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Brazil Urges Women to Delay Pregnancy Over claims new COVID variant is more Dangerous to Expectant Mothers
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Brazil Urges Women to Delay Pregnancy Over claims new COVID variant is more Dangerous to Expectant Mothers

Health officials in Brazil have urged women to postpone pregnancy until the coronavirus pandemic has passed because the new variants of the virus is more dangerous to expectant mothers. The Secretary of Primary Health Care of the Brazilian health ministry, Raphael Camara disclosed this and said that the variants of covid in Brazil are more dangerous to expectant mothers. 'If possible [the women should] postpone the pregnancy a bit to a better time so that [they] can have a more peaceful pregnancy,' he said in a press conference on Friday. He added that the ministry is now working on studies on the issue of pregnancy and variants of the virus. 'The clinical view of experts shows that the new variant has a more aggressive action on pregnant women,' he said. 'Before, [sever...
Brazil building new Jesus statue even taller than Rio’s Christ the Redeemer
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Brazil building new Jesus statue even taller than Rio’s Christ the Redeemer

Officials in the Brazilian city of Encantado have embarked on the construction of a statue of Jesus set to be roughly 16 feet taller than the famous Christ the Redeemer statue that has overlooked Rio de Janeiro for decades. CNN reported Monday that a Brazilian organization called the Friends of Christ Association is leading the project in southern Brazil, which has already begun the construction of a 141-foot-tall statue of Jesus Christ with outstretched arms like the Cristo Redentor statue. The new statue is set to be titled Christ the Protector and will be the third-tallest statue of Jesus in the world following a 172-foot statue in Poland and a massive 253-foot statue being built in Mexico. The goal of the project, which is being funded by individual and corporate donations...
Air Peace Receives Brand New Airplane From Brazil
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Air Peace Receives Brand New Airplane From Brazil

As sighted on Airpeace Instagram'a page. BRAND NEW! • Recently, we received our second brand new 124-seat E195-E2 aircraft of the 13 we ordered. With a unique configuration, the E195 offers a superior travel experience and is an ultra-modern Embraer invention. We have purchase rights for 17 of this aircraft model and we're expecting more this year. In peace and class, Air Peace connects you to your destinations. Thank you for choosing us. https://youtu.be/sftDBAgmIcQ
Francis Uzoho’s Reaction After First Start For Super Eagles Since October 2019
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Francis Uzoho’s Reaction After First Start For Super Eagles Since October 2019

APOEL Nicosia glovesman Francis Uzoho was delighted to return to action for the Super Eagles after seventeen months in the international wildness, as they registered a comprehensive 3-0 win over Lesotho in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Tuesday evening. The 2013 U17 World Cup winner suffered a fracture of the meniscus and the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Nigeria’s 1-1 draw with with Brazil in an international friendly held in Singapore on October 2019. The injury kept Uzoho on the sidelines for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season but he returned to full fitness this season, playing eleven games in all competitions for his Cypriot team which earned him recall to the Nigeria squad for the AFCON qualifiers against Republic of Benin and Lesotho. Writing on...
Firmino back in training with Liverpool after knee injury absence
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Firmino back in training with Liverpool after knee injury absence

The Brazil international sat out games with Fulham, RB Leipzig and Wolves on account of injury Roberto Firmino is under consideration for Liverpool’s clash with Arsenal after returning to training. The Brazil international has been absent from Liverpool’s past three games on account of a knee injury. However, he was pictured taking part in a team session at Liverpool’s training ground on Monday.
Brazil’s Iconic Maracana Stadium To Be Renamed After Pele
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Brazil’s Iconic Maracana Stadium To Be Renamed After Pele

Brazil's iconic Maracana stadium is to be named in honour of the country's legendary footballer Pele. The move follows a vote by the Rio de Janeiro state legislature to change the venue's name to the Edson Arantes do Nascimento - Rei Pele stadium. Edson Arantes do Nascimento is the 80-year-old's full name, while Rei means king in Portuguese. The Rio de Janeiro's state governor must approve the name change before it becomes official. Pele, who won three World Cups as a player for Brazil, scored his 1,000th goal at the stadium in 1969 when playing for Santos against Vasco da Gama. The Maracana held the 1950 and 2014 World Cup finals, as well as the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics. More than 200,000 spectators are reported to have been in the stadium to watch Uru...
‘Neymar has matured a lot since Barcelona days’ – Brazil forward has ‘increased his arsenal’ at PSG, says Tite
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‘Neymar has matured a lot since Barcelona days’ – Brazil forward has ‘increased his arsenal’ at PSG, says Tite

The Selecao head coach has praised the world's most expensive player for how he has developed his all-round game since moving to France Neymar "has matured a lot" since his days at Barcelona, according to Tite, who thinks the Brazil forward has "increased his arsenal" at Paris Saint-Germain. PSG paid a world-record fee of €222 million (£192m/$266m) to sign Neymar in 2017 from Barcelona, where he had firmly established himself among the best players in Europe. The 29-year-old has solidified that reputation at Parc des Princes over the past four years, in spite of a series of injuries and disciplinary issues, and Tite believes he has also become more of a team player since leaving Camp Nou.
FIFA Announces New World Rankings, Belgium Remains Top
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FIFA Announces New World Rankings, Belgium Remains Top

Belgium stay top of the FIFA rankings, marking 29 months leading the table. They are still ahead of France, Brazil, England and Portugal in the updated table released today. Source: https://twitter.com/FIFAcom/status/1362326084088430595?s=19 1 Like 1 Share  
Clearing Agents Arrested As NDLEA Intercepts ₦32 Billion Cocaine At Lagos Port
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Clearing Agents Arrested As NDLEA Intercepts ₦32 Billion Cocaine At Lagos Port

Cocaine worth N32bn has been recovered in a consignment at the Tincan Port in Lagos by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency. It was gathered that the consignment, which arrived Nigeria from Brazil on board a vessel marked MV SPAR SCORPIO was placed on surveillance for some days before two clearing agents showed up on Monday to clear it. The Commander, Tincan Port Command of the NDLEA, Sumaila Ethan, said the clearing agents were arrested, while the consignment was searched and the substance weighing 43.11kg was found in it. He said, “After a thorough search, we discovered 40 compressed parcels, which after laboratory investigations, tested positive for cocaine. The two clearing agents have been taken into custody, while we continue with the investigation. The...
Thiago Silva reveals ‘nice surprise’ from Lampard after signing for Chelsea
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Thiago Silva reveals ‘nice surprise’ from Lampard after signing for Chelsea

The Brazil defender moved to Stamford Bridge shortly before his 36th birthday but he says he had no doubts about making the switch Thiago Silva says a “nice surprise” from Frank Lampard immediately assured him he made the right choice when joining Chelsea over the summer. The Brazil defender moved to the Premier League shortly before his 36th birthday, bringing to an end his eight-year spell at Paris Saint-Germain. Silva says he had no doubts about his decision to head to Stamford Bridge, but appreciated a gesture he received from his new manager as he prepared for the move.
Ozil rules out return to German national team & has no plans for Bundesliga homecoming
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Ozil rules out return to German national team & has no plans for Bundesliga homecoming

The midfielder confirmed he won't be going back on his decision to retire from international football after being unveiled at Fenerbahce Mesut Ozil has ruled out a return to the German national team, while insisting that he has no plans for a Bundesliga homecoming in the future. Ozil racked up 94 caps for Germany between 2009 and 2018, scoring 23 goals and laying on 43 assists while also getting his hands on the World Cup. The midfielder played a key role in Die Mannschaft's run to glory at the 2014 finals in Brazil, but was unable to help Joachim Low's side defend their title four years later in Russia.  
Orlando Pride And Brazil Star Marta Announces She Will Marry Teammate Toni Deion
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Orlando Pride And Brazil Star Marta Announces She Will Marry Teammate Toni Deion

  Orlando Pride and Brazil star Marta Vieira da Silva has announced her engagement to teammate Toni Deion Pressley after the pair fell in love at the club. The 34-year-old, a six-time World Player of the Year winner regarded by many as the greatest female footballer of all time, posted the news to her 2.3 million Instagram followers this week alongside several pictures of the happy couple. She wrote: "This is another chapter of the story that we are writing together." The pair are believed to have met at Florida-based Orlando Pride in 2017 and according to NewsChain, the pair made their relationship public two years later. Those reports suggest a date for the wedding has not been confirmed as of yet, but the big day is not expected until after the 2021 National Women'...
Porto 0-0 Manchester City: Guardiola’s men seal top spot as VAR thwarts Jesus
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Porto 0-0 Manchester City: Guardiola’s men seal top spot as VAR thwarts Jesus

Manchester City and Porto will progress as winners and runners-up respectively from Champions League Group C after a goalless draw.   Porto joined Manchester City in the Champions League knockout stages after a 0-0 draw where Gabriel Jesus was denied a winning goal by VAR. Pep Guardiola's side were already through to the last-16 and will now progress as group winners, although they will be frustrated to have lost their 100 per cent record in this season's competition having dominated for long periods at Estadio do Dragao. Jesus scored on the rebound when Agustin Marchesin tipped his 80th-minute header onto the crossbar, although replays showed Joao Cancelo was fractionally offside before delivering his cross to the Brazil striker.
$1.2 Billion Brazil Loan:  PDP Taunts Buhari Over Reckless Borrowing
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$1.2 Billion Brazil Loan: PDP Taunts Buhari Over Reckless Borrowing

The @OfficialPDPNig is alarmed by fresh plans by President @MBuhari to further mortgage our nation through an additional $1.2 billion loan from Brazil despite the public outcry against the accumulation of loans from China and other foreign interests. The PDP cautions the @MBuhari Presidency not to further weaken our nation and using nebulous agricultural programmes as justification for further accumulation of foreign loans, without clear terms and conditions, to the detriment of the poor masses and generations yet unborn. The party further warns that the loan request, if approved by the @nassnigeria, will exacerbate our nation’s debt burden, mortgage our agricultural sector, weaken our investment capacity and worsen our food security challenge. Our party invites Nigerians to not...
FG Seeks Fresh $1.2 Billion Loan From Brazil
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FG Seeks Fresh $1.2 Billion Loan From Brazil

The Federal Government is seeking a $ 1 .2 bn external borrowing from China to finance agricultural programmes in the 2021 budget . A request for approval has also been transmitted to the National Assembly . The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, who appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Finance in Abuja on Tuesday to defend the budget proposed by her ministry , made this known . Ahmed disclosed that the Federal Government sent a request to the National Assembly to approve the loan from the Brazilian government to address issues in the agriculture value chain as Nigeria . Ahmed also said the Federal Government would acquire 100, 000 hectares of land in each state for food production, adding that link roads would be built in suc...
NDLEA Arrests 2 Suspects With 16.65kg Of Cocaine At Lagos Airport
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NDLEA Arrests 2 Suspects With 16.65kg Of Cocaine At Lagos Airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two Nigerians who came in from Sao Paulo, Brazil, with 16.65 kilogramme of substances suspected to be cocaine on their arrival at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. The two suspected traffickers, Okwubunne Chidiebere Simeon and Aniakor Uchenna James, were arrested on October 28, 2020, and were said to have concealed the drugs in a spectacular way to beat the officials of the NDLEA. The NDLEA Commander at the airport, Garba Ahmadu, in a statement, said the drugs were concealed in eight children duvet which contained seven absorbent towels soaked with cocaine while others were neatly and cleverly concealed in tin cans labeled ‘Schramn’. “If this quantum of drugs had penetrated into the society, ...
Playboy Star Dubbed ‘Sexiest Woman In Brazil’ Insures Bum For £147k
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Playboy Star Dubbed ‘Sexiest Woman In Brazil’ Insures Bum For £147k

MC Rielle, who has been dubbed the sexiest woman in Brazil by Playboy magazine, spent a whopping £147,000 on protecting her butt. The singer drew attention when she announced that she closed the quote for a full coverage insurance on her booty. It includes moral and material damages, personal accidents, disability and any damage to makes it impossible to show her bum. And the beauty thought it was the right time to protect her bum after several comments on Instagram. She said: "Each one insures what is most valuable. In my case, the butt." MC Rielle decided to insure her butt after she posted a photo an image to her 518,000 followers on Instagram. She wrote: "I received so many messages about my butt and even threats to get it, I was afraid something would happen. "M...
‘He’s started the season hungry’ – Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson sends rivals Salah warning
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‘He’s started the season hungry’ – Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson sends rivals Salah warning

The Brazil international has praised his Egyptian colleague, who started the season in spectacular style against Leeds with a hat-trick at Anfield Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has “started the season hungry”, according to team-mate Alisson, who has praised the effect the forward has on those around him. After scoring 19 in the league last season, the 2017-18 Golden Boot winner has hit the ground running in the new campaign. Salah was the star of the show as the defending champions began their campaign with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Leeds, with the Egypt international star netting an early penalty before firing a second into the top corner. He completed his hat-trick with a late spot kick, which proved the game’s defining moment.
Brazil Women Players To Get Equal Pay As Men
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Brazil Women Players To Get Equal Pay As Men

Brazil’s women’s national players will get the same as male players for representing their country. This was announced by the Brazil’s football association (CBF). The CBF disclosed that all players will be granted the same daily and prize amounts for taking part in preparation periods and games. CBF president Rogerio Caboclo says the measures were put in place in March. “Since March of this year, CBF has made an equal value in terms of prizes and daily rates between men’s and women’s football,” he said. “That is, the players earn the same thing as the players during the calls. What they receive by daily call, women also receive.” Caboclo says it also applies to performances at international tournaments such as the World Cup and Olympics. “There is no more gender differen...
Couple caught having full-blown sex on council meeting Zoom call after forgetting to turn off camera (Photos)
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Couple caught having full-blown sex on council meeting Zoom call after forgetting to turn off camera (Photos)

A saucy couple have gone viral after they were spotted having sex during a Zoom meeting.  The shamed staff member was caught in the act with a female companion after he forgot to turn his camera off during a virtual city council meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The council meeting, about the Rights of Children and Adolescents, was organised by the city council of the city of Rio de Janeiro.  It was chaired by a member of the Socialism and Liberty Party, Leonel Brizola. According to local newspaper Metropoles, the committee meeting was to discuss how to guarantee food for students in the municipal system during the pandemic. The staff member was seen sitting on a bed, naked, with a woman beside him before they began to have sex in full view of the...
‘Coutinho wants Liverpool more than they need him’ – Reds ‘haven’t missed’ Barcelona flop, claims Mellor
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‘Coutinho wants Liverpool more than they need him’ – Reds ‘haven’t missed’ Barcelona flop, claims Mellor

The Brazil international is expected to depart Camp Nou again in the next transfer window, but a return to Anfield may not be offered to him Liverpool “haven’t missed” Philippe Coutinho since offloading him to Barcelona and the Brazil international now “wants” a return to the Reds “more than they need him”, says Neil Mellor. A potential retracing of the South American’s steps to Merseyside has been mooted ahead of the transfer window. With Coutinho having struggled for form at Camp Nou and during a loan spell at Bayern Munich, he is expected to be on the move again when the market opens. Many are expecting the 28-year-old to head back to England, with the Premier League having proved to be a happy hunting ground in the past. It does, however, remain to be seen whether Jurgen Klopp...
Jinadu: Nigeria teenager sets career target at West Ham United
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Jinadu: Nigeria teenager sets career target at West Ham United

In the wake of signing his first pro contract with the Hammers, the Nigerian goalkeeping sensation reveals what he craves to achieve in the sport Daniel Jinadu has set a three-pronged target at West Ham United, with his major priority a desire to feature in the Premier League. Achieving ambitious goals remains a possibility for the teenage goalkeeper who starred for Nigeria during the 2019 U17 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. Alongside Keenan Appiah-Forson, Harrison Ashby, Sam Caiger, Dan Chesters, Will Greenidge and Joshua Okotcha, the 17-year-old signed his first professional contract with the English top-flight side last week – a result of his consistency and diligence for the club’s U18s during the 2019-2020 season.
Brazil Passes 1 million Coronavirus Cases after 54,771 Tested Positive in one Day
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Brazil Passes 1 million Coronavirus Cases after 54,771 Tested Positive in one Day

Brazil has become the second country in the world after the US to confirm more than one million cases of COVID-19. The health ministry on Friday night reported 54,771 new cases, the highest daily increase in any country since the pandemic began, taking the total to 1,032,913. The officials said about half of increase was due to delayed reporting in three states, including São Paulo In addition, there were more than 1,200 deaths for the fourth consecutive day, taking the total to nearly 49,000. President Jair Bolsonaro has been heavily criticised for his response to the crisis. The far-right leader has repeatedly clashed with state governors and mayors over their strict restrictions to curb the spread of the virus. His approach has also led to the resignation of two healt...
Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro Threatens To Pull Brazil Away From The WHO
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Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro Threatens To Pull Brazil Away From The WHO

President Jair Bolsonaro threatened Friday to withdraw Brazil from the World Health Organization, following in the footsteps of his US counterpart, Donald Trump, accusing it of “ideological bias.” “I’m telling you right now, the United States left the WHO, and we’re studying that, in the future. Either the WHO works without ideological bias, or we leave, too,” the far-right leader told journalists outside the presidential palace. Sometimes called a “Tropical Trump,” Bolsonaro has followed a similar script to the US president in his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, downplaying its severity, criticizing state authorities’ stay-at-home measures and touting the purported effects of the drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19. Trump announced a week ago he wa...
Brazil Overtakes Italy as Country With Third-highest Coronavirus Deaths
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Brazil Overtakes Italy as Country With Third-highest Coronavirus Deaths

Brazil has overtaken Italy as the country with the third-highest Coronavirus death toll after a daily record of 1,473 fatalities took its total tally to more than 34,000. The figure published by Brazil’s health ministry on Thursday night showed that only the United States and the United Kingdom have registered more deaths from the disease. The official number of infections rose to nearly 615,000, the second-largest caseload in the world, behind the US. Shortly before the numbers were released, Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro said in an online broadcast: “We can’t go on like this. Nobody can take it anymore,” Bolsonaro said of the stay-at-home measures, being implemented by state governors and mayors across Brazil even as the number of infections and deaths continues to i...
It will Cost NFF N300m to Organize one Friendly Match for Super Eagles – Amaju Pinnick
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It will Cost NFF N300m to Organize one Friendly Match for Super Eagles – Amaju Pinnick

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has said that it will cost about N300 million to organize a friendly match for the Super Eagles under the current situation in the country. Pinnick also said that the Federal Government of Nigeria had reduced NFF’s budget by 30% to organize a warm-up game for Gernot Rohr’s men. This claim was made by former Super Eagles media officer, Colin Udoh. “Pinnick also said under the current situation, it will cost @thenff about N300m to organize one @NGSuperEagles game. “The budget has been cut by about 30% by FG,” Colin Udon wrote on his official Twitter handle on Monday. Super Eagles’ last two friendlies were against Ukraine and Brazil in 2019. The three-time African champions played ...
Injury Problem Have Made Me Consider Retirement –  Costa
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Injury Problem Have Made Me Consider Retirement – Costa

The Brazil international says he has hired a mental coach to help him deal with the side-effects of his fitness troubles Juventus winger Douglas Costa says he has considered retiring because of his frequent injury problems. The Brazilian has missed 17 games in three spells out of action for the Serie A leaders this season alone, and has particularly struggled with hamstring and calf issues during his career. Costa says he manages to see the funny side but that, at times, the disappointment of missing out can be overwhelming.
No Nice offer for Lille & Borussia Dortmund target ‘Little Ronaldo’ Olawale
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No Nice offer for Lille & Borussia Dortmund target ‘Little Ronaldo’ Olawale

The Nigeria youth international has sparked talk of agreeing terms with the Eagles, but his club claims his destination lies elsewhere ‘Little Ronaldo’ Peter Olawale has “no offer on the table” from Ligue I outfit Nice, and the destination of the young forward will be known when the ban on international travel is lifted. The 17-year-old has been linked with Lille, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund following a notable 2019 U17 World Cup outing in Brazil. Reports have it that Olawale has penned a five-year contract with the Allianz Riviera outfit after agreeing to personal terms and will be unveiled in July.
Confirmed Coronavirus Cases hit 5 Million Worldwide
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Confirmed Coronavirus Cases hit 5 Million Worldwide

  The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has crossed 5 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. As of Thursday morning, 5,100,895 cases have been confirmed, 329,895 people have died, while 2,033,488 people worldwide have recorded. The United States remains the country most impacted by the pandemic, with more than 1.5 million cases and at least 93,400 deaths. Russia, and Brazil are the two other countries with the highest number of confirmed cases. Russia has almost 309,000 confirmed infections and 2,972 people have died with COVID-19, while Brazil has nearly 292,000 recorded cases and a much higher death toll, at 18,859.
COVID-19: Brazil Recommends Chloroquine To Treat Mild Coronavirus Cases
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COVID-19: Brazil Recommends Chloroquine To Treat Mild Coronavirus Cases

Brazil’s health ministry recommended Wednesday using chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to treat even mild cases of COVID-19, treatments President Jair Bolsonaro has pushed for despite a lack of conclusive evidence of their effectiveness. New federal guidelines released by the ministry recommend doctors prescribe the anti-malarial drugs from the onset of symptoms of coronavirus infection, together with the antibiotic azithromycin. Patients will be required to sign a waiver acknowledging they have been informed of potential side effects, including heart and liver dysfunction, retina damage “and even death.” The guidelines, which apply to the public health system, leave the final decision on using the drugs up to doctors and their patients. The two medications have been swept...
Roberto Carlos: I was very close to joining Chelsea
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Roberto Carlos: I was very close to joining Chelsea

The iconic left-back had already met with Roman Abramovich and Peter Kenyon and was all set to move to Stamford Bridge on a free transfer Brazil legend Roberto Carlos has revealed that he was "very close" to joining Chelsea in 2007, only for the transfer to collapse at the last minute. The former defender was a free agent at the time, having parted company with Real Madrid after 11 trophy-laden years at Santiago Bernabeu. "I had two proposals, Fenerbahce and Chelsea," Carlos told Goal after the Challenge Heineken Legends. "Chelsea didn't work out so I signed for Fenerbahce.
Ghana coach Akonnor to consult GFA over Kevin-Prince Boateng return
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Ghana coach Akonnor to consult GFA over Kevin-Prince Boateng return

The Black Stars coach sheds light on the German-born's international future Ghana coach CK Akonnor has revealed he would have to consult the Football Association (GFA) about a potential call-up for Besiktas attacker Kevin-Prince Boateng. The former Barcelona and AC Milan man has been out of the West Africans' set-up since copping an indefinite suspension during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He was punished for insulting then head coach James Kwasi Appiah and has been asked to render a public apology before being considered for national team selection again.
Brazilian Government In Confusion After Justice Minister Resigns
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Brazilian Government In Confusion After Justice Minister Resigns

Brazil’s government has been plunged into turmoil after the resignation of one of Jair Bolsonaro’s most powerful ministers sparked protests, calls for the president’s impeachment and an investigation into claims he had improperly interfered in the country’s federal police. In a rambling televised address late on Friday, Brazil’s embattled president denied claims from his outgoing justice minister Sérgio Moro that he had sought to appoint a new federal police chief in order to gain access to secret intelligence reports – for reasons that remain murky. “Sorry Mr Minister, you won’t make a liar of me,” Bolsonaro declared, flanked by an almost entirely male group of backers, including his politician son Eduardo. Moro’s bombshell allegations sparked pot-banging protests and an imme...
Kahata: Kenya midfielder reveals ‘out of this world’ feeling scoring against Nigeria’s Enyeama
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Kahata: Kenya midfielder reveals ‘out of this world’ feeling scoring against Nigeria’s Enyeama

The Harambee Stars winger explains the circumstances after he helped the team to a 1-1 draw in 2013 in Calabar Kenya midfielder Francis Kahata states he felt privileged to play against Nigeria custodian Vincent Enyeama and scoring made it even better. The Super Eagles hosted the Harambee Stars in Calabar aiming at collecting maximum points to boost their chances of qualifying for 2014 World Cup held in Brazil. The hosts committed a foul in a dangerous position and the then Thika United midfielder rose for the occasion curling a beautiful set-piece beyond the experienced custodian. It was a glorious way for the then 21-year-old to mark his fifth appearance for the national side, and the goal left the home fans stunned.
Nigerian Man Allegedly Stabbed To Death By His Wife In Brazil
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Nigerian Man Allegedly Stabbed To Death By His Wife In Brazil

A Nigerian man has died a painful death after he was allegedly killed by his wife in Brazil. The man identified as Emeka Okoye, from Nnewi, Anambra State, was yesterday, allegedly stabbed to death by his South African wife in Brazil. A source in the know shared details of the encounter between the man and his wife and said: “Emeka was previously married to someone here in Nigeria but later chased her away with their 4 children. He subsequently proceeded to Brazil where he got married again to a South African lady called Elizabeth and he adopted her child. Yesterday, he got into an argument with her and hit her, then she took a knife and allegedly stabbed him several times. He was rushed to the hospital but didn’t survive.” The suspect has since been arrested. However, in...
Man Believed To Be Brazil’s Biggest Cocaine Supplier Arrested In Mozambique
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Man Believed To Be Brazil’s Biggest Cocaine Supplier Arrested In Mozambique

One of Brazil’s most wanted people, an alleged drug baron accused of running international cocaine operations for the country’s biggest gang, has been arrested in Mozambique. Gilberto “Fuminho” Aparecido dos Santos, believed to be the leader of the First Capital Command (PCC), was arrested in an international sting that included agents from Brazil, Mozambique and the US Drug Enforcement Administration. Mozambican police confirmed the arrest on Tuesday. He is accused of shipping tonnes of cocaine around the world, the Brazilian federal police said “The accused was considered the largest cocaine supplier” for the PCC, and had been on the run for more than 20 years, it said. Dos Santos was arrested at the Montebelo Indy, a luxury hotel in Maputo, along with two Nigerian nationals...
COVID-19: Brazil Digs Hundreds Of Graves In Preparation For Deaths (Photos)
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COVID-19: Brazil Digs Hundreds Of Graves In Preparation For Deaths (Photos)

The spike in coronavirus cases in the South American nation has forced workers at the 780,000-square meter burial ground to increase the number of plots to a site that already has more than 1.5 million graves. Gravediggers wearing protective suits gather at Cemitério de Vila Formosa, Brazil's largest graveyard, where the remains of more than 1.5million people are buried. Workers carry the casket of a victim that died of COVID-19. Burials are Cemitério de Vila Formosa, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, have nearly doubled because of the coronavirus pandemic. As of Friday, 329 people had died after being sickened with the virus. Friends and family members keep their distance while workers at Brazil's largest cemetery lower the casket of a person who recently died of the corona...
COVID-19 Will Be More Aggressive In The Southern Hemisphere As Winter Approaches
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COVID-19 Will Be More Aggressive In The Southern Hemisphere As Winter Approaches

Dr Wang Hu who studied the COVID-19 behavior since January say countries in the southern hemisphere should brace themselves for the worst fight against the COVID-19. “The virus transmission rate increases in low temperatures and we fear that if the countries in the southern hemisphere are not well prepared the virus would hit them very hard in the coming months. Winter is approaching in the southern part of the world and the climate of most of the countries in the southern hemisphere makes the perfect conditions for the virus to thrive” “Countries that will provide a climate that will be favorable for the virus to prevail in in May, June, and July are the following. Chile, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Uruguay and Brazil. South America could report t...
Brazil Records First Case As 20 Years Old Woman Test Positive For Coronavirus
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Brazil Records First Case As 20 Years Old Woman Test Positive For Coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic continues which has affected many people in the world, a woman from the Kokama ethnic group in the Amazon rainforest is the first indigenous person in Brazil to test positive for the new coronavirus, authorities said on Wednesday. The coronavirus pandemic has fueled fears about the possible impact for indigenous peoples in the Amazon, who are particularly vulnerable to imported diseases. The 20-year-old woman works for the public health system in the municipality of Santo Antonio do Ica, near the Colombian-Brazilian border. She works with a doctor who tested positive for the virus last week after returning from vacation, authorities said. She has no symptoms so far. She and her family have all gone into isolation and are under observation, according...
Brazil’s Message To The World: Our President Is Wrong About Coronavirus
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Brazil’s Message To The World: Our President Is Wrong About Coronavirus

Covid-19 pandemic has its villain. And it’s not the virus. Even the most outlandish Hollywood disaster movie wouldn’t entertain the notion of a president who encourages the public to go out more during a public health emergency, as Jair Bolsonaro has done. The Brazilian president has denied the seriousness of coronavirus, rejected the advice of health officials, fought with governors trying to take precautions, put the poor at greatest risk – and jeopardised a coordinated global response to a threat that might change the course of humanity. Even before the pandemic, Bolsonaro stood out within a group of elected despots – yet with Covid-19, he has truly surpassed his peers. Donald Trump, despite his initial xenophobic response, has started to recognise the seriousness of the coron...
Coronavirus: Neymar Leaves Paris
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Coronavirus: Neymar Leaves Paris

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, has returned to his native Brazil, due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN reports. Neymar left France with his international team-mate, Thiago Silva, before the country went into lockdown on Tuesday. PSG gave all the players permission to leave the country and self-isolate where they wanted or stay home in Paris. It is believed that another of Neymar’s compatriot, defender Marquinhos chose to remain in France over returning to Brazil. The players have been given instructions by the PSG coaching staff to maintain their fitness levels. These plans include eight minutes of warm up, 10 minutes of doing weights (pushing at least their own weights or more), 40 minutes of running on the treadmill with a change of pace and five minutes of warm...
Brazil suspends national competitions, but not state championships
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Brazil suspends national competitions, but not state championships

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) suspended all national soccer competitions on Sunday due to the coronavirus outbreak, but said it was up to local federations to decide whether to halt the state championships currently under way. The Brazilian Cup, the women’s first and second divisions, and two youth competitions were halted until further notice, the CBF said. The main national championships, Series A through D, do not start until May. “In relation to the state championships, in respect of their local autonomy, the state football federations, the organising authorities, will have to (decide) on each competition,” the CBF said. The decision came hours after Porto Alegre club Gremio threatened to strike unless football was halted. The Gremio players and coach took...
Ronaldinho Freed by Prosecutors for Entering Paraguay with a Fake Passport
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Ronaldinho Freed by Prosecutors for Entering Paraguay with a Fake Passport

Brazil football legend, Ronaldinho, 39, has been freed by Paraguayan prosecutors after he admitted guilt for entering Paraguay with a fake passport. The former Barcelona superstar and his brother and business manager Roberto Assis entered Paraguay on Wednesday with fake passports bearing their names with Paraguayan nationality despite having their Brazilian passports confiscated in 2018 following conviction in an environment offence. The pair were detained in the Resort Yacht & Golf Club Paraguayo and were later interrogated by law enforcement officials. Prosecutor Federico Delfino said the brothers recognized they had committed a crime but said they did so unwittingly. "We are looking for an alternative way out of this that doesn't result in a formal accusation and tha...
Coronavirus Spreads To Algeria, Brazil, France
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Coronavirus Spreads To Algeria, Brazil, France

A second case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been recorded in Africa just as the first case was confirmed in Brazil yesterday. France also reported a death from the epidemic. Algerian Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, reported the country’s first case of coronavirus, a statement from the World Health Organisation said. Africa’s first COVID-19 case was reported earlier this month in Egypt. The Brazil case was the first in Latin America, the country’s health ministry said. As of yesterday 81, 109 confirmed cases of the disease were recorded globally with 871 new cases recorded between Tuesday and yesterday. The WHO, in its daily situation report yesterday, said: “For the first time, since the onset of symptoms of the first identified case of COVID-19 on 8 ...
Outrage As Jair Bolsonaro Appears To Endorse Brazil Anti-Democracy Protests
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Outrage As Jair Bolsonaro Appears To Endorse Brazil Anti-Democracy Protests

Jair Bolsonaro’s apparent endorsement of protests designed to cow Brazil’s democratic institutions has sparked outrage across the political spectrum with one lawmaker warning of a return to the dark days of dictatorship if the demonstrations are not opposed. Hardcore supporters of Brazil’s far-right president are planning nationwide protests on 15 March and have been flooding social media with propaganda videos and fliers attacking members of Congress – and even proposing a return to military rule under Bolsonaro. One advert for the #SomosTodosBolsonaro (We’re all Bolsonaro) rallies urges Bolsonaristas to pile pressure on lawmakers by attending what it calls “Fuck You Day”. Bolsonaro, a notorious admirer of authoritarian rulers such as the former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinoc...
Meet The World’s Smallest Couple Living Large
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Meet The World’s Smallest Couple Living Large

The world’s shortest couple is Paulo Gabriel da Silva Barros and Katyucia Hoshino. They hail from Brazil. The couple measures a combined 5 feet, 10 inches. The groom, Paulo, 30, is a legal secretary measuring 34.8 inches tall, has diastrophic dysplasia dwarfism. While the bride, Katyucia, 26, has achondroplasia dwarfism, she is about an inch taller than her husband, Paul. She owns a beauty salon. The couple is afraid of getting pregnant due to the high risk because the size of her uterus wouldn’t support a baby.
How Family Tragedy Stopped Adriano From Becoming An All-Time Great
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How Family Tragedy Stopped Adriano From Becoming An All-Time Great

Teammates at Inter Milan called him a mix between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Brazilian Ronaldo - but just as he was reaching his peak, heartbreaking news changed his life forever. "He got a phone call from Brazil: 'Adri, dad is dead'," said Inter legend Javier Zanetti of pre-season training in 2004. "I saw him in his room, he threw the phone and started screaming. You couldn't imagine that kind of scream... I get goosebumps even to this day." The striker had become a national hero just weeks earlier. An injury-time equaliser in a Copa America final against Argentina ultimately led to Brazil's victory. It was a standard Adriano screamer - turning to rifle the ball home with a left foot that could either be a magic wand or a rocket launcher. It was the stuff of childhood dreams, short...
Super Eagles Move up Four Places in February FIFA Rankings
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Super Eagles Move up Four Places in February FIFA Rankings

Nigeria has moved up four places in the February FIFA rankings released on Wednesday. The Super Eagles now occupy the 31st position in the world and are third in Africa. Senegal remains the best on the continent and 20th in the world, while Tunisia moved up to 27th position. Algeria (35th) and Morocco (43rd) complete the top five in Africa. Globally, Belgium remains the highest-ranked country in the world. France is in second spot, while Brazil, England and Uruguay make up the top five.
Liverpool Keeper Alisson Becker returned to Brazil to train with former club Fluminense and brother Muriel
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Liverpool Keeper Alisson Becker returned to Brazil to train with former club Fluminense and brother Muriel

Liverpool keeper Alisson Becker has taken advantage of the winter break to return to Brazil for more training with his brother at Brazilian Serie A club Fluminense. The 27-year-old has reportedly attended three training sessions but asked not to be photographed in a bid to keep his presence low-key. Alisson did watch his sibling Muriel play for the club at the Maracana in a 1-1 draw with Chilean club Union La Calera in the Copa Sudamerica on Wednesday. The first-team have 14 days between their 4-0 Premier League win over Southampton and their trip to Norwich on February 15. Players have jetted off around the globe on their holidays, with Joe Gomez in California and Adam Lallana in Miami. James Milner notably stayed behind to train and mentor the Under-23s before their FA C...
Why I Chose Nigeria Over Germany – Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye
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Why I Chose Nigeria Over Germany – Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye

Fortuna Dusseldolf goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has finally revealed the reason behind his decision to play for Nigeria. He has decided to represent Nigeria rather than Germany the country of his birth. Okoye says hes decision is because he knows Coach Gernot Rohr is planning long term. Okoye made his debut for the Super Eagles in a friendly against Brazil three months ago and was also part of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho. He was then called up by Coach Gernot Rohr for their first match of the 2019-2020 season, a friendly against Ukraine last September and has been part of the Goal keeping squad following the Super Eagles' search for new goalkeepers since Carl Ikeme retired from football over health issues. In an interview with the Super Ea...

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