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Manchester City are working to renew Kevin de Bruyne's contract, which ends in June 2023. At the moment, 'HLN' says that their positions are far apart and that the first proposal has been rejected by the Belgian.

Kevin de Bruyne rejects Manchester City’s first renewal offer

Manchester City are working to renew Kevin de Bruyne's contract, which ends in June 2023. At the moment, 'HLN' says that their positions are far apart and that the first proposal has been rejected by the Belgian.
Middlesbrough forward Chuba Akpom has been named in Sky Bet Championship Team of the Week.

Chuba Akpom makes Championship Team of the Week

Akpom scored once and registered an assist as Middlesbrough beat Wycombe Wanderers 3-1 at the Adam Park Stadium last Saturday.
Juventus and Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo passed legendary Brazilian forward Pele to become the second-highest goalscorer ever with his double against Udinese.

Cristiano Ronaldo surpasses Pele to become second highest goalscorer ever

Juventus and Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo passed legendary Brazilian forward Pele to become the second-highest goalscorer ever with his double against Udinese.
Under head coach José Mourinho, striker Harry Kane and the rest of his Tottenham Hotspur team are atop the Premier League table. NEIL HALL - AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Manchester City, PSG interest forces Tottenham to open Harry Kane contract talks

The Independent says Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is eager to keep his star man as happy as possible amid interest from elsewhere and initial dialogue has started.

Nigerian doctors knock states for reopening schools

Pupils are resuming in some states on Monday despite the caution by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Control that schools should remain shut to contain the Corovnavirus spike.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference at Downing Street in central London on September 9, 2020 following an announcement of further restrictions on social gatherings in England due to an uptick in cases of the novel coronavirus. – The UK government on on September 9 sets out tighter rules on social gatherings to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with concern mounting at rising infection rates among the young. The law in England will change from next week to reduce the number of people who can gather socially from 30 to six, with some exemptions. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau / POOL / AFP)

UK may take more stringent measures to control coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned that more onerous lockdown restrictions in England are likely as the country reels from a new coronavirus variant that has pushed infection rates to their highest recorded levels.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 917 new coronavirus infections, 9 deaths

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 917 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country.
Egyptian prosecutors opened an investigation into the deaths on Sunday of at least four coronavirus patients at a public Egyptian hospital, after a video of nurses struggling to keep the patients alive was shared widely on social media.

Egypt to probe four coronavirus deaths due to alleged lack of oxygen

Egyptian prosecutors opened an investigation into the deaths on Sunday of at least four coronavirus patients at a public Egyptian hospital, after a video of nurses struggling to keep the patients alive was shared widely on social media.
Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia agreed on Sunday to hold further talks this month to resolve their long-running dispute over the Addis Ababa’s huge dam on the Blue Nile, Sudan’s water ministry said.

Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia agree to hold more talks over Nile dam dispute

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia agreed on Sunday to hold further talks this month to resolve their long-running dispute over the Addis Ababa’s huge dam on the Blue Nile, Sudan’s water ministry said.
FILE PHOTO - The U.S. Capitol dome is seen at night in Washington, U.S., December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Erin Scott-File Photo

New U.S. Congress faces tricky course amid political uncertainty

A new U.S. Congress convened on Sunday in an atmosphere of political uncertainty, with Senate control undecided, a smaller Democratic majority in the House of Representatives and a Republican fight looming over presidential election results.
Kano Pillars Football Club on Thursday unveiled Frenchman Lionel Emmanuel as their technical adviser. Also signed ahead of the 2020-2021 campaign are nine players.

Kano Pillars stop Katsina United in derby

Kano Pillars today beat Katsina United 2-0 to win the Northwest Derby, while Enugu Rangers bounced back from an opening day defeat at Rivers United to pip visiting Akwa United 1-0 in the second week of the NPFL.
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has called for deployment of modern technology to tackle insecurity in the country.

ACF lauds NAF’s onslaught against bandits along Kaduna-Abuja road

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has commended the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) for its operations along the dreaded Kaduna-Abuja road where bandits kill and abduct travellers for ransom almost on a daily basis.
FILE PHOTO: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks at an event where U.S. Vice President Mike Pence received the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2020. REUTERS/Cheriss May/File Photo

Anthony Fauci rejects Donald Trump claim that U.S. coronavirus deaths over-counted

Two top U.S. health officials on Sunday disputed a claim by President Donald Trump that federal data on COVID-19 cases and deaths in the United States is overblown, and both expressed optimism that the pace of vaccinations is picking up.

Gunmen invade Bayelsa community, burn 20 houses

In what appeared to be a battle for supremacy by militant groups, gunmen on Sunday invaded Peremabiri community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State and set ablaze about 20 houses.
FILE PHOTO - The U.S. Capitol dome is seen at night in Washington, U.S., December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Erin Scott-File Photo

Narrower majorities set tricky course for new U.S. Congress

The new U.S. Congress faces many uncertainties as it takes office on Sunday, with Senate control undecided, a narrower Democratic majority in the House of Representatives and Republicans planning an immediate fight over the normally routine election certification.
FILE PHOTO - Vials with a sticker reading, COVID-19 - Coronavirus vaccine - Injection only and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-File Photo

Brazil to import two million AstraZeneca vaccine doses, not yet approved for use

Brazil’s health regulator Anvisa said late on Saturday it had approved the import of 2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, although the jab is not yet approved for use in the country.
Egypt has approved the use of a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese pharma giant Sinopharm with its rollout to start later in January, the health minister said.

Egypt approves Chinese Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine

Egypt has approved the use of a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese pharma giant Sinopharm with its rollout to start later in January, the health minister said.
Chief Executive Officer of Asher Kings and Queens Restaurant in Kaduna State, Aisha Mercy Yakubu, has denied plans to hold a sex party, threatening to seek redress over the demolition of her restaurant.

Sex party: Kaduna government illegally demolished my restaurant – Aisha Yakubu

Chief Executive Officer of Asher Kings and Queens Restaurant in Kaduna State, Aisha Mercy Yakubu, has denied plans to hold a sex party, threatening to seek redress over the demolition of her restaurant.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eight killed as bandits attack Zamfara community

The Zamfara State Police Command regrettably confirm the death of eight people in an attack by suspected armed bandits on Janbako Community of Maradun LGA in the early hours of Sunday
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Four policemen killed in ambush by gunmen

The officers, deployed from the Police Mobile Force – 9 PMF Squadron, Kano, were on their way from an operation in Niger state when their convoy ran into the ambush.
Dawood al-Marhoun is seen in this undated handout photo. Courtesy of Reprieve-Handout via REUTERS

Saudis vowed to stop executing minors; some death sentences remain – rights groups

Five people who committed crimes in Saudi Arabia as minors have yet to have their death sentences revoked, according to two rights groups, nine months after the kingdom’s Human Rights Commission (HRC) announced an end to capital punishment for juvenile offenders.
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.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti relaxes curfew, restrictions, orders schools to reopen Monday

Ekiti State Government on Sunday night announced that the curfew it imposed on the state from 8 pm to 6 am, including various other restrictions, had been relaxed.