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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde described Ansu Fati as "something special" after the teenager starred in a 5-2 win over Valencia on Saturday.

Ansu Fati scores on Camp Nou debut as Barcelona thrash Valencia

Barcelona’s 16-year-old forward Ansu Fati yesterday marked his first senior start with a second-minute goal as the La Liga champions cruised past Valencia. The teenager burst onto Frenkie de Jong’s square ball to score the opener with a firm strike at the Nou Camp.
Denis Cheryshev

Denis Cheryshev to join Valencia on permanent basis

Valencia have agreed a deal in principle to complete the permanent signing of Denis Cheryshev from LaLiga rivals Villarreal.
Ousmane Dembele

Copa del Rey: Barcelona face Sevilla in quarter-finals

Holders Barcelona will face Sevilla in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey after a complaint that they fielded an ineligible player in the last round was thrown out by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Friday.
Denis Cheryshev

Russia World Cup hero Denis Cheryshev returns to Valencia on loan

Valencia have announced the signing of Russia's World Cup hero Denis Cheryshev, who moves to the Mestalla club on loan.
Ahmed Musa of Super Eagles

World Cup: Ahmed Musa gets nomination for Goal of the Tournament

Super Eagles star Ahmed Musa, who was arguably Nigeria’s best player at the just concluded Russia 2018 World Cup, has been shortlisted for the Goal of the Tournament Award by FIFA.
Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates victory following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final - Getty Images

France’s Kylian Mbappe wins FIFA Young Player Award

England striker Harry Kane has won the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup after finishing the tournament with the highest number of goals.
England captain Harry Kane

England captain Harry Kane wins Golden Boot at 2018 World Cup

England captain Harry Kane won the Golden Boot as the top scorer of the 2018 World Cup after no player in Sunday's final, a 4-2 win by France over Croatia, surpassed his total of six goals.
Stanislav Cherchesov, Head Coach of Russia speaks with Daler Kuziaev of Russia before extra time - Getty Images

President Putin congratulates Russian team on World Cup impact after quarter-finals exit

Russia president, Vladimir Putin, has congratulated the country men’s national football team coach, Stanislav Cherchesov, and his players despite their elimination from the 2018 World Cup at the hands of Croatia on Saturday night.
Russia players look dejected - Getty Images

Croatia oust Russia in another shootout to reach World Cup semifinals

Croatia won a second consecutive penalty shootout 4-3 to advance to the World Cup semifinals, ending the tournament for hosts Russia, who had equalised late in extra time.
Russia's goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev (R) dives for the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Spain and Russia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 1, 2018. Antonin THUILLIER - AFP

Igor Akinfeev stars as Russia stun Spain on penalties

Russia captain Igor Akinfeev saved two penalties in a dramatic shootout as the World Cup hosts dumped title contenders Spain out in the last 16 following a 1-1 draw.
Spain players look dejected - Getty Images

Russia beat Spain 4-3 on penalties to reach World Cup quarter-finals

Sergei Ignashevish's own goal gave Spain an early lead before Artem Dzyuba levelled, but neither side could find another breakthrough in extra time and Igor Akinfeev was Russia's hero of the hour, denying Koke and Iago Aspas in a dramatic shootout.
Soccer Football - World Cup - Russia News Conference - Samara Arena, Samara, Russia - June 24, 2018. Coach Stanislav Cherchesov attends a news conference

Cherchesov eyes history in hope Russia beat Spain

The last time Stanislav Cherchesov walked out at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium to face Fernando Hierro's side, the Spaniards were heavy favourites but the Russians reached the next round.
Luis Suarez

Uruguay beat hosts Russia to finish top of Group A

Two early goals saw Uruguay finish top of group A as they inflicted Russia's first defeat of the World Cup in Samara, winning 3-0 to make it three victories from three and leave the hosts in second place.

Cristiano Ronaldo looms for Morocco as Russia basks in glory

Cristiano Ronaldo trained his sights on Morocco on Wednesday after his stunning hat-trick in Portugal's World Cup opener, while 2010 winners Spain play Iran with the host nation buzzing from Russia's unexpected success.

Russia inch closer to knockout stage with comfortable defeat of Egypt

Free-scoring Russia's World Cup dream continued with an emphatic 3-1 victory over Egypt in their second Group A match in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.

World Cup: Vladimir Putin congratulates Russia coach after emphatic win

Russia coach, Stanislav Cherchesov, said he received a congratulatory call from President Vladimir Putin after the World Cup hosts pummelled Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the tournament’s opening match on Thursday.

Russia off to perfect start in 2018 World Cup

World Cup hosts Russia opened the tournament in grand style at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Thursday evening, as they thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0.

Real Madrid lose at home again to pile pressure on Zinedine Zidane

Villarreal piled the pressure on under-fire Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane as they snatched a 1-0 win over the struggling La Liga champions at the Bernabeu.

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Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

FEC approves name change for Ministry of Communications

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Communications as Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.

Sports minister approves fund to refund IAAF overpayments

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.
The China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, contractors handling the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line, says it has made appreciable progress in Lagos section in spite of impediments.

Lagos-Ibadan rail: We’re overcoming impediments in Lagos section – CCECC

The China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, contractors handling the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line, says it has made appreciable progress in Lagos section in spite of impediments.

Police declare four cultists wanted in Lagos

This followed confessional statement of seven Eiye confraternity members who were recently charged to court after men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Iju base rounded them up.
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has admitted to wearing brownface makeup during a 2001 event at a school where he was teaching, saying it is something he “regret[s] deeply”.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rules out coalition as he forms new Canadian government

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday ruled out forming a coalition government despite an election victory that left his Liberals short of a majority.