UK drops warning to its nationals against travels to Nigeria, including FCT

…Says “Abuja now relatively safe” The United Kingdom (UK) says it no longer advises against travel to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Nigeria. The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) disclosed this in an updated travel advisory published on its website yesterday. Recall that the UK on October 23 warned of an increased threat of terrorist attack in the FCT, and urged its citizens to stay alert and avoid visits to public places in the federal capital. The UK also restricted access to the British High Commission in…

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After 44 days in office, Liz Truss resigns as UK Prime Minister 

…Anger over purported plan by Boris Johnson to return as PM UK Prime Minister, Liz Truss yesterday resigned 44 days after her assumption of office on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. It was gathered that Truss made the announcement after a rising chorus of members of her own Conservative Party called for her resignation hours after saying she was a fighter and not a quitter, and so would continue in office. Liz Truss succeeded Boris Johnson who resigned from his appointment as Prime Minister in July over a series of scandals.…

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Independence: EU, UK reiterates support for Nigeria’s democracy

The European Union (EU) and the British High Commission in Nigeria have reiterated their commitment to support Nigeria’s democracy as the nation turned 62 years after independence. The envoys made the commitment on Saturday, at Nigeria’s 62 independence anniversary celebration in Abuja. The Ambassador of the EU to Nigeria and the ECOWAS, Ms. Samuela Isopi, said Nigeria is a work-in-progress, just like any country in the world, saying, “No country is where they want to be, it is always a work in progress for every country and I think Nigeria…

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VP Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Queen Elizabeth II’s State funeral in London 

Nigeria’s vice-president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, will be representing Nigeria at a number of events today and on Monday, during the State funeral for the Late Queen Elizabeth ll of the United Kingdom. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in an issued statement, said the vice-president would join members of the Royal Family and other world leaders at a number of events lined up for the funeral. Members of the Commonwealth, Heads of State, Governors-General, Prime Ministers, and foreign royal families are expected to be at the ceremonies, including the funeral service scheduled…

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Man who predicted Queen Elizabeth’s death issues King Charles III warning

A man, Logan Smith, who predicted the date of Queen Elizabeth II’s death, has also given a warning over the new King Charles III. Smith, with the Twitter name: @logan_smith526, had initially posted in July 2022 that Britain’s longest-serving monarch would die on September 8, 2022. The specific date, to the bewilderment of the UK and the world, came to pass when the Queen died last Thursday. Recall that the Queen died in her Balmoral Castle, Scotland in the company of royal family members, including King Charles and Princess Anne.…

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PMB hails Late Queen Elizabeth II for backing Nigeria during Biafran war 

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the United Kingdom (UK) under the Late Queen Elizabeth II always stood by Nigeria during its trying times. The Nigerian leader, who paid tribute to the Late Queen, said the UK supported the unity of Nigeria during the Civil War between 1967 and 1970, adding that the Queen visited the country twice before her demise. The President, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government to the Federation, Boss Mustapha, spoke during a condolence visit to the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing,…

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United Kingdom: Charles III formally proclaimed King

…Takes oaths The United Kingdom’s King Charles III has been officially announced as Britain’s monarch after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in an elaborate ceremony. Charles III swore to an oath as he was proclaimed king during an elaborate ceremony steeped in ancient tradition and political symbolism at St James’ Palace, London yesterday. The former Prince of Wales automatically became king when his mother died on Thursday, but yesterday’s accession ceremony marked a key ceremonial moment for the new monarch. The King was accompanied at the ceremony…

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UK: World’s 2nd-longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 96 – Buckingham Palace

…Charles becomes new King The world’s second-longest reigning monarch, the United Kingdom (UK)’s Queen Elizabeth II, has died, Buckingham Palace announced yesterday.  The British monarch, who was enthroned in 1952, died aged 96 and her death ends the longest reign in British history. In an issued statement, Buckingham Palace stated that “the Queen died peacefully at Balmoral Thursday afternoon. The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow, (today)”.  For many in Britain, Elizabeth II was the only living monarch they…

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Liz Truss becomes UK’s third female Prime Minister

..To replace Boris Johnson The Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Liz Truss, has been elected the Conservative Party leader, and will replace Boris Johnson as British Prime Minister. Truss, 47, defeated her closest challenger, Rishi Sunak, and will be UK’s third female Prime Minister after Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May. The veteran right-wing politician is therefore set to assume office as the new Prime Minister of the UK, replacing Boris Johnson, who was forced to resign weeks ago. She defeated Rishi Sunak, 42, in the final…

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Richard Constitution: ‘British didn’t create Nigeria, they divided it’ – Arewa House

The Centre for Research and Historical Documentation, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, popularly called Arewa House, has argued that the British did not create Nigeria but succeeded in dividing the country.  The Director of the centre, Dr. Shu’aibu Shehu Aliyu, in Kaduna yesterday, said that the misconception and distortion of history is a major reason affecting the political growth of Nigeria. While speaking at a press conference ahead of the 3rd lecture series of the Arewa House scheduled for the 10th of September, 2022 with the theme: ‘Contemporary Nigeria politics…

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