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Moses Simon is among the nominees for Nantes' Player of the Month award for February.

Moses Simon dreams of Chelsea move

Moses Simon has ambitions of playing in the Premier League and would welcome the chance to represent Chelsea in the future.
Vincent Enyeama has labelled Victor Osimhen’s Lille goal in Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Olympique Marseille as at a very high level.

Christophe Galtier: Why Victor Osimhen not part of Lille’s pre-season camp

Lille boss, Christophe Galtier, has explained Victor Osimhen’s absence from the Mastiffs’ pre-season camp is due to compassionate leave.
Frank Lampard has recollected Chelsea’s famed Champions League triumph on May 19, 2012, while recognising Didier Drogba’s notable role.

Frank Lampard reveals Didier Drogba’s impact in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph

Frank Lampard has recollected Chelsea’s famed Champions League triumph on May 19, 2012, while recognising Didier Drogba’s notable role.
A vaccine for COVID-19, the viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus, may be within reach sooner than many experts predicted.

Ghana tops coronavirus cases in West Africa after easing lockdown

According to data obtained from the World Health Organisation, no fewer than 4,012 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ghana.
Former Cote d’Ivoire international Didier Zokora has explained why former teammate Didier Drogba failed to secure a single vote in the West African country’s Football Association presidential election.

Didier Zokora: Why Drogba lost Ivory Coast FA presidential bid

Former Cote d’Ivoire international Didier Zokora has explained why former teammate Didier Drogba failed to secure a single vote in the West African country’s Football Association presidential election.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

Coronavirus jolts West Africa, push Ecowas to uplift region

The West African regional bloc, Ecowas, is choosing collective action to save its nearly Sh400 million people from the spiralling effects of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
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 expands coronavirus information centre to 24 African countries

Kojo Boakye, Facebook’s Head of Public Policy, Africa, who made the disclosure on Friday said the expansion of centres would empower people around the world with timely and accurate news from trusted health authorities.
Former Nigeria international Raphael Chukwu-Ndukwe has urged players of the Super Eagles to continue to work hard and impress at club level because the gains are what is currently been enjoyed at the senior national team.

Claude Le Roy tips Super Eagles to qualify for 2022 World Cup

Veteran French coach Claude Le Roy has backed the Super Eagles to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, Completesports.com reports.
A woman holds a mobile phone while the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 19, 2020. REUTERS-Steven Watt

European scientists and researchers raise privacy concerns over coronavirus contact tracing apps

A rift has opened up over the design of smartphone apps to trace people in Europe at risk of coronavirus infection, potentially hindering efforts to curb the pandemic and ease crippling travel restrictions.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria: Nine out of 10 patients will recover from coronavirus

Ehanire, who addressed journalists at the presidential task force briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja, said people are apprehensive because of the high number of confirmed cases while forgetting that such infected persons would most likely recover from the disease.
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump suspends immigration to the US

“In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!”
Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has waded again into the controversies surrounding the dramatic spread of COVID-19 and the extreme measures implemented by leaders worldwide to contain it.

Prophet TB Joshua: Hardship virus more dangerous than coronavirus

Prominent Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has again waded into the contentious issue of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, calling on world leaders to reopen the economy.
A communal agent measures the body temperature of traders at the opening of Rood Wokoís great market in Ouagadougou on April 20, 2020, after the market was closed since March 25, 2020, as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. (Photo by OLYMPIA DE MAISMONT / AFP)

Main market in Burkina capital reopens as government lifts virus lockdown

It was back to the business at the sprawling central market of Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, on Monday after a closure of nearly a month in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

IMF: African countries need $114 billion to fight coronavirus

Nigeria and other African countries need an estimated $114 billion this year in their fight against COVID-19, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said.
South Korea’s SolGent has secured an order to supply a U.S. government agency with an additional 7,500 kits which can each perform 100 coronavirus tests, the CEO of the biotech firm told Reuters.

Nigeria confirms first coronavirus case in conflict-hit Borno

Nigeria on Monday confirmed its first coronavirus infection in the insurgency-hit northeast of the country, after a medic with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) died from Covid-19.
South Korea’s SolGent has secured an order to supply a U.S. government agency with an additional 7,500 kits which can each perform 100 coronavirus tests, the CEO of the biotech firm told Reuters.

Coronavirus: China reports 12 new cases, 8 imported

China reported 12 new confirmed coronavirus cases on April 19, down from 16 a day earlier, with no new deaths, the country’s health authority said on Monday.
Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).

Coronavirus death toll in Africa hits 1,080, confirmed cases rise to 21,317

The death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent reached 1,080, as the number of confirmed cases hit 21,317 as of Sunday.
Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa attended the investiture of his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob in Windhoek on Saturday, defying his own government’s ban on anyone leaving the country over coronavirus.

Zimbabwe extends coronavirus lockdown but mines can get back to work

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Sunday extended a lockdown to contain the spread of the new coronavirus by two weeks, but will allow mining companies to get back to work.

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The Secretary to Ondo State Government, Mr Ifedayo Abegunde, has resigned his appointment.

Ondo SSG Ifedayo Abegunde resigns appointment

The Secretary to Ondo State Government, Mr Ifedayo Abegunde, has resigned his appointment.
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Barcelona outclass Villarreal after recent disappointments

Barcelona responded to a trying week by thrashing Villarreal 4-1 away to stay alive in the Liga title race, producing one of their best displays under coach Quique Setien.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Private school proprietors in FCT mobilize for school reopening amid coronavirus crisis

Private school proprietors under the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS, FCT chapter, Sunday, disclosed move to mobilize for school reopening amid Coronavirus, COVID-19, crisis.