Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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    Akpabio meets Buhari in London — to seal APC ‘transfer’?

Akpabio meets Buhari in London — to seal APC ‘transfer’?

Godswill Akpabio, senate minority leader, has met with President Muhammadu Buhari, ahead of a reported plan to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).The former governor of Akwa Ibom is purportedly preparing to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a few days.He met with Buhari during the weekend in London, UK, where the president is currently on vacation.Akpabio was said [...]

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    Femi Adesina: I want to believe Buhari will return on Saturday

Femi Adesina: I want to believe Buhari will return on Saturday

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says his principal's trip to London is “just for a review” of his health.In a statement issued on Monday night, Garba Shehu, also a presidential spokesman, said the trip is at the instance of the president's doctor.“The doctor requested the president to return for a meeting (after an initial one) which he agreed [...]

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    Buhari returning to London to see doctor

Buhari returning to London to see doctor

President Muhammed Buhari will on Tuesday travel to London to see his doctor.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement.Shehu said the trip is expected to last four days.According to Shehu, Buhari's doctor had asked the president to return to London after the duo met in the city where the president [...]

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    VIDEO: Buhari meets Theresa May

VIDEO: Buhari meets Theresa May

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Theresa May of UK at 10 Downing Street, London.The Nigerian leader left Abuja for London exactly one week ago.Below is a video of their meeting:VIDEO: Prime Minister @theresa_may welcoming President @MBuhari to 10 Downing Street. #PMBinUK pic.twitter.com/lWv97URs72 — Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) April 16, 2018 [...]

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    Nigerian-born teenager stabbed to death in London

Nigerian-born teenager stabbed to death in London

An 18-year old boy stabbed on Wednesday, in Hackney, London, has been identified as Israel Ogunsola, the son of a Nigerian.Ogunsola’s death is coming 10 days after Abraham Badru, son of Enitan Badru, a member of the house of representatives, was shot dead in the UK.At least six people Nigerians have been killed in London attacks in 2018 alone.Ogunsola, already [...]

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    Sources: Buhari returning to UK — but on annual vacation

Sources: Buhari returning to UK — but on annual vacation

President Muhammadu Buhari will be returning to the United Kingdom but this time around for his annual vacation.Last year, Buhari spent up to 154 days in the UK treating an undisclosed ailment.He returned to the country on August 19, 2017. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo acted while the president was away.A source told TheCable that preparations are in top gear for the [...]

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    ‘Unexplained wealth’: Saraki listed as owner of £15m London mansions

‘Unexplained wealth’: Saraki listed as owner of £15m London mansions

Senate President Bukola Saraki has been listed as one of the five owners of “unexplained wealth” in London.According to Transparency International, the report was conducted by Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs), a new investigative power designed to help law enforcement agencies act on corrupt assets.Two buildings, located at 7 and 8 Whittaker street, Belgravia, London, are allegedly owned by Saraki.The houses are [...]

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    Report: Taxes chasing rich people away from Lagos

Report: Taxes chasing rich people away from Lagos

The latest Global Wealth Migration review says rich people are leaving Lagos for other cities because of taxes.According to the report, some of the reasons high net worth people are leaving their locations are taxes and increasing crime rates.Other cities affected are London and Istanbul.According to the report, 1000 wealthy people left Lagos in 2017 and there were no inflows.Auckland, [...]

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    Nigerians in London protest herdsmen killings

Nigerians in London protest herdsmen killings

Nigerians on Monday stormed the high commission in London to protest herdsmen killings across the country.The protesters were armed with banners which read 'stop blood thirsty Fulani herdsmen now', 'they can't kill us all.'They also chanted, 'Buhari must go', 'Buhari enough is enough'.One of the protesters simply identified as Chidikali said they do not want the establishment of cattle colonies.He wondered [...]

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    Five Nigerians jailed in UK for ‘£610,000 fraud’

Five Nigerians jailed in UK for ‘£610,000 fraud’

A London court has jailed five Nigerians for allegedly stealing £610,000 from business bank accounts.According to Newham Recorder, a UK newspaper, the Nigerians are Victor Oke, 39; Desmond Abifade, 25; Moses Kuye, 28; Melinda Mensah-Oke, 37; and Arinola Kuye, 27.Oke was said to have used stolen data provided by Abifade to falsely impersonate company directors via telephone banking.Prosecutors said after [...]

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    Buhari returns to ‘abandoned’ office — after 11 weeks

Buhari returns to ‘abandoned’ office — after 11 weeks

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday returned to the office he has stayed away from since he ended his three-month medical vacation in London.Since August 19 when he resumed, Buhari has been making use of two other offices — the one in his residence at the presidential villa and the other at the presidential banquet hall.The absence of the president in the [...]

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    ‘We’re ready for business’ — Emefiele woos foreign investors

‘We’re ready for business’ — Emefiele woos foreign investors

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has urged investors to come to Nigeria.Speaking to money market players at the London Stock Exchange, Emefiele said the nation's return on investment (ROI) in all sectors are among the best in the world.The forum was organised in collaboration with the Nigerian Stock Exchange.The governor, who drew intermittent applause from [...]

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    Dangote reveals secret of business success

Dangote reveals secret of business success

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has revealed the secret of his business success: self-sufficiency and backward integration, a manufacturing strategy that extracts value from entire processes.“We are not going to import anything any longer,” Dangote said, in the presence of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Congolese presidential hopeful Moise Katumbi, and about 300 business leaders.He made the disclosure at the Financial Times’ [...]

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    Several injured after car ploughs into pedestrians in London

Several injured after car ploughs into pedestrians in London

The Metropolitan police say a "number of people" have been injured after a car reportedly ploughed into pedestrians outside London's Natural History Museum.Mirror reports that the car mounted the pavement before hitting the pedestrians.The police, in a statement, said: "Enquiries to establish the circumstances and motive are underway."Police were called at 1421 on Saturday, 7 October to reports of a [...]

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    VIDEO: Biafra agitators hit London streets, ask British police to arrest Nigerians

VIDEO: Biafra agitators hit London streets, ask British police to arrest Nigerians

Some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have asked British police to arrest Nigerians based in the UK.Singing and chanting pro-Biafra slogans during a demonstration in London, the protesters, who wielded placards with the inscription: 'Biafra Exit', made some uncomplimentary remarks about the Nigerian government.They paid tribute to members of the group who were allegedly killed by security [...]

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    Uber on London license loss: We got things wrong along the way

Uber on London license loss: We got things wrong along the way

Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber chief executive, has apologised for the recent license loss of the taxi-hailing firm in London. [...]

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