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Monaco’s Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas gives a thumbs up during the French L1 football match between Olympique de Marseille and AS Monaco on January 13, 2019, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France. (Photo by Christophe SIMON / AFP)

Paul Merson defends Cesc Fabregas over Arsenal transfer decision

Paul Merson has come to the defence of Cesc Fabregas by insisting that the Spaniard’s controversial move to leave an Arsenal side “in decline” for Barcelona was understandable.
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

Stakeholders call for balkanisation of Minna emirate

Some stakeholders in Niger State have called for the balkanization of Minna Emirate into five autonomous emirates.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can equal Mohamed Salah's 50 goal tally in Premier League in matchday one when Arsenal takes on Newcastle United at Saint James this weekend

Report: Liverpool interested in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Liverpool have expressed an interest in Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to 90min.
Kenya Airways planes are seen parked during a pilots strike organised by Kenya Airline Pilots Association (KALPA) at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport near Kenya's capital Nairobi, April 28, 2016. REUTERS-Thomas Mukoya

IATA: Mideast, Africa airlines in crisis as coronavirus stifles demand

Middle East and African airlines are in crisis with hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk from the coronavirus outbreak, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday, calling for state intervention.
Victor Osimhen has joined Senegal's Moussa Sow and Ivory Coast's Gervinho in Lille's exclusive goalscoring club after scoring a goal on his 18th appearance.

Liverpool, Tottenham to cough up £94 million for Victor Osimhen

Liverpool and Tottenham have both been warned that they will have to pay through the roof to land Nigeria and Lille forward, Victor Osimhen.
Kieran Tierney admits the injury struggles he has endured at Arsenal have been “the toughest time of my life”, with the Scot having taken in a forgettable debut campaign at the Emirates Stadium.

Kieran Tierney admits Arsenal injury absence has been ‘the toughest time of my life’

Kieran Tierney admits the injury struggles he has endured at Arsenal have been “the toughest time of my life”, with the Scot having taken in a forgettable debut campaign at the Emirates Stadium.
Zambia Wednesday announced it had recorded two cases of Covid-19, with Health minister Chitalu Chilufya saying that “life should go on as usual as” mortality stood at two per cent.

Coronavirus: Zambia joins list of affected states

Zambia Wednesday announced it had recorded two cases of Covid-19, with Health minister Chitalu Chilufya saying that “life should go on as usual as” mortality stood at two per cent.
Arsenal's head of sports medicine, Dr. Gary O'Driscoll, has chosen to remain at the Emirates Stadium after turning down an offer from Premier League leaders Liverpool.

Arsenal club doctor rejects Liverpool to remain at Emirates

Arsenal's head of sports medicine, Dr. Gary O'Driscoll, has chosen to remain at the Emirates Stadium after turning down an offer from Premier League leaders Liverpool.
David Luiz is an “unbelievable player”, according to Pablo Mari, with an Arsenal new boy welcoming the opportunity work with a decorated Brazil international.

Pablo Mari: David Luiz is an unbelievable player

David Luiz is an “unbelievable player”, according to Pablo Mari, with an Arsenal new boy welcoming the opportunity work with a decorated Brazil international.
Everton FC

Everton first team go into isolation as player tests positive for coronavirus

A yet to be identified Everton player has contracted the coronavirus, becoming the second player, after Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi, to contract the deadly bug in the English Premier League.
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta acknowledged it will be very hard for the Gunners to secure Champions League qualification via the Premier League after crashing out of the Europa League.

Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta tests positive for coronavirus

Following the development at the Emirates in North London, the Premier League has confirmed it will convene an emergency meeting with top-flight clubs on Friday morning regarding fixtures.
Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has two players that worked extra hard to ensure his side beat Portsmouth 2-0 in the FA Cup fifth-round on Monday night.

Mikel Arteta still phones Pep Guardiola for advice after leaving Manchester City

The former Manchester City assistant will return to the Etihad tonight to face his old boss for the first time since leaving for North London in December.
During a session with the club's media, Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo was surprised to receive a call from legend Andy Cole.

Steve McClaren: Odion Ighalo the right man for Manchester United

Former Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has been described by Steve McClaren as the perfect striker for Manchester United, as the former Old Trafford legend tipped the Nigeria international to be handed a starting role in the Manchester derby on Sunday.
During a session with the club's media, Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo was surprised to receive a call from legend Andy Cole.

Odion Ighalo targets FA Cup win with Manchester United

And speaking prior to the game at Pride Park, the former Super Eagles striker said: “I watched Manchester United in the FA Cup a lot, which was great, and I loved playing in it with Watford.
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has joined Leicester City's Jamie Vardy at the top of the Premier League scoring charts after scoring twice to help the Gunners beat Everton 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Joe Cole: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang needs to leave Arsenal

Former Chelsea star, Joe Cole, has said Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang needs to leave Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta watched Arsenal suffer late Europa League heartbreak against Olympiakos and said- It hurts, big time.

Mikel Arteta blames Arsenal player as Gunners crash out of Europa League

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has blamed his goalkeeper, Bernd Leno, for his side 2-1 loss to Olympiakos in the Europa League on Thursday.
Eddie Nketiah has revealed what he told Bukayo Saka immediately he replaced the injured Sead Kolasinac, in Arsenal’s 3-2 win against Everton at the Emirates in Sunday’s Premier League game.

Eddie Nketiah: What I told Bukayo Saka before scoring against Everton

Eddie Nketiah has revealed what he told Bukayo Saka immediately he replaced the injured Sead Kolasinac, in Arsenal’s 3-2 win against Everton at the Emirates in Sunday’s Premier League game.
Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has called for his players to be mentally stronger after captain Granit Xhaka claimed they were “too scared” during the 2-2 draw with Watford.

Granit Xhaka: I would think twice if I was asked to captain Arsenal again

Granit Xhaka has revealed how close he came to leaving Arsenal in January, while also confessing he would have reservations over captaining Arsenal again in the future.

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RTEAN commends Lagos governor on road reconstruction, virus response

The Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Lagos State Chapter, on Friday commended Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on how his administration had been reconstructing roads and combating COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
A vaccine for COVID-19, the viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus, may be within reach sooner than many experts predicted.

Israel records unusual daily increase in new coronavirus cases

Israel recorded an unusual increase in daily number of new COVID-19 cases on Friday.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

Five NYSC members get state awards in Niger

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger on Friday presented state awards to five outgoing corps members for outstanding performances during their service year in the state.

Police recover five AK-47 rifles, rescue two kidnap victims

Men of Rivers State Police Command and Special Protective Unit, SPU, Base 5, Benin-City, Edo State, have recovered missing firearms and rescued two persons kidnapped in May 23 pirates attack along Bakana, Degema waterways, Degema Local Government Area of Rivers.
State Governor Aminu Bello Masari urged security agencies and healthcare professionals to ensure compliance with the directive.

Katsina lifts ban on Friday prayers, church services

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has approved the relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown to allow Muslim faithful observe Friday congregational prayers in the state.