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Fulham manager Scott Parker has expressed his disappointment after Josh Maja’s equaliser against Tottenham Hotspur was disallowed for handball by the VAR.

Fulham boss laments Josh Maja’s disallowed goal in defeat to Spurs

Fulham manager Scott Parker has expressed his disappointment following Josh Maja’s disallowed goal in Thursday’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Super Eagles forward Daniel Amokachi, Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.

Daniel Amokachi: With VAR Super Eagles would’ve won AFCON 2000

Legendary Nigerian forward Daniel Amokachi says the Super Eagles would have won the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations if the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) had been introduced then.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said his side’s 2-0 defeat to Sevilla in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg was an unfair scoreline given their performance but backed them to turn the tie around.

Barcelona boss disappointed with Sevilla defeat

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said his side’s 2-0 defeat to Sevilla in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg was an unfair scoreline given their performance but backed them to turn the tie around.
The FIFA Referees Committee has announced the match officials who will be in charge at the forthcoming FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020™.

Match officials for the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 appointed

FIFA Referees Committee has announced the match officials who will officiate games during the forthcoming FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020, reported Qatar News Agency.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp reacts, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Paul Ellis-Pool via REUTERS

Jurgen Klopp: I thought VAR was a good idea, but now I’m not so...

Jurgen Klopp admits he may have changed his mind about the need for VAR in football, after another incident-filled match for his Liverpool side in the Champions League.
Liverpool defender Andy Robertson says inconsistency in decision making by the video assistant referee (VAR) has left him questioning its long-term use.

Andy Robertson: ‘Same mistakes’ make me question VAR

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson says inconsistency in decision making by the video assistant referee (VAR) has left him questioning its long-term use.
Nicolas Pepe was sent off for a stupid headbutt on Ezgjan Alioski. Reuters

Mikel Arteta calls Nicolas Pepe’s behaviour ‘unacceptable’

Nicolas Pepe appeared to headbutt Leeds defender Ezgjan Alioski in an off-the-ball challenge and Arsenal’s club record signing was given a red card in the 51st minute after Anthony Taylor consulted with the video assistant referee.
VAR has caused controversy throughout the Premier League season thus far

FIFA asks tech firms for better visuals for tight VAR calls

FIFA has asked technology companies to develop ways to improve visuals to help its officials with close Video Assistant Referee (VAR) decisions on offsides, the football governing body said on Tuesday.
The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has assured the safety and security of players, supporters and all other visitors coming to the state for the Super Eagles’ 2021 AFCON qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, the state capital.

NFF rates Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium ‘world class’ ahead of AFCON’ qualifiers

The President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Melvin Pinnick, on Monday, described the renovated Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, as a ”world class” edifice.
The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has assured the safety and security of players, supporters and all other visitors coming to the state for the Super Eagles’ 2021 AFCON qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, the state capital.

Governor Obaseki assures players, visitors of security as Edo hosts Super Eagles November 13

The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has assured the safety and security of players, supporters and all other visitors coming to the state for the Super Eagles’ 2021 AFCON qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, the state capital.
Villarreal coach Javi Calleja has heaped praises on Nigerian international, Samuel Chukwueze, and his teammates following their hard-fought win over Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Super Eagles star helps Villarreal extend unbeaten run vs Cadiz

Samuel Chukwueze was in action as Villarreal played out a 0-0 draw against Cadiz in Sunday’s La Liga game.
Victor Osimhen featured prominently as Napoli secured a 2-1 comeback victory over Benevento in Sunday’s Serie A game.

Victor Osimhen helps Napoli secure comeback victory over Benevento

Victor Osimhen featured prominently as Napoli secured a 2-1 comeback victory over Benevento in Sunday’s Serie A game.
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FIFA claims virus cost global football $11 billion

FIFA on Wednesday put the cost of Covid-19 on football around the world at $11 billion in lost revenue.
Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA extends mandate of Egyptian FA for four months

The interim committee that manages the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said it got an approval from world governing body FIFA to stay for four more months to carry out its pending tasks.
The Premier League has admitted that VAR got penalty decisions wrong in all three matches on Thursday, as frustration mounts over the use of the technology in the English top-flight.

Premier League admits VAR blunders

The Premier League has admitted that VAR got penalty decisions wrong in all three matches on Thursday, as frustration mounts over the use of the technology in the English top-flight.
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FIFA sets new rules for use of VAR in EPL, LaLiga, Serie A

FIFA has ordered that the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) reviews be applied uniformly across all competitions, as they take over direct responsibility for the system.

Karren Brady: West Ham United want VAR scrapped

West Ham United return to action later today with a trip to St. James’ Park to face Newcastle United, and they will look to pick up all three points in order to further boost their survival bid following Wednesday’s 3-2 win over Chelsea.
Barcelona head coach Quique Setien anticipates a close finish in the La Liga title race with just two points separating the club from second-placed Real Madrid.

La Liga: Barcelona boss questions use of VAR

Barcelona boss Quique Setien believes that officials in La Liga are not using the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system correctly.
Kelechi Iheanacho has refused to fault the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for disallowing his goal against Norwich in last night’s premier league encounter.

Super Eagles forward excited to make VAR history in English football

Super Eagles and Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho is excited to have made history as the first player in English football to be awarded a goal through a Video Assistant Referee decision.
VAR has caused controversy throughout the Premier League season thus far

UEFA could scrap VAR in Champions League due to coronavirus

Against FC Barcelona in 2017, having VAR would have likely prevented La Remontada. Last season again Manchester United, VAR was used to give the Red Devils a last-minute penalty to send PSG crashing out of the competition.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti was sent off after approaching the referee as yet more VAR controversy contributed to a fiery finish in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday.

Carlo Ancelotti sees red as David de Gea fumbles in Manchester United, Everton controversial...

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti was sent off after approaching the referee as yet more VAR controversy contributed to a fiery finish in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday.
Kelechi Iheanacho has refused to fault the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for disallowing his goal against Norwich in last night’s premier league encounter.

Kelechi Iheanacho: I can’t query VAR for cancelling my goal

Kelechi Iheanacho has refused to fault the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for disallowing his goal against Norwich in last night’s premier league encounter.

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Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal against Leicester. Carl Recine-AP

Bruno Fernandes auctions shirt, boots to raise £720,000 for cancer kids

Bruno Fernandes has marked Manchester United’s derby win by setting out to raise £720,000 for two seriously-ill children.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde (middle) with selected Secondary School Students, from left, Okwudili Chukwu Emmanuel, Aliyah Ajao, Kabiru Lawal, Sanni Yahaya, Joy Oshinyemi and Boluwatife Olowogunle during the Symbolic presentation of Note Books to Secondary School Students in the State held at Governor's Office, Secretariat, Ibadan. PHOTO: Oyo State Govt.

Oyo governor says students free to wear hijab, begins distribution of exercise books

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, on Monday, kickstarted the distribution of over 2.7 Million free exercise books to all students in public secondary schools in Oyo State, stating that the move is part of efforts to improve the quality of education and give opportunities to students from all backgrounds in the state.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari: Political stability of Niger major concern to Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed that the political stability of neighbouring Niger Republic is of paramount concern to Nigeria.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced the deployment of 200 officers of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun to Ibarapa and Oke Ogun zones.

Oyo governor calls for calm over security tension in Kajola

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Monday, called on the people of Kajola, in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state, to exercise calm and restraint, following the invasion of the community by some members of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), with the aim of arresting one Fulani warlord, named Iskilu Wakili, who was alleged to have masterminded various killings and kidnappings in Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun zones of the state.
Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed (Right) Ms. Winnie Byanyima-Executive Director UNAIDS(middle) and Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, at the National Policy Dialogue for the Commemoration of the 2021 International Women's Day at Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja

Minister: Nigerian government providing tax reliefs to female based MSMEs

As the world marks the International Women’s Day on Monday, the Federal Government says it has been providing tax reliefs and other support to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), many of which are women-owned through the implementation of Finance Acts 2019 and 2020.

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The Executive Vice Chairman of the now rested Presidential Task Team on Apapa Restoration of Law and Order, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, yesterday dismissed allegations of corruption against its officials.

Apapa gridlock: We’ll sustain call-up system enforcement – Lagos traffic team

Seventy-two hours into the commencement of the new Call-Up System introduced by Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, the Lagos State Special Traffic Management Enforcement Team, yesterday, vowed to sustain the new order in Apapa and its environs, as gridlock eases off.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced the deployment of 200 officers of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun to Ibarapa and Oke Ogun zones.

Oyo government approves procurement of 20 vans to boost security

In a bid to further boost security in the state, the Government of Oyo State has approved the procurement of 20 units of JAC FRISON TX pick-up vans at the cost of N319 million.
The Chartered Institute of Professional Printers of Nigeria (CIPPON) has lamented the rising cost of paper in Nigeria, warning that the situation could worsen unemployment in the country.

Institute laments rising cost of paper in Nigeria

The Chartered Institute of Professional Printers of Nigeria (CIPPON) has lamented the rising cost of paper in Nigeria, warning that the situation could worsen unemployment in the country.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned a Dutch, Peiter Borremans, and his wife, Nkechi Borremans, on fraud charges involving $330,000.

EFCC arraigns Dutch, wife for ‘$330,000 oil vessel fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned a Dutch, Peiter Borremans, and his wife, Nkechi Borremans, on fraud charges involving $330,000.

Lagosians decry deplorable state of Abaranje-Okerube road

Some road users have decried the deplorable state of the Abaranje-Okerube Road located in the Igando-Ikotun Local Government Development Council (LCDA) of Lagos State.