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It is unthinkable Wimbledon can go ahead while the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, said the German Tennis Federation vice-president, Dirk Hordorff. Andrew Redington-Getty Images

Wimbledon will be cancelled – German official

Wimbledon organisers will announce the cancellation of the grasscourt Grand Slam this week due to the coronavirus pandemic, German Tennis Federation (DTB) vice-president Dirk Hordorff has told Sky Sports.
Former Green Eagles winger, Adegoke Adelabu, says the spread of coronavirus, which has led to postponement and cancellation of sporting events across the world has in a way killed the ‘main source of joy’ around the globe.

Adegoke Adelabu: Coronavirus has ‘killed’ our source of joy

Former Green Eagles winger, Adegoke Adelabu, says the spread of coronavirus, which has led to postponement and cancellation of sporting events across the world has in a way killed the ‘main source of joy’ around the globe.

UBA, Transcorp postpone annual general meetings

United Bank for Africa (UBA) and Transcorp have announced the cancellation of their 2019 Annual General Meetings (AGMs) to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said every effort would be made to ensure that society did away with discrimination against those with handicaps [Ludovic Marin-AFP]

Olympic postponement may be ‘inevitable’ – Japanese premier

Postponing the Olympics over the coronavirus pandemic may become “inevitable”, Japan’s prime minister conceded Monday, after the International Olympic Committee said a delay was being considered as pressure grows from athletes and sports bodies.
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed confidence that the Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead as planned in July, despite worries over the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: WHO rejects calls for postponement of Tokyo Olympics

The World Health Organization (WHO) has defiantly rejected suggestions that it should advice the International Olympics Committee (IOC) to postpone Tokyo 2020 as a precaution to prevent the spread of the virus.

West Ham chief believes season should be declared ‘null and void’

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady believes the Premier League season should be declared ‘null and void.’
General view of media as they listen to Formula One group CEO Chase Carey during a press conference after it was announced the Australian Grand Prix would be cancelled after a McLaren team member tested positive for coronavirus. REUTERS-Edgar Su

Formula One to call off Bahrain and Vietnamese GPs

Formula One will call off the next two races in Bahrain and Vietnam after the cancellation of Sunday’s Australian season-opener due to the coronavirus outbreak, multiple F1 sources told Reuters on Friday.
France has put a halt on all indoor gatherings of more than 5,000 people in a move designed to curb the spread of coronavirus, with two deaths already reported in the country.

Coronavirus: France bans live events of more than 5,000 people

France has put a halt on all indoor gatherings of more than 5,000 people in a move designed to curb the spread of coronavirus, with two deaths already reported in the country.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Lagos-bound passengers stranded in Ghana, Senegal

Hundreds of Lagos-bound passengers are said to be stranded in Accra, Ghana, Dakar, Senegal and Cotonou, Benin Republic as poor visibility continued at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
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APC candidates reject Adamawa council election

The candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the local government election which took place in Adamawa State on Saturday, December 7, have rejected the outcome of the election.
The election tribunal in Kogi state has, on Friday, sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the senator representing Kogi west district.

Senator Melaye storms INEC office, calls for cancellation of Kogi West election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Kogi West Senatorial poll, Dino Melaye, has called for total cancellation of the November 16 election.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Senator Godswill Akpabio has denied the allegation that he bribed the Chairman and members of the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Akwa Ibom State.

Justice Hafizu: Senator Akpabio was robbed of victory

A member of the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Justice Sheriff Hafizu, has said Senator Godswill Akpabio was robbed of his victory in February 23 National Assembly election.
The Human Rights Foundation is applauding Nicki Minaj's decision to back out of a concert in Saudi Arabia.

Cancellation of Nicki Minaj’s Saudi concert stirs online anger

The cancellation of a concert by rapper Nicki Minaj in Saudi Arabia triggered a fresh social media storm on Wednesday, with many fans in the ultra-conservative kingdom voicing disappointment and demanding ticket refunds.

NIS: Return lost, found Nigerian passports

Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede, has directed that all lost Passports declared to the service if found, be returned for cancellation.
Bobi Wine

Ugandan pop star opposition MP arrested again

Ugandan police arrested pop star turned MP Bobi Wine on Monday, barely two days after lifting the house arrest of one of the potential challengers to veteran President Yoweri Museveni, one of his lawyers and a police spokesman said.
[FILES] A man has his thumb print verified through the window to vote at a polling station in Kano, commercial capital of northern Nigeria, on February 23, 2019. – Nigeria began counting votes in presidential elections, even as many people had yet to even cast their ballot because of delays in the opening of polling units and problems with staffing and technology. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week announced a one-week delay to the election, just hours before it was due to get under way. The presidential contest will see incumbent Muhammadu Buhari (APC) seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar (PDP). (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Kano rerun: PDP, APC bicker over violence

The Kano state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the cancellation of the Saturday gubernatorial rerun election in the state, describing it as a sham.

APC calls for cancellation of elections in Cross River

Cross River stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have called for the cancellation and a re-run of the February 23 and March 9 Governorship, National Assembly and State House of Assembly elections in the state.
(Preston Fiedler/AP, FILE) In this photo dated November 12, 2018, the actual Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 - Max 8 plane, that crashed on March 10, 2019, shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is pictured as it lands at Seattle Boeing Field King County International airport.

Travellers show confidence in Ethiopian Airlines: Tour operators

The hotel lobbies in Addis Ababa are bustling with Ethiopian Airlines travellers in transit, almost a week after Sunday's crash that left 157 people of more than 30 nationalities dead.

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Coronavirus lockdown excites married women in Ekiti

Some married women in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday say the ‘stay-at-home’ order occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, has turned out to be a blessing in guise for them.
Minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire has disclosed that Nigeria has recorded 10 new cases of the deadly Coronavirus, bringing the total to 22 cases.

Nigeria opens another coronavirus test site, recruits medical lab scientists

Nigeria now has seven functional laboratories to test for the Covid-19 virus, the health minister, Osagie Ehanire, said on Wednesday.
Co-author of popular early learners English handbook, Brighter Grammar, Ajibola Ogundipe, has died at the age of 92.

President Buhari mourns Nigerian author Phoebean Ogundipe

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday mourned the death of a foremost Nigerian educationist and author, Phoebean Ogundipe.
One of the victims of the fast-spreading coronavirus has reportedly died in Ghana, authorities have confirmed.

Coronavirus death toll hits 196 in African countries

The death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic in African countries has reached 196 as confirmed cases surpassed 5,786, the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) revealed on Wednesday.
Authorities in Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, have arrested prostitutes who have been visiting coronavirus isolation centres in some hotels and offering their services.

Over 188,000 recover from coronavirus globally

One hundred and eighty-eight thousand, three hundred and fifty-two people have so far recovered globally from the novel coronavirus, according to data published by Worldometers, a website providing real time statistics on the infection around the world.