Friday, September 20, 2019

Tag "uk"

    UK jails homeless Nigerian who issued threats because he wanted to be deported

UK jails homeless Nigerian who issued threats because he wanted to be deported

Oluwaleke Yisa, a homeless Nigerian, has been sentenced to eight weeks in prison for threatening to stab immigration officials in the United Kingdom.According to Daily Mail, Yisa, 30, walked into an immigration centre in London on August 20 with a large kitchen knife because he wanted to be deported, but his case was not treated as priority.Yisa was reported to [...]

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    UK reintroduces two-year work visa for foreign students

UK reintroduces two-year work visa for foreign students

The United Kingdom has announced a new visa regime which will allow foreign students stay and work in the country for two years after graduation.This is expected to come into effect for students starting courses in 2020.The plan is an overturn of Theresa May's 2012 immigration policy which mandated foreign students to leave four months after finishing a degree [...]

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    British Airways cancels nearly 100% flights as pilots begin strike over pay

British Airways cancels nearly 100% flights as pilots begin strike over pay

British Airways (BA) has cancelled nearly 100 percent of flights from UK airports as its pilots embark on first-ever strike over pay.The airline and its pilots have been locked in a nine-month pay dispute that could disrupt the travel plans of nearly 300,000 people.Members of the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) commenced the strike on Sunday night, leading to the [...]

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    Magu: Probe of $9bn P&ID gas contract ongoing

Magu: Probe of $9bn P&ID gas contract ongoing

Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency has begun investigations into the Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID) gas processing deal.A British court had given P&ID the go-ahead to seize Nigerian assets worth $9 billion because Nigeria did not meet its end of the bargain.Speaking on Friday while hosting a delegation from the [...]

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    Nigerian, who swallowed 67 wraps of cocaine, jailed in UK

Nigerian, who swallowed 67 wraps of cocaine, jailed in UK

The Isleworth Crown court in the United Kingdom on Friday sentenced Samuel Nwankwo, a 27-year-old Nigerian man, to four years in prison over drug trafficking.According to the Crown Prosecution Service, the principal public agency for conducting criminal prosecutions in England and Wales, Nwankwo, who is a resident of Eastfield in Peterborough, ingested 67 wraps of cocaine worth £82,210 in Brazil before [...]

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    Boris Johnson appoints brother as minister 

Boris Johnson appoints brother as minister 

Boris Johnson, British prime minister, has appointed Jo Johnson, his brother, into his cabinet. In a tweet on Wednesday, the office of the prime minister announced Jo as the minister of state at the department for business, energy and industrial strategy. Jo Johnson @JoJohnsonUK has been appointed Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy @beisgovuk, and the [...]

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    Osinbajo off to UK for son’s graduation

Osinbajo off to UK for son’s graduation

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is currently in the United Kingdom to attend the graduation of his son, Fiyinfoluwa.Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, made this known on Twitter on Wednesday."VP Osinbajo is in the UK attending his son's graduation today. He returns to Abuja tomorrow," he tweeted.https://twitter.com/akandeoj/status/1151491101699837952Akande, however, did not state the name of the [...]

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    FULL LIST: UK warns citizens against trips to 21 Nigerian states

FULL LIST: UK warns citizens against trips to 21 Nigerian states

The foreign and commonwealth office of the United Kingdom has advised its citizens against travelling to 21 states in Nigeria due to insecurity.In a statement on its website, the FCO said "terrorists" are likely going to carry out attacks in the listed states.The states are:Borno Yobe Adamawa Gombe Bauchi Zamfara Kano Kaduna Jigawa Katsina Kogi Niger Sokoto Kebbi Plateau [...]

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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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