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    Onwurah, Osamor, Onasanya… meet the seven British Nigerians elected into UK parliament

Onwurah, Osamor, Onasanya… meet the seven British Nigerians elected into UK parliament

Seven Nigerians emerged victorious in the recent parliamentary election held in the United Kingdom. Most of them retained their constituencies, having secured victory in the 2015 general election. We bring you highlights of these citizens who have brought honour to the most populous black nation on earth. CHI ONWURAHPrior to the election, Onwurah, 52, has been the shadow minister (department for business, energy [...]

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    You will now pay for email inquiries on UK visa

You will now pay for email inquiries on UK visa

The British high commission has announced that email inquiries by visa customers applying from outside the UK would attract a fee as from June 1.The high commission made this known in a brief report on changes to UK visas and immigration customer care operations made available by the media officer, Joseph Abuku, in Abuja on Monday.According to the report, the [...]

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    UK suspends Nigerian doctor who bombarded patient with love messages

UK suspends Nigerian doctor who bombarded patient with love messages

Chris Uzoh, a Nigerian medical doctor, has been banned from practising in the UK for one year after he was accused of pestering his unnamed patient with love messages.Until his suspension, the doctor worked at the Murdishaw Health Centre in Runcorn.According to NAN, Uzoh was said to have sent a text message to his patient, 30, after he finished an [...]

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    35 Nigerians deported from UK

35 Nigerians deported from UK

The government of the United Kingdom (UK) on Wednesday deported 35 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country.The deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA), Lagos around 5:50am.The deportees, comprising 30 males and five females, were brought back aboard a chartered Titanic Airways aircraft with registration Number: G-POWO.Joseph Alabi, spokesman of the Lagos airport police command, confirmed [...]

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    Ibori’s aide: The main issue is victimisation of my principal — not £1 compensation

Ibori’s aide: The main issue is victimisation of my principal — not £1 compensation

Tony Eluemunor, media aide of James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, says instead of focusing on the "victimisation and oppression" of his principal by the UK government, attention was given to the "frivolous" £1 compensation awarded to him by a London court.On Monday, a UK court awarded Ibori a nominal £1 (about N400) as damages over his claim of [...]

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    Manchester bombing among worst terrorist attacks in UK history, says May

Manchester bombing among worst terrorist attacks in UK history, says May

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said Monday night's attack on Manchester Arena was the worst in the country's history.May said that the "cowardice of the attacker was met by the bravery of the emergency services and the people of Manchester" in remarks given at Downing Street, as cited by the Press Association."This was among the worst terrorist incidents we [...]

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    EXTRA: British court ‘humours’ Ibori with £1 compensation

EXTRA: British court ‘humours’ Ibori with £1 compensation

A high court in London has awarded James Ibori, former Delta state governor, a nominal £1 (about N400) as damages over his claim of unlawful detention by Amber Rudd, British home secretary.Cheema-Grubb, the judge, agreed that between December 20 and 21 last year, Ibori, who spent years in UK jail for money laundering, was unlawfully held for one day, 18 hours [...]

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    UK inflation accelerates in April, Sterling sinks

UK inflation accelerates in April, Sterling sinks

Sterling tumbled lower on Tuesday following reports of UK consumer prices jumping to 2.7% in April, the highest level since September 2013.It is becoming quite clear that the Brexit-fuelled currency weakness has elevated inflation to uneasy levels with consumers likely to feel the pinch if wage growth fails to keep up. Despite the rising prices, expectations of an interest [...]

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    IMF: Oil, agriculture, big govt spending will drive Nigeria’s growth to 0.8% in 2017

IMF: Oil, agriculture, big govt spending will drive Nigeria’s growth to 0.8% in 2017

The International  Monetary Fund (IMF) says rise in oil prices, continued growth in agriculture, and big government spending will drive Nigeria's economic growth to 0.8 percent in 2017.Maurice Obstfeld, IMF chief economist, who unveiled the fund's World  Economic Outlook in Washington on Wednesday, said global growth will continue with the help of advanced economies and  emerging, low income countries."We project [...]

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    Despite intervention of activists, UK deports 23 Nigerians

Despite intervention of activists, UK deports 23 Nigerians

The United Kingdom has sent away 23 Nigerians despite efforts of some activists to prevent their deportation.A dozen activists broke through security at Stansted Airport in London, and chained themselves together on runway to stop the expulsion of the asylum seekers.According to NAN, the deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, around 6am on Friday.The deportees, who [...]

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    Finally, UK triggers article 50 to activate EU divorce

Finally, UK triggers article 50 to activate EU divorce

Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom, has finally triggered article 50, which would activate UK's departure from the European Union (EU).While speaking at the UK parliament after the country's ambassador formally handed over the activation letter to the EU in Brussels, May said it was a "unique opportunity to shape a brighter future" for the UK."The Article 50 [...]

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    What no one will tell you about living abroad

What no one will tell you about living abroad

BY SAMUEL OSHOThe present struggles that characterize the travails of Africa tend to obfuscate the perception of its inhabitants and they build castles in the air about realities that are possible on foreign soils.In a recent chat with one of my friends, he joked about the current state of economic recession in Nigeria. He said that it will take only [...]

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    ISIS claims responsibility for London attack

ISIS claims responsibility for London attack

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, which left four people dead and 29 injured in London.According to Amaq News Agency, ISIS official press service, the attacker was a "soldier of the caliphate"."The perpetrator of the attacks yesterday in front of the British parliament in London is an Islamic State soldier and he carried out the operation in [...]

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    Are you ready for some action?

Are you ready for some action?

Do not let the quiet session on Monday and early Tuesday fool you, volatility may be just around the corner.The Federal Reserve is meeting tomorrow, the Dutch are heading to the polls, the UK triggering Article 50 is edging closer, a group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers are meeting on Friday, and a couple of tier one [...]

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    Ibori, Sheriff, Yakubu and Emefiele — the biggest news makers while Buhari was away

Ibori, Sheriff, Yakubu and Emefiele — the biggest news makers while Buhari was away

A lot happened since President Muhammadu Buhari left Nigeria for the United Kingdom on January 19.There is no doubt that the president, who returned to Nigeria after a 50-day vacation in the UK on Friday, has met the country a little more different than he left it. While he was in the UK, there were wildfire rumours that he had [...]

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    After 49 days vacation, Buhari returns Friday

After 49 days vacation, Buhari returns Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari will return to Nigeria on Friday, Femi Adesina, his spokesman, has confirmed.In a brief statement on Thursday, Adesina said Buhari expressed appreciation to all those who have been "praying fervently" for him since January 19 when he went to the UK on a medical vacation."President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to the country tomorrow, Friday March [...]

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