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English side, Leicester City, have demanded €55m from French team, Paris Saint-Germain to secure the services of Nigeria’s midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi.

Wilfred Ndidi: I sold peppers, tomatoes for my mum

Wilfred Ndidi has opened up on the challenges he faced before actualising his dream of becoming a professional footballer.
Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp believes goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi’s experience is coming to the fore, saying the gap left by Itumeleng Khune is slowly getting filled.

Daniel Akpeyi: I have learnt to live with criticism from fans, teammates

Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has admitted that his mental strength keeps him going in the face of constant criticism from fans and some of his teammates.
Enyimba Football Club can announce that midfielder Ekundayo Ojo has been abducted by gunmen along the Benin-Owo expressway.

Enyimba confirm abduction of players by gunmen, caution media

Enyimba Football Club can announce that midfielder Ekundayo Ojo has been abducted by gunmen along the Benin-Owo expressway.
Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has ‘mutually terminated’ his contract with Turkish Süper Lig outfit Trabzonspor.

Former Liverpool striker terminates Trabzonspor contract

“The professional footballer contract signed between our company and our professional footballer Daniel Andre Sturridge – dated 21/08/2019 and ending 31/05/2021 – has been mutually terminated,” read an official club statement.
Italian-Nigerian player, King Paul Akpan Udoh, has become the first professional footballer to be diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus.

Nigerian footballer infected with coronavirus in Italy

Italian-Nigerian player, King Paul Akpan Udoh, has become the first professional footballer to be diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus.
Justin Fashanu will be inducted into the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame on Wednesday

Justin Fashanu to be inducted into football Hall of Fame

Justin Fashanu, Britain's first and only out gay male professional footballer, is to be posthumously inducted into the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame later this week.
Manchester City star, Riyad Mahrez, has split from his wife — and is now dating the daughter of a Real Housewives of Cheshire star.

Manchester City player dumps wife for reality star’s daughter

Manchester City star, Riyad Mahrez, has split from his wife — and is now dating the daughter of a Real Housewives of Cheshire star.
Gareth Bale has described Eden Hazard as the best FIFA player at Real Madrid after announcing the launch his brand new esports team, 'Ellevens Esports'.

Gareth Bale reveals Eden Hazard is Real Madrid’s best FIFA player

Gareth Bale has described Eden Hazard as the best FIFA player at Real Madrid after announcing the launch his brand new esports team, 'Ellevens Esports'.
Third-division Egyptian club 6th October have confirmed the signing of Ezz El-Din Bahader, who has put pen to paper at the ripe old age of 75.

Egyptian club sign 75-year old player

Third-division Egyptian club 6th October have confirmed the signing of Ezz El-Din Bahader, who has put pen to paper at the ripe old age of 75.

Jamie Vardy: Leicester ‘deserve to be’ above Manchester City

Jamie Vardy believes Leicester have proved their credentials in the title race ahead of their top two showdown with Liverpool.
Google announced the results of its 2019 Year in Search, offering a unique perspective on the year’s major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in Nigeria.

Google’s top trending searches of 2019 in Nigeria

Google announced the results of its 2019 Year in Search, offering a unique perspective on the year’s major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in Nigeria.

American University coaches take scholarship offers to Lagos

Talented secondary school students based in the Lagos metropolis and beyond will, this month, have a rare opportunity of playing themselves into universities in the United States of America, with full scholarship offers from two coaches from God’s Own Country.
Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa says he’s excited staging a return to the national team after missing out recent games due to injury.

Ahmed Musa: No coach can stop me from fasting

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa appreciates the concern showed by coaches whenever he is fasting but says it won’t stop him from observing his spiritual duty during matches because it does not affect his performance.
Romelu Lukaku celebrates Internazionale’s victory over Lecce at the San Siro. Alessandro Sabattini-Getty Images

Romelu Lukaku: I don’t know why Manchester United didn’t work out for me

Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku admitted he does not know why his time at Manchester United did not work out, but has thanked the Red Devils for the opportunity he received at the club.
Manchester United legend Eric Cantona received UEFA President’s award during the Champions League draw Thursday night in Monaco, but he left the audience confounded and tongues wagging with a bizzare high-flown acceptance speech delivered in academic fashion

Eric Cantona receives UEFA president’s award, confuses audience with bizarre acceptance speech

Manchester United legend Eric Cantona received UEFA President’s award during the Champions League draw Thursday night in Monaco, but he left the audience confounded and tongues wagging with a bizarre high-flown acceptance speech delivered in academic fashion.
Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel did not mince words in a post-match interview after the team managed to scrap a lone goal victory over Burundi on Saturday.

Mikel Obi joins Turkish club Trabzonspor

The 32-year-old midfielder, who is presently in Egypt with the Nigeria national team at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, has signed a contract for two years with an option for an additional year.
Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye is eager to welcome Sadio Mane into the squad after he missed their opening 2019 Africa Cup of Nations game against Tanzania on Sunday.

Afcon: Senegal’s Sadio Mane recounts journey to stardom

The 27-year-old left home without the permission of his parents and left his studies behind in order to chase his dream, a decision which has paid off.
Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt’s Australian football dream collapses

Sprint king Usain Bolt’s attempt to become a professional footballer with Australia’s Central Coast Mariners collapsed on Friday as his trial period was terminated after contract talks failed.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.