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Ex-Ronaldo’s Club Sporting Lisbon Clinch First Portuguese Title
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Ex-Ronaldo’s Club Sporting Lisbon Clinch First Portuguese Title

Sporting Lisbon were crowned champions of Portugal for the first in almost two decades on Tuesday. A 1-0 win over Boavista at their Jose Alvalade Stadium clinched Sporting’s 19th title with the last coming back in 2002. Paulinho’s 36th minute goal put ‘the Lions’ out of reach of outgoing champions Porto at a game played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Lisbon side’s celebrations were delayed 24 hours after Porto kept their chances alive, at least for 24 hours, with a 5-1 rout of lowly Farense on Monday. They took the title in style, with an eight point cushion over the ‘Dragons’ from the north of the country, and boasting an unbeaten record. Despite calls by local authorities to respect social distancing restrictions thousands of fans had begun to...
Serena Williams raises doubts over playing at the Olympics
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Serena Williams raises doubts over playing at the Olympics

Tennis star, Serena Williams has raised doubts over playing at the Olympics in Tokyo this summer due to the current travel restrictions in place which could prevent her from taking her three-year-old daughter Olympia with her.     The 39-year-old American is the joint-most successful Olympian in tennis history alongside sister Venus having won one gold medal in singles and three in doubles.   But the decision not to allow international visitors to the Games, including family members of athletes, may see her miss the tournament.   Asked whether she would travel to Japan under what will be severe restrictions she cited Olympia in responding: 'I haven't spent 24 hours without her, so that kind of answers the question itself. We're best friends. ...
Be Nice To Those You Don’t Need Favors From – Chioma Advises
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Be Nice To Those You Don’t Need Favors From – Chioma Advises

Davido’s 3rd baby mama, Chioma Avril Rowland, has advised her fans and social media users to be nice to people freely without looking for favours from them. According to her, being nice to these people will come with greater rewards and blessings that one was never expecting to receive. She made this known in a post sighted on her Instagram story. Chioma Avril Rowland Chioma’s post reads; “Be nice to those you don’t need favours from. When the reward will come, it will be unbelievable”. Chioma has been trending on social media lately when photos of Davido and an Instagram model, Mya Yafai kissing surfaced on social media. When netizens saw these photos, they slammed Davido for disrespecting his fiance, Chioma. Chioma If readers will recall, Chioma and Davido were expected ...
Ex-Pornstar Charged with Murdering her 77-year-old Millionaire Husband who Claimed to have Slept with ‘4000 Women’ and Hoped to ‘die’ while having sex
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Ex-Pornstar Charged with Murdering her 77-year-old Millionaire Husband who Claimed to have Slept with ‘4000 Women’ and Hoped to ‘die’ while having sex

An ex-Pornstar, Saki Sudo, 25, has been charged with murdering her spouse, Kosuke Nozaki, 77, who reportedly liked sex so much he was called 'don juan' after notoriously claiming he had bedded 4000 women and also demanded sex three times a day. Business tycoon Kosuke Nozaki, who made his fortune through real estate, agriculture and money lending, married the suspect in February 2018 in the Japanese city Tanabe. He was dead within months, according to Japanese news site Tokyo Reporter. Before his death, Nozaki had brushed off warnings that his ex-porn star wife only married him for his money after she was spotted on lavish shopping trips around the world. He wrote in his memoir: "I am sorry for the 99 per cent of people who wish for this marriage to fall apart, but I...
“Watch 2022, all church restrictions due to Covid will be removed” – Leke Adeboye says Nigerian politicians become strong church members when election is near
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“Watch 2022, all church restrictions due to Covid will be removed” – Leke Adeboye says Nigerian politicians become strong church members when election is near

Pastor Leke Adeboye, son of RCCG General Overseer Pastor E.A. Adeboye, took to Instagram to share his observation about Nigerian politicians and their approach to religion. He said Nigerian politicians only become strong church members when elections are coming. He predicted that as election draws near, he's certain all restrictions placed on church activities due to the coronavirus pandemic will be removed. Read his post below.
Real Madrid Star, Marcelo  Caught Violating COVID-19 Rules, Faces fine
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Real Madrid Star, Marcelo Caught Violating COVID-19 Rules, Faces fine

Real Madrid left-back, Marcelo, faces a fine for breaking the travel restrictions currently in place to halt the spread of COVID-19. This was decided after the Valencian regional government confirmed it had started investigating the Brazilian international on Monday. The confirmation came shortly after Marcelo posted a photo of himself and his family at the Malvarrosa beach in Valencia on social media. The current travel restrictions prohibit a resident in Madrid to leave the Comunidad de Madrid. All entry in the Comunidad Valenciana from other parts of Spain is also forbidden. For the Real Madrid player to take a family photo at a beach in Valencia, he must have done both. Sources in the Valencian government have described Marcelo’s behaviour as showing a lack of sol...
20 Worshippers Wounded as Two Suicide Bombers Target Church in Indonesia on Palm Sunday
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20 Worshippers Wounded as Two Suicide Bombers Target Church in Indonesia on Palm Sunday

Two suspected suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a Catholic church in the Indonesian city of Makassar on Sunday, March 28, wounding about 20 people on the first day of the Easter Holy Week. National police spokesman Inspector General Argo Yuwono said at a press conference in Jakarta that the worshippers suffered from wounds around their necks, chests and legs. Some had blisters on their hands and feet. The explosion occurred when the congregation had been inside the church on the island of Sulawesi, South Sulawesi police spokesman E Zulpan told Reuters. The two suspected suicide bombers are confirmed dead, said Coodinating Minister for Polical, Legal and Security Affairs, Mahfud MD. The minister said he has ordered the police and military to increase security in...
Venues for Liverpool, Man Utd away matches in UCL, Europa League confirmed
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Venues for Liverpool, Man Utd away matches in UCL, Europa League confirmed

Liverpool and Manchester United will be free to fly into Spain to take on Real Madrid and Granada in the Champions League and Europa League respectively. SportsMail reports the ban on flights from the UK in Spain is set to be lifted next week. Liverpool played both legs of their Champions League last 16 tie against RB Leipzig on neutral ground at the Puskas Arena in Budapest. United, meanwhile, played their last 32 Europa League away leg last month against another Spanish side, Real Sociedad, at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. But the Red Devils will travel to Spain to face Granada, after the country’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and his government announced the lifting of the restrictions. The travel ban on arrivals by air and sea from the UK has been in place since Dece...
Liverpool Set To Receive £1.3m Champions League Compensation From RB Leipzig
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Liverpool Set To Receive £1.3m Champions League Compensation From RB Leipzig

Liverpool will receive £1.3m compensation from their Champions League opponents RB Leipzig after being forced to travel to Hungary for their last 16 home leg. Jurgen Klopp’s Reds side take a 2-0 advantage to the Puskas Arena in Budapest on Wednesday evening, a place in the quarter finals and a £9.5m prize on offer for the victors. Restrictions over international travel introduced last month in Germany to curb the spread of Covid-19 meant that the first leg of the tie was also played in the Hungarian capital, with the planned clash at Anfield now taking place at the same venue owing to quarantine measures currently in place in the UK which would mean that Leipzig’s squad and staff would have to quarantine for 14 days before being able to fulfil the fixture. But a Saxony health ...
Solskjaer to Stop Fernandes From Playing for Portugal
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Solskjaer to Stop Fernandes From Playing for Portugal

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he could stop Portuguese midfielder, Bruno Fernandes from playing for his national team (Portugal) in World Cup qualifiers later this month. Fernandes would be forced to quarantine for ten days should he make the trip to Portugal due to UK government coronavirus restrictions. And that means that the midfielder would miss two key matches for Manchester United. Addressing the press after United’s disappointing 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace in London on Wednesday, Solskjaer said: “We’ve not sat down and made a proper call on that one but it doesn’t make sense if you lose your player for 10 days of isolation, of course it doesn’t. “We’re the ones paying the players and from what I understand FIFA has given the rules ...
New Zealand Holds Memorial for 185 Victims of Christchurch Earthquake 10Years After
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New Zealand Holds Memorial for 185 Victims of Christchurch Earthquake 10Years After

New Zealand lowered its flags on Monday Februarty 22, as it marked the 10th anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake that killed 185 people. Hundreds of people attended an outdoor service in Christchurch, which continues to rebuild from the magnitude 6.3 quake that destroyed much of its downtown in 2011. According to Reuters, a separate service was also held in the Japanese city of Toyama, home to 12 students who died in the quake. Speaking at the Christchurch ceremony, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (pictured top left) said it was important to remember that 87 of the victims were foreigners and many of their families couldn't be there because of coronavirus travel restrictions. “Our flags fly at half-mast for them today too,” she said. Christchurch ...
Police Officer Caught Kissing Woman he Arrested for Breaching Covid-19 Rules
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Police Officer Caught Kissing Woman he Arrested for Breaching Covid-19 Rules

A police officer has been suspended in Peru after he was caught kissing a woman he arrested and was going to fine for breaching a Covid curfew. In a viral video, the police officer was seen locking lips with the lady as she appeared to bribe him with a kiss to swap the penalty charge after breaking coronavirus restrictions. According to local media, the unnamed officer was forced to temporarily leave his job amid an ongoing investigation carried out by authorities in the Peruvian capital Lima.
China Bans BBC World News From Broadcasting
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China Bans BBC World News From Broadcasting

Authorities in China have banned BBC World News from broadcasting in the country. The news follows a move by Britain's communications regulator to strip the state-run China Global Television Network (CGTN) of its broadcast license in the U.K. last week. The CGTN was also found in breach of British broadcasting regulations last year, for airing the footage of UK citizen, Peter Humphrey 'confessing to a criminal offence' after he was allegedly forced to do so. According to the state news agency Xinhua, China's National Radio and Television Administration said BBC World News "was found to have seriously violated regulations on radio and television management and on overseas satellite television channel management in its China-related reports which went against the requirements that ...
Europa League: Arsenal, Benfica Agree to Change Venue for Games
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Europa League: Arsenal, Benfica Agree to Change Venue for Games

The two legs of Arsenal’s Europa League clash with Benfica this month will be played at a neutral venue in Rome, because of COVID-19 travel restrictions, according to The Evening Standard. The Gunners were initially scheduled to travel to Lisbon on February 18 for the first leg, with Benfica arriving at the Emirates a week later on February 25. However, government rules regarding travel between the UK and Portugal, means that can no longer happen. Arsenal and Benfica have now agreed to move both matches to a neutral venue free of travel restrictions. Mikel Arteta’s men will now travel to Rome instead, with the second leg also expected to be played in the Italian capital, although talks are still ongoing. The venue is likely to be the Stadio Olimpico, home to both Roma an...
Champions League: UEFA Announce new Venue for Borussia Monchengladbach vs Man City
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Champions League: UEFA Announce new Venue for Borussia Monchengladbach vs Man City

UEFA has confirmed that the first leg of the Champions League round-of-16 tie between Borussia Monchengladbach and Manchester City, has been moved from Germany to Budapest due to COVID-19 protocols. The match will still be played on February 24. “UEFA would like to thank Borussia VfL 1900 Monchengladbach and Manchester City FC for their close cooperation and support, as well as the Hungarian Football Federation for their assistance and agreeing to host the match in question,” an official statement read. Liverpool’s Champions League tie against RB Leipzig next week has also been moved from Germany to Budapest. This comes after German authorities refused to give Liverpool an exemption from restrictions limiting travel from the UK, where an aggressive variant of COVID-19 is sp...
Champions League: UEFA Announces New Venue for Liverpool vs RB Leipzig Match
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Champions League: UEFA Announces New Venue for Liverpool vs RB Leipzig Match

UEFA, on Sunday, announced that Liverpool’s Champions League round of 16 away first-leg clash with RB Leipzig has been moved to Budapest. Liverpool and RB Leipzig are set to battle each other on February 16. The Premier League champions were barred from entering Germany due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. However, in a statement on Sunday, the European football governing body confirmed that February 16 first leg “will now take place at Puskas Arena in Budapest. UEFA’s statement read, “UEFA can confirm that the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between RB Leipzig and Liverpool FC will now take place at Puskás Aréna in Budapest. “The date of the match (February 16 2021) and kick-off time (21:00CET) will remain the same. “UEFA would like to thank RB L...
Leon Spinks, Former Heavyweight Champ who Beat Muhammad Ali, Dies Aged 67
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Leon Spinks, Former Heavyweight Champ who Beat Muhammad Ali, Dies Aged 67

Former boxer and heavyweight champion, Leon Spinks, best known for defeating Muhammad Ali in 1978, has died at the age 67. Spinks lost his five-year battle with prostate and other cancers on Friday evening, his publicist announced. "At the time of his passing his wife Brenda Glur Spinks was by his side. Due to Covid restrictions, only a few close friends and other family were present," the statement read. "Leon fought his battle with numerous illnesses resiliently, never losing his trademark smile. Showing true Spinks determination, he never threw in the towel." it added Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Spinks represented the United States during the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada, as a light heavyweight and won a gold medal. He then faced Muhammad Ali in Las Vegas, Nev...
Dubai Closes all Bars and Clubs as Covid-19 Cases Spike after Influencers Flocked to the City
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Dubai Closes all Bars and Clubs as Covid-19 Cases Spike after Influencers Flocked to the City

All bars and clubs in Dubai are to be shut this February following spike in coronavirus cases. This comes after waves of influencers from different countries jetted out to the UAE to avoid pandemic restrictions and travel bans in their countries. Last week, the UK Government added the UAE to a "red list" of countries, meaning all direct flights from Dubai to Britain were suspended. This is in a bid to stop the new South African variant of Covid from further spreading in the UK. The UK government made it clear that those UK citizens and influencers having fun in the sun in Dubai should return home immediately and self-isolate before the ban set in. However, many of those out in Dubai ignored the UK Prime Minister's requests, mocking the UK lockdown and continuing with the...
Social Distancing may Have to Remain in Place Until End of Year
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Social Distancing may Have to Remain in Place Until End of Year

Scientists have asked the British government to ensure that social distancing is enforced until the end of the year. Sunday Telegraph reported that restrictions can only be relaxed once the Coronavirus vaccines are at least 85% effective and a ‘high uptake’ of the jab is vital to avoid another deadly wave of the disease.   In the paper which was commissioned by the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M), a sub-group of the government’s SAGE advisory committee, many scientists are said to believe transmissions will be reduced by around 60%. The report added that even in a best case scenario in which vaccines stop 85 per cent of transmission in those vaccinated, lockdown would have to be kept in place until the end of May to prevent another significant ...
South Africa Bans Alcohol Again as Coronavirus Surges
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South Africa Bans Alcohol Again as Coronavirus Surges

South Africa has introduced new restrictions, including another ban on the sale and distribution of alcohol to help contain the spread of Coronavirus. A night-time curfew has also been imposed, and the wearing of masks outdoors is now compulsory as the country has reported increases of more than 10,000 confirmed cases for several days and the latest daily increase was nearly 13,500. President Cyril Ramaphosa introduced new restrictions while speaking in a nationally televised address on Sunday night, July 12. "In the midst of our national effort to fight against this virus there are a number of people who have taken to organising parties, who have drinking sprees, and some who walk around in crowded spaces without masks," he said. Ramaphosa said top health officials have wa...
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...
Beijing Reports Dozens of new COVID-19 Cases Amid Fears of a Second Wave
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Beijing Reports Dozens of new COVID-19 Cases Amid Fears of a Second Wave

Beijing has recorded 36 new locally-transmitted Coronavirus cases, amid fears of a second wave in the Chinese capital. Officials said on Monday June 15, that they traced the cases to a major wholesale food market after almost two infection-free months. Another 36 cases were also recorded on Saturday. The country's Vice Premier Sun Chunlan called on officials to take "decisive measures", warning that the risk of further spread remained high. The general manager of the market has been dismissed, along with other local officials. Three other provinces, Liaoning, Hebei, and Sichuan have also reported confirmed or suspected cases connected to Beijing. According to China's National Health Commission, Beijing recorded one new virus case on Thursday and six on Friday.  On Saturd...
Black Lives Matter Protester Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Black Lives Matter Protester Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A Black Lives Matter protester has tested positive for Coronavirus after attending a rally attended by 10,000 people in Melbourne, sparking fears of second wave of the virus in Australia. The man in his 30s reportedly marched with thousands through the city on Saturday and developed symptoms 24 hours later despite wearing a mask. Health officials fear he may have passed the virus to many others. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said the case could be the start of a mass outbreak. 'This realises our worst fears,' he told Sydney radio 2GB. 'Now we could slip back into a second wave like other countries have.' Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said it was unlikely the man contracted the virus at the protest because it was too soon for him to start showing symptoms...
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No Kissing the Bride as Sri Lanka Lifts Weddings Ban

The Government of Sri Lanka on Friday lifted a ban on wedding receptions as part of an easing of Coronavirus restrictions, with grooms not expected to kiss the bride at least in public. The country is known for holding wedding celebrations with thousands of guests, and the festivities can last for days. But under the new guidelines only100 guests will be allowed at weddings and they must all stay a metre part and wear masks - including the couple. "Guests should not be allowed to kiss, hug or shake hands," said the latest health ministry rules seen by AFP. "Greeting each other should be done without any touching." Sri Lanka first imposed a nationwide curfew on March 20 that ruled out public gatherings, but the restrictions have reportedly been eased in several districts that a...
Australian States Split Over Opening Borders For Domestic Tourism
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Australian States Split Over Opening Borders For Domestic Tourism

Australian state and territory leaders bickered on Thursday over whether to reopen internal borders, a major step to rejuvenating the country’s A$80 billion ($50 billion) domestic tourism industry, as part of measures to ease coronavirus restrictions. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said he wants the bulk of all social distancing restrictions removed by July under a three-step plan, as the country continues to report low daily numbers of new COVID-19 infections. But the implementation of the federal plan is down to the leaders of individual state and territories, who come from opposing political parties and disagree on how safe it is to allow unrestricted movement throughout the country. New South Wales (NSW) state, the country’s most populous, has called for all ...
Senegalese Return To Mosques After Restrictions Eased
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Senegalese Return To Mosques After Restrictions Eased

Some Senegalese mosques opened their doors on Friday after the government eased coronavirus restrictions, but others judged the rate of infection too high and stayed shut. Senegalese President Macky Sall said this week that public prayers could resume in the West African country, provided that mosques obey social-distancing rules. More than 90 percent of Senegal is Muslim and most of the faithful follow Sufi brotherhoods, which retain considerable influence in the nation of 16 million people. In the seaside capital Dakar on Friday, according to AFP journalists, thousands of worshippers flocked to Massalikul Jinaan mosque — which is one of West Africa’s largest and belongs to the powerful Mouride brotherhood. Mosque spokesman Mor Daga Sylla told AFP that religious authoritie...
Australia Outlines Three-Step Plan For Easing Restrictions
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Australia Outlines Three-Step Plan For Easing Restrictions

Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison is speaking now. He is outlining the steps the country will take to achieve a “Covid-safe economy in July of this year”. Step one will “enable greater connection with friends and family” Things that will be allowed include: Gatherings up to 10 people, and five guests in your own home. Children back in classrooms and in playgrounds in their communities. Recreational activities such as golf, lap swimming and boot camps. Retail and small cafes and restaurants reopening. Interstate recreational travel, starting again. An easing of restrictions for funerals. Step two, Morrison says, “will allow larger size gatherings up to 20 people, including for venues such as cinemas and galleries, more retail openings on sector-based Covid-safe...
Hair Salon Owner Jailed for Defying Lockdown Via Video Conferencing
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Hair Salon Owner Jailed for Defying Lockdown Via Video Conferencing

Shelley Luther, the owner of Salon à la Mode in Dallas has been jailed for a week after she refused to stop operating her business despite Coronavirus restrictions. She was booked in the Dallas County jail on Tuesday afternoon following a video hearing. According to court documents, Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail for violating a temporary restraining order to close her business and fined $500 each to the county's criminal and civil courts for every day the salon remained open. A Dallas inspector and a police officer told the court that they saw clients inside getting haircuts and manicures, according to the Texas Tribune. At the hearing, Luther said she kept the salon open because she needed the money. "I couldn't feed my family, and my stylists couldn't feed...
Cristiano Ronaldo and his Family Return to Turin After Coronavirus Lockdown
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Cristiano Ronaldo and his Family Return to Turin After Coronavirus Lockdown

Cristiano Ronaldo and his family arrived in Italy on Monday night after almost two months in Coronavirus lockdown in his native Portugal. The Juventus striker and his family landed in Turin Airport just after 10.20pm local time and were accompanied by a huge convoy of cars with security presence. The Portuguese star had planned to return a day earlier but his private jet was unable to take off in Spain due to travel restrictions put in place because of Coronavirus. He and his family had to board the G650 Gulfstream in Madeira before enjoying a direct flight back to Turin. His return to Italy came after Juventus called all of their stars back after the Italian government approved clubs returning to training. But Ronaldo and nine other overseas players will spend 14 days in ...
Politicians have no right to stop Serie A restarting, says Lazio sporting director
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Politicians have no right to stop Serie A restarting, says Lazio sporting director

Italian clubs are willing to wait several months before returning to action in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the Biancocelesti official says Lazio sporting director Igli Tare says the Italian government has no right to order the football season to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Football teams in Italy were allowed to return to individual training this week as the country moves to ease lockdown restrictions. Although the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) remains hopeful of getting the football season underway again, Sports MinisteVir ncenzo Spadafora warned clubs said there is "no way" football can be played in the near future.
COVID 19 Lockdown: Many Nabbed Hiding Among Rams to Sneak into Kaduna
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COVID 19 Lockdown: Many Nabbed Hiding Among Rams to Sneak into Kaduna

As many Nigerian states continue to observe border restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, people have been finding means to breach the order. Some people who decided to sneak into Kaduna state by hiding among rams in two trucks have been nabbed. In a statement on Thursday, Samuel Aruwan, commissioner of internal security and home affairs in Kaduna, said: “We got information that these lorries had come in from the Kaduna-Kano border and had progressed up to Gwargwaji in Zaria LGA. We then proceeded to nab them further along within the same local government. The passengers were cleverly concealed behind random goods, motorcycles and animals. Thankfully, once again we have got the better of them, and we have turned them back, in compliance with the Kaduna St...
Bill Gates Lists Things That Must Be Done For Life To “Get Back To Normal” As Nations Ease Lockdown Restrictions Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
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Bill Gates Lists Things That Must Be Done For Life To “Get Back To Normal” As Nations Ease Lockdown Restrictions Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The second richest man in the world, Bill Gates, has revealed what governments across the world must do if life is to go back to normal, as countries relax lockdown restrictions enforced due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Gates who is now a leading voice on how to fight Coronavirus and has granted numerous interviews on how to fight it since it started, has recommended four things for life to “get back to normal” The Microsoft founder released the list ahead of his Thursday night’s CNN Town Hall interview with White House Infectious disease expert Dr Fauci . The list reads; 1..Testing: Gates suggests various strategies to advance current testing methods including at-home test kits and consistent standards about who can get tested. 2.Contact Tracing: Gates suggests followin...
Coronavirus: Switzerland Moves To Ease Lockdown Restrictions
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Coronavirus: Switzerland Moves To Ease Lockdown Restrictions

Switzerland on Wednesday said it was planning to end its lockdown sooner than originally planned. Public spaces like shops, markets, museums, libraries, restaurants, and schools are set to re-open on May 11 as opposed to the original plan of June. Earlier, the President of the Swiss Federation and also the leader of Switzerland had declared the beginning of June. The government explained that its decision was due to the falling number of coronavirus infections. This showed the effectiveness of the measures imposed to contain the novel coronavirus.
Egypt And UAE Ease Restrictions As Ramadan Begins
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Egypt And UAE Ease Restrictions As Ramadan Begins

Egypt will ease its coronavirus lockdown for the holy fasting month of Ramadan by allowing more businesses to reopen and shortening a night-time curfew, the prime minister said on Thursday. Starting on Friday, the curfew will start at 9pm instead of the previous 8pm and run until 6am. Shopping malls and businesses will be allowed to open on weekends, but will still be required to close at 5pm. Mosques will remain closed and any public religious gatherings will still be banned. Egypt has reported 232 new cases of Covid-19, including 11 deaths, bringing the country’s total to 3,891 infections and 287 deaths. The United Arab Emirates has shortened a nationwide coronavirus curfew by two hours to now run daily from 10pm-6am (instead of from 8pm). In Dubai, one of the Gulf coun...
Netherlands, France Plans To Re-Open Primary Schools As Lockdown Eases
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Netherlands, France Plans To Re-Open Primary Schools As Lockdown Eases

Several European countries are to relax coronavirus restrictions related to children, with Holland and France announcing that primary schools will reopen next month and Spain setting out how under-14s will be allowed out of the home from next week. French children would return to school in staggered year groups, the education minister, Jean-Michel Blanquer said, with no more than 15 pupils allowed in each class. Primary pupils aged from five to 11 would be the first to go back on 12 May, one day after the end of a strict nationwide lockdown. The following week older children in selected years at secondary schools and lycée would return. All classes would be back by 25 May. Blanquer said the aim was to have primary school children back in “small groups”, probably of “less than ...
Thousands Rally In US Against Coronavirus Lockdown Restrictions (Photos)
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Thousands Rally In US Against Coronavirus Lockdown Restrictions (Photos)

Protests staged across the US calling for the lifting of stay-at-home orders imposed by state governors. Thousands of people across the United States have protested against "stay-at-home" orders after President Donald Trump encouraged people to defy coronavirus lockdown imposed by state governors. US President Donald Trump, who will seek re-election in the 2020 elections, has called for reopening of economic activities saying enough coronavirus testing has been done - a claim refuted by several governors belonging to both parties. An estimated 2,500 people rallied at the Washington state capitol in Olympia to protest against Democratic Governor Jay Inslee's stay-at-home order, defying a ban on gatherings of 50 or more people. In Denver, hundreds of people gathered at the stat...
Why no government delegation at 6th-yr anniversary of Chibok Girls abduction ― Buhari
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Why no government delegation at 6th-yr anniversary of Chibok Girls abduction ― Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the ongoing restriction of movements to curb the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic was responsible for the absence of government delegation at the 6th year anniversary of the abduction of Chibok girls. Extending his good wishes to the people of Chibok, Borno State, as they hold prayers and thanksgiving services to mark the sixth anniversary of the kidnapping of their daughters by Boko Haram terrorist group, the President reassured them that the government will not abandon them. The President in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja regretted that the current COVID-19 pandemic, with restrictions on movement, makes it impossible for any government delegation to be with ...
Full Text: President Buhari’s Address On Coronavirus
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Full Text: President Buhari’s Address On Coronavirus

ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE EXTENSION OF COVID- 19 PANDEMIC LOCKDOWN AT THE STATE HOUSE, ABUJA MONDAY, 13TH APRIL, 2020 1. Fellow Nigerians 2. In my address on Sunday, 29th March, 2020, I asked the residents of Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Federal Capital Territory to stay at home for an initial period of fourteen days starting from the Monday, 30th March 2020. 3. Many State Governments also introduced similar restrictions. 4. As your democratically elected leaders, we made this very difficult decision knowing fully well it will severely disrupt your livelihoods and bring undue hardship to you, your loved ones and your communities. 5. However, such sacrifices are needed to limit the spread of COVID-19 in ...
President Buhari Signs COVID-19 Regulations to Enforce Lockdown in Lagos, Others
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President Buhari Signs COVID-19 Regulations to Enforce Lockdown in Lagos, Others

President Buhari yesterday signed the COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 giving him the executive powers to declare COVID-19, a dangerous infectious disease. The COVID-19 regulation also gives the president the legal backing for all the measures his government has put in place to curtail the spread of the ravaging virus particularly the lockdown of some states. A statement issued by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, explained that this is "in exercise of the powers conferred on the president by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004)." The statement in part reads:   “In exercise of the powers conferred on him by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004), and all other powers enabling him in tha...
Banks, ATMs Will Function During Lockdown – Finance Minister
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Banks, ATMs Will Function During Lockdown – Finance Minister

The minister for finance, Ahmed Zainab has announced that financial institutions would be allowed to run a skeletal operation during the total lockdown of some states in the nation over coronavirus pandemic. She made this known in a statement she sent out on Monday, as some states prepare to lockdown by 11 pm same day. Statement below: “Notice to affected stakeholders and general public regarding COVID-19 and restrictions in movement of persons”, bankers are expected to be handed new directives. “To ensure that Nigerians can still perform online transactions and use of ATMs whilst observing these restrictions, we will like to inform the general public and all affected stakeholders that we have obtained exemptions from the President to allow very skeletal operations in the finan...
MURIC Address Muslims Insisting on Going to Mosques amid Coronavirus Outbreak
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MURIC Address Muslims Insisting on Going to Mosques amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has warned Muslims against contravening the ban on religious gatherings over the outbreak of coronavirus in the country. In a statement released by the group's director Ishaq Akintola, Muslims in the country were asked to adhere to the restrictions on public assembly. The group which pointed out that Saudi Arabia cancelled all Jumu‘ah prayers and also suspended Umrah for the first time in history, warned all faithfuls against being "more Muslim than Muhammad." MURIC reiterated that Islam is religion of moderation which does not encourage extremism, as the curse of Allah is upon extremists. The statement reads; “In spite of government’s efforts at sensitizing the general public on the need to shun gatherings, many Muslims are still callin...
Germany Bans Gatherings of More Than Two People to stop the Spread of Coronavirus
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Germany Bans Gatherings of More Than Two People to stop the Spread of Coronavirus

The German government has barred public gatherings of more than two people, except for families, to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. Speaking after meeting the leaders of Germany’s regions on Sunday afternoon, Chancellor Angela Merkel made it clear that the new restrictions are not desirable but necessary. “None of us wished that we would ever have to face the people with such rules,” she said. Merkel who also revealed that she was going into isolation because her doctor had tested positive for the coronavirus warned of consequences if people violate the new measures, but did not specify what that would entail. “These are not recommendations, but rules,” she said. The new regulation says: “Spending time in public space is only permitted on your own, with anot...
Germany Bans Gathering Of More Than 2 People
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Germany Bans Gathering Of More Than 2 People

Germany has implemented drastic restrictions on public and social life, as the country tackles the coronavirus pandemic. But it appears some states think they have better plans in place. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Sunday a nine-point plan to be implemented nationwide in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus. The measures were announced following a telephone meeting with the head of Germany's 16 states. Infections from COVID-19 in Germany rose to 23,974 on Sunday, with 92 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. What are the new measures? Public gatherings of more than two people will be banned. There will be exceptions for families and those living together. General contact with others should be reduced to a minimum. A 1.5-meter (4.9 feet) dis...
COZA Dragged for Holding Church Service Amid Increased Cases of Coronavirus in the Country
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COZA Dragged for Holding Church Service Amid Increased Cases of Coronavirus in the Country

Biodun Fatoyinbo, the senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) ignited the wrath of Nigerians after he announced that his church will be holding services in its two branches in Abuja. The COZA founder made the announcement amid restrictions placed on social gatherings and worship centres by the federal government following confirmation of cases of the deadly disease in the country. Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo who made the announcement on Instagram after 3 cases of coronavirus was confirmed in Abuja, wrote;   Hello family, we are geared up to excitedly receive you tomorrow 22nd of March by 7:30am at our #CentrePointCampus, Evelyn Event Centre, Gwarinpa. Worshippers can be assured of our unwavering commitment to a clean and conducive environment for service. You...
How Can you Close Your Border for Rice But Open it for Coronavirus – Reno Omokri Slams Nigerian Government
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How Can you Close Your Border for Rice But Open it for Coronavirus – Reno Omokri Slams Nigerian Government

Reno Omokri has slammed the Federal government for refusing to impose travel restrictions  despite the Coronavirus pandemic. This morning, the Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, confirmed the third case of Coronavirus in Nigeria, and Reno in a post shared on his Instagram page, asked why the borders are closed against rice smuggling and not Coronavirus ''How can you close your border for rice and open it for #CoronaVirus and have the audacity to call yourself a leader? If #COVID19 kills your citizens, who will eat the rice you are protecting? Are rice and fuel more important than human beings who will buy them?'' he wrote
President Trump Tests Negative for Coronavirus, White House Says
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President Trump Tests Negative for Coronavirus, White House Says

President Donald Trump has tested negative for coronavirus, the White House has announced. The news comes just hours after Trump revealed during a Saturday press briefing at the White House that he took the test on Friday amid concerns about his exposure to several people who have been infected for the virus. "Last night after an in-depth discussion with the President regarding COVID-19 testing, he elected to proceed," according to the statement about the results released by press secretary Stephanie Grisham with Trump's permission. "One week after having dinner with the Brazilian delegation in Mar-a-Lago, the President remains symptom-free. I have been in daily contact with the CDC and White House Coronavirus Task Force, and we are encouraging the implementation of all their bes...
Trump Extends European Travel Ban to Include UK and Ireland 
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Trump Extends European Travel Ban to Include UK and Ireland 

The Trump administration has announced it would extend its current travel ban to include the UK and Ireland beginning next week Monday The White House had previously declared a travel ban to Europe alone, but due to the rapid spread of Coronavirus, the U.K. and Ireland have been included. Speaking at the White House press briefing on Saturday morning, Vice President Mike Pence confirmed that all travel from the United Kingdom and Ireland has been suspended, effective midnight on Monday. The same exclusions that are a part of the already existing European travel restrictions will also apply to the UK and Ireland, Pence said. "We continue to implement the President's vision, as you know, it's been a brisk few days," Pence said, noting how the U.S. implemented a state of emerg...
D.R Congo Affirms First Case Of Coronavirus
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D.R Congo Affirms First Case Of Coronavirus

The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, after a Congolese national who had recently returned to Kinshasha from France, tested positive for the virus. DRC’s Minister of health, Eteni Longondo, said the patient, a 52-year-old is in a stable state. Although the minister failed to confirm the date of his arrival into Kinshasa, he said the patient showed no symptoms upon arrival. “He arrived a few days ago from Belgium. I cannot confirm the day. I was in contact with the border health services. When he got there, he had no symptoms,” the minister said. The National Institute of Biomedical Research confirmed the first case in DRC. WHO’s response The Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO...
Coronavirus Outbreak is Delaying the Completion of Lagos-Ibadan Rail – Amaechi
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Coronavirus Outbreak is Delaying the Completion of Lagos-Ibadan Rail – Amaechi

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has disclosed that the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan rail ishas been put on hold due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The Minister revealed this in a live television programme on African Independent Television on Thursday March 5. Amaechi said the employees of the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation who are handling the contract, are stuck in China on the orders of the Chinese government who have tightened restrictions on movement. He said; “If not for coronavirus we would have finished the Lagos-Ibadan rail, although the project is nearly completed. The CCECC workers are still in China.” On the Transportation University in Daura, Amaechi revealed that there was no design on ground before the groundbreaking ceremony...
China Imposes Travel Restrictions, Fears Foreigners Will Bring Back Coronavirus
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China Imposes Travel Restrictions, Fears Foreigners Will Bring Back Coronavirus

The Wall Street Journal reports that China is placing travel restrictions on foreigners because they believe that foreigners will bring new infections of the coronavirus to China. Firstly, who wants to travel to China? Are foreigners not supposed to be the ones afraid of going to China? China Tightens Screening of Travelers, Fearing Reinfection From Abroad As spread of the epidemic eases within China, some cities step up scrutiny of travelers arriving from abroad As the coronavirus epidemic takes hold in more countries around the world, China is trying to stop the disease from being repatriated by travelers arriving from abroad. A number of Chinese municipal governments are imposing stricter health screenings on people entering China and, in some cases, even quarantine me...

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