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Jigawa government approves N22.5 million to coach students for SSCE

The Jigawa State Government has approved over N22 million for coaching of students who registered for the 2021 Senior Schools Certificate Examinations (SSCE) in the state.
Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has described manager Thomas Tuchel as a good motivational strategist.

Edouard Mendy: Thomas Tuchel a ‘motivational strategist’

Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has described manager Thomas Tuchel as a good motivational strategist.
A former Scotland, Manchester United and Leeds defender Gordon McQueen, who was capped 30 times for the Scottish football team, has been diagnosed with vascular dementia.

Former Manchester United player diagnosed with dementia

A former Scotland, Manchester United and Leeds defender Gordon McQueen, who was capped 30 times for the Scottish football team, has been diagnosed with vascular dementia. Confirming this through a statement, his family asked that attention be paid to the occurrence of this amongst today’s crop of players.
Jose Mourinho has said Tottenham deserved to win against West Ham as they fell 2-1 to their London rivals.

Jose Mourinho beat Pep Guardiola, Alex Ferguson to best coach of 21st century award

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has been named the World’s Best Coach of the 21st Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).
Fernandinho has denied reports he has been offered a role on Pep Guardiola’s coaching staff at Manchester City, and has insisted he will not make a decision on his future until the end of the season.

Fernandinho denies being offered Manchester City coaching role

Fernandinho has denied reports he has been offered a role on Pep Guardiola’s coaching staff at Manchester City, and has insisted he will not make a decision on his future until the end of the season.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has blamed Carlos Vinicius after their loss to Chelsea, saying the player doesn’t press his opponents with great intensity.

Jose Mourinho: My methods still second to none

Jose Mourinho insists he is still one of the best coaches in the world despite Tottenham’s dismal run hitting a new low with a 2-1 defeat at West Ham on Sunday.
Barcelona sports director Eric Abidal has upset Xavi Hernandez over claims regarding the Al Sadd coach.

Xavi: Everyone sees me as a Barcelona coach

Speculation regarding further change in the dugout at the Liga giant has intensified on the back of a humbling 4-1 defeat to Kylian Mbappe-inspired Paris Saint-Germain in the last-16 of the Champions League.
Gareth Bale is not playing regularly at Tottenham because he is coming towards the end of his medal-strewn career, his agent Jonathan Barnett said on Wednesday.

Gareth Bale “towards end of career” – agent

Gareth Bale is not playing regularly at Tottenham because he is coming towards the end of his medal-strewn career, his agent Jonathan Barnett said on Wednesday.
Thiago Silva sets the standards at Chelsea, according to Joe Cole, who has lauded the Blues defender for his unbelievable contribution this season.

Thiago Silva: I’ll love to be football coach after my playing career

Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva has disclosed that he would love to become a coach after his retirement from football.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has revealed he could be open to taking over the France national team job in the future.

Real Madrid boss hints at future France national team role

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has revealed he could be open to taking over the France national team job in the future.
Real Madrid trained for the last time before facing SD Huesca on Saturday and did so without Sergio Ramos. The captain again felt some discomfort and trained alone, so everything points to him being out of the match at El Alcoraz.

Sergio Ramos to miss Huesca match

Real Madrid trained for the last time before facing SD Huesca on Saturday (16:15) and did so without Sergio Ramos. The captain again felt some discomfort and trained alone, so everything points to him being out of the match at El Alcoraz.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Official: Nigerian government disburses over N1.3 billion to 131,764 households in Zamfara

The Federal Government has begun the second disbursement of over N1.3 billion to 131,764 beneficiaries in Zamfara under the Household Uplifting Programme-Conditional Cash Transfer (HUP-CCT).
Rafael Benitez says unfulfilled promises from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley played a key role in his decision to quit the Premier League club for Chinese Super League team Dalian Yifang.

Rafael Benítez ends contract with Chinese Super League club

In a statement left on his official website, Benítez said: “From today, both my coaching staff and I will sadly no longer be coaching the Dalian Professional F. C..
Dwight Yorke has expressed his belief that criticism of Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stems from pure jealousy while claiming people don’t want to see him be successful.

Dwight Yorke: People don’t want Manchester United boss to be successful

Dwight Yorke has expressed his belief that criticism of Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stems from "pure jealousy" while claiming "people don’t want to see him be successful".

Michael Essien opens up on Nordsjaelland coaching spell

Former Ghana and Chelsea star Michael Essien has stated his ongoing coaching stint with Danish side Nordsjaelland represents a major step in his career development.
Former Manchester City star Yaya Toure has been blasted by a club in Brazil after Botafogo’s vice-president Ricardo Rotenberg claimed he had misled them in transfer talks.

Yaya Toure set for first coaching stint with Olympic Donestk

Profutbol Digital reported that the 37-year-old is returning to Ukraine, where he played for Metalurh Donetsk between 2003 and 2005.
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler is one of many stars of the game who are looking forward to the 2022 World Cup which will be held in Qatar.

Robbie Fowler: 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be a great spectacle

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler is one of many stars of the game who are looking forward to the 2022 World Cup which will be held in Qatar.
Former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Touré appears to have signed for League Two side Leyton Orient.

QPR set to engage Manchester City legend Yaya Toure

Former Manchester City and Barcelona star, Yaya Toure, is taking training with Queens Park Rangers.
Finidi George says the scheduling of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is bad news for most European teams.

Finidi George fancies Super Eagles job

Former Super Eagles winger George Finidi said he’s still interested in a National team coaching role, despite the Nigeria Football Federation overlooking two previous applications.
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.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard ‘has ambition to coach Barcelona’

That’s according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, when speaking on the Onze programme.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has arguably fallen into the Jose Mourinho trap and needs to sort things out before they get out of hand.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants trophies to show for Manchester United progress

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes winning the League Cup would be a "big step" in Manchester United's development as he prepares for Wednesday's semi-final showdown with Manchester City at Old Trafford.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has held talks with his squad for the lack of goals being scored this season.

Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola might prolong managerial career

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said the wealth of experience he has gained from previous coaching stints has better equipped him for the top job at City and he might stay in management longer than he had anticipated.

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Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday became the world’s first recipient of a coronavirus vaccine from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free for poorer countries.

President Akufo-Addo: Successful Ghanaian diplomacy led to establishment of AfCFTA secretariat in Accra

Successful Ghanaian diplomacy enabled the African Union (AU) to agree to the location in Accra of the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.
Prof. Jeffrey Barminas, Director-General (D-G), National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT) Zaria, has denied allegations of corruption and abuse of office made against him by the Network For Justice, an NGO.

NARICT chief denies corruption allegations

Prof. Jeffrey Barminas, Director-General (D-G), National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT) Zaria, has denied allegations of corruption and abuse of office made against him by the Network For Justice, an NGO.

Borno: Nigerian troops engage Boko Haram terrorists in shootout

Nigerian soldiers on Sunday morning stopped traffic along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway for three hours as they engaged Boko Haram terrorists in a shootout.
Arinola Ganiu, a professor of Immunology at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, was emphatic in his condemnation of unabated environmental pollution, like other South – West stakeholders who spoke in a survey.

South-West stakeholder express concern over unabated environmental pollution

Arinola Ganiu, a professor of Immunology at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, was emphatic in his condemnation of unabated environmental pollution, like other South – West stakeholders who spoke in a survey.

CBN: New policy on offshore remittances will reduce cost, tackle round-tripping

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that its new “CBN Naira 4 Dollar Scheme” which comes into effect on Monday is aimed...

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Police nab three ‘cultists’ in Anambra

The Police Command in Anambra say they have arrested three suspected members of different cult groups in the state.
At least two people were killed after security forces went to arrest Chad’s opposition candidate Yaya Dillo at his home on Sunday morning, Dillo and the government said.

At least two killed in skirmish at Chad opposition candidate’s house

At least two people were killed after security forces went to arrest Chad’s opposition candidate Yaya Dillo at his home on Sunday morning, Dillo and the government said
Mikel Arteta says Arsenal’s priority in the January transfer window is to trim their bloated squad as he seeks to build on a mini-revival at the Premier League club.

Burnley boss pleased to see Arsenal stick with Mikel Arteta

Burnley boss, Sean Dyche, is pleased that Arsenal have stuck by young manager Mikel Arteta.
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has announced that completion of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line by April 2020 is no longer feasible.

Minister: President Buhari to flag off Eastern rail corridor March 9

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will perform the groundbreaking ceremony for the Eastern rail corridor of the country’s ongoing railway modernisation on March 9, 2021

Court adjourns Ondo chief judge’s suit against governor, others

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, adjourned a suit filed by the Ondo State Chief Judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu against the state governor and five others over a viral video made by a citizen of the state, Olupelumi Fagboyegun.