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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.
DFL CEO Christian Seifert holds a speech during the 2018 DFL New Year Reception at Thurn & Taxis Palais on January 16, 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Simon Hofmann-Bongarts-Getty Images

German football ‘must repay trust’ – Bundesliga chief

The boss of the Bundesliga says the German league must repay the trust shown by Angela Merkel’s government if football returns, as expected on May 9, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Bayern Munich's Leon Goretzka scores their second goal. REUTERS-Michael Dalder

German clubs buoyed by potential mid-May season restart

German football clubs are hoping a return to action is on the horizon, even if it means playing in closed stadiums, after the country’s health minister and regional leaders said matches could potentially resume from May 9.
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).
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)

Austrian restaurants, churches and some schools to reopen

Austria will further loosen its coronavirus lockdown on May 15 by allowing restaurants and cafes to reopen and religious services to resume, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Tuesday.

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.
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.
Italy will present a plan this week to ease its lockdown from May 4, said Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in a post on Facebook.

Italy to gradually ease lockdown from May 4

Conte said that his cabinet is working with various experts to coordinate the so-called “phase 2” when Italy will have to cohabit with the coronavirus. The plan will be done at a
Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has waded again into the controversies surrounding the dramatic spread of COVID-19 and the extreme measures implemented by leaders worldwide to contain it.

Prophet TB Joshua: Hardship virus more dangerous than coronavirus

Prominent Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has again waded into the contentious issue of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, calling on world leaders to reopen the economy.
Former Manchester United stars Paul Ince and Owen Hargreaves disagreed over Odion Ighalo wonder goal in Thursday’s 5-0 win at LASK, in the Europa League first leg round of 16 tie.

Odion Ighalo makes Europa League team of the week

Former Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo has been included in the UEFA Europa League first leg round of 16 Team of the Week, following his impressive performance for Manchester United against Austrian club LASK.
Roma has officially announced that tomorrow’s Europa League clash between Sevilla and Roma will not take place.

c: Inter and Roma games called off over coronavirus

The Europa League has been left in limbo as a result of the coronavirus outbreak with two ties involving Italian clubs called off and four more games scheduled for Thursday to be played behind closed doors.
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes had some kind words for Nigeria international, Odion Ighalo after last night’s 5-0 victory against Club Brugge in the return leg of the Europa League Round of 32.

Manchester United to play Austria’s LASK in Europa League last 16

Manchester United will meet Austrian club LASK in the last 16 of the Europa League, while Wolves were pitted against Olympiakos in Friday’s draw in Nyon.
Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah felt an efficient all-round performance saw Liverpool FC deservedly secure a spot in the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup final.

Mo Salah warned not to make Real Madrid move

Liverpool striker, Mohamed Salah, has been advised he’d be making a huge mistake by ditching Anfield for a transfer to Real Madrid this summer.
Celtic supporters believed that it could be next-to-impossible to bring in Mohamed Elyounoussi on a permanent deal next season but it turns out he may be more affordable than once thought.

Celtic must pay £9 million to land Mohamed Elyounoussi on permanent deal

Celtic supporters believed that it could be next-to-impossible to bring in Mohamed Elyounoussi on a permanent deal next season but it turns out he may be more affordable than once thought.

Ike Shorunmu: Why Clemens Westerhof dropped me from USA 1994 squad

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Ike Shorunmu has revealed the reason why he was dropped by Clemens Westerhof dropped him from the USA 1994 World Cup squad.
“The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland has filed an indictment with the Federal Criminal Court against the Ukrainian national and long-standing member of the Ukrainian Parliament Mykola Martynenko and a second Ukrainian national,” the Federal Council said in a statement.

Switzerland charges former Ukrainian lawmaker with money laundering

Switzerland has charged two Ukrainians, including a former parliamentary deputy, for allegedly laundering around 2.8 million euros ($3.1 million) via Swiss bank accounts, the government said Friday.
Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi

Ogenyi Onazi happy to be back after a year

Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi is thrilled to be back on the pitch again after spending almost a year on the sidelines due to achilles tendon injury.
Anthony Nwakaeme found the back of the net while John Obi Mikel featured as Trabzonspor secured a 3-1 away win against Antalyaspor in Sunday’s Turkish Super Lig encounter.

Anthony Nwakaeme, Mikel Obi inspire Trabzonspor to victory against Antalyaspor

Anthony Nwakaeme found the back of the net while John Obi Mikel featured as Trabzonspor secured a 3-1 away win against Antalyaspor in Sunday’s Turkish Super Lig encounter.
Ruthless Roger Federer stayed on course for a 10th title at his hometown Swiss Indoor tournament in Basel, dropping only three games in crushing Moldova’s Radu Albot on Wednesday.

Ruthless Roger Federer dispatches Albot to reach Basel quarter-finals

Ruthless Roger Federer stayed on course for a 10th title at his hometown Swiss Indoor tournament in Basel, dropping only three games in crushing Moldova’s Radu Albot on Wednesday.
Europa League

Europa League group stage draw — in full

Arsenal will face Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt, who reached last season’s semi-finals, while Manchester United face a long trip to Kazakhstan to play Astana.
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has been hailed as a 'gentle killer' by former Basel coach Heiko Vogel, with the German trainer admitting to having questions over whether the Egypt international had the mentality to make it at one of Europe's top-level clubs.

Heiko Vogel: Mo Salah is a gentle killer

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has been hailed as a 'gentle killer' by former Basel coach Heiko Vogel, with the German trainer admitting to having questions over whether the Egypt international had the mentality to make it at one of Europe's top-level clubs.

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Normalcy returns to Kano prison after inmates riot

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) says normalcy has been restored to the Kurmawa Custodial facility in Kano metropolis following a violent protest staged by the inmates on Thursday.
Governor Bello Matawalle

Zamfara governor condemns bandits attacks on villages, closes four markets

Zamfara state governor, Dr Bello Mohammed Matawalle has directed the immediate closure of four major markets in its bid to crush the activities of bandits in the state.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC to embark on five day strike, protest in Kaduna over mass sack

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced plans to withdraw services from both public and private organisations in Kaduna State for five days in protest of the mass sacking of thousands of workers by the state government.

Accident claims passenger on motorcycle in Ekiti

A woman, who was a passenger of a commercial motorcyclist yesterday lost her life in a road accident in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
Carlo Ancelotti says Everton's special Merseyside derby victory against Liverpool was a gift to their fans.

Carlo Ancelotti: I thought European Super League was a ‘joke’

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he thought the European Super League was “a joke” when he first heard about the breakaway proposal.

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Manchester City boss: Phil Foden will do his talking on the pitch

Pep Guardiola has backed Phil Foden to do his talking on the pitch after a contentious tweet was posted by his social media company aimed at Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has shed more light into why full commercial flight operation is yet to commence in Bayelsa International Airport, in Ammassoma, near the state capital despite its inauguration about six months ago.

NCAA approves Bayelsa airport for flights

After months of delayed expectation, the Bayelsa State-owned airport, on Saturday, finally got the nod of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to commence commercial flight operations.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

NEMA visits Kwara community ravaged by storm

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has visited Oro, in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara to access the damages caused by a storm that ravaged the town and its environs on Tuesday.

Anambra: Gunmen hoist Biafran flag in bank

Customers and workers in an old generation bank in Abagana, Anambra’ State on Thursday narrowly cheated death when some gunmen seized the bank, shot sporadically into the air and planted Biafran flag on its premisses.

Kebbi: NBA, JUSUN, PASAN protest over judiciary, legislative autonomy

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), Kebbi state chapters, have staged a peaceful protest in the state over autonomy of judiciary and legislative arms of government.