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In the midst of the Covid-19 upsurge in India, two lions at a safari park have been tested positive for the virus.

Two lions test positive for coronavirus in India

In the midst of the Covid-19 upsurge in India, two lions at a safari park have been tested positive for the virus.
Barbara Creecy, Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, responded to the report by saying the ministry would adopt all recommendations in the report which were supported by the majority of the 26-strong panel.

South Africa to clamp down on captive lion breeding – minister

South Africa will clamp down on captive lion breeding after a review panel concluded the industry risked the conservation of wild lions and harmed tourism, the environment minister said on Sunday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard to push on and earn back his place in the England squad after his goalscoring start to life at West Ham.

Jesse Lingard wants Manchester United exit

The attacking midfielder has been open about some of his off-field struggles in recent years, which contributed to him losing his place as a Manchester United and England regular.
Mason Greenwood can go to the highest level of football, says Paul Pogba, though the Manchester United man warned that the teenager must put in the hard graft to match his talents.

Paul Pogba: Mason Greenwood can go to the highest level

Mason Greenwood can "go to the highest level" of football, says Paul Pogba, though the Manchester United man warned that the teenager must put in the hard graft to match his talents.
Brendan Rodgers on the touchline during Leicester City's win over Chelsea (Plumb Images-Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Leicester City boss reacts to Gary Neville claim he could be next England boss

Brendan Rodgers played coy when asked by Gary Neville if he would like to manage England one day, but the Leicester City boss did not rule out an international future while insisting his loyalty lies at the King Power Stadium.
Fulham manager Scott Parker is elated with the show of character from Ademola Lookman after his Panenka flop.

Ademola Lookman, Ovie Ejaria await FIFA clearance to play for Super Eagles

Ademola Lookman and Ovie Ejaria are hopeful football governing body FIFA will clear them to play for Nigeria before the end of the year.
Chelsea’s German head coach Thomas Tuchel celebrates at the end of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 4, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF - POOL - AFP)

How West Brom defeat disorganised Chelsea boss

Thomas Tuchel has admitted that he is “too emotional” to pick over the bones of a maiden loss as Chelsea manager, after the former Paris Saint-Germain boss saw his side thumped 5-2 by West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
England manager Gareth Southgate has revealed he is taking part in a research project looking at possible links between football and dementia.

England boss rejects calls for expanded squads

Gareth Southgate has rejected proposals to have expanded squads at the European Championships.
England centre-half Harry Maguire has claimed that the Three Lions are now a better side than the squad that reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2018.

Harry Maguire: England better now than World Cup semi-final squad

England centre-half Harry Maguire has claimed that the Three Lions are now a better side than the squad that reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2018.
Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka have been ruled out of England’s World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Poland.

WCQ: Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka withdraw from England squad with injuries

The Three Lions got the road to Qatar off to a straightforward start against San Marino on Thursday, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring a brace in a comprehensive 5-0 Wembley win.
Jamal Musiala is “very proud” to have made his senior debut for Germany, with the 18-year-old playmaker stepping off the bench in a 2022 World Cup qualifying clash with Iceland.

Bayern Munich youngster Jamal Musiala makes Germany debut

Jamal Musiala is “very proud” to have made his senior debut for Germany, with the 18-year-old playmaker stepping off the bench in a 2022 World Cup qualifying clash with Iceland.
Legendary Manchester United defender Denis Irwin believes Luke Shaw is the best left-back in the Premier League, on current form.

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw admits he gave up hope on England recall

Luke Shaw admits he had given up hope of returning to the England squad before his dramatic return to form at Manchester United this season.
Henry Onyekuru has sent Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr a message with his brace in Galatasaray’s 3-0 victory over Kayserispor in Saturday’s Turkish Super Lig encounter.

Henry Onyekuru scores twice in Galatasaray win vs Kayserispor

Henry Onyekuru has sent Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr a message with his brace in Galatasaray’s 3-0 victory over Kayserispor in Saturday’s Turkish Super Lig encounter.
Derby County manager Wayne Rooney believes VAR is not fit for purpose.

Wayne Rooney ‘filming intimate movie biopic’

Manchester United and England legend Wayne Rooney has reportedly been filming an “intimate” biopic about his life.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho refused to offer a definite comment on the VAR decision that saw Josh Maja’s goal disallowed in Thursday night’s Premier League clash at the Craven Cottage.

Former England coach explains importance of Josh Maja’s signing at Fulham

Former Three Lions of England head coach Glenn Hoddle has explained the importance of Josh Maja and other new arrivals at Fulham.
Jamal Musiala of FC Bayern München celebrates after scoring during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern München and FC Schalke 04 at Allianz Arena on September 18, 2020 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst-Getty Images)

Jamal Musiala signs 5-year deal with Bayern Munich

After weeks of speculations fuelled by rumours about the contract situation of German youngster and attacking midfielder for Bundesliga Bayern Munich, the 18-year-old Jamal Musiala has finally penned a five-year contract until 2026, as announced by the Bavarian giants themselves.
Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards believes Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka remains one of the best in his position in the Premier League.

Crystal Palace boss wants Aaron Wan-Bissaka to play for England

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has urged Aaron Wan-Bissaka to be patient before deciding which country to represent but admitted he would like the full-back to play for England.
4. Odion Ighalo is in buoyant mood following Al Shabab’s league win against Damak.

Odion Ighalo relishes Al Shabab’s win vs Damak

Odion Ighalo is in buoyant mood following Al Shabab’s league win against Damak.
Shuaibu Ibrahim NYSC

NYSC chief: Poor funding hampering skills acquisition programme

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has identified inadequate funding as the major challenge hampering the scheme’s Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme.
Samuel Eto’o son, Etienne, said he is aiming to do better than his father after scoring a brace in his debut outing for Cameroon at the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Mauritania.

Etienne Eto’o: I want to be better than my dad

Samuel Eto’o son, Etienne, said he is aiming to do better than his father after scoring a brace in his debut outing for Cameroon at the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Mauritania.
8. Former African champions, Super Eagles, were held to a scoreless draw by the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in the Africa Cup of Nations 2022 qualifier in Freetown on Tuesday.

Nigeria drop in latest FIFA world rankings

Nigeria’s senior national team begins 2021 as the 36th best football playing country in the world.
Legendary Manchester United defender Denis Irwin believes Luke Shaw is the best left-back in the Premier League, on current form.

Luke Shaw never considered Manchester United exit after being publicly criticised by Jose Mourinho

Luke Shaw claims to have never given any thought to leaving Manchester United, even when he was coming in for public criticism from former Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho.

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The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo State Chapter, has dedicated its victory at the Supreme Court to the late former Gov. Abiola Ajimobi.
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The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo has directed compulsory use of face masks in its campus to curtail the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

UNIBEN warns admission seekers against racketeers

The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has warned admission seekers into the institution against activities of racketeers.
Manchester City and Chelsea could emerge as contenders to sign Robert Lewandowski if he leaves Bayern Munich this summer, ESPN reports.

Bayern Munich win ninth successive Bundesliga title

Bayern Munich have been crowned Bundesliga champions for a ninth successive season, with Hansi Flick set to bow out with another title under his belt.
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Israel boosts security forces ahead of tense night in Jerusalem

Israel said it was beefing up security forces on Saturday in anticipation of more confrontations with Palestinian protesters, a day after fierce clashes at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque.

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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.

Official: Gunmen attack police station in Ebonyi

Some suspected armed hoodlums on Saturday attacked Abaomege Police Division in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi and carted away valuables and destroyed property.

CAF postpones World Cup qualifiers till September

The 2022 World Cup qualifiers involving the Super Eagles and other African teams have now been postponed to September from June.

Fire destroys Alex Ibru’s property in Lagos

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The Conservator-General of National Park Service, Dr Ibrahim Goni, says all the national parks in the country have been repositioned to serve Nigerians better.

Conservator-general: National parks not haven for criminals

The Conservator-General, Nigeria National Parks Service (NPS), Dr Ibrahim Goni, has said that parks in the country were not hideouts for criminals.
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Popular US singer and rapper, Sean “Diddy” Combs, has announced the change of his middle name.