Friday, January 18, 2019

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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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    Meghan Markle, Prince Harry expecting a baby April/May 2019

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry expecting a baby April/May 2019

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the Duchess and Duke of Sussex, are expecting a baby early 2019.The British Royals announced this on Twitter early Monday, stating that the baby is expected in Spring 2019."Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of [...]

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    Osun rerun: EU, US, UK ‘witnessed’ intimidation of voters, interference

Osun rerun: EU, US, UK ‘witnessed’ intimidation of voters, interference

The missions of the US, UK and EU have given their take on the conduct of the Osun governorship rerun election.Observers from the missions who were on the ground to monitor the electoral process said they witnessed "incidents of interference and intimidation of voters".John Bray, US consul general, told journalists in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, that the missions were [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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