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Pressure on Mikel Arteta increased after Arsenal’s home defeat to Burnley. Laurence Griffiths-Reuters

Mikel Arteta accused of lacking ‘trust’ at Arsenal after summer transfer mistake

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez says the Gunners “didn’t deserve” to keep him after he was continually overlooked by the club.
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo said he would continue to take a knee before matches as part of football’s anti-racism gesture even if he is the only person in the Premier League to do so.

Wolves boss to continue kneeling before games

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo said he would continue to take a knee before matches as part of football’s anti-racism gesture even if he is the only person in the Premier League to do so.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: President Buhari has failed as commander-in-chief

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said President Muhammadu Buhari no longer deserved the designation of Commander-in-Chief, given his failure to effectively lead from the front against bandits and terrorists ravaging the nation.
Aston Villa captain, Jack Grealish, has called on the Premier League to continue.

Aston Villa boss vows to take action over Jack Grealish injury leak

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has vowed to take action after news of Jack Grealish’s injury was leaked before Sunday’s game against Leicester.

NEPC chief: Nigeria to exit dependence on oil revenue in 10 years

The Executive Director/CEO of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEPC, Mr Segun Awolowo, yesterday assured that given the steps being taken to improve the non-oil exports, Nigeria will exit its dependence on crude oil revenue in the next 10 years.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Miyetti Allah hails Bauchi governor for standing by pastoralists

The leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Fulani Socio-Cultural Association on Thursday hailed Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, for standing by pastoralists, describing him as an emerging leader.
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 presides over virtual FEC

The Ministries of Petroleum Resources, Humanitarian Affairs, Water Resources, Power, Interior as well as Communications and Digital Economy are expected to make presentations at the 33rd virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has blamed Carlos Vinicius after their loss to Chelsea, saying the player doesn’t press his opponents with great intensity.

Jose Mourinho reveals what Spurs fans could have done against Chelsea

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has blamed his side’s recent defeat to rivals Chelsea on the continued shutout of supporters.
Chris Ngige

Minister: President Buhari right to reappoint accountant-general despite clocking 60

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari did not violate any law by reappointing Ahmed Idris as the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF).
The FEC, during its first meeting of the year 2021, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, approved the bill; Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers Bill, 2021, to be sent to the National Assembly for its consideration and possible approval.

President Buhari appoints new Aide-de-Camp

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the Academy Adjutant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Lieutenant-Colonel Yusuf Muktar Dodo, as his new Aide-de-Camp (ADC).
3. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

President Buhari travels to Daura for APC membership registration

President Muhammadu Buhari has travelled to Daura, Katsina State, his home town, to participate in the national membership registration and revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
3. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja met with the leadership of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs led by its President-General, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar.

President Buhari: Nigeria dealing with protracted security problem

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday met with the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
First-class traditional ruler, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, on Tuesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors in the Villa.

Ooni of Ife meets President Buhari in Aso Rock

First-class traditional ruler, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, on Tuesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors in the Villa.
Popular British singer, Robbie Williams, is in isolation in the Caribbean after he tested positive for COVID-19 while holidaying with his family.

British singer Robbie Williams tests positive for coronavirus

Popular British singer, Robbie Williams, is in isolation in the Caribbean after he tested positive for COVID-19 while holidaying with his family.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari hosts Beninese leader at Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic at the State House, Abuja.
Aston Villa could be about to get serious with their desire to sign Bournemouth star David Brooks.

​Aston Villa step up interest in Bournemouth winger

Aston Villa could be about to get serious with their desire to sign Bournemouth star David Brooks.
President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined Nigerian youths to be prepared for huge responsibilities as they will eventually take over the leadership of the country in the future. 4

PDP: President Buhari abandoned governance for luxury, pleasures of Aso Villa

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has concluded that the reason why things are bad in the country is because President Muhammadu Buhari has abandoned governance for the luxury and pleasures of Aso Presidential Villa.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP raps President Buhari over performance claims

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday berated President Muhammadu Buhari over his stewardship in the past five years, saying he has failed to justify the confidence reposed in him by Nigerians.
FILE PHOTO - Soccer Football - Premier League - Aston Villa v Everton - Villa Park, Birmingham, Britain - August 23, 2019 General view after the match REUTERS-Eddie Keogh

Aston Villa v Everton postponed due to coronavirus concerns

Aston Villa’s home match against Everton on Sunday has been postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak at the Midlands club, the Premier League said on Thursday.
Premier League is making plans to stage friendly games so players can prepare before competitive action begins.

Premier League clubs warned over coronavirus protocols

Premier League clubs must set an example in adhering to coronavirus protocols or risk sanctions, the league’s chief executive has warned.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has accused his players of lacking ‘ambition’ after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho expects Aston Villa match to go ahead

Asked again whether he thinks the Villa game will go ahead, he replied: "Yeah. Nobody told me that I'm not going to play so (on Monday morning) we start to prepare for that game, and the same Tuesday unless somebody tells us different.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk blamed his side’s Community Shield penalty shootout defeat to Arsenal on their profligate finishing.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool to go ahead despite coronavirus outbreak

The FA Cup third round clash was in doubt after a “significant coronavirus outbreak” forced Villa to close their training ground on Thursday.

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