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The 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, has taken to his official Twitter page to send a loving message to his wife, Michelle, who turns 57 today.

Barack Obama sends loving message to wife on birthday

The 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, has taken to his official Twitter page to send a loving message to his wife, Michelle, who turns 57 today.
FILE PHOTO - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte speaks as he holds a news conference at the end of an EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, December 11, 2020. Olivier Hoslet-Pool via REUTERS

Italian premier struggles to secure support in Senate showdown

Efforts by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to build a new majority in parliament after a junior partner quit his coalition floundered at the weekend as several centrist lawmakers rejected his overtures.
Manchester City could make a shock move for former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.

Manchester City linked with shock move for former Manchester United talisman

City are looking for a long-term solution up front, as Sergio Aguero is in the final few months of his contract. It is not yet clear if their all-time record goalscorer will extend his stay.
AC Milan will not be able to count on Theo Hernandez or Hakan Calhanoglu for the game against Cagliari. The club confirmed that both tested positive for COVID-19 and therefore, both must self-isolate.

Theo Hernandez and Calhanoglu test positive for coronavirus

AC Milan will not be able to count on Theo Hernandez or Hakan Calhanoglu for the game against Cagliari. The club confirmed that both tested positive for COVID-19 and therefore, both must self-isolate.
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WhatsApp delays data sharing change after backlash

The smartphone app, a huge hit across the world, cancelled its February 8 deadline for accepting an update to its terms concerning sharing data with Facebook, saying it would use the pause to clear up misinformation around privacy and security.
At least five people have died at a nursing home in Italy from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, local media and officials said on Saturday

At least five dead after suspected gas leak at Italian nursing home

The incident happened at the Villa dei Diamanti care home in Lanuvio, a town near Rome, Italian firefighters said in a post on Twitter. “Some residents have [been] killed, while others have been hospitalised,” it said.

Junaid Muhammad: President Buhari’s appointments not based on merit

A Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Muhammad, says the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, was right to say that President Muhammadu Buhari, had been promoting nepotism in his appointments. He, however, said Kukah’s analysis was not right.
West Ham United are ready to launch a cash bid for Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori.

Chelsea want €30 million for AC Milan target Fikayo Tomori

According to Italian journalist and transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, negotiations are ongoing between Chelsea and AC Milan for Tomori – a loan move with an option to buy for around €30 million is close to being agreed upon.
Odion Jude Ighalo has hinted he is set to stay at Manchester United for another seven months.

Ex-Super Eagles striker linked with a move back to Italy

Ighalo’s loan from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua will come to an end and he is expected to return to the Super League in China, his contract ends with the Chinese base club in December 2021.
A medical worker, wearing a protective suit and face mask, administers a nasal swab to a patient at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing centre in Le Bignon, France, December 22, 2020. REUTERS-Stephane Mahe

WHO: 90m confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 90 million, reaching 90,054,813 as of Wednesday, according to the latest numbers from the World Health Organisation (WHO)
Victor Osimhen has been ruled out of Napoli’s league meeting with AC Milan due to shoulder injury he sustained while with national team.

Gernot Rohr hopes Victor Osimhen has learnt from coronavirus recklessness

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, has offered his support to Victor Osimhen and has backed the Napoli striker to bounce back from his present predicament.
Tiemoue Bakayoko’s preference is to remain at Napoli rather than return to Chelsea when his loan spell comes to a conclusion in the summer.

Permanent Napoli move a priority for Tiemoue Bakayoko – agent

Tiemoue Bakayoko’s preference is to remain at Napoli rather than return to Chelsea when his loan spell comes to a conclusion in the summer.
Former Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng believes the white community is not doing enough to kick racism out of football.

Kevin-Prince Boateng named Serie B Player of the Month

Since he joined Monza from Fiorentina in September, the former Barcelona and AC Milan forward has contributed four goals in 13 Serie B appearances and his return in front of goal has helped the White and Reds climb to fourth in the league table as they aim for promotion to the Italian top-flight.

CAF appoints four female referees with one Nigerian among 47 for African Nations Championship

The Referee Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed 47 referees and assistant referees – including Video Assistant Referees – from 31 countries in the continent for the 6th edition of the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) holding in Cameroon from 16 January to 7 February 2021.
FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis wearing a face mask attends an inter-religious prayer service for peace along with other religious representatives in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, a church on top of Rome's Capitoline Hill, in Rome, Italy, Oct. 20, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File Photo

Pope, Queen Elizabeth join vaccine drive as UK tops 3 million cases

Pope Francis and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth became the latest high-profile figures to join the global vaccination campaign against the coronavirus, as the UK reported it had surpassed more than three million cases since the pandemic began more than a year ago.
FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis wearing a face mask attends an inter-religious prayer service for peace along with other religious representatives in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, a church on top of Rome's Capitoline Hill, in Rome, Italy, Oct. 20, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File Photo

Pope Francis: We have to get vaccinated

Pope Francis and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth on Saturday became the latest high-profile figures to join the global vaccination campaign against the coronavirus, as the UK reported it had surpassed more than 3 million cases since the pandemic began more than a year ago.
Bruno Fernandes has revealed the advice Paul Pogba gave him moments before scoring his free-kick against Bournemouth at Old Trafford.

Bruno Fernandes reveals what Paul Pogba promised after joining Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has revealed that team-mate Paul Pogba promised to provide him with quality chances after the Portuguese star joined the Red Devils 12-months ago.
A child disinfects his desk at the Don Milani school in the Vinovo district of Turin, Italy, earlier this month. Diego Puletto-Getty Images

Italy reopens schools amid vaccination drive to curb coronavirus spike

Italy on Thursday saw a massive return to class of 5.8 million kindergartens, primary and middle school kids as the country pressed ahead with its ongoing national vaccination campaign.

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Three persons were reportedly killed weekend, at Dyom village near Senga community in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, when armed men in military camouflage, said to be loyalists of late militia leader Terwase Agwaza also known as Gana, invaded.

Late Gana’s loyalists raid Benue community, kill 3, raze houses

Three persons were reportedly killed weekend, at Dyom village near Senga community in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, when armed men in military camouflage, said to be loyalists of late militia leader Terwase Agwaza also known as Gana, invaded.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

Bandits kill ward head, others in Kaduna

Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State said on Sunday, that the armed bandits invaded the village and raided several homes.
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Delta: NEMA, SEMA distribute relief materials to 2020 disaster victims

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA in collaboration with Delta State Emergency Relief Agency, SEMA, weekend commenced direct distribution of relief items to victims of the 2020 flood in 16 Local Government Areas of the State.
A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

2023: We’ll not support Nigerian President of Igbo extraction – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday gave reason for its refusal to support Nigerian President of Igbo extraction, saying that all the people being prepared for the position are stooges that will be used against the interest of Ndigbo, Biafrans and the Biafra agitating groups.
Lorenzo Insigne scored twice and set up another as Napoli thumped Fiorentina 6-0 on Sunday to move into third in Serie A.

Serie A: Napoli thrash Fiorentina 6-0 to go third

Napoli got back to winning ways in their newly-named Diego Armando Maradona Stadium after falling to promoted Spezia in their last home match.