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Jordon Ibe set to join Derby County on free transfer

Former Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe is set to join Derby County on a free transfer.
China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app.

ByteDance mulls TikTok IPO to clinch U.S. agreement

An IPO of TikTok would be one of the technology sector’s biggest-ever stock market debuts, given that the app was recently valued by ByteDance investors at more than $50 billion. It would further reduce ByteDance’s stake in the company to appease U.S. officials who want to see the Chinese firm loosen its grip on the video app.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi speaks while meeting U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York City, New York, U.S., September 23, 2019. REUTERS-Jonathan Ernst-File Photo

Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi wins parliamentary approval for possible Libya intervention

Egypt’s parliament gave President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi the green light for possible military intervention in Libya by approving the deployment of armed forces abroad to fight “terrorist groups” and “militias”.
Chris Smalling is ready to hold talks regarding a permanent move to Roma from Manchester United and is also eyeing up an England recall ahead of Euro 2020.

Manchester United name price for on-loan Chris Smalling

Manchester United will reportedly demand £25million from Roma for Chris Smalling as the Serie A club look to secure the defender’s services on a permanent basis this summer.
Chelsea have started negotiations to improve contracts to Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori.

Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori set for England

Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori’s impressive starts to the season will see them earn call ups to the England squad when it is announced this afternoon.
Tammy Abraham has become the youngest Chelsea player to score a Premier League hat-trick after his goals against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Tammy Abraham may finally dump Nigeria for England

Chelsea hotshot Tammy Abraham looks set to reject Nigeria and commit his future to England – if the striker gets called up for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Chelsea meet Frank Lampard over Stamford Bridge job

Chelsea have met with Frank Lampard to discuss the manager’s role at Stamford Bridge as Juventus prepare to announce the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as their new coach.
Gareth Southgate will be tasked with leading England to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Gareth Southgate: I wouldn’t leave England for any job

Gareth Southgate says there is “no way” he would return to club management right now – and the England boss is confident assistant Steve Holland remains similarly committed amid talk of a move to former club Chelsea.
Frank Lampard was appointed manager at Derby County in May.

Frank Lampard leading candidate to replace Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea

Chelsea are in talks with several candidates but Frank Lampard remains the leading contender to replace Maurizio Sarri, according to a report.
Gareth Southgate will be tasked with leading England to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Gareth Southgate extends England contract until 2022 World Cup

Southgate, whose previous deal was due to end after Euro 2020, led his team to the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 28 years this summer in Russia.
Gareth Southgate will be tasked with leading England to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Report: Gareth Southgate set to sign new England contract this week

Gareth Southgate is set to sign a new four-year contract as England manager within the next 48 hours, ESPN reports.
England's coach Gareth Southgate applauds during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Belgium at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 28, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Patrick HERTZOG -

England keen to keep Gareth Southgate beyond Euro 2020

England's Football Association wants Gareth Southgate to stay on as manager beyond Euro 2020 but knows it cannot compete on wages if a Premier League club makes an approach.
Gareth Southgate, Manager of England and England assistant manager, Steve Holland - Getty Images

Jose Mourinho: England’s future looks bright after World Cup

Jose Mourinho has told England to "believe in the process" after their World Cup campaign finished with a 2-0 defeat against Belgium in the third-place play-off on Saturday.
Panama's defender Felipe Baloy takes part in a training session on June 23, 2018 at Nizhny Novgorod stadium, on the eve of the team's third match during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. JOHANNES EISELE : AFP

Panama name unchanged line-up for ‘hardest’ England game

Panama will name an unchanged line-up for the World Cup Group G clash against England in Nizhny Novgorod, veteran coach Hernan Gomez confirmed on Saturday.

Antonio Conte faults Chelsea’s unrest reports

Antonio Conte described reports of unrest at Chelsea that cast doubt over his future at the reigning Premier League champions as “bullshit” on Friday.

Andrea Pirlo would be a great addition for Chelsea – Ray Wilkins

Ray Wilkins believes Andrea Pirlo would be a "great addition" for Chelsea if he were to join Antonio Conte's backroom staff.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three ‘armed robbers’ nabbed for ‘killing’ vigilante in Lagos

Newsmen learnt that all efforts to get police intervene and possi­bly stop what looked like the gradual killing of the suspected armed robbers proved abortive as police, our correspondent learnt, was told but declined re­porting to the scene as a result of the treatment meted out to them during the #EndSARS Protest.
Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas has called on FIFA to retire the number 10 shirt from the game to honour Argentine great Diego Maradona, who died aged 60 on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack.

Andre Villas-Boas wants FIFA to retire No. 10 shirt after Diego Maradona death

Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas has called on FIFA to retire the number 10 shirt from the game to honour Argentine great Diego Maradona, who died aged 60 on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 198 new coronavirus cases

Nigeria recorded 198 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 66,805, according to an update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
3. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 24th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

FEC approves N40 billion for road, ecological projects

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved N40 billion for the construction of road and ecological projects in different parts of the country.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Nigerian government deploys treasury directors in NNPC, others

The FGOEs affected included the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), Nigeria Ports Authority, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Maritime Administration Agency, Department of Petroleum Resources, Corporate Affairs Commission, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, and Nigeria Shippers’ Council.