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Former Bolton Wanderers and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Jay-Jay Okocha has urged Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah to join Barcelona.

Marseille coach urges Mo Salah to join Bayern Munich

Olympique Marseille academy chief and caretaker coach Nasser Larguet says Salah should move to the world champions.
Femi Fani--Kayode

The lion that cannot be caged

Others have not reached out to me and have written or spoken out of ignorance, hate and malice imputing the worst motivations for actions which they claim I have purportedly taken.
1. Former African champions, Super Eagles, were held to a scoreless draw by the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in the Africa Cup of Nations 2022 qualifier in Freetown on Tuesday.

Super Eagles disagree on return to Lagos

Super Eagles stars would rather play next month’s AFCON qualifier against Lesotho in Uyo and not make a long-awaited return to Lagos.
FILE PHOTO - An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich, Switzerland December 5, 2018. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Google fined $1.3 million for wrong classification of hotels

The French consumer safety and competitive market regulator on Monday said it had imposed a fine of 1.3 million dollars (1.1-million-euro) on two of Google’s affiliate offices for the deceptive classification of hotels.
Liverpool are prepared to sell Mohamed Salah this summer in replacement for the Paris Saint-Germain star, Kylian Mbappe.

Kylian Mbappe determined to stay at Paris Saint-Germain for one more year

Kylian Mbappe will stay at Paris Saint-Germain this summer according to a report in Diario Sport, scuppering hopes that he could be the great transfer of this coming market. The French forward and his camp have signalled his intention to complete the contract that’s scheduled to end in the summer of 2022 and guarantee he’s not closed a deal with any other club.
Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr visited the Teslim Balogun Stadium for inspection ahead of Nigeria’s final Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers next month.

AFCONQ: Gernot Rohr storms Lagos to inspect Teslim Balogun

Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr visited the Teslim Balogun Stadium for inspection ahead of Nigeria’s final Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers next month.
Napoli chief Cristiano Giuntoli says the club is not expecting Victor Osimhen to return to action again this year.

Napoli boss: Let’s give Victor Osimhen more time to fully recover

Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso has appealed to the fans of Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen to give him more time to recover and return to his 100 percent fitness and concentration to perform better on the field of play.
Andre Onana was backed by his Ajax team-mates - who donned his shirt in support after he was banned for doping. Rex Features

Ajax stars wear Andre Onana shirts in support of banned keeper

Ajax stars supported their suspended team-mate Andre Onana by wearing his goalkeeper shirt.
Newcastle head coach Steve Bruce says he has recently received death threats on social media and insists more needs to be done to tackle online abuse.

Newcastle boss calls for increased war against online abuse

Newcastle head coach Steve Bruce says he has recently received death threats on social media and insists more needs to be done to tackle online abuse.
Atletico Madrid could be without Thomas Lemar for the upcoming Champions League match against Chelsea after he and and Hector Herrera tested positive for Covid-19.

Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Lemar tests positive coronavirus

Atletico Madrid could be without Thomas Lemar for the upcoming Champions League match against Chelsea after he and and Hector Herrera tested positive for Covid-19.
Ikorodu Bois, known for remaking movies and music videos, and Emmanuella Samuel, a kid comedian of the Mark Angel Comedy fame have been nominated for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2021 under the favorite African social media star category.

Ikorodu Bois, Emmanuella nominated for Nickelodeon Awards

Nigerian super kid actors, Ikorodu Bois, known for remaking movies and music videos and Emmanuella Samuel, a kid comedian of the Mark Angel Comedy fame have been nominated for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2021 under the favorite African social media star category.
Liverpool’s controversial application to trademark the name ‘Liverpool’ has been unsuccessful.

Coronavirus: Liverpool to block Brazil, Portugal players from next month’s international week

Worried about the safety of their players, Liverpool have decided to block Brazil and Portugal stars in the squad from taking part in the international week next month.

Ekiti speaker, APC mourn as assemblyman dies

Speaker Funminiyi Afuye, who confirmed the incident in a statement by his media aide Akogun Tai-Oguntayo, said he was devastated by Adegbuyi’s death.
Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, has taken to social media to give thanks to God after he survived a car accident on December 13.

Jim Iyke: Why I prefer Davido to Wizkid

Superstar and widely acclaimed Nollywood “Bad Boy”, Jim Iyke has chosen his favourite between the two Nigerian leading Afro-pop stars— Wizkid and Davido.
On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

Coronavirus restrictions may stop players from honouring national calls

Football players across the world may be restricted by Covid-19 rules to honour their countries during international engagements.
Bright Osayi-Samuel, 23-year-old winger, with whom the club Queens Park Rangers was signed, came to Istanbul. Speaking to Fenerbahçe Television at the airport, the young player made the following statements.

Bright Osayi-Samuel excited to join Fenerbahce

Bright Osayi-Samuel, 23-year-old winger, with whom the club Queens Park Rangers was signed, came to Istanbul. Speaking to Fenerbahçe Television at the airport, the young player made the following statements.
Manchester City produced a ruthless attacking display to beat Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge and increase the pressure on Frank Lampard.

Mario Melchiot: Chelsea made Frank Lampard sack call way before axe fell

Positive progress was made with home-grown stars, as Chelsea secured a top-four finish and reached the FA Cup final, but momentum proved difficult to maintain. That is despite Roman Abramovich bankrolling another elaborate spending spree during the summer of 2020, with several big-money signings added to the Blues squad.
Paul Pogba scores Manchester United’s second goal, cutting inside from the right flank and curling his shot into the far corner with his weaker left foot. Matt Impey-Shutterstock

Ryan Giggs: Paul Pogba has left himself open to criticism

Paul Pogba has left himself open to criticism with struggles for consistency at Manchester United, says Ryan Giggs, but the World Cup winner has been showing over recent weeks that a prominent role can be found for him at Old Trafford.
It's not just Bayern LB, David Alaba, that would be one of Real Madrid's targets for their defence. According to 'Sport', Dayot Upamecano, RB Leipzig CB, is still reportedly in Madrid's sights for 2021-22.

Manchester United near £55 million transfer for Liverpool target Dayot Upamecano

Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp has targeted the RB Leipzig star, 22, to bolster his creaking backline in the long-term absence of Virgil van Dijk.

Abia governor dissolves cabinet, recalls suspended chief of staff

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, yesterday dissolved the State Executive Council (SEC) about one and half years after he appointed the commissioners to serve in his second tenure cabinet.
Award-winning global sensation, disc jockey and record executive, DJ Khaled, has been announced as the international host of the MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 (MAMA).

Grammy Award-winning DJ Khaled to host 2021 MAMA

Award-winning global sensation, disc jockey and record executive, DJ Khaled, has been announced as the international host of the MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 (MAMA).
Paul Pogba scores Manchester United’s second goal, cutting inside from the right flank and curling his shot into the far corner with his weaker left foot. Matt Impey-Shutterstock

Dimitar Berbatov: Paul Pogba is becoming Manchester United’s game-changer

Paul Pogba is becoming a “game-changer” for Manchester United, says Dimitar Berbatov, with the France international playing with a smile on his face again as exit talk at Old Trafford begins to fade.

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Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

NUJ calls for Sheikh Gumi’s arrest

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Friday, called for the arrest of Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, for saying journalists are criminals for calling bandits criminals.
Mr Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, an energy expert, has commended the Federal Government on plans to make available 600,000 gas cylinders in the country as part of effort to drive Liquified Natural Gas (LPG) penetration.

Nigerian government to launch new pricing framework for gas operations

The chairman of National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the federal government will launch a new pricing framework to regulate operations in the gas sector.
Nuno Espirito Santo (left) jokes with Raul Jimenez (right), who visited Wolves while training

Wolves boss ‘confident’ Raul Jimenez will return this season

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is "totally confident" Mexico striker Raul Jimenez will be back from his fractured skull before the end of this season.

OPC nabs four ‘kidnappers’ in Ibarapa

The Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, in Oyo State said yesterday that it arrested four suspected Kidnappers in the Ibarapa, area of the state.
“Now countries are still pursuing deals that will compromise the COVAX supply,” WHO senior adviser Bruce Aylward told a briefing. “Without a doubt.”

WHO: Countries threaten global COVAX vaccine supply by making own deals

Countries seeking their own vaccine doses are making deals with drug companies that threaten the supply for the global COVAX programme for poor and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

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South Korean trade Minister, Yoo Myung-hee, on Friday (Feb 5) dropped her bid to become head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), clearing the way for Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to become the global body’s director-general.

WTO: PANDEF commends Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on appointment

Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, has expressed delight over the appointment of Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, WTO.
Salesforce .com on Thursday forecast full-year profit that was below market expectations, sending the shares of the online software company down 3.9% in extended trading.

Salesforce posts record sales but full-year profit forecast disappoints

Salesforce.com on Thursday forecast full-year profit that was below market expectations, sending the shares of the online software company down 3.9% in extended trading.

Nigeria Customs wants government to re-introduce N1.50k per litre on petroleum products

THE Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali, retd, told the Senate that the revenue generating agency has asked the Federal Government to reintroduce the abolished N1.50k per litre imposed on Petroleum Products in accordance with the Petroleum Product Tax Regime of 2004.
Francisca Ordega believes that Toni Payne will excel in her international spell with Nigeria due to her smartness and incredible energy levels.

Francisca Ordega: Toni Payne will be a major asset to Nigeria

Francisca Ordega believes that Toni Payne will excel in her international spell with Nigeria due to her smartness and incredible energy levels.

Gunmen attack bullion van in Delta

Gunmen on Tuesday attacked a bullion van at Ubulu-Okiti along the Benin/Asaba expressway, Aniocha North Local Government Area, Delta State with one lady feared dead.