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About 165 global leaders, including a former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, have called for a concerted global response to the coronavirus pandemic led by the G-20 countries.
As New York City faced one of its darkest days with the death toll from the coronavirus surging past 4,000 — more than the number killed on 9/11 — the Chinese city where the global pandemic began lifted its final restrictions on movement Wednesday as deaths there plummeted.
Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including full lockdowns, shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.
The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) announced that almost all of its staff, including coach Oscar Tabarez, have been laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic that has frozen sport worldwide.
South America’s football federations asked FIFA to delay their qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar because of the global new coronavirus pandemic.
Saudi Arabia released images of King Salman carrying out his royal duties on Sunday, after a stunning purge of at least three princes including his brother and nephew for allegedly plotting a coup.
Nigeria announced an 18-girl squad for the first round, first leg of the 2020 U17 Women's World Cup qualifier, with Nelly Ekeh to lead them against Guinea on Saturday.
Mikel Arteta's side desperately needed a morale-boosting success after Olympiakos snatched a late winner to knock them out of the Europa League at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.
Lionel Messi will want to stay at Barcelona “for his whole life”, says Luis Suarez, but those at Camp Nou need to show ambition in the transfer market and build around a talismanic figure.
Oghenekaro Peter Etebo was on parade for Getafe during Sunday’s 3-0 home loss to Sevilla in a Spanish La Liga game.
Not content with sending it to Russia and then Qatar, Gianni Infantino, FIFA president, admitted he was ready to shake up the world’s most famous competition by outlining a plan to grow football globally – ie get money out of the hands of those who have yet to be fleeced.
The Brazil u23s are currently taking part in a qualification tournament for the Olympics this summer. They wanted Gabriel Martinelli to join them, naming him in the preliminary squad.
The Argentina has the most goals (14) and most assists (eight) in LaLiga so far this season, plus a further two goals and three assists in five Champions League appearances.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confessed that he wants a striker to be signed before the transfer window closes, saying ‘We need more goalscorers. We need more goals. That’s a definite’.
Barcelona is prepared to launch a bid for Lionel Messi’s target, Lautaro Martinez, before the deadline day.
The Nigeria U17 women’s team begins their quest for a place in the U17 Women’s World Cup billed for India in February, while the U20 side would be hoping to pick one of Africa’s tickets to Costa Rica & Panama when qualifiers get underway in March.
Maxi Gomez atoned for an early penalty miss and fired Valencia to a rare 2-0 LaLiga home win against Barcelona, handing Quique Setien his first defeat as head coach.
The Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday said the social restriction order would continue during the Easter celebration in states where the order had been in ordered.
Barely a week after Chinese scientists finished injecting an experimental coronavirus vaccine into their first group of volunteers, official news outlets reported Thursday that a second batch of participants was being recruited.
The government’s expression is coming after the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, assured on his verified Twitter handle that he was going to engage the Chinese Government over the allegations immediately.
The companies, comprising: The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company and Shell Nigeria Gas, also joined other players in the oil and gas industry to support the Federal Government with $30 million to stop the spread of the deadly disease.
The Rivers State Government has temporarily relaxed the restrictions on large religious gatherings to enable Christians carry out their religious obligations during the Easter Period.
The Plateau State Government on Sunday confirmed that the death of a National Assembly staff, Joel Dewus, was not from COVID-19 as suspected but from other health complications.
A Port Harcourt Chief Magistrates’ Court presided over by Chief Magistrate D. D. Ihua-Maduenyi Esq on Wednesday morning ordered the remand of 10 passengers who flew into the Air Force Base Port Harcourt on board the Twin-Otter Caverton Helicopters on Tuesday April 7.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal Government and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to “provide spending details of public funds and private sector donations to provide socio-economic benefits to the country’s poorest and most vulnerable people, including details of beneficiaries of any cash payments, cash transfers, food distribution and other benefits during the lockdown in Abuja; Lagos and Ogun states because of COVID-19.”
Bayelsa State Government has expressed concern over the decline in revenue from the Federation Account arising from the global COVID-19 crisis, saying the economy of states in the country would soon be grounded.
The Lekki-Epe Expressway was on traffic gridlock, yesterday, for the second day, despite the lockdown introduced by the Federal Government to check the spread of coronavirus pandemic.