Ukraine set to boycott competitions involving Russia as UEFA lifts U-17 ban

September 27, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Ukraine has said it will not play in tournaments involving Russian teams after soccer European governing body, UEFA, announced plans to reinstate Russia’s Under-17 sides to European competitions. In a statement released late on Tuesday, the Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF) urged UEFA to reconsider its decision and urged other countries not to play against Russian teams. UEFA decided after Read More

Breaking: Wagner Chief feared dead as Russian plane crashes

August 23, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin was on the passenger list of a jet which crashed killing all on board, Russia’s civil aviation authority has said. Earlier, Wagner-linked Telegram channel Grey Zone reported the Embraer aircraft was shot down by air defences in the Tver region, north of Moscow. The private jet, which was flying from Moscow to St Petersburg, was carrying Read More

US slams sanctions on African firms funding Wagner operations

June 29, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The United States took aim at Russia’s Wagner Group and imposed sanctions on Tuesday on companies it accused of engaging in illicit gold dealings to fund the mercenary force. The U.S. Treasury Department in a statement said it slapped sanctions on four companies in the United Arab Emirates, Central African Republic and Russia it accused of being connected to the Read More

Russia launches fresh missile attacks on Ukraine cities

May 1, 2023 Admin III 0

Russia has launched a series of missiles at Ukrainian cities in the second pre-dawn attack in three days. Pavlohrad, a logistics hub near the central city of Dnipro, was hit ahead of a much-anticipated counter-offensive by Ukraine. The strike sparked a major fire, destroyed dozens of houses, and wounded 34 people. Hours later, the air raid alert sounded across the Read More

Turkey approves Finland Nato membership bid

March 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Finland will become the 31st member of Nato after Turkey’s parliament voted to approve its application. Turkey had delayed Finland’s bid to join the West’s defensive alliance for months – complaining the Nordic nation was supporting “terrorists”. Sweden, which applied to join Nato at the same time last May, is still being blocked by Ankara over similar complaints. Any Nato Read More

Breaking: Russia detains US Journalist for ‘spying’

March 30, 2023 Admin III 0

A US journalist working for The Wall Street Journal has been detained in Russia on suspicion of espionage, the FSB security service says. Evan Gershkovich, an experienced Russia reporter, was working in Yekaterinburg at the time of his detention. The Wall Street Journal said it was “deeply concerned” for his safety and vehemently denied the allegations against him. The Kremlin Read More

Anxiety as Russia fires missiles towards Japan

March 28, 2023 Admin III 0

Russia’s Pacific Fleet fired a pair of supersonic missiles at a mock target in waters off Japan’s coast on Tuesday morning, the Russian Ministry of Defense said. “A team of two missile boats carried out a joint missile strike against a sea shield simulating a simulated enemy warship,” the ministry said in a Telegram post. “The target was successfully engaged Read More

‘War crimes’: Russia dares ICC over ‘planned arrest of Putin’

March 23, 2023 Admin III 0

Any attempt to arrest President Vladimir Putin after the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a warrant for the Kremlin chief would amount to a declaration of war against Russia, his ally Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday. The ICC issued an arrest warrant on Friday, accusing Putin of the war crime of illegally deporting hundreds of children from Ukraine. It said Read More

China’s President heads to Russia, sets up meeting with Putin

March 17, 2023 Admin III 0

Chinese president Xi Jinping will embark on a three-day trip to Moscow in an apparent show of support for Vladimir Putin. The rumoured trip was officially confirmed on Friday by China’s foreign affairs ministry. Russia said the Chinese president is visiting at the invitation of Mr Putin.  The Kremlin said that Mr Putin would have a one-to-one meeting with his Read More

Russia-Ukraine war: One year on, no clear path to peace

February 24, 2023 Olalekan A. Babatunde 0

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters one year on February 24, it is clear from all indications that the conflict will not end soon. This does not augur well considering the enormous loss of lives, destruction of property and infrastructure on both sides, displacement of Ukrainians majorly across Europe, and of course, the disruption and heavy toll in which the war Read More

Breaking: Minister confirmed dead as helicopter crashes

January 18, 2023 Admin III 0

Up to 16 people have perished after helicopter crashed in a Kyiv suburb in Ukraine. Ukraine’s interior minister and his two deputies, were among who died on Wednesday January 18, 2023. Nine of those killed were aboard the emergency services helicopter that crashed in Brovary, Kyiv’s eastern suburb, according to Ihor Klymenko, chief of Ukraine’s National Police. A total of Read More

Russia invasion: US releases $2.8bn military assistance to Ukraine

January 7, 2023 Admin III 0

As crisis between Russia and Ukraine take another shape, the United States has announced the released of a new $2.85 billion military assistance to Ukraine. Announcing the releases of the military aid the Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday, said the aid will include “Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, artillery systems, armored personnel carriers, surface-to-air missiles, ammunition, and other items to Read More

2023: Ukraine hits Honours list as World rings in New Year

December 31, 2022 BBC 0

A number of people have been recognised in this year’s New Year Honours list, including some who worked on the UK’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. They include senior diplomats Melinda Simmons, ambassador in Kyiv, and Deborah Bronnert, ambassador in Moscow, who were awarded damehoods. The UK started withdrawing some embassy staff from Kyiv in January, shortly before the Read More

VIDEO: Atlast, Putin preaches negotiation over Russia’s invasion on Ukraine

December 26, 2022 Admin III 0

After invading Ukraine for 10-month, Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has said he’s ready to negotiate with all parties involved.

Missile blast kills 7 inside crowded market on Christmas eve

December 26, 2022 TheSun 0

Up to seven people have been killed and another 58 injured after Russian missiles blasted a busy market in Kherson on Christmas Eve. Sharing horror photos of streets strewn with burning cars, smashed windows and bodies, Volodymyr Zelensky slammed Russia for “killing for the sake of intimidation and pleasure”. The Ukrainian president said: “Social networks will most likely mark these photos as ‘sensitive content’. “But this is Read More

 Breaking: US basketball star freed from Russia prison in swap deal

December 8, 2022 Editor 0

Basketball star Brittney Griner has been freed Thursday December 8, 2022 after the Biden administration negotiated her release from a Russian penal colony in exchange for an arms dealer, according to a senior administration official. President Joe Biden signed off on the trade, which took place in the United Arab Emirates, even though it meant leaving behind Paul Whelan, an American corporate security executive who remains Read More

Ukraine plunged into darkness as Russia strikes power plant

October 18, 2022 Admin III 0

The crisis rocking rocking Ukraine and Russian has taken another shape as Russia continued its attack on Ukraine early Tuesday morning, October 18 with strikes at the country’s energy facilities. The Russian army strikes Kyiv and other major cities affecting two facilities. The facilities were seriously damaged in the central city of Dnipro and power cuts were reported in Zhytomyr while Read More

Ukraine applies to join NATO amidst Russia invasion

September 30, 2022 Admin III 0

A defiant Volodymyr Zelenskiy has announced that Ukraine is officially applying for membership of Nato, hours after Vladimir Putin said in a Kremlin ceremony that he was annexing four Ukrainian provinces. In a speech filmed outside his presidential office in Kyiv, Zelenskiy said he was taking this “decisive step” in order to protect “the entire community” of Ukrainians. He promised Read More

Putin’s order: Man sets self on fire in Russia

September 28, 2022 Admin III 0

A yet to be identified Russian who is against an order by the nation’s president, Vladimir Putin, to conscript men into the war with Ukraine has set himself on fire. It was gathered that the man went to the Ryazan bus station in the southeastern city of Ryazan and lit himself on fire. This comes less than a week after Read More

Ukrainian President escapes death in auto crash

September 15, 2022 Editor 0

President Zelensky was checked by medics but is not seriously hurt after a car crashed into his motorcade leaving the driver needing hospital treatment. His spokesman said that the accident occurred in Kyiv and he was examined by doctors travelling with him afterwards. He does not have serious injuries after the crash in Ukraine’s capital.  Spokesman Sergei Nikiforov added that the driver Read More

Breaking: Russia President, Vladimir Putin, pulls out of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral

September 9, 2022 Admin III 0

Russian President Vladimir Putin is not planning on going to Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, his spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said in his daily press briefing on Friday. Although “Russians respected her for her wisdom,” Peskov said, Putin’s attendance at the Queen’s funeral “is not being considered”. Tributes from global leaders and leading personalities all over the world poured in for Queen Elizabeth Read More

Breaking: Russia bans popular TV host Piers Morgan, ex-British PM David Cameron, 37 others

August 1, 2022 Dailymail 0

Russia on Monday said it was blacklisting 39 high profile British citizens, including Labour Party leader Keir Starmer, former prime minister David Cameron and journalist and TV host Piers Morgan, Dailymail is reporting. The UK has been one of Kyiv’s most loyal supporters after Russian president Vladimir Putin sent troops to Ukraine on February 24, and a slew of British commentators have expressed their unfavourable opinion Read More

[Breaking] War: Ukrainian troops intensify momentum, strike Russia, kill people, destroy many homes

July 3, 2022 Dailymail 0

At least three people were killed and hundreds of homes damaged in what appeared to be a Ukrainian airstrike on Russian border city Belgorod early Sunday morning. Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov claimed several explosions hit the city of nearly 400,000, which lies 25 miles (40km) north of the border with Ukraine. At least 11 apartment buildings and 39 houses were Read More

At last, oil suppliers reveal real cause of fuel scarcity 

June 15, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

National President of the Natural Oil and Gas Suppliers Association of Nigeria (NOGASA) Bennet Korie has warned that with diesel selling at N850 per litre, more businesses will close shop. He also revealed that the high cost of diesel for petroleum tankers bringing fuel to Abuja is the reason for the scarcity in the nation’s capital city and some parts Read More

Russia-Ukraine war deepening Nigeria’s revenue crisis

June 10, 2022 Admin III 0

With an economy that was already battling with declining revenue, the Russia-Ukraine war and its attendant impact have only worsened a bad situation; BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes. When the Russia-Ukraine war started, not many expected that it would reverberate across the entire world. But the impact of the five-month war is taking its toll on both developed and emerging economies. As Read More