Friday, April 5, 2019

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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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    EXTRA: Russians will go to heaven if there’s a nuclear attack, says Putin

EXTRA: Russians will go to heaven if there’s a nuclear attack, says Putin

President Vladimir Putin says should there be a nuclear attack, Russians will go to heaven as martyrs because they would be victims of an "aggression".Putin said this on Thursday while speaking at an international policy forum in Sochi, a city in the country.The Russian president commended the new missiles in the country’s arsenal.He said Russia would not be the first [...]

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    Lagos-bound Russian vessel laden with explosives detained in S’Africa

Lagos-bound Russian vessel laden with explosives detained in S’Africa

South African authorities have detained a Russian cargo vessel suspected of carrying illegal arms.According to Herald Live, authorities discovered explosives on board the vessel in the course of operations at the Port of Ngqura, just off the coast of Port Elizabeth.The illicit cargo was said to be headed for Nigeria and US, the report said.The explosives and weapons — reportedly [...]

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    Group sues FG for failing to disclose cost incurred during World Cup

Group sues FG for failing to disclose cost incurred during World Cup

The Media Rights Agenda (MRA), a non-governmental, has sued the federal government over its alleged refusal to disclose the cost it incurred from Nigeria’s participation in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.The MRA, in a statement on Thursday, accused the federal government of failing to disclose the lists of Nigerian footballers, coaches, supporters, government officials and their aides who [...]

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    155 Nigerians stranded in Russia arrive Abuja

155 Nigerians stranded in Russia arrive Abuja

A nursing mother was among the 155 Nigerians stranded in Russia who arrived the country on Friday.Scores of Nigerians who travelled to the country for the World Cup were unable to leave, having discovered that they were swindled.On Monday,  President Muhammadu Buhari ordered their immediate repatriation on the expense of the federal government.The stranded football fans came through Ethiopian Airline flight [...]

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    Buhari orders repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia

Buhari orders repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia after the World Cup.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, disclosed this on Monday.There have been reports of scores of Nigerians who travelled to the country for the World Cup but were unable to leave, having discovered that they were swindled.Shehu said the president has directed Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign [...]

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    Ambode ‘rescues 50 stranded Nigerians’ in Russia

Ambode ‘rescues 50 stranded Nigerians’ in Russia

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has reportedly paid for the return flight of 50 Nigerians stranded in Russia.There have been reports of scores of Nigerians who travelled to the country for the World Cup but were unable to leave, having discovered that they were swindled.Writing via his Instagram page on Saturday, Nnamdi Odimegwu, a motivational speaker, said he was [...]

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    Saraki: Super Eagles will produce performance to match their sleek jersey

Saraki: Super Eagles will produce performance to match their sleek jersey

Senate President Bukola Saraki has expressed optimism that the Super Eagles will produce a performance to match their "sleek" jersey in upcoming World Cup games.  [...]

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    Salah consolatory goal not enough as Egypt crash out of World Cup

Salah consolatory goal not enough as Egypt crash out of World Cup

Mohamed Salah's solitary goal from the spot was scant consolation for Egypt who were defeated 3-1 by host nation, Russia, to crash out of the World Cup. [...]

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    Team Saudi Arabia plane catches fire in mid air

Team Saudi Arabia plane catches fire in mid air

Saudi Arabia’s official team plane was forced to make an emergency landing after catching fire with the World Cup squad on board on Monday. [...]

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    World Cup: US warns of terrorism threat in Russia

World Cup: US warns of terrorism threat in Russia

The US has advised its citizens against travelling to Russia where the FIFA World Cup is currently taking place.  [...]

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    Buhari to host Super Eagles on Wednesday

Buhari to host Super Eagles on Wednesday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday host the World Cup-bound Super Eagles at the presidential villa, Abuja.According to a statement made available to TheCable by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the Eagles will be hosted by the president before the weekly federal executive council meeting.The statement read: "Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, will present the country’s ambassadors to President [...]

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    Musa talks World Cup, says ‘we are playing against Argentina, not Messi’

Musa talks World Cup, says ‘we are playing against Argentina, not Messi’

Ahmed Musa says the Super Eagles have to work as a team to defeat Argentina at the World Cup.Nigeria is in the same group as Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland.Musa, who grabbed a brace against Argentina at the 2014 World Cup, said the Eagles will not focus solely on Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi.According to NAN, the CSKA Moscow player acknowledged that [...]

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    Rohr confirms Moses Simon out of World Cup

Rohr confirms Moses Simon out of World Cup

Gernot Rohr has confirmed that Simon Moses will not be on the Super Eagles train to the World Cup in Russia.Rohr disclosed this on Sunday after the team's closed-door training in Port Harcourt, Rivers state."Yes, the situation is that he has an injury and the medical staff said he will bob out for like three or four weeks," the coach [...]

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