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Premier League teams are in the race to sign Nigerian attacker Emmanuel Dennis following his impressive performance for his club side Club Brugge.

Emmanuel Dennis reveals highlights of 2019/20 season

Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis says his goals against Real Madrid and Manchester United are the highlights of his 2019/20 campaign.
Dubai-based mega carrier, Emirates Airlines, has stopped flight operations to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos until the airport’s Instrument Landing System (ILS) is fixed.

Emirates plans to cut about 30,000 jobs amid virus outbreak

Emirates Group is planning to cut about 30,000 jobs to reduce costs amid the coronavirus outbreak, which will bring down its number of employees by about 30 per cent from more than 105,000.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC: Edo, Ondo guber polls must hold as scheduled

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said Edo and Ondo gubernatorial elections must hold in order to avert a constitutional crisis despite the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the country.

My coronavirus anecdotes and the dangers ahead

This is a piece around and about what I have seen about Coronavirus in Nigeria, from a sociological perspective, and not a report of any pathogenic experience. It has been more than a month since the Federal Government placed Lagos and Ogun states, and the Federal Capital Territory on a lockdown on account of the spread of COVID-19 in those three parts of the country.
A vaccine for COVID-19, the viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus, may be within reach sooner than many experts predicted.

Coronavirus wipes out whole family, father, mother, son

Coronavirus has wiped out a whole family in the United States, killing father, mother and their son.
Kenya Central Bank Governor Patrick Njoroge displays the newly designed 1000 Kenyan shilling bank note during a news conference at the Central Bank in Nairobi, Kenya, June 3, 2019. REUTERS-Baz Ratner

Kenya’s economy to grow by an estimated 6.4 percent in 2021 – central bank...

Kenya’s economy is expected to rebound with growth of 6.4% in 2021 compared with an expected expansion of 2.3% this year, central bank governor Patrick Njoroge said on Thursday.
According to DHS Science and Technology Advisor, Bill Bryan, “Our most striking observation to date is the powerful effect that solar light appears to have in killing the virus on surfaces and in the air.

Coronavirus: Experts caution against injecting disinfectant after Donald Trump statement

“And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute,” he said. “One minute! And is there a way we can do something, by an injection inside or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it’d be interesting to check that. So, that you’re going to have to use medical doctors with, but it sounds interesting to me.”
A public health professional, Dr Jennifer Braimah, on Thursday counselled Nigerians to be selective of news they digest as measures to deal with depression during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Expert suggests measures to handle depression during lockdown

A public health professional, Dr Jennifer Braimah, on Thursday counselled Nigerians to be selective of news they digest as measures to deal with depression during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Gene, whose full name is Eugene Merril Deitch, was born in Chicago on August 8, 1924, and died April 16, 2020.

Tom and Jerry director Gene Deitch passes on

According to Metro News, the 95-year-old Oscar-winning illustrator died ‘unexpectedly’ in his apartment, Petr Himmel, his Czech publisher confirmed the news to The Associated Press.
“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

Britain moves to drop Huawei as 5G vendor over coronavirus

The UK is moving to drop Huawei as a vendor for the country’s 5G cellphone network in a major blow to Communist China over poor coronavirus transparency.
Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over Andy Ruiz Jr. Richard Heathcote-Getty Images 3

Anthony Joshua challenges Tyson Fury to determine ‘dominant figure’ in boxing

Anthony Joshua has challenged Tyson Fury to break the heavyweight lockdown by agreeing to a unified world title showdown as soon as possible.

TikTok now lets parents set restrictions on their kids’ accounts

TikTok is amping up its parental controls today with a feature that lets parents remotely set restrictions on their kids’ accounts. The new feature, called Family Pairing, allows parents to link their kids’ accounts to their own, where they’ll be able to disable direct messages, turn on restricted content mode, and set screen time limits.
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Coronavirus: WHO voices ‘regret’ at US decision to halt funding

The World Health Organization (WHO) voiced “regret” Wednesday at US President Donald Trump’s suspension of funding for the UN agency over suspicions that it had mismanaged the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The news of the presidential pardon granted to foremost Nationalists, late Chief Anthony Enahoro and former governor of old Bendel State (now Edo and Delta), late Professor Ambrose Alli have been received with mixed feelings from the families of the two and the government of Edo state.

Presidential pardon: Our father was never guilty – Ambrose Alli’s son

The News of the presidential pardon granted to foremost nationalists, late Chief Anthony Enahoro ,and former governor of old Bendel State (now Edo and Delta), late Professor Ambrose Alli have been received with mixed feelings from the families of the two and the government of Edo state.

Bill Gates asks G-20 members to fund development of anti-coronavirus vaccine

In order for the world to better contain the spread of the coronavirus, leaders of the Group of 20 (G-20) major economies should provide more funding to develop a vaccine, Bill Gates said.
Dortmund's English midfielder Jadon Sancho celebrates scoring during the Bundesliga match BVB Borussia Dortmund vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Manchester United transfer target amid Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish links

Manchester United need to be adding more “flair” to their squad in the next transfer window, says Sammy McIlroy, with a former Red Devils midfielder seemingly backing moves for the likes of Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Isa Pantami: No research links 5G to coronavirus

As controversy over the link between 5G and COVID-19 rages, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, has again dismissed the fear of Nigerians, saying that he is not aware of any research linking the dreaded virus with 5G.
A research assistant holds coronavirus test samples. Peter Steffen-dpa via AP

HIV drug, which successfully treats coronavirus, moving to phase two trials

An experimental HIV drug that has been used to successfully treat COVID-19 patients is in its second phase of testing with the Food and Drug Administration and could potentially be approved for use in four weeks, its manufacturer says.

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Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA, WHO, EU launch campaign to help domestic violence victims amid coronavirus lockdown

FIFA, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Commission have announced the #SafeHome campaign designed to support women and children at risk of domestic violence during the coronavirus pandemic.
Meng Wanzhou

Canadian court disappoints Huawei over CFO’s case

A Canadian court ruled against Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, on Wednesday in her extradition case to the US on fraud charges.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has neutralised no fewer than 10 bandits at Sububu Forest area in Zamfara .

Military airstrike kills 30 bandits in Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has killed no fewer than 30 bandits and destroyed their logistics store in air strikes conducted on Tuesday in Doumborou Forest area of Zamfara.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this during an inter-ministerial media update on COVID-19 on Thursday in Ikeja.

Lagos conducts assessment to revitalise 329 primary healthcare

As part of efforts geared towards the revitalisation of Primary Healthcare, the Lagos State Government has carried out a comprehensive assessment of no fewer than 329 Primary healthcare centres in the State.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Trading resumes after Eid-el-Fitr celebration with 0.07% growth

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) reopened trading on Wednesday after the public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Fitr celebration with a marginal growth of 0.07 per cent.