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Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has praised Jordan Pickford for his clean sheet after their 1-0 win against Southampton.

Everton boss lauds Jordan Pickford for keeping a clean sheet against Southampton

Everton boss, Carlo Ancelotti, has praised Jordan Pickford for his clean sheet after their 1-0 win against Southampton.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

AFCONQ: Super Eagles boss urged to decide his number one goalkeeper before Benin, Lesotho...

Former Nigerian goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu has advised the technical adviser of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr to focus on the team’s goalkeeping department ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho respectively.
Barcelona were far from their best against Elche but emerged with a narrow victory from a largely uneventful affair, thanks to the inspiration of Frenkie de Jong.

Frenkie de Jong fires Barcelona past Elche

Francisco Trincão did come close twice late on to his first goal for the club only to be denied by some smart goalkeeping but they did get the second they needed when Riqui Puig came off the bench to head home after brilliant build-up play from De Jong.
The nominees for the Premier League’s Young Player of the Year award have been named and it is unsurprising to see the list dominated by Manchester United stars.

Manchester United turn to three defenders for reinforcement

Manchester United have reportedly shortlisted three defenders in their attempts to reinforce a weak part of their squad.
Manchester City's Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva (L) vies with FC Porto's Brazilian midfielder Otavio during the UEFA Champions League group C football match between FC Porto and Manchester City at the Dragao stadium in Porto on December 1, 2020. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / POOL / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Porto play out goalless with Manchester City

Portuguese Primeira Liga’s FC Porto qualified alongside Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages after a goalless draw where striker Gabriel Jesus was denied a winning goal by VAR.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has welcomed competition from Dean Henderson.

Dean Henderson joins Sergio Romero in January exit request

Manchester United face a goalkeeping crisis in January and it is entirely of their own making.
Egypt football legend Essam El Hadary has revealed he would not be coming out of retirement.

Egypt legend Essam El-Hadary denies he will come out of retirement

Over the past week, reports in the media suggested the 47-year-old would return to the beautiful game to represent Egyptian fourth-tier side ZED FC.
Antoine Griezmann helped to salvage a point for Barcelona as their struggles in La Liga continued with another disappointing result; a 1-1 away draw against 10-man Deportivo Alaves on Saturday.

Barcelona’s domestic woes continue with Alaves 1-1 draw

Antoine Griezmann helped to salvage a point for Barcelona as their struggles in La Liga continued with another disappointing result; a 1-1 away draw against 10-man Deportivo Alaves on Saturday.
Arsenal have added goalkeeping back-up with the acquisition of Alex Runarsson from Dijon.

Arsenal announce signing of goalkeeper Alex Runarsson

Arsenal have added goalkeeping back-up with the acquisition of Alex Runarsson from Dijon.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). REUTERS - Paul Childs - Pool

Mikel Arteta: Emi Martinez sacrificed to help Arsenal land top targets

Mikel Arteta admits that the decision to sell Emiliano Martinez was a 'sacrifice' Arsenal made to try and help them land their top transfer targets between now and the end of the summer window on October 5.
Goalkeeper Adamu Abubakar has joined Plateau United from Wikki Tourists ahead of the 2020-2021 Nigeria professional football league season.

Adamu Abubakar joins Plateau United from Wikki Tourists

Goalkeeper Adamu Abubakar has joined Plateau United from Wikki Tourists ahead of the 2020-2021 Nigeria professional football league season.
Manchester United are ready to ramp up the fight for the No1 keeper slot by almost doubling Dean Henderson’s wages.

Manchester United announce new contract for Dean Henderson

The goalkeeper has spent the last two campaigns out on loan at Sheffield United and has impressed under Chris Wilder earning himself a call up to Gareth Southgate’s squad for next month’s Nations League fixtures.
Former Manchester United star Phil Neville was not pleased with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team selection against Chelsea in the FA Cup.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticises Frank Lampard for ‘influencing’ officials

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes his opposite number at Chelsea influenced the referee before their FA Cup semi final tie.
Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Ndubuisi Egbo is two wins away from leading KF Tirana to the league title in Albania.

Coach Egbo: How I became the first Nigerian to win European league title

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper and Head Coach of Tirana FC of Albania, Emmanuel Egbo, says he’s delighted to win his first league title as a coach.
Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Ndubuisi Egbo is two wins away from leading KF Tirana to the league title in Albania.

Nigerian coach wins record European league title

A few days after a Nigerian entrepreneur, Nneka Ede, became the first African woman to own a football club in Europe, another historic feat has been recorded by a Nigerian with a European club.

Nigerians urged to give Super Eagles’ goalkeepers time for experience

The Super Eagles ex-Goalkeeper, Peter Rufai, on Wednesday rose to the defence of the team’s goalkeepers, saying they need more playing time to gain experience.

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HURIWA in a statement issued by the National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko.

HURIWA advocates multi-layered approach to tackle insecurity

Ace rights advocacy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called for the adoption of a diversified model in the fight against insecurity in the country.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon arrives at Glasgow counting centre in the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain May 7, 2021. Jeff J Mitchell-Pool via REUTERS

Scottish nationalists vow new independence vote from UK after election success

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon vowed on Saturday to press ahead with plans for a new referendum on leaving the United Kingdom after saying there was no doubt elections to the Scottish parliament would return a pro-independence majority.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor: Nasir el-Rufai a sycophant, religious bigot

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Saturday described Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna as a sycophant, ethnic champion and religious bigot who hates anyone who does not share the same faith with him.

Senator Alhassan to be laid to rest Sunday

The remains of Sen. Aisha Jummai Alhassan, popularly called Mama Taraba would be laid to rest tomorrow, Sunday, her family has said.

2023: Igbo will occupy Aso Rock – Ohanaeze chieftain

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Security forces in the Republic of Congo were casting their ballots on Wednesday ahead of presidential elections in which veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso is frontrunner.

Congo government resigns as veteran ruler Denis Sassou Nguesso starts fourth term

The Republic of Congo's government has resigned, public television announced on Thursday, a procedural move three weeks after the central African nation's veteran leader began a new term as president.
Lady Chidi Alexandra Onyemelukwe, the daughter of the Second Republic vice President Alex Ekwueme, says she is contesting the November governorship election in Anambra State in order to add value to governance and make a difference.

Anambra election: PDP female aspirant urges electorate to shun inducement

A female aspirant in the Nov. 6 governorship in Anambra, Mrs Chidi Onyemelukwe, has urged the electorate to guard against monetary inducement in making their choice of candidates.
Inter have won the 19th Scudetto in their history after Atalanta’s 1-1 draw against Sassuolo and fans have gathered in the central Piazza Duomo to celebrate the achievement.

Inter fans celebrate Serie A title victory

Inter have won the 19th Scudetto in their history after Atalanta’s 1-1 draw against Sassuolo and fans have gathered in the central Piazza Duomo to celebrate the achievement.
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Zamfara APC doles out 400 cattle to members for Sallah

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara has commenced distribution of 400 cattle to its members for Sallah celebration.
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo on Thursday described the tourism potentials of the state as a veritable source of economic prosperity.

Ondo governor charges Nigerians to work for unity of the country

Ondo State Governor and Chairman of the South West Governors’ Forum, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has said that he believes in one Nigeria and therefore urged Nigerians to continue to coexist peacefully.