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Juventus have a firm intention to see out the remainder of the 2019-20 Serie A season, chairman Andrea Agnelli confirmed on Friday.

Juventus have ‘firm intention’ to complete Serie A season

Juventus have "a firm intention" to see out the remainder of the 2019-20 Serie A season, chairman Andrea Agnelli confirmed on Friday.
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has joined others in mourning the death of one of its most distinguished Chief Economists, Owodunni Teriba, who was buried on Tuesday in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America.

ECA mourns as ex-economist Owodunni Teriba buried in US

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has joined others in mourning the death of one of its most distinguished Chief Economists, Owodunni Teriba, who was buried on Tuesday in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America. =
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin can see “no way” that Liverpool could finish the season without the Premier League title.

UEFA urges leagues to complete suspended football seasons

UEFA remains committed to completing the suspended football season in Europe despite the coronavirus pandemic after making “a strong recommendation” on Tuesday that leagues across the continent be played to a conclusion.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

FAAC admits error, says N661.4 billion shared in March, not N780.9 billion

The Federation Account Allocation Committee, FAAC, has admitted error, saying N661.4 billion was shared among the three tiers of government for March, 2020 and not N780.9 billion earlier announced.
UEFA

UEFA to advance up to 70 million euros to clubs amid financial crisis

UEFA will immediately release almost 70 million euros ($75.5m) in benefit payments to clubs struggling financially during the coronavirus crisis, European football’s governing body announced on Thursday.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Federal, states, local governments share N780.926 billion for March

The Federal, State and Local Governments and relevant state agencies shared a total N780.926 billion as revenue from the Federation Account Allocation, FAAC, for the month of March 2020.
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.

Report: Over 300,000 may die of coronavirus in Africa if action is delayed

Without adequate protection, over 300,000 Africans could lose their lives to Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to the continent’s struggling economies, a report by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has warned.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UEFA to meet on April 23 to discuss plans for resumption of football season

UEFA will hold an Executive Committee meeting by videoconference next Thursday, April 23, European football’s governing body has confirmed, as it continues to look at ways of restarting the season in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.
Aleksander Ceferin, the Uefa president, says a European Super League is ‘a fiction or a dream’. Thanassis Stavrakis-AP

UEFA to sanction clubs with Champions League exclusion

UEFA and Europe’s top clubs have threatened that teams may be excluded from the next Champions League if their domestic competitions are ended prematurely.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be leaving the Serie A champions anytime soon.

Cristiano Ronaldo donates five ventilators, accepts pay cut

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has donated five ventilators and has also agreed to a pay cut amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Ronaldo has returned to Portugal to self-isolate as COVID-19 has taken a devastating toll in Italy with 86,498 cases and 9,134 deaths confirmed.
The ECA Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, who disclosed this in Addis Ababa on Friday during a press conference, said the total loss of revenue by African oil exporting countries as a result of the novel coronovirus disease could be up to $65bn.

ECA: Nigeria may lose $20 billion to coronavirus

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has warned that COVID-19 could reduce Nigeria’s total exports of crude oil in 2020 by between US$ 14 billion and US$ 19 billion, even as the body said the spread of the virus could stall economic growth in Nigeria and other African countries.
The Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) in Edo, has advised the general public to adhere to personal hygiene and other health guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state.

Coronavirus hits 21 African countries

The deadly coronavirus, which originated from China, has hit more 21 African nations.
A regional minister in Lombardy, the Italian region most affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, has tested positive for the virus.

Coronavirus hits more African nations

The list of African nations hit by the coronavirus keeps growing, with Namibia, Rwanda, and Eswatini among those reporting their first cases.

ECA: Nigeria cannot survive without fundamental restructuring

Founder of Igbo Youth Movement (IYM) and Secretary of the Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA), Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko, has said that no amount of constitutional amendment would save Nigeria now, warning that the political class should stop exploiting the country’s ethnic and religious divisions in order to sustain their false narrative that Nigeria can survive without fundamental restructuring.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Governors upset by excess crude account depletion

Governors are worried about the depletion of the Excess Crude Account (ECA) and the resurgence of insecurity especially the upsurge of Boko Haram attacks, it was learnt at the weekend.

Federal, states, local governments share N647.35 billion for January

The Federal Government, States and Local Government Councils have shared a total of N647.353 billion from the Federation Account Revenue for January 2020.
Mr Tony Attah, the Managing Director-Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) and the Vice President, Bonny Gas Transport, while bemoaning the slow pace of NLNG development.

Nigeria lagging behind in gas business – NLNG chief

“Obviously, in today’s reality, the Nigeria LNG is lagging behind, both as a company and as a country,” said Mr Tony Attah, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) and the Vice President, Bonny Gas Transport, while bemoaning the slow pace of NLNG development .
Zainab Ahmed

Federal, states, local councils share N716.298 billion for December 2019

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has shared a total of N716.298 billion to the three tiers of government for the month of December, 2019.

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The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 (PTF) has decried the continued refusal by medical institutions including federal tertiary institutions to receive and treat patients for fear COVID-19.

PTF decries continued refusal by hospitals to treat patients for fear of coronavirus

The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 (PTF) has decried the continued refusal by medical institutions including federal tertiary institutions to receive and treat patients for fear COVID-19.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

NDDC HQ shut over ‘coronavirus outbreak’

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has ordered the immediate shutdown of the headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission in Port Harcourt following the sudden death of the Commission’s Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Chief Ibanga Etang.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Loans request: Nigeria now on the auction market – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alarms that with the volume of foreign loans being accumulated by President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC), our nation and her people have been placed on the international auction market.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

Nigeria releases new guidelines for international flights operations

Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority , NCAA, Thursday, released new guidelines for international flights operations during the current Covid-19 pandemic for Nigerian based crew.

Official: ICPC investigating cases of coronavirus fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it is investigating alleged cases of corruption in the management of COVID-19 funds and palliatives.