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Tiger Woods hits from the thirteenth tee during a practice round for the 2020 U.S. Open golf tournament at Winged Foot Golf Club - West. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Tiger Woods aims to end lacklustre run at U.S. Open

Tiger Woods hopes to snap his run of lacklustre performances at the U.S. Open this week, nearly a year after his last PGA Tour victory.
‘More discovery than usual’ … clockwise from top left: Avni Doshi, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Douglas Stuart, Maaza Mengiste, Diane Cook and Brandon Taylor. Composite: Sharon Haridas; Hannah Mentz; Clive Smith; Bill Adams; Katherine Rondina; Nina Subin

Booker Prize: Why 2020 shortlist is unique

The shortlist of this year’s Booker Prize has just been announced. The six shortlisted nominees announced today are: Diane Cooke (USA) The New Wilderness; Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe) This Mournable Body; Avni Doshi (USA) Burnt...
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

VP Osinbajo: Virus vaccine distribution should be equitable

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has advised that the deployment of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine should be done in an equitable and affordable manner in order to effectively contain the spread of the Coronavirus disease across the globe.
Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. in action during his match against Russia's Daniil Medvedev. REUTERS-Kai Pfaffenbach-File Photo

Frances Tiafoe feeling positive again after virus negativity

Frances Tiafoe says he would have probably laughed if someone told him he will make the third round of his home Grand Slam at the U.S. Open when he contracted the novel coronavirus in July.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Plateau now ‘hot spot’ as NCDC announces 143 new virus cases

Dr Sani Aliyu, Coordinator, Presidential Task Force (PTF), has said that Plateau is now tthe Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) hot centre as more cases are been confirmed in the state.
People wear masks in Chinatown following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. January 30, 2020. REUTERS-Kamil Krzaczynski

US nears six million cases of coronavirus

The United States neared six million coronavirus cases on Sunday, nearly a quarter of the planet’s total, as nations around the world battle to contain the raging pandemic.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

Nigeria threatens $3500 fine on airlines over breach of virus protocols

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has threatened to slam $3,500 fine on airlines found carrying passengers in breach of international flight protocols.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday raised the possibility of delaying the nation’s Nov. 3 presidential election despite its date being enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, drawing immediate objections from Democrats.

Donald Trump puts pressure on authorities to develop virus vaccine before election

United States President Donald Trump put pressure on the authorities to develop and approve a vaccine for the novel coronavirus in a tweet on Saturday.
Kebbi Deputy Governor, Sama’ila Yombe-Dabai, says plans are underway to distribute free face masks to residents, to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the state.

WHO recommends masks for children older than 11

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says children above 11 years should wear face masks wherever adults wear them, such as in crowded settings, as a tool against COVID-19.

Group lauds governments, Nigerians on fight against coronavirus

The Woman and Half Initiative (WAH), a group of successful professional women, has hailed the efforts of governments and Nigerians to contain the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Commissioner for Health in Anambra, Dr Vincent Okpala, on Tuesday, said that no fewer than 25 health workers had been diagnosed and confirmed to have been infected with the novel Coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Official: 25 health workers infected with coronavirus in Anambra

The Commissioner for Health in Anambra, Dr Vincent Okpala, on Tuesday, said that no fewer than 25 health workers had been diagnosed and confirmed to have been infected with the novel Coronavirus pandemic in the state.
Authorities in China have found the novel coronavirus on the packaging of imported frozen seafood that arrived from the port city of Dalian, which recently battled a surge of cases, a local government said on Tuesday.

Coronavirus found on imported frozen seafood packaging in China

Authorities in China have found the novel coronavirus on the packaging of imported frozen seafood that arrived from the port city of Dalian, which recently battled a surge of cases, a local government said on Tuesday.
Nigeria’s Private Sector led Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID, yesterday formally announced the flag-off of a nationwide distribution of multi-billion naira food palliative and other relief items to vulnerable Nigerians.

CACOVID flags off N23 billion food palliatives for 1.7 million households

Nigeria’s Private Sector led Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID, yesterday formally announced the flag-off of a nationwide distribution of multi-billion naira food palliative and other relief items to mitigate the adverse effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic on vulnerable Nigerians.
Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz said on Thursday that clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine on humans would begin after the Jewish holidays in October.

Israel to begin tests of coronavirus vaccine in October – official

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz said on Thursday that clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine on humans would begin after the Jewish holidays in October.
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 sets up caretaker committee for Anambra FA

The Nigeria Football Federation has set up a Caretaker Committee for the running of the affairs of the Anambra State Football Association, following the expiration of the tenure of the Dr Ifeanyi Ubah-led executive team, and pending the conduct of fresh elections. The tenure of the Caretarker Committee, which will be inaugurated in Awka, the Anambra State capital on Wednesday, 5th August 2020 will be for a period of three months.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

President Buhari seeks understanding over restrictions at Sallah

President Muhammadu Buhari has again explained that the imposed restrictive measures against the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), if for the benefit of all.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Nigeria evacuates 158 stranded nationals from Niger

Nigeria has evacuated 158 migrants from Niamey, Niger Republic who had been stranded as a result of the novel Coronavirus pandemic.
Samsung is considering dropping its Bixby virtual assistant and Galaxy Apps Store from its mobile devices as part of a new global revenue-sharing deal with Alphabet’s Google, according to correspondence seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

Samsung could ditch Bixby and Galaxy Store as part of Google deal

Samsung is considering dropping its Bixby virtual assistant and Galaxy Apps Store from its mobile devices as part of a new global revenue-sharing deal with Alphabet’s Google, according to correspondence seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

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Nigeria midfielder Obinna Nwobodo has joined Turkish Super Lig outfit Goztepe on a three-year contract.

Obinna Nwobodo joins Turkish club Goztepe

Nigeria midfielder Obinna Nwobodo has joined Turkish Super Lig outfit Goztepe on a three-year contract.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020.

NEC: 15 states to benefit from virus education incentive

The National Economic Council says 15 states have qualified to benefit from the Global Partnership for Education funding for education as part of measures to cushion the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the sector.
FILE PHOTO- Soccer Football – La Liga Santander – Real Madrid v Barcelona – Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain – March 1, 2020 Barcelona coach Quique Setien before the match REUTERS-Sergio Perez-File Photo

Quique Setien to take legal actions against Barcelona following sacking

Quique Setien has confirmed he will be taking legal action against Barcelona after only being legally informed about his sacking on Wednesday.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is under pressure to deliver a serious Premier League title challenge after a spending spree fuelled by his desire to catch champions Liverpool.

Frank Lampard: We know how to beat Liverpool

Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has said they’re capable of beating defending Premier League champions, Liverpool.
Otunba Adejare Adegbenro has described problems confronting Nigeria as self inflicted and not political.

Otunba Adegbenro: Nigeria’s woes self-inflicted, not political

Otunba Adejare Adegbenro has described problems confronting Nigeria as self inflicted and not political.