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Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 1

Kaduna to hold maiden international marathon race

Kaduna State Government has unveiled plans to organise the maiden edition of its international marathon race in November this year.
Lionel Messi is reportedly becoming ‘worried’ that problems at Barcelona are beginning to mirror his international career with Argentina.

Leonardo: Paris Saint-Germain thought about buying Leo Messi

Messi dropped a bombshell when he handed in a transfer request but the Barca captain and six-time Ballon d’Or champion will remain at Camp Nou for the 2020-21 season.
A South African Airways (SAA) plane is towed at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, January 18, 2020. REUTERS-Rogan Ward-File Photo

Ethiopian Airlines in rescue talks with South African Airways – official

Ethiopian Airlines is in talks over possible involvement in the rescue of flagship carrier South African Airways (SAA), the head of the airline told Reuters on Friday.
Inter manager Antonio Conte has insisted that he does not feel that it is the right time to discuss his future as Inter boss following Inter’s Europa League final loss to Sevilla on Friday night.

Antonio Conte: Why Sevilla defeated Inter Milan in Europa League final

Inter Milan coach, Antonio Conte, has disclosed that his side lost 3-2 to Sevilla in the Europa League final on Friday night because of Romelu Lukaku’s unfortunate own goal.

China eases travel restrictions for 36 European countries

China has eased entry restrictions for nationals from 36 European countries, months after thousands were left stranded when the country closed its borders and slashed flights to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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.
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.
Former Super Eagles midfielder Dickson Etuhu has been banned from all football in Sweden for five years after his involvement in a match-fixing scandal.

Former Super Eagles star gets five-year ban for match-fixing

Former Super Eagles midfielder Dickson Etuhu has been banned from all football in Sweden for five years after his involvement in a match-fixing scandal.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

VP Osinbajo rallies support for Ooni’s Cup

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has eulogised the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi (Ojaja II), for his efforts to alleviate poverty and empower the youth across the nation especially in the area of sports.

One injured as blast rocks southern Swedish city

A young woman was “seriously injured” by an explosion in the city of Lund, southern Sweden, on Saturday, police said.
US rapper A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault and handed a conditional sentence after a street brawl in Stockholm.

Sweden finds US rapper A$AP Rocky guilty of assault

US rapper A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault in Sweden.
US rapper A$AP Rocky will spend another week in custody in Sweden as police continue to investigate an alleged fight in Stockholm.

A$AP Rocky: My security guard ‘begged’ accuser to leave

A$AP Rocky has given evidence at his assault trial in Sweden, telling the court he was followed by his accuser and that his security guard "begged" the man to leave.
The French Navy has found the wreckage of its ‘Minerve’ submarine, which disappeared off the coast of Toulon in the Mediterranean Sea in 1968, leading to the loss of 52 lives.

France finds wreckage of submarine that disappeared in 1968

The French Navy has found the wreckage of its ‘Minerve’ submarine, which disappeared off the coast of Toulon in the Mediterranean Sea in 1968, leading to the loss of 52 lives.
Behind a “Virginia is for Amazon Lovers” sign, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks at a news conference after the announcement that Crystal City has been selected as home to Amazon’s new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Virginia governor ‘deeply sorry’ for racist yearbook photo

Ralph Northam, the Democratic governor of the US state of Virginia, is facing calls to resign after he confirmed he appeared in a racist yearbook photo and said he is “deeply sorry.”
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Munich, St. Petersburg bid to host 2021 UEFA Champions League final

Munich and St Petersburg are the two candidate cities bidding to host the 2021 UEFA Champions League final match, the European football governing body said on Thursday.

Dickson Etuhu charged with bribery in Sweden

Former Manchester City and Fulham midfielder Dickson Etuhu has been charged with bribery for alleged match fixing in Sweden.

Ex-President Obasanjo’s letter to Buhari good for democracy – APC Scandinavia

The All Progressives Congress, Scandinavia chapter, says the letter written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Muhammadu Buhari is good for the nation`s democracy.

President Buhari urged to re-organise APC for better results

Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Diaspora have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reorganise the party for a more secure and prosperous future for all Nigerians.

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Labour insists on reversal of fuel price, electricity tariff hike

The organised labour Thursday insisted that the Federal Government should revert back to the old prices of petrol and electricity tariff, if not the strike will stand.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa election: Governor Diri, INEC ask appeal court to reverse tribunal’s judgment

Governor Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State on Thursday in Abuja asked the Court of Appeal to reverse the decision of the Bayelsa Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which nullified the November 16, 2019 governorship poll in the state.
Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

Lagos seeks monthly payment of house rent for residents

The Lagos State Government has called on stakeholders in real estate sector to work out modalities for residents to pay house rents on monthly basis instead of yearly.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC recovers N4.16 billion debt owed Nigerian government by lottery companies

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered at least N4.16 billion out of the debt owed the federal government by lottery companies.
Mason Mount and Declan Rice played five-a-side in London on Sunday. Joe Toth-BPI-Shutterstock

Chelsea agree personal terms with Declan Rice

Chelsea are interested in signing the West Ham midfielder Declan Rice this summer.