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Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has criticised former Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode for abandoning the Lagos light rail project while he was the governor of the state between 2015 and 2019.

Ex-President Obasanjo, Gordon Brown, others demand action against pandemic

About 165 global leaders, including a former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, have called for a concerted global response to the coronavirus pandemic led by the G-20 countries.
A refrigerated trailer serving as a temporary morgue at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday. Demetrius Freeman for The New York Times

New York’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 9/11

As New York City faced one of its darkest days with the death toll from the coronavirus surging past 4,000 — more than the number killed on 9/11 — the Chinese city where the global pandemic began lifted its final restrictions on movement Wednesday as deaths there plummeted.
The deadline to leave for up to four cruise ships anchored off the Australian State of Queensland will come at midnight on Wednesday.

Deadline looms for cruise ships still in Australian waters amid coronavirus outbreak

The deadline to leave for up to four cruise ships anchored off the Australian State of Queensland will come at midnight on Wednesday.
As the main draw of the singles event serves off today Tuesday April 23, Aruna Quadri believes he is ready to rock the boat against the world’s best at the ITTF World Championships holding in Budapest, Hungary.

Aruna Quadri: Table tennis changed my life

Quadri stated this on Monday when he joined millions of table tennis players and fans to celebrate World Table Tennis Day.
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

Coronavirus vaccine: WHO rejects using Africa as testing ground

Tedros Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organisation, has dismissed as “racist” a suggestion by two French scientists that the coronavirus vaccine should be tested in Africa.
Genk head coach Hannes Wolf says it is a pity that the Belgian Pro League has been cancelled due to coronavirus, with his side missing out on a place in Europe due to the decision.

Genk boss Hannes Wolf reacts Belgian Pro League cancellation

Genk head coach Hannes Wolf says "it is a pity" that the Belgian Pro League has been cancelled due to coronavirus, with his side missing out on a place in Europe due to the decision.
Cardinal George Pell will learn whether his appeal against child sex abuse convictions has been successful Tuesday when Australia’s High Court hands down its judgement.

Disgraced Cardinal George Pell awaits appeal verdict

Cardinal George Pell will learn whether his appeal against child sex abuse convictions has been successful Tuesday when Australia’s High Court hands down its judgement.
Asian markets are trading higher Monday as hopes rise that the coronavirus pandemic appears to be easing.

Asian markets begin trading week on high note

Japan’s main Nikkei index was trading more than 2.5% higher in late day trading, while Australia’s S&P/ASX was trading up well over 3.7%. The KOSPI in Seoul was up 2.6% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng had gained well over one percent. Shanghai’s index was closed for a public holiday.
Sri Lanka's cricket coach Mickey Arthur speaks during a news conference at the National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan December 17, 2019. REUTERS-Akhtar Soomro-File Photo

Mickey Arthur: Sri Lanka T20 team need fine-tuning

Sri Lanka’s Twenty20 squad needs some adjustments, said coach Mickey Arthur, who will be overseeing the team’s bid for a second 20-overs World Cup title later this year.
Health Minister Greg Hunt warned on Saturday, however, that despite the good signs, Australians will still have to keep their distance from others for the next half a year.

Australia optimistic over slowing virus spread urges vigilance

Several Australian health officials said on Sunday they were cautiously optimistic about the slowing spread of coronavirus in the country but warned social distancing restrictions are to stay in place for months.
Pink, 40, revealed Friday night that she had caught and recovered from a case of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Pink reveals coronavirus diagnosis, donates $1 million to relief funds

Pink, 40, revealed Friday night that she had caught and recovered from a case of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
A Uganda Airlines Bombardier CRJ-900 taxi is pictured during its relaunching flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya August 27, 2019. REUTERS-Njeri Mwangi

IATA: Middle East, Africa governments need to act faster to protect airlines

Middle Eastern and African governments must act faster to protect their airlines, the International Air Transport Association said on Thursday, warning their losses from the coronavirus pandemic had risen to $23 billion.
Andrew Jack as Major Ematt in Star Wars- Episode VII -- The Force Awakens

Star Wars actor Andrew Jack dies of coronavirus

Andrew Jack, a British actor and dialect coach who had roles in a number of “Star Wars” movies, has died aged 76 after contracting Covid-19, his agent has said.
Uber Eats is launching a series of partnerships with supermarkets, convenience stores, and other businesses to offer home deliveries of essential items, Reuters reports.

Uber Eats turns to grocery deliveries to fill pandemic-shaped hole in its business

Uber Eats is launching a series of partnerships with supermarkets, convenience stores, and other businesses to offer home deliveries of essential items, Reuters reports. In France, the company is partnering with supermarket chain Carrefour to offer deliveries from 15 of its Paris stores. The Financial Times reports that it’s also working with Galp in Spain to deliver items from 25 petrol station convenience stores, and in Brazil it’s offering deliveries from local pharmacies, pet shops, and convenience stores.
One of Nigeria’s renowned power-lifters and star at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Ndidi Nwosu, is dead.

Nigerian paralympic gold medalist Ndidi Nwosu passes on

One of Nigeria’s renowned power-lifters and star at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Ndidi Nwosu, is dead.
Illinois health authorities are carrying out an investigation into the state’s first known death of an infant from the novel coronavirus. David Crosling-AAP

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country

Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including full lockdowns, shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.
Formula One could shorten grand prix weekends and race into January if that helps salvage a season ravaged by the coronavirus, according to Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto.

Mattia Binotto: F1 could race into January if necessary

Formula One could shorten grand prix weekends and race into January if that helps salvage a season ravaged by the coronavirus, according to Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was satisfied with Manchester United's display in the FA Cup clash against Wolves, despite his side not mustering a shot on target in the 0-0 draw at Molineux.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘ruthless’ in sacking David de Gea mentor

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ‘ruthless’ nature may in part explain goalkeeper David de Gea’s poor form, according to an article in The Times.

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Four Nigerians detained in Cotonou over coronavirus quarantine fees

Four Nigerian returnees have been detained by soldiers in Cotonou, the Benin Republic after being quarantined for 14 days in a hotel in the West African country for refusing to pay N900, 000 each for the accommodation facility.

Lockdown: Court sentences 17 Lagos residents

The police in Lagos on Wednesday arraigned additional 17 residents who flouted the stay-at-home order of the state government.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari grants presidential pardon to some inmates

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted pardon to some inmates of the Custodial Centres of the Nigeria Correctional Service, NCoS,.
The partial closure of Nigeria’s land border with neighbours will continue beyond January 2020 and will only be terminated until the set objectives are achieved.

Nigerian returnees from Ivory Coast arrive Seme border

The much-awaited 67 Nigerians resident in Ivory Coast on Wednesday arrived at Seme Border Post in a luxurious bus with registration number Osun XA 240 EJG.
Real Madrid is set to announce the signing of a midfielder as they set the stage to unveil Reinier Jesus Carvalho a player they signed from Flamengo in the Brazilian Serie A.

Real Madrid agree 10-20% salary cut for players

Real Madrid's first team will take pay cuts of between 10 and 20 per cent to compensate for the club's loss of income during the coronavirus pandemic, the Merengue confirmed on Wednesday.