Arsenal have officially announced the arrival of Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid on a six-month loan deal.
Odegaard, 22, will provide Mikel Arteta’s team with creativity, following the departure of Mesut Ozil.
The Norwegian had asked to leave the Santiago Bernabeu in January due to a lack of first-team minutes so far this season.
He has played only seven times in La Liga and is yet to complete 90 minutes for Madrid since returning from last season’s loan spell at Real Sociedad.
Sociedad had been linked with a move to take Odegaard back this month but a return became unlikely once Arsenal entered the race to sign him.
Odegaard revealed the role Arteta played in his decision, telling the club’s official website: “I spoke to him before coming here, of course. That was very important for me and he seems like a top manager and I liked his ideas, the way he sees football and also the way he is.
“He gave me a great feeling and that was important for me to come here. He was crucial.
“I think every time you go to a new place, you want to make sure that it feels good and that there is a plan. But I think everything here just seems good.
“I like the club and I always liked the way that the club wants to play. Everything about the club and now how the manager wants to play, I think it’s a club that really suits me well. So I think it’s a good match.”
American businessman, Bill Gates, has advised the Nigerian government to consider fixing the poor health sector in the country rather than spending money on buying COVID-19 vaccines.
Speaking visually with newsmen on Tuesday, January 26, the billionaire urged the government against diverting its limited health fund into trying to pay a high price for COVID-19 vaccines.
“I’m an advocate for the government to have more resources and prioritise health. Obviously I’m not a voter in Nigeria, so Nigeria can decide that independently. So my advice is that the primary health care system is what’s super important and that with those finite resources, you have to prioritise expenditure.
I mean, the deaths from the deficits and primary health care are dramatically higher every year than the total deaths going on in Africa from this pandemic, and so I hope it causes everyone...
My heart still de cut 2 times if I hear your name – Richard Mofe Damijo pens down heart warming message to celebrate his beautiful wife on her birthday
Veteran Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe Damijo better known as RMD has taken to social media to pen down a lovely message to his beautiful wife, Jumobi Adegbesan who turns a year older today.
According to RMD, who has been married to his wife for 22 years shared a photo of her revealing his heart still cuts every time, he hears her name.
Sharing a photo of her in celebration of birthday, the actor wrote :
"Happy Birthday my love. Today is just to hail you like the Warri Babe that you are now…
Abeg make una clear road for
My heart still de cut 2 times...
Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) has announced the death of the College Director, Academic Planning Unit, Mr. M.A.O Omoighe, from COVID-19 complications.
It also ordered all students to vacate the hotels latest Thursday, January 28, 2021.
The medical centre was also shut for two weeks while those who may have had direct contacts with the deceased were told to undergo COVID-19 test and proceed on self-isolation/
The institution also instructed lecturers to resort to online teaching immediately.
The recommendations of the academic board read: “The College should resort to online teaching immediately, for smooth lecturing, lecturers should provide lecture notes to students beforehand and utilise the online period for explanations of the lecture notes, lecturers are to adopt acceptable modality for the online...