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Premier League has been hit by 14 new cases of coronavirus since teams returned to training, reports claim.

Premier League set to reject requests to postpone games due to Covid outbreaks

Premier League officials are set to reject requests to postpone games in the event of Covid outbreaks amongst top-flight sides, with clubs required to fulfil fixtures unless they have fewer than 14 players available.
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).
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Queen Elizabeth II marks 94th birthday with no fanfare

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 94th birthday on Tuesday, but the traditional gun salute was called off this year because of the coronavirus crisis.
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.
Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has waded again into the controversies surrounding the dramatic spread of COVID-19 and the extreme measures implemented by leaders worldwide to contain it.

Prophet TB Joshua: Hardship virus more dangerous than coronavirus

Prominent Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has again waded into the contentious issue of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, calling on world leaders to reopen the economy.
“At this stage of the crisis we are absolutely focused on sticking to the guidance,” Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak told reporters.

Britain defends coronavirus lockdown amid fears of ‘second peak’

The British government defended the continuation of its near-lockdown on Monday against calls to publish an “exit strategy,” saying it fears a second peak of COVID-19 infections if it eases the lockdown too soon.

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Kaduna Council, has said Governor Nasir-el-Rufai has sacked over 50,000 workers from 2017 to date.

NLC: Over 50,000 Kaduna workers sacked since 2017

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Kaduna Council, has said Governor Nasir-el-Rufai has sacked over 50,000 workers from 2017 to date.
Super Eagles striker Cyriel Dessers is in line to make his official debut for Belgian KRC Genk against Zulte Waregem this weekend.

Cyriel Dessers likely to leave Genk this summer

Nigeria forward Cyriel Dessers may push to leave Belgian club Genk this summer.
NICON Insurance Limited had denied owing the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) any legacy fund.

NICON Insurance denies owing legacy fund

NICON Insurance Limited had denied owing the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) any legacy fund.

Agbekoya: Why we may join agitations for Yoruba Nation

The Agbekoya Hunters and Farmers Society, a foremost professional group of farmers and hunters in the southwest region of Nigeria created in 1939, has given reasons why its members may join in the agitations for the creation of a Yoruba Republic.

Nigerian government tasked on judicial autonomy

The Vice Chairman, Gwagwalada branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), David Aigbefoh, has called on the Federal Government to consider judicial autonomy as necessary for the development of the country’s judicial sector.

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After launching its Android app a week ago, social audio platform Clubhouse said Sunday it will roll out to more countries in the coming week.

Clubhouse expanding new Android app to more countries

After launching its Android app a week ago, social audio platform Clubhouse said Sunday it will roll out to more countries in the coming week. The Android app will be available in Brazil, Japan, and Russia on Tuesday, India and Nigeria by Friday, and the “rest of the world” throughout the week.
President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, elder statesman and Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, and former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, have described Nigeria’s constitution as illegal.

Afenifere: Nigeria will continue to suffer without restructuring

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has said that Nigeria will continue to suffer insecurity and downturn among others if the country is not restructured before 2023.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank signs $500 million infrastructure project for Congo’s capital

The World Bank on Wednesday signed a $500 million infrastructure project with Democratic Republic of Congo to improve roads, mitigate flood risks, fight erosion and develop public spaces across the capital Kinshasa.
Ivory Coast Prime Minister Patrick Achi, 65, has been admitted to hospital in Paris, where he was being treated for severe fatigue accrued since his appointment in March, two sources close to him said.

Ivorian premier hospitalised with severe fatigue in France

Ivory Coast Prime Minister Patrick Achi, 65, has been admitted to hospital in Paris, where he was being treated for severe fatigue accrued since his appointment in March, two sources close to him said.

Enugu: 88-year-old woman, 24 others raped in three months

No fewer than 25 rape cases were recorded in Enugu State from January to March 2021, the Centre Manager, Tamar Sexual Assault Referral Centre (Tamar SARC), Mrs Evelyn Onah, said.