Diezani: Senior lawyer distances self from representing Benedict Peters at London court hearing

November 20, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Emeka Ozoani, has distanced himself from a media report, alleging that he was in the United Kingdom recently to represent billionaire businessman, Benedict Peters, at the ongoing proceedings in the Southwark Crown Court involving a former Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke. The legal luminary, who made this known in a disclaimer Read More

Arsenal hand Odegaard fresh 5-year deal, face Tottenham in EPL London derby

September 23, 2023 Admin III 0

Arsenal on Friday announced that their capital Martin Odegaard has signed a new five-year contract. The club while disclosing this via its official website said, “Our captain Martin Odegaard has signed a new long-term contract with the club. “The Norway international is now in his fourth season with us, having initially joined on loan from Real Madrid in January 2021. Read More

WIMBIZ launches London conference, hosts Awosika, Beth, others

September 19, 2023 Segun Odunewu 0

WIMBIZ is set to launch its maiden London Conference, first of its kind in the heart of the United Kingdom. It is scheduled to hold on October 5, 2023. The conference is themed “Limitless: Embrace the Infinite” and it will hold at The Hilton, LondonKensington. The executive director of WIMBIZ, Hansatu Adegbite, said WIMBIZ has long been recognised for its Read More

Biden in London, to meet British Prime Minister, King Charles

July 10, 2023 Admin III 0

U.S. President Joe Biden touted a “rock solid” friendship with Washington’s closest ally Britain on Monday, dropping in at Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s office in London for talks en route to a NATO summit planned to show Western resolve over Ukraine. Biden landed in London late on Sunday to kick off a three-nation trip including the NATO summit in Lithuania, Read More

Why Buhari is still in London 3 days after #KingCharles III #Coronation

May 10, 2023 Admin III 0

The Presidency has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari will be extending his stay in London, United Kingdom for an additional week after the #Coronation of #KingCharles III on Saturday, May 6, 2023, This was disclosed in a short statement by the the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adeshina, on Tuesday. He said the reason for Read More

African Achievers Awards announces schedule for 2023 edition 

May 7, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The African Achievers Awards has announced its schedule and theme for the 13th edition of the African Achievers Awards (AAA) to be held at the Houses of Parliament, The Palace of Westminster, United Kingdom England on July 14, 2023.  Hosted by The Right Honourable, The Lord Woolley of Woodford, Member of The House of Lords, Lord Temporal, the African Achievers Read More

Peter Obi speaks on Labour Party crisis, London ‘arrest’, others

May 2, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has described as the height of rascality the activities of hirelings on him, his Vice Yusuf Datti Baba Ahmad, and the party all intended to derail them from pursuing justice. That notwithstanding, Obi said in an Arise live Television programme on Monday night that himself and the Vice presidential candidate Read More

SSA M&As’ transactions totaled $3.8bn in first quarter 2023 – London Exchange

April 28, 2023 Blessing Anaro 0

First quarter report of Refinitiv, an LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) business released Thursday shows that Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) transactions I’m Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) totalled $3.8 billion in the first quarter of 2023. According to the report, an estimated $64.8 million worth of investment banking fees were generated in Sub-Saharan Africa during the first quarter of 2023, down Read More

Prince Harry returns to London

March 27, 2023 Admin III 0

Britain’s Prince Harry has arrived at London’s High Court to attend a hearing in his claim against Associated Newspapers Limited over allegations of unlawful information gathering. The Duke of Sussex last year joined a group of high-profile figures, including singer Elton John, in legal action against the publisher of the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday and the Mail Online. Read More

Dr. Jennifer Douglas, others, honored at the House of Lords, UK

March 20, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Nigeria’s Dr. Jennifer Douglas has been awarded with the Excellence In Leadership Award by Wintrade Global at the House of Lords, United Kingdom. Dr. Douglas, an international lawyer with over 25 year experience working in finance, law, education and the non-profit sector, in the United Kingdom, Nigeria and the UAE, made the list of 100 Most Reputable Africans earlier this Read More

Organ harvest: EFCC behind my ordeals – Ekweremadu

December 15, 2022 Admin III 0

Embattled former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has told Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court in Abuja that the anti-graft agency Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) was responsible for his travails at the London Court where he had been in custody over alleged organ harvest. Ekweremadu alleged that the EFCC wrote a letter to the London Read More

Breaking: From UK, Buhari returns to Nigeria

November 13, 2022 Admin III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after spending two weeks in the United Kingdom. The president travelled to London on October 31, 2022 for a routine medical check-up. Buhari’s jet touched down at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 8:00 pm. The latest trip was President Buhari’s 14th visit to the UK since Read More

Family announces death of Bukka Hut co-owner, Laolu Martins

September 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The family of Laolu Martins, one of the co-founders of Bukka Hut, a leading fast-food chain in Nigeria, has announced his death. A statement released by the family on Wednesday said the quintessential banker with over 21 years of experience in investment banking, corporate banking, stockbroking, asset management and pension fund management, died in the evening of Tuesday, September 27, Read More

Breaking: Obasanjo, Wike, Obi, others meet in London

August 25, 2022 Admin III 0

Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday met with the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi; and the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in London According to unconfirmed reports, Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and former Cross River State Governor, Donald Duke, were also in attendance on Thursday. Read More

Access Bank raises $50m from London stock market

May 6, 2022 Segun Odunewu, Lagos 0

Access Holdings Plc has announced that its banking subsidiary, Access Bank, secured $50 million from the international capital market via a private placement on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). In a statement released on Wednesday to the investing public and the capital market authority, Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX), Access Holdings said the fund was raised under Access Bank’s $1.5 billion Read More

At last, Tinubu opens up on UK trip

February 7, 2022 Admin III 0

Presidential aspirant and former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has debunked reports that he left the country for the United Kingdom for health reasons. The All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader returned to Nigeria on Sunday after 10 days. A terse statement on his social media accounts Monday morning informed the public that the trip was about the Read More

£400: ‘London-based Nigerian lied against airport security’

December 31, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

A Nigerian, Olakunle Tayo Fapohunda, is said to have lied against two aviation security personnel of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN, at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammad Airport in Lagos after his allegation of pilferage was found to be false. Tayo, who passed through the terminal on December 22 enroute the United Kingdom via a Virgin Read More

Groups petition IG, others, over plot to smear Buhari, Emefiele

November 3, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Two groups, Nigeria First Movement and True Nigeria Patriots have raised alarm over plot by some persons, described as impostors using the names of the organizations to smear the name President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.  The groups alleged that faceless persons have set out to use their names and organise protests by Read More

Breaking: Tottenham unveil Conte as new coach

November 2, 2021 BBC 0

Tottenham have appointed former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte as their new manager until summer 2023. The Premier League club sacked Nuno Espirito Santo on Monday after just 17 games, with Spurs eighth in the table. Tottenham says there is “an option to extend” 52-year-old Conte’s deal with them. “I am extremely happy to return to coaching, and to do Read More

Yar’Adua’s minister, Abba Ruma, dies in London

October 28, 2021 Admin III 0

Former Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources in late President Umar Musa Yar’Adua’s government, Dr Abba Sayyadi Ruma, is dead. Reliable sources said Ruma died in a London hospital. His uncle and Danwairen Katsina, Alhaji Sada Salisu Ruma, confirmed his demise. He said late Sayyadi battled diabetes for a long time before he eventually passed away Wednesday morning. He was Read More

Excitement as Nigeria receives Queen’s baton relay ahead 2022 Commonwealth games

October 16, 2021 Admin III 0

As member nations prepare for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Nigeria on Friday in Abuja received the Queen’s Baton Relay, an iconic event which started with a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London as part of the city’s Commonwealth Day festivities. The President, Common Wealth Games Nigeria, Engr. Habul Gumel, who received the Queen’s Baton Relay at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Read More

Pandora: Osun governor Oyetola denies link with London property

October 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has denied the alleged ownership of a property in London, United Kingdom. He also denied the purported link with the owner of the property, Mr Kolawole Aluko. In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo, Sayurday, Oyetola described as ‘unfounded and untrue,’ the report linking him to the Read More

At last, Tinubu opens up on health status

October 3, 2021 Admin III 0

Former Lagos state Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has for the first time in months revealed his health status. Tinubu who has been in London for medical treatments spoke he received members of the House of Representatives northern caucus. The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said he is only undergoing physiotherapy. High profile Nigerians including President Read More