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A paramilitary police officer wearing a protective facemask to help stop the spread of a deadly SARS-like virus, which originated in the central city of Wuhan, stands guard at the exit of the Forbidden City in Beijing on January 25, 2020. AFP

Coronavirus outbreak threatens Beijing 2022 winter olympics

There is currently “little risk” from a deadly new virus sweeping parts of China at the venue for the first official alpine skiing test event for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, organisers said Saturday.

Federal government acquires six training airplanes for NCAT

As part of its commitment to implement the national aviation roadmap, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has acquired six new state-of-the-art aircrafts for the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, NCAT, Zaria.
Dominic Thiem opened his Australian Open campaign with a 6-3 7-5 6-2 win over France’s Adrian Mannarino on Tuesday.

Australian Open: Dominic Thiem cruises through first round

Dominic Thiem opened his Australian Open campaign with a 6-3 7-5 6-2 win over France’s Adrian Mannarino on Tuesday.
A 15-year-old Coco Gauff took down former World No.1 Venus Williams in straight sets.In one of the most-anticipated first-round clashes at the 2020 Australian Open, 15-year-old Coco Gauff took down former World No.1 Venus Williams in straight sets.

Coco Gauff stuns Venus in Australian Open first round

Fifteen-year-old American Coco Gauff beat Venus Williams at the Australian Open on Monday — the second time the teenager has dumped the veteran out in a Grand Slam first round.
New Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz listen during the swearing-in ceremony of the new Austrian government led by a conservative Austrian People's Party, OEVP, and the Austrian Green party in Vienna, Austria, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo-Ronald Zak)

Sebastian Kurz sworn in as world’s youngest chancellor

The leader of Austria’s conservatives Sebastian Kurz was sworn in Tuesday as the world’s youngest democratically elected leader, at the head of an unlikely coalition with the Greens following the collapse of his previous alliance with the far-right.
Bayern Munich defender David Alaba says recent his top-class displays in an unfamiliar role at center-back are partly down to the long-lasting effects of advice from former coach Pep Guardiola.

Chelsea linked with ‘ambitious’ move for £60 million David Alaba

Frank Lampard is ready to invest in his squad during the January transfer window and has identified the left-hand side of defence as a key area for reinforcement, the club monitoring several options at full-back with neither Marcos Alonso or Emerson Palmieri having convinced the Chelsea boss that they can be a first-team fixture.
This handout photo taken and released on January 5, 2020 by the Italian Department of firefighters, the Vigili del Fuoco, shows rescuers intervening after a road accident at the ski resort of Lutago. – Six Germans were killed and 11 others injured when a speeding car ploughed into them in northern Italy on January 5. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / Vigili del Fuoco / AFP)

Six Germans killed, 11 injured in Italy road accident

The accident happened at around 1:15 am (0015 GMT) in the South Tyrol region that borders Austria, the daily Corriere Della Sera said.

Facebook acquires cloud gaming service PlayGiga

Facebook has acquired the Spanish cloud gaming company PlayGiga, which previously offered its services across Italy, Argentina, Chile, and Spain. The purchase was confirmed by Facebook to CNBC, following reports last week from Cinco Diaswhich claimed that the deal was imminent and was valued at €70 million (around $78 million).
Erling Braut Haaland- yours for either £76m or £20m. Joe Klamar-AFP via Getty Images

Manchester United given significant boost in race for Erling Braut Haaland’s signature – report

Manchester United may have been left with a clear run in the race for top target Erling Braut Haaland’s signature after it emerged today via The Mirror that the player is demanding a salary of €8 million (£6.7 million) a year – around £130,000 a week – which is considerably above the maximum that Red Bull Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund, the player’s other suitors, are willing to pay.
Takumi Minamino will officially become a Liverpool player on 1 January and is understood to have a contract to 2024. Nick Taylor-Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Japanese star Takumi Minamino signs for Liverpool

Japanese international Takumi Minamino signed for Champions League holders Liverpool on Thursday for a reported fee of £7.25 million ($9.5 million) from Austrian outfit Red Bull Salzburg, the Premier League leaders announced.
Erling Braut Haaland has teased Manchester United fans by sharing a snap of himself signing their shirt – but he then posted more pictures of him autographing Leeds, Napoli and Red Bull Salzburg strips.

Manchester United transfer target teases club’s fans

Erling Braut Haaland has teased Manchester United fans by sharing a snap of himself signing their shirt – but he then posted more pictures of him autographing Leeds, Napoli and Red Bull Salzburg strips.
RB Salzburg midfielder Takumi Minamino will reportedly undergo a Liverpool medical today, according to Times Sport journalist Paul Joyce.

Takumi Minamino to have Liverpool medical ahead of January switch

RB Salzburg midfielder Takumi Minamino will reportedly undergo a Liverpool medical today, according to Times Sport journalist Paul Joyce.
Red Bull Salzburg wonderkid Erling Braut Haaland has described continued speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United as ‘f***ing boring’.

Erling Braut Haaland wants Manchester United January transfer – report

Europe’s most in-demand transfer target Erling Braut Haaland wants to move to Manchester United, according to The Telegraph.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he has a lot of reasons to be confident, despite Manchester United's worst start to a Premier League season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prioritises ‘two midfielders and a striker’ as Manchester United eye January...

Manchester United will seek reinforcements ahead of the January transfer window with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having ‘prioritised’ the addition of three new signings.
Gareth Southgate’s men will face the four-time world champions on Friday, March 27 before a match four days later against Denmark, also at Wembley.

England to host Italy in Euro 2020 warm-up

England will step up their preparations for the Euro 2020 finals with a friendly against Italy at Wembley in March, the Football Association announced on Monday.
Soccer Football - Champions League - Group E - KRC Genk v FC Salzburg - Luminus Arena, Genk, Belgium - November 27, 2019 FC Salzburg's Takumi Minamino, Dominik Szoboszlai and teammates celebrate after the match REUTERS-Francois Lenoir

Salzburg beat Genk to set up group decider with Liverpool

Salzburg thumped Belgian side Genk 4-1 away on Wednesday to keep their hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stage alive and set up a final-game decider against holders Liverpool.

Nigeria’s Bonny Light hits $64.30 per barrel

The price of Bonny Light, Nigeria’s premium oil grade has risen from $63.00 to $64.30 per barrel in the international market, the highest in the past three weeks.
Under-fire Arsenal boss Unai Emery has insisted that he has the full backing of the club's board despite a poor run of form leading to calls for the three-time Europa League-winning manager to be sacked.

Unai Emery looking for Europa League salvation with Arsenal

Unai Emery has the chance to relieve some of the pressure surrounding his position at Arsenal on Thursday by securing qualification for the knockout rounds of the Europa League with a match to spare.

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Lassa fever: NMA faults Nigeria’s preparedness for disease outbreaks

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has described the recent outbreak of Lassa fever across the country as a reflection of the abysmally low level of preparedness in handling infectious diseases, especially viral hemorrhagic fever, at all levels of healthcare delivery.
Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.

MURIC: Amotekun should not target any group for victimization

THE Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) yesterday advised the South-west states Governors that the new security organization code name Amotekun should not lean towards any religion or target any ethnic group for victimization.

PANDEF: Federal government should overhaul security architecture

Pan Niger Delta Forum, the South-South regional group in it’s reaction, said the Federal Government should immediately overhaul the nation’s security architecture and apparatus.
China has sent 450 military medical staff, including professionals who have experience in the fight against SARS or Ebola, to the novel coronavirus hardest-hit city of Wuhan.

China sends medics to Wuhan as coronavirus death toll rises to 80

Hundreds of medics are being sent to help deal with a rising number of cases of the new coronavirus in China’s central metropolis of Wuhan, health authorities said on Monday.

Full list of no-go areas for motorcycles, tricycles in Lagos

The Lagos State Government on Monday banned okada and tricycle riders in six Local Governments, nine Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, major highways and bridges in the state.