Messi’s like any other player — Courtois

Sunday’s El Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona is one of the most important in recent years. Just two points separate the Spanish giants in the two-horse title race with just 13 matches remaining.A Barca victory would extend their lead to five points and they would take a giant step towards winning La Liga.But a[...]

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China reports 47 more coronavirus deaths

China on Saturday reported 47 more deaths from the new coronavirus, raising the death toll in the country to 2,835.The National Health Commission also tallied 427 new cases, an increase from the previous day, bringing the total number of infections to 79,251.One person died in Beijing and another in Henan province, while 45 died in[...]

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Protect Christians from Boko Haram, CAN tells Buhari

Christians in the North have asked the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to protect Christians from the rampaging Boko Haram insurgents and bandits.The Christians, under the aegis of Christian Association of Nigeria, Northern chapter, made the call in reaction to the statement by the Federal Government that the insurgents were targeting Christians to stir[...]

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Russian opposition to protest Putin’s ‘leader-for-life’ reforms

Russia’s opposition on Saturday holds its first major protest since President Vladimir Putin in January announced plans which critics fear will help him stay in power after his mandate ends in 2024. The rally marks five years since the assassination of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov but its organisers want the event to also send a[...]

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Afghanistan’s future in the balance as US, Taliban sign deal

Washington and the Taliban are set to sign a long-sought deal in Doha on Saturday that would see the two foes agree to the withdrawal of thousands of US troops from Afghanistan in return for insurgent guarantees.President Donald Trump urged the Afghan people to embrace the chance for a new future, saying the deal held[...]

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Ighalo: Scoring for United a dream come through

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, says scoring for the Red Devils was a childhood dream that has become a reality.The January signing on loan from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua made his first start for the club due to a last-minute slight thigh injury to forward Anthony Martial who had earlier been scheduled to begin the[...]

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FIFA confirms loan restriction from July

FIFA has announced its proposed restrictions on international loan transfers will come into effect in July 2020, pending approval from the FIFA Council. FIFA has announced its proposed restrictions on international loan transfers will come into effect in July 2020, pending approval from the FIFA Council.The Football Stakeholders Committee has endorsed the introduction of international[...]

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Belarus reports first coronavirus case

Belarus reported Friday its first coronavirus case, an Iranian student who arrived in the country from Azerbaijan last week. The health ministry said the patient was in a “satisfactory” condition.People the student had been in contact with since their arrival on February 22 had been placed in quarantine in the hospital for infectious diseases in[...]

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Lithuania confirms first case of coronavirus

Lithuania confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus in a woman who returned from Italy, the government said on Friday. The 39-year-old, who returned from Verona, has been isolated in hospital in the Baltic state’s northern city of Siauliai and has mild symptoms. Her family members are being monitored. “We are putting all efforts[...]

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US female ex-mayor sentenced to three years for fraud

The former mayor of Baltimore was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday on corruption charges related to sales of her self-published children’s book to companies with close ties to state and local government. Catherine Pugh, a 69-year-old Democrat who resigned last year, was also ordered to pay around $1 million in restitution, according to[...]

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Coronavirus: WHO declares outbreak to have pandemic potential

The coronavirus outbreak has reached a decisive point and has pandemic potential, World Health Organization head Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus says.His comments come as countries around the world battle to prevent the virus from spreading further.For a second day, more cases have been reported outside than inside China.Iran and Italy have become major centres of infection,[...]

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Coronavirus has infected 83,000 globally, caused 2,800 deaths

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 83,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.The latest figures reported by each government’s health authority as of Friday in Beijing:— Mainland China: 2,788 deaths among 78,824[...]

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Amotekun Bill will be passed Tuesday — Ogun Speaker

the Ogun State House of Assembly has disclosed that Western Nigeria Security Outfit, codenamed Amotekun, would be passed into law on Tuesday.The Speaker of the Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, disclosed this during plenary on Thursday in Abeokuta.Oluomo noted that at the meeting of Conference of Speakers from South-West on Thursday, it was observed that there were[...]

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‘Why FIFA hasn’t paid Women’s World Cup money’

FIFA has confirmed why it has not paid 2019 Women’s World Cup prize money to Nigeria.The Super Falcons featured in each of the past editions since its inception in 1991 but only made it to the Round of 16 for the first time since 1999 last year before they were kicked out by Germany.Despite a[...]

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Bad leaders cause poverty in North – Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani said on Thursday that the acute poverty and begging culture in the north were as a result of social injustice and the systemic failure of political leaders of the region.Sani, an activist and former senator representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly, insisted that the poverty ravaging the region could not be[...]

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BREAKING: Lagos records first case of Coronavirus in Nigeria

The Lagos State Ministry of Health has confirmed the first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria.The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, in a statement around 1.40am on Friday said the government had reported it to the Federal Ministry of Health.“The case, which was confirmed on the 27th of February 2020, is the first[...]

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