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Nigeria invites bid for monitoring of spending of Abacha loot

The Federal Ministry of Justice on Thursday opened technical bids for Consultancy Service to monitor the implementation of Abacha loot III.
The International Basketball Federation on Tuesday published recommendations on returning to basketball in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

FIBA releases guidelines for basketball’s return

The International Basketball Federation on Tuesday published recommendations on returning to basketball in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that the government wants to end a travel warning for tourist trips.

Germany to lift travel ban for European countries

Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that the government wants to end a travel warning for tourist trips.
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.

Canada denies Nigerian carrier Air Peace right to evacuate nationals

The Canadian government has denied Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, the right to evacuate Nigerian citizens stranded in the North American country.
FILE PHOTO- A Swiss soldier shows on a mobile device the contact tracking application created by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

23 countries seek access to Apple and Google’s contact tracing technology

Authorities in 23 countries across five continents have sought access to contact tracing technology from Apple and Alphabet’s Google, the companies announced on Wednesday as they released the initial version of their system.
Readers look at a newspaper June 12, 2002 in Nairobi carrying the photograph of Rwandan Felicien Kabuga wanted by the United States. The United States published a "wanted" photograph in Kenyan newspapers of the businessman accused of helping finance the 1994 killings in Rwanda REUTERS/George Mulala/File Photo

Rwanda genocide suspect arrested in Paris region after 25 years

Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, who is accused of funding militias that massacred about 800,000 people, was arrested on Saturday near Paris after 25 years on the run, the French justice ministry said.
Borussia Dortmund are hosting Schalke 04 at their Signal Iduna Park at 14-30.

Bundesliga returns today, timetable for other Euro leagues

Football is back. The German Bundesliga this weekend becomes the first major European league to resume following the two-month coronavirus shutdown.
Air Peace airline has taken delivery of a new ERJ-145 aircraft to help boost its domestic and regional operations.

Confusion trails move to deny Air Peace rights to evacuate Nigerians from Canada

Indications have emerged on how the Canada High Commission in Nigeria is allegedly working against Nigeria’s Air Peace airline effort to evacuate 319 stranded Nigerians caught up in the North American country due to the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
A new study from researchers at Trinity College Dublin said that vitamin D deficiency may be linked to higher death rates from COVID-19.

Vitamin D key to surviving coronavirus – researchers

It can also be absorbed through vitamin-D-rich foods, such as salmon and whole eggs, as well as supplements.
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Queens Park Rangers forward Eberechi Eze in the summer.

Ex-QPR Star Taraabt Backs Eze To Lead Club To Premier League

Former Queens Park Rangers star Adel Taraabt says he hopes England-born Nigerian midfielder Eberechi Eze will lead the London club back to the Premier League.
European Union (EU) leaders will hold a video summit on Thursday in a bid to agree on a shared fiscal response to a recession looming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, though there is little hope of a breakthrough.

European Union marks 70th anniversary amid divisive crisis

The European Union on Saturday marked the 70th anniversary of its foundation in low-key fashion thanks to the coronavirus lockdowns still in place in much of the continent.
Asisat Oshoala took to her twitter handle @asisatoshoala to celebrate her Barcelona’s Women team as they were declared champions of the 2019-2020 Spain’s Liga Iberdrola.

Oshoala celebrates as Barcelona Women’s team are declared champions

Asisat Oshoala took to her twitter handle @asisatoshoala to celebrate her Barcelona’s Women team as they were declared champions of the 2019/2020 Spain’s Liga Iberdrola.
Tokyo Olympics organisers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games, Japanese media reported Sunday, following the historic decision to delay the event due to the coronavirus.

John Coates: Tokyo Olympics could be ‘greatest ever’

Senior international Olympics official John Coates said on Saturday the delayed Tokyo Olympics could end up being the greatest Games ever, coming next year as the world emerges from COVID-19 crisis.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UEFA releases possible dates for Champions League games

UEFA’s plan to complete the Champions League and Europa League continues. The plan says that they will be played throughout the month of August once the leagues are done in July.
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 approves five substitutions during matches

Football teams will be allowed to use five substitutes when play resumes after the coronavirus pandemic, the sport’s law-making body announced on Friday.
Steven Gerrard admits to being “surprised and flattered” to find that Jurgen Klopp considers him to be the ideal candidate to step in as Liverpool’s next boss.

Steven Gerrard: Liverpool will always be my team

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has admitted he’ll always be connected to Liverpool.
While the United States and Europe are in the grip of the outbreak, UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned that the virus was not expected to peak in the world's poorest countries until some point over the next three to six months.

UN triples coronavirus appeal to $6.7 billion to help poor countries

The United Nations on Thursday more than tripled its appeal to help vulnerable countries combat the spread and destabilising effects of the coronavirus pandemic, asking for $6.7bn to help 63 nations, mainly in Africa and Latin America.

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