Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Buhari’s absence: PDP asks national assembly to address ‘power vacuum’

Buhari’s absence: PDP asks national assembly to address ‘power vacuum’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of abandoning the leadership of the country while “holidaying” in London.The president travelled to the UK on Monday where he is due to hold discussions on Nigeria-British relations with Theresa May, the UK prime minister, before the Commonwealth heads of government meetings scheduled for April 18 to 20, according to [...]

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    VIDEO: Buhari departs for UK

VIDEO: Buhari departs for UK

President Muhammadu Buhari departed Abuja for the United Kingdom on Monday afternoon.While in UK, the president will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting and discuss about Nigeria-British relations with Prime Minister Theresa May.Buhari's media team released video of his departure on social media HAPPENING NOW: President @MBuhari departs Abuja for his official visit to Britain, where he will hold discussions on Nigeria-British, relations with [...]

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    Demographic disaster poses big threat to Nigeria, UK envoy warns

Demographic disaster poses big threat to Nigeria, UK envoy warns

Paul Arkwright, UK high commissioner to Nigeria, says Nigeria's population could be a disaster if it is not checked.Arkwright said this on Tuesday at an event organised by the African Peace Building Network of the Social Science Research Council and African Leadership Centre of the Kings College London in Abuja.Arkwright said Nigeria's demography should be taken seriously because, at the [...]

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    ‘We’ll retaliate’ —  Russia threatens Britain over expulsion of diplomats

‘We’ll retaliate’ — Russia threatens Britain over expulsion of diplomats

Russian government, through its foreign ministry, has accused the British government of using one-sided and non-transparent methods to investigate the attempted murder of Sergei Skipal, a former Russian spy and has threatened to retaliate.Britain had earlier expelled 23 Russian diplomats from the UK."Naturally, our countermeasures won’t keep you waiting,” Russia announced in a statement.“Instead of completing its own investigation, using existing international [...]

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    Shehu Sani to FG: Ask UK, UAE to publish names of Nigerians with properties abroad 

Shehu Sani to FG: Ask UK, UAE to publish names of Nigerians with properties abroad 

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says names of Nigerians owning properties abroad should be made public rather than being disclosed only to the federal government.Dubai, the commercial city in UAE, the UK and the US are among the favourite destinations for corrupt Nigerian government officials to invest heavily in real estate.In August last year, President Muhammadu Buhari signed an [...]

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    UK to build £700,000 prison in Lagos — to send Nigerian prisoners back home

UK to build £700,000 prison in Lagos — to send Nigerian prisoners back home

The United Kingdom has proposed to build a prison in Nigeria to enable the transfer of Nigerian prisoners in Britain.The proposed 112-bed wing is to be built to United Nations specifications in the Kirikiri prison, Lagos.The prison, according to a statement submitted to Parliament by Boris Johnson, UK secretary of state for foreign affairs, is estimated to cost £700,000.According to Sky News, [...]

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    VAIDS: ‘Panic grips’ Nigerians with assets abroad

VAIDS: ‘Panic grips’ Nigerians with assets abroad

Nigerians who own property in the United Kingdom have inundated the ministry of finance’s Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) hotlines with calls, causing the lines to crash on Friday.NAN quoted a source at the VAIDs office as saying the unprecedented level of calls is not unconnected with the new UK regulation on Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs).The source disclosed [...]

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    Oxford, Cambridge… 61 UK varsities to go on 2-week strike

Oxford, Cambridge… 61 UK varsities to go on 2-week strike

About 61 top universities in the United Kingdom will be going on an industrial strike action for two weeks over planned changes to staff pensions. According to BBC, University of Oxford, Cambridge University, Imperial College London, University College London (UCL), University of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and York are among the universities affected.A week ago, members of the University and College Union [...]

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    Trump cancels UK visit, blames Obama

Trump cancels UK visit, blames Obama

Donald Trump, US President, has cancelled a visit to London scheduled for early this year.Trump said he was disappointed with the “Obama administration having sold” the US embassy in the British capital."(The) reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy [...]

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    Buhari’s son seriously injured in bike accident

Buhari’s son seriously injured in bike accident

Yusuf, the only son of President Muhammadu Buhari, is currently in the hospital following a bike accident.Garba Shehu, spokesman of the president, confirmed this, saying the president's son broke a limb and had a head injury in the accident which occurred in Abuja on Tuesday night."Yusuf Buhari had a bike accident last night around Gwarimpa in the federal capital territory, Abuja," [...]

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    UK, EU ‘achieve breakthrough’ in Brexit divorce negotiations

UK, EU ‘achieve breakthrough’ in Brexit divorce negotiations

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that he believed that a breakthrough had been achieved in terms of the Brexit deal with the UK.“I believe we made the breakthrough we needed,” Juncker said after meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.He added that May told him that the new text had the backing of the UK government.The European Commission [...]

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    Police to beef up security in FCT, six states over terror alert

Police to beef up security in FCT, six states over terror alert

The police have allayed the fears of Nigerians over the alert recently issued by the US and UK on possible attacks in the federal capital territory and six states.In a statement on Monday, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, urged residents of the identified states not to panic as adequate security measures had been put in place.The six states are Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa [...]

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    UK, US warn: Insurgents planning to bomb Abuja

UK, US warn: Insurgents planning to bomb Abuja

The UK government has warned its citizens to stay away from crowded places in Nigeria during the Christmas and New Year festivities.It said there are plans by unnamed insurgent groups to bomb the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).In a travel advisory to its citizens, the UK government listed worship places, malls and markets amongst other places that should be avoided."The risk [...]

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    Three killed as hurricane Ophelia hits UK

Three killed as hurricane Ophelia hits UK

The storm of Hurricane Ophelia has killed three people in the United Kingdom, as the Irish Republic’s Electricity Supply Board confirms that 360,000 homes are now out of power.Ireland and Wales are the major areas of the UK currently affected by the storm, which is estimated to hit a speed of 175 kilometres per hour.The skies over London, Brighton, and [...]

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    Over 100 Nigerian students stranded in UK as govt withdraws scholarships

Over 100 Nigerian students stranded in UK as govt withdraws scholarships

More than 100 Nigerian students in the UK face deportation because their funding has been withdrawn by the government.According to UK Telegraph, the affected students would have to return home before Christmas because a bursary scheme funded by a regional agency in Nigeria has been cancelled.The agency’s decision to withdraw the funding without their knowledge has left some students saddled with [...]

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    UK: Boko Haram far from a spent force, abductions and attacks still persist

UK: Boko Haram far from a spent force, abductions and attacks still persist

The United Kingdom government says the recent spate of Boko Haram attacks is deeply troubling, noting that the insurgent group, although largely degraded, continues to perpetrate barbarity.Matthew Rycroft, the country’s permanent representative to the UN, said this in his statement on Wednesday at the security council briefing on the Lake Chad Basin."Yes, Boko Haram has been degraded, yes territory has [...]

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