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Sunderland takeover by 23-year-old Kyril Louis-Dreyfus has been completed after Football League bosses green-lit the deal

Sunderland takeover confirmed as billionaire heir Kyril Louis-Dreyfus promises new era

Sunderland takeover by 23-year-old Kyril Louis-Dreyfus has been completed after Football League bosses green-lit the deal.
Interim Confederation of African Football, CAF, President Constant Omari is fuming over his ineligibility to contest elections.

Rumpus in CAF elections as interim president fumes over ineligibility

Interim Confederation of African Football, CAF, President Constant Omari is fuming over his ineligibility to contest elections. Patrice Motsepe and Ahmed Yahya had been declared eligible to run for CAF President, but Omari is set...
Former Wales and Swansea captain Ashley Williams has announced his retirement from football.

Ashley Williams announces retirement from football

The 36-year-old defender confirmed the news that his career, which saw him play across all levels of English football, has now come to an end.
Nigeria’s second representatives in this year’s CAF Confederation Cup, Rivers United FC have received a boost with Eunisell, the country’s largest independent chemicals and oil & gas production solutions company, renewing its sponsorship for the 2020/2021 season.

Eunisell renews Rivers United shirt sponsorship

Nigeria’s second representatives in this year’s CAF Confederation Cup, Rivers United FC have received a boost with Eunisell, the country’s largest independent chemicals and oil & gas production solutions company, renewing its sponsorship for the 2020/2021 season.

Akwa United boss targets away victory against Kwara United

Akwa United will entertain Kwara United at the Ilorin Township stadium in one Wednesday’s Nigeria professional football league fixtures.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino said the Club World Cup will keep the same format for at least one more year but will be expanded as soon as possible.

FIFA supremo offers support for women’s football development in Saudi Arabia

On his recent visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Gianni Infantino, President of world football governing body FIFA, championed the cause for continued progress in the growth of women’s participation in sports especially in football in the ultra conservative kingdom.
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Niger Tornadoes players undergo cardiac tests

Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna on Tuesday conducted compulsory Electrocardiography (ECG) tests for their players to ascertain their heart conditions.
Nigeria Professional Football League outfit Kwara United has confirmed the signing of Michael Ohanu, Adesina Gats, and Afeez Nosiru.

Michael Ohanu: Kwara United can challenge for NPFL title

Michael Ohanu admitted that Kwara United must stay humble and continue to work hard if they want to achieve their targets this season.
An Abuja High Court yesterday finally declined to join the names of President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick and the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi to a case of financial misappropriation brought before it by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

NFF supremo warns media against causing division among players

The President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, insists that Nigeria professional football league players who are good enough for Super Eagles will get their chance.
Enyimba will begin their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title defence, with a home fixture against Nasarawa United.

Warri Wolves boss: We were unlucky against MFM

Warri Wolves FC head Coach Evans Ogenyi said he’s disappointed with the outcome of Sunday’s match against MFM FC at the Soccer Temple in Agege.
Former Green Eagles goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okalla, has commended Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare for his commitment to the welfare of Ex-players and athletes.

NPFL must be content-stupid to develop – minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has said the Nigerian Football League needs to design content around the league.
Pioneer Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Hon. Nduka Irabor, has opened up on several challenges facing the Nigeria Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

LMC confirms December 27 as start date for 2020/21 season

The League Management Company (LMC) has confirmed December 27 as the commencement date for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) 2020/2021 season.
Pioneer Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Hon. Nduka Irabor, has opened up on several challenges facing the Nigeria Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

LMC confirms December 27 as start date for new NPFL season

The League Management Company (LMC) has confirmed December 27 as the commencement date for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) 2020/2021 season.
Nigeria Professional Football League giants, Lobi Stars Football Club of Makurdi have secured the signature of striker, Imade Osarenkhoe ahead of the 2020-2021 Nigeria professional football league season.

Lobi Stars completes signing of Imade Osarenkhoe from Bendel Insurance

Nigeria Professional Football League giants, Lobi Stars Football Club of Makurdi have secured the signature of striker, Imade Osarenkhoe ahead of the 2020-2021 Nigeria professional football league season.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Nigeria professional league gets new commencement date

Nigeria’s Minister for Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, has given an indication that the 2020/21 Nigeria Professional Football League season will finally resume on Sunday, December 27, 2020.

Scottish Women’s Football League 2020 season abandoned

The Scottish Women’s Football League Committee has cancelled all three of the 2020 SWFL divisions.
Supporters will be permitted to attend events in stadiums in England when the national lockdown ends on December 2, says Boris Johnson.

Fans to return to English stadiums from next month

Fans will be able to return to football grounds from December 2 as Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepared to confirm new coronavirus measures on Monday.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Senator Kalu: I’ll buy 35% stake in Arsenal

The representative of Abia North Senatorial District, Orji Uzor Kalu, has declared his interest in investing in Premier League club, Arsenal FC.
Football fans could be allowed back into stadiums as early as next month.

Football fans could return to stadiums before Christmas

Premier League and Football League clubs could welcome supporters back into stadiums in December under plans drawn up by the Government, according to Sportsmail.
Saudi Arabia has said it will host a Formula One Grand Prix for the first time next year, with a night race in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.

Saudi Arabia to host Formula 1 Grand Prix for first time next year

Saudi Arabia has said it will host a Formula One Grand Prix for the first time next year, with a night race in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is delighted with his team's effort this season, despite losing the FA Cup final.

Frank Lampard urges Premier League clubs to help save struggling EFL

Frank Lampard has urged Premier League clubs to ‘have a heart’ and help save Football League sides amid the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic.
British Member of Parliament Michael Gove has confirmed that plans to allow fans back into stadiums from October 1 have been cancelled.

Britain confirms fans will not be allowed into stadiums

British Member of Parliament Michael Gove has confirmed that plans to allow fans back into stadiums from October 1 have been cancelled.

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The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.

Nigeria threatens to ban flights from UAE, Netherlands

The task force said the Ministry of Aviation and its relevant agencies have been mandated to take the necessary reciprocal measures as may be permissible under the laws and other international obligations expected to be discharged against Emirates airlines operating from the UAE and other airlines from The Netherlands.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to dream of a late title push, believing Manchester City are “too far ahead” despite yesterday’s superb derby win.

Manchester United boss rules out late title push despite derby win

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to dream of a late title push, believing Manchester City are “too far ahead” despite yesterday’s superb derby win.

NIOB, PSN, 28 others seek more roles for Nigerian professionals

Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) as well as 28 other bodies under the umbrella of the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) have called for more patronage of indigenous professionals.
Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is planning to invest $10 billion for the expansion of renewable energy projects in the continent, over the next five years.

AfDB approves $1.3 million grant for female financial inclusion research in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved two grants worth $1.3 million for research aimed at increasing women’s access to a range of digital financial services on the continent.
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has confessed that his boys were tired and not ready to play and paid dearly for the defeat against Brighton.

Jurgen Klopp hopes for respite for struggling Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes a change of competition will give his side a break from their wretched Premier League form that has put their chances of a top-four finish in jeopardy.

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Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, is set to formally withdraw the extradition bill that has sparked months of protests in the region, a government source has confirmed.

Hong Kong leader welcomes electoral changes, hints at vote delay

Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam has “fully” welcomed China’s planned changes to the city’s electoral system and hinted the reforms could further delay a vote for the territory’s legislature.
Nigerian singer and actor, Olurotimi Akinosho, better known as Rotimi, says he was excited to be a part of the new movie, “Coming 2 America,” saying that the movie portrayed Africa in a good light

Rotimi: Coming 2 America paints Africa positively

Rotimi said: “Being on the project was something legendary. I felt like I was a part of something generational. As a first generation Nigerian-American, I watched the first part of the movie as early as when I was six years old. I recall that I was then living in a one-bedroom apartment in East Orange, New Jersey, United States of America, with my family.”
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.

2023: INEC directs RECs to submit inventory of election materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has directed all Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to submit an inventory of all election materials under their care before March 12.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 75 healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week across the country. Its Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known at the national briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.

Nigeria records 269 new coronavirus infections

After reporting its lowest COVID-19 daily infection figure in seven months on Saturday, Nigeria recorded another relatively low number on Sunday with 269 new cases.