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Dwight Yorke has expressed his belief that criticism of Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stems from pure jealousy while claiming people don’t want to see him be successful.

Dwight Yorke: People don’t want Manchester United boss to be successful

Dwight Yorke has expressed his belief that criticism of Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stems from "pure jealousy" while claiming "people don’t want to see him be successful".
Footballers must be role models and stop flouting coronavirus rules, Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow warned on Monday.

Aston Villa chief: Footballers must be role models over Covid rules

Footballers must be role models and stop flouting coronavirus rules, Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow warned on Monday.
Chelsea are reportedly plotting a move for AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma – despite signing Edouard Mendy last summer, the Sun reports.

Chelsea in talks with AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma

Chelsea are reportedly plotting a move for AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma – despite signing Edouard Mendy last summer, the Sun reports.
Former Executive Director, Media Affairs to Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Prince John Mayaki, has dismissed moves by a former Speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly, Kabiru Adjoto, to release a documentary exposing the dark side of Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo election: APC campaign spokesperson apologises over report that Akwa-Ibom REC collected bribe

A spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign in the Edo 2020 governorship election has apologised to an election official whom he accused of receiving bribe from Governor Godwin Obaseki during the election.
Travellers with they suitcases sit at the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras International, as EU countries impose a travel ban from the UK following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain, December 21, 2020. REUTERS-Hannah McKay

Britain faces isolation as world tightens borders to keep out new coronavirus strain

Several countries closed their borders to Britain on Monday over fears of a highly infectious new coronavirus strain, causing travel chaos and raising the prospect of food shortages just days before the UK is set to leave the European Union.
Travellers walk through St Pancras International, as EU countries impose a travel ban from the UK following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain, December 21, 2020. REUTERS-Hannah McKay

Shaken by new coronavirus strain, world shuts the door on Britain

A slew of countries closed their borders to Britain on Monday over fears of a highly infectious new coronavirus strain, heightening global panic, causing travel chaos and raising the prospect of UK food shortages days before the Brexit cliff edge.
Tom Cruise blew up at workers for breaking Covid-19 rules on the set of his new movie — unleashing a profanity-laced rant that his Hollywood heavy-hitter friends rushed to defend on Wednesday.

Tom Cruise yells at ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ crew who broke coronavirus rules

Tom Cruise blew up at workers for breaking Covid-19 rules on the set of his new movie — unleashing a profanity-laced rant that his Hollywood heavy-hitter friends rushed to defend on Wednesday.
Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has formally launched his new novel, titled- Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth.

Wole Soyinka: ‘No one’ in charge in Nigeria

The Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has said Nigeria lacks visionary leaders to govern its affairs.
Cops in Argentina today stormed the house of Diego Maradona’s personal doctor amid reports the legend’s death is being treated as manslaughter, the Sun Reports.

Diego Maradona’s relatives fight over £37 million fortune

A source in Buenos Aires told The Sun of UK: “The battle for Maradona’s money won’t just be contested — it will be a World Cup.”
Margaret Keenan was the first Brit to be given the life-saving jab in Coventry. PA-Press Association

British grandma first to get coronavirus vaccine on V-Day

Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old British grandmother has become the first person in the world to get the new Pfizer Covid-19 jab on Tuesday, as the NHS kicked off its biggest vaccine campaign ever.
Aston Villa attacking duo Jack Grealish and Ross Barkley have landed themselves in hot-water, after partying in London has seen the pair breaking the UK Gov’s strict COVID-19 rules.

Aston Villa stars caught breaking coronavirus rules whilst partying in London

Aston Villa attacking duo Jack Grealish and Ross Barkley have landed themselves in hot-water, after partying in London has seen the pair breaking the UK Gov’s strict COVID-19 rules.
A former Kano Central Senator, Rufai Hanga, says President Muhammadu Buhari is retaining the Service Chiefs because he is afraid of a coup.

Rufai Hanga: President Buhari afraid of coup

A former Kano Central Senator, Rufai Hanga, says President Muhammadu Buhari is retaining the Service Chiefs because he is afraid of a coup.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Borno killings: Calls for President Buhari’s resignation ‘irresponsible’ – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, during a meeting with members of the Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN) on Thursday in Lagos said the calls amounted to playing dirty politics with the issue of security.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has welcomed competition from Dean Henderson.

Three clubs chasing loan transfer of Manchester United’s Dean Henderson

Dean Henderson reportedly wants to seal a January exit from Manchester United with three clubs interested in a loan transfer.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has welcomed competition from Dean Henderson.

Dean Henderson joins Sergio Romero in January exit request

Manchester United face a goalkeeping crisis in January and it is entirely of their own making.
An Indonesian coffin maker who found a meteorite after it smashed through his roof three months ago complained that he had been ripped off after selling the rock to an American for 14,000 dollars.

Report: Indonesian man feels cheated after selling space rock

An Indonesian coffin maker who found a meteorite after it smashed through his roof three months ago complained that he had been ripped off after selling the rock to an American for 14,000 dollars.
Russian President Vladimir Putin holds his annual press conference in Moscow on December 20, 2018. (Photo by Mikhail KLIMENTYEV - SPUTNIK - AFP)

Official: Vladimir Putin not resigning

Spokesman to Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, has debunked a report that Vladimir Putin is planning to resign due to health issues.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin - AFP PHOTO - Sputnik - Alexey NIKOLSKY

Vladimir Putin ‘to quit as Russian president’

Vladimir Putin is set to sensationally step down as Russia's President in a matter of weeks amid concerns he has Parkinson's disease, according to reports.
Wales manager Ryan Giggs has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend, Kate Greville, it was reported on Monday night.

Ryan Giggs stepping down as Wales coach

According to The Sun of the UK, he will step aside for Wales’ next three games after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend. The Welshman has denied the allegations.
Ryan Giggs was arrested after an alleged bust-up with his girlfriend Kate Greville. BackGrid

Manchester United legend arrested on suspicion of assault – reports

Wales manager and Manchester United great Ryan Giggs has been arrested on suspicion of assault, according to UK newspaper reports late Monday.
Eric García has decided to return to Barcelona and a deal will be completed after the completion of the Champions League, according to Sport.

Eric Garcia remains determined to quit Manchester City for Barcelona

Eric Garcia remains determined to leave Manchester City.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has ruled Heung-Min Son out of the rest of the season due to a broken arm sustained in the game against Aston Villa on Sunday.

Tottenham to offer Heung-min Son new deal worth £200,000-a-week

The Sun says it follows Spurs boss Jose Mourinho calling for the club to give the South Korean, 28, a new deal and tie the rest of his career to the North Londoners.

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At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Nigerian insurgents take northeast government stronghold of Dikwa

Suspected Islamist insurgents overran the northeast Nigerian town of Dikwa in Borno state, a military stronghold and humanitarian hub, security sources, residents and an aid worker said on Tuesday.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari declares Zamfara no fly-zone, bans mining activities

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing State House correspondents after a meeting of National Security Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
FILE PHOTO - Vials of Pfizer's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine are seen at a pop-up community vaccination center at the Gateway World Christian Center in Valley Stream, New York, U.S., February 23, 2021. REUTERS-Brendan McDermid

GAVI: Pfizer requirements causing delays in COVAX deliveries

The head of the GAVI vaccine alliance said on Tuesday that there have been delays to some Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 shot deliveries via the COVAX vaccine-sharing programme because of additional requirements set by the manufacturer.
Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO: 142 countries to get 237 million vaccines doses from COVAX by end May

Some 237 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine are expected to be delivered to 142 countries by the end of May through the COVAX facility, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
Nigeria on Tuesday received 3.94 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Assess Facility, COVAX.

First coronavirus vaccines arrive in Nigeria

Nigeria received its first COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday to kick off an inoculation programme in Africa’s most populous nation, delivered under the international COVAX scheme.

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Afreximbank approves $2 billion for African nations to secure coronavirus vaccines

The African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim) has approved $2 billion to support the acquisition of COVID-19 vaccines for African countries, its president said on Tuesday.

Yoruba group warns against ethnic colouration to insecurity in Southwest

A socio-cultural organization, Yoruba Welfare Group (YWG), has warned some Yoruba elders against trading the peaceful co-existence of the Southwest States for selfish interests.
The Northern Governors Forum on Monday expressed support for proposals to regulate the social media to check the spread of fake news in the country.

Nasir El-Rufai: Northern governors committed to ending farmers-herders clashes

The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has said that northern governors are committed to putting an end to the farmers/herders clashes by coming up with a permanent solution that will put the issue to bed.
House of Representatives has elected to set a limit and timeframe for any person appointed as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on acting capacity.

House of Reps probes AKK gas pipeline contract over local content act ‘violation’

The House of Representatives Committee on Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring yesterday met with the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Brentex/CPP Consortium and Bablink Resources Ltd over alleged breach of Local Content Act.

Senator Sheriff lauds Yobe government over cargo airport project

Former Borno State governor, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, has commended the Yobe state Government over its International Cargo Airport project, saying it would boost the economy of the region.