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Barcelona: Josep Bartomeu innocent until proven guilty

Barcelona confirmed on Monday police raided the club's offices as part of an investigation into the hiring of a company to improve the image of former president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Ex-Barcelona president arrested over Barçagate scandal

The Catalan police force arrived at the club on Monday to carry out a search and seize operation. The developments surround the so-called Barçagate scandal from last year, which saw club officials accused of orchestrating a smear campaign against players and coaches.
Fabinho has insisted that Mohamed Salah is very happy at Liverpool amid speculation over the Liverpool star's future.

Ramon Calderon: Real Madrid want Mo Salah but can’t afford him

Real Madrid are interested in signing Mohamed Salah, but would struggle to afford a deal for the Liverpool attacker, according to the club's former president Ramon Calderon.
Fabinho has insisted that Mohamed Salah is very happy at Liverpool amid speculation over the Liverpool star's future.

Jurgen Klopp: Mo Salah still ‘important’ to Liverpool

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, is confident of Mohamed Salah’s long-term commitment.
Erling Haaland is going to be the name that will be most talked about this summer. The Borussia Dortmund attacker is on the agenda of almost all clubs and the 'Mirror' says that Man City are very keen on him. Not even the tense relationship between Pep Guardiola and Haaland's agent Mino Raiola will stop the club.

Manchester City make Erling Haaland their priority for 2021-22

Erling Haaland is going to be the name that will be most talked about this summer. The Borussia Dortmund attacker is on the agenda of almost all clubs and the 'Mirror' says that Man City are very keen on him. Not even the tense relationship between Pep Guardiola and Haaland's agent Mino Raiola will stop the club.
Barcelona great, Rivaldo, has urged Lionel Messi to make the move to Manchester City.

Barcelona great urges Lionel Messi to make Manchester City move

Speaking to Betfair, the Barca hero said: “Pep Guardiola has one of the best squads in Europe and Manchester City are in incredible form right now after 19 consecutive wins, jumping to a 10-point lead in the league and taking a solid step forward in Europe this week.
Barcelona reignited their title hopes after Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele scored in a 2-0 victory over Sevilla on Saturday to put them two points behind Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona brush aside Sevilla to reignite La Liga hopes

Barcelona reignited their title hopes after Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele scored in a 2-0 victory over Sevilla on Saturday to put them two points behind Atletico Madrid.
For the second time in his time as manager of La Liga giants Barcelona, Dutch manager Ronald Koeman had a nosebleed incident that made him, this time, cut short his media briefing ahead of La Blaugrana’s upcoming domestic fixture against fourth-placed Sevilla in gameweek 25 of Spanish football.

‘Bloody nose’ forces Barca boss to stop media briefing

For the second time in his time as manager of La Liga giants Barcelona, Dutch manager Ronald Koeman had a nosebleed incident that made him, this time, cut short his media briefing ahead of La Blaugrana’s upcoming domestic fixture against fourth-placed Sevilla in gameweek 25 of Spanish football.
PSG attacker Neymar has been forced to deny, through his lawyers, reported plans to have a major New Years party in Brazil.

PSG boss: Neymar recovery on schedule

Mauricio Pochettino says Neymar is "on schedule" with his recovery as the Paris Saint-Germain star moves closer to his return from injury.
Watching Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain tear Barcelona to shreds at Camp Nou on Tuesday evening in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, it felt there’s a new king in town.

PSG demand answer on Kylian Mbappe future before Barcelona clash

Paris Saint-Germain reportedly want Kylian Mbappe’s future resolved before their Champions League last-16 second leg with Barcelona on March 10.
After yet another humbling defeat in the Champions League for Barcelona, coach Ronald Koeman does not seem too optimistic about his side’s progression into the next round of the competition.

Ronald Koeman admits to facing uncertain future as Barcelona boss

Ronald Koeman admits to facing an uncertain future as Barcelona boss, with the Dutchman aware that there “is always a lot of pressure” when filling the most demanding of posts at Camp Nou.
First against sixth pitches Atletico against Villarreal on Sunday night before second-placed Real Madrid host Real Sociedad in fifth. Before both of those, Barcelona travel to Sevilla on Saturday in a contest of third against fourth.

Atletico seek reaction as La Liga contenders go head-to-head

First against sixth pitches Atletico against Villarreal on Sunday night before second-placed Real Madrid host Real Sociedad in fifth. Before both of those, Barcelona travel to Sevilla on Saturday in a contest of third against fourth.
Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has named Brazil legend Ronaldo as 'the best player in history'.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Brazil legend Ronaldo ‘the best player in history’

Ibrahimovic expressed his admiration towards the World Cup winner ahead of Milan's Europa League clash with Red Star Belgrade on Thursday night, while putting him ahead of modern-day greats such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the all-time list of top players.
Former Bolton Wanderers and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Jay-Jay Okocha has urged Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah to join Barcelona.

Jay Jay Okocha urges Mo Salah to join Barcelona

Former Bolton Wanderers and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Jay-Jay Okocha has urged Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah to join Barcelona.
Gabriel Jesus scored Man City's second goal of the game. GETTY

Manchester City equal Manchester United’s Champions League record in win vs Monchengladbach

Manchester City equalled the Champions League record of rivals Manchester United, following their 2-0 win at Monchengladbach in Wednesday’s first-leg tie in Germany.
Atletico Madrid forward Luis Suarez was back among the goals to help his side to a 3-1 win at home to Elche on Saturday, taking them three points clear at the top of La Liga.

Luis Suarez: Barcelona told me i was old, can’t play at high level anymore

Luis Suarez has revealed more details into the conversations with Barcelona club chiefs that left him angry at their reasoning for forcing him out.
The Super Falcons emerged winners of the Turkish Women’s Cup after a comprehensive 9-0 win against Equatorial Guinea at the Emir Sports Complex on Tuesday morning.

Turkish Women’s Cup: Super Falcons thrash Equatorial Guinea 9-0

The Super Falcons emerged winners of the Turkish Women’s Cup after a comprehensive 9-0 win against Equatorial Guinea at the Emir Sports Complex on Tuesday morning.
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has restated his backing for embattled head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr despite increasing calls for the immediate dismissal of the German.

Gernot Rohr: It will take a miracle for Nigeria to win FIFA World Cup

The German tactician stated this in an interview with News Central, where he highlighted reasons why it will be tough for the team to lift the trophy. g
Manchester City will get back to the Champions League with an away tie against German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach. However, the match will take place in Budapest due to coronavirus restrictions.

Manchester City face tough test away in Budapest

Manchester City will get back to the Champions League with an away tie against German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach. However, the match will take place in Budapest due to coronavirus restrictions.
The mother of former Barcelona star Ronaldinho, Dona Miguelina, has passed away after testing positive for Covid-19 at the end of 2020.

Ronaldinho’s mum dies of coronavirus

The mother of former Barcelona star Ronaldinho, Dona Miguelina, has passed away after testing positive for Covid-19 at the end of 2020.
Barcelona’s Spanish forward Ansu Fati looks on from the sideline during a friendly football match between FC Barcelona and Nastic at the Johan Cruyff stadium in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona, on September 12, 2020. (Photo by Pau BARRENA - AFP)

Manchester United had £130 million offer rejected for Barcelona prodigy in the summer

With the Catalans in financial distress, Manchester United hoped to test the waters with a bid for the prized asset. However, Barca were nowhere close to sanctioning a sale for their young prodigy.
Atletico Madrid gave renewed hope to their La Liga title rivals on Saturday by losing 2-0 at home to Levante and missing the chance to extend their six-point lead at the top of the table.

Atletico Madrid stumble again lose 2-0 to Levante

Atletico Madrid gave renewed hope to their La Liga title rivals on Saturday by losing 2-0 at home to Levante and missing the chance to extend their six-point lead at the top of the table.

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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Ebonyi: Gunmen attack police station in Izzi

Some gunmen in the early hours of Monday attacked the Iboko Divisional Police Station in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria’s South-east.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Imo hunter kills lover for ‘cheating on him’

A source in the community told newsmen that the victim simply identified as Chinwendu visited the suspect from her village, Ohabele in Obosima community in Ohaji/ Egbema LGA of the state after returning from Aba in Abia state.
FIFA have asked three candidates to back South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe in the upcoming Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential election, a source close to one of the candidates told AFP.

FIFA favours Patrice Motsepe for CAF presidency

FIFA have asked three candidates to back South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe in the upcoming Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential election, a source close to one of the candidates told AFP.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has dismissed Jurgen Klopp’s claim that Liverpool can no longer hope to defend their Premier League title.

Manchester City in bizarre spat with Opta

Manchester City are in another battle with stats boffins Opta over Pep Guardiola’s managerial record.
A Presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2019, Chief Charles Udeogaranya, has said that the way things are going in Nigeria, Ndigbo Republic may emerge instead of Biafra.

Charles Udeogaranya: Ndigbo Republic may emerge if South-East fails to produce president in 2023

According to him, “if after 50 years of Nigeria/Biafra civil war and political power brokers do not find it expediently urgent to close this monumental gap of inequality by giving a sense of belonging to the South-East region of Nigeria, then Ndigbo Republic (NR) is inevitable and I will lead the struggle of its actualisation.”

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Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara governor: Abduction of Jangebe schoolgirls won’t stop my talks with bandits

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Ademola Lookman thrilled to play for Fulham

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arresting Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who demanded for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over his failure to handle insecurity in the country.

PDP, Femi Falana condemn arrest of Kano governor’s ex-aide by DSS

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and a human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has condemned the arrest of Salisu Tanko-Yakasai, a former Special Adviser on Media to Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, who was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) shortly after criticising President Muhammadu Buhari on Twitter.
Former Manchester United boss David Moyes admits he would be interested in managerial posts with Celtic and Scotland if they became available.

West Ham boss urges Premier League not to allow fans back

David Moyes for the integrity of the competition the Premier League must not allow fans back on the last day of the season – even though it could benefit West Ham.
Walter Kazadi Mulombo, WHO representative in Nigeria, told a briefing by video link that Nigeria was expecting 14 million doses in total.

WHO: Nigeria expects first four million coronavirus vaccine doses from COVAX next week

Nigeria is expecting its first 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines next week from the global COVAX vaccine programme for poor and middle-income countries, the head of the World Health Organization mission in Nigeria said on Friday.