Saturday, July 13, 2019

Tag "United Kingdom"

    Study: Obesity beats smoking as leading cause of four types of cancer

Study: Obesity beats smoking as leading cause of four types of cancer

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    UK will be the ‘number one investor in Africa by 2022’

UK will be the ‘number one investor in Africa by 2022’

Catriona Lang, United Kingdom high commissioner to Nigeria, says her country is planning to increase its investment opportunities in Nigeria.Speaking on Tuesday at the 18th edition of the Nigeria Oil and Gas Conference in Abuja, she said the UK will be the number one investor in Africa by 2022.She said the UK continues to promote the merits of Nigeria and [...]

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    ICYMI: Nigerian-born teenager shot dead in London

ICYMI: Nigerian-born teenager shot dead in London

Eniola Aluko, a teenager with Nigerian heritage, has been shot dead in Plumstead, LondonAccording to Metropolitan Police, the force was alerted to a car park on Hartville Road, SE18 at 4:54pm on Friday and Aluko was found with critical injuries which later led to his death.A post-mortem examination, held on Saturday at Greenwich Mortuary, gave the cause of death as a gunshot [...]

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    5G mobile network launched in the UK

5G mobile network launched in the UK

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    EU and UK agree to extend Brexit deadline to October 31

EU and UK agree to extend Brexit deadline to October 31

The European Union leaders and the UK government have agreed to a six-month extension to Brexit, with a review in June.The agreement, which was reached after an emergency summit in Brussels on Wednesday night, wards off the prospect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on Friday.https://twitter.com/eucopresident/status/1116128110557134848Donald Tusk, president of the European council, met with Theresa May, British PM, [...]

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    Theresa May seeks support as she faces vote of no confidence

Theresa May seeks support as she faces vote of no confidence

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of confidence in her leadership on Wednesday evening.Forty-eight conservative parliamentarians had requested for the vote.The result of the voting exercise which is expected to be between 6pm and 8pm would determine if May would still hold her position as the leader of the conservative party or not.It will be hard to [...]

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    Theresa May backs joint UK-Ireland bid for 2030 World Cup

Theresa May backs joint UK-Ireland bid for 2030 World Cup

Theresa May says the British government is in "full support" of the joint UK and Ireland to host the 2030 World Cup.The UK Prime Minister said the football ­associations of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland are working on a proposal for FIFA.May made this known while speaking on the eve of the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham."Following the [...]

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    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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