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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.
Boris Johnson is said to have formed a ‘war cabinet’ of six ministers to deliver Brexit in October ‘by any means necessary’. WPA Pool-Getty Images

British premier extends stop-and-search powers in anti-crime drive

There are to be 20,000 more police officers on the streets of Britain under new plans announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to “come down hard on crime”.
Julian Assange gives a thumbs up to onlookers from inside a police van in London on Thursday.

Lawmakers urge UK to cooperate with Sweden in Assange case

More than 70 British lawmakers have urged their government to prioritise any extradition bid Sweden might make for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is also wanted in the United States.

Nigeria’s Chima Anyaso bags Forbes’ African Award in London

A Nigerian, Dr Chima Anyaso, has been conferred with the Forbes rated Africa Achievers Awards for his outstanding service to humanity.

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Manchester City to implicate Liverpool in appeal against two-year ban from UEFA

Manchester City’s appeal against their two-year ban from European competitions, could see them implicate Liverpool over allegations that the Reds hacked into their scouting database.
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has joined Leicester City's Jamie Vardy at the top of the Premier League scoring charts after scoring twice to help the Gunners beat Everton 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Mikel Arteta hails Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Arsenal skipper downs Everton

Mikel Arteta admitted Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has erased any doubts about his commitment after Arsenal’s captain led by example with a double in their 3-2 win against Everton on Sunday.

Lagos shuts down 20 health facilities

Lagos Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency has shut down 20 health facilities in the month of January for non-compliance with regulatory standards.
Remo Stars’ Vice-Captain and defender Tiyamiyu Kazeem has been allegedly shot dead in Sagamu, Ogun State, by unknown gunmen.

Nigeria mourns slain footballer as police deny brutality

Nigeria mourned on Sunday the 'untimely death' of footballer Kazeem Tiyamiyu locally known as Kaka after he was knocked down and killed by a car in an apparent hit-and-run.

Ethiopia: 29 injured in ‘bomb attack’ at pro-Abiy rally

A “bomb attack” on a rally in support of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed injured nearly 30 people Sunday, a police official said, in the latest sign of instability ahead of elections in August.