Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "Theresa May"

    ‘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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    Same-sex marriage, $2trn intra-Commonwealth trade, Ban on plastics… highlights from CHOGM 2018

Same-sex marriage, $2trn intra-Commonwealth trade, Ban on plastics… highlights from CHOGM 2018

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting came to an end on Friday night as the secretary general, Patricia Scotland and leaders from four regions of the Commonwealth addressed the press.Scotland was joined by UK Prime minister Theresa May; President Nana Akufo Addo of Ghana; Keith Mitchell, Prime minister of Grenada; and Tuilaepa  Malielegaoi, Prime minister of Samoa.They shared the conclusions of [...]

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    We’ve been particularly inspired by our youths, Theresa May tells Commonwealth leaders

We’ve been particularly inspired by our youths, Theresa May tells Commonwealth leaders

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the young people of the Commonwealth, leading the youth forum and participating in other activities, have inspired the heads of government.The prime minister said this while speaking at the first meeting of Commonwealth heads of government at Queen Elizabeth's home in Windsor, United Kingdom."Good morning everyone and welcome to Windsor castle. I think in [...]

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    Queen officially declares CHOGM 2018 open — hints Prince Charles will succeed her

Queen officially declares CHOGM 2018 open — hints Prince Charles will succeed her

Queen Elizabeth II, the head of the Commonwealth, has officially declared the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) open.The Queen said in her remarks that she wishes her son, Prince Charles, the prince of Wales, will succeed her as the head of the Commonwealth and continue the work her father handed over to her."My family and I have been [...]

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    Chimamanda: Blame malaria for my poor grasp of mathematics

Chimamanda: Blame malaria for my poor grasp of mathematics

Chimamanda Adichie, distinguished Nigerian writer and literary icon, says malaria is to blame for her poor grasp of mathematics, highlighting how the mosquito-borne infectious disease keeps children out of school across the world.Speaking at the Malaria Summit in London, holding on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018), Adichie shared her experience with malaria, and how it [...]

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    Madam Prime Minister, Nigerians want me in the race

Madam Prime Minister, Nigerians want me in the race

“We campaigned on three major issues – to secure the country, revive the economy and fight corruption. We have elections next year, politicians are already pre-occupied with the polls, but I am bothered more about security and the economy.”Please take a moment to chew on these words uttered by our president, Muhammadu Buhari, to the Prime Minister of the United [...]

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    PDP accuses Buhari of of brandishing unsubstantiated achievements

PDP accuses Buhari of of brandishing unsubstantiated achievements

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of brandishing unsubstantiated achievements instead of seeking investment opportunities in the Uk.In a statement on Tuesday, Kola Ologbodiyan, national publicity secretary of PDP, said Buhari painted a false picture of Nigeria in a bid to hide the true state of affairs from British Prime Minister Theresa May.“We are shocked that [...]

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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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