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Manchester City bid £60m for Riyad Mahrez as Arsenal sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Runaway leaders Manchester City have lodged a surprise £60m bid for 2016 champions Leicester City’s Algerian star Riyad Mahrez, who ignored manager Claude Puel’s pleas for him to stay by putting in a transfer request.

Jack Wilshere in ‘best shape ever’ thanks to new diet

Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere says a new gluten-free diet has put him in the best shape of his career after reestablishing himself in Arsene Wenger's first team.

Tottenham’s Dele Alli worth over £100 million – Paul Pogba

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba says Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli is worth "more than £100 million."

Chelsea morale low after winless streak – Cesar Azpilicueta

Cesar Azpilicueta has admitted morale at Chelsea is low due to their three-match winless run.

Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha vows to get even better after Chelsea masterclass

Wilfried Zaha delivered a star turn on Saturday as Crystal Palace got their first win of the season, and has vowed to improve as he returns to full fitness.

Wenger to lose key ally in transfer negotiator Law

Under-fire Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been dealt a blow with news that key ally and transfer negotiator Dick Law is to leave the troubled Premier League giants.

I don’t have time for girlfriends – Joshua

Nigerian British boxing champion Anthony Joshua has revealed that he has to sacrifice some important personal activities in order to remain on top of his career in boxing. Some of the things he had to put off include issues of love and marriage.

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The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Governor Sani-Bello: Niger has used 47.5% of coronavirus vaccines received

Niger State governor and chairman, North Central Governors’ Forum (NCGF) Abubakar Sani Bello says out of the 74,110 doses of COVID-19 vaccines received by the state, 35,170 doses have been utilised in the state, representing 47.5 per cent.
Mikel Arteta is confident that Arsenal will welcome Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back from a bout of malaria before the end of the season.

Arsenal boss offers positive update on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang return

The Gunners saw their club captain figure in two games immediately after the March international break, but a disease picked up while away with Gabon soon left the 31-year-old frontman unable to continue.

Normalcy returns to Kano prison after inmates riot

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) says normalcy has been restored to the Kurmawa Custodial facility in Kano metropolis following a violent protest staged by the inmates on Thursday.
Governor Bello Matawalle

Zamfara governor condemns bandits attacks on villages, closes four markets

Zamfara state governor, Dr Bello Mohammed Matawalle has directed the immediate closure of four major markets in its bid to crush the activities of bandits in the state.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC to embark on five day strike, protest in Kaduna over mass sack

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced plans to withdraw services from both public and private organisations in Kaduna State for five days in protest of the mass sacking of thousands of workers by the state government.

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2. President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Northern Governors Forum of his commitment to end all forms of insecurity in the country.

President Buhari: Wanton killings by bandits will soon end

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest killing of tens of people by bandits in Zamfara State, warning that “such wanton disregard for life will be brought to an end sooner than later.”
Ethiopians who fled the ongoing fighting in Tigray region gather to receive relief aid at the Um-Rakoba camp on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Kassala state, Sudan December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Eritrea admits presence in Ethiopia’s Tigray, tells U.N. withdrawing

Eritrea told the United Nations Security Council on Friday that it has agreed to start withdrawing its troops from Ethiopia's Tigray region, acknowledging publicly for the first time the country's involvement in the conflict.

FCT councils poll: ADC wants INEC to reconsider timetable

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reconsider its timetable and schedule of activities for the FCT Area Councils election, scheduled for Feb. 12, 2022.
Ayodele Fayose

PDP commends ex-Ekiti governor for not challenging congress in court

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Southwest Zone, yesterday commended a former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, for the resolve of his group to unite the aggrieved party members in the zone.
Bukayo Saka celebrates after making it 3-0. Tom Jenkins-NMC Pool-The Observer

Arsenal boss: Why I’ve played Bukayo Saka in multiple positions

Arteta has praised the 19-year-old’s ability to make decisions on the pitch and concedes he deliberately mixed up his positions.