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DFL CEO Christian Seifert holds a speech during the 2018 DFL New Year Reception at Thurn & Taxis Palais on January 16, 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Simon Hofmann-Bongarts-Getty Images

German football ‘must repay trust’ – Bundesliga chief

The boss of the Bundesliga says the German league must repay the trust shown by Angela Merkel’s government if football returns, as expected on May 9, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Bayern Munich's Leon Goretzka scores their second goal. REUTERS-Michael Dalder

German clubs buoyed by potential mid-May season restart

German football clubs are hoping a return to action is on the horizon, even if it means playing in closed stadiums, after the country’s health minister and regional leaders said matches could potentially resume from May 9.
The worldwide death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed 100,000 amid about 1.6 million cases and more than 368,000 recoveries, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

Global coronavirus deaths top 170 000

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 170 000 people globally, close to two-thirds of them in hardest-hit Europe, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday at 09:35 (GMT).
New Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz listen during the swearing-in ceremony of the new Austrian government led by a conservative Austrian People's Party, OEVP, and the Austrian Green party in Vienna, Austria, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo-Ronald Zak)

Austrian restaurants, churches and some schools to reopen

Austria will further loosen its coronavirus lockdown on May 15 by allowing restaurants and cafes to reopen and religious services to resume, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Tuesday.

UN: Global hunger could double due to coronavirus blow

The number of people facing acute food insecurity could nearly double this year to 265 million due to the economic fallout of COVID-19, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.
Scott Morrison

Coronavirus: Australia premier throws weight behind virus inquiry

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday threw his weight behind calls for an international inquiry into China’s initial response to the coronavirus and its origins.
A woman holds a mobile phone while the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 19, 2020. REUTERS-Steven Watt

European scientists and researchers raise privacy concerns over coronavirus contact tracing apps

A rift has opened up over the design of smartphone apps to trace people in Europe at risk of coronavirus infection, potentially hindering efforts to curb the pandemic and ease crippling travel restrictions.
Italy will present a plan this week to ease its lockdown from May 4, said Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in a post on Facebook.

Italy to gradually ease lockdown from May 4

Conte said that his cabinet is working with various experts to coordinate the so-called “phase 2” when Italy will have to cohabit with the coronavirus. The plan will be done at a

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Oil gains on stimulus optimism ahead of Joe Biden inauguration

Oil prices climbed with U.S. stock markets on Tuesday ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration as U.S. president on optimism that more government stimulus will eventually lift global economic growth.
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FIRS raked in N4.9 trillion in tax revenue 2020 – official

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says it collected N4.9 trillion as tax revenue in the 2020 fiscal year.

LAUTECH: Oyo to pay Osun N8bn as assets sharing negotiation

Oyo State Government, yesterday, approved the sum of N8billion to be paid to the Osun State Government, which formed part of assets sharing negotiation reached between the two states during the negotiation for the sole ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTEH), Ogbomoso.
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NSE compensates 49 investors with N17.02 million

According to him, the NSE engaged with the federal government to secure an ”essential service status” for the market as part of its Covid-19 response as well as engaged with the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to achieve specific capital market incentives in the 2019 and 2020 Finance Acts.
House of Representatives has elected to set a limit and timeframe for any person appointed as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on acting capacity.

Reps: Lack of scanners at ports compromising Nigeria’s security

Chairman, House Technical Committee on Customs and Excise, Hon. Leke Abejide made the observations when he led other members of the committee on the oversight of Customs formations in Zone C of the Nigeria Customs Service with headquarters in Port Harcourt.