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1. Super Eagles land in Porto Novo via boat ahead of their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Benin Republic on Saturday evening.

AFCONQ: Kelechi Iheanacho, Victor Osimhen lead Super Eagles attack vs Benin

Leicester City of England inform-striker, Kelechi Iheanacho and Victor Osimhen are expected to lead Super Eagles’ attack against the Squirrels of Benin in today’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game against the Squirrels of Benin.
Brest forward Steve Mounie believes the Republic of Benin are battle-ready for their meeting with the Nigeria national team while singling out the Super Eagles' strong attack.

Steve Mounie: Danger can come any time for Benin vs Super Eagles

Brest forward Steve Mounie believes the Republic of Benin are battle-ready for their meeting with the Nigeria national team while singling out the Super Eagles' strong attack.
Benin coach Michel Dussuyer will on March 16 name his final squad for an AFCON qualifier against the Super Eagles amid serious fears he may not have several of his foreign-based stars no thanks to travel restrictions caused by the Pandemic.

AFCONQ: Benin release final squad to tackle Nigeria, Sierra Leone

Captain Stephane Sessegnon, who has been without a club, has been named by Benin as a “non-playing captain”, just as the Super Eagles have done with Ahmed Musa, coach Michel Dussuyer has disclosed.
PSG attacker Neymar has been forced to deny, through his lawyers, reported plans to have a major New Years party in Brazil.

PSG get Neymar injury boost as striker trains ahead of Barcelona clash

The Brazilian sat out the first leg of PSG's last-16 Champions League tie against Barca as a result, but could now be in line to return against his former club in midweek.
Angel Di Maria and Marco Verratti will be available for Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League clash against Barcelona, the Ligue 1 club said Friday after clearing them to return in the French Cup this weekend.

Angel Di Maria, Marco Verratti return for PSG ahead of Barca tie

Angel Di Maria and Marco Verratti will be available for Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League clash against Barcelona, the Ligue 1 club said Friday after clearing them to return in the French Cup this weekend.
Monaco extended their unbeaten run to 12 games with a 2-0 win over Brest on Sunday to move Niko Kovac’s in-form side to within three points of the top of Ligue 1.

Monaco extend unbeaten run, move closer to Ligue 1 summit

Monaco extended their unbeaten run to 12 games with a 2-0 win over Brest on Sunday to move Niko Kovac’s in-form side to within three points of the top of Ligue 1.
Spanish premiere Liga has celebrated Samuel Chukwueze’s first league goal of the season for Villarreal.

Samuel Chukwueze listed among Africa’s top wonder-kids

Super Eagles and Villarreal star Samuel Chukwueze has been rated among the six young players from Africa origin or background destined to shake the world this year with their outstanding performances.
William Saliba endured a nightmare debut for Nice on Wednesday night following his loan move from Arsenal.

Arsenal on loan defender endures nightmare debut for Nice

William Saliba endured a nightmare debut for Nice on Wednesday night following his loan move from Arsenal.
Arsenal have loaned William Saliba to French side, OGC Nice for the remainder of the season. Saliba has yet to debut for Arsenal and this is now his second loan since becoming an Arsenal player for 27 million, two summers ago.

Arsenal’s William Saliba undergoes Nice medical

Arsenal defender William Saliba is undergoing a medical ahead of a possible move to Nice, the French club's coach Adrian Ursea said on Monday.
Mauricio Pochettino has been appointed as the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain.

Mauricio Pochettino appointed new PSG coach

The Parisians start 2021 third in the table, a point behind Lyon and Lille. PSG have already lost more league games this season than in the whole of the last campaign, with star man Neymar suffering from a number of fitness problems and Kylian Mbappe generally below his best despite scoring 12 goals in 13 games.
Brazil’s government sent its support to Neymar Tuesday after he was red-carded for a fight in a Ligue 1 match in France, condemning the “racism” that triggered the brawl.

PSG wait on Neymar return ahead of Lille showdown

Paris Saint-Germain are hoping to have Neymar back in time for their top-of-the-table clash at Lille on Sunday, as the Brazil superstar looks to have recovered quicker than expected from what looked like a bad ankle injury.
Bordeaux manager Jean-Louis Gasset has confirmed that Nigeria international Samuel Kalu has been ruled out of action until 2021, following a relapse in his injury.

Samuel Kalu ruled out until 2021

Bordeaux manager Jean-Louis Gasset has confirmed that Nigeria international Samuel Kalu has been ruled out of action until 2021, following a relapse in his injury.
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Lille beat Monaco to keep pressure on PSG

Yusuf Yazici scored what proved to be the winner as Lille beat fellow title hopefuls Monaco 2-1 on Sunday to retake second place in Ligue 1 and increase the pressure on leaders Paris Saint-Germain.
Bordeaux manager Jean-Louis Gasset has explained his reason for handing Samuel Kalu a starting berth in the the club’s 1-0 away win against Stade Rennes on Friday.

Ligue 1: Samuel Kalu doubtful for Bordeaux vs Brest clash

Samuel Kalu is doubtful for Girondis Bordeaux’s home clash against Brest at the Stade Mahmut-Atlantique on Sunday.
Kylian Mbappe scored from the penalty spot as Paris Saint-Germain eased to their seventh straight Ligue 1 win on Saturday, beating Nantes 3-0 away to move provisionally three points clear at the top of the table.

Kylian Mbappe on target as PSG win without injured Neymar

Kylian Mbappe scored from the penalty spot as Paris Saint-Germain eased to their seventh straight Ligue 1 win on Saturday, beating Nantes 3-0 away to move provisionally three points clear at the top of the table.
Foreign ministers of Qatar and Australia have spoken for the first time since the controversy over the forced physical examination of female passengers at Doha airport.

Qatar renews apology over Doha airport incident

Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke to his Australian counterpart Marisa Payne on Friday, weeks after the October 2 incident that saw airport staff take women off several planes to examine them to check whether they were the mother of a baby abandoned at Hamad International Airport (HIA).
Lionel Messi is reportedly becoming ‘worried’ that problems at Barcelona are beginning to mirror his international career with Argentina.

Leonardo: Paris Saint-Germain thought about buying Leo Messi

Messi dropped a bombshell when he handed in a transfer request but the Barca captain and six-time Ballon d’Or champion will remain at Camp Nou for the 2020-21 season.
Henry Onyekuru’s Monaco have revealed that two people from the club are suspected of contracting COVID-19.

AS Monaco reveal ‘suspected’ virus cases

The Ligue 1 club did not confirm who the pair were, only that neither’s condition was a cause for worry and that health protocols were being followed.
Marseille have found a fifth asymptomatic case of coronavirus in their squad, a club spokesperson on Friday, on the same day the new French Ligue 1 season kicked-off under an increasingly darkening COVID-19 cloud.

Marseille record three more virus cases

French football giants Marseille announced Tuesday that three more people have tested positive for the coronavirus, following five players last week.
Marseille have found a fifth asymptomatic case of coronavirus in their squad, a club spokesperson on Friday, on the same day the new French Ligue 1 season kicked-off under an increasingly darkening COVID-19 cloud.

Marseille confirm fifth infection as Ligue 1 starts amid virus cloud

Marseille have found a fifth asymptomatic case of coronavirus in their squad, a club spokesperson on Friday, on the same day the new French Ligue 1 season kicked-off under an increasingly darkening COVID-19 cloud.
Olympique Lyonnais' Memphis Depay reacts, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Franck Fife-REUTERS

Lyon return empty-handed with prospect of losing key players

Had Olympique Lyonnais’ Memphis Depay and Karl Toko Ekambi found the back of the net in the opening 16 minutes against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, the Champions League may have had its first ever all-French final.
Belarusian opposition politician, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, said, on Monday, she was ready to lead Belarus.

Belarusian opposition politician says she is ready to lead nation

Belarusians chanting “Step down!” filled the centre of the capital Minsk on Sunday in the biggest protest so far against what they said was the fraudulent re-election a week ago of long-time president Lukashenko

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police nab five for stealing N55 million cocoa export consignment

The Nigeria Police Force, NPF, has arrested five persons, Lawal Abiola; Afeez Rasaq; Akeem Gbolahan; Idowu Jelili and Safiriyu Oyebanji over alleged involvement in the stealing of a 40-foot container of Cocoa worth N55 million meant for export to the United States of America, USA.

JAMB scraps use of email for UTME, DE registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said the use of email is no longer required for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration processes.
According to a report by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Ifemembi, originally of Nigeria, was arrested in Maryland on Wednesday, April 7, 2020, on a federal charge that he obtained U.S. citizenship under a false name. It added that he made false statements to acquire U.S. citizenship, in addition to employment with USCIS.

Nigerian faces 10 years in jail for obtaining U.S. citizenship using fake identity

The United States authorities have charged 48-year old Modestus Nwagubwu Ifemembi to court over fraudulent claims he provided to obtain the US citizenship 10 years back.
The Registrar-General-Chief Executive, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Alhaji Garba Abubakar, yesterday said all accredited customers must revalidate their accreditation with the commission before the end of March or have their accounts suspended.

CAC aims to register new company within three hours

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) says it will be possible for companies in Nigeria to be registered within three hours, before the end of 2021.
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Ramadan: Gombe governor calls for fervent prayers against insecurity

Muslim communities have been called upon to use the holy month of Ramadan to pray fervently against the challenges of insecurity as well as for unity and progress of the state and the nation as a whole.

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The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Nigerian Army confirms killing of 11 personnel in Benue

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of one officer and 10 soldiers who were on stabilisation operation in Benue State by yet to be identified criminals.
The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said these in a statement entitled- ‘ACF hypocritical tears’, obtained by newsmen in Abuja.

Yinka Odumakin to be buried April 24 in Osun – family

The family of the late activist and Afenifere spokesman, Comrade Yinka Odumakin, has announced a three-day funeral rites for the deceased.
South Africa recorded 235 deaths on its roads during the Easter holiday, figures released by the Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on Thursday showed.

South Africa: 235 people killed in road accidents during Easter holiday

South Africa recorded 235 deaths on its roads during the Easter holiday, figures released by the Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on Thursday showed.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II, centre, Prince Hamzah, second left, and others visit the tomb of the late King Hussein to mark the centenary of the establishment of the Emirate of Transjordan [Royal Court Twitter account via AP]

Jordan king, prince appear together for first time since rift

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and his half-brother Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein have made their first joint public appearance since a palace feud last week.

House to hold valedictory session for deceased member Ossy Prestige

The House of Representatives, will on April 15, hold a valedictory session for the late member representing Aba North /Aba South federal constituency of Abia State, Hon. Ossy Prestige.