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Goalkeeper Andre Onana is excited with Ajax's result in the Uefa Champions League, beating Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 in the first leg of their semi-final.

Andre Onana reveals he turned down Barcelona

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has said that he rejected the chance to move back to Barcelona over the summer, while he also admitted there was interest from Paris Saint-Germain.
Samuel Chukwueze was on target as Villarreal were held to a 4-4 draw by Granada in their opening La Liga fixture.

Villarreal celebrate Samuel Chukwueze’s Kopa Trophy award nomination

Villarreal have celebrated Samuel Chukuweze’s nomination for the prestigious Kopa Trophy Award.
Jose Mourinho has praised the work being done by Lille coach Christophe Galtier in developing young players including Nigeria international Victor Osimhen.

Victor Osimhen, Tom Dele-Bashiru omitted from final list of nominees for 2019 Golden Ball...

Nigerian duo, Victor Osimhen and Tom Dele-Bashiru have been omitted from the final list of nominees for the 2019 Golden Boy Award.
New Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt has refuted claims that money played a big part in his high-profile move to Italy this month.

Matthijs de Ligt: I feel less invincible at Juventus than I did at Ajax

Matthijs de Ligt has admitted that the sense of invincibility that he enjoyed at Ajax has disappeared since he moved to Juventus in the summer.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be leaving the Serie A champions anytime soon.

Cristiano Ronaldo departure ruled out as Juventus expect Portuguese to honour contract

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be leaving the Serie A champions anytime soon.
Gonzalo Higuain hugs his teammate Blaise Matuidi (No 14) after scoring the winner for Juve against Inter. Matteo Bazzi-EPA

Serie A: Juventus go top as Gonzalo Higuain seals victory at Inter

Juventus ended Inter Milan’s perfect record in Serie A and took over top spot as Gonzalo Higuain’s superb late strike earned a 2-1 victory in the San Siro on Sunday.
Samuel Chukwueze was on target as Villarreal were held to a 4-4 draw by Granada in their opening La Liga fixture.

Samuel Chukwueze, Jadon Sancho, Matthijs de Ligt make 40-man shortlist for 2019 Golden Boy...

Samuel Chukwueze, Jadon Sancho, Joao Felix and Matthijs de Ligt are some of the names on the 40-man list of nominations for the 2019 Golden Boy award.
Ronaldo missed out as Lionel Messi was named FIFA Best Player of the Year for the sixth time on Monday.

FIFA Best award: Lionel Messi votes for Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi put Cristiano Ronaldo second in the Best FIFA Men's Player award voting, but the Portugal star did not return the favour to the eventual winner.
Matthijs de Ligt

Matthijs De Ligt leading generation of Dutch youth against Germany

For Matthijs de Ligt and the new generation of young Dutch talent, Friday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against fierce rivals Germany is the latest chance to prove they are ready for a return to the big time.
The English Premier League have the most number of players on the 2019 FIFA FIFPro men’s World XI shortlist for the first time in 10 years.

English Premier League players dominate FIFPro World XI nominations

The English Premier League have the most number of players on the 2019 FIFA FIFPro men’s World XI shortlist for the first time in 10 years.
Crvena Zvezda, Olympiacos and GNK Dinamo are now in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, with the last three play-offs decided on Wednesday.

Nominees battling for UEFA top award — full lists

The award is for the performance stars across Europe from the last season with Real Madrid goes home with the top honour for the Men's Player of the Year last campaign but new king will be revealed today as Barcelona talisman battle Juventus' top scorer last time out and Liverpool centre-back.
New Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt has refuted claims that money played a big part in his high-profile move to Italy this month.

Matthijs de Ligt reveals surprise at being dropped for Juve opener

New Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt has revealed his surprise at not being picked for their opening game of the season away at Parma on Saturday.

Pavel Nedved: Paulo Dybala will never be a problem for Juventus

The Serie A champions head into Saturday's season opener against Parma with a host of new signings at their disposal, including Matthijs de Ligt, Aaron Ramsey and right-back Danilo.
Cristiano Ronaldo will “score many more goals” for Juventus this season, says Nicolas Anelka, with the Portuguese backed to be even stronger in 2019-20 with a year of Serie A experience behind him.

Nicolas Anelka: Cristiano Ronaldo will be even better for Juventus this season

Cristiano Ronaldo will “score many more goals” for Juventus this season, says Nicolas Anelka, with the Portuguese backed to be even stronger in 2019-20 with a year of Serie A experience behind him.
Carlo Ancelotti expects his Napoli side to be brilliant against Arsenal on Thursday as the Italians look to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final.

Serie A coaching shuffle gives Napoli hope of toppling Juventus

As the sole survivor of a coaching shuffle among the leading challengers, Carlo Ancelotti could have the best chance to end Napoli’s 30-year wait for the Serie A title.
Virgil van Dijk

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Virgil van Dijk nominated for UEFA Men’s Player of the...

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been shortlisted alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the men’s UEFA Player of the Year award.
Virgil van Dijk

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Virgil van Dijk all nominated for Best FIFA Player of...

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk are among the 10 players nominated for FIFA's The Best Men's Player award.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Edin Dzeko have caused defenders plenty of problems down the years, with Inter’s Milan Skriniar the latest to talk up their obvious qualities.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus’ll win Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo is certain Juventus will win the Champions League “within the next two seasons,” hails ‘GOAT’ Gigi Buffon and reveals that Matthijs de Ligt message.

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Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

FEC approves name change for Ministry of Communications

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Communications as Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.

Sports minister approves fund to refund IAAF overpayments

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.
The China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, contractors handling the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line, says it has made appreciable progress in Lagos section in spite of impediments.

Lagos-Ibadan rail: We’re overcoming impediments in Lagos section – CCECC

The China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, contractors handling the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line, says it has made appreciable progress in Lagos section in spite of impediments.

Police declare four cultists wanted in Lagos

This followed confessional statement of seven Eiye confraternity members who were recently charged to court after men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Iju base rounded them up.
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has admitted to wearing brownface makeup during a 2001 event at a school where he was teaching, saying it is something he “regret[s] deeply”.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rules out coalition as he forms new Canadian government

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday ruled out forming a coalition government despite an election victory that left his Liberals short of a majority.