Sunday, February 18, 2018

Tag "London"

    ‘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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    Femi Adesina: Buhari to transit through London on US trip

Femi Adesina: Buhari to transit through London on US trip

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave for New York on Sunday to join other world leaders at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said  “President Buhari will transit through London on his way back to the country”.Buhari returned to the country from the UK, where he received [...]

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    Explosion on London underground train leaves ‘several injured’

Explosion on London underground train leaves ‘several injured’

An explosion rocked an underground train in Parsons Green station in Fulham on Friday, reportedly leaving several people injured.The explosion reportedly came from a white bucket inside a supermarket bag.Pictures from the district line train show a burning plastic bucket stashed in a Lidl carrier bag, which is said to have exploded and sent a fireball down the carriage.People fled [...]

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    PHOTOS: Dino Melaye rocks Nottinghill Carnival

PHOTOS: Dino Melaye rocks Nottinghill Carnival

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi east senatorial district, is taking time to unwind since the upper chamber of the national assembly is on recess.Photographs of the lawmaker with his children on holiday trips have been circulated on social media. [...]

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    Buhari mocks London #ResumeOrResign protesters, says ‘hope they are not stuck there’

Buhari mocks London #ResumeOrResign protesters, says ‘hope they are not stuck there’

President Muhammadu Buhari says he hopes the protesters who came to the Abuja House in London during his medical vacation are not stuck in the UK.The president returned to the country hours after the protesters held a vigil outside the place where Buhari stayed during his 103-day medical vacation in the UK.During a meeting with governors at the presidential villa [...]

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    Pro-Buhari protesters block airport road

Pro-Buhari protesters block airport road

Thousands of pro-President Muhammadu Buhari protesters on Saturday temporarily blocked the highway along the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, singing and dancing to welcome Buhari from London.The security personnel deployed to ensure smooth traffic flows along the highway abandoned their duty posts as they could not control the crowds, shouting “Sai Baba Buhari’’.Some of the pro-Buhari protesters were also heard [...]

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    ‘Baba oyoyo’ — mammoth crowd welcomes Buhari

‘Baba oyoyo’ — mammoth crowd welcomes Buhari

Hundreds of supporters welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari home from London on Saturday.The president returned after 103 days in the UK where he stayed for medical treatment.His plane touched down at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 4:36pm‎.He was received by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and a retinue of aides at the airport.After observing official protocol, the president proceeded to the presidential [...]

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