US offers $10m cash for information on Hezbollah boss

The United States announced on Friday a 10 million-dollar reward for “any information on the activities, networks and associates” of Muhammad Kawtharani, a Lebanese Hezbollah commander accused of playing a key role in coordinating pro-Iran groups in Iraq. Kawtharani is a senior official of the Lebanese Shiite movement in Iraq, “and has taken over some[...]

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Coronavirus: Self-isolation violators to wear electronic wristbands in South Korea

South Korea said on Saturday that it would use electronic wristbands on people who violated self-isolation rules to better contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said the country would make self-isolation violators wear electronic wristbands since the number of cases of people breaching the self-quarantine in recent weeks has raised concerns.“After[...]

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Mali will hold Apr 19 election despite COVID-19, says president

Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, has said the second round of a parliamentary election scheduled for April 19 will go ahead despite the need for social distancing.He also announced a coronavirus aid package for poor people and hard-hit firms, as cases continue to rise in the war-torn West African state.The president warned on Friday that[...]

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Lagos State records another Coronavirus death

Lagos state has recorded one more death from COVID-19.According to the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi, the patient died of COVID-19 complications in a private hospital in Lagos. He made this known via his Twitter account. A part of the statement reads thus: "We are however saddened by the death of another patient from[...]

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Aiyegbeni slams ‘ignorant’ racist French doctors

Former Everton and Nigeria star Yakubu Aiyegbeni has labelled the French doctors in the African racism row as “ignorant”. Professors Camille Locht and Jean-Paul Mira have been heavily criticised for their disparaging remarks which suggested vaccines against COVID-19 should first be tested in Africa.Echoing the sentiments of Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba and Joseph Yobo, ex-Liverpool[...]

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Osimhen is future of Nigerian football, says Ighalo

Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has praised Victor Osimhen and claims the 21-year-old is the future of Nigerian football.Osimhen has been in sublime form for Lille this season with 18 goals in 38 appearances so far. The Nigeria international has been linked with a move away this summer, while reports last month claimed that Ole[...]

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We won’t allow maltreatment of Nigerians, Gbajabiamila tells Chinese envoy

Following the reported maltreatment of some Nigerians living in China, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has demanded an end to the inhumane treatment of Nigerians living in the Asian country.He said this when the leadership of the House met with the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian on Friday.Gbajabiamila asked the[...]

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Liverpool icon, Sir Kenny Dalglish, tests positive for coronavirus

Liverpool legend, Sir Kenny Dalglish, has tested positive for coronavirus and is being treated in hospital.Dalglish is the club’s greatest player and won every domestic trophy during two spells as manager. He was admitted to hospital on Wednesday for treatment on a different condition but, as is now standard practice, he was assessed for Covid-19.His[...]

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