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Arsene Wenger recruits John Terry, Michael Owen, Drogba as FIFA fights to host World Cup every 2 years
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Arsene Wenger recruits John Terry, Michael Owen, Drogba as FIFA fights to host World Cup every 2 years

Former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has recruited John Terry and Michael Owen into FIFA’s heavy artillery in the battle to force through a World Cup every two years, according to The Sun, UK. Terry and Owen are among a host of legendary ex-internationals announced as the new members of FIFA’s “Technical Advisory Group”. Didier Drogba, Geremi, German, Jurgen Klinsmann and Lothar Matthaus, Marco Materazzi, Roberto Carlos, Peter Schmeichel and Yaya Toure are other football greats also enlisted. They will give heavyweight support as Wenger, alongside Fifa President, officially outlines his World Cup proposals despite the growing criticism from European football.   The European Club Association, ECA, has held a two-day emergency meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, for the pur...
UK to stop accepting and Evacuating Refugees from Afghanistan today
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UK to stop accepting and Evacuating Refugees from Afghanistan today

The UK  says it will end its evacuation mission in Afghanistan today, August 27 citing security concerns. The UK defence ministry says it has closed its refugee processing centre in Kabul following the terro bomb attacks that killed over 90 people in Kabul on Thursday, August 26. The Abbey Gate of Kabul airport, the scene of a deadly explosion yesterday, was shut in the early hours of the morning. The Baron’s hotel, which has been used as the processing centre to deal with thousands of claims from those trying to flee the new Taliban regime, has also closed. UK defense minister, Ben Wallace said efforts to get tens of thousands of people out of the country is entering its final stages and conceded ‘the sad fact is not every single one will get out’. Mr Wallace told Sky N...
US, UK, Australia warn citizens and Afghans of ‘high terror threat’ at Kabul airport
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US, UK, Australia warn citizens and Afghans of ‘high terror threat’ at Kabul airport

The US, UK and Australia have warned their citizens and Afghans against going to the Kabul airport, citing a ‘high threat’ of a ‘terrorist’ attack. The warnings came late on Wednesday, August 25 and on Thursday, August 26 even as Western troops hurry to evacuate as many foreign nationals and Afghans as possible before a withdrawal deadline on August 31. “Those at the Abbey Gate, East Gate, or North Gate now should leave immediately,” the US State Department said in an alert, citing “security threats”. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs said there is an “ongoing and very high threat of terrorist attack” and told people not to travel to the airport. The British foreign office announced: “If you can leave Afghanistan safely by other means, you should do so immediatel...
Premier League clubs will not release players to ‘red list’ countries for World Cup qualifiers during international break
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Premier League clubs will not release players to ‘red list’ countries for World Cup qualifiers during international break

The league said that FIFA's refusal to waive the mandatory UK quarantine period played a role in their decision The Premier League has announced it will not release players for international matches played in "red-list" countries next month. Under current UK government rules, anyone travelling to a country on the red list is required to quarantine for 10 days upon their return, due to high coronavirus spread in those countries. FIFA has refused to allow players an exemption to this quarantine, causing the Premier League to announce it has "reluctantly but unanimously decided not to release players" for the upcoming international break.
Taliban warns US and UK against extending troops withdrawal deadline beyond this month
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Taliban warns US and UK against extending troops withdrawal deadline beyond this month

The Taliban have warned the US and UK that they will not allow the Afghanistan evacuation mission by Western forces to run beyond an August 31 deadline, threatening there will be consequences if the date is extended. Military Forces are due to leave the country on August 31 under a military withdrawal agreement and, in practice, evacuation efforts will need to cease before then to allow time for military personnel to safely leave There are attempts by the UK and US to airlift people out of the country but the new report has raised the prospect that thousands could be left behind in the war torn country. Several sources from the Taliban have told reporters no formal approach for an extension has been made but should it come, they will not permit Western forces to remain in Kabul be...
If you Don’t have a Job in the UK or US, you are either Proud or Lazy – Actor Williams Uchemba
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If you Don’t have a Job in the UK or US, you are either Proud or Lazy – Actor Williams Uchemba

Actor Williams Uchemba has stated that those without jobs in the UK or US are either proud or lazy. According to the actor, uneducated people who work as cleaners or factory workers earn as much as £1,400 pounds (N980k) after tax in the UK, and he also claimed some bankers in Nigeria don't earn that much. Admitting that other bills might take most of the money back, Uchemba however stated that such people should be grateful that they have food and a roof over their heads. He concluded by stating that a system that works will always provide employment for its citizens.
Some of the girls couldn’t stop crying’ – Denmark icon Nadim on Eriksen, Louisville & Roy Keane
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Some of the girls couldn’t stop crying’ – Denmark icon Nadim on Eriksen, Louisville & Roy Keane

In an exclusive interview with Goal, the forward discusses her compatriot's shocking collapse during the Euros, as well as her NWSL return Nadia Nadim’s summer is like a football bingo card: a trophy, a transfer and international duty, as well as covering a major tournament as part of the media. After helping Paris Saint-Germain win their first ever women’s league title, she joined NWSL expansion side Racing Louisville in the United States. The 33-year-old also won her 98th cap for Denmark women’s national team last month while covering the men’s team at Euro 2020. The latter made her one of few foreign female footballers on terrestrial television in the UK, as part of ITV’s coverage of the tournament.
Nnamdi Kanu was not arrested in UK – Spokesperson of the British High Commission
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Nnamdi Kanu was not arrested in UK – Spokesperson of the British High Commission

The British High Commission has confirmed the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Recall that Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami who announced the IPOB leader's arrest yesterday June 29, did not reveal how or where Nnamdi Kanu was arrested. Dean Hurlock, spokesperson of the British High Commission who confirmed Kanu's arrest while speaking to TheCable, said he was not picked up in the UK where he is based.
UK bans the world’s biggest crypto-currency exchange, Binance
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UK bans the world’s biggest crypto-currency exchange, Binance

Binance, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, has been banned by the UK’s financial regulator. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has ruled that the firm cannot conduct any “regulated activity” in the UK. It also issued a consumer warning about Binance.com, advising people to be wary of adverts promising high returns on cryptoasset investments. Binance said the FCA notice would have no “direct impact” on the services it provides from its website Binance.com. Binance’s existing crypto exchange is not UK-based so despite the FCA ruling, there will be no impact on UK residents who use the website to purchase and sell cryptocurrencies. The FCA does not regulate cryptocurrencies, but requires exchanges to register with them. Binance has not registered with the FCA and ...
G7 Summit: UK to donate at least 100 million surplus covid-19 vaccines to other countries – Boris Johnson pledges
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G7 Summit: UK to donate at least 100 million surplus covid-19 vaccines to other countries – Boris Johnson pledges

The UK will donate at least 100 million surplus COVID vaccine doses to other countries within the next year, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has pledged. As the G7 summit gets underway in Cornwall, UK, Johnson has vowed to "take a massive step towards beating this pandemic for good". He also requested for the world's leading democracies to help vaccinate the entire globe by the end of 2022. At this weekend's summit, it is hoped G7 leaders will announce a commitment to providing at least one billion coronavirus vaccine doses to the rest of the world through dose sharing and financing. US President Joe Biden has already offered to pledged to give out 500 million doses of the Pfizer COVID vaccine to poorer countries. Under the UK's own commitment, five million doses will be donat...
UK government, Piers Morgan react after Oxford students vote to remove Queen Elizabeth’s pic from common room saying she ‘represents colonialism’
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UK government, Piers Morgan react after Oxford students vote to remove Queen Elizabeth’s pic from common room saying she ‘represents colonialism’

Reactions have trailed the decision by students of Oxford's Magdalen college in the UK to take down a painting of Queen Elizabeth from their common room stating that she "represents colonialism." Members of the students committee concluded that the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II will now be replaced by “art by or of other influential and inspirational people.”     During the vote to remove the picture one student commented that “patriotism and colonialism are not really separable” . While another added that the picture of the queen must be ditched because “This is about our communal space and making people feel welcome”, according to Guido Fawkes. And in the future if any pictures of the Queen or the Royal family are to be hung in the common it must be decid...
I Faced Racism AT Age 13 When I Moved To The UK – DJ Cuppy
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I Faced Racism AT Age 13 When I Moved To The UK – DJ Cuppy

Popular disk jockey and entertainer Florence Otedola also known as DJ Cuppy has shared her experience as a black child when she moved to the United Kingdom at a tender age. Racism is one of the dangerous things every black person has faced in foreign countries. DJ Cuppy is not the only Nigerian celebrity who has experienced racism growing up in the midst of white children. Artists like Davido, Tiwa Savage, actress Linda Osifo and many others have shared their own piece of how they nearly bleached their skin due to how uncomfortable they were amongst their peers. In an interview with one of the media houses in the UK, DJ Cuppy told the host on the show “Presenting” how she felt different among her peers and also the experience of racial prejudice when she moved to the United Kingd...
Journalist who Exposed Governor Ganduje’s Alleged “Bribe Video” Flees to UK
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Journalist who Exposed Governor Ganduje’s Alleged “Bribe Video” Flees to UK

Jaafar Jaafar, the journalist who exposed Governor Abdullahi Ganduje's alleged "bribe video" has fled to the United Kingdom over alleged threat to his life. Jaafar told Premium Times that he relocated with his family to the UK and will not be returning to the country ‘until the coast is clear.’ He said; “I’ll be here until this regime can guarantee my safety and protect freedom of the press." The publication reported that the publisher of Daily Nigerian fled to the UK barely a month after Governor Abdullahi Ganduje revealed that those behind a video of him allegedly collecting bribe which he described as "fake", would be brought to shame. Speaking in BBC Hausa programme, ‘Afada Acika’, the Kano state Governor had claimed that the video was cloned. He said; “The video is ...
Nigerian man stabbed to death while trying to protect his son in the U.K
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Nigerian man stabbed to death while trying to protect his son in the U.K

A Nigerian dad, 40, was stabbed to death on a busy London street while trying to protect his son.   Michael Olatunde Fadayomi, who has been hailed as a "pillar of the community", was a football coach and a devoted single dad who was popular in the community.   He was knifed after a fight started on the top floor of a busy bus in North West London on Thursday, April 29.   Nigerian man stabbed to death while trying to protect his son in the U.K   Witnesses said Mr Fadayomi's teenage son - understood to be heading to football training - "had some problems on the bus with someone".   When his father intervened, the confrontation escalated and spilled out onto the pavement.   The son - who has not been named - desperately tri...
Insecurity: Timi Frank Blames Buhari’s, APC’s Incompetence For Nation’s Calamities
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Insecurity: Timi Frank Blames Buhari’s, APC’s Incompetence For Nation’s Calamities

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has blamed the nation’s unabating security calamities on President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). This is even as he wrote a letter to members of the international community, such as, United States of America (US), United Kingdom (UK), United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU), urging them to assist Nigeria overcome her heightened security challenges. Frank, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, lamented that insecurity in the country has reached an alarming proportion which requires immediate assistance from friendly developed countries to restore normalcy. The notable political activist, however, insisted that it is now clear to Nigerians ...
No Partnership Will Resolve Nigeria’s Security Situation – James Duddridge
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No Partnership Will Resolve Nigeria’s Security Situation – James Duddridge

The British Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, has described Nigeria’s security situation as massively complex. He said no partnership would resolve the multiplicity of the country’s problems, whether it is Boko Haram insurgency or a number of other issues. Duddridge was fielding questions from newsmen in Abuja yesterday during his courtesy visit to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama. “The situation is massively complex and no partnership is going to resolve the multiplicity of problems whether it is Boko Haram or a number of other issues,” Duddridge said. “In the UK, you have a strong partner across the full gamut of issues. So, it’s not just about intelligence and hard security and military, it’s about societies, it’s about humanitarian support, it’s abo...
Northern Coalition Warns UK To Stop Protecting IPOB
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Northern Coalition Warns UK To Stop Protecting IPOB

Following several attacks in the South East region and other parts of the country, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has warned the international community, especially the British government to stop covering the leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. Daily Trust reports that there have been several attacks on security agents across the South East and South South of the country. IPOB has been blamed for the attacks. In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday by the spokesman of CNG, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the Northern coalition said the United Kingdom has continued to accommodate the IPOB leader despite his atrocities. ”Since Nigeria remains committed to peace and global order, yet, our friends in the international communi...
Asylum To IPOB: We Provide Protection For Those Who Need It – UK Tells FG
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Asylum To IPOB: We Provide Protection For Those Who Need It – UK Tells FG

The United Kingdom has said that all asylum and human rights claims from Nigerian nationals are considered on their individual merits in accordance with its international obligations. The British government states that it has a proud history of providing protection to those who need it, in accordance with its international obligations under the Refugee Convention and European Convention on Human Rights. The British High Commission stated this on Wednesday, in response to inquiries by The PUNCH on the Federal Government’s allegations that the UK’s asylum offer for persecuted members of the Indigenous People of Biafra and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra undermined Nigeria’s security. The UK Visas and Immigration had released new guidelines to ...
Asylum To IPOB: Buhari Govt Must Review Relationship With UK – Arewa youths
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Asylum To IPOB: Buhari Govt Must Review Relationship With UK – Arewa youths

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, on Wednesday, faulted the decision of the United Kingdom, UK, to grant asylum to members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Yerima Shettima, National President of AYCF, said the Nigerian government should review its relationship with its UK counterpart, following such a move. Reports had surfaced yesterday that the UK government plans to grant asylum to members of IPOB and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB. The Nigerian government had frowned at the news which it claimed would undermine the fight against terrorism and insecurity However, Shettima, in a chat with DAILY POST wondered if Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB and his members are more important than that of Nigeria. Shettima...
U.S Asks Citizens To Avoid 14 Nigerian States
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U.S Asks Citizens To Avoid 14 Nigerian States

  The United States, in its latest travel advisories warned its citizens to avoid some 14 Nigerian states, rife with terrorism, banditry and kidnapping. Although it approved travel to other parts, it urged its citizens to “Reconsider travel to Nigeria”. the updated advisory, the U.S. State Department added at least 116 countries this week to its “Level Four: Do Not Travel” advisory list. The UK, Canada, France, Israel, Mexico, Germany and others are on the list, citing a “very high level of COVID-19.” Before Tuesday, the State Department listed 34 out of about 200 countries as “Do Not Travel.” The State Department now lists 150 countries at Level Four. Nigeria is categorised as Level 3. Unlike countries categorised as Level 4, based on the advice of the U.S. C...
We Want Referendum Not Asylum, IPOB Tells UK
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We Want Referendum Not Asylum, IPOB Tells UK

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it wants a referendum on self-determination for the south-east of Nigeria not asylum. A referendum is a vote on which the citizens of a country give their opinion or decide an important political question. Territorial referendum could lead to breakaway of a region from a country. TheCable had reported that the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) released new guidelines on how to treat asylum applications by members of Biafran secessionist groups. In the guidelines, asylum is to be granted to “persecuted” members of the proscribed IPOB and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB). But in a swift response, the federal government said the plan by the UK to grant the group asylum undermines Nigeria’s se...
Asylum To IPOB Members: UK Disrespectful, Sabotaging Terrorism Fight – FG
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Asylum To IPOB Members: UK Disrespectful, Sabotaging Terrorism Fight – FG

The Federal Government says the reported decision of the United Kingdom to grant asylum to “persecuted” members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is disrespectful of Nigeria as a nation. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, also said that the decision amounted to sabotaging the fight against terrorism and generally undermining Nigeria’s security. Fielding questions at a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) flagship interview programe, NANForum, on Tuesday in Abuja, Mohammed said the decision is unacceptable to Nigeria. “Let me say straightaway that this issue is within the purview of the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs and I am sure he will handle it appropriately. “But as the spokesman for the Federal Government of Nigeria, I will say that i...
UK Labour Party Leader, Keir Stammer Kicked Out Of Pub Due To Support For COVID-19 Lockdown
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UK Labour Party Leader, Keir Stammer Kicked Out Of Pub Due To Support For COVID-19 Lockdown

The owner of a British public house, Rod Humphris, has ordered the leader of the British Labour Party, Sir Keir Stammer, to leave his pub because the politician supported the Covid-19 lockdown. Many restaurants, bars and pubs in the UK have lost a lot of money due to the lockdown and the angry owner blamed politicians, including Sir Keir, for the financial crisis that their owners have faced. The video begins with Sir Keir's bodyguard trying to restrain the owner while he shouted, "That man is not allowed in my pub!" Mr Humphris also accused the bodyguard of assaulting him. He shouted that Sir Stammer should, "Get out of my pub". The Labour leader was on a campaign walkabout in the area when the incident happened. RED-FACED Sir Keir Starmer was today booted out of a Bath pub by ...
Katsina Man, Abubakar Rabiu Hosts Ram Party To Celebrate Buhari’s Return From UK
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Katsina Man, Abubakar Rabiu Hosts Ram Party To Celebrate Buhari’s Return From UK

Staunch Buharist, Abubakar Rabiu, was so stricken with joy at the President’s return from a medical trip, he threw a ram party to celebrate. On Friday evening, the party packed out a popular restaurant opposite the takeoff site of the Federal University Dustin-Ma. Rabiu, popularly called Abu Albarka, known for his staunch support for Buhari, has made it a culture to slaughter rams and party every time the president return home from abroad – especially on a medical trip. This is his eighth time. The get-together was graced by other Buharists who breakfast together and pray for the unity and progress of Nigeria as well as Buhari’s health. “This time about 40 people attended the feast to break their fast. This is the least number of participants we have, probably due to...
Wizkid’s ‘Come Closer’ Certified Platinum In UK, Gold In Australia
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Wizkid’s ‘Come Closer’ Certified Platinum In UK, Gold In Australia

Nigerian singer, Wizkid, has achieved another feat with his 2017 song, Come Closer, which features Canadian superstar, Drake. The song has been certified platinum in the UK and gold in Australia. His new achievement comes shortly after the iconic singer bagged a Grammy Award. Wizkid won the Best Music Video for his song with Beyoncé; Brown Skin Girl, from Lion King: The Gift album. According to the BRITS Certified Awards website, songs are awarded platinum status when they achieve 600,000 units of sales. The records are awarded the gold status for 400,000 units and silver for 200,000 units, but this would be based on Official Charts Company data. Reacting to the news, Leandro Hidalgo, who is the mixing engineer for the song, Come Closer, took to his Instagram account to show ...
President Buhari Returns From UK
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President Buhari Returns From UK

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived the country via the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport from the United Kingdom where he went on medical vacation for two weeks. Before his departure, the presidency had explained that Buhari’s travel to the UK was not on an emergency case and that the Nigerian leader was not sick, dousing insinuations from critics who raised the alarm that the 78-year-old was not feeling well. “It is a routine medical check-up; the President has undertaken this with a set of doctors that he has retained over many years,” said Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity. He also explained that Buhari did not transmit power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, noting that the President will not be away for so long to contrave...
No Official Update As Buhari Remains In UK After Two Weeks
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No Official Update As Buhari Remains In UK After Two Weeks

The presidency has remained mum over the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from London, the United Kingdom where he is currently undergoing a medical check-up. Recall that on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, exactly two weeks ago, the president departed Nigeria for London where he was expected to receive medical attention from his physician. Prior to his departure, a statement from the Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, stated that Buhari was expected to return to the country within the second week of April. According to Garba Shehu, the president “is due back in the country during the second week of April 2021.” Meanwhile, the second week ends today, April 15 without an update from the presidency regarding the president’s return. Recall that the president’s trip to the U...
“Wailing Cannot Stop The President From Seeing His Doctors” – Onochie
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“Wailing Cannot Stop The President From Seeing His Doctors” – Onochie

Senior Special Assistant on Social Media to President Buhari, Lauretta Onochie has replied critics of the President's foreign medical trip that the President will repeat the medical trip to the UK in 2022 and 2023, if need be. Condemnation has greeted the President's foreign medical vacation, contrary to his administration's promise to stop same, amid an indefinite and nationwide strike embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors. It would be recalled that President Buhari had in 2015 promised to stop medical tourism and save the nation's scarce foreign exchange if elected president. In fact, he promised to ban elected Government officials from foreign medical trips after he rued the millions of dollars expended on medical tourism. Checks show that the Presid...
Iheanacho Appears On Packet Of Crisps In UK, Bags Endorsement With Giant British Snack Maker, Walkers
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Iheanacho Appears On Packet Of Crisps In UK, Bags Endorsement With Giant British Snack Maker, Walkers

' Super Eagles hitman Kelechi Iheanacho, enjoys ringing endorsement by giant British snack maker, Walkers. Kelechi Iheanacho spiced up the FA Cup with his double against Man Utd. And now his name will go down in CRISPORY as Leicester-based snacks giant Walkers are to mark their first semi-final for 39 years by launching a new range of tortilla chips called IheaNACHOS. They will be in shops before Brendan Rodgers’ men play Southampton at Wembley on April 18, for the right to face Chelsea or Manchester City in the final. Leicester and England legend Gary Lineker will star in a £1million TV advert­ising campaign, which will also reference another of the current City heroes. The Match of the Day host is screened sitting naked in a bath of crisps, eating the IheaNACHOS from th...
President Buhari jets out to the UK for his routine medical checkup
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President Buhari jets out to the UK for his routine medical checkup

President Buhari will on Tuesday, March 30, leave Nigeria for the UK for his routine medical checkup. A statement released by presidential media aide, Femi Adesina, this night, March 29, says the President will be back in Nigeria in the second week of April. ''President Muhammadu Buhari proceeds to London, the United Kingdom, Tuesday March 30, 2021, for a routine medical check-up. The President meets with Security Chiefs first in the morning, after which he embarks on the journey. He is due back in the country during the second week of April, 2021.''the statement reads
21 Year old Becomes Youngest Female to Row Solo Across the Atlantic Ocean in 70 days
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21 Year old Becomes Youngest Female to Row Solo Across the Atlantic Ocean in 70 days

Jasmine Harrison, 21, from the UK, has become the youngest female to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 3,000-mile (4,800-kilometer) journey from Spain to Antigua. Harrison completed the 2020 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge on Saturday, February 20, in 70 days, 3 hours and 48 minutes -- a new world record for the youngest female to row solo across any ocean, organizer, Atlantic Campaigns said. Along the way, she had a "near collision with a drilling ship, two capsizes, lots of peanut butter and Nutella consumed," Harrison posted on Twitter. Harrison wrote on her website that she was inspired to take part in the challenge when she saw the 2018 race finish while teaching swimming in the Caribbean. "It wasn't just watching and holding the flares at Ne...
This Shallow-Looking River ‘The Strid At Bolton Abbey’ In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places
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This Shallow-Looking River ‘The Strid At Bolton Abbey’ In UK Is One Of The World Most Dangerous Places

The Strid at Bolton Abbey, in North Yorkshire, is part of the River Wharfe. A YouTuber claims it is the most dangerous stretch of water anywhere on Earth and has claimed lives One of the most dangerous places in the world is a river in the UK, it has been claimed. The Strid at Bolton Abbey, in North Yorkshire, looks like a calm stretch of water, which is so narrow visitors can jump across it. But missing the jump can kill you, according to YouTuber Tom Scott. He says there are claims falling in the spot, which is a section of the River Wharfe, has a “100% fatality rate”. Despite looking shallow, it is actually “extremely deep”, with powerful river currents. In a video showing the river, he said: “I reckon it is the most dangerous stretch of water anywhere on Earth. "There are...
Nigerian Man, Joel Ele-Ojo Adams Breaks 102-Year-Old UK Record; Receives Queen Of England Honour
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Nigerian Man, Joel Ele-Ojo Adams Breaks 102-Year-Old UK Record; Receives Queen Of England Honour

The year 2021 is seeing Nigerians record outstanding achievements and also getting recognised for those feats. The latest Nigerian to be in this mix is Joel Ele-Ojo Adams. Joel, on Thursday, February 11, will receive from the Queen of England one of the highly respected and prestigious honours in United Kingdom for his amazing contributions and research work that have come in handy for the UK military. The young man, according to Niger Delta Connect, graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in He is the first non-British to be commissioned as an Aero-Systems Specialist Engineer to the rank of a Flying Officer in the British Air Force, since the formation of the British Air Force in 1918. Posting about the good news on his Facebook wall on Friday, February 5, the first class graduat...
US, UK Won’t Accept Buratai, Ex-service Chiefs As Ambassadors – Ex-NIIA DG
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US, UK Won’t Accept Buratai, Ex-service Chiefs As Ambassadors – Ex-NIIA DG

Former Director General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Prof Bola Akinterinwa, has said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has the right to nominate all the service chiefs who were changed last week as non-career ambassadors. Akinterinwa, however, said there was no assurance that countries like the United States and the United Kingdom who had accused the service chiefs of crimes against humanity would accept the former service chiefs as diplomats. He spoke on a PUNCH Online interview on Thursday. Earlier, the Presidency on Thursday said the names of the ex-military commanders were sent to the Senate for confirmation. The nominees are: Gen Abayomi G. Olonisakin (rtd), Lt Gen Tukur Y. Buratai (rtd), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas (rtd), Air...
Adekunle Okunuga, Nigerian Doctor Suspended In 2015 For Flogging Son In UK Reinstated
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Adekunle Okunuga, Nigerian Doctor Suspended In 2015 For Flogging Son In UK Reinstated

A Nigerian consultant anaesthetist Adekunle Okunuga based in the United Kingdom has been reinstated following his suspension from work for beating his son. The 59-year-old medical personnel, who was arrested after the incident in June 2014, blamed his cultural upbringing in Nigeria for the act, Daily Mail UK reports. He said corporal punishments are common in Nigeria. Okunuga caned his son for misbehaving in school and made him stand one leg with his arms in the air while he kicked him. He also caned the boy’s open palms with a walking stick. The boy got into trouble in school for not submitting homework, lying to other pupils, using the word ‘rape’ and for stamping in any injured girl during PE lesson. In 2015, Okunuga’s name was ordered to be removed from the medica...
Policemen Sent To Inspect Christ Embassy In UK Get Rhapsody Of Realities
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Policemen Sent To Inspect Christ Embassy In UK Get Rhapsody Of Realities

Some policemen stormed a Christ embassy church in UK to inspect the ongoing service for any breaking of Covid 19 regulations and also to see if the people are behaving appropriately. The Pastor of the church took them round and then shared the gospel with them by giving them the church's publication called Rhapsody of Realities. https://youtu.be/gXj9g7tVGHg
Nigerian Woman Charged To Court For Murdering 4-year-old Son In UK
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Nigerian Woman Charged To Court For Murdering 4-year-old Son In UK

A Nigerian woman has been charged with murdering her four-year-old son in the UK, a court has heard. Oluwakemi Badare, 36, is accused of killing Kingswealth Bayode at her home in Plumstead, south-east London by allegedly drowning him in a bath. The child was reportedly discovered "lifeless" on Sunday, December 27. Badare, who is being held at Bronzefield Prison was represented by a lawyer for the 10-minute administrative hearing at the Old Bailey last week. The court was told that emergency services were called to the address in Invermore Place on Sunday shortly before 8am, where the boy was found dead. Badare was arrested at the scene and taken into custody before being charged. She subsequently appeared at Bromley Magistrates' Court on Monday and was remanded in custod...
Boris Johnson Orders New Lockdown till February in UK (COVID 19)
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Boris Johnson Orders New Lockdown till February in UK (COVID 19)

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has announced a new national lockdown until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus. According to Johnson the move was necessary to aid the containing of the disease variant, even as Britain ramped up its vaccination program by becoming the first nation to start using the vaccine developed by Oxford University and drugmaker AstraZeneca. Johnson on Monday, January 4, said people must stay at home again, as they were ordered to do so in the first wave of the pandemic in March. “As I speak to you tonight, our hospitals are under more pressure from COVID than at any time since the start of the pandemic,” he said. Johnson said there were “tough, tough” weeks to come in the fight against COVID-19. Under t...
UK Approves Pfizer-Biontech COVID-19 Vaccine For Use, First In The World
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UK Approves Pfizer-Biontech COVID-19 Vaccine For Use, First In The World

The UK on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use and said that it will be rolled out from next week. “The Government has today accepted the recommendation from the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for use,” the government said. “The vaccine will be made available across the UK from next week.” Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the programme would begin early next week. “It is very good news,” Hancock said.
Cavani apologises as racially insensitive social media post being looked into by FA
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Cavani apologises as racially insensitive social media post being looked into by FA

The Manchester United striker wrote and then later deleted a reply on his Instagram page which can be deemed as offensive in some contexts Edinson Cavani has apologised for a social media post which contained a Spanish term which can be interpreted as offensive as the Football Association looked into the Manchester United striker's Instagram story. The Uruguayan posted the reply on his Instagram page on Sunday evening after he had guided Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to victory against Southampton at St Mary’s scoring twice in the second half. The 33-year-old was replying to a friend’s congratulatory message but deleted the post after he was made aware of how the wording could be interpreted in the UK.
UK set to regulate Google and Facebook
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UK set to regulate Google and Facebook

The U.K. government said Friday, Nov 27, that it plans to create a Digital Markets Unit (DMU) to enforce "a new code to govern the behavior of platforms that currently dominate the market, such as Google and Facebook."   The aim is to protect smaller competitors and give consumers more control over personal data.   Under the new code, some of the world’s biggest tech companies may have to be more transparent about the services they provide and how they use consumers’ data. They may also be forced to give consumers a choice over whether to receive personalized advertising, and they won’t be able to place restrictions on customers that make it difficult for them to use rival platforms.   The DMU, which will be part of the Competition and Markets Authority...
Nigeria Approaches UK Over Proposed #Endsars Sanctions
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Nigeria Approaches UK Over Proposed #Endsars Sanctions

The Federal Government, yesterday, said it was in touch with officials of the British government to present its side of the #EndSARS story. This comes after the resolution of the United Kingdom Parliament to impose sanctions on some Nigerian officials over their role in the “violent suppression” of the protests. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, told State House correspondents at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja that it was not within the purview of the legislators to impose restrictions but added that it was necessary to espouse Nigeria’s position for an informed decision. He said: “The UK government has been briefed. There was a UK parliamentarian meeting and the UK government, which acts for the United Kingdom, has also hea...
Those Who Have Murdered Nigerians Will Not Trade Or Travel To The UK – Lyn Brown
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Those Who Have Murdered Nigerians Will Not Trade Or Travel To The UK – Lyn Brown

Member of UK parliament, Lyn Brown has called for sanctions against those involved in the shooting incident during the EndSARS protest in Lekki on October 20. Speaking during a debate in the house on Monday November 23, Lyn stated that the least they can do is to make sure that those who have "murdered" Nigerians and deprived them of their human rights are not able to benefit from trade or travel to the UK. She added that these include government officials and the Nigerian army who are stopping a "transparent investigation and effecting of justice." The lawmaker also averred that it was unfortunate that the Federal Government went ahead to not only accuse protesters of sponsoring terrorism and freeze their accounts, but also blamed them for the increase in food prices. https:/...
UK Facilitated Training, Supplied Equipment To SARS – British Minister, James Duddridge
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UK Facilitated Training, Supplied Equipment To SARS – British Minister, James Duddridge

The British Government has said it trained and equipped operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force between 2016 and March 2020. UK Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, made this known in a letter to a member of the British Parliament, Kate Osamor. The lawmaker had earlier written the UK government over financial and training supports extended to ex-SARS officers. Osamor, who represents Edmonton, and who is the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Nigeria, had stated that ex-SARS operatives were involved in no fewer than 82 cases of torture, ill-treatment and extra-judicial killings since January 2017. Responding to Osamor’s letter, Duddridge in a letter on Thursday sighted by The PUNCH, said the British Government, through i...
Ex-Man City youth player, Jeremy Wisten “commits suicide” at 17 after being released by the club
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Ex-Man City youth player, Jeremy Wisten “commits suicide” at 17 after being released by the club

Jeremy Wisten has reportedly taken his own life after being released by the club   Witsen, a promising talent born in Malawi and raised in the UK, joined Man City at the U-13 level in February 2016 and was recently released by the club.   According to Malawi24, the 17-year-old was left depressed by the club's decision to release him and he decided to take his life.   Details of his death remain unclear, but Manchester City and senior players at the club including Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte have paid tribute to the former academy player. The Manchester City family are saddened to learn of the passing of former Academy player Jeremy Wisten. We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult tim...
#EndSARS: Burna Boy Promotes Petition To Sanction FG In UK
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#EndSARS: Burna Boy Promotes Petition To Sanction FG In UK

Award-winning singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy is promoting a new petition in the United Kingdom to sanction the federal government and public officials for human rights abuses over the #EndSARS movement. The petition on the UK government and parliament website accused the government and the police of violating the rights of agitators protesting against police brutality. It urged the UK to implement sanctions that allow “individuals and entities that violate human rights around the world to be targeted.” “Deploying sanctions would provide accountability for and be a deterrent to anyone involved in violations of human rights,” it read. The singer who is currently in the UK urged British citizens and residents, to sign the petition, urging other p...

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