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Thomas Mueller’s form fuels calls for Germany recall

His latest eye-catching club performance has prompted fresh hopes of a Germany recall for Mueller, who was dropped by Joachim Loew from the national set-up in 2019 alongside Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels.
Ghana will face Mali and Equatorial Guinea in friendly matches in Turkey in October.

Equatorial Guinea withdraws from Ghana friendly

Equatorial Guinea has pulled out of the planned international friendly match with Ghana next month, the latter's Football Association (GFA) has confirmed.
Felix Owolabi has advised Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr to build his team around Napoli forward Victor Osimhen, who he described as a ‘matchmaker.’

Gernot Rohr advised to build Super Eagles around Victor Osimhen

Felix Owolabi has advised Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr to build his team around Napoli forward Victor Osimhen, who he described as a ‘matchmaker.’
Club Brugge coach Philippe Clement has back Nigerian U23 striker David Okereke to end goal drought when they face Anderlecht at Jan Breydel Stadium on Sunday.

Nigerian striker tests positive for coronavirus

Paul Onuachu of Genk and Samuel Kalu of Ligue 1 club Bordeaux also tested positive for Covid-19, but the duo have since recovered and already back in action for their respective team.
Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Nigeria’s Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun will be ready for the Europa League clash with Lincoln Reds Imp of Gibraltar.

Rangers boss expects Leon Balogun to be ready for Europa clash with Gilbratar

Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Nigeria’s Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun will be ready for the Europa League clash with Lincoln Reds Imp of Gibraltar.
Rasheedat Ajibade bagged her first brace of the season and provided an assist for Avaldsnes as they defeated Roa 4-0 in a Norwegian Toppserien encounter on Saturday.

Rasheedat Ajibade’s brace, assist inspires Avaldsnes to victory over Roa

Rasheedat Ajibade bagged her first brace of the season and provided an assist for Avaldsnes as they defeated Roa 4-0 in a Norwegian Toppserien encounter on Saturday.
Nigerian-born Eberechi Eze has officially signed a five-year contract with Crystal Palace F.C., becoming the club’s second arrival of the summer 2020 transfer window.

Crystal Palace boss ‘really pleased’ with Eberechi Eze addition

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is delighted with the arrival of new signing Eberechi Eze.
Leganes will listen to offers for Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo this summer.

Kenneth Omeruo on target in Leganes’ friendly win vs Eibar

Kenneth Omeruo was on target as Leganes recorded a 3-1 win against Eibar in their pre-season game at the Butarque Sports Facility on Saturday morning.
Nigeria winger Chidera Ejuke has linked up with Russian club CSKA Moscow on a four-year contract

Chidera Ejuke reacts after joining CSKA Moscow from Heerenveen

Chidera Ejuke has expressed his delight after completing his move to Russian Premier League side CSKA Moscow from Heerenveen.
Finidi George says the scheduling of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is bad news for most European teams.

Finidi George: Why Super Eagles lost to Italy at 1994 World Cup

Former Nigeria international Finidi George has revealed some of the reasons that led to the Super Eagles painful exit at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States.
Godfrey Oboabona put in a good shift in Dinamo Batumi’s 4-0 triumph over FC Chikhura by accounting for an assist.

Godfrey Oboabona: Dinamo Batumi can be Europa League’s surprise package

Nigeria international Godfrey Oboabona feels Dinamo Batumi can be the surprise package of this season’s Europa League.
La Liga players have been told it should be normal for them to have their salaries reduced because everyone else is being impacted financially by the coronavirus pandemic.

La Liga club cancels Portugal trip after virus case

Real Sociedad canceled a trip to play friendlies in Portugal on Wednesday after one of its players tested positive for the coronavirus.
Eddy Ogenyi Onazi says his relationship with Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr is great and he is targeting into the Super Eagles squad sooner.

Ogenyi Onazi returns to Italian Serie A with Crotone

Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has signed for Italian Serie A side Crotone on a three-year deal.
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Queens Park Rangers forward Eberechi Eze in the summer.

Super Eagles target named in England U-21 squad for September matches

Super Eagles target Ebere Eze has been named in the England U21 squad for their upcoming UEFA European U21 Championship qualifiers against Kosovo and Austria.
Elche have sealed a return to La Liga ahead of the 2020-21 season following a late 1-0 win against Girona on Sunday night.

Elche seal La Liga return after play off win over Girona

Juan Jose Rojo Martin’s side secured their elevation back into the Spanish top flight for the first time since the 2014-15 campaign, with a vital win in Catalonia.
Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA intervenes in Ivorian election squabble

FIFA has ordered the cancellation of a general assembly of the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) which had been called to vote on replacing the commission handling a presidential election, AFP learned on Sunday.

Bologna coach contracts coronavirus

Bologna have confirmed that coach, Sinisa Mihajlovic, has tested positive for COVID-19, potentially a very serious situation, as he is in a high-risk group.
Bayern Munich are playing great football under Hansi Flick, according to Lothar Matthaus, who thinks the new permanent boss has restored the harmony at Allianz Arena which has been lacking since Jupp Heynckes' departure.

Hansi Flick: Bayern defence will subdue Neymar, Kylian Mbappe

Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick says he trusts their high line defence and will resist making changes in order to contain fleet-footed Paris Saint Germain forwards Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in Sunday’s Champions League final.
Henry Onyekuru provided an assist for Islam Slimani to score Monaco’s opener in their 2-2 draw with Nimes in Sunday’s Ligue 1 game.

Niko Kovac: Henry Onyekuru one of the best wingers in Ligue 1

Monaco manager Niko Kovac has lauded Henry Onyekuru and believes he is one of the best wingers in Ligue 1.
Sunshine Stars midfielder Ogunniyi Omojesu is edging closer to a move to Nigeria professional football league giants Lobi Stars of Markurdi.

Ogunniyi Omojesu set to join Lobi from Sunshine Stars

Sunshine Stars midfielder Ogunniyi Omojesu is edging closer to a move to Nigeria professional football league giants Lobi Stars of Markurdi.
John Obi Mikel is back in England as he has officially penned a deal with Stoke City ahead of the 2020-21 season

Mikel Obi: Stoke City belongs to the Premier League

Mikel returned to English football after signing a one year contract with the Michael O’Neil led Potters ahead of the coming season.
Manchester United have signed Filip Stevanovic from Partizan Belgrade for £10.9million, according to reports.

Manchester United complete transfer of Filip Stevanovic from Partizan Belgrade – reports

Manchester United have signed Filip Stevanovic from Partizan Belgrade for £10.9million, according to reports.

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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said the construction of eight flyover bridges in Port Harcourt alongside other critical infrastructure is in a mark of appreciation to the people of Rivers whom he commended for, in his words, having resisted ‘the Army and other security agencies [when they] tried to rig [the 2019] election’ in the state.

Celestine Omehia: Governor Wike is determined to handle Rivers’ affairs

Former Rivers State Governor, Sir Celestine Omehia, has described Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike as a man of vision with the interest and determination to handle the affairs of the state.
Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer smiles on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 30, 2021. (Andy Rain - POOL - AFP)

Manchester United boss says in-fighting must stop following Harry Rashford-Marcus Maguire spat

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says in-fighting must stop at Old Trafford following the spat between Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire last week.
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire insists his X-rated rant with Marcus Rashford was a positive during their 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace.

Manchester United skipper: Marcus Rashford clash proved our passion

The pair became embroiled in a heated argument in their limp 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace after the United skipper ordered Rashford to 'f****** get back onside', which the England striker took exception to by furiously responding: 'What the f*** do you want me to do? You f****** k*******.'
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Donald Trump returning to New York for first time since leaving White House

Former President Donald Trump is returning to New York on Sunday for the first time since leaving the White House.

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta passes on in his sleep

Justice Ngwuta was said to be getting set for his retirement from on 30th March, 2021, upon the attainment of the 70 mandatory years.

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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 rescue seven kidnapped people in Osun

A statement made available to newsmen on Saturday in Osogbo by the police spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, stated that the effort of the state Commissioner of Police and other security agencies led to the release of the kidnapped people.
2. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Zamfara governor: How abducted schoolgirls were released

“Alhamdulillah! It gladdens my heart to announce the release of the abducted students of GGSS Jangebe from captivity. This follows the scaling of several hurdles laid against our efforts. I enjoin all well-meaning Nigerians to rejoice with us as our daughters are now safe,”, Mutawalle tweeted to announce the release of the schoolgirls Tuesday morning.
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts during a virtual news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain January 7, 2021. Tolga Akmen-Pool via REUTERS

Boris Johnson offers to host all European Championship matches in Britain

Boris Johnson has offered up Britain’s stadiums for the whole European Championships as the UK’s ­vaccine roll-out surges ahead of the continent — and he can’t wait to raise a pint to the prospect.
This was contained in a statement signed by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA), Mallam Garba Shehu.

Presidency: There’s a strong suspicion that choppers ferry arms for bandits

Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to The President on Media and Publicity, says there is a strong suspicion that choppers are being used to ferry arms for bandits.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, issued the threat in a circular marked HCSF-109-S.1-120 with the title, ‘Unauthorised circulation of official documents-information on social media.’

Federal government extends workers’ stay-at-home directive to March 31

The federal government has further extended the work-from-home directive to all public workers on Salary Grade Levels 12 and below until March 31 as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.