Saturday, April 21, 2018

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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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    Oxford, Cambridge… 61 UK varsities to go on 2-week strike

Oxford, Cambridge… 61 UK varsities to go on 2-week strike

About 61 top universities in the United Kingdom will be going on an industrial strike action for two weeks over planned changes to staff pensions. According to BBC, University of Oxford, Cambridge University, Imperial College London, University College London (UCL), University of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and York are among the universities affected.A week ago, members of the University and College Union [...]

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    Trump cancels UK visit, blames Obama

Trump cancels UK visit, blames Obama

Donald Trump, US President, has cancelled a visit to London scheduled for early this year.Trump said he was disappointed with the “Obama administration having sold” the US embassy in the British capital."(The) reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy [...]

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    Buhari’s son seriously injured in bike accident

Buhari’s son seriously injured in bike accident

Yusuf, the only son of President Muhammadu Buhari, is currently in the hospital following a bike accident.Garba Shehu, spokesman of the president, confirmed this, saying the president's son broke a limb and had a head injury in the accident which occurred in Abuja on Tuesday night."Yusuf Buhari had a bike accident last night around Gwarimpa in the federal capital territory, Abuja," [...]

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    UK, EU ‘achieve breakthrough’ in Brexit divorce negotiations

UK, EU ‘achieve breakthrough’ in Brexit divorce negotiations

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that he believed that a breakthrough had been achieved in terms of the Brexit deal with the UK.“I believe we made the breakthrough we needed,” Juncker said after meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.He added that May told him that the new text had the backing of the UK government.The European Commission [...]

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    Police to beef up security in FCT, six states over terror alert

Police to beef up security in FCT, six states over terror alert

The police have allayed the fears of Nigerians over the alert recently issued by the US and UK on possible attacks in the federal capital territory and six states.In a statement on Monday, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, urged residents of the identified states not to panic as adequate security measures had been put in place.The six states are Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa [...]

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    UK, US warn: Insurgents planning to bomb Abuja

UK, US warn: Insurgents planning to bomb Abuja

The UK government has warned its citizens to stay away from crowded places in Nigeria during the Christmas and New Year festivities.It said there are plans by unnamed insurgent groups to bomb the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).In a travel advisory to its citizens, the UK government listed worship places, malls and markets amongst other places that should be avoided."The risk [...]

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