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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government was defeated in parliament on Monday after December election, with the upper chamber voting in favour of a move to protect the rights of EU citizens in Britain after Brexit.

British government launches tougher immigration rules

The British government on Wednesday presented tougher post-Brexit immigration plans, aimed at reducing the flow of “low skills” labour.
Priti Patel said it would be necessary for businesses to look more to potential British workers, helping them to ‘up their skills and make their skills relevant’. Will Oliver-EPA

Critics slam UK post-Brexit immigration plans

Britain’s government on Wednesday faced a backlash over its new post-Brexit immigration plans, which are designed to cut “cheap labour from Europe” in favour of high-skilled English speakers and boosting the homegrown workforce.
Heavy rain and strong winds are continuing to lash much of the UK as Storm Dennis shut down roads and railways and led to warnings of “life-threatening” floods in south Wales.

UK grapples with severe floods, death toll expected to rise

Britain issued severe flood warnings Monday, advising of life-threatening danger after Storm Dennis dumped weeks’ worth of rain in some places. One woman swept away by the floodwaters was feared dead.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his election victory at the United Kingdom general election.

President Buhari, Boris Johnson agree on a common future for the commonwealth

With the expected exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union having taken place, the stage is set for a new trade regime between the UK and its old partners as well as an alignment with new trading partners.

EU, Britain due to square up over future trade talks

Britain and the European Union are due to outline competing visions, on Monday, of the trade deal they will seek to negotiate, following Britain’s formal departure from the bloc.
The pound slumped more than one percent versus the dollar and euro Wednesday as Britain’s government moved to extend the suspension of parliament, increasing the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit.

Pound sinks against dollar on Brexit trade deal fears

Sterling slid one per cent versus the dollar on Monday, hit by worries over post-Brexit trade deal negotiations following Britain’s exit from the European Union, dealers said.
A man who wounded three people in a stabbing attack in south London had been recently released from jail where he was serving a sentence for the possession and distribution of terrorist material and was under police surveillance.

South London attacker was released from jail, under police watch

A man who wounded three people in a stabbing attack in south London had been recently released from jail where he was serving a sentence for the possession and distribution of terrorist material and was under police surveillance.
The European Parliament ‘overwhelmingly’ approved Britain’s departure terms from the EU with a final vote on Wednesday.

European parliament backs Brexit deal

The Brexit divorce battle which lasted for three and half years is finally set for tough trade negotiations in the year ahead as it departs on Friday.
Sir Tim Barrow, the permanent representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union, arrives to deposit the instrument of ratification, notifying the council that the UK has fully ratified the Withdrawal Agreement, at Europa building in Brussels

EU parliament to vote on Brexit, paving way for Friday’s departure

The European Parliament, on Wednesday said it was due to vote on Britain’s departure from the EU, marking one of the final steps required for Brexit to take place.
This photo illustration shows a logo of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

UK defies US, refuses to ban Huawei from 5G networks

The UK will allow “high risk vendors” to supply equipment for its 5G network infrastructure, the government announced today. The announcement outlining the limitations imposed on high risk vendors such as Huawei was made after weeks of speculation about the company’s role in the UK’s 5G infrastructure. All four of the UK’s major operators are already using the company’s equipment in their 5G networks.
Britain on Sunday announced a new fast-track visa scheme for top scientists, researchers and mathematicians as it prepares a new immigration system for life outside the European Union.

Britain unveils new visa scheme

Britain on Sunday announced a new fast-track visa scheme for top scientists, researchers and mathematicians as it prepares a new immigration system for life outside the European Union.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

Donald Trump, Boris Johnson talk telecoms security ahead of Huawei decision

Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.
Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth gives royal assent to Brexit

Queen Elizabeth II has given her assent to United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill, thus enshrining the UK’s EU exit into law.

Tony Elumelu: Africa needs massive capital investment in power, human resources to drive economic...

The Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA), and Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony Elumelu, has advocated massive private capital investment as well as increased support to youth development as catalysts for driving the much needed economic growth on the continent.
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and recounted what he has been doing to reposition the nation towards the path of development.

President Buhari urges Britain to go after Nigerian fugitives in UK

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the United Kingdom to investigate “Nigerian fugitives” who “escaped to the UK” amid corruption allegations.
In the aftermath of the European Parliament, the legislative hand of the European Union (EU), having said that no progress has been made in the war against Boko Haram in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari said things were a lot better. 6

Counterinsurgency: Things are a lot better – President Buhari tells Boris Johnson

In the aftermath of the European Parliament, the legislative hand of the European Union (EU), having said that no progress has been made in the war against Boko Haram in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari said things were a lot better.
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and recounted what he has been doing to reposition the nation towards the path of development.

What President Buhari told British premier Boris Johnson in London

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and recounted what he has been doing to reposition the nation towards the path of development.
AFDB President Akinwumi Adesina.

AfDB reveals top priority as Akinwumi Adesina visits UK

The African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) will top discussion as Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank (AfDB) is expected in London for the milestone investment summit.

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APC reports Zamfara Radio to NBC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to call the management of the State Radio and Television to order, over alleged provocative broadcasts against its members.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian soldier kills four colleagues, self in Borno

A corporal of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Lafiya Dole has opened fire on his colleagues, killing four personnel and injuring two others.
Mauricio Pochettino has calmed fears that Tottenham ace Dele Alli will not be fit enough for the Champions League final, after the midfielder was subbed at half-time during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Everton.

Dele Alli charged by FA over coronavirus Snapchat video

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been charged by the Football Association after posting a video on social media mocking the coronavirus outbreak.
Newly appointed Assistant coach and former Captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, says he cannot wait to start in his new position.

Celestine Babayaro faults Joseph Yobo’s Super Eagles appointment

Celestine Babayaro has shared his thoughts on the appointment of Joseph Yobo as Nigeria’s senior national team assistant coach.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Senate president to lead delegation to burial of deceased Plateau lawmaker

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, will lead a delegation of Senators to the funeral service of Late Senator Longjan Ignatius Dantong slated for March 2, 2020, in Plateau State.