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Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Russia fines Twitter, Facebook for keeping data abroad

A Moscow court on Thursday fined social networking giants Twitter and Facebook for ignoring a Russian law requiring them to store Russian citizens’ user data inside the country.
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (R) during a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - SPUTNIK - Aleksey Nikolskyi

Vladimir Putin thanks Donald Trump for intel that helped foil attacks on Russian soil

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Sunday thanked United States counterpart Donald Trump for intelligence that helped to foil attacks on Russian soil, the Kremlin said.

Kremlin accuses US of meddling in Russia’s affairs

Kremlin on Monday accused the US of “crudely” trying to recruit Russian nationals to act as its agents, adding that this showed Washington was meddling in Russian affairs.

Official: US sanctions hit 245 Russian citizens, 439 firms

A total of 245 Russian citizens and 439 legal entities are currently under US sanctions, a senior official from the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

Russia hits out at Britain over continued blocking of access to poisoned ex-double agent,...

Russia has hit out at Britain for continuing to block physical access to nerve agent victims Sergei and Yulia Skripal.

US Embassy in Russia denies info on visas problems

U.S. Embassy in Russia refuted the information which allegedly said that crew members of Russia’s flag carrier Aeroflot allegedly have problems with applications for U.S. entry visa interviews in Russia.

Telegram messenger to be blocked in Russia following court ruling

A Russian court on Friday ordered that access to the Telegram messenger service should be blocked in Russia, Russian news agencies reported, heralding communication disruption for scores of users – including government officials.

Russia insists it didn’t meddle in US election

Russia’s government on Monday insisted there was no evidence that it meddled in the US elections, after Washington indicted 13 Russians and three Russian firms for alleged covert efforts to sway voters.

Russia accuses US of ‘direct threat’ to diplomats’ immunity

Russia’s foreign ministry on Friday accused the US authorities of threatening the “security” of Russian citizens and violating its diplomats’ immunity with a planned FBI search of the San Francisco consulate.

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APC reports Zamfara Radio to NBC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to call the management of the State Radio and Television to order, over alleged provocative broadcasts against its members.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian soldier kills four colleagues, self in Borno

A corporal of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Lafiya Dole has opened fire on his colleagues, killing four personnel and injuring two others.
Mauricio Pochettino has calmed fears that Tottenham ace Dele Alli will not be fit enough for the Champions League final, after the midfielder was subbed at half-time during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Everton.

Dele Alli charged by FA over coronavirus Snapchat video

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been charged by the Football Association after posting a video on social media mocking the coronavirus outbreak.
Newly appointed Assistant coach and former Captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, says he cannot wait to start in his new position.

Celestine Babayaro faults Joseph Yobo’s Super Eagles appointment

Celestine Babayaro has shared his thoughts on the appointment of Joseph Yobo as Nigeria’s senior national team assistant coach.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Senate president to lead delegation to burial of deceased Plateau lawmaker

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, will lead a delegation of Senators to the funeral service of Late Senator Longjan Ignatius Dantong slated for March 2, 2020, in Plateau State.