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Crisis-torn Syria eyes World Cup debut

Syria will rely on their trademark fighting spirit to keep their World Cup “miracle” alive against Australia on Tuesday, as the Socceroos look to ride a wave of home support.

China FA bans Villas-Boas for eight games over ref ‘insult’

China’s Football Association has slapped an eight-game touchline ban on Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas for lobbing an “insult” at a referee, effectively ending his Super League season.

Villas-Boas fined $14,000 for Champions League blast

Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas escaped a touchline ban and was instead fined $14,000 on Tuesday over his “offensive” comments during the AFC Champions League quarter-finals, the Asian Football Confederation said.

Villas-Boas in hot water following Guangzhou outburst

The Asian Football Confederation said Thursday it was launching disciplinary action against Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas for his outburst after the epic Champions League quarter-final win over Guangzhou Evergrande this week.

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Kogi Polytechnic student kidnapped, abductors demand N10m

A student of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Miss Adebanjo Adetutu, has been kidnapped.

North Korea supports ban on nuclear weapons, including United States

North Korea has expressed support to a complete ban on nuclear weapons in the world, but intends to keep its nuclear arsenal if the United States has one.

Ex-NBA chief Olisa Agbakoba asks court to sack President Buhari as petroleum minister

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, has urged the Federal High Court in Abuja to restrain President Muhammadu Buhari from continuing to hold the office of the Minister of Petroleum Resources.

Police arrest alleged serial rapists in Imo

The Imo State Police Command has arrested two suspected serial rapists in the state.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe should be allowed to die in office – Zanu-PF youths

The youth wing of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has proposed that the nonagenarian should be allowed to die in office, fuelling speculation that the 93 year-old leader was not keen on relinquishing power.

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Super Eagles can beat England at Russia 2018 World Cup – Ola Aina

Freshly capped Nigeria senior international defender Ola Aina says Super Eagles are capable of beating the Three Lions of England if both teams meet at the World Cup next-door year in Russia.

Former West Brom boss Steve Clarke appointed new Kilmarnock manager

Kilmarnock have appointed former West Brom boss Steve Clarke as their new manager on a two-and-a-half year deal.

Fed govt introduces mid-day hand washing in schools

The Federal Government has started the implementation of mid-day group hand washing before meals in schools across the country to inculcate the culture of hand washing in children.

Fed govt owes Akwa Ibom millions of naira committed to federal roads – Commissioner...

Akwa Ibom State government has appealed for a refund of hundreds of billions of naira the Federal Government was owing the state through its intervention on federal roads in the state.

Governor Seriake Dickson inaugurates caretaker council chairmen

Governor Seriake Dickson has identified Payroll fraud as one major anomaly the Bayelsa state government wants to erase in the third tier of government.