Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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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More than 100 Nigerian students in the UK face deportation because their funding has been withdrawn by the government.According to UK Telegraph, the affected students would have to return home before Christmas because a bursary scheme funded by a regional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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    Atiku thanks UK for supporting Nigeria with £200m

Atiku thanks UK for supporting Nigeria with £200m

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has shown appreciation to the United Kingdom for its interest in rebuilding Nigeria.Atiku expresed his gratitude in reaction to the UK's pledge to support Nigeria's north-east with £200 million to fight insurgency in the region.In a statement titled 'Celebrating and Appreciating Nigeria's Oldest Friend', Atiku described the UK as " Nigeria's oldest friend" adding that both countries had much [...]

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    EFCC: Ibori fighting hard to stall confiscation of his assets

EFCC: Ibori fighting hard to stall confiscation of his assets

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, is “fighting tooth and nail” to stall the confiscation of his assets in the United Kingdom.In 2012, a UK court convicted Ibori of money laundering, with most of his property in the country risking confiscation.  He, however, appealed the conviction.In the latest edition of its monthly media [...]

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    EFCC: How UK newspaper tried to exonerate Ibori’s lawyer who was convicted of money laundering

EFCC: How UK newspaper tried to exonerate Ibori’s lawyer who was convicted of money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has disclosed details of how The Mail, a UK newspaper, had reportedly goofed in one of its reports concerning Bhadresh Gohil (pictured), counsel to James Ibori, former governor of Delta state.Like Ibori, a UK court also convicted Gohil of money laundering.In the new edition of its monthly media publication, EFCC ALERT, a report detailed how [...]

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    Osinbajo to investors: There are ‘salivating opportunities’ in Nigeria

Osinbajo to investors: There are ‘salivating opportunities’ in Nigeria

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says there are "salivating" opportunities in the country for investors to explore.Osinbajo said this on Thursday when he met Boris Johnson, British foreign secretary, who led a delegation of UK ministers to Aso Rock.He said the federal government is ready to provide the necessary assistance to private investors seeking to invest in the country.The vice-president also said [...]

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    UK pledges £7m to fight human trafficking in Nigeria

UK pledges £7m to fight human trafficking in Nigeria

The United Kingdom government says it will spend £7 million to fight human trafficking, which it described as modern slavery, in Nigeria.Priti Patel, international development secretary, made this known on Thursday when she visited a Lagos safe house where victims of trafficking rescued from Libya and Europe, are housed by the National Agency For Prevention of Trafficking in People (NAPTIP).After speaking [...]

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    NCC: Nigeria ranks third in global internet crimes

NCC: Nigeria ranks third in global internet crimes

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says Nigeria currently ranks third globally in cyber crimes behind the UK and the US.Umar Danbatta, chief executive officer of NCC, disclosed this on Tuesday at the ongoing 2017 annual general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Lagos.Danbatta, at a breakout session with the sub-theme: 'The Business of Cyber Law, Internet Policy and [...]

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    Corruption, health issue, poison rumour — 6 things missing in Buhari’s address

Corruption, health issue, poison rumour — 6 things missing in Buhari’s address

When President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria on Saturday, Nigerians took to the streets in their numbers to welcome the president, who has found a place in the heart of the people regardless of any shortcomings.Earlier, Femi Adesina, his spokesman, announced that the president would be addressing the nation on Monday morning. Presidential national addresses are not a common feat [...]

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    We thank God for saving Buhari’s life, says PDP

We thank God for saving Buhari’s life, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed belief that, having returned from his medical vacation, President Muhammadu Buhari is now healthier to assume duty.Buhari returned to the country on Saturday after he left to receive medical attention in the UK.In a statement issued by Dayo Adeyeye, PDP national publicity secretary, the party welcomed the president back to the country and [...]

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    Of 6,043 applications, 43 Nigerians bag Chevening award

Of 6,043 applications, 43 Nigerians bag Chevening award

Of the 6,043 applications received in Africa's largest country, forty three Nigerians have been selected as recipients of the UK government Chevening award for a masters degree in the United Kingdom.Laure Beaufils, the deputy British high commissioner, revealed this at the award presentation ceremony and reception in honour of the 2017/18 Chevening scholarship Nigerian recipients in Ikoyi, Lagos on Thursday.Beaufils [...]

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    Saraki: What we discussed with Buhari in London

Saraki: What we discussed with Buhari in London

Senate President Bukola Saraki says his London visit to President Muhammadu Buhari alongside Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, was a "meeting of substance".Saraki and Dogara on Thursday visited the president in the UK where he is receiving medical attention.In a series of tweets, Saraki said they discussed the virement request Acting President Yemi Osinbajo made to the national assembly [...]

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    I feel I could go home but the doctors are in charge, says Buhari

I feel I could go home but the doctors are in charge, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says although he feels ready to return to Nigeria, he is restrained by his doctors' instructions to remain in the UK till he fully recovers.A statement issued on Saturday by Femi Adesina, Buhari's special adviser on media and publicity, quoted the president as saying this when a team of his aides visited him in London.The president was quoted [...]

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    NOW OPEN: Chevening scholarships for master’s in UK

NOW OPEN: Chevening scholarships for master’s in UK

The Chevening secretariat is now accepting applications for scholarships in the 2018/2019 academic year.In a statement on its website, the organisation announced that entries would be accepted  from mid-day August 7 until November 7, 2017.Chevening Scholarships is the UK government’s overseas scholarships awarded to individuals with demonstrable 'leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds.The scholarship offers financial support for individuals to [...]

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