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    FACE: How Nigeria’s Foluke Adebisi is driving a Pan-African agenda in the UK

FACE: How Nigeria’s Foluke Adebisi is driving a Pan-African agenda in the UK

Foluke Adebisi, a Nigerian lawyer, speaker, and, researcher, is at the helm of driving a Pan-African agenda in Bristol, the largest city in southwest England, and one of the biggest maritime hub in the history of the United Kingdom.With the Forever Africa Conference and Events (FACE), Adebisi is working with staff and students of the University of Bristol in delivering a [...]

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    UK may revoke visas of Nigerian ‘looters’

UK may revoke visas of Nigerian ‘looters’

In a move similar to the revocation of Raymond Dokpesi's US visa, the United Kingdom may cancel the visas of Nigerians perceived to have plundered the nation’s treasury.This hint was contained in a statement issued by the special presidential investigation panel (SPIP) on Wednesday.Laha quoted Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman of the panel, as saying the SPIP was partnering with the UK’s home [...]

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    Lekan Babalola takes concert series ‘Yoruba Sonnets’ to UK

Lekan Babalola takes concert series ‘Yoruba Sonnets’ to UK

Lekan Babalola, a Grammy award-winning jazz percussionist, is taking his music to a wider audience alongside his co-travelling Sacred Funk Sextet, in a new concert series tagged Yoruba Sonnets. [...]

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    Buhari departs for London with few aides

Buhari departs for London with few aides

Only few of President Muhammadu Buhari's aides travelled with him to the United Kingdom where he is billed to meet his doctor. Buhari left Abuja on Tuesday afternoon.Muhammad Bello, minister of federal capital territory;  Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police; and Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president; were among those at the Abuja airport to bid him farewell.Garba Shehu, presidential [...]

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    Report: EFCC traces $4.5m missing from Ibru’s properties to UK

Report: EFCC traces $4.5m missing from Ibru’s properties to UK

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC) has traced the  “missing” funds from sale of properties confiscated from Cecilia Ibru, former managing director/chief executive officer of Oceanic Bank, to the UK. About $4.5 million is said to be unaccounted for, out of the over $7 million recovered from the sale of 61 of such properties in Dubai.The properties were confiscated in [...]

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    This secret itinerary must stop, says PDP on Buhari’s ‘technical stopover’

This secret itinerary must stop, says PDP on Buhari’s ‘technical stopover’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s "technical stopover" in the UK is a constitutional breach.Buhari left the US on Tuesday after meeting with President Donald Trump and some top businessmen.However, has has not been seen in Nigeria since then.Reacting to complaints over the president's absence, Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, [...]

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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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    Buhari: Nigeria is safe for business — Shell is preparing to invest $15bn

Buhari: Nigeria is safe for business — Shell is preparing to invest $15bn

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria is safe for business, urging foreign investors to come to the country and invest.Fielding questions at the business forum of the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) in Westminster, the president said Shell Group is preparing to invest $15 billion in Nigeria."On security, certainly, both in the northeast and in the southsouth, there has been [...]

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    Has Buhari’s absence created power vacuum?

Has Buhari’s absence created power vacuum?

On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to the UK on an official visit.While in the UK, he is due to hold discussions on Nigeria-British relations with Prime Minister Theresa May before the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGM) scheduled for April 16 to April 20.According to his media team, the president is also billed to meet with other prominent figures, [...]

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    Buhari’s absence: PDP asks national assembly to address ‘power vacuum’

Buhari’s absence: PDP asks national assembly to address ‘power vacuum’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of abandoning the leadership of the country while “holidaying” in London.The president travelled to the UK on Monday where he is due to hold discussions on Nigeria-British relations with Theresa May, the UK prime minister, before the Commonwealth heads of government meetings scheduled for April 18 to 20, according to [...]

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    VIDEO: Buhari departs for UK

VIDEO: Buhari departs for UK

President Muhammadu Buhari departed Abuja for the United Kingdom on Monday afternoon.While in UK, the president will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting and discuss about Nigeria-British relations with Prime Minister Theresa May.Buhari's media team released video of his departure on social media HAPPENING NOW: President @MBuhari departs Abuja for his official visit to Britain, where he will hold discussions on Nigeria-British, relations with [...]

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    Demographic disaster poses big threat to Nigeria, UK envoy warns

Demographic disaster poses big threat to Nigeria, UK envoy warns

Paul Arkwright, UK high commissioner to Nigeria, says Nigeria's population could be a disaster if it is not checked.Arkwright said this on Tuesday at an event organised by the African Peace Building Network of the Social Science Research Council and African Leadership Centre of the Kings College London in Abuja.Arkwright said Nigeria's demography should be taken seriously because, at the [...]

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    ‘We’ll retaliate’ —  Russia threatens Britain over expulsion of diplomats

‘We’ll retaliate’ — Russia threatens Britain over expulsion of diplomats

Russian government, through its foreign ministry, has accused the British government of using one-sided and non-transparent methods to investigate the attempted murder of Sergei Skipal, a former Russian spy and has threatened to retaliate.Britain had earlier expelled 23 Russian diplomats from the UK."Naturally, our countermeasures won’t keep you waiting,” Russia announced in a statement.“Instead of completing its own investigation, using existing international [...]

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    Shehu Sani to FG: Ask UK, UAE to publish names of Nigerians with properties abroad 

Shehu Sani to FG: Ask UK, UAE to publish names of Nigerians with properties abroad 

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says names of Nigerians owning properties abroad should be made public rather than being disclosed only to the federal government.Dubai, the commercial city in UAE, the UK and the US are among the favourite destinations for corrupt Nigerian government officials to invest heavily in real estate.In August last year, President Muhammadu Buhari signed an [...]

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    UK to build £700,000 prison in Lagos — to send Nigerian prisoners back home

UK to build £700,000 prison in Lagos — to send Nigerian prisoners back home

The United Kingdom has proposed to build a prison in Nigeria to enable the transfer of Nigerian prisoners in Britain.The proposed 112-bed wing is to be built to United Nations specifications in the Kirikiri prison, Lagos.The prison, according to a statement submitted to Parliament by Boris Johnson, UK secretary of state for foreign affairs, is estimated to cost £700,000.According to Sky News, [...]

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    VAIDS: ‘Panic grips’ Nigerians with assets abroad

VAIDS: ‘Panic grips’ Nigerians with assets abroad

Nigerians who own property in the United Kingdom have inundated the ministry of finance’s Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) hotlines with calls, causing the lines to crash on Friday.NAN quoted a source at the VAIDs office as saying the unprecedented level of calls is not unconnected with the new UK regulation on Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs).The source disclosed [...]

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