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Lionel Messi is reportedly becoming ‘worried’ that problems at Barcelona are beginning to mirror his international career with Argentina.

Leonardo: Paris Saint-Germain thought about buying Leo Messi

Messi dropped a bombshell when he handed in a transfer request but the Barca captain and six-time Ballon d’Or champion will remain at Camp Nou for the 2020-21 season.
Inter manager Antonio Conte has insisted that he does not feel that it is the right time to discuss his future as Inter boss following Inter’s Europa League final loss to Sevilla on Friday night.

Antonio Conte: Why Sevilla defeated Inter Milan in Europa League final

Inter Milan coach, Antonio Conte, has disclosed that his side lost 3-2 to Sevilla in the Europa League final on Friday night because of Romelu Lukaku’s unfortunate own goal.
Bordeaux forward, Samuel Kalu, has been tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the second Super Eagles star to contract the disease after Genk striker, Paul Onuachu.

Turkish club Galatasaray step up Samuel Kalu chase

Turkish Super Lig outfit Galatasaray are desperate to sign Nigeria winger Samuel Kalu from Ligue 1 club Girondis Bordeaux this summer.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkey to license new Mediterranean areas August

Turkey will issue seismic exploration and drilling licences in new areas of the eastern Mediterranean by the end of August, and continue its operations in the region.
Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola disclosed this on Saturday.

Work resumes in Osun after Eid-el-Kabir holiday

Workers in Osun resumed work on Monday after observing Thursday and Friday Eid-el-Kabir public holiday declared by the Federal Government.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Troops destroy wanted Benue militia leader’s hideout

The Nigerian Military said on Sunday night that troops of Operation Whirl Stroke acting on credible human Intelligence traced wanted Benue Militia leader and kidnap kingpin, Terwase Akwaza alias “Gana” to a hideout in Tse-Audu village in Akate ward, Donga LGA of Taraba state but noted that he and his gang members escaped a dawn raid before they could be caught.

Man jailed five years for trafficking 18-year-old girl to Libya for prostitution

A 66-year-old man was on Thursday sentenced to five years imprisonment by a Federal High Court, Makurdi, Benue State, for trafficking an 18-year-old lady to Mali for forced labour and prostitution.
While the United States and Europe are in the grip of the outbreak, UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned that the virus was not expected to peak in the world's poorest countries until some point over the next three to six months.

UN triples coronavirus appeal to $6.7 billion to help poor countries

The United Nations on Thursday more than tripled its appeal to help vulnerable countries combat the spread and destabilising effects of the coronavirus pandemic, asking for $6.7bn to help 63 nations, mainly in Africa and Latin America.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

Soldiers kill second most wanted kidnap kingpin in Benue, recovers weapons

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said soldiers on internal security operations in Benue state have killed the leader of a notorious kidnap group Terugwa Igbagwa aka Orjondu.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Tuesday said that it was working with the Federal Government and some States to eliminate child labour in the country by 2025.

ILO: Informal sector poverty to increase by 56 percent

International Labour Organisation, ILO, has said the COVID-19 lockdown and containment measures across the globe will increase poverty levels among the world’s informal economy workers by 56 percent in low-income countries.
Russia registered another humongous number of coronavirus infections Tuesday as its total cases soared passed 155,000.

Report: Black people four times more likely to die of coronavirus than white people

A recent report analysis by Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) claimed that residents in the United Kingdom (UK) from black heritage are more than four times likely to die from COVID-19 if infected.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has announced a two-week extension to the ongoing state-wide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Osun records two new coronavirus cases

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, who disclosed this in a statement in Osogbo on Sunday, noted that the two new cases were confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control, (NCDC) last night.
Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has tested negative for the coronavirus, an official said Tuesday, days after news leaked out of an outbreak among his staff.

Afghan president negative for virus after palace outbreak

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has tested negative for the coronavirus, an official said Tuesday, days after news leaked out of an outbreak among his staff.
The worldwide death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed 100,000 amid about 1.6 million cases and more than 368,000 recoveries, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

Global coronavirus deaths top 170 000

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 170 000 people globally, close to two-thirds of them in hardest-hit Europe, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday at 09:35 (GMT).

UN: Global hunger could double due to coronavirus blow

The number of people facing acute food insecurity could nearly double this year to 265 million due to the economic fallout of COVID-19, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.
Scott Morrison

Coronavirus: Australia premier throws weight behind virus inquiry

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday threw his weight behind calls for an international inquiry into China’s initial response to the coronavirus and its origins.
Asian markets are in negative territory Tuesday as the shockwaves from Monday’s historic drop in U.S. crude oil prices continues to reverberate.

Asian markets in negative territory

Asian markets are in negative territory Tuesday as the shockwaves from Monday’s historic drop in U.S. crude oil prices continues to reverberate.
A woman holds a mobile phone while the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 19, 2020. REUTERS-Steven Watt

European scientists and researchers raise privacy concerns over coronavirus contact tracing apps

A rift has opened up over the design of smartphone apps to trace people in Europe at risk of coronavirus infection, potentially hindering efforts to curb the pandemic and ease crippling travel restrictions.

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#EndSARS: CSOs react over President Buhari’s broadcast on protest

The Convener, Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution, CDNDC, Ariyo-Dare Atoye, said, “The President left a yawning gap, he refused to douse the tension, he failed to address the country when the whole world was calling on him to do so, as such, Gen. Buhari failed to speak and give the International Community and our foreign partners something to react to.
Mr Abhay Thakur, the High Commissioner of India to Nigeria, has said that Nigeria alone accounted for 20 per cent of India’s trade in Africa for the year 2018.

India seeks closer ties with Nigeria as trade volume reaches $14 billion

India has expressed its readiness to deepen economic ties with Nigeria towards promoting investment and trade between both countries.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday slammed the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) for not standing up for embattled Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki.

#EndSARS: Rivers governor places N50 million bounty on IPOB leader

The Rivers State Government has reinforced its ban on the activities of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra in the state in line with the prescription order by the federal government.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

#EndSARS: President Buhari promises to improve governance

Barely 24 hours after presiding over a National Security Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, which was followed by a national live broadcast, allowing the nationwide EndSARS protests, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, met with former Nigeria leaders, promising to improve governance through the democratic process and sustained engagement.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says Virgil van Dijk has “radiated positivity” at the club since suffering his potentially season-ending injury against Everton last week.

Jordan Henderson: Virgil van Dijk has radiated positivity at Liverpool since his injury

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says Virgil van Dijk has “radiated positivity” at the club since suffering his potentially season-ending injury against Everton last week.