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Venezuelans demand President Nicolas Maduro’s resignation

Venezuelans on Wednesday took to the streets around Caracas in a fresh round of protests to press President Nicolas Maduro to step down and the army to allow the entry of humanitarian aid from the U.S.
Former Argentina forward Diego Maradona (C) celebrates the opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 26, 2018. AFP | Giuseppe CACACE

Diego Maradona apologises for saying England ‘robbed’ Colombia

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has apologised to Fifa for saying England committed a "monumental robbery" in beating Colombia in the World Cup last 16.
Argentinian former football player Diego Armando Maradona and his gilfriend Rocio Oliva react during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between France & Argentina at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on June 30, 2018. - AFP - Roman Kruchinin

FIFA condemns Maradona comments about England-Colombia referee

FIFA condemned comments by Diego Maradona on Wednesday, after the Argentinian legend claimed that Colombia only lost to England in the World Cup last 16 because of the appointment of referee Mark Geiger for the match.
Diego Maradona watches as Argentina crash out of the World Cup - Getty Images

Diego Maradona: Colombia suffered a ‘monumental robbery’ against England

Diego Maradona says Colombia were victims of a "monumental robbery" against England and accused referee Mark Geiger of favouring Gareth Southgate's side.
Diego Maradona watches as Argentina crash out of the World Cup - Getty Images

Diego Maradona: Without Lionel Messi, Argentina are just another team

Argentina's World Cup exit at the hands of France has been lamented by Diego Maradona, who believes too much pressure was put on Lionel Messi.

Diego Maradona: England just go out and play

Diego Maradona says England are reaping the benefits of teaching players to be more comfortable on the ball.
England v Panama- Harry Kane of England carries the ball | Getty Images

Harry Kane fires England to World Cup knockout stage

Sadio Mane scored first after woeful goalkeeping from Eiji Kawashima, but Takashi Inui equalised later in the first half. In the second period Moussa Wague re-established Senegal’s lead but substitute Keisuke Honda pegged them back again.
Diego Maradona wants to have a word with the under-performing Argentina star | Reuters

Diego Maradona calls for meeting with Argentina players

Diego Maradona has requested a meeting with Argentina's players in an attempt to inspire the struggling squad ahead of their crucial final World Cup group game against Nigeria.

Diego Maradona backs Lionel Messi over penalty miss

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has defended Lionel Messi after his missed penalty against Iceland in their World Cup opener on Saturday.

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Police officer, 8 others killed in Rivers

At least nine persons including a police officer, have been reportedly killed by gunmen at different locations in three local government areas of Rivers State.

Election postponement: APC manipulating INEC to rig polls – Senator Jang

Former Governor of Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau North, Dr Jonah David Jang, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of manipulating the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to enable them rig the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

Labour Party candidate receives postponement news with mix feeling

The Labour Party governorship candidate in Kwara state, Issa Aremu, has said the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was accompanied with mixed feelings.
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has ruled out political influence in the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on February 16 and March 2, 2019.

INEC rules out political influence in election postponement

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has ruled out political influence in the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on February 16 and March 2, 2019.
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Adams Oshiomhole: Nobody had clue elections won’t go on

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has condemned the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission.