Nigeria: Pst Chris Okotie Declares Intention to Contest the 2019 Presidency

Nigeria: Pst Chris Okotie Declares Intention to Contest the 2019 Presidency

Popular Nigerian Pastor, Chris Okotie has officially declared his intention to contest for the 2019 Presidency. Speaking in his Church today, he said his decision was based on the obvious need for intelligent and capable leadership in the country. He added that it was time to save the Nigerian... read more »

Nigeria: APC's Fayemi Wins Ekiti Gubernatorial Elections

Nigeria: APC’s Fayemi Wins Ekiti Gubernatorial Elections

The keenly contested battle between APC and PDP in the just concluded gubernatorial elections in Ekiti state of Nigeria has been won by the ruling party, APC. For many months before the elections, it was clear that the battle for Ekiti’s government house was regarded as a do or die affair by... read more »

Nigeria: Ekiti Elections - Party Agents Arrested for Sharing Money at Polling Stations

Nigeria: Ekiti Elections – Party Agents Arrested for Sharing Money at...

Security operatives arrested at least five party agents who were sharing monetary incentives at different polling stations in the gubernatorial elections in Ekiti today. Some of them were arrested at Jonathan memorial School, Ajilosun in Ado Ekiti. Two gubernatorial candidates had raised alarm,... read more »

World Cup: Belgium Wins Third Place, Beats England 2:0

World Cup: Belgium Wins Third Place, Beats England 2:0

Belgium won the third place position this evening after beating England 2:0. The Belgians showed their intent with a 4th minute goal tapped in by Meunier. This score was maintained for much of the match as the Belgians appeared satisfied to sit back, maintain possession of the ball and try quick... read more »

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World Cup: France Advances to the Finals, Beats Belgium 1:0

The French team triumphed over the Belgians to advance to the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. France went ahead in the 51st minute from an Umtiti header. Once France went ahead, they sat back, frustrating the attempts of the belgians. They only moved forward when... read more »

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World Cup: Russia’s World Cup Ends as they Lose 3:4 on Penalties to Croati...

Despite scoring the first goal of the match, hosts Russia lost the game 3:4 on penalties to Croatia. After Cheryshev put Russia ahead in the 31st minute, it only took the Croatians 8 minutes to level the score through Kramaric’s 39th minute header. The rest of... read more »

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World Cup: England Into their First Semi-Final Since 1990, Wins Sweden 2:0

The 3-Lions this evening sailed into their first semi-finals since 1990 after winning Sweden 2:0. The two goals which came off a Maguire header in the 30 minute and a Dele Ali header in the 59th minute were enough to ensure their win. Speaking after the match, the... read more »

Africa
Premiership: Mahrez Finally Join ManCity for £60 million

Premiership: Mahrez Finally Join ManCity for £60 million

Premiership champions Manchester City has finally signed Riyad Mahrez from Leicester for £60 million on a 5-year deal. This amount is about €68m or $80m. The signing finally put to rest the... read more »

Nigeria: South-East Governors Reject Ranching, Stop Herdsmen Movement

Nigeria: South-East Governors Reject Ranching, Stop Herdsmen Movement

Following the threat of herdsmen attack on farms and farmers, the South-East Governors’ forum held a meeting at the Enugu government house where it made some resolutions. After the meeting, the governors expressed their fears that the violence that appears to be trailing the herdsmen may spread to their domain. Following this, the governors... read more »

Nigeria: Kogi PDP Rejects Melaye as Party’s Flag ...

Nigeria: Kogi PDP Rejects Melaye as Party's Flag Bearer

The Kogi West Elders’ Forum of the PDP has rejected having Senator Dino Melaye as the party’s flag bearer for his senatorial district. The group said... read more »

Opinion: Adeosun NYSC Certificate Saga, Like Minister, ...

Opinion: Adeosun NYSC Certificate Saga, Like Minister, Like Her President- Reno Omokri

While sharing his views on the alleged forgery of an exemption certificate by Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, Reno Omokri, a former aid to... read more »

Nigeria: Have Buhari’s Children Served as Youth C...

Nigeria: Have Buhari's Children Served as Youth Corpers? - Reno Omokri

Following the revelation that Nigeria’s current Finance Minister may have failed to serve in the mandatory one-year Youth Service Scheme and may have... read more »

Agriculture
Nigeria: Government has Created Almost 9 Million Jobs - Garba Shehu

Nigeria: Government has Created Almost 9 Million Jobs – Gar...

  Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Garba Shehu has once again given the Buhari led administration very high marks for performance. According to him, this... read more »

Nigeria: Ogbeh’s Claim on Rice False, Says Thailand Ambassador

Nigeria: Ogbeh’s Claim on Rice False, Says Thailand Ambassador

Ambassador of Thailand to Nigeria, Wattana Kunwongse, has denied the claim by Chief Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture, that rice mills are collapsing in the Asian country. On Friday, Ogbeh had claimed that Thailand said President Muhammadu Buhari’s policy on local rice sufficiency was responsible for the collapse of seven of its mills. He... read more »

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Biafra
Opinion: How Bad Does Nigeria Have to Get?

Opinion: How Bad Does Nigeria Have to Get?

When a business becomes unprofitable and insolvent, it is put through the bankruptcy courts where it undergoes financial ‘restructuring’. This can involve de-mergers, spin-offs and other... read more »

Breaking News: Senator Abaribe Arrested by DSS

Breaking News: Senator Abaribe Arrested by DSS

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has been arrested by men of the Department of State Services (DSS). Senator Abaribe is the Senator representing Abia South in the upper house of the National Assembly. It is not yet clear why he was arrested but as at the time of filing this report, his home in Abuja has been cordoned off by officers of the DSS. It... read more »

Biafra: Sit-At-Home Order Paralysis South-East States

Biafra: Sit-At-Home Order Paralysis South-East States

In celebration of this year’s Biafra day on May 30th, Biafra agitators staged a sit-at-home protest which was said to have recorded about 95%... read more »

Biafra: Another Successful Quasi Referendum – Eva...

Biafra: Another Successful Quasi Referendum - Evang. Elliot

Again, our people have spoken with one voice in completely paralyzing our region by staying at home yesterday in demonstration to the world, where we stand.... read more »

Nigeria: Produce Nnamdi Kanu By June 26 Court Tells Aba...

Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia South in the upper house and two others have been ordered by the Federal High Court Abuja to produce Nnamdi Kanu in court by June 26th 2018.

Senate Enyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia South in the upper house and two others have been ordered by the Federal High Court Abuja to produce Nnamdi... read more »

Boko Haram
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Nigeria: Seven Police Officers Killed by Armed Attackers in Abuja

Nigeria: Seven Police Officers Killed by Armed Attackers in Abuja

Seven men of the Nigerian Police Force have been reportedly gunned down by unknown armed attackers this afternoon at Abuja. The incident is said to have taken place at the Galadimawa Junction, off... read more »

World Cup: Belgium Survives Japan Scare, Wins 3:2

World Cup: Belgium Survives Japan Scare, Wins 3:2

Belgium looked like they were surely on their way out when Japan scored the first two goals of the match in about 7 minutes of the resumption of the second half. This was after the first half ended goalless. Having played a goalless first half, the Japanese came in and shocked the Belgians with two quick goals. The first was scored in the 48... read more »

Nigeria: Court Grants Dasuki Bail

Nigeria: Court Grants Dasuki Bail

Embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki has been granted bail by an Abuja Federal High Court. In her ruling, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu stated that... read more »

Breaking: Ex-Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye Sent...

Breaking: Ex-Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye Sentenced to 14 Years Imprisonment

Mr Joshua Dariye, former governor of Plateau state has sentenced to a 14 year jail term by an Abuja high court. Mr Dariye who was a governor of Plateau state... read more »

Breaking News: GTB To Pay Innoson’s N14Billion Judgment...

Breaking News: GTB To Pay Innoson’s N14Billion Judgment Debt Into An Interest Yielding Account - Supreme Court

Today, 7th of June 2018, The Supreme Court struck out GTBank’s motion for stay of execution of the Enugu Court of Appeal Division’s order that GTBank pays... read more »

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2018 World Cup: Super Eagle's Kit Sells Out On First Day

2018 World Cup: Super Eagle’s Kit Sells Out On First Day

The replica of the Nigerian Super Eagle’s kit which was released for sale to the public on June 1 has sold out on the first day with about three million pre-orders. People were seen queuing up... read more »

Nigeria: Subsidy on Petrol Hits N1.4tn per Year, Says FG

Nigeria: Subsidy on Petrol Hits N1.4tn per Year, Says FG

A total of N1.4tn is now being spent annually by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation as subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, the Federal Government has said. Although it described the amount as under-recovery, the government stated that the national oil firm had been shouldering the huge financial burden, because the... read more »

Nigeria: Ikeja NBA Gives Lagos Seven-day Ultimatum to R...

Nigeria: Ikeja NBA Gives Lagos Seven-day Ultimatum to Reverse Land Use Charge

The Nigerian Bar Association, Ikeja Branch, has given the Lagos State Government a seven-day ultimatum to reverse the recent hike in Land Use Charge. The... read more »

Nigeria: Electricity Firms Drag FG to Court over N1 trn...

Nigeria: Electricity Firms Drag FG to Court over N1 trn Debt

Accuse FG of unfair practices, refusal to pay for power generated Allege favouritism towards 2 coys in gas supply The power crisis in the country may worsen... read more »

Nigeria: Multi Choice, DSTV/GOTV to Shut Down

Nigeria: Multi Choice, DSTV/GOTV to Shut Down

Nigerian authorities have notified the management of MultiChoice DSTV/GOTV that their operations in Nigeria will come to an end in 2019 as their license... read more »

Corruption
Nigeria: Sack Adeosun Now for NYSC Certificate Forgery - PDP

Nigeria: Sack Adeosun Now for NYSC Certificate Forgery – PD...

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Buhari to immediately sack the Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun over the alleged NYSC certificate forgery. Adeosun had recently been... read more »

Nigeria: There Was No Police Protest - Nigerian Police Force

Nigeria: There Was No Police Protest – Nigerian Police Force

The Spokesperson of the Nigerian Police Force, Ag. DCP Jimoh O. Moshood has stated that there was no protest by any officers in Maiduguri. According to him, they only went to inquire about their pending allowances. Videos obtained by different media houses however tell a different story Find below the full text of the disclaimer from Force... read more »

Kenya: Government Officials to Take Lie Detector Tests ...

Kenya: Government Officials to Take Lie Detector Tests - Kenyatta

Top government officials in Kenya will be made to take lie detector tests in the government’s bid to fight corruption in the country. While announcing... read more »

Nigeria: Okada Rider’s Death Triggers Mob Attack ...

Nigeria: Okada Rider's Death Triggers Mob Attack On Police Station

An angry mob attacked the Ibeshe Police station in Ikorodu, Lagos state on Wednesday following the death of an Okada rider that morning. It was learnt that an... read more »

Nigeria: Nyame, Ex-Taraba Gov. Sentenced to 14 Years fo...

Nigeria: Nyame, Ex-Taraba Gov. Sentenced to 14 Years for N1.64bn Fraud

The former governor of Taraba state was on Wednesday sentenced to a 14 year jail term for misappropriation of funds to the tune of N1.64bn. The sentence was... read more »

Crime
Opinion: Many Have Issues, But Few Are Roaming the Streets - Reno Omokri

Opinion: Many Have Issues, But Few Are Roaming the Streets –...

I thought I had heard all there was to hear until Monday, July 2, 2018 when the Buhari Presidency came down hard on all those opposed to the administration’s cattle colony project. Speaking on a... read more »

Nigeria: Mikel's Dad Kidnapped 4 Hours Before Argentinian Match

Nigeria: Mikel’s Dad Kidnapped 4 Hours Before Argentinian Match

Mikel’s dad was kidnapped about four hours before the kick-off Super Eagle’s last group match which was with Argentina. Just before the match, he was called by a family member who informed him of the kidnap and gave him a number to call. Mikel called the number and was told to pay a ransom of N10 million and not to inform anyone or... read more »

Nigeria: Miyetti Allah Thrives on Conflicts – Dr....

Nigeria: Miyetti Allah Thrives on Conflicts - Dr. Nura Alkali

 Only the blind will insist on living a 17th century life in 2018. It is northern states that have land for cattle ranches Dr. Nura Alkali, the Chief... read more »

Nigeria: Produce Offa Robbery Gang Leader or be Sued &#...

Nigeria: Produce Offa Robbery Gang Leader or be Sued - CSOs to Police

Following the rumoured death of the leader of the gang that carried out the Offa robbery that claimed about 33 persons, some Civil Society Organizations have... read more »

Nigeria: FG Attempting to Change the Benue Killing Narr...

Nigeria: FG Attempting to Change the Benue Killing Narrative - Terrence Kuanum

The National Coordinator of the Benue Youth Forum, Terrence Kuanum has stated that the Federal Government is trying hard to change the Benue killing... read more »

Economy
Education
South Africa: Girl School's Naked Cultural Performance Sparks Outrage

South Africa: Girl School’s Naked Cultural Performance Spar...

A video of some school girls performing at a competition wearing very skimpy outfits, has sparked serious outrage. The outfit which leaves the breasts and buttocks exposed is known as... read more »

Nigeria: What Happened to the IG's Speech?

Nigeria: What Happened to the IG’s Speech?

A video of the Nigerian Inspector of Police, Idris Ibrahim, fumbling badly with his speech has been trending online. The speech was given on May 14 2018 at the commissioning of the Police Intelligence Unit at Kano. It is not clear what happened or if he was not privy to the speech. One thing however was very clear – this was a disgrace to... read more »

Egypt
World Cup: Egypt Ends World Cup without a Win, Loses 1:2 to Saudi Arabia

World Cup: Egypt Ends World Cup without a Win, Loses 1:2 to Saudi...

The Egyptian team lost 1:2 to Saudi Arabia, ending their World Cup campaign without a win. Having earlier lost to Uruguay and Russia, they ended without a single point. Salah opened scoring in the... read more »

World Cup: Uruguay Wins Saudi Arabia 1:0, Confirms Egypt's Exit

World Cup: Uruguay Wins Saudi Arabia 1:0, Confirms Egypt’s Exit

Uruguay won the Saudis by a lone goal to confirm their qualification to the round of 16 and Egypt’s exit from the tournament. In one of those tough permutations, Egypt would have stood a chance had Saudi Arabia won Uruguay. Luis Suarez’s 23rd minute strike was all Uruguay needed win the match.With Uruguay’s win, Egypt is now... read more »

World Cup: Egypt Falls 1:3 to Hosts Russia

World Cup: Egypt Falls 1:3 to Hosts, Russia

The Egyptians playing with their star player, Salah were defeated 3:1 by hosts Russia. The first half of the encounter ended goal-less but things changed when... read more »

World Cup: Uruguay Edges Past Egypt by 1:0

World Cup: Uruguay Edges Past Egypt by 1:0

In a keenly contested encounter, the Uruguayans narrowly edged past the Egyptian team by a lone goal. Just when fans were settling for a goal-less draw, Jose... read more »

2018 World Cup: African Squads to the World Cups

2018 World Cup: African Squads to the World Cups

Five countries will be flying the flag for Africa at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. These countries include: Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and... read more »

Entertainment
Sports: Nigerian Super Eagles Making Waves with Their Outfit

Sports: Nigerian Super Eagles Making Waves with Their Outfit

It’s an already known fact that the kit of the Nigerian Super Eagles took center stage. Following in this path, the Super Eagles traveled to Russia in a stylish traditional outfit that is... read more »

My Mum Abused Me Physically, Verbally and Spiritually

My Mum Abused Me Physically, Verbally and Spiritually

African parents abuse their children all in the name of home training and discipline. I saw an article online and I totally agree with it. African parents abuse their children all in the name of home training and discipline. My mum abused me, yes she did. She did that both physically, verbally and spiritually. Its funny though but till now I am... read more »

Nigeria: Muslim Rights Concern Gives Falz 7 Days to Wit...

Nigeria: Muslim Rights Concern Gives Falz 7 Days to Withdraw Video

Falz is once again the center of attention with regards to his “This is Nigeria” video. The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has given Falz a 7-day... read more »

Fitness and Well-being – Exercise Done Right

Fitness and Well-being - Exercise Done Right

Do you know why many people find it difficult to really exercise? Simple! They complicate things for themselves. How? Let’s assume you want to improve your... read more »

World: Sylvester Stallone Not Dead – Star Alive and Wel...

World: Sylvester Stallone Not Dead – Star Alive and Well

SYLVESTER Stallone joked with fans that it was “great to be back from the dead” after false rumours about his death swept the internet. The Rocky star took... read more »

Environment
Nigeria: Over 50 Cars Burnt and at Least 9 Dead as Tanker Explodes in Lagos

Nigeria: Over 50 Cars Burnt and at Least 9 Dead as Tanker Explode...

No fewer than 50 cars and an as yet unknown number of person were engulfed in an inferno in Lagos this evening. The occurrence which was said to have occurred at about 6pm resulted from a tanker... read more »

Nigeria: Lagos Seals RCCG Building, Others

Nigeria: Lagos Seals RCCG Building, Others

The Lagos State Building Control Agency has sealed a zonal headquarters of the Redeemed Christian Church of God under construction in Ajegunle, a hotel in Ikeja and six other buildings for illegal development and breaking government seal. The RCCG parish, located on Old Ojo Road in Ajegunle, was accused of breaking government’s seal after a... read more »

Food
Fulani Herdsmen
Nigeria: Yemi Osinbajo is a Very Sick Man Indeed - Fani-Kayode

Nigeria: Yemi Osinbajo is a Very Sick Man Indeed – Fani-Kay...

Femi Fani-Kayode has described the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo as a very sick man. This description came on the heels of the Vice Presidents statement that there will be monetary... read more »

Nigeria: Army of Internet Trolls Recruited to Malign Me - Ezekwesili

Nigeria: Army of Internet Trolls Recruited to Malign Me – Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili has taken to her Twitter page to call attention to the unsavory response to her protests. In her tweets, she noted that regardless of what part of the country the injustice she was protesting was happening, attempts were always made to question her motives. In her tweets she said “Here’s the thing. For me, Humanity has: No... read more »

Nigeria: Amnesty International Blames the Government fo...

Nigeria: Amnesty International Blames the Government for the Increased Killings

Amnesty international has blamed the Nigerian government for the increase in the killings by herdsmen across the country. According to the body, the inaction... read more »

Nigeria: Plateau and PDP’s Crocodile Tears – Pres...

Nigeria: Plateau and PDP's Crocodile Tears – Presidency

The sad and unfortunate killings in Plateau State over the weekend have been turned to opportunity to once again play irresponsible politics, particularly by... read more »

Nigeria: People of Middle Belt Defend Yourselves and Pr...

Dr. Pogu Bitrus in a press conference, called on the people of middle belt to organize themselves and defend themselves and their property

The President of the Middle Belt Forum (MBF), Dr. Pogu Bitrus in a press conference, called on the people of middle belt to organize themselves and defend... read more »

Ghana
Nigeria: Learn from Ghanaian President, PDP Tells Buhari

Nigeria: Learn from Ghanaian President, PDP Tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use the benefit of his state visit to Ghana to draw lessons from his Ghanaian counterpart, President Nana Akufo-Addo on how to... read more »

Ghana: Ghana Issues Lassa Fever Alert

Ghana: Ghana Issues Lassa Fever Alert

The government of Ghana has issued an alert, warning members of the public on the possible outbreak of Lassa fever. Ghana Health Services (GHS) also cautioned all Divisional Directors, Regional Deputy Directors of the Service and public health care facilities of the likelihood of outbreaks of Lassa fever. The GHS in a release explained the disease... read more »

Human Rights
Inspirational
Judiciary
Nigeria: Dasuki Sues DSS, Others for Illegal Detention

Nigeria: Dasuki Sues DSS, Others for Illegal Detention

Seeks N5bn compensation The detained former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), has filed a fresh fundamental human rights enforcement suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja... read more »

Biafra: IPOB Expresses Outrage Over Disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu’s Case File at Appeal Court

Biafra: IPOB Expresses Outrage Over Disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu’s Case File at Appeal Court

The indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has expressed outrage over the alleged declaration that its leader’s case file was missing in court. IPOB said that the Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja, yesterday, declared Nnamdi Kanu’s case file missing after over one year of trial adding that it was unthinkable that the appellate court would make... read more »

Justice
Nigeria: Senator President Implicated in Offa Bank Robbery

Nigeria: Senator President Implicated in Offa Bank Robbery

The Nigerian Police Force has invited the Nigerian Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki to answer some questions regarding the Offa robbery which led to the death of a total of about 33 persons, nine... read more »

Nigeria: Fresh Attack by Armed Herdsmen Leave Eight Dead

Nigeria: Fresh Attack by Armed Herdsmen Leave Eight Dead

About eight persons have been killed in a fresh attack by armed herdsmen in Tseadough village in Kwande local council of Benue State. The attack which took place on Saturday night left seven persons dead and six injured. One of the injured later died at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital where they were rushed to for treatment. According... read more »

Nigeria: Fulani Kills Artisan in Oyo

Nigeria: Fulani Kills Artisan in Oyo

A 25-year-old welder has been killed by a Fulani man in his shop in the Sabo area of Orile-Igbon town in Oyo State after a fight broke out at a joint close to... read more »

Biafra: IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu Vindicated by the ACHPR

Biafra: IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu Vindicated by the ACHPR

Says the declaration of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group, the attacks by Federal Government agencies on its members constitute a... read more »

Nigeria: Buhari Is Not In Charge of Anything – Se...

Nigeria: Buhari Is Not In Charge of Anything - Secondus

The Peoples Democratic Party, the Centre for the Defence of Human Rights and the National Conscience Party have berated Buhari over the IG’s refusal to... read more »

Life
Morocco
World Cup: Morocco Holds Spain to a 2:2 Draw

World Cup: Morocco Holds Spain to a 2:2 Draw

Morocco ended their World Cup campaign with a fiery performance which saw them holding Spain to a 2:2 draw. Morocco opened scoring in the 14th minute through Boutaib and Isco leveled things up for... read more »

World Cup: Morocco Loses 1:0 to Portugal, Crashes Out

World Cup: Morocco Loses 1:0 to Portugal, Crashes Out

Morocco has become the first African side to fully crash out of the tournament following a 1:0 defeat to Portugal today. Ronaldo’s 4th minute header was sufficient to seal the win for the Portuguese and a ticket home for the Moroccans. After the match, the Moroccan coach said “We qualified for a World Cup after 20 years and we’ve... read more »

News
Nigeria: No Breakup In APC Says Oshiomole and Abdullahi

Nigeria: No Breakup In APC Says Oshiomole and Abdullahi

There’s no break up; my friend, if one Galadima of no particular political address says that he’s not happy, that’s fine – Adams Oshiomole The APC wishes to affirm that there is no... read more »

Nigeria: Makarfi to Run for President in 2019

Nigeria: Makarfi to Run for President in 2019

“After wide consultations with party men and women as well as other major stakeholders, I have decided to seek the party’s nomination to contest the poll.” With this announcement, the former governor of Kaduna State and former Senator threw in his hat into the race for the Presidency of Nigeria come 2019. Makarfi made this... read more »

World Cup: Russia Opens 2018 FIFA World Cup with a 5:0 ...

World Cup: Russia Opens 2018 FIFA World Cup with a Win Over Saudi Arabia

Hosts Russia began their World Cup campaign on a positive note with a convincing 5:0 win over Saudi Arabia. Iury Gazinsky scored the first goal of the... read more »

World Cup: Mystic Marcus Predicts Semi-Final for Nigeri...

World Cup: Mystic Marcus Predicts Semi-Final for Nigeria

The same mystic pig that predicted the triumph of of President Donald trump at the polls has this time predicted that Nigeria will get to the semi-finals of... read more »

World Cup: Spain Fires Coach a Day to the Start of the ...

World Cup: Spain Fires Coach a Day to the Start of the World Cup

The Spanish FA today announced the sack of its head coach Julen Lopetegui. The sack of the Spanish coach was a direct outcome of Real Madrid’s... read more »

Nigeria
World Cup: Nigeria Loses 1:2 to Argentina, Crashes Out of the World Cup

World Cup: Nigeria Loses 1:2 to Argentina, Crashes Out of the Wor...

The Nigerian Super Eagles this evening lost 1:2 to the Argentinians. In a match which promised to be highly competitive, Argentina came needing a win to qualify while Nigeria needed a draw. Messi... read more »

World Cup: Nigeria Keeps Hope Alive, Win Iceland 2:0

World Cup: Nigeria Keeps Hope Alive, Wins Iceland 2:0

Nigeria has kept their hope for a second round qualification alive by beating Iceland 2:0. Both Nigerian goals came in the first half courtesy of Ahmed Musa. He scored the 49th minute and the second in the 75th minute. Playing a different formation from the formation that saw them lose 2:0 to Croatia, the Nigerian team played with more purpose and... read more »

World Cup: Nigerian Coach Defends Formation in Loss to ...

World Cup: Nigerian Coach Defends Formation in Loss to Croatia

Against the criticism he has been receiving from Nigerians in general and former players like Okocha regarding the formation the Super Eagles played against... read more »

World Cup: Nigeria Loses 2:0 to Croatia

World Cup: Nigeria Loses 2:0 to Croatia

Nigeria continued the losing streak of the African representatives to the world cup with a 2:0 loss to Croatia in their first match. Nigeria’s woes began... read more »

Nigeria: Donald Duke to Run for Presidency

Nigeria: Donald Duke to Run for Presidency

Former Governor of Cross River state, Donald Duke has declared his intention to contest for Nigeria’s number one office. There had always been... read more »

Opinion
Nigeria: Nigerians Point to Lies in President Buhari's Democracy Day Speech

Nigeria: Nigerian Points to Lies in President Buhari’s Demo...

A Nigerian young man on social media pocked holes in President Buhari’s democracy day speech, pointing out what he called lies. See his post below: “I just watched President Buhari’s... read more »

Nigeria: Nigerians Offer N70,000 to Anyone Who Can Name a Projected Initiated and Completed by the FG in 3 Years

Nigeria: Nigerians Offer N70,000 to Anyone Who Can Name a Projected Initiated and Completed by the FG in 3 Years

A Nigerian came on Twitter to offer a cash price of N20,000 to anyone who could name a project that was initiated and completed by this administration in its three years in office. The criteria was that the project must be physical and not a body language project. Other Nigerians added more cash incentives raising the total cash price to... read more »

Nigeria: My Husband Was ‘Trashed’ After APC Won 2015 po...

Nigeria: My Husband Was ‘Trashed’ After APC Won 2015 polls - Remi Tinubu

As the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, begins to reconcile warring sides in the ruling party, his wife, Senator Oluremi... read more »

Nigeria: Southerners are Biased, Plotting to Split Nort...

Nigeria: Southerners are Biased, Plotting to Split North – Prof Ango Abdullahi

…Says cattle rearers are fighting back over injustice …Asks: What makes the kidnapping of Olu Falae so special? …‘Those who live in Lagos don’t know... read more »

Sports: Eagles Will Win Russia 2018 World Cup – A...

Sports: Eagles Will Win Russia 2018 World Cup - Amokachi

Former Super Eagles forward Daniel Amokachi has made the strongest prediction ever, on the chances of Africa’s participation in this year’s FIFA World Cup,... read more »

Politics
Nigeria: Ex-President Jonathan Did A Lot for the North - Sheikh Gumi

Nigeria: Ex-President Jonathan Did A Lot for the North – Sh...

Radical Muslim cleric, Ahmad Gumi has openly confessed that ex-president Jonathan did a lot for the north. In a Ramadan tafsir sermon in which he thoroughly berated President Buhari for his... read more »

Breaking News: FG to Move Democracy Day from May 29 to June 12

Breaking News: FG Moves Democracy Day from May 29 to June 12

The Federal Government of Nigeria has changed the date democracy day is celebrated from May 29 to June 12. There has for some time been clamours from a section of the country for the declaration of June 12 a National public holiday. Currently, the South-west states mark June 12 as a public holiday, to mark the date the late M.K.O Abiola... read more »

Nigeria: Nine Killed and 45 Houses Destroyed In Fresh B...

Nigeria: Nine Killed and 45 Houses Destroyed In Fresh Benue Attacks

No fewer than nine persons have been killed and 45 houses destroyed in fresh herdsmen attacks that took place in three different communities Tuesday... read more »

Nigeria: APC Crises Deepens As Rochas Threatens to Have...

Nigeria: APC Crises Deepens As Rochas Threatens to Have Oyegun Jailed

The crises rocking the All Progressives Alliance took a new turn as Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State vows to move to have the party’s chairman,... read more »

Nigeria: Buhari To Be Impeached If These Conditions Are...

Nigeria: Buhari To Be Impeached If These Conditions Are Not Met - National Assembly

The National Assembly has resolved to exercise its powers to impeach the president if the 10 demands they are presenting are not met by the Executive. The... read more »

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World: Pope Francis Requests Roman Catholic Priests Be Given the Right to Get Married

World: Pope Francis Requests Roman Catholic Priests Be Given the ...

Pope Francis has requested that Roman Catholic priests be given the right to get married. The request applies to priests in Brazil, and is on the agenda for an upcoming synod (church council) in the... read more »

Nigeria: CAN Disowns Arewa Pastors Forum

Nigeria: CAN Disowns Arewa Pastors Forum

Challenges group to publish list of clerics on opposition payroll The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has dissociated itself from a group of Northern clergy under the aegis of Arewa Pastors Peace Initiative, Nigeria, APPIN, who visited President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday to pledge their support to him and his government. APPIN, under... read more »

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Nigeria: Ohanaeze Youths Vow to Defend Igboland

Nigeria: Ohanaeze Youths Vow to Defend Igboland

The Ohanaeze Youth Council, the youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-political body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has backed Danjuma’s self-defence call. OYC President, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, on Monday in a... read more »

Nigeria: Five Die in Fresh Fulani Crisis in Benue

Nigeria: Five Die in Fresh Fulani Crisis in Benue

Five people have been killed in fresh attacks by herdsmen in different locations of Benue State. Four persons were reportedly killed by herdsmen at the Guma and Agatu local government areas of the state on Sunday, while one herdsman was reported killed at Lower Benue, a suburb of Makurdi, on Saturday. The incident in the Agatu LGA was said to have... read more »

Nigeria: IGP Disobeyed Buhari’s Order to Stay In ...

Nigeria: IGP Disobeyed Buhari's Order to Stay In benue

Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration on Monday that he was not aware that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, ignored his... read more »

Nigeria: Give us justice, else no 2019 campaign, Ortom ...

Nigeria: Give us justice, else no 2019 campaign, Ortom warns FG

The governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, has again called on the federal government to act fast in its bid to find lasting solution over herdsmen attack in... read more »

Nigeria: Underage Voters are Registered Because Registr...

Nigeria: Underage Voters are Registered Because Registration Officers' Lives are Threatened - INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission says some underage voters are being registered in some parts of the country because the lives of registration... read more »

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World Cup: Senegal Drops Out, Loses 0:1 to Colombia

World Cup: Senegal Drops Out, Loses 0:1 to Colombia

Senegal has crashed out of the World Cup after losing 0:1 to Colombia. Senegal was Africa’s last representative in the tournament which means no African side made it out of the groups. A 74th... read more »

World Cup: Senegal Draws 2:2 with Japan

World Cup: Senegal Draws 2:2 with Japan

Senegal has drawn 2:2 with Japan in their second group match. The Senegalese opened scoring in the 11th minute through a Sadio Mane tap in. 23 minutes later, The Japanese leveled up the score through Takashi Inui ending the first half in a 1:1 draw. In the second half, Senegal took the lead in the 71st minute through Moussa Wague. However, the... read more »

World Cup: Senegal Gives Africa its First Win

World Cup: Senegal Gives Africa its First Win

Senegal defeated Poland by 2:1 to give Africa its first win in the on-going 2018 FIFA World Cup. Senegal’s first goal was put down as an own goal after a... read more »

Football: Mane Fires in 3 as Liverpool Thrash Porto 5:0

Football: Mane Fires in 3 as Liverpool Thrash Porto 5:0

Sadio Mane scored a brilliant treble as Liverpool romped to a 5-0 thrashing of Porto at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday to march towards the Champions... read more »

Football: Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot

Football: Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot

Senegal have been disqualified from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after a riot forced the abandonment of Saturday’s home tie with Ivory Coast. It is not... read more »

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South African: President Zuma Resigns

South African: President Zuma Resigns

South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned his office with immediate effect.. The BBC reports that Zuma made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday... read more »

South Africa: Jacob Zuma 'rejects ANC request' to stand down

South Africa: Jacob Zuma ‘rejects ANC request’ to stand down

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has defied his party and refused to step down, according to media reports. He and senior members of the African National Congress (ANC) held talks on Sunday but no details of their meeting have been released. Facing corruption allegations, Mr Zuma was replaced as ANC leader in December. Party leaders, who... read more »

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World Cup: Brazil Crashes Out, Loses 1:2 to Belgium

World Cup: Brazil Crashes Out, Loses 1:2 to Belgium

The Brazilian team were this evening knocked out at the quarter finals of the World Cup after they lost 1:2 to Belgium. A 13th minute own goal by Fernandinho set the Belgians on course for the... read more »

World Cup: France Knocks Uruguay Out, Wins 2:0

World Cup: France Knocks Uruguay Out, Wins 2:0

Uruguay was today knocked out of the World Cup after losing 0:2 to France. In a match that France was the overall better side, Varane nodded in the first goal for France in the 40th minute, while Antoine Griezman shot in the second in the 61st minute. France coach, Didier Deschamps said after the match “I think we deserved the result, we... read more »

World Cup: Sweden Triumph 1:0 Over Switzerland

World Cup: Sweden Triumph 1:0 Over Switzerland

Sweden triumphed 1:0 over their fellow European representative after a keenly contested match. After having played out a goalless first half, a 66th minute... read more »

World Cup: England Escapes Narrowly, Wins Colombia on P...

World Cup: England Escapes Narrowly, Wins Colombia on Penalties

England escaped a possible defeat to Colombia after the match went into extra time. The English team had taken the lead in the second half (having played a... read more »

World Cup: Brazil Edges Out Mexico 2:0 to Advance to th...

World Cup: Brazel Edges Out Mexico 2:0 to Advance to the Quarter Finals

The Samba boys beat the Mexican team by 2:0 to advance to the quarter finals of the World Cup. Both teams played out a goalless first half with the Mexicans... read more »

Terrorism
Nigeria: Soldiers Kill Vigilante, Release Arrested Herdsmen in Edo

Nigeria: Soldiers Kill Vigilante, Release Arrested Herdsmen in Ed...

Tragedy struck in Obadolovbiyeyi community in the Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State when a vigilante, Efe Igbnovia, was shot dead by some soldiers. It was gathered that a local vigilance... read more »

Nigeria: No Cattle Colony in Ebonyi, Governor Umahi Insists

Nigeria: No Cattle Colony in Ebonyi, Governor Umahi Insists

David Umahi of Ebonyi State, weekend insisted that no part of the state would be given for establishment of cattle colony. This came as Biafra Independent Movement, BIM, warned South East Governors against providing any land for the proposed Cattle Colony in any state of South East, saying it would amount to putting Ndigbo under herdsmen siege. In... read more »

Nigeria: It’s Wrong to Call Fulanis Killers — Okorocha...

It’s Wrong to Call Fulanis Killers — Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha, said, yesterday that it would be wrong for anybody to link the Fulanis to the killings by herdsmen in the country. Okorocha defended... read more »

Nigeria: Herdsmen Kill Father of Two in Ekiti

Nigeria: Herdsmen Kill Father of Two in Ekiti

There was palpable tension in Ipao-Ekiti, Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Sunday, as suspected herdsmen identified as Bororos allegedly killed a... read more »

Nigeria: Herdsmen to Pay for Grazing Reserves, Says Osi...

Nigeria: Herdsmen to Pay for Grazing Reserves, Says Osinbajo

…state, community police will end killings – VP Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday stated that the Federal Government lacked the powers to seize land... read more »

Tunisia
World Cup: Belgium Overruns Tunisia 5:2

World Cup: Belgium Overruns Tunisia 5:2

The Belgian team saw off their Tunisian opponents with a 5:2 scoreline. Hazard opened score with a penalty in the 6th minute while Lukaku doubled the lead in the 16th minute. The Tunisians looked... read more »

World Cup: Tunisia Loses 2:1 to England

World Cup: Tunisia Loses 2:1 to England

England edged past Tunisia with a 2:1 score line. The match which was looking like it was going to be Africa’s first result at the on-going World Cup ended up in another loss for an African team. Harry Kane had opened score for the English in the 11th minute, pouncing on a parry by the goalkeeper to tap in the first goal. Tunisia responded... read more »

World Cup
World Cup: Croatia Knocks Out Denmark on Penalties

World Cup: Croatia Knocks Out Denmark on Penalties

In a match that started with two quick goals – one for each side, there was surprisingly no other goals. After Jorgensen scored for the Danes in the very 1st minute of the game and Croatia... read more »

World Cup: Hosts, Russia Shock Spain, Win Via Penalty Shootout

World Cup: Hosts, Russia Shock Spain, Win Via Penalty Shootout

Hosts Russia shocked Spain and indeed the world by knocking Spain out of the tournament. In a keenly contested match which ended 1:1 after regulation and additional time, the game went into a penalty shootout which saw Russia winning 4:3 Spain had taken the lead in the 12th minute through an own goal conceded by Sergei Ignashevich. They however... read more »

World Cup: Ronaldo Exits as Portugal Loses 1:2 to Urugu...

World Cup: Ronaldo Exits as Portugal Loses 1:2 to Uruguay

Ronaldo has joined Messi in the exit party as Portugal lost 1:2 to Uruguay. Uruguay took an early lead through a Cavani header off a Suarez cross. Though... read more »

World Cup: Messi Crashes Out as Argentina Loses 4:3 to ...

World Cup: Messi Crashes Out as Argentina Loses 4:3 to France

The Argentine team lost 4:3 to their French counterparts in a tense round of 16 game. The French took the lead in the 13th from the penalty spot when Griezmann... read more »

World Cup: Japan Advances to Second Round, Loses 0:1 to...

World Cup: Japan Advances to Second Round, Loses 0:1 to Poland

Japan has advanced to the second round of the World Cup even after losing 0:1 to Poland. Poland went into the match knowing they had already dropped out of the... read more »

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Sports: Nigerian Super Eagles Lose 0:1 to Czech Republic

Sports: Nigerian Super Eagles Lose 0:1 to Czech Republic

In its final friendly before traveling to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Nigerian Super Eagles this afternoon lost 0:1 to Czech Republic. In a game that was largely uninspiring,... read more »

Nigeria: Rohr Announced the Final List Without Consulting NFF Technical Committee - Lawal

Nigeria: Rohr Announced the Final List Without Consulting NFF Tec...

Former Super Eagles midfielder and member of the NFF technical committee, Garba Lawal has said that Gernot Rohr did not consult the technical committee before releasing the final 23-man... read more »

Nigeria: Successful Heart Surgeries Performed in JUTH

Nigeria: Successful Heart Surgeries Performed in JUTH

Four patients over the period of four weeks had successful heart surgeries at the Jos University Teaching Hopsital, Jos Plateau State. According to the hospital’s Chief Medical... read more »

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Biafra: IPOB Threatens to Disrupt Ohanaeze’s Meetings on Restructuring

Biafra: IPOB Threatens to Disrupt Ohanaeze’s Meetings on Restructuring

DESPITE its apology and regrets for disrupting the Eastern Consultative Assembly, ECA, meeting of Igbo leaders in Enugu recently, the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has threatened to... read more »

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BREAKING: Kaduna factional APC office demolished

BREAKING: Kaduna Factional APC Office Demolished

The factional office of the All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State led by Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi was on Tuesday demolished. Our correspondent learnt that the one-storey building on 11B... read more »

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Nigeria: Looters’ List: APC, PDP in a Show of Shame, Says Okogie

Nigeria: Looters’ List: APC, PDP in a Show of Shame, Says Okogie

A former President, Christian Association of Nigeria, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi-Okogie, has lambasted both the ruling All Progressives Congress and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party... read more »

Nigeria: Osinbajo Confirms That Buhari Cannot Deliver

Nigeria: Osinbajo Confirms That Buhari Cannot Deliver

If Vice President Yemi Osinbajo expected a public outrage at his latest revelation that the whopping sums of N100 billion and $289 million were embezzled by the Goodluck Jonathan... read more »

Nigeria: Corruption getting worse in Nigeria – Transparency International

Nigeria: Corruption getting worse in Nigeria – Transparency Inter...

Corruption is getting worse in Nigeria, according to the latest corruption perception index (CPI) released by Transparency International (TI) on Wednesday. While the country scored 27/100... read more »

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Nigeria: Shocker! Monkeys Swallow N70m Belonging to Northern Senators

Nigeria: Shocker! Monkeys Swallow N70m Belonging to Northern Senators

After a shocking confession of an official of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, which claimed that a mysterious snake allegedly swallowed N36 million naira, from the... read more »

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Nigeria: Herdsmen Enjoying Support of Highly Placed Nigerians - Benue State Govt.

Nigeria: Herdsmen Enjoying Support of Highly Placed Nigerians – Benue State Govt.

Piqued by statements credited to top government functionaries over the Benue killings, the state government has insisted that the rampaging killer herdsmen attacking various communities in... read more »

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Nigeria: Buhari Leaves for UK

Nigeria: Buhari Leaves for UK

To meet Theresa May, others. President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Monday, travel to United Kingdom. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a... read more »

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World: Nigerian - Chile Eboe-Osuji Elected President of the ICC

World: Nigerian – Chile Eboe-Osuji Elected President of the ICC

The judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), sitting in a plenary session on 11 March 2018, elected Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji (Nigeria) as President of the Court for a three-year term... read more »

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Sports: Real Madrid Appoints Julen Lopetegui New Manager

Sports: Real Madrid Appoints Julen Lopetegui New Manager

Real Madrid has appointed Julen Lopetegui, the manager of the Spanish national side as Zinedine Zidane’s replacement. Lopetegui who is currently taking Spain to the 2018  FIFA World... read more »

2018 World Cup: Rohr Names Super Eagles Final 23-Man Squad

2018 World Cup: Rohr Names Super Eagles Final 23-Man Squad

Coach of the Nigerian Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has named his final 23-man squad. His team has 3 goal keepers, eight defenders, six midfielders and six attackers. They include: Goal... read more »

Nigeria: PDP Tells Buhari to Fear the Rejection of Nigerians and not the Financial Capacity of the Opposition.

Nigeria: PDP Tells Buhari to Fear the Rejection of Nigerians and ...

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has responded to President Buhari’s claim that he is afraid of the financial capacity of the opposition. According to the party, Buhari should be... read more »

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Football: Nigeria Loses 2:1 to England

Football: Nigeria Loses 2:1 to England

As part of its preparations for the 2018 World Cup starting in Russia on June 14, the Nigerian Super Eagles lost by 2:1 to the English team in a friendly match played at the Wembly... read more »

Nigeria: Ahead of 2019 Elections Buhari He Fears the Finances Available to the Opposition

Nigeria: Ahead of the 2019 Elections Buhari Says He Fears the Fin...

President Buhari has declared that his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) may not be able to match the financial capacity of the opposition. He also pointed out that the opposition... read more »

Sports: Eagles Leave for London, Four Players Dropped by Rohr

Sports: Eagles Leave for London, Four Players Dropped by Rohr

As the Super Eagles of Nigeria prepare for the World Cup starting in about two weeks, the coach is whittling down the team to achieve the final 23-man squad. Before heading out to London... read more »

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World Cup: Switzerland Draws 2:2 with Costa Rica

World Cup: Switzerland Draws 2:2 with Costa Rica

Switzerland qualified for the second round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup by defeating Costa Rica 2:2. Costa Rica were already out of the tournament an were only playing for pride. They were... read more »

World Cup: Brazil Defeats Serbia 2:0

World Cup: Brazil Defeats Serbia 2:0

The Brazilian team moved on to the second round with a 2:0 defeat of Serbia. Brazil came into the match with 4 points having won one and lost one of their previous matches. Serbia on the... read more »

World Cup: Sweden Win Mexico 3:0

World Cup: Sweden Win Mexico 3:0

Sweden this afternoon won Mexico 3:0. Mexico was almost sure of qualification baring huge winning margins in the German match while Sweden needed a win to have a chance of... read more »

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World Cup: Defender Champions, Germany Crash Out, Lose 2:0 to Korea Republic

World Cup: Defender Champions, Germany Crash Out, Lose 2:0 to Korea Republic

Germany, who are the defending champions of the World Cup have been eliminated in the first round by Korea Republic. The Koreans who had nothing at stake except their pride held the Germans... read more »

World Cup: France and Denmark Play a Goal-less Draw

World Cup: France and Denmark Play a Goal-less Draw

France and Denmark today played a goal-less draw in the on-going 2018 FIFA World Cup. The French had already qualified while Denmark needed a draw to ensure their qualification. According... read more »

World Cup: Peru Defeats Australia 2:0

World Cup: Peru Defeats Australia 2:0

In a match between two home bound teams, Peru defeated Australia 2:0. Peru opened scoring in the 18th minute through Carrillo and then doubled their lead in the 50th minute through... read more »

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