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Two goals from teenager Nicolo Zaniolo earned AS Roma a 2-1 win against FC Porto in their UEFA Champions League last 16 first leg fixture on Tuesday.
While Real Madrid are ominously finding form ahead of the return of the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain’s first Ligue 1 loss of the season will have encouraged their future European opponents Manchester United.
Cristiano Ronaldo converted a penalty to seal a hard-fought 2-1 win for Juventus against Lazio in Rome on Sunday to pull 11 points clear in Serie A.
Roberto Mancini takes charge of his first competitive game as Italy coach in Friday’s Nations League opener against Poland in Bologna with the tough task of rekindling the nation’s love affair with their national side, decimated after the low of their World Cup fiasco.
Italy coach Roberto Mancini bemoaned the dearth of Italian players in Serie A as he focuses on youth in his attempt to get the Azzurri back to the top of international football.
Inter shelled out an initial €38 million (£33.5m/$44m) to sign Nainggolan on a four-year contract on Tuesday, though with Davide Santon and Nicolo Zaniolo going the other way their net spend stands at €24m.
France midfielder N’Golo Kante has leapt to the defence of his teammate Jorginho and acknowledged the importance of Chelsea’s players sticking together amid a run of bad form.
The Presidential and National Assembly elections took place in the FCT on Saturday without report of security breach.
Governor Kayode Fayemi and Senator Babafemi Ojudu resoundingly delivered their polling units to aid President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid.
Alhaji Abdullahi Sule, All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Nasarawa State, has lauded the peaceful conduct of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly polls in the state.
Jimi Agbaje, Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, has predicted victory for Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP, even as he faults the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on inadequate performance of the card readers.
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to push for reforms of Nigeria’s electoral system.
Manchester United star Paul Pogba can become the best player in the world, according to Nemanja Vidic.
Accreditation and voting commenced on schedule in some polling units in Bauchi metropolis in today’s Presidential and National Assembly polls.
Thirty engineering graduates have been inducted to the fifth batch of the Shell Nigeria internship programme, a four-year old scheme designed to help young graduate engineers upscale their skills in readiness for employment in the energy sector.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has raised the alarm over an alleged plan by unnamed persons to rig him out of the National Assembly election rescheduled to take place on Saturday, February 23.