Nigeria student in trouble for terrorism comments

November 24, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

A Nigerian master’s student in the United Kingdom, Somtochukwu Okwuoha, has been remanded in custody after a jury found him guilty of making terrorist threats against Dundee University in Scotland. The BBC reports that Mr Okwuoha, 26, claimed he had enlisted ISIS, an international terrorist organisation, to help bomb the university. Also, Mr Okwuoha told staff members of the university Read More

Breaking: Top minister sacked ahead of first cabinet reshuffle

November 13, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Monday fired controversial Interior Minister Suella Braverman, as he begins a reshuffle of his top cabinet. Sunak’s office confirmed that Foreign Minister James Cleverley will replace Braverman. In a shock move, former Prime Minister David Cameron was announced as the new foreign minister. In a statement on social media platform X, Cleverly said it Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s former minister in fresh ‘bribery mess’

August 22, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Former President of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Diezani Alison-Madueke, has been charged with bribery offences relating to her time as Nigeria’s oil minister, the United Kingdom National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Tuesday. Alison-Madueke, 63, has been on bail since first being arrested in London in October 2015. She will appear in court in the British Read More

From prosecution to persecution – The chilling details of James Ibori, UK court and judge with an axe to grind 

August 1, 2023 Erimeruke Okome 0

By Erimeruke Okome Eme But for the timely, professional intervention of his immigration lawyer, Mr Ian Macdonald QC, and the grace of two virtuous women, Her Ladyship Mrs Justice May and Her Ladyship Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb DBE, former Delta State governor, Chief James Onanefe Ibori would still be in a United Kingdom (UK) prison today, seven years after completing his Read More

Breaking: From France, Tinubu heads to UK

June 24, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

After participating during the just concluded Financial summit in Paris, France, Nigeria’s President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has proceeded to London, United Kingdom, for a brief private visit. This was disclosed in a statement by his special Adviser on Special Duties, Communication and Strategy, Dele Alake, on Saturday. “Aside his participation at the event where he represented Nigeria well, President Tinubu Read More

Archbishop prosecuted, days after crowning #KingCharles

May 12, 2023 Editor 0

The Archbishop of Canterbury has been convicted of speeding, it has emerged days after his vital role in King Charles’ coronation. The religious leader, 67, was caught on speed cameras driving 25mph on the Albert Embankment in London despite the 20mph limit in October last year. Most Rev Welby, who was driving in a VW Golf towards Lambeth Palace, his Read More

UK evacutes diplomats from war-torn Sudan

April 23, 2023 BBC 0

British diplomats and their families have been evacuated from Sudan in a “complex and rapid” operation, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has confirmed. Mr Sunak said work was continuing to ensure the safety of British nationals who remain in Sudan. The evacuees were taken to an airfield outside of Khartoum overnight to fly out of the country, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace Read More

UK Prime Minister, Sunak, faces probe

April 18, 2023 Politico 0

Rishi Sunak is being investigated for a potential breach of the MP code of conduct amid scrutiny of his wife’s stake in a childcare firm that received a boost in last month’s Budget.The parliamentary standards commissioner — tasked with policing MP behavior — announced Monday that it had opened an investigation under paragraph six of the code, which says MPs Read More

For not wearing car seatbelt, Prime Minister incurs fine in UK

January 21, 2023 Admin III 0

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been fined for not wearing a seatbelt in a moving car while filming a social media video. Lancashire Police said it had issued a 42-year-old man from London with a conditional offer of a fixed penalty. No 10 said Mr Sunak “fully accepts this was a mistake and has apologised”, adding that he would pay Read More

United Kingdom: Uncertainty over coronation of King Charles

January 19, 2023 Admin III 0

Charles won’t ‘rule’ – ‘biggest shake-up for the monarchy in 248 years’ astrologer claims The monarchy is heading for its “biggest shake-up” in 248 years, according to astrologer. She claimed that King Charles’ upcoming coronation “will not go as planned”. As it stands, King Charles is the UK monarch and Camilla the Queen Consort. However, according to astrologer Jessica Adams, Read More

Breaking: Our citizens can travel to Abuja, UK makes U-turn on security advisory 

November 7, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The United Kingdom (UK) has made a U-turn in its earlier security advisory to its citizens against travelling to Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja, FCT. On Sunday, October 23, 2022, the UK warned its citizens to avoid Abuja, adding that: “On Monday, October 24, British High Commission Abuja (BHC) will be open for Business Critical staff only. All colleagues wishing to Read More

Breaking: Again, Buhari heads to UK for medical check-up

October 31, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday October 31, 2022 depart Nigeria to London for a medical check-up. Buhari is currently attending a conference organised by the Nigerian police before heading to United Kingdom later in the day. This was revealed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, via tweet on his verified personal handle. He said Read More

Pictures: New UK prime minister meets King Charles III

October 25, 2022 Admin III 0

King Charles III, on the United Kingdom has officially received the newly appointed Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak at Buckingham Palace. In a post on the Royal Family’s Twitter handle on Tuesday, a photo from the meeting was shared and captioned, “The King received The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP at Buckingham Palace today. “His Majesty asked him to form a Read More

Liz Truss speaks after resignation, gives farewell address

October 25, 2022 Admin III 0

Outgoing United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, Liz Truss has given her farewell speech. Truss said her government acted urgently and decisively. She addressed the nation outside 10 Downing Street for the last time, saying her government acted urgently and decisively on the sides of families and businesses. “In just a short period, this government has acted urgently and decisively on the side of hardworking Read More

Breaking: Rishi Sunak emerges as UK Prime Minister

October 24, 2022 TheSun 0

Rishi Sunak will be named Britain’s 57th Prime Minister later on Monday October 24, 2022 after rival Penny Mordaunt dropped out of the leadership race. Mr Sunak won the support of an overwhelming majority of Tory MPs, enabling him to claim the keys to No10. On the day of Diwali – the Hindu festival of lights – Mr Sunak will become Read More

Breaking: After Queens formal appointment, Liz Truss takes over as 15th UK Prime Minister, reveals key focus areas

September 6, 2022 Agency Report 0

In her first public comments as Britain’s prime minister, Liz Truss, on Tuesday promised to shield Britons from the crippling impact of rising energy costs, and said that, by working together, the country could overcome the acute economic challenges it faces. Ms. Truss became prime minister at a time of acute economic strain as Britain confronts a toxic mix of Read More

New UK Prime Minister set to emerge as voting ends

September 3, 2022 Editor 0

Voting has come to an end in Britain’s Tory party leadership contest, bringing to a close the process decide the next Conservative Leader and Boris Johnson’s successor as the Prime Minister of UK. Either Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak will be announced as the winner around 12.30pm on Monday, taking over as UK Prime Minister the following day. British Foreign Read More

Breaking: At last, UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, ‘bows, resigns’

July 7, 2022 Agency Report 0

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed to resign, his office, Thursday, ending an unprecedented political crisis over his future that has paralyzed Britain’s government. An official in Johnson’s Downing Street office confirmed the prime minister would announce his resignation later. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not yet been made. Johnson had rebuffed calls by his Cabinet to step down in the wake Read More

Breaking: 7 more ministers resign as pressure mounts on defiant UK PM, Boris Johnson, to hands off government

July 7, 2022 Dailymail 0

Boris Johnson is at the helm of a ghost ship government as another seven ministers walked out demanding the PM accepts reality and quits. The PM has vowed defiance despite fresh evidence of his authority draining away – with Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis, previously a hugely loyal ally, leading the latest exodus. At 6.47am, he tweeted that he could not Read More

Breaking: UK court refuses Ekweremadu, wife bail

June 23, 2022 Admin III 0

The Uxbridge Magistrate Court in the United Kingdom has denied former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice bail concerning their involvement in alleged human trafficking and organ harvesting. The duo were arrested on Thursday by the Police in London. It was gathered that their alleged victim in the case is a homeless 15-year-old boy who was brought Read More

APC UK chapter to Oyo chair: Embark on reconciliation now

November 2, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) United Kingdom Chapter, Prince Yomi Oke, Tuesday advised the newly elected Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, Honourable Isaac Ajiboye Omodewu to unite the party. Prince Oke in a congratulatory message to Hon Omodewu and other Oyo state APC new executives urged the new Chairman “to without wasting Read More

Buhari attends climate change confab in Glasgow, peace summit in France

October 31, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari would attend the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu. In a statement issued in Abuja, Shehu said the President is scheduled to deliver his national statement at the High-Level segment Read More

Stemming the search for greener pastures by Nigerian healthcare professionals

October 20, 2021 Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu 0

On July 10, 2020, agents of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) prevented the departure of 58 Nigerian medical doctors from Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on a chartered aircraft bound for London, United Kingdom. This was at a time when the Nigerian airspace  was closed to international air travel as part of the public health measures put in place by the Government Read More

Titan Trust Bank: 2 years of service with power and pride

October 7, 2021 Opeyemi Dabiri 0

On October 4, 2021, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Nigeria, Titan Trust Bank Limited, celebrated two years of its existence.  Established with a mission to take advantage of the identified gaps in the banking sector and address the unmet needs of the retail mass market, SMEs and corporates, Titan Trust Bank, has continued to provide seamless Read More