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Yaya Toure explains decision to join Donetsk as coach

Former Ivory Coast captain Yaya Toure has explained why he recently joined Olimpik Donetsk as an assistant coach.
Kolo Toure has disclosed his tackle on former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger changed his professional career.

Kolo Toure: Slide-tackling Arsene Wenger changed my career

Kolo Toure has disclosed his tackle on former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger changed his professional career.
3. Nigeria midfielder Joe Aribo was on target as Rangers moved six points clear in the Scottish Premiership following a 2-0 win against Livingston.

Joe Aribo scores in Rangers’ home win vs Livingston

Hagi dispossessed Efe Ambrose and set up Defoe, whose shot was stopped by the goalkeeper’s legs, but Hagi showed good awareness to square to Aribo, who swept the ball into the empty net.
Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.

Edouard Mendy: I’m fit to make Chelsea debut vs West Brom

Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has urged his players to put behind them, the disappointment of losing to their 2019-2020 Champions League quarterfinal match to Olympique Lyon and get ready to fight as a stronger side in next season’s edition.

Pep Guardiola must rise to challenge as Manchester City chase Liverpool

Pep Guardiola faces a stern test of his managerial philosophy as the Manchester City boss aims to overhaul Premier League champions Liverpool this season.

Wolves line up bid for Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Wolves are lining up a bid for Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could miss the first two months of the 2020-2021 English Premier League (EPL) season, manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday.

Pep Guardiola: Kun Aguero could be out of action until November

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could miss the first two months of the 2020/2021 English Premier League (EPL) season, manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday.
Jordan Henderson was hailed for his outstanding achievement by Jurgen Klopp after picking up the Footballer of the Year award from the Football Writers' Association.

Jurgen Klopp gives Liverpool potential boost ahead of Leeds United clash

There is a possibility that Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson could return to full team training today, according to Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.
Mesut Ozil has been back in favour at Arsenal in recent weeks

Mesut Ozil targets Arsenal start for Fulham opener

Mesut Ozil is hoping to start for Arsenal against Fulham for the Premier League kickoff.
Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte have both tested positive for Covid-19.

Manchester City stars contract coronavirus

Manchester City confirmed in a club statement that the pair have contracted the virus and are now undergoing a period of self-isolation.
Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA intervenes in Ivorian election squabble

FIFA has ordered the cancellation of a general assembly of the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) which had been called to vote on replacing the commission handling a presidential election, AFP learned on Sunday.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard hopes Joe Aribo will be fit for the Gers Scottish Premiership home clash against Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Steven Gerrard rues Joe Aribo absence in Rangers’ draw vs Livingston

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard hopes Joe Aribo will be fit for the Gers Scottish Premiership home clash against Kilmarnock on Saturday.
Virgil van Dijk is determined to become a “Liverpool legend”, with the Dutch defender looking to build on his standing as a talismanic presence in Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

Kolo Toure reveals Virgil van Dijk’s defensive weaknesses

The Dutch star finished runner-up in the 2019 Ballon d’Or and would likely have been a factor in 2020 but for the award’s cancellation, having cemented himself as one of the world’s leading defenders since arriving from Southampton.
Leicester shot-stopper Kasper Schmeichel has hit out at referee Michael Oliver for awarding Liverpool a penalty in Leicester’s 4-0 home defeat on Boxing Day.

Manchester United eye sensational swoop for Kasper Schmeichel

Manchester United are reportedly weighing up a move to bring Kasper Schmeichel, the son of club legend Peter, to Old Trafford this summer according to reports.
Morocco coach Herve Renard

Herve Renard apologies for omitting Hakim Ziyech in African select XI

Former Morocco coach Herve Renard has apologised for leaving out the name of Hakim Ziyech in a select XI of the best African players he has managed.
Leicester City assistant manager Kolo Toure said his dream is to see an African team lift the Fifa World Cup trophy in the near future.

Leicester City coach Kolo Toure reveals World Cup dream

The ex-Ivory Coast international played for Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool in England before calling time on his career at Scottish Premiership side Celtic.
Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger: Manchester City cannot go unpunished, they bought all my players at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger says Manchester City must be punished if they have flouted UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rule, aiming a dig at the Premier League champions for always coming for his players while managing Arsenal.
English Premier League

Premier League not following FIFA advice for handling racism

Tottenham has asked the Premier League to clarify the procedures it follows in the wake of the fallout from Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger reporting being subjected to monkey noises from the home fans in Sunday’s London derby.
Former Ivory Coast international Didier Drogba was evasive when asked about his ambition to run as president of the Ivorian Football Federation (IFF).

Chelsea legend eyes top Ivorian FA job

Chelsea legend and former Cote d’Ivoire captain, Didier Drogba, is favourable to secure the top job of his country’s football body.
New Arsenal signing Nicolas Pepe has revealed how his big-money move to the Gunners represents a reward for his past efforts.

Nicolas Pepe: Signing for Arsenal is a big reward

New Arsenal signing Nicolas Pepe has revealed how his big-money move to the Gunners represents a reward for his past efforts.
Liverpool will be without Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane for the start of the Premier League season, claims Lauren, with Africa Cup of Nations duty set to delay their return to domestic duty.

Lauren: Liverpool will start season without Mo Salah, Sadio Mane

Liverpool will be without Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane for the start of the Premier League season, claims Lauren, with Africa Cup of Nations duty set to delay their return to domestic duty.
The UEFA Champions League football cup is displayed prior to the draw for the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League football tournament at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon on December 17, 2018. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI - AFP)

European Leagues critical of proposed Champions League reforms

The European Leagues has said plans to revamp the Champions League should be started from scratch as the current proposals only benefit "a few rich and dominant clubs".

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, South-East zone, on Monday urged Sen. Smart Adeyemi to immediately apologize to the governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu over his unguided verbal attack.

PDP asks Senator Adeyemi to apologise to Abia governor

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, South-East zone, on Monday urged Sen, Smart Adeyemi to immediately apologize to the governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu over his unguided verbal attack.

Marketers warn against hoarding of petrol, assure adequate supply

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has assured motorists that there is enough Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, in the country, urging them to stop panic buying.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded a public apology from Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe over his negative utterances against Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi.

APC demands apology from Senator Abaribe over ‘attack’ on Kogi governor

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded a public apology from Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe over his negative utterances against Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi.
Victor Oladipo has been in NBA trade rumors since the offseason. Even after being sent to the Houston Rockets, Oladipo is still not safe. The Rockets are beginning to retool the roster and Oladipo could get them a nice return.

Victor Oladipo shuns Houston Rockets $45.2 million contract extension

Victor Oladipo reportedly turned down a two-year, $45.2 million contract offer from the Houston Rockets.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River to supply healthcare materials with drones

Cross River Health Insurance Agency plans to use drones to deliver health materials to rural areas, the Director-General, Mr Godwin Iyala, said in Calabar on Monday.

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The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, said in a statement that the palliative entailed the cutting and removal of asphalt as well as the placement of a steel plate on the affected parts of the bridge.

Lagos completes palliative works on Eko bridge

The Lagos State Government has announced that the palliative intervention on Eko Bridge it embarked upon in support of the federal government’s efforts to replace the eight expansion joints on the highway has been completed.

Nasarawa governor: Why Senator Al-Makura should be the next APC chairman

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has asked members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to elect Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura as the next chairman of the party.

MSF devises strategy to get medical care for Borno communities

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) otherwise known as Doctors Without Borders (DWB) has devised a strategy to take medical care to hard-to-reach areas in the volatile Borno State.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheik Gumi: Fulani herdsmen aren’t bandits but militants fighting ‘ethnic survival’

The former captain in the Nigeria Defence Academy, NDA, spoke on a Channels TV programme, while reeling out his experience with the armed herders. His words: “It is a complex issue. It is an ethnic war and the solution is dialogue and teaching them Islam. To them, they are talking about an ethnic existence.”
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate seeks documents as N27 billion PHCN pension probe begins

The Senate on Monday opened investigation into the alleged ‘missing’ N27bn meant for the payment of the pension of former staff of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria.