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Boris Johnson wins first round of UK leadership vote

Boris Johnson overwhelmingly won the first round of voting Thursday in the race to replace outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May, with the field of candidates narrowed to seven from 10.
An arrangement of UK daily newspapers photographed as an illustration in London on May 25, 2019 shows front page headlines reporting on the resignation speech of Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May. – Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May announced on May 24 that she will resign on June 7 following a Conservative Party mutiny over her remaining in power. All the UK papers carried the story on their front pages with headlines like the Guardian’s “Broken by Brexit”, the Daily Mail’s “A Crying Shame” and the Times’ “It all ends in tears”. (Photo by DANIEL SORABJI / AFP)

UK leadership hopefuls vow to succeed where Theresa May failed on Brexit

The race to become Britain’s next premier opened Saturday with an array of hopefuls promising to succeed where Theresa May failed and finally pull the divided country out of the EU.

Race to be new UK prime minister begins

The race to become the next Conservative Party leader has begun, following Theresa May’s announcement that she will step down next month.
Signs are displayed at the Huawei stand at the Shanghai Auto Show in Shanghai on April 17, 2019. (Photo by GREG BAKER - AFP)

British premier approves Huawei role in 5G network

British Prime Minister Theresa May has given the go-ahead for China’s Huawei to help build a 5G network, shrugging off security warnings from senior ministers and Washington, the Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.

US, UK, others to rehabilitate 800,000 people in Africa

The United States in collaboration with the United Kingdom and Other world bodies have promised to help eradicate the worrisome scourge of modern slavery, with a vow to protect up to 800,000 people in fragile and conflict-affected parts of Africa.

British premier Theresa May set to reshuffle her cabinet Monday

British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to reshuffle her cabinet on Monday, with several senior ministers expected to be axed, according to media reports on Sunday.

UK premier Theresa May launches powerful attack on Russia ‘meddling’

Theresa May has launched a powerful attack on Russian President Vladimir Putin's foreign policies during a speech in the City of London.

UK minister faces sacking calls over Israel meetings

British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned her aid minister back from a trip to Africa on Wednesday following a row over unauthorised meetings in Israel, prompting speculation she will be the second minister in a week to be sacked.

Hurricane-hit Dominica to get £5m in UK aid to assist recovery

The hurricane-hit island of Dominica is to receive £5m in UK aid to help the recovery effort, it has been announced.

UK govt supports North-East region with £200 million

UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, and International Development Secretary, Priti Patel, have announced the donation of 200 million pounds to indigenes of the North-East region of Nigeria.

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Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

World Cup winner Marcello Lippi resigns from China managerial role

Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Edo governor swears-in new health commissioner

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has sworn in Dr. Patrick Okundia as the new Commissioner for Health, tasking him to drive the full implementation of the Edo State Healthcare Improvement Programme (Edo-HIP).
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Bayelsa guber: Confusion as court nullifies APC primaries

A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, on Thursday caused upset in Bayelsa State ahead of the Saturday governorship election following its judgement nullifying the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that produced Chief David Lyon as the party’s candidate.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Anger over APC NWC ratification of Edo chapter chairman’s suspension

The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has rejected the purported suspension of the State Chairman of the party, Mr Anselm Ojezua by the National Working Committee.

Economy: Central bank alone cannot spend N1.3 trillion in 2020 – Reps member

A member of the House of Representatives Honourable Gudaji Kazure has faulted the N1.3 trillion budget of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), for the 2020 fiscal year, describing it as outrageous and wasteful.