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Nigeria forward Umar Sodiq was on target for his club Partizan Belgrade in their league win over Mladost Lucani in Saturday’s Serbian Super Liga.

Nigerian forward hits 17th goal of the season in Serbian elite league

Nigeria forward Umar Sodiq was on target for his club Partizan Belgrade in their league win over Mladost Lucani in Saturday’s Serbian Super Liga.
Thousands of protesters ignored a curfew and vows of forceful police response to take to the Minneapolis streets for a fourth straight night, as the anger stoked by the police killing of George Floyd spread to more cities across the U.S.

Thousands ignore Minneapolis curfew as US protests spread over killing of George Floyd

Thousands of protesters ignored a curfew and vows of forceful police response to take to the Minneapolis streets for a fourth straight night, as the anger stoked by the police killing of George Floyd spread to more cities across the U.S.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board for the Tokyo Stock Exchange being displayed in a window of a securities company in Tokyo on October 1, 2018. - Japanese shares powered to a new 27-year high on October 1 after the US and Canada clinched a long-awaited trade deal, but other Asian equity markets struggled in subdued holiday trading. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

Tokyo stocks close sharply higher on hopes for economic revivals

Tokyo stocks closed sharply higher Thursday, as the market mood continued to be buoyed by ongoing hopes for increased economic activity in countries where virus-linked restrictions have been eased.
The decision came despite government efforts to keep the plant open, Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya told the national radio station.

Nissan shuts factory in Barcelona

Japanese carmaker Nissan has decided to shut its factory in Barcelona where 3,000 people are employed, the Spanish government said on Thursday.
Japan on Monday lifted a state of emergency put in place nationwide since mid-April to stem the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic six days early.

Japan lifts coronavirus emergency six days early

Japan on Monday lifted a state of emergency put in place nationwide since mid-April to stem the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic six days early.
Hana Kimura during a wrestling event in January. She has died at age 22. Etsuo Hara-Getty Images

Japanese female wrestler dies at 22

Hana Kimura, a female professional wrestler who was among the cast of the popular Japanese reality series “Terrace House,” died Saturday at 22, her wrestling organisation said, after she reportedly faced online bullying.

Queensland halts work on 2032 Olympics bid to deal with coronavirus

Senior international Olympic official John Coates said on Saturday he supports a decision by Queensland’s state government to postpone work on its bid for the 2032 Games while they focus on the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts during the match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. REUTERS-Hannah Mckay

Naomi Osaka overtakes Serena Williams as world’s highest-paid female athlete

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the world’s highest-paid female athlete, making US$37.4 million (S$50 million) in the past 12 months for an earnings record, Forbes magazine reported on Friday.
“More time is needed to stabilize South Sudan, and giving support to the country will help establish regional peace,” Defense Minister Taro Kono told a press conference, with regards to the planned one-year extension.

Japan approves extending dispatch of SDF troops to South Sudan

The extending of the Self-Defense Forces’ (SDF) dispatch to the headquarters of the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan to May 31 next year was approved by Japan’s Cabinet on Friday.
Tokyo Olympics organisers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games, Japanese media reported Sunday, following the historic decision to delay the event due to the coronavirus.

Olympics official sees ‘real problems’ in holding Games in 2021

A senior Olympics official has warned that holding the postponed Tokyo Games next year faces “real problems”, with even a vaccine unlikely to stave off the threat of the coronavirus.
This screen grab from handout video released on April 9, 2019 by representatives of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn shows Ghosn preparing to speak at the beginning of a video message recorded on April 3 before his rearrest earlier this month in Tokyo. – Japanese prosecutors rearrested Ghosn on April 4, who was out on bail, over an additional allegation that he transferred Nissan money to a dealership in Oman but siphoned off millions for personal expenses — including the purchase of a luxury yacht. (Photo by Handout / Representatives for Carlos Ghosn / AFP) /.

Two suspected Carlos Ghosn accomplices arrested in US

A father and son suspected of helping fugitive former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn flee Japan in December were arrested in the United States Wednesday and taken to court where they faced a judge in a rare online appearance.
Floyd Mayweather appeared to have called out Anthony Joshua as he named the one aspect of boxing he really, really dislikes during a recent Q&A in England.

Floyd Mayweather demands £500 million to make stunning boxing return

But the American, who retired with a perfect 50-0 fight record, doesn’t fancy coming back to fight “any of the younger guys”.
Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts during the match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. REUTERS-Hannah Mckay

Naomi Osaka using lockdown to conquer inner demons

Two-times Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka is using the novel coronavirus shutdown as one of self reflection to try and overcome her crippling shyness.

Toyota predicts 79.5% drop in profit

Toyota on Tuesday said it expected a 79.5 percent drop in its annual operating profit this fiscal year as it suffers “significant” fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Donald Trump, Shinzo Abe agree on actions against coronavirus

“Two leaders exchanged views on each country’s COVID-19 situation, steps to prevent further spread of the virus, development of medicine and vaccines and measures for reopening the economies,” Suga told a regular news conference.
Yukio Okamoto, a former Japanese diplomat has died after contracting the coronavirus.

Former Japanese diplomat dies of coronavirus

After retiring from the foreign ministry in 1991, Okamoto served as an adviser to then-prime minister Ryutaro Hashimoto on issues related to Okinawa, home to the bulk of U.S. troops in Japan.
Helium Health, West Africa’s largest electronic medical records provider, on Thursday said it had completed a $10 million funding round, as investors step up the hunt for health-related startups amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Nigerian startup Helium Health closes $10 million funding round

Helium Health, West Africa’s largest electronic medical records provider, on Thursday said it had completed a $10 million funding round, as investors step up the hunt for health-related startups amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The mayor of Manaus, the biggest city in the Amazon rainforest region, asked world leaders Tuesday for help fighting the novel coronavirus, which has brought his city’s health system to the brink of collapse.

Brazilian Amazon mayor pleads for world help in fight against coronavirus

The mayor of Manaus, the biggest city in the Amazon rainforest region, asked world leaders Tuesday for help fighting the novel coronavirus, which has brought his city’s health system to the brink of collapse.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.