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Premier League clubs Agree to finish the season behind closed doors at NEUTRAL stadiums from June,with West Ham, Man City and Arsenal Stadia to host games.

Premier League clubs Agree to finish the season behind closed doors at NEUTRAL stadiums from June,with West Ham, Man City and Arsenal Stadia to host games.

A four-hour Premier League meeting to decide how football can return amid the coronavirus pandemic held today has ended with clubs reaffirming their commitment to finishing the current campaign.   According to the Sun, it was also agreed during the meeting that matches, when they are able to take place, will be held in neutral grounds away from urban areas ... Read More »

Nigerian-born Bournemouth winger, Jordon Ibe Undergoing Mental Rehabilitation

Nigerian-born Bournemouth winger, Jordon Ibe Undergoing Mental Rehabilitation

Nigerian- born Bourrnemouth FC winger Jordon Ibe has revealed he’s in rehabilitation for his mental health ‘after making poor judgements. The 24-year-old was given a 16-month driving ban and a £7,500 fine last month after crashing his £130,000 Bentley into a cafe before fleeing the scene. And now the former Liverpool man has opened up on the struggles he’s had ... Read More »

TB Joshua Did A Lot To Make Ghana U20 World Cup Champions in 2009-Awako

TB Joshua Did A Lot To Make Ghana U20 World Cup Champions in 2009-Awako

By: Owolola Adebola Former Ghana U-20 midfielder, Gladson Awako, has revealed that Nigerian pastor, TB Joshua, contributed to Ghana’s 2009 FIFA U-20 world cup triumph in Egypt by offering the team prayers before each game and arranging the order of Ghana’s penalty takers in the final against Brazil. Ghana became the first African team to win the FIFA U-20 world ... Read More »

Olusegun Adekunle hits 60, serving God and Country – By Tajudeen Kareem

Olusegun Adekunle hits 60, serving God and Country – By Tajudeen Kareem

On this auspicious occasion, we expect drums and merriment. But for Olusegun Adeyemi Adekunle, 60 years old on May 1, it is a day to roll up his sleeves and serve his country, diligently as he has done in the last 36 years! So, family prayers over, off to the daily meeting of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, where ... Read More »

May Day 2020: Ogun APC celebrates Nigerian workers

May Day 2020: Ogun APC celebrates Nigerian workers

On the occasion of 2020 Workers Day celebration, the Ogun State Chapter of the All Progressives Party (APC), has commended the “resilience, steadfastness and enormous sacrifices of the Nigerian workers, especially at this tasking period of coronavirus pandemic”. In a media release issued on Friday in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, and signed by the APC’s Publicity Secretary, Tunde Oladunjoye, to ... Read More »

Japanese Emperor confers highest national award on Prof Issac Adewole

Japanese Emperor confers highest national award on Prof Issac Adewole

Emperor Naruhito of Japan has conferred one of the country’s highest national awards on the immediate past Nigerian Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole. This was contained in a statement by the Ambassador of Japan to Nigeria, Mr Kikuta Yutaka, to the effect that this year’s foreign recipient of the 2020 Spring Imperial Decorations is Professor Adewole. The Ambassador said ... Read More »

Nigerian Workers And The Challenge of COVID-19 – By Rahaman Onike

Nigerian Workers And The Challenge of COVID-19 – By Rahaman Onike

Nigerian workers this year are not just in a state of dilemma like other Nigerians, they were caught unaware by COVID-19 pandemic that is currently plaguing the entire universe. Of course,this moment is not the best of time for the Nigerian workers including those in the public service and private sector of the nation’s economy. Apart from the anxieties caused ... Read More »

Malami Donates Palliatives to Indigents in Kebbi

Malami Donates Palliatives to Indigents in Kebbi

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has donated ten trucks of assorted food stuffs to over five thousand Indigents households in Kebbi State. The gesture was part of Malami’s desire to improve the living condition of the Nigerian masses in line with the objectives of President Muhammadu Buhari’s public oriented administration. He said the ... Read More »

Newly Recruited NNPC Graduate Trainees To Assume Duty on Monday

Newly Recruited NNPC Graduate Trainees To Assume Duty on Monday

The more than 1,000 graduate trainees recently recruited by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) are to assume duty Monday 4 May, 2020. The corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, stated this in a press release. The trainees are to assume duty first, virtually while the corporation monitors the COVID -19 situation and the Federal ... Read More »

Enemy of The State: Femi Adesina writes on leakage of Buhari’s broadcast speech

Enemy of The State: Femi Adesina writes on leakage of Buhari’s broadcast speech

You have possibly watched the 1998 action-thriller film with the above title, starring Will Smith. It was the box office hit story about a group of people plotting to kill an American Congressman, and the tape of the plot was discovered. Well, an Enemy of the State struck in Nigeria on Monday, but this time, it was no fiction. It ... Read More »

Access Bank to Cut Staff Salaries to Avoid Job Losses

Access Bank to Cut Staff Salaries to Avoid Job Losses

Access Bank Plc plans to cut salaries to avoid job losses as a lockdown to contain the coronavirus hampers the operations of Nigeria’s biggest lender, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. The reductions are expected to start from May unless business conditions improve, said the people, who were briefed on the matter during a conference call and ... Read More »

Liverpool Open Talks With Lille To Sign Victor Osimhen

Liverpool Open Talks With Lille To Sign Victor Osimhen

Liverpool have opened talked with the representatives of LOSC Lille striker Victor Osimhen, according to Le Foot Mercato. According to the report, Liverpool are laying down the foundations to offer Osimhen a deal at Anfield. However, they’re likely to find themselves in a battle against other top English clubs for the Nigerian international’s signature. Leicester City have expressed an interest, ... Read More »

WHO investigating reported increase in deaths in Kano, Nigeria, Governor says

WHO investigating reported increase in deaths in Kano, Nigeria, Governor says

Nigeria(CNN)The World Health Organization and health officials in the northern Nigerian state of Kano have launched a probe into reports of increases in unusual deaths, state Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje told CNN. A team of experts is gathering hospital records and interviewing families of those who died at home to determine the actual cause of death. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ... Read More »

COVID-19: Buhari approves N6.250 bn for Niger Delta region, extends tenure of NDDC Interim Management Committee

COVID-19: Buhari approves N6.250 bn for Niger Delta region, extends tenure of NDDC Interim Management Committee

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) provides intervention support to complement efforts of the Federal and State governments against further spread of COVID-19 in the nine States of the Niger Delta region, in the sum of Six Billion, Two Hundred and Fifty Million Naira (N6,250,000,000.00). Femi Adesina Special Adviser to the President, (Media and Publicity) ... Read More »

Special Interview: Nigeria’s IMF Financial Assistance to Support Health Care Sector, Protect Jobs and Businesses – Mission chief for Nigeria, Amine Mati

Special Interview: Nigeria’s IMF Financial Assistance to Support Health Care Sector, Protect Jobs and Businesses – Mission chief for Nigeria, Amine Mati

The IMF has approved its largest COVID-19 emergency financing package so far—a US$3.4 billion Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) for Nigeria. The country has been hit hard by the coronavirus, particularly because of the associated plunge in the price of oil—Nigeria’s top export commodity. In a conversation with IMF Country Focus, the IMF’s mission chief for Nigeria, Amine Mati, described the ... Read More »

Burying COVID-19 dead bodies at the Cemetery won’t contaminate your boreholes – FCDA tells apprehensive residents

Burying COVID-19 dead bodies at the Cemetery won’t contaminate your boreholes – FCDA tells apprehensive residents

By MIKAIL MUMUNI The Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) has allayed fears being expressed by the Lokogoma Estates Residents that the citing of a Cemetery at Kaura District in Phase II of the Federal Capital City (FCC) constitutes a long-term health danger to persons residing within the residential estates. It said in a statement made available to The State Online ... Read More »

Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’ reels out rules players must follow when they return to training

Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’ reels out rules players must follow when they return to training

Premier League players will be told to wear masks at all times while spitting and tackling will be prohibited as part of new guidelines for clubs to follow during their training sessions. Metro.co.uk reports that the aim is to resume the English top flight on June 8 but the Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’ plan has already faced widespread opposition. Arsenal, ... Read More »

Coronavirus wipes out family in three weekends

Coronavirus wipes out family in three weekends

A family was obliterated by coronavirus after it killed three of them over the course of three distressing weekends, Metro.co.uk reports. Husband and wife Mario and Esperanza Mayorga, both 72, and their son Mario Jr, 42, all died of Covid-19 in North Carolina, grieving relative Marcela Lastre, 33, said. Mario Jr was diagnosed first, in mid-March, with his parents testing ... Read More »

Russian PM Mishustin is diagnosed with coronavirus as country reaches grim double milestone of 1,000 Covid-19 deaths and 100,000 cases

Russian PM Mishustin is diagnosed with coronavirus as country reaches grim double milestone of 1,000 Covid-19 deaths and 100,000 cases

Russia’s Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has told President Vladimir Putin that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, and has temporarily stepped back from his work as he begins a period of self isolation. Speaking during a televised meeting, Mishustin recommended to Putin that First Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov should become the acting Prime Minister for the duration of ... Read More »

I Was Treated With Chloroquine and Zithromax , Says Bauchi Governor

I Was Treated With Chloroquine and Zithromax , Says Bauchi Governor

The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, on Wednesday said he has authorised the use of chloroquine as a medication for the treatment of COVID-19. Mr Mohammed, who was the COVID-19 index case in the state, said he was treated with “chloroquine and Zithromax.” The governor, who disclosed this while providing an update on COVID-19 in the state, at the ... Read More »