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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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    39 found dead inside truck in UK

39 found dead inside truck in UK

The corpses of 39 people, including a teenager, have been found in a shipping container in Essex, a town not too far from London.According to BBC, the lorry driver, a 25-year-old man from northern Ireland, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.The lorry, found at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, is believed to have come from Bulgaria.The police said the [...]

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    Report: UK receives £90bn stolen funds from Nigeria, African countries yearly

Report: UK receives £90bn stolen funds from Nigeria, African countries yearly

The United Kingdom (UK) receives about £90 billion illicit funds from Nigeria, Africa and countries in third world every year, according to report by Christian Erikson and Lionel Faull, anti-corruption advocates.The advocates disclosed this in a joint paper tagged, 'Obtaining Property Information Overseas' presented at the anti-corruption training organised by the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (Heda Resource Centre) in [...]

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    ‘Hails from same LGA with Secondus’ — 4 things to know about new sergeant-at-arms in UK parliament

‘Hails from same LGA with Secondus’ — 4 things to know about new sergeant-at-arms in UK parliament

On Tuesday, Nigerian-born Ugbana Oyet was appointed sergeant-at-arms in the British house of commons. His appointment followed the retirement of Mohammed Kamal El-Hajji. Born in Nigeria 43 years ago, he moved to the UK in 1991, when he was just 15 years old.HAILS FROM ANDONI LGA IN RIVERSOyet is from Andoni local government area of Rivers state where Uche Secondus, [...]

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    Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament unlawful, says UK supreme court

Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament unlawful, says UK supreme court

The supreme court of the United Kingdom has ruled that the decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suspend parliament for five weeks is unlawful.The prime minister had asked Queen Elizabeth II for permission to suspend parliament for five weeks in the run-up to the October Brexit deadline.According to him, the current parliamentary session had been running for too long “and needs [...]

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    Dave, British-Nigerian rapper, bags Mercury prize for best album in UK

Dave, British-Nigerian rapper, bags Mercury prize for best album in UK

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    Malami, Emefiele lead delegation to battle $9.6bn P&ID judgement in UK

Malami, Emefiele lead delegation to battle $9.6bn P&ID judgement in UK

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), and Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), have led a federal government delegation to the United Kingdom to seek legal solution in the Process and Industrial Development Limited (P$ID) case.The delegation, which left Nigeria on Saturday, also included Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP); Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of [...]

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    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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