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The draw for the third qualifying round of the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League, made at UEFA’s Swiss headquarters in Nyon on Tuesday

Europa League: Arsenal, Manchester United get tricky draws

There are a number of intriguing ties to look out for in the Europa League last 32 with five British sides looking to progress to the latter stages of the competition.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Governor Obaseki: Pastor Adeboye assured me I will be re-elected

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Friday, said he visited the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, during his second-term election travails.
On-loan Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo scored and weighed in with an assist as Cardiff City thumped Luton Town 4-0 in the Championship on Saturday.

On-loan Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo stars in Cardiff rout

The Bluebirds were already 3-0 up when the wideman found the net in the 82nd minute following goals from Sean Morrison, Mark Harris and Kieffer Moore during thoroughly one-sided affair in which the hosts took a two-goal lead after nine minutes.
5. President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday night received Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, shortly after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC).

South-East leaders vow to unite ahead of 2023 polls

As the only zone in the South that is yet to produce the President since the return to democratic rule in 1999, the South-East is considered to have a good case in its quest to occupy the seat when President Muhammadu Buhari leaves office in 2023.
Chris Smalling is ready to hold talks regarding a permanent move to Roma from Manchester United and is also eyeing up an England recall ahead of Euro 2020.

Roma bid €12 million for Chris Smalling as transfer talks re-open

Roma have re-opened transfer talks with Manchester United over Chris Smalling, it was learnt, with a €12 million (£11m/$14m) offer on the table.
Robert Lewandowski has urged Bayern Munich to make three new signings as he vented his frustrations at a lack of arrivals at the Bundesliga champions.

Rivaldo: Robert Lewandowski will beat Lionel Messi to player of the year if Bayern...

Barcelona legend Rivaldo has responded to German icon Lothar Matthaus's assertion that Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski is the best player in the world ahead of Friday's Champions League clash, with the Brazilian still convinced Lionel Messi holds that honour.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen is confident Barcelona will bounce back.

Bojan Krkic: Barcelona should be prioritising Marc-Andre ter Stegen contract

Barcelona should be making a new contract for Marc-Andre ter Stegen “one of their priorities this summer”, says Bojan Krkic, with the Liga giants told their German goalkeeper is deserving of a lucrative deal.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he is treated more harshly than other managers, and that people look at me with different eyes.

Jose Mourinho wants Real Madrid third choice attacker at Spurs

Vazquez has been surplus to requirement in the Real Madrid’s team and manager Zinedine Zidane is ready to listen to offers for the winger and he is likely to be shipped out this summer.

Pep Lijnders: Philippe Coutinho exit changed Liverpool’s transfer approach for the better

The departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January 2018 changed Liverpool’s transfer approach for the better, says Pep Lijnders, with the Reds aware that they need to start retaining top talent in order to join a “top Europe” bracket.
Awa Kalu

Coronavirus and right to freedom of movement

The pandemic now referred to as ‘COVID-19’ is a very familiar situation and very little will be gained in either profiling or analyzing it.
Anthony Joshua believes Tyson Fury will beat Deontay Wilder ahead of the rematch which is just over a week away. Anthony Joshua believes Tyson Fury will beat Deontay Wilder ahead of the rematch which is just over a week away.

Tyson Fury sent Anthony Joshua warning ahead of Deontay Wilder rematch

Tyson Fury has been warned Anthony Joshua will be the heavyweight kingpin even if he beats Deontay Wilder.
Tunisian giants Esperance de Tunis still reign supreme ahead of continental rivals Al Ahly and TP Mazembe.

Esperance lead in latest CAF club top 10 rankings

The most recent update of Africa’s top 10 greatest clubs has been revealed – and North African heavyweights keep a steady grip at the summit.

Tyson Fury accepts Anthony Joshua sparring offer ahead Deontay Wilder rematch

Tyson Fury has accepted Anthony Joshua’s offer to help him prepare for his rematch with Deontay Wilder insisting he would “love” to have his domestic rival in camp.
Andy Ruiz Jr has promised to beat Anthony Joshua again while claiming that the Briton is not a good boxer.

Tyson Fury: Andy Ruiz will beat Anthony Joshua again

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has backed current heavyweight champion of the world, Andy Ruiz Jr in his fight against Anthony Joshua this December.
Roberto Firmino has described Liverpool's clash with Manchester City on Sunday as a potential six-pointer, with the home side aiming to extend their healthy lead at the top of the table.

Roberto Firmino: Liverpool’s clash with Manchester City worth six points

Roberto Firmino has described Liverpool's clash with Manchester City on Sunday as a potential six-pointer, with the home side aiming to extend their healthy lead at the top of the table.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

Analysts anticipate stock market rally after OMO restriction

The decision by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to restrict individuals and local firms, non-bank financial institutions inclusive, from investing in its open market operations (OMO) auctions may end up providing a welcome boost to one of the world’s worst-performing stock markets, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
Podgy unified heavyweight champion, Andy Ruiz Jr, wants to cut 10lbs from his 19st 1lb frame before he faces Anthony Joshua again.

Andy Ruiz wary of ‘hungrier’ Anthony Joshua

‘The Destroyer’ produced one of the biggest upsets in recent times to dethrone AJ in New York City. In doing so, he became the first Mexican-American to win world titles at heavyweight.

Tyson Fury calls for Anthony Joshua v Deontay Wilder fight

Tyson Fury has called on heavyweight rivals Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder to fight each other in order to crown an undisputed champion.
Tanguy Ndombele

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas urges Paris Saint-Germain to make Tanguy Ndombele move

Paris Saint-Germain will need to compete with several European heavyweights if they are to sign Tanguy Ndombele, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says.
Efe Ajagba

Efe Ajagba: I need to go the distance

Nigeria’s promising boxing prospect Efe Ajagba expects to fight ranked heavyweights within a year or two and admits he needs to fight boxers that would take him the distance if he needs to progress in the division.
Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua: I’ll fight Dillian Whyte if Deontay Wilder is not ready for me

Anthony Joshua has told Dillian Whyte he is prepared to make the next defence of his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles in a rematch against him — if Deontay Wilder cannot be tempted to abandon plans to again fight Tyson Fury.

Emmanuel Emenike wants move to top Australian ‘A-League’ club

Former Super Eagles forward Emmanuel Emenike has declared himself the answer to the woes of goal-shy A-League clubs, offering his services should he come to Australia during the January transfer window.

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Charles Oliveira, right, a veteran of the UFC since 2010, won the lightweight belt Saturday night in his first title shot. Josh Hedges-Zuffa LLC

Charles Oliveira knocks out Michael Chandler to win UFC lightweight belt

Brazil’s Charles Oliveira rallied with brutal efficiency to knock out American Michael Chandler early in the second round at UFC 262 in Houston, Texas, on Saturday and be crowned new lightweight champion.
A new report by the World Bank has indicated that the execution of major infrastructural projects in Nigeria was being driven by foreign sponsors.

World Bank: Only 22% poorest Nigerian households have electricity access

Most poor households in Nigeria are not connected to the country’s electricity supply network as only 22 per cent of the poorest of them have access to grid power, the World Bank has said.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu on Monday adopted Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as the new leader in the South East Zone.

Enugu governor leads rescue operation at accident scene

Enugu State Governor, Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, yesterday rescued anaccident scene at Ekulu Bridge, Abakpa Nike, Enugu East Local Government Area, where a petroleum products truck lost control and fell into a ditch.
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Nigeria records 41 new coronavirus cases

The new figure raised the total number of infections in the country to 165,702, an update published by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Saturday night indicates.
Lorient forward Terem Moffi has celebrated his first hat-trick in Ligue 1.

Belgian club Kortrijk celebrate Terem Moffi’s first Super Eagles call up

Belgian club KV Kortrijk have celebrated former player Terem Moffi’s first invitation to the Super Eagles.

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Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos to introduce identity cards for residents

Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says his government would relaunch the Lagos State Residents Card, to ensure that the records of Lagos residents are in the state’s database.
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Liverpool pay tribute to young fan killed by lightning strike

Liverpool players paid tribute to a nine-year-old fan who was killed by a lightning strike by wearing t-shirts bearing his name during the warm-up ahead of Thursday’s 4-2 win at Manchester United.
File photo of Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed in parliament in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Ethiopia revokes press credentials of New York Times reporter

Ethiopia has revoked the press credentials of a foreign journalist working for the New York Times, according to the newspaper and an Ethiopian official.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has sent a message of congratulations to Super Eagles’ midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Kelechi Iheanacho on the duo’s triumph with Leicester City over much-fancied Chelsea FC in Saturday’s FA Cup final in England.

NFF congratulates Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho on FA Cup win with Leicester City

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has sent a message of congratulations to Super Eagles’ midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Kelechi Iheanacho on the duo’s triumph with Leicester City over much-fancied Chelsea FC in Saturday’s FA Cup final in England.
Jorge Mendes is to help Jose Mourinho secure his next job in the Premier League, with Wolves being mentioned as a possibility by Don Balon.

Tottenham warn Jose Mourinho on Eric Dier, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

According to The Mirror, Spurs have told former manager Mourinho he will not be able to sign Eric Dier or Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg next season at Roma.