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Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London on March 20, 2019 ahead of the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) question and answer session in the House of Commons. – Britain will write to the EU to seek a short delay to Brexit, but Brussels has warned any decision may only come next week — just before the scheduled departure date. Exactly a thousand days on from the seismic 2016 referendum decision to leave the European Union, a divorce deal negotiated by May is blocked in parliament and political turmoil grips the country. (Photo by Niklas HALLE’N / AFP)

Theresa May gets two-week Brexit reprieve from EU

European Union leaders have agreed to postpone Brexit beyond March 29 deadline and asked British Prime Minister Theresa May to get an approval of the UK parliament on her divorce deal with the bloc.

UK, Turkish leaders call, congratulate President Buhari on re-election

President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to receive congratulatory and goodwill messages from world leaders following his victory in the February 23 presidential election.
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President Buhari vows to face economy squarely, tackle unemployment

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, admitted that unemployment in the country was now very severe, promising to focus squarely on the economy in his second term in office.
The UK pound has continued to fall following the Brexit. AFP

Pound hits seven-week high on eve of vital Brexit vote

The British pound on Monday hit a seven-week high against the dollar as UK Prime Minister Theresa May delivered an upbeat speech on the eve of a key Brexit vote which she is expected to lose, dealers said.
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Nigerians for curbing excessive taste for foreign products, which has positioned the country for food self-sufficiency, and resulted into savings of over $21 billion.

#HAPPYBDPMB: A dozen reasons for Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection

On Monday December 17, 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking re-election for a second term of office will be marking his 76th birthday and, in his own words, “still going strong.”
Pound Sterling notes and change are seen inside a cash register in a coffee shop in Manchester, Britain, September 21, 2018. REUTERS-Phil Noble-File Photo

British pound sinks on reports of Brexit vote delay

Pound sterling sinks on reports that Prime Minister Theresa May will delay a Brexit deal vote on the eve of what was forecast to be a “huge” defeat
May confirmed that British lawmakers will vote on the Brexit deal on December 11 [Kevin Lamarque-Reuters]

Donald Trump attacks Theresa May’s Brexit deal, says it may harm US-UK trade

US President Donald Trump said on Monday that UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit agreement with the European Union (EU) may hamper trade between Washington and London.
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Goodluck Jonathan raises alarm over fake version of book

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has raised the alarm over a fake online version of his book, “My Transition Hours’’ which he launched to mark his 61st birthday on Tuesday.
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London Bridge attacker blames Donald Trump, Theresa May for his action

The suspect in last year’s deadly London Bridge attack Khalid Masood has shocked the world by blaming U.S. President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May for his action.
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Oscar Onyema: UK remains great ally for Nigeria’s capital market development

The chief executive officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Oscar Onyema, has averred that the United Kingdom remains a key partner to Nigeria, particularly for its capital market development.
3 President Buhari receives in Official Visit British Prime Minister Theresa May in State House on 29th Aug 2019

2019: President Buhari assures British premier on free, fair credible polls

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja assured UK Prime Minister Theresa May of his commitment to conducting free, fair and credible elections in 2019.

Minister: International community supportive of President Buhari’s second term bid

Minister for foreign Affairs, Mr. Geofrey Onyeama has deflated the story making the rounds that the international community was strongly against President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid.

Report: Fake news threatens the future of UK democracy

Disinformation and fake news spread online threatens the future of democracy in the UK, a parliamentary committee has warned.

Poll: UK voters back referendum on final Brexit deal

More UK voters are now in favour of a second referendum on leaving the European Union than those opposing another vote, a new poll has revealed.
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Envoy: Russia will resist attempts to expand OPCW powers

Moscow will by any means fight attempts to expand the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) powers by giving it the right to attribute blame for chemical weapons attacks, Russia’s envoy to the organisation, Alexander Shulgin, said.
Police and security personel search vechiles waiting to enter Trump Turnberry, the luxury golf resort of US President Donald Trump, in Turnberry, southwest of Glasgow, Scotland on July 14, 2018, during the private part of his four-day UK visit. US President Donald Trump wraps up a four-day visit to Britain, dominated by his blasting of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy, by spending the weekend in Scotland.ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP

Donald Trump on Scottish golf course to wrap up contentious UK trip

US President Donald Trump wraps up a four-day visit to Britain, dominated by his blasting of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy, by spending the weekend in Scotland.
Theresa May greets President Donald Trump at Blenheim Palace

Donald Trump Trump hails ties with UK despite Brexit criticism

US President Donald Trump said Friday ties between Britain and the US were “very very strong” after launching an extraordinary attack on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy during a visit already marked by protests.
US President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May [Kevin Lamarque-Reuters]

Donald Trump: Theresa May’s Brexit plan could kill hope of US trade deal

US President Donald Trump directly criticised UK Prime Minister Theresa May's "soft Brexit" strategy, saying it could "kill" chances of a US-UK trade deal in a wide-ranging interview published on his first day of his British tour.

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