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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.
Leeds eased fears they could be dragged into a relegation battle in their first season back in the Premier League for 16 years as Patrick Bamford's early penalty was enough to beat Burnley 1-0 on Sunday.

Controversial decision sees Leeds beat Burnley

Leeds eased fears they could be dragged into a relegation battle in their first season back in the Premier League for 16 years as Patrick Bamford's early penalty was enough to beat Burnley 1-0 on Sunday.
FIFA is to stage further trials of AI-powered semi-automated Video Assisted Referee (VAR) technology in the hope that it will result in quicker, more accurate offside calls in soccer.

FIFA trials AI-powered automated VAR calls ahead of 2022 World Cup

FIFA is to stage further trials of AI-powered semi-automated Video Assisted Referee (VAR) technology in the hope that it will result in quicker, more accurate offside calls in soccer.
Nicolas Pepe was sent off for a stupid headbutt on Ezgjan Alioski. Reuters

Mikel Arteta calls Nicolas Pepe’s behaviour ‘unacceptable’

Nicolas Pepe appeared to headbutt Leeds defender Ezgjan Alioski in an off-the-ball challenge and Arsenal’s club record signing was given a red card in the 51st minute after Anthony Taylor consulted with the video assistant referee.
Leeds United held Arsenal to a goalless draw at the Ellan Road in the Premier League on Sunday evening.

Leeds United hold Arsenal to a goalless draw

Although Gunners close to getting the opener via Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but a solid defensive display ensured all things were kept under control.
Bright Osayi-Samuel has been omitted from Queens Park Rangers squad for Tuesday (tonight) Sky Bet Championship clash against Barnsley after turning down a new contract.

Bright Osayi-Samuel axed from QPR squad after rejecting new contract

Bright Osayi-Samuel has been omitted from Queens Park Rangers squad for Tuesday (tonight) Sky Bet Championship clash against Barnsley after turning down a new contract.
Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock has showered encomium on Chuba Akpom after making a scoring debut for his side in their 1-1 draw against QPR, stating the goal will relieve him of pressure.

Middlesbrough boss hails Chuba Akpom after making scoring debut

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock has showered encomium on Chuba Akpom after making a scoring debut for his side in their 1-1 draw against QPR, stating the goal will relieve him of pressure.
Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.

Edouard Mendy: I’m fit to make Chelsea debut vs West Brom

Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.
Leeds United have signed Rodrigo from Valencia earlier this summer.

Leeds United linked with a move for Fernando Llorente

Leeds United have signed Rodrigo from Valencia earlier this summer.

Jordon Ibe set to join Derby County on free transfer

Former Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe is set to join Derby County on a free transfer.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has criticised his players for celebrating Andreas Christensen’s red card.

Jurgen Klopp berates Liverpool bench for celebrating Chelsea’s red card

Chelsea defender Christensen was dismissed just before half time for hauling down Sadio Mane. Although he was initially given a yellow card, Christensen was sent off after referee Paul Tierney consulted the pitchside monitor.
Helder Costa celebrates with teammates after scoring Leeds United’s fourth. Getty Images

Leeds United hang on to win 7-goal thriller with Fulham

Newly-promoted Leeds United continued their barnstorming return to the English Premier League (EPL) as they claimed their first points with a thrilling 4-3 win over Fulham at Elland Road on Saturday.
Eberechi Eze shone on his Crystal Palace debut as the Eagles cruised to a 3-0 win over Charlton in a pre-season clash with their south London rivals.

Roy Hodgson: Crystal Palace have signed the right player in Eberechi Eze

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson believes the club has signed the right player in Eberechi Eze ahead of the 2020-21 Premier League campaign.
Nicolas Anelka has played for some of the most recognisable names in European football management over the last 25 years, but two stand out as his best managers- Arsene Wenger and Sam Allardyce.

Nicolas Anelka: Chelsea can be champions of England

Former Chelsea star, Nicolas Anelka, says Chelsea have a ‘great chance’ of becoming champions of England considering their latest signings.
English Premier League

Premier League not following FIFA advice for handling racism

Tottenham has asked the Premier League to clarify the procedures it follows in the wake of the fallout from Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger reporting being subjected to monkey noises from the home fans in Sunday’s London derby.
The UEFA Champions League football cup is displayed prior to the draw for the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League football tournament at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon on December 17, 2018. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI - AFP)

European Leagues critical of proposed Champions League reforms

The European Leagues has said plans to revamp the Champions League should be started from scratch as the current proposals only benefit "a few rich and dominant clubs".

Nine-man Wolverhampton stay on Premier League path

Wolverhampton Wanderers defeated Middlesbrough 2-1 on Friday to maintain their six-point lead at the top of the Championship despite finishing with just nine men.

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Ex-VP Namadi Sambo advocates shift in Nigerian educational system

Former Vice President Namadi Sambo has advocated for a dynamic approach of the Nigerian educational system to produce employees with skills and ability to handle complex jobs and create opportunities for others.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC busts alleged illegal maize flour production facility in Yobe

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has busted an alleged illegal maize flour production outfit in Potiskum town of Yobe.
Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor condemns ethnic colouration in fight against terrorism

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has condemned the ethnic coloration in which the fight against terrorism and insurgency is taking in Nigeria.
Nobel laureate, Prof. Wọlé Soyinka, has warned that the conflict between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in different states of the federation can degenerate into civil war if the federal government fails to properly handle it.

Wole Soyinka to Nigerians: Don’t accept child hostage taking as a way of life

Following the Friday abduction of over 300 school children in Jangebe in Zamfara State, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Saturday warned Nigerians against accepting kidnapping of school children in parts of the north as a way of life.
A former Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshall Nsikak Eduok, is dead.

Former NAF chief Nsikak Eduok laid to rest in Akwa Ibom

It was a harvest of tributes for a former Chief of Air Staff, late Air Marshall Nsikak Eduok as his remains were laid to rest in his hometown in Ibesikpo Asutan, Akwa Ibom state on Saturday.

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Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN)

MAN: Nigeria’s economy won’t improve if manufacturing sector doesn’t

The Manufacturing Association of Nigeria (MAN) has tasked the government to boost the manufacturing sector to compete favourably in Africa, especially with the take-off of the African Continent Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA).

NBS: Kerosene most expensive in Benue, Taraba, Lagos in January

The price per litre of kerosene was highest in Benue, Taraba, and Lagos States in January, selling at N441.67, N430.00 and N402.67 respectively, the National Bureau of Statistics has said.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara begins qualifying exams for SUBEB/TESCOM jobs February 22

The Kwara State government has said it will hold examinations for applicants for vacant positions at the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) between Feb. 22 and Feb. 25.

MSF devises strategy to get medical care for Borno communities

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) otherwise known as Doctors Without Borders (DWB) has devised a strategy to take medical care to hard-to-reach areas in the volatile Borno State.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Judge approves $650 million Facebook privacy settlement over facial recognition feature

A federal judge on Friday gave final approval to a $650 million Facebook class action privacy settlement and ordered the 1.6 million members of the class in Illinois who submitted claims to be paid “as expeditiously as possible.”