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Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF send birthday wishes to Ex-Eagles midfield star Friday Ekpo at 51

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sent birthday wishes to former Super Eagles midfield star Friday Ekpo who clocked 51 on Monday.

French prosecutor to probe aid worker killings in Niger

France’s anti-terror prosecutor’s office said Monday it would probe the killing of eight people, including French aid workers, by gunmen in Niger.
14. Menna's parents and grandparents had made their home among the graves of the City of the Dead, the oldest necropolis in the Muslim world.

Egypt highway uproots graves, homes in ‘City of Dead’

Egyptian mother-of-three Menna said she was caught off guard when a bulldozer clearing space for a controversial highway flattened much of a mausoleum that doubled as her home in a sprawling cemetery.
Former Chelsea captain Branislav Ivanovic is being linked with a sensational return to England.

Branislav Ivanovic says that he has received an offer from Everton

The Toffees have been linked with the likes of Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara, Lille’s Gabriel, Paris Saint-Germain’s Thiago Silva, Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma and Manchester City’s John Stones in recent weeks, and former Chelsea star Branislav Ivanovic has also entered into the frame.
Pape Gueye has expressed his delight after completing his move to French side Marseille on a four-year deal.

Pape Gueye admits need to integrate quickly at Marseille

New Marseille signing Pape Gueye has admitted that he needs to integrate quickly in a bid to make his mark at the club.
Pape Gueye has expressed his delight after completing his move to French side Marseille on a four-year deal.

Senegalese midfielder Pape Gueye ‘proud’ to join Marseille

The Olympians recently confirmed the signing of the Senegalese on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract with Le Havre last month.
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane was more deserving of the Best FIFA Men's Player award in 2019 than Barcelona star Lionel Messi, according to France great Alain Giresse.

Alain Giresse: Sadio Mane should have beaten Lionel Messi to FIFA’s Best award

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane was more deserving of the Best FIFA Men's Player award in 2019 than Barcelona star Lionel Messi, according to France great Alain Giresse.
Kylian Mbappe was absent from Paris Saint-Germain training once again on Tuesday, as he continues to struggle with a throat infection ahead of a Champions League showdown against Borussia Dortmund.

Kylian Mbappe speaks on two PSG departures that hit him hardest

Kylian Mbappe says the departures of Lassana Diarra and Gianluigi Buffon from Paris Saint-Germain had a big effect on him.
Mario Balotelli being without a club as a new season approaches is not normal, says Italy head coach Roberto Mancini.

Italy coach tells Mario Balotelli to ‘wake up’ before his career sinks

Balotelli’s ill-fated stint at hometown club Brescia appears to be coming to an end, with reports his contract will be terminated after repeated absences from training.
Chelsea have taken decisive action against ticket touts operating around their Stamford Bridge home, with jail sentences handed out in some instances.

Chelsea gets boost in pursuit of €40 million-rated versatile starlet

Chelsea have reportedly been given a potentially significant boost in their rumoured pursuit of Marseille starlet Boubacar Kamara.

Mikel Agu: I was not short of offers despite missing the World Cup

Nigeria midfielder Mikel Agu says missing the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia was a big blow for him, but he regretted his underwhelming performance in the qualifying game against Zambia.
Inter have included a €15 million (£13m-$17m) 'anti-Juventus' clause in Mauro Icardi's Paris Saint-Germain deal, which is expected to be finalised this weekend.

Inter include €15 million ‘anti-Juve’ clause in Mauro Icardi’s PSG deal

Inter have included a €15 million (£13m/$17m) 'anti-Juventus' clause in Mauro Icardi's Paris Saint-Germain deal, which is expected to be finalised this weekend.
Former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has returned to management at Marseille on a two-year contract.

Andre Villas-Boas returns as Marseille coach for 2020/21 season

Andre Villas-Boas will return as Marseille coach for next season, the club announced on Monday, despite widespread reports the Portuguese was set to leave after just one year in charge.

Michael Essien reveals how Liverpool approached him

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has revealed snubbing Liverpool in 2002 to remain in Ligue 1 because he thought a move to the Premier League was premature.
Former Super Eagles coach Christian Chukwu has hailed the appointment of erstwhile National team skipper Joseph Yobo after been named assistant Super Eagles coach to replace Imama Amapakabo.

Joseph Yobo: How David Moyes convinced me to join Everton

Former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, has disclosed how former Everton manager, David Moyes, made him join the Premier League Club from Olympic Marseille.
Lyon have been the dominant force in French women's football for over a decade (AFP Photo-Fred TANNEAU)

Lyon women awarded French title for 14th consecutive season

French women’s football giants Lyon will be declared league champions for the 2019-20 campaign, collecting the title for the 14th consecutive year after the season was ended by the coronavirus pandemic.
Lyon hit out at the French football league on Sunday for “suddenly” ending the Ligue 1 campaign, saying the decision could see the division slip further behind Europe’s top leagues and calling for it to be reversed.

Lyon slam ‘sudden’ decision to end Ligue 1 season

Lyon hit out at the French football league on Sunday for “suddenly” ending the Ligue 1 campaign, saying the decision could see the division slip further behind Europe’s top leagues and calling for it to be reversed.
Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba beats Zlatan Ibrahimovic as best Ligue 1 striker in last two decades

Former Marseille and Guingamp star Didier Drogba has been crowned Ligue 1's greatest striker of the past 20 years, ahead of PSG legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Task Force: Zero fatality recorded in Oyo’s isolation centres since inception

The Oyo State Task Force on COVID-19, said on Monday, that Isolation Centres run by the state has recorded zero fatality since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the state, in March 2020.

PFN calls for peace, level playing field in Edo, Ondo polls

Dr Felix Omobude, National President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), has urged the federal government and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure level playing fields during the forthcoming Edo and Ondo state polls.

Cross River council boss urges CFTZ management to tap Bakassi’s aquatic resources

The Chairman, Bakassi Local Government Area, Mr Iyadim Amboni Iyadim, says the Bakassi aquatic littoral resources have economic values to boost manufacturing and export at the Calabar Free Trade Zone (CFTZ).

Court strikes out suit against sovereign wealth authority, chief

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday struck out a suit praying for an order suspending the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, Uche Orji, and an order for a forensic audit of the organisation’s accounts from inception.
New Napoli signing Victor Osimhen has opened up about his time at German Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.

Victor Osimhen apologises for outburst on journalists

The Nigerian international, Victor Osimhen, has apologised for his outburst over the weekend when he described Nigerian journalists as “copy and paste.”