Football with fans will come back very soon – UEFA President

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Aleksander Ceferin, UEFA president, has expressed his confidence that “good old football with fans will come back very soon”. Club competitions, local and continental, have been put on hold across Europe since mid-March and the European Championships postponed. The German Bundesliga made a successful return behind closed doors last weekend and other leagues are preparing to …

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Sultan of Sokoto tells Muslims to pray at home during Eid-Fitri

His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Sultan of Sokoto, has urged Muslims across the country to pray in their respective homes during the forthcoming Eld-Fitri festival, as circumstances would require it. The Eid-Fitri festival signifies the end of the Ramadan fast. In a statement signed by Professor Salisu Shehu, Deputy Secretary-General, …

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Burundi holds presidential election amid COVID-19 pandemic

Amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, voters have turned out in numbers as Burundi holds its presidential election. Burundi decided to go on with the election, allowing political campaigns and gatherings even though it has recorded 42 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. After 15 years in power, President Pierre Nkurunziza will be stepping down. Seven candidates are in the running to …

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Ministry of Education urged to introduce online education (E-Learning), in schools.

As a result of the effects of COVID 19, the Ministry of Education have been urged by the House of Representatives to include in primary and secondary school curricula, online education and e-learning, for the sake of the millions of children who are out of schools due to the global pandemic. The motion brought on the floor by Rep. Aniekan …

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Quarantine accommodation for Nigerian returnees to be paid by NNPC, CBN -Presidency

It has been announced by the presidency that Nigerian returnees will no longer pay the cost of quarantine accommodation and feeding upon arrival in Nigeria. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama disclosed that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC and Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN have agreed to foot the bills of the returnees stranded as a result of Coronavirus …

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NCDC says C’River deserves to be COVID-19 free, lauds Gov Ayade

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has described Cross River State as deserving of its coronavirus free status. NCDC stated this on Monday during a verification visit to the state. The leader of the NCDC team, Dr Omobolanle Olowu, lauded the state governor, Sir Ben Ayade for his strong leadership in the battle against the pandemic, successfully keeping it …

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WHO: COVID-19 may never go away

The World Health Organisation (WHO) have said that the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may never go away.  The executive director of the World Health Organization health emergencies program, Mike Ryan, says the virus may just become one of the viruses around the world that kill people annually. “This virus just may become another endemic virus in our communities and this …

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UK govt announces new guidelines for Premier League resumption

The UK government have released new guidelines that clubs and athletes will follow ahead of the resumption of the English Premier League (EPL). EPL is currently suspended indefinitely, with nine matches remaining due to the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe. However, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) have issued a document featuring guidelines designed to allow each …

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COVID-19: WHO give update on Africa cases

The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa has risen to over 66,000 in the past 24 hours. 22,000 patients have recovered, whilst 2,300 people have died from the virus. The World Health Organization, (WHO), Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, gave the update on its official Twitter account. According to the tweet, COVID-19 has killed 2,300 people in …

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