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Atiku Abubakar: Nigeria needs to restructure to prevent various failed state prophecies

At the 18th Daily Trust Dialogue, which held in Abuja on Thursday, prominent Nigerians, including John Nwodo, the immediate past president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Igbo sociopolitical group; Ayo Adebanjo, a chieftain of Afenifere, Yoruba sociopolitical group; and Audu Ogbeh, chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum, said there is an urgent need to restructure Nigeria.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard acknowledged that he was given a sharp jolt of reality as the Blues capitulated at home to Manchester City on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola says all managers fear sack after Chelsea axed Frank Lampard

The former Chelsea and Manchester City midfielder was in charge at Stamford Bridge for just over 18 months, but leaves following five defeats in eight games with ex-Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel expected to take over.
Frank Lampard said he is worried about Chelsea’s form after they were soundly beaten at Leicester, a fifth defeat in their past eight Premier League games.

Report: Chelsea to sack Frank Lampard, replacement lined up

The Blues laboured to beat League Two side Luton Town 3-1 to qualify for the fifth round of the FA Cup on Sunday. Before then, the team won only two of their last eight Premier League matches.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., January 20, 2021. REUTERS-Carlos Barria

WSJ: Donald Trump asked Justice Department to go to Supreme Court to overturn election

Former President Donald Trump considered replacing the acting attorney general with an official willing to pursue unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, and he pushed the Justice Department to ask the Supreme Court to invalidate President Joe Biden’s victory, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.

Ayo Fayose: Arresting Sunday Igboho will escalate tension

Newsmen had reported that Senior Special Assistant to President Muhumadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, during an interview with BBC Hausa, said IGP Adamu, had ordered the arrest of Igboho for giving Fulani in Oyo State an ultimatum to exit the state.
Former FIFA president, Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, was in an induced coma for a week after he had a successful heart surgery in December. The news was made public by the Blatter family who have come together to help as he recovers.

Sepp Blatter spent a week in induced coma – daughter

Former FIFA president, Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, was in an induced coma for a week after he had a successful heart surgery in December. The news was made public by the Blatter family who have come together to help as he recovers.

Doyin Okupe: My gay son will be celebrated in Nigeria

“For me, I look beyond the surface or the physical. Here I see a major spiritual challenge ahead but I know as my God liveth, this whole saga will end up in praise to the Almighty Jehovah who I serve day and night,” he said.
Okwesilieze-Nwodo

2023: Party with Igbo candidate 100% sure of our votes – ex-PDP chairman

Former Governor of Enugu State, Okwesilieze Nwodo, has said the South-East would wholeheartedly support any party that will pick its presidential candidate from the region; be it the All ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) or the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2023 general elections.
The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Architect Ibrahim Kabir, Saturday, warned that without adequate food the Coronavirus, COVID-19, situation will worsen as government fights to contain its spread in the country.

AFAN sets up seven-man electoral committee to conduct national elections March 2021

The farmers’ apex body, All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, on Friday, disclosed of setting up 7-man electoral committee to conduct national elections in March 2021.
Former Wimbledon junior champion Laura Robson has hinted that her career may finally be over after having to undergo a third hip operation.

Laura Robson casts doubt over her tennis future following surgeries

On her 27th birthday she posted a picture of herself on crutches after undergoing surgery. She abandoned the light training she was able to do prior to Christmas and has not played a tournament in nearly two years.
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training with Juventus in Turin on Tuesday after an absence of over two months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

George Weah: Cristiano Ronaldo not the best in the world

Former AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain star George Weah said Cristiano Ronaldo is not the best player in the world but he is still working hard to attain that feat.
Former Arsenal star, Mesut Ozil, is appreciating God’s intervention in his career.

Mesut Ozil appreciating God’s intervention in his situation

‘No matter where you are, don’t forget God is always there for you. Palms up together #JummaMubarak #HayirliCumalar’, he stated on his Twitter handle.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Ex-President Jonathan: Restructuring alone can’t solve all our problems

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said restructuring alone cannot solve Nigeria’s problem.
Former Flying Eagles winger Abdul Jeleel Ajagun is set to join South African club Cape Town City.

Abdul Ajagun set to join South African club Cape Town City

Former Flying Eagles winger Abdul Jeleel Ajagun is set to join South African club Cape Town City.

Michael Essien opens up on Nordsjaelland coaching spell

Former Ghana and Chelsea star Michael Essien has stated his ongoing coaching stint with Danish side Nordsjaelland represents a major step in his career development.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Ex-President Jonathan: Without uniting Nigerians, restructuring won’t fly

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has on Thursday said restructuring the country had its benefits but the elites must de-emphasize issues that polarised the people.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Herdsmen: Governors Makinde, Akeredolu right to issue orders – ex-minister

Former Minister, Dr Olu Agunloye, has said that the serious security breaches and challenges confronting the governors of Ondo and Oyo States necessitated the directives aimed at ensuring order, security and safety in their domains.
Former Nigerian goalkeeper and assistant coach of the Super Eagles, Joe Erico, is dead.

Former Nigerian goalkeeper Joe Erico passes on

Joe Erico was an apostle of ‘Jogo Bonito’ – an aesthetic football philosophy that is based on the tip-tap playing pattern similar to that of Brazilian Samba.

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Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 1,430 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths

An update posted on the website of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said that on January 25, 2021, 1,430 new confirmed cases and three deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte faces a confidence vote at the lower house of parliament after former PM Matteo Renzi pulled his party out of government, in Rome, Italy, January 18, 2021. REUTERS-Guglielmo Mangiapane-Pool

Italian prime minister resigns

Mr Conte survived two confidence votes in parliament last week, but then lost his absolute majority in the Senate after centrist ally and former PM Matteo Renzi defected.
The Miyetti Allah has called for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho for the alleged assault on the Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir.

Police: We’re investigating burning of Sunday Igboho’s house

The spokesperson for the police command in Oyo, Fadeyi Olugbenga, says the force is investigating the fire that gutted activist Sunday ‘Igboho’ Adeyemo’s house in the early hours of Tuesday.
Ahmed Musa

West Brom boss confirms Ahmed Musa interest

West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed the club’s interest in Ahmed Musa, who is a free agent.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman admitted that the path to regaining La Liga appears very difficult for his charges after dropping more points at home to Eibar on Tuesday.

Barcelona boss blasts PSG over interest in Leo Messi

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has attempted to laugh off speculation linking Lionel Messi with a future move to Paris Saint-Germain.