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Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer smiles on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 30, 2021. (Andy Rain - POOL - AFP)

Manchester United boss says in-fighting must stop following Harry Rashford-Marcus Maguire spat

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says in-fighting must stop at Old Trafford following the spat between Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire last week.
Mason Mount hailed a “massive win” for Chelsea over Liverpool as their “brave” approach earned a crucial three points in the race for the top four.

Mason Mount hails ‘brave’ Chelsea after ‘massive win’ at Anfield

Mason Mount hailed a “massive win” for Chelsea over Liverpool as their “brave” approach earned a crucial three points in the race for the top four.
Jesse Lingard's third goal in four league games was initially disallowed for offside against Pablo Fornals.

Jesse Lingard proves West Ham matchwinner in victory over Tottenham

West Ham moved into the top four of the Premier League with a narrow victory over Tottenham that increases the pressure on Spurs manager Jose Mourinho.
Arsenal set an unwanted record during Thursday night’s Europa League draw with Benfica which ended 1-1 after being caught offside 10 times.

Arsenal set unwanted record in Europa League tie vs Benfica

Arsenal set an unwanted record during Thursday night’s Europa League draw with Benfica which ended 1-1 after being caught offside 10 times.
Derby County manager Wayne Rooney believes VAR is not fit for purpose.

​Derby boss wants VAR scrapped from Premier League

There have been controversial VAR decisions every week in the Premier League, despite referees being able to view video footage before making final decisions in some instances.
Trent Alexander-Arnold believes Liverpool's performance against Leicester was one of their best despite losing 3-1.

Trent Alexander-Arnold: Liverpool put in ‘one of our best performances’ in Leicester defeat

The reigning Premier League champions took the lead midway through the second half through Mohamed Salah, but the hosts fired back 11 minutes later with a goal from James Maddison.
There were talks making the rounds that the job of Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso was hanging by a thread after some disappointing results including the semi-final exit from the Coppa Italia in midweek.

Napoli deal Juventus a title-chasing blow

However, neither appeared possible. They were to achieve that tall order against the Serie A champions Juventus, that had won nine of their last 11 games in all competitions and boasted an unyielding defense. And, they were to overcome such daunting challenge without key players like Belgian striker Dries Mertens and Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
Et-UKBzXUAYPoQe. Nigeria forward Junior Ajayi is in buoyant mood after Al Ahly claimed third position at the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar.

Junior Ajayi celebrates Al Ahly’s Club World Cup feat

Nigeria forward Junior Ajayi is in buoyant mood after Al Ahly claimed third position at the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar.
The Portuguese opened the scoring for Manchester City in the 79th minute, firing into the top corner from the edge of the box. However, he received the ball from Rodri, who had dispossessed Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings from an offside position.

Offside rule changed following controversial Bernardo Silva goal vs Aston Villa

The Portuguese winger opened the scoring for Manchester City in the 79th minute, firing into the top corner from the edge of the box. However, he received the ball from Rodri, who had dispossessed Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings from an offside position.
Premier League referee Michael Oliver has admitted that Jordan Pickford should have been punished for injuring Virgil van Dijk.

Prem referee admits Jordan Pickford should have been punished for Virgil van Dijk injury

Premier League referee Michael Oliver has admitted that Jordan Pickford should have been punished for injuring Virgil van Dijk.
Marcus Rashford's deflected strike deep into stoppage time moved Manchester United to within two points of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Wolves on Tuesday.

Marcus Rashford tames Wolves to send Manchester United into second

Marcus Rashford's deflected strike deep into stoppage time moved Manchester United to within two points of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Wolves on Tuesday.
Mikel Arteta celebrates with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after victory over Brighton

Arsenal ease pressure on Mikel Arteta amid coronavirus concerns

Arsenal further eased the pressure on manager Mikel Arteta with a 1-0 win at Brighton on Tuesday, but the continuation of the Premier League in the coming weeks was cast into doubt after a record 18 positive tests for coronavirus among players and staff earlier in the day.
Anwar El Ghazi celebrates putting Aston Villa 3-0 up with Ollie Watkins (left) and Jack Grealish (right). Paul Currie-BPI-Rex-Shutterstock

Aston Villa beat Crystal Palace 3-0, soar into top six

Villa’s transformation from just staying up on the final day of last season to contending for Europe continued as they held on a man down for the full second half to beat Palace 3-0.
Axel Tuanzebe was awarded an own goal after deflecting the ball in from Jamie Vardy's strikeCredit- Eddie Keogh Telegraph Media Group

Leicester fight back twice to earn draw vs Manchester United

Jamie Vardy scored a late deflected equaliser as Leicester and Manchester United cancelled each other out in an entertaining draw at the King Power Stadium.
Rafael Leão celebrates after scoring for Milan against Sassuolo after six seconds. Serena Campanini-EPA

AC Milan’s Rafael Leao scores fastest ever Serie A goal

AC Milan forward Rafael Leao scored the fastest goal in Serie A history, hitting the target after six seconds, to set the leaders on their way to a 2-1 win at Sassuolo on Sunday.
Manchester City secured a much-needed win to keep their Premier League title challenge alive as Raheem Sterling's goal earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory at fourth-placed Southampton on Saturday.

Manchester City claim very hard fought win at Southampton

Manchester City secured a much-needed win to keep their Premier League title challenge alive as Raheem Sterling's goal earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory at fourth-placed Southampton on Saturday.
Luis Suarez scored twice as LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid secured a comfortable 3-1 home victory over Elche.

Luis Suarez double gets Atletico Madrid back on track

Luis Suarez scored twice as LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid secured a comfortable 3-1 home victory over Elche.
Ander Barrenetxea gave Real Sociedad the lead in their 1-1 draw with Eibar. AFP

Real Sociedad retake top spot despite Eibar draw

The Basque club are level with Atletico Madrid on 26 points after the capital club fell to a 2-0 defeat to local rivals Real Madrid on Saturday evening.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Manchester City as his side's best performance against their city rivals during his tenure.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Manchester City draw the best derby performance of my tenure

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Manchester City as his side's best performance against their city rivals during his tenure.
Manchester United and Manchester City played out a tedious 0-0 draw at Old Trafford that did few favours for either side if they aspire to get back into the title race.

Manchester United and Manchester City settle for draw in drab derby

City went close again on 35 minutes with Gabriel Jesus playing in-field to Kevin De Bruyne who worked it out to Riyad Mahrez in space on the overlap but Riyad’s effort was blocked by David De Gea.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp reacts, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Paul Ellis-Pool via REUTERS

Jurgen Klopp: I thought VAR was a good idea, but now I’m not so...

Jurgen Klopp admits he may have changed his mind about the need for VAR in football, after another incident-filled match for his Liverpool side in the Champions League.
Inter Milan’s Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku reacts during the UEFA Champions League football match Borussia Moenchengladbach v Inter Milan in Moenchengladbach, western Germany, on December 1, 2020. (Photo by Ina Fassbender - AFP)

Romelu Lukaku double keeps Inter alive in Champions League

Romelu Lukaku kept Inter Milan’s Champions League hopes alive on Tuesday, scoring two second-half goals to seal a dramatic 3-2 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach in their penultimate group game.

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Cross River State Governor, Sir Ben Ayade, (5th R) with Senate Committee on PIB led by the committee chairman Senator Mohammed Sabo (4th R), Former Governor of Benue State, Dr. Gabriel Suswanl (2nd L) and other committee members, during a visit to Government House Calabar

Governor Ayade: PIB must address delisting of Cross River as oil producing state

Cross River State governor, Prof Ben Ayade, has tasked National Assembly to handle related Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, and other issues related to the bill with circumspection to avoid contentions that are likely to trail its ultimate passage into law.
Simy Nwankwo scored a brace and Algeria international Adam Ounas sealed Crotone's 4-2 victory over Torino in a Serie A fixture on Sunday.

Simy Nwankwo double helps Crotone end Serie A winless streak

The triumph at the Stadio Ezio Scida was Crotone's first win since January 17 - when they beat Benevento - and it ended a run of seven consecutive defeats in the Italian top-flight.
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The Lagos State Butchers Association has requested the provision of about 50, hectares of land from the Lagos State Government for ranching and rearing herds of cattle in the state.

VON chief: How Nigeria can repay huge Chinese loans

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A member of the district election office Stadtkreis 3, wearing a protective mask, counts ballots on the day of a Swiss referendum on banning burqas and other facial coverings, in Zurich, Switzerland March 7, 2021. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Swiss agree to outlaw facial coverings in ‘burqa ban’ vote

A far-right proposal to ban facial coverings in Switzerland won a narrow victory in a binding referendum on Sunday instigated by the same group that organized a 2009 ban on new minarets.

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, South-East zone, on Monday urged Sen. Smart Adeyemi to immediately apologize to the governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu over his unguided verbal attack.

PDP asks Senator Adeyemi to apologise to Abia governor

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, South-East zone, on Monday urged Sen, Smart Adeyemi to immediately apologize to the governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu over his unguided verbal attack.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor: Terkula Suswam’s killers will be punished

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has vowed that the killers of Chief Terkura Suswam, elder brother to the Senator representing Benue North East, Senator Gabriel Suswam will be apprehended and brought to justice.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

APC weighs in on Edo governor’s delay in appointing commissioners

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State on Wednesday decried the delay by Governor Godwin Obaseki to constitute the state executive council more than three months after he was inaugurated for a second term in office.
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.
Multi-awards winning British singer Adele has put to rest the rumours that she is dating rapper and protégé, Skepta.

Adele finalises divorce; shares joint custody of son with ex-husband

English singer-songwriter, Adele, and her former husband, Simon Konecki, have finalised their divorce nearly after two years they are separated.