Wednesday, 6th December 2023

United Kingdom

5 Sep
The council of the UK's second biggest city, Birmingham, became Tuesday the latest local authority to declare financial distress, with the opposition blaming Conservative governments of years of under-funding.
4 Sep
Pan-African public relations agency, LSF PR, is thrilled to announce the launch of its operations and office in the United Kingdom. With an impressive track record of over a decade in strategic and corporate communications and a well-established Pan-African presence across East, West, and South Africa, LSF PR is poised to redefine the PR industry…
29 Aug
The British government said Tuesday it will delay introducing post-Brexit border controls on food and fresh produce from the European Union, postponing the start date to January 2024.
24 Aug
Mauricio Pochettino said on Thursday he is worried about making a "mess for the squad" by extending Chelsea's spending spree by signing another forward.
24 Aug
The UK government on Thursday ordered an independent inquiry into the case of a man who spent 17 years in prison before his rape conviction was quashed on appeal.
17 Aug
Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), Ambassador Sarafa Tunji Isola, along with leaders of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo community, have called upon Nigerian youths to disregard any issue that might cause strife and division in the nation.
16 Aug
Scores of migrants, many of them children and a pregnant woman, arrived in small boats on England's south coast on Wednesday, undeterred by the dangerous Channel crossing from France which claimed at least six lives over the weekend.
16 Aug
Britain's annual inflation rate dropped sharply in July to a 15-month low, official data revealed Wednesday, off the back of lower energy prices and in line with economists' expectations.
14 Aug
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak blames the "criminal gangs" facilitating small boat Channel crossings for the "horrific" weekend deaths of at least six migrants, his spokesman said Monday. Six Afghan men died and dozens more required rescuing after a small vessel bound for the southeast English coast from France sank in the Channel in the…
11 Aug
Hospital doctors in England has launched their latest walkout on Friday as the government said their strike to demand a 35-per cent pay increase served "only to harm patients".
11 Aug
More than 100,000 migrants have crossed the Channel on small boats from France to southeast England since Britain began publicly recording the arrivals in 2018, official figures revealed on Friday.
26 Jul
The UK is "clearly not on course" to protect nearly a third of its land and seas by 2030 as pledged in international commitments, a parliamentary watchdog report said Wednesday. So far, only 6.5 percent of the earmarked sites have been protected, with just seven years left to meet the promise of 30 percent. The…


10 mins ago
Turkey has become internationally isolated and must dial down its rhetoric if it wants to win key concessions from the European Union, a top European official said Wednesday in Istanbul. Nacho Sanchez Amor, the European Parliament's rapporteur on Turkey, said Ankara's abrasive talk on foreign affairs was one of the main impediments to improving relations…
15 mins ago
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos Command, on Wednesday, arraigned one Abdulhamid Isah before an Ikeja High Court over alleged $63,599 fraud. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Isah is facing a three-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretences, stealing, and retaining proceeds of criminal conduct. NAN also reports that…
18 mins ago
The Presidency has accused the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 presidential election, Peter Obi, of hypocrisy following his comments about President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s delegation to COP28. Reacting to the number of Nigeria’s delegates at COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Obi, in his X handle on Sunday said…
27 mins ago
The president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, has said that social safety nets and insurance policies will be provided for workers who may lose their jobs during the global energy transition. Ajaero made this disclosure at ongoing COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) where the NLC organised a side event with…
32 mins ago
The Minister of State for Defence, Dr Bello Matawalle, has visited victims of the recent accidental bombing by the Nigerian Army in Agabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Matawalle, alongside the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Ibrahim Kana, led a high-level delegation to visit and express the Federal Government’s condolences to the victims,…
35 mins ago
Boris Johnson on Wednesday apologised for "the pain and the loss and the suffering" caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, as he began giving evidence at a public inquiry into his government's handling of the health crisis. The former prime minister, who has faced a barrage of criticism from former aides for alleged indecisiveness and a…
37 mins ago
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday swore in two new cabinet members into the State Executive Council. This was announced in a statement issued by the governor's spokesperson, Gboyega Akosile on X. "Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed two Cabinet members. One is Mr. Abiodun Ogunleye as the Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Energy and…
50 mins ago
The Minister of Works Sen. Engr. David Umahi has assured that the abandoned Bodo-Bonny road & bridge project being handled by Julius Berger construction company in Rivers State will be completed in record time. In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister of Works Barr. Uchenna Orji on Wednesday, Umahi gave…
1 hour ago
Police in Nepal said Wednesday they had detained 12 people accused of illegally sending young men to be recruited into the Russian army, days after authorities confirmed the death of six Nepalis fighting for Moscow. [AD] Nepal prohibits its citizens from joining foreign armies, except those of countries with which it has agreements to do…
1 hour ago
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja okayed Chief Barr Kenneth Udeze as the national chairman of the opposition Action Alliance (AA) party. The court presided by Justice James Omotosho dismissed the suit brought against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and three other chieftains of the party. Suing on behalf of the party, Honourable…