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The Premier League, EFL and FA have reportedly drawn up contingency plans in the event of a mass shut-down of sporting events amid concerns over the spreading of the coronavirus.

Premier League: Only players with coronavirus will be quarantined

Only individual Premier League players who test positive for coronavirus will be quarantined rather than whole squads as plans for Project Restart gather pace.
British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, has hired Manchester City star Sergio Aguero to host Spanish lessons for children.

Sergio Aguero: Most football players scared of returning

Premier League clubs remain determined to finish the 2019/20 campaign and are due to receive ‘Project Restart’ proposals at a meeting on Friday about how the season could resume as early as June 8.

Barcelona won’t exercise option to sign Manchester United target

Barcelona will not enter the race to land Atletico de Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez despite holding a first refusal option
Manchester United are reportedly closely monitoring the situation of contract rebel Saul Niguez, although may face competition from Manchester City for the Atletico Madrid midfielder.

Saul Niguez sparks transfer row between Manchester United, City

Manchester United and rivals Manchester City are set for a transfer battle over Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez after contract negotiations between the player and his club hit the rocks.
The result leaves them a ridiculous 22 points behind league leaders Liverpool and after the game, Pep Guardiola and his players had a frank discussion which lasted a whopping 45 minutes.

Pep Guardiola: If they don’t sack me, I will stay here 100 per cent

Following Manchester City’s 2-0 victory over West Ham on Wednesday night, manager Pep Guardiola pledged his future to the club regardless if City’s appeal against UEFA’s two-year ban from major European football is successful or not.
Jadon Sancho has been dropped and fined by Borussia Dortmund ahead of their clash with top-of-the-table Borussia Monchengladbach.

Manchester City ‘expected’ to bid for Borussia Dortmund winger in the summer

Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho is the subject of interest from former club Manchester City; who are ‘expected’ to bid for the winger in the summer, according to the Daily Mail.
England defender Kyle Walker has signed a two-year contract extension to keep him with Manchester City until 2024.

Kyle Walker: Manchester City must keep fighting despite massive gap to Liverpool

Kyle Walker insists Manchester City will not give up on their Premier League title defence, despite the growing gap between them and leaders Liverpool.
Diego Simeone dismissed talk of winning the La Liga title after Atletico Madrid preserved their 100 per cent record with a last-gasp comeback against Eibar.

Diego Simeone rubbishes reports of dressing room discord at Atletico Madrid

Diego Simeone has dismissed reports suggesting he has lost the dressing room at Atletico Madrid, amid rumours he could be in line to succeed Unai Emery in the hot seat at Arsenal.
Former Manchester City and England midfielder Trevor Sinclair has apologised for a tweet in which he branded Liverpool “bin dippers”.

Trevor Sinclair apologises for branding Liverpool ‘bin dippers’

Former Manchester City and England midfielder Trevor Sinclair has apologised for a tweet in which he branded Liverpool “bin dippers”.
Manchester City “don’t need to sign another defender”, says Vincent Kompany, with Pep Guardiola expected to steer clear of the January transfer market and focus instead on his attacking strength.

Vincent Kompany: Manchester City don’t need to sign a defender

Manchester City “don’t need to sign another defender”, says Vincent Kompany, with Pep Guardiola expected to steer clear of the January transfer market and focus instead on his attacking strength.
Liverpool were fortunate to emerge with all three points against Manchester City on Sunday, according to Rodri, who felt the visitors were much better than their opponents on the day.

Rodri: Liverpool were lucky to beat Manchester City in Premier League showdown

Liverpool were fortunate to emerge with all three points against Manchester City on Sunday, according to Rodri, who felt the visitors "were much better" than their opponents on the day.
Spain had the World Cup at their mercy given a gentle side of the bracket but they were deservedly eliminated. EPA-MAHMOUD KHALED

Spain confirm 23-man squad for final Euro 2020 qualifiers

Dinamo Zagreb starlet Dani Olmo has been called up to Spain’s senior squad for the first time ahead of the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Malta and Romania.

Fernandinho: Manchester City are going to Liverpool to win

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho says the Citizens are going to Liverpool on Sunday to win as they aim to close the gap on their title rival.

Fernandinho: I have no plans to retire now

“When I feel happy and motivated to play every day this is important. To train happy and fresh everyday so until I don’t feel like this, I will play, but I don’t want to say until 37, 38, 40; we shall see,” he told Manchester Evening News.
Pep Guardiola fears Manchester City’s injury list could could prove their undoing this season.

Pep Guardiola not expecting January spending despite injury headache

Pep Guardiola fears Manchester City’s injury list could could prove their undoing this season.
Raheem Sterling celebrates after scoring for Manchester City against Dinamo Zagreb this season. Alex Livesey - Danehouse-Getty Images

Raheem Sterling sparkles as Manchester City beat Aston Villa 3-0

Manchester City closed the gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool to three points as Raheem Sterling inspired a 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday.
At long last, Mauro Icardi found a new club… for now. 4

Transfer window ends with star loans rather than huge deals

The transfer window shut gently across much of Europe with a flurry of loan deals instead of the anticipated bang of a mega-move.
Tottenham legend Paul Gascoigne says no club can stop Manchester City winning a third straight Premier League title due to their strength in depth.

Paul Gascoigne: Tottenham can’t stop Manchester City from lifting third straight Premier League title

Tottenham legend Paul Gascoigne says no club can stop Manchester City winning a third straight Premier League title due to their strength in depth.

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The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF: Governors withholding legislature, judiciary funds to lose allocations

The federal government has warned that any state government which withholds funds meant for their respective Houses of Assembly and judiciary would get their allocations deducted at source by the Accountant General of the Federation and remitted directly to the affected state organs.

Delta ASUP chairman dies in auto crash

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The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has reacted to claims making the rounds that COVID-19 and Malaria are similar.

Nigeria’s confirmed coronavirus cases top 8,000

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) while confirming the development in a tweet, said the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country now stands at 8068.
The Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, said in a statement on Saturday, that the programmes would ensure that students were engaged during the period of school closure.

Lagos, federal governments working out guidelines for re-opening of schools

strong indications emerged, yesterday, that officials of the Federal and Lagos State governments are working out guidelines for re-opening of schools, which closure was precipitated by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

Man slumps, dies after observing Eid prayer in Kano

An unidentified man was said to have slumped and died amid the celebration of eid-il-fitr prayer in Unguwar Sharada, Kano State.