Tag: UK

“Nigeria works” – Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK Slams The Economist Magazine

The Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Ambassador Sarafa Tunji Isola, has written to London-based magazine, The Economist over its recent publication blaming the current government for the security and economic situation of the country. The Economist had few days ago, knocked the Nigerian Army, accusing it of selling[Read More…]

UK to offer 10,500 visas to counter growing worker crisis

Britain will issue up to 10,500 temporary work visas to lorry drivers and poultry workers to ease chronic staff shortages, the government announced Saturday, in a U-turn on post-Brexit immigration policy. The short-term visas, to run from next month until late December, come as ministers grapple with a huge shortfall[Read More…]

COVID-19: Buhari quarantines after returning from UK trip

President Muhammadu Buhari has gone into isolation in compliance with the COVID-19 guideline after his return from the United Kingdom (UK). This was confirmed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja on Sunday. According to him the decision for Buhari[Read More…]

Buhari has arrived in the country after a two-week medical sojourn to the United Kingdom

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in the country after a two-week trip to the United Kingdom, while he was in the UK, Nigerian Doctors across the country have been on strike while he also spent time visiting his doctors in England. He touched down at the Presidential Wing of the[Read More…]

Envoys of the US, UK and the European Union insists Nigerian govt violate fundamental human right of freedom of expression with #TwitterBan

The envoys of the United States, United Kingdom and the European Union in Nigeria among others, have insisted that the Federal Government’s suspension of Twitter, is a violation of the fundamental human right of freedom of expression. The envoys who met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, in[Read More…]

Breaking: Nigeria’s President Buhari to visit the UK for medical check-up

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday travel to London, UK, for a medical check-up according to statement from the Presidency. The Special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Mr Femi Adesina said the trip is strictly “routine”. Since assumption into office, the President frequents the United Kingdom for[Read More…]

UK Supreme Court has ruled that polluted Nigerian communities can sue oil giant Shell

The United Kingdom Supreme Court has ruled that polluted Nigerian communities can sue oil giant Shell in English Courts. According to BBC Africa, this decision overturns a previous Appeal Court ruling and represents a victory after a five-year legal battle. The Niger Delta communities say decades of pollution have severely[Read More…]

Just In: Five persons have tested positive for B117 strain of COVID-19 discovered in the UK

Five persons have tested positive for the deadly B117 strain of COVID-19, which was first discovered in the United Kingdom. The Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, made this known in a public announcement titled ‘COVID-19: Osun recording more cases of deadly UK strain’ on Sunday evening. It[Read More…]

COVID-19: UK to close all travel corridors

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said the country will close all travel corridors from Monday as part of efforts to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus. According to the BBC, travel corridors were introduced in the summer to allow people travelling from some countries with low numbers[Read More…]

After US, UK also threatens sanctions against violence sponsors in Edo, Ondo Polls

The United Kingdom yesterday said it would deploy observers in Edo and Ondo States to monitor the governorship elections, and threatened sanction, including a travel ban to the United Kingdom, against sponsors of violence in the two elections. NewsWireNGR recalls that the American government had imposed visa restrictions on some[Read More…]