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Nigeria’s Rasheedat Ajibade joins Atletico Madrid

Rasheedat is one of the main promises of Nigerian football, she can play as a winger and as an offensive midfielder thanks to his great versatility.”

Diego Costa quits Atletico Madrid

The 32-year-old Brazilian-born forward, who has been capped 24 times by Spain after twice appearing in friendlies for the country of his birth, had asked to leave the club for “personal reasons”.

Anwar El Ghazi volley sees stubborn Aston Villa hold lacklustre Chelsea

Chelsea spent more than £220m in the transfer market in the summer and Roman Abramovich expects more from the team than this incoherent performance against Villa.

Gündogan and Torres ease Manchester City to victory over Newcastle

It was nearly 3-0 when Bernardo Silva hit Darlow’s left post, though Sterling should have scored with an attempt he miskicked that eventually went to the Portuguese.

EPL results: Arsenal defeat Chelsea to claim first win since Nov 1

Arteta fielded a hungry-looking youthful side and they helped ensure an end to the awful run, handing Chelsea only their third defeat in 18 EPL meetings against the North London side.

PSG’s Mbappe thanks Tuchel after reports of German coach’s sacking

"Pochettino is being lined up by @PSG_English. A terrific coach whose only minus is the lack of winning trophies... Well that's about to change,"

Oshoala came from the bench to help Barcelona ease past Sevilla

Oshoala scored a hat-trick in Barca’s 7-0 over Valencia last week.

Sports deaths in 2020, Maradona, Kobe and others

AFP Sport looks at some of the sporting figures who passed away in 2019:

FIFA awards: Lewandowski bests Ronaldo, Messi, clinches men’s award

“A long time ago, I remember I was longing for something like this and now I can win such and award. This really means, regardless of where you come form, all that matters is what you put into it.”

Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury trade words ahead of scheduled fight

“Whoever has got the belt, I would love to compete with them. If that is Tyson Fury, let it be Tyson Fury. It’s no big deal.

Breaking: Anthony Joshua retains heavyweight tittle as he defeats Pulev

Joshua defended his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles during the encounter with a win guaranteeing him a chance to face Tyson Fury in an all-British boxing bout in 2021.

UCL results: Ronaldo outclasses Messi in Camp Nou as Man United crash out

Ronaldo placed his shot into the bottom left corner for his 14th goal in 13 games at the Camp Nou, while he also became the first player in the UCL to score two penalties against Barcelona in the same match.

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Armed forces remembrance: Their families must get necessary support, Olowu Kuta charges FG on fallen heroes

The Olowu of Kuta called on well meaning Nigerians to continue to contribute to the welfare of families left behind by soldiers who put their lives on the line to protect their country.

N1.5 m land scam: Court sends two to jail in Enugu

On a two-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N1.5m).

‘Under siege’: Uganda’s Bobi Wine says military raids home

Bobi Wine tweeted the news just hours after he alleged Thursday’s election was rigged, saying “every legal option is on the table” to challenge the official results.

Nigeria’s inflation rises to 15.75%

The urban inflation rate also increased in December by 16.33 percent (year-on-year) in December 2020 from 15.47 percent recorded in November 2020, while the rural inflation rate increased by 15.20 percent in December 2020.