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UN: Global hunger could double due to coronavirus blow

The number of people facing acute food insecurity could nearly double this year to 265 million due to the economic fallout of COVID-19, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.
Scott Morrison

Coronavirus: Australia premier throws weight behind virus inquiry

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday threw his weight behind calls for an international inquiry into China’s initial response to the coronavirus and its origins.
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.
Italy will present a plan this week to ease its lockdown from May 4, said Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in a post on Facebook.

Italy to gradually ease lockdown from May 4

Conte said that his cabinet is working with various experts to coordinate the so-called “phase 2” when Italy will have to cohabit with the coronavirus. The plan will be done at a
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.
AC Milan - Paolo Maldini

Paolo Maldini still suffering from coronavirus

Legendary AC Milan and Italian defender Paolo Maldini has revealed he is still suffering from coronavirus three weeks after testing positive.
Italian Serie A club Sampdoria on Friday said four of its players have tested positive for coronavirus, one day after forward Manolo Gabbiadini was also confirmed to have caught the virus.

Four more Sampdoria players test positive for coronavirus

Italian Serie A club Sampdoria on Friday said four of its players have tested positive for coronavirus, one day after forward Manolo Gabbiadini was also confirmed to have caught the virus.
Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) vies with Inter Milan’s Italian forward Antonio Candreva (L) past Inter Milan’s Italian defender Lorenzo Pirola during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Inter Milan, at the Juventus stadium in Turin on March 8, 2020. – The match is played behind closed doors due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP)

Juventus beat Inter to go top after coronavirus chaos

Aaron Ramsey starred as Juventus beat title rivals Inter Milan 2-0 on Sunday to reclaim top spot in Serie A in a game played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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.

Italian Serie A matches postponed over coronavirus fears

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.
Tuscany based club US Pianese have been placed in quarantine after three players and a staff member tested positive for Coronavirus.

Italian club Pianese quarantined after three players test positive for Coronavirus

Tuscany based club US Pianese have been placed in quarantine after three players and a staff member tested positive for Coronavirus.
Coronavirus - Self-isolation is nowhere near as dramatic as having to live in a Hazmat suit in a tent. Stefano Guidi-Getty Images

Three footballers among coronavirus cases in Italy

Three players from third-division Italian football club US Pianese have tested positive for coronavirus, the Tuscany side confirmed on Friday.
Barcelona and Juventus have started negotiations that would see Ivan Rakitić join the Italian giants and Federico Bernadeschi head the other way.

Five talking points in European football this weekend

Barcelona moved clear at the top of La Liga, while Paris Saint-Germain won despite having Neymar sent off, and the coronavirus wrought havoc with the Serie A fixture card.
Mario Pasalic scored the winner seconds after coming off the bench as Atalanta came from behind to beat Roma 2-1 and consolidate fourth place in Serie A on Saturday at the expense of their Champions League rivals from the capital.

Mario Pasalic hits winner as Atalanta go clear of Roma

Mario Pasalic scored the winner seconds after coming off the bench as Atalanta came from behind to beat Roma 2-1 and consolidate fourth place in Serie A on Saturday at the expense of their Champions League rivals from the capital.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return to AC Milan will add spice to the city derby against Inter Milan on Sunday with the Swede looking to thwart Antonio Conte’s side from keeping pace with Serie A leaders Juventus.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic return adds spice to Milan derby

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return to AC Milan will add spice to the city derby against Inter Milan on Sunday with the Swede looking to thwart Antonio Conte’s side from keeping pace with Serie A leaders Juventus.
Krzysztof Piatek

Tottenham target Krzysztof Piatek completes €27m move from AC Milan to Hertha Berlin

Krzysztof Piatek - who has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham in recent weeks - has joined Hertha Berlin on a long-term contract from AC Milan, the Bundesliga club have confirmed on Thursday.
Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri set for Napoli return

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri said he expects an emotional return to his former club Napoli on Sunday as Lazio and Roma prepare for a derby clash in Serie A after both capital-city sides exited the Italian Cup during the week.
Soccer Football – Serie A – AS Roma v Juventus – Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy – January 12, 2020 Juventus players celebrate at the end of the match REUTERS-Alberto Lingria

Juventus score ‘goal of rare beauty’ in Italian Cup cruise

Cristiano Ronaldo was too ill to play, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic spent the evening resting on the bench, but even without their biggest stars, Juventus and AC Milan cruised into the last eight of the Italian Cup on Wednesday.
Romelu Lukaku scored after just 21 seconds as he bagged a brace in a 4-1 thumping of Cagliari that fired Inter Milan into the last eight of the Italian Cup, while Lazio and Napoli are set for a quarter-final clash after easing past second-tier opposition.

Romelu Lukaku brace sends Inter into Italian Cup quarters as Lazio draw Napoli

Romelu Lukaku scored after just 21 seconds as he bagged a brace in a 4-1 thumping of Cagliari that fired Inter Milan into the last eight of the Italian Cup, while Lazio and Napoli are set for a quarter-final clash after easing past second-tier opposition.

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A security staff uses a thermal scanner to check a temperature of a member of the contact-tracing team, at the Primary Healthcare Centre, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Lagos, Nigeria May 7, 2020. REUTERS-Temilade Adelaja

Nigerian virus hunters in race against coronavirus in Africa’s giant

Early one evening, Folasade Fadare and her team of four disease hunters piled into a van and headed for Okegun, a rural community down a narrow potholed road in eastern Lagos state.
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10 Nigerian soldiers shot dead by terrorists in Borno – report

Jihadists shot dead 10 Nigerian soldiers in two incidents in the country's restive northeast on Monday, security sources said.
Chelsea fans have taken to social media and thanked Southampton striker, Michael Obafemi.

Chelsea fans love what Southampton’s Michael Obafemi did to Manchester United

The Saints forward – who netted at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season – made his mark against Manchester United on Monday night as he scored an injury-time equalizer at Old Trafford.
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

Bauchi upgrades child birth units, renovates health centres

The Bauchi government says it has renovated and upgraded 26 existing childbirth spacing units in seven local government areas in the state, in its efforts at ensuring safe child delivery.
Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has opened up on why he refused to sign for English Premier League side Arsenal after the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Victor Osimhen ready to join Napoli

The 21-year-old visited Napoli’s training facilities, plus head coach Gennaro Gatusso and president Aurelio De Laurentiis two weeks ago.