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Hakim Ziyech has officially arrived at Chelsea following his £35million transfer from Ajax.

Hakim Ziyech discusses his long-held admiration for Chelsea

The Moroccan international has completed his move to Chelsea after a £37.8m deal was agreed with Ajax in February, Ziyech having now joined up with his new side to begin preparations ahead of next season.
Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL)

Nigeria cancels 2019-20 Women’s Premier League season

The Nigeria Women's Football League [NWFL] board has announced the complete cancellation of the 2019-20 Nigerian Women's Premier League [NWPL] due to the coronavirus disruptions.
Employees collect protective face masks from the production line at a factory as Morocco starts to increase their production following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Casablanca, Morocco April 10, 2020. REUTERS-Youssef Boudlal

Morocco’s economy to contract 13.8% in Q2, 4.6% in Q3 – agency

Morocco’s economy is expected to contract by 13.8% in the second quarter under the impact of the coronavirus lockdown, the state planning agency said on Sunday.
Achraf Hakimi

New Inter Milan signing Achraf Hakimi sends emotional message to Real Madrid

Achraf Hakimi has sent a heartfelt message to Real Madrid after completing his move to Serie A side Inter Milan on Thursday.
Super Eagles winger Henry Onyekuru has sent a message of hope to Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim following his positive test for Coronavirus pandemic.

Galatasaray move to extend Henry Onyekuru’s loan deal

Turkish giants Galatasaray are looking to extend Henry Onyekuru’s loan deal for another season.
European Union (EU) leaders will hold a video summit on Thursday in a bid to agree on a shared fiscal response to a recession looming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, though there is little hope of a breakthrough.

EU opens borders to 15 countries, excludes Nigeria, others

The Council of the European Union has opened its borders to 15 countries, excluding Nigeria.
Super Eagles winger Henry Onyekuru has sent a message of hope to Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim following his positive test for Coronavirus pandemic.

Galatasaray seek to extend Henry Onyekuru loan deal

The versatile winger, who arrived Monaco from Premier League outfit Everton last summer featured in four league games for the principality club before making the switch.
President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad

African Cup of Nations postponed from January next year to 2022

Next January’s Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon have been postponed by one year and will now take place in 2022, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided on Tuesday.

Nigerians, others excluded from list of travellers to Europe

Nigerians have been excluded from the list of countries whose nationals will be allowed in the region when the borders are open from July 1 by the European Union Commission.
African Youth Player of the Year- Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)

Houssine Kharja: Inter have been following Achraf Hakimi for two years

Achraf Hakimi's move from Real Madrid to Inter has been in the works for more than two years, according to former Morocco international Houssine Kharja.
Oghenekaro Etebo was on parade for Getafe during Sunday’s 3-0 home loss to Sevilla in a Spanish La Liga game.

Getafe’s coach sad after dropping Peter Etebo ahead of Real Valladolid’s trip

Getafe’s coach, Jose Bordalas, has expressed his displeasure after dropping Nigeria’s Oghenekaro Etebo from the players he would file out today against Real Valladolid.
The disclosure was made by the State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed at the official launching of the 2020 farming season, sales of fertilizer and the distribution of OCP Africa COVID-19 Palliative Support Project to farmers across the state held in Bauchi on Saturday.

Bauchi to access N10 billion central bank agric loan, launches 2020 farming season

In its resolve to boost agricultural production to enhance food security, Bauchi State government says the arrangement is to access N10 billion commercial agricultural credit scheme from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The Kano State Government says it has conducted 4,735 Coronavirus (COVID-19) samples test since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Coronavirus in Africa: 285,914 cases; 7,683 deaths; 132,650 recoveries

There are now more than over 280,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the continent, with a number of African countries imposing a range of prevention and containment measures against the spread of the pandemic.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF celebrates Olympic gold medalist Joseph Dosu at 47

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sent birthday wishes to former Super Eagles and 1996 Atlanta Olympic gold medal winner Joseph Dosu who clocks 47 on Friday.
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Director for Africa, has paid tribute to African leaders for the progress they have made in their fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

WHO: Africa’s coronavirus death toll tops 6,200

According to the latest number released by the World Health Organization, WHO, regional office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, there are 6,218 deaths recorded on the continent.
Nigeria Flying Eagles striker Ahmad Abubakar Ghali said he’s delighted to make his debut for Slovakian side As Trencin.

Flying Eagles striker delighted with his AS Trencin debut

Nigeria Flying Eagles striker, Ahmad Abubakar Ghali said he’s delighted to make his debut for Slovakian side As Trencin.
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

Governor Mohammed: My predecessor spent N50 million for a single trip to Abuja

The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has said that his predecessor, Mohammed Abubakar, spent N50m to travel to Abuja from the state each time he travelled.
Vincent Enyeama has labelled Victor Osimhen’s Lille goal in Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Olympique Marseille as at a very high level.

Moses Simon, Victor Osimhen shortlisted for 2020 Marc-Vivien Foe prize

Nantes winger Moses Simon and Lille striker Victor Osimhen have been nominated for the 2020 Marc-Vivien Foe prize alongside nine other African stars.

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Kano Disco urges tenants to verify electricity bill before renting apartment

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) on Tuesday urged potential tenants to always verify electricity bill status before renting apartments in Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has come up with solutions to reduce the waiting time of vessels berthing at Lagos terminals.

Nigerian seaports to commence 24-hour operation

Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this on Tuesday in Lagos while briefing the media after the second edition of the monthly meeting of heads of maritime parastatals, held at the NIMASA headquarters.

China achieves progress in battle against cyber crimes – report

China said it has made headway in cracking down on illegal online businesses, said a report on the country’s cybersecurity in 2019.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Kwara records eight new cases of coronavirus

Kwara has recorded eight new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as at 11.45p.m on Monday, Aug 10.

Obadiah Mailafia: Serving northern governor a Boko Haram leader

Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says repentant terrorists revealed that a serving northern governor is a Boko Haram leader. Mailafia said this on ‘Morning Crossfire’ programme on Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1FM on Monday.