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Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has criticised former Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode for abandoning the Lagos light rail project while he was the governor of the state between 2015 and 2019.

Ex-President Obasanjo, Gordon Brown, others demand action against pandemic

About 165 global leaders, including a former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, have called for a concerted global response to the coronavirus pandemic led by the G-20 countries.
Former Republic of Ireland internationals Damien Duff and ​John O'Shea have joined their country's coaching staff following the ​appointment of Stephen Kenny as manager on Sunday.

Damien Duff, John O’Shea join Republic of Ireland coaching staff following Kenny appointment

Former Republic of Ireland internationals Damien Duff and ​John O'Shea have joined their country's coaching staff following the ​appointment of Stephen Kenny as manager on Sunday.
Barcelona have reportedly pinpointed Marcus Rashford and Harry Kane as two potential targets as the club looks to locate a replacement for Luis Suarez next summer.

Marcus Rashford cleared to step up rehabilitation

Manchester United have cleared striker Marcus Rashford to step up his rehabilitation from a back injury that has kept him out of action since January.
Barcelona sports director Eric Abidal has upset Xavi Hernandez over claims regarding the Al Sadd coach.

Xavi Hernandez ready to manage Barcelona

During his time at the club he won eight La Liga titles and lifted four Champions League trophies and also played a crucial role in Spain’s three successive major tournament wins at Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012.
“Re-starting matches ... is unrealistic. Tomorrow I will propose to extend the ban on all sports competitions, of all levels and types, to the whole of April,” Vincenzo Spadafora told daily la Repubblica in an interview.

Italian minister to propose extending sports ban to whole of April – paper

Italy’s sports minister said he will propose extending the ban on all competitions to the whole of April in an effort to contain the coronavirus.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has insisted that football has no priority right now amid the ongoing efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

Football has no priority right now – Chelsea star

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has insisted that "football has no priority right now" amid the ongoing efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
Manchester City’s Argentinian defender Nicolas Otamendi (C) celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Manchester City and Southampton at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north-west England, on October 29, 2019. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / AFP) /

Manchester City upbeat of avoiding exodus of stars’ after European ban

Manchester City are confident that the threat of a Champions League ban will not spark a mass Etihad exodus.
UEFA were forced into an embarrassing about-turn Friday after they mistakenly tweeted that Euro 2020 would keep its original title despite being pushed back to 2021 as a result of the coronavirus.

UEFA admit error over ‘Euro 2020’ name for 2021 tournament

UEFA were forced into an embarrassing about-turn Friday after they mistakenly tweeted that Euro 2020 would keep its original title despite being pushed back to 2021 as a result of the coronavirus.
Speaking to Radio 24, the president of the FIGC, Gabriele Gravina, has welcomed UEFA’s decision to postpone Euro 2020, giving Italy’s domestic leagues more time to finish their seasons this summer.

Italian FA president speaks following Euro 2020 postponement

Speaking to Radio 24, the president of the FIGC, Gabriele Gravina, has welcomed UEFA’s decision to postpone Euro 2020, giving Italy’s domestic leagues more time to finish their seasons this summer. In addition, he hinted at the possiblity of a cut from players’ salaries going towards financial efforts at halting the spread of COVID-19.
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.

Premier League clubs face £750 million fine if coronavirus ends season early

Premier League clubs face a staggering £750million fine from Sky Sports and BT Sport if the season come to an end early over the coronavirus pandemic. =
Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi said athletes were being forced to take health risks as competitors started to speak out about holding the Tokyo Games during the coronavirus crisis.

Athlete concerns grow ahead of Olympics

Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi said athletes were being forced to take health risks as competitors started to speak out about holding the Tokyo Games during the coronavirus crisis.
Chris Smalling is ready to hold talks regarding a permanent move to Roma from Manchester United and is also eyeing up an England recall ahead of Euro 2020.

Roma to face competition from Arsenal, Spurs for Chris Smalling

Serie A giants AS Roma will face competition from North London clubs Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur for the services of Manchester United defender Chris Smalling.
Crvena Zvezda, Olympiacos and GNK Dinamo are now in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, with the last three play-offs decided on Wednesday.

UEFA and clubs pledge to complete season by June 30

UEFA has announced a commitment to see all European and domestic club competitions for the 2019-20 season completed by June 30.
Top (L-R) Barcelona’s French defender Clement Lenglet, Barcelona’s Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic, Barcelona’s Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets, Barcelona’s Spanish defender Gerard Pique and bottom (L-R) Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder Arthur, Barcelona’s Portuguese defender Nelson Semedo, Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez and Barcelona’s Spanish defender Jordi Alba pose before the UEFA Champions league first leg quarter-final football match between Manchester United and Barcelona at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on April 10, 2019. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)

Barcelona fear coronavirus could affect their summer transfer plans

Barcelona are worried the after-effects of the coronavirus outbreak could impact their chances of signing the likes of Neymar and Lautaro Martínez this summer.

Toni Kroos: There are bigger problems than watching football

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos says there are "bigger problems than watching football" as he provided an update on his quarantine situation.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

Euro 2020 postponed until next summer

UEFA has postponed Euro 2020 until the summer of 2021 to allow European leagues more time to complete their seasons amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

Euro 2020 to become Euro 2021 as UEFA proposes sweeping league changes

Euro 2020 is set to be pushed back by 12 months to become Euro 2021 as part of UEFA’s proposals to combat the scheduling issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA to demand £275 million from clubs, leagues to postpone Euro 2020

Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

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The government’s expression is coming after the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, assured on his verified Twitter handle that he was going to engage the Chinese Government over the allegations immediately.

Nigeria summons Chinese envoy over allegations of maltreatment of nationals in China

The government’s expression is coming after the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, assured on his verified Twitter handle that he was going to engage the Chinese Government over the allegations immediately.
The Shell companies in Nigeria have presented eight vehicles to the governments of Lagos and Rivers States to support the efforts at contact tracing and treatment of novel coronavirus disease cases.

Shell equips three hospitals, provides eight vehicles

The companies, comprising: The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company and Shell Nigeria Gas, also joined other players in the oil and gas industry to support the Federal Government with $30 million to stop the spread of the deadly disease.
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Rivers relaxes restrictions for Easter celebrations, others

The Rivers State Government has temporarily relaxed the restrictions on large religious gatherings to enable Christians carry out their religious obligations during the Easter Period.

ADC berates Lagos governor over inadequate palliatives for residents

The Lagos State chairman, African Democratic Congress (ADC), Olayiwola Abisoye, has berated the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for not putting in place adequate palliative measures and appropriate stimulus packages before rolling out the stay-at-home order over the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo extends curfew over coronavirus

The Oyo State Government on Thursday extended the curfew imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.