Monday, November 12, 2018

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    UK DFID offers medical fellowship to midcareer doctors

UK DFID offers medical fellowship to midcareer doctors

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has announced a medical fellowship for doctors in developing countries.Midcareer staff who qualified to become doctors between October 1, 2007 and September 30, 2010, can apply for a Commonwealth fellowship to spend a learning period of three to six months at a UK university hospital.The fellowship will commence on October 1, 2017 and [...]

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    GOOD NEWS: You can now process your UK visa within 24 hours

GOOD NEWS: You can now process your UK visa within 24 hours

The United Kingdom has launched super priority visa service in Nigeria to allow customers to process their applications within 24 hours.In a statement posted on its website, the British high commission said the new service was brought up to particularly meet the needs of those requiring urgent traveling service.The statement said Paul Arkwright, British high commissioner to Nigeria, hailed the [...]

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    How Nigerian trafficker was arrested 3 years after fleeing Europe

How Nigerian trafficker was arrested 3 years after fleeing Europe

Franca Asemota, a Nigerian, has been found guilty of trafficking Nigerian girls for sex work, and sentenced to 22 years in jail in the United Kingdom.Asemota was identified as a trafficking suspect in 2012 and fled from Italy to Nigeria when some of her co-conspirators were arrested by Immigration Enforcement investigators.She was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [...]

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    Ibori’s lawyer awarded £20,000 for unlawful detention

Ibori’s lawyer awarded £20,000 for unlawful detention

Bhadresh Gohil, a lawyer convicted of money laundering and linked to James Ibori, a former governor of Delta state, has received £20,000 from the crown prosecution service after claims that he was deprived of his rights.According to BBC, Gohil had served half his sentence for fraud and money laundering but Sasha Wass, the prosecution lawyer, applied for the bail to be [...]

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    2 Nigerians named among 10 wanted fraudsters in the UK

2 Nigerians named among 10 wanted fraudsters in the UK

Two Nigerians are among 10 wanted fraudsters in the United Kingdom, according to a list published on Tuesday by City of London Police and the National Crime Agency.The 10 wanted fraudsters were linked to over £20 million worth of fraudulent acts in the UK and abroad.Forty-one-year-old Bayo Lawrence Anoworin is wanted by Lincolnshire Police in connection with fraud offences and money laundering.Anoworin [...]

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    Coast clear for Theresa May to become UK prime minister as Leadsom quits

Coast clear for Theresa May to become UK prime minister as Leadsom quits

Theresa May is set to become the prime minister of the UK, following the decision of Andrea Leadsom, May’s only contender, to pull out of the contest to become Conservative Party leader.May battled four other contenders to the Tory leadership race and was left with Leadsom as the only barrier between her and the leadership of the party and consequently [...]

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    I won’t resign, says Corbyn, UK opposition leader

I won’t resign, says Corbyn, UK opposition leader

Jeremy Corbyn, Britain's opposition Labour Party leader, on Tuesday said he would not resign after members of parliament (MPs) in his party overwhelmingly passed a motion of no confidence in his leadership.A total of 172 Labour member of parliaments voted to support a motion of no confidence in Corbyn.He had insisted that he was a democratically elected leader of Labour [...]

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    S&P downgrades UK after Brexit

S&P downgrades UK after Brexit

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has downgraded the UK credit rating from the enviable ‘AAA’ to ‘AA’, following the uncertain effects of Brexit on the country’s economy.On Friday, Moody's cut the country's credit rating outlook to negative.In March, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) revised Nigeria’s sovereign credit outlook to negative, from the stable outlook it initially had, pulling the country’s rating to B+, [...]

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    How Brexit could hurt Nigerian footballers

How Brexit could hurt Nigerian footballers

The decision of the UK to leave the European Union has far reaching effects on the global economy, but who would believe that it also has its effects on the conduct of the round leather game in Africa's most populous nation -- Nigeria?Perhaps we never saw this coming, but the realities of Brexit will definitely change the face of football [...]

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    Stronger naira, cheaper master’s degrees, Trump… 7 possible consequences of Brexit

Stronger naira, cheaper master’s degrees, Trump… 7 possible consequences of Brexit

Against the grain, the UK  voted to leave the European Union on June 23, 2016, and saw the crash of the British pound to 31-year low, and spiralling frenzy in global markets.Pundits who put their money on the UK staying in the EU were utterly disappointed by the outcome of the referendum, which is said to be the biggest betting [...]

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    Pound falls to 31-year low as UK divorces EU

Pound falls to 31-year low as UK divorces EU

The British pound fell to a 31-year low on Friday, its lowest since 1985, as the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU).With 85.3 percent of all results in, the UK has voted to leave EU: 51.6 percent, representing 14,159,480 votes are for leaving the EU, while 48.4 percent, which represents 13,268,066, voted to stay.This is coming against the [...]

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    Nigeria is world’s 3rd most expensive country to produce oil

Nigeria is world’s 3rd most expensive country to produce oil

With a cost of production of $28.99, Nigeria is now the third most expensive country to produce oil in the world.Nigeria stands behind UK and Brazil, who produce a barrel of oil at $44.33 and $34.99 respectively.According to Wall Street Journal’s survey of 12 notable oil producers, production in Nigeria is more expensive than it is in the US, despite [...]

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    FG to repatriate stolen £300m from Jersey

FG to repatriate stolen £300m from Jersey

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says the federal government is in the process of repatriating stolen  £300 million pounds from Jersey.Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands located between England and France. It is an English-speaking territory with a mix of British and French cultures.Speaking at a news conference organised as part of activities to mark the one [...]

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    I found a lot of money on Dariye when I arrested him in a UK hotel, says detective

I found a lot of money on Dariye when I arrested him in a UK hotel, says detective

Peter Clark, a retired detective constable with the UK Metropolitan Police, on Monday, told a federal capital territory (FCT), high court, sitting in Gudu, Abuja, that Joshua Dariye, a former governor of Plateau state, was still wanted in the United Kingdom for money laundering charges.Dariye, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 23-count [...]

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    Adele named UK’s richest female artiste ever

Adele named UK’s richest female artiste ever

Rave-making British artiste, Adele, has been named the richest female musician in the United Kingdom (UK).With her fortune hitting £85 million, the musician placed 30 in Sunday Times’ list of the top 50 music millionaires in the UK and Ireland.The only female singer with a bigger fortune on the list is Irishwoman Enya at £91 million.The solo artist, who has [...]

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    IMF slashes global growth but markets rally

IMF slashes global growth but markets rally

The financial markets were noticeably unfazed during trading on Tuesday despite the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) gloomy warnings of diminishing global growth which should have dented investor sentiment and soured risk appetite.In the latest world economic outlook, global growth for 2016 was slashed again to 3.2% with stubbornly low commodity prices and China concerns incessantly exposing major nations to downside [...]

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November 9, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
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