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Nigeria, Russia To Resuscitate Ajaokuta Steel Company

Nigeria, Russia To Resuscitate Ajaokuta Steel Company

The Federal Government and Russia, Tuesday, agreed to partner in resuscitating the comatose multi-billion Dollar Ajaokuta Steel Company. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Press and Public Relation Unit of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, where the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, during a courtesy visit of […]

Putin Says ‘Invulnerable’ New Hypersonic Nuclear Missile Is Ready For Deployment

Putin Says ‘Invulnerable’ New Hypersonic Nuclear Missile Is Ready For Deployment

 Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw a test Wednesday of a new hypersonic glide vehicle, declaring that the weapon is impossible to intercept and will ensure Russia’s security for decades to come. Speaking to Russia’s top military brass after watching the live feed of the launch of the Avangard vehicle from the Defense Ministry’s control room, […]

The Vladimir Putin And Saudi Crown Prince Gesture At The G20 Summit

The Vladimir Putin And Saudi Crown Prince Gesture At The G20 Summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman greeted each other like old friends at the G20 summit in Argentina on Friday as other world leaders have distanced themselves from the Saudi leader following the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. As the leaders arrived at the summit, Putin and MBS, as […]

The Plot To Exploit Girls, Sell Sex In Russia

The Plot To Exploit Girls, Sell Sex In Russia

 Human traffickers are planning to exploit relaxed Russian visa controls for next month’s World Cup to sell Nigerian women into sex work, state officials and anti-slavery activists said. Officials in Nigeria said they had intelligence showing plans were well underway to traffic local women into Russia for the football tournament, exploiting a move by Moscow […]

Russia Closes US Consulate, To Expel 60 Diplomats

Russia Closes US Consulate, To Expel 60 Diplomats

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday Moscow would expel 60 US diplomats and close its consulate in Saint Petersburg in a tit-for-tat expulsion over the poisoning of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal. Lavrov said the US ambassador had been informed of “retaliatory measures”, saying that “they include the expulsion of the equivalent number of diplomats and […]

Fire Incident Kills 64 People Including 41 Children In Russia

Fire Incident Kills 64 People Including 41 Children In Russia

Russians vented their anger at authorities on Tuesday over a huge mall fire that killed at least 64 people, including 41 children, many of whom were trapped in the inferno by locked doors. President Vladimir Putin flew to the scene in the Siberian city of Kemerovo two days after the tragedy and laid roses at […]

Russia’s Largest Phone Carrier Is Taking On Uber

Russia’s Largest Phone Carrier Is Taking On Uber

Mobile TeleSystems PJSC is offering online taxi hailing and medical appointments over video, as Russia’s largest mobile carrier pursues new apps for revenue growth amid stiff wireless price competition.  The carrier made an speedy foray into Russia’s taxi business in October after Uber Technologies Inc. in July agreed to merge its operations into a joint venture with rival Yandex […]

Congo In Talks With Russia’s VTB For $1 bln Investment

Congo In Talks With Russia’s VTB For $1 bln Investment

  Democratic Republic of Congo is in talks with Russian state-owned bank VTB over potential investments worth as much as $1 billion, Congolese officials said, though VTB said there had been no discussions about bilateral lending. Africa’s top copper producer has been hit hard by low commodity prices in recent years. It has only enough […]

Saudis, Russia Favor Extending Oil Cuts Until End-March 2018

Saudis, Russia Favor Extending Oil Cuts Until End-March 2018

Saudi Arabia and Russia said they favor extending oil-output cuts by global producers through the end of the first quarter of 2018 to shrink a market glut. Crude prices jumped. vor extending oil-output cuts by global producers through the end of the first quarter of 2018 to shrink a market glut. Crude prices jumped. Extending […]

Yes! We Did It Stylishly- Russia Admits To Doping

Yes! We Did It Stylishly- Russia Admits To Doping

Russia is for the first time conceding that its officials carried out one of the biggest conspiracies in sports history: a far-reaching doping operation that implicated scores of Russian athletes, tainting not just the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi but also the entire Olympic movement. Over several days of interviews here with The New York […]

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