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Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Spain’s second coronavirus virus wave swells, fueling concern across Europe

Spain is scrambling to stay ahead of new outbreaks of the coronavirus that prompted the U.K. to impose a quarantine on travelers returning from the country, dealing a new blow to its tourism-dependent economy.

Australia announces biggest budget deficit since World War II

Australia says its budget deficit will be 85.8 billion Australian dollars (AD) ($61.2 billion) in 2019-20 and AD 184.5 billion in 2020-21. This marks the biggest deficit since World War II, due to the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has called for fan support in his latest programme message after a difficult and uncertain season.

Tottenham chief calls for fan support in programme message after ‘difficult and uncertain’ season

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has called for fan support in his latest programme message after a "difficult and uncertain" season.

Former militants give seven-days ultimatum to Ondo governor to pay their entitlements

Former militants under the aegis of ‘Action Crocodile Group’ have given the Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu seven-day ultimatum to settle their entitlements.
The Kop at Anfield was quiet in Liverpool’s first home match since becoming Premier League champions

Jurgen Klopp happy to develop Liverpool habit of winning ugly

Jurgen Klopp said Liverpool’s ability to grind out wins when not at their best has been a hallmark of the champions this season after Sadio Mane and Curtis Jones struck in the final 20 minutes to beat struggling Aston Villa 2-0 on Sunday.

Using coronavirus donations to give charity a bad name

Global response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Africa has been remarkable, especially following fears that should the virus take hold, its impact on the continent could be catastrophic.
Reigning world 100m champion Christian Coleman is facing a two-year suspension after revealing on Tuesday he missed a drugs test last December.

World 100m champion faces suspension after new missed test

The US sprint star – who only narrowly avoided being banned last year after three violations of anti-doping “whereabouts” rules across 2018 and 2019 – revealed details of his latest missed test in a statement on Twitter.
Jose Mourinho has omitted Manchester United from his list of candidates for a top-four Premier League finish, while including Sheffield United and Wolves in the final running.

Jose Mourinho mocks Manchester United boss ahead of Spurs clash

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho seems to have added fuel to fire ahead of their first game back against his former club Manchester United, by delivering a damning assessment of rival manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Nani has offered some insight into the pressures involved in signing for Manchester United, with the Portuguese revealing that he was sure some of the club's older players didn't like him during his first few years with the Old Trafford side.

Nani: I thought Manchester United players didn’t like me

Nani has offered some insight into the pressures involved in signing for Manchester United, with the Portuguese revealing that he was sure some of the club's older players didn't like him during his first few years with the Old Trafford side.=
English singer and songwriter, Adele Laurie Blue Adkins also known as Adele who clocks 32 today is dedicating the birthday celebration to thank “all of our first responders and essential workers who are keeping us safe while risking their lives”.

Adele dedicates birthday message to healthcare workers

English singer and songwriter, Adele Laurie Blue Adkins also known as Adele who clocks 32 today is dedicating the birthday celebration to thank “all of our first responders and essential workers who are keeping us safe while risking their lives”.
Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has said that his post-match reaction to the 2-1 loss to Napoli was “exploited”, with the former San Paolo boss having said that if he had to lose to anyone, he was glad it was his old club.

Maurizio Sarri: I had confrontational relationship with Chelsea dressing room

Maurizio Sarri has revealed he had a "confrontational relationship with the Chelsea dressing room" during his first six months in charge at the club, but says the players eventually learned to appreciate his character.
Governor Babagana Zulum on Friday struck a deal with 30 Saudi-based clerics to endlessly pray for the return of peace in the state.

Ramadan: Borno pays April salaries, pensions

Civil servants and pensioners in Borno have been paid April salaries and pensions to enable them make preparations for the upcoming Ramadan Fast.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised the leadership qualities of Bruno Fernandes as the midfielder prepares for his first taste of the Manchester derby.

Ruben Gabrielsen: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a magician in big games

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a "magician" in big games, according to Molde defender Ruben Gabrielsen, who says the Manchester United boss is a "fantastic human" who "knows how to talk to" his players.
Players from Nigeria’s women’s football club, Pelican Stars of Cross River state, embarked on a protest outside Government house over salaries that they say have not been paid for 10 months

Pelican Stars players protest over unpaid 10-month salary arrears

Players from Nigeria’s women’s football club, Pelican Stars of Cross River state, embarked on a protest outside Government house over salaries that they say have not been paid for 10 months.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the former royal highnesses best known to the public as Harry and Meghan, appear to have left their wooded paradise on Vancouver Island in western Canada for the bright lights of Los Angeles.

Harry and Meghan disappoint Canadians with departure

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the former royal highnesses best known to the public as Harry and Meghan, appear to have left their wooded paradise on Vancouver Island in western Canada for the bright lights of Los Angeles.

Queen Elizabeth to address Brits on Sunday

The government has put Britain into a virtual lockdown, closing pubs, restaurants, and nearly all shops, while banning social gatherings and ordering Britons to stay at home unless it is absolutely essential to venture out.
It's not the most convenient of cures (Getty Images)

Coronavirus lockdown in UK leads to boom in love affairs

As the coronavirus lockdown in the UK entered its second week, to prevent the spread of coronavirus, an unexpected boom in affairs is being noticed by experts.
Former Chelsea head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has opened up on his ill-fated reign at Stamford Bridge, admitting that he failed to see eye to eye with Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka.

Luiz Scolari explains how clashing with Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka led to his Chelsea...

Former Chelsea head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has opened up on his ill-fated reign at Stamford Bridge, admitting that he failed to see eye to eye with Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka.

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Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

Appeal court judgement: CUPP demands postponement of Edo, Ondo elections

The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, against going ahead with the conduct of the imminent Governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States without carrying all political parties in the country along.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Suspected killers of village head, kidnappers of CAN chairman, others arrested

The Police in Nasarawa State have arrested 27 suspects over alleged armed robbery and kidnapping in the state.
French star Blaise Matuidi will quit Serie A giants Juventus in the coming days to join MLS side Inter Miami.

Blaise Matuidi to quit Juventus for MLS club

The midfielder was tipped to leave Juve after a successful three-year stint in Turin where he won the Serie A title three times along with one Coppa Italia and Supercoppa title.
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Innocent Chukwuma: Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing only imports engine, light

Chief Innocent Chukwuma, Chairman/CEO, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing, IVM, has revealed that his company only imports engine and light, as all the electrical aspects and other equipment are sourced in-country.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

US decries Russia’s decree targeting VOA, others

The U.S. says it is ”deeply concerned’’ by a recent draft decree published by Russian authorities targeting media entities funded by the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) in Russia.