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Ondo APC Unity Forum picks consensus guber candidate

Ahead of the October 20 governorship election in Ondo state, the committee set up by the Unity Forum in the All Progressive Congress to screen the governorship aspirants have agreed on a consensus candidate to contest the party’s primary with the incumbent governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

New dates for 2020 World Table Tennis Championships

Provisional dates of September 27 to October 4, 2020 have been agreed for the Hana Bank 2020 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Busan, Korea Republic.
AFDB President Akinwumi Adesina.

AfDB chief Akinwumi Adesina accused of multiple violations

The head of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has been accused by bank staff of multiple abuses and breaches of the bank's code of ethics, charges he flatly denied.
A former National Assembly member, Mr. Bode Ayorinde, yesterday, declared his intention to contest the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Bode Ayorinde: Why I want to govern Ondo

A former National Assembly member, Mr. Bode Ayorinde, yesterday, declared his intention to contest the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, vowing to make a positive difference in the state.
Hellas Verona president, Maurizio Setti, said ‘Italy is in a war-like situation’ as Serie A clubs try to strike a deal with players amid the coronavirus crisis.

Italy in ‘war-like situation’ after coronavirus disaster – Verona chief

Hellas Verona president, Maurizio Setti, said ‘Italy is in a war-like situation’ as Serie A clubs try to strike a deal with players amid the coronavirus crisis.
Five Italian Serie-A weekend matches including Sunday’s clash between Juventus and Inter Milan have been postponed due to the novel Coronavirus, the Italian football league said Saturday.

Italian FA chief suggests Serie A could finish in October as coronavirus hiatus continues

Serie A clubs could be allowed to finish the 2019-20 season as late as October, according to Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina.
Sri Lanka's cricket coach Mickey Arthur speaks during a news conference at the National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan December 17, 2019. REUTERS-Akhtar Soomro-File Photo

Mickey Arthur: Sri Lanka T20 team need fine-tuning

Sri Lanka’s Twenty20 squad needs some adjustments, said coach Mickey Arthur, who will be overseeing the team’s bid for a second 20-overs World Cup title later this year.
Arsenal are hoping to ‘nick’ Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight world title clash with Kubrat Pulev from North London rivals Tottenham, Eddie Hearn has admitted.

Coronavirus: Anthony Joshua, Kubrat Pulev heavyweight title fight postponed, promoters announce

The world heavyweight title fight between Briton Anthony Joshua and IBF’s mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria originally scheduled for June 20 has been postponed, promoters Matchroom Boxing said on Friday.

CAF: No plans to cancel any competition for coronavirus

Confederation of African Football has no plans to cancel any of its forthcoming competitions because of the coronavirus pandemic, hoping it can reschedule all.
Eliud Kipchoge’s bid on Saturday to become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours will excite scientists and sports followers alike.

Eliud Kipchoge: We will win fight against coronavirus

Eliud Kipchoge, the world’s greatest marathon man, reckoned his first reaction was shock when he heard at home in Kenya that the 2020 Olympic Games had been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Deontay Wilder’s video message to Tyson Fury has given the go-ahead to part three of the saga between the two professional boxers.

Mike Tyson gives Deontay Wilder tips on how to overcome Tyson Fury in rematch

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has told Deontay Wilder how to beat Tyson Fury in their trilogy clash on October 3.
Anthony Joshua’s Promoter Eddie Hearns has confirmed that talks are ongoing for the world undisputed bout between AJ and Tyson Fury.

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury set to be delayed until February due to coronavirus

Joshua, meanwhile, is scheduled to defend his three world titles against Kubrat Pulev on June 20 but that fight is more likely to take place on July 25 – or delayed until even later in the year.
Nigeria climbed one place in the latest FIFA Women’s World ranking, moving from 39 to 38 and thus retain its top spot on the continent.

Nigeria move up in latest FIFA world ranking

Nigeria climbed one place in the latest FIFA Women’s World ranking, moving from 39 to 38 and thus retain its top spot on the continent.

AFCONQ: CAF ponder September date amid virus outbreak

Eggheads of Africa’s football governing bobdy, Confederations of African Football (CAF) are considering moving the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers to September-October due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Disinfecting a street in Wuhan on Thursday. Hector Retamal-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Wuhan lockdown bought health systems vital time – study

The lockdown in the Chinese outbreak city of Wuhan brought the COVID-19 epidemic crashing to a halt, giving health systems crucial breathing room to deal with serious cases, new research showed Thursday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of one Abdulkadir Mohammed Salihu, a former Sales Assistant of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Kaduna Depot.

Court convicts former NNPC official over N6 billion fraud, forfeits pension, gratuity, properties

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of one Abdulkadir Mohammed Salihu, a former Sales Assistant of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Kaduna Depot. He was arraigned on three count charge bordering on fraud to the tune of N6 billion, before Justice Z. B. Abubakar of the Federal High Court in Kaduna State.

Paris Club refund: Court orders Katsina to pay firm N13.3 billion

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has ordered the Katsina State Government to pay a firm, Mauritz Walton Nigerian Ltd, N13.3 billion for the debt management services it rendered to the state.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken before a Yola high court a former Commissioner in Adamawa State, Sanda Lamurde, for allegedly misappropriating N379 million meant to feed internally displaced persons (IDPs).

EFCC arraigns former Adamawa commissioner over N379 million misappropriation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken before a Yola high court a former Commissioner in Adamawa State, Sanda Lamurde, for allegedly misappropriating N379 million meant to feed internally displaced persons (IDPs).

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Nigeria records 22 new coronavirus cases, total now 276

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Wednesday evening that fifteen of the cases are Lagos, four in FCT, two in Bauchi and one is Edo
Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.

Chinese medics can’t attend to our patients – Nigerian doctors

Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.

Coronavirus: Doctor’s death in Katsina causes panic in Kogi

There was palpable panic on Wednesday in Kogi when the news of the death of a medical doctor in Katsina who was an indigene of the state filtered into the state.

NUPENG seeks justice over killing of Abia petrol station worker

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has expressed outrage over the killing of one of its members, Chibuisi Chikezie Okameme, aged 26, a petrol station worker in Abia State, on April 5.
Residents of parts of Port Harcourt were forced off the streets on Tuesday by security personnel as Gov. Nyesom Wike imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in parts of the state.

Rivers governor dares federal government, declares Carveton helicopters ‘persona non grata’

The Rivers State Government has shut down Carveton Helicopters in the state for endangering the lives of Rivers people over what it tagged as “suspicious operation of the company in the state.”