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Manchester United midfielder Fred has billed the Red Devils' clash with old adversaries Leeds United as an English football Clasico, with a fierce rivalry set to be rekindled on Sunday.

Fred: Manchester United vs Leeds United ‘an English football Clasico’

Manchester United midfielder Fred has billed the Red Devils' clash with old adversaries Leeds United as "an English football Clasico", with a fierce rivalry set to be rekindled on Sunday.
In England there is talk of Man City central defender Aymeric Laporte being on Real Madrid's radar.

Manchester City star celebrates collapse of Super League

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte says he’s delighted with the collapse of the European Super League.
Ahmed Musa trained with Kano Pillars for the first time since rejoining the club on Monday morning.

Kano Pillars hail Ahmed Musa’s show of good attitude

Kano Pillars forward Ebuka David has disclosed that the team has plenty to learn from Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa after his first training with them.
World heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, says it is difficult ignoring criticisms from fans and pundits.

Anthony Joshua insists he would defeat Tyson Fury in blockbuster fight

Unified Boxing champion Anthony Joshua has vowed again that he would defeat WBC title holder Tyson Fury in their forthcoming match to hold later this year.
Bayern Munich warned the DFB off an approach for Hansi Flick, but Germany's next appointment was always set to be an out-of-work coach.

Bayern Munich are ‘victims’ of Hansi Flick links to Germany job – club president

Bayern Munich are "victims" of the ongoing rumours linking Hansi Flick with the Germany job, according to club president Herbert Hainer.
Trent Alexander-Arnold scored an injury-time winner as Liverpool came from behind to beat Aston Villa and end a run of six consecutive defeats at Anfield.

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s injury-time winner rescues Liverpool against Villa

Trent Alexander-Arnold scored an injury-time winner as Liverpool came from behind to beat Aston Villa and end a run of six consecutive defeats at Anfield.
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CAN: Paying ransom, giving amnesty won’t end banditry

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Northern States and and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter, has said that paying of ransom and giving amnesty to kidnappers and bandits will not bring an end to the menace of banditry.
Folarin Balogun celebrates after guiding in his second Arsenal goal to set the seal on a sixth win out of six in the Europa League this season. Ryan Byrne-INPHO-REX-Shutterstock

Folarin Balogun close to signing new Arsenal contract

Folarin Balogun is close to signing a new long-term contract with Arsenal.
Staging football matches without spectators must only be a short-term fix during the COVID-19 pandemic as the prolonged absence of fans could damage the game, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says.

Arsene Wenger: Offside calls could be automated at 2022 World Cup

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that offside calls could be automated at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with further advances in technology planned amid ongoing criticism of VAR.
Jorginho is planning to spend “at least another four years” at Chelsea, claims his representative Joao Santos.

Chelsea star Jorginho makes Napoli return admission

Jorginho has revealed that he intends to return to Napoli “one day”, but the Italy international insists Chelsea will continue to get his full commitment for the foreseeable future.
Satire pages will now be labelled as such, along with public officials, fan pages, and government news outlets. Facebook

Facebook hopes tiny labels on posts will stop users confusing satire with reality

Facebook is adding additional labels to posts from Pages that appear in users’ News Feeds in a bid to reduce confusion about their origin. These labels will include “public official,” “fan page,” and “satire page.” The company says it’s already started testing the deployment of these labels in the US, and will gradually add them to more posts.
For the second time in his time as manager of La Liga giants Barcelona, Dutch manager Ronald Koeman had a nosebleed incident that made him, this time, cut short his media briefing ahead of La Blaugrana’s upcoming domestic fixture against fourth-placed Sevilla in gameweek 25 of Spanish football.

Report: Ronald Koeman asks Barcelona president to wait on transfer decisions about players

In a press conference that was relayed by SPORT, Ronald Koeman has asked Barcelona president Joan Laporta to wait until the end of the season to make any decisions about signing or offloading certain players.
Popular Nollywood actress, Tayo Sobola, has revealed reasons why she decided to get married secretly.

Tayo Sobola: Why I got married secretly

Popular Nollywood actress, Tayo Sobola, has revealed reasons why she decided to get married secretly.
David de Gea has become “a real problem” for Manchester United says Paul Scholes, but the Red Devils legend feels another “real dominant centre-back” remains Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s most pressing transfer requirement.

Manchester United legend makes transfer prediction for David de Gea

Rio Ferdinand believes David de Gea’s time at Manchester United may be drawing to a close, with the former Red Devils defender tipping the Spanish goalkeeper for a summer exit after losing his starting berth to Dean Henderson.
Carlo Ancelotti insists a European Super League ‘cannot happen’ and believes a relaxing of Financial Fair Play rules ‘could be a good step’.

Crystal Palace boss impressed by Carlo Ancelotti’s work at Everton

“Any time you go to Everton, you’re going to face a very very difficult game,” Hodgson said. “They are a good team, well-coached and the players they’ve brought in have made them much stronger. We have to prepare as well as we can and have faith that if we play as well as we know we can do, we can get a good result.”
Sir Alex Ferguson wearing a protective face mask before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS-Clive Brunskill

Manchester United legendary boss reveals biggest regret in 26 years at Old Trafford

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed the biggest regret of his 26-year reign at Manchester United.

CLO calls for more development at local council level

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) on Saturday called for more development at the local government level to encourage mass participation in democracy.
UFC star Jessica Eye has followed a number of her colleagues in signing up to OnlyFans, with the American flyweight vowing to fill her page with “adult only” content

UFC star Jessica Eye launches OnlyFans page for adults only

UFC star Jessica Eye has followed a number of her colleagues in signing up to OnlyFans, with the American flyweight vowing to fill her page with “adult only” content
Jurgen Klopp has been backed by Rafa Benitez to repeat his feat from 2004-05 and win the Champions League despite a disappointing Premier League campaign.

Champions League: Jurgen Klopp backed by Rafa Benitez to repeat Liverpool’s ‘Miracle of Istanbul’

Jurgen Klopp has been backed by Rafa Benitez to repeat his feat from 2004-05 and win the Champions League despite a disappointing Premier League campaign.
Raiola is one of football’s biggest agents, boasting of managing some world-class clients such as Paul Pogba, Marco Verratti, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and of course the wonderkid Erling Haaland.

Barcelona boss addresses Erling Haaland transfer rumours

Ronald Koeman has addressed the ongoing rumours of a potential transfer to Barcelona for Erling Haaland.
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

Rodrygo hails idol Neymar as ‘an absolute genius’

Rodrygo is making a name for himself with Real Madrid and Brazil, but the 20-year-old remains in awe of those he idolised growing up and considers fellow countryman Neymar to be “an absolute genius”.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has downplayed suggestions his side have reignited the Premier League title race after ending Manchester City’s 21-match winning run with a stunning 2-0 derby victory.

Manchester United boss delighted to pass AC Milan test

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with victory at AC Milan and believes there is plenty more to come from super sub Paul Pogba after he fired Manchester United into the Europa League quarter-finals.

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FILE PHOTO: A worker adjusts British and China (R) national flags on display for a signing ceremony at the seventh UK-China Economic and Financial Dialogue "Roundtable on Public-Private Partnerships" at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing September 21, 2015. REUTERS/Andy Wong/Pool

UK parliament declares genocide in China’s Xinjiang; Beijing condemns move

Britain’s parliament called on Wednesday for the government to take action to end what lawmakers described as genocide in China’s Xinjiang region, stepping up pressure on ministers to go further in their criticism of Beijing.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu on Monday adopted Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as the new leader in the South East Zone.

Enugu governor commissions Neke-Mbu-Ogbodu Abba-Obollo Etiti road

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, yesterday, inaugurated the newly asphalted 22.443km Neke-Mbu-Ogbodu Abba-Obollo Etti road which was awarded under the Phase one roads of the Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP-2) in the state.
The House of Representatives, Tuesday, intervened in the conflict between telecommunication companies and banks over N42billion debts from Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD).

House probe illicit harvest, export of 7,200 male organs, other human parts to China

Piqued by reports of a seized cargo ship that sailed from Nigeria with 7,200 refrigerated male organs found in 36 boxes labelled as plantain at Shanghai port, known as Red Market in China, the House of Representatives yesterday resolved to probe the circumstances of the development.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen kidnap 18 passengers in Oyo

Security situation in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State heightened, yesterday, following the hijack of an 18-seater bus along Igboora-Eruwa road by gunmen, who abducted all passengers in the commercial bus.

Oil industry trainers lose $2 billion in one year

Oil and gas training organisations in Nigeria lost about $2 billion between March 2020 and March 2021, due to the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses across the world.

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Ex-Liberian president seeks more women in elective positions

Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has joined the call for more women in elective positions in the sub-region.
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.

N60 billion mint: Niger Delta youths caution Edo governor to stop causing unnecessary tension

The Niger Delta Youth Council has said its attention has been drawn to a statement credited to the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, that the Central Bank of Nigeria printed N60billion to augment funds from the Federation Account Allocation Committee shared to states in March.

Rivers teachers protest non-payment of 5 years salaries, block government house

Some government primary and secondary school teachers in Rivers State, yesterday, protested non-payment of their five years salaries by the state government.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Official: Sokoto government realised N89 million from discarded water pipes

Alhaji Umar Bature, Sokoto State Water resources Commissioner says the state government realised N89 million from sales of discarded water pipes.
At least five people have been shot dead and dozens injured when police opened fire at workers demanding a pay rise at a Chinese-backed coal-fired power plant in southeast Bangladesh.

Protesters shot dead by police at Bangladesh power plant

At least five people have been shot dead and dozens injured when police opened fire at workers demanding a pay rise at a Chinese-backed coal-fired power plant in southeast Bangladesh.