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Joe Diffie. Eighteen of his singles landed in the Top 10 on the country charts, with five going No. 1. Crystal K Martel-Adkins Publicity

Grammy winning music star dies of coronavirus

Joe Diffie, an American Grammy award-winning country music singer, died on Sunday of coronavirus. He was 61.
A farmer opens a cocoa pod at a cocoa farm in Ivory Coast, December 6, 2019. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon-File Photo

US investigates child labour in Ivory Coast cocoa supply chains

U.S. customs authorities have asked cocoa traders to report where and when they encounter child labour in their supply chains in top grower Ivory Coast, three industry sources said, following calls from American lawmakers to ban some imports.
An air ambulance operated by Philippines health officials crashed shortly after departure from Manila International Airport on Sunday, local media reported.

Air ambulance crashes in Philippines

An air ambulance operated by Philippines health officials crashed shortly after departure from Manila International Airport on Sunday, local media reported.
Deontay Wilder’s video message to Tyson Fury has given the go-ahead to part three of the saga between the two professional boxers.

Mike Tyson gives Deontay Wilder tips on how to overcome Tyson Fury in rematch

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has told Deontay Wilder how to beat Tyson Fury in their trilogy clash on October 3.

US: Emergency visa for medical professionals with approved H, J petitions

The United States Embassy in Nigeria says the recent emergency visa appointment for medical professionals is only for individuals with approved H or J petition.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to stop using their HRH titles (His-Her Royal Highness) and repay millions of pounds spent renovating their Berkshire home, the couple have announced.

Meghan Markle to make Hollywood comeback with Disney documentary

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has her first post-royal job: narrating a Disney documentary about elephants.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday became the latest celebrity to test positive for COVID-19, joining heir to the throne Prince Charles.

Celebrities hit by coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday became the latest celebrity to test positive for COVID-19, joining heir to the throne Prince Charles.
International Human Rights lawyer, Emmanuel Ogebe, just returned to the United States from Nigeria.

I witnessed the worst coronavirus screening at US airport – rights lawyer

International Human Rights lawyer, Emmanuel Ogebe, just returned to the United States from Nigeria.
Handout picture taken on January 29, 2019 and released by the Venezuelan Presidency on January 30 shows Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaking at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas. – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said he was prepared to hold negotiations with the US-backed opposition and added he would support early parliamentary elections, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday. (Photo by Francisco BATISTA / Venezuelan Presidency / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO – Venezuelan Presidency / Francisco BATISTA” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Venezuelan president slams Donald Trump

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro slammed President Trump as a “racist cowboy” as he defied a $15 million bounty by the US to face drug-trafficking charges.

Crude oil prices inch up after US record $2 trillion stimulus

Crude oil prices went up at trade opening on Wednesday with optimism that the $2 trillion aid package to stimulate the American economy would increase crude demand.
As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its second month and shows no signs of slowing, President Donald Trump has pushed to relax the restrictions on travel and movement that are, right now, the best hope for controlling the disease.

Relaxing isolation rules won’t help the economy – economists

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its second month and shows no signs of slowing, President Donald Trump has pushed to relax the restrictions on travel and movement that are, right now, the best hope for controlling the disease.
A banner for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics is seen behind a traffic sign, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tokyo, Japan, March 23, 2020. REUTERS-Issei Kato --File Photo

Tokyo Games moved to 2021 as ‘light at end of pandemic tunnel’

The Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021, the first such delay in the Games’ 124-year modern history, as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the world’s last sporting showpiece still standing this year.
Anthony Joshua’s Promoter Eddie Hearns has confirmed that talks are ongoing for the world undisputed bout between AJ and Tyson Fury.

Talks ongoing for Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury undisputed fight

Anthony Joshua’s Promoter Eddie Hearns has confirmed that talks are ongoing for the world undisputed bout between AJ and Tyson Fury.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds crunch talks over the phone today with IOC President Thomas Bach on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Olympics: Japanese premier, IOC chief hold crunch talks

British organisers said they would likely follow Australia and Canada. They will announce a decision on Tuesday after meeting with sporting body representatives.

Anglican bishop suspends use of common cup for holy communion

The Archbishop, Province of the Niger, Anglican Communion and Bishop Awka Anglican diocese, Most Reverend Chibuzor Alexander Ibezim, yesterday, said he has suspended the use of common cups for Holy Communion in order to take better measures against the spread of COVID-19 virus.
American actress Debi Mazar has revealed that she tested positive for Covid-19 (Coronavirus) after her husband and two daughters felt the symptoms, about a month ago.

Hollywood actress Debi Mazar tests positive for coronavirus

American actress Debi Mazar has revealed that she tested positive for Covid-19 (Coronavirus) after her husband and two daughters felt the symptoms, about a month ago.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

US top envoy Mike Pompeo visits Kabul amid multiple crises

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the Afghan capital Monday amid an ongoing political crisis, a raging Taliban insurgency and rising coronavirus cases — all of which further threaten an already-floundering peace process.
A man, wearing a face mask aas a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, sits at a bus stop in front of an advertisement for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Games in Bangkok on March 23, 2020. (AFP)

Canada pulls out of Olympics over virus fears

Canada pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus fears as Japan’s prime minister Monday admitted a delay may be “inevitable” and the International Olympic Committee said a decision should come within weeks.

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Minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire has disclosed that Nigeria has recorded 10 new cases of the deadly Coronavirus, bringing the total to 22 cases.

Nigeria records second death from coronavirus

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, announced this on Monday at a press briefing in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Lionel Messi reportedly held heated talks with Barcelona’s assistant manager after the latter’s behaviour during their El Clasico loss to Real Madrid on Sunday night.

Lionel Messi announces additional Barcelona pay cut to help employees

Barcelona players will make an extra contribution on top of the 70% pay cut they have agreed to take during the enforced La Liga break so that the club’s other employees can earn their full salaries during the coronavirus crisis, captain Lionel Messi said.
The Chairman and Vice Chairman of Famfa Oil LTD, Modupe and Folorunsho Alakija, have donated N1 billion to support Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19.

Famfa Oil donates N1 billion to fight coronavirus

The Chairman and Vice Chairman of Famfa Oil LTD, Modupe and Folorunsho Alakija, have donated N1 billion to support Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19.
The lady, Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, who wrote of her experience on her twitter handle, @AyodejiOsowobi, said she contracted the disease during a post-Commonwealth event in the United Kindgom.

Discharged coronavirus patient narrates her experience at Lagos isolation centre

A lady who tested positive for coronavirus has narrated her experience inside the isolation centre in Lagos after she was discharged and was given a clean bill of health on Monday, March 30.
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UBA donates N28.5 million to fight coronavirus in Kwara

The United Bank for Africa (UBA), on Monday, boosted the fight against coronavirus in Kwara with a donation of N28.5 million.