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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.

Coronavirus cases in Africa double in one week

African countries have so far recorded over 4,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), more than double the figure as of Monday.
Gernot Rohr has lifted the lid on the invitation of Heracles Almelo striker Cyriel Dessers and FC Koln right-back Kingsley Ehizibue to the Nigeria national team.

Nigerian forward reveals training schedule ahead of resumption

Nigerian forward Cyriel Dessers revealed he’s trying to stay fit while all football-related activities have been postponed indefinitely due to coronavirus outbreak.
Gernot Rohr has lifted the lid on the invitation of Heracles Almelo striker Cyriel Dessers and FC Koln right-back Kingsley Ehizibue to the Nigeria national team.

Cyriel Dessers expresses frustration over delayed Super Eagles debut

Cyriel Dessers says making his first international appearance for Nigeria would have been the best moment of his career, but admit all that can wait at the moment.

Rwanda imposes nationwide shutdown as coronavirus infections jump across Africa

Rwanda imposed a nationwide shutdown and border controls to combat the coronavirus at the weekend in some of the strictest measures taken in Africa, as infections spread across the continent and authorities warn healthcare systems are ill-equipped to cope.

SERAP asks Buhari to instruct EFCC, ICPC to track, monitor spending on coronavirus

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to use his leadership position to “urgently instruct the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to jointly track and monitor spending by federal agencies and state governors to combat coronavirus or COVID19 pandemic in Nigeria.”=

Femi Falana: Cuba has drugs to fight coronavirus

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana has written to the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, to seek the help of Cuba as the country has a drug that has so far proven effective in the fight against Coronavirus
Super Eagles Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and other officials of the team based in Nigeria will “hopefully” start off on their journey to Singapore Today, ahead of the international friendly against Brazil.

Coronavirus: Ikechukwu Ezenwa reveals how Super Eagles keep in touch

Nigeria goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has revealed that the Super Eagles are in close contact in their WhatsApp group amid the coronavirus outbreak.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate mulls mandatory debate by INEC for presidential, governorship candidates

Moves to make it mandatory for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to organise public debates for all candidates to the Offices of Deputy Governor, Governor, Vice President, President, yesterday got a boost as a Bill to such effect scaled second reading in the Senate.
A man wears a protective face mask, due to the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, as he rides his scooter in on of the shopping street in Dakar, Senegal March 18,2020. REUTERS-Zohra Bensemra

Africa talks tough against coronavirus but many wonder why

Shoppers threaded their way between stalls hawking everything from watches to pigs’ feet in Sierra Leone’s capital on Wednesday, two days after the government banned large gatherings to combat the coronavirus but exempted markets such as this.
The Sierra Leonean Football Association (SLFA) have announced the suspension of all football tournaments for an indefinite period to contain the spread of Coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Sierra Leone suspends football indefinitely

“SLFA is encouraging all Clubs, Regional and District Football Associations and its affiliates including but not limited to Mini Leagues and officials to comply with the directive in order to protect fans, players, coaches and everyone involved in the beautiful game of football and most importantly to prevent the virus from entering in Sierra Leone.”
Kenyan health workers dressed in protective suits prepare to disinfect the residence where Kenya's first confirmed coronavirus patient was staying, in the town of Rongai near Nairobi, Kenya March 14, 2020. REUTERS-Baz Ratner

Armed with lessons from Ebola, Africa braces for coronavirus surge

When a passenger arriving from Brussels at Cameroon’s Yaounde Nsimalen airport on Saturday was found to have a temperature, health officials say he was whisked to a hospital and diagnosed inside four hours as the country’s fourth case of coronavirus.
Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr has lifted the lid on why he makes late substitutions in games.

Super Eagles coach waiting on NFF for new contract

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has stated he is waiting to hear from Nigeria Football Federation on a new contract.
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation address at parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, February 13, 2020. REUTERS-Sumaya Hisham

African nations impose restrictions as coronavirus crisis looms

The coronavirus has now been confirmed in at least 30 of Africa's 54 countries, officials said, as regional power South Africa warned of a new crisis once the virus begins to spread at home and into crowded low-income communities.
They are Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan.

Nigeria: No record of how former Presidents Obasanjo, Jonathan spend $5 billion Abacha’s loot

The Federal Government has told the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) that it has no records of the exact amount of public funds stolen by a former military head of state, Sani Abacha and no records of the spending of about $5 billion recovered loot for the period between 1999 and 2015.
Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has express delight after undergoing a successful surgery on his injured Achilles.

Nigeria goalkeeper trainer gives Francis Uzoho injury update

Super Eagles of Nigeria goalkeeper trainer Alloy Agu has revealed that the three-time African champions’ first-choice goalkeeper Francis Uzoho is on his way to full recovery.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been handed a boost ahead of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers after the head coach of the Sierra Leone National team, Sellas Tetteh Teivi resigned from his position.

Sierra Leone head coach resigns

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been handed a boost ahead of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers after the head coach of the Sierra Leone National team, Sellas Tetteh Teivi resigned from his position.
Kenneth Omeruo scored his first goal for Leganes in their 2-1 victory against Real Sociedad in Sunday’s La Liga game at Estadio Municipal de Butarque.

Kenneth Omeruo: I hope Chelsea regret selling me to Leganes

Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo hopes Chelsea regret letting him link up with Spanish club Leganes.
An Abuja High Court yesterday finally declined to join the names of President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick and the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi to a case of financial misappropriation brought before it by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Coronavirus: How NFF plan to minimize Super Eagles contact – chief

President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick, has stated that the football federation intends to minimize contacts with the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of the AFCON 2021 qualifiers against Sierra Leone later this month in Asaba.

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