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Russian football players were protected from being caught doping under direct government orders that laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov said he followed to ensure cheating was covered up.
The Kremlin on Tuesday dismissed claims by Russian whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov that President Vladimir Putin ordered a state-sponsored doping programme, calling them baseless "slander."
Dozens of Russian athletes banned by the International Olympic Committee for life over doping began an appeal against their suspension on Monday at the world’s top sports court.
FIFA has made no attempt to contact Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov to gain information about "many" footballers embroiled in the widespread conspiracy by the 2018 World Cup host nation, according to his lawyer.
Russia on Wednesday reacted with disappointment but no great surprise after the country was banned from the Winter Olympic Games, while President Vladimir Putin was yet to comment on a possible boycott.
Russia head coach Stanislav Cherchesov has pledged to leave Mohamed Salah shackled when the World Cup hosts take on Egypt in St Petersburg on Tuesday.
Argentina legend Diego Maradona has defended Lionel Messi after his missed penalty against Iceland in their World Cup opener on Saturday.
The former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has argued that the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State would show how democratic the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is.
The Federal Government had said it would shut down land border between Nigeria and a neighbouring country in a few days to avoid smuggling of foreign rice into the country.
Former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has faulted former President Olusegun Obasanjo over the letter he wrote to Buhari advising him not to seek re-election in 2019.
The principal of Seat of Wisdom Secondary School, Okija, Mr. Modestus Eze is now on the run after allegedly having canal knowledge of one of his male students (name withheld).
As the build-up to the 2019 general electiongathers momentum, the British Government has tasked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to work together for the country; to deliver free and fair elections.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has concluded arrangements to carry out an independent audit of police detention cells and facilities in all commands and formations across the country.
The Nigeria Football Supporters’ club is currently locked in a showdown with the Nigeria Football Federation over the NFF’s alleged lack of concern for their presence in the in Russia.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has called on internally displaced people (IDPs) in Borno north to return home.