Sunday, October 20, 2019

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    UK reintroduces two-year work visa for foreign students

UK reintroduces two-year work visa for foreign students

The United Kingdom has announced a new visa regime which will allow foreign students stay and work in the country for two years after graduation.This is expected to come into effect for students starting courses in 2020.The plan is an overturn of Theresa May's 2012 immigration policy which mandated foreign students to leave four months after finishing a degree [...]

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    ‘It’s hazardous’ — Adele’s furniture maker banned from using broom

‘It’s hazardous’ — Adele’s furniture maker banned from using broom

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    UK lawmakers discuss halting Brexit as petition hits 6 million

UK lawmakers discuss halting Brexit as petition hits 6 million

Members of the British parliament on Monday debated halting the Brexit deal after a petition seeking its reversal received a record six million signatures.The petition is calling for the government to revoke Article 50, the mechanism that governs Britain's departure from the European Union (EU).In 2016, Britons voted to leave the EU with a majority vote of 52% as against [...]

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    Brexit suffers another setback as MPs reject May’s withdrawal agreement

Brexit suffers another setback as MPs reject May’s withdrawal agreement

Members of Parliament (MPs) have rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's agreement on the date UK should leave EU.The UK had originally planned to leave the EU on Friday but divisions within the country and May's own party made her delay the planned departure date.British lawmakers had voted on the agreement date but the government lost by 58 votes after a 344 to 286 [...]

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    Theresa May suffers biggest defeat in UK history as MPs reject Brexit deal

Theresa May suffers biggest defeat in UK history as MPs reject Brexit deal

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered the biggest loss in the country's history as members of parliament reject her Brexit deal by an overwhelming 230 votes.The parliamentarians who voted on Tuesday evening made it clear that they were not in support of May's deal, despite having just 72 days till Britain's Exit from the EU is triggered.According to BBC, the [...]

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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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    Theresa May backs joint UK-Ireland bid for 2030 World Cup

Theresa May backs joint UK-Ireland bid for 2030 World Cup

Theresa May says the British government is in "full support" of the joint UK and Ireland to host the 2030 World Cup.The UK Prime Minister said the football ­associations of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland are working on a proposal for FIFA.May made this known while speaking on the eve of the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham."Following the [...]

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    ‘Buhari is a dictator’ — PDP writes Merkel, May

‘Buhari is a dictator’ — PDP writes Merkel, May

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ) has petitioned Angela Merkel, German chancellor, and Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom, over allegations of dictatorship on the part of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government.In the letter signed by Uche Secondus, national chairman of the party, the PDP accused the APC of using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [...]

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    Poverty in Nigeria: Revisiting Theresa May’s concern

Poverty in Nigeria: Revisiting Theresa May’s concern

Ahead of her August 29, 2018 visit to Nigeria, British Prime Minister, Theresa May, remarked that 87 million Nigerians live on less than $1.90 a day, making Nigeria “home to more very poor people than any other nation in the world.” It is interesting how the statement attracted public attention almost as if it is a new discovery. The truth [...]

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    UK to create 100,000 new jobs in Nigeria, Dangote to list on LSE… 7 takeaways from May’s visit

UK to create 100,000 new jobs in Nigeria, Dangote to list on LSE… 7 takeaways from May’s visit

Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, departed Nigeria on Wednesday, after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari; Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state; and business leaders in Lagos and Abuja.The Prime Minister made the visit, 30 years after Margaret Thatcher, the first female prime minister of the UK, visited the country to make deals with the former head of [...]

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    We’re nervously monitoring Brexit, Buhari tells May as Nigeria, UK sign new agreements

We’re nervously monitoring Brexit, Buhari tells May as Nigeria, UK sign new agreements

President Muhammadu Buhari says the country is 'nervously monitoring' the proceedings of Brexit.The president made this statement on Wednesday when Theresa May, British prime minister, paid him a visit in the Presidential Villa in Aso Rock, Abuja.Both countries also signed two agreements on defence and security partnership as well as Economic Development Forum.In his remarks, Buhari said Nigeria and [...]

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    Good news for Nigeria as UK announces 100 extra Chevening scholarship slots for Africans

Good news for Nigeria as UK announces 100 extra Chevening scholarship slots for Africans

Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has announced additional 100 Chevening scholarship slots for African students -- about 30 percent increase in existing slots.The Chevening Scholarship is an international scholarship scheme which enables students with leadership and networking skills from 144 countries and territories to undertake postgraduate study or courses in universities in the United Kingdom.Speaking in Cape Town, South Africa, the prime minister [...]

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    VIDEO: I support permanent African presence on UN security council, says Theresa May

VIDEO: I support permanent African presence on UN security council, says Theresa May

Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom, says she supports a permanent African presence on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).The prime minister made this revelation in Cape Town, South Africa on Tuesday, stating that the security of Africa is linked to the security of the United Kingdom.Permanent members of the UN security council are: China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United [...]

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    Nigeria is home to highest number of very poor people in the world, says Theresa May

Nigeria is home to highest number of very poor people in the world, says Theresa May

Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom, says Nigeria is home to the highest number of "very poor people" in the world.Speaking in Cape Town, South Africa, on Tuesday, May said Africa is home to a majority of the world's fragile states, and a quarter of the world's displaced people.She added that Africa has the highest number of poor people [...]

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    Theresa May to visit Nigeria on Wednesday

Theresa May to visit Nigeria on Wednesday

British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit three African countries, including Nigeria, on Wednesday.According to a statement by the UK government, May will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja and also spend time in Lagos, where she is expected to visit victims of modern slavery.She would also visit Kenya and South Africa.The visit comes at a time the UK [...]

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    Police arrest suspected terrorist after UK parliament car crash

Police arrest suspected terrorist after UK parliament car crash

A man has been arrested on grounds of terrorism after ramming his vehicle into barriers outside the UK houses of parliament in London.BBC reports that the suspect, a young man in his late 20s, was arrested by police officers shortly after the crash in the early hours of Tuesday.Two people who may have been hit during the crash were treated [...]

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