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[email protected]: Nigerians facing unimaginable hardship – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed fear that Nigeria might go into extinction if the government fail to uphold the culture of equity, justice, fair play and righteousness to all Nigerians irrespective of political, ethnic and religious differences.
President of the German Football Association (DFB - Deutscher Fussball-Bund) Reinhard Grindel poses during a photo session in Monaco on August 30, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - VALERY HACHE

German FA boss Grindel confident Ozil affair doesn’t threaten Euro 2024 bid

The under-pressure president of the German Football Association (DFB), Reinhard Grindel, has told AFP he is confident the controversy over Mesut Ozil's international retirement will not have a negative impact on Germany's bid to host Euro 2024.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 27, 2018 Germany's midfielder Mesut Ozil reacts at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between South Korea and Germany at the Kazan Arena in Kazan. AFP PHOTO - Luis Acosta

Oliver Bierhoff: Mesut Ozil ‘shying away’ from Germany exit discussions

Germany national team general manager Oliver Bierhoff still hopes to speak with Mesut Ozil to understand his reasons for walking away from international competition in July.
Japan

Former World Cup referee wants corners used instead of fair play

Former World Cup final referee Arnaldo Cezar Coelho, who was also a linesman during the so-called "non-aggression" match between West Germany and Austria in 1982, said he disapproves of fair play as a tiebreaker and thinks a corner count would be a better way of separating teams who finish level on points and goals.

Middle Belt group asks DSS to charge ex-Governor Suswam to court

The Middle Belt Renaissance, a political pressure group, on Tuesday, urged the Department of State Services (DSS) to charge former governor of Benue, Gabriel Suswam, to court or release him unconditionally.
Ante Rebic Croatia Argentina

Ante Rebic: Argentina were so bad I didn’t want Lionel Messi’s jersey

Ante Rebic was so disappointed in Argentina's performance and conduct in Croatia's 3-0 win over them that he decided not to ask Lionel Messi to swap jerseys.
Mark Geiger

FIFA condemns allegation by Moroccan on referee Mark Geiger

FIFA says it unequivocally condemns the allegation made by a member of the Moroccan team concerning referee Mark Geiger.

Liverpool on brink of final as tensions mount in Rome

Liverpool return to the scene of two of their most famous European triumphs amid tight security ahead of Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, second leg clash in Rome.

KOWA demands immediate sack of reinstated NHIS chief

The National Executives of KOWA Party on Friday demanded the immediate sack of the reinstated Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme.

CHAN: Nigeria’s Stephen Eze, Dayo Ojo make tournament XI

Two players from the home-based Super Eagles team made it to the Tournament XI of the recently concluded African Nations Championship, Morocco 2018.

Ex-Ondo commissioner accuses Governor Akeredolu of witch-hunt

A former Ondo State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in the immediate past administration, Mr. Femi Adekanmbi, was arrested by the men of the state police command in Owo, headquarters of the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Thursday.

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