Tuesday , 21 February 2017

Tag Archives: UK

President Buhari Is Homesick, He Will Be Home Soon – Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media to President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the president who is currently on vacation in the United Kingdom is homesick and will be coming back home soon. Shehu, who today made this declaration on a live TV programme did not however, give specific time …

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President Buhari Expected In Nigeria February 11

  Barring any last minute change, President Muhammadu Buhari may return to Nigeria on Saturday, 11th of February, the Leadership Newspaper has reported. According to reports, a senior official in the presidency who spoke on the condition of anonymity said all is set for Mr. President to return to the country …

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41 UK Deportees Arrive Nigeria

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The Director General, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Muhammad Sidi, said on Wednesday that 41 Nigerians deported from the United Kingdom for various immigration offences had arrived the country. He confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, while receiving the deportees at the Murtala …

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UK Jailed James Ibori Set To Return To Nigeria

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On a day that a London court ruled that former Delta state governor James Ibori, could return to Nigeria, he signaled a possible political comeback in the country. In an interview with Reuters, the former Delta State Governor said he would return to Nigeria within days. Ibori was released from British prison …

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Donald Trump To Attend Nigeria’s Oil And Gas Roadshow

President-elect of the United States of America (USA), Mr. Donald Trump, is billed to attend a roadshow being put together by the Federal Government as part of efforts to attract investment into the sector, Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said. The Minister made the disclosure while unveiling …

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UK To Help Nigeria Overcome Security, Economic Challenges

The United Kingdom will assist Nigeria to overcome its current economic and security challenges, UK Minister for International Development, James Wharton, has said. Wharton told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Abuja that he was in Nigeria to assess some of the definite challenges. According to …

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UK and Nigeria sign MoU on Return of Stolen Assets

The Federal Government of Nigeria and the British government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the modalities for the return of Nigeria’s stolen assets. Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, signed the MoU on behalf of the Federal Government in Abuja on Tuesday. …

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Woman Sells Wedding Dress On eBay To Pay For Divorce

A woman in the UK has been reported to have placed her wedding dress for sale on eBay to pay for her divorce. Samantha Wragg, 28, was said to have placed her size 6 wedding dress up for sale on eBay along with a tongue in cheek description detailing her divorce from …

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UK-Based Nigerian Doctor Wins Fulbright Award

A Nigerian-born medical doctor resident in the UK has received a Fulbright–Nursten Award in Medical Studies. Norris Igbineweka, the recipient of the award, will be able to undertake research at the National Institute of Health (NIH), USA, one of the most prestigious worldwide. The postgraduate-level award is named in memory of esteemed …

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Boko Haram Members Fleeing To Europe – UK Report

According to a UK report, security forces have warned that thousands of Nigerian refugees indoctrinated in Boko Haram camps are heading to Europe’s shores as a famine intensifies. SEE: Saraki Seeks Probe Of Boko Haram Recruitment In IDPs Camps The report claims that Britain has committed to spending £860 million …

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Photos: Emir Of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Steps Out in Style for UK Polo Tournament

The Emir Of Kano, HRH Sanusi Lamido Sanusi looked picture perfect as he stepped out to attend the Access Bank Charity Shield Polo Cup 2016 edition at the Guards Polo Club in Egham, Surrey, UK recently. The ever fashionable royal wore his traditional regalia, which he paired with a pair …

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SERAP Asks UK To Extradite Alison-Madueke Over Corruption Allegations

Civil society group Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on the UK authorities to extradite Nigeria’s former Petroleum Minister, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke to face charges of corruption and money laundering. In its statement signed by its executive director, Mumuni Tokunbo, SERAP argued that the charges preferred against Diezani …

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UK Cathedral Moves Statue To Avoid Mishaps While Texting And Walking

A British cathedral sought to reassure visitors on Monday that they could still view a massive sculpture following a Facebook post by the statue’s creator saying the church had moved it because people kept bumping into it while texting. The Salisbury Cathedral, located about 90 miles outside of London, said in …

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British Minister Visits Nigeria, Stresses The Need For Protecting Civilians From Boko Haram

The British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Baroness Joyce Anelay is visiting Nigeria to highlight the importance of protecting civilians in the fight against Boko Haram as well as preventing s*xual violence in conflict. Anelay is visiting Nigeria to highlight the importance of protecting civilians in the fight against …

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Reps To Intervene In Planned Deportation Of Nigerians From UK

The House of Representatives is set to intervene in the planned deportation of 29,000 Nigerians from the United Kingdom (UK). House Committees on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs have been mandated to look into the matter. Rita Orji (PDP, Lagos), who raised the issue as a matter of urgent public importance, …

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UK Academics Sever Ties With Israeli Universities

Hundreds of university professors in the United Kingdom say they will halt all cooperation with Israeli schools in an effort to draw attention to Israel’s violations of international law. Aljazeera reports: In a statement released on Tuesday, 343 UK academics announced that they would no longer accept invitations to visit …

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UK Seeks Repatriation Of Ex-Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha

The British Government may resurrect the case against former Bayelsa State Governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, who was granted presidential pardon by ex-president Goodluck Jonathan. According to reports, Britain has requested for the extradition of the former governor to London to answer an outstanding case in the UK on money laundering. The …

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Osama bin Laden’s Relatives Killed In UK Plane Crash

Four people have been killed after a private jet crashed in southern England, reportedly including deceased al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s half sister and stepmother. The private plane owned by the bin Laden family overshot the runway when trying to land at Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire on Friday morning. The plane …

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Nigerian Students To Be Sent Home Once They Graduate In The UK

Nigerian students are to be banned from working in Britain under a fresh crackdown on immigration ordered by Home Secretary Theresa May. According to the new order, the students will have to leave the country once courses finish, before reapplying to return for a job. The new rules, which does …

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Iran Nuclear Talks Face US Deadline

Pressure is mounting on world powers and Iran to reach a deal on its nuclear programme and avoid the issue becoming bogged down in the US Congress. If a final agreement is not reached by Friday, Congress will double the time it takes to review an accord. That will delay the …

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