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Magu laments UK’s slow action on Diezani fraud trial

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has expressed his dissatisfaction over the slow pace of action by the British government on the corruption case, involving former Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke Diezani, who is in the UK,  is  being prosecuted by the British government

Three Nigerians jailed for transporting firearms, drugs into UK

Three Nigerians have been jailed by the Woolwich Crown Court for their roles in transporting firearms and drugs into the United Kingdom (UK) via Euro tunnel. The names of the convicted persons published on the website of the Metropolitan Police Service showed that the three have names that of Nigerian origin

Another Nigerian becomes Mayor in UK

Godsgift Onyedinefu Another Nigerian, Mrs. Victoria Obaze, has made history after she was sworn into office as the first black female Civic Mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom (UK). Obaze’s inauguration on Wednesday is the latest in turn of events that have seen Nigerians emerge as Mayors in their

Six Nigerians jailed over Cyber Crime in UK

Six Nigerians resident in London have been reportedly jailed for 43 years, for their roles in cyber theft worth millions of pounds in the United Kingdom (UK). The gang, who are blood-related were among ten persons convicted between March 26 and 28, for their roles in a large-scale “diversion fraud” scam

Buhari departs London for Nigeria after 10-day ‘private visit’

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly departed London, for Nigeria after his 10-day "private visit" to the United Kingdom. His plane, a Boeing 737 Business Ajet with registration number 5N-FGT, left Standsted Airport in London at about 12:20pm. Buhari had on April 24, left the country for London and was expected to

Nigeria’s capacity to defeat Boko Haram depends on inter’l support–UK

•Jeremy Hunt believes deciding factor will be Nigerian army’s ‘willingness to work with us’ •UK could boost military support to help defeat the terrorists Jude Johnson and Patrick Wintour The United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Secretary, Mr. Jeremy Hunt, has emphasised the importance of international assistance to Nigeria, if the country is to

Churches and mosques offered share of £1.6m security fund

•Scheme helps places of worship install alarms, security lighting and CCTV cameras Religious organisations have been invited to apply for a share of a government fund to improve security at their places of worship. The places of worship protective security scheme helps churches, mosques, temples and gurdwaras in England and Wales to

We’ll write US, EU, Britain over ‘suppression of Press Freedom” by Buhari — HURIWA

Condemns harassment of Raymond Dokpesi, AIT Godsgift Onyedinefu A civil rights organization- Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has decried what it describes as the rising wave of Federal Government’s intolerance of political pluralism, press freedom and freedom of expression. HURIWA in a statement by its National coordinator Emmanuel Onwubiko

Chibok Girls: Nigeria failed to act on intelligence provided by US, UK, others–Military Sources

Senator Iroegbu The Nigerian military and security agencies failed to act on credible intelligence provided by foreign allies in 2014 following the abduction of 270 girls of the Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State, North East Nigeria by Boko Haram terrorist. A senior military officer informed Global Sentinel that contrary