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FILE PHOTO - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the weekly question time debate at the House of Commons in London, Britain, March 10, 2021. UK Parliament-Jessica Taylor-Handout via REUTERS

British premier, opposition leader pay tribute to Prince Philip

Britain’s prime minister and leader of the main opposition party have paid tribute to Prince Philip in a special parliament session on Monday.
FILE PHOTO - Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside the building of an American company in Beijing, China January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Tingshu Wang-File Photo

China announces sanctions on individuals, entities in U.S., Canada

China on Saturday announced sanctions on individuals and entities in the United States and Canada, in response to sanctions imposed on Chinese citizens and groups over Xinjiang.
3. Shola Shoretire made his Manchester United debut in the Premier League win over Newcastle.

Shola Shoretire regrets absence of fans in his debut vs Newcastle

Though still basking in the euphoria of his successful debut for Manchester United, Nigeria born Shola Shoretire has expressed regret that his big moment was showcased in an empty stadium.
FILE PHOTO - A lorry drives towards the border control at the Port of Dover, following the end of the Brexit transition period, in Dover, Britain, January 4, 2021. REUTERS-Toby Melville-File Photo

EU lawmakers kick off two-month review of UK trade deal

The European Parliament kicked off a two-month review on Monday of the EU-UK trade agreement struck on Christmas Eve, promising to “properly scrutinise” the deal even if it is almost certainly bound to approve it.
The key signatories to the letter are David Patrick Paul Alton, the Lord Alton of Liverpool, a Liberal Democratic member of UK Parliament; Caroline Annex Cox, a cross-bench member of the UK House of Lords; and Sam Mason.

UK MPs seek sanctions against Nigeria over ‘attacks on Christians’

Some members of United Kingdom House of Lords have asked the UK to take more action against Nigeria to check the rising killings of Christians by terrorists and state actors in parts of the West African country.
The Daily Mail has cited an unnamed Labour source as defying party leader Keir Starmer’s call to vote for the London-Brussels trade deal and saying that “we don’t want Brexit blood on our hands”.

Brexit trade deal frustrates UK fisheries leaders, labour politicians

The Daily Mail has cited an unnamed Labour source as defying party leader Keir Starmer’s call to vote for the London-Brussels trade deal and saying that “we don’t want Brexit blood on our hands”.
The Secretary of State for Health of the United Kingdom, Matt Hancock, on Monday, confirmed that London is to be placed under Tier-3 restrictions from Wednesday.

Matches to be played without fans again as London goes under tier-3 restrictions

The Secretary of State for Health of the United Kingdom, Matt Hancock, on Monday, confirmed that London is to be placed under Tier-3 restrictions from Wednesday. This effectively brings to an end the brief return of football fans to stadiums in London.

Nigerian government condemns malicious allegation against General Gowon

The Federal Government, has condemned what it termed malicious accusation against former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, by a Member of the British Parliament.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference at Downing Street in central London on September 9, 2020 following an announcement of further restrictions on social gatherings in England due to an uptick in cases of the novel coronavirus. – The UK government on on September 9 sets out tighter rules on social gatherings to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with concern mounting at rising infection rates among the young. The law in England will change from next week to reduce the number of people who can gather socially from 30 to six, with some exemptions. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau / POOL / AFP)

Joe Biden presents new challenge for Boris Johnson

President-elect Joe Biden’s win could have a big impact on Great Britain, which is seeking to finalize its departure from the European union, given Biden’s support for the Northern Ireland peace process and his circle’s chilly relationship with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Conor Burns quit as junior international trade minister after a House of Commons standards committee recommended he be suspended from the lower parliamentary chamber for seven days.

British minister quits over loan intimidation

An ally of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned his ministerial post Monday after an inquiry found he used his position to try to intimidate someone involved in a family dispute.
Premier League chiefs are now working towards restarting the season on June 1.

Premier League plans free to air broadcast when season resumes

The Premier League is considering screening some closed-door matches on free-to-air television when the season restarts, Britain’s Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden yesterday said.
“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

Britain moves to drop Huawei as 5G vendor over coronavirus

The UK is moving to drop Huawei as a vendor for the country’s 5G cellphone network in a major blow to Communist China over poor coronavirus transparency.

UK diaspora to organise Nigerian Independence Day annual lectures

Nigerian Independence Day Annual Lectures (Nidal) UK held its first meeting on Sunday, unfolding plans to organise a series of mouthwatering Nigerian seminars and symposia in the UK and began discussing its 2020 programme.
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.

US senators urge UK to reconsider using Huawei equipment

Twenty Republican and Democratic U.S. senators came together on Tuesday to urge British lawmakers to reconsider their government’s decision to allow China’s Huawei to be among the suppliers for the country’s 5G mobile telephone network, the latest salvo in U.S. opposition to the plan.
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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.
British lawmakers on Wednesday began their final round of voting on a landmark piece of legislation that enables Britain to leave the European Union on January 31.

UK parliament holds final votes on Brexit divorce law

British lawmakers on Wednesday began their final round of voting on a landmark piece of legislation that enables Britain to leave the European Union on January 31.
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 premier defeated on Brexit legislation for first time since election

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.
Barry Gardiner with Jeremy Corbyn and would-be successor Rebecca Long Bailey last September. Danny Lawson-AFP-Getty Images

Barry Gardiner says ‘considering’ running for UK Labour Party leadership

Barry Gardiner, the UK shadow trade secretary, is considering mounting a late bid to enter the Labour leadership race as the party looks to find a new leader to replace Jeremy Corbyn by April 4, according to an interview published by the Daily Mirror newspaper on Thursday.
A stony-faced Jeremy Corbyn stared straight ahead and refused to speak to Boris Johnson during the State Opening of Parliament. HANNAH MCKAY-REUTERS

Britain’s new parliament votes on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal

Britain’s freshly-elected parliament prepared on Friday to move past years of partisan wrangling and initially approve Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s divorce deal with the European Union.
LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will apologize to Conservative Party members who voted for him based on his promise to take Britain out of the European Union by Oct. 31.

Boris Johnson to present Brexit bill to MPs on Friday

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government intends to present a bill to parliament on Friday to enable Britain to leave the European Union next month, his spokesman said on Monday.
U.S. President Donald Trump holds a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York City, New York, U.S., September 24, 2019. REUTERS-Jonathan Ernst-File Photo

Donald Trump congratulates UK’s Boris Johnson on ‘great’ election victory

US President Donald Trump on Friday congratulated UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his election victory, saying their two countries were now free to strike a “massive” new trade deal.
‘This election is intended to create that majority and to weaponise the Conservatives as the leave party, on Johnson’s terms.’ Boris Johnson during a campaign stop in Derby yesterday. Stefan Rousseau-PA

British premier Boris Johnson wins parliamentary majority

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday won a parliamentary majority, according to Sky News and BBC television, after a snap election was called over Brexit.

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Some more information has emerged regarding the plans for a European Super League including funding and the stance of the parties involved.

European Super League shelved as more clubs withdraw

The European Super League collapsed on Wednesday as eight of the 12 founding members from England, Italy and Spain abandoned the breakaway project.

Ryan Mason dedicates first Tottenham win to Ugo Ehiogu

Tottenham Hotspur interim manager, Ryan Mason, has decided his first win in charge to former coach Ugo Ehiogu, who passed away four years ago.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Edo: Police charge 331 suspects to courts in two months

The Police Command in Edo on Wednesday disclosed that no fewer than 332 suspects have been charged to courts in the last two months.
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PSG president replaces Juventus supremo as ECA chairman

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been appointed as the new European Club Association chairman, replacing Andrea Agnelli in the wake of the Juventus executive's departure.
The federal civil rights investigation into the death of George Floyd while in police custody is ongoing despite the guilty verdict, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement.

George Floyd murder: Minneapolis police to face US federal probe

A US federal investigation has been launched into policing practices in the city of Minneapolis, a day after one of its former officers was convicted of the murder of George Floyd.

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Zonabo Sore, 11, who fled from attacks of armed militants in Sahel region carries her sixteen-month-old nephew Housein, who suffers from malnutrition, as his twin brother Hassan is being examined at hospital in Kaya, Burkina Faso November 23, 2020. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

WFP: Food prices soar in West Africa amid conflicts, coronavirus

Food prices in West Africa have jumped more than 30% since last year to their highest levels in nearly a decade due to coronavirus lockdowns and a decline in cereal production, the World Food Programme (WFP) said Friday.
Kelechi Iheanacho tonight fired Leicester City to the England FA Cup Final for the first time in 52 years.

Victor Ikpeba tasks Kelechi Iheanacho on FA Cup final vs Chelsea

Former Nigerian striker, Victor Ikpeba has called on Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho to take his chances against Chelsea in the final of the FA Cup.
The Federal Government has given end of December this year to complete the ongoing construction and rehabilitation of Abuja-Lokoja Highway.

Nigerian government’s efforts on road projects in Southwest deserve commendation – road users

Some motorists and commuters in the South-West zone of the country have commended the Federal Government for its strides in infrastructural development, particularly in the areas of road construction and rehabilitation.
Firefighters battle to contain a bushfire that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Table Mountain wildfire threatens South African university

A wildfire on the slopes of South Africa's Table Mountain forced University of Cape Town students to evacuate on Sunday, as runaway flames set several campus buildings ablaze and firefighters used helicopters to water-bomb the area.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Ekiti monarch kidnap: Abductors demand N20 million ransom

The gunmen who kidnapped David Oyewumi, the Obadu of Ilemeso Ekiti, four days ago have demanded N20 million ransom.