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Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Argentina records 100,000 COVID-19 cases

Argentina has registered more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases, its Ministry of Health said Sunday, despite the Buenos Aires area — the country’s coronavirus hot spot — being under the extended shutdown.
Carlos Bilardo, the man who coached Argentina to victory in the Mexico World Cup in 1986, has tested positive for coronavirus, a source close to his family told Reuters on Friday.

Argentina’s ex-football coach tests positive for coronavirus

Argentina’s 1986 World Cup-winning coach, Carlos Bilardo, has tested positive for coronavirus but without displaying any symptoms, according to local media reports.
Director of Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases Department at the World Health Organization (WHO) Frenchwoman Sylvie Briand poses after an interview with AFP outside the UN agency’s headquarters on May 12, 2020 in Geneva. – Briand said the UN agency was “surprised” by the lack of preparedness of some countries to deal with the coronavirus epidemic. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

WHO warns virus may be here to stay as toll nears 300,000

The coronavirus may never go away and populations will have to learn to live with it just as they have HIV, the World Health Organization has warned, as the global death toll from the disease nears 300,000.
Diego Maradona has lent a hand in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in his hometown by autographing an Argentina national team jersey for a raffle.

Diego Maradona autographs shirt to help Buenos Aires poor

Diego Maradona has lent a hand in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in his hometown by autographing an Argentina national team jersey for a raffle.
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 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.
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.
Paulo Dybala

Juventus to renew Paulo Dybala to 2025

La Joya was the subject of much transfer interest last summer with PSG, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur linked with a move for the Argentine.

Boca Juniors lose CAS appeal over 2018 Libertadores final

The legal fallout from the violence surrounding the 2018 Copa Libertadores final ended on Tuesday with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ordering River Plate to play two matches behind closed doors.
Marcos Rojo is ready to push for a January move away from Manchester United if required, with a mooted summer switch to Everton having failed to materialise.

Marcos Rojo to join Estudiantes on one-year loan deal

After the arrival of Harry Maguire in the summer, the 29-year-old has found himself further down the pecking order in terms of centre backs at Old Trafford.

Javier Mascherano urges Lionel Messi to return to Argentina

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been backed to return to Argentina in the near future by Javier Mascherano, who says “anything is possible” in football.
Qasem Soleimani

Israel defends US killing of Qassem Suleimani, puts military on alert

Israel’s prime minister defended a U.S. decision to launch an air strike on Friday that killed powerful Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani and the Israeli military was put on high alert, after Iran threatened revenge.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised a White House announcement on Monday ending sanctions exemptions for Iran’s oil customers, calling it “of great importance” in boosting pressure on Tehran.

Israel puts military on alert after US killing of Iranian commander

Israel has put its military on heightened alert on Friday following the U.S. killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.
Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona: I lost my virginity at 13

“I got home and said that UFOs had taken me. I said ‘They took me, I can’t tell you about it. I was on top and she was reading a newspaper.” He added that his favourite sexual position was “on all fours”.
Brazil captain Thiago Silva has accused his Argentina counterpart Lionel Messi of trying to influence the referee during Friday’s friendly between the sides in Saudi Arabia.

Barcelona ready for talks with Lionel Messi over a new deal

The 32-year-old currently has a deal until 2021 but president Josep Maria Bartomeu has informed Messi’s father Jorge that he intends to hold talks over a contract extension, according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo.

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Edo Assembly crisis: AGF’s directive to IGP a nullity – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described as a nullity the directive by the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to provide security for some individuals who controversially took oath of office as member-elect of the Edo State House of Assembly earlier in the week.
Maurizio Sarri slammed a “messy” performance as Juventus fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at struggling Udinese on Thursday night to miss the chance to seal the Serie A title for the ninth time in a row.

Maurizio Sarri: I shouldn’t be judged based on one match

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri was understandably devastated on Friday by his team’s exit in the last 16 stages of the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League after a 2-2 aggregate loss.
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Senate commends Buhari for assenting to CAMA Bill

The Senate has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for assenting to the Companies and Allied Matters Bill passed by the National Assembly.
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LMC releases final 2019/20 NPFL league table

The League Management Company has announced the final standing for the 2019-2020 Nigeria Professional Football League season.
Robin van Persie attends a news conference, after the Dutch player signed a contract with Feyenoord, in Rotterdam, Netherlands January 22, 2018. REUTERS-Cris Toala Olivares-File Photo

Robin van Persie joins Feyenoord to see if he takes to coaching

Robin van Persie said he has joined Feyenoord Rotterdam’s staff to help their forwards with their finishing - although he is not sure what his exact title is - and to see whether coaching is something he might like to pursue.