Tag Archives: UK

Finally, Afrobeats Receives Its Own Official Chart In The UK

The UK’s Official Charts Company has recently announced the launch of Britain’s first-ever Afrobeats singles chart in collaboration with Afro Nation. The new Top 20 weekly chart will spotlight artists in the genre and this week’s include Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid, Mr Eazi, Tekno, Naira Marley and Rema who have been making strides in the UK Afrobeats scene in the past 12 months.…

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US, UK, Canada Accuse Russia Of Hacking COVID-19 Vaccine Research

Spies from Russia have been accused by the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) of trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine being developed in laboratories in Oxford and the United States. According to the BBC, security services have warned that Russian spies were targeting organisations trying to develop coronavirus vaccine in the UK, US and Canada.…

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ICYMI: Hundred More Stranded Nigerians Evacuated From Dubai, UK

Flights conveying hundred more stranded Nigerians around the globe has landed in Nigeria amid rising Coronavirus cases being reported daily. According to the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) report on Tuesday, 329 nationals arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Earlier, 261 more evacuees had arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja at exactly…

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Stormzy Pledges £10million Over 10 Years Towards Fighting Racial Inequalities

Stormzy and his company have revealed plans to donate £10 million over the next 10 years to organisations fighting for racial equality and social justice in the UK. The 26-year-old British grime rapper, who took part in a recent Black Lives Matter rally in London, released a statement through his #Merky company on Thursday. It said…

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COVID-19: UK Returnees Reportedly Test Negative After Protesting Delay In Result

Over 200 Nigerians evacuated from the United Kingdom have tested negative for COVID-19, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. This was after a short protest by the returnees over the non-issuance of the result, five days after the test was done. Recall that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of conditions for…

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Coronavirus Cases Crosses Over 5 Million With 327,000 Death Toll Worldwide

The novel Coronavirus also known as COVID-19 has infected over five million people across the world, according to data supplied and computed by Worldometers. The global total cases which now stand at 5,090,064 shows the United States of America as the most infected country with 1,578,801 cases. The US is followed by Russia, Spain, Brazil and the UK…

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Loss Of Smell And Taste Added To UK’s Coronavirus Symptoms List

On Monday May 18, UK’s deputy chief medical officer, Prof Jonathan Van-Tam announced the addition of loss of taste and smell to the official list of Coronavirus symptoms in the country, BBC reports. Van-Tam said victims of anosmia (the clinical name for a loss of smell) will also be eligible for Coronavirus testing even if they don’t…

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ICYMI: FG Seizes British Airline For Illegal Commercial Flight Into Nigeria

An aircraft owned by a British company has been seized by the Federal Government for operating commercial flights into Nigeria without approval, THE PUNCH reports. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this known on Sunday via his Twitter handle, noting that the company, Flair Aviation, was authorised to conduct humanitarian flights but was caught operating commercial flights. Sirika…

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Nigerians Evacuated From UK Arrive In Lagos, Placed In Mandatory 14-Days Quarantine

Since the beginning of this week, stranded Nigerians in diaspora have being repatriated following the COVID-19 lockdown and the latest batch are returnees from United Kingdom. The airplane British Airways 9155 touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in in Lagos at about 13:45 pm on Friday. The returning Nigerians will be airlifted to Abuja, where they will…

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