Italy will become the first country to form coronavirus police force to monitor social distancing

ITALY is planning to recruit 60,000 workers to act as a coronavirus police force to get members of the public to adhere to social distancing rules as part of government plans to combat the spread of the pandemic.



Nigerian Muslims shun social distancing warning and turn out en mass for Eid-El-Fitr prayers

NIGERIAN Muslims came out in their thousands yesterday to celebrate the Eid-El-Fitr celebrations that mark the end of Ramadan fasting months in defiance of a government order that they should mark the event in the privacy of their homes.



Ighalo ordered to leave Manchester United and return to China by his clubside Shanghai Shenhua

FORMER Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo looks set leave Manchester United next month after moves by manager Ole Gunner Solksjaer to retain him fell apart as talks with the player's Chinese clubside Shanghai Shenhua collapsed.



Federal government yet to send Madagascar's Covid Organics to Nafdac for testing after a week

NIGERIA'S federal government is yet to pass on samples of the Madagascan herbal remedy Covid Organics to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (Nafdac) for testing despite having taken delivery of supplies a week ago.



Police boss warns Nigerian Muslims not to go to prayer grounds as they celebrate Eid-el-Fitri

NIGERIA'S inspector general of police Mohammed Adamu has warned that religious gatherings will not be tolerated tomorrow when Nigeria celebrates Eid-el-Fitri to mark the end of the Muslim month of Ramadan.



As Nigeria is desperately looking for fresh sources of revenue to replace the $30bn she used to generate from crude oil exports she should examine the potential of the domestic animal market

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) As we scratch our heads desperately seeking alternatives to petro dollars, nothing should be off limits. We should be prepared to think the unthinkable. Today, I want us to turn our attention to the domestic animal and pet market as it is an untapped resource which we have never even looked at


Buhari bars officials and politicians from paying Sallah homage to him this weekend

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has barred all of government officials and political leaders from visiting him over the weekend to pay him the annual Eid-el-Fitr homage at the presidential villa in a bid to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.



UK contributes £20m towards African Union's special Covid-19 fund launched to curtail spread

BRITAIN revealed that it will be contributing a modest £20m to the African Union's (AU) Africa Anti-Covid-19 Fund launched to help the continent combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic currently ravaging the globe.




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