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Eden Hazard has been branded unprofessional by Thibaut Courtois' father, with the Real Madrid forward told it was not smart for him to be caught laughing with Chelsea players in the wake of a Champions League semi-final defeat.

Eden Hazard savaged by Thibaut Courtois’ father for laughing with Chelsea stars

Eden Hazard has been branded "unprofessional" by Thibaut Courtois' father, with the Real Madrid forward told it was "not smart" for him to be caught laughing with Chelsea players in the wake of a Champions League semi-final defeat.

Ex-Cameroon boss Hugo Broos confirms Safa contact over national team job

Former Cameroon head coach Hugo Brooks has confirmed contact from the South African Football Association regarding the Bafana Bafana coaching job.

Super Eagles midfielder Mikel Agu acquires Portuguese citizenship

Nigeria midfielder Mikel Agu has acquired Portuguese citizenship after a decade of residency in the European country.
When Thibaut Courtois was sold by Chelsea to Real Madrid in 2018, there was little affection for one of the world’s best goalkeepers from either the club he was joining or the one he had just left. Courtois‘ relationship with the Chelsea fans had soured after he pushed the move through by refusing to report for pre-season training and rejecting an offer of talks with then-coach Maurizio Sarri.

Thibaut Courtois finally feeling at home ahead of awkward return to Chelsea

When Thibaut Courtois was sold by Chelsea to Real Madrid in 2018, there was little affection for one of the world’s best goalkeepers from either the club he was joining or the one he had just left. Courtois‘ relationship with the Chelsea fans had soured after he pushed the move through by refusing to report for pre-season training and rejecting an offer of talks with then-coach Maurizio Sarri.
Chelsea forward Ike Ugbo has committed his international future to Nigeria.

Watford in talks with Chelsea over Ike Ugbo

Recently-promoted Watford have begun talks with Chelsea over the signing of striker Ike Ugbo,
Crotone head coach Serse Cosmi admitted that the club will find it difficult to hold on to Simy Nwankwo following his incredible run of form for the Serie A outfit.

Turkish side Besiktas join chase for ‘Simy’ Nwankwo

Turkish Super Lig leaders Besiktas are the latest club to be linked with on-form striker ‘Simy’ Nwankwo, who looks set to quit doomed Crotone at the end of this season.
FILE PHOTO: A medical worker prepares a dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Antwerp, Belgium March 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

EU demands immediate access to UK-made vaccines in AstraZeneca legal battle

European Union lawyers on Wednesday demanded AstraZeneca immediately deliver COVID-19 vaccines from its factories in Britain, in a move that risks reigniting a spat with London over scarce vaccine supplies.
FILE PHOTO: A medical worker prepares a dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Antwerp, Belgium March 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

EU legal case against AstraZeneca begins in Brussels court

The European Commission’s lawsuit against drugmaker AstraZeneca over COVID-19 vaccine supplies began at a Brussels court on Wednesday, where the bloc’s lawyers pressed for immediate deliveries from all factories, including from Britain.
Paul Onuachu and Cyriel Dessers are still in a joyous mood over their club’s remarkable outing in Belgium.

Paul Onuachu, Cyriel Dessers celebrate their first trophy with Genk in Belgium

Onuachu who has scored over 31 goals for Genk this season saw actions 90 minutes and provided an assist as Genk edged their opponents 2-1 at King Beaudoin Stadium.
Super Eagles forward Paul Onuachu continues his fine form in the Belgian Jupiler league after scoring for KRC Genk against Kortrijk on Saturday.

Super Eagles star reveals dream Premier League transfer

Onuachu scored 29 goals in the regular season in Belgium and he is widely expected to quit Genk for a bigger club and league in the summer even though he still has a contract at the Belgian club till 2024.
Bournemouth winger Arnaut Danjuma is considering his International future, with Nigeria keen to secure his services.

Bournemouth star refuses rule out playing for Super Eagles

Bournemouth winger Arnaut Danjuma is considering his International future, with Nigeria keen to secure his services.
Super Eagles forward Paul Onuachu continues his fine form in the Belgian Jupiler league after scoring for KRC Genk against Kortrijk on Saturday.

Paul Onuachu speaks on missing Belgium goals record

Paul Onuachu may have emerged the Goal King of Belgium, but he came a goal shy of matching the goals record in the Belgian top league.
Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu was on taget again for KRC Genk in their Belgian jupiler league clash with Waasland-Beveren on Sunday.

Paul Onuachu emerges goal king in Belgium with 29 goals for Genk

Super Eagles forward Paul Onuachu on Saturday night finished the regular league season as Goal King of Belgium topflight with 29 goals after netting a brace for Genk in a five-goal thriller at closest rivals Royal Antwerp.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola provided a concerning injury update on Kevin de Bruyne following the club’s 1-0 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola provides injury update on Kevin de Bruyne

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola provided a concerning injury update on Kevin de Bruyne following the club’s 1-0 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers a statement as he meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels, Belgium, April 14, 2021. REUTERS-Johanna Geron-Pool

U.S. imposes visa curbs on those who undermined Ugandan elections

The United States is imposing visa bans on Ugandan government officials accused of human rights violation and repressive acts that tainted the January election, putting pressure on longtime Western ally President Yoweri Museveni.
Cercle Brugge striker of Nigerian descent Ike Dominique Ugbo is being chased by Eintracht Frankfurt.

Eintracht Frankfurt open talks with Chelsea for Ike Ugbo

Cercle Brugge striker of Nigerian descent Ike Dominique Ugbo is being chased by Eintracht Frankfurt.
4. Ahead of what would be the first Super Eagles game in Lagos in 10 years, players and officials of the team on Wednesday night, visited the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Wahidi Akanni: Super Eagles’ new ranking will boost team’s confidence

Ex-International Wahidi Akanni has said Super Eagles’ four places up in the latest rankings released by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) would boost the team’s confidence in subsequent engagements.
Ahmed Musa and Samuel Chukwueze were the top performers on first day of training as the Super Eagles intensify preparation for Saturday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying tie against Benin Republic.

Nigeria move four places in latest FIFA ranking, now third in Africa

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have seen an impressive movement from last month’s position of fifth in Africa to third at the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking for the month of April.
Nigeria forward Joseph Akpala has joined Romanian club Dinamo Bucharest until the rest of the season.

Nigeria forward joins Romanian club on short-term contract

Nigeria forward Joseph Akpala has joined Romanian club Dinamo Bucharest until the rest of the season.
The video of Kevin De Bruyne’s supposed assist against Arsenal has gone viral after the Manchester City superstar equaled Thierry Henry’s Premier League record.

Manchester City confirm Kevin De Bruyne contract extension

Manchester City have confirmed that Kevin De Bruyne has signed a new two-year extension to his contract, keeping the midfielder at the Etihad until 2025.
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson said on-loan striker Michy Batshuayi should score in the Premier League if he wants to prove a point, not in an international mismatch between Belgium and Belarus.

Crystal Palace boss challenges Michy Batshuayi to step up in Premier League

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson said on-loan striker Michy Batshuayi should score in the Premier League if he wants to prove a point, not in an international mismatch between Belgium and Belarus.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez reacts. REUTERS-Anton Vaganov-File Photo

Belgium boss calls for larger Euro 2020 squads

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez wants squad sizes for the upcoming Euro 2020 finals to be increased from 23 players to 26, he told local press on Wednesday.

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Neymar netted on 33 minutes and his corner was headed home by Marquinhos just prior to the hour mark at the Parc des Princes, with Cameroonian forward Ignatius Ganago pulling a goal back for Lens.

Neymar set to sign bumper PSG contract

Barcelona’s prospects of re-signing Neymar could be dashed with the Brazilian set to commit his long-term future to Paris Saint-Germain, L’Equipe claims.
Real Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez is on the list of targets to take charge at Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt this summer.

Bundesliga side eye Real Madrid legend as next coach

The Bundesliga club have confirmed head coach Adi Hutter will move to Borussia Monchengladbach ahead of the 2021/22 season to replace Marco Rose ahead of his exit to Borussia Dortmund.
Manchester City and Chelsea could emerge as contenders to sign Robert Lewandowski if he leaves Bayern Munich this summer, ESPN reports.

Manchester City, Chelsea linked with surprise move for Robert Lewandowski

Manchester City and Chelsea could emerge as contenders to sign Robert Lewandowski if he leaves Bayern Munich this summer, ESPN reports.
Manchester United have started to devise a market strategy for the upcoming transfer window as the season approaches the final stage.

Report: Manchester United ready to offload four first-team players to fund summer spending

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer intends to clear the decks to accommodate new arrivals, with United continually linked with some of Europe’s most exciting prospects.
Everton are thought to be weighing up a summer transfer bid for the Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge.

Everton weighing up a bid for Sander Berge

Everton are thought to be weighing up a summer transfer bid for the Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge.

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The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF: UK to return £4.2 million seized loot to Nigeria soon

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, on Monday, said the Federal Government of Nigeria has been working tirelessly to ensure the return of looted Nigerian assets kept outside the country’s territorial boundaries.

I realise N45, 000 monthly – local nail cutter

A 19-year-old man, Mr Ibrahim Kabiru, says he realizes an average of N1, 500 daily, amounting to N45,000 monthly, from cutting and cleaning nails.

INEC: Attacks on our offices could derail 2023 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has decried Sunday’s attack on its office in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state, saying if the trend is left unchecked, it could derail its preparations ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has called on the state governors to domesticate and start the full implementation of Medical Residency Training Act.

Official: Resident doctors may suspend planned strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has indicated its willingness to suspend its planned strike billed to commence on Friday, May 7.
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 in close session with security chiefs, others over insecurity

Senate on Thursday at plenary went into closed session with some heads of security agencies in the country.