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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

What Africa must do to mitigate damaging effects of coronavirus

Before the novel coronavirus pandemic hit the globe, Nigeria spent 42 per cent of her earnings on debt servicing. We have arrived at a new reality today: even if we devote 100 per cent of our income to rebuilding our economy, it still will not be enough.
Mexico boss Tata Martino is willing to negotiate a pay cut to help during the coronavirus pandemic and believes every coach and player should be ready to do so.

Mexico manager Tata Martino willing to take pay cut during coronavirus crisis

Mexico boss Tata Martino is willing to negotiate a pay cut to help during the coronavirus pandemic and believes every coach and player should be ready to do so.
Suspected members of drug cartels distributed food to residents of two cities in Mexico amid the coronavirus pandemic, local media reported on Monday.

Report: ‘Drug cartels’ distribute food in bizarre move to gain community support in Mexico

Suspected members of drug cartels distributed food to residents of two cities in Mexico amid the coronavirus pandemic, local media reported on Monday.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador struck an optimistic tone Sunday, uncommon elsewhere nowadays, as the COVID-19 has drastically slowed the economy around the world.

President: No big coronavirus related economic stimulus in Mexico

Mexico’s President said there will not be a big economic stimulus package related to the coronavirus pandemic, although the country is facing a crisis unlike anything before.
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CONCACAF Nations League finals postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

The CONCACAF Nations League finals scheduled to be staged in Texas in June have been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, the region’s governing body said Friday.
World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has expressed appreciation to the Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, for psyching him up to reclaim his titles.

Anthony Joshua names Wladimir Klitschko hardest puncher he’s ever faced

Anthony Joshua insists Andy Ruiz Jr isn’t the hardest puncher he’s faced, despite the Mexican-American handing him his first career defeat last year.
“There is absolutely no credible evidence of a link between 5G and coronavirus,” the UK’s department of Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) tweeted, noting that “inaccurate information” was being spread online about 5G.

UK debunks 5G-coronavirus link after conspiracy theorists burn cell tower

While there’s zero factual support for a conspiracy theory linking the COVID-19 virus to 5G cellular technology — and the scientific community has concluded that 5G is safe — the UK government was forced today to explicitly address the topic after arsonists burned down a cell tower over 5G, and used Facebook to encourage others to follow suit.
A National Guard UH60 Blackhawk takes off after refueling between aerial support missions in Sasabe, Arizona on Nov. 20, 2018, as part of Operation Guardian Support. (Sgt. Kyle Larsen-Army)

US beefs up military on Mexico border over coronavirus concerns

The U.S. is stepping up its military presence on the southern border with Mexico over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
Illinois health authorities are carrying out an investigation into the state’s first known death of an infant from the novel coronavirus. David Crosling-AAP

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country

Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including full lockdowns, shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

UNESCO: 1.3 billion students, 60 million teachers out of classroom

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has said 60.2 million teachers and 1.37 billion students, representing more than 3 out of 4 children and youth worldwide are no longer in the classroom due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Road transport, which accounts for 75% of freight shipments within the EU, has been particularly hit, notably at the Polish-German frontier after Warsaw’s decision to shut its borders to non-Poles.

EU urges nations to unblock borders to let in freight

Freight carriers are struggling to deliver goods by land, sea or air as the coronavirus pandemic forces Western governments to impose lockdowns, threatening supplies of vital products, including medicines into the most affected areas, such as Italy.
Dillian Whyte has said that he was ‘100 percent’ confident of knocking out Anthony Joshua and hopes their potential rematch can be for the undisputed heavyweight title in 2021.

Dillian Whyte ‘100% confident’ of knocking out Anthony Joshua

Dillian Whyte has said that he was ‘100 percent’ confident of knocking out Anthony Joshua and hopes their potential rematch can be for the undisputed heavyweight title in 2021.
“As a preventative and precautionary measure, the government’s Ministry of Health and the league decided that matchday 10 of Liga MX and matchday eight of the women’s Liga MX will be played behind closed doors,” read a league statement.

Liga MX suspended over coronavirus outbreak

Mexico’s top flight has followed Europe’s biggest divisions, such as the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, the Bundesliga and Ligue 1, as well as MLS, in shutting down during the pandemic, which has infected over 160,000 people in the world across 157 countries and has killed more than 6,000.
The Australian government's response to coronavirus has placed Melbourne Victory's players in a compromising position, according to the country's players' union.

Australian players’ union questions government over coronavirus concerns

The Australian government's response to coronavirus has placed Melbourne Victory's players "in a compromising position", according to the country's players' union.
“As a preventative and precautionary measure, the government’s Ministry of Health and the league decided that matchday 10 of Liga MX and matchday eight of the women’s Liga MX will be played behind closed doors,” read a league statement.

Mexico moves top flight games behind closed doors

“As a preventative and precautionary measure, the government’s Ministry of Health and the league decided that matchday 10 of Liga MX and matchday eight of the women’s Liga MX will be played behind closed doors,” read a league statement.
Paga Founder and Group CEO, Tayo Oviosu

Visa, Paga partner on innovative payment solutions

Nigerian fintech company, Paga, and global payments technology company, Visa, have announced a strategic partnership in accelerating secure and convenient mobile payments for merchants and consumers.
At least ten people were killed in the collapse of a hotel used as a coronavirus quarantine facility in eastern China, authorities said Sunday.

California public venues, schools close to stop coronavirus spread

A cruise ship hit by the new coronavirus and headed to the port of Oakland, California, will remain in international waters for at least another day as officials worked on plans to transport passengers to federal facilities around the country and local officials began ordering the closure of schools and public spaces to try and stop the spread of the virus.
Thierry Henry is currently Belgium assistant manager

Thierry Henry off the mark as Impact win MLS opener

Thierry Henry’s Major League Soccer managerial career got off to a winning start as Montreal Impact came from behind to defeat New England Revolution 2-1 in their season-opener on Saturday.

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Mexico boss Tata Martino is willing to negotiate a pay cut to help during the coronavirus pandemic and believes every coach and player should be ready to do so.

Mexico manager Tata Martino willing to take pay cut during coronavirus crisis

Mexico boss Tata Martino is willing to negotiate a pay cut to help during the coronavirus pandemic and believes every coach and player should be ready to do so.
The deadline to leave for up to four cruise ships anchored off the Australian State of Queensland will come at midnight on Wednesday.

Deadline looms for cruise ships still in Australian waters amid coronavirus outbreak

The deadline to leave for up to four cruise ships anchored off the Australian State of Queensland will come at midnight on Wednesday.
This was made known by the Secretary to State Government, SSG, Mr Emmanuel Ekuwem during the routine covid-19 press briefing held in Government House, Uyo on Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Akwa Ibom: Five coronavirus cases hale and hearty

The Akwa Ibom state government has stated that all five reported positive test cases of COVID-19 in the state are hale and hearty while awaiting the conduct of a reconfirmation test.

Work Health Day: NMA seeks healthy, dignifying working environment for workers

As the World Health Organisation, WHO, celebrates the nursing profession by making the theme of the 2020 World Health Day to be “Support Nurses and Midwives,” the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has asked for a healthy and dignifying working environment for health workers in the country.
Sadio Mane has challenged Liverpool to prove their title-winning credentials after suffering back-to-back defeats for the first time this season.

Sadio Mane states how he will react if Liverpool are not awarded the title

Plenty of people on social media have suggested that the season should be cancelled, but it is highly unlikely that it will come to that, as UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has stated that Liverpool will more than likely be awarded the title at some point.