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Professor Remi Raii, poet, scholar and former President of the Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA, has recovered from the novel coronavirus.

Prof. Raji: How I recovered from coronavirus

According to the Professor of English at the University of Ibadan, when he had some feverish symptoms on 10 December 2020, he had thought it was a mere “anatomical disturbance that Paracetamol could banish easily overnight.” But little did he know that he had contracted the dreaded coronavirus.
Manchester United legend Roy Keane believes Bruno Fernandes must do more in big games following the Red Devils League Cup exit against Manchester City on Wednesday.

Coronavirus: Footballers advised to maintain social distancing on field

The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) has reminded players to embrace a sensible approach to celebrating goals amid the COVID-19 crisis and refrain from hugging or getting too close to each other.
Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has been knighted in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.

New Year Honours: Lewis Hamilton knighted as Rob Burrow becomes MBE

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has been knighted in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.
Cops in Argentina today stormed the house of Diego Maradona’s personal doctor amid reports the legend’s death is being treated as manslaughter, the Sun Reports.

Prominent sportsmen who died in 2020

Diego Maradona’s death last month shook the world of sport in a year which began with the tragic loss of basketball hero Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash.
New Zealand captain Sam Cane laid an All Blacks No.10 jersey emblazoned with Diego Maradona’s name in the centre circle ahead of their match against Argentina in memory of the football legend Saturday.

All Blacks pay tribute to Diego Maradona ahead of Pumas game

New Zealand captain Sam Cane laid an All Blacks No. 10 jersey emblazoned with Diego Maradona’s name in the centre circle ahead of their match against Argentina in memory of the football legend Saturday.
Oregon State Police arrest a protester in Portland, Ore., Nov. 4, 2020, following Tuesday's election.

Protests in several US cities as presidential vote remains undecided

Protesters turned out in multiple U.S. cities Wednesday to call for a complete count of presidential election votes, while smaller pro-Trump groups rallied outside vote-counting centers in Michigan and Arizona.
Japanese Foreign Minister, Toshimitsu Motegi and Britain’s International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, signed the agreement in Tokyo.

Britain, Japan sign post-Brexit trade deal

Japan and Britain signed a free trade agreement on Friday that is to come into force at the end of the current post Brexit transition period.
Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Governor Uzodinma: Ndigbo has the highest stake in Nigeria

Those peddling the rumour that the South East is disunited, have been advised to think of better things to say because Ndigbo has the highest stake in Nigeria.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Saturday said his side lost 3-1 to Olympique Lyonnais to exit the UEFA Champions League because they lacked the perfection needed in Europe’s top competition.

Barcelona monitoring Pep Guardiola’s situation at Manchester City

Barca's board will meet on Monday when they're expected to sack coach Quique Setien after Friday's disastrous Champions League thrashing by Bayern Munich.
The government has also agreed in principle to co-fund a global clinical trial with the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson to establish how effective their vaccine could be in providing long-term immunity against COVID-19.

Britain secures early access to promising vaccine candidates

The British government on Friday announced that it had secured early access to 90 million doses of two new promising vaccine candidates.
David Havili of the Canterbury Crusaders scores a try as he is tackled by Ruan Combrinck of South Africa's Lions. REUTERS-Stringer

South Africa Super Rugby teams back in training on Monday

South Africa’s Super Rugby franchises will be allowed to start training next week, officials confirmed on Friday, a step closer to a return to the playing field after a frustrating four months.
Former boxing heavyweight champion of the world, Evander Hollyfield says fighting rival Mike Tyson for the third time his career won’t be a problem.

Evander Hollyfield open to Mike Tyson’s trilogy

Former boxing heavyweight champion of the world, Evander Hollyfield says fighting rival Mike Tyson for the third time his career won’t be a problem.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to unveil an alert system on Sunday to monitor the nationwide coronavirus outbreak, with different levels informing how and where the lockdown could be eased.

UK to set up coronavirus alert system

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to unveil an alert system on Sunday to monitor the nationwide coronavirus outbreak, with different levels informing how and where the lockdown could be eased.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the conference that the world “must work together to build an impregnable shield around all our people”.

Britain to introduce two-week quarantine for arrivals

Britain plans to introduce a 14-day mandatory quarantine for most international arrivals, reports said Saturday, despite growing pressure on the government to relax virus lockdown measures.
Professor Neil Ferguson said he had stepped down from his role advising ministers on the coronavirus lockdown after “undermining the clear message” to stay at home.

Top coronavirus scientist resigns, admitting he undermed lockdown rules

Professor Neil Ferguson said he had stepped down from his role advising ministers on the coronavirus lockdown after “undermining the clear message” to stay at home.
Spain’s daily coronavirus death toll dropped to 288 on Sunday, the lowest since March 20, as the country eased its lockdown to allow children outside for the first time in six weeks.

Britain records Europe’s highest coronavirus death toll

Britain’s death toll linked to the novel coronavirus has risen to 29,427, the government said on Tuesday, meaning it has overtaken Italy in recording Europe’s highest total.
The United Kingdom (UK) has the highest coronavirus death rate in Europe, new data has revealed.

ONS: UK now has highest coronavirus death rate in Europe

The United Kingdom (UK) has the highest coronavirus death rate in Europe, new data has revealed.
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump: Evidence ties coronavirus to Wuhan lab

US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened new tariffs against Beijing after claiming there is evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan.
Health Minister Greg Hunt warned on Saturday, however, that despite the good signs, Australians will still have to keep their distance from others for the next half a year.

Almost two million Australians download coronavirus tracker app

Nearly two million Australians rushed to download a new smartphone app designed to make coronavirus contact tracing easier, the government said Monday, overlooking privacy concerns in the hope of speeding up the end of social-distancing lockdowns.
The worldwide death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed 100,000 amid about 1.6 million cases and more than 368,000 recoveries, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

Global coronavirus deaths top 170 000

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 170 000 people globally, close to two-thirds of them in hardest-hit Europe, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday at 09:35 (GMT).
Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II marks 94th birthday with no fanfare

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 94th birthday on Tuesday, but the traditional gun salute was called off this year because of the coronavirus crisis.

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President Goodluck Jonathan

Ex-President Jonathan bags African peace award

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, was on Friday, honoured as the African Peace and Security Leader of the Year 2020.

NCPF advocates increased security in schools

The North Central Peoples Forum (NCPF) has called on the federal government to beef up security in all schools across the state.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 600 new coronavirus infections, 845 recoveries

As Nigeria marks one year since the index case of COVID-19, the number of active cases has continued to rise. The country recorded 600 fresh infections across 21 states on Friday.
The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo distances self from land grab allegation

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has dissociated himself from the rumour making the rounds linking him to an illegal acquisition of Falohun family land at Feru community of Iyana – Iyesi axis of Ota in the Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun State.
A pro-democracy protester is detained by riot police officers during a rally against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 27, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar police crack down on protests after envoy appeals to U.N. to stop coup

Myanmar police moved decisively on Saturday in a bid to prevent opponents of military rule gathering throughout the country after Myanmar’s U.N. envoy urged the United Nations to use “any means necessary” to stop a Feb. 1 coup.

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Prince Oyinlola: PDP crisis in Lagos will be resolved

The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) reconciliation committee in the South West, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola has assured members of the party that his committee would find a lasting solution to the lingering crises in Lagos State.
Everton have broken their 22-year hoodoo at Anfield, winning 2-0 thanks to Richarlison’s early strike and Gylfi Sigurdsson’s late penalty.

New Everton stadium unanimously approved by Liverpool city council

Liverpool City Council has unanimously approved Everton's plan to build a new £500 million ($703m) stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ijaw youths caution Nigerian government not to violate Police Act

The group, in a statement by the spokesman of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Mr Ebilade Ekerefe, while commending President Muhammadu Buhari over the promotion of Bayelsa-born Police Officer Moses Ambakina Jitoboh to the rank of Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), however, warned that the promotion of Jitoboh should not be another sinister plan to violate the Police Act (2020) and retire him with 9 years left to serve in the Police Force.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Minister mourns victims of NAF plane crash

Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has expressed deep sorrow over the crash of a Nigerian Air Force Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft on Sunday.
National Association of Nigeria Nurses And Midwives (NANNM)

Ondo nurses declare three days warning strike

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Ondo State Chapter has directed its members to embark on a three-day warning strike from March 1 over the percentage payment of their salaries by the state government.