N49bn out of N50bn COVID-19 intervention fund disbursed- CBN, FG shuts Kara Bridge in Lagos and more
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26 June 2020 | 7:28 pm
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- Amnesty international
- COVID-19 intervention
- COVID-19 testing
- Goran Ivanisevic
- Hong Kong
- integrity test
- Kara bridge
- Liverpool players
- Premier League
- sports commissioner
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