Queen Elizabeth II: UK lost its greatest monarch – Tinubu

September 9, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Party, (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has mourned the late British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. In a tweet on his official Twitter handle Friday, he said that the United Kingdom (UK), has lost one of its greatest monarchs, and that the world respected and admired the late queen. “With the sad passing of Queen Read More

Breaking: After Queens formal appointment, Liz Truss takes over as 15th UK Prime Minister, reveals key focus areas

September 6, 2022 Agency Report 0

In her first public comments as Britain’s prime minister, Liz Truss, on Tuesday promised to shield Britons from the crippling impact of rising energy costs, and said that, by working together, the country could overcome the acute economic challenges it faces. Ms. Truss became prime minister at a time of acute economic strain as Britain confronts a toxic mix of Read More

Sale of UBN UK strategy to focus on growth opportunity- Union Ban

August 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

Union Bank of Nigeria Plc has said that sale of Union Bank UK Plc was in line with Union Bank’s strategy to streamline its focus on growth opportunities within Nigeria. Fidelity Bank had in a regulatory filing issued on the Nigerian Exchange Limited said that it had entered into a binding agreement for the acquisition of 100 per cent equity Read More

UK woos Nigeria, other developing countries’ with new DCTS

August 18, 2022 Segun Odunewu, Lagos 0

The United Kingdom is set to further enhance its trade relations with Nigeria and other developing countries with the launch of the Developing Country Trading Scheme (DCTS) that will see Nigeria and other developing countries export their goods to the country duty-free from 2023. According to the British High Commission, the scheme launched by Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Secretary of State for Read More

UK set to watch BBNaija season 7

July 8, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The management of the Big Brother Naija has announced that the seventh season of Big Brother Naija show will be streamed live in the United Kingdom. This was made known in a statement from the brand marketing, and partnerships manager at Showmax, Adeola Oluwatobi. For the second year in a row, Showmax will stream BBNaija to fans in sub-Saharan Africa Read More

[Breaking] ‘Organ harvesting’: Ekweremadu, wife remanded till August 4

July 7, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The trial of Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, has been adjourned till August 4, 2022. The couple were arraigned at Westminster Magistrate’s Court over alleged organ harvesting, Thursday. Gavin Irwin was the counsel who represented Ekweremadu, while Szilvia Booker represented the wife. A high-powered Nigerian delegation was in court for the trial of the couple. Former Senate President David Read More

Breaking: At last, UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, ‘bows, resigns’

July 7, 2022 Agency Report 0

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed to resign, his office, Thursday, ending an unprecedented political crisis over his future that has paralyzed Britain’s government. An official in Johnson’s Downing Street office confirmed the prime minister would announce his resignation later. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not yet been made. Johnson had rebuffed calls by his Cabinet to step down in the wake Read More

Breaking: 7 more ministers resign as pressure mounts on defiant UK PM, Boris Johnson, to hands off government

July 7, 2022 Dailymail 0

Boris Johnson is at the helm of a ghost ship government as another seven ministers walked out demanding the PM accepts reality and quits. The PM has vowed defiance despite fresh evidence of his authority draining away – with Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis, previously a hugely loyal ally, leading the latest exodus. At 6.47am, he tweeted that he could not Read More

Alleged organ harvesting: Ekweremadu appears before UK court

June 30, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Thursday, appeared before the Uxbridge Magistrate Court, UK, on alleged organ harvesting and modern slavery charges. Source disclosed that, Ekweremadu was in the dock where he spoke twice; confirming his name and date of birth. It was also reported that his two adult sons were in the court but his wife, Beatrice wasn’t. Read More

I will remain British Prime Minister till 2030, Boris Johnson boasts

June 25, 2022 TheSun 0

Boris Johnson brushed off threats to topple him last night with an astonishing prediction he will lead Britain into the 2030s. His boast was met with disbelief by senior Tories — who at first thought he was joking. The PM bullishly stunned MPs plotting his downfall by insisting he is already thinking well beyond the next election — and planning for his Read More

Breaking: UK court refuses Ekweremadu, wife bail

June 23, 2022 Editor 0

The Uxbridge Magistrate Court in the United Kingdom has denied former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice bail concerning their involvement in alleged human trafficking and organ harvesting. The duo were arrested on Thursday by the Police in London. It was gathered that their alleged victim in the case is a homeless 15-year-old boy who was brought Read More

Breaking: UK police arrest Ekweremadu, wife

June 23, 2022 Skynews 0

The Specialist Crime Team of the Metropolitan Police in London has detained a former Senate Deputy President Dr. Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice. According to Sky News, the two suspects were arrested for alleged conspiracy to harvest the organs of a child. But the child has been taken into protective custody. The media organisation reported: “Two people have been Read More

Sustain sanctions against Russia, UK tells World leaders

May 13, 2022 Blueprint 0

International sanctions against Russia should only be lifted when all of its troops have left Ukraine, the UK’s foreign secretary has said. Liz Truss told a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Germany that Russian President Vladimir Putin must face a defeat that prevents further aggression. “Putin is humiliating himself on the world stage,” she said, adding that he must Read More

[Breaking] Ukraine war: Russia slams ban on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

April 16, 2022 BBC 0

Russia has banned Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other senior ministers from entering Russia over the UK’s “hostile” stance on the war in Ukraine. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and 10 other senior politicians – mostly members of the Cabinet – have also been barred. Moscow said the decision had been made in retaliation to the UK’s Read More

Breaking: UK sanctions 2 Vladimir Putin’s daughters for ‘lavish lifestyle’

April 8, 2022 Metro 0

The United Kingdom (UK) has announced sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s two known daughters in a bid to undermine their ‘lavish lifestyles’. The Putin’s daughters are Katerina Tikhonova and Mariya Vorontsova. The sanctions will include tough restrictions. The UK has coordinated these sanctions with the US, in another show of global unity on action against Russia’s illegal invasion of Read More

Breaking: UK missile shoots down Russian Military helicopter in Ukraine

April 2, 2022 Metro 0

A British anti-aircraft missile has been used to shoot down a Russian helicopter in its first use in Ukraine, it has been reported. Starstreak is an advanced high-velocity missile that destroys targets using three laser-guided darts and was supplied to Ukraine by Britain in March. Footage of the alleged moment the weapon was deployed shows a Mi-28N helicopter in the Luhansk Read More

Extortion scandal rocks High Commission in UK as Nigerians reject suspension of passports biometrics

March 28, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

Following the suspension of capturing of biometrics for new Enhanced E-Passport at the Nigeria High Commission in London, United Kingdom, a group of Nigerians under the aiges of the Nigerians in Diaspora (ND) have condemned the announcement of the Nigerian High Commissioner, accusing him of “fraud, extortion and undue hardship inflicted on legitimate passports applicants.” The group said the news Read More

Like Chelsea, UK government may hit Manchester City with sanction

March 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

Chelsea might not be the only team to be sanctioned by the UK government as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Manchester City are now in the spotlight due to a meeting between their owner Sheikh Mansour and Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. According to the BBC, the UK government has been extremely critical of City owner Mansour for Read More

Russia fights back, bans UK airlines from its airspace

February 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

British airlines have been banned from landing at Russia’s airports and from crossing its airspace, the Russian civil aviation regulator has said. Russia said the move was a response to “the unfriendly decisions by the UK aviation authorities”. On Thursday, the UK banned Russia’s national airline Aeroflot from landing in Britain. The measure was part of sanctions introduced following Moscow’s Read More

Omicron: Malaysia puts Nigeria on high-risk list of travellers from UK

December 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria is the latest country to be categorised as a country of risk by the Ministry of Health following a confirmed imported Covid-19 case involving an eight-year-old Malaysian girl who was travelling with her family. During a press conference yesterday, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said travellers from Nigeria, as well as other countries of risk, will need to wear a Read More

The ban by UK and Canada

December 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

The United Kingdom and Canada have incurred the wrath of the Nigerian government and the people, as indeed they should – and unwisely invited themselves to put their heads in the hornets’ nest. They have banned us from entering their countries because of the new Covid-19 export from South Africa with the rather IT-induced name, Omicron. The howl of official Read More

COVID-19: Senate condemns travel ban slammed on Nigerians by UK

December 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Senate Tuesday condemned in strong terms, the travel ban slammed on Nigerians by the United Kingdom ( UK) on alleged COVID-19 threat . The ban, according to the upper legislative chamber, is discriminatory and an assault on diplomatic relations between Nigeria and UK. It consequently called on the British authorities to consider removing Nigeria from the red list and Read More

Reps furious over UK travel ban

December 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

There was anger on floor of the House of Representatives Tuesday, when lawmakers took turns to condemn the suspension of visiting visas to travellers from Nigeria to the United Kingdom due to reported emergence of a new COVID-19 variant; Omicron. Minority Leader of the House, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, had in a motion on the matter, demanded urgent intervention of the Read More