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NAF graduates 769 UK-trained special forces

Determined to rout terrorist group, Boko Haram in the North-east, the Nigerian Air Force yesterday graduated 769 special forces trained in partnership with the British Military Advisory Training Team (BMATT).
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UK DFI to invest $1.2 billion in Nigeria

CDC Group Plc, The United Kingdom’s (UK) development financing institution (DFI), says it may invest up to $1.2 billion in Nigeria in post-brexit drive.

Britain to prosecute more Nigerians over alleged human trafficking

The British Government on Tuesday restated its resolve to ensure speedy prosecution of more Nigerians living in the UK involved in human trafficking.

Cash transaction as security vote hits $670 million yearly

Transparency International (TI), an International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has said $670 million was transacted annually in cash as security vote in Nigeria.

General Gowon, Archbishop Welby express deep concern over killings

Also, in an interview with the Vatican News (the Catholic Church’s official news website), Cardinal John Onaiyekan has condemned the federal government’s inability to deal decisively with the perpetrators of the unrelenting killings.

Federal government commits $300 million to eliminate malaria

The Federal Government has committed to secure US$300 million from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank to eliminate malaria in the country.

Nigeria to secure $300 million loan to finance national malaria strategy

As part of efforts to eliminate malaria in Nigeria, the Federal Government will be securing $300 million in new financing from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank.

Global partners to announce new commitments towards ending malaria

Heads of States, global business leaders, philanthropists, scientists and civil society are convening in London, United Kingdom, to announce new and expanded commitments towards ending malaria.

Russian spy chief: UK and US ‘staged’ Salisbury nerve agent attack

Russia's spy chief has claimed the Salisbury nerve agent attack was "staged" by Britain and the US, ahead of an emergency meeting of an international watchdog.

UK earmarks 12m pounds to assist human trafficking victims in Nigeria

The United Kingdom has earmarked 12 million pounds (about N10 billion) to assist victims of human trafficking and modern day slavery in Nigeria.

Nigerians who own property in UK panic over new law

Nigerians, who own properties in the United Kingdom, have inundated the Federal Ministry of Finance’s Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) hotlines with calls, causing the lines to crash on Friday.

APC assures UK of President Buhari’s commitment to campaign promises

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured the United Kingdom that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government is committed to delivering on its 2015 campaign promises to Nigerians.

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.

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Zamfara Government says it has concluded plans to recruit 200 paramedical health workers as part of effort to improve healthcare services in the state.