Half a million strike in UK’s largest walkout in 12 years

February 2, 2023 Editorial V 0

Half a million workers went on strike in Britain, Wednesday, calling for higher wages in the largest such walkout in over a decade, closing schools and severely disrupting transport. Report by London AFP said teachersinook part in the trade union protest in Manchester, northern England Europe has been battling a cost-of-living crisis and the latest strikes come a day after Read More

20 UK boarding schools to visit Nigeria, strengthen partnership with parents, schools

January 8, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Heads and senior leaders from more than 20 United Kingdom boarding schools have concluded plans to visit Lagos Nigeria this January to “learn what parents are looking for” and develop “partnerships with schools.”  The event tagged “UK Boarding Schools Week” will hold at The Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Saturday 14th January 2023. It is being organised by Mark Brooks Education Read More

2023: Ukraine hits Honours list as World rings in New Year

December 31, 2022 BBC 0

A number of people have been recognised in this year’s New Year Honours list, including some who worked on the UK’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. They include senior diplomats Melinda Simmons, ambassador in Kyiv, and Deborah Bronnert, ambassador in Moscow, who were awarded damehoods. The UK started withdrawing some embassy staff from Kyiv in January, shortly before the Read More

UK reveals new relocation opportunities, massive vacancies for jobs

December 14, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

In an effort to reduce unemployment, the United Kingdom has announced an opportunity for qualified Nigerian teachers to relocate to the country. This development is as a result of Nigeria inclusion among African countries whose citizens can now apply for qualified teacher status through the Teaching Regulation Agency in the United Kingdom, from February 2023. Other foreign countries which the offer Read More

At last, UK government speaks on preferred 2023 presidential candidate in Nigeria

December 8, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The United Kingdom (UK) government has given verdict on the 2023 presidential election. UK distance itself from having interest on particular candidate ahead of forthcoming general elections. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Liang, made this known on Wednesday following a meeting, held at a closed door, with the National Working Committee, NWC, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Read More

UK group confers award on ITF boss

December 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

A United Kingdom-based organisation, the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSH Association UK), has bestowed an Honorary Fellowship Award of the Association on the Director-General/Chief Executive of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Sir Joseph N. Ari. According to the Association, the award was in appreciation of the DG’s “invaluable contributions to entrenching occupational health and safety in the Fund and Read More

What I told King Charles III at Buckingham Palace – Buhari

November 10, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed details of his meeting with British Monarch, His Royal Majesty, King Charles III in Buckingham Palace on Wednesday. The president in an interview with journalists after the meeting the monarch, President Buhari said King Charles III asked him whether he has a house in the UK or not. “He (King Charles III) asked me whether Read More

Terror: UK reveals 22 Nigerian states its citizens must avoid

November 8, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The United Kingdom has advised its citizens against travelling to 22 states in Nigeria. This was as it cleared the Federal Capital Territory from the list, though with caution. It may not be unconnected to the security situation in the country. This was contained in a press release by the British High Commission, Abuja, on Monday titled, “Updated Foreign Commonwealth Read More

Breaking: Our citizens can travel to Abuja, UK makes U-turn on security advisory 

November 7, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The United Kingdom (UK) has made a U-turn in its earlier security advisory to its citizens against travelling to Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja, FCT. On Sunday, October 23, 2022, the UK warned its citizens to avoid Abuja, adding that: “On Monday, October 24, British High Commission Abuja (BHC) will be open for Business Critical staff only. All colleagues wishing to Read More

Pictures: Lady, 23, becomes UK’s first blind black lawyer

November 1, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A young lady identified as Jessikah Inaba has become Britain’s first blind and Black lawyer. The 23-year-old graduated from unidentified university in London after completing her entire course using Braille and also credits her friends as well as her tutors for helping to fill in the gaps. Jess is completely blind and had to use Braille throughout her time at Read More

Terror threats: US, UK, others can’t scare us in Nigeria – Gov Sule

October 31, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule, has dismissed terror attack threats on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by some foreign governments, saying no country can scare Nigerians in their country. Governor Sule assured that Nigeria is safe and will continue to be safe. He, however, charged the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) personnel, as well as other security Read More

UK licenses 91 Nigerian doctors in 15 days

October 28, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The United Kingdom’s General Medical Council has licensed 91 Nigerian-trained doctors. The accreditation of the 91 doctors occurred over 15 days between October 10 and October 25, 2022. The total number of Nigerian-trained doctors in the UK now stands at 10,387. There are 5,210 associate specialists, 2,318 doctors in training, 1,837 general practitioners, and 1,273 specialists among the 10,387 doctors. The accreditation of Read More

Liz Truss speaks after resignation, gives farewell address

October 25, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Outgoing United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, Liz Truss has given her farewell speech. Truss said her government acted urgently and decisively. She addressed the nation outside 10 Downing Street for the last time, saying her government acted urgently and decisively on the sides of families and businesses. “In just a short period, this government has acted urgently and decisively on the side of hardworking Read More

New UK Prime Minister set to emerge as Boris Johnson pulls out

October 24, 2022 Editor 0

Rishi Sunak appears set to become the new Prime Minister on Monday October 24, 2022 after Boris Johnson sensationally dropped out of the Tory leadership race this evening – with rival Penny Mordaunt short of the 100 backers threshold. The former Chancellor, who officially launched his campaign this morning, had more than double the number of publicly-declared supporters than Mr Johnson. As of Sunday evening, 228 out Read More

Breaking: Liz Truss quits as UK prime minister, fresh election due in days

October 20, 2022 Editor 0

Liz Truss has just announced that she won’t continue as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after just 45 days, following the near-complete evaporation of her political authority. Truss, who would become the shortest-serving prime minister in UK history, has been under pressure from Tory MPs to quit after the resignation of Suella Braverman as home secretary and as the Read More

Jeremy Hunt emerges new UK chancellor

October 14, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Jeremy Hunt has been appointed chancellor after the prime minister sacked Kwasi Kwarteng. Mr Hunt returns to the frontbenches after three years, having served as foreign secretary under Theresa May and, before that, health secretary and culture secretary under David Cameron. His appointment, just an hour after his predecessor was sacked, is a sign that Liz Truss is trying to Read More

Breaking: UK Prime Minister, Truss sacks Chancellor

October 14, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Friday dismissed her Finance Minister, forcing Kwasi Kwarteng to carry the can for turmoil sparked by her right-wing economic platform as restive Conservatives plotted her own demise. The chancellor of the exchequer was dismissed in person by Truss after he rushed back early from international meetings in Washington, multiple media reports said, and she Read More

UK considering tougher rules as Nigerians bring highest number of relatives

October 12, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The United Kingdom is considering tightening the rules on how many relatives migrants can bring into the country. The Times UK quoted the UK Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, as saying the government was considering tightening the rules on dependants. Home Secretary, Suella Braverman was considering tightening the rules on dependants after Home Office immigration figures showed a “surprising inconsistency” across Read More

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