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Displaying items by tag: UK

    

 See the shocked faces that woke up to this historic moment!

 

CRASHED RUSSIAN PLANE HAD BOMB ON-BOARD - UK



The British experts who are investigating into the cause of the Russian airliner which crashed in Sinai desert believe a bomb was on-board the plane.

However, Egypt and Russia have stated that it is too early to draw conclusions.

 

 

By: Temitope Bamidele



The UK government, on Friday, has permitted the resumption of flights from the Egyptian resort city, Sharm el-Sheikh. However, there would be ban on airlines carrying luggage in the cargo holds of planes.

Meanwhile, items that do not meet normal regulations for cabin luggage would be transported home the British government via courier.

This is following the earlier restriction by the UK on flights from Sharm el-Sheikh from entering the kingdom after an Airbus A321 airliner which took off from the Egyptian city crashed in the Sinai desert.

Presently, more than 20 flights and thousands of stranded British tourists in the Sharm el-Sheikh are expected to take off for London.

Also, Britain has advised against all but essential travel by air to and from the Egyptian Red Sea resort.

Also, European countries like Ireland, Germany, and the Netherlands have suspended flights to and from Sharm el-Sheikh, thereby leaving thousands of its tourist citizens stranded.

 

By: Temitope Bamidele

UK DELAYS FLIGHTS FROM SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT

David Cameron

 


The office of the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has on Wednesday disclosed that the British authorities will delay flights from Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to the United Kingdom.
The announcement was a precautionary measure by the British authorities due to Saturday's crash of a Russian passenger plane that which broke apart in midair. The crash is still being investigated into.
The PM office said the UK aviation experts will assess security arrangements at Sharm El-Sheikh's airport.

By Temitope Bamidele

 

 

19-yr-old Nigerian Emerges Councillor in UK

Aisha Eniola, a 19-year-old final year Nigerian student, was recently elected as the Councillor of Brent Council in London, UK.

Aisha who is currently a final year student of Mass Communication in one of the London universities, represented the Labour Party.

She polled a total of 2,160 votes, defeating Simon Erskine, of the Green Party, who received a total of 459 votes and Paul Fowler, of the Liberal Democrat, who polled 313 votes.

She exhibited astounding brilliance during the debates preceding the election, and this warmed her into the hearts of the voters.

She is currently the youngest Councillor in Brent council, and according to her, she hopes to inspire youths to participate in politics.

 

 

 

By: Pheyie

 

 

The Lagos State Governor Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday hosted the British Minister of State for Foreign Commonwealth Affairs and DFID, Mr. Grant Shapps and the British deputy high Commissioner to Nigeria  Mr. Ray Kyles.

During the gathering, he expressed the readiness of the state to explore the opportunities for partnership in the area of power supply.

The Governor who spoke at the Lagos House Marina lauded the intervention of the UK DFID through solar related energy in the state expressing optimism that it would prove a viable energy alternative to more rural areas in the state.

He also reiterated his administration's commitment to partner with willing investors to take power supply to communities in need of it.

He told his visitors that his administration is working really hard to ensure that the state has a conducive environment for investors to come do business with ease.

 

 

 

By: Kindness Okoli

Meet Mr and Miss Nigeria UK

The Mr and Miss Nigeria UK cultural beauty pageant is an international christian child development and child advocacy ministry project.

The contestants are British-born Nigerian youths and the winners for 2015 are: Jane Ezeanaka and Theo Ogundipe.

Below are their pictures:

Jane Ezeanaka
Theo Ogundipe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:  Chika Onwuasoanya

 
The lawyer of Diezanni Alison Madueke has revealed that the embattled Petroleum Minister was battling cancer and needs the prayer of Nigerians. Oscar Onwudiwe the family lawyer said:
 
"The Madueke family, like most other families, have their own challenges. For instance, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke has been receiving treatment for cancer in the UK which started while she was in office. The health crisis has unfortunately exacerbated in recent times. She completed months of chemotherapy just last week and she is scheduled to undergo surgery next week in London. The family has been bearing this challenge with prayers and as much grace and fortitude as possible; and would plead with all reasonable Nigerians to pray for her recovery so that she can face this allegation and give account of her stewardship. Yes, she can—and very well, too.”

The lawyer denied reports that Diezani attempted to buy a “property on Hyde Park Street in London for a whooping amount which embarrassingly ranges from 12.5 million sterling pounds to 13 billion sterling pounds.”

He said, “This claim is utterly false and laughable, for the amounts mentioned are only in the imagination of the reporters. This property is quite popular. It belongs to a well-known eminently successful Nigerian entrepreneur who would also find this allegation embarrassing as the intention to sell the property has neither been contemplated nor disclosed to any person."

He also deneid reports that Ugonna Madueke has properties in the US.

"For example, an online news media gleefully published that Mr. Ugonna Madueke ‘owns at least three properties in the United States.’ It even called the properties ‘POSH’ and went on to state the addresses. They lied.”

“Mr. Ugonna Madueke has no property anywhere in the United States and has never owned one.”

It said, “For historical accuracy, the Madueke family avers without any fear of contradiction that 11711 Scooter Lane (a three bedroom town house) in Fairfax, Virginia, was acquired by the Madueke family in 1997 when Ugonna was only 10 years old.

 

 

 

 

By: Chika Onwuasoanya

The British government has offered to assist Nigeria in more ways to end the Boko Haram menace.

The British Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Nicholas Houghton was in a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, when he disclosed this.

He said he was in the country to see how the UK could give the necessary support to the government and the President to ensure that the country optimises whatever support it could give Nigeria.

He said, “My concern is in the security situation, in particular the war being waged by Boko Haram.

“I think that Nigerian armed forces have made some remarkable progress in the last few months in pushing Boko Haram back.

“But as it comes to the end of the rainy season, I know the President has got a very strong ambitions  to what he can achieve by Christmas, it shows because the UK has a strong support for your troops training just to make sure we optimise our support and that is the best way we can.”

When he was asked, why the help was coming now, he said:

"I think most of the conversations on security in the recent UN General Assembly was about the threat posed by extremism and terrorism.

“We share within the UK and Europe concerns about the destabilising effect of ISIL in Iraq, Syria in North Africa and also the threat the Boko Haram poses here.

“Therefore,  in many respects, the security in places such as Nigeria, the security concerns are shared by many in the global community, which is why we do need to intensify the nature and type of support we offer.”

 

 

 

 

By: Chika Onwuasoanya

UN warns against attacking peacekeepers

The UN Security council has warned that all attacks on peacekeepers will henceforth be tagged as war crimes.
 
This announcement was made after a recent attack on a UN peace keeping convoy.
 
The peacekeepers were said to be travelling from Damara to Ngerengou (Ombella-Mpoko prefecture), when they were attacked.
 
The UN says one peacekeeper from Burundi was killed and another was injured.
 
 
 
 
 
By: Chika Onwuasoanya

 
Mr Alan Yarrow, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, has expressed the readiness of the UK business group to partner and support high valued projects in Lagos State.
 
Yarrow said, ”In view of the strategic importance of Lagos to the Nigerian and African economy, the UK business group is ready to identify with the new administration in terms of public and private partnership.

”This will help us explore different areas of business collaboration and investment opportunities available as well as support some high value projects in the state.

”Our investors are willing to collaborate in the areas of maritime, alternative and renewable energy, film industry as well as infrastructural development in the area of health and education.”

 

 

 

 

By: Chika Onwuasoanya



Former minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, who was arrested and detained before being released on bail last week in UK, has been ordered by a UK court to remain in the kingdom till April, 2016 after she is being investigated and arraigned for an alleged missing $20b of oil money during her stay as petroleum minister between 2010 and 2015.

However, Madueke whose international passport is seized was charged by the UK National Crime Agency (NCA) in collaboration with EFCC has pleaded not guilty.

 

 

 

 

By: Temitope Bamidele

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