Items filtered by date: Tuesday, 07 March 2017
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 16:07

EPL: Chelsea moves ten points clear

Chelsea moved 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League table after a 2-1 win at West Ham last night.

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The only Senator elected under the platform of the Labour Party in the 8th National Assembly, Ovie Omo-agege, has officially announced his intention to withdraw his membership from the party.

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North Korea and Malaysia have banned each other's citizens from leaving their countries, in a growing row over the killing of Kim Jong-nam.

The extraordinary tit-for-tat actions come amid North Korean fury at Malaysia's ongoing investigation into his death at a Kuala Lumpur airport. The North Korean leader's half-brother was killed with a potent nerve agent.
Malaysia has not directly blamed North Korea for this, but there is widespread suspicion Pyongyang was responsible. However, North Korea has fiercely denied any accusations.
Both Malaysia and North Korea have already expelled each other's ambassadors.

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Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has appealed to the public for cooperation in making operation effective as Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja closes midnight today.
The six week-closure from 12 midnight is to allow for a reconstruction of the airport. Kaduna airport has been prepared for use as an alternative within the time of the closure.
The Inspector General of Police assured that maximum security is in place to ensure the safety of lives and property.

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The Senate has urged the Nigerian Customs Service to suspend its proposed plan to collect duties on all vehicles in the country, including old ones.

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 15:58

IPMAN suspends planned strike

The leadership of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN has announced the suspension of a scheduled nationwide strike.

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 15:55

Onnoghen takes oath of office as CJN

Justice Walter Onnoghen has been sworn-in as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria by Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo at the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.

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The US says it has begun deploying the first parts of a controversial missile defense system in South Korea. The Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system Thaad is designed to protect against threats from North Korea.

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The Nigeria Football Federation NFF has fixed the 20th of March as the deadline for players called up for the international friendly matches against Senegal and Burkina Faso to report to the London camp.

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The Minister of state for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu has said negligence of communities by oil companies in the Niger Delta region will no longer be tolerated.

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