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Ex-Governors, Senators Own 130 Dubai Assets

More than 130 choice assets have been bought with looted funds in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), by some Nigerian ex-Governors, Ministers and Senators. These assets are among the over 800 traceable to Nigerians in the UAE, including top Security and Military Officers, even as bribery and corruption, proceeds from commercial tax evasions, illicit activities engaged […]

UK Helps Raise $1 Billion In Global Vaccine Donations

Britain has said it has helped raise $1 billion (818 million euros) from global donors towards the drive to help “vulnerable countries” access coronavirus vaccines, by match-funding contributions. The UK in a statement on Sunday, January 10, 2021, said, in addition, it has committed £548 million to the COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC), after matching […]

Mexico Offers Political Asylum To Julian Assange

Mexico has offered political asylum to WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, after a British Judge blocked his extradition to the United States to face espionage charges. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told reporters on Monday, January 4, 2021, that: “I’m going to ask the Foreign Minister to carry out the relevant procedures to request that the […]

UK Will Not Be Changing Stance In EU Talks –

Negotiator David Frost has said Britain will not change its stance as it seeks a post-Brexit deal with the European Union. Mr Frost disclosed this in a tweet on Sunday, November 15, 2020, as he arrived in Brussels for talks; adding that: “We are working to get a deal, but the only one that’s possible […]

Coronavirus Pandemic: UK Hits About 3,000 In 24 Hours

The United Kingdom has registered almost 3,000 new Coronavirus cases over 24 hours, a level not seen since late May. The UK Health Ministry disclosed the figures on Sunday, September 6, 2020, adding that two more people had died after testing positive over the past 28 days, bringing the overall UK toll to 41,551, Europe’s […]

U.K. Government Debt Tops £2 Trillion For First Time

British government debt has exceeded £2.0 trillion for the first time following large state borrowing as the coronavirus pandemic pushed the UK economy deep into recession, official data showed Friday, August 21, 2020. At the end of July, the total accumulated debt hit £2.004 trillion ($2.61 trillion, 2.2 trillion euros), the Office for National Statistics […]

EU, Britain Intensify Talks On Post-Brexit Future

The EU and Britain launch an intense five weeks of negotiations on a deal to define their post-Brexit relations on Monday, June 29, 2020, with London keen to wrap things up quickly. The new round of talks in Brussels will be the first to be held face-to-face since the coronavirus shutdown combined with the two […]

317 Stranded Nigerians In UK Arrive In Abuja

The Nigerian government has evacuated 317 more citizens stranded in the United Kingdom as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) announced the arrival of the returnees, including nine infants on Sunday, June 28, 2020, via its Twitter handle. It explained that the Air Peace flight conveying the Nigerians touched […]

COVID-19: Britain Starts Mandatory Self-Quarantine For Arrivals

Britain introduced a two-week quarantine on Monday, June 8, 2020, for most people arriving from abroad to try to limit the spread of the coronavirus, a measure roundly condemned by the ailing aviation sector. The measure, which applies to both residents and visitors with some exceptions, aims to prevent a second wave of contagion from […]

UK To Extend Lockdown As Coronavirus Deaths Near 13,000

The British government may likely extend the nationwide lockdown for another three weeks, as coronavirus cases surge near 13,000. According to the AFP, the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is standing in for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, will on Thursday meet with key ministers before making the announcement. The Health Secretary Matt Hancock told BBC […]