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President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Nigeria’s media industry in celebrating veteran journalist and founding Director of Newswatch, Yakubu Mohammed, on his 70th birthday, praying for abiding good health and strength.

President Buhari greets veteran journalist Yakubu Mohammed at 70

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Nigeria’s media industry in celebrating veteran journalist and founding Director of Newswatch, Yakubu Mohammed, on his 70th birthday, praying for abiding good health and strength.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has spoken to his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella over the phone to offer his “sincere condolences” to the Italian people over the coronavirus crisis.

Xi Jinping: China to increase assistance for Africa’s coronavirus battle

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday that China would continue to step up assistance for Namibia and other African countries in combating the COVID-19 epidemic.
Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday directed law enforcement agencies to arrest and disperse any large gatherings to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the state. 4

11 coronavirus patients discharged in Lagos

Eleven more people have recovered from coronavirus (COVID-19) and have been discharged in Lagos State.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Edio governor swears in new council boss

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has sworn-in Mr Peter Aguele as the new Chairman of Esan South East Local Government Area of the state.
The Australian government's response to coronavirus has placed Melbourne Victory's players in a compromising position, according to the country's players' union.

Australian players’ union questions government over coronavirus concerns

The Australian government's response to coronavirus has placed Melbourne Victory's players "in a compromising position", according to the country's players' union.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is uncertain if Wilfred Ndidi will be available for their Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday.

Wilfred Ndidi starts for Leicester City against Birmingham City

Wilfred Ndidi has been passed fit to start Leicester City's clash with Birmingham City in Wednesday’s FA Cup fixture.
Faure Gnassingbe

Togo opposition cries foul as court confirms president’s election triumph

Togo's constitutional court on Tuesday rejected opposition claims of electoral fraud and declared Faure Gnassingbe the winner with more than 70% of the February vote and president for a fourth term.
Sergio Ramos hit back at Gerard Pique over his criticism of Real Madrid, saying he would sign up to win every El Clasico playing as badly as the Barcelona defender suggested.

Sergio Ramos fires back at Gerard Pique after Real Madrid win against Barcelona

Sergio Ramos has hit back at Gerard Pique over his comments that Barcelona lost to the worst Real Madrid side he has faced at the Santiago Bernabeu, following Sunday’s El Clasico clash.
Former world champion Amir Khan has tabbed WBC world champion Tyson Fury to defeat WBO, IBO, WBA, IBF champion Anthony Joshua, if the two British heavyweights ever collided in a unification.

Tony Bellew backs Anthony Joshua to beat Tyson Fury

Tony Bellew has claimed that Anthony Joshua would reign supreme if he was to face Tyson Fury in a dream heavyweight unification bout.
Real Madrid’s 4-1 win over Osasuna on Sunday saw Zinedine Zidane further cement his legendary place in the club’s history.

Zinedine Zidane: Clasico will not decide La Liga title

Zinedine Zidane said the Clasico on Sunday will not decide the title race even if Real Madrid lose to Barcelona and fall five points behind them in La Liga.

Togo election: President’s camp claims victory, challenger disagrees

Supporters of Togo President Faure Gnassingbe claimed Sunday that he had won re-election after his main challenger said he could stage an upset despite “revelations of fraud”.
Nigeria winger Samuel Chukwueze bagged an assist as Villarreal recorded their second win of the season following a 2-0 home win against Real Valladolid in their LaLiga clash on Saturday

Villarreal climb to Europa League spot with Levante win

Samuel Chukwueze was in action as Villarreal clinched a hard-fought 2-1 victory against Levante in Saturday’s La Liga game.
US President Donald Trump waves at the Trump International Golf Club as he arrives for a Super Bowl viewing party in West Palm Beach on February 2, 2020. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM - AFP)

Donald Trump to speak after his acquittal in US Senate impeachment trial

President Donald Trump, facing a bruising re-election campaign and the possibility of more Democratic investigations in Congress, will make a public statement on Thursday about his acquittal on impeachment charges by a deeply divided US Senate.
Nigerian descent Rinsola Babajide has reacted after being named Liverpool FC Women's Standard Chartered Player of the Month for January.

Nigerian star reacts after being named player of the month

Nigerian descent Rinsola Babajide has reacted after being named Liverpool FC Women's Standard Chartered Player of the Month for January.
Real Valladolid lost 1-0 to Real Madrid (Nacho). Here’s our quick reaction. Still to come- Player ratings, post-game podcast, post-game quotes, and plenty more.

La Liga: Real Madrid go top with gritty win over Valladolid

Real Madrid moved top of La Liga for the first time since October on Sunday after grinding out a 1-0 win away at Real Valladolid to make Barcelona pay for their surprise defeat to Valencia.
Top seed Rafael Nadal routed fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta for the loss of just seven games at the Australian Open Saturday despite staying up late to watch Roger Federer's five-set epic the night before.

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal crushes Pablo Carreno Busta after watching Roger Federer five-set epic

Top seed Rafael Nadal routed fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta for the loss of just seven games at the Australian Open Saturday despite staying up late to watch Roger Federer's five-set epic the night before.

Nigerian Navy arrests five suspects, impounds 181 drums of petrol

The Nigerian Navy fight against smuggling activities on the waterways has continued unabated as the command has arrested five suspects.and impounded 4 boats.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Governor Fintiri: I’ll probe Mohammed Bindow’s administration, local councils

The governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, has said he would soon step on toes by probing the Mohammed Bindow-led-All Progressives Congress government from the state to local government levels.

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Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

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Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

President Buhari grants amnesty to 2,600 prisoners nationwide

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted amnesty to 2,600 prisons inmates in all the Correctional Centres in the country.
L - R Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila; and the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan at a meeting on Tuesday between the leadership of the National Assembly and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

National Assembly leadership react to presidency’s comment on NSIP

The leadership of the National Assembly has dismissed reports that it labelled the National Social Investment Programmes a failure, stressing that, its statement was directed at efforts during the lockdown.