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LaLiga trains women’s football coaches in Nigeria, in collaboration with NWFL

In its continued commitment to women’s football, LaLiga provided two masterclass sessions for coaches of the Nigerian Women Football League. LaLiga has further strengthened relations between both institutions with these online classes, within the existing MoU with the highest competition in the African country, the NWFL.
A member of the medical staff at Gemotest, wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) works with a saliva sample at the COVID-19 testing facility in Moscow. AFP

Kuwait reports 604 new coronavirus cases, 38,678 in total

Kuwait on Friday reported 604 new cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 38,678 and the death toll to 313, the Health Ministry said in a statement.
OPEC and its oil allies reached agreement Sunday to cut global production by 9.7 million barrels a day starting May 1, to shore up the world price in the face of a significant drop in the demand for oil because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Oil prices slump as wary traders eye upcoming OPEC+ meeting

Oil prices edged down on Monday as traders took profits, with the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) considering meeting as soon as this week to discuss whether to extend record production cuts beyond end-June.

Thailand to further ease restrictions, shorten curfew hours

Thailand will next week shorten curfew hours and ease restrictions on more businesses, the government said on Friday, in response to its low numbers of locally transmitted cases of the coronavirus.
The Muslim holiday of Eid el-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, will begin on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, authorities in the kingdom said on Friday.

Saudi declares Sunday Eid el-Fitri

The Muslim holiday of Eid el-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, will begin on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, authorities in the kingdom said on Friday.
A general view of empty Kaaba at the Grand Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Image Credit: REUTERS

Saudi Arabia declares Eid al-Fitr to start on Sunday

The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, will begin on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, authorities in the kingdom said on Friday.

Ramadan: Kuwait distributes foodstuffs to 1,249 families in five states

The Embassy of the State of Kuwait has distributed foodstuffs to 1,249 in five states to alleviate the sufferings of the poor and the needy in the month of Ramadan.
The number of active oil rigs in the country fell by 23.8 per cent to 16 in April amid the coronavirus-induced collapse in prices and demand for crude.

Nigeria’s active oil rigs fall by 24 percent

The number of active oil rigs in the country fell by 23.8 per cent to 16 in April amid the coronavirus-induced collapse in prices and demand for crude.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, Tuesday, at the weekly PTF briefing on COVID-19, said the first set of Nigerians anxious to return to the country would be evacuated soon.

Minister: Why Nigerian evacuees asked to pay N297,600

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has confirmed the content of letters forwarded to Nigerian evacuees on the need to pay a total of N297,600 for their hotel, isolation, and quarantine upon arrival in Nigeria as a precondition for their airlift.
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.

John Coates: Tokyo Olympics could be ‘greatest ever’

Senior international Olympics official John Coates said on Saturday the delayed Tokyo Olympics could end up being the greatest Games ever, coming next year as the world emerges from COVID-19 crisis.
While the United States and Europe are in the grip of the outbreak, UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned that the virus was not expected to peak in the world's poorest countries until some point over the next three to six months.

UN triples coronavirus appeal to $6.7 billion to help poor countries

The United Nations on Thursday more than tripled its appeal to help vulnerable countries combat the spread and destabilising effects of the coronavirus pandemic, asking for $6.7bn to help 63 nations, mainly in Africa and Latin America.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Tuesday said that it was working with the Federal Government and some States to eliminate child labour in the country by 2025.

ILO: Informal sector poverty to increase by 56 percent

International Labour Organisation, ILO, has said the COVID-19 lockdown and containment measures across the globe will increase poverty levels among the world’s informal economy workers by 56 percent in low-income countries.
Russia registered another humongous number of coronavirus infections Tuesday as its total cases soared passed 155,000.

Report: Black people four times more likely to die of coronavirus than white people

A recent report analysis by Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) claimed that residents in the United Kingdom (UK) from black heritage are more than four times likely to die from COVID-19 if infected.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the conference that the world “must work together to build an impregnable shield around all our people”.

World leaders raise $8.1 billion for coronavirus vaccine

World leaders called Monday for cooperation not competition in the quest for a coronavirus vaccine, as they pledged 7.4 billion euros ($8.1 billion) at a fundraising telethon snubbed by the United States. COVID-19 has killed...
OPEC and its oil allies reached agreement Sunday to cut global production by 9.7 million barrels a day starting May 1, to shore up the world price in the face of a significant drop in the demand for oil because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Africa’s oil producers impacted by OPEC production cut

Crude oil prices rose marginally on Friday (May 1) as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and their allies started reducing output.
Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has continued his good run of form between the sticks as he kept his fourth consecutive clean sheet in the league when Kaizer Chiefs ran out 2-0 winners against Chippa United in an ABSA Premiership clash at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Wednesday.

Belgium, Saudi Arabia clubs after Super Eagles goalkeeper

Clubs from Belgium, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait are already in touch with Nigeria and Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, to take him away from the South African league.

Oil price rises to $25 as US inventories drop

Crude oil price is set to end the nightmare of producers as it rose for the second day thursday by 13.8 per cent to $25.65 per barrel.
Brent crude, the international benchmark, was off nearly six percent at $20.16 a barrel.

US oil slips below $15 per barrel

US oil prices fell heavily on Monday and slipped below $15 a barrel on renewed storage concerns as the coronavirus throttles demand, even as producers start slashing output to boost markets.

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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

Nigerian government to establish over 600 farm mechanisation centres

The federal government has said it will start up a programme, “The Green Imperative”, which will lead to the establishment of 632 farm mechanisation centres in the country.

FRSC Board approves appointment of two deputy corps marshals

The Federal Road Safety Commission Board has during its meeting on May 3, 2020 after due consideration of the report submitted by the Establishment Committee in respect to the 2019 promotion, approved the promotion of two Assistant Corps Marshals from the North Central geopolitical zone to the rank of Deputy Corps Marshal with immediate effect.
Public Works and Transport minister Ndlaluhlaza Ndwandwe was found to be infected after a routine test on Tuesday.

Eswatini cabinet in isolation as minister contracts coronavirus

The 20-member cabinet in Africa’s last absolute kingdom of Eswatini has been ordered into isolation after one minister contracted coronavirus, the government said on Saturday.
Panama's last two presidents, Ricardo Martinelli and Juan Carlos Varela, were charged Thursday with money laundering, as two separate scandals tarnished the political legacy of the former allies turned enemies.

Former Panama presidents charged with money laundering

Panama's last two presidents, Ricardo Martinelli and Juan Carlos Varela, were charged Thursday with money laundering, as two separate scandals tarnished the political legacy of the former allies turned enemies.
For the second time, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has discontinued Hydroxychloroquine clinical trial for the treatment of COVID-19, saying it has no positive effect on patient recovery.

WHO discontinues Hydroxychloroquine treatment trial for coronavirus

For the second time, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has discontinued Hydroxychloroquine clinical trial for the treatment of COVID-19, saying it has no positive effect on patient recovery.