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    UK visa application centres in Nigeria to reopen soon

UK visa application centres in Nigeria to reopen soon

The British high commission in Nigeria says work is ongoing to reopen visa application for intending travellers to the United Kingdom. [...]

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    Applications for Chevening scholarship to open Sept 3

Applications for Chevening scholarship to open Sept 3

Applications for Chevening scholarship for 2021/2022 academic session is set to commence on September 3. The Chevening scholarship is an international scholarship scheme which enables students with leadership and networking skills from 144 countries and territories to undertake postgraduate study or courses in universities in the United Kingdom. The announcement was made via the Chevening awards' verified Twitter account on Monday. According to [...]

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    UK-based Nigerian doctor accused of sexual assault threatens lawsuit

UK-based Nigerian doctor accused of sexual assault threatens lawsuit

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    Human trial of COVID-19 vaccine begins in UK

Human trial of COVID-19 vaccine begins in UK

A COVID-19 vaccine trial on humans has begun in the United Kingdom. The vaccine is developed by a team of researchers from the Imperial College, London and this is the first time it will be tested on humans. The first volunteer has received a small dose of the vaccine and is said to be in stable condition while under close monitoring at [...]

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    Nigeria procures COVID-19 testing machine with support from UK

Nigeria procures COVID-19 testing machine with support from UK

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has unveiled a new polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine to boost COVID-19 testing in the country. The machine was unveiled at the Central Public Health Laboratory (CPHL), a campus of the NCDC National Reference Laboratory in Lagos, on Sunday. The PCR machine was procured using part of the £661,000 UKAid funding the British government donated [...]

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    Boris Johnson announces merger of DFID, Foreign and Common Wealth Office

Boris Johnson announces merger of DFID, Foreign and Common Wealth Office

Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom has merged the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Foreign and Common Wealth Office (FCO). Making the announcement on Tuesday, the prime minister said merging DFID and the FCO will unite development and diplomacy in one new department, which brings together Britain’s international effort. He said the new department – the Foreign, [...]

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    This £5 drug can help severely-ill COVID-19 patients recover fast

This £5 drug can help severely-ill COVID-19 patients recover fast

A team of medical researchers from Oxford University says dexamethasone, a widely available steroid, can help high-risk COVID-19 patients recover fast. Dexamethasone is known and widely-used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and asthma. The experts, while announcing the result of the drug trial, on Tuesday, said it reduced deaths by up to one third in severely ill COVID-19 patients. The dug [...]

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    WATCH: Protesters dance to Burna Boy’s ‘Ye’ during Black Lives Matter rallies in UK, Germany

WATCH: Protesters dance to Burna Boy’s ‘Ye’ during Black Lives Matter rallies in UK, Germany

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    IPOB being sponsored to allege Christian genocide in Nigeria, says presidency

IPOB being sponsored to allege Christian genocide in Nigeria, says presidency

The presidency has accused the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of using false claims to deceive the United States and the United Kingdom.  Using the cover of Christianity, the presidency said IPOB is calling for a US special envoy to be appointed to stop the “genocide” of Christians in Nigeria.  But in a statement on Sunday, Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, [...]

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    EXTRA: UK’s new COVID-19 guidelines to ‘make sex with someone you don’t live with illegal’

EXTRA: UK’s new COVID-19 guidelines to ‘make sex with someone you don’t live with illegal’

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    Pressure UK to release Diezani for trial, Magu tells Nigerians in diaspora

Pressure UK to release Diezani for trial, Magu tells Nigerians in diaspora

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has called on Nigerians in the diaspora to pressure the UK government to release Diezani Allison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, for trial. According to Dele Oyewale, EFCC spokesman, Magu gave the charge during a virtual townhall meeting with Nigerians in the diaspora, on Saturday. The ex-minister, who is being [...]

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    COVID-19: UK announces special charter flights to evacuate citizens from Nigeria

COVID-19: UK announces special charter flights to evacuate citizens from Nigeria

The United Kingdom has announced three more special flights to evacuate British citizens from Nigeria. In a statement issued on Saturday, Catriona Laing, the British high commissioner to Nigeria, said the scheduled trips may likely be the last charter flights available. The flights will take place in three batches, beginning May 29, 2020. “Hundreds more British travellers are set to return home from Nigeria [...]

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    UK pledges £20m to Africa’s fight against COVID-19

UK pledges £20m to Africa’s fight against COVID-19

The United Kingdom has pledged £20 million to support the African Union in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. While announcing the funding on Wednesday, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, UK's international development secretary, said it is part of the Africa anti-COVID-19 fund to tackle the disease and save lives. According to Trevelyan, the fund will be used to recruit health experts and deploy them where [...]

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    Ghanaian engineers design ventilators to win UK-supported tech challenge

Ghanaian engineers design ventilators to win UK-supported tech challenge

A team of engineers from Ghana have emerged winners of the ventilator design challenge hosted by Field Ready Ltd, a UK SME that collaborates with government and industry to equip young Africans. Field Ready runs employability programmes to prepare young graduates with the skills, knowledge and behaviours required by industrial companies. Sixteen teams of male and female engineers, students and alumni of Field [...]

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    UK adds loss of smell, taste to list of COVID-19 symptoms

UK adds loss of smell, taste to list of COVID-19 symptoms

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    COVID-19: Nigerians evacuated from UK arrive in Lagos

COVID-19: Nigerians evacuated from UK arrive in Lagos

Stranded Nigerian citizens who were evacuated by the federal government from the United Kingdom (UK) have arrived in Lagos. The Nigerians were stranded in the UK because of the COVID-19 pandemic. About 300 returnees were said to have arrived at the airport in Lagos on a British Airways flight on Friday. Speaking on the development, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission [...]

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