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Philippe Coutinho is set to remain a Barcelona player this season.

Philippe Coutinho set to join Alex Iwobi at Everton

Former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho is set to become teammates with Alex Iwobi as the Brazilian will join Everton this summer in a £35 million deal.
Barcelona trained again this Tuesday with a view to the next match against Atletico Madrid. Philippe Coutinho, who took part in Monday's session with the group and completed the training session as normal.

Philippe Coutinho to join Everton this summer on £35 million deal

Boss Carlo Ancelotti wants Barcelona’s former Liverpool star to form a South American dream team with Colombian James Rodriguez.
Clemens Westerhof

Dosu Joseph: Clemens Westerhof, Jo Bonfrere best foreign coaches Super Eagles ever had

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Dosu Joseph has described Clemens Westerhof and Johannes Bonfrere as two of the best foreign coaches blessed with technical and tactical qualities the senior national team has ever employed.
An expert in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode of education, Prof. Olufemi Peters, has identified standard as the “weak-link” in the recent flurry by the single-mode universities in Nigeria to offer online education in the race to find an answer to the Covid-19 challenge.

NOUN new vice-chancellor Olufemi Peters assumes office

Professor Olufemi Peters on Thursday assumed office as the fifth Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), succeeding Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu, whose five-year tenure ended on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
MTV Base has postponed the 2021 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) Kampala 2021 Music Awards.

MAMA Kampala 2021 postponed over coronavirus

This, according to the organizers, is due to the concerns they have about the current health and safety challenges both on the continent and globally that significantly jeopardizes the ability of the campaign to continue to achieve its objectives.
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

France Football name ‘all-time’ Ballon d’Or dream team

Chosen by a jury of 140 journalists (our invitation must have got lost in the post) the dream team was revealed on Monday, and it’s bound to raise a few eyebrows.
Toni Nadal, uncle and former coach of 20-time Grand Slam tennis champion Rafa, could be in line for a place on the board of Barcelona after announcing on Friday he has joined the team of presidential candidate Victor Font.

Toni Nadal joins team of Barca presidential candidate

Toni Nadal, uncle and former coach of 20-time Grand Slam tennis champion Rafa, could be in line for a place on the board of Barcelona after announcing on Friday he has joined the team of presidential candidate Victor Font.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Dutch giant Ajax Amsterdam have sent birthday greetings to former Super Eagles winger Tijani Babangida.

CAF, Ajax celebration former Super Eagles winger Tijani Babangida at 47

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Dutch giant Ajax Amsterdam have sent birthday greetings to former Super Eagles winger Tijani Babangida.
2. Ghana’s football followers are still basking in the euphoria of Eddie Nketiah’s involvement in the Arsenal’s FA Cup victorious outing.

Nwankwo Kanu thanks Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal for the FA Cup birthday gift

Former Nigeria skipper Nwankwo Kanu is grateful that Arsenal under Mikel Arteta won the 14th English FA Cup on his birthday, saying that it was a double celebration for him and his entire family.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi with the Ballon d'Or award. REUTERS-Christian Hartmann

France Football: Ballon d’Or 2020 scrapped due to coronavirus disruption

The Ballon d’Or will not be awarded this year for the first time in its 64-year history after the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the football calendar, organisers France Football magazine said on Monday.
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has rated former Bolton Wanderers captain Austin Jay-Jay Okocha higher than Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu.

Leon Balogun rates Austin Okocha over Nwankwo Kanu

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has rated former Bolton Wanderers captain Austin Jay-Jay Okocha higher than Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu.
Azubuike Okechukwu has joined Turkish Super Lig side Istanbul Basaksehir on a season-long loan from Egyptian club Pyramids FC.

Azubuike Okechukwu: I’m good enough to earn Super Eagles call up

Nigerian international, Azubuike Okechukwu, is confident that he is good enough to break into the Super Eagles and will continue to push for it.
Nwankwo Obiora has joined Boavista on a free transfer

Nigerian midfielder shares picture of himself in self isolation

Nigerian midfielder Obiora Nwankwo took to his social media to shared picture of himself working alone in isolation.
Former Nigerian U23 striker Abdulrahman Taiwo joined Czech Republic Fortuna Liga club MFK Karvina on loan for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season from DAC Dunajská Streda.

Former Nigerian U23 star joins Czech Republic club on loan

Former Nigeria U23 striker Abdulrahman Taiwo joined Czech Republic Fortuna Liga club MFK Karvina on loan for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season from DAC Dunajská Streda.
President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for former President Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment.

Donald Trump adds legal heavyweights Ken Starr, Alan Dershowitz to impeachment team

President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for former President Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment, and prominent lawyer Alan Dershowitz.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF declares national team coaching roles vacant

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that the position of the head coach for various national teams are vacant, except for Super Eagles.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

Henry Nwosu: NFF must share in the blame of Olympics Eagles failure

Henry Nwosu has called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to go back to the drawing board after Dream Team VII failed to reach the semi-final of the 2019 Africa U23 Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Olympic Eagles defender Valentine Ozornwafor has hinted that the Imama Amapakabo-led Dream Team VII side will treat their last Group B clash against South Africa like a Cup final.

AFCON U23: The game against South Africa is like a final – Valentine Ozornwafor

Olympic Eagles defender Valentine Ozornwafor has hinted that the Imama Amapakabo-led Dream Team VII side will treat their last Group B clash against South Africa like a Cup final.
Azubuike Okechukwu has joined Turkish Super Lig side Istanbul Basaksehir on a season-long loan from Egyptian club Pyramids FC.

U23 AFCON: Dream Team VII gets huge boost ahead of Zambia showdown

Dream Team VII squad members have been boosted by news regarding the arrival of team captain Azubuike Okechukwu ahead of Tuesday’s important clash against the U23 side of Zambia in Cairo.
Dream Team VII defender Valentine Ozornwafor expects a tough test when Nigeria battle Côte d’Ivoire in their first game of the U23 AFCON.

U23 AFCON: Dream Team VII star reveals plan

Dream Team VII defender Valentine Ozornwafor expects a tough test when Nigeria battle Côte d’Ivoire in their first game of the U23 AFCON.
Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Bright Enobakhare has reported for international duty in Abuja, ahead of the Nigeria U23s trip to Egypt for the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations.

U-23 AFCON: Wolves striker joins Olympic Eagles

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker, Bright Enobakhare, has reported for international duty in Abuja, ahead of the Nigeria U23s trip to Egypt for the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations.
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.

David Okereke saves Brugge’s blushes against Liege

Nigerian striker David Okereke saved Club Brugge from a home defeat after he scored the equaliser in a Belgian Jupiler league game against Standard Liege at the Jan Breydel Stadium on Sunday.

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The interest of Stefano Pioli’s AC Milan in trying to keep Brahim Diaz, their loanee from La Liga club Real Madrid was heightened when the 21-year-old turned up a brilliant display in Sunday’s unwinding of Serie A former champions Juventus.

AC Milan plots to keep Brahim Diaz after putting Juventus in danger

The interest of Stefano Pioli’s AC Milan in trying to keep Brahim Diaz, their loanee from La Liga club Real Madrid was heightened when the 21-year-old turned up a brilliant display in Sunday’s unwinding of Serie A former champions Juventus. Pioli intends to open a negotiation with Real Madrid, about keeping Spanish forward, who has plugged comfortably into the Milan team.
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office, has arrested 52 suspected internet fraudsters in the wee hours of Sunday, May 9, 2021.

EFCC arrests 52 ‘internet fraudsters’ in Benin

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office, has arrested 52 suspected internet fraudsters in the wee hours of Sunday, May 9, 2021.
Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi said he is very proud of his compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho’s scoring feat after he grabbed a goal in their 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

Leicester City prepare for ‘big task’ ahead

Leicester City have a big week coming up as they look to give their Champions League hopes a major boost as well as make club history by lifting the FA Cup.
A man sifts through cocoa, removing unwanted debris, at a cocoa cooperative in Gagnoa, Ivory Coast. Jacob Silberberg/Getty Images

Police rescue 68 children working on cocoa farms in Ivory Coast

Police in Ivory Coast have rescued 68 children working on cocoa farms, most of whom were trafficked from neighbouring Burkina Faso, authorities said.

General Abdulsalami denies link with bandits

Former Head of State, Retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Monday in Minna denied having any link with bandits or terrorist groups in Niger State.

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A coordinated operation by the Nigerian and regional troops eliminated scores of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters in camps within Abadam, Borno State.

Nigerian troops neutralise 53 bandits in Zamfara

The Nigerian Army said on Sunday night that its troops of 8 divisions, deployed for clearance Operations against armed bandits in Zamfara state and adjourning states have killed 5 Bandits’ Commanders and neutralized 48 others in separate gun battles under ‘Operation Mutane’.
Plateau Governor Simon Lalong

Governor Lalong lauds NAF for establishing search, rescue base in Plateau

Governor Simon Lalong has commended the Nigerian Airforce for establishing a search and rescue base in Plateau State.
A protester stokes a fire during a protest against the tax reform of President Ivan Duque's government in Bogota, Colombia, May 1, 2021. REUTERS-Luisa Gonzalez-File Photo

Colombia blames armed groups for protest violence, death toll still unclear

Colombia's defense minister on Monday blamed illegal armed groups for looting and vandalism during five days of street protests but would not confirm how many demonstrators have died.

Bayelsa assemblyman sues for peace as community, Shell bicker over agreement

Lawmaker representing Yenagoa Constituency 3 in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. Teddy Elemefuro, has sued for peace between the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and other oil companies and the youth of his constituency over feuds resulting from alleged non-implementation of GMoU in oil host communities of the area.

Nigerian journalist: Why I returned missing $3,000 to owner

Mr Abdulkadir Shehu, a journalist with Progress FM, a private radio station in Gombe, said he returned the $3,000 dollars he found along the road to its owner, because it would be wrong for him to claim it.