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Ekiti polytechnic produces hand washing and sanitiding machines

The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, has produced machines for hand washing and sanitiser as part of its contribution to governments’ efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

NDDC shutdown head office following sudden demise of executive director

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has shut down its office headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State following the sudden death of the Executive Director, Finance, Chief Ibanga Bassey Enang, Thursday morning.
Phillipe Coutinho 'has balls' and celebrated his goal in Barcelona's win over Manchester United with 'anger and desire', according to his team-mates Clement Lenglet and Sergio Busquets.

Chelsea set to bring back Barcelona midfielder to Premier League

Chelsea is prepared to bring back Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho to Premier League as the Blues step up their chase for the former Liverpool star.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez applauds at the end of a campaign rally in Barcelona on May 23, 2019 ahead of EU elections. (Photo by LLUIS GENE - AFP)

Spanish premier reveals when LaLiga can resume

Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says the country’s top flight LaLiga can resume as early as June 8.
The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Muhammad Nami, has launched a national tour of the six geo-political zones to sensitise the nation, especially taxpayers, on the 2019 Finance Act.

FIRS: We retired nine directors for others to grow

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Monday disclosed that nine directors that were recently retired was to pave way for progression of younger staff whose careers had stagnated for years.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

Nigeria’s relocation order not sack directive – aviation union

The National President, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Ilitrus Ahmadu, has said the Federal Government’s directive for aviation agencies to move their Corporate Offices in Abuja did not include the rationalisation of staff.
Prof. Ben Ayade, Governor of Cross River State.

Cross River retirees threaten court action against government over N35 billion gratuity

Retired civil servants in Cross River State have threatened to drag the state government to court over the non-payment of their gratuities put at over N35 billion.
The Premier League, EFL and FA have reportedly drawn up contingency plans in the event of a mass shut-down of sporting events amid concerns over the spreading of the coronavirus.

Another Premier League player tests positive for novel coronavirus

A third first-team player from Brighton & Hove Albion tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, the Premier League club’s chief executive Paul Barber has confirmed.
Zidane picked out Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos, Fede Valverde, Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane for praise.

Sergio Ramos, Ivan Rakiti, others voice support for LaLiga return

Several key figures in Spanish football, from players and coaches to directors, have spoken out about why the time is right for LaLiga to restart.
Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawale

Zamfara sacks Zakkat board secretary, two others

The Zamfara State Government has sacked the Executive Secretary and two other directors of the state’s Zakkat and Endowment Board, with immediate effect.
La Liga players have been told it should be normal for them to have their salaries reduced because everyone else is being impacted financially by the coronavirus pandemic.

LaLiga players, coaches, bosses voice support for season resumption

Several key figures in Spanish football, from players and coaches to directors, have spoken out about why the time is right for LaLiga to restart and end the hiatus caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Select National Assembly staff to work two days weekly – clerk

The management of the National Assembly has foreclosed the possibility of all Assembly workers resuming duties next week, saying only selected staff would be allowed to work for two days every week.
Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane (L) and Real Madrid's Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois vie with Atletico Madrid's Spanish forward Diego Costa (C) during the Spanish league football match between Real Madrid CF and Club Atletico de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 29, 2018. CURTO DE LA TORRE / AFP

Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City set sight on Real Madrid defender

Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City have set sight on Real Madrid star Raphael Varane as they aim to strengthen their options in the defence ahead of the next season.
Barcelona

Barcelona could ‘refuse to play remaining fixtures’

Barcelona are considering refusing to play any more games this season until the health and safety of every player is 100% guaranteed.
Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.

Chinese medics for coronavirus test Thursday – minister

The 15 personnel of the Chinese medical team are to be tested today to ascertain their Coronavirus (COVID-19) status, the Federal Government disclosed on Wednesday.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Taraba begins sensitisation campaign against coronavirus

The Taraba State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, on Monday in Jalingo, flagged off a statewide sensitisation campaign against the spread of COVID-19.

African Union appoints special envoys to mobilise international economic support for continental fight against...

The Chairperson of the African Union, President of the Republic of South Africa His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Dr Donald Kaberuka, Mr Tidjane Thiam and Mr Trevor Manuel as Special Envoys of the African Union to mobilise international support for Africa’s efforts to address the economic challenges African countries will face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a national state of disaster as he announced a range of extraordinary measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has infected 61 people so far.

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa appoints Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Trevor Manuel as special envoys

The Chairperson of the African Union, AU, President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has appointed ex-Nigerian Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Dr. Donald Kaberuka, Mr. Tidjane Thiam and Mr. Trevor Manuel as Special Envoys of AU.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.