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Mueller extends Bayern stay until 2023

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Mueller has signed a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2023, the Bundesliga champions announced on Tuesday.“I’m happy that we’ve reached agreement with Thomas. Thomas is a special player for us, a figurehead for the club and our fans, a leader who shows the way on the[...]

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Jack Ma donates 500 ventilators, 500K gloves others to Nigeria, 53 African countries

Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma, has made additional donations, including 500 ventilators to Nigeria and 53 other African countries to help fight coronavirus.The billionaire disclosed via his Twitter handle that the new donations also include 200,000 suits and face shields, 2,000 thermometers, one million swabs and extraction kits as well as 500,000 gloves.The supplies are the[...]

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Japan ends Olympic flame display due to virus

The Olympic flame will be removed from display in Japan, officials said Tuesday, as the country braces for a state of emergency due to the coronavirus that also forced the historic postponement of Tokyo 2020.It had been on public display in the northeastern Fukushima region since last week, but Japanese Olympic organisers decided to shelve[...]

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FG declares Friday, Monday Easter holiday

The Federal Government has declared Friday and Monday as public holiday to mark the Easter celebration.The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said this in a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Georgina Ehuriah.He urged Christians in the country to emulate the outstanding characteristics of Jesus Christ amongst which are tolerance, love, peace and[...]

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Onu to unveil first Nigerian-made ventilator today

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure has produced the first made in Nigeria ventilators.The development is aimed at combating the COVID-19 disease in the country.Ventilator is a vital equipment in the treatment of coronavirus patients.NASENI has equally produced mobile sprayers, which are to be used to disinfect Nigerian cities and homes.A notice by[...]

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COVID-19: Kano directs civil servants to stay at home for 2 more weeks

Kano State Government yesterday directed its civil servants to remain at home for another two weeks as the nation battles to contain the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic.This came as its Katsina State counterpart, directed its civil servants to immediately return to work.Governor Abdullahi Ganduje extended the workers’ stay- at -home directive while receiving report[...]

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COVID-19: Abuja Markets now to operate three times a week

As part of efforts to align with the new guidelines on the operations of markets as issued by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has directed the Abuja Markets Management Limited AMML to ensure compliance with the new template.The new guideline issued by the Presidential Taskforce allows only shops[...]

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Spurs Son Heung-Min to begin national service during PL shutdown

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min will start his mandatory four-week national service in his native South Korea this month, the Premier League club have announced.Son travelled back to his homeland following the shutdown of football in this country because of the coronavirus and is currently in a two-week quarantine after flying in from London.Now that football[...]

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Covid-19: President Buhari approves recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians and orders Customs to release seized bags of rice for distribution all over the country

President Buhari has approved the recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians on special public works programmes and ordered the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to release for immediate distribution, bags of rice seized from smugglers. This directive is part of the palliative measures by the Federal government to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.[...]

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Abacha loot: UK backs US, opposes FG’s plan to pay Bagudu $110m

The United Kingdom has joined the United States in resisting a plan by the Nigerian government to give Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, about $110m (N41.8bn) out of the $155m (N58.9bn) stolen by late dictator, Sani Abacha, Bloomberg reports. The US, the UK and Nigeria are involved in a dispute over investment portfolios worth $155m[...]

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Chinese doctors expected in Nigeria to assist in the corona virus outbreak will be quarantined for 14 days- Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that following the concerns raised by Nigerians, the Chinese doctors and nurses being expected in Nigeria to assist with the coronavirus pandemic would first be quarantined for 14 days. Gbajabiamila said the decision was reached based on his meeting with the two ministers of[...]

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President Buhari approves withdrawal from NSIA fund to support June FAAC disbursement

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the withdrawal of 150 million dollars from the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) Stabilization Fund to support the June 2020 FAAC disbursement. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this during a news conference on the fiscal stimulus measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic[...]

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