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Gareth Bale says he “grew up” during his time with Real Madrid and has “no regrets” having departed the Spanish club to return to Tottenham.

Gareth Bale: I have no regrets leaving Real Madrid

Gareth Bale says he “grew up” during his time with Real Madrid and has “no regrets” having departed the Spanish club to return to Tottenham.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said- “I strongly condemn the recent killings of civilians, including women and children in the North-West of Cameroon on 14 February 2020.”

British lawmakers write Commonwealth over killings in Nigeria

Thirteen members of the House of Lords, United Kingdom, have expressed concern over the killings by Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East and Fulani herdsmen in the Middle Belt region.

Obafemi Martins joins Wuhan FC

Former Super Eagles striker, Obafemi Martins, has joined Chinese Super League side Wuhan FC on a one-year deal.
Liverpool’s Scottish defender Andrew Robertson (L), Liverpool’s Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk (C) and Liverpool’s English midfielder James Milner react after the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on July 22, 2020. – Liverpool won the match 5-3. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / POOL / AFP)

Liverpool face Chelsea test as Manchester clubs enter fray

Liverpool faces an early test of their Premier League title defence against Chelsea this weekend as Manchester City and Manchester United launch their quest to be champions.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk blamed his side’s Community Shield penalty shootout defeat to Arsenal on their profligate finishing.

Carabao Cup: Liverpool may face Arsenal in fourth round

The winner of Liverpool’s Carabao Cup tie against Lincoln City next Thursday, will face either Arsenal or Leicester in round four of the competition.
Aston Villa are interested in signing the Liverpool striker Divock Origi this summer.

Liverpool put Divock Origi up for sale

Fenerbahce are believed to be leading the race and are reportedly already in talks with the club, reports Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur.
Mason Mount and Declan Rice played five-a-side in London on Sunday. Joe Toth-BPI-Shutterstock

West Ham adamant that Declan Rice is ‘not for sale’ amid Chelsea interest

West Ham are adamant that Declan Rice is ‘not for sale’ despite speculation linking the midfielder with a move to big-spending Chelsea.
Premier League is making plans to stage friendly games so players can prepare before competitive action begins.

Premier League to broadcast all September fixtures live in the UK

Premier League clubs agreed on Thursday that all 28 fixtures in September will be broadcast live in the United Kingdom and around the world.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says he allowed David Luiz to move Arsenal because of his trust in Fikayo Tomori.

Everton in ‘pole position’ to sign Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori

Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori is reportedly close to making a loan move to Everton following his breakthrough campaign in the Premier League.
Philippe Coutinho is set to remain a Barcelona player this season.

Philippe Coutinho to remain at Barcelona after Ronald Koeman call

The 28-year-old was offered to several Premier League clubs – including Arsenal and Newcastle – but Joorabchian claims that new head coach Ronald Koeman has since persuaded him to stay.
Newcastle United are delighted to announce the signing of striker Callum Wilson from AFC Bournemouth.

Callum Wilson joins Newcastle on four-year deal

Newcastle have confirmed the signing of striker Callum Wilson from Bournemouth.
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a national state of disaster as he announced a range of extraordinary measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has infected 61 people so far.

South Africa seeks to curb gender-based violence

President Cyril Ramaphosa has termed them as the “most far-reaching legislative overhaul in the fight against gender-based violence and femicide”.
Callum Wilson has told Bournemouth teammates he wants to leave.

Newcastle bid for Callum Wilson accepted by Bournemouth

Aston Villa withdrew their offer on Sunday morning as Wilson's preference was to join Newcastle
Georginio Wijnaldum

Liverpool inform Barcelona of Gini Wijnaldum asking price

Ronald Koeman wants to take the Dutchman to the Nou Camp – and Wijnaldum is looking to move with less than 12 months left on his Anfield contract.

IPMAN calls for local refining to fix petroleum sector

Alhaji Popoola Ogundoyin, an Executive Member of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), says that unless Nigeria produces petroleum products through its refineries, the problems in the petroleum sector will persist. Ogundoyin stated this...
Manchester United defender Phil Jones views the Europa League as an opportunity to work his way into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first-team plans.

Newcastle interested in signing Phil Jones

Newcastle United are interested in signing Phil Jones from Manchester United this summer according to Scandinavian journalist Frederik Filtvedt.
Georginio Wijnaldum

Georginio Wijnaldum agrees terms with Barcelona over transfer from Liverpool

Wijnaldum has been at the centre of speculation over a possible move to the Nou Camp after the midfielder entered the final year of his Liverpool deal.
Arsenal centre-back Rob Holding is set to join Newcastle on loan.

Arsenal defender to join Newcastle in temporary deal

Arsenal centre-back Rob Holding is set to join Newcastle on loan.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba is still not fully fit but backed the Manchester United midfielder to “get better and better” after the dramatic 3-2 win at Brighton and Hove Albion.

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba still not fully fit – coach

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba is still not fully fit but backed the Manchester United midfielder to “get better and better” after the dramatic 3-2 win at Brighton and Hove Albion.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

House of Reps meet NLC, TUC over planned strike

The House of Representatives has waded into the crisis between the Federal Government and the organised labour over the recent hikes in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) and electricity tariff.
The front gate of SMIC's factory in Shanghai. (Alex Plavevski-EPA-EFE-Shutterstock)

US slams sanctions on China’s biggest chip manufacturer

The US has imposed restrictions on exports to China’s biggest chipmaker, SMIC, after concluding there is an “unacceptable risk” equipment supplied to it could be used for military purposes.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Nigerian government creates platform for lifting 100 million residents out of poverty

The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology says it is working on plans to create the desired platform for the actualisation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s quest for lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest mourning ‘cultists’ in Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested eight members of the Black Axe (aka ‘Aiye’) cult gang while they were mourning the death of one of their members.