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Eliud Kipchoge’s bid on Saturday to become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours will excite scientists and sports followers alike.

Eliud Kipchoge: We will win fight against coronavirus

Eliud Kipchoge, the world’s greatest marathon man, reckoned his first reaction was shock when he heard at home in Kenya that the 2020 Olympic Games had been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz is in intensive care in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.

Real Madrid do not need to cut wages

Real Madrid have no pressing need to reduce their wage bill in the coming months due to the economic strength of the club, report Marca.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Facebook invests $100 million in journalism as virus makes it more vital than ever

Facebook has pledged to invest $100 million in the news industry at a time when the ongoing coronavirus pandemic means that accurate reporting is more important than ever
South Africa’s rand traded slightly firmer early on Friday, recovering from a sharp dip in the previous session after the country confirmed its first case of coronavirus.

South Africa’s rand crashes to its lowest ever after Moody’s pulls the plug

South Africa’s rand plunged to an all-time low on Monday, falling below 18.00 to a dollar after ratings firm Moody’s cut the country’s last investment grade credit rating, adding to mounting panic about the coronavirus outbreak.
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.

Senator Melaye: President Buhari’s lockdown orders, outside his constitutional powers

Dino Melaye, former senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s nationwide broadcast.
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Osun warns residents not to submit voter’s card, BVN details for relief items

Osun State Government has raised alarm of some criminal minded people taking the advantage of the raging coronavirus outbreak to ask unsuspecting citizens to submit their voter’s cards or BVN details in exchange for money or relief items during the stay-at-home order.
Although there were signs even during childhood that God would use him, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Reedeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG was not born a saint.

Pastor Adeboye: Don’t panic, only those ‘whose time has come’ will die

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, again on Sunday said the current COVID-19 outbreak will end soon.
Saudi authorities have seized more than five million medical masks that were illegally stockpiled amid the coronavirus outbreak, state media reported on Sunday.

Saudi seizes five million illegally stored medical masks

Saudi authorities have seized more than five million medical masks that were illegally stockpiled amid the coronavirus outbreak, state media reported on Sunday.
Medical personnel transfer an intensive care patient to a Mobile Intensive Care Unit vehicle in Breda, the Netherlands. EPA-EFE

Netherlands recalls faulty masks imported from China

Dutch officials have recalled tens of thousands of masks imported from China and distributed to hospitals battling the coronavirus outbreak because they do not meet quality standards, the health ministry said on Saturday.

University College Hospital Ibadan seeks financial assistance

The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, has called on Nigerians to support the institution with funds to procure some hospital equipment necessary to combat the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country.
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Bishop Oyedepo holds Sunday service with fewer members

Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church also known as Winners Chapel, on Sunday complied with government’s directives banning religious gathering due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi before the opening statements of the Chairman 2019 Presidential Election Appeal Panel, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachawa during the opening of the hearing for the petition against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Court of Appeal, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

Akure explosion: Peter Obi sympathises with Ondo government, people

The former Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has expressed shock over the explosions that rocked Akure, the capital city of Ondo State, Saturday, March 28, 2020.
Nigerian health minister, Osagie Ehanire, has provided insight into why he, alongside other officials, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. 1

APC: Nigerians want a working president, not a talker

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says a majority of Nigerians want a working president but that only a few want one who talks.
Nigerian health minister, Osagie Ehanire, has provided insight into why he, alongside other officials, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. 4

Minister: What we discussed with President Buhari

Nigerian health minister, Osagie Ehanire, has provided insight into why he, alongside other officials, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Health, Prof Osagie Ehanire, have just rounded off a meeting at the State House, Abuja. 2

APC: President Buhari leading fight against coronavirus ‘like a legendary troop commander’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for vigorously leading the fight to curb coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria ‘like a legendary troop commander’.
Nwankwo Obiora has joined Boavista on a free transfer

Nigerian midfielder shares picture of himself in self isolation

Nigerian midfielder Obiora Nwankwo took to his social media to shared picture of himself working alone in isolation.
Anthony Nwakaeme

Trabzonspor: We had to stop Anthony Nwakaeme’s move to China

Nigeria international Anthony Nwakaeme came very close to moving to coronavirus-hit China.
Newcastle United’s poor start to the season has been blown out of proportion but the best way for the club to stem the “mini crisis” is to start winning games, manager Steve Bruce said on Friday.

Steve Bruce calls for a ‘Festival of Football’

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has called for there to be a ‘Festival of Football’ when matches are safe to resume in order to finish the 2019/2020 season.

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Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria records 20 new virus cases, total now 131

Announcing this Monday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said 13 of the cases were from Lagos, four from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, two from Kaduna and one from Oyo State.

Panic in Imo as hotelier dies

Residents of Imo State are presently gripped with fear over the mysterious death of the owner of Fancy Hotel, Umugwuma, Owerri, Mr Christogonus Aguwa Osuagwu, in Abuja on Monday.
The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has commiserated with the people and government of Lagos State over the unfortunate explosion that claimed scores of lives in Lagos yesterday.

Governor Abiodun: How I begged President Buhari to shift Ogun lockdown

Dapo Abiodun, Ogun state governor, says the lockdown of the state as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari would commence on Friday.

Coronavirus: JNI condemns misleading preaching of some Islamic clerics

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, has described as unfortunate and misleading preaching by some Islamic clerics on government’s directives for citizens to stay home.

FRSC shuts of drivers licence processing centres

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has ordered the shutdown of Driver’s Licence Centres (DLCs) nationwide. This follows the movement restriction imposed by the federal government and some state governments to prevent the spread of COVID-19.