Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "uk"

    UK jails Nigerian fugitive, Kekere-Ekun, for life

UK jails Nigerian fugitive, Kekere-Ekun, for life

A Nigerian fugitive, Abdul Adewale Kekere-Ekun, has been sentenced to life imprisonment in the United Kingdom for the murder of 18-year-old Marcus Hall in 2001, following a brawl outside Luton’s Atmosphere Nightclub, where the popular music group, So Solid Crew, had performed.Though 39-year-old Kekere-Ekun, who goes by several aliases such as Adebayo Dalvin James Ekun, Adeba Yo Kekere-Ekun, Adeba Yo [...]

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    UK ‘extremely concerned’ by modern slavery in Nigeria

UK ‘extremely concerned’ by modern slavery in Nigeria

Kevin Hyland, the first independent anti-slavery commissioner of the United Kingdom (UK), has expressed deep concern over modern slavery and human trafficking of Nigerians to the UK.The latest figures from the National Crime Agency in the UK shows that more than 2,000 potential trafficking victims were referred to the authorities in 2014, with 244 (12.2%) of the 2,000 from Nigeria.The [...]

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    IT glitches in East London, Dorset, but UK polls proceed

IT glitches in East London, Dorset, but UK polls proceed

Voters across the United Kingdom are currently deciding the composition of the next government of the country, but there have been a few cases of voter disenfranchisement.After six weeks of electioneering, polling stations opened at 7am and close at 10pm in the UK’s 650 constituencies.Results from the first constituencies are expected before midnight and the final result is due on Friday [...]

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    US, UK mull ‘special initiative against B’Haram’

US, UK mull ‘special initiative against B’Haram’

John Kerry, the United States secretary of state, has condemned the massacre of residents of Baga and Doron Baga by Boko Haram, describing the acts as “crime against humanity”.Speaking during a news conference in Sofia, Bulgaria on Thursday, Kerry disclosed that he discussed with Philip Hammond, British foreign secretary, on the possibility of engaging in a special initiative with Nigeria [...]

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    Police to extradite Nigerian murder suspect to UK

Police to extradite Nigerian murder suspect to UK

The Nigeria police force says it has concluded all necessary procedures to handover a 23-year-old Nigerian suspected of murder to authorities in United Kingdom (UK).In a statement issued on Wednesday by Emmanuel Ojukwu, force public relations officer (pictured), the Nigerian (name withheld) was alleged to have killed one Carl Beatson Asiedu on August 1, 2009, in London.He conveyed the assurance [...]

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    ‘Man-on-fire’ Kcee off to the UK

‘Man-on-fire’ Kcee off to the UK

Nigerian music star, Kcee, is off to the United Kingdom to feature in Bovi's Man on Fire, to be held at the event center Indigo2, on May 26, 2014.The Limpopo master shared a picture on his Instagram account with the caption "Am off to the Uk; see you soon #fivestarmusic."Kcee is set to share the stage with funny man, Bovi, [...]

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    Chibok: Hope fades as rescue efforts yield no clue

Chibok: Hope fades as rescue efforts yield no clue

All efforts to identify the location of the kidnapped schoolgirls have not yielded any lead, TheCable understands.Initial enthusiasm that the involvement of the US, UK and France will deliver quick results has now given way to some pragmatism in government circle.Government sources in Abuja said on Tuesday that the government may now be left with no other option than to [...]

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    Israeli anti-terror experts heading for Nigeria

Israeli anti-terror experts heading for Nigeria

Nigeria has accepted Israel's offer to send anti-terrorism experts to help in the search for the 276 girls in Boko Haram captivity.The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, made the offer to President Goodluck Jonathan in a telephone conversation on Sunday afternoon.Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati said, in a press statement, that Jonathan expressed optimism that with the entire international community backing [...]

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    France to hold counter-terrorism summit with Nigeria, others

France to hold counter-terrorism summit with Nigeria, others

As part of plans to effectively tackle the ongoing insurgency in Nigeria, President Francois Hollande of France has offered to host an African security summit that would focus on the Boko Haram militants.Hollande made the offer through a telephone conversation with his Nigerian counterpart."I suggested, with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, a meeting of Nigeria's neighbouring countries," he told BBC during [...]

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    Nigerian soldiers posted to Cameroon border

Nigerian soldiers posted to Cameroon border

The hunt for the kidnapped girls has entered a new phase, with Nigerian soldiers moved to the country's border with Cameroon.Soldiers have also been stationed near the borders with Chad and Niger.Boko Haram insurgents are believed to be operating from these countries because of loose border security.The kidnapped girls are said to be in the Sambisa forest which is close to [...]

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Nigeria, US seek UN designation of Boko Haram as terrorists

Nigeria and the US are working on a UN Security Council  resolution to designate Boko Haram a terrorist organisation, diplomats at the foreign ministry in Abuja have confirmed.The two countries, sources said, have agreed that the UN should take a quick action to designate Boko Haram a terror organisation.A strong indication that the 15-member council would consider the resolution emerged [...]

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