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Jean-Michel Aulas believes the Ligue 1 season should be finished through play-offs after the 2019-20 season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lyon president writes to French government, calls for season to resume

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has written to the French prime minister and sports minister calling for the “hasty decision” to cancel the Ligue 1 season to be reversed.
Gombe United Ladan Bosso

Nigerian coaches association in talks with federation, ministry to help vulnerable members

President of the Nigerian coaches Association Coach Issa Ladan Bosso has confirmed that the coaches union is in talks with both NFF and the Sports Ministry in order to help the vulnerable members.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Sports ministry writes NFF, demands welfare plans for players

Following the recent intervention of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, by way of giving financial and material support to the families of former Nigeria internationals, the Ministry has written the NFF and mandated it to come up with a welfare plans for players.
South African sports minister Nathi Mthethwa has revealed that he wants the country’s Football Assocation (SAFA) and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to work together and remain on the same page as far as resuming the 2019-20 season is concerned.

South African sports minister open to talks over restarting the season

South African sports minister Nathi Mthethwa has revealed that he wants the country’s Football Assocation (SAFA) and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to work together and remain on the same page as far as resuming the 2019-20 season is concerned.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte wearing a protective face mask attends the inauguration ceremony of the final section of Genoa's new bridge being installed into place and completing the rebuilding of the structure, almost two years after the Morandi bridge collapsed killing 43 people in Genoa, Italy, April 28, 2020. Filippo Attili/Palazzo Chigi Press Office

Serie A teams can start individual training – interior ministry

Serie A teams will be able to start individual training sessions as of Monday amid the COVID-19 crisis, according to a letter sent by the Italian interior ministry to local authorities.
Five Italian Serie-A weekend matches including Sunday’s clash between Juventus and Inter Milan have been postponed due to the novel Coronavirus, the Italian football league said Saturday.

Serie A players prepare to resume training

Players from several Italian football clubs were on course to resume individual training as the Mediterranean country prepared to gradually roll back its coronavirus lockdown.
Five Italian Serie-A weekend matches including Sunday’s clash between Juventus and Inter Milan have been postponed due to the novel Coronavirus, the Italian football league said Saturday.

Reports: Serie A clubs vote unanimously to finish 2019-20 season

All 20 Serie A clubs have unanimously signalled their desire to complete the 2019-20 season, according to widespread reports.
Five Italian Serie-A weekend matches including Sunday’s clash between Juventus and Inter Milan have been postponed due to the novel Coronavirus, the Italian football league said Saturday.

Italian sports minister plays down chance of Serie A resuming

Italy’s Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Wednesday the country’s top-flight Serie A soccer championship looks unlikely to resume this season because of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte attends a session of the lower house of parliament on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Rome, Italy April 21, 2020. REUTERS-Remo Casilli-File Photo

Italian premier says training can start in May, no date for Serie A re-start

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte gave the go-ahead on Sunday for professional sports teams to start training again in May following the novel coronavirus outbreak but did not set a date for soccer’s top-flight Serie A championship to resume.
Italy’s Sport Minister Vincenzo Spadafora asked the national soccer association to consider stopping top division Serie A matches after the country ordered a virtual lockdown across a swathe of its wealthy north to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

Italy’s sports minister ‘doubtful’ of early May return for Serie A

Italy’s sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora said Thursday he was “very, very doubtful” that Serie A action would return as hoped in early May.
Former Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel has reacted for the first time after his contract termination by Trabzonspor over coronavirus comment.

Mikel Obi rejects Trabzonspor return

John Obi Mikel insists he will not accept any offer to return to Trabzonspor after he sensationally quit the Turkish top flight earlier this week over their handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
Former Green Eagles goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okalla, has commended Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare for his commitment to the welfare of Ex-players and athletes.

National Sports Festival to be postponed due to coronavirus

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the postponement of the National Sports Festival, Edo 2020, as a precautionary move against COVID-19 spread.
Tuscany based club US Pianese have been placed in quarantine after three players and a staff member tested positive for Coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Italy’s top sports body calls for all events to be cancelled

After a meeting between representatives from all Italian team sports federations, the National Olympic Committee said in a statement the government should intensify its measures against the virus.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has reacted to the death of Nasarawa United’s Chineme Martins, during a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture on Sunday.

NFF: No more league matches without paramedics

The Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, has ordered that no Nigerian Professional Football League, NPFL, match should go ahead without the presence of paramedics.
Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) vies with Inter Milan’s Italian forward Antonio Candreva (L) past Inter Milan’s Italian defender Lorenzo Pirola during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Inter Milan, at the Juventus stadium in Turin on March 8, 2020. – The match is played behind closed doors due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP)

Juventus beat Inter to go top after coronavirus chaos

Aaron Ramsey starred as Juventus beat title rivals Inter Milan 2-0 on Sunday to reclaim top spot in Serie A in a game played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Minister mourns former Green Eagles, Flying Eagles players

Youth and Sports Minister Mr .Sunday Dare has expressed deep shock and sadness on the deaths of two ex Nigerian Internationals Sule Kekere and Kabiru Baleria.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

Athletes demand payment of allowances owed by ousted AFN chief

Nigeria track and field athletes have demanded for the payment of all allowances owed by the impeached president of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.
Didier Gailhaguet said on Saturday that he had been forced to quit “for the sake of appeasement.” Philippe Lopez-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

France’s ice skating chief resigns over coach sex abuse scandal

The under-fire president of France’s ice skating federation Didier Gailhaguet resigned on Saturday over his handling of accusations that a former national coach raped a top skater when she was in her teens.

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The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 (PTF) has decried the continued refusal by medical institutions including federal tertiary institutions to receive and treat patients for fear COVID-19.

PTF decries continued refusal by hospitals to treat patients for fear of coronavirus

The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 (PTF) has decried the continued refusal by medical institutions including federal tertiary institutions to receive and treat patients for fear COVID-19.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

NDDC HQ shut over ‘coronavirus outbreak’

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has ordered the immediate shutdown of the headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission in Port Harcourt following the sudden death of the Commission’s Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Chief Ibanga Etang.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Loans request: Nigeria now on the auction market – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alarms that with the volume of foreign loans being accumulated by President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC), our nation and her people have been placed on the international auction market.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

Nigeria releases new guidelines for international flights operations

Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority , NCAA, Thursday, released new guidelines for international flights operations during the current Covid-19 pandemic for Nigerian based crew.

Official: ICPC investigating cases of coronavirus fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it is investigating alleged cases of corruption in the management of COVID-19 funds and palliatives.