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    USA beat Netherlands to claim fourth FIFA women’s World Cup

USA beat Netherlands to claim fourth FIFA women’s World Cup

United States of America women national team defeated Netherlands 2-0 to win their fourth FIFA Women's World Cup trophy at the State de Lyon, France.The US team, which defeated Japan 1-0 in Canada four years ago, claimed the 2019 edition on Sunday in a back-to-back win.Megan Rapinoe scored her sixth goal of the tournament -- sending van Veenendaal the wrong way [...]

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    Buhari departs Nigeria for Netherlands Sunday

Buhari departs Nigeria for Netherlands Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Nigeria for Netherlands on Sunday.The president is expected to participate in activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague.Buhari will deliver a keynote address during the solemn hearing to commemorate the anniversary at courtroom 1 of the ICC’s headquarters.A statement said [...]

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    Frank de Boer appointed new coach of Crystal Palace

Frank de Boer appointed new coach of Crystal Palace

Frank de Boer has been appointed as Crystal Palace manager on a three-year contract.The former Holland international will become Palace's fifth permanent manager in four years and the third manager in the last 12 months.The 47-year old is succeeding Sam Allardyce, who surprisingly resigned on May 24 after leading the Eagles to Premier League safety."We have undertaken a thorough interview [...]

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    UK pushes Nigeria’s foreign investment to 16-month high

UK pushes Nigeria’s foreign investment to 16-month high

Investments from the United Kingdom (UK) have pushed Nigeria's foreign investment to $1.82 billion – it's highest level in 16 months.According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) capital importation report, the total value of capital imported into Nigeria in the third quarter of 2016 was estimated to be $1.822 billion, which represents an increase of 74.84 percent relative to the second [...]

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    Netherlands offers scholarships to 60 Nigerians

Netherlands offers scholarships to 60 Nigerians

John Groffen, envoy of the kingdom of the Netherlands to Nigeria, on Wednesday said about 60 Nigerians last year benefited from the scholarships of the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP).Groffen told NAN in Lagos that the NFP scholarships had afforded the Nigerian beneficiaries the opportunities to study in different educational institutions in the Netherlands.“We have a Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP), which [...]

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    ON THE RISE: Paid paternity leave for fathers

ON THE RISE: Paid paternity leave for fathers

Against many cultural biases, men from 70 countries around the world now get paid paternity leave following the birth of a child.Top among the countries favourably disposed to the idea of paid paternity leave are South Korea, Japan, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Spain, and the United KingdomAccording to a report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), paternity leave has positive [...]

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    Canada, New Zealand defy lightning to end their battle goalless

Canada, New Zealand defy lightning to end their battle goalless

Canada battled New Zealand and a 30-minute first-half stoppage to end their match 0-0 at the Commonwealth Stadium.The match was stopped as lightning lurked around Edmonton, but the physical contest between the two sides didn’t relent from the first minute to the last.There were numerous near-misses at either end of the field with both teams hitting the post, which included [...]

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    Late strike earns Canada opening-day win

Late strike earns Canada opening-day win

Hosts Canada left it late to secure a 1-0 win over China as the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicked off in Vancouver.Captain Christine Sinclair scored an injury-time penalty to lift the host to a tense win in front of a record crowd.Canada cast aside any early nerves, coming close just three minutes into the game with central defender [...]

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    Nigerian soldier in Liberia recovers from Ebola

Nigerian soldier in Liberia recovers from Ebola

A Nigerian soldier who contracted the highly contagious Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) while on peacekeeping mission in Liberia has recovered from the virus.About 1, 300 soldiers from Nigeria are currently on peacekeeping mission in Liberia.On December 4, the United Nations announced that an unnamed peacekeeper from Nigeria tested positive to EVD and he was flown to the Netherlands two days [...]

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    Nigeria up one place in latest FIFA Ranking

Nigeria up one place in latest FIFA Ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are now ranked 33rd in the world, according to the latest rankings relased by world soccer governing body FIFA for the month of July.Nigeria moved up a spot from last month's ranking but still remain third in Africa, behind Ivory Coast and Algeria.The Super Eagles polled 664 points, 10 points more than their ranking last [...]

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    Dutch welcome home first remains of MH17 victims

Dutch welcome home first remains of MH17 victims

A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell "Last Post" marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead victims from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.The grieving nation then held a moment of silence to honour those killed in the crash of the jetliner, downed last week by a suspected surface-to-air missile over war-torn eastern Ukraine.In [...]

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    Fantastic Rodriguez strike is Goal of the Tournament!

Fantastic Rodriguez strike is Goal of the Tournament!

Four million FIFA.com users have voted James Rodriguez's goal against Uruguay at the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup as goal of the tournament, beating Robin van Persie’s incredible header for the Netherlands against Spain into second place.The goal is worth recalling.After 27 cagey opening minutes, Abel Aguilar headed the ball forward to Rodriguez just outside the area, although he had [...]

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    After World Cup, Nigeria rise 10 places in FIFA ranking

After World Cup, Nigeria rise 10 places in FIFA ranking

Nigeria now occupy the 34th position in latest FIFA ranking released Thursday.The Super Eagles' qualification for the round-of-16 at the just-concluded World Cup in Brazil has reflected on the July FIFA ranking, as the country now occupies the 34th position.In the rankings table released by the world football governing body, Nigeria garnered 660 points to move up 10 spots as [...]

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    Argentina could win – these are 10 matches why!

Argentina could win – these are 10 matches why!

After the 7-1 bashing of hosts Brazil, Germany are firm favourites to win their fourth World Cup — their first outside Europe — on Sunday.Curiously, though, teams that have inflicted the most severe hammerings in World Cup history have ended with disappointment, and the goal-happy Germans may well have scored all the goals in them against the Selecao and fire blanks in the final [...]

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    It’s Argentina against Germany in the World Cup final

It’s Argentina against Germany in the World Cup final

Sergio Romero saved twice as Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties for a place in the World Cup final against Germany.The Monaco goalkeeper parried spot kicks from Ron Vlaar and Wesley Snijder to see the Albiceleste through after 120 minutes of negative football from both sides ended 0-0.Argentina now meet Germany, who hammered hosts Brazil 7-1 in the first [...]

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    10 most memorable moments of the World Cup quarter-finals

10 most memorable moments of the World Cup quarter-finals

Ahead of the semi-finals of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup kicking off on Tuesday, we bring you the 10 most memorable moments of the quarter-finals, beginning from Thiago Silva's thigh goal and 'keeper Krul's heroic penalty saves .Never mind that about half of the moments are from the all South America affair between Brazil and Colombia. This is only proof that it [...]

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