The Copa America Centenario erupted into controversy on Sunday after a refereeing blunder sent Brazil crashing to a 1-0 defeat against Peru -- and out of the tournament.

The defeat left Brazil struggling to digest their worst performance in the Copa America since 1987, the last occasion the five-time world champions failed to make it past the group stage.


The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command has arrested an ex-convict for allegedly robbing a Portuguese couple in traffic around Ijora, Lagos.

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has insisted that the School
Feeding Programme of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal Government must be done without the proposed 40 per cent counterpart
funding from the states.


The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, has joined other Nigerians to mourn the former captain and coach of Super Eagles, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi; and Shuibu Amodu, ex-coach of the nation’s football team, who passed away last week.

Nigeria is firing dozens of senior officers accused of corruption and the theft of billions of dollars meant to buy arms to fight the Boko Haram Islamic insurgency, the army and an officer privy to the list said Saturday.

Federal Government of Nigeria has agreed to Cameroon’s voluntary return of 80,000 Nigerian refugees who have fled the Boko Haram Islamic insurgency.

Nigerian officials had said Cameroon was threatening to force the repatriation. Cameroon previously has dumped thousands on the border.


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