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Veteran Nollywood actor and broadcaster, Patrick Doyle, has reacted to the love affair between Nollywood diva, Rita Dominic and media mogul, Fidelis Anosike.

Rita Dominic: Happiness made me share my lover’s photos on Instagram

Popular Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic, has opened up concerning why she decided to show off her man on social media.
Everton have the quality in their squad to compensate for the absence of injured defenders Seamus Coleman and Lucas Digne but there is still room for improvement, manager Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday.

Everton boss: We must be brave enough to play in Europe

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has said his players must be brave if they want European qualification.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admits it would be ideal to be able to rest Bukayo Saka in the coming weeks but warned his players not to complain about fatigue.

Arsenal boss contemplates giving Bukayo Saka some rest

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admits it would be ideal to be able to rest Bukayo Saka in the coming weeks but warned his players not to complain about fatigue.
Bukayo Saka celebrates his goal against Benfica. (Giuseppe Maffia-NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Arsenal boss vows to protect Bukayo Saka

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has promised to protect Bukayo Saka after the youngster scored the equaliser in their Europa League round of 32 first-leg draw against Benfica.
Shkodran Mustafi

Liverpool considering move for Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi

Premier League champions Liverpool are reportedly weighing up a bid for Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi to ease their defensive injury crisis.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will speak to the media on Tuesday morning as he previews Manchester United's upcoming Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester City.

Manchester United boss provides team news update ahead of Manchester derby

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Manchester United will have almost an entire squad to choose from as they face rivals Manchester City on Wednesday.
According to a damning on-the-whistle report from The Athletic, Frank Lampard’s job at Chelsea is under serious threat after the 3-1 defeat to Manchester City.

Frank Lampard under serious threat of being sacked as Chelsea boss

According to a damning on-the-whistle report from The Athletic, Frank Lampard’s job at Chelsea is under serious threat after the 3-1 defeat to Manchester City.
West Ham United manager David Moyes has questioned the decision of the Premier League to postpone three matches last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.

West Ham boss questions Premier League postponements over coronavirus infections

West Ham United manager David Moyes has questioned the decision of the Premier League to postpone three matches last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Marcus Rashford's deflected strike deep into stoppage time moved Manchester United to within two points of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Wolves on Tuesday.

Marcus Rashford tames Wolves to send Manchester United into second

Marcus Rashford's deflected strike deep into stoppage time moved Manchester United to within two points of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Wolves on Tuesday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three killed in Lagos cult clashes

The clash between Eiye and Aye members reportedly started on the Boxing day when some members of one of the cult groups were attacked and a reprisal attack on Monday led to the death of three people.
Arsenal have confirmed that defender Gabriel Magalhães has tested positive for coronavirus.

Arsenal’s Gabriel Magalhães to miss two games after positive coronavirus test

Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhães has tested positive for coronavirus, ruling the Brazilian out of the Gunners’ upcoming matches against Brighton and West Brom.
Manchester City’s game with Everton on Monday evening has been called off after more positive coronavirus tests amongst Pep Guardiola’s squad.

Everton vs Manchester City called off due to positive coronavirus cases

Manchester City’s game with Everton on Monday evening has been called off after more positive coronavirus tests amongst Pep Guardiola’s squad.
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.

Gunmen kill 38-year-old businessman in Ondo hotel

The deceased identified as Babatunde Adeluka, also known as Tunde Olubasa among his friends, was shot dead at Helena Hotel where he had lodged at Ijapo in Akure, the state capital on Boxing day.
Four communities were laid to waste in attacks and looting spree by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in troubled Borno State on Boxing Day.

Boko Haram attacks four Borno communities on Boxing Day

Four communities were laid to waste in attacks and looting spree by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in troubled Borno State on Boxing Day.
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun returned from injury to help Glasgow Rangers to hard fought 1- 0 win over Hibernian, in Scottish premier league match.

Joe Aribo happy with Rangers togetherness in tough win vs Hibernian

The Nigerian international midfielder was one of the standouts for Gers on what was a wet and windy Boxing Day at Ibrox with Ianis Hagi getting the only goal of the game in the first half.
Chelsea’s English striker Tammy Abraham reacts after the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 26, 2020. (Photo by Julian Finney - POOL - AFP)

Frank Lampard unimpressed by ‘lazy’ Chelsea after Arsenal defeat

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard let rip at his players following their 3-1 Premier League defeat at struggling London rivals Arsenal on Saturday, saying their “lazy” performance had cost them the chance of going second in the Premier League.
Granit Xhaka takes aim from a free-kick (Julian Finney-Getty Images)

Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka scores stunner vs Chelsea

Granit Xhaka's goal could easily be the goal of the weekend. The Swiss struck a free-kick sweetly into Mendy's top left hand corner to put Arsenal 2-0 up.
Anwar El Ghazi celebrates putting Aston Villa 3-0 up with Ollie Watkins (left) and Jack Grealish (right). Paul Currie-BPI-Rex-Shutterstock

Aston Villa beat Crystal Palace 3-0, soar into top six

Villa’s transformation from just staying up on the final day of last season to contending for Europe continued as they held on a man down for the full second half to beat Palace 3-0.
Super Eagles defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi got a five star rating Saturday at the King Power stadium even as the foxes were held to a 2-2 by visiting Manchester United.

Wilfred Ndidi gets 5-star rating in Leicester’s draw with Manchester United

The Nigerian international who only recently returned to full action after being sidelined by injury was rated 8 out of a possible 10 thus running away with the highest rating on the foxes side for the day. Only four other teammates came close to Ndidi’s rating standing at 7 out of a possible 10. Among them include James Vardy, Harvey Barnes, Youri Tielemans and Kasper Schmeichel.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Edinson Cavani that he must bide his time before securing regular starts for Manchester United.

Manchester United boss: Edinson Cavani must wait to secure regular starts

Three days earlier, Cavani played 90 minutes in the 2-0 win at Everton in the Carabao Cup, a game in which he scored the Red Devils’ first goal on 88 minutes to set them on their way to a place in the semi-finals.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta had some high praise for his opponent, Chelsea FC.

Robert Pires: Mikel Arteta in Arsenal ‘ejection seat’

Mikel Arteta sits "in an ejection seat" at Arsenal after their dismal start to the new Premier League season, according to club legend Robert Pires.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki urges love, unity among Nigerians

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has urged Nigerians to show good neigbourliness and eschew strife to deepen unity in the country.

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The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom wins CIRDDOC 2020 best budget transparency award

In a move that gives credence and endorsement of the commitment of the Udom Emmanuel led administration in ensuring openness, transparency and accountability in budgeting and governance, the Akwa Ibom State Government has been ranked one of the best performing states in the 2020 sub-National Budget Transparency Survey.
The Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Education, Barrister Tokunbo Wahab, inaugurated the board.

Lagos inaugurates six-man governing board for alternative high school for girls

Lagos State Government has inaugurated a six-member Governing Board for Alternative High School for Girls In Aboju area of the state.
FILE PHOTO - A view of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility 250 km (155 miles) south of the Iranian capital Tehran, March 30, 2005. REUTERS-Raheb Homavandi

Iran says 60% enrichment meant to show nuclear prowess, is reversible

Iran began enriching uranium to 60% purity in order to show its technical capacity after a sabotage attack at a nuclear plant, and the move is quickly reversible if the United States lifts sanctions, the Iranian government said on Tuesday.

NAPTIP calls for effective counter-trafficking policies, ideas to tackle human trafficking

The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim, has called for effective counter - Trafficking policies and ideas to tackle the manace of human trafficking.

2023: Kingsley Moghalu urges young people to join politics

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has asked young people in Nigeria to actively participate in politics and help reshape the future of the country.

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Paris Saint-Germain are making a move for Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero.

Manchester City veteran Kun Aguero sets terms for next club

Departing Manchester City veteran striker Sergio Aguero has set his terms for his next move.
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INEC: Inadequate polling units responsible for electoral violence

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has attributed the prevailing electoral violence bedevilling the country to inadequate polling units and population growth.

JAMB: Fraudsters take control of our sites, divert over N10 million allowance of ad-hoc...

Over N10 million meant to be paid to ad-hoc staff of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, as allowance has been hijacked into the accounts of over a dozen frausters who gained entry into the internet site of the board.

Group kicks off feeding campaign for widows in Niger

Waterlight Save Initiative, a Niger State-based group has embarked on ‘Feed the Widows’ community-based project, in order to reach out to the extreme marginalised and vulnerable widows in the Javino community of the state.

Police kill four ‘pirates’ in Akwa Ibom

Four suspected armed pirates on Tuesday met their waterloo in a gun battle with the operatives of the Marine police, in Oron Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.