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Eden Hazard of Belgium

World Cup heading for record number of penalties

One of the central themes from the early stages of the World Cup in Russia is the number of penalties being awarded, many following the intervention of video assistant referees.
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.
Mile Jedinak

Australia salvage draw against Denmark with VAR-awarded penalty

Mile Jedinak scored from a penalty given after a VAR review as Australia came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Denmark.

Denmark withstand Peru’s sustained attack to earn opening win

Yussuf Poulsen scored the only goal in the second half to give Denmark a 1-0 win over Peru, who earlier missed a penalty in their Group C opener on Saturday.

Ralf Rangnick: Arsenal target Emil Forsberg not leaving RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick has again insisted the club will not sell Emil Forsberg before next season.

Ireland hold Denmark to first-leg stalemate

The Republic of Ireland and Denmark played out a drab 0-0 draw in the first leg of their World Cup play-off in Copenhagen on Saturday.

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BudgIT: Lawmakers complete 38.93% constituency projects in 20 states

National Assembly members from 20 states completed 478 constituency projects, representing 38.93 per cent out of a total of 1,228 projects between May 2017 and June 2018, a report on the 2017 Federal Constituency Projects released on Wednesday by BudgIT has stated.
Falcon Ajuma Ottache

FIFA mourns demise of Ajuma Otache

World football–governing body, FIFA, has condoled the Nigeria Football Federation over the death at the weekend of former Nigerian international and ex–Flamingoes’ assistant coach, Ajuma Otache.

NCC seeks minors’ protection online

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has rolled out fresh measures to protect minors and under-aged on the Internet. To that end, an Internet industry code of practice has been drafted to guide Internet Service Providers on the protection of rights of Internet users in the country.
Professor Biodun Ogunyemi

ASUU: We’re ready to negotiate with federal government

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it is ready to negotiate with the federal government over the ongoing industrial action.