Biafra: Nigeria’s unity is non-negotiable – United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has reiterated her support for an indivisible Nigeria despite the agitation for the Republic of Biafra. This was made known by the British High Commissioner to Nigeria Paul Arkwright at a public lecture titled “‎Brexit: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities for Nigeria”, at the Federal University, Lokoja, on Thursday. Speaking on the position of……

UK excited at UN resolution on Boko Haram crisis

The United Kingdom (UK) has expressed happiness at the unanimous adoption of the first resolution by the UN Security Council, addressing Boko Haram presence in the Lake Chad Basin. The Permanent Representative of UK to the UN, Amb. Matthew Rycroft, said there has been a significant focus on the Boko Haram crisis in the Lake……

Official!! United Kingdom Is No Longer Part Of European Union

The United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union has been formalised following Prime Minister Theresa May signingg to the effect. Giving official notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, it will be delivered to European Council president, Donald Tusk later. In a statement in the Commons, the prime minister will then tell MPs this marks……

Unveiled: Finalists of 2017 Commonwealth Youth Awards

The founder of a youth-led organisation in Papua New Guinea that uses sport as a tool to end violence against women, and the owner of a Nigerian company which uses ‘geo-mapping’ to recycle waste, are among the finalists of the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Awards. Seventeen young change makers from 13 countries are in the running…

UK Proposes New Visa Applications Processes For Nigerians

The United Kingdom is proposing to amend its border control system to give preference to citizens from 52 Commonwealth countries which includes Nigeria. According to forty-five members of the UK parliament, 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……

President Buhari Calls Speaker Dogara

President Buhari Calls Speaker Dogara President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday evening called the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara from the United Kingdom where he is vacationing. The President called the Speaker at about 9:20pm Tuesday evening and the two leaders spoke for little over five minutes. Although the President and the…

MEDICAL VACATION: Senate comes to Buhari’s rescue

The Senate on Tuesday, came in strong defence of President Muhammadu Buhari and maintained that he has not bridged any section of the constitution, by extending his medical vacation period in the United Kingdom (UK). The President, had on the 18th of January, 2017, wrote to the Senate and requested for a ten-day working leave….

We do not have direct access to Buhari in the UK – Presidency

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has admitted that they don’t have direct access to his principal, who is currently in the UK. Adesina was speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday morning, where he revealed that they speak to those around Buhari….

Picture: Buhari enjoying his vacation in UK

A Senior Special Assistant to the President, Bashir Ahmaad has posted a photograph of President Muhammadu Buhari watching Channels Television in his suite in the United Kingdom where he went on a 10-day vacation. Ahmad tweeted: ”MBuhari on a phone call with @ProfOsinbajo while watching Sunday Politics on Channels TV this evening” The picture serves…

Minister resigns over scandal for doing private business on state-sponsored trip

An ongoing expense scandal which is brewing in Australia has seen the resignation of Health Minister Sussan Ley. She threw in the towel after allegedly using a taxpayer-funded trip to purchase an apartment on Queensland’s Gold Coast. According to the embattled minister, the decision to purchase the A$795,000 (£473,300; $585,200) investment property during a ministerial…

Pictures: Ibori released from UK prison

Former governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori has been released from UK jail where he was sentenced for 13 years for corruption. He was released after serving half of his term in prison after agreeing to be deported to Nigeria. Here are the first pictures of the former governor after his release from…