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Five Italian Serie-A weekend matches including Sunday’s clash between Juventus and Inter Milan have been postponed due to the novel Coronavirus, the Italian football league said Saturday.

Coronavirus pause could force global football to change

Football has ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the immediate concern is the simple survival of many clubs because of the financial impact, but there is hope that the global game could ultimately emerge better from this crisis.

Presidency faults Wole Soyinka over comments on President Buhari’s actions against coronavirus

The presidency has responded to Monday’s rebuke by Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, who criticised President Muhammad Buhari’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying the president had been conspicuously absent as the virus gained a foothold across the country.

Paris Club refund: Court orders Katsina to pay firm N13.3 billion

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has ordered the Katsina State Government to pay a firm, Mauritz Walton Nigerian Ltd, N13.3 billion for the debt management services it rendered to the state.
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed confidence that the Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead as planned in July, despite worries over the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: WHO rejects calls for postponement of Tokyo Olympics

The World Health Organization (WHO) has defiantly rejected suggestions that it should advice the International Olympics Committee (IOC) to postpone Tokyo 2020 as a precaution to prevent the spread of the virus.

N8.5bn fraud: General Atewe bought 30,000 units of shares for N170 million – witness

A prosecution witness, Howard Edafe, in the ongoing N8.5billion fraud case involving a former Joint Military Task Force Commander, Maj.-Gen. Emmanuel Atewe (retd.), on March 12, 2020 told Justice Ayokunle Faji of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, how Atewe bought 30,000 units of shares from MTN Links for N170,350,000.00 (One Hundred and Seventy Million, Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) between 2014 and 2015.

NIMC chief arraigned for ‘raping’ two-year-old in his office

The Imo State Director, National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, Ikenna Unegbu, has been arraigned before a Magistrates’ Court sitting in Owerri, the State capital, for allegedly defiling a two-year-old girl in his office.
Maryam Sanda

Husband killer Maryam Sanda appeals death sentence

The convict alleged that the death sentence handed to her by Justice Yusuf Halilu was ”tainted by bias and prejudices”, and that she wasn’t given a fair hearing. She then asked the Court of Appeal to set aside the verdict and acquit her.

14-year-old boy arrested for stabbing student to death

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in the stabbing death of a New York university student, authorities said Saturday, in a case that is being closely watched due to its racial dynamics.
A suspected suicide-bomber whose name was unknown was arrested on Sunday in Living Faith Church also known as Winners’ Chapel situated at Sabon Tasha, Chikun Local Government Area in Kaduna State.

Evidences emerge man ‘who failed in bid to bomb’ Winners Chapel a Christian

Evidence emerged to contradict the claim by the Christian Association of Nigeria that the man who failed in his bid to bomb the Living Faith Church in Sabo, Kaduna was a Muslim and not a Christian.
Lanre Gbajabiamila, Director General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, has asked all erring lottery operators to defray all debts owed to the Federal Government or face stiff sanctions.

Lottery commission gives new guidelines to operators

The National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), in furtherance of its efforts to strengthen its regulatory functions in the sector, has issued new directives to all licensed lottery operators.
An FCT High Court, Jabi on Monday fixed Feb. 25 to hear a suit challenging the qualification of Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker, House of Representatives, to contest for election.

Medical trips: House of Reps seek court approval for president, govs, other public office...

A bill to bar the President, Governors and other public office holders from traveling abroad for treatment without court approval, has been slated for second reading in the House of Representatives.

Bayelsa PDP: We won’t join mass protest against Supreme Court verdict

Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party says it is upset by the Supreme Court ruling on Imo State, which sacked former governor Emeka Ihedioha.
Mitch McConnell

Donald Trump trial opens with clash over witnesses

The historic impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump opened with fireworks Tuesday as Democrats angrily accused Senate Republicans of seeking a “cover-up” without witnesses or new evidence.
Carole Ghosn, pictured with her husband Carlos Ghosn at the Cannes film festival in 2017, says he was being detained in ‘dehumanising’ conditions. Jean-Paul Pélissier-Reuters

Japan seeks Interpol’s help to arrest wife of ex-Nissan chief

Japan has asked Interpol for its cooperation in arresting the wife of former Nissan Motor Co. chief Carlos Ghosn, local media reported on Friday.
Ukraine asked international partners to provide any evidence they may have to help investigators probing a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed in Iran, as US media reported it was mistakenly shot down by a missile.

Ukraine calls for ‘evidence’ in Iran plane crash probe

Ukraine asked international partners to provide any evidence they may have to help investigators probing a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed in Iran, as US media reported it was mistakenly shot down by a missile.
People watch a TV screen showing a file image of the North Korean long-range rocket at a launch pad during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.

Experts: North Korea Tested an engine, possibly for a long-range missile

Experts say North Korea appeared to have conducted a fuel engine test on the ground, potentially for a long-range missile, in what Pyongyang claimed as “the test of great significance.”

N30,000 minimum wage not sufficient to increase standard of living – professor

Phillip Alege, Professor of Economics at Covenant University, Ota in Ogun, has declared that contrary to expectations of workers in the country, the new minimum wage may not lead to an increase in the poor standard of living.
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has expressed concern over the increasing cases of rape and other violence against women and girls in Africa, describing it as alarming.

Busola Dakolo’s case could not stand because of evidence – FIDA scribe

Busola Dakolo’s rape allegation against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA, could not stand because our laws are laws of evidence, which she could not produce at the time of hearing in court. =

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Archbishop Kaigama: Coronavirus has reduced humanity to same level

“The disease has reduced us to one level. The mighty and small nations have all been reduced to the same level with all feeling the hit and unable to do much about it,” Kaigama said on Sunday, while addressing newsmen after celebrating the Palm Sunday Mass.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed on Sunday the death of another Nigerian from COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to five.

Coronavirus claims another life in Nigeria as confirmed cases hit 224

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed on Sunday the death of another Nigerian from COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to five.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Oyo state Branch, on Sunday urged Christians to take advantage of the significance of Palm Sunday to imbibe the culture of living a life of sacrifice.

Churches witness low turnout for Palm Sunday service

Many churches in Awka, Anambra capital witnessed a low turnout of worshippers on Sunday for the Palm Sunday service as they comply with social distancing orders by the government.
The Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman, has suspended the Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency, Ms Damilola Ogunbiyi.

Coronavirus: UN envoy decries electricity challenges

A United Nations envoy, Ms. Damilola Ogunbiyi, has decried electricity supply challenges in most developing countries battling the coronavirus pandemic.
The Jigawa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to depoy 285 of its staff to ensure free flow of traffic and carry out rescue operations in the state during the Eid-El-Kabir break.

Coronavirus lockdown: Ogun FRSC commends motorists over compliance

The Ogun State Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Sunday commended motorists over the high level of compliance with the lockdown in the state.