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COVID-19: UK May List Nigeria as Travel Risk

As the British government is set to update its COVID-19 travel list as part of a review that happens every three weeks, Nigeria, Jamaica, and Grenada are among the countries that could be moved to the red list, according to a British data expert. Nigeria is currently on the amber list of countries and territories, but it could […]

Yorubas In Diaspora Protest Attack On Sunday Igboho’s Residence

Yorubas in Diaspora has protested at the Nigerian Embassy in the United Kingdom over the attack launched by the Department of State Services (DSS) on the residence of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho on Thursday, July 1, 2021. The protesters chanted different solidarity songs, and also displayed placards on Friday, […]

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 […]