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Belarus FA (BFF) general secretary Sergei Zhardetski says there is no reason for the league to be suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Belarus FA: No reason to stop playing football despite coronavirus pandemic

Belarus FA (BFF) general secretary Sergei Zhardetski says there is no reason for the league to be suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The government has promised to distribute food to the poor in Lagos to see them through the lockdown, but the challenge is huge . Benson IBEABUCHI AFP

Coronavirus lockdown: Lagos residents panic as shops, markets still open

Some Lagos residents on Friday expressed worry at the opening of some shops in markets, saying that it was generating crowd that could spread coronavirus.
Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anaesthetist could fly in, its director told Reuters.

Medical aid marooned as Africa shuts borders amid coronavirus pandemic

Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anaesthetist could fly in, its director told Reuters.

Lagos sex workers lament impact of coronavirus lockdown

Everyone is affected by the compulsory stay-at-home directive. When newsmen drove round some parts of Lagos, most brothels and hotels had lost its original bustle.

Roads deserted, shops closed as Osun goes on lockdown

Newsmen observed that the movement of vehicles was restricted, as the police and other security personnel mounted roadblocks in several areas.
Illinois health authorities are carrying out an investigation into the state’s first known death of an infant from the novel coronavirus. David Crosling-AAP

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country

Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including full lockdowns, shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the restriction of movements in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja and Lagos, which are the hardest hit by coronavirus in the country.

President Buhari declares curfew in Abuja, Lagos, Ogun

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday announced stoppage of all intra and inter state movements in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja as a way of curbing the spread of coronavirus pandemic for i4 days.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti governor orders lockdown, shuts borders

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Sunday announced a lockdown in the state, directing residents to stay at home from Monday.
President Nana Akufo-Addo said there would be restrictions on movement of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and contiguous districts for a period of two weeks.

Ghana announces lockdown in two key regions

President Nana Akufo-Ado said there would be "restrictions on movement of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and contiguous districts for a period of two weeks."
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Kwara closes markets, bans commercial transportation

Residents of Ilorin thronged to the markets in large numbers to make last-minute shopping as the Kwara Government closed non-food markets, commercial motor parks, mosques and churches in the state.
Hawaii’s governor has instituted a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine starting Thursday of all people travelling to the state as part of efforts to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Hawaii to quarantine all arrivals to the state for 14 days

Hawaii’s governor has instituted a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine starting Thursday of all people travelling to the state as part of efforts to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has signed into law the State Security Network Agency popularly known as Amotekun bill with a warning to criminals to stay away from the state.

Ekiti closes schools, limits public gathering to 20 persons

As part of measures to check the spread of coronavirus otherwise known as Covid-19, the Ekiti State government has directed that all schools from primary to tertiary level be closed indefinitely.

Agriculturist to partner UNILORIN on commercial farming

Mr Ajisefinni Ayodeji, an Agriculturist and Entrepreneur, has expressed his readiness to partner with the University of Ilorin (Unilorin) to boost commercial farming activities in the country.

Tri-cycle, okada riders union grade earth roads in Edo

Commercial motorcycle and tricycle riders under the auspices of Association of Motorcycle and Keke/Bike Union (ANNEWATT) have started grading of earth roads in some parts of Ikpoba-Okha local government area.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, has appealed to its customers to go through the proper channel and avoid fraudulent activities in meter collection.

Electricity consumers oppose tariff increment by Ikeja Electric

Electricity consumers on Monday opposed the planned tariff increment by Ikeja Electric (IE), demanding that 90 per cent of customers should be metered before any upward review of tariff.
Ogun State House of Assembly

Insecurity: Ogun Assembly calls for database for Okada riders

In its bid to curtail the attendant security threats occasioned by the recent ban on commercial motorcycle and tricycle riders in Lagos State which resulted in an exodus to Ogun State, the State House of Assembly has unanimously passed a resolution calling on the state government through the State Park and Garages Development Board (PAGADEB) to set machineries in motion towards creating a database to regulate all their activities with a view to forestalling any impeding security threat in the State.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari commends Abuja Chamber for scaling up economic diplomacy

President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) for scaling up economic diplomacy and establishing bilateral relations with other countries.
Gift packs are the most preferred gift choice among residents in Abuja for the 2020 Valentine’s Day.

Valentine: Gift packs most popular choice

According to them, the ability to put a gift pack together showed thoughtfulness in picking each of the items for packs will contain.

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Lionel Messi says he has “never had the need to leave the best club in the world”, with Barcelona still very much part of his present and future.

Massimo Moratti: Lionel Messi not impossible for Inter Milan to sign

Former President Massimo Moratti has claimed Inter are entitled to dream of bringing Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi to the Giuseppe Meazza.
Cardinal George Pell will learn whether his appeal against child sex abuse convictions has been successful Tuesday when Australia’s High Court hands down its judgement.

Disgraced Cardinal George Pell awaits appeal verdict

Cardinal George Pell will learn whether his appeal against child sex abuse convictions has been successful Tuesday when Australia’s High Court hands down its judgement.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador struck an optimistic tone Sunday, uncommon elsewhere nowadays, as the COVID-19 has drastically slowed the economy around the world.

President: No big coronavirus related economic stimulus in Mexico

Mexico’s President said there will not be a big economic stimulus package related to the coronavirus pandemic, although the country is facing a crisis unlike anything before.
Chelsea began a Premier League managers' tribunal on Thursday, with hopes of resolving Antonio Conte's compensation claim for a £9 million severance package relating to his contract with the Stamford Bridge side.

Antonio Conte wants two Chelsea defenders at Inter Milan

Inter Milan wants two Chelsea defenders at Sansiro, as the Serie A team is keen on signing the Blues left-back duo Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso.
Gordon Taylor insists Premier League players are not stupid in the row over pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic and described the intervention by health secretary Matt Hancock as astonishing.

Coronavirus: Gordon Taylor insists Premier League players are ‘not stupid’ over pay cuts

Gordon Taylor insists Premier League players are not stupid in the row over pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic and described the intervention by health secretary Matt Hancock as "astonishing".