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“As of today, we have agreed with Russia to resume flights,’’ Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoglu said on Wednesday, according to state news agency Anadolu.

Turkey, Russia agree to resume flights between their countries

Turkey and Russia have agreed to resume flights between their countries starting on July 15, after they were suspended in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Benin Republic head coach Michel Dussuyer has backed Nigeria to qualify for the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar.

Benin Republic coach backs Nigeria to qualify for 2022 World Cup

Benin Republic head coach Michel Dussuyer has backed Nigeria to qualify for the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar.

Austrian bans flights from Balkans to avoid imported virus cases

Austria on Tuesday said it was suspending passenger flights from most Balkan countries, Moldova and Egypt to lower the risk of travellers infected with coronavirus entering the country.
President Donald Trump confirmed for the first time that the United States launched a cyberattack against the Russian Internet Research Agency in 2018.

Donald Trump confirms retaliatory US cyberattack against Russia

President Donald Trump confirmed for the first time that the United States launched a cyberattack against the Russian Internet Research Agency in 2018.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Chief of Staff Gergely Gulyas said that Hungarian health officials have placed 154 countries into three risk categories based on numbers of coronavirus infections.

Hungary bars travel from Africa, Asia

Hungary’s government said Sunday it was barring travel from Africa, most of Asia apart from China and Japan, and restricting entry from several European countries after worldwide spikes in coronavirus cases.

NFF celebrates Super Eagles star Moses Simon at 25

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sent birthday wishes to Super Eagles and Nantes forward Moses Simon who clocked 25 years on Sunday.
Kamaru Usman has successfully retained his welterweight championship by defeating Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251, but it's safe to say fans are far from happy with regards to his performance.

UFC: Kamaru Usman beats Jorge Masvidal, retains welterweight belt

Kamaru Usman put on a ‘Fight Island’ masterclass Sunday to retain his Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight world title by grinding down a brave Jorge Masvidal in Abu Dhabi.

Empty Wembley waits for Euro 2020 party postponed by coronavirus

Wembley should have hosted the Euro 2020 final on Sunday, but instead the home of English football is preparing for a League One playoff final on Monday in front of 90,000 empty seats.
In a statement by its spokesperson, Ms Morgan Ortagus, the Department of State said “prudent next steps will need to include face-to-face meetings between the U.S and China”.

US: China committed to arms control talks

The United States on Thursday said China was committed to engage in arms control negotiations, inviting Beijing to the table.

Russian activists planning anti-Putin protest detained by authorities – opposition

Two Russian activists involved in a campaign against what they say are President Vladimir Putin’s illegal plans to remain in power were detained by authorities on Thursday.
The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on Thursday a new oil discovery in the shallow waters of Geisum concession south of the Gulf of Suez, with an initial production rate of 2,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

Oil prices fall amidst US coronavirus case surge

Oil prices fell on Tuesday, erasing earlier gains, on concerns that the surge in coronavirus cases in the United States, the world’s biggest oil user, will limit a recovery in fuel demand.
Gianluigi Buffon set a new Serie A appearances record on Saturday as the 42-year-old goalkeeper played his 648th Italian top-flight match in Juventus’ game against Torino.

Gianluigi Buffon breaks Paolo Maldini’s Serie A appearance record

Gianluigi Buffon set a new Serie A appearances record on Saturday as the 42-year-old goalkeeper played his 648th Italian top-flight match in Juventus’ game against Torino.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin - AFP PHOTO - Sputnik - Alexey NIKOLSKY

Kremlin hails ‘triumph’ in vote that may extend Vladimir Putin’s rule till 2036

The Kremlin on Thursday hailed as a “triumph” overwhelming backing in a national vote on constitutional reforms to extend President Vladimir Putin’s rule.
New daily coronavirus cases in the United States soared past 50,000 for the first time Wednesday, as the World Health Organization delivered a grave warning that the global pandemic is accelerating.

US virus cases smash daily record as global infections soar

New daily coronavirus cases in the United States soared past 50,000 for the first time Wednesday, as the World Health Organization delivered a grave warning that the global pandemic is accelerating.

Nigerians, others excluded from list of travellers to Europe

Nigerians have been excluded from the list of countries whose nationals will be allowed in the region when the borders are open from July 1 by the European Union Commission.

Russia denies offering bounty for killing US soldiers in Afghanistan

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, on Monday rejected United States media reports that claimed Russia offered bounties for killing United States soldiers in Afghanistan.

Russia fights wildfires on over 165,000 hectares of forest

Active firefighting efforts are underway on an area of 165,831 hectares across Russia, where 246 wildfires are raging, with the country’s Far East being worst hit, official data showed on Monday.
Earlier, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko, said that Russia was preparing to sell such vaccines and other relevant medical supplies on a global level.

Russia to supply coronavirus vaccine to global market

Russia on Monday said it was preparing to supply its coronavirus vaccine to the global market, with its military reporting that tests among volunteer soldiers have been successful.

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A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

How court jailed ex-NIMASA chief for fraud

A former executive director at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Ezekiel Agaba, was guilty of laundering N1.5 billion belonging to the agency, a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court ruled on Wednesday.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

House of Reps uncover how NDDC spent N81 billion in four months without projects

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, uncovered the numerous spendings by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from February to May 2020.

Kidnapping: Court admits confessional statements of Wadume’s co-defendants

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, admitted into evidence, two confessional statements that were allegedly made by co-defendants of alleged Taraba kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu (aka Wadume).
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said contrary to what is in circulation, he never poured acid on a fellow student as an undergraduate but rather drew the attention of the school security and took the victim for first aid treatment.

Edo guber: NRM prays court to disqualify Osagie Ize-Iyamu as APC candidate

The National Rescue Movement (NRM) has prayed a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to disqualify Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for the Sept. 19, 2020 governorship election in Edo.
The International Football Association Board (IFAB) have announced that the five substitutions rule will be continued next season.

IFAB announces five substitutes to be allowed next season

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) have announced that the five substitutions rule will be continued next season.