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Asisat Oshoala netted twice to help Barcelona secure a 7-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano in Wednesday's Spanish Primera Iberdrola fixture.

Asisat Oshoala bags brace as Barcelona ease past Rayo Vallecano

Asisat Oshoala netted twice to help Barcelona secure a 7-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano in Wednesday's Spanish Primera Iberdrola fixture.
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has been suspended for two games after the first red card of his club career on Sunday.

Barcelona to appeal Lionel Messi’s lenient two-game ban

It had been expected that he would be banned for four games after being sent off against Athletic Club in the Supercopa de España for an altercation with Asier Villalibre.
Pep Guardiola has sensationally revealed why he’s committing his long-term future to Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City won’t sign any players in January transfer window

The Blues have won five successive games, including an impressive 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace at the weekend, and are now sitting just two points behind current leaders Manchester United with a game in hand.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Kano housewife kills husband’s fiancee out of jealousy

A housewife identified as Suwaiba Shuaibu has allegedly killed her husband’s fiancee, 17-year-old Aisha Kabir in Gimawa Village, Doguwa Local Government Area of Kano State few days to their wedding.
Nigeria and Almeria striker Sadiq Umar says he hopes to score more crucial goals for Almeria after beating his season’s personal target.

Sadiq Umar wants to score more goals after beating personal target for the season

Nigeria and Almeria Striker Sadiq Umar says he hopes to score more crucial goals for Almeria after beating his season’s personal target.
Lionel Messi saw red - quite literally - during the latter stages of Sunday’s Spanish Super Cup final between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao.

Leo Messi sent off as Athletic Bilbao beat Barcelona to win Super Cup

Inaki Williams’s brilliant strike in extra time earned Athletic Bilbao a 3-2 win over FC Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup final on Sunday, with Lionel Messi sent off in the final stages.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points and had nine rebounds to power the Milwaukee Bucks to a 112-109 victory over Luka Doncic’s Dallas Mavericks in a battle between the two early frontrunners for NBA Most Valuable Player honours.

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Milwaukee Bucks beat Mavs, James leads Lakers past Pelicans

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points and had nine rebounds to power the Milwaukee Bucks to a 112-109 victory over Luka Doncic’s Dallas Mavericks in a battle between the two early frontrunners for NBA Most Valuable Player honours.

I only told the witch doctor to tie my husband – woman tells court

A Customary Court sitting in Mapo in Ibadan, on Thursday dissolved a 15-year-old marriage between a mother of two, Olubunmi Faseyitan, and her husband, Kolawole, over ”witchcraft” suspicion.
The workers were reacting to the statement made by the state Head of Service (HoS), Geraldine Akpet, that the state would soon introduce new dress code for civil servants in the state.

Cross River workers react to state government’s plan to introduce new dress code

Civil Servants in Cross River have urged the state government to channel its energies toward addressing challenges in the system rather than introduce new dress code for them.
Crystal Palace's Eberechi Eze (left) watches the match from the stands during the Emirates FA Cup third round match at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium

Crystal Palace to fine Eberechi Eze for coronavirus breach

“I know QPR have done well in that respect and taken some responsibility because of course had we known, we would have stopped it happening. He’s apologised, of course, and he’s certainly learned a harsh lesson from it. We’ll certainly act internally to take measures to make certain it’s a lesson he’s well and truly learned.”
Crystal Palace's Eberechi Eze (left) watches the match from the stands during the Emirates FA Cup third round match at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium

Eberechi Eze faces FA investigation over attendance at QPR FA Cup tie

It could leave the ex-QPR midfielder facing a potential FA rap as it comes just 24 hours after the Premier League wrote to all clubs to remind them to reinforce coronavirus protocols.
Manchester City produced a ruthless attacking display to beat Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge and increase the pressure on Frank Lampard.

Chelsea boss speaks on future, says he could be fired

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has disclosed that his status as a legend at the club, will not afford him more time than any other previous manager.
New Manchester United signing Donny van de Beek admits he has received advice about the Premier League from father-in-law Dennis Bergkamp.

Manchester United boss: Donny van de Beek will get his chance

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reiterated his commitment to keeping Dutch midfielder, Donny Van de Beek at the club despite struggling for game time.
Pep Guardiola has addressed Sergio Aguero's contract situation at Manchester City, while admitting the Blues miss him a lot when he's not fit to play.

Pep Guardiola eager to welcome back Sergio Aguero

In their most recent title-winning season, City averaged 2.6 goals per game in the Premier League with Aguero in the side. That has fallen to 1.6 in all matches this time around, with a win percentage of 53.9 per cent, set against 84.8 with Aguero in harness two seasons ago. Shots per 90 minutes are also down from 18.1 to 15.6 when the two data sets are compared.
Michael Owen, a former Premier League star, has predicted some of the FA Cup third round fixtures as Chelsea host Morecambe on Sunday afternoon at Stamford Bridge, while Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur will tackle Marine.

FA Cup: Michael Owen releases predictions

Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Chelsea kick off their FA Cup campaign as one of the favourites for the trophy. It’s fair to say the Blues need a result after a difficult festive period. I would expect Frank Lampard to make a few changes here so he can rest a few of his bigger names.
Enyimba’s manager Fatai Osho admits he is to blame for the team’s elimination from the CAF Champions League and not his players.

Enyimba boss accepts responsibility for Champions League Exit

Enyimba’s manager Fatai Osho admits he is to blame for the team’s elimination from the CAF Champions League and not his players.
Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier has been banned for 10 weeks for breaching betting rules.

Diego Simeone welcomes back Kieran Trippier after FA explains betting ban

Kieran Trippier's 10-week ban for betting offences is on hold as FIFA considers an appeal, although the FA has explained its decision.
Rivers United midfielder Kehinde Adedipe says he’s confident the team will get the better of Rangers in the first game of th NPFL season.

CAFCC: Rivers United risk disqualification over coronavirus waiver for Bloemfontein Celtic

CAF have warned that Rivers United will be thrown out of the Confederation Cup if they failed to secure a waiver from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for South African opponents Bloemfontein Celtic.

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Ekiti governor’s wife promises more attention to vulnerable children

The Wife of Ekiti Governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi, said that she was ready to work with Federal Government to reduce the number of vulnerable children in the state.
The Kano State Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) said it has impounded over 150 cartons of unregistered drugs and injections worth over N20 million and arrested two suspects.

Kano agency intercepts vehicle with cannabis worth N30 million

The Kano State Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA), said it intercepted a Golf car carrying cannabis worth over N30 million in Kano.
Kelechi Iheanacho has refused to fault the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for disallowing his goal against Norwich in last night’s premier league encounter.

Top Bundesliga club chase Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho is among several strikers on the shopping list of German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, according to the authoritative Bild.
The Governing Council of Federal University Wukari in Taraba has announced the appointment of Jude Rabo as the new vice-chancellor of the institution.

Wukari federal university gets new vice chancellor

The Governing Council of Federal University Wukari in Taraba has announced the appointment of Jude Rabo as the new vice-chancellor of the institution.
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Kebbi government approves N464 million for women empowerment, others

The Kebbi governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, has approved N468.5 million for the execution of projects and empowerment programmes under the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.