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Mexico fans celebrate at the end of the World Cup group F match between Germany and South Korea, at a public event at the Zocalo Square in Mexico City, on June 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JOHAN ORDONEZ

Delirious Mexicans swamp South Korean embassy

Ecstatic Mexican fans besieged the South Korean embassy in their capital to celebrate with diplomats after the Asian team stunned Germany at the World Cup and ensured Mexico's progress to the last 16 in Russia.
Germany

Germany dumped out of World Cup after Korea defeat

Holders Germany were knocked out of the World Cup on a stunning afternoon in Group F, courtesy of a 2-0 defeat against South Korea.
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.

World Cup: Spain, Portugal target last 16 as Russia ride momentum

World Cup heavyweights Spain and Portugal can lock down spots in the last 16 on Monday, as hosts Russia ride a wave of national euphoria into their clash with Uruguay.
Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov posing with Mo Salah, one of the most popular football players in the world

Report: Mo Salah considering quitting Egypt team over Ramzan Kadyrov row

The Liverpool forward, who was forced to miss the opening game defeat against Uruguay in Yekaterinburg as a result of the shoulder injury sustained during the Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid last month, has been pictured alongside Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of the Chechen Republic, since arriving at Egypt's base in Grozny.

Odion Ighalo: Nigeria’s clash against Argentina will be ‘a war’

Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo says Tuesday's decisive World Cup Group D clash against Argentina in Saint Petersburg will be "a war".
Sweden's midfielder Jimmy Durmaz (L) and Sweden's midfielder Sebastian Larsson (R) react at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Germany and Sweden at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 23, 2018. Odd ANDERSEN | AFP

Sweden’s Jimmy Durmaz faces online racial abuse after World Cup loss

Sweden's Jimmy Durmaz faced a wave of racial hatred and even death threats after he gave away the foul that led to Toni Kroos's late winner for Germany at the World Cup.
Germany midfielder Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos’ late heroics give Germany dramatic victory against Sweden

Defending champion Germany resuscitated their World Cup hopes with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Sweden in their second Group F game in Sochi on Saturday, despite going down to 10 men late in the second half.
Japan defender Maya Yoshida takes part in a practice on Saturday in Yekaterinburg, Russia, ahead of Japan's World Cup game against Senegal on Sunday. | REUTERS

Maya Yoshida: Tidy Japan fans make us proud

Southampton and Japan defender Maya Yoshida reserved special praise Saturday for the country’s fans after they were pictured clearing up their rubbish at the World Cup.
Senegal

‘Racist’ tweet could inspire Senegal in World Cup showdown

Senegal face Japan on Sunday at the World Cup fired up by an “ignorant” tweet by a British tycoon and reality television star that has become the talk of the team.
Argentina's forward Lionel Messi reacts at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Argentina and Croatia at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 21, 2018. Croatia won 0-3. | AFP PHOTO | Martin BERNETTI

Lionel Messi’s Argentina staring at World Cup exit after Croatia humbling

Lionel Messi's Argentina were on the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit on Thursday after they were humbled 3-0 by Croatia on a dramatic day at the World Cup that saw the European side join France in the knockout rounds.
WORLD CUP 2018

FIFA: World Cup attendances pass one million mark

More than one million fans have attended games at the World Cup, organisers FIFA said in a statement on Thursday after Denmark’s 1-1 draw with Australia, the 21st match of the tournament in Russia.
Lionel Messi

Pressure on Lionel Messi after Cristiano Ronaldo scores again

Lionel Messi is under increased pressure to redeem himself when Argentina face Croatia in Thursday’s pivotal match after eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal of the World Cup to send Morocco packing.

Peru coach: We will not let France bully us

Peru coach Ricardo Gareca said his team will not be bullied by France in their World Cup clash on Thursday, but admitted: “We are not on their level anywhere”.

Senegal to the rescue as African teams struggle at World Cup

Senegal proved to be Africa’s saving grace at the World Cup on Tuesday. Take away their win over Poland and it is five defeats in five for the continent’s representatives in Russia.

World Cup: Football fans rage on social media over empty seats

Russian fans took to social media on Saturday to demand why whole rows of prime pitch-side seats were empty during the World Cup match between Egypt and Uruguay.

World Cup: US warns citizens against travelling to Russia

The U.S. has advised its citizens against travelling to Russia where the FIFA World Cup is currently taking place with 32 countries participating, raising the threat level to 3.

FIFA probes empty seats at World Cup match in Yekaterinburg

FIFA is investigating why Egypt and Uruguay were playing in front of thousands of empty seats at their World Cup match in Yekaterinburg on Friday.

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Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa governor signs 400 certificates of occupancy in three months

Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule has signed about four hundred Certificates of Occupancy since assumption of office on May 29th.
The Action Alliance in Kogi State on Saturday unanimously adopted a United States-based medical practitioner, Samuel Audu Alfa as its candidate in the November 16th governorship election.

Kogi guber: US-based doctor emerges AA candidate

The Action Alliance in Kogi State on Saturday unanimously adopted a United States-based medical practitioner, Samuel Audu Alfa as its candidate in the November 16th governorship election.
French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his US counterpart Donald Trump for a previously unscheduled lunch Saturday ahead of the official opening of the G7 summit in southwest France.

Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump break the ice with surprise pre-G7 lunch

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his US counterpart Donald Trump for a previously unscheduled lunch Saturday ahead of the official opening of the G7 summit in southwest France.
At the 2-day presidential retreat that preceded the inauguration of new ministers, President Muhammadu Buhari apprised the appointees on the enormity of the tasks ahead.

New cabinet and imperative of delivering on mandates

At the 2-day presidential retreat that preceded the inauguration of new ministers, President Muhammadu Buhari apprised the appointees on the enormity of the tasks ahead.
Vincent Kompany faces weeks on the sidelines after suffering another hamstring injury as his Anderlecht team lost again to continue their winless start to his managerial debut, according to reports.

Vincent Kompany injured as Anderlecht lose again

Vincent Kompany faces weeks on the sidelines after suffering another hamstring injury as his Anderlecht team lost again to continue their winless start to his managerial debut, according to reports.