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Sadio Mane struck as Liverpool overcame Storm Dennis and feisty basement club Norwich to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 25 points on Saturday.

Sadio Mane strikes as Liverpool overcome Norwich to open up 25-point lead

Sadio Mane struck as Liverpool overcame Storm Dennis and feisty basement club Norwich to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 25 points on Saturday.
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun made his first start for Wigan Athletic in their 2-2 away draw against Cardiff City in Saturday’s Championship game.

Super Eagles defender makes first start for Wigan in draw vs Cardiff

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun made his first start for Wigan Athletic in their 2-2 away draw against Cardiff City in Saturday’s Championship game.
Enyimba coach Usman Abdallah has stated confidently that the People’s Elephant are in Sudan to pick qualification to the group stage of the CAF champions league ahead of the away tie to Sudanese Al-hilal despite a goalless first leg fortnight ago.

Usman Abdallah out to prove a point against Enyimba in Aba

Abdallah led the People’s Elephants to their 8th league title last season and a semi final CAF Confederation cup place two seasons ago, but the romantic relationship between him and the club ended following dismal start into their title defence this season.
The coach of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Akuh Purity has expressed his confidence in securing qualifications for the upcoming Olympics tournament.

We will secure Olympic qualification – NWF coach

The coach of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Akuh Purity, has expressed his confidence in securing qualifications for the upcoming Olympics tournament.
Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino celebrates at the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg football match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Getty Images

Mauricio Pochettino spotted at London stadium after admitting he wants Premier League return

Mauricio Pochettino says he would love for his next job to be back in the Premier League.
Getafe Sporting Director, Angel Martin Gonzalez, has explained the reason the Laliga side signed Nigeria international Oghenekaro Etebo on loan from English Championship side Stoke City for the rest of the 2019-2020 season.

AFCONQ: Gernot Rohr may drop Paul Onuachu, Peter Etebo

Ahead of next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr may drop Europe-based duo Paul Onuachu and Oghenekaro Etebo from his squad for the double-header.
West Bromwich Albion defender Semi Ajayi admitted his confidence has received a boost after helping Nigeria secure a 1-1 draw against Brazil last Sunday.

Semi Ajayi shines as West Brom beat Millwall away

Super Eagles defender Semi Ajayi was in action for West Bromwich Albion who beat Millwall 2-0 away in Sunday’s Championship game.
Africa and Commonwealth games Wrestling champion in the 68Kg category Blessing Oborududu has expressed delight after picking Bronze at the Rome Wrestling ranking series tournament in Italy to open the year 2020 on a positive note.

Blessing Oborududu set for successful title defence in Algeria

Africa and Commonwealth wrestling champion in the 68kg category Blessing Oborududu has stated her readiness for a successful title defence after the Nigerian wrestling contingent landed in Algiers on Thursday for the Africa wrestling championship.
Kelechi Iheanacho scores again to send Leicester City into the FA Cup fifth round after 1-0 win over the second tier Brentford at Griffin Park on Saturday.

Kelechi Iheanacho nominated for Leicester City goal of the month

Kelechi Iheanacho’s superb goal against Sky Bet Championship side Brentford has been nominated for Leicester City’s Goal of the Month for January.
Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr is under pressure to drop Leon Balogun for Kenneth Omeruo who has been impressive for La Liga side Leganes lately.

John Ogu backs Leon Balogun’s decision to dump Brighton for Wigan

Nigerian midfielder John Ogu has congratulated his national teammate Leon Balogun on his move to English Championship side Wigan Athletic.
West Ham have completed the signing of forward Jarrod Bowen from Hull City for £22 million.

West Ham complete £22 million deal for Jarrod Bowen from Hull City

The Hammers fended off competition from Crystal Palace to sign Bowen, who has scored 16 goals in 29 Championship appearances this season.
Former Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo continued his recovery from an hamstring injury with a session in the gym on Tuesday.

Former Premier League coach slams Manchester United loan move for Odion Ighalo

Former Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has slammed Manchester United’s loan move for Odion Ighalo describing it as an act of “desperation”.
The number of deaths from the new coronavirus outbreak in China has climbed to 170, with the virus now spreading to every province in the country, state media reported on Thursday.

Coronavirus: WHO mulls emergency as death toll rises to 170

The number of deaths from the new coronavirus outbreak in China has climbed to 170, with the virus now spreading to every province in the country, state media reported on Thursday.
Queens Park Rangers Nigerian forward Bright Osayi-Samuel has reacted to reports linking him to fellow Championship club West Bromwich Albion.

Bright Osayi-Samuel reacts amid West Brom transfer links

But when asked where does his future lie, he said: “I don’t know. Obviously I would love to stay but I’m just focused on playing games,” Osayi-Samuel told the Kilburn Times.
English Championship side Chalton Athletics and Belgian giants Anderlecht have expressed interest in signing Super Eagles forward Issac Success on loan till the rest of the season.

Anderlecht, Charlton Athletic ready to take Isaac Success on loan

English Championship side Chalton Athletics and Belgian giants Anderlecht have expressed interest in signing Super Eagles forward Issac Success on loan till the rest of the season.
West Ham are keen on the Tottenham full back Kyle Walker-Peters.

West Ham eyeing up a move for Kyle Walker-Peters

Walker-Peters would be a good long term addition to David Moyes’s side. The Hammers have Zabaleta and Fredericks as their right back options currently and it is a position that needs improving immediately.
Isaac Success scored a goal to help Watford progress to the FA Cup fifth round in their 2-0 win over Newcastle United.

Watford ready to accept loan offers for Isaac Success, Tom Dele-Bashiru

There could be two departures at Vicarage Road before the end of the month with Watford willing to let Super Eagles forward Isaac Success and his compatriot Tomiwa Dele-Bashiru leave on loan.
Fikayo Tomori wants Chelsea to take their FA Cup campaign seriously and push to win the competition after overcoming Hull City 2-1 away from home in the fourth round.

Fikayo Tomori: Chelsea want to win FA Cup, Champions League

Fikayo Tomori wants Chelsea to take their FA Cup campaign seriously and push to win the competition after overcoming Hull City 2-1 away from home in the fourth round.

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Plans by the management of the Voice of America (VOA) have reached an advanced stage to set up its North-East Regional Reporting centre in Gombe for easy reach on members of the public who are listeners of the station particularly its Hausa service.

Voice of America to set up North-East regional station in Gombe

Plans by the management of the Voice of America (VOA) have reached an advanced stage to set up its North-East Regional Reporting centre in Gombe for easy reach on members of the public who are listeners of the station particularly its Hausa service.
The immediate past Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Bayelsa, Daniel Iworiso-Markson has profoundly thanked former governor, the Hon Henry Seriake Dickson for giving him the rare opportunity to serve the state in different capacities.

I learnt much from Seriake Dickson while serving Bayelsa for eight years – ex-commissioner

The immediate past Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Bayelsa, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, has profoundly thanked former governor, the Hon Henry Seriake Dickson, for giving him the rare opportunity to serve the state in different capacities.
Akwa United striker Orok Akarandut has stated that the Nigerian topflight league has witnessed remarkable improvement lately but still wants the league organizers to do more especially in the area of Live broadcast to better project the players in the Nigerian Professional football league.

Akwa United stun Rangers in Enugu

Akwa United picked up their fourth away win in the NPFL following Sunday’s 2-1 win over Rangers Int’l FC in Enugu.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano government plans to set up Hisbah academy

Kano State government is stepping up arrangement for the take-off of the proposed Hisbah Academy, which will serve as a training ground for Hisbah corps in the state.

Road crash claims 22 lives in Katsina

Not fewer than twenty-two persons were reportedly said to have lost their lives in a road crash near Kafur town, Katsina State.