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Lazio stay on Juventus’ heels as coronavirus fears wreak havoc in Serie A

Lazio kept their bid for a first Serie A title in 20 years on track as a 3-2 victory at Genoa on Sunday kept them one points behind leaders Juventus, but four Serie A football matches were postponed amid growing coronavirus fears in northern Italy. Reigning champions Juve had edged out bottom club SPAL 2-1
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Trump says he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban

US President Donald Trump said Sunday he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban if one were eventually reached in Afghanistan. “Yes,” he told reporters at the White House as he prepared to depart on a trip to India. “I would put my name on it.” His comments came after a partial truce took
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Votes counting ongoing in Togo presidential election, challenger claims ‘fraud’

Togo tallied ballots Sunday after a key challenger insisted he could cause a shock upset despite what he claimed was “fraud” in an election President Faure Gnassingbe was widely expected to win.   Troops briefly surrounded the homes of opposition candidate Agbeyome Kodjo and one of his main allies shortly after voting ended on Saturday
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Bayelsa deputy gov breaks silence, denies presenting forged NYSC certificate

Success Nwogu, Abuja The Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has said he did not present a forged certificate of exemption of the National Youth Service Corps to the Independent National Electoral Commission to aid his qualification. He explained that NYSC made a spelling error on his surname, adding that he later wrote
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Djokovic laments Federer’s absence in Dubai

Novak Djokovic admitted on Sunday he will miss injured rival Roger Federer as he prepares to begin his charge for the Dubai Championships. Swiss defending champion Federer was forced to withdraw after this week undergoing right knee surgery which will reportedly keep the 20-time Grand Slam winner away until the summer grass season. “It was
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Iran reports record low turnout for general election

Iran’s interior minister said on Sunday that 42.6 percent of eligible voters turned out for the country’s parliamentary election, a record low in such polls since the Islamic revolution. Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said the participation rate was “acceptable” for Iran after it experienced bad weather, an air disaster, a coronavirus outbreak and other incidents in
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Congress: No consensus candidate, says Ekiti PDP

Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti The Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State said on Sunday that it would not encourage consensus candidate for the forthcoming party congress but would rather adhere to the PDP constitution in electing its officers. PDP State Publicity Secretary, Jackson Adebayo, who said the party was not part of a meeting called
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Coronavirus: Third person from Japan cruise ship dies

A third person who became ill on board a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan has died, the country’s health ministry said on Sunday. In a statement, the ministry identified the victim as a Japanese man in his 80s who was removed from the Diamond Princess and taken to a local hospital
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Pakistan shuts border with Iran over virus fears

Pakistan on Sunday announced it was closing its border with neighbouring Iran, after Tehran announced eight deaths from the novel coronavirus. “We have closed our border with Iran because of the reports of coronavirus there,” said Ayesha Zehri, a senior government official in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan’s province, which borders Iran. AFP
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Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury fight will happen this year – Hearn

Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn wants a blockbuster all-British heavyweight unification fight with Tyson Fury this year after Fury battered Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas to become a two-time world champion. Fury brought Wilder’s five-year reign as WBC heavyweight champion to a halt in seven rounds in their rematch on Saturday. Fourteen months after their
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Police search for parents of rescued 10-yr-old girl in Anambra

The Anambra Police Command has commenced search for the biological parents of a 10 year-old girl, who was abducted, allegedly sold for N800,000 but rescued from her foster parents.
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Okowa salutes Elumelu at 55

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has congratulated the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Chief Ndudi Elumelu, on the occasion of his 55th birthday.
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