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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned of "the most serious consequences" over splits in the Orthodox church after Ukraine was granted the right to form an independent church, enraging Russia.
The Orthodox Church in Ukraine is split between the largest branch whose clerics pledge loyalty to the head of the Russian church, Patriarch Kirill, and one that is overseen by Kiev-based Patriarch Filaret.
The Islamic State (ISIS) group has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on churchgoers in Russia’s predominantly Muslim Dagestan region less than 24 hours after the incident occurred.
Russian President Vladimir Putin along with millions of Orthodox believers braved freezing temperatures to take a barechested plunge into icy water in a traditional ritual marking the baptism of Jesus.
Russia and the Vatican have disagreed with the decision of President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to relocate the US Embassy from Tel Aviv, Alexander Avdeyev, the Russian ambassador to the Vatican City has said.
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said on Tuesday that there was “positive momentum” behind the idea of Pope Francis visiting Russia, but suggested there was more work to be done if it were to happen.
The Benue State House of Assembly, on Thursday, elected principal officers who will steer the affairs of the House in the next four years.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday expressed concern over what it called the errant use of Point of Sale (POS) machines in the country.
Brazilian police said on Thursday they had filed a defamation suit against the woman who has accused football star Neymar of rape after she insinuated the force was corrupt.
Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party currently are holding a meeting to strategise on who will be the minority leaders, minority whips and Chairman, PDP Caucus of the National Assembly.
Sudan’s ex-president Omar al-Bashir was on Thursday formally charged with corruption, following the completion of an investigation by state prosecutors.
Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court Abuja, on Thursday, granted DAAR Communications and the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) leave to settle their dispute out of court.
Sudanese police fired tear gas Sunday at protesters taking part in the first day of a civil disobedience campaign, called in the wake of a deadly crackdown on demonstrators.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has released another 15,490 results of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME.
Nigeria overtook Indonesia in global piracy incidents in the maritime sector, accounting for one out of every four reported cases in 2018, according to the latest report by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, a global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of Allianz Group.
Three–time champions Nigeria have a full house in Asaba, Delta State, ahead of Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations send-forth friendly against the Warriors of Zimbabwe, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.