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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addresses lawmakers after voting on a law to establish an anti-corruption court during a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine June 7, 2018. REUTERS-Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine restricts entry for Russian men age 16 to 60

Ukraine on Friday limited entry for Russian men age 16 to 60 after Moscow seized three of its ships in a sea confrontation last weekend, the head of the country’s border service said.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addresses lawmakers after voting on a law to establish an anti-corruption court during a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine June 7, 2018. REUTERS-Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine’s first-ever martial law comes into effect

Thirty days of martial law has taken effect in 10 of Ukraine's 27 regions on Wednesday with President Petro Poroshenko saying it aims to prevent an all-out Russian invasion.
Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu

Ibe Kachikwu: Nigeria grew forex reserves by $20 billion from OPEC’s exemption

Kachikwu stated this in a podcast that was released by his office in Abuja, in which he explained how his shuttle diplomacy across member countries of OPEC resulted in the famous production cap agreement that has helped shore up oil prices in the international market.
NSA Monguno signing the Code of Conduct to join global effort against terror

Nigeria joins global fight against terror

The National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno, has signed a Code of Conduct, aimed at making Nigeria to join efforts by the global community to actively engage in the fight against terror in all its forms.

Nigeria signs code of conduct to actively fight terror

Nigeria has signed a Code of Conduct, aimed at joining efforts by the global community to actively engage in the fight against terror in all its forms.
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WHO: Tuberculosis still world’s deadliest infection

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says a quarter of the world’s population has tuberculosis infection or some 1.3 billion people, are at risk of developing it during their lifetime.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN decries ‘shameful’ reprisals on rights activists in 38 countries

The UN listed 38 “shameful” countries including China and Russia on Wednesday which it said had carried out reprisals or intimidation against people cooperating with it on human rights, through killings, torture and arbitrary arrests.

FAO: World food prices down 3.7% in July

World food prices fell 3.7 per cent in July from the month before with declines seen across all crop types, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.
Nigeria's ambassador to Russia, Professor Stephen Davies Ugbah

Nursing mother, 154 stranded Nigerians in Russia arrive Abuja

A nursing mother and 154 out of 230 Nigerian football fans stranded in Russia after the 2018 FIFA World Cup arrived the country on Friday night.
Nigeria's ambassador to Russia, Professor Stephen Davies Ugbah

Federal government evacuates 230 stranded Nigerians in Russia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that Nigerians stranded in Moscow, Russia, at the end of the 2018 World Cup Tournament would be evacuated on Friday.
US President Donald Trump (R) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk as they make their way to take the "family photo" during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017. World leaders and senior business figures are gathering in the Vietnamese city of Danang this week for the annual 21-member APEC summit.JORGE SILVA / POOL / AFP

Kremlin: Donald Putin and Vladimir Trump will not discuss Crimea

The Kremlin on Monday said Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump can discuss "all other issues" except Crimea, the peninsula Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014, at their highly anticipated first summit this month.

President Putin orders effective use of World Cup venues after tourney

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, on Tuesday, ordered the government, the regional authorities and the Football Union to ensure effective use of the venues of the World Cup 2018 after the tournament.
Minister of Energy and Industry of United Arab Emirates (UAE), Mr Suhail Al Mazrouei

Non-OPEC countries agree to 1m bpd oil cut

Russia and other non-members of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) have agreed to join OPEC in raising oil production output by one million barrels per day (mb/d) from July 2018.

UN General Assembly calls on Russia to withdraw Troops from Transnistria

The draft “expresses deep concern about the continued stationing of the Operational Group of Russian Forces and its armaments on the territory of the Republic of Moldova without the consent of that State Member of the United Nations’’.
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Senator Saraki, others to watch Super Eagles against Iceland in Volgograd

Some top Nigerian leaders and politicians are to watch the Super Eagles Group D second match against the Strakkamir Okkarr (Our Boys) of Iceland in the ongoing World Cup in Russia.

Senator Saraki, 8 others begin three-day visit to Russian Parliament Tuesday

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, will Tuesday lead a Senate delegation on a three-day parliamentary visit to Russia, aimed at deepening legislative best practices and further strengthening the relationship between both countries.

Speaker Saraki to address Russian Parliament, cheer Super Eagles

The President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki will be addressing the Russian Parliament during an exchange visit between June 19th and June 22, 2018.

OPEC, Russia mull easing supply limits to rebalance oil market

Member countries of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and their major ally, the Russian Federation are considering relaxing the 2017 limits they imposed on their oil production levels to rebalance the oil market, and increase their output in the market to about 1 million barrels per day (bpd).

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Nigerian Army band ignores protocol, sits still as Speaker Dogara arrives chamber

A team of band boys of the Nigerian Army, a while ago, breached an established protocol that requires all lawmakers and visitors to any of the chambers of National Assembly to stand up once the arrival of the presiding officers is announced until the prayers are said.

NBS: Nigeria’s unemployment rate rises to 23.1 percent

Nigeria’s unemployment rate increased from 18.8 per cent in the third quarter of 2017 to 23.1 per cent in in the third quarter of 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said.

Drug abuse: Nigeria will have generation of mad people soon – Group

Ibrahim Yusuf, lead convener of the movement, made the assertion during an advocacy visit to the Kaduna State Attorney-General, Umma Hikima, on Tuesday in Kaduna.

Man arraigned for beating mother-in-law

A 35-year-old man, Seun Okwuyigbo, who police accused of beating and injuring his mother-in-law in the eye was arraigned in an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos on Wednesday.
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Yuletide: NSCDC deploys 2,000 officers in Plateau

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Plateau Command, on Wednesday said it had deployed 2,000 of its men and officers in the state to ensure a crime-free and peaceful Yuletide.