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Nigeria’s President Buhari travels to UK for ‘medical check-up’

– – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to the UK on Tuesday for a “routine medical check-up”, according to his office. His spokesman Femi Adesina said in a statement that Mr. Buhari “proceeds to London, the United Kingdom, Tuesday March 30, 2021, for a routine medical check-up.” “The president meets with security chiefs first in the morning, after which he embarks on the journey,” Mr Adesina added. Mr. Buhari will return home in the second week of April, the statement further noted. Traveling to the UK for medical check-up…

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The 17 African countries placed on UK’s travel ‘red list’

– – The United Kingdom has placed 17 African countries on what it calls a ‘red list’, with travelers from these countries hit with new travel measures. Travelers from these countries are to quarantine for 10 days in government-approved hotels and will have to take care of their bills during their stay. The cost for travelers from the African countries on the ‘red -list’ will not be less than $100 per night. The African countries affected by this latest travel measures are: • Angola – – • Botswana • Burundi…

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Ghana secures duty-free and quota-free access to UK market

– – Ghana has announced that it has signed a deal with the United Kingdom (UK) that gives it duty-free and quota-free access to the UK market. Ghanaian will also provide preferential tariff reductions for UK exporters, per the deal. Ghana’s Trade Minister Alan Kyerematen said in a statement on twitter he was happy with the “new Interim Ghana-UK Trade Partnership Agreement providing duty-free & quota-free access for Ghana to the UK market & preferential tariff reductions for UK exporters.” He added that “the Agreement also reflects the importance of integration…

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UK bans travellers from Tanzania and DRC

– – The UK has banned all arrivals from Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo from Friday January 22. It follows the earlier ban on passengers from 11 other Southern African countries to enter the UK. The latest ban is aimed at stopping the spread of the South Africa variant of Covid-19. UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said in a tweet that British and Irish nationals will be exempted. “All passengers from these countries except British & Irish Nationals and third country nationals with residents’ rights will be denied entry,” he said in the…

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Bingo around the World

– – The game of online bingo no deposit is played in countries all over the world although there are many differences in how the game is played.  Though it may have changed a fair amount since it was first created, Bingo has remained recognisable and is increasing in its popularity with every passing year.  This has been hugely helped by the online creation of Bingo games, specific websites and apps. Whether you are looking to play in the UK or elsewhere in the world, there are plenty of ways…

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African trade to be impacted by No-deal Brexit and Covid-19

– – A No-Deal Brexit compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic could see UK GDP fall by 6% and lose £134 billion pounds annually according to The Outlook for Trade after Brexit report. Thereport, from the leading legal global law firm Baker McKenzie and economic consultancy Oxford Economics, covers four sectors of the UK economy, automotive, consumer goods, healthcare and technology which make up around 40% of the UK’s manufacturing GDP and export 46% of their goods to the EU. The report forecasts the combined economic costs of Brexit and the COVID-19 crisis on…

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Nigerian rapper Olawale Hassan jailed in UK for rape

A man who repeatedly raped a woman when he locked her in his car after meeting her on a night out has been jailed for more than 10 years, police said. Olawale Hassan, 33, of Falcon Avenue, Grays, Essex, attacked the victim in Southend in 2017 after claiming he was a music producer, officers said. Hassan, also known as rapper Goldie 1, had denied three counts of rape and one charge of assault by penetration. Essex Police has described him as “manipulative and calculated”. Det Con Victoria De’ath, of the…

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EU starts legal action against UK over Brexit deal

– – The EU has begun legal proceedings against the UK after it refused to ditch plans to override sections of its Brexit divorce deal. An EU deadline for the government to remove sections of the Internal Market Bill expired on Wednesday. The “letter of formal notice” could eventually lead to a court case against the UK at the European Court of Justice, the EU’s top court. But the EU has not walked away from talks over a post-Brexit trade deal. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the…

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Nigerian denied medical care dies in UK detention centre

A Nigerian man has died in a British detention centre after he was denied medical attention despite saying he felt unwell. His family has told UK media The Independent that the Oscar Okwurime, 34, was discovered lying in his cell at the Harmondsworth removal centre by another detainee last week. Police in the UK say they are investigating the cause of his death which is still unknown. Oscar’s older brother who was only named as Alex told The Independent that his brother was feeling unwell during his first week in the detention…

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Botswana University offers students course on Brexit

Botswana’s top university is offering its students an elective course on the UK’s plans to leave the European Union. The term Brexit has been associated with the UK’s move to leave Europe and students of the University of Botswana will learn about this. The course has been structured by the history department of the university to enable students understand the crisis. It will be called ‘Modern Britain’ with students getting the chance to “study the crisis” as it happens, according to a notice from the university. But students will not…

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