Tag: Russia

AzeezApril 6, 2018

The Late 5: Presidency says approval of $1bn for purchase of weapons is not final, US sanctions seven Russian oligarchs, and other top stories

These are the top five Nigerian stories that drove conversation today. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has described the ...

AzeezApril 5, 2018

The Late 5: Kogi police commissioner reinstated, Russia calls for UN Security Council meeting, and other top countries

These are the top five Nigerian stories that drove conversation today. The Federal Government on Thursday said only 4,000km of Nigeria’s ...

AzeezMarch 27, 2018

The Big 5: Bill Gates criticises FG’s economic plan again, Russia threatens retaliation after expulsions, and other top stories

These are the top five Nigerian stories you should be monitoring today. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said Nigeria’s journey ...

Omoleye OmoruyiMarch 23, 2018

The Late 5: DSS narrates how it negotiated the release of the Dapchi schoolgirls, Russia accuses EU of anti-Russian campaign and other top stories

These are the top five stories that drove conversation today. President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Federal Government is ...

Omoleye OmoruyiMarch 18, 2018

The Big 5: Senator Wakili buried in Abuja, Russia expelling 23 British diplomats and other stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today. Senator Ali Wakili (Bauchi South) yesterday slumped and died in his ...

AzeezMarch 1, 2018

The Late 5: Buhari says he’s winning the war against corruption, Russia ‘develops’ invisible nuclear weapon, and other top stories

These are the top five Nigerian stories that drove conversation today. President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration is winning ...

AzeezDecember 27, 2017

Putin files nomination as independent candidate for 2018 election

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday filed documents to run for re-election next year. Putin visited the Central Election Commission, ...

AzeezDecember 1, 2017

#WorldCupDraw: Nigeria to tackle Argentina, Croatia, Iceland in Group D

The Super Eagles have been drawn in Group D, alongside rival Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland for the 2018 World Cup ...

AzeezNovember 30, 2017

2018 World Cup: Nigeria is not afraid to confront any team – Rohr

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr has said Nigeria is not afraid of confront any country, just hours to the Final Draw ...

Omoleye OmoruyiNovember 20, 2017

FIFA releases list of referees for 2018 #WorldCup – Nigeria absent

36 referees have been listed for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and a couple of big names have been ...

Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 26, 2017

2018 World Cup: Argentina’s ambassador to Russia calls for calm despite Messi poster

Argentina‘s ambassador to Russia, Ricardo Lagorio, has reassured fans that next year’s World Cup will be safe. Why it matters: A ...

Adegbite AdedotunOctober 26, 2017

Trump accuses Russia of sabotaging US’ efforts on North Korea

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Russia of hurting U.S. efforts to rid North Korea of nuclear weapons while ...

Adegbite AdedotunOctober 24, 2017

British MPs turn to Facebook to unravel Russia’s influence in the 2016 EU referendum

Amidst suspicions of Russia influence in the 2016 EU referendum in the UK, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has been urged ...

AzeezOctober 21, 2017

Super Eagles to tackle Argentina in November friendly match

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will tackle two–time world champions Argentina in an international friendly in the Russian city of Krasnodar on Tuesday, 14th ...

AzeezOctober 19, 2017

Nigeria can win the World Cup in Russia – Pinnick

President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has said Nigerians can win the FIFA World Cup in Russia in 2018. ...

ToluOctober 16, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: If you’re Nigerian and in Russia, Dino Melaye wants to hang out with you tonight

Senator Dino Melaye is in Russia for official legislative duties. The 122 thousand people who follow him on Instagram have ...

ToluOctober 15, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: You won’t believe who Dino Melaye is hanging out with in Russia

It’s almost hard to believe but embattled senator, Dino Melaye was in the company of Russian president, Vladimir Putin yesterday. ...

Adegbite AdedotunOctober 9, 2017

Russia to sanction U.S. media activities in Moscow

A Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, on Sunday said Russia is within its rights to restrict the operations of ...

EzinneOctober 9, 2017

The Thread: Top 7 reactions to Super Eagles’ World Cup qualification

The euphoria that came after Nigeria qualified for Russia 2018 did not stop with jumping about and mere congratulations. Twitter, ...

Adegbite AdedotunSeptember 29, 2017

Russian opposition leader arrested ahead of protest

Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, the principal figure in a galvanised protest movement against the country’s leadership, was detained on ...

AzeezSeptember 25, 2017

Air Force to receive fighter jets from Russia, US, Pakistan, UAE

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has revealed that the Nigerian Air Force is expecting new fighter aircrafts from ...

Adegbite AdedotunSeptember 14, 2017

Clinton brands Trump Jr’s Russia probe explanation a “lie”

Hillary Clinton in the midst of her book promotion and reeling from her election defeat has called the confession and ...

Adegbite AdedotunSeptember 6, 2017

Trump Jr to face Senate panel over ties with Russian officials

Alan Futerfas, Attorney of Donald Trump Jr. has disclosed that his client would be meeting in private with the Senate ...

Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 3, 2017

North Korea has become a great threat | Donald Trump reacts to Pyongyang’s hydrogen bomb test

Following North Korea’s ‘successful’ test of a hydrogen bomb, U.S. President Donald Trump has said ‘appeasement with North Korea will ...

Adegbite AdedotunSeptember 1, 2017

Russia meddling of the US election is underreported – Investigative journalist

Clifford J. Levy, an investigative journalist for The New York Times has lamented through his Twitter page the poor investigation ...

EditorAugust 11, 2017

Trump slightly pleased with sack of U.S. Diplomats from Russia

by Adedotun Michael A Twitter user Kyle Griffin has disclosed some comments which transpired during President Trump’s press conference in ...

ItunuoluwaAugust 7, 2017

United States will respond to Russia’s move to expel diplomats by Sept 1

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said Monday that the United States will respond to Russia’s government’s move to cut ...

ItunuoluwaAugust 3, 2017

Trump blames Congress for tense relationship with Russia and no “health-care”

President Trump in one tweet blamed the U.S Congress for the frosty U.S-Russia relationship and the now defunct repeal and ...

ItunuoluwaAugust 2, 2017

Trump signs Russia Sanctions bill into law

President Trump has signed the bill imposing new sanctions into law Wednesday, according to Reuters. Last week, U.S. Congress voted ...

ItunuoluwaAugust 2, 2017

Tillerson says he told Putin U.S-Russia relationship could get worse and it did

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters Tuesday that he warned Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov ...

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