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Barcelona reignited their title hopes after Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele scored in a 2-0 victory over Sevilla on Saturday to put them two points behind Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona brush aside Sevilla to reignite La Liga hopes

Barcelona reignited their title hopes after Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele scored in a 2-0 victory over Sevilla on Saturday to put them two points behind Atletico Madrid.
4. Shola Shoretire made his Manchester United debut in the Premier League win over Newcastle.

Nigerian youngster Shola Shoretire thrilled with Manchester United debut

Shola Shoretire has expressed his excitement after making his senior debut for Manchester United against Newcastle United at the weekend.
Semi Ajayi delivered impressive performance to help West Bromwich Albion clinch a 4-1 victory against Bristol City in Wednesday’s Championship game.

Semi Ajayi: Why I rejected down Ajax offer

Super Eagles and West Brom defender Semi Ajayi has revealed why he decided against joining Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam.
Former Napoli centre-forward Andrea Carnevale has urged Victor Osimhen to be more selfish in order to score more goals.

Victor Osimhen named in Napoli squad vs Hellas Verona

Osimhen last featured for the Partenopei in the 1-0 win against Bologna in December 2020. He scored the winning goal in the encounter.
Liverpool are joint-top at the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur, following their 3-0 win over Leicester City on Sunday.

Premier League announces 36 new coronavirus cases

Results were released on Monday following two rounds of testing carried out between January 4 and 10; those found to be positive will self-isolate for a period of 10 days.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues its stranglehold on the nation, the decision has been made to move the date of the Carabao Cup final.

EFL announce special rules for Carabao Cup semi-finals and final

“Following consultation with the four clubs remaining in the competition, nine substitutes can now be named in the matchday squad, with five permitted to take to the pitch during the 90 minutes and extra time if applicable,” read a statement released via the EFL website on Monday.
Istanbul Basaksehir’s French forward Demba Ba (R) gestures past Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar (L) and Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian Mbappe after the game was suspended amid allegations of racism by one of the match officials during the UEFA Champions League group H football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Istanbul Basaksehir FK at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, on December 8, 2020. – Paris Saint-Germain’s decisive Champions League game with Istanbul Basaksehir was suspended today in the first half as the players walked off amid allegations of racism by one of the match officials.The row erupted after Basaksehir assistant coach Pierre Webo, the former Cameroon international, was shown a red card during a fierce row on the touchline with staff from the Turkish club appearing to accuse the Romanian fourth official of using a racist term. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

PSG, Basaksehir stage Champions League walk-out over official’s alleged racism

Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir staged an unprecedented joint walk-out over alleged racism by a Champions League match official on Tuesday, prompting UEFA to suspend the game and launch an investigation.
England manager Gareth Southgate is worried the country's top players could be burnt out by next year's rescheduled European Championships.

England boss worried about potential burnout

England manager Gareth Southgate is worried the country's top players could be burnt out by next year's rescheduled European Championships.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted that he is delighted to call on Diogo Jota.

Jurgen Klopp warns England will suffer due to three subs rule

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, believes not introducing five substitutes will impact on the England team next summer.
If there’s one thing that is noticeable about Mikel Arteta’s tenure at Arsenal thus far, it is his single-mindedness and strength of character.

Arsenal boss backs temporary subs for head injuries

Mikel Arteta on Wednesday backed calls for concussion substitutes after Arsenal's David Luiz was involved in a sickening clash of heads with Raul Jimenez that left the Wolves striker with a fractured skull.
Magpies manager Steve Bruce had already cancelled training on Sunday after four players and a member of the backroom staff tested positive for the virus last week.

Newcastle game vs Aston Villa under threat due to coronavirus outbreak

Newcastle's Premier League game with Aston Villa on Friday is under threat due to an outbreak of coronavirus cases, according to British media reports.
Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez says he hopes to be back playing football soon despite suffering a fractured skull in a horrific clash of heads with Arsenal defender David Luiz.

Wolves’ Raul Jimenez hopes to return after fractured skull

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez says he hopes to be back playing football soon despite suffering a fractured skull in a horrific clash of heads with Arsenal defender David Luiz.
Thiago Alcantara is still weeks away from a return for Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp confirmed on Monday as he pinpointed a bad-tempered Merseyside derby against Everton last month as the root cause of his side's injury crisis.

Jurgen Klopp confirms Thiago Alcantara still weeks away from Liverpool return

Thiago Alcantara is still weeks away from a return for Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp confirmed on Monday as he pinpointed a bad-tempered Merseyside derby against Everton last month as the root cause of his side's injury crisis.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti believes Alex Iwobi needs more confidence to play in the wingback position for Everton.

Carlo Ancelotti: Alex Iwobi needs confidence to play in wingback position for Everton

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti believes Alex Iwobi needs more confidence to play in the wingback position for Everton.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has played down reports of a training ground row between David Luiz and Dani Ceballos and says there's no problem between the pair

Dani Ceballos: David Luiz incident shows Arsenal character

Dani Ceballos believes his recent training ground spat with David Luiz shows Arsenal have a character not previously seen until Mikel Arteta's arrival.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard on the pitch before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS-Michael Dalder

Frank Lampard joins Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola on calls to allow five subs in...

Frank Lampard, head coach of Premier League club Chelsea has added his voice to the growing calls for the Premier League to allow for five substitutes in football matches once again.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard on the pitch before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS-Michael Dalder

Chelsea boss wants Premier League should scrap early kick-offs

Frank Lampard has warned that the Premier League is undermining its own product by asking Chelsea to travel to Newcastle for an early Saturday kick-off straight after the international break.
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Southampton boss: Others have been better than Michael Obafemi

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl says striker Michael Obafemi has to battle harder to win his place in the team.
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Gareth Southgate: Premier League must rethink option to use five substitutes

England’s Premier League must reconsider its position on limiting clubs to making only three substitutions per match as injuries mount amid a congested schedule, national team boss Gareth Southgate has said.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has blasted Leicester City tactics following his team 5-2 defeat against the Foxes.

Pep Guardiola eager to extend Manchester City stay

Guardiola is in the final year of his contract with City, a situation that had already led to plenty of debate about his future, before Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font suggested he could return to the Catalan club, where his trophy haul included a pair of Champions League titles.
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 clubs vote to return to three substitutions

Premier League clubs have voted to return to a maximum of three substitutes and seven players on the bench for next season.
The International Football Association Board (IFAB) have announced that the five substitutions rule will be continued next season.

IFAB announces five substitutes to be allowed next season

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) have announced that the five substitutions rule will be continued next season.

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Nigerian major carrier, Air Peace, has announced that it would commence flight operations to Makurdi, Benue State capital, from Lagos and Abuja on December 7, 2020.

Air Peace resumes Accra flights March 15, set for Ilorin services

The spokesperson of the airline, Stanley Olisa, who disclosed this, stated that the Lagos-Accra flight will depart daily at 07:00hrs while the Accra-Lagos flight will depart at 07:40hrs.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Borno governor urges Nigerian government to seek external support to end insurgency

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has called on the federal government to seek external support from neighbouring countries, in order to end insurgencies in Nigeria.
The National Institute of Horticultural Research (NIHORT), Ibadan, Oyo State, has commenced a 2-day training for unemployed youths and women, on value addition for tomato farmers.

NIHORT trains 25 tomato farmers in Niger to reduce post-harvest losses, unemployment

The National Institute of Horticultural Research (NIHORT), Ibadan, Oyo State, has commenced a 2-day training for unemployed youths and women, on value addition for tomato farmers.

Police promotion: PSC insists no zone is marginalised

The Police Service Commission has reiterated that no part of Nigeria has been deliberately shortchanged in the promotion of officers of the Nigeria Police Force.
Prof Ibiyinka Fuwape of Physics Department, Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has emerged one of the winners of African Union Kwame Nkrumah Regional Award for Scientific Excellence, AUKNASE 2020.

FUTA lecturer wins AU scientific award

Prof Ibiyinka Fuwape of Physics Department, Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has emerged one of the winners of African Union Kwame Nkrumah Regional Award for Scientific Excellence, AUKNASE 2020.

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Arsenal delivered a hammer blow to Leicester's faint hopes of winning the Premier League with an impressive fightback to win 3-1 on Sunday.

Arsenal come from behind to beat Leicester

Arsenal delivered a hammer blow to Leicester's faint hopes of winning the Premier League with an impressive fightback to win 3-1 on Sunday.
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

Nigeria records highest power transmission of 5,615.40MW

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says the power sector has recorded an all-time national peak of 5,615.40MW.
Bunny Wailer, the Jamaican reggae singer who founded the Wailers with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, and who was the last surviving founding member, has died in hospital at the age of 73 after a stroke

Jamaican reggae legend Bunny Wailer passes on at 73

This is according to a statement by Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange.
Ofoegbu Vivian Nkeiruka, newly wedded wife of popular On Air Personality, Victor Nwaogu, better known as Nkubi, has revealed how their love life started and how they met.

Nkubi’s wife: I approached him first

Ofoegbu Vivian Nkeiruka, newly wedded wife of popular On Air Personality, Victor Nwaogu, better known as Nkubi, has revealed how their love life started and how they met.
The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Mr Tokunbo Abiru, Friday asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss a challenge on his eligibility for the office.

Lagos senator gives financial support to 1,200 more constituents

Four weeks after 1,000 constituents of Lagos East senatorial district received financial support from Senator Adetokunbo Abiru, the second batch of 1,200 beneficiaries got theirs at the weekend.