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Italy hosts summit with neighbouring countries on coronavirus crisis

Italy was on Tuesday due to host a summit of health ministers from neighbouring countries to discuss a co-ordinated response to the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy.
Nigeria’s table tennis legend Funke Oshonaike has disclosed that she may take up a coaching role after calling it quit from the game that brought her so much fortune and fame.

Funke Oshonaike reveals her next move after quitting table tennis

Nigeria’s table tennis legend Funke Oshonaike has disclosed that she may take up a coaching role after calling it quit from the game that brought her so much fortune and fame.
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.
Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger backs Liverpool to beat his own record of unbeaten run

Legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has backed Liverpool to break the Gunners’ record unbeaten Premier League run, according to Sporf.
Shkodran Mustafi

Shkodran Mustafi open to Arsenal stay after incredible turnaround under Mikel Arteta

A matter of months ago it seemed certain that Shkodran Mustafi was on his way out of Arsenal.
Manchester United are finally set to appoint a director of football, according to The Independent.

Manchester United set to name Antero Henrique as director of football

The welcome news comes after another painful transfer window that featured missing out on top target Erling Braut Haaland, weeks of wrangling over Bruno Fernandes before meeting Sporting’s original asking price and a deadline day scramble involving bids for a reported eleven different players before finally bagging Odion Ighalo on loan at the eleventh hour.
The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.

Nigeria can’t continue to subsidise power – minister

It called on Distribution Companies in the country to improve on their financial and technical capacity to deliver or the government would intervene more directly to find solutions to darkness.
Adidas

Coronavirus brings Adidas sales collapse in China

German sportswear maker Adidas said Wednesday store closures in China had brought plummeting sales since the beginning of the novel coronavirus outbreak in late January.

Jürgen Klopp clarifies tipping Juventus for Champions League glory

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp insists he wasn’t trying to play mind games with Maurizio Sarri when he tipped Juventus to win the Champions League.
Heavy rain and strong winds are continuing to lash much of the UK as Storm Dennis shut down roads and railways and led to warnings of “life-threatening” floods in south Wales.

UK grapples with severe floods, death toll expected to rise

Britain issued severe flood warnings Monday, advising of life-threatening danger after Storm Dennis dumped weeks’ worth of rain in some places. One woman swept away by the floodwaters was feared dead.
RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has revealed that he could still move abroad in the future, but for now he is committed to the German club.

Liverpool reportedly in advanced talks for forward

Liverpool are in advanced talks with RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, according to journalist Nicolo Schira.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola looks on during the Premier League match at Wolverhampton Wanderers (Sebastian Frej-MB Media-Getty Images)

Sam Allardyce sees Pep Guardiola quitting Manchester City for Juventus

Former England coach, Sam Allardyce, can see Pep Guardiola quitting Manchester City for Juventus.
Former Nigeria Football Federation Technical Director, Kashimawo Laloko, has expressed doubts about the success of Gernot Rohr and Joseph Yobo’s combination as Super Eagles coaches .

Kashimawo Laloko: Gernot Rohr, Joseph Yobo combination not good for Super Eagles

Former Nigeria Football Federation Technical Director, Kashimawo Laloko, has expressed doubts about the success of Gernot Rohr and Joseph Yobo’s combination as Super Eagles coaches .
Thomas Tuchel hopes his Paris Saint-Germain outfit can break their last 16 curses in the Champions League when they face his former club Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

Thomas Tuchel out to break Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League last 16 jinx against Borussia...

Thomas Tuchel hopes his Paris Saint-Germain outfit can break their last 16 curses in the Champions League when they face his former club Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during the 56th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Feb. 15, 2020.

Turkey, Russia fear humanitarian disaster in Syria’s Idlib

A Turkish delegation will travel to Russia Monday to discuss the situation in Syria’s Idlib province amid mounting fears of a humanitarian disaster there, Turkey’s foreign minister said.
David Alaba admits he is still open to “new challenges”, with it possible that ambition could lead him away from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2020.

David Alaba refuses to rule out Premier League move

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba has left the door open for a potential move to the Premier League in the future.
Jurgen Klopp has no clue as to whether Liverpool can retain their Champions League crown this season and highlighted the levels of luck required to win Europe's elite club competition.

Jurgen Klopp names his favourites to win UEFA Champions League

Jurgen Klopp has named Juventus as his favourites to win this season’s UEFA Champions League, while naming Bayern Munich, PSG, Barcelona and Man City among the contenders.
Everton are still counting their loses over the selling of a prolific star, Ademola Lookman, to a German side, RB Leipzig.

Everton regret selling Ademola Lookman to RB Leipzig

Everton are still counting their loses over the selling of a prolific star, Ademola Lookman, to a German side, RB Leipzig.

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Kano prohibits Almajiri children from street begging

Kano State Government has banned street begging by Almajiri children in a bid to fully consolidate the free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education policy in the state.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Asaba has sentenced one Tonwerigha Oyintonbra Tombrown to 66 years imprisonment without an option of fine for defrauding one Izabela Glogowska to the tune of ( €55,000) Fifty Five Thousand Euros under the pretext of paying it into her Perfect Money online account.

‘Yahoo boy’ bags 66 years jail term for €55,000 fraud

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Asaba has sentenced one Tonwerigha Oyintonbra Tombrown to 66 years imprisonment without an option of fine for defrauding one Izabela Glogowska to the tune of ( €55,000) Fifty Five Thousand Euros under the pretext of paying it into her Perfect Money online account.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate berates Ogoni cleanup despite $360 million provision

The Senate on Tuesday expressed disappointment over the slow pace of work on the Ogoniland cleanup project despite the $360m released for it.
Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Twitter that he had ordered medical authorities to take maximum precaution after the coronavirus case was announced by the health minister.

Algeria announces first confirmed case of coronavirus

Algeria has reported its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus, after an Italian man who arrived in the country on February 17 was put into isolation.
Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp believes goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi’s experience is coming to the fore, saying the gap left by Itumeleng Khune is slowly getting filled.

Pressure on Kaizer Chiefs manager to drop Daniel Akpeyi for Soweto derby

The pressure is mounting on Kaizer Chiefs Head Coach Ernst Middendorp to drop Daniel Akpeyi as first choice goalkeeper for Itumeleng Khune ahead of the Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates this weekend.