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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.

Iranian president threatens consequences if arms embargo extended

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani has threatened consequences if the UN Security Council prolongs an arms embargo against Iran at the behest of the United States.
Plateau United Captain Elisha Golbe says he is disappointed that his side will not be crowned Nigeria professional football league champions this season.

NPFL: We deserve to be crowned champions – Plateau United skipper

Plateau United were the favorite to win the 2019-2020 Nigeria Professional Football League season, but their dream suffer huge set back as the campaign was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, with 13 matches remaining.
Super Eagles striker Cyriel Dessers is in line to make his official debut for Belgian KRC Genk against Zulte Waregem this weekend.

Cyriel Dessers hails Genk partnership with Paul Onuachu

Super Eagles new boy Cyriel Dessers says he’s delighted to be in the same squad with compatriot Paul Onuachu.
Egyptian investigators inspect a light aircraft which crashed on landing at Gouna airport, near Hurghada on the Red Sea coast, on August 6, 2020. (AFP)

Two dead as light aircraft crashes in Egypt

A light aircraft crashed on landing at Egypt’s Gouna Airport on the Red Sea coast on Thursday killing the two pilots on board, the civil aviation ministry said.
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Dollar slips after political wrangling slows rally

A dollar rebound faltered on Tuesday as political wrangling over a United States relief plan and the gloomy outlook weighed on the currency.
Juventus coach, Maurizio Sarri, still believes that playing at home continues to offer an advantage in spite of matches currently being played without fans because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Juventus boss picks positives from Roma defeat

Maurizio Sarri believes “a little fear can do us good” after seeing Juventus prepare for their crucial Champions League tie against Lyon by losing 3-1 to Roma on the final weekend of the Serie A season.
Police officers in Berlin on Saturday broke up a large rally against restrictions imposed to contain the novel coronavirus, held despite Germany’s rising infection numbers.

Berlin police break up rally as 20,000 protest virus restrictions

Police officers in Berlin on Saturday broke up a large rally against restrictions imposed to contain the novel coronavirus, held despite Germany’s rising infection numbers.
Lion Heart Genevieve Nnaji

Oscar 2021: Genevieve Nnaji, Akin Omotoso named Academy members

Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji and Film director, Akin Omotoso, have been selected as members of the 2020 class of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Coronavirus: Speaker Obasa hailed over interventions

Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has been commended for being at the forefront of effective management of the coronavirus crisis in Nigeria.
Leader of the Presidential Task Force Committee on Covid-19, Dr Nasiru Sani Gwarzo, has on Sunday said coronavirus pandemic is responsible and the cause of the waves of mysterious deaths recorded in the Kano State.

Kano discharges three coronavirus patients

After spending almost three weeks at a Kano State isolation centre, three patients who were positive to COVID-19 pandemic are now certified free of the virus.
The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmad Asha, has passed away in the early hours of Sunday.

Zamfara: Coronavirus killed Emir of Kaura

Coronavirus complications took the life of the Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara, Alhaji Ahmad Asha, the Zamfara Government has said.
The Kaduna State ICT Hub has granted financial resources for the production of ‘sophisticated’ ventilators whose prototype was fabricated by Dalhatu Usman, a 200-Level student of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.

Kaduna ICT Hub funds inventor to produce ventilators

The Kaduna State ICT Hub has granted financial resources for the production of ‘sophisticated’ ventilators whose prototype was fabricated by Dalhatu Usman, a 200-Level student of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.

Bauchi community tackles construction company over pollution

Residents of Birshin Fulani village in Bauchi Local Government Area of Bauchi State have accused a construction company, Triacta Nigeria Limited of polluting their environment while blasting a rock located in the area for gravels and cracking their buildings.
Acting Governor Baba Tella made the observation at the weekend while updating reporters on efforts by the state to fight COVID-19.

Bauchi to establish coronavirus testing laboratory

Worried by the increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state coupled with the rigours of going to Abuja for testing, Bauchi State Government has declared that it will soon establish its own testing laboratory.
No fewer than 680 repatriated Almajiri have been screened by the Jigawa State Government in collaboration with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) through an approved private laboratory for the testing and management of the Islamic pupils before onward handing to their parents.

Jigawa screens over 680 repatriated Almajiri for coronavirus

No fewer than 680 repatriated Almajiri have been screened by the Jigawa State Government in collaboration with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) through an approved private laboratory for the testing and management of the Islamic pupils before onward handing to their parents.

Adamawa muslims seek prayers against coronavirus

The Adamawa Muslim Council has called on the faithful to pray that God should intervene in the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.
As things stand, the DFL have insisted Bundesliga games will go ahead this weekend before play is stopped on Tuesday until April.

Coronavirus: Bundesliga set to resume season in early May

The Bundesliga are aiming to become the first major European league to resume action – with a return set for early May amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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Sarina Wiegman is to replace Phil Neville as head coach of the England women’s football team next year, the Football Association (FA) announced on Friday.

Dutch boss Sarina Wiegmann to replace Phil Neville as England coach

Sarina Wiegman is to replace Phil Neville as head coach of the England women’s football team next year, the Football Association (FA) announced on Friday.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the conference that the world “must work together to build an impregnable shield around all our people”.

Britain resumes lockdown easing, stiffens punishment for rule breaches

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday ordered the reopening of the economy in England as data showed a recent rise in COVID-19 infections had now levelled off.

Anambra guber: PDP insists on credible candidate, rules out zoning

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has pledged to do everything legitimately possible to win the governorship election in Anambra state, slated for 2021.

NIMET: No justification for unions’ strike

The management of Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NIMET, Friday, insisted that there is no justification for the threat of going on strike by the joint union of workers- Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals and the National Union of Air Transport Employees as most of the issues raised are being urgently addressed.

Two dead in Imo petrol tanker explosion

Tragedy struck on Owerri-Onitsha Road in Imo State on Friday as a petrol-laden tanker exploded and killed two persons.