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Vladimir Putin expected to win Presidential election as campaign begins

Campaigning officially started, on Monday, for Russia’s presidential election in March, in which President Vladimir Putin is widely expected to win a fourth term that would keep him in power until 2024.

Campaign begins for Russia’s presidential election

Campaigning officially started on Monday for Russia's presidential election in March, in which President Vladimir Putin is widely expected to win a fourth Kremlin term that would keep him in power until 2024.

Russia blacklists VOA, Radio Liberty as “foreign agents”

The Russian Justice Ministry on Tuesday blacklisted U.S. government-funded Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) as “foreign agents” in retaliation for a similar move against Russia’s state-owned RT news network.

US plotting to discredit World Cup – Russian senator

A top Russian senator said on Thursday he had credible evidence of the United States plotting to “discredit” the 2018 World Cup his country is staging for the first time.

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2019: Don’t repeat mistake of 1985 by voting out President Buhari – MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has appealed to Nigerians not to repeat the mistake of 1985 by supporting to get President Muhammadu Buhari out of power in 2019.

Lagos residents warned against dumping refuse on waterways to avoid boat mishaps

Ganiyu Tarzan, President, Association of Tourists Boat Operators and Water Transporters of Nigeria, has warned residents of Lagos State against dumping refuse on waterways to avoid boat mishaps.

Man kills four children, sister in-law, self over wife’s alleged infidelity

A 48 year old man, Stephen Nnadigo, on Saturday night allegedly killed four of his children, sister in-law and then, himself, over his wife’s alleged infidelity.

Governor El-Rufai, Femi Adeosun to meet Kaduna business leaders, tax payers over VAIDS

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, and the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, will on Thursday meet with business leaders, business owners and tax payers in Kaduna over the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS).

Russians march for murdered hero Boris Nemtsov ahead of presidential vote

Several thousand Muscovites marched Sunday in frigid temperatures in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov who was gunned down three years ago, a rare sanctioned opposition gathering ahead of next month's presidential vote.

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Court orders separate trials for Nnamdi Kanu, co-defendants

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered that the missing leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, be separately tried from the rest of his co-defendants.

Russian athlete Alexander Krushelnitsky leaves Winter Olympics Games amid doping probe

A Russian Olympic medalist has left the Pyeongchang Winter Games on suspicion of doping, a Russian sports official said on Monday, in a case that could jeopardize the nation’s efforts to draw a line under a year-long drug-cheating scandal.

Paris Saint-Germain trigger Kylian Mbappe’s permanent transfer from Monaco

Kylian Mbappe will officially become a Paris Saint-Germain player in the summer after the clause to make his loan move from Monaco permanent was activated.

Boye Onasanya: 9mobile will be sold to Teleology

The chief executive officer (CEO) of 9mobile, Boye Onasanya, has finally confirmed that the telecommunications company, formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria, will be sold to Teleology Holdings.

Two men in court for allegedly defrauding Catholic priests of N42m

Two persons, Greg Okojie and Monday Ahunwa, were yesterday arraigned before a magistrate’s court in Benin, the Edo State capital, for allegedly defrauding 11 reverend fathers of N42 million through their ‘wonder bank’ scheme.