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Real Madrid defender tested positive for coronavirus

Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez is tested positive for Covid-19 and miss the clash against third-tier team Alcoyano on Wednesday evening.
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro says it is “important” that football can return in Spain and that if it does, it will demonstrate that society can eventually return to normal after the coronavirus pandemic.

Casemiro: Real Madrid don’t play finals, they win them

Casemiro says Real Madrid head into a crunch Champions League clash with Borussia Monchengladbach in confident mood, with the Blancos adopting the mindset of “you don’t play finals, you win them”.
Former Super Eagles attacking midfielder and LaLiga Ambassador, Mutiu Adepoju, has described Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze as “exciting” following the Yellow Submarine’s 1-0 victory over Celta Vigo at the Estadio de Balaidos on Saturday.

Villarreal boss hails Super Eagles star, teammates after win vs Valladolid

Villarreal manager Unai Emery has praised Samuel Chukwueze and his teammates following the side’s 2-0 win against Real Valladolid in their LaLiga clash at the Estadio La Ceramica on Monday night.
Antoine Griezmann helped to salvage a point for Barcelona as their struggles in La Liga continued with another disappointing result; a 1-1 away draw against 10-man Deportivo Alaves on Saturday.

Barcelona’s domestic woes continue with Alaves 1-1 draw

Antoine Griezmann helped to salvage a point for Barcelona as their struggles in La Liga continued with another disappointing result; a 1-1 away draw against 10-man Deportivo Alaves on Saturday.
Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.

Juan Sebastian Veron: Leo Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona

Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.
Real Madrid’s win over Real Betis on Saturday was Zinedine Zidane’s 100th in charge of Real Madrid in La Liga Santander.

Zinedine Zidane claims 100 La Liga wins as Real Madrid coach

Real Madrid’s win over Real Betis on Saturday was Zinedine Zidane’s 100th in charge of Real Madrid in La Liga Santander.
Gareth Bale’s former Tottenham team-mate Andros Townsend believes that Real Madrid should not be offloading the Wales star, they should be building him a statue instead.

Andros Townsend: Real Madrid treatment of Gareth Bale is baffling

Gareth Bale’s former Tottenham team-mate Andros Townsend believes that Real Madrid should not be offloading the Wales star, they should be building him a statue instead.
Gareth Bale is “not ecstatic” at Real Madrid, admits his agent Jonathan Barnett, but the Wales international has “never asked to leave” the La Liga giants.

Gareth Bale: Real Madrid blocked my return to Premier League

Gareth Bale has accused Real Madrid of making it “very difficult” to leave the Spanish club as the Wales forward looks to end his Bernabeu exile.
Achraf Hakimi

New Inter Milan signing Achraf Hakimi sends emotional message to Real Madrid

Achraf Hakimi has sent a heartfelt message to Real Madrid after completing his move to Serie A side Inter Milan on Thursday.
December 7 is now being suggested as the new date for the El Clasico between between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou.

Barcelona, Real Madrid plan 30% player wage cuts

Barcelona and Real Madrid are both planning to reduce their first team squad salaries by 30% ahead of the 2020-21 La Liga season.
Real Madrid are planning to release Reinier Jesus for loan next season.

Real Madrid tested ahead of LaLiga return

Real Madrid’s first team squad returned to Valdebebas on Wednesday to take their tests for Covid-19 ahead of a possible return to LaLiga action.
Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi arrives to undergo coronavirus tests at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi near Barcelona on May 6, 2020. – Barcelona have confirmed their players will undergo coronavirus tests as La Liga’s clubs begin restricted training ahead of the proposed resumption of the season next month. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)

Barcelona, Real Madrid players begin virus testing

Players at Barcelona and Real Madrid started to undergo coronavirus tests on Wednesday as La Liga clubs planned to return to restricted training ahead of the proposed resumption of the season next month.
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Real Madrid defender loses relative to coronavirus

More than 1,000 people have died in Spain due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Madrid one of the worst-hit cities in the world.
Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele suffered an injury after the La Liga opener against Athletic Bilbao on Friday evening, the France star finished the game but had some discomfort on his leg as he walked off the pitch.

Barcelona gets LaLiga permission to sign a striker in 15 days

Barcelona have been given permission to sign a new striker after the LaLiga medical commission agreed that Ousmane Dembélé is set for a long spell on the sidelines.
Real Valladolid lost 1-0 to Real Madrid (Nacho). Here’s our quick reaction. Still to come- Player ratings, post-game podcast, post-game quotes, and plenty more.

La Liga: Real Madrid go top with gritty win over Valladolid

Real Madrid moved top of La Liga for the first time since October on Sunday after grinding out a 1-0 win away at Real Valladolid to make Barcelona pay for their surprise defeat to Valencia.

LaLiga unveils four new ambassadors

Four new Ambassadors have been unveiled in Madrid, as LaLiga continues to strengthen its squad of ambassadors around the globe of its most distinguished representatives.
Zinedine Zidane has challenged Gareth Bale to show why he is still one of the world's best players as he continues his reintegration at Real Madrid.

Gareth Bale left out of Real Madrid squad for Osasuna clash

Zinedine Zidane's side are looking to build on their victory over Sevilla on Sunday, with a win over their newly-promoted opposition potentially enough to take them to the top of the table depending on other results.
Rodrygo looks set to be forced to play for the Real Madrid youth team due to the small quota of non-EU players allowed in squads. Getty - Contributor

Real Madrid release Champions League squad as Rodrygo makes the cut

Real Madrid has released their Champions League squad against their opener against Paris Saint-Germain in Parc des Princes.
Real Sociedad have announced an agreement with Arsenal for Nacho Monreal, who will join the Liga side until 2021.

Nacho Monreal joins Real Sociedad on two-year deal

Nacho Monreal has completed his move from Arsenal to Real Sociedad, joining the Liga side on a two-year deal.
Gareth Bale has been included in Real Madrid's squad for their friendly against Roma on Sunday, despite uncertainty over the forward's future at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Gareth Bale named in Real Madrid squad for Roma friendly despite uncertainty over future

Gareth Bale has been included in Real Madrid's squad for their friendly against Roma on Sunday, despite uncertainty over the forward's future at the Santiago Bernabeu.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Trader pleads guilty to trafficking 300g of cocaine

A defendant, Francis Okafor, Thursday, pleaded guilty to a one count charge of drug trafficking before a Federal High Court in Lagos.
Gareth Bale's agent insists the Wales international is 100 per cent committed to Real Madrid despite Zinedine Zidane's comments after the defeat to Rayo Vallecano.

Gareth Bale bows out on bench as Real Madrid blow season finale

Real Madrid delivered a suitably dreadful end to their miserable season, and Gareth Bale was not even given the chance to say a likely goodbye, as Zinedine Zidane’s side were beaten 2-0 at home to Real Betis on Sunday.

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Women’s Day: Nigerian government urged to look deeper into Leah Sharibu’s case

Sen. Bassey Ewa Henshaw (Cross River South 2003-2011) on Friday called for more equitable distribution of positions, responsibilities and opportunities irrespective of gender and social status to bring out the best in the citizens.
The Board of Directors of FCMB Group Plc has announced the retirement of Peter Obaseki, the Chief Operating Officer of the financial institution, with effect from March 1, 2021. He was also an executive director of the group.

Peter Obaseki retires as FCMB chief operating officer

The Board of Directors of FCMB Group Plc has announced the retirement of Peter Obaseki, the Chief Operating Officer of the financial institution, with effect from March 1, 2021. He was also an executive director of the group.
Arsenal have this evening revealed a late update on the fitness of Emile Smith Rowe, ahead of their showdown with Burnley.

Arsenal provide update on Smith Rowe ahead of Burnley clash

The Gunners will of course head into the Turf Moor clash with their tails up, on the back of a morale boosting pair of wins over the last couple of weeks.

Report: Many Delta residents not aware of ongoing council poll

Some residents of Asaba and its and environs on Saturday said they that they were not aware of the local government poll taking place across Delta State, according to a report by newsmen.
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White House chief medical advisor: US at risk of another coronavirus spike in coming...

White House chief medical advisor, Dr Anthony Fauci, warned Friday that the US may soon be hit with a spike in COVID-19 cases — even though the country has administered more vaccine shots than any other nation.

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Cross River governor inaugurates skill acquisition academy

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River on Tuesday inaugurated a construction and fabrication academy, with 500 initial trainees.
Moses Ogbu has signed a two-year contract with Chinese club Wuhan FC, who also parade former Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins.

Moses Ogbu joins Chinese side Wuhan FC

Moses Ogbu has signed a two-year contract with Chinese club Wuhan FC, who also parade former Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins.
FILE PHOTO - Incoming World Trade Organization President (WTO) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaks during an interview with Reuters in Potomac, Maryland, U.S., February 15, 2021. REUTERS-Joshua Roberts

WTO chief calls for more vaccine plants in developing countries

The World Trade Organization’s new director-general said on Monday the trade body needs to work with companies to open up more manufacturing sites for COVID-19 vaccines in developing countries.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Senator Saraki urges President Buhari to include opposition, others in fight against insecurity

A former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to include opposition parties and the international community in the fight against insecurity in Nigeria.
At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Female militants among gunmen that abducted Zamfara schoolgirls

Some of the students who managed to escape when gunmen raided the Government Girls Secondary School Jangebe in Zamfara state, said there were women in combat gear among the gunmen that abducted the over 317 schoolgirls last Friday.