First batch of Nigerians stranded in Ukraine has arrived in the country. They arrived from Romania on Friday morning . The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri, confirmed this in a tweet. She said , “First batch of Nigerians from #Ukraine arrived at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja from Romania at 7:10 am.” See photos below: ...

Ukraine on Tuesday offered Russian soldiers money and promised them immunity from punishment if they surrender. “Make your decision. Come out without weapon, with a white flag,” Defence Minister Oleksii Resnikov wrote on Facebook.’’ Each soldier was being offered the equivalent of more than $40,000. The campaign was reportedly being financed by the international IT industry. “Anyone who refuses to ...

The United States on Monday banned all US transactions with Russia’s central bank effective immediately, the Treasury Department said as it unveiled an unprecedented sanction to further punish Moscow for invading Ukraine. “This action effectively immobilizes any assets of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation held in the United States or by US persons, wherever located,” the Treasury said of the measure ...

YouTube announced on Saturday it would block certain Russian channels from monetizing their videos, among other restrictions, due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. “In light of extraordinary circumstances in Ukraine, we’re taking a number of actions,” a spokesperson for the Google subsidiary said in a statement Saturday. “Our teams have started to pause the ability for certain channels to monetize ...

Japanese billionaire Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani said Sunday he will donate $8.7 million to the government of Ukraine, calling Russia’s invasion “a challenge to democracy”. The founder of e-commerce giant Rakuten said in a letter addressed to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky that the donation of 1 billion yen ($8.7 million) will go toward “humanitarian activities to help people in Ukraine who ...

Donald Trump emerged from political exile Saturday to blast President Joe Biden and NATO over the Ukraine crisis and repeated his false claims of a stolen 2020 election in a speech to grassroots Republicans. Speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, the former president spent 86 minutes repeating many of his favorite applause lines, faulting the “radical ...

The Chairman, Nigerians In Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has revealed that Nigerians stranded in war-hit Ukraine have started crossing into Poland. She said this in response to a tweet by one @miss_debeham which read, “Passport stamped. I’m in Poland. Thank you, guys.” Reacting, the NiDCOM boss wrote, “Congrats. More Nigerians safely getting into Poland. A big thanks to the Nigerian ...

British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on Friday announced an immediate ban on Russian private jets from UK airspace in response to President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. “I’ve strengthened our ban in the UK so that no Russian private jet can fly in UK airspace, or touchdown –- effective immediately,” Shapps tweeted. “Putin’s actions are unlawful and anyone benefitting from ...

The attack Western leaders have been warning us about for months has arrived. Shortly after Vladimir Putin announced Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, explosions were reported in its capital, Kyiv, and in other Ukrainian cities. Troops on both sides have already been killed in fighting, according to Ukraine’s military. The country also closed its airspace to civilian flights. Putin said his ...

China on Thursday called for restraint on all sides after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an attack on Ukraine, while saying the military operation should not be described as an “invasion”. Putin announced the launch of a major military offensive and ground troops crossed into the country from several directions on Thursday, with explosions heard in Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv. “China ...