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A South African Airways (SAA) plane is towed at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, January 18, 2020. REUTERS-Rogan Ward-File Photo

Ethiopian Airlines in rescue talks with South African Airways – official

Ethiopian Airlines is in talks over possible involvement in the rescue of flagship carrier South African Airways (SAA), the head of the airline told Reuters on Friday.
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 hold near multi-week lows on demand worries

Oil prices edged up on Thursday, but held near multi-week lows hit overnight after U.S. data showed gasoline demand fell and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic was lagging.
Russia says it is delivering its Avifavir medication against COVID-19 to 15 countries already.

Official: 15 countries purchase Russia’s Avifavir coronavirus medication

Kirill Dmitriev, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which took part in the creation of the remedy, disclosed this to Russia-24 broadcaster in an interview.
The United States on Monday demanded that Russia immediately release U.S. citizen Paul Whelan, after he was sentenced to 16 years in prison for espionage.

US ex-marine will not appeal Russian espionage verdict

“(Paul) Whelan will not appeal. He does not believe in Russian justice,” his lawyer Vladimir Zherebenkov told news agency Interfax.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, wearing a protective suit enters a hall during his visit to the hospital for coronavirus patients in Kommunarka settlement, outside Moscow, Russia, March 24, 2020.

Russia posts another humongous coronavirus number for sixth day

Russia posted yet another mind-boggling 10,699 confirmed cases of coronavirus on Friday.
The office said in a statement that it has discovered videos posted on the VK social network and YouTube, alleging that the coronavirus is a genetically modified biological weapon.

Russia bans online videos about coronavirus origin

The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office, on Wednesday, asked the country’s communications watchdog to block online videos alleging that COVID-19 is a man-made bio-weapon.
Russia registered another humongous number of coronavirus infections Tuesday as its total cases soared passed 155,000.

Coronavirus cases spike for third day in Russia

Russia registered another humongous number of coronavirus infections Tuesday as its total cases soared passed 155,000.
Russia and Turkey have formed an alliance to exploit insolvency of the West in the Libyan crisis to pose as sponsors of a future political solution in the North African country, according to a report by French newspaper Le Monde.

Report: Russia, Turkey emerge political frontrunners in Libya

Russia and Turkey have formed an alliance to exploit insolvency of the West in the Libyan crisis to pose as sponsors of a future political solution in the North African country, according to a report by French newspaper Le Monde.

US troops block Russian soldiers in Syria

U.S. soldiers present in regions under YPG/PKK group’s occupation in Syria, on Saturday stopped Russian soldiers who wanted to reach oil fields.
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Russian government resigns as Vladimir Putin proposes changes

Russia’s government has resigned, a few hours after President Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping constitutional changes that could prolong his stay in power.

Vladimir Putin, Recep Erdogan call for ceasefire in Libya beginning Sunday

Russia and Turkey, two countries on opposing sides of Libya’s civil war, are appealing for a ceasefire in the north African country, beginning from Sunday.
Slovak environmental activist Zuzana Caputova took a step closer to becoming her country's first female president after winning the first round of nationwide elections, signaling a potential sea change for a country that has fallen victim to rampant corruption since it was established in 1993.

Slovakia’s Zuzana Caputova wins first round of presidential race

Slovak environmental activist Zuzana Caputova took a step closer to becoming her country's first female president after winning the first round of nationwide elections, signaling a potential sea change for a country that has fallen victim to rampant corruption since it was established in 1993.
Russian Emergency Situations Ministry employees rescue an 11-month-old baby from the site of an apartment block collapse [TASS via Getty Images]

Rescuers pull baby boy alive from Russian apartment collapse

Rescuers have pulled an infant boy alive from the rubble of an apartment building, some 35 hours after a collapse that has killed at least seven people and left dozens missing.
At least 10 people have been rescued from the rubble [Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations via AP]

Dozens missing after deadly apartment collapse in Russia

Russian rescuers are searching for people still trapped under the rubble of a city apartment block that partly collapsed in a suspected gas blast, killing at least four, according to the RIA news agency.
Russia's relations with the US have soured since Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014 [Alexander Zemlianichenko-AP]

Russia arrests American in Moscow over suspected spying

Russia has arrested an American citizen on suspicion of spying in Moscow, its domestic security service (FSB) has said.
Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini attends a press conference after the "Friends of Cohesion" High Level Meeting at Bratislava castle, in Bratislava on November 29, 2018. (Photo by DIANA CERNAK / AFP)

Slovak PM urges minister who quit over UN migration pact to reconsider

Slovakia's prime minister said on Friday he wants his foreign minister to stay on after Miroslav Lajcak tendered his resignation over Bratislava's rejection of the United Nations migration pact.
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Bulgaria seizes $14.3 million in fake bills

Bulgarian Authorities raided a print shop on Monday that was making counterfeit cash, and seized fake euro and dollar bills worth more than 14.3 million dollars, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.

Russia loses contact with Angolan satellite

Russia has lost contact with Angola’s first national telecoms satellite launched from the Baikonur space pad, its maker said Wednesday — a fresh embarrassment for Moscow’s once proud space industry.

Russia’s Vitaly Mutko leaves World Cup organising role

Vitaly Mutko has stepped down from his role as chief organiser for next summer's World Cup in Russia, two days after temporarily leaving his post as Russian Football Union (RFU) president.

Russia to limit US military observation flights – report

Moscow will limit the scope of US military observation flights over Russia from Jan. 1 next year in retaliation for US curbs on similar Russian flights over the United States, the RIA news agency reported on Wednesday.

Robert Lewandowski urges Bayern Munich to find new striker

Robert Lewandowski has urged Bayern Munich to find a new striker to replace him – when injured – with the Poland hot-shot sidelined for Tuesday’s Champions League match at Celtic.

Pole dies after setting himself on fire in protest

A man who set himself on fire in Warsaw earlier this month has died, Polish media reported Monday, with his family saying he acted in protest against Poland’s rightwing government.

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Chelsea suffered late VAR heartache as they slipped to back-to-back FA Cup final defeats after a 1-0 loss to Leicester City, Youri Tielemans’ second-half strike proving decisive.

Thomas Tuchel reacts as ‘unlucky’ Chelsea suffer back-to-back FA Cup final defeats

Chelsea suffered late VAR heartache as they slipped to back-to-back FA Cup final defeats after a 1-0 loss to Leicester City, Youri Tielemans’ second-half strike proving decisive.
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

Customs official kidnapped in Cross River

A serving Superintendent of Customs, Mba Ukweni Edu has been kidnapped at a river in Cross River State.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor, deputy, others take second dose of coronavirus vaccine

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, on Saturday took the second dose of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at an event at the Government House to flag off the second round of the vaccination in the state.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Nyesom Wike: Southern governors’ ban on open grazing final

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has said the decision of the Southern Governors to ban open grazing is final.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has sent a message of congratulations to Super Eagles’ midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Kelechi Iheanacho on the duo’s triumph with Leicester City over much-fancied Chelsea FC in Saturday’s FA Cup final in England.

NFF congratulates Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho on FA Cup win with Leicester City

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has sent a message of congratulations to Super Eagles’ midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Kelechi Iheanacho on the duo’s triumph with Leicester City over much-fancied Chelsea FC in Saturday’s FA Cup final in England.

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The logo of MTN is pictured in Abuja, Nigeria September 11, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN Nigeria issues N110 billion first telco bond

MTN Nigeria says it has successfully completed the issuance of N110 billion fixed rate bond due in 2028, under its N200 billion bond issuance programme.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest driver as truck loaded with ammunition falls in Anambra

A truck loaded with ammunition on Sunday fell in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed the partnership between Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy as a real threat to their oppositions.

Kelechi Iheanacho battles Jamie Vardy for Leicester City Goal of the Month award

The 24-year-old dominates the nine-goal shortlist as his efforts against West Ham United, West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace are up for the monthly accolade.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos inaugurates classrooms in 20 council areas

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, on Friday in Lagos, said education remained the most veritable tool for wealth creation.
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Nigerian government appoints new coordinator for NG-CARES support unit

The Federal Government has appointed Dr Abdulkarim Obaje, as the National Coordinator, Federal CARES Support Unit, Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES).