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    EXTRA: Russian chefs protest naked as COVID-19 lockdown ‘strips them of income’

EXTRA: Russian chefs protest naked as COVID-19 lockdown ‘strips them of income’

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    Fire outbreak kills ‘five COVID-19 patients’ in Russian hospital

Fire outbreak kills ‘five COVID-19 patients’ in Russian hospital

A fire outbreak in a hospital in St Petersburg, Russia, has killed at least five COVID-19 patients in an intensive care unit. The fire outbreak, which occurred on Tuesday at St George Hospital, was said to have been caused by a short-circuit in a ventilator. The deceased patients were reportedly on ventilators. Doctors were quoted as saying a short-circuit caused a ventilator "literally [...]

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    Russian prime minister tests positive for COVID-19

Russian prime minister tests positive for COVID-19

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has tested positive for COVID-19. Mishustin, who confirmed his test results on Thursday, said he would be going on isolation. The PM's positive status makes him the highest-ranking Russian official to contract the disease. “I have just learned that the test on the coronavirus I took was positive,” Mishustin reportedly said in a video conference with President Vladimir Putin. “I [...]

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    Putin in self-isolation after contact with doctor who tested positive for coronavirus

Putin in self-isolation after contact with doctor who tested positive for coronavirus

Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, says he would work remotely after shaking hands with a doctor who tested positive for the coronavirus. Denis Protsenko, who heads the country's main coronavirus hospital said he tested positive for the disease, but that he feels well. “I have tested positive, But I feel fine,” Protsenko said. “I’ve isolated myself in my office, where everything is in [...]

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    Report: Russian trolls meddling in 2020 US elections take cover in Nigeria

Report: Russian trolls meddling in 2020 US elections take cover in Nigeria

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    Putin proposes constitutional ban on gay marriage

Putin proposes constitutional ban on gay marriage

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    Buhari-Putin entente: Will Russia rush Nigeria to ruin?

Buhari-Putin entente: Will Russia rush Nigeria to ruin?

I once wrote: ‘’There is no morality in global politics. It is eat or be eaten. The nucleus of international relations, beyond the niceties of diplomacy, is interest. Substantially, foreign relations are a trade of interests. Nothing is given for nothing. Every country seeks its own even in the extension of charity to another country.’’ What is Russia’s interest in Nigeria [...]

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    Buhari returns to Abuja after Russia-Africa summit

Buhari returns to Abuja after Russia-Africa summit

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after actively participating in the three-day Russia-Africa summit held in Sochi, Russia. The presidential aircraft conveying the president and some members of his entourage landed at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 5:25pm. While in Sochi, Buhari, on October 23, met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, where the duo [...]

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    Buhari: I will protect Nigerians home and abroad

Buhari: I will protect Nigerians home and abroad

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians living within and outside the country that they will always be protected by his administration. According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Buhari spoke on Thursday to a gathering of students and professionals in Sochi, Russia. The president promised to stretch the government’s reach and capacity [...]

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    Putin: Russia played a significant role in the liberation of Africa

Putin: Russia played a significant role in the liberation of Africa

President Vladimir Putin of Russia has expressed his country’s readiness to strengthen military, technical and humanitarian cooperation with African countries. Putin made this known in an interview with TASS, Russia’s leading news agency, ahead of the Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum scheduled to hold from October 23 to October 24, in the summer beach resort of Sochi. The summit is meant to [...]

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    Buhari to meet Putin in Russia

Buhari to meet Putin in Russia

President Muhammadu Buhari will meet with Valdimir Putin, his Russian counterpart, within the week. Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. Shehu said the Nigerian leader will leave Abuja on Monday to attend a three-day Russia-Africa summit in Sochi, Russia. "The event, which will be held between October 23rd to 25th, will focus on exploring and expanding opportunities in [...]

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    When Pastor Adeboye took soul-winning to Russia

When Pastor Adeboye took soul-winning to Russia

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, readily admits he enjoys winning souls for God. “I am an incurable soul winner,” he says. In Russia, where he was recently for the RCCG’s Festival Of Life, held periodically in countries outside Nigeria, he told the congregation, “Everywhere I go, I win souls: in the airport, I win [...]

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    ‘Your children need help’ — D’Tigers begs Buhari for funds to attend 2019 FIBA World Cup

‘Your children need help’ — D’Tigers begs Buhari for funds to attend 2019 FIBA World Cup

With two weeks to the 2019 FIBA men's basketball World Cup, Musa Adamu, general manager of D'Tigers has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to help the team attend the mundial in China. Adamu while addressing journalists on Saturday in Lagos, regrettably admitted that the team which became the first country in the world to qualify may end up not participating at [...]

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    Ukraine bans Russian men from entering country

Ukraine bans Russian men from entering country

Ukraine has banned Russian men between the ages of 16 and 60 years from entering the country. Petro Tsygykal, head of the border service, disclosed this in a televised meeting on Friday. "Today, the entry of foreigners is limited, primarily citizens of the Russian federation – non-admission of citizens of the Russian federation aged from 16 to 60, male," Tsygykal said. The move [...]

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    Interpol snubs Russian contender, elects South Korean as president

Interpol snubs Russian contender, elects South Korean as president

Interpol, the international criminal police organisation, on Wednesday elected Kim Jong-yang of South Korea as its new president. Interpol’s 194-member states, meeting in Dubai for their annual congress, elected Jong-yang to succeed China’s Meng Hongwei, who disappeared in September. Hongwei, whose term was due to end in 2020, later resigned after Chinese authorities said he was being investigated for suspected bribery. Jong-yang, who [...]

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    Oil prices hit one-year low as WTI loses $2 in 30 minutes

Oil prices hit one-year low as WTI loses $2 in 30 minutes

Oil prices hit its lowest point since December 2017 on Tuesday, following anticipated oversupply in the global crude oil market.  [...]

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