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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United’s win over Wolves is a “big step forward” after they moved two points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.

Manchester United draw AC Milan in Europa League Round of 16

The draws of the round of 16 ties in the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League were drawn on Friday and the star fixture will be that between Manchester United and AC Milan. Both are former European champions but United have one triumph-2017, in Europe’s second trophy while AC Milan have never won it. The two teams have met thrice in European competition, and all the ties have been won by the Italians.
First against sixth pitches Atletico against Villarreal on Sunday night before second-placed Real Madrid host Real Sociedad in fifth. Before both of those, Barcelona travel to Sevilla on Saturday in a contest of third against fourth.

Atletico seek reaction as La Liga contenders go head-to-head

First against sixth pitches Atletico against Villarreal on Sunday night before second-placed Real Madrid host Real Sociedad in fifth. Before both of those, Barcelona travel to Sevilla on Saturday in a contest of third against fourth.
Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen lost consciousness during Atalanta-Napoli and was rushed to the hospital, but according to Sky Sport the Napoli striker is now alert.

Napoli doctor: Victor Osimhen suffered head trauma with memory loss

Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen will be out of action until early March after suffering head trauma with memory loss, according to Napoli based Doctor Alfredo Bucciero.
Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen lost consciousness during Atalanta-Napoli and was rushed to the hospital, but according to Sky Sport the Napoli striker is now alert.

Victor Osimhen likens his unconscious 30 minutes to a brain reset

Osimhen was discharged to return to Naples on Monday after spending the night under observation at a hospital in Bergamo following an alarming collapse towards the end of the club’s 4-2 Serie A defeat by Atalanta on Sunday.
Former Napoli centre-forward Andrea Carnevale has urged Victor Osimhen to be more selfish in order to score more goals.

Napoli provide positive update on Victor Osimhen

Victor Osimhen will be assessed daily and gradually resume training following his head injury scare in Napoli’s 4-2 away defeat at Atalanta on Sunday.
Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso said Sunday he felt foolish for giving Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen permission to travel home for Christmas with the forward testing positive for coronavirus on his return.

Victor Osimhen released from hospital

Serie A club Napoli have announced Victor Osimhen has been released from the hospital and is due to return to Naples on Monday night
Napoli overcame Croatian side Rijeka 2-0 on Thursday in their first match since the death of Diego Maradona, the Italian club's greatest and most popular player.

Napoli bar players, coaches from speaking to the media

Napoli have announced they will not be speaking to the media for the foreseeable future after the 4-2 defeat to Atalanta.
Gennaro Gattuso was critical of himself and his Napoli players after a 3-1 home defeat to Milan. ‘It’s no coincidence that we falter in the important games.

Napoli boss: We are crippled by injury problem

Gennaro Gattuso revealed even more injury problems after Napoli’s 2-0 Europa League defeat to Granada. ‘What’s the point of qualifying if we don’t have anyone who can play?’
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said his side’s 2-0 defeat to Sevilla in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg was an unfair scoreline given their performance but backed them to turn the tie around.

Barcelona boss disappointed with Sevilla defeat

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said his side’s 2-0 defeat to Sevilla in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg was an unfair scoreline given their performance but backed them to turn the tie around.
Atletico Madrid could be without Thomas Lemar for the upcoming Champions League match against Chelsea after he and and Hector Herrera tested positive for Covid-19.

Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Lemar tests positive coronavirus

Atletico Madrid could be without Thomas Lemar for the upcoming Champions League match against Chelsea after he and and Hector Herrera tested positive for Covid-19.
Odion Ighalo made a winning debut in the Saudi Pro League as Al Shabab hammered Al Raed on Saturday.

Ighalo makes winning debut with Al Shabab in Saudi Arabia

The encounter was Ighalo’s first outing since December 2 when he came off the bench to make his Champions League debut as a 90th-minute substitute in Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.
Napoli communicated on Friday that Kalidou Koulibaly has tested positive for the coronavirus after the latest PCR test. The Senegalese centre-back will miss his side's next few matches.

Kalidou Koulibaly tests positive for coronavirus

Napoli communicated on Friday that Kalidou Koulibaly has tested positive for the coronavirus after the latest PCR test. The Senegalese centre-back will miss his side's next few matches.
Atletico Madrid ace, Luis Suarez, has confirmed that ‘Lionel Messi is currently happy at Barcelona’.

Luis Suarez: Lionel Messi is happy now at Barcelona

Atletico Madrid ace, Luis Suarez, has confirmed that ‘Lionel Messi is currently happy at Barcelona’.
Nigeria winger, Samuel Chukwueze, just went through a successful surgery in Germany to remove a troublesome groin issue, his Spanish club, Villarreal confirmed.

Villarreal confirm Samuel Chukwueze’s successful surgery in Munich

Nigeria winger, Samuel Chukwueze, just went through a successful surgery in Germany to remove a troublesome groin issue, his Spanish club, Villarreal, confirmed.

Isaac Success returns to full training at Watford, Tom Dele-Bashiru still out

Nigeria forward Isaac Success has resumed first-team training at Watford after recovering a lengthy injury layoff.
Former Super Eagles talisman Odion Ighalo, who retired immediately after the AFCON competition in Egypt, where he was the highest goal scorer of the competition is back on the field of play for his club side Shanghai Greenland Shenhua of China.

Odion Ighalo bids farewell to Shanghai Shenhua ahead Al Shabab move

The former Granada of Spain striker linked up with Premier League giants Manchester United in January 2020 and saw his loan extended after a strong start to life at Old Trafford.
Shortly after the Sabadell sports director publicly acknowledged his interest in hiring Ramon Azeez from Granada, Diego Martinez, the coach of the Nazarí team, confirmed that the player had asked to leave.

Granada boss confirms Ramon Azeez has asked to leave

Shortly after the Sabadell sports director publicly acknowledged his interest in hiring Ramon Azeez from Granada, Diego Martinez, the coach of the Nazarí team, confirmed that the player had asked to leave. He said this at the press conference after the victory in the Cup against Malaga.
Ramon Azeez was not included in Granada’s squad that beat Malaga 2-1 in Sunday’s Copa del Rey round of 32.

Copa del Rey: Ramon Azeez dropped as Granada defeat Malaga away

Ramon Azeez was not included in Granada’s squad that beat Malaga 2-1 in Sunday’s Copa del Rey round of 32.
Lionel Messi is back in form and Barcelona are finding their feet after a 4-0 demolition of Granada on Saturday put them within four points of the top of La Liga.

Lionel Messi scores twice as Barcelona thrash Granada 4-0

Lionel Messi is back in form and Barcelona are finding their feet after a 4-0 demolition of Granada on Saturday put them within four points of the top of La Liga.
Galatasaray manager Fathi Terim admits It was not easy to compete with 10-men after Oghenekaro Etebo was sent off in Monday night 2-1 home defeat to Alanyaspor.

Stoke City boss: Oghenekaro Etebo not returning this month

Stoke City manager Michael O’Neil has ruled out the possibility of Oghenekaro Etebo returning from his loan spell this month.
La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid were knocked out of the Copa del Rey after a shock 1-0 defeat away to third division side Cornella on Wednesday.

Atletico dumped out of Copa del Rey by third-division Cornella

La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid crashed out of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday after suffering a shock second-round 1-0 defeat by third-division Cornella.
Eden Hazard will make his comeback from injury as Real Madrid face Elche on Wednesday, Zinedine Zidane has confirmed.

Zinedine Zidane: Eden Hazard to return from injury for Real Madrid against Elche

Hazard only managed 22 appearances last season and, while there have been flashes of brilliance, the 29-year-old has failed to replicate the form which earned him his €100 million (£88m/$112m) move from Chelsea in 2019.

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Ahead of the March 6 Delta State local government council polls, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, weekend, reiterated that the elections could only be rigged if electorates go to sleep, insisting that “every vote must count”.

Senator Omo-Agege: Delta council polls can only be rigged if electorates sleep

Ahead of the March 6 Delta State local government council polls, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, weekend, reiterated that the elections could only be rigged if electorates go to sleep, insisting that “every vote must count”.
Israel’s top court ruled Tuesday the government must curb its use of the domestic spy agency to track coronavirus infections, saying “draconian” surveillance constituted a blow to democracy.

Israeli court limits use of spy agency to track coronavirus cases

Israel’s top court ruled Tuesday the government must curb its use of the domestic spy agency to track coronavirus infections, saying “draconian” surveillance constituted a blow to democracy.
Okomu Oil company has given out cheques of N90,000 each to no fewer than 35 students of tertiary institutions from about 20 host communities in three local government areas where it operates in Edo.

Okomu Oil Palm wants central bank to review anchor borrowers programme

Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc. wants a review of CBN’s Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) to accommodate more farmers and to shore up the nation’s foreign earnings from agriculture.
The Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, confirmed this during a chat with newsmen on Monday.

Minister: Nigerians who received coronavirus vaccines abroad must get tested upon arrival

The minister of state for health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, says Nigerians who have received COVID-19 vaccines abroad will still be required to take polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests upon arrival in the country.
The Northern Governors Forum says the current system of open grazing, operated by herders in the country, is no longer sustainable.

Fulani group warns members against negative acts as herders flock to Kwara

The Fulani Community Association in Kwara has advised its members to avoid negative tendencies capable of undermining the peaceful coexistence of the state.

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South Korean trade Minister, Yoo Myung-hee, on Friday (Feb 5) dropped her bid to become head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), clearing the way for Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to become the global body’s director-general.

WTO: PANDEF commends Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on appointment

Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, has expressed delight over the appointment of Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, WTO.
The Northern Governors Forum says the current system of open grazing, operated by herders in the country, is no longer sustainable.

Fulani group warns members against negative acts as herders flock to Kwara

The Fulani Community Association in Kwara has advised its members to avoid negative tendencies capable of undermining the peaceful coexistence of the state.
Tottenham boss, Jose Mourinho, has said Fulham have little reason to complain about being told to play a Premier League game at short notice as his opposite number Scott Parker called the scheduling “scandalous”.

Jose Mourinho says pressure at Tottenham ‘like oxygen’

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho said on Friday that being under pressure was “like oxygen” for him as he seeks to turn around the club’s terrible Premier League form.
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LASU: Selection process of new VC credible

The management of the Lagos State University, LASU, has said the ongoing process of selecting a substantive Vice Chancellor for the institution is credible and warned against attempts by some people to discredit the process.
A petitioner, Mr Ikenna Nwatu from Oruku Community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State on Thursday disclosed why the traditional ruler, Igwe Emmanuel Mbah, was allegedly murdered.

Enugu community crisis: Why traditional ruler was shot dead – ex-chairman

A petitioner, Mr Ikenna Nwatu from Oruku Community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State on Thursday disclosed why the traditional ruler, Igwe Emmanuel Mbah, was allegedly murdered.