Nicolas Pepe, who is currently on loan at OGC Nice from Arsenal, has been out of action since mid-January due to knee tendinitis.
However, Nice head coach Didier Digard has provided a positive update on the winger, stating that he has been responding well to treatment and has been doing some light running.
Although Pepe is unlikely to feature in Saturday's game against Auxerre, his progress towards a return is encouraging.
Pepe has been in impressive form while on loan at Nice, scoring eight goals across all competitions.
Upon his return to the Arsenal squad, he could potentially have a long-term future at the club, but if a decision is made to part ways, his improved performance could lead to a nice windfall for the Gunners.
Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos and a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has been declared the winner of Nigeria’s presidential election.
The ballot took place on 25 February and was marred by violence, delayed voting, operational failures at polling stations, and accusations of vote-rigging and other irregularities.
Tinubu defeated 17 other candidates, including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra who ran under the banner of the Labour Party.
By leading the field with 37% of the vote, Tinubu won a plurality of the national vote and more than 25% of the vote in at least 24 of Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory to be declared the winner on the first ballot.
However, the three main opposition candidates and their parties have rejected the result and vowed to seek legal redress.
Tinubu won a total of 8.8 million votes, compared to Abubakar’s 6.9 million and Obi’s 6.1 million.
Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, a former defence minister and governor of Kano, took 1.5 million votes to finish fourth.
Helen Mirren recently donned an Easter-inspired outfit, which fans are now calling Eastercore.
She wore a mid-length bright pink dress with a cheerful floral pattern, featuring an adorable bunny on the left side.
The outfit perfectly captured the joyful and festive spirit of spring.
In her latest film, Shazam!
Helen plays the role of Hespera, the main villain.
During a recent interview with Graham Norton, she revealed that the film's plot was "too complicated" for her to understand.
Laughing, she said, "Don't ask me about the plot, it's too complicated.
Lucy Liu and I played angry goddesses wearing unbelievably heavy costumes.
It was very hot and uncomfortable.
In fact, at the end of the first day's shooting, Lucy said in all seriousness, 'They are trying to kill us'."
Despite the film's intricate plot, Helen's performance was praised by critics, who called her portrayal of Hespera "mesmerizing" and "intense."
The film was a commercial success, grossing more than $365 million worldwide.
Helen has had a prolific career spanning several decades and has won numerous accolades for her work.
Some of her most famous roles include Elizabeth II in The Queen, Alma Reville in Hitchcock, and Catherine the Great in Catherine the Great.
Aside from her acting career, Helen is also known for her impeccable sense of style.
She has been featured in several fashion magazines for her elegant and sophisticated fashion choices.
Her Eastercore outfit is a testament to her ability to effortlessly incorporate playful and whimsical elements into her wardrobe.
Fans of Helen can look forward to seeing her in more films and television shows in the coming years.
She is set to star in several upcoming projects, including The Duke, in which she will play the role of the Duchess of Marlborough.
Sony Pictures has acquired global rights to the upcoming comedy film My Ex-Friend's Wedding, beating out several competitors.
The movie will be directed by Kay Cannon, who previously directed Blockers, and stars Ariana DeBose, Chloe Fineman, Megan Stalter, and Amanda Seyfried.
The movie was written by Taylor Jenkins Reid and Ashley Rodger, with revisions by Cannon.
Sister, a film production company, purchased the film's spec script from Circle of Confusion, a production and management company.
The movie's producers will include Stacey Snider, Brad Mendelsohn, Katie Abbott, Cannon, Laverne McKinnon, Rodger, and Reid. Sony Pictures' SVP Development and Production, Elizabeth Grave, will oversee the project.
The deal was negotiated by Virginia Longmuir on behalf of Sony's Stage 6 Films, with assistance from FilmNation Entertainment and WME Independent.
Variety was the first to report on the news.
Fans are eagerly waiting for the release of Attack on Titan Final Season Part 3, which is one of the biggest current anime, but the subbed version of the premiere isn't available on Crunchyroll or Hulu yet.
Despite airing on Japanese network NHK earlier today, the episode isn't accessible to fans outside Japan.
IGN has contacted Crunchyroll for an update, but until then, viewers are eagerly anticipating the release.
The Final Season will be split into two halves, and the second half is set to air in the fall, but there's no specific date yet.
Since the manga has already ended, it's likely that Part 3 will be the end of the series.
Part 2 received a score of 9/10 from IGN last year and was praised for its dark themes, emotional revelations, and action scenes.
Paris Saint-Germain defender and Moroccan international, Achraf Hakimi, has been charged with rape, as confirmed by French prosecutors.
The 24-year-old player faces accusations of paying for the 24-year-old woman to travel to his home in the Paris suburbs while his family was away.
The accuser went to the police station on Sunday and was questioned by prosecutors on Wednesday.
While his club made no comment, Hakimi's lawyer said the accusations were false.
Under French law, being charged does not necessarily mean the case will go to trial.
It remains to be seen if Hakimi will play in upcoming matches but he is permitted to leave French soil despite the charge against him.
Hakimi established himself as an integral part of the PSG team and was named to the FIFPro men's world team of the year at the FIFA awards ceremony last Monday.
Achraf Hakimi, a defender for Paris Saint-Germain and Morocco, has been charged with rape by French prosecutors following accusations by a 24-year-old woman.
The footballer is alleged to have paid for his accuser to travel to his home in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, while his wife and children were away on holiday.
After being questioned by prosecutors, Hakimi has denied any wrongdoing and claims to be the victim of an "attempted racket".
He has been supported by PSG, who have voiced trust in the justice system.
Under French law, a charge does not necessarily imply a trial will take place.
Hakimi was named in the FIFPro men's world team of the year last year and is set to return to action next week after receiving treatment for a thigh injury.
This article highlights some of the best female football players around the world.
Some of them include former Sydney FC star, Sam Kerr, who is known for her speed, athleticism and dribbling abilities.
She currently plays for Kansas City Courage and was named the U.S.
Football Female Player of the Year in 2022.
Vivianne Miedema, who is considered one of the best center forwards of all time, plays for both the Dutch national team and Arsenal as captain.
She set a record for scoring 41 goals in a single season.
Another talented player mentioned in the article is the German international, Dzsenifer Marozsan, who plays for O.L.
Reign. Marozsan was born in Hungary and became the youngest player to debut in Bundesliga at the age of 14 years and 7 months.
While the pandemic had a significant impact on the healthcare industry, hospitals are now back on a strong footing and are focusing on maintaining their growth momentum.
This article urges readers to keep up with daily business updates on WhatsApp and stay informed with The Economic Times News App for daily international news updates.
In this week's edition of The New York Times' music critics' playlist, Nicki Minaj, Kali Uchis, and Summer Walker are among the artists with notable new songs and music videos.
Nicki Minaj kicks things off with "Seeing Green," a collaboration with Drake and Lil Wayne, in which she raps about the ups and downs of her career and personal life.
Kali Uchis releases "telepatía," a dreamy track with a nostalgic feel, sung entirely in Spanish.
Summer Walker brings her seductive R&B vibes to "Body," a track focused on love and appreciation for the female form.
The playlist also includes standout tracks from Arlo Parks, Leon Bridges, and H.E.R.
Arlo Parks' "Hope" is a bittersweet ballad about coming to terms with the toxicity in a relationship.
Leon Bridges delivers a smooth and soulful track with "Motorbike," which showcases his vocal range.
H.E.R.'s "Damage" maintains her signature R&B sound, but with a more upbeat tempo and lyrics about the highs and lows of relationships.
Other notable songs on the playlist come from emerging artists like Lava La Rue, Jenevieve, and Bree Runway.
Lava La Rue's "Angel" is a catchy and upbeat track that celebrates self-love and individuality.
Jenevieve's "Midnight Charm" is a sultry ode to the rush of a new romance.
Bree Runway's "Hot Hot" is a playful, high-energy track that emphasizes the importance of being confident in one's sexuality.
The playlist also features new music videos from artists like Doja Cat, Rina Sawayama, and Jessie Ware. Doja Cat's video for "Streets" features the singer in a series of glamorous and surreal settings, while Rina Sawayama's video for "Loser" takes a more introspective approach, exploring themes of identity and self-acceptance.
Jessie Ware's video for "Remember Where You Are" is a visually stunning nod to classic Hollywood glamour.
Overall, this week's playlist is a diverse mix of genres and styles, showcasing both established and up-and-coming artists.
Whether you're looking for soulful ballads or upbeat bangers, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Lewis Hamilton and George Russell had a difficult start to the Bahrain Grand Prix with Hamilton ending up in 10th place in the second practice session.
Hamilton admitted to being concerned about the performance of Mercedes, revealing that they were a long way off pace-setters Red Bull and Aston Martin.
He believes that Mercedes is losing time to rivals in both high and low-speed corners and Red Bull's race pace put it one second per lap ahead.
Hamilton feared that Mercedes was on the wrong path last year, but things have not improved for the team this year.
He did not think they could close the gap of a second at Bahrain and emphasized that they were just between third and fourth place.
However, Hamilton believed that they could close the gap in the future.