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Leo Dubois struck deep into added time on Friday to give Lyon a 2-1 home victory over Bordeaux and first place in Ligue 1.

‘Shot from pool table’ lifts Lyon to top of Ligue 1

Leo Dubois struck deep into added time on Friday to give Lyon a 2-1 home victory over Bordeaux and first place in Ligue 1.
Lyon have announced the signing of Islam Slimani on an 18-month deal from Leicester City which will run until June 2022.

Lyon complete signing of Leicester’s Islam Slimani

The Ligue 1 club moved for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations winner following the departure of Moussa Dembele to Atletico Madrid on an initial loan, with an option to buy.
Villarreal coach Javi Calleja has heaped praises on Nigerian international, Samuel Chukwueze, and his teammates following their hard-fought win over Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Super Eagles star helps Villarreal extend unbeaten run vs Cadiz

Samuel Chukwueze was in action as Villarreal played out a 0-0 draw against Cadiz in Sunday’s La Liga game.
Dutch forward Memphis Depay has denied rumours linking him with a move away from Lyon to Barcelona this summer.

Lyon want €30 million for Barcelona target Memphis Depay

L’Équipe report that Lyon are expecting to receive an opening bid from Barcelona in the coming hours for 26-year-old Dutch international winger Memphis Depay.
Olympique Lyonnais' Memphis Depay reacts, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Franck Fife-REUTERS

Lyon return empty-handed with prospect of losing key players

Had Olympique Lyonnais’ Memphis Depay and Karl Toko Ekambi found the back of the net in the opening 16 minutes against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, the Champions League may have had its first ever all-French final.
Moussa Dembele admitted to being “sad” about starting on the bench before producing his heroics for Lyon against Manchester City.

Lyon super-sub Moussa Dembele sad about bench role in Manchester City upset

Moussa Dembele admitted to being “sad” about starting on the bench before producing his heroics for Lyon against Manchester City.
Chelsea made unsuccessful attempts to sign Neymar from Santos ahead of his move to Barcelona, it has emerged.

Neymar matches Lionel Messi with Champions League feat against Atalanta

Neymar has etched his name into the history books after playing a lively part in Paris Saint-Germain's dramatic 2-1 win over Atalanta in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele suffered an injury after the La Liga opener against Athletic Bilbao on Friday evening, the France star finished the game but had some discomfort on his leg as he walked off the pitch.

Barcelona gets LaLiga permission to sign a striker in 15 days

Barcelona have been given permission to sign a new striker after the LaLiga medical commission agreed that Ousmane Dembélé is set for a long spell on the sidelines.
After bagging 18 goals in his first season at Villarreal, Karl Toko-Ekambi has come back to the tune of six goals and three assists in 18 games this season.

Villarreal striker Karl Toko-Ekambi offered to Newcastle and West Ham

After bagging 18 goals in his first season at Villarreal, Karl Toko-Ekambi has come back to the tune of six goals and three assists in 18 games this season.
Samuel Chukwueze failed to score as Villarreal suffered a 2-1 defeat to Levante in Friday’s La Liga outing.

Samuel Chukwueze shines in Villarreal’s comeback win over Sociedad

Super Eagles attacker Samuel Chukwueze played a key role in Villarreal’s 2-1 comeback win over Real Sociedad in Sunday’s La Liga outing.
Samuel Chukwueze was on target as Villarreal were held to a 4-4 draw by Granada in their opening La Liga fixture.

Samuel Chukwueze ends La Liga goal drought in Villarreal defeat

Chukwueze, who last scored a league goal on September 27 against Real Betis, cancelled out Pione Sisto's opener in the 59th minute after he was played through on goal by Xavi Quintilla.

LaLiga unveils four new ambassadors

Four new Ambassadors have been unveiled in Madrid, as LaLiga continues to strengthen its squad of ambassadors around the globe of its most distinguished representatives.
Samuel Chukwueze celebrates his goal vs Spartak Moscow

Super Eagles winger on target as Villarreal thrash Betis

Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze came off the bench to score as Villarreal thrashed Real Betis 5-1 in the week seven La Liga encounter at the Estadio de la Cerámica, Friday night.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting of Cameroon challenged by Steve Mounie of Benin during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations match between Benin and Cameroon at the Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia on the 02 July 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela-BackpagePix

New Cameroon coach names his first squad

Cameroon’s new coach Toni Conceicao has not made any drastic changes in naming his first squad since his surprise appointment last week for the away friendly against Tunisia on October 12.
Samuel Chukwueze failed to score as Villarreal suffered a 2-1 defeat to Levante in Friday’s La Liga outing.

Samuel Chukwueze fails to score in Villarreal’s defeat to Levante

Chukwueze began the season with a bang - getting a goal as the Yellow Submarine were forced to a 4-4 draw against Granada.
Samuel Chukwueze was on target as Villarreal were held to a 4-4 draw by Granada in their opening La Liga fixture.

Samuel Chukwueze scores for Villarreal in eight-goal thriller against Granada

The Nigeria forward opened his goal account for the season as the Yellow Submarines were held in their league opener on Saturday
Scorer of the winning goal at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, Vincent Aboubakar, has been left out of Cameroon's final squad for the upcoming tournament in Egypt.

AFCON: Vincent Aboubakar dropped from Cameroon’s final squad

Scorer of the winning goal at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, Vincent Aboubakar, has been left out of Cameroon's final squad for the upcoming tournament in Egypt.
Samuel Chukwueze and Karl Toko Ekambi delivered impressive displays as Barcelona held Villarreal to a 4-4 stalemate in Tuesday’s La Liga game.

Samuel Chukwueze scores as Barcelona survive Villarreal scare

Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze was on target for hosts Villarreal as FC Barcelona survived a scare in an eight-goal thriller in a Spanish La Liga clash on Tuesday.
Clarence Seedorf

AFCON: Clarence Seedorf addresses Cameroon’s goal-scoring issues

Cameroon head coach Clarence Seedorf says he is addressing the team's goal-scoring worries ahead of their decisive Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Comoros on 23 March in Yaounde.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

AFCON: Cameroon overcome Malawi in Yaounde

Cameroon secured a narrow 1-0 win over Malawi in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualification Group B match at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaoundé on Friday.

Hugo Broos working as Cameroon coach without contract

Cameroon coach Hugo Broos says he has been working without a contract since February shortly after he led the team to the Africa Cup of Nations title in Gabon.

WCQ: Injuries can’t deter us – Broos

Hugo Broos, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon manager, has promised that his team would give the Super Eagles a tough task when both sides clash.

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Luca Attanasio had been Italy’s head of mission in Kinshasa since 2017 and was made ambassador in 2019. Italian foreign ministry-AFP-Getty Images

Investigations set to begin in DR Congo following the death of Italian envoy

Congolese investigators arrived in Goma on Thursday to try to clarify the circumstances in which the Italian ambassador, his guard - a carabinieri - and a driver working for the World Food Program were killed earlier this week.g
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Zamfara government confirms abduction of female students

The Zamfara Government has confirmed the abduction of female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata-Mafara Local Government area of the state.
Justice Abdul Kafarati, the immediate past Chief Justice of the High Court of the Federation, has passed away.

Justice Abdul Kafarati passes on

“Innalillahi Wa inna ilaihi Rajiun. It is with deep sorry that I announced the passing away of our elder statesman, Hon Justice Abdul Kafarati the immediate past Chief Justice of High court of the Federation and former Bauchi State Attorney General which occurred this night (Thursday) after magrib Salat at Abuja.”
Bandits on Saturday killed three persons and injured one in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

Kidnappers abduct schoolchildren in northwest Nigeria – official

Kidnappers have abducted schoolchildren in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state, a spokesman for the state governor said on Friday, but declined to say how many people were taken or provide further details.
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested 16 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

Kidnapped farmer’s son regains freedom in Oyo

Ayodeji Emmanuel, the 24-year-old son of a poultry farmer kidnapped on Monday in his father’s farm at Oke Odan, Apete area of Ibadan, has regained freedom.

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Kano State COVID-19 Taskforce Technical Committee at the weekend launched a home-based care programme to tackle the spread of the pandemic among the populace across the state.

Coronavirus: Kano launches home care programme

Kano State COVID-19 Taskforce Technical Committee at the weekend launched a home-based care programme to tackle the spread of the pandemic among the populace across the state.
Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins

Archbishop Martins: We must never abandon Leah Sharibu, others

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev Dr Alfred Adewale Martins, has urged the federal government to secure the release of Leah Sharibu who was abducted by Boko Haram in 2018.
Leon Balogun revealed Rangers manager Steven Gerrard pushed the right buttons at half-time as they edged Celtic 1-0 in Saturday’s Old Firm derby.

Leon Balogun confirms Rangers extension clause close to being triggered

Leon Balogun has confirmed his Rangers contract extension clause is close to being triggered by the Scottish Premiership leaders.

Marcos Alonso craves for new Chelsea deal

The Spanish left-back’s camp had been working on a move away from the Blues after he was frozen out by ex-Stamford Bridge boss Frank Lampard.
1. President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, met with the new Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, at the State House, Abuja.

APC tasks new EFCC boss to be guided by President Buhari’s corruption stance

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has tasked the new chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, be guided by the stance of President Muhammadu Buhari in the quest to tackle corruption in the polity.