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Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci is self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19 on his return from Italy duty.

Juventus star Leonardo Bonucci tests positive for coronavirus

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci is self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19 on his return from Italy duty.
Manchester United are to install 1,500 barrier seats early next year as they prepare to trial safe standing at Old Trafford.

Manchester United staff to self-isolate but match against Newcastle will be played

The pandemic concerns, that forced several European matches featuring football clubs from the English Premier League to be played at neutral venues due to the travel advisory against anyone coming from the United Kingdom, remain in place all across several tiers of the UK.
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane insists the club can push Liverpool for the Premier League title this season.

Manchester United hit by coronavirus outbreak hours before Newcastle clash

Nicky Butt and Mark Dempsey will join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the United bench for the game with some other members of the coaching staff in self-isolation, the club have announced.
On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

FIFA Council Bureau extends temporary measures for players’ release and registration

In the context of the challenges that remain in place for both international and domestic football due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of the FIFA Council, on Friday, provided additional flexibility with regards to the release of players for national team duty and the registration of players with clubs in competitions that remain disrupted by the pandemic.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez

Real Madrid president tests positive for coronavirus

The news also comes after it was reported that club coach Zinedine Zidane has now recovered from the virus after registering multiple negative tests.
On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

Coronavirus restrictions may stop players from honouring national calls

Football players across the world may be restricted by Covid-19 rules to honour their countries during international engagements.
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador addresses to the nation on his second anniversary as the President of Mexico, at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, December 1, 2020. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has tested positive for COVID-19, he said on Sunday, adding that his symptoms were light and that he was receiving medical treatment. Photo taken December 1, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexican president’s coronavirus diagnosis raises questions over pandemic management

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s announcement that he had COVID-19 just a few hours after taking a commercial flight has raised fresh questions over his handling of the pandemic and set off a scramble by top officials to get tested for the virus.
South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

South Africa minister dies of coronavirus

South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
Pep Guardiola has addressed Sergio Aguero's contract situation at Manchester City, while admitting the Blues miss him a lot when he's not fit to play.

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero reveals he has contracted coronavirus

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has revealed that he has tested positive for coronavirus, and had already been self-isolating following close contact with another person who had Covid-19.
A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Two Osun cabinet members test positive for coronavirus

Two members of the Osun state cabinet have tested positive for the coronavirus and have already started self isolation and treatment, the Commissioner for Information, Mrs Funke Egbemode has said.
Semi Ajayi equalised after the interval and Pereira's second penalty sealed West Brom's first win in eight league games.

West Brom sink Wolves to seal Allardyce’s first win

West Bromwich Albion won for the first time under new boss Sam Allardyce as Matheus Pereira's penalty double clinched a 3-2 Premier League victory at local rivals Wolves on Saturday.
Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell admits the Scottish champions' decision to go to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp was a mistake after 13 players were forced into self-isolation.

Celtic’s Dubai trip was a ‘mistake’ – chief

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell admits the Scottish champions' decision to go to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp was a "mistake" after 13 players were forced into self-isolation.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Another Benue governor’s close aide tests positive for coronavirus

The development is coming few days after the Chairman of the Benue state Action Committee on COVID-19 and Deputy Governor of the state, Mr. Benson Abounu had disclosed that Governor Ortom had gone on self-isolation after a close Permanent Secretary earlier tested positive for the virus.
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.

Nigerian government lists requirements for travellers, rolls out quarantine protocol

The new provisional quarantine protocol for passengers arriving Nigeria introduced by the federal government has come into effect from Monday, 11th January, 2021.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor goes into self isolation after close aide test positive for coronavirus

Deputy Governor, Engr. Benson Abounu disclosed this during the Armed Forces Rememberance Interdenominational Service organized by the Benue State chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) held at ECWA Church, Markudi on Sunday.
The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, has urged women to embark on regular HIV-AIDS screening to know their status and access free medical services.

Nigeria’s women affairs minister recovers from coronavirus

Tallen, who was on New Year eve declared negative of COVID-19 by her doctor, rejoiced that she was part of the 2021 celebrations, and stressed the need for all to take responsibility for themselves and their families, to keep everyone safe.

PDP House Caucus blames insecurity on inept APC government

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has said that while the out gone year 2020 came with lots of challenges, especially with the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic, Nigeria was further worsened by a poor, dwindling economy and insecurity occasioned by an inept leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC)
Manchester City defender Eric Garcia has tested positive for Covid-19, the club has revealed.

Manchester City defender tests positive for coronavirus

Manchester City defender Eric Garcia has tested positive for Covid-19, the club has revealed.
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.

Nigerian government places ban on 100 passengers for violating coronavirus protocol

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, signed the travel restrictions order, for their failure to undergo the compulsory COVID-19 test after returning into the country from abroad.
Victor Osimhen has been ruled out of Napoli’s league meeting with AC Milan due to shoulder injury he sustained while with national team.

Napoli fines Victor Osimhen for breaking coronavirus guidelines

Victor Osimhen has been fined two weeks wages by Napoli after video of his birthday circulated the social media, according to reports.

2021: PDP Reps caucus asks Nigerians to be resilient and patriotic

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has said the Nigerian people must remain resilient and patriotic and reflect deeply on the principle of humility, self sacrifice and good neigbourliness as the nation enters a new year.
The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.

Coronavirus: School reopening, worship centres, others caused second wave – Prof. Abayomi

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has attributed the reasons for the second wave of COVID-19 to the opening up of the economy, the re-opening of schools, large religious congregations, and social gatherings among others.

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Leader of the group and National President of NYU, Chinonso Obasi, confirmed told newsmen, Wednesday, that he was invited by the DSS, adding he had concluded arrangements to be at DSS headquarters on Wednesday morning in honor the invitation.

DSS invites youth leader over planned protest at Abuja airport

Leader of the group and National President of NYU, Chinonso Obasi, confirmed told newsmen, Wednesday, that he was invited by the DSS, adding he had concluded arrangements to be at DSS headquarters on Wednesday morning in honor the invitation.
Ms Shu’aibu stated that the wife of Zamfara Governor, Aisha Matawalle, presented the money to the beneficiaries on behalf of the association.

Zamfara governor’s wife secures political appointments for 20 herders

The wife of Zamfara State governor, Hajiya Aisha Matawalle, has secured appointments of Special Assistants to the Governor for 20 members of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).
A study in the United States, shows AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine provides strong protection against coronavirus and eliminates hospitalizations and deaths from the disease across all age groups, the company announced on Monday.

Germany decides against AstraZeneca for second jab for under-60s

People under 60 in Germany who were given the AstraZeneca vaccine as their first dose will switch to a different vaccine for the second dose, German federal and state health ministers have decided.
Festus Keyamo

Minister: I pity those who follow commercialised opinions on social media

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has expressed pity for those who allow themselves to be influenced by the opinions of certain people on social media.
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IEA: OPEC+ compliance with oil cuts in March largely due to Saudi Arabia

The alliance of the OPEC+ oil producers was able to achieve the 113 per cent oil cuts agreement reached last month largely due to Saudi Arabia’s voluntary additional cut of 1 million barrels a day (mbd), a report said.

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Governor Zulum of Borno state, GMD NNPC Mele Kyari and Executive Chairman Borno Rural Electrification Board, Engineer Abdulsalam Kachallah discussing at Govt House Maiduguri soon after the GMD led other Delegations to Maiduguri on a plan to Establish Gap Power Plant in the next coming four months after Boko Haram destroyed National Grid supplying power to the state.

NNPC to partner Borno government to establish gas power plant

The Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Alhaji Mele Kyari has said that the corporation will partner with Borno State Government to establish a Gas Power Plant following the vandalization of the national grid by insurgents which put the state almost three months into total blackout.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest man over death of lover

The Police in Lagos say they have arrested a 50-year-old man over the ‘sudden death’ of his girlfriend, one Enobong Udoh, 38.
The Kano State Consumer Protection Council (KSCPC) has sealed off a restaurant and suya (kebab) spot in the Kano metropolis to curtail the spread of Hepatitis B.

Hepatitis B: Kano seals off restaurant, suya spot

The Kano State Consumer Protection Council (KSCPC) has sealed off a restaurant and suya (kebab) spot in the Kano metropolis to curtail the spread of Hepatitis B.

Chad makes arrests over ‘pre-election bomb and murder plot’

Chad’s interior ministry says it has arrested several people after uncovering a plot to assassinate prominent political figures and bomb polling stations and the electoral commission headquarters ahead of Sunday’s presidential election.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Gunmen attack police station in Cross River

Confirming the incident to newsmen on Monday, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Command, Igiri Ewa, said they were awaiting information on the attack on Ekori Station.