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Mateo Kovacic has been ruled out of Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City on Saturday.

Mateo Kovacic ruled out of Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City

Mateo Kovacic has been ruled out of Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City on Saturday.
Eddie Nketiah has revealed what he told Bukayo Saka immediately he replaced the injured Sead Kolasinac, in Arsenal’s 3-2 win against Everton at the Emirates in Sunday’s Premier League game.

Arsenal boss rues Bokayo Saka’s injury

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has admitted the injury sustained by Bukayo Saka has come at a terrible time for the club.
Legendary Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes the Red Devils should go for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer.

Rio Ferdinand urges Manchester United to sign Everton striker

Legendary Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes the Red Devils should go for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer.
Bruno Giordano has expressed his displeasure with the transfer fee Napoli paid to Lille for Victor Osimhen last summer, questioning why was more expensive than Erling Haaland.

Benoît Cauet: Victor Osimhen back to his best

Former Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Benoît Cauet believes Victor Osimhen is back to his best after the striker initially struggled to impress at Napoli.
Victor Osimhen grabbed a late goal to seal a 2-0 win for top-four chasing Napoli away to Sampdoria, in the Serie A on Sunday.

Bruno Giordano: Victor Osimhen has failed to match his €70 million price tag at...

Former Italy striker Bruno Giordano has questions Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen’s contribution to the progress of Napoli since he joined the team a mouth-watering €70m from Lille last summer.
Atletico Madrid moved back to the top of La Liga on Sunday after a 1-1 draw against Real Betis opened a one-point lead over city rivals Real.

Atletico boss tells hobbling team to ‘resist’ in La Liga title push

Atletico Madrid moved back to the top of La Liga on Sunday after a 1-1 draw against Real Betis opened a one-point lead over city rivals Real.
Watford manager Xisco Munoz has hailed the performances of Ismaila Sarr and Isaac Success in their 2-0 victory over Reading in Friday’s Championship game.

Watford boss hails Ismaila Sarr, Isaac Success performances against Reading

Watford manager Xisco Munoz has hailed the performances of Ismaila Sarr and Isaac Success in their 2-0 victory over Reading in Friday’s Championship game.
Gareth Bale has described Eden Hazard as the best FIFA player at Real Madrid after announcing the launch his brand new esports team, 'Ellevens Esports'.

El Clasico: Eden Hazard dropped from Real Madrid squad

Eden Hazard’s hopes of featuring in his first ever El Clasico was dealt a huge blow after he was dropped from Real Madrid squad ahead of this weekend’s clash against Barcelona.
4. A number of Everton fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Alex Iwobi’s performance as the Toffees beat Arsenal 2-1 at Goodison Park this weekend.

Everton boss confirms Alex Iwobi fit for Brighton clash

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Alex Iwobi is fit for their Premier League game against Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday.
Bayern Munich aim to put their European heartbreak behind them when they host Union Berlin at the Allianz Arena on Saturday for a Bundesliga clash.

Union Berlin brace for Bayern backlash after PSG defeat

Union Berlin are steeling themselves for a challenging trip to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga on Saturday as the European champions look to shake off their midweek defeat by Paris Saint-Germain.
Chairman of NEF and former Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Ango Abdullahi who spoke during the opening of the Northern People’s Summit at the Arewa House Kaduna on Wednesday, said Northerners will not vote along with ethnicity and faith in electing political leaders in 2023, while those that would be voted for must have the socio-economic development plans for the northerners irrespective of tribe and religion.

Northern elders: 2023 not business as usual

The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has said that 2023 would not be business as usual because Northerners have learnt their lessons at great cost and would only vote for people that cared for them.
Nigerians must come together and reject the agents of anarchy seeking to cause chaos for their own selfish interests, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo declared in Imo.

VP Osinbajo: We must reject agents of anarchy

Nigerians must come together and reject the agents of anarchy seeking to cause chaos for their own selfish interests, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo declared in Imo.

Triple injury boost for Chelsea ahead of Porto clash

Chelsea have been handed a huge fitness boost ahead of the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Porto.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police repel attack on station in Ebonyi

Police in Ebonyi, Tuesday, repelled another attack by gunmen on another police station in the state.
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has weighed in to a debate about refereeing by saying many officials in Spain were likely to favour his club’s great rivals Real Madrid.

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique a major doubt for El Clasico

There is a potentially significant blow for Barcelona ahead of the upcoming El Clasico clash against Real Madrid.
A Nigerian actor, Junior Pope Odonwodo, a.k.a Jnr Pope, has expressed gratitude to God for sparing his life and that of his family members after a fire incident destroyed his house.

Nollywood actor grateful after family escapes death

A Nigerian actor, Junior Pope Odonwodo, a.k.a Jnr Pope, has expressed gratitude to God for sparing his life and that of his family members after a fire incident destroyed his house.
Crystal Palace’s Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi (R) shoots to score their first goal during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on April 5, 2021. (Photo by Clive Brunskill / POOL / AFP)

Everton blow late lead against Crystal Palace

Everton’s hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League were dented by Michy Batshuayi’s 86th minute equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw for Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on Monday.
Zinedine Zidane believes Real Madrid are being underrated ahead of the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal against Liverpool on Tuesday.

Champions League: Nobody should write off Real Madrid – coach

Zinedine Zidane believes Real Madrid are being underrated ahead of the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal against Liverpool on Tuesday.
The Ebonyi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress(APC) has come out against the decision of the state government to ban the use of public transport motorcycles (Okada) anywhere in the state.

Two brothers killed in ‘Okada’ accident on way to school

Two male siblings were on Thursday morning, killed in a motorcycle accident in the Sotubo community, Ogijo, Ogun State. The accident involved an Okada with six student passengers who were on their way to school.

CCT chairman, spokesperson speak on ‘assault’ on security guard

The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Justice Danladi Umar, has finally spoken over his altercation with security guards at Banex Plaza, Abuja.
French forward Anthony Martial of English Premier League side Manchester United was again at the receiving end of vile racist abuse on social media in the aftermath of Sunday’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

Manchester United boss claims Anthony Martial could miss remainder of season

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms that Anthony Martial could miss the remainder of the season through injury.
Mings made amends by teeing up substitute Trezeguet to slot home from the edge of the box.

Aston Villa sink Fulham in Premier League clash

Fulham looked set to move out of the drop zone when Aleksandar Mitrovic pounced on a loose pass back by Tyrone Mings to score his first league goal since September on Sunday.

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Nobuaki Kurumatani’s resignation is the latest development in years of upheaval at the firm, which only won back its spot on the first section of the Tokyo stock exchange earlier this year after restructuring.

Toshiba chief resigns as buyout offer stirs turmoil

Toshiba’s CEO resigned on Wednesday as a buyout offer from a private equity fund stirs turmoil inside the storied Japanese company, with reports suggesting two other funds are considering bids.
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Bandits abduct three women in Oyo

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted three women in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The commonwealth games Nigeria under the auspices of the Commonwealth Sport Foundation, will organise the Commonwealth Keep Fit Programme on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.

Commonwealth Games: Nigeria to organise keep fit programme in Lagos

The commonwealth games Nigeria under the auspices of the Commonwealth Sport Foundation, will organise the Commonwealth Keep Fit Programme on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.
A part of the international building materials market in Dei-Dei, Abuja has been razed by fire.

Fire guts 30 shops in Kwara market

About 30 shops were razed in a fire disaster on Monday afternoon at the Oro Central Market in Oro, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.

Mother absconds with N3 million donation meant for daughter’s tumor surgery

A woman (name withheld) has absconded with N3million donation meant for her daughter’s brain tumor surgery, a situation that eventually led to the poor girl’s death on Tuesday morning.

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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Bandits kidnap 15 traders in Katsina

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted not fewer than 15 traders traveling in a commercial vehicle along Tsaskiya-Ummadau road in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Pastor counsels youths on empowerment

Pastor Femi Omowumi of the Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT) has said that governments at all levels have failed the Nigerian youths.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has admonished the President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the entire students’ body.

Ekiti: Group begins tracking of Governor Fayemi’s achievements

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO) under the aegis of “Reformers of Africa”, has emphasized the importance of accountability and transparency in governance.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Adedeji Zacch as the Executive Secretary of National Sugar Development Council (NSDC) for an initial term of four years.

NSDC scribe: Nigeria committed to achieving self-sufficiency in sugar production

The executive secretary of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC), Mr Zacch Adedeji, has reiterated Nigeria’s determination to achieve self-sufficiency in sugar production through faithful implementation of the Nigeria Sugar Master Plan (NSMP).

Kaduna PDP loses former council chairman to APC

Isah Danssallah, a former Chairman of Kajuru Local Government Area in Kaduna State has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).