Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "uk"

    PDP to May: Don’t shelter Adeosun in UK

PDP to May: Don’t shelter Adeosun in UK

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the United Kingdom not to shield Kemi Adeosun, embattled ex-minister of finance, from prosecution.Adeosun, who resigned after admitting that her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate was forged, is said to have departed to the UK.In her resignation letter, Adeosun said she did not know the certificate was falsified as she relied [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Two Nigerian travellers import monkeypox into UK

Two Nigerian travellers import monkeypox into UK

Two monkeypox patients with travel history from Nigeria are currently being treated in the UK.The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Wednesday, saying it is working with UK’s public health agency to investigate the cases.Chikwe Ihekweazu, chief executive of NCDC, said the agency met with stakeholders recently, including surveillance officers and case management physicians from all states affected [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    FG partners UK, France to tackle cross-border crime

FG partners UK, France to tackle cross-border crime

The federal government has announced a partnership with the UK, Niger and France to tackle cross-border crimes.This is according to a statement made available on the federal government's Twitter handle on Tuesday.Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, said the partnership was proposed during a meeting of the four countries at the regional conference on anti-human trafficking/smuggling of migrants, which held in [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

2 comments Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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. [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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, [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
1 2 3 8
Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

September 18, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement