France reintroduces transit visa for Nigerians travelling to UK

France has reintroduced airport transit visa (ATV) for Nigerians and citizens of certain countries, who will be travelling to the United Kingdom (UK) from January 1, 2021. An ATV gives a traveller access to pass through the international zone of an airport, without entering the country’s territory. A statement issued by Air France-KLM explained that... Continue Reading →

UK dissociates self from Gowon’s alleged looting

The United Kingdom has distanced itself from the alleged financial impropriety leveled against a former Nigerian Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, by a member of its parliament, Tom Tugendhat. The action followed a petition to the British Parliament by a group, Igbo for a Progressive Nigeria (IPAN) demanding details about the allegation. Tugendhat had during... Continue Reading →

Post Brexit Relations: UK PM Sends Trade Envoy to Nigeria

Concerned about post Brexit economic prospect, United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, Tuesday sent a trade envoy to Nigeria to discuss trade relations with the country in the post Brexit era. Receiving a delegation led by the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Nigeria, Ms Helen Grant, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said he was excited to discuss... Continue Reading →

#EndSARS: PDP urges US, UK, France to sanction Nigerian govt officials for rights violations

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday commended members of the British Parliament for standing on the side of ordinary Nigerians during last month’s #EndSARS protests in the country. The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, also praised the British government for considering possible sanctions against individual or group of... Continue Reading →

UK parliament favors sanctions for Nigeria in the wake of #EndSARS deaths

The parliament in the United Kingdom has voted for its government to begin consideration of sanctions to be brought against Nigerian officials involved in the use of deadly force against protesters decrying police brutality in October. A petition signed by more than 220,000 people brought a motion before the house for a non-binding vote. State and federal... Continue Reading →

End SARS: CNN threatened over investigative report on Lekki toll gate

The United Kingdom chapter of the Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group, NDMG, has faulted the investigative report by the Cable News Network, CNN, on the Lekki toll gate shooting. NDMG threatened a legal action against CNN to curtail the platform’s propaganda in Nigeria if it fails to retract the report. The group said CNN was... Continue Reading →

Pirates kidnap five Ghanaians in Niger Delta

Suspected maritime pirates on Monday kidnapped five Ghanaians from the Ghanaian flagged general cargo vessel AM DELTA with IMO number 9015929 at 35 nautical miles off the Agbano Terminals in the Niger Delta area. In an advisory notice issued on Monday to nearby vessels by both the United Kingdom-based maritime consultancy firm, Dryad Global, and... Continue Reading →

Nigerian rapper, Olawale Hassan, jailed for rape in UK

A Nigerian rapper based in the United Kingdom, Olawale Hassan popularly known as Goldie 1, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping a woman. According to BBC.com, the 33-year-old, who lives at Falcon Avenue, Grays, Essex, attacked the victim in Southend in 2017 after claiming he was a music producer, officers said.... Continue Reading →

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