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William Troost-Ekong has expressed his delight after Watford recorded their third consecutive win in the Championship with a hardfought victory at Stoke City on Friday night.

William Troost-Ekong: It’s good to play in a team like Watford

The defender raced back from Nigeria after helping his country qualify for the African Cup of Nations to play another commanding role in his club side’s charge towards the Premier League with a result against Sheffield Wednesday he described as “massive.
Chelsea's Thomas Tuchel has been named Premier League Manager of the Month for March, with Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho claiming the player award.

Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel named Premier League Manager of the Month for March

Chelsea's Thomas Tuchel has been named Premier League Manager of the Month for March, with Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho claiming the player award.
Victor Osimhen, Oghenekaro Etebo and Paul Onuachu strikes helped the Super Eagles to end the Afcon campaign unbeaten and finished at the top of the Group L table with 14 points.

Gernot Rohr: Super Eagles unbeaten run in AFCON qualifying

Super Eagles unbeaten run in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers, which included two clean sheets in the final rounds, has been praised by coach Gernot Rohr.
3. Chelsea moved into the FA Cup semi-finals as Oliver Norwood’s own goal and a late Hakim Ziyech strike sealed a 2-0 win against Sheffield United on Sunday.

Chelsea brush aside Sheffield United to reach FA Cup semi-finals

Chelsea moved into the FA Cup semi-finals as Oliver Norwood’s own goal and a late Hakim Ziyech strike sealed a 2-0 win against Sheffield United on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp would be a popular choice to succeed Joachim Low as Germany head coach, but Julian Nagelsmann cannot see it happening.

Liverpool boss: Our defence has improved

The Reds have struggled with an injury crisis at the back this term, losing Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez to long-term problems.
Manchester United are reportedly targeting a move for former Arsenal Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.

Manchester United target ex-Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez to replace David de Gea

United have been linked with a number of goalkeepers, with the likes of Jan Oblak, Nick Pope and Gianluigi Donnarumma all said to be targets.
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has rubbished claims that he was involved in a bust-up with Antonio Rudiger prior to Frank Lampard being axed from his role at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea set to start Antonio Rudiger contract talks

The former Roma man did not enjoy a perfect relationship with Frank Lampard as he struggled for game time under the Englishman, but since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel, Rudiger has excelled in the Chelsea defence.
Leon Balogun made his debut while Joe Aribo was in action as Glasgow Rangers secured a 1-0 win over Aberdeen in their first game of the 2020-21 season.

Leon Balogun targets new Rangers contract, strives for more silverware

Leon Balogun is looking forward to signing a contract extension at Rangers even as he targets more silverware with the club.
Mason Mount hailed a “massive win” for Chelsea over Liverpool as their “brave” approach earned a crucial three points in the race for the top four.

Mason Mount hails ‘brave’ Chelsea after ‘massive win’ at Anfield

Mason Mount hailed a “massive win” for Chelsea over Liverpool as their “brave” approach earned a crucial three points in the race for the top four.
A seven-member panel of Supreme Court Judges has in a unanimous decision dismissed the election petition filed by the 2020 NDC Presidential Candidate, John Dramani Mahama.

Ghana’s Supreme Court rejects John Mahama’s election petition

A seven-member panel of Supreme Court Judges has in a unanimous decision dismissed the election petition filed by the 2020 NDC Presidential Candidate, John Dramani Mahama.
Referee Lee Mason before listen’s to VAR’s is it or isn’t saga following a quick free kick from Brighton’s Lewis Dunk found the net. In the end it was chalked off. Peter Powell-Pool-PA

EPL: Brighton miss two penalties in West Brom defeat after VAR chaos

Kyle Bartley’s early header was the difference in an eventful clash at The Hawthorns, where the visitors missed two penalties and also had a goal disallowed.
West Brom boss Sam Allardyce says football needs a break after the Premier League returned its highest number of positive coronavirus results in a single round of tests this season.

​West Brom boss: We need eight clean sheets for survival

West Bromwich Albion boss Sam Allardyce believes clean sheets hold the key to their relegation prospects.
Rangers Boss Steven Gerrard was full of praise for Joe Aribo after he put in another strong performance against Dundee United in the Sottish topflight.

Joe Aribo: I had to put in extra training to make a difference

The Nigerian international produced a spectacular seventh goal of his campaign to assist the Rangers ’ push closer to the title with a convincing victory over Dundee United.
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.

Paul Scholes: David de Gea has become ‘a real problem’ for Manchester United

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.
Thomas Tuchel can create a new era at Chelsea if he is given enough time to implement all his ideas and philosophies at Stamford Bridge, according to Michael Ballack.

Thomas Tuchel conducting Chelsea ‘orchestra’ towards wins at any cost

Thomas Tuchel is excited to be conducting the Chelsea “orchestra”, with the new Blues boss looking to win at any cost during his time in England.
Players transformed mentality has been helping Arsenal’s defensive tactics this season, according to goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Bernd Leno: Players mentality turnaround Arsenal’s defensive tactics

The Gunners had problems with keeping clean sheets last term, but have turned around their form at the back under manager Mikel Arteta.
Atletico Madrid forward Luis Suarez was back among the goals to help his side to a 3-1 win at home to Elche on Saturday, taking them three points clear at the top of La Liga.

Diego Simeone: I knew what Luis Suarez would bring to Atletico Madrid

The Atletico Madrid striker is La Liga’s joint-second top scorer this season, tied with his former team-mate Lionel Messi on 11 goals. Only Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri has more, though both players have played more games than Suarez.
Kwara United have completed the signing of former Super Eagles goalie Dele Aiyenugba ahead of the 2020-21 Nigerian Professional Football League season.

Dele Aiyenugba: Enyimba holds a special place in my heart

Aiyenugba was in goal for his new team Kwara United in their 1 – 0 win over the record Nigeria Professional Football League Champions last Wednesday at the Ilorin Township stadium.
Former President John Dramani Mahama has said he refused to accept the results of the 2020 elections bascule of his principles.

Ghana election: John Mahama demands original copies of collation forms

Former President John Dramani Mahama has filed a motion again at the Supreme Court demanding original pink sheets from the Electoral Commission (EC).
Wayne Rooney has officially been confirmed as the new manager of Derby County.

Wayne Rooney officially named as Derby County manager

Speaking to the club’s official website, Derby County’s Chief Executive Officer Stephen Pearce said: “We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Wayne Rooney as our new manager.

Mikel Arteta: Shkodran Mustafi’s future is at Arsenal

Shkodran Mustafi's immediate future lies at Arsenal, manager Mikel Arteta has said, with the Gunners boss having no plans to offload the Germany international in the January window despite a lack of playing time.
Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye was at his best for Sparta Rotterdam in their Dutch Eredivisie encounter with Fortuna Sittard on Wednesday.

Maduka Okoye helps Sparta Rotterdam beat Fortuna Sittard

Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye was at his best for Sparta Rotterdam in their Dutch Eredivisie encounter with Fortuna Sittard on Wednesday.

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Nigeria’s senate president, others bag NIS fellowship award

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were on Wednesday in Abuja presented with the Honourary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) alongside a former Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) and the Emir of Nasarawa, HRH Alh. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, at the institution’s 2021 investiture ceremony.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETfund, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, on Wednesday said he and the Executive Secretary of the Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, took the suspension of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, personal when he was suspended by the Governing Council of the institution last August.

Official: TETFund spends N120 billion on academic staff training since 2008

Academic Staff from public institutions across the country have so far accessed over N120 billion for training, within and outside Nigeria, from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) since its inception in 2008.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Payroll fraud: Gombe approves N1.49 billion for biometric system installation

The Gombe State Government has approved the sum of N1.499 billion for the supply and installation of biometric attendance system to check payroll fraud in the state’s civil service.
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2023: APC disowns viral zoning arrangement

The national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a zoning arrangement list in circulation on the social media.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA confirms Rome as Euro 2020 host city

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has been “fully confirmed” as a venue for Euro 2020 matches after the Italian government guaranteed the presence of at least 25 per cent of fans, UEFA announced on Wednesday.

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Pep Guardiola: Why I respect Marcelo Bielsa’s coaching ideas

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has said the best way to judge Marcelo Bielsa is how he makes players and teams better.
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SDP: Insecurity, bad economy causing irreparable damages to Nigeria

The National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Dr Olu Agunloye, has lamented that insecurity, bad economy and other myriads of problems bedevilling the country was causing irreversible damages to the Nigerian Nation.
A part of the international building materials market in Dei-Dei, Abuja has been razed by fire.

Fire guts 30 shops in Kwara market

About 30 shops were razed in a fire disaster on Monday afternoon at the Oro Central Market in Oro, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Nigerian government fingers insecurity as trigger for rising secessionist agitations

The federal government yesterday stated that the general state of insecurity in the country has triggered a rising call for secession as well as politicisation of ethnic and religious differences.
Lady Chidi Alexandra Onyemelukwe, the daughter of the Second Republic vice President Alex Ekwueme, says she is contesting the November governorship election in Anambra State in order to add value to governance and make a difference.

Anambra election: Alex Ekwueme’s daughter wants God-fearing winner

Mrs Chidi Onyemelukwe, daughter of deceased Dr Alex Ekwueme, Nigeria’s vice-president (1979 – 1983) wants a God-fearing candidate to win Anambra’s Nov. 6 governorship election.