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Indian billionaire flees to Britain, seeks asylum

Indian billionaire flees to Britain, seeks asylum

Indian billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, wanted over an alleged massive bank fraud, has fled to Britain where he is seeking asylum, according to a report Monday. Modi, whose celebrity clients have included actress Naomi Watts and Kate Winslet, is accused of involvement in a $1.8 billion scam against Punjab National Bank (PNB), India’s second-largest state-run

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry heavily guarded amidst Taliban threat

Prince Harry was at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan during an assault by the Taliban which killed two US marines. American officials said small arms, rockets and mortars were used to attack the perimeter of the British base, home to troops from several countries. The Taliban said it was a response to an amateur US-made film

Protesters occupy British Embassy, says UK must produce Kanu for trial

‎A civil society organisation, Advocates of Social Justice for All (ASJA) has called on the Government of the United Kingdom to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to face his trial in the country. Last month, a Federal High Court in Abuja declared IPOB a terrorist organization after the

UK foreign minister asks Buhari govt address Niger Delta issues

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari needs to address grievances in the Delta region where militants have been blowing up oil pipelines in a conflict that has become a “major concern”, a senior British official said on yesterday. The swamps of the southern Delta have been hit by a series of attacks on pipelines and other oil

Yes, Nigeria is fantastically corrupt, Buhari tells the world ( Video)

With Nigerians up in arms at the negative categorisation of their country as fantastically corrupt by British Prime Minister, David Cameron, President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday agreed with the British Prime Minister that his country is one of the most corrupt countries in the world. In London for the Commonwealth organised Anti-Corruption Summit, President Buhari

UK pledges to assist Nigeria combat Boko Haram

United Kingdom Defence Secretary Michael Fallon on Monday announced his government’s support to the Nigerian armed forces to help combat Boko Haram. Fallon made this known while briefing newsmen at the British High Commission in Abuja. According to him, the move is to broaden the deep relationship and re-energise the bilateral cooperation between both countries.

35,000 Britons petition to ban Trump from UK after ‘Muslim ban’ comments

More than 35,000 Britons have signed an online petition to ban U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump from the country following his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. “The UK has banned entry to many individuals for hate speech,” the text of the British petition said. “If the United Kingdom is to continue

£3000 paid to deported Nigerians By UK Boarder Agency seized by Nigerian Immigration

As the deadline issued to President Muhammadu Buhari to shut London Nigerian High Commission draws near, more Nigerians living in the United Kingdom have pitched their tent with the movement, vowing to carry out their threat. On Monday, a Nigerian-born Britain-based human rights activist, Professor Alexia Thomas, issued a 72-hour ultimatum to President Buhari calling

500 Nigerian deportees arrive Lagos from the UK

About 500 Nigerian deportees will arrive in Nigeria from the United Kingdom today aboard a chartered flight. The chartered flight, according to Leadership, was expected to take off from London Stansted airport via a private charter company, Titan Airways. It was confirmed that the flight was scheduled to depart from the United Kingdom on Tuesday,

Ofonagoro’s brother dies in UK

A former Minister of Information and Culture, Dr Walter Ofonagoro, has announced the death of his elder brother, Mr Ben Ofonagoro, in the UK. The former minister made the confirmation in a statement to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday. He said Ben, an Electrical/Electronic Engineer with over 45 years practice

Court stops Diezani from leaving UK till next April

Former Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke will not be able to leave the United Kingdom (UK) until April, next year, The Nation learnt yesterday. That is when the investigations into allegations against her are expected to have been concluded, Judiciary sources said. She is expected to be arraigned before the magistrate for alleged

Nigerians in UK Metro Police to partner Nigeria Police

The efforts of IGP Solomon Arase led Police Management Team to deepen policing in Nigeria, received a boost on Monday as the Institution of partnership ties between the Nigeria Police Force and Nigeria Police Forum at the Metropolitan Police in the United Kingdom was strengthened. The Nigeria Police Forum, an association made up of Nigerians