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Bronze Woman: The first public statue of a Black woman in England

When the Bronze Woman was unveiled in a south London park in October 2008, it marked the culmination of years of a campaign started by a Guyanese-born educator, writer and poet, Cecile Nobrega. Nobrega had, 30 years before the statue was erected, written The Bronze Woman, a poem celebrating the extraordinary contributions and sacrifices made …

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UK businesses explore retail & e-commerce opportunities in Egypt

The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Egyptian British Chamber of Commerce (EBCC) organised its first retail webinar to explore retail and e-commerce opportunities for British companies in the Egyptian market. More than 50 attendees joined the webinar, among them Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, the UK Trade Envoy to Egypt, who highlighted the growth …

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First mobile remittance service for UK Nigerian community launched

A new remittances service dubbed Oya has been launched as the first mobile money transfer service created specifically for the more than 1 million people who make up the UK based Nigerian community. Oya , created by Fintech Volopa enables customers in the UK to send money home to Nigeria from the comfort of their …

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We spent over N867.3b to help Nigeria eradicate polio —UK Govt

The British government had said on Wednesday that they have spent about £1.7 billion (N867.3 billion) in Nigeria’s efforts to tackle the wild poliovirus according to reports by ripplesnigeria.com . The Senior Press and Public Affairs Officer of British High Commission, Christopher Ogunmodede, who disclosed this in a statement, said the United Kingdom played a major role …

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UK government takes over Mountain of Fire and Miracles International

The same issue that has sent great panic into the minds of Nigerian churches has raised its head in faraway London as, the United Kingdom has appointed an interim manager for, Mountain of Fire & Miracles, a religious body of Nigerian origin.  According to guardian.ng, the interim manager will have the power to review the …

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COVID-19: UK to provide free visa replacement for Nigerians this year.

The British High Commission in Nigeria has revealed that his country has offered to replace for free, the 30-day visa of individuals who were supposed to travel to the UK before the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. The High Commission said the free visa replacement which will be open till December 2020, covers those …

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UK wants France to stop African migrants from crossing into the country

British interior minister, Priti Patel has described the volume of migrants, mostly African, crossing the Channel as “appalling and unacceptably high” and called on France to help keep numbers down. Britain is no more a member of the European Union. According to AFP, Patel made her comments on social media on Friday, the day after …

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Nigeria impounds UK flight running commercial trips despite travel ban

The Nigerian government on Sunday announced that it has impounded a flight owned by a UK company being used to run commercial trips despite an existing travel ban. “Flair Aviation, a UK company, was given approval for humanitarian operations but regrettably we caught them conducting commercial flights,” Nigeria’s aviation minister Hadi Sirika tweeted. “The craft …

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253 Nigerians arrive from UK, taken to isolation centres in Lagos, Abuja

The second batch of 253 Nigerians evacuated from the United Kingdom last Friday  arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. This came 48 hours after the first batch from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) were brought into the country by Emirates Airlines. The latest returnees were flown into the country on British Airways flight …

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Britain declares record of 708 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, five-year-old child among victims

Britain on Saturday reported a record 708 daily deaths from COVID-19, including a five-year-old child, who is thought to be the country’s youngest victim. The health ministry said 4,313 people who tested positive for the virus in the hospital had died as of 1600 GMT Friday while there were 41,903 confirmed cases as of 0800 …

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