Monday, April 22, 2019

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    Nigerian jailed in UK for £2.5m identity fraud

Nigerian jailed in UK for £2.5m identity fraud

Kayode Sanni, a Nigerian, who led a gang which used the identities of members of parliaments, judges and police officers to steal millions of pounds from taxpayers, has been jailed for more than five years by a UK court.According to a Dailymail report, Sanni received a jail term of five years and three months for his part in the elaborate [...]

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    28 Nigerians deported from UK

28 Nigerians deported from UK

Barely 48 hours after 23 Nigerians were deported from Spain, the UK government has sent another 28 packing.The deportees were accused of committing immigration-related offences in the country.They arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA), Lagos, around 12:13pm.Joseph Alabi, spokesman of the Lagos airport police command, confirmed the development to NAN.Alabi said the deportees, comprising 21 males and seven [...]

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    Buhari ‘asks’ Nigerians to avoid reckless statements

Buhari ‘asks’ Nigerians to avoid reckless statements

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to stop making reckless statements, according to his media office.Buhari, who is on medical leave in the UK, made this appeal in a message on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr.While some groups in the south-east are demanding an independent state of Biafra, some in the north have asked the Igbo to leave the region within [...]

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    US, UK ‘revoke’ visas of senior military officers over human rights issues

US, UK ‘revoke’ visas of senior military officers over human rights issues

The US embassy and British high commission in Nigeria have reportedly withdrawn and denied entry visa to some serving and retired Nigerian army officers.According to THISDAY, this was disclosed in a report of an army panel set up to investigate alleged human rights abuse levelled against the military by Amnesty International (AI).While presenting the findings at a press conference in Abuja, [...]

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    May’s fate as Prime Minister hangs in the balance

May’s fate as Prime Minister hangs in the balance

British Prime Minister Theresa May risks losing her position to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn following her Conservative Party’s poor performance in the just concluded election.Corbyn has vowed to finish what he started by getting rid of Theresa May within a matter of days.He plans to use the Queen’s Speech as his first opportunity to topple the floundering PM.In an interview [...]

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    Terrorism changing the world from global village to giant prison

Terrorism changing the world from global village to giant prison

On the solemn morning of June 4, I woke to discomfiting reports of a terror attack on London Bridge. A three-man gang weaponised a van and ploughed through pedestrians, killing seven of them and injuring at least 48 others.A few days ago, a suicide bomber killed 22 persons among whom were children at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. And [...]

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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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