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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has disclosed why he decided to play Nicolas Pepe as a left-winger against Southampton.

Mikel Arteta: Why Nicolas Pepe played from the left vs Southampton

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has disclosed why he decided to play Nicolas Pepe as a left-winger against Southampton.
NAPLES, ITALY - JANUARY 26- Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Juventus at Stadio San Paolo on January 26, 2020 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro-Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo hits milestone with goal number 760

Portuguese superstar footballer and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who is unarguably one of the best to play the sport and who has a catalogue of historical feats to his name added to that litany of accomplishments by making football history during Wednesday night’s Italian Super Cup final between Juventus and Napoli.
Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has backed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to bounce back from his big miss in Arsenal's Europa League defeat against Olympiacos.

Rio Ferdinand: I wish Manchester United signed Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang

Rio Ferdinand has revealed he wishes Manchester United had signed ‘unbelievable’ Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang before he joined Arsenal but admits his current form for the Gunners is a cause for concern.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho believes his star man Harry Kane is surrounded by the ideal pieces.

Manchester City Plot £90 million bid for Harry Kane

City striker Sergio Aguero sees his current contract at the Etihad expire at the end of this season. So Kane could be the long-term replacement for the Argentina international.
A report from 'TuttoNapoli' notes that Atlético Madrid have placed Rodrigo Moreno on their agenda again. The striker was already linked with the club when he was at Valencia. He is currently playing second fiddle at Leeds United.

Rodrigo Moreno linked with Atlético Madrid again

A report from 'TuttoNapoli' notes that Atlético Madrid have placed Rodrigo Moreno on their agenda again. The striker was already linked with the club when he was at Valencia. He is currently playing second fiddle at Leeds United.
Mohamed Salah deserves to be the captain of Liverpool because of his outstanding contributions to the team, according to Egyptian legend Mohamed Aboutrika.

Egypt legend: Mo Salah most deserving of Liverpool’s armband

Mohamed Salah deserves to be the captain of Liverpool because of his outstanding contributions to the team, according to Egyptian legend Mohamed Aboutrika.
Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha scored twice on his return to the team following illness and Christian Benteke also grabbed a double in the second half as they cruised to a 5-1 win over 10-man West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Sunday.

Roy Hodgson ‘really pleased’ as Crystal Palace hit 5 goals in West Brom rout

Wilfred Zaha was outstanding for Crystal Palace as they took advantage of the controversial dismissal of Matheus Pereira to claim their first points in three games with a rout at West Brom.
Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez says he hopes to be back playing football soon despite suffering a fractured skull in a horrific clash of heads with Arsenal defender David Luiz.

Wolves’ Raul Jimenez hopes to return after fractured skull

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez says he hopes to be back playing football soon despite suffering a fractured skull in a horrific clash of heads with Arsenal defender David Luiz.
Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood can improve their game by studying the movement of new team-mate Edinson Cavani, says former Manchester United defender Wes Brown.

Wes Brown: Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood must learn from Edinson Cavani

“Martial didn’t start that game but that’s why you have squads. If something isn’t happening right then he will try and make it right. His qualities will help Martial, Rashford and Greenwood. He possesses the positioning of a striker that those three lads haven’t got to yet where he is always making the right runs in the box.”
2. Nigeria midfielder Joe Aribo was on target as Rangers moved six points clear in the Scottish Premiership following a 2-0 win against Livingston.

Rangers coach pleased to see Aribo score again

Glasgow Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister says he’s pleased with the performance of Joe Aribo and his teammates in recent weeks.
Napoli head coach Gennaro Gattuso is confident that Victor Osimhen will be a great asset to his team as the season progresses.

Language barrier not a problem for Victor Osimhen at Napoli – rep

Victor Okolo, brother-in-law and representative of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has stated that the Nigerian forward is not hindered by language differences at his new club.
Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi has congratulated Odion Ighalo on his maiden appearance for Manchester United on Monday.

Shehu Abdullahi congratulates Odion Ighalo over Manchester United debut

Ighalo made his first appearance for the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in their 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, the on-loan Shanghai Shenhua star replaced one of the goalscorers, Anthony Martial, with just finished minutes to the end of the game.
Edinson Cavani says he is fully focused on the season ahead at Paris Saint-Germain, and isn’t interested in any speculation linking him with a move away.

Rivaldo: Edinson Cavani would be magnificent for Barcelona

Edinson Cavani would be “a magnificent improvement for Barcelona’s attack”, says Rivaldo, with the Blaugrana urged to join the race for the Paris Saint-Germain striker now that Luis Suarez is stuck on the sidelines.

Tottenham star makes new record in England big win over Kosovo

The 26-year-old captain scored Three Lions' second of the game ten minutes from time after Harry Winks had given the Gareth Southgate side a 1-0 lead at the break but Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford and Chelsea's Mason Mount were to come with the other goals.
Leicester City attacking midfielder James Maddison has heaped praises on teammate Wilfred Ndidi for his contributions towards the team’s 2-0 victory against Arsenal at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Leicester star reveals one recognition Wilfred Ndidi is not enjoying in Premier League

Leicester City attacking midfielder James Maddison has heaped praises on teammate Wilfred Ndidi for his contributions towards the team’s 2-0 victory against Arsenal at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
Lionel Messi's incredible free-kick in Wednesday evening's resounding 3-0 win over Liverpool brought the mercurial Argentine's tally to an astounding 600 goals in 683 games for Barcelona, 14 years to the day since his first strike for the Spanish champions.

Paul Merson: Liverpool defeat proves Mo Salah is far behind Lionel Messi

Arsenal legend Paul Merson spoke about Mohamed Salah’s performance in Liverpool’s 3-0 first leg semi-final Uefa Champions League defeat to Barcelona on Wednesday.

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Nigeria's Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources and Alternate President of the OPEC

Court adjourns Diezani Alison-Madueke’s fraud case

The Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday adjourned the corruption case involving a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is believed to be in the United Kingdom.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants his players to shun talks about them gunning for the title this season.

Manchester United boss not ready to release players for Internationals

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said it “doesn’t make sense” for his players to travel for international duty later this month if they have to quarantine on their return and miss games as a result.
Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho were on parade in Leicester City’s 1-0 loss against Norwich City in Friday’s Premier League game.

Leicester boss explains Kelechi Iheanacho substitution in draw vs Burnley

Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho may have produced “fabulous technique” for his goal but it was not enough to keep him on the pitch for 90 minutes in the 1-1 away draw against Burnley on Wednesday night.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate accuses NNPC of payment of N443 billion as subsidy without appropriation

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts has uncovered how the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) paid N443 billion without appropriation.

Roadside bomb kills doctor in Afghanistan’s east

A roadside bomb explosion killed a female doctor in the eastern city of Jalalabad, provincial officials said on Thursday, days after three female media workers were shot dead in the same city.

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The Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, on Thursday, urged the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) to continue providing enhanced and timely intelligence support for the ongoing military operations across the country.

Nigerian government seeks support from US for army aviation

The Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, has solicited the support of the U.S. for the Nigerian Army Aviation to become fully operational.

Charles Idahosa backs Edo governor’s probe of N30 billion stormwater project

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State, Chief Charles Idahosa, has advised a former governor; Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, not to panic over moves by the Edo State government to probe the N30 billion Edo stormwater project.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest ‘killer’ of Rivers monarch

One of the suspects linked to the murder of the Paramount Ruler of Zakpo community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State has been arrested by operatives of the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president charges new CDS, service chiefs to take fight to bandits, insurgents

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has charged the newly confirmed Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs to take the fight against bandits and insurgents in a renewed bid to ensure the security of lives and properties across states in the country.
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DMO clears air on 2018 N2.1 trillion debt service

The Debt Management Office (DMO) has explained that the N2.1 trillion allocated for Debt Service in the 2018 federal government budget was paid directly to the creditors by the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF).