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Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has praised Anayo Iwuala for his impressive performance in the team’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.

Belgian club join race to sign Super Eagles new boy

Belgian club KAS Eupen have joined the race to sign Enyimba winger Anayo Iwuala, who last month debuted for the Super Eagles.
Bukayo Saka celebrates after making it 3-0. Tom Jenkins-NMC Pool-The Observer

Arsenal boss: Why I’ve played Bukayo Saka in multiple positions

Arteta has praised the 19-year-old’s ability to make decisions on the pitch and concedes he deliberately mixed up his positions.
Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez has been announced as the winner of the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month award for March, beating Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho to the individual accolade.

Riyad Mahrez: I learnt control, dribbling while playing street football

Mahrez has been outstanding for Pep Guardiola's side this season with his contribution of four assists and nine goals in 24 Premier League matches and he is also considered as one of the best wingers in Europe.
Chairman of Federal Capital Territory Football Association (FCT FA), Mohammed Muktar, has tasked coaches from the six area councils on the need to discover and nurture talents at the grass roots.

FCT FA chair tasks coaches on grassroots talent hunt

Chairman of Federal Capital Territory Football Association, (FCT FA) Mohammed Muktar has tasked coaches from the six area councils on the need to discover and nurture talents at the grass roots.
According to the Brit, a world heavyweight title showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could be announced in the next two weeks

Boxing greats predicts outcome of Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury’s bout

After what feels like an eternity, the deal to see Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury fight to become the undisputed heavyweight world champion is signed.
Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho were on parade in Leicester City’s 1-0 loss against Norwich City in Friday’s Premier League game.

Leicester boss explains Kelechi Iheanacho substitution in draw vs Burnley

Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho may have produced “fabulous technique” for his goal but it was not enough to keep him on the pitch for 90 minutes in the 1-1 away draw against Burnley on Wednesday night.
Founder of Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State, Professor Gregory Ibe, has said that the Igbo nation should be supported to produce the next president of Nigeria in 2023, stressing that the Igbo needs the presidency more than any other ethnic group.

Gregory Ibe: We didn’t take oath to make Victor Ikpeazu governor

The founder of Gregory University Uturu (GUU), Prof Gregory Ibe, has debunked an online report that he said some elders in Abia took an oath to support Dr Okezie Ikpeazu as governor in 2019.
China has begun using anal swabs to test those it considers at high risk of contracting Covid-19, state TV reported.

China authorities extend anal coronavirus tests for passengers arriving from abroad

China has begun using anal swabs to test those it considers at high risk of contracting Covid-19, state TV reported.
Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso has revealed his struggles with an auto-immune disease, while claiming that when I eventually die, I want to go where I lived, on a football pitch..

Gennaro Gattuso: I’m Napoli’s sacrificial lamb

Napoli coach, Gennaro Gattuso, has described himself as a man sacrificed on daily basis to get the best out of the Italian team.
3. Nigeria midfielder Joe Aribo was on target as Rangers moved six points clear in the Scottish Premiership following a 2-0 win against Livingston.

Joe Aribo’s tribute to team-mate ‘role model’

Speaking at the press conference as shown on Rangers official YouTube channel, the Nigerian international also provided some insight on his own recent form as well as the team’s performances.
Microsoft is offering hackers up to $100,000 if they can break the security of the company’s custom Linux OS. The software giant built a compact and custom version of Linux last year for its Azure Sphere OS.

Microsoft found malicious SolarWinds software in its systems

Microsoft said on Thursday it found malicious software in its systems related to a massive hacking campaign disclosed by U.S. officials this week, adding a top technology target to a growing list of attacked government agencies.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday reprimanded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the continuing maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

House of Reps urges Nigerian government to halt take-off of 774,000 special works programme

The House of Representatives at plenary Tuesday, urged the federal government to halt the take-off of the 774,000 special works programme scheduled to commence January 5, 2021.
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Google launches health research app

Google announced Wednesday that it is launching a new research app for Android phones, which would allow anyone with a device to participate in medical studies. The first study run through the app, called Google Health Studies, will look at respiratory illnesses like the flu and COVID-19.
Former Napoli centre-forward Andrea Carnevale has urged Victor Osimhen to be more selfish in order to score more goals.

Victor Osimhen returns to Napoli training ahead of Real Sociedad clash

Napoli have provided an update on Victor Osimhen ahead of their Europa League clash against Real Sociedad on Thursday.
Victor Osimhen has been ruled out of Napoli’s league meeting with AC Milan due to shoulder injury he sustained while with national team.

Napoli medics accuse Nigerian doctors of making Victor Osimhen’s dislocated shoulder worse

Napoli medics believe Nigerian doctors did more damage to Victor Osimhen’s dislocated shoulder while trying to put it back into place.
Former Republic of Ireland international striker Tony Cascarino claims that VAR is destroying the soul of football.

VAR: Football has lost its soul – Tony Cascarino

Former Republic of Ireland international striker Tony Cascarino claims that VAR is destroying the soul of football.
Gennaro Gattuso was critical of himself and his Napoli players after a 3-1 home defeat to Milan. ‘It’s no coincidence that we falter in the important games.

Gennaro Gattuso: Napoli lack big game mentality

Gennaro Gattuso was critical of himself and his Napoli players after a 3-1 home defeat to Milan. ‘It’s no coincidence that we falter in the important games.
ROME - Skeletal remains of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave attempting to escape death from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago have been discovered in Pompeii, officials at the archaeological park in Italy said Saturday.

Bodies of man and his slave unearthed from ashes at Pompeii

Skeletal remains of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave attempting to escape death from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago have been discovered in Pompeii, officials at the archaeological park in Italy said Saturday.
Roma legend Francesco Totti has paid tribute to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s longevity, saying the AC Milan forward can play until he is 50 years old.

Francesco Totti: Zlatan Ibrahimovic can play until he’s 50 on one leg

Roma legend Francesco Totti has paid tribute to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s longevity, saying the AC Milan forward can play until he is 50 years old.
Graham Ivan Clark, 17, was arrested Friday in Tampa, where the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office will prosecute him as an adult. He faces 30 felony charges, according to a news release.

Florida teen arrested as mastermind of Twitter hack

A Florida teen was identified Friday as the mastermind of a scheme earlier this month that commandeered Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls and scammed people around the globe out of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin. Two other men were also charged in the case.
“We measure direct peptides coming from the virus, not the genetic material,’’ Andrea Sinz, who worked on the study, explained.

German pharmacists develop gargle test to detect coronavirus

Pharmacists at Germany’s University of Halle-Wittenberg have developed a way of detecting small amounts of coronavirus in gargling solution, a technique which could be used for testing.
Mario Balotelli being without a club as a new season approaches is not normal, says Italy head coach Roberto Mancini.

Italy coach tells Mario Balotelli to ‘wake up’ before his career sinks

Balotelli’s ill-fated stint at hometown club Brescia appears to be coming to an end, with reports his contract will be terminated after repeated absences from training.

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Uefa have approved reintegration measures for nine clubs after renouncing their involvement in the European Super League.

Chelsea fans to request Champions League final moved from Istanbul to UK

The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust (CST) will request that the club’s all-English Champions League final showdown with Manchester City is moved from Istanbul to the UK.

Bode George: Nigeria now headless, wobbling

Former Military Administrator of Ondo state, Chief Olabode George, has lamented the growing wave of insecurity in the country, calling for drastic measures to drag Nigeria from the brinks, saying the country is currently headless and wobbling.
Paris Saint-Germain are making a move for Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero.

Barcelona open free transfer talks with Manchester City veteran

Barcelona have commenced initial talks with Manchester City star Sergio Aguero ahead of a free transfer move this summer.

NIS intercepts seven trafficked persons in Jigawa

The Jigawa State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says it has intercepted seven victims of suspected human trafficking in the state.
Neymar netted on 33 minutes and his corner was headed home by Marquinhos just prior to the hour mark at the Parc des Princes, with Cameroonian forward Ignatius Ganago pulling a goal back for Lens.

Neymar set to sign bumper PSG contract

Barcelona’s prospects of re-signing Neymar could be dashed with the Brazilian set to commit his long-term future to Paris Saint-Germain, L’Equipe claims.

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Bruno Giordano has expressed his displeasure with the transfer fee Napoli paid to Lille for Victor Osimhen last summer, questioning why was more expensive than Erling Haaland.

Victor Osimhen earns high praise from Italian media after goal vs Cagliari

The Nigeria international scored in Napoli’s 1-1 home draw against Cagliari at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The song, which was produced by Chopstix, has a part of the lyrics of that said, “I don tey for the game like Shina Peters.” In this line, Burna boy references veteran afro-juju singer, Sir Shina Peters, who has been singing since the 1970s.

Burna Boy speaks on next album

Grammy award winning Afrobeat singer and rapper, Damini Ebunolouwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy has spoken on his next album and what fans should expect.
Eden Hazard will make his comeback from injury as Real Madrid face Elche on Wednesday, Zinedine Zidane has confirmed.

Chelsea defender hails Eden Hazard ahead of Stamford Bridge return

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen was full of praise for Eden Hazard ahead of the Real Madrid winger's return to Stamford Bridge.
Ahead of the 2022 governorship election in Ekiti State, the high and mighty in the State’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stormed Efon Alaaye on Sunday, as a former Commissioner for Environment and incumbent State Chairman of the party, Otunba Bisi Kolawole, flagged off his consultation tour of the local councils in the State on his governorship aspiration.

Ekiti election: Ayodele Fayose unveils Bisi Kolawole as preferred candidate in PDP

A former Governor of Ekiti, Mr Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday, unveiled the Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Mr Bisi Kolawole, as his preferred choice for the 2022 governorship election in the state.
World football governing body FIFA have approved five stadiums including the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja for the home games of the Super Eagles in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

FIFA approve five stadiums for Super Eagles World Cup qualifiers

World football governing body FIFA have approved five stadiums including the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja for the home games of the Super Eagles in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.