

Ajax’s Cameroonian international goalkeeper Andre Onana has been suspended for one year for doping, the Dutch club said on Friday.
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly identified Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana as suitable replacement for injured Hugo Lloris.

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana given one-year doping ban

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has been handed a 12-month suspension for failing an out of competition doping test, with the club claiming their No 1 accidentally took medicine prescribed for his wife.
Shkodran Mustafi during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between Olympiacos FC and Arsenal FC at Karaiskakis Stadium (Photo by David Price-Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Shkodran Mustafi joins Schalke from Arsenal

Arsenal’s squad trimming has continued, with Shkodran Mustafi joining Schalke on a deal until the end of the season.
Semi Ajayi delivered impressive performance to help West Bromwich Albion clinch a 4-1 victory against Bristol City in Wednesday’s Championship game.

Semi Ajayi: Why I rejected down Ajax offer

Super Eagles and West Brom defender Semi Ajayi has revealed why he decided against joining Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam.
Martin Ødegaard poses in his Arsenal shirt after completing a loan move from Real Madrid for the rest of the season. Stuart MacFarlane-Arsenal FC-Getty Images

Martin Odegaard arrives Emirates, grabs shirt No 11.

Arsenal have confirmed the arrival of Real Madrid starlet Martin Odegaard, on a loan deal running until the end of the season.
Barcelona are enduring their worst run of form in 33 years.

Barcelona financial report reveals €1.2 billion in debt

The club's biggest area of spending is its wage bill, an area of spending that represents 74 per cent of the club's income. It's a situation that, according to sources consulted by Goal, is quite worrying at the club, which has led to the negotiations to defer salaries since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has theorised that his former club signed Donny van de Beek in the expectation that Paul Pogba would depart.

Manchester United block Donny van de Beek from January loan transfer

The Dutch midfielder, 23, arrived at Old Trafford in the last window for £39million but has been starved of game time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The “Hunter” is back auf Schalke! After leaving the club for Ajax Amsterdam back in 2017, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has rejoined FC Schalke 04.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar returns to FC Schalke 04

The “Hunter” is back auf Schalke! After leaving the club for Ajax Amsterdam back in 2017, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has rejoined FC Schalke 04. The Dutch striker signed a contract until the end of the season on Tuesday (19/1) and he will wear the number 21. Both clubs agreed to keep the details of the deal undisclosed.
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has theorised that his former club signed Donny van de Beek in the expectation that Paul Pogba would depart.

Gary Neville: Manchester United may have bought Donny van de Beek as Paul Pogba...

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has theorised that his former club signed Donny van de Beek in the expectation that Paul Pogba would depart.
New Manchester United signing Donny van de Beek admits he has received advice about the Premier League from father-in-law Dennis Bergkamp.

Manchester United boss: Donny van de Beek will get his chance

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reiterated his commitment to keeping Dutch midfielder, Donny Van de Beek at the club despite struggling for game time.
Sébastien Haller had a successful spell in the Netherlands with Utrecht. Paul Greenwood-BPI-REX-Shutterstock

Ajax complete record signing of Sébastien Haller

It hasn’t been the most successful of moves for the 26-year-old striker, with just 10 goals in his 48 appearances for the club, although he did recently net a goal of the season contender with an overhead kick against Crystal Palace.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has urged Chelsea to try and sign Lyon striker Moussa Dembele in the January transfer window.

Moussa Dembele not interested in joining West Ham United

Lyon striker Moussa Dembele is not interested in joining West Ham United during the current transfer window, a report from Goal claims.
Spanish premiere Liga has celebrated Samuel Chukwueze’s first league goal of the season for Villarreal.

Samuel Chukwueze listed among Africa’s top wonder-kids

Super Eagles and Villarreal star Samuel Chukwueze has been rated among the six young players from Africa origin or background destined to shake the world this year with their outstanding performances.
New Manchester United signing Donny van de Beek admits he has received advice about the Premier League from father-in-law Dennis Bergkamp.

Manchester United star Donny van de Beek urged to consider January transfer exit

Ajax and Netherlands legend Ronald de Boer has advised Donny Van De Beek to leave Manchester United in this January transfer window.
Mauricio Pochettino's passion and pedigree as a former Paris Saint-Germain player are likely to endear the Argentine coach to the club's supporters -- though dealing with the demanding Qatari owners could prove trickier.

Pochettino’s passion should endear new coach to PSG fans

Mauricio Pochettino's passion and pedigree as a former Paris Saint-Germain player are likely to endear the Argentine coach to the club's supporters -- though dealing with the demanding Qatari owners could prove trickier.
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Manchester United legend Edwin van der Sar set to replace Edu as Arsenal’s technical...

Legendary Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar is reportedly threatening to quit his role as Ajax chief executive.

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PSG attacker Neymar has been forced to deny, through his lawyers, reported plans to have a major New Years party in Brazil.

PSG get Neymar injury boost as striker trains ahead of Barcelona clash

The Brazilian sat out the first leg of PSG's last-16 Champions League tie against Barca as a result, but could now be in line to return against his former club in midweek.

Court grants divorce to man abandoned for a year

A Jos Central Area Court, sitting in Kasuwan Nama, Jos, on Monday granted a man, Eche Samson, divorce on grounds that his wife of three years, Blessing, abandoned him for one year.
The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has secured the conviction of Temitope Oluwasanmi and Augustine Olayinka before Justice Mojisola Dada of a Special Offences Court, Lagos State High Court, Ikeja.

Banker, one other bag jail terms for N116 million fraud

The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has secured the conviction of Temitope Oluwasanmi and Augustine Olayinka before Justice Mojisola Dada of a Special Offences Court, Lagos State High Court, Ikeja.
President Muhammadu Buhari has decorated the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lucky Irabor, with his new rank of four-star General, and the three service chiefs as three-star Generals. Others decorated on Friday by President Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja were Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Marshal Ishiaka Oladayo Amoo, Chief of Air Staff.

President Buhari approves establishment of Federal Polytechnic Orogun

In a letter to the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, dated February 23, 2021, and referenced DHE/POLY/39/C.1/I/84, the President said the polytechnic would “supply the needed human resources required for national development.”
Former United Nations, UN, Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has described the appointment of Prof Ibrahim Gambari as Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari as a great asset to Nigeria and Africa ”in a broader sense.”

Prof Gambari, General Marwa get coronavirus vaccine

Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari and the Permanent Secretary in the State House, Tijjani Umar as well as the Director-General/CEO of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brigadier-General Buba Marwa (rtd) on Monday received their Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine jabs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday said that the parliament passed 2021 in good time to ensure the country maintains the January to December budget cycle started last year.

Reps speaker praises health workers in fight against coronavirus

Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker, House of Representatives, has commended Nigerian health workers for being the major contributors to the success in the COVID-19 fight.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari, VP Osinbajo to pick dates to receive coronavirus vaccine publicly

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo will pick dates on which they will be vaccinated publicly, with the first batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which is about four million doses.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president charges new CDS, service chiefs to take fight to bandits, insurgents

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has charged the newly confirmed Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs to take the fight against bandits and insurgents in a renewed bid to ensure the security of lives and properties across states in the country.
In acknowledgment of his stand and support for the Christian faith and exemplary service to humanity, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has conferred a special award of the Defender of Faith on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

PFN confers ‘Defender of Faith’ award on VP Osinbajo

In acknowledgment of his stand and support for the Christian faith and exemplary service to humanity, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has conferred a special award of the Defender of Faith on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, issued the threat in a circular marked HCSF-109-S.1-120 with the title, ‘Unauthorised circulation of official documents-information on social media.’

Nigerian government inaugurates committee to detect irregular recruitments in MDAs

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, instituted the committee yesterday with a mandate to stem wanton impunity, sharp practices and fraud in enrolment of newly recruited civil servants on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).