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August 15, 2018

Over 4,765 Nigerian doctors working in UK – Anyaoku

  FORMER Secretary-General to the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, said that over 4,765 Nigerian doctors are currently working in the United Kingdom, UK, and constitute 1.7 per cent of the total of the UK medical workforce. Anyaoku who He also revealed that highly qualified and competent Nigerian doctors have equally migrated to the United States of America, Saudi Arabia and Canada, among other countries across the globe for work, thereby, “causing a haemorrhage in the nation’s health sector, which is part of the larger problem of brain drain being experienced by the country on account of the decay and depreciation…

Nigerians Protest against Buhari in London

Nigerians protest against Buhari

  … They are looters-FG Some Nigerians living in London on Tuesday April 10, protested against President Muhammadu Buhari. The protesters stormed the Abuja House in Kensington London, where the President is staying, blaming him for the nation’s ills. The protesters accused the President of not addressing the herdsmen-farmers attack, and not doing anything about the citizens’ welfare. The angry Nigerians were seen with placards bearing various inscriptions as: “Save Benue,” “Save Nigerian Christians,” “Fulani herdsmen are Boko Haram members freed by Nigerian Government,” “They want to kill us all.” The protest came just a day after President Buhari declared…

Just in: At last, Buhari lands in Abuja

Report reaching us has it that the Nnamadi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, has been shut down to make for hitch-free landing of President Muhammadu Buhari, who has just returned from his over 100-day medical vacation in London since May 7, 2017. The entire city of Abuja is in a meltdown to receive Mr. President. The presidential aircraft that conveyed the President landed at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 4.35pm. He was received by top government officials led by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. See Photos:

Plans to Islamise Nigeria Real – T.Y. Danjuma

…Allocate Sambisa Forest to Fulani Herdsmen For sometime, there has been an Islamic handwriting on Nigeria’s wall. But now, some retired army generals and Christian elders, among them Gen. Theophilus Danjuma rtd, have woken up and warned the Jihadists to stop interfering with governance. Speaking under the name: National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) after a meeting in Abuja, Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro (rtd), Gen. Zamani Lekwot (rtd), Gen. T. Y. Danjuma (rtd), and a group of eminent Christian elders, including Elder Solomon Asemota, Elder Shyngle Wigwe, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife and Elder Moses Ihonde said they are alarmed at the audacity and…

First photo of President Buhari with aids surfaces in 80 days

New pictures have emerged of Nigeria’s ailing President Muhammadu Buhari for the first time since he left the country on medical leave 80 days ago. President Buhari has been battling an undisclosed illness since the start of the year and has spent long periods out of the country receiving treatment in the UK. On Sunday, his aides released a photo of the President having lunch with senior member of his ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) in London. “The President sends his best wishes to all Nigerians. He will be back to Nigeria as soon as his doctors give the…

Buhari: Presidency reveals location of Nigeria’s leader

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, has urged Nigerians to dismiss speculations on the whereabouts of his principal. He stated that Buhari is at the Nigerian High Commission in the United Kingdom and not in a hospital or a secret location. “I just spoke to the president’s personal doctor, and he told me President Buhari is not in any serious condition as to worry about,” Premium Times quoted him. “He is not in hospital. He is in the residence at the Nigerian High Commission.” He said Buhari was getting ready to return to…

Being PM greatest honour of my life – Cameron

DAVID Cameron yesterday said being British Prime Minister has been the “greatest honour of my life”. In his final words, Mr Cameron listed job cre­ation, cutting the deficit and gay marriage among the key achievements of his premiership, saying the economy is “immeasurably stronger” than when he took office six years ago. “It has not been an easy journey and of course we have not got every decision right, but I do believe that our country is “much stron­ger,” he said. Flanked by his family, he thanked his three children and his wife Sa­mantha, who he described as the “love…

Ekweremadu writes UN, US Congress, UK, EU, others; says Nigeria’s democracy in grave danger

— ABUJA BARELY 24 hours after the arraignment of Senate President, Bukola Saraki; his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, and others for alleged forgery of 2015 Senate Standing Rules in an Abuja High Court, Ekweremadu has taken his case outside the shores of Nigeria. He called for intervention of the United Nations, Us Congress, United Kingdom, European Union Parliament and foreign missions, saying a powerful institution as the National Assembly was being ridiculed and rubbished by President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. But the Presidency in a swift reaction, said it would not bandy words with the Deputy Senate President. Also, the office…

Nigeria lacks capacity to tackle Boko Haram, says UK

United Kingdom’s (UK) Foreign Office Minister, Hugo Swire has said that Nigeria lacks the capacity to deal with terrorism despite its huge resources. Swire spoke while addressing the British Parliament on what UK had done over the growing insurgency in the North-East Nigeria, as well as contributions towards emplacing developmental infrastructure to reduce poverty and illiteracy. He described allegations of corruption in the military as untrue. According to the Minister, the UK donated 250 million pounds to Nigeria last year through the United Nations (UN) Safe School Initiative to enable over 800,000 children, including 600,000 girls in the North have…

Margaret Thatcher’s Life and Times: A lesson for Nigerian Women

There has been an avalanche of condolence messages pouring into Britain, from various countries, including Nigeria since that Sunday night (08/04/2013), when ailing Baroness Margaret Thatcher finally gave up the ghost. These messages speak volumes of the personality Margaret Thatcher was. They are testimonies to the international political stature of Britain’s First female and longest-serving prime Minister (1979-1990).   Margaret Thatcher was born on October 13, 1925. She was a graduate of the famous Oxford University, who started life as a research chemist. After getting married to wealthy businessman Denis Thatcher, she returned to become a barrister in 1954. Earlier…