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Neymar is in line to return for Paris Saint-Germain after four weeks on the sidelines in Wednesday's Champions Trophy game against bitter rivals Marseille.

Neymar to return for PSG in ‘special game’ for Mauricio Pochettino

Neymar is in line to return for Paris Saint-Germain after four weeks on the sidelines in Wednesday's Champions Trophy game against bitter rivals Marseille.
Arsenal have loaned William Saliba to French side, OGC Nice for the remainder of the season. Saliba has yet to debut for Arsenal and this is now his second loan since becoming an Arsenal player for 27 million, two summers ago.

Arsenal’s William Saliba undergoes Nice medical

Arsenal defender William Saliba is undergoing a medical ahead of a possible move to Nice, the French club's coach Adrian Ursea said on Monday.
Mauricio Pochettino was officially named the new coach of French champions Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel and immediately vowed to win with style.

Mauricio Pochettino vows to ‘win with style’ at PSG

Mauricio Pochettino was officially named the new coach of French champions Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel and immediately vowed "to win with style".
Mauricio Pochettino has been appointed as the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain.

Mauricio Pochettino appointed new PSG coach

The Parisians start 2021 third in the table, a point behind Lyon and Lille. PSG have already lost more league games this season than in the whole of the last campaign, with star man Neymar suffering from a number of fitness problems and Kylian Mbappe generally below his best despite scoring 12 goals in 13 games.
Legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin has died at the age of 98, France's Fine Arts Academy announced on Tuesday in a statement on Twitter.

Pierre Cardin, father of fashion branding, dies at 98

French couturier Pierre Cardin, who made his name by selling designer clothes to the masses and his fortune by being the first to exploit the name as a brand for selling everything from cars to perfume, is dead.
Neymar is set to return from injury for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on Friday with a view to facing RB Leipzig in a crucial Champions League match next week, the club said.

PSG: Neymar won’t play again in 2020 due to ankle injury

He is now set to miss Sunday’s crucial game away at Lille. With 15 games played, PSG are one point behind Lille at the top of the table, with Christophe Galtier’s side having only suffered one defeat in the league compared to PSG’s four.
Brazil’s government sent its support to Neymar Tuesday after he was red-carded for a fight in a Ligue 1 match in France, condemning the “racism” that triggered the brawl.

PSG wait on Neymar return ahead of Lille showdown

Paris Saint-Germain are hoping to have Neymar back in time for their top-of-the-table clash at Lille on Sunday, as the Brazil superstar looks to have recovered quicker than expected from what looked like a bad ankle injury.
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Lille beat Monaco to keep pressure on PSG

Yusuf Yazici scored what proved to be the winner as Lille beat fellow title hopefuls Monaco 2-1 on Sunday to retake second place in Ligue 1 and increase the pressure on leaders Paris Saint-Germain.
William Saliba is reportedly prepared to give up £90,000-a-month in order to quit Arsenal in the January transfer window.

William Saliba willing to give up £90k-a-month to quit Arsenal in January

William Saliba is reportedly prepared to give up £90,000-a-month in order to quit Arsenal in the January transfer window.
Foreign ministers of Qatar and Australia have spoken for the first time since the controversy over the forced physical examination of female passengers at Doha airport.

Qatar renews apology over Doha airport incident

Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke to his Australian counterpart Marisa Payne on Friday, weeks after the October 2 incident that saw airport staff take women off several planes to examine them to check whether they were the mother of a baby abandoned at Hamad International Airport (HIA).
Walmart Inc removed firearms and ammunition from U.S. store floors this week to protect customers and employees as tensions across the country have been rising, the world's largest retailer said on Thursday.

Walmart pulls firearms, ammunition from US store floors as civil unrest flares

Walmart Inc removed firearms and ammunition from U.S. store floors this week to protect customers and employees as tensions across the country have been rising, the world's largest retailer said on Thursday.
Super Eagles forward Moses Simon has promised Nantes supporters that the team will bounce back from their disappointing draw against Saint Etienne.

Moses Simon relishes his first Nantes goal of the season

Super Eagles forward Moses Simon has promised Nantes supporters that the team will bounce back from their disappointing draw against Saint Etienne.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar gestures in front Marseille’s Spanish defender Alvaro Gonzelez (R) during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Marseille (OM) at the Parc de Princes stadium in Paris on September 13, 2020. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Neymar banned two matches as league opens racism probe

Neymar received a two-match ban Wednesday for his red card against Marseille as the French league announced it would open an investigation into accusations of racism by the Brazil forward against Alvaro Gonzalez.
Andre Villas-Boas took aim at Thomas Tuchel and poked fun at Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League failure after Marseille's win.

Andre Villas-Boas mocks Thomas Tuchel after Marseille win

Andre Villas-Boas took aim at Thomas Tuchel and poked fun at Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League failure after Marseille's win.
Henry Onyekuru provided the assist which secured Monaco's 2-1 victory against Moses Simon's Nantes on Sunday.

Henry Onyekuru stars as Monaco edge Nantes

Henry Onyekuru provided the assist which secured Monaco's 2-1 victory against Moses Simon's Nantes on Sunday.
Lionel Messi is reportedly becoming ‘worried’ that problems at Barcelona are beginning to mirror his international career with Argentina.

Leonardo: Paris Saint-Germain thought about buying Leo Messi

Messi dropped a bombshell when he handed in a transfer request but the Barca captain and six-time Ballon d’Or champion will remain at Camp Nou for the 2020-21 season.
Henry Onyekuru’s Monaco have revealed that two people from the club are suspected of contracting COVID-19.

AS Monaco reveal ‘suspected’ virus cases

The Ligue 1 club did not confirm who the pair were, only that neither’s condition was a cause for worry and that health protocols were being followed.
The French football league (LFP) announced on Friday that it was loosening the coronavirus medical protocols in the top two divisions to allow clubs to play even if 10 players have tested positive.

French league hikes up virus cases that will stop games

The French football league (LFP) announced on Friday that it was loosening the coronavirus medical protocols in the top two divisions to allow clubs to play even if 10 players have tested positive.
Atletico Madrid have offered Diego Costa to a number of clubs, with teams in England, Italy, France and Turkey given the chance to snap up the fiery frontman.

Ex-Chelsea striker Diego Costa contracts coronavirus

Atletico Madrid have announced that striker Diego Costa and defender Santiago Arias have tested positive for coronavirus.
Finidi George says the scheduling of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is bad news for most European teams.

Finidi George: Why Super Eagles lost to Italy at 1994 World Cup

Former Nigeria international Finidi George has revealed some of the reasons that led to the Super Eagles painful exit at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States.
Inter manager Antonio Conte has insisted that he does not feel that it is the right time to discuss his future as Inter boss following Inter’s Europa League final loss to Sevilla on Friday night.

Antonio Conte: Why Sevilla defeated Inter Milan in Europa League final

Inter Milan coach, Antonio Conte, has disclosed that his side lost 3-2 to Sevilla in the Europa League final on Friday night because of Romelu Lukaku’s unfortunate own goal.
Marseille have found a fifth asymptomatic case of coronavirus in their squad, a club spokesperson on Friday, on the same day the new French Ligue 1 season kicked-off under an increasingly darkening COVID-19 cloud.

Marseille confirm fifth infection as Ligue 1 starts amid virus cloud

Marseille have found a fifth asymptomatic case of coronavirus in their squad, a club spokesperson on Friday, on the same day the new French Ligue 1 season kicked-off under an increasingly darkening COVID-19 cloud.

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Delivering her opening remark at the event, Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, managing director and chief executive officer of Fidelity Bank, said diaspora remittances is the new oil of Nigeria.

Nigerian bank urges nationals abroad to invest in real estate, capital markets

Richard Madiebo, acting chief digital officer at Fidelity Bank, said this during the bank’s inaugural edition of its diaspora webinar series on Saturday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 1,244 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 101,331.

Nigeria records 195 new coronavirus cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says Nigeria recorded 195 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday — representing the lowest single-day count of 2021.
FILE PHOTO - Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivers a speech at the Lanting Forum in Beijing, China February 22, 2021. REUTERS-Shubing Wang

China’s top diplomat says Hong Kong needs electoral reform for ‘brighter future’

The Chinese government’s top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi on Sunday said the electoral system in Hong Kong must be improved for long-term stability, saying reform would bring about a “brighter future” for the city.
FILE PHOTO - Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside the building of an American company in Beijing, China January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Tingshu Wang

China says hopes U.S. will remove ‘unreasonable’ restrictions on cooperation

Questioned about recent U.S.-China frictions over Taiwan, Xinjiang and the South China Sea during his annual news conference, Wang said that Beijing “will never accept baseless accusations and smears”, and said the United States had used democracy and human rights as a basis for arbitrarily interfering with other countries’ affairs.

Saudi-led coalition destroys 10 Houthi drones – Saudi TV

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Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari: Zamfara schoolgirls kidnappers must face justice

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed “overwhelming joy” over the release of the abducted students of Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State.
Mikel Arteta says Arsenal’s priority in the January transfer window is to trim their bloated squad as he seeks to build on a mini-revival at the Premier League club.

Burnley boss pleased to see Arsenal stick with Mikel Arteta

Burnley boss, Sean Dyche, is pleased that Arsenal have stuck by young manager Mikel Arteta.
Chelsea’s new manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed why he fell out with the former club, Paris Saint-Germain over players’ transfers.

Thomas Tuchel makes Premier League history in Chelsea vs Manchester United draw

Chelsea and Manchester United settled for a goalless draw in an encounter at Stamford Bridge that saw goal opportunities come at a premium.

Oyo council polls: Selection of PDP candidates abuse of leadership, power – party chieftain

One of the leaders in Oyo state People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bisi Olopoeyan, has frowned at the ongoing selection process adopted by the leadership of the party in producing candidates for the upcoming local government election in the state.

Casual worker in court for ‘stealing’ 10 sachets of seaman’s schnapps

A 29-year-old casual worker, Babatunde Adewuyi, on Tuesday appeared in a Magistrates’ Court in Ota, Ogun for allegedly stealing ten packs of seaman’s schnapps worth N15,000.