Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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    Taribo West: Aribo is too weak for Eagles… Etebo is a far better option

Taribo West: Aribo is too weak for Eagles… Etebo is a far better option

Taribo West, former Super Eagles star defender, has reportedly said Joe Ayodele-Aribo, Rangers midfielder, is too weak to play for the Nigerian side. According to Daily Record UK, West said the Rangers star is not good enough to feature for the Super Eagles. The former AC Milan player believes Oghenekaro Etebo, Getafe FC midfielder, should be the one playing ahead of Aribo. The [...]

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    Ukraine asks Iran to punish those responsible for shooting down passenger aircraft

Ukraine asks Iran to punish those responsible for shooting down passenger aircraft

Ukraine President Volodomyr Zelensky says Iran must bring those responsible for bringing down the Ukrainian passenger plane to justice. Speaking via Twitter, Zelensky said Iran is expected to issue an official apology, return all dead bodies and pay compensation. The president added that investigation into the crash must also be open and done without delays. "This morning brings the truth," Zelensky said. "Ukraine insists [...]

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    Ukrainian aircraft with 170 passengers crashes in Iran

Ukrainian aircraft with 170 passengers crashes in Iran

A Ukrainian passenger aircraft, Boeing-737 carrying 170 people has crashed in Iran. The aircraft which belongs to Ukraine International Airlines was said to have crashed a few minutes after take-off from Iran's Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran. The BBC reports that preliminary investigation suggests that the plane was en route to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. The crash is coming in the heat [...]

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    ‘Your son won’t die in vain’ — Dabiri-Erewa visits family of Nigerian student killed in Ukraine

‘Your son won’t die in vain’ — Dabiri-Erewa visits family of Nigerian student killed in Ukraine

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), on Saturday, paid a condolence visit to the family of the Nigerian student who was killed in Ukraine, last week. The deceased, Gbolade Ejemai, was allegedly murdered by one Victoria Popvrako, a 36-year-old Ukrainian and mother of two. During the visit to the family in Egbeda area of Lagos state, Dabiri-Erewa assured [...]

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    FG petitions Ukraine over death of Nigerian medical doctor

FG petitions Ukraine over death of Nigerian medical doctor

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), says the agency has petitioned the Ukraine government over the death of Bolade Ejemai, a Nigerian medical doctor. She confirmed this in a statement Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the commission’s head of media, issued on her behalf on Tuesday. The 30-year-old medical doctor was allegedly murdered by one Victoria Popvrako, a 36-year-old Ukrainian and [...]

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    Akpeyi dropped, Iheanacho picked as Rohr invites 23 for Ukraine friendly

Akpeyi dropped, Iheanacho picked as Rohr invites 23 for Ukraine friendly

Gernot Rohr has called up Ahmed Musa, Victor Osimhen, Alex Iwobi, twenty others for the Super Eagles’ international friendly with the Ukraine senior national team. The international friendly match is scheduled to take place at the Dnipro Arena on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Tyronne Ebuehi, who missed the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals due to injury, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi, Kelechi Iheanacho who [...]

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    Poland 2019: Ukraine crowned Fifa U-20 World Cup champions

Poland 2019: Ukraine crowned Fifa U-20 World Cup champions

Ukraine fought back from a goal down to defeat South Korea 3-1 in the 2019 Fifa U-20 World Cup final at the Lodz Stadium, Lodz on Saturday evening. Few expected Ukraine and Korea to be battling it out in the final match of the tournament. After all, the Ukrainians had never advanced beyond the last 16 before, while Korea's best finish was [...]

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    Flying Eagles advance to world cup round of 16 as ‘best losers’

Flying Eagles advance to world cup round of 16 as ‘best losers’

Nigeria fought from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Ukraine in the FIFA U20 World Cup at the Bielsko Biala Stadium on Thursday night. With the result, Nigeria finished third in Group D with four points from three games. The Paul Aigbogun boys advanced to the round of 16 as one of the four best third-placed sides, or "best losers" as it [...]

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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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    Keeping up with Nigerian players: In-form Ighalo bags brace — and so does Nwankwo

Keeping up with Nigerian players: In-form Ighalo bags brace — and so does Nwankwo

Nigerian players abroad showed quality for their clubs over the weekend. While some grabbed the headlines for being instrumental to their club's overall performance, a reverse was the case for others. TheCable has a lowdown on how they performed: Belgium Peter Olayinka scored the match winner for Zulte Waregem in their 2-1 win over Royal Excel Mouscron. The hosts missed the service of Taiwo [...]

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FG seeks to halt declining trade relations with Ukraine

The federal government has called for increased trade volume between Nigeria and Ukraine which currently stands at $93.3 million as at November  2017, which decreased by four percent compared to the 2016 figures. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, made the call during the Nigeria - Ukraine trade and Investment round table meeting in Abuja. "The visit came at a [...]

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    Europe dominates entries for ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open

Europe dominates entries for ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open

Europe has the highest number of countries participating in the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open. The continent has 148 players - 95 men and 53 women - that have confirmed participation. A total of ten European countries are expected for the championship while Asia has three representatives and Latin America has one. Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Congo Brazzaville, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Ghana and South Africa are the [...]

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    Cyber-attack hits Russia, Ukraine

Cyber-attack hits Russia, Ukraine

A massive cyber-attack has affected Russian and Ukrainian companies and government agencies. The virus known as Petya has affected Rosneft, Bashneft, Mars, Nivea and Mondelez, the International producer of Alpen Gold chocolate - all Russian companies. Affected Ukrainian establishments are Auchan Hypermarkets, Privatbank and local telecommunication operators. Ukrainian state power company and Kiev's main airport, were among the first to report issues. British advertising [...]

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    FIFA U-20 WC: Senegal in, Ghana out

FIFA U-20 WC: Senegal in, Ghana out

The knockout rounds of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand produced a major upset as Mali stunned Ghana 3-0 while Senegal beat Ukraine on penalties. Mali defied all pre-match predictions when they outclassed 2009 champion Ghana in cold, wet and windy conditions in Wellington. Diadie Samassekou put Mali ahead after 20 minutes after exchanging quick passes with Adama Traore. Diedonne Gbakle [...]

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    Ukraine-Russia crisis ‘worse than World War II’

Ukraine-Russia crisis ‘worse than World War II’

Residents of Debaltseve who have been on the receiving end of the separatist crisis between both countries say what is going on is worse than the Second World War. According to CNN, the border town is “totally destroyed”, with residents vacating the town for an underground shelter provided by Ukrainian troops. Antonina, a resident of Debaltseve, queried how she and her family were [...]

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    Putin defends Russia’s presence in Ukraine

Putin defends Russia’s presence in Ukraine

Russian President, Vladamir Putin, while defending Russian presence in Ukraine, has dismissed a statement by Vyacheslav Volodin who said “no Putin, no Russia”. In an interview with the Russian news agency, Putin said the statement made by the first deputy chief of staff of the presidential executive office at the Valdai international discussion club was wrong. However, he added that it was [...]

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