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Boost for Arsenal as David Luiz back ahead of schedule

The Brazilian defender had looked to be set for a spell on the sidelines, however he has recovered quickly and could return to the pitch soon David Luiz has returned to full training following a neck injury ahead of schedule, in a boost for Arsenal and manager Mikel Arteta. The Brazilian defender signed a contract extension last season and remains a key first-team player for Arteta's FA Cup holders, despite making a number of high-profile errors that have led to fierce criticism from fans and pundits. Luiz however is a popular and respected member of the first team at Arsenal, which meant his recent suffering of a neck problem, which threatened to keep him out for a period of matches, was a real blow for the Gunners.
Vardy Signs Contract Extension At Leicester City
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Vardy Signs Contract Extension At Leicester City

Jamie Vardy has signed a one-year contract extension at Leicester City that will take him beyond his 36th birthday, the club announced on Wednesday. The Foxes have rewarded the striker after he scored 23 goals to claim the Premier League’s Golden Boot last season. The deal will take Vardy, 33, to the end of the 2022/23 season. Vardy said: “The journey that I’ve been on with this football club is hard to describe, and although we’ve accomplished so much together already, I know that I’ve got so much more to achieve with this team, so it’s a special feeling to be able to commit my future to Leicester City once again.” The forward was signed from then non-league Fleetwood Town in 2012. He has scored 129 goals in 309 appearances for Leicester and is fourth on the club’s all...
Willian Confirms Chelsea Exit as Arsenal Move Looms
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Willian Confirms Chelsea Exit as Arsenal Move Looms

Willian has announced he is leaving Chelsea after seven years with the club. The Brazilian confirmed his exit in an open letter to fans on Sunday. It read in part: “The time has now come to move on. I am certainly going to miss my teammates. I will miss all the staff at the club who’ve always treated me like a son and I will miss the fans. “I leave with my head held high, safe in the knowledge that I won things here and always did my best in a Chelsea shirt!” Willian is believed to have rejected a two-year contract extension with the Blues. He will now sign for their London rivals Arsenal in the coming days after the Gunners offered him a three-year deal.
COVID-19: FG Extends Ease of Lockdown for Another Four Weeks
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COVID-19: FG Extends Ease of Lockdown for Another Four Weeks

The Federal Government has announced the extension of the second phase of the eased lockdown for another four weeks. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha made the announcement during the Task Force briefing in Abuja on Thursday August 6.  The extension is the third for the second phase.
Barcelona President Reveals Club Messi will Retire
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Barcelona President Reveals Club Messi will Retire

Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, has said Lionel Messi will retire at the club in “three or four years”. Messi has a deal with the Nou Camp side until June 2021 and is yet to sign a contract extension. The 33-year-old has been linked with a move away from Spain this summer. Inter Milan are believed to be monitoring his future with Barca and are ready to offer him a bumper deal. However, Bartomeu does not think Messi will leave. “It is not just me that says so. Leo has always said it, that he wants to end his professional career at Barcelona. “I think it’s the club of his life. It’s a man for a club and it’s the best club for him. “I am certain that the contract extension will happen. I have no doubt that Leo Messi in three, four, many years to come will ...
‘Davies is doing outstandingly’ – Flick
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‘Davies is doing outstandingly’ – Flick

The man currently overseeing the Canadian teenager's development at Allianz Arena is excited by his form and potential Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick has heaped praise upon in-form full-back Alphonso Davies ahead of Wednesday's DFB-Pokal semi-final. Signed as a winger from Vancouver Whitecaps in January last year, the Canada star has developed into one of Europe's best left-backs this season and earned a contract extension until 2025. The 19-year-old's form has helped Bayern to sustain their challenge for the treble in 2019-20, and Flick has no doubt he can get even better.
‘Neymar can fill Messi’s boots at Barcelona’ – Brazilian billed by Mateu as ‘one of the best in the world’
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‘Neymar can fill Messi’s boots at Barcelona’ – Brazilian billed by Mateu as ‘one of the best in the world’

The former La Masia academy graduate admits he would prefer to see Kylian Mbappe at Camp Nou, but believes a returning star could also shine Neymar is capable of filling Lionel Messi’s boots at Barcelona when the day comes for a six-time Ballon d’Or winner to walk away from Camp Nou, says Jofre Mateu. Such a move will not be made any time soon, with an exit clause that exists in the Argentine’s contract having expired for 2020. A mercurial talent is, however, only tied to terms with the Blaugrana for another 12 months and is yet to commit to an extension beyond that point.
Anjorin signs five-year Chelsea contract
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Anjorin signs five-year Chelsea contract

The 18-year-old is hungry for more first-team action under Frank Lampard after signing a deal that will run until 2025 Chelsea youngster Tino Anjorin has signed a five-year contract extension, the Premier League club have confirmed. The 18-year-old midfielder has been with the west London outfit since the age of six and has made two appearances for Frank Lampard's side this season. The England Under-19 international made his senior debut in the Carabao Cup third round against Grimsby, coming on midway through the second half as the Blues trounced the League Two side 7-1.
Ighalo Speaks on New Man Utd Deal
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Ighalo Speaks on New Man Utd Deal

Odion Ighalo has spoken about his delight at extending his Manchester United loan deal. The 30-year-old joined United in January on an initial six-month contract from Shanghai Shenhua. Ighalo went on to score four goals in eight appearances, before it expired on May 31. However, both clubs have agreed on an extension, which will see the Nigerian striker remain at Old Trafford until January 2021. “I’m really happy. It’s a dream for me to be here. I’m buzzing and ready to go,” Ighalo told MUTV. “The last few days have been difficult as there have been different talks about it but now I’m really happy, so I need to concentrate fully. I’m here until the end of January, so it’s good for me.” The last time Ighalo featured for the Red Devils...
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Why I Signed New Contract with Chelsea – Olivier Giroud

Chelsea star, Olivier Giroud, has said that the effects of the coronavirus pandemic across Europe influenced his decision to sign a new contract extension with the club. Giroud signed a new deal with Chelsea that will keep him at the West London club until the end of the 2020-21 season. The 33-year-old striker also left Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window for Inter Milan, but Chelsea’s failure to find a replacement saw the France international stay for the final six months of his existing deal. “I simply seized my opportunity, and I repaid the faith that the manager, Frank Lampard, had shown in me,” Giroud told Chelsea’s website on Monday night. “That is why the club ultimately offered me the chance to continue my time at Chelsea, and I accepted because I like it...
Man Utd Ighalo deal won’t influence Dembele pursuit
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Man Utd Ighalo deal won’t influence Dembele pursuit

Manchester United are yet to make an offer for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele. United are monitoring Dembele's situation at Lyon and could make an approach in the upcoming transfer window, says ESPN. United yesterday announced that they had secured a loan extension for Nigeria international Odion Ighalo that will see him remain with the club until January 2021. But executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and co. are still on the look-out to bring another striker to Old Trafford to ease the burden on Marcus Rashford. RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is under consideration, but 23-year-old Dembele is still a target for the 13-time Premier League champions. Dembele scored 22 goals and provided seven assists in 42 appearances before the Ligue 1 season was halted due to the Coronavirus.
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Rashford Reacts as Ighalo Extends Man Utd Deal

Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford, has congratulated Odion Ighalo on extending his stay at the club. The Premier League side and Shanghai Shenhua have reached an agreement that will see Ighalo remain at Old Trafford until January 2021. The 30-year-old has been allowed to remain with United, amid uncertainty over the resumption of the Chinese Super League and when foreign players can return. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought in Ighalo in the January window, after Rashford suffered a back injury. However, the England forward is fit again and will be ready to lead the attack for United, when the season restarts. Rashford retweeted United’s official announcement on Ighalo’s loan extension and commented, “Congrats @ighalojude”. Ighalo re...
Ighalo to Leave Man Utd to Sign £400,000-per-week deal
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Ighalo to Leave Man Utd to Sign £400,000-per-week deal

Odion Ighalo is likely to sign a £400,000-per-week deal when he returns to Shanghai Shenhua, according to Sky Sports. The 30-year-old looks set to leave Manchester United in the coming days, after his Chinese Super League club asked him to return ahead of the delayed restart of the season. Ighalo’s loan deal with the Red Devils ends on May 31. Although United have expressed a desire to keep the Nigerian striker for longer, Shanghai have so far turned down all approaches. The Chinese club has also offered Ighalo a two-year contract extension, which will see him earn around £400,000 per week. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been impressed with Ighalo, who has scored four goals in eight appearances, but is said to be “relaxed” about the si...
Azealia Banks claims she slept with Dave Chappelle
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Azealia Banks claims she slept with Dave Chappelle

American rapper, Azealia Banks has made a wild claim of having an affair with married popular comedian Dave Chappelle, amid her tirade against Nicki Minaj and Doja Cat by extension. The rapper who gave an insight about her sex life in series of videos she shared on her Instastory, said if she came clean about her numerous high profile hook-ups, she could ruin a lot of marriages. Azealia then proceeded to name-check Dave Chappelle who has been married to his wife Elaine Chappelle for 19 years. She said in the video; "I have actually fucked a lot of fucking very powerful fucking men. I should ruin your fucking marriage, I should tell the world we fucked. What the fuck I'm keeping secrets from y'all n***as for? Nah, Dave Chappelle can fuck me again. That was some good black di...
Belgium boss Martinez signs extension through to 2022 World Cup in Qatar
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Belgium boss Martinez signs extension through to 2022 World Cup in Qatar

The Spaniard, who guided the side to third place in the 2018 tournament, will get another crack at football's most coveted prize Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez has signed a contract extension with the national side that will see him remain in charge through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Martinez, who had previously taken on managerial roles at Swansea, Wigan and Everton, took charge of the Red Devils in August of 2016. The Spaniard's original deal was set to come to an end following Euro 2020 – which has now been shifted back a year due to the coronavirus pandemic – but a two-year extension will see him guide a golden generation of players through two major tournaments, all going well.
PDP Rejects Curfew Extension, Calls Out SGF, Boss Mustapha
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PDP Rejects Curfew Extension, Calls Out SGF, Boss Mustapha

The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday said it had noted the alleged assumption of Presidential powers by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha who announced an additional two weeks for the partial lifting of the COVID-19 induced total lockdown imposed on Nigerians. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said this in a statement, in Abuja, on Monday. He said there was nowhere within the laws of Nigeria that the powers to broadcast presidential executive orders such as the declaration of curfews and restriction of movements vested in the Office of the SGF. He said the action of the SGF has brought serious confusion in the polity regarding the legality or otherwise of the directives contained in the SGF’s announcement. Ologbon...
Ighalo Hopes For Man United Loan Deal Extension
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Ighalo Hopes For Man United Loan Deal Extension

Odion Ighalo hopes his loan deal at Manchester United is extended until the Premier League season is completed. The former Super Eagles striker, 30, moved from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua in January and has a contract until May 31. United has not made any offer of loan extension or permanent deal. Ighalo may have to return to China at the end of the month. “I would like to finish the season if it’s possible,” Ighalo told BBC Sport. “I was in good form, good shape, scoring goals and now we’ve stopped now for over a month. I’ve given it my best and hopefully we’ll come back to play. “The team had a good momentum before the pandemic started. At the moment I’m on loan, and this will cut short my time at the club.” He has scored four goals in eight games in all competitions...
Lockdown Extension: At Last, President Buhari Decides To Speak
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Lockdown Extension: At Last, President Buhari Decides To Speak

For the third time in six weeks since the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari will Monday address Nigerians on the administration’s present effort and further plans at curbing the dreaded disease. The president had, March 30, 2020 announced an initial two-week lockdown of FCT, Lagos and Ogun states, following which he directed further lockdown on the affected states and the FCT by another two weeks expected to end today. But Ogun state government pleaded with the federal government and delayed the lockdown take-off by one week, on account of non-preparation by the residents. And across the 36 states of the federation, governors came up with varied measures, including lockdown and curfew to ensure some level of social distancing and movement ...
Abaribe Cautions Against Lockdown Extension
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Abaribe Cautions Against Lockdown Extension

The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has cautioned against any extension of a nationwide lockdown over COVID-19 pandemic. He warned that extending the cessation of movements would rather ignite major economic and security crisis that could hurt Nigerians, majority of whom depend on daily wages for sustenance. The Senator, in a statement in Abuja by his Media Adviser, Uchenna Awom, said extension would be counterproductive as the people seem totally worn-out in all ramifications to soak in further shocks. He, however, called for a cautious and guided lifting of the lockdown where the existing measures such as compulsory wearing of face masks, sanitizers, and other associated sanitary conditions and personal hygiene are enforced in public places. “Aside from the above, ...
Mahdi Camara extends Saint-Etienne stay
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Mahdi Camara extends Saint-Etienne stay

The 21-year-old Malian has agreed on a new deal which will keep him at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard until 2024 Mahdi Camara has signed a two-year contract extension with French side Saint-Etienne. The midfielder signed his first professional contract with the Greens in March 2018 after impressive performances in the youth set-up. He joined Laval on loan in January 2019 till the end of the season to ganer more experience and this term, he has become a key member of Claude Puel' team. The French-born Malian has made 20 appearances for Saint-Etienne this campaign across all competitions and has been rewarded with an additional two-year contract, with his current deal set to expire in 2022. "It is a pride to extend my contract and to continue my adventure in Green. I am happy with the ...
Buffon & Chiellini set to renew Juventus contracts
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Buffon & Chiellini set to renew Juventus contracts

The pair looked to be heading for free agency this summer but Goal can confirm extension talks have long been in the works Giorgio Chiellini and Gianluigi Buffon are set to sign new deals with Juventus, sources close to the club have revealed , with the Italian veterans having been heading towards the end of their current contracts at the end of June. It is understood that proposals to keep the long-serving pair at the Juventus Stadium have been in the works for quite some time and would already have been completed had the coronavirus pandemic not called a halt to sport the world over. Buffon, who has spent the majority of his career with the Old Lady after signing from Parma in 2001, returned to the club after a solitary season with Paris Saint-Germain and fully accepts that he w...
‘It’s time for a change’ – Willian backed to swap Chelsea for Juventus
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‘It’s time for a change’ – Willian backed to swap Chelsea for Juventus

Former Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu believes Juve would be the ideal next destination for the winger with him set to leave the Blues Former Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu has backed Willian to complete a move away from Chelsea this summer, with Juventus touted as a possible landing spot. Willian quickly established himself as a key member of the Chelsea squad after being snapped up from Anzhi Makhachkala for £30 million ($37m) in the summer of 2013. The Brazil international has racked up more than 300 appearances for the Blues in total, while getting his hands on two Premier League titles and the Europa League. The 31-year-old enjoys the full trust of current boss Frank Lampard, having featured in 37 games in all competitions this season, but as it stands, is set to...
FG Says Foreigners With Valid Pass Will Get Extension
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FG Says Foreigners With Valid Pass Will Get Extension

The Federal Government has said that foreigners holding valid visitors pass or resident permit with confirmed return tickets scheduled to travel out would be issued the relevant government extensions at no cost. This, it said, was to enable the beneficiaries to reschedule their flights and travel within one week whenever the restriction on travel is suspended. Scores of foreigners had been stranded in the country following the closure of the international airports and the land borders by the FG to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country. As a result of this, many foreign embassies in the country, including the United States Mission, British High Commission, and others, had sought government permission to airlift their nationals through special evacuation flights. But ...
COVID-19: Delta Women Stage Protest Over Two Weeks Lockdown Extension In The State (Photos)
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COVID-19: Delta Women Stage Protest Over Two Weeks Lockdown Extension In The State (Photos)

Women in Sapele, Delta state today staged a protest over the extension of the lockdown in the state. The state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday April 14th, announced a two weeks extension of the lockdown in the state. The state currently has three confirmed cases of COVID-19 with one death. The protesting women say they are hungry and do not have food to feed themselves or their family members. They are demanding the state government to lift the ban on movement of restriction for them to about their businesses so they can provide for their families. See more photos of the protesting women below  
IK Ogbonna Reacts To Extension Of Lockdown In Lagos
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IK Ogbonna Reacts To Extension Of Lockdown In Lagos

Nigerian actor IK Ogbonna has reacted to the recent news of an extension of the lockdown in Lagos and a few other states in the country. Taking to his IG page, the actor stated that he is in support of the lockdown but the government needs to do something to help the poor being robbed in different parts of Lagos. In his words; ”Dear government, I am in full support of the lockdown .. but something has to be done to assist the poor else we would suffer from hunger virus which is worse than coronavirus”
Saudi King approves extension of curfew until further notice
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Saudi King approves extension of curfew until further notice

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman approved an extension of the kingdom’s curfew until further notice due to the rate at which the coronavirus is currently spreading, the state news agency (SPA) reported early on Sunday. The Saudi king has previously ordered a curfew that took effect on March 23, from 7 pm to 6 am for 21 days, to curb the spread of the coronavirus, state media reported. Last week the kingdom placed its capital Riyadh and other big cities under a 24-hour curfew, locking down much of the population to stem the spread of the new coronavirus.
Only Buhari Can Determine Extension Of Lockdown In Lagos, FCT – FG
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Only Buhari Can Determine Extension Of Lockdown In Lagos, FCT – FG

The Federal Government on Tuesday said only President Muhammadu Buhari can decide if the lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, over Coronavirus will be extended or not. Buhari had a week ago ordered total lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and FCT for 14 days to checkmate the spread of Coronavirus. Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, who spoke in Marina, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, said only the president had the power to grant extension or not, but noted that Buhari did said the lockdown would be for 14 days in the first instance. He said the presidential taskforce had come to Lagos for a revaluation and report back to the president, adding that Buhari lockdown Lagos, Ogun and FCT based o...
Roma make second offer for Arsenal midfielder Mkhitaryan
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Roma make second offer for Arsenal midfielder Mkhitaryan

Arsenal have turned down multiple offers from Roma to sign permanently Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Daily Express says the Serie A club have had two bids, the last one of around £10million, rejected by the Gunners for Mkhitaryan. Arsenal want around £18m for the Armenian winger, who has been on loan at Roma this season, with the Italian club keen to make the move permanent. Former Manchester United star Mkhitaryan has told friends that he is prepared to take a pay cut to make the move happen and told Arsenal he would like to go, but the two clubs have been unable to agree a fee, though an extension of the loan agreement could be possible.
Willian welcomes Arsenal, Spurs interest after ruling Chelsea deal ‘impossible’
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Willian welcomes Arsenal, Spurs interest after ruling Chelsea deal ‘impossible’

Willian has been dealt a major blow in his contract negotiations with Chelsea. The Brazilian is out of contract at the end of the season, and the two parties have been in talks for months over an extension. But the 31-year-old says the club will not offer him a three-year deal and he will start to negotiate with other teams. "Really a very beautiful story that I built at this club, I have a very special affection for the fans, for the people who work there and I identified myself a lot here," Willian told Fox Sports. "Everyone knows that my contract ends now in a few months, so the renewal is really a difficult thing to happen. "I think it will be very difficult for me to renew because Chelsea offered me two years, I asked for three and it ended there, we didn't talk anymore...
Willian Confirms Chelsea Contract Extension
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Willian Confirms Chelsea Contract Extension

Chelsea winger, Willian, has confirmed that his club offered him a two-year contract extension. He also said that he wanted a three-year contract extension at Chelsea, adding that the situation concerning his future at Chelsea is now difficult. The Brazilian international said this following Chelsea’s 3-0 defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16 first-leg clash on Tuesday night. The 31-year-old’s current contract at Stamford Bridge will expire at the end of the season. “Chelsea offered me a two-year contract extension,” Willian told Esporte Interativo. “I told the club I wanted three years extension, but they are not going to change what they have offered. “The circumstances is hard now because of this. “My aim is to work hard to help Chelsea wi...
EKSUTH Workers to Commence Strike Monday over Sacked Colleagues
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EKSUTH Workers to Commence Strike Monday over Sacked Colleagues

Workers of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) would on Monday (January 12) commence industrial action, if the management fails to reverse the “illegal” sack of their members. About 200 workers of the hospital were last December sacked by the management, but some have been reinstated due to pressure from organised labour. Dropping the hint of industrial action in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, the chairperson, Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), Comrade Omotola Farotimi, said the strike ought to have started today (Friday), but the management of the hospital has been given additional three-day grace to have a rethink over the issue. Farotimi said the management has been given the opportunity to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the labour, which she insisted mus...
Belgian club Oostende sign former Bursaspor defender Vieux Sane
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Belgian club Oostende sign former Bursaspor defender Vieux Sane

The Senegalese defender has been handed a contract by the Kustboys after successful trials at the Versluys Arena Belgian First Division A side Oostende have signed Vieux Sane on a one-year deal with the option of a 12-month extension. The 29-year-old has been without a club since his loan contract with French side Auxerre ended in 2018, having joined the AJA from Turkish club Bursaspor. On Monday, the Kustboys announced the acquisition of the defender after impressing on trials.
EPL Club Sign Contract with Another Nigerian star
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EPL Club Sign Contract with Another Nigerian star

Southampton have signed a new contract with Nigerian youngster, Nathan Tella. The Premier League club made this known in a statement through the club’s official website on Sunday. Tella signed a new one-year contract that will keep him at the Saints until June 2020. This is coming after Southampton signed a contract extension with Nigerian defender, Oludare Olufunwa, last month. Speaking after signing a new deal with Southampton, Tella told the club’s official website: ”I have been here from a young age and the club have nurtured me into the player and person I am today. “The manager has given everyone motivation, with the trust he shows in young players. It’s a realistic target to make the first-team, and that’s the incentive to get...
Premier League Striker Completes Move to China
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Premier League Striker Completes Move to China

West Ham have completed the sale of Marko Arnautovic to Shanghai SIPG for £22.4m (€25m), according to Sky Sports. The 30-year-old passed a medical with the Chinese Super League side over the weekend, with the deal expected to be made official early this week. West Ham decided to accept a “terrible deal” for Arnautovic, because everyone “wants him out”. The London club were running out of patience, after comments made by his brother claiming they are “using” him. The Austrian striker scored 21 goals in 59 Premier League matches in his two seasons at the club since arriving from Stoke City. Arnautovic had asked to leave in January, but ended up signing a contract extension. The new deal saw his wages rise by 20% to £120,000 a week, ...
Chelsea Reveals why they Extended David Luiz’s Contract
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Chelsea Reveals why they Extended David Luiz’s Contract

Chelsea have explained why defender, David Luiz’s contract was extended. Luiz on Friday signed a contract extension with the Blues that will see him remain at the Stamford Bridge until 2021. Chelsea Director, Marina Granovskaia has now said that Luiz’s contract was extended because the Brazilian has set a perfect example to those around him throughout the season, adding that the centre-back has been a huge influence on and off the pitch. “We are delighted David Luiz will be staying with the club,” Granovskaia told the club’s official website. “He has set the perfect example to those around him throughout the campaign and been a huge influence on and off the pitch. “With the Europa League final still to come, we hope to finish off the season with silverware and David will...
Solskjaer hoping to see Mata sign new Man Utd contract
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Solskjaer hoping to see Mata sign new Man Utd contract

The Spanish midfielder is heading towards the free agent pool, but those at Old Trafford are keen to see him agree to an extension Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still hoping to see Juan Mata commit to a new contract at Old Trafford. As things stand, the World Cup winner is heading towards free agency. His current deal is due to expire in the summer and no extension has been put in place as yet.
Gary Neville Claims Pogba no Longer Wants to Play for Manchester United
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Gary Neville Claims Pogba no Longer Wants to Play for Manchester United

Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville, has observed that Paul Pogba does not want to play for the club again. According to Neville, Pogba has had his head turned by all the transfer talk linking him to Real Madrid. “I think he is world class. I don’t think he wants to be here, that’s his problem. I think his agent’s into him. “I said two, three months ago when he was brilliant, he’s done brilliantly for Ole, by the way, he’s scored I think 11 goals, seven assists, but I honestly thought a couple of months ago we sat in this studio at the Liverpool game and everything was brilliant about Paul Pogba and I said ‘I believe that it will resurface, the issues will resurface’. “We know his agent, we know the influence he has on him, we know that Pogba has got his head tur...
How Hazard Plans to Force Chelsea Exit, Join Real Madrid
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How Hazard Plans to Force Chelsea Exit, Join Real Madrid

Chelsea star, Eden Hazard, will force the club to sell him this summer, by refusing to sign a new deal, the UK Telegraph reports. Hazard has emerged as Zinedine Zidane’s primary transfer target and the Spanish giants are said to be increasingly confident of signing the 28-year-old. The Belgium captain has just over a year left on his current contract but has turned down the opportunity to sign an extension worth a club-record £300,000-a-week. The Blues will demand around £100million for Hazard and although Real are reluctant to meet that asking price, the player will then attempt to force Chelsea’s hand by threatening to walk away on a free in 2020. It is understood that Chelsea could even be powerless, to preventing the player from signing for rivals Manchester City.
Nigerian Girl Breaks 100 Years University Record In India, Gets Scholarship Extension
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Nigerian Girl Breaks 100 Years University Record In India, Gets Scholarship Extension

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) an autonomous organisation of the Government of India, has extended scholarship for the exceptionally brilliant Nigerian lady, Emelife Stella Chinelo, who emerged the best graduating student in the University Of Mysore, India in MSc Chemistry. “ICCR takes pride in having extended scholarship to Ms. Emelife Stella Chinelo from Nigeria who recorded 20 Gold Medals & 5 cash awards at the 99th Convo of @MysoreVarsity for her outstanding performance in M. Sc. We wish her the best” the organization announced on its official page on Friday. Ms Emelife, 28, graduated from the Department of Chemistry and bagged 20 gold medals and five cash prizes, at the 99th Convocation of University of Mysore (UoM) She received the Maximum Gold medals ...
Cardiff Seeks Talks with Nantes Over Payment of Sala Fees
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Cardiff Seeks Talks with Nantes Over Payment of Sala Fees

Cardiff City is seeking direct talks with Nantes in an effort to solve the dispute over the £15m transfer fee for striker Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash in January. World football’s governing body FIFA has granted the clubs until 15 April to settle the row. Cardiff refused to make the first scheduled payment for the Argentine. FIFA had originally ordered evidence to be submitted by Wednesday to adjudicate in the dispute. Cardiff say Nantes have yet to respond to their request, sent last week, to meet over the issue. A club statement said: “Cardiff City has requested and been granted an extension to the deadline to respond to FIFA on this matter. “Cardiff City recently wrote to FC Nantes proposing a meeting to discuss issues surrounding the Emiliano Sala tr...
PSG Ready to Offer De Gea £350,000-a-week Deal
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PSG Ready to Offer De Gea £350,000-a-week Deal

David De Gea may leave Manchester United during the summer, as the club continue negotiations over a new contract, The UK Sun reports. The Spain keeper wants £350,000 per week, with French giants Paris Saint-Germain happy to meet his demands. Man United activated the one-year extension in his contract earlier this season, but want to tie the 28-year-old down to a longer deal. De Gea is thought to be open to stay, after an upturn in fortunes under new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was appointed permanently last week. However, PSG are willing to offer £60million for the stopper to test Man United’s resolve. The Parisians are also interested in Ander Herrera, whose contract expires in the summer and has yet to agree new terms.
Bernado Silva Signs New Five-year Deal at Man City
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Bernado Silva Signs New Five-year Deal at Man City

Bernardo Silva is the latest Manchester City star to commit his long-term future by signing a three-year contract extension until 2025. The Portugal international has become the 11th player to renew with the Premier League champions since January 2018. It is believed his new deal is worth in excess of £150,000 a week, the prize for a stunning second season at the Etihad Stadium. Real Madrid had been tracking his progress. Silva has flourished this year and become one of the first names on Pep Guardiola’s team sheet. He has followed the likes of Raheem Sterling, Aymeric Laporte and Ederson in signing a new lengthy contract. The 24-year-old is a hugely popular figure around the club and was nicknamed Pablo Picasso by team-mate Benjamin Mendy. ‘It’s an honour to extend my...
Mikel’s Enjoying Football at Boro, Says Pulis
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Mikel’s Enjoying Football at Boro, Says Pulis

Middlesbrough coach, Tony Pulis believes John Obi Mikel is enjoying his football life at the club and he may stay next season. The Super Eagles captain joined the English championship side after his China odyssey with Tianjing Teda came to an end. His contract with Boro will lapse at the end of the season. Pulis believes a contract extension could be on the cards whether or not Boro are promoted to the Premier League. ‘’I don’t think the key to keeping John is going up. I think the key is to show him the potential the club has,’’ said Pulis to Teesside Live. ‘’I think the secret to keeping John at the end of the season is to convince him this is a club going in the right direction.” He added : ‘’John has come in and done tremendously well for us and he is enjoying his football...
Olawepo-hashim Writes INEC, Seeks Further Extension Of Polls Date
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Olawepo-hashim Writes INEC, Seeks Further Extension Of Polls Date

Third Force Presidential candidate running on the People’s Trust (PT) platform, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has written the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu requesting a further extension of the Presidential and National Assembly elections because the one week extension is rather too short to conclude the stated enormous logistics requirement for the polls. The candidate, who lately led the online polls of most preferred candidate amongst the third force, argued in a letter to the INEC chairman that another extension was reasonable in view of the logistics burden on the contestants and the parties. The candidates and the parties, he said, would now have to repeat logistics preparations that have hitherto been deployed to achieve the level of mob...
Fans Express Displeasure As Valverde Extends Barcelona Contract
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Fans Express Displeasure As Valverde Extends Barcelona Contract

Barcelona fans have expressed displeasure as Ernesto Valverde extended his contract with the club till the year 2020. His new contract also contains the option for a 12-month extension beyond next summer. Ernesto Valverde coach who guided Barcelona to a Liga and Copa del Rey double in his debut campaign had been due to see his current terms expire at the end of the season. An agreement has now been reached to keep Valverde in his current post for at least one more season. In a statement released on the club’s official website, Barca said of their boss: “Since his arrival as coach, Valverde has recorded some spectacular numbers only achieved by a select few. In his first season he won both the league title and the Copa del Rey and in 2018-19 he has already added the Spanish Sup...
PDP Urges INEC to Extend Time for PVCs Collection
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PDP Urges INEC to Extend Time for PVCs Collection

Kola Ologbondiyan Meanwhile, the main opposition party, the PDP, has urged the leadership of INEC to extend the collection of PVCs by three days. In a statement Wednesday by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr., the main opposition party said information available at his disposal showed that the ruling APC had planned to use the uncollected PVCs to allocate votes to President Muhammadu Buhari. The party said the demand of three days extension was predicated on reports across the country that some compromised INEC officials at the collection centres are deliberately refusing to issue the PVCs to voters thereby frustrating millions of registered voters from getting their voters cards. According to him, “The PDP believes that this deliberate refusal to release the PVCs...
Soulja Boy Allegedly Kidnapped a Woman
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Soulja Boy Allegedly Kidnapped a Woman

Controversial rap artiste Soulja Boy allegedly kidnapped a woman on Saturday and has since been reported to the police, TMZ reports. According to reports, the woman named Kayla was at Soulja’s home in Agoura Hills just outside of L.A. Friday night, they however began to argue at about 2:30 AM Saturday and she was told to leave. Kayla who was apparently dating Soulja got in her car, put it in reverse and backed down the driveway, where she clipped the curb. Soujla’s assistant was outside and witnessed it, and became “agitated” and the 2 started fighting. Some people known to Kayla claim Soulja Boy came out and tried to break the fight up, Kayla is however claiming to have been punched and kicked while she was on the ground, before she was taken inside the garage and tied to a c...
Falz Takes Nigerians to the Classroom with Moral Instruction
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Falz Takes Nigerians to the Classroom with Moral Instruction

Falz Sound Sultan’s ‘Mathematics’ was probably the last time a Nigerian artiste took the entire country on a nation building course in a classroom from the comfort of their homes. Buying into this idea, Falz didn’t hesitate to harness the guiding powers that comes with the four walls of a classroom; hence, using it as theme for his ‘Moral Instruction’ listening party which held recently at the Landmark Towers, Victoria Island, Lagos. The ‘Moral Instruction’ album is a follow-up to 2016’s collaborative extended play (EP) ‘Chemistry’ with afro soul singer Simi. Comprising nine tracks, the theme centres on issues as politics, corruption and equality. Generally, it leans towards the activism that defines Fela’s body of work, with each track possessing strong afrobeat flavours wit...