Tag Archives: UK

We Are Tired Of Nigeria, We Want To Go — Ijaw Leaders

The leadership of Ijaw nation has solicited the support of the British government to break away from Nigeria. A delegation led by the President of the Ijaw National Congress (INC), Prof. Benjamin Okaba, made this known during a meeting with representatives of the British High Commission led by Mr John Kekeh, at the Ijaw House in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. In a ...

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US, UK, Other Envoys Meet FG, Insist Twitter Ban Is Violation Of Freedom Of Expression

The envoys of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, the Republic of Ireland and the European Union in Nigeria, on Monday, insisted that the suspension of Twitter in the West African nation is a violation of freedom of expression. The ambassadors stated this at a meeting with the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, in Abuja today. The minister ...

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Twitter Comments: FG Summons US, UK, EU, Canada Envoys

The Federal Government has summoned the envoys of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and the European Union in Nigeria over their recent comments on the suspension of microblogging site Twitter in the West African Country. This was contained in an invitation to pressmen issued on Monday morning by Kimiebi Ebienfa of the Crisis Monitoring and Public Communications Division of ...

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Reconsider Ban On Fossil Investments, Osinbajo Tells EU, UK, Denmark, Others

While investments in fossils are being sustained in wealthier countries, banning gas investments in developing nations raises questions around equity, justice, and inclusion as the global community approaches the Net-zero emission target of 2050. Therefore, a just, equitable, and inclusive global energy transition especially for developing economies is an imperative. Those were the views expressed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, ...

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Osinbajo Discusses Nigeria-UK Post Brexit Relations With Johnson’s Trade Envoy

Discussions around improving relations between Nigeria and the United Kingdom (UK) across different sectors especially in the post Brexit era is not only exciting but will make a difference for both countries, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo stated this Monday when he received on a courtesy visit to the Presidential Villa, a UK delegation led by ...

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Edo, Visa Ban And Demystification Of A Godfather

Casmir Igbokwe Edo State will make a good study in political chicanery of godfathers. Before the governorship election held on Saturday, September 19, 2020, it was as if war would break out in the state. The godfather himself, Adams Oshiomhole, pranced about the state in campaign summersault. Recall that, four years ago, the immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives ...

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Visa Ban: FG Protests To US, UK, Says Action Disrespectful

The Federal Government of Nigeria has told the United States and the United Kingdom that the country has ample provisions in its laws to sanction violators and perpetrators of electoral violence and fraud in the country. The government said it took note of the concerns of some of its partners, specifically the United States and the United Kingdom governments regarding the ...

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Obi Hails Prof. Egbu’s Appointment As First Black VC Of Leeds Trinity University, UK

Nigeria’s Professor Charles Egbu, who was recently appointed the first black Vice Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University, United Kingdom, has won the praise of Mr. Peter Obi, the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections. In a statement released Thursday by his Media Office and signed by his Special Adviser, Mr. Valentine Obienyem, Obi ...

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Anambra-Born Charles Egbu Emerges First Black Vice Chancellor Of A UK University

Prof Charles Egbu from Abatete, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, has been appointed Vice Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University, Leeds, United Kingdom. He will take over from Professor Margaret A House OBE who will step down after seven years as Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University. According to a news release from Leeds University website, Professor Egbu will ...

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