Monday, October 21, 2019

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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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    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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