Breaking: At last, 317 stranded Nigerians in London arrive Abuja

June 28, 2020 Editor 0

No fewer than 317 Nigerians stranded in London Sunday night arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja after takeoff delay. Disclosing this via its Twitter handle, the Nigeria in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) wrote, “317 Nigerians including 9 infants arrives Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at about 9:50pm local time via Air Peace flight P47801 from Heathrow @HeathrowAirport London, today, Sunday, 28th Read More

UK trains dogs to detect coronavirus in humans

May 17, 2020 BBC 0

A UK trial to see whether specialist medical sniffer dogs can detect coronavirus in humans is set to begin, BBC reports. The dogs are already trained to detect odours of certain cancers, malaria and Parkinson’s disease by the charity Medical Detection Dogs. The first phase of the trial will be led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Read More

Video: I’m still alive – Ghali Na’abba

May 2, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

Former Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Alhaji Ghali Umar Na’abba, has personally confirmed that he was alive, hale and hearty, and willing to return home from a London trip once restriction on movement is lifted. Speaking through a video clip that has gone viral Friday, the former Speaker said his inability to return home after taking a trip to Read More

Breaking: UK Coronavirus cases surpass 22,000

April 29, 2020 Editor 0

Coronavirus deaths have risen to at least 22,123 in the UK after 445 more deaths were announced in England on Wednesday. The number is expected to jump again this afternoon as the Government confirms the total number of covid-19 related deaths across the UK. Until now, the daily reported figures have only included the number of people who have died in hospitals. Read More

No gun salute, celebration as Queen Elizabeth 11 clocks 94

April 21, 2020 AFP 0

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 94th birthday on Tuesday, but the traditional gun salute was called off this year because of the coronavirus crisis. The monarch was said to be marking the occasion with her 98-year-old husband, Prince Philip, at Windsor Castle, west of London. The couple, whose age puts them in a high-risk category for COVID-19, have been Read More

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Breaking: Back from London, Buhari takes charge of FEC

November 20, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over of the Federal Executive Council presided after spending 15 days in a private visit to London. While he was away, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo presided over three FEC meetings. The meeting started at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja around 11am. Details loading…

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Pictures: In London, Buhari parleys Archbishop Of Canterbury

November 10, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday met with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the most reverend and right honourable Justin Welby at the Lambeth Palace, London. President Buhari has been in the UK since November 2 on a private visit, after attending a Saudi investment forum in late October. The last time President Buhari and archbishop Welby met was in October last Read More

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Breaking: Ruggedman faces ‘brutal’ attack in London

June 15, 2019 Editor 0

A Nigerian artiste, Ruggedman, has said he was doing fine after being attacked at a restaurant in London, according to him and a series of social media posts. Ruggedman was said to be dinning at 805 Restaurant, said to be popular amongst Nigerians in the English capital, when a hoodlum charged violently at him. It was not immediately clear the Read More

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PM: 2 Women, 8 other jostle to replace Theresa May

June 13, 2019 Editor 0

The 10 candidates running to replace Britain’s outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May face the first round of voting today. And it is expected that at least one of them will be eliminated. Conservative MPs hold their first secret ballot in the governing party’s leadership contest as they begin whittling down the contenders. All 313 lawmakers can vote and any candidate Read More

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Lesbian couple beaten for refusal to perform sexual acts inside bus

June 8, 2019 Editor 0

For refusing to perform sexual acts before them, a female couple were left covered in blood after the beating they received inside a bus by a group of homophobics, who attack them for their sexual orientation. The attack on Melania Geymonat, 28, and her girlfriend Chris happened on the top deck of a London night bus as they were travelling Read More

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Breaking: WikiLeaks founder arrested in London

April 11, 2019 Editor 0

British police have arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuador’s embassy in London after his asylum was withdrawn, the police said in a statement Thursday. Assange has been living at the embassy for about seven years when he sought refuge there. The Metropolitan Police said its officers went into the embassy, to detain him for “failing to surrender to the Read More

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London gang killings and community-based solutions (II)

May 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

  There is no single or commonly accepted definition of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). It varies in meaning to various people and in different places. But what it does focus on is the resolution of conflict or disagreements or disputes between two parties (or more) without resorting to court proceedings or adjudicative processes. It is a method of mediation in Read More

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London gang killings and community-based solutions (I)

April 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

  London’s gang-related violence has claimed yet another victim. On this occasion Sami Sidhom, described as an 18-year-old A-star History and Lawstudent of Queen Mary University, was the victim. He had been ambushed and stabbed by a gang of youth in two cars, and left lying in a pool of blood. Within seconds the assailants fled the crime scene before Read More

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A date with destiny

March 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

When I relocated from London to Liverpool in 2008 it took my family and I a little time to settle down and one of the first few Nigerians we met was Alhaji Abdullahi Abubakar. He was an amazing elderly man who had a successful career with a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Shipping Line. On the surface he looked quiet Read More

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Nigerian economy is working under Buhari, Osinajo tells London summit

October 9, 2017 Blueprint 0

The present administration is making specific efforts to enable the private sector to thrive by undertaking ease of doing business’ reforms and the ongoing investment in infrastructure, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has said. Osinbajo said this Monday p at the Financial Times Africa Summit held at the Claridge’s Mayfair Hotel in London, United Kingdom.  He said the present administration has Read More

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Breaking: President Buhari returns to Nigeria

September 25, 2017 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Nigeria, after a stopover in London, where he had gone for a medical appointment. Recall that Buhari left for London from New York, where he attended the United Nation (UN) General Assembly last week. The President’s aircraft touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja a while ago.

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President Buhari returns today, to address Nigerians on Monday

August 19, 2017 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari returns to the country later today, after receiving medical attention in London, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, has said. The President had left the country on May 7, this year, after handing over power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who has functioned as Acting President since then. President Buhari is Read More

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Saraki, Dogara visit Buhari in London

August 18, 2017 Blueprint 0

* President’s health has improved tremendously – Reps Speaker The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, on Thursday visited ailing President Muhammadu Buhari at the Abuja house in London. Dogara through his official Twitter handle @Yakubdogara, disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s health has tremendously improved. He urged Nigerians to continue to pray Read More