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The newspaper 'Sport', on its front page this Tuesday, points out that FC Barcelona has ruled out a sale of Antoine Griezmann, even though the Frenchman is not going through a good time. The club is confident that he can turn it around.

French superstar is happy at Barcelona and has no plans to leave

Antoine Griezmann has no plans to leave Barcelona this Summer as he still has three years left of his contract and feels happy in the Catalan club, according to the reliable Tot Costa from Catalunya Ràdio.
Joan Laporta celebrates winning the 2021 Barcelona presidential election (Image c-o FC Barcelona)

Lionel Messi congratulates new Barcelona president

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has congratulated Joan Laporta, after he emerged as the club’s president.
Soccer Football – Champions League – Round of 16 Second Leg – Juventus v Olympique Lyonnais – Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy – August 7, 2020 Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo set to renew stellar rivalry in Champions League

The two titans of the modern game, who split ownership of the Ballon d'Or between 2008-2017, were the talismans of Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid until Ronaldo left the Spanish capital for Juventus in 2018.
Barcelona have not yet found an agreement with their playing squad over their talks for a wage deduction.

Tension as Barcelona fail to agree salary deduction with players

The details are outlined by Catalunya Radio, as cited by Diario Sport, with interim president Carlos Tusquets leading negotiations on behalf of the club following last month’s resignation of Josep Maria Bartomeu, who had begun the process.
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)

Barcelona, Jorge Mendes dispute length of Ansu Fati’s contract

Barcelona and agent Jorge Mendes are in dispute about the length of contract of their teenage star Ansu Fati, according to reports.
Neymar has not spoken much about the exact moment that fully convinced him to join the French side.

Dani Alves denies having any influence in convincing Neymar to join PSG

Neymar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 was one of the most drama-filled transfer sagas ever. The twists and turns throughout the summer had both Barcelona and PSG fans anxiously waiting for Neymar’s final decision.
Lionel Messi, who did not score or provide an assist for the first time in a home Champions League group game since 2012, struck the bar and had the best of Barca’s six shots on target.

Dani Alves: Lionel Messi feeling lack of support inside Barcelona

Former Barcelona star, Dani Alves, believes Lionel Messi is feeling unsupported inside the club.
Barcelona face an anxious wait over the fitness of playmaker Lionel Messi after the Argentinian was injured during the 2-1 home win over Villarreal.

Dani Alves: Lionel Messi is only human, lacks support at Barcelona

Lionel Messi is growing “angry” at Barcelona because he is “only human” and lacks the support required to deliver on expectation, says Dani Alves.
Neymar admits to having grown up wanting to be like Manchester United legend David Beckham, with the Brazilian modelling his game on the ex-England captain.

Barcelona rules Neymar completely out

Reliable Catalunya Radio recently reported that Barcelona ruled out the signing of Neymar in the summer.
Pep Guardiola has rubbished reports suggesting that Riyad Mahrez could be moved on just 12 months after making a club-record £60 million ($78m) switch to Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola insists former pupil ‘will’ become Barcelona manager

Now, speaking to Catalunya Radio, Guardiola has backed one of his ex-players to be the next great in the Camp Nou dugout.
Barcelona legend Xavi says midfield ace Arthur reminds him of himself.

Xavi: Barcelona ace Arthur reminds me of myself

Arthur arrived at Barcelona from Gremio in the summer and has made 11 appearances in all competitions so far, with the Blaugrana topping both La Liga and their Champions League group.
Barcelona's French forward Ousmane Dembele (C) celebrates with Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match between Real Sociedad and FC Barcelona at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian on September 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS

Barca desperate to make amends in Europe with memories of Rome still fresh

Almost exactly an hour after the final whistle, Barcelona posted a tweet: "Congratulations to @realmadrid for winning the 2017/18 Champions League title."
Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi: I need to improve from the penalty spot

Messi, 31, missed four of the eight penalties he took last season for club and country, including one against Iceland for Argentina at the World Cup.

Lionel Messi: Cristiano Ronaldo makes Juventus Champions League favourites

Lionel Messi believes Juventus are now a "clear favourite" to win the Champions League after signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi: Real Madrid aren’t as good without Cristiano Ronaldo

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi considers Real Madrid to be “less good” without Cristiano Ronaldo, but admits Juventus have now become “clear favourites” for the Champions League.

Antoine Griezmann to end Barcelona-Atletico Madrid transfer saga this week

Antoine Griezmann intends to clear up his future before the World Cup begins, saying after France's draw with the United States on Saturday that he will reveal all this week.

Ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says he can govern from Belgium

Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont, who was sacked by Madrid over his attempt to break from Spain, said Friday he can govern the region from Belgium where he is in self-exile as he eyes a comeback after scoring big in elections.

Carles Puigdemont mulls whether to return to Catalonia after win

Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont was weighing up whether to return to the region, where he faces arrest, close aides said Saturday, after pro-independence parties defeated Spain’s central government in pivotal elections.

Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont urges separatist ‘unity’ for vote

Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont called Saturday for separatists to unite in a December election called by Spain to try to avert a disputed push for the region's independence.

Barcelona game should have been called off – Pep Guardiola

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has expressed his disappointment that Barcelona were made to play Las Palmas behind closed doors on Sunday.

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New Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes that he can win the fans of the biggest football club in England back onside after a difficult few months, as he aims to recapture the halcyon days of Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal boss: Fulham unlucky to sit in the relegation zone

Fulham may be in the relegation zone but Scott Parker’s side have been unlucky in the Premier League and their results are not an accurate reflection of their performances this season, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has said.
FILE PHOTO: SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB Naga Sadhus, or Hindu holy men take a holy dip in the Ganges River during Shahi Snan at "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Haridwar, India, April 14, 2021. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File Photo

India’s premier appeals to keep Hindu festival symbolic as coronavirus infections surge

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to devotees to keep a key Hindu festival symbolic as the country reported more than 200,000 new COVID-19 infections for the third straight day.
Lady Chidi Alexandra Onyemelukwe, the daughter of the Second Republic vice President Alex Ekwueme, says she is contesting the November governorship election in Anambra State in order to add value to governance and make a difference.

Anambra election: I’m well prepared to serve – Alex Ekwueme’s daughter

The daughter of the late vice president of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, Mrs. Chidi Onyemelukwe has said that she is fully prepared to serve as governor of Anambra State, having acquired the necessary experience in governance.
Ronald Koeman is starting to feel “fed up” with the incessant speculation regarding his future as Barcelona boss, with the Dutchman turning a deaf ear to talk of Xavi or Mikel Arteta taking his place.

Barcelona boss: Copa del Rey final should not affect my future

Ronald Koeman has said he finds it “strange” that his future as Barcelona coach is being linked to the result of Saturday’s Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao.

Manchester City boss: Phil Foden will do his talking on the pitch

Pep Guardiola has backed Phil Foden to do his talking on the pitch after a contentious tweet was posted by his social media company aimed at Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe.

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2023: APC disowns viral zoning arrangement

The national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a zoning arrangement list in circulation on the social media.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Minister blames setback in NDDC on corruption, others

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has blamed past failures of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to deliver on its mandate on corruption and weak political and institutional governance in the region.
Bitcoin hit a record-high above $43,000 on Monday after electric carmaker Tesla invested $1.5 billion in the digital currency.

Bitcoin hits record high above $62,000

Bitcoin hit a record high, soaring past $62,000 on Tuesday as the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase prepares to launch shares on Wall Street.
Victor Osimhen grabbed a late goal to seal a 2-0 win for top-four chasing Napoli away to Sampdoria, in the Serie A on Sunday.

Bruno Giordano: Victor Osimhen has failed to match his €70 million price tag at...

Former Italy striker Bruno Giordano has questions Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen’s contribution to the progress of Napoli since he joined the team a mouth-watering €70m from Lille last summer.

Former diplomat unfolds blueprint to salvage troubled Nigeria

Amid increasing social discontent in Nigeria in recent times, a scholar and former diplomat, Nnamdi Onochie, has unfolded a blueprint to put Nigeria back on track to achieve peace, prosperity and progress for survival as an entity.