Tag Archives: UK

Countries Suspend U.K. Flights In Bid To Stop Spread Of New COVID-19 Strain

A growing list of European Union nations and Canada barred travel from the U.K. on Sunday and others were considering similar action, in a bid to block a new strain of coronavirus sweeping across southern England from spreading to the continent. France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Ireland and Bulgaria all announced restrictions on…

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UK Grandmother Becomes First Person In The World To Receive Approved COVID-19 Vaccine

Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old grandmother is currently being celebrated in the UK after becoming the first person in a Western country to receive an approved coronavirus vaccine. The procedure was carried out just as Britain rolled out Pfizer-BioNTech’s drug in the biggest inoculation drive in its history. Just last week, they became the first country…

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Rita Ora Slammed After Throwing 30th Birthday Party In London Despite Lockdown

British pop star, Rita Ora has come under fire after breaching lockdown laws by hosting a lavish 30th birthday party over the weekend. According to The Sun, about thirty people attended the secret bash at posh Casa Cruz restaurant in Notting Hill, West London on Saturday. Images showed Ora arriving with some of her showbiz friends including the models…

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ICYMI: Nigeria In Talks With UK Over Proposed #EndSARS Unrest Sanctions

The Nigerian government has once again reacted to news that the United Kingdom Parliament has resolved to impose sanctions on some its officials over their role in the “violent suppression” of the ‘EndSARS protests. Recall that Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, had responded some days ago that the Federal Government isn’t worried about the sanctions. However,…

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Seven Nigerian Stowaways Arrested In UK Over Oil Tanker’s Hijacking

Seven Nigerian men have been arrested in the UK on suspicion of hijacking an oil tanker in the English Channel, Hampshire police announced on Monday October 28. According to Sky News, the men who are stowaways from Lagos were seized when British naval special forces stormed the ship which left the metropolitan city on October 6…

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#EndSARS: Burna Boy Joins Demonstrations Protesting Lekki Genocide In London

Burna Boy has thrown his weight behind #EndSARS protesters in the United Kingdom marching against the killing of Nigerians fighting against police brutality. The singer was spotted joining demonstrators in London on Wednesday October 21. According to photos circulating online, the Grammy nominated artist was seen donning a bomber jacket and beret as he addressed protesters outside of the Nigerian High Commission.…

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#EndSARS: More Nigerians Continue Anti-Police Brutality Protest In London

Anti-police brutality protests have been taking place in London and more demonstrators stepped out on Thursday October 15 against the tactical police unit, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), also demanding that the force to be reformed. Occupying a sizeable amount of the UK’s Downing Street, videos shared online show protesters with their placards as they sang in…

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Federal Government Tells US, UK To Stop Disrespecting Nigeria Over New Visa Restrictions

Following U.S. Depart of State’s caution against Nigerians who are attacking the country’s democracy, the federal government has asked the United States and United Kingdom to stop disrespecting the country and its citizens. This was disclosed in reaction to the recent statements issued by both countries on the governorship elections holding in Edo and Ondo…

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UK Falls Into Biggest Recession In History Due To Coronavirus Impact

Britain’s economy has officially entered its “largest recession on record”, the Office for National Statistics revealed on Wednesday August 11. According to official data, the European nation contracted by a record 20.4 percent in the second quarter of coronavirus lockdown and after gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 2.2 percent in the first three months of the year.…

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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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