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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.
Bordeaux forward, Samuel Kalu, has been tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the second Super Eagles star to contract the disease after Genk striker, Paul Onuachu.

Turkish club Galatasaray step up Samuel Kalu chase

Turkish Super Lig outfit Galatasaray are desperate to sign Nigeria winger Samuel Kalu from Ligue 1 club Girondis Bordeaux this summer.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkey to license new Mediterranean areas August

Turkey will issue seismic exploration and drilling licences in new areas of the eastern Mediterranean by the end of August, and continue its operations in the region.

Turkey extends travel ban in 15 major cities

Turkey’s Interior Ministry has announced the extension of a travel ban in 15 major cities by another 15 days due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
The worldwide death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed 100,000 amid about 1.6 million cases and more than 368,000 recoveries, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

Global coronavirus deaths top 170 000

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 170 000 people globally, close to two-thirds of them in hardest-hit Europe, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday at 09:35 (GMT).

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.
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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.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her foreign minister will travel to Turkey to confront comments made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the Christchurch mosque shootings that killed 50 people.

Turkey removes four more Kurdish mayors over alleged terror links

Turkey removed four more mayors on Wednesday as part of a widening government crackdown on the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), bringing to 20 the number of mayors who have been dismissed after being elected earlier this year.
Donald Trump greets Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House in 2017. Andrew Harrer-Bloomberg

Recep Erdogan: US hasn’t met Syria ceasefire obligations

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he would tell US counterpart Donald Trump that Washington must do more to implement a ceasefire deal they agreed in order to halt Turkey’s offensive in Syria.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkey begins deportation of foreign IS fighters

Turkey has begun sending captured foreign Islamic State (IS) members back to their original countries as of Monday, a Turkish official said.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Recep Erdogan: We reject UEFA’s discriminating, political attitude towards our team

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that UEFA was discriminating against Turkey’s football team following a controversy over the players’ use of military salutes on the pitch.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkey captures slain Daesh leader al-Baghdadi’s wife

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country has captured one of the four wives of the slain leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, just days after it captured the elder sister, Rasmiya Awad.
Rasmiya Awad, was captured on Monday in the northern Syrian town of Azaz. Reuters

Turkey captures ‘sister of dead ISIS leader’

Turkish forces in northern Syria have detained a sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group who was killed in a US raid, a senior Turkish official said Tuesday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkish lawyers threaten boycott of Erdogan’s courts ceremony

Dozens of Turkish bar associations are threatening to boycott President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s planned ceremony to open the judicial year at the presidential palace, saying it would be another violation of the judiciary’s independence.

Magnitude 6 quake shakes western Turkey

An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.0 hit western Turkey on Thursday, damaging homes and causing some injuries.
Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel did not mince words in a post-match interview after the team managed to scrap a lone goal victory over Burundi on Saturday.

Mikel Obi joins Turkish club Trabzonspor

The 32-year-old midfielder, who is presently in Egypt with the Nigeria national team at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, has signed a contract for two years with an option for an additional year.
The central banks of Qatar and Turkey have signed a currency swap agreement to provide liquidity and support for financial stability, Qatar's central bank said. AP

Qatar, Turkey central banks ink currency swap deal

The central banks of Qatar and Turkey have signed a currency swap agreement to provide liquidity and support for financial stability, Qatar's central bank said.

Gunshots fired at US embassy in Turkey

Several gunshots were fired early Monday morning from a vehicle at the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, causing no casualties, police and the embassy spokesperson said.

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums loot Shoprite in Ilorin

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An irate mob in Calabar has burnt down the resident of Gershom Bassey.

#EndSARS: Senator Bassey’s house razed in Calabar

The senator’s house was razed, according to witnesses and a video seen by newsmen. The Cross River South Senatorial District lawmaker appeared to be the latest victim of mob violence that has targeted warehouses believed to be storing palliatives.
Hoodlums in Onitsha, Anambra, have destroyed the statue of Nigeria’s first president Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, erected in the city.

#EndSARS: Group reveals those destroying properties in Southeast

The Industrious People of Eastern Nigeria (IPEN) has called on Igbo people to put an end to the ongoing destruction of lives and property in the region.
Residents of Calabar, the Cross River capital, on Friday evening, invaded a warehouse believed to stash a large volume of COVID-19 palliatives yet to be distributed to the people of the state.

#EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalise NLC, INEC, SEMA, others in Calabar

Hoodlums in Calabar have vandalised the Nigeria Labour Congress building, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Cross River State Emergency Management Agency buildings where they carted away food stuff and torched the warehouse.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

#EndSARS: Delta governor eases curfew from 8am to 6pm

The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has eased the curfew in the state from 08 am to 6 pm.