Tottenham table €85 million bid for Victor Osimhen

Tottenham have tabled a bid for Super Eagles and Lille striker Victor Osimhen but the bid amount stated is largely exaggerated, according to a recent report in Le10Sport. Lille reportedly received a bid of €85m for striker Victor Osimhen from an unnamed club recently, rumoured to be one of Chelsea, Liverpool or Manchester United, according to a previous report, as…

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NAFDAC warns against use of Chloroquine for coronavirus treatment

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has, again, warned Nigerians against taking Chloroquine as treatment for Coronavirus (COVID-19). “Nobody should buy Chloroquine and use it. If you have COVID-19, go to a doctor. We have warned Nigerians and shall do that again. Do not take Chloroquine,” Mojisola Adeyeye, NAFDAC’s Director General, told newsmen on Thursday…

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Namibia announces ban on buying cars for politicians

Namibia president on Thursday slapped a five-year ban on buying new cars for top politicians and government officials in order to channel funds into fighting coronavirus, his office said. President Hage Geingob “has directed that the vehicle fleet of the Namibian government will not be renewed for the period 2020-2025,” presidential spokesperson Alfredo Hengari announced in a statement. “No new…

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Ousmane Dembele test negative for coronavirus

Injured Barcelona superstar, Ousmane Dembele, has tested negative for coronavirus according to reports from the club. The French World Cup winner was Barcelona’s last squad member to be tested for the virus. The club announced that Ousmane Dembele is coronavirus-free and can return to rehabilitation and training in the club’s facilities. Recall that in February, the winger picked a hamstring…

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Ronaldo avows admiration for Messi despite rivalry

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has opened up on his admiration for his rival, Barcelona captain Lionel Messi, and described his perceived rivalry with the Argentine as “healthy competition”. Ronadlo and Messi went head-to-head during the former’s nine-year spell with Real Madrid fighting for individual and club honours. Since 2008, the duo have won all but one of the Ballon d’Or…

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Nigeria discharges over 1000 coronavirus patients

Over 1000 patients have recovered from coronavirus in Nigeria, and they have all been discharged according to latest statistics. This was contained in a data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Wednesday night. “Till date, 4971 cases have been confirmed, 1070 cases have been discharged and 164 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal…

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New case of coronavirus recorded in Edo State

confirmed new case of coronavirus in the state

The Edo State government has confirmed one new case of Coronavirus in the state. The confirmation was made by the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, in a tweet via his Twitter account on Thursday that one new case of the COVID-19 has been confirmed in the state. The tweet reads “ COVID-19 update as at 10:00 am, 14th May, 2020. “Edo…

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The Nigerian Government cuts 2020 Budget by 71.5bn

The Nigerian Government cuts bugdet by 71.5bn

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a revision of the 2020 Budget from N10.594 trillion to N10.523 trillion, reflecting a N71.5billion downward review. Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, stated this while briefing State House correspondents after the virtual FEC meeting at the State House on Wednesday saying an amendment to the Medium Term Expenditure…

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17.6bn worth of smuggled items seized by Nigerian customs

17.6bn worth of smuggled items sized by Nigerian customs

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has seized 1,553 various smuggled items of Duty Paid Valued at N17.6 billion in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020 across all its commands. This is made known in a statistics obtained by newsmen from the Customs’ Public Relations Officer, Mr Joseph Attah, in Abuja on Thursday. It explained that in January, 465 different contraband…

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75 new Boko Haram terrorist killed in Niger state

75 new Boko Haram terrorist killed in Niger state

The Sahel state of Niger, which has been battling a bloody jihadist insurgency, said Wednesday around 75 Boko Haram combatants had been killed in the southeast and in neighbouring Nigeria. Twenty-five “terrorists” were killed on Monday south of Diffa, the main city in southeast Niger, while “about 50… were neutralised” the same day on Nigerian soil in the Lake Chad region, in…

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