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UEFA ban Gianluigi Buffon for three matches after referee rant

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was on Tuesday banned for three European matches for his red card and comments about referee Michael Oliver after the Italian side’s dramatic Champions League quarter-final loss to Real Madrid last month.

Juventus boss Max Allegri defends angry Gianluigi Buffon’s Bernabéu reaction

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has defended keeper Gianluigi Buffon's reaction during his side's Champions League exit at Real Madrid.

Michael Oliver’s penalty decision against Juventus “spot on” – Mark Clattenburg

Referee Michael Oliver’s controversial decisions in Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final match between Real Madrid and Juventus were “spot on”, former Premier League and FIFA match official Mark Clattenburg has said.

Max Allegri: I have ‘bitter taste’ after controversial late defeat at Real Madrid

Juventus manager Max Allegri admits he has a "bitter taste" after the controversial last-gasp defeat by Real Madrid, but said it is useless to cry about it.

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PFN kicks as court condemns 5 Christians to death for killing herdsman

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Benue Muslims urges federal government to support ranching

The Muslim community in Benue State has urged the Federal Government be steadfast in its support for ranching of livestock especially cattle as earlier endorsed by the National Economic Council (NEC).