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Maurizio Sarri slammed a “messy” performance as Juventus fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at struggling Udinese on Thursday night to miss the chance to seal the Serie A title for the ninth time in a row.

Maurizio Sarri: I shouldn’t be judged based on one match

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri was understandably devastated on Friday by his team’s exit in the last 16 stages of the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League after a 2-2 aggregate loss.
Romania's Simona Halep poses with a trophy as she celebrates after winning the final against Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina. REUTERS-Satish Kumar Subramani

Simona Halep withdraws from Palermo Open

World number two Simona Halep has withdrawn from next month’s Palermo Ladies Open following Italy’s decision to impose a mandatory quarantine for people coming from Romania and Bulgaria amid the coronavirus pandemic, organisers said on Sunday.
The state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, confirmed this to newsmen in Lokoja on Thursday.

Kogi reacts to NCDC declaration of coronavirus cases

The government said it is still assessing the NCDC report and studying the situation to arrive at an informed position. This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, in a short discussion with newsmen.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 1

House of Reps order release of Benue coronavirus index case

The House of Representatives has resolved to come to the rescue of Benue State’s coronavirus index case, Susan Idoko, who has accused the government of refusing to release her from isolation despite “not” being infected with the disease.
Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom intercepts, buries corpse smuggled from Lagos

The Commissioner for health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong who disclosed this at a meeting of the State Incidence Management Committee held at the Ibom Specialist Hospital, Uyo at the weekend said the corpse was buried in accordance with the protocol for burial of an infected corpse.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

200 Nasarawa quarantined travellers protest poor feeding, neglect

No fewer than 200 travellers and returnee almajirai quarantined at the state Polytechnic in Lafia, Sunday protested over alleged poor feeding and neglect by the state government.
The Taraba Technical Committee on COVID-19 on Sunday discharged 124 persons quarantined at the state NYSC orientation camp in Barikin Sibre, Jalingo.

Taraba discharges 124 persons from quarantine

The Taraba Technical Committee on COVID-19 on Sunday discharged 124 persons quarantined at the state NYSC orientation camp in Barikin Sibre, Jalingo.

Nasarawa Assembly member dies of coronavirus

A member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, representing Nasarawa central, Mr. Sule Adamu, has died of coronavirus.
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 test results for Chinese medics in Nigeria announced

Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on Tuesday, announced that the 15-member medical team from China tested negative to Coronavirus.
Senator Douye Diri, Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) candidate for the Bayelsa governorship election, on Saturday, described the electoral process as “smooth and peaceful”.

Bayelsa records first coronavirus case

Dr Inodu Akpoku, the Chairman, Bayelsa COVID-19 Task Force implementation Committee, says the state has confirmed the first case of COVID-19.
Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Monday said that operations would continue at the ports in spite of the two-week lockdown of Lagos State to contain spread of COVID-19.

NPA: Port worker diagnosed with coronavirus not our staff

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has refuted claims that a senior member of its workforce has been diagnosed with COVID-19 infection.
Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode

Osun: 49 Ivory Coast returnees tested negative for coronavirus

Osun State Government on Thursday urged residents to remain calm, saying new set of Ivory Coast returnees tested negative for coronavirus before they were allowed to rejoin their families.

Nigeria’s oil hub frees 22 quarantined Exxon Mobil workers

Nigeria’s Rivers State has freed 22 Exxon Mobil Corp. employees quarantined last week after their arrest for violating an order restricting movement into the state to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the state government said on Sunday.

Chevron: We monitor staff in hotels before resuming work

Chevron Nigeria limited, CNL, has dismissed as false allegations that its staff with coronavirus were been quarantined in hotels in Warri, Delta state and Lagos state.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has advised Nigerians to exercise restraint in accepting and disseminating information on alleged maltreatment of Nigerians and by extension Africans living in China.

Minister: Videos of discrimination against Nigerians in China half truths

Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has advised Nigerians to exercise restraint in accepting and disseminating information on alleged maltreatment of Nigerians and by extension Africans living in China.
The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka has offered employment to no fewer than 100 graduates of the university, who made first class in various fields of studies in the university.

UNILAG: No airline crew members quarantined in our campus

The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has refuted the claim by a newspaper that an airline crew members who flew some Chinese doctors visiting Nigeria to lend medical aid last week were quarantined in the university campus, saying the report was falsehood and imagination of the author.

Coronavirus: 29 quarantined in Anambra – official

The Commissioner of Health in Anambra state, Dr. Vincent Okpala, has revealed that 29 persons including healthcare givers, relatives and business partners of the COVID-19 index in the state have been quarantined and are waiting to be tested.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

Official: Travellers passing through Kaduna will be quarantined 14 days

The Kaduna State Government has said travellers passing through the state would be quarantined for 14 days in an isolation facility.

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The Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi, Mr Philip Maku, has warned criminals operating in the state to repent from their evil ways or leave the state.

#EndSARS: Police confirm attack on station in Ebonyi

The Police Command in Ebonyi has confirmed Thursday’s attack on Uburu Police Station in Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state by suspected hoodlums.
President Muhammadu Buhari

#EndSARS: President Buhari urged to probe Lekki shootings

A coalition of women groups, Mothers United and Mobilised (MUM), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute a transparent panel of inquiry into alleged shooting of unarmed EndSARS protesters in Lekki on Tuesday.
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has condemned what it called the silence of President Buhari over protests against operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, a unit of the Nigeria Police Force, in the past two weeks.

#EndSARS: Institute invites protesters for dialogue

The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has invited the youths currently protesting against police brutality with the hashtag, #ENDSARS for a dialogue with officials of the institute.
The nominees for the Premier League’s Young Player of the Year award have been named and it is unsurprising to see the list dominated by Manchester United stars.

Manchester United in buoyant mood ahead of clash with Chelsea

Manchester United will approach Saturday’s home English Premier League (EPL) clash with Chelsea in buoyant mood rather than in trepidation.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian speaks at the daily media briefing in Beijing on April 8. GREG BAKER-AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

China threatens retaliation over US-Taiwan arms sale

China on Thursday threatened to make a “legitimate and necessary” retaliation over the US sale of $1 billion worth of missiles to Taiwan as Beijing becomes increasingly strident over its claims to the self-ruled island.