Nigerian woman found dead in UK

November 14, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

A Nigerian woman residing in the United Kingdom, Joy Nsude, has reportedly died. The mother of two was found dead in her residence in Hartlepool, after speaking with her husband and many others on the phone. A Facebook user, Ibironke Quadri, disclosed this in a post on Monday. Quadri said that Nsude died on November 2, adding that the cause Read More

Breaking: Ex-UK PM, David Cameron, stages surprise comeback as foreign minister

November 13, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Former U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron was appointed foreign secretary Monday in a sweeping reshuffle of current Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s cabinet. Downing Street confirmed the appointment after Cameron was seen walking into No. 10 — the official residence and office of the British prime minister — to meet with Sunak following the abrupt sacking of Suella Braverman as interior Read More

Otedola’s daughter robbed in London

October 29, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Otedola’s daughter and a disk jockey Florence Otedola, popularly known as DJ Cuppy, was robbed on Saturday night in London, United Kingdom. The billionaire heiress’ iPhone 14 Pro Max got stolen in Soho, London. She revealed that the phone was snatched from her hand. DJ Cuppy disclosed this via her X handle on Saturday, calling on the UK Metropolitan Police Read More

Court declares seizure of Benedict Peters’ UK investment illegal, orders enforcement of judgement

October 12, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Justice Adegbola Adeniyi of the High Court Justice of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has ordered the enforcement of the judgement of the court granted against British Government over planned takeover of business interest of billionaire Nigerian businessman and chairman of AITEO, Mr Benedict Peters. Justice Adeniyi, in his ruling, dated October 10, 2023, granted the leave to Benedict Peters Read More

Mustiboy releases highly anticipated Afro reggae album ‘Pride of Africa’

October 5, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A Nigerian Canadian afro reggae artist, Mustiboy has released his highly anticipated, full length Afro reggae album Pride of Africa.  Mustiboy was born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother and raised by his grandparents. His musical odyssey spans continents, from the vibrant streets of Lagos, Nigeria, to the eclectic music scene of Toronto, and later Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Read More

Principals of UK Boarding Schools set for Nigeria in October

September 21, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Following an increase in demand for schooling in United Kingdom by Nigerians, Principal and Leaders of certain schools in London are expected in Lagos next month. The event tagged; “UK Boarding Schools Week,” will hold in Lagos from 13-15 October at The Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos.   According to a statement issued to newsmen by the organisers, Mark Brooks Education in association with Read More

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UK revokes free visa entry permits for Vanuatu citizens

July 26, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The United Kingdom has revoked its visa free entry permits granted to all citizens of Vanuatu. The restrictions is to take effect from 19 July, 2023. A statement by the Trade Commissioner of The Republic of Vanuatu to Nigeria, Rita Oyoku, on Wednesday, said the revocation is as a result of what UK’s home office termed as ‘’Clear and Evident Read More

Like Nigeria, UK doctors announce more strike days

July 26, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The British Medical Association’s (BMA) junior doctors’ committee have announced a four-day walkout to take place in England between 7 a.m. on August 11 and 7 a.m. on August 15, 2023. It is the latest round of strikes from both junior doctors and consultants, which has led to the cancellation of thousands of NHS appointments. Committee co-chairs ,Dr Robert Laurenson, Read More

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

July 10, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 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

King Charles plots massive employment for Nigerians

July 7, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

In an effort to address the urgent issue of youth unemployment on a global scale, a non-profit organisation established by King Charles III of England, The Prince’s Trust International, has been launched in Nigeria. The Deputy British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ben Llewellyn-Jones was among the top British officials who attended the launching on Wednesday in Lagos. The PTI’s launch Read More

UK announces fresh recruitment

June 30, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The National Health Service in England will get more than 300,000 staff under a new plan announced by the government on Friday to deal with a chronic shortage of doctors and nurses. The publicly-funded NHS, which marks its 75th birthday on Wednesday, is facing an estimated workforce shortfall of 360,000 by 2037 due to an ageing population, a lack of Read More

VIDEO: Watch as Nigerian Youtuber apologises over BBC comments

May 24, 2023 Admin III 0

Nigerian Youtuber, Emdee Tiamiyu, has issued an apology for his remarks regarding Nigerian students studying in the United Kingdom during an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).miyumiyu Tiamiyu apologised via a video he shared on Wednesday May 24, 2023 after receiving significant backlash for his statements, which suggested that many Nigerian students were primarily interested in obtaining visas to Read More

Japa: Nigerian YouTuber reveals reasons for criticizing students obtaining UK visas

May 24, 2023 Admin III 0

A Nigerian YouTuber, Emdee Tiamiyu, is gaining attention for his firm position on Nigerians obtaining UK student visas. Tiamiyu’s statements during a BBC interview on Tuesday have sparked controversy as he claimed that many Nigerians who obtain student visas do not genuinely intend to study in the UK, but rather have ulterior motives. During an Instagram live interview on Wednesday Read More

UK to ban students from bringing family members over

May 22, 2023 Admin III 0

The United Kingdom is preparing to unveil additional measures that are expected to prevent Nigerian students and students of other nationalities studying in the UK from bringing their families with them. An exclusive report by The Sun UK states that this crackdown is set to be announced within this week. Under these new regulations, all master’s students and a significant Read More

How Queen Elizabeth II ‘s funeral cost UK $200 – Report

May 19, 2023 Heritage Times 0

Britain’s government has disclosed that the funeral and lying-in-state ceremonies for Queen Elizabeth II, held last year, incurred an approximate cost of £162 million ($200 million). The state funeral, which took place on September 19, marked a historic moment as the first of its kind in the UK since the funeral of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1965. Following Read More

Concerns as unemployment rate soars in UK

April 18, 2023 Admin III 0

The UK’s unemployment rate ticked up to 3.8% in the three months to February, according to official figures that also highlighted a faster than expected spike in wage rises. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the jobless rate rose from 3.7% due to a surge in the number of people unemployed for more than six months. The rate rose Read More

Again, Nurses move to strike in UK

April 16, 2023 Admin III 0

Nurses in the Royal College of Nursing union have rejected the government’s pay offer in England and will now go on strike over the first May bank holiday. The 48-hour walkout from 20:00 BST on 30 April to 20:00 on 2 May will involve NHS nurses in emergency departments, intensive care, cancer and other wards.This will be “hugely concerning” for Read More

America, UK, others can’t promote insurrection in Nigeria, protesters warn opposition 

April 3, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Nigerians from various ethnic groups, on the aiges of The Natives, Monday, took a peaceful walk to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), assuring that the United State of America, United Kingdom and other Nations of the world will not promote insurrection in Nigeria. The group said its twenty-million members across the country will resist any form of intimidation and Read More

Visa ban: 10 Nigerians on UK watchlist

March 27, 2023 Admin III 0

The United Kingdom has currently placed 10 Nigerians on ite watchlist over controversial comments made during the 2023 electoral process. This was disclosed by the British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ben Llewellyn-Jones on Sunday. He said, “We have a list, we are working through our list but we don’t publish those names. I know people say we should, but Read More

Jenovive advocates diaspora women-partnership for development impact in West Africa 

March 25, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

International social development advocate and entrepreneurship development mentor, Jenovive Chinyere, has called for concerted efforts by well meaning ECOWAS citizens in the diaspora to support the institution of capacity building and empowerment Initiatives in their home countries. Jenovive, whose work has been impressive with impact in countries across West Africa, and the diaspora, however, hopes her hope country would be Read More

Like US, UK hunt electoral offenders in Nigeria, to unleash sanctions

March 23, 2023 Admin III 0

The United Kingdom has promised to take action against those who engaged in or incited electoral violence during the March 18, 2023 governorship election. This was disclosed in a statement by the British Commission in Abuja on Wednesdays. The statement reads, “These are positive markers to build on for future elections. However, there were notable points of concern. Members of 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

UK issues licences to 162 Nigerian doctors in 42 days

March 16, 2023 Admin III 0

The United Kingdom (UK) has issued practicing licenses to 162 Nigerian-trained doctors. This was revealed in the register of the General Medical Council (GMC) of the UK via its website. The GMC is a public body that maintains the official register of medical practitioners within the UK. The number of Nigerian-trained doctors practising in the UK rose from 10,824 to Read More

Top UK government official visits Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody

February 24, 2023 Admin III 0

The government of the United Kingdom through it’s Consul, Ms. Heather Wilkie, has met with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, in the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS). In a tweet, Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, said the IPOB leader discussed issues bothering on his health and extrajudicial detention with the British Read More

UK shuts visa application centres in Nigeria

February 22, 2023 Admin III 0

The government of the United Kingdom has said that its Visa Application Centres in Abuja and Lagos will be closed on Friday February 24 and Monday 27, 2023. Customers were in a tweet advised to purchase Keep my Passport in order to retain their passport during the period of closure. “The Visa Application Centres in Abuja, Ikeja and Victoria Island Read More