Saturday, June 15, 2019

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    UK jails three Nigerians over ‘conspiracy to smuggle weapons’

UK jails three Nigerians over ‘conspiracy to smuggle weapons’

Three Nigerians have been sentenced to prison in the United Kingdom over conspiracy to "smuggle drugs and ammunition into the country.A Woolwich Crown court had convicted 28-year-old Kennedy Udo, 22-year-old Michael Mgbedike and 27-year-old Emmanuel Okubote and sentenced them to a total of 40 years in prison.The court sentenced Udo to eight years and six months, Mgbedike was sentenced to [...]

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    UK jails six Nigerians over internet fraud

UK jails six Nigerians over internet fraud

Six Nigerian citizens based in the United Kingdom have been jailed for their roles in the theft of millions of pounds from businesses and individuals in the UK and abroad.The Nigerians, related by blood, are Bonaventure Chukwuka, 41; Emmanuel Chukwuka, 27; Christian Chukwuka, 39; Andrew Chukwu, 35; Queen Chukwuka, 32; and Grace Chukwuka, 39.They were among ten persons convicted between [...]

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    PDP: Bandits having a field day while Buhari is wandering abroad

PDP: Bandits having a field day while Buhari is wandering abroad

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of "wandering abroad" while bandits are having a field day in the country.Buhari is currently in the UK on what the presidency described as a "private visit".Since he left, attacks by suspected bandits and kidnappers have continued in parts of the country, most recently in Daura, his hometown in Katsina state, [...]

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    PDP: Buhari abandoning governance shows how reckless next four years will be

PDP: Buhari abandoning governance shows how reckless next four years will be

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of abandoning governance in the guise of a private trip to the UK.The party said the president's decision to travel to the UK without informing the national assembly suggests he and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are seeking to vacate the 1999 constitution.Buhari's decision to embark on a ten-day "private [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Buhari didn’t need to inform n’assembly about UK trip

Garba Shehu: Buhari didn’t need to inform n’assembly about UK trip

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says it was unnecessary for President Muhammadu Buhari to inform the national assembly of his private trip to the UK.Speaking when he featured on Channels TV programme on Sunday, the presidential aide also said Buhari can work from anywhere if he so decides.The president left for the UK last week to spend 10 days on what [...]

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    Stay off, UK warns ‘desperate’ Nigerian ladies

Stay off, UK warns ‘desperate’ Nigerian ladies

The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID) is supporting the Not For Sale campaign launched to curb trafficking of girls and women from Nigeria. The campaign which started in March is targeted at young women who are desperate to leave Nigeria. They were warned to stay off the UK or risk ending up as modern slaves.Some women shared their experiences [...]

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    ‘Your Nigerian accent is awful’ — reactions trail Trevor Noah’s joke on Ogbeh’s pizza comment

‘Your Nigerian accent is awful’ — reactions trail Trevor Noah’s joke on Ogbeh’s pizza comment

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    ‘Is it because he patronises your hospitals?’ — group knocks UK for congratulating Buhari

‘Is it because he patronises your hospitals?’ — group knocks UK for congratulating Buhari

The Mandate Protection Vanguard (MPV), a pro-democracy group, has taken a swipe at Theresa May, UK prime minister, for congratulating President Muhammadu Buhari over his victory in the election.On Wednesday, the UK congratulated Buhari for winning a second term in office.Harriett Baldwin, UK’s minister of state for Africa, said Nigerians could have confidence in the outcome of the presidential [...]

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    Lai: Opposition has sent a delegation to US, UK to discredit elections

Lai: Opposition has sent a delegation to US, UK to discredit elections

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the opposition is dispatching a 10-man delegation to the US, UK to discredit the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and the forthcoming polls.Mohammed said this on Monday while speaking with journalists in Abuja.The minister said the opposition is planning to tell these countries that the Buhari administration has concluded plans of rigging the polls."We can [...]

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    Atiku lists five ‘infractions’ by Buhari, asks for international pressure

Atiku lists five ‘infractions’ by Buhari, asks for international pressure

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked the international community to put pressure on President Muhamamdu Buhari to desist from "violating the constitution".In the letter addressed to ambassadors of France, Germany, United States and the United Kingdom high commissioner, Atiku accused the president of threatening the nation's democracy.He also appealed to Nigerians to vote out [...]

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    FG accuses foreign missions of aligning with its opponents

FG accuses foreign missions of aligning with its opponents

The ministry of foreign affairs has described reactions from United States, United Kingdom and the European Union over the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), as inimical to the well-being and development of Nigeria.The executive arm of the government had come under harsh criticism since Friday when President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Onnoghen who is being tried at [...]

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    Terrorists likely to carry out attacks in Nigeria, says UK in travel advisory

Terrorists likely to carry out attacks in Nigeria, says UK in travel advisory

The UK's foreign and commonwealth office has cautioned its citizens against travelling to several states in Nigeria due to the risk of terrorist attacks and kidnappings.In its latest travel advisory, the FCO warned against "all travel" to Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states.The FCO also warned of potentially-violent protests by members of the [...]

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    Four stowaways ‘from Nigeria’ arrested in UK after ‘hijacking’ cargo ship

Four stowaways ‘from Nigeria’ arrested in UK after ‘hijacking’ cargo ship

Four stowaways reportedly from Nigeria have been arrested in the UK after special forces stormed a cargo ship off the country’s coast.The stowaways were said to have threatened staff on board and hijacked the vessel.The 71,000-tonne Italian vessel, Grande Tema, left Lagos on December 10.Essex police said the vessel was taken to the Port of Tilbury and the four men [...]

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    UK worried about putting people in north-east Nigeria, says envoy

UK worried about putting people in north-east Nigeria, says envoy

Laure Beaufils, British deputy high commissioner to Nigeria, says the UK is committed to fighting terrorism in Nigeria yet "worried" about deploying people to the north-east, the epicentre of Boko Haram insurgency.Since the insurgency started, the UK and other foreign donors have helped internally displaced persons (IDPs) with basic and humanitarian needs.Of late, insurgents have launched attacks on military formations [...]

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    ‘Why you should NOT invest in Nigeria’ — ex-UK secretary of state writes investors

‘Why you should NOT invest in Nigeria’ — ex-UK secretary of state writes investors

Priti Patel, former secretary of state for International Development in the United Kingdom (UK), has called on investors to be wary about investing in Nigeria.In a short op-ed for City A.M., London's first free daily business newspaper, Patel, a member of the UK parliament, said President Muhammadu Buhari has disrespect for "international law and convention, and court decisions".Patel, who visited Nigeria in [...]

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    Ibori loses UK conviction appeal, heads for European court

Ibori loses UK conviction appeal, heads for European court

James Ibori, a former governor of Delta state, has lost the bid to appeal his conviction by a UK court.In a swift response, he has instructed his lawyers to file a case at the European court of human rights.A UK court had convicted Ibori and Bhadresh Gohil, his lawyer, of money laundering.Ibori, who served as Delta governor from 1999 to 2007, [...]

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