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Worshippers perform Taraweeh prayer at Kaaba in the Grand Mosque on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan during the outbreak of the COVID-19, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Image Credit: REUTERS

Saudi Arabia reopens mosques May 31

Saudi Arabia will end its nationwide coronavirus curfew from June 21, except in the holy city of Mecca, the interior ministry said Tuesday, after more than two months of stringent curbs.

Ahmed Musa: Why I struggled at Leicester City

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has disclosed why it was difficult to feature regularly at Leicester City FC.

Ahmed Musa: I started my football career as a goalkeeper

Former Leicester City forward and Nigeria captain, Ahmed Musa has opened up on his journey to stardom and the difficulties he faced.

Ahmed Musa: Riyad Mahrez the reason why I failed at Leicester

Nigeria captain Ahmed Musa says he only joined Leicester City because he was told that Riyad Mahrez was leaving the club.
Al Nassr forward Ahmed Musa has quashed reports linking him with a move to Galatasaray by claiming that he is yet to receive any offers for his signature.

Super Eagles skipper dismisses Al Nassr exit reports

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has ruled out a move away from Al Nassr, insisting he still has a contract with the Saudi Arabian club.

China says US infected by ‘political virus’, ties pushed to brink of ‘Cold War’

China said Sunday that relations with the United States were “on the brink of a new Cold War”, fuelled in part by tensions over the coronavirus pandemic, as Muslims around the world celebrated a muted end to the holy month of Ramadan.
The Muslim holiday of Eid el-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, will begin on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, authorities in the kingdom said on Friday.

Saudi declares Sunday Eid el-Fitri

The Muslim holiday of Eid el-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, will begin on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, authorities in the kingdom said on Friday.
50 countries with above average performance in overcoming coronavirus

Report: Coronavirus tamed in 50 countries — full list

As at Thursday 21 May coronavirus has infected over 5,122,000 people in the world and killed over 330, 000 people.
Morocco coach Herve Renard

Herve Renard apologies for omitting Hakim Ziyech in African select XI

Former Morocco coach Herve Renard has apologised for leaving out the name of Hakim Ziyech in a select XI of the best African players he has managed.
A general view of empty Kaaba at the Grand Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Image Credit: REUTERS

Saudi Arabia declares Eid al-Fitr to start on Sunday

The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, will begin on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, authorities in the kingdom said on Friday.
NAHCON Chairman, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan, said this on Friday in a Sallah message in Abuja on Friday.

NAHCON felicitates with Nigerian Muslims on Eid-el-Fitr

NAHCON Chairman, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan, said this on Friday in a Sallah message in Abuja on Friday.

Oil prices rise as US stock drawdown eases supply glut fears

Oil prices advanced on Thursday as a drawdown of the U.S. crude inventories and output cuts by major producers helped ease concerns about a supply glut, though lingering fears over the global economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic capped gains.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

292 Nigerian nationals arrive Abuja from Saudi Arabia

The Federal Government on Tuesday received a batch of 292 stranded Nigerians from Saudi Arabia.
The number of active oil rigs in the country fell by 23.8 per cent to 16 in April amid the coronavirus-induced collapse in prices and demand for crude.

Nigeria’s active oil rigs fall by 24 percent

The number of active oil rigs in the country fell by 23.8 per cent to 16 in April amid the coronavirus-induced collapse in prices and demand for crude.
Newcastle United ‘have a deal in place’ to sign Joelinton

Mauricio Pochettino tops Newcastle’s four-manager shortlist

Newcastle United’s incoming owners still have Mauricio Pochettino top of their managerial shortlist.
A vaccine for COVID-19, the viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus, may be within reach sooner than many experts predicted.

Saudi’s confirmed coronavirus cases top 50,000

The number of coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia topped 50,000 on Saturday, the Health Ministry said.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, Tuesday, at the weekly PTF briefing on COVID-19, said the first set of Nigerians anxious to return to the country would be evacuated soon.

Nigerian government halts footing hotel, feeding bills of quarantined returnees

The Federal Government has said the second batch of Nigerians that would be evacuated from other countries would pay for their own hotel accommodation and feeding while in quarantine.

Newcastle takeover stalls over Premier League checks

Newcastle have been dealt a blow in their takeover talks with Roma reportedly contacting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA, WHO, EU launch campaign to help domestic violence victims amid coronavirus lockdown

FIFA, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Commission have announced the #SafeHome campaign designed to support women and children at risk of domestic violence during the coronavirus pandemic.
Meng Wanzhou

Canadian court disappoints Huawei over CFO’s case

A Canadian court ruled against Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, on Wednesday in her extradition case to the US on fraud charges.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has neutralised no fewer than 10 bandits at Sububu Forest area in Zamfara .

Military airstrike kills 30 bandits in Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has killed no fewer than 30 bandits and destroyed their logistics store in air strikes conducted on Tuesday in Doumborou Forest area of Zamfara.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this during an inter-ministerial media update on COVID-19 on Thursday in Ikeja.

Lagos conducts assessment to revitalise 329 primary healthcare

As part of efforts geared towards the revitalisation of Primary Healthcare, the Lagos State Government has carried out a comprehensive assessment of no fewer than 329 Primary healthcare centres in the State.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Trading resumes after Eid-el-Fitr celebration with 0.07% growth

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) reopened trading on Wednesday after the public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Fitr celebration with a marginal growth of 0.07 per cent.