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Chelsea’s English head coach Frank Lampard (L) looks on as Chelsea’s Moroccan midfielder Hakim Ziyech (R) grabs the ball to take a throw in during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Chelsea at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on October 31, 2020. Alex Livesey / POOL / AFP

Hakim Ziyech stars as Chelsea sweep aside Burnley

Frank Lampard admitted he is excited by Hakim Ziyech’s quality after the Morocco playmaker scored his first Premier League goal on his maiden English top-flight start as Chelsea powered to a 3-0 win at Burnley on Saturday.
FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says he does not wish to have any more disputes with club captain Lionel Messi.

Leaving Barcelona would damage Leo Messi’s reputation – Laliga chief

LaLiga president Javier Tebas has warned Lionel Messi he will “damage” his reputation if he departs Barcelona.
L’Équipe report that the French football league body, the LFP, are working to restart Ligue 1 action on one of the following two dates, amid the ongoing disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic- June 3rd or June 17th

Ligue 1 to allow five substitutions during matches

Clubs in France’s top two divisions will be allowed to make five substitutions per match next season, the French league announced on Friday.
Real Madrid have “ended the monopoly that Barcelona had” in La Liga, claims Fabio Capello, with Zinedine Zidane considered to be the man who “best understood what the club needed”.

Fabio Capello: Real Madrid have ended Barcelona’s monopoly

Real Madrid have “ended the monopoly that Barcelona had” in La Liga, claims Fabio Capello, with Zinedine Zidane considered to be the man who “best understood what the club needed”.
La Liga president Javier Tebas has claimed Manchester City will be in the Champions League next season because of the Court of Arbitration for Sport “did things badly.”

La Liga president threatens to quit his position

La Liga president Javier Tebas is threatening to resign from following allegations about his personal involvement with Fuenlabrada.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles defender Semi Ajayi featured for West Bromwich Albion in their 2 – 0 win over Derby County on Wednesday.

Semi Ajayi celebrates West Brom’s Premier League promotion

The Baggies returned to the English top-flight after two years in the Championship following their 2-2 draw with Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday night.
Super Eagles left back Jamilu Collins proved his worth for Bundesliga side, Paderborn, who defeated Fortuna Dusseldorf 2-0 at the Benteler Arena to secure their first win of the season.

Paderborn confirm offers from Turkish clubs for Jamilu Collins

SC Paderborn 07 have confirmed that they have received summer transfer offers from clubs in Turkey who are interested in snapping up Nigerian international, Jamilu Collins.
Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Chelsea last night was not shown in China amid growing tensions with the UK.

Liverpool vs Chelsea not aired in China due to growing tensions with UK

Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Chelsea last night was not shown in China amid growing tensions with the UK.
The Kop at Anfield was quiet in Liverpool’s first home match since becoming Premier League champions

Jurgen Klopp happy to develop Liverpool habit of winning ugly

Jurgen Klopp said Liverpool’s ability to grind out wins when not at their best has been a hallmark of the champions this season after Sadio Mane and Curtis Jones struck in the final 20 minutes to beat struggling Aston Villa 2-0 on Sunday.
Liverpool fans celebrate winning the Premier League outside Anfield after Chelsea won their match against Manchester City REUTERS-Phil Noble-File Photo

Liverpool reiterate need for safe celebrations ahead of Villa clash

Liverpool have again urged their supporters to avoid mass gatherings in the city and to celebrate their Premier League triumph safely at home in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, chief executive Peter Moore said on Friday.

Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon ‘reliving youth’ after agreeing contract extension at 42 years of...

Gianluigi Buffon has committed to another 12-month contract at Juventus, with the 42-year-old claiming to be relieving his youth as he keeps a “fire burning inside”.
Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have extended the contract of Eric Choupo-Moting until the end of the 2019-20 season.

Paris Saint-Germain extend Eric Choupo-Moting stay

Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have extended the contract of Eric Choupo-Moting until the end of the 2019-20 season.
Gernot Rohr has lifted the lid on the invitation of Heracles Almelo striker Cyriel Dessers and FC Koln right-back Kingsley Ehizibue to the Nigeria national team.

Cyriel Dessers to join Belgian club Genk on four-year contract

Nigeria forward Cyriel Dessers is set to complete a move to KRC Genk after Heracles Almelo accepted a €4m bid from the Belgian Pro League club on Monday.
Portugal youngster Joao Felix scored twice as Atletico Madrid moved into the Champions League places with a 5-0 La Liga thrashing of Osasuna on Wednesday.

La Liga: Joao Felix double sends Atletico to top four

Portugal youngster Joao Felix scored twice as Atletico Madrid moved into the Champions League places with a 5-0 La Liga thrashing of Osasuna on Wednesday.
Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards is confident that his old side will reduce the gap between themselves and Premier League leaders Liverpool, with the latter expected to drop points between now and the end of the season to spice up the title race in the process.

Micah Richards: Liverpool will drop points

Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards is confident that his old side will reduce the gap between themselves and Premier League leaders Liverpool, with the latter expected to drop points between now and the end of the season to spice up the title race in the process.

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Rivers governor hits PDP NWC over Babangida Aliyu

Governor Nyesom Wike has condemned Uche Secondus led National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for not taking stern disciplinary action against former governor of Niger State, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, over his recent claim that he conspired with others to ensure that President Goodluck Jonathan lost the 2015 presidential election.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Gunmen attack Enugu divisional police headquarters

It was gathered that the gunmen reportedly attacked the Divisional Police Office in Adani, Uzo-Uwani local government area of the State, in the early hours of Wednesday.

Estate owners ask Nigerian government to review AMCON’s conduct

Following the reported seizure of some plots of land at Victory Park Estate in Lekki, Lagos State, by the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), the estate owners’ association yesterday called on the federal government to review the corporation’s conduct.
Washington responded with calm determination as former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges of murdering George Floyd, ending a trial that has put the country on edge as it confronts the realities of racial injustice and police violence.

Washington reacts to verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

Washington responded with calm determination as former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges of murdering George Floyd, ending a trial that has put the country on edge as it confronts the realities of racial injustice and police violence.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Kaduna: Gunmen attack Green Field university, abduct students

An unidentified number of students of Green Field University located along the Abuja-Kaduna highway have been abducted when armed men attacked the school.

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Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Lagos airport records over a million passengers in Q1

Over 1 million passengers were processed by the managers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos between January and March this year.
Hansi Flick gave a vague response on his future at Bayern Munich amid links with the Germany job following their Champions League elimination on Tuesday night.

Bayern Munich fault Hansi Flick’s announcement of intention to leave

Bayern Munich have expressed their disappointment in coach Hansi Flick's decision to publicly reveal that he wants to leave the club at the end of the season.
Two communities in Ijero and Ekiti-West Local Governments became the latest beneficiaries of the numerous empowerment programmes initiated by a member of the National Assembly Hon. Omowumi Ogunlola.

House member donates school buildings, ultra-modern town hall to constituents

Two communities in Ijero and Ekiti-West Local Governments became the latest beneficiaries of the numerous empowerment programmes initiated by a member of the National Assembly Hon. Omowumi Ogunlola.
Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao- says Service Chefs will submit to DHQ under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor.

NAF chief: Terrorists’ll be brought to their knees

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has said the Nigerian military will win the war on insecurity in the North-East and other parts of the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

President Buhari bounces back, preaches compassion

President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria after a 16-day medical trip to London, preaching compassion to Nigerians as he resumed his high profile job.