Breaking: From China, 268 stranded Nigerians return home, now in Abuja

May 30, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has succesfully evacuated 268 stranded Nigerians in China. Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa who revealed this a while ago on Saturday via her Twitter handle, said, “268 stranded Nigerians arrive Abuja airport about 2.30 pm today, from China . They will be proceeding for the mandatory 14 day quarantine.” In the past Read More

Yuguda as the square peg at SEC By Dahiru Hassan Kera

May 24, 2020 Dahiru Hassan Kera 0

Nigeria’s apex capital market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is set to witness a new dawn, exiting a two-year cul-de-sac and uncertainties surrounding its leadership after the former Director General of the Commission, Mr Munir Gwarzo, was suspended by former Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun. However, a new lease of life is being injected into the commission, Read More

Breaking: At last, stranded Nigerians from UK land in Abuja… Pictures

May 8, 2020 Editor 0

No fewer than 253 Nigerians from the United Kingdom have finally arrived Abuja after hours of delay in Lagos. The returnees touched down Lagos since afternoon, and have been kept at the airport after officials experienced hitches. Confirming their arrival in Abuja, Chairman Diaspora Commission Abike Dabiri-Erewa a while ago via her twitter handle said, “Finally. In Abuja. With 253 Read More

Breaking: In UK, Coronavirus deaths surpass 30,000

May 6, 2020 TheSun 0

United Kingdom coronavirus death toll, Wednesday, passed 30,000 as 649 more people died across the country. Health authorities confirmed the overall number of fatalities had hit 30,076 as the deadly bug continues to spread. And 6,111 new cases of the deadly bug were recorded in the past 24 hours after 69,463 tests were administered. The rise corresponds to a rise in testing Read More

Breaking – Coronavirus: 66-year-old UK citizen passes on in Lagos

April 8, 2020 Editor 0

Lagos state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has revealed that Coronavirus has killed a 66-year-old United Kingdom citizen. Prof Abayomi who announced this via his Twitter handle, Wednesday morning, said, “Lagos recorded another #COVID-19 related death: a 66-year-old Briton, who travelled from India via Dubai to Lagos on 17th of March, 2020. “As of 7th of April, 2020, there are 10 Read More

Confusion as Coronavirus patient dies in Kwara

April 5, 2020 Editor 0

Kwara state has recorded first case and death of a Coronavirus patient. Reacting to the development, the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) said the deceased actually concealed his travel history. Reports over the weekend claimed that UITH concealed information regarding the death of a patient who is a returnee from the United Kingdom(UK). But, a statement signed by UITH Read More

Breaking: Ogun ‘discharges’ third Coronavirus patient, begins lockdown

April 3, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

The Ogun state government has disclosed that the 62-year-old patient of Coronavirus in the state would be discharged from the Isolation centre. Governor Dapo Abiodun who disclosed this, Friday evening while addressing journalists at his residence in Iperu, Remo area of the state, said the patient who recently returned from the United Kingdom (UK) has tested negative for Coronavirus twice Read More

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Breaking: 3 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Lagos

March 23, 2020 Editor 0

Three new cases of COVID-19 pandemic has been discovered and confirmed in Lagos, Monday. Lagos state ministry of health revealed this via its official twitter handle. The ministry said, “Three new #COVID19 cases confirmed in Lagos. The first case is a Ukrainian who arrived in Nigeria on March 15 via a vessel. “The second case is a United Kingdom-based Nigerian, Read More

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Unveiled! How Nigerian Ighalo loomed large, dominated #DeadlineDay transfer… and clubs made final rushes

February 1, 2020 Editor 0

West Ham’s late capture of Hull City forward Jarrod Bowen for an initial £18m was the only big-money move of the lowest-spending Premier League January transfer deadline day since 2010. Premier League clubs spent £230m in the month, the second highest total ever. But only £25m of that was spent on deadline day. Odion Ighalo’s move from Shanghai Shenhua to Manchester United dominated Read More

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Malawi to benefit from UK’s innovation, technology

January 22, 2020 Editorial III 0

The day long UK-Africa Investment Summit held on  in London, United Kingdom (UK) has set the pace to using UK’s expertise and innovation in technology, clean energy, infrastructure and finance which can feed the continent’s demand for sustainable growth. Prime Minister Boris Johnson highlighted the U.K.’s “expertise and innovation in technology, clean growth, infrastructure and finance which can feed the Read More

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UK seeks to confiscate convicted Nigerian politician’s loot

January 17, 2020 Editorial III 0

A British prosecutor launched a fresh attempt on Thursday to confiscate tens of millions of pounds stolen from an oil-producing state in Nigeria by its former governor, who was convicted of laundering his loot in Britain. James Ibori, who was governor of Delta State from 1999 to 2007, pleaded guilty at London’s Southwark Crown Court in 2012 to 10 counts Read More

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UK expresses commitment to Nigeria’s economic growth

December 5, 2019 Editor 0

United Kingdom Government has expressed its commitment to promote an inclusive economic growth in Nigeria.  Head of Prosperity, Deputy British High Commission office in Nigeria, Mr. Guy Harrison, said on Wednesday in Abuja that the UK Government was committed to partnering with Nigeria towards enhancing the country’s economic development through the provision of technical assistance to improve her trading capabilities.  Read More

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From Saudi Arabia, Buhari heads to UK

October 28, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari would leave the country Monday on an official trip to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to attend Economic Forum of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh. At the end of the summit, the president would on Saturday, November 2, 2019 President on a private visit proceed to the United Kingdom on a private visit, and is expected Read More

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Breaking: UK hands down crucial judgement on $9.6bn P&ID contract

September 26, 2019 Editor 0

The United Kingdom Commercial and Arbitration Court on Thursday ordered a stay of execution of the $9.6 billion damages awarded against Nigeria by Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) pending the determination of an appeal by the Federal Government. This is as the court asked the government to make a security payment of $200 million to the court, while also granting Nigeria’s Read More

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Breaking – $9.6bn judgement: Protest rocks UK Embassy

September 2, 2019 Editor 0

A coalition of civil society groups is currently protesting at the British High Commission in Abuja over the award of $9.6 billion to Process and Industrial Developments Ltd. They carried various placards with inscription such “$9.6bn judgement is a fraud,” “No to illegal take over of our national assets,” “Nigeria rejects fraudulent judgment from British judge,” among others. The CSOs Read More

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Boris Johnson set to unveil cabinet as UK Prime Minister, Theresa May bows out

July 24, 2019 Editor 0

Boris Johnson is due to enter 10 Downing Street as Britain’s new prime minister following his election as leader of the ruling Conservative Party. The 55-year-old will assume the role later on Wednesday, just over three months before he has to make good on his promise to lead the United Kingdom out of the European Union – a process known as Brexit – by October 31 with or without a Read More

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Breaking: We ‘ll get Brexit done on October 31 – Boris Johnson

July 23, 2019 Editor 0

Boris Johnson vowed on Tuesday to “get Brexit done” by the twice-delayed October 31 deadline, after defeating Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in the race to become next British premier. “We’re going to get Brexit done on October 31,” Johnson said moments after being declared the winner of the Conservative party leadership race. AFP

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Trump congratulates incoming UK Prime Minister

July 23, 2019 Editor 0

US President Donald Trump congratulated Boris Johnson Tuesday on his victory in the race to become Britain’s new prime minister. “Congratulations to Boris Johnson on becoming the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He will be great!” Trump tweeted. (AFP)

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Breaking: Boris Johnson is next UK Prime Minister

July 23, 2019 Editor 0

Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister. He beat Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning 92,153 votes to his rival’s 46,656. The former London mayor takes over from Theresa May on Wednesday. In his victory speech, Mr Johnson promised he would “deliver Brexit, unite the country and Read More

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Prince Harry, Duchess of Sussex get new ‘exquisite’ residence after arrival of new baby Archie

May 13, 2019 Editor 0

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and new baby Archie are set to gain their own residence at Buckingham Palace following their move to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be expected to use the Palace while carrying out their London-based duties – the Mail on Sunday have reported. The couple moved to Frogmore Cottage from Kensignton Palace last month just Read More

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UK lawmakers reject Brexit deal for third time

March 29, 2019 Editor 0

British MPs on Friday rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s EU divorce deal for a third time, opening the way for a long delay to Brexit — or a potentially catastrophic “no deal” withdrawal in two weeks. Lawmakers in parliament’s lower House of Commons defied May’s plea to end the political deadlock that has plunged Britain into crisis and defeated her Read More

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On UK’s aid in anti-graft fight

March 28, 2019 Blueprint 0

The appeal by the federal government for the support of the British Government in building the capacities of anti-corruption institutions in Nigeria is not only germane and timely but also necessary for the success of Nigeria’s war against corruption. This is more so considering the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that his second term, which is billed to Read More