JUST IN: Russia May Impose Heavy Punishment on Nigeria Soon


Bola Akinteriwa, former Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, has stated that the Russian government may impose sanctions against Nigeria. Yesterday in Lagos, Akinteriwa spoke at a seminar titled “Russia-Ukraine War and the Imperatives of a New Global Order,” which was organised by the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.

Russia may take such measures, according to the former DG, because of two factors.

When Nigeria’s foreign minister said that the country should withdraw its troops from Ukraine, Akinteriwa claimed that the Nigerian government was displaying partisanship.

“Nigeria’s relationship with Russia is likely to be influenced by two factors.

“Russia should withdraw its troops, according to Nigeria’s Foreign Minister.” That already has a partisan implication. “Now you’re accusing Russia of being to blame.” Simply by saying withdraw, you are implying that Russia is at fault.

“The second part is that at the United Nations, Nigeria voted against Russia.

“In this case, Russia is most likely to take into account those two facts and, as a result, impose sanctions on Nigeria.”


He stated his case. As a result, the International Activist urged Nigeria’s government to acquire nuclear weapons and seek a larger country that is strategic in nature.


Akinteriwa explained that acquiring nuclear weapons is not wrong, criticising some countries for doing so and claiming that others would be careless with them.


Professor Eghosa Osaghae, Director-General, NIIA, Assistant Professor Efem Ubi, Professor Femi Otubanjo, and Ambassador Olusegun Akinsanya also spoke at the seminar.

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