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‘Yaya Toure has a lot to offer’ – Henry Abiodun convinced ex-Barcelona star will succeed at FK Akhmat
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‘Yaya Toure has a lot to offer’ – Henry Abiodun convinced ex-Barcelona star will succeed at FK Akhmat

The African football great has been tipped to come good in Russia, having previously worked with great managers during his playing career Yaya Toure will succeed in his coaching role at FK Akhmat, according to coach Henry Abiodun who feels the experience garnered during his active days would count. After leaving his first managerial job at Olimpik Donetsk, the Ivorian was handed a one-year deal that will see him at the Russian Premier League side for the 2021-22 campaign. The four-time African Player of the Year winner is now expected to assist Andrei Talalayev in the dugout at the Akhmat Arena.
Sterling ‘trying’ to justify selection after England winner against Croatia extends unbeaten Wembley record
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Sterling ‘trying’ to justify selection after England winner against Croatia extends unbeaten Wembley record

The Manchester City winger has been out of form at club level in front of goal this season, but says he only seeks to repay the international faith Raheem Sterling says that he remains only "trying" to justify his international selection after scoring the winner in England's Euro 2020 opener against Croatia, in a 1-0 triumph to extend his unbeaten record at Wembley Stadium. The Manchester City forward has arguably struggled to find form at domestic level over the past season, but continued to repay Gareth Southgate's faith in his talents after firing the Three Lions to victory in their Group D clash. It marked Sterling's first goal in a major tournament at the fourth time of asking, having failed to deliver at Brazil 2014, France 2016 and Russia 2018, and speaking after the full-tim...
Castagne Out of Euros with Eye Socket Double Fracture
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Castagne Out of Euros with Eye Socket Double Fracture

Timothy Castagne suffered a double fracture in his eye socket during Belgium's 3-0 win over Russia in their Euro 2020 opener on Saturday, ending his involvement in the tournament. Castagne collided heavily with Daler Kuzyaev in the first half of Saturday evening's game against Russia in St Petersburg. The 25-year-old was forced off after suffering heavy swelling around his eye, and manager Roberto Martinez later confirmed the Leicester defender had suffered a double fracture in his eye socket. "Really bad news, sad to see Timothy Castagne is going to be out of the tournament," Martinez said after the game. "He's had images taken, he's got a double fracture, and now we'll take the necessary treatment." Defender Jan Vertonghen was also forced off early during Saturday's ga...
Lukaku Scores twice as Belgium Ease to Win Over Russia
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Lukaku Scores twice as Belgium Ease to Win Over Russia

Romelu Lukaku kept up his superb scoring form for Belgium with a double as they opened their Euro 2020 account with a 3-0 Group B victory over Russia. Lukaku, stood in an offside position, turned and fired home from Dries Mertens' cross after a touch from Andrei Semyonov ruled him onside in the eyes of the officials in St Petersburg. First-half substitute Thomas Meunier added a cushion for the FIFA top-ranked team, turning home the rebound after Thorgan Hazard's left-wing shot had been turned into his path by Anton Shunin. With two minutes remaining Lukaku added his second - and his 20th in his last 15 competitive internationals - by outpacing defender Igor Diveev from Meunier's pass and beating Shunin with a low finish. Russia had started the better on home soil but flagge...
Mount: Legend Fabregas remembered me at the World Cup!
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Mount: Legend Fabregas remembered me at the World Cup!

The Spain midfielder has won the Euros twice and Mount is out to emulate the player that he grew up watching and then trained with Mason Mount admits to being starstruck after meeting Cesc Fabregas in Russia on a trip to the World Cup in 2018. Chelsea's young midfielder travelled to the tournament, along with Manchester City's Phil Foden and Tottenham's Ryan Sessegnon, with the trio combining their trip with media and commercial activity. Ahead of his first tournament with England, Mount spoke about meeting the former Blues midfielder ahead of a clash with Croatia on Sunday at Wembley Stadium and the impact that moment had on him at the time.
De Bruyne Out for Belgium’s Euro 2020 Opener against Russia
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De Bruyne Out for Belgium’s Euro 2020 Opener against Russia

The Manchester City star is continuing his recovery from a fractured nose and eye socket Belgium have confirmed that Kevin De Bruyne and Axel Witsel will both miss the team's Euro 2020 opener against Russia on Saturday. De Bruyne is still recovering from a fractured nose and eye socket he suffered in the Champions League final with Manchester City, which required a minor operation. Witsel, meanwhile, has been out since January after suffering a torn Achilles with Borussia Dortmund.
‘There are disciplines he has to know’ – Matthaus hopes Sane has learned his lesson after World Cup snub
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‘There are disciplines he has to know’ – Matthaus hopes Sane has learned his lesson after World Cup snub

The Bayern Munich winger missed the tournament in Russia three years ago, but it set to play a key role for his country at Euro 2020 Lothar Matthaus hopes Leroy Sane has learned his lesson from missing out on the World Cup three years ago, after pointing out defensive deficiencies in his game during Germany’s recent friendly with Denmark. Bayern Munich winger Sane was a notable omission from the Germany squad for the 2018 tournament in Russia, although he earned a recall shortly after the tournament and is in their squad for the upcoming European Championship. Former Germany captain Matthaus is a huge admirer of the former Manchester City player’s talents, but questions whether he has the positional discipline to be reliable at international level.
Shehu Sani Faults Buhari’s Request To Relocate AFRICOM HQs To Africa
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Shehu Sani Faults Buhari’s Request To Relocate AFRICOM HQs To Africa

Over Six decades since Independence, African countries should purposefully work together to confront & address their security challenges,while honorably seeking foreign technical assistance. The call for the US to relocate its @USAfricaCommand HQ to Africa is unconscionable. Once the US relocates their HQ to Africa, Russia, China, Iran, Saudia, Israel and co would follow suit with establishing their Commands HQs, and then Africa will be militarily Balkanized; then we either become like Korea or like Syria. The President call for World powers military HQ on African Soil is an open invitation for recolonization of Africa. Its easier to tell and get them to come and when they come,it’s impossible to tell and get them to go out. Senator Shehu Sani
Russia says Navalny to be transferred to prison hospital
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Russia says Navalny to be transferred to prison hospital

Russia's prison service said Monday that hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny would be transferred to a hospital for inmates, but deemed his condition to be "satisfactory". The prominent opposition leader announced the protest three weeks ago in a bid to receive proper medical attention as his health deteriorated in a prison colony outside Moscow. He was thrown behind bars in February for more than two years on old embezzlement charges, just weeks after he returned to Moscow from Germany where he had been recuperating from a near-fatal poisoning attack. The prison service said in a statement that a group of doctors had "made a decision to transfer A. Navalny to hospital for convicts located on the territory of Penal Colony No 3." "At present, A. Navalny's medical c...
Why I Returned To Kano Pillars – Ahmed Musa
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Why I Returned To Kano Pillars – Ahmed Musa

Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa has disclosed why he decided to rejoin his former club Kano Pillars. On Tuesday Kano Pillars confirmed that Musa has rejoined them having signed a deal until the end of the season. Musa’s agreement includes a clause that allows him to leave when and if he can find a club in Europe. He joins as an Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) elite player with the aim of boosting their image as well as helping Musa maintain his fitness as he continues his search for a European club. The 28-year-old, who is a free agent since leaving Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr in October, had received offers from England, Russia and Turkey. Speaking on the move, the former Leicester, CSKA forward told BBC Sport Africa “Anything that improves the image of Nige...
World Powers Want To Destroy Nigeria – Ex CBN Deputy Governor, Mailafia
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World Powers Want To Destroy Nigeria – Ex CBN Deputy Governor, Mailafia

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, Wednesday accused world powers of trying to destroy the country. In today’s international system, the four great powers according to Wikipedia, include, United States (US), Russia, China and the European Union. However, while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ programme, Mailafia opined that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is the worst Nigeria has ever experienced. Comparing Buhari’s administration to Abacha’s, Mailafia averred: “This is totally unprecedented. This is the worst time ever in the history of Nigeria. You can’t even compare with Abacha’s time; Abacha’s time was a golden era compare with what is happening. You think Abacha would have tolerated all these? You c...
Russia Says It Is Ready To Cut Ties With The European Union
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Russia Says It Is Ready To Cut Ties With The European Union

Russia has said it is ready to cut ties with the European Union, according to a fragment of an interview published on Russia’s foreign ministry website Friday morning. The comments mark yet another escalation in tensions between the two sides. When asked if Russia was heading for a break with the European Union, Russia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov said: “We proceed from the fact that we are ready (for that). In the event that we again see sanctions imposed in some sectors that create risks for our economy, including in the most sensitive spheres,” according to a translation of the comments by Reuters. “We don’t want to isolate ourselves from global life, but we have to be ready for that. If you want peace then prepare for war,” Lavrov added. Neither the Russian for...
Russian Man Discovers Wife Faked Pregnancy, Death Of Twins, Finds Dolls In Grave
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Russian Man Discovers Wife Faked Pregnancy, Death Of Twins, Finds Dolls In Grave

This is the astonishing moment a dad claims he found Dolls wrapped in cloth at a funeral after his wife faked her pregnancy and the death of their twins. The bizarre story has emerged from Russia, where cops and city officials are trying to unravel the truth. Daud Daudov, 33, went to officials to lodge a complaint after finding dolls instead of the remains of his babies at the funeral of his children in Dagestan. He was distressed upon discovering two plastic dolls in dresses and nappies, hidden in shrouds, it's been reported across Russia media, including EN24 News. The angry man went to the police and claimed that two of his children had died shortly after being born in Stavropol, but that he was unable to bury them because they'd been replaced with dolls. Daudov believe...
Black Lives Matter Movement Nominated For Nobel Peace Price
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Black Lives Matter Movement Nominated For Nobel Peace Price

The Black Lives Matter movement has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel peace prize for the way its call for systemic change has spread around the world. In his nomination papers, the Norwegian MP Petter Eide said the movement had forced countries outside the US to grapple with racism within their own societies. “I find that one of the key challenges we have seen in America, but also in Europe and Asia, is the kind of increasing conflict based on inequality,” Eide said. “Black Lives Matter has become a very important worldwide movement to fight racial injustice. “They have had a tremendous achievement in raising global awareness and consciousness about racial injustice Eide, who has previously nominated human rights activists from Russia and China for the prize, said one othe...
Nigeria Beats Russia, Vietnam, Others To Win Miss Heritage Global Pageant Hosting Rights
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Nigeria Beats Russia, Vietnam, Others To Win Miss Heritage Global Pageant Hosting Rights

Nigeria has won this year’s rights to host the 9th edition of Miss Heritage Global. It is a platform to showcase its culture to the world. Briefing newsmen in Abuja, President, Entertainment Economic Africa Group, Musa Ibrahim Mantu, hailed the Federal Ministries of Communications and Digital Economy; Information, Culture and Tourism; Industry, Trade and Investments; Special Duties and the National Lottery Trust Fund for partnering with his group to host the event. He said Nigeria was able to secure the hosting rights in spite of fierce lobbying by countries like Vietnam, Russia and others who saw the economic potentials in hosting such a large event. “This event is a 10-day event starting from 30th September when the Economic Summit will take place, then meetings with ambas...
Ozil rules out return to German national team & has no plans for Bundesliga homecoming
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Ozil rules out return to German national team & has no plans for Bundesliga homecoming

The midfielder confirmed he won't be going back on his decision to retire from international football after being unveiled at Fenerbahce Mesut Ozil has ruled out a return to the German national team, while insisting that he has no plans for a Bundesliga homecoming in the future. Ozil racked up 94 caps for Germany between 2009 and 2018, scoring 23 goals and laying on 43 assists while also getting his hands on the World Cup. The midfielder played a key role in Die Mannschaft's run to glory at the 2014 finals in Brazil, but was unable to help Joachim Low's side defend their title four years later in Russia.  
EU, US Call on Russia to Immediately Release Alexei Navalny and Protesters
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EU, US Call on Russia to Immediately Release Alexei Navalny and Protesters

Foreign Ministers of the European Union are meeting in Brussels Monday to debate the response of the 27-nation bloc to Russia's arrest of opposition leader and Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and the police crackdown on pro-Navalny demonstrators, as pressure grows to impose sanctions on the Kremlin. Arriving for the meeting, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said that the most recent "wave of detention is something that worries us a lot, as well as the detention of Mr. Navalny." German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that "everyone in Russia has the right to express their opinion and to demonstrate" under the Russian constitution. "The principles of the rule of law must apply there, too," Maas added, "Russia has always committed itself to that." Speaking to France-Inter rad...
Woman gives birth to baby girl fathered by her stepson
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Woman gives birth to baby girl fathered by her stepson

A weight-loss influencer who traded in her husband for her stepson has announced the birth of their first child together. Marina Balmasheva, 35, from Russia, married her new husband Vladimir 'Vova' Shavyrin, now 21, ahead of welcoming their baby girl, who has not yet been named. The Russian blogger - with more than half a million followers on Instagram - has known Vladimir since he was seven after previously being married to his father Alexey Shavyrin, 45, who now cares for their five adopted children. She divorced Alexey after 10 years together and he has previously accused her of seducing his son when he came home on holiday from university. Marina and Vladimir's little girl was born yesterday in the maternity hospital in Krasnodar, weighing slightly over 8lbs. Her new...
Kremlin critic Navalny vows to return to Russia on Sunday
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Kremlin critic Navalny vows to return to Russia on Sunday

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny said on Wednesday he plans to return to Russia on Sunday from Germany, where he has been recovering from a poisoning attack, despite facing a threat of jail. The 44-year-old Kremlin critic wrote on Instagram that he had booked a flight that will arrive in Moscow on 17 January. "There was never any question of 'returning or not' for me. Simply because I didn't leave. I ended up in Germany... for one reason: they tried to kill me," the anti-graft campaigner wrote on Instagram. Navalny has been in Germany since late August after he fell violently ill on a flight from Siberia to Moscow and was hospitalised in the city of Omsk. He was then flown out to Berlin in an induced coma. Western experts concluded that Navalny was poisoned using the Soviet-des...
US Electoral System Does Not Meet Democratic Standards – Russia
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US Electoral System Does Not Meet Democratic Standards – Russia

Russia said Thursday that an “ archaic” US electoral system that does not meet democratic standards and the politicisation of the media were to blame for American divisions and unrest in Washington . Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump was “ an internal US affair” but that blame rested with the US system . “ The electoral system in the United States is archaic, it does not meed modern democratic standards , creating opportunities for numerous violations , and the American media have become an instrument of political struggle, ” Zakharova told Russian news agencies . “ This is largely the reason for the split in society now observed in the United States .”
Recession: Nigeria’s Economy Doing Well Compared To Others – Lai Mohammed
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Recession: Nigeria’s Economy Doing Well Compared To Others – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the Nigerian economy is doing well compared to the economies of South Africa, Russia and other countries in recession. He said the recession is inevitable due to the global collapse in oil prices occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic. The minister spoke Wednesday on NTA Good Morning Nigeria Show monitored by The PUNCH. The PUNCH had reported that amid a rising debt profile, inflation and unemployment, the Nigerian economy shrank again in the third quarter of this year. This year’s recession is the worst in 36 years as data obtained from the World Bank indicated that the country’s Gross Domestic Product dropped by 10.92 per cent in 1983 and 1.2 per cent in 1984. The National Bureau of Statistics, in its report for t...
Russian Female Powerlifter Asked To Prove Gender Before Boarding A Plane
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Russian Female Powerlifter Asked To Prove Gender Before Boarding A Plane

Anna Turaeva, a champion powerlifter from Russia, recently shared a shocking story of how she was stopped by airport security and asked private questions to prove that she really was a woman. 42-year-old Turaeva, a six-time world powerlifting champion and eight-time European powerlifting champion, described the experience of being prevented from boarding a plane from St Petersburg to her home city of Krasnodar as humiliating. The Russian athlete said that security staff believed she was actually a man posing as a woman and asked her all sorts of private and intimate question in order to establish her gender. Anna Turaeva’s appearance has indeed become very masculine after years of bodybuilding and powerlifting training, but she considers herself 100% female and tried explainin...
Ex-chelsea Defender, Branislav Ivanovic Returns To Premier League With West Brom
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Ex-chelsea Defender, Branislav Ivanovic Returns To Premier League With West Brom

Branislav Ivanovic has sealed a return to the Premier League after signing a one-year contract with West Brom. The 36-year-old left Chelsea in February 2017 and has spent the last three-and-a-half years in Russia with Zenit Saint Petersburg. Ivanovic becomes Slaven Bilic's sixth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Grady Diangana, Matheus Pereira, Cedric Kipre, David Button and Callum Robinson. The Serbian defender spent nine years at Chelsea between 2008-2017, winning 10 major trophies which included the 2012 Champions League. Bilic said after West Brom's opening game 3-0 defeat to Leicester that Ivanovic's signing was almost done and the club have now confirmed it. Ivanovic, who can play at right-back or centre-back, was a free agent after leaving Zenit foll...
FG Receives Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine
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FG Receives Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has received samples of Russia’s COVID-19 from Russia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin. In a statement by the Ministry’s Director of Information, Media, and Public Relations, Olujimi Oyetomi, the Russian envoy made the delivery during a visit to the ministry in Abuja. Recall that the World Health Organisation, WHO, had said it would review the effectiveness of the vaccine when Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, said they had approved a vaccine offering “sustainable immunity”. Meanwhile, according to the Ministry of Health’s statement entitled ‘Russian Federation Ambassador to Nigeria, H.E. Alexey L. Shebarshin on courtesy visit to Nigeria’s Health Ministers, Russian-made COVID-19 Vaccine finally here’, Ehanire “quickly referred” t...
Modric: Zidane told me that I could win Ballon d’Or one day!
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Modric: Zidane told me that I could win Ballon d’Or one day!

  The Los Blancos playmaker revealed his manager gave him the confidence to win football's biggest individual honour Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane told Luka Modric he was a player capable of winning the Ballon d'Or, giving the Croatian confidence to go on and win the award. Zidane provided the inspiration to Modric when he was appointed Los Blancos coach in 2016 and the midfield star went on to lift the famous individual award at the end of 2018. In that year, Modric was part of the Madrid team to win a third successive Champions League, while also spearheading Croatia to a first-ever World Cup final in Russia.
Snake Pulled From A Russian Woman’s Throat After It Crawled In While She Slept
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Snake Pulled From A Russian Woman’s Throat After It Crawled In While She Slept

The harrowing video shows stunned medics frantically remove the creature after it crawled in when the woman fell asleep in her garden The is the petrifying moment a huge snake was pulled from a woman's throat after it crawled inside her while she was sleeping. The young Russian decided to go to hospital after suddenly feeling unwell. She had fallen asleep in the garden of her home in Dagestan, Russia, and woke up to terrible pains in her stomach. Little did she know at the time that the 4ft reptile had slithered inside her through her mouth. Medics had no idea what had happened and she was put under general anaesthetic as doctors got down to work. They only discovered what was wrong when they found the snake moving around - and eventually managed to prise it from her. The...
Russia Approves COVID-19 Vaccine, Putin’s Daughter Vaccinated
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Russia Approves COVID-19 Vaccine, Putin’s Daughter Vaccinated

Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday morning that Russia has registered the world's first vaccine against coronavirus. He says the vaccine is effective in forming immunity against the deadly pathogen which has spread globally. “As far as I know, a vaccine against the coronavirus infection has been registered this morning (in Russia) for the first time in the world,” the President told members of the government. “I thank everyone who worked on the vaccine - it’s a very important moment for the whole world. Putin insisted that vaccination in Russia should only be carried out on a voluntary basis, with nobody forced to accept immunization. He also revealed that one of his daughters has already been vaccinated. With over 700,000 deaths attributed to the pandemic and over 20 millio...
U.S. 2020: China Interfering Against Trump, Russia Against Biden
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U.S. 2020: China Interfering Against Trump, Russia Against Biden

The United States National Counterintelligence and Security Centre has alleged that China, Russia and Iran were interfering in the 2020 electoral process. Director of the centre, Willian Evavina, said in a statement that the findings were part of a report on foreign election interference released on Friday. Mr Evavina alleged that while China was working against the re-election bid of President Donald Trump, Russia was targeting the Democratic Party’s candidate and former Vice President, Mr Joe Biden. He did not specify Iran’s target or preference, but noted that Russia and Iran were engaged in disinformation campaigns. The report comes barely three weeks after Mr Biden said he received a security briefing on plans by the Russians to interfere in the November 3 elections a...
Russia become the first country to have completed clinical trials of a Covid-19 vaccine
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Russia become the first country to have completed clinical trials of a Covid-19 vaccine

Russia has become the first country to have completed clinical trials of a Covid-19 vaccine, after Sechenov University said that it had concluded its study. The research has been completed and it proved that the vaccine is safe & effective. Russia had 20 people volunteered for the injection. After given the shot, the volunteers were asked to quarantine in the hospital for 28 days. The vaccine tests performed on volunteers showed that they were developing immunity to the coronavirus. BRICS Countries should be the first to get the #coronavaccine. The Vaccine still has to go for another phase of trials & we trust President Putin will speed the process to save lives. After this the World should unite to build an Open Economy.
Vladmir Putin says Russia emerging from coronavirus crisis with ‘minimal losses’
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Vladmir Putin says Russia emerging from coronavirus crisis with ‘minimal losses’

President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is emerging from the coronavirus crisis with minimal losses, having handled it better than the United States where party political interests got in the way. With 528,964 confirmed cases, Russia has the third-highest number of infections after Brazil and the United States. However, its official death toll stands at 6,948, much lower than in many other countries, including the United States which has had over 115,000 deaths. The veracity of Russian statistics has been called into question. Speaking on state TV, Putin said: We are working rather smoothly and emerging from this situation with the coronavirus confidently and, with minimal losses… But in the (United) States that is not happening. Russia’s political system had handled...
Oil Production: $4 Per Barrel In Saudi Arabia, $3 In Russia, $21.2 In Nigeria
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Oil Production: $4 Per Barrel In Saudi Arabia, $3 In Russia, $21.2 In Nigeria

The leadership of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), yesterday, came under fire in Senate, over high cost of oil production, resulting in a marginal profit of just $3 per barrel for the country. This is coming amidst protests from senators against the $3 marginal profit being made on a barrel by the Corporation, rhey called on the Federal Government to get the nation’s economy diversified as quickly as possible. Information on the high cost of oil production which is $21.2 per barrel , almost equaling $25 per barrel oil price benchmark fixed for the N10.509 trillion 2020 revised budget , came to the fore when officials of the Corporation appeared before the Senate Committee on Finance. Trouble started when its Chief Operating Officer (Upstream), Yemi Adetunji ...
Nigerian Student Talks About Life In Russia, Racism And What Life Is Like In Russia
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Nigerian Student Talks About Life In Russia, Racism And What Life Is Like In Russia

Nigerian student Florence talks about her life as a black girl living in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In the video she talks about life in Russia for blacks, why she choose Russia and a glimpse of how Russian student dormitory and student life looks like. According to Florence, the only challenge she faces in Russia as a black girl is the language barrier. People are nice and friendly and she feels safe everywhere she goes in Russia. She also talked about how the uniqueness of most times being the only black girl around has many perks instead of disadvantages. She went on to take us around her dormitory and show us how a Russian student dormitory looks like.  
Confirmed Coronavirus Cases hit 5 Million Worldwide
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Confirmed Coronavirus Cases hit 5 Million Worldwide

  The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has crossed 5 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. As of Thursday morning, 5,100,895 cases have been confirmed, 329,895 people have died, while 2,033,488 people worldwide have recorded. The United States remains the country most impacted by the pandemic, with more than 1.5 million cases and at least 93,400 deaths. Russia, and Brazil are the two other countries with the highest number of confirmed cases. Russia has almost 309,000 confirmed infections and 2,972 people have died with COVID-19, while Brazil has nearly 292,000 recorded cases and a much higher death toll, at 18,859.
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Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Passes 300,000 Milestone

The total number of coronavirus cases in Russia, already the second highest in the world, has passed 300,000. 8,764 new novel coronavirus infections reported on Wednesday took the nationwide total to 308,705. The daily increase was the lowest since May 1, however. Dr. Melita Vujnovich, the WHO’s Russia representative, said that she believed the situation in the country had entered a stabilisation phase, the TASS news agency cited her as saying. Only the United States has reported more cases than Russia, though the Russian death rate remains much lower than many other countries, something that has been questioned by some critics and relatives of those who have died. Russia says the way it counts deaths is more accurate than others however and has defended its approach. Th...
Benatia full of praise for ‘impeccable’ new Morocco captain Saiss
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Benatia full of praise for ‘impeccable’ new Morocco captain Saiss

The 33-year-old has tipped the new Atlas Lions skipper for greatness Medhi Benatia has described new Morocco captain Romain Saiss as "impeccable". The 30-year-old Wolverhampton Wanderers defender was named the new Atlas Lions captain upon Benatia's retirement from the national team. Benatia decided to call time on his international career after last year's Africa Cup of Nations outing in Egypt in which the North Africans suffered a humiliating penalty shootout loss to Benin Republic in the Round of 16. Saiss has been capped 41 times for Morocco and played at the 2017 and 2019 Afcons as well as the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
‘Torreira would love to return to Italy’ – Arsenal midfielder’s agent drops Gunners exit hint
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‘Torreira would love to return to Italy’ – Arsenal midfielder’s agent drops Gunners exit hint

Pablo Bentancur admits that the Uruguayan is still keen on heading back to Serie A, where he has previously starred for Sampdoria Lucas Torreira has seen his future at Arsenal called into question on a regular basis, and the Uruguayan’s agent admits that a return to Italy is still being longed for. The combative 24-year-old swapped life in Serie A with Sampdoria for that in the Premier League during the summer of 2018. Arsenal put a deal in place prior to the World Cup finals in Russia and saw the South American catch the eye for his country.
Teenage Girls Who Were Raped And Robbed During Russia’s Lockdown Threatened With Fines For Breaking COVID-19 Restrictions
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Teenage Girls Who Were Raped And Robbed During Russia’s Lockdown Threatened With Fines For Breaking COVID-19 Restrictions

Two teenage girls who were sexually attacked and robbed while they were out for a walk during Russia’s lockdown were threatened with fines for breaking Coronavirus restrictions. The two friends, aged 17 and 18, were reportedly attacked in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk last month when residents were banned from going outside in a bid to stop the spread of the deadly virus. Police sources told local outlet Tayga that one of the teenagers had been raped while the other was subjected to ‘violent acts of a sexual nature’. They also had their jewellery and phones taken. After the attack, the girls reported the matter to police who have since arrested a 55-year-old man who was in possession of their stolen items. A criminal inquiry has been opened against the suspect, who is un...
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Russian Coronavirus Cases Shoot Over 200,000

Russian coronavirus cases continued their upward trajectory on Sunday as another 11,012 new infections were recorded. This took the nationwide tally to 209,688. It was the eight day in a row that the country registered over 10,000 cases. Russia’s coronavirus taskforce said 88 people had died in the past day. This also pushed the national death toll to 1,915. Russian coronavirus cases last week overtook French and German infections. The country now has the fifth highest number of cases in the world.
Russia reports more than 10,000 new virus infections
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Russia reports more than 10,000 new virus infections

Russia on Sunday registered more than 10,600 new coronavirus infections, marking a fresh one-day record increase. New infections jumped by 10,633 to 134,687 cases, Russian authorities said. Russia is now the European country registering the most new infections. But the official fatality rate is low in comparison to countries like Italy, Spain and the United States. Fifty eight people died over the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 1,280. Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin has said the Russian capital, which has emerged as the epicentre of the contagion, was not yet past the peak of the outbreak. Moscow recorded 5,948 new cases, bringing the capital’s total to 68,606. President Vladimir Putin has said the situation remains “very difficult.” Despite the steady...
Lukaku Explains how Drogba & Anelka Made him a Star
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Lukaku Explains how Drogba & Anelka Made him a Star

The Belgium international was disappointed with a third-place finish at the 2018 showpiece in Russia, but has continued to enhance his reputation Romelu Lukaku credits former Chelsea team-mates Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka with helping to turn him into the fearsome frontman he is today, with the Belgian learning from two of the best. The Blues bought into the potential of a precocious talent when luring him away from Anderlecht in 2011. Lukaku would see limited opportunities in west London, with no goals recorded through 15 appearances, but important lessons were taken in while with the Blues. Experienced heads such as Drogba and Anelka sat ahead of him in the pecking order, with the Ivorian and French frontmen setting an important example for a young colleague to follow....
Russia Extends Lock Down Over Shortage Of PPE
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Russia Extends Lock Down Over Shortage Of PPE

The Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that the country medical sector are short of personal protective equipment (PPE) to combat the corona virus in the country despite the announcement of increase in production and imports. The president had urged that the peak of the pandemic rate ad not been recorded in the country, stating that all citizens must be watchful. Russia remain in lockdown in a bid to curb the pandemic until 11th May. “Compared to before, [we’re producing] a lot. But compared what we need, it’s still not enough,” Putin said.
We Did Not Collect Bribe To Host World Cup In 2018, Russia Said
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We Did Not Collect Bribe To Host World Cup In 2018, Russia Said

Bribery Charges by FIFA , which they tagged as ‘Conspiracy theory’ Russia have denied the fact that they were favoured in a bid to host world Cup. An indictment in the US District Court filed this week gave details of alleged bribes paid to top FIFA officials to vote for Russia and Qatar to the host the football tournaments in 2018 and 2022 respectively Prosecutor affirm that Jack Warner of Trinidad and Tobago were given $5million in bribes to vote Russia to host in 2018. The money allegedly came from 10 different shell companies including entities in Cyprus and the British Virgin Islands, passing through accounts in the United States. Russia denied outrightly that they did not bribe any official in 2018 in a quest to host world Cup “Russia received the rights to host the W...
Saudi Arabia Gets Physical With Russia In Underground Oil Bout
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Saudi Arabia Gets Physical With Russia In Underground Oil Bout

Behind a Saudi-Russian truce to stabilise oil markets with a record output cut, market players are seeing the two production heavyweights still trading blows in the physical market. It is here, rather than in the world of futures prices, that a long-standing battle for market share carries on, particularly in Asia, shipping data analysed on Monday by Reuters shows. The rivals said last week they were ready to take measures if necessary to balance the market by cutting combined output with other OPEC+ members from May. “Beyond the cooperative statements the fight is still going on,” a source at a trading firm told Reuters, adding that Saudi Arabia’s official selling prices (OSPs) signalled that the kingdom was targeting the Asian market, where demand remains relatively resilien...
Russia Quarantines Thousands Of Troops After Calling Off Red Square Parade
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Russia Quarantines Thousands Of Troops After Calling Off Red Square Parade

Russia’s ministry of defence said on Monday it had ordered thousands of troops into a two-week quarantine after a vast Red Square military parade in Moscow they had been rehearsing for was called off because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Up to 15,000 troops were due to parade alongside military hardware on May 9 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s World War Two victory, an event the Kremlin hoped would showcase Russia’s military and diplomatic clout. But a sombre President Vladimir Putin was forced to push back the commemorations last week to a later, unspecified date. Putin said the Victory Day events, including the parade he personally oversees from a raised stand every year, were “sacred” to Russians, but that the coronavirus outbreak in Russia meant the...
Russia Records Daily Rise In Coronavirus Cases
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Russia Records Daily Rise In Coronavirus Cases

Russia on Sunday reported a record rise of 6,060 new coronavirus cases over the previous 24 hours, bringing its nationwide tally to 42,853, the Russian coronavirus crisis response center said. The number of coronavirus cases in Russia began rising sharply this month, although it had reported far fewer infections than many western European countries in the outbreak’s early stages.
Russia Reports 3,448 New Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus
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Russia Reports 3,448 New Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus

Health authorities in Russia reported 3,448 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, up from 3,388 a day earlier, bringing the overall number of cases in the country 27,938, Reuters reports. Thirty-four people died in the last 24 hours, which took the national coronavirus death toll to 232, the Russian coronavirus crisis response centre said. The latest figures came as the Kremlin said it would accept a “kind offer” by Donald Trump to ship ventilators from the US if Russia felt it needed them. Russia shipped ventilators and protective gear this month to the US after a phone call between Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Trump told Putin in a recent phone call that the United States could reciprocate as it begins to produce more ventilators,...
Super Eagles’ 2018 Attire Nominated Among World All-time Iconic Football Shirts
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Super Eagles’ 2018 Attire Nominated Among World All-time Iconic Football Shirts

Nigeria’s home shirt at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has been nominated among the 20 all-time iconic football shirts by the BBC. The West Africans took the world by storm with the release of the new shirt ahead of the 2018 World Cup. Fans queued for hours outside Nike’s flagship store in London to get their hands on one, and with three million pre-orders of the replica shirts, they sold almost immediately after they were released. The 2002 sleeveless attire of the Indominatable Lions of Cameroon, which was later banned by FIFA also made the list. Voting opened on Wednesday for visitors to the BBC sports website to choose the best of the 20 shirts. The shortlists are England 1966: We start with the long-sleeved red Umbro shirt in which England beat West Germany...
Galaktionov says Crystal Palace target Chalov can be happy with season form
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Galaktionov says Crystal Palace target Chalov can be happy with season form

Russia youth coach Mikhail Galaktionov has no doubts about the quality of CSKA Moscow striker Fedor Chalov. Chalov saw a move to Crystal Palace blocked by CSKA last year, though the Eagles remain keen ahead of the summer market. Asked if he believed the situation affected Chalov mentally, Galaktionov insisted: "I am absolutely convinced no. "In personal communication, he is absolutely fine. In the national team and the club there are no questions for him, as far as I know. "We need to consider his game in a different plane: how he opens, acts effectively or not, whether he and the team create goal chances..." This season, Chalov has played 31 matches for CSKA, scored 6 goals and produced 5 assists
Russia Built ₦42Billion Hospital For COVID-19 Patients In One Month (Photos)
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Russia Built ₦42Billion Hospital For COVID-19 Patients In One Month (Photos)

Russia is preparing to open a brand new emergency coronavirus hospital built from scratch in less than one month. These first pictures show the wards at the new £92million clinic in Moscow which in recent days has seen 10,000-plus construction workers deployed round the clock. Pictured: Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin, flanked by construction workers, inspects the building site of the £92million facility Pictured: Wards at Moscow's new £92million hospital complex which has seen over 10,000 construction workers deployed there in recent days. Intensive care room at the new Moscow hospital complex. The facility is the largest of 18 new medical spaces being built across the country, and the only one not being built by the Russian armed forces. In this file phot...
Look At The Man That Invented The Popular Ak-47 Rifle And What “47” Means
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Look At The Man That Invented The Popular Ak-47 Rifle And What “47” Means

“Ak 47 is a weapon of defence and not for offence”- Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov Kalashnikov was a Russian lieutenant General, inventor, military engineer, writer and a small area designer. He is most famous for developing the Ak-47 assault rifle and it’s improvement, the AKM and AK 74 as well as the PK machine and RPK light Machine. He was a self taught thinker who combine mechanical skills with the study of weaponry to design arms that achieved battlefield ubiquity. The Ak-47 officially known as Avtomat Kalashnikov was developed in Russia. “47” refers to the year it was finished. Design works on the Ak-47 began in 1945. In 1946, the Ak-47 was presented for official military trials. In 1948, the fixed stock version of Ak-47 was introduced into active service and was t...

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