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

New UK Prime Minister set to emerge as voting ends

September 3, 2022 Editor 0

Voting has come to an end in Britain’s Tory party leadership contest, bringing to a close the process decide the next Conservative Leader and Boris Johnson’s successor as the Prime Minister of UK. Either Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak will be announced as the winner around 12.30pm on Monday, taking over as UK Prime Minister the following day. British Foreign 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

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

APC UK chapter to Oyo chair: Embark on reconciliation now

November 2, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) United Kingdom Chapter, Prince Yomi Oke, Tuesday advised the newly elected Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, Honourable Isaac Ajiboye Omodewu to unite the party. Prince Oke in a congratulatory message to Hon Omodewu and other Oyo state APC new executives urged the new Chairman “to without wasting Read More

Buhari attends climate change confab in Glasgow, peace summit in France

October 31, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari would attend the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu. In a statement issued in Abuja, Shehu said the President is scheduled to deliver his national statement at the High-Level segment Read More

Stemming the search for greener pastures by Nigerian healthcare professionals

October 20, 2021 Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu 0

On July 10, 2020, agents of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) prevented the departure of 58 Nigerian medical doctors from Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on a chartered aircraft bound for London, United Kingdom. This was at a time when the Nigerian airspace  was closed to international air travel as part of the public health measures put in place by the Government Read More

Titan Trust Bank: 2 years of service with power and pride

October 7, 2021 Opeyemi Dabiri 0

On October 4, 2021, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Nigeria, Titan Trust Bank Limited, celebrated two years of its existence.  Established with a mission to take advantage of the identified gaps in the banking sector and address the unmet needs of the retail mass market, SMEs and corporates, Titan Trust Bank, has continued to provide seamless Read More

NPA, U.K. border force partner on port security, trade facilitation

September 6, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Nigerian Ports Authority, (NPA) has announced plans to partner the United Kingdom Border Force, on port security and facilitation of legitimate movement of persons and goods at all seaports in the country. The partnership covers security measures, coordination, information sharing and joint operations aimed at checking persons or activities that may cause harm to operations and investments in the Read More

Super Eagles begin quest for Qatar 2022 World Cup as Iheanacho, Ndidi, Iwobi pull out vs Cape Verde

September 2, 2021 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will begin their quests to qualify for a seventh FIFA World Cup when the Gernot Rohr side face the Lone Stars of Liberia today at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. The match will kick-off 5pm Nigerian time. The football governing body,  grouped Nigeria  in Group C,  alongside Liberia, Cape Verde and the Central African Republic (CAR). After the game Read More

Salamatu Suleiman, Godwin Abbe: Where are they now?

August 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Dr. Salamatu Hussaini Suleiman; Sullivan Iheanacho Chime; and Major General Godwin Osagie Abbe (retd.) held public positions at various time. They have been off the public space for in recent time hence Blueprint Weekend asks: where are they now? Salamatu Suleiman Former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr. Salamatu Hussaini Suleiman, is a lawyer by profession, with a Read More

Excitement as Titan Trust Bank opens Apapa, Lagos branch

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Titan Trust Bank Limited has announced the opening of its state-of-the-art branch located at 17, Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos for commercial operations. A statement by the lender said the development is in furtherance of its efforts to offer customers endearing experience. The lender further noted that the new branch provides a full suite of banking products and services for retail Read More

Taliban takeover: At last, Afghan President, Ghani, opens up

August 18, 2021 Aljazeera 0

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, speaking from exile in the United Arab Emirates, said on Wednesday that he had left Kabul to prevent bloodshed and denied reports he took large sums of money with him as he departed the presidential palace. Anti-Taliban protests in the eastern city of Jalalabad over the removal of the Afghan flag have now spread elsewhere in Read More

Buhari visits Tinubu in London

August 13, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening visited former governor of Lagos state Ahmed Tinubu in London, United Kingdom. One of the media aides to the President Bashir Ahmad confirmed the development via social media where he shared pictures of the visit. Tinubu has been in London for weeks and is reportedly sick. However, incumbent Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu visited Read More

Courses of action in the US request for extradition

August 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

It is no longer news that a US court has issued a request for the extradition of Abba Kyari. Debates have ensued should the FGN extradite him or not? Permit me to say my piece: It is first important to note that extradition as a process is not governed by an international treaty or overseen by the United Nations. It Read More

Insecurity and Commonwealth support for Nigeria

August 6, 2021 Abdullahi. M. Gulloma 0

Indeed, Nigeria needs and, therefore, would be glad to receive support from the Commonwealth in very challenging areas, the biggest of which comprised of security and agriculture. Thus, President Muhammadu Buhari, rightly asked for support from the Commonwealth. The President spoke during a bilateral meeting with the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, at the sidelines of the Global Education Summit Read More

Tinubu hale and hearty – Sanwo-Olu

August 5, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

The Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Wednesday said the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is hale and hearty. Speaking to journalists at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on his visit to APC national leader in London, the United Kingdom Tuesday, Governor Sanwo-Olu stated that his meeting and the picture he took with Asiwaju Tinubu Read More

Nigeria submits 2021 final report to the UN – Minister

August 2, 2021 Helen Oji 0

Nigeria has submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) final report of 2021 to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The updated report, which was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, replaces the interim NDC report that was submitted in May 2021. Submitting the report on behalf of the federal government, Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Dr Muhammed Mahmood Abubakar emphasized Read More

Nigerians’ quest for overseas studies

July 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

A new report published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP), a global foreign-policy think tank, to the effect that a significant percentage of the £30 million contributed annually to the United Kingdom’s education sector by politicians in West Africa come from Nigeria is a cause for concern by the managers of Nigeria’s economy. The situation is not only Read More

UK coy plans $100m investment for Nigeria’s mining sector

July 21, 2021 David Agba with agencies 0

Aurelia Mining Limited, a mining company based in the United Kingdom (UK), has declared it will invest $100 million in gold mining in Nigeria. This was disclosed by its Director, Mr Julian Hammond after a meeting with the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, on Monday in Abuja. Hammond revealed that the company plans to start preliminary Read More

IPOB: Kanu’s lawyer calls for British High Commission’s intervention

July 19, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

Special Counsel to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, said he has been compelled to call on the British High Commission in Nigeria “to banish every red tape and exert the full weight of its diplomatic clout in gaining immediate access to Kanu.” According Mr Ezimakor in a statement issued in Abuja Monday, Read More

Chukwumerije always stand for us, deploys personal resources for Taekwondo development – Athletes, others

July 15, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The name Chukwumerije still rings bell in Nigeria’s sporting fraternity after years of dedication and purposeful impact, especially in Taekwondo by an entire family spearheaded by late father Senator Uche Chukwumerije. Of all his children, Chika Chukwumerije, an Olympian who made the country pround when he won ‘golden’ bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing has continued to sustain Read More

FCMB appoints new MD as Nuru bows out

July 13, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Board of Directors of FCMB Group Plc have announced the appointment of Yemisi Edun as the Managing Director of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited. According to the bank in a statement on Tuesday, the announcement is subsequent to the end of service of the bank’s former Managing Director, Adam Nuru.  The statement further reads, “The Board had earlier Read More