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Roberto Mancini: Italy must aim to win Euro 2020

Italy coach Roberto Mancini said Italy aim ‘to win’ Euro 2020 next summer and believes Roma forward Nicolò Zaniolo can ‘recover in time’.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to leaders of the Economic Community of West African States not to elongate their tenure in office beyond constitutional limits.

President Buhari urges ECOWAS leaders to resist temptation of tenure elongation

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to leaders of the Economic Community of West African States not to elongate their tenure in office beyond constitutional limits.
Chelsea have completed the club-record signing of Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen in a deal worth a £70 million ($91m) including add-ons.

Chelsea star not happy with Kai Havertz transfer

Chelsea star Mason Mount is unhappy at the arrival of Kai Havertz, according to reports. The Blues recently signed the Germany international from Bayer Leverkusen in a huge £72million deal. And Mount’s place in...
Germany’s Coach Joachim Loew answers journalists’ questions before the UEFA Nations League football match between Germany and Spain in Stuttgart, southern Germany, on September 3, 2020. (Photo by Thomas KIENZLE - AFP)

Loew fumes at ‘insane’ fixture jam for Germany stars

Germany head coach Joachim Loew has spoken out against the “insane” fixture list his stars face this season on top of his German team playing eight internationals in a dense schedule until the end of November.
Eberechi Eze shone on his Crystal Palace debut as the Eagles cruised to a 3-0 win over Charlton in a pre-season clash with their south London rivals.

Super Eagles target out of England U21 squad ahead Kosovo, Austria matches

Crystal Palace’s new signing, Eberechi Eze is out of England’s U-21 upcoming international matches against Austria and Kosovo scheduled for September 4 and 5, the English FA confirmed on Wednesday.
UEFA

International football returns at last as Nations League starts

After the postponement of Euro 2020 by a year, international football comes out of a long hibernation this week in Europe with the start of the latest UEFA Nations League, which is being crammed into the autumn despite the ongoing coronavirus concerns and will see Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal defend their title.
Serie A will remain suspended until at least June 14, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has confirmed.

Serie A confirms September 19 as the league kick-off date

2020-21 Serie A fixture list will be drawn up tomorrow, with the season running from September 19 to May 23, six-midweek rounds, and no Christmas break.
Roberto Mancini Italy

Roberto Mancini: Italy want Nations League final

Roberto Mancini has said he would like Italy to reach the Nations League final by building on his record run as they face Bosnia and the Netherlands.
Nemanja Matic has decided to call time on his international career with Serbia, allowing the experienced midfielder to focus his full attention on events at Manchester United.

Nemanja Matic retires from international duty

Nemanja Matic has decided to call time on his international career with Serbia, allowing the experienced midfielder to focus his full attention on events at Manchester United.
Barcelona chiefs are reportedly holding talks with the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) as they seek to appoint Ronald Koeman as their new head coach.

Ronald Koeman informs KNVB he wants to join Barcelona

Barcelona chiefs are reportedly holding talks with the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) as they seek to appoint Ronald Koeman as their new head coach.
Chelsea defender Emerson has agreed personal terms to join Inter Milan this summer, according to Calciomercato.

Chelsea defender agrees personal terms with Inter Milan

Chelsea defender Emerson has agreed personal terms to join Inter Milan this summer, according to Calciomercato.
Dollar

Dollar slips after political wrangling slows rally

A dollar rebound faltered on Tuesday as political wrangling over a United States relief plan and the gloomy outlook weighed on the currency.
Nigeria Naira

Naira weakens marginally to dollar

The Naira on Friday weakened marginally against the dollar at both the parallel market in Lagos and the investor’s window.
A vendor poses as he counts Nigerian naira banknotes inside a shop in Idumota Market, in Lagos, Nigeria February 11, 2019. REUTERS-Nyancho NwaNri

Naira exchanges at N472 to dollar at parallel market

The Naira on Tuesday exchanged at N472 to a dollar at the parallel market in Lagos.
Gareth Bale will not leave Real Madrid this summer, according to his agent Jonathan Barnett, who says the best players in the world do not go out on loan.

Gareth Bale will not leave Real Madrid – agent

Gareth Bale "will not leave Real Madrid" this summer, according to his agent Jonathan Barnett, who says "the best players in the world do not go out on loan".
England have announced a friendly against Wales at Wembley on October 8.

England announce friendly against Wales at Wembley in October

Gareth Southgate's side will take on their cross-border rivals behind closed doors in their first home game of 2020, with the game kicking off at 8pm local time.
The International Football Association Board (IFAB) have announced that the five substitutions rule will be continued next season.

IFAB announces five substitutes to be allowed next season

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) have announced that the five substitutions rule will be continued next season.
South African bank notes featuring images of former South African President Nelson Mandela (R) are displayed next to the American dollar notes in this photo illustration in Johannesburg. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa’s rand firms as growth, vaccine hopes drive mood for risk

South Africa’s rand firmed in early trade on Wednesday ahead of consumer inflation data and as hopes of economic recovery increased global risk appetite.

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Borno governor mourns colonel killed by Boko Haram

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Woman arrested in place of boyfriend dies in police custody

The Commissioner, Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Bala Ciroma, has ordered that a post-mortem be conducted on a young woman, Ifeoma Abugu, who was arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in place of her fiancé, Adam Ugwunwa.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

PTF urges religious leaders to ask congregation to wear facemask

Mr Boss Mustapha, the Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, has advised religious leaders to without fear or favour continue to prevail on their congregations to wear facemask.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC re-arraigns ex-minister for ‘fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday re-arraigned a former Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Kabiru Turaki, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, for alleged fraud.