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Ukraine’s tears and Nigerian victims

Ukraine’s tears and Nigerian victims

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 7 March, 2022) Ken Saro Wiwa’s Soza boy (soldier boy) looks around. He sees inside one pit, the head of a soldier, and in another pit, the leg of a soldier. Everywhere he turns, he sees “so so human flesh in small pieces! Finger, nail, hair, prick, blockus…”

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NFF Unveils 2018 Budget

The Nigeria Football Federation today gave an insight to its working capital for 2018. The football running body revealed that it’s “total budget for year 2018 activities is the sum of N6,382,500,310.00.” The figure, the NFF explains, in a release by its communications unit, is the combined sum of government subvention and sponsorship contract.  “The


Oil Prices Rises To $53 As Saudi Cuts Exports

Oil Prices Rises To $53 As Saudi Cuts Exports Oil prices rose on Thursday lifted by a sustained decline in inventories and Saudi Arabia’s preparedness to cut crude supplies to its prized Asian customers. Brent crude futures were 52.99 dollars a barrel by 0855 GMT, while US West Texas Intermediate crude was up 17 cents

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Germany Back To Top Of FIFA World Rankings

Germany Back To Top Of FIFA World Rankings Germany leapfrogged Brazil and Argentina to move back to top the FIFA rankings released Wednesday thanks to the team winning the Confederations Cup last week. The world champions beat Chile 1-0 in the Russia-based tournament a year out from the 2018 World Cup to ensure a first

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Germany Defeats Chile To Win FIFA Confederations Cup

[actt mask=”Germany Defeats Chile To Win FIFA Confederations Cup” tweet=”Germany Defeats Chile To Win FIFA Confederations Cup” btn-text=”Click To Tweet” duration=”5″ delay=”1″ font=”titillium-web” anim=”pulse” template=”dashed”] Germany defeated Chile 1-0 on Sunday to win their first FIFA Confederations Cup trophy. Reigning world champions Germany have now become the number one team in the world after the

Russia Criticizes Ukraine’s Call for UN Intervention

Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has criticized Ukraine’s call for the deployment of UN peacekeeping force in eastern Ukraine. Churkin said the call was a destructive move and “raises suspicions that he (Ukraine President) wants to destroy the Minsk accords.” The Minsk ceasefire deal was reached a week ago but fighting around

Clashes Threaten Ceasefire Pact In Ukraine

Sporadic clashes in Eastern Ukraine may be threatening the ceasefire pact agreed upon by leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France, more than 24 hours after it was supposed to have taken effect. According to the Ukrainian military Command, the pro-Russian rebels had attacked 112 times since early Sunday, mostly in the ferociously contested Debalteve

Ukraine: US May Extend Sanctions On Russia

United States Treasury Secretary, Jacob Lew, has said that the U.S. may extend sanctions on Russia because of the increasing violence in east Ukraine. Lew, who spoke during a visit to Kiev, Ukraine, said the U.S. would consider “further restrictive measures” on Russia’s government. In the last one week, pro-Russian separatists have pushed back Ukrainian

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