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Authorities in Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, have arrested prostitutes who have been visiting coronavirus isolation centres in some hotels and offering their services.

Over 188,000 recover from coronavirus globally

One hundred and eighty-eight thousand, three hundred and fifty-two people have so far recovered globally from the novel coronavirus, according to data published by Worldometers, a website providing real time statistics on the infection around the world.

Oil rebounds from 18-year lows after US and Russia agree to talks

Oil recovered ground on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to talks to stabilize energy markets, with benchmarks climbing off 18-year lows hit as the coronavirus outbreak cut fuel demand worldwide.
Illinois health authorities are carrying out an investigation into the state’s first known death of an infant from the novel coronavirus. David Crosling-AAP

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country

Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including full lockdowns, shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.
Operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence and Response Team, led by Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari.

How I learnt manufacturing Russian AK47, pump action rifles – Suspect

A 40-year-old man, Mohammed Mamuda, has been arrested for manufacturing Russian AK47 Rifles and Pump Action Rifles and selling them to suspected criminals.
With more than a third of the global population confined to their homes to slow the coronavirus pandemic, many are worried how long they will be cooped up.

Five tips for surviving quarantine

With more than a third of the global population confined to their homes to slow the coronavirus pandemic, many are worried how long they will be cooped up.
Twenty percent of Russia’s COVID-19 patients have not traveled abroad and have contracted the disease inside the country already, the head of the country’s consumer rights protection watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said on Friday.

Official: 20 percent of Russia’s virus infected people did not travel abroad

Twenty percent of Russia’s COVID-19 patients have not traveled abroad and have contracted the disease inside the country already, the head of the country’s consumer rights protection watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said on Friday.
Russia’s civil aviation agency Rosaviatsiya will halt “regular and charter air travel from Russian airports to airports of foreign states and back,” according to the decree published on the government’s website.

Russia to ground all international flights from midnight

Russia will halt all international flights from midnight on Friday under a government decree listing new measures against the coronavirus outbreak.
A banner for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics is seen behind a traffic sign, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tokyo, Japan, March 23, 2020. REUTERS-Issei Kato --File Photo

Tokyo Games moved to 2021 as ‘light at end of pandemic tunnel’

The Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021, the first such delay in the Games’ 124-year modern history, as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the world’s last sporting showpiece still standing this year.
Austria said Wednesday it will close its national museums and suspend all remaining trains to neighboring Italy to stem the spread of the new coronavirus.

743 die in Italy in one day as death toll soars to 6,830

The death toll in Italy from the coronavirus pandemic rose by 743 in one day to 6,820, reversing a declining trend in fatalities observed over the last two days.
Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov has said the recent breakup of the OPEC+ oil output cut agreement and subsequent collapse in oil prices was the “Arab partners’ initiative”.

Russia: Oil market slump due to ‘Arab partners’ initiative’

Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov has said the recent breakup of the OPEC+ oil output cut agreement and subsequent collapse in oil prices was the “Arab partners’ initiative”.
China announced Thursday the suspension of all domestic football and postponed indefinitely the top-flight Chinese Super League (CSL) season in response to the deadly viral outbreak sweeping the country.

Coronavirus: Russia postpones all football until April 10

All professional football in Russia has been postponed until April 10 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Vladimir Putin has formally signed off on constitutional amendments that would allow the Russian leader to run again for president in 2024.

Vladimir Putin approves law that could keep him in power until 2036

Vladimir Putin has formally signed off on constitutional amendments that would allow the Russian leader to run again for president in 2024.

RSF: Press freedom in Russia, Iran under attack from ‘digital predators’

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has included pro-Kremlin social-media users, Russia's communications regulator, and an Iranian state body tackling cybercrime on its list of press freedom’s 20 “worst digital predators” that it says represent a “clear danger for freedom of opinion and expression.”

AIBA executive calls for unity in fight to revive organisation

International Boxing Association (AIBA) Executive Committee member, Shelly Selowati Soejono, has called for unity within the governing body as it bids to work its way out of trouble.

AKK gas pipeline: President Buhari’s big infrastructure push

One of the big promises made by President Muhammadu Buhari in his campaign for Nigeria’s presidency is the Ajaokuta-Abuja-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project.
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) | Reuters

OPEC pact with Russia falls apart, sending oil into tailspin

A three-year pact between OPEC and Russia ended in acrimony on Friday after Moscow refused to support deeper oil cuts to cope with the outbreak of coronavirus and OPEC responded by removing all limits on its own production.
A Turkish fighter jet Tuesday downed a Syrian regime warplane in the northwestern Idlib province and the pilot was killed, a monitoring group said.

Turkey downs Syrian warplane, kills pilot

A Turkish fighter jet Tuesday downed a Syrian regime warplane in the northwestern Idlib province and the pilot was killed, a monitoring group said.

BFIG: BPE frustrating Supreme Court verdict on ALSCON

BFIG Group has once again accused Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) of lining its path to taking possession of Aluminum Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON) with thorns.

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Cross River governor issues executive orders on coronavirus response

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has issued Executive Orders in the state following the prevalence of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) infections in neighbouring Benue and Akwa Ibom.=

NATO ministers to discuss coronavirus response, warn against aggression

NATO foreign ministers are due on Thursday to discuss their countries’ response to the global coronavirus pandemic, while stressing that the defence alliance remains ready to defend itself against any threat.
A National Guard UH60 Blackhawk takes off after refueling between aerial support missions in Sasabe, Arizona on Nov. 20, 2018, as part of Operation Guardian Support. (Sgt. Kyle Larsen-Army)

US beefs up military on Mexico border over coronavirus concerns

The U.S. is stepping up its military presence on the southern border with Mexico over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
John Obi Mikel helped Trabzonspor edge their fierce rivals Fenerbahce with a 2-1 win in a Turkish Super Lig match on Saturday.

Mikel Obi in talks with Brazilian side Botafogo

It is not easy for Mikel, but Yahoo Sports suggests that he could be closing in on a deal with the Brazilian team.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has extended its molecular laboratories with the capacity to detect Coronavirus Disease to six. Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of the NCDC, disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, while giving an update on COVID-19 in the country.

Virologist urges Nigeria to expand coronavirus test capacity

Dr Solomon Chollom, a Jos based Virologist, has called on the Federal Government to increase testing capacity for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country.