Sunday, February 9, 2020

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    UK to ban sales of diesel, petrol-powered cars by 2035

UK to ban sales of diesel, petrol-powered cars by 2035

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    Finally, UK pulls out of European Union

Finally, UK pulls out of European Union

After over three years of a referendum on Brexit, the United Kingdom has pulled out of the European Union (EU). The UK was a member of the EU for 47 years. Commenting on the feat, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the direction of evolution of the EU "no longer suits this country" "For many people this is an astonishing moment of hope, a moment [...]

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    First two cases of coronavirus confirmed in UK

First two cases of coronavirus confirmed in UK

Two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the United Kingdom. In a statement on Friday, Chris Witty, chief medical officer for England, said the patients are members of the same family. Whitty added that the patients are currently receiving specialist care to prevent further spread of the virus. "We can confirm that two patients in England, who are members of the same [...]

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    Abaribe, Secondus lead protest to US embassy over sack of Ihedioha

Abaribe, Secondus lead protest to US embassy over sack of Ihedioha

Enyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader, and Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have led a protest to the US embassy and the UK high commission in Abuja over the federal government's alleged disregard for the rule of law. They called for the review of the supreme court judgment sacking Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo state. The [...]

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    ‘You’re too ugly to be gay’– British men recount difficulty getting accepted into LGBT community

‘You’re too ugly to be gay’– British men recount difficulty getting accepted into LGBT community

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    Nigeria among top gainers as UK-Africa summit yields £6.5bn deals, £1.5bn aid

Nigeria among top gainers as UK-Africa summit yields £6.5bn deals, £1.5bn aid

The UK-Africa investment summit which was held in London has yielded business deals of about £6.5 billion with Nigeria among the top gainers, according to the British government. In its official statement on the outcome of the summit, the UK said the deals signed with African countries span various sectors including trade, infrastructure, energy, retail and technology.  The commercial deals were signed [...]

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    Buhari asks UK to go after Nigerian fugitives

Buhari asks UK to go after Nigerian fugitives

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the United Kingdom to investigate "Nigerian fugitives" who "escaped to the UK" amid corruption allegations. Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as making the request during a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 holding in London. There have been reports that [...]

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    UK launches fresh bid to seize ‘£117m properties linked to Ibori’

UK launches fresh bid to seize ‘£117m properties linked to Ibori’

The United Kingdom has launched a fresh bid to confiscate “proceeds of loot” in the £117 million worth of properties linked to James Ibori, former governor of Delta state. In 2012, a UK court sentenced Ibori - who governed Delta from 1999 to 2007 - to prison after convicting him of fraud and money laundering. The former governor ended his jail term [...]

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    I’m an animal… wasn’t meant to be human, says UK-based Nigerian pastor convicted of raping children

I’m an animal… wasn’t meant to be human, says UK-based Nigerian pastor convicted of raping children

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    Britain summons Iranian ambassador over detention of its envoy

Britain summons Iranian ambassador over detention of its envoy

The British government has summoned Iran’s ambassador over the arrest of Rob Macaire, its envoy in Tehran. Britain condemned the arrest of the UK ambassador, describing it as a "flagrant violation of international law". Macaire was detained briefly on Saturday night after attending a vigil for those who died in the Ukranian passenger plane crash downed by Iran's military on Wednesday. The UK [...]

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    UK jails Nigerian stowaways who threatened to kill sailors

UK jails Nigerian stowaways who threatened to kill sailors

Four Nigerian stowaways who departed Lagos via a UK-bound ship have been jailed after being found guilty of fighting with the sailors. The Nigerians, all aged between 21 and 28, were found to have also hurled  faeces at the sailors and vowing to infect them with HIV during the stand-off in December, 2018. According to Mail Online, two of them were also [...]

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    Report: UK, US considered oil embargo against Nigeria after Saro-Wiwa’s execution

Report: UK, US considered oil embargo against Nigeria after Saro-Wiwa’s execution

The UK and the US considered a navy-backed oil embargo against Nigeria after the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa, writer and environmental activist, the BBC is reporting. According to the broadcaster, the plan was contained in a document released by the UK government. Saro-Wiwa and eight other people were hanged after they were found guilty of the murder of four Ogoni chiefs in [...]

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    UK election: Nigerian-born Onwurah wins seat for Labour

UK election: Nigerian-born Onwurah wins seat for Labour

Nigerian-born Chi Onwurah won a seat to be declared for Labour in the December 12 general election in the United Kingdom. However, the Conservatives won majority seats in the election. Onwurah took Newcastle - upon-Tyne Central with 21,568 votes compared to her Conservative rival’s 9,290. According to The Independent, her victory was followed by Labour’s Bridget Phillipson in Houghton and Sunderland south. Onwurah’s 12,278 margin of victory was [...]

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    UK results: Boris Johnson returns to power as Conservatives win

UK results: Boris Johnson returns to power as Conservatives win

Boris Johnson, prime minister of the UK, will to return to office after his party, the Conservatives, won majority seats in the general election.  According to the BBC, with just a handful of seats left to declare in the election, the party, also known as the Tory, will get a sweeping majority. Johnson said the victory will give him a mandate to [...]

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    Presidency: We are not bothered about US, UK reports on human rights abuse

Presidency: We are not bothered about US, UK reports on human rights abuse

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says as a sovereign nation, Nigeria is not bothered about the reports from the United States, United Kingdom and European Union as regards "abuse of human rights". Recently, the international community has expressed concern about the situation in Nigeria, condemning the detention of some critics of the government. Asked if the federal government was not bothered about the perception [...]

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    ‘Buhari hasn’t undermined Osinbajo’s office’

‘Buhari hasn’t undermined Osinbajo’s office’

Babajide Omoworare, aide of the president on national assembly matters (senate), says President Muhammadu Buhari did not undermine the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo by not hanging over to him when he left for the UK. The president is currently on a private visit to the UK. There have been wild reactions to Buhari's signing of the amended deep offshore and inland [...]

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