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    Coronavirus testing kits headed to the UK ‘contaminated with COVID-19’

Coronavirus testing kits headed to the UK ‘contaminated with COVID-19’

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    DOWNLOAD: The $9bn judgement against Nigeria

DOWNLOAD: The $9bn judgement against Nigeria

On August 16, 2019, a British court gave Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID) the go-ahead to seize Nigerian assets worth $9 billion. This is as a result of the failure of the Nigerian government to fulfill its end of a deal it entered into with the company. In 2010, P&ID had entered into a 20-year gas and supply processing agreement (GSPA) [...]

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    Lectured in Iraq, touched lives in Nigeria… five things to know about Briton killed in Kajuru

Lectured in Iraq, touched lives in Nigeria… five things to know about Briton killed in Kajuru

On Friday, while Faye Mooney was holidaying alongside Mathew Oguche, her colleague, at the Kajuru resort in Kaduna state, suspected bandits opened fire on the facility, killing the duo and kidnapping four others. A witness told TheCable Mooney and Oguche were killed while trying to take cover. The incident has left many heartbroken, including family and friends of the deceased. In [...]

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    Beyond Brexit – Nigeria wants a new trade deal with Britain

Beyond Brexit – Nigeria wants a new trade deal with Britain

In August this year, Prime Minister Theresa May visited Nigeria. She spoke about increasing investment opportunities, a new trade deal and economic partnership, tackling human trafficking, and assistance to bolster the rule of law and the fight against organized crime. All of this is extremely welcome, and indeed necessary. Unfortunately for Mrs May, the government that she met with led by President [...]

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    The new scramble for Africa

The new scramble for Africa

Coming a week after leaders of two giant economies in Europe, Britain and Germany, made whistle-stop visits to Nigeria, the ongoing Forum on China-Africa Cooperation at Beijing, China deserves more than a passing glance from Africans. It is instructive that China, a country, could gather the African continent in a summit and gleefully announced a $60 billion investment or “in aids [...]

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IAAF: AFN never officially apply for Edwards to compete for Nigeria at the Games in Australia

  The amazing drama of former British jumper Mike Edward and the controversies surrounding his inegibility to compete at the Commonwealth games continues with all sides insisting they are not at fault.   Edwards, who was born in Manchester with a Nigerian mother and represented Britain at the European Junior Championships in 2009 and as well at international levels in 2017 and February [...]

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    London 2017: Mo Farah wins fifth world championship gold

London 2017: Mo Farah wins fifth world championship gold

Mo Farah on Friday won his fifth world championship gold medal in the 10,000 meters at the World Athletics championship in London. Victory in the world championship 10,000 metres brought him an incredible 10th successive global gold medal. Farah, in a fascinating race from the start, pushed all the way to finish in 26 minutes 49seconds — the fastest of all his golden [...]

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    35 Nigerians deported from UK

35 Nigerians deported from UK

The government of the United Kingdom (UK) on Wednesday deported 35 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country. The deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA), Lagos around 5:50am. The deportees, comprising 30 males and five females, were brought back aboard a chartered Titanic Airways aircraft with registration Number: G-POWO. Joseph Alabi, spokesman of the Lagos airport police command, confirmed [...]

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    Theresa May to seek general election on June 8

Theresa May to seek general election on June 8

Britons will head to the polls on 8 June, three years ahead of schedule, Prime Minister Theresa May announced on  Tuesday. She said it was the only way to guarantee political stability for years ahead as Britain negotiates its way out of the European Union. The pound strengthened by almost half a cent against the dollar as May spoke, reflecting investor relief [...]

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    UK to reveal Nigerian property owners

UK to reveal Nigerian property owners

The British government will release information about Nigerians who own property in that country next year. Bolaji Owosanoye, executive secretary, presidential advisory committee against corruption, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York that negotiations on this had reached advanced stage. Owosanoye said the measure being taken by the governments of both countries was a step up the fight against corruption. "There’s [...]

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    Britain using Nigerian govt to suppress quest for Biafra, says IPOB

Britain using Nigerian govt to suppress quest for Biafra, says IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused Britain of orchestrating the Nigerian government's suppression of Biafra. IPOB said it was hypocritical of the British government to be against the quest for Biafra when it allowed Scotland conduct a referendum. In a statement released on Wednesday Emma Mezu and Clifford Iroanya, leaders of IPOB, the group said the "restoration of Biafra" is [...]

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    British PM disagrees with foreign minister over comments on Saudi

British PM disagrees with foreign minister over comments on Saudi

British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, was not setting out government policy when he said Saudi Arabia and Iran were stoking proxy wars across the Middle East, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday. Johnson told an audience in Rome recently that the absence of real leadership in the Middle East had allowed people to twist religion and stoke [...]

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    Britain closes embassy in Turkey

Britain closes embassy in Turkey

The British embassy in Ankara, capital of Turkey, has been closed for unexplained “security reasons’’. The statement from the British foreign office said the embassy would be closed to the public but did not give details. It also repeated its warning to British nationals to avoid travelling to areas close to the border with Syria and the restive south-east of the country. “Security [...]

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    ‘With a heavy heart’, Cameron quits politics

‘With a heavy heart’, Cameron quits politics

Two months after he stepped down as the prime minister of Britain, David Cameron has resigned as a member of parliament (MP). The former prime minister said he took the decision “with a heavy heart”, added that he did not want to become a “distraction and a diversion” to the new government. Cameron stepped down on July 13 in the wake of [...]

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    UK eager to return Nigeria’s stolen assets

UK eager to return Nigeria’s stolen assets

Robert Goodwill, British minister of state for immigration, says there is no safe place for stolen assets in the UK, as his country is committed to returning all Nigerian stolen assets in its territory. Speaking after the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between both countries, Goodwill said the MoU provides the mechanism by which monies could be returned. The signing of [...]

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    GOOD NEWS: You can now process your UK visa within 24 hours

GOOD NEWS: You can now process your UK visa within 24 hours

The United Kingdom has launched super priority visa service in Nigeria to allow customers to process their applications within 24 hours. In a statement posted on its website, the British high commission said the new service was brought up to particularly meet the needs of those requiring urgent traveling service. The statement said Paul Arkwright, British high commissioner to Nigeria, hailed the [...]

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