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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.
Pro-Brexit protesters shout slogans outside of the Houses of Parliament in London [Hannah Mckay-Reuters]

UK likely to be forced into Brexit delay if Theresa May’s deal rejected

Britain is likely to be forced into delaying its March 29 exit from the European Union if parliament rejects Prime Minister Theresa May's deal later this month, junior justice minister Rory Stewart told Sky News on Sunday.
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UK considers scrapping jail sentences of six months or less

The British government is considering scrapping jail sentences of six months or less for most crimes in a bid to reduce re-offending and ease pressure on the system, the prisons minister said on Saturday.
David Dein, former vice-chairman of the Football Association and Arsenal adjusts his tie ahead of a speech at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester, Britain September 4, 2017. REUTERS-Phil Noble

Ex-Arsenal chief David Dein uses power of football in prison to cut re-offending rates

Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein has unveiled an ambitious plan to use the power of football in prison to tackle the major problem of re-offending, convinced the sport can have a positive impact.
Prison officers stage a protest walkout outside Wormwood Scrubs Prison in London, Britain, September 14, 2018. REUTERS-Hannah McKay

British prison officers protest against violence in jails

Thousands of British prison officers walked out of their jobs on Friday, gathering outside jails to protest against what their union called unprecedented levels of violence and the failure of the government to make prisons safe.

Queen Elizabeth II ‘seeks to reconcile Britain with Zimbabwe’ – report

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is seeking to mend fractured relations between Zimbabwe and her country, a report says, adding that she is hoping the southern African country can rejoin the Commonwealth.

Zimbabwe’s next leader prepares to take power

Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa was preparing Thursday for his new role as president after a triumphant return home following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe, ending 37 years of authoritarian rule.

Britain sends envoy to Zimbabwe ahead of inauguration

Britain’s Africa minister Rory Stewart arrived in Zimbabwe on Thursday for wide-ranging talks, ahead of the inauguration of a new president following Robert Mugabe’s dramatic departure.

Russia leads South Arabia, Tunisia as largest ISIS fighters’ exporter

Russia has replaced Tunisia as the top exporter of foreign fighters to the ranks of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, according to new figures

US and UK call for restraint in Anglophone Cameroon

The UK and the US governments have called for restraint by all the parties to the Cameroonian Anglophone crisis.

UK, US appeal for patience in Kenya amid poll anxiety

Britain and the United States on Friday appealed to Kenyans to remain patient as the electoral body verify the results and investigate reports of fraud.

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Central bank clarifies cashless policy transaction charges

The Central Bank of Nigeria says the transaction charges on deposit and withdrawal in furtherance of implementation of its cashless policy is on the amount in excess of the set limits. The Central Bank of Nigeria says the transaction charges on deposit and withdrawal in furtherance of implementation of its cashless policy is on the amount in excess of the set limits.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in New York announced robust plans and initiatives by his administration to reverse the negative effects of climate change in Nigeria.

President Buhari: Climate change is a human-induced phenomenon

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in New York announced robust plans and initiatives by his administration to reverse the negative effects of climate change in Nigeria.

Federal government begins trial of train services on Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge November

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says the ambition of the federal government is to begin free ride on Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge rail line by November.
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Two jailed over online image of footballer Sala’s body

Two people were jailed on Monday for illegally accessing CCTV footage of the post-mortem of footballer Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash in January, and posting images online.
The National-State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Makurdi, Benue State, has nullified the election of Chris Adaji of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the 2019 Ohimini State Constituency election.

Tribunal sacks Benue deputy speaker

The National/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Makurdi, Benue State, has nullified the election of Chris Adaji of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the 2019 Ohimini State Constituency election.