Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "United Kingdom"

    UK to create 100,000 new jobs in Nigeria, Dangote to list on LSE… 7 takeaways from May’s visit

UK to create 100,000 new jobs in Nigeria, Dangote to list on LSE… 7 takeaways from May’s visit

Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, departed Nigeria on Wednesday, after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari; Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state; and business leaders in Lagos and Abuja.The Prime Minister made the visit, 30 years after Margaret Thatcher, the first female prime minister of the UK, visited the country to make deals with the former head of [...]

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    Good news for Nigerian doctors, nurses as UK considers relaxing visa rule

Good news for Nigerian doctors, nurses as UK considers relaxing visa rule

The United Kingdom is set to exclude medical staff from the government's visa cap.Saffron Cordery, deputy chief executive of NHS Providers, told BBC Radio on Thursday that the rules are making it difficult to recruit enough staff.Theresa May, UK prime minister, introduced the visa limit for all non-EU skilled workers at 20,700 people a year."This is going to be a [...]

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    HURRAY! Nigerians may get fast-tracked UK visas after Brexit

HURRAY! Nigerians may get fast-tracked UK visas after Brexit

Forty-five members of the UK parliament are suggesting that the country reconfigure its border control system to give preference to citizens from Commonwealth countries.Nigeria and 51 other Commonwealth countries may get fast-tracked visas to the UK after Brexit if the proposal sails through.According to UK Telegraph, the suggestion was made in a letter addressed to Amber Rudd, home secretary.The letter [...]

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    CWUR: Nigerian varsities not in global top 1000 because of research quality

CWUR: Nigerian varsities not in global top 1000 because of research quality

The Center for World Universities Ranking (CWUR) has explained why Nigerian universities were not considered in their Top 1000 global ranking.When contacted by TheCable, the organisation said Nigeria was not a contender owing to lack of quality research.“The main reason for the absence of Nigerian universities from the top 1000 is that the research output of high-quality scientific publications in Nigeria is small [...]

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    NSE down, naira up, Cameron out… global economy bleeds as Brexit bites

NSE down, naira up, Cameron out… global economy bleeds as Brexit bites

The Nigerian Stock Exchange is also on the receiving end of the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union as the hitherto bullish market took a bearish turn.The Nigerian bourse shed about N150 billion immediately after the votes, as stock markets in the world over bled a sizable part of the market in just a few hours after [...]

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    Cameron: UK will resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees

Cameron: UK will resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees

David Cameron, prime minister of the United Kingdom, say his country will house at least 20,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years.Speaking to parliament on Monday, Cameron said the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (VPR) would be expanded to resettle more people from Syria, Turkey and Jordanian camps.“We are proposing that Britain should resettle up to 20,000 Syrian refugees over [...]

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    ON THE RISE: Paid paternity leave for fathers

ON THE RISE: Paid paternity leave for fathers

Against many cultural biases, men from 70 countries around the world now get paid paternity leave following the birth of a child.Top among the countries favourably disposed to the idea of paid paternity leave are South Korea, Japan, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Spain, and the United KingdomAccording to a report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), paternity leave has positive [...]

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    48 Nigerians bag Chevening scholarship — highest ever

48 Nigerians bag Chevening scholarship — highest ever

In what is a record breaking admission year since 1984, 48 Nigerian graduates have been awarded individual Chevening scholarships for their masters’ degree by the UK government.For the 2015/2016 session, the UK government tripled the Chevening scholarship funding to accommodate many more Nigerians.Ray Kyles, the deputy  British high commissioner to Nigeria, who hosted the scholars at his residence in Ikoyi, [...]

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    HEAD TO HEAD: UK election vs Nigeria election

HEAD TO HEAD: UK election vs Nigeria election

In the space of six weeks, Nigeria and Britain have both held their general elections. David Cameron will remain prime minister of Britain, but Goodluck Jonathan will not have the same luck, even though both men employed similar religious tactics to boost their support base ahead of the polls.These are not the only contrasts or similarities between the March 28/April [...]

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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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    80% Catalans vote in favour of independence from Spain

80% Catalans vote in favour of independence from Spain

Unlike Scotland, which chose to remain with the United Kingdom, millions of Catalans have voted for independence from Spain in a bid to carve a new Mediterranean nation.At a referendum for independence in September, Scotland chose to stay with the UK after 55% of the 4.2 million voters voted 'no' to independence.Taking after Scotland, Catalans also requested a referendum for [...]

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    700 Nigerian prisoners in Italy are coming home

700 Nigerian prisoners in Italy are coming home

About 700 Nigerian prisoners serving in various prisons across Italy will soon be repatriated to Nigeria.According to Mr. Fulvius Rusticu, the Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, both countries are soon to finalise negotiations on a Prisoners Transfer Agreement.Rusticu said Nigerian and Italian officials would meet in the first week of July in Rome to finalise the agreement, and possibly work out modalities [...]

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    Ex-goalies support Ejide despite shocking Scotland display

Ex-goalies support Ejide despite shocking Scotland display

Former Super Eagles goalkeepers, Alloy Agu and David Ngodigha have backed under-fire goalie, Austin Ejide, despite his shambolic display against Scotland, which brought to light the match-fixing allegation that dominated the pre-match proceedings.The National Crime Agency, United Kingdom’s equivalent of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), were reported to be investigating the potential case involving the Asian betting market.Nigeria [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 20: Costly hopes to inspire Honduras on the world stage

COUNTDOWN 20: Costly hopes to inspire Honduras on the world stage

When a player moves from one continent to the other and continues to play regularly, it is hoped that the experience gathered will rub off on his country in big tournaments.That is exactly what would be expected of journeyman Carlos Costly.The much-travelled 31-year-old hit man has played in four continents: in Honduras, Mexico, Poland, England, Romania, the United States, [...]

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Shell, 15,000 Rivers fishermen in UK court over 2008, 2009 oil spills

Shell, 15,000 Rivers fishermen in UK court over 2008, 2009 oil spillsBy Ruona MeyerAhead of a full trial in May 2015, oil giant, Shell, was in the dock on Tuesday, as lawyers representing 15,000 fishermen in Bodo, Rivers State, presented new evidence in the commencement of formal proceedings. Preliminary hearing in one of the world's largest environmental law cases began on Tuesday [...]

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