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Manchester City advanced to the EFL Cup final following a 3-2 aggregate over Manchester United.

Five top games to watch in Europa League this week

The Europa League knockout phase begins on Thursday, with VAR being introduced to Europe’s secondary club competition for the first time outwith the final for the last 32, first-leg ties. AFP Sport picks five games to watch this week
Nigeria U17 captain Samson Tijani has finally has agreed to join for FC Red Bull Salzburg and put an end to speculation over his future in the process.

Golden Eaglets captain Samson Tijani joins RB Salzburg

Nigeria U17 captain Samson Tijani has finally has agreed to join for FC Red Bull Salzburg and put an end to speculation over his future in the process.
Novak Djokovic celebrates capturing a record eighth Australian Open crown on Sunday with victory over Dominic Thiem.

Novak Djokovic says tough childhood made him a fighter

All-conquering Novak Djokovic Sunday said a turbulent childhood where he had to queue for milk and bread in war-torn Serbia made him hungry for success after he fought back from the brink to win his eighth Australian Open.
Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after winning the Australian Open.

Novak Djokovic edges Dominic Thiem to win 8th Australian title

Novak Djokovic, who will return to the world number one ranking on Monday, kept his nerves as he rallied from a set down to beat fifth seed Dominic Thiem in the Australian Open final on Sunday, winning 6-4 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4.
Dominic Thiem beats Rafael Nadal for the first time at a Grand Slam to reach his maiden Australian Open semi-final.

Dominic Thiem knocks Rafael Nadal out of Australian Open

Rafael Nadal was left to rue missed opportunities following a marathon 6-7 (3-7) 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-7 (6-8) loss to Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.
A paramilitary police officer wearing a protective facemask to help stop the spread of a deadly SARS-like virus, which originated in the central city of Wuhan, stands guard at the exit of the Forbidden City in Beijing on January 25, 2020. AFP

Coronavirus outbreak threatens Beijing 2022 winter olympics

There is currently “little risk” from a deadly new virus sweeping parts of China at the venue for the first official alpine skiing test event for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, organisers said Saturday.
Jose Mourinho has stressed that Manchester United are in his past as he prepares to make his first return to the club since being sacked at Old Trafford last December.

Ralph Hasenhuttl: Jose Mourinho ‘idiot’ jibe a ‘running joke’ at Southampton

Ralph Hasenhuttl has revealed that Jose Mourinho branding Southampton goalkeeping coach Andrew Sparkes an “idiot” became a running joke among his staff.
Nigerian striker Bright Edomwonyi scored two goals for Austrian Bundesliga top flight club Austria Wien, in their 5-1 win against Slovakian side FC Petrzalka in a friendly game on Wednesday.

Nigerian striker nets brace in Austria Wien’s friendly win

Nigerian striker Bright Edomwonyi scored two goals for Austrian Bundesliga top flight club Austria Wien, in their 5-1 win against Slovakian side FC Petrzalka in a friendly game on Wednesday.
Dominic Thiem opened his Australian Open campaign with a 6-3 7-5 6-2 win over France’s Adrian Mannarino on Tuesday.

Australian Open: Dominic Thiem cruises through first round

Dominic Thiem opened his Australian Open campaign with a 6-3 7-5 6-2 win over France’s Adrian Mannarino on Tuesday.
Newcastle United are believed to be considering a loan move for Inter Milan wing-back Valentino Lazaro, according to the Newcastle Chronicle.

Newcastle eyeing move for versatile Inter wing-back

Newcastle United are believed to be considering a loan move for Inter Milan wing-back Valentino Lazaro, according to the Newcastle Chronicle.
New Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz listen during the swearing-in ceremony of the new Austrian government led by a conservative Austrian People's Party, OEVP, and the Austrian Green party in Vienna, Austria, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo-Ronald Zak)

Sebastian Kurz sworn in as world’s youngest chancellor

The leader of Austria’s conservatives Sebastian Kurz was sworn in Tuesday as the world’s youngest democratically elected leader, at the head of an unlikely coalition with the Greens following the collapse of his previous alliance with the far-right.
Bayern Munich defender David Alaba says recent his top-class displays in an unfamiliar role at center-back are partly down to the long-lasting effects of advice from former coach Pep Guardiola.

Chelsea linked with ‘ambitious’ move for £60 million David Alaba

Frank Lampard is ready to invest in his squad during the January transfer window and has identified the left-hand side of defence as a key area for reinforcement, the club monitoring several options at full-back with neither Marcos Alonso or Emerson Palmieri having convinced the Chelsea boss that they can be a first-team fixture.
Erling Braut Haaland- yours for either £76m or £20m. Joe Klamar-AFP via Getty Images

Manchester United given significant boost in race for Erling Braut Haaland’s signature – report

Manchester United may have been left with a clear run in the race for top target Erling Braut Haaland’s signature after it emerged today via The Mirror that the player is demanding a salary of €8 million (£6.7 million) a year – around £130,000 a week – which is considerably above the maximum that Red Bull Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund, the player’s other suitors, are willing to pay.
Takumi Minamino will officially become a Liverpool player on 1 January and is understood to have a contract to 2024. Nick Taylor-Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Japanese star Takumi Minamino signs for Liverpool

Japanese international Takumi Minamino signed for Champions League holders Liverpool on Thursday for a reported fee of £7.25 million ($9.5 million) from Austrian outfit Red Bull Salzburg, the Premier League leaders announced.
Erling Braut Haaland has teased Manchester United fans by sharing a snap of himself signing their shirt – but he then posted more pictures of him autographing Leeds, Napoli and Red Bull Salzburg strips.

Manchester United transfer target teases club’s fans

Erling Braut Haaland has teased Manchester United fans by sharing a snap of himself signing their shirt – but he then posted more pictures of him autographing Leeds, Napoli and Red Bull Salzburg strips.
RB Salzburg midfielder Takumi Minamino will reportedly undergo a Liverpool medical today, according to Times Sport journalist Paul Joyce.

Takumi Minamino to have Liverpool medical ahead of January switch

RB Salzburg midfielder Takumi Minamino will reportedly undergo a Liverpool medical today, according to Times Sport journalist Paul Joyce.
Red Bull Salzburg wonderkid Erling Braut Haaland has described continued speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United as ‘f***ing boring’.

Erling Braut Haaland wants Manchester United January transfer – report

Europe’s most in-demand transfer target Erling Braut Haaland wants to move to Manchester United, according to The Telegraph.
Austrian writer Peter Handke on Dec. 10 received this year's Nobel Prize for Literature, amid protests and condemnations from many countries.

Peter Handke receives Nobel Prize for Literature amidst protest

Austrian author Peter Handke received his Nobel Prize for Literature at a ceremony in Sweden, amidst protests on Tuesday.

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Kano prohibits Almajiri children from street begging

Kano State Government has banned street begging by Almajiri children in a bid to fully consolidate the free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education policy in the state.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Asaba has sentenced one Tonwerigha Oyintonbra Tombrown to 66 years imprisonment without an option of fine for defrauding one Izabela Glogowska to the tune of ( €55,000) Fifty Five Thousand Euros under the pretext of paying it into her Perfect Money online account.

‘Yahoo boy’ bags 66 years jail term for €55,000 fraud

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Asaba has sentenced one Tonwerigha Oyintonbra Tombrown to 66 years imprisonment without an option of fine for defrauding one Izabela Glogowska to the tune of ( €55,000) Fifty Five Thousand Euros under the pretext of paying it into her Perfect Money online account.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate berates Ogoni cleanup despite $360 million provision

The Senate on Tuesday expressed disappointment over the slow pace of work on the Ogoniland cleanup project despite the $360m released for it.
Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Twitter that he had ordered medical authorities to take maximum precaution after the coronavirus case was announced by the health minister.

Algeria announces first confirmed case of coronavirus

Algeria has reported its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus, after an Italian man who arrived in the country on February 17 was put into isolation.
Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp believes goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi’s experience is coming to the fore, saying the gap left by Itumeleng Khune is slowly getting filled.

Pressure on Kaizer Chiefs manager to drop Daniel Akpeyi for Soweto derby

The pressure is mounting on Kaizer Chiefs Head Coach Ernst Middendorp to drop Daniel Akpeyi as first choice goalkeeper for Itumeleng Khune ahead of the Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates this weekend.