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    Ali Cynthia Chinechere: Best student in WAEC exams rewarded on Twitter
    Aug02

    Ali Cynthia Chinechere: Best student in WAEC exams rewarded on Twitter

    The best student has nine A1s in the just concluded West Africa Examination exams. Apart from the bants and counter-bants that exemplify Twitter Nigeria, there is also a justifiable degree of reward system on the microblog. This sense of reward was recently exhibited as Nigerians on Twitter proudly honoured Ali Cynthia Chinecherem, a 17-year-old...

    In Moscow: US vacates Russia compounds targeted over sanctions
    Aug02

    In Moscow: US vacates Russia compounds targeted over sanctions

    The US on Tuesday cleared out of two diplomatic compounds around Moscow under the first stage of punitive measures imposed by Russia in retaliation for new sanctions being readied in Washington. The US on Tuesday cleared out of two diplomatic compounds around Moscow under the first stage of punitive measures imposed by Russia in retaliation for...

    Politics: Moscow is sending up to 100,000 troops to NATO’s border
    Aug01

    Politics: Moscow is sending up to 100,000 troops to NATO’s border

    It will include the famed Russian First Guards Tank Army. Moscow is assembling up to 100,000 troops for a massive deployment along NATO borders, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The buildup is part of a military exercise called Zapad, or Russian for “west,” which is held every four years, according to the Washington Post. This...

    Mike Pence: US Vice President slams Russian ‘occupation’ on Georgia visit
    Aug01

    Mike Pence: US Vice President slams Russian ‘occupation’ on Georgia visit

    The vice president reiterated America's firm backing for Georgia's hope of joining military alliance NATO, a goal that has stirred fury in Moscow. US Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday blasted Russia’s “ocupation” of Georgian territory, as he pledged Donald Trump will sign off on new sanctions against Moscow...

    Maria Sharapova: Champion battles into second round at WTA Stanford
    Aug01

    Maria Sharapova: Champion battles into second round at WTA Stanford

    The former world number one from Russia hadn't played in the US since March of 2015, before serving a 15-month doping suspension. Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova made a battling return to US hardcourts on Monday with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 victory over American Jennifer Brady in Stanford, California.”I feel like I just want to...

    Goethe-Institut Lagos: The German cultural centre in Nigeria welcomes new director
    Aug01

    Goethe-Institut Lagos: The German cultural centre in Nigeria welcomes new director

    Goethe-Institut Lagos welcomes Friederike Möschel, to its Lagos City Hall offices replacing Marc-André Schmachtel as the new director. For artists and art enthusiasts in Lagos, there has been a new development on the scene.Goethe-Institut Lagos, the German cultural centre in Nigeria, welcomes a new director, Friederike Möschel, to its Lagos City...

    Putin: Russia defends slashing US mission as hope fades of better ties
    Aug01

    Putin: Russia defends slashing US mission as hope fades of better ties

    Moscow on Monday sought to justify its decision to purge US diplomatic personnel in the country, as the Kremlin appeared to give up on hopes of improving ties anytime soon under Donald Trump. Moscow on Monday sought to justify its decision to purge US diplomatic personnel in the country, as the Kremlin appeared to give up on hopes of improving...

    Russia: Country warns of further retaliation after US sanctions

    Sergei Ryabkov called a sanctions package aimed at penalizing Russia for meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. The Kremlin’s decision to expel American diplomats was a “long overdue” retaliation to tough new sanctions passed by Washington, a top Russian official said Sunday, vowing more payback may follow if the US does...

    Vladimir Putin: Russian President expels 755 US diplomats from country
    Jul31

    Vladimir Putin: Russian President expels 755 US diplomats from country

    The Russian foreign ministry had earlier demanded Washington cut its diplomatic presence in Russia by September to 455 — the same number Moscow has in the US. President Vladimir Putin said 755 US diplomats must leave Russia and warned ties with Washington could be gridlocked for a long time, in a move Sunday that followed tough new American...

    Vladimir Putin: Russia President shows off naval might with major parade
    Jul30

    Vladimir Putin: Russia President shows off naval might with major parade

    President Vladimir Putin on Sunday oversaw a pomp-filled display of Russia's naval might as the Kremlin paraded its sea power from the Baltic Sea to the shores of Syria. President Vladimir Putin on Sunday oversaw a pomp-filled display of Russia’s naval might as the Kremlin paraded its sea power from the Baltic Sea to the shores of...

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