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Novak Djokovic has described his longtime rival, Andy Murray, as a “warrior” and says he is “inspired” by the former world No.1’s journey back from a career-threatening injury.

Novak Djokovic laments Roge Federer’s absence in Dubai

Novak Djokovic admitted on Sunday he will miss injured rival Roger Federer as he prepares to begin his charge for the Dubai Championships.
Orji Okwonkwo scored the first goal of the Thierry Henry era after Montreal Impact played to a 2-2 draw with Deportivo Saprissa in the Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 on Wednesday.

Orji Okwonkwo scores in Montreal Impact Concacaf Champions League draw

Orji Okwonkwo scored the first goal of the Thierry Henry era after Montreal Impact played to a 2-2 draw with Deportivo Saprissa in the Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 on Wednesday.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Africa free of coronavirus as Egyptian suspect tests negative

But four days later, the Egyptian health ministry and the World Health Organisation announced that repeated polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis, a test conducted on coronavirus patients, came out negative when the patient was examined
A woman wearing a mask walks past a quarantine notice about the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan, China at an arrival hall of Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan, January 20, 2020.

Coronavirus death toll near 1,900

Chinese health officials reported Tuesday the number of confirmed cases from a coronavirus outbreak has surpassed 72,000, with the death toll rising to nearly 1,900.
Queen Elizabeth II’s nephew David Armstrong-Jones is set to divorce, a spokesman said Monday — the second marriage split in the British royal family announced within a week.

Queen Elizabeth II’s nephew in latest royal marriage split

Queen Elizabeth II’s nephew David Armstrong-Jones is set to divorce, a spokesman said Monday — the second marriage split in the British royal family announced within a week.
Americans leaving for chartered flights to the United States in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, on Monday morning. Franck Robichon-EPA, via Shutterstock Motoko Rich Austin Ramzy

Coronavirus: Infected passengers evacuated on US flights

More than a dozen infected Americans from a coronavirus-riddled cruise ship off Japan flew on evacuation flights to the US with other passengers on Monday, as the epidemic claimed more lives in China to take the death toll above 1,700.
Aisha Falode

NWFL: Why we should get a percentage of FIFA’s $194K largesse to clubs

The board of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) headed by Aisha Falode at the weekend came out strongly to make a case for the league board to be given a percentage of the FIFA largesse to Nigerian clubs whose players were paraded at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Dangote Group founder Aliko Dangote

Dangote Group joins Airbus, Volvo on global executive council of PMI

THE Pan-African conglomerate, Dangote Group has been inducted into the influential Global Executive Council (GEC) of the Project Management Institute,PMI the very first African business organization to become a member in history.
The Diamond Princess cruise ship stuck in Japan has recorded 70 more cases of Covid-19, as China’s death toll edges past 1,660. Franck Robichon-EPA

Coronavirus cases on Japan ship rise to 355

The number of people infected with the deadly new coronavirus on a quarantined ship off Japan has risen to 355, the country’s health minister said Sunday, as the United States, Canada and Hong Kong prepare to repatriate their residents on board.
For the fifth year in a row, more Nigerians emigrated to Canada than the year before as data published by the Canadian government shows the number of Nigerians issued permanent resident permits has tripled since 2015.

Nigerian immigrants to Canada triples in five years

For the fifth year in a row, more Nigerians emigrated to Canada than the year before as data published by the Canadian government shows the number of Nigerians issued permanent resident permits has tripled since 2015.
A new coronavirus has taken a growing toll of Chinese health workers on the front line of the fight to stop it, a top official said on Friday, as authorities reported more than 5,000 new cases, including more than 120 deaths.

New coronavirus cases drop for third day as toll passes 1,600

The number of new cases from China’s coronavirus epidemic dropped for a third consecutive day on Sunday, as the World Health Organisation chief warned it was “impossible” to predict how the outbreak would develop.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says in the last 24 hours China has reported 1,820 laboratory-confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 46,550.

Coronavirus: 46,550 confirmed cases in China as it spreads to Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says in the last 24 hours China has reported 1,820 laboratory-confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 46,550.
Former Man City boss and Manchester United striker Mark Hughes believes Odion Ighalo will offer the Red Devils something they are desperately lacking at the moment.

Odion Ighalo to dedicate every goal to late sister

Manchester United’s new striker Odion Ighalo has revealed that all the goals he scores for the Red Devils will be dedicated to his sister after she tragically passed away last December.
Stefanos Tsitsipas fought back from a shoulder injury to progress through to the next round at the Rotterdam Open.

Stefanos Tsitsipas dumped out in Rotterdam by Aljaz Bedene

Stefanos Tsitsipas’ slow start to the year continued as the Greek star suffered a second-round defeat by Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene in Rotterdam on Thursday.
In a bid to tackle future disease outbreaks in the country, the Lagos State biosafety laboratory has began operations, the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said.

Coronavirus: Lagos places hotels, resort centres on surveillance

The Lagos government says it has placed hotels and resort centres in the state on surveillance as part of its measures to prevent coronavirus.

UNICEF partners Borno government to fight malnutrition

According to Ijumba, since 1992, UNICEF has been supporting the Borno State government to provide integrated life-saving nutrition services to children under five years and pregnant and lactating women across the state, adding that the support has been expanded following the declaration of nutrition emergency in the northeast by the federal government of Nigeria in 2016.
Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognised as the country's rightful interim ruler, speaks at a gathering in Caracas, Venezuela, February 11, 2020. Manaure Quintero, REUTERS

Venezuela opposition leader returns home, fighting erupts

Opposition leader Juan Guaido returned to Venezuela on Tuesday after an international support-building tour and called on the people in the crisis-wracked nation to keep pushing back against President Nicolas Maduro.
Queen Elizabeth’s oldest grandchild Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn have separated and will divorce, a spokesman said Tuesday, piling more misery on Britain’s most famous family.

Queen Elizabeth’s grandchild breaks up with Canadian wife

Queen Elizabeth’s oldest grandchild Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn have separated and will divorce, a spokesman said Tuesday, piling more misery on Britain’s most famous family.

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APC reports Zamfara Radio to NBC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to call the management of the State Radio and Television to order, over alleged provocative broadcasts against its members.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian soldier kills four colleagues, self in Borno

A corporal of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Lafiya Dole has opened fire on his colleagues, killing four personnel and injuring two others.
Mauricio Pochettino has calmed fears that Tottenham ace Dele Alli will not be fit enough for the Champions League final, after the midfielder was subbed at half-time during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Everton.

Dele Alli charged by FA over coronavirus Snapchat video

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been charged by the Football Association after posting a video on social media mocking the coronavirus outbreak.
Newly appointed Assistant coach and former Captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, says he cannot wait to start in his new position.

Celestine Babayaro faults Joseph Yobo’s Super Eagles appointment

Celestine Babayaro has shared his thoughts on the appointment of Joseph Yobo as Nigeria’s senior national team assistant coach.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Senate president to lead delegation to burial of deceased Plateau lawmaker

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, will lead a delegation of Senators to the funeral service of Late Senator Longjan Ignatius Dantong slated for March 2, 2020, in Plateau State.