Visa ban, Asset Seizure, Other Sanctions Await Govt Officials As UK Parliament Lambast FG Over #EndSARS

-Adewale Adetoyese Huge sanctions including visa ban, freezing of assets and stopping the funding and training for the Nigeria Police Force among others now await Nigerian government officials and security agents over their roles in the controversial #EndSARS protests. TellAfrica gathered that this is as members of the United Kingdom Parliament on Monday took turns to lambast the President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government for the attack and intimidation of protesters who took part in the #EndSARS demonstrations. The debate was sequel to a petition started by Silas Ojo which…

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21-Year-Old Of Nigerian Origin Found Mysteriously Dead On UK Beach

The deceased, Blessing Olusegun, 21, was found dead on a beach in the United Kingdom. The mother of the deceased now seek justice as she demands the cause of her daughterโ€™s death, whose body was found lying on a beach in East Sussex, a region in the United Kingdom, according to the Evening Standard. One of Olusegunโ€™s close friend and work colleague, Christiana Sofolabo, described her death as โ€œmysteriousโ€œ. However, the Sussex police, while describing the death as โ€œunexplainedโ€ have said they are not currently treating it as suspicious. Olusegun…

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Cabal: Mamman Daura Flown To The UK For Emergency Medical Need

Mamman Daura, a nephew and ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, has been flown to the United Kingdom for urgent medical treatment over an undisclosed ailment, our Correspondent’s S’Teller gathered. Daura, 79, was said to have been flown in a private jet to the UK on Wednesday (today) after exhibiting respiratory difficulties with symptoms similar to Coronavirus since last Friday. The former journalist, reportedly a member of the ‘Cabal’, a group of influential individuals around President Buhari, who help him make key decisions, is said to have had a history of…

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Ireland Set To Surpass UK Coronavirus Cases

-Sayo Johnson Reports has it that the incidence of Covid-19 in Ireland is expectedly set to surpass that of the UK for the first time since the pandemic started, according to new figures. The 14-day incidence of the disease in the Ireland has increased sevenfold in the space of three weeks, to reach 15.8 cases per 100,000 of population, according to an update from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control yesterday. This compares to a figure of 15.9 in the UK, which a month ago had an incidence…

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Coronavirus: Mexico’s Death Toll Becomes The World’s Third Highest

-Doyinsola Johnson Mexico now has the worlds third highest coronavirus death toll just behind the US and Brazil. It has now suffered at least 46,688 deaths during the pandemic, with a total of 424,637 infections. Mexico reported 688 fatalities on Friday. Previously the United Kingdom had the third highest toll, and registered 46,204 deaths as of Friday. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned the effects of the pandemic will be felt “for decades to come.” In Mexico, local authorities have previously said they believe the real number of infections…

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NDDC: Stranded Scholarship Awardees Stage ‘A Save A Soul Protest’ At The Nigerian House In Uk

The protesters are 2018 NDDC foreign postgraduates awardees studying in various institution across the globe with the majority of them in the United kingdom. Our correspondent S’Teller gathered that the scholars who were left stranded abroad by the NDDC were awarded $30,000 and $90, 000 for the pursuit of their Masters and PhD programmes respectively. However, the grant has been left unpaid by the NDDC, thereby leaving the scholars stranded at their various designations. According to a scholar, “We have be left stranded and embarrassed by our institutions over the…

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Nigerian Serial Fraudster, Ayodele Odewale & His British Partner, Sara Bharat Yadav Uncovered By NCA

The UK National Crime Agency (NCA) have recovered more than ยฃ1 million worth of assets following a civil recovery investigation into a Nigerian fraudster and his long-term British partner who both led extravagant lifestyles despite their combined declared annual income never exceeding ยฃ49,000. The National Crime Agency leads the UKโ€™s fight to end organised crime. Ayodele Oluseye Odewale (also known as Ayodele Balogun), 42, and his partner of 21 years, Sara Bharat Yadav, 40, of Cranbrook Road, Chiswick, London were ordered to hand ยฃ1,011,431 to the NCA at the High…

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British Visa Processing Will Commence In Nigeria On July 28

The British High Commission in Nigeria via its verified Twitter account in a post on Tuesday said Visa Application Centres will be open in Abuja, Ikeja and Victoria Island, adding that testing will also commence for the International Language Testing System. The tweet reads, “Visa Application Centres are resuming services in Nigeria from 28 July. “You must have an appointment to visit a VAC and will not be admitted without one. “For new applications, we aim to assess within our normal service standards, but there may be some delay. “Staff…

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UK Blackouts Huawei 5G Mobile

The United Kingdom has barred all service providers in the country from buying new Huawei 5G equipment over national security concerns. Oliver Dowden, the UK’s Digital Secretary, told the House of Commons of the decision on Tuesday, the BBC reports. The service providers must also remove all the Chinese firm’s 5G kit from their networks by 2027 under the new regulations.

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Subject To International Flight Resumption, UK Ready To Welcome Nigerian Migrants

The British High Commission in Nigeria states that, the process of receiving applications from Nigerians intending to travel to the United Kingdom will soon reopen. The process was suspended due to the global pandemic outbreak of the novel Coronavirus which restricted international travels. In a statement posted on the commission’s verified Twitter handle on Thursday, the UK Government said Nigerians, who wished to travel to the UK were free to do so once international flights resume. It reads; โ€œWe know there are many Nigerian nationals hoping to travel to the…

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