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Chelsea legend Didier Drogba was not surprised by the electoral commission of the Ivory Coast Football Federation’s (FIF) rejection of the former striker’s presidency bid, his staff said Thursday.

Didier Drogba pens emotional tribute to Diego Maradona

Ex-Chelsea star Didier Drogba has paid an emotional tribute to Argentina legend Diego Maradona, who passed away in November.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Nigerian government makes U-turn, says vehicle owners to pay for autogas conversion

Justice Derefaka, technical adviser on gas business and policy implementation to minister of state for petroleum resources, Timipre Sylva, disclosed this on Wednesday when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels TV.
If there’s one thing that is noticeable about Mikel Arteta’s tenure at Arsenal thus far, it is his single-mindedness and strength of character.

Arsenal boss backs temporary subs for head injuries

Mikel Arteta on Wednesday backed calls for concussion substitutes after Arsenal's David Luiz was involved in a sickening clash of heads with Raul Jimenez that left the Wolves striker with a fractured skull.

Bauchi community records 47 snake bites in 7 months

Mr Adamu Suleiman, Secretary, Duguri Ward Development Committee (WDC), in Alkaleri Local Government Area (LGA) of Bauchi State says the community witnessed about 42 snake bites from May to November 2020.
Taiwo Awoniyi scored his maiden goal for Union Berlin who recorded a 2-1 away win against FC Cologne.

Taiwo Awoniyi wants permanent move away from Liverpool

Nigeria forward Taiwo Awoniyi is considering a permanent move away from Liverpool.
Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood can improve their game by studying the movement of new team-mate Edinson Cavani, says former Manchester United defender Wes Brown.

Luke Chadwick: A lot of teams will regret not signing Edinson Cavani

There will be “a lot of teams regretting” not signing Edinson Cavani, says Luke Chadwick, with the former Manchester United winger admitting that an experienced frontman has proved him wrong.

Foundation empowers 300 Kaduna widows

A Kaduna-based non-governmental organisation, Ladi Maji Foundation has empowered no fewer than 300 widows in Kaduna State with residual income items and cash to enable them stay afloat the current economic reality.
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Taiwo Awoniyi ready to quit Liverpool after seven loan stints

Awoniyi joined the Reds five years ago following his heroics at 2013 Fifa U17 World Cup and 2015 Africa U20 Championship where he helped Nigeria win both tournaments in the United Arab Emirates and Senegal respectively.
Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha, has revealed that the current team lacks ‘natural’ offensive midfielders, newsmen report.

Austin Okocha: Super Eagles don’t have natural offensive midfielders

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha has revealed that the current team lacks ‘natural’ offensive midfielders, newsmen report.
French race driver Romain Grosjean, who suffered a horrific accident in Sunday’s race in Bahrain was fortunate to avoid more major burns after it was revealed by FIA doctor Ian Roberts that his helmet visor melted during his fiery Grand Prix crash.

Romain Grosjean’s visor melted in horrifying F1 accident – doctor

French race driver Romain Grosjean, who suffered a horrific accident in Sunday’s race in Bahrain was fortunate to avoid more major burns after it was revealed by FIA doctor Ian Roberts that his helmet visor melted during his fiery Grand Prix crash.
Calvin Bassey scored his first Rangers goal as Steven Gerrard’s team cruised into the Betfred Cup quarter-finals with a 4-0 win over Falkirk.

Calvin Bassey happy to score first professional goal for Rangers

“I just need to keep my head down and keep on working. There are things I could have done better – I’m obviously happy for my goal but I am just trying to improve as a player every single day.”
Chelsea are reportedly to open talks with Bayern Munich star, David Alaba, in the New Year.

Chelsea to ‘start talks with David Alaba’ as defender set to quit Bayern Munich

The Bundesliga giants have taken the offer of a new contract off the table ahead of his deal expiring in the summer.
Frank Lampard has set his sights on capping an impressive first season as Chelsea manager by leading the Blues to FA Cup glory against Arsenal on Saturday.

Chelsea boss gives update on Christian Pulisic’s injury ahead of London derby

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has given an update on Christian Pulisic’s injury ahead of the London derby against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
English side, Leicester City, have demanded €55m from French team, Paris Saint-Germain to secure the services of Nigeria’s midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi.

​Leicester boss reveals potential return date for Wilfred Ndidi

Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers, has provided an update about the fitness of key midfielder Wilfred Ndidi.
D’Tigers have confirmed their place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after beating China 86-73 at the FIBA World Cup game played at the Gyangzhou Gymnasium, China.

D’Tigers chase 2012 FIBA AfroBasket place to Kigali

Nigeria’s men national basketball team, D’Tigers, will begin the quest to qualify for the 2021 FIBA AfroBasket tournament on Thursday when they square up against South Sudan at the Kigali Arena.
Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka was convicted of murder, rape, sexual slavery and enlisting children under 15 years old, a military court ruled at the end of a trial that lasted two years.

DR Congo ex-warlord gets life term for war crimes

A former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo was sentenced Monday to life in prison for war crimes and mass rape, a decision hailed by the United Nations as a blow against the "impunity" of armed groups.
Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on November 7, 2020. (Photo by Clive Brunskill / POOL / AFP) / /

Manchester United boss predicts tight Premier League title race

Liverpool powered to the title by a mammoth 18 points last term. The previous season the Reds and Manchester City drew 25 points clear of the rest of the league, while in 2017-18 Pep Guardiola’s City routed the division by 19 points and in 2016-17 Chelsea were well clear in winning the title.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he initially 'felt empty inside' after the club secured the Premier League title.

Liverpool boss believes title race wide open this season

Klopp has welcomed Pep Guardiola signing a new contract - but is convinced the battle for the title won't be limited to the Liverpool and Manchester City managers this season.

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Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

No official data of persons living with disability – minister

The Federal Government has said the country does not have an official data of persons living with disability, maintaining that the 25 million number being bandied around should be taken with a pinch of salt.
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Lagos bye-election: APC, PDP bicker over ‘vote buying’

Ahead of forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial District bye-election that will hold on December 5, both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State have engaged each other on allegations of voting buying.
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Borno holds bye-election for state assembly

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Borno said it has concluded necessary preparations to hold bye-elections for the two vacant seats in the state House of Assembly on Saturday.
Former Chairman of the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board, Stephen Odey, has picked the Peoples Democratic Party ticket for the Cross River North Senatorial By-election scheduled for October 31, 2020.

Cross River bye-election: Court affirms Stephen Odey as PDP candidate

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar on Thursday affirmed Dr Stephen Odey as candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Cross River North Senatorial bye election.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described the National Water Resources Bill as another Ruga aimed at creating grazing areas for herdsmen along shorelines.

Governor Ortom: Nigeria leaders have abandoned path of truth

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Thursday said Nigeria has been plunged into several security, socio-economic challenges because those entrusted with the leadership of the country have abandoned the path of truth, equity, fairness and justice.