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The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Nigerian government trains over 3,000 online in digital skills during coronavirus lockdown

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has expressed satisfaction at the 3,000 Nigerian youth that have so far taken advantage of the ministry’s online training and attained competency badges under the Ministry’s DY.ng initiative.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

Tedros Ghebreyesus: WHO committed to fight against coronavirus pandemic

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is committed to the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic on all fronts, particularly protecting young people.
Acting Governor Baba Tella made the observation at the weekend while updating reporters on efforts by the state to fight COVID-19.

Lawyers donate N500,000 to Bauchi to tackle spread

The sum of N500, 000 has been donated to the Bauchi State government to enable it to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

NCDC: 185 killed in 951 confirmed cases of Lassa fever in 2020

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has revealed that a total of 185 people have died of Lassa fever with 951 cases confirmed in the country since the beginning of the year 2020.

President Buhari’s daughter reunites with family

He explained that the isolation was done in line with the protocol of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), to ascertain the health status of returning travellers on coronavirus (COVID-19).
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ActionAid: Nigeria should track, monitor utilisation of coronavirus response funds

The ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has called on the Federal Government to track and monitor the utilisation of resources committed to the COVID-19 response by setting up a clear accountability mechanism structure in partnership with Civil Society Organisations.
Former Marseille president, Pape Diouf, has died aged 68 after contracting coronavirus, the club have announced.

Coronavirus: Abedi Pele pays tribute to Pape Diouf

Three-time African Footballer of the Year Abedi Pele has released a statement paying tribute to Pape Diouf.

Lagos sex workers lament impact of coronavirus lockdown

Everyone is affected by the compulsory stay-at-home directive. When newsmen drove round some parts of Lagos, most brothels and hotels had lost its original bustle.
Italy’s national lockdown to try to contain the spread of coronavirus will probably continue beyond the start of May, Angelo Borrelli, head of the Civil Protection Agency, said on Friday.

Italy’s civil protection chief sees lockdown continuing beyond May 1

Italy’s national lockdown to try to contain the spread of coronavirus will probably continue beyond the start of May, Angelo Borrelli, head of the Civil Protection Agency, said on Friday.

Coronavirus: Retired Nigerian doctors, nurses volunteer services

Retired Doctors, Nurses and Laboratory Scientists across the country have volunteered their services to the cause of fighting the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic spreading across States in Nigeria.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

Osun records six new coronavirus cases as number totals 190

However, with 20 COVID-19 patients already discharged and 2 death recorded, the total active cases remain 168 in the country.
Lai Mohammed is the current Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. A Nigerian lawyer, and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress.

Nigeria: Rise in fake news distracting coronavirus fight – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the rising spate of fake news and misinformation, in spite of repeated caution by government, is distracting the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Abia to impound vehicles defying restrictions

Abia State government has directed the Traffic and Indiscipline Management Agency, TIMAAS and the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, to impound vehicles who defy the order on the restriction of movement in the state.

MASSOB urges Igbo to follow native method to combat coronavirus

The Movement For the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has called on the people of the Southeast region to take advantage of the herbs in curing the COVID-19 ravaging the world.

Mike Pence: US wants to help coronavirus patients without health cover

Millions of Americans without health insurance should not have to pay for any Covid-19 treatment, the White House said on Friday in Washington.
Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba has joined in denouncing the remarks of two French medical practitioners who said on television the vaccine that could be effective in treating coronavirus should first be tested in Africa.

Coronavirus: Didier Drogba slams French doctors ‘racist’ remarks

Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba has joined the likes of Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba in denouncing the remarks of two French medical practitioners who said on television the vaccine that could be effective in treating coronavirus should first be tested in Africa.
The German Mission in Nigeria has pledged €5.5m to the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, says the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria.

Coronavirus: Germany donates €5.5 million to Nigeria

This is coming as the West-African country grapples with the attendant effects of economic shocks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic which has paralysed most activities in the country while infecting over 170 people with two deaths.

Sex workers stranded in Germany as coronavirus shuts brothels

Thousands of foreign prostitutes working in Germany have been made homeless after brothels closed due to the coronavirus outbreak and borders snapped shut, making it difficult for them to return home.

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A swarm of desert locusts flies over a ranch near the town of Nanyuki in Laikipia county, Kenya, February 21, 2020. REUTERS-Baz Ratner-File Photo

East Africa locust swarms gather as coronavirus curbs delay pesticides

Coronavirus-linked flight restrictions are hampering efforts to wipe out locust swarms on the verge of devastating crops in eastern Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.
Over 100 people have been arrested and arraigned at the Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State over violation of the state government’s lockdown in some parts of the state capital following outbreak of Coronavirus.

Coronavirus lockdown: Over 100 arrested, arraigned in Rivers

Over 100 people have been arrested and arraigned at the Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State over violation of the state government’s lockdown in some parts of the state capital following outbreak of Coronavirus.
Cameroon and Abia Warriors Goalkeeper Charles Tambe was reportedly shot in Apata area of Ibadan, Nigeria by hoodlums on Friday morning.

Abia Warriors goalkeeper shot, hospitalised in Ibadan

Cameroon and Abia Warriors Goalkeeper Charles Tambe was reportedly shot in Apata area of Ibadan, Nigeria by hoodlums on Friday morning.
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Coronavirus lockdown: Security agencies, task force should treat Nigerians with dignity – Reps deputy whip

The Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha on Friday urged security agencies and Task-Force set up by Federal and State Governments to treat people with dignity and respect as it is needless to stop people from getting coronavirus by harassing and shooting at them.
Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anaesthetist could fly in, its director told Reuters.

Medical aid marooned as Africa shuts borders amid coronavirus pandemic

Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anaesthetist could fly in, its director told Reuters.