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Britain is to target wealth linked to the Kremlin in response to the poisoning of a former spy, foreign minister Boris Johnson said Sunday ahead of a visit by international chemical weapons experts.
Russia has announced the expulsion of 23 British diplomats as a row escalates with London over a nerve-agent attack on a former double agent, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter on British soil.
British Prime Minister Theresa May took aim at Russia at a major speech to her Conservative Party on Saturday, cutting a stronger figure as internal Brexit divisions took a back seat.
The Russian foreign ministry announced Saturday it will expel 23 British diplomats within a week in a tit-for-tat response to London’s measures over the poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter.
Russia is set to expel British diplomats in retaliation for Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to kick out 23 Russians as relations with London crashed to a post-Cold War low over an attack involving a military-grade nerve agent on English soil.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday said statements by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tying Russian President Vladimir Putin to the attack on an ex-double agent were "shocking and unforgiveable".
Moscow has opened a murder investigation into the death of Russian Nikolai Glushkov in London.
Britain, France, Germany and the United States condemned a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter, saying there was “no plausible alternative explanation” to Moscow’s involvement.
Russian media on Thursday accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of having "poisoned" relations with Moscow by announcing the expulsion of diplomats in response to the poisoning of a former double agent with a nerve agent.
The Nigeria Export-Import (NEXIM) Bank has said the federal government has made available N500 billion loanable for businessmen and women who are into production of goods and services for export.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cautioned against rising risks in the banking sector leading to banks borrowing a total of N2.496 trillion from Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) during the last three months of 2017 according to data obtained from the apex bank at the weekend.
West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna has been called up to the Italy squad as cover for the doubtful Giorgio Chiellini ahead of upcoming international friendlies.
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria on Sunday said the arbitrary arrest and persecution of its members by the police and the Takum Council Chairman, Hon. Shiban Tikari, was inimical to peace.
The National Youth Service Corps has said that no corps member serving in Kwara died in the auto crash in Oke-Ose, Ilorin.
The person representing Kogi East in the Senate, Atai Aidoko, has reported an onslaught by suspected ‘Fulani herdsmen’ which, he said, claimed 32 lives in two local governments in Kogi State to the Senate.
Former Secretary to the Government of Imo State, Sir Jude Ejiogu, has declared his interest to run for the number one seat in the state, describing himself as the best candidate for the position.
Dr David Oyedepo, the President and Founder, Living Faith Church Worldwide, on Thursday night, prayed for the restoration of peace in Plateau.
Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United have been branded unimaginative and ineffective by former Liverpool boss Graeme Souness following their Champions League exit.
The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts on Monday ordered the Permanent Secretary in the Police Service Commission (PSC), Mr. Istifanus Musa, to refund N12 million to the treasury over suspicion that the money was misapplied.