Paris-Saint Germain have been officially awarded the Ligue 1 title after the French FA voted to end the 2019/20 season. The news comes as a potential boost for Liverpool, who are 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League title but are yet to discover their fate. The French authorities announced earlier this week that no further matches would be played this season, with a decision to be made on how the standings would be settled. On Thursday they announced that PSG would be crowned champions, with a 12-point lead over second-place Marseille and only 11 games left to be played. Similarly, Ligue 2 league-leaders Lorient have been awarded their title and promoted, alongside and second-place Lens, whilst the bottom two clubs in
'Project Restart' proposals to be discussed on Friday - including spitting ban and footballs, goalposts to be disinfected'. Premier League players will have to cover their faces as part of new rules to allow a safe return to full training. A document setting out 'Project Restart' will be discussed at a Premier League club meeting on Friday, as initially reported by the Daily Mirror. Proposals have been drafted by Premier League director of football Richard Garlick but a return to training will only happen with the agreement of the government. Plans include testing all players and officials 48 hours before returning to training and they will also be tested for potential respiratory problems associated with coronavirus. Other proposals include: All footballs, global positioning system [GPS] units, cones,
Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, the Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Archdiocese, has urged the Federal Government to strictly sanction anyone who diverts palliatives aimed at cushioning the effects of the lockdown due to COVID-19. Kaigama, who gave the advice in an interview with the New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said that some people often use emergencies and crises to enrich themselves. “We use situations of calamity to enrich ourselves, anybody who tampers with palliatives, relief materials provided for the vulnerable and the poor is committing a criminal offence and should be dealt with as a criminal. “Those who are charged with the responsibility of distributing relief materials should be honest and do it as unto their God; they should know that it
The Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau, Nuno Nabiam, and three ministers, on Wednesday, tested positive for Coronavirus. Health Minister, Antonio Deuna, confirmed this, revealing that they were being quarantined presently at a hotel in the country’s capital, Bissau. It was learnt that some members of the cabinet: Interior Minister Botche Cande and two secretaries of state, Mario Fambe and Monica Buaro were also infected. So far, Guinea-Bissau has recorded 73 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with one death, and 18 recoveries, according to figures compiled by the US-based Johns Hopkins University. President Umaro Sissoco Embalo had also extended the nationwide state of emergency due to COVID-19 to May 11. Nabiam was selected by President Embalo to be prime minister in late February 2019.
Lagos state Ministry of Health has announced the death of a 25-year-old man. According to the Ministry, the 25-year-old man who died from COVID-19 complications was already breathless by the time he was admitted into the health facility. The Health agency made the announcement via its official Twitter account. “Unfortunately, 1 #COVID19 death was recorded. The deceased, a 25year old male was at the time of admission in a state of severe breathlessness. This brings total number of #COVID19 related deaths in Lagos to 20 “Call 08000CORONA for any #COVID19 issues. #MaskUpLagos ”
TENSION, Thursday morning, enveloped Bomadi town, headquarters of Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State following the death of a soldier who was shot dead on Thursday morning by a policeman attached to the Eagle Net police formation in the area. Though details on what led to the incident were still sketchy at the time of this report, soldiers from the 222 battalions in Agbarha-Otor stationed in the area, have gone on a rampage in protest of the incident. A senior police officer from the Bomadi police station who confirmed the incident to Vanguard on condition of anonymity, said: “We currently have a security situation in Bomadi as one of our men shot dead a soldier this morning. “The soldiers are
Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Lagos State Council, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya (aka MC Oluomo) has lost his mother, Alhaji Zinat Abebi Omotowo. Aknsanya told our reporter that she passed on around 7am Thursday. She was aged 87. The Janazah (interment) was held at the Akinsanya’s Lagos home near Ejigbo NNPC in accordance with the Islamic rites. The late Alhaja Zinat was said to have observed the Solatul Subh (Morning Prayer) before she passed on.
But now league chiefs have sent a games schedule around to all 20 clubs ahead of a crunch meeting on Friday. The best-case scenario would see the first behind-closed-doors games take place on Monday June 8, meaning training would resume in mid-May. And The Telegraph claim the plan will be discussed individually with clubs in a bid to get the proposed schedule approved this week. However, the entire concept is based on the current coronavirus lockdown measures being eased – with football in France being being cancelled after it was extended. With the next Government review of the lockdown due to take place on May 7, it is still unclear whether restrictions will be relaxed in time for the Premier League’s desired return date. Under
China has no interest in interfering in the U.S. presidential election, it said on Thursday, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he believed Beijing would try to make him lose his re-election bid in November. “The U.S. presidential election is an internal affair, we have no interest in interfering in it,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a daily briefing. “We hope the people of the U.S. will not drag China into its election politics.” On Wednesday, Trump said “China will do anything they can to have me lose this race”. Trump added that he believed Beijing wants his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, to win the election to ease the pressure Trump has placed on China over trade and other issues. Trump also
Former Civilian Governor of Borno, Mohammed Goni has passed on. Gov. Goni according to some impeccable sources died Wednesday night at a private hospital in Maiduguri after a brief illness. He served as governor of the state during the Second Republic, between 1979 to 1983. There is no official statement yet from Borno State Government but the social media is awash with the news of the demise of the former Governor. Mohammed Goni was born in 1942 in Kareto, Mobbar Local Government Area, Borno State. He attended Maiduguri Middle School (1953–55), Borno Provincial Secondary School (1956–61), Provincial Secondary School, Kano (1962–63) and the Institute of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1964–87), where he gained a BA (Administration), specialising in international affairs. In 1977, he transferred