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UK to unveil post-Brexit foreign policy overhaul

Britain on Tuesday unveils what the government says is its biggest overhaul of security, defence and foreign policy since the end of the Cold War, as it seeks greater opportunities beyond the European Union post-Brexit. The conclusions of the Integrated Review will include recommendations on how best to deal with new and emerging threats, including
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UK Partners Nigeria On Digital Access For Underserved, Unserved Communities

  The United Kingdom has restated its commitment to supporting the Federal Government in its inclusive digital economic agenda to promote the growth of Nigeria’s tech ecosystem and close the digital divide in the country. The British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ben Llewellyn-Jones, OBE, stated this on Thursday in Lagos during a virtual technical … Continue reading UK Partners Nigeria On Digital Access For Underserved, Unserved Communities Read Full Story

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UK urges Iran to release all dual nationals

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday told Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani to free all dual nationals, including one woman who faces further court action despite her sentence having ended. “The Prime Minister raised the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and other British-Iranian Dual Nationals detained in Iran and demanded their immediate release,” Johnson’s Downing Street
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Return all forfeited funds, properties purchased legitimately, Oghara Union tells UK

…Delta elders reject FG’s bid to spend £4.2m refund by Britain …Threaten court action By Emma Amaize & Ikechukwu Nnochiri Delta Elders Forum, led by South-South leader, Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday, opposed plans by the Federal Government to use the £4.2 million pounds taken from the state and seized by a former governor to complete
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UPDATED: UK to return £4.2m Ibori loot

Eniola Akinkuotu and Adelani Adepegba , Abuja The United Kingdom is set to return £4.2m (N2.2bn) seized from convicted former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori, and his associates. The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, said this while delivering his speech on Tuesday at the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between Nigeria […] Read Full Story

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BREAKING: UK to return £4.2m Ibori loot

Eniola Akinkuotu and Adelani Adepegba , Abuja The United Kingdom is set to return £4.2m (N2.2bn) seized from convicted former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori, and his associates. The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, said this while delivering his speech on Tuesday at the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between Nigeria […] Read Full Story

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COVID-19 vaccines sold for $ 1,200 cryptocurrency in black markets – Kaspersky Researchers

COVID-19 vaccines sold for $ 1,200 cryptocurrency in black markets – Kaspersky ResearchersLAGOS, Nigeria, March 4, 2021/APO Group/ — The whole world is currently undergoing one of the largest and most complex vaccination campaigns in history, and, unsurprisingly, con artists and black market vendors have been keen to profit from this process. Researchers at Kaspersky (https://africa.Kaspersky.com) looked at 15 different markets on the Darknet and found advertisements for three main COVID vaccines: Pfizer / BioNTech, AstraZeneca, and Moderna. There were also vendors advertising unverified “COVID19” vaccines. The majority of sellers were from France, Germany, the UK, and the US, and prices per dose ranged from $ 250 to $ 1,200, with an average cost of around $ 500. Communications are carried out through encrypted messaging apps such as Wickr and Telegram, while payments are requested in the form of cryptocurrency, primarily Bitcoin. The majority of these underground sellers have made between 100 and 500 transactions, indicating that they have made sales, but what […]

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Royal Academy of Engineering Reports Impact on Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa ahead of World Engineering Day

Royal Academy of Engineering Reports Impact on Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa ahead of World Engineering DayThe Royal Academy of Engineering (www.RAEng.org.uk), an engineering charity focused on harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and inclusive economy, presents its impact on the Improvement of collaboration, education and diversity in engineering in sub-Saharan Africa, offered by its Africa grants programs ahead of UNESCO’s second World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development on March 4, 2021. Achievements of grant programs in Africa include: More than 2000 professionals trained by professional engineering institutions in sub-Saharan Africa. More than 530 student industry internships since 2013. Number of students who have obtained industry internships increased from 40% to 90% during a project in Zambia Diversity and inclusion of initiatives resulted in equal participation of men and women in the programs. A project by the Institute of Engineers Rwanda has helped increase the number of female internship candidates from 5% in 2018 to 25% in 2019. 50 Individual course curricula […]

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Haven Homes champions affordable luxury properties in Nigeria – MD Tayo Sonuga

Haven Homes champions affordable luxury properties in Nigeria – MD Tayo SonugaOften described as a journey of the senses and the Nigerian hills of Beverly Hills, Haven Homes offers a breathtaking luxury estate considered to be one of West Africa’s most innovative contemporary estates. The estate has a host of amenities that promote a luxury lifestyle, however, with the popular maxim that “money can’t buy you happiness or taste.” With Haven Homes, money can buy you a whole bunch of the essence of life like there is. plenty of space to fill with a taste of luxury. The flagship Haven Homes estate, named the Richmond Gate Estate, is home to some of the celebrities of the Nigerian entertainment industry. It is also home to some of the city’s “Very Important Personalities” (VIPs). World famous artists including 2Face (Innocent Idibia), AY Comedian (Ayodeji Richard Makun), Tiwa Savage, Kizz Daniel, Banky W, Falz (The Bahd Guy), ex-beauty queen Dabota Lawson and many more […]

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African FinTech start-up ImaliPay raises upfront funds to meet the financial needs of outsourced workers

African FinTech start-up ImaliPay raises upfront funds to meet the financial needs of outsourced workersJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 1, 2021 – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – ImaliPay, an Africa-based fintech start-up, is making waves by reshaping the future of work in the concert economy. Australian venture capital firm TEN13, known for investing in top-tier startups, has invested an undisclosed amount of pre-seed funds in ImaliPay. ImaliPay Joins TEN13’s Growing Fintech Portfolio; companies like Chipper Cash and Bookipi. Other investors included in the increase are; Finca Ventures, Optimiser Foundation, Mercycorps Ventures, Changecom and super angels from Norway, Nigeria, UK and Kenya. The main objective of the investment is to expand and accelerate its growth and presence in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa to be the one-stop shop for the financial needs of concert workers. TEN13’s endorsement of ImaliPay follows a series of recent events that have raised the visibility of the emerging Fintech scene in Africa. “We believe this is a perfect opportunity […]

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Professor Umar Danbatta to deliver the Bullion lecture

Professor Umar Danbatta to deliver the Bullion lectureProfessor Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice President / General Manager of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), will deliver the 2021 edition of The Bullion Lecture. Professor Danbatta is a renowned scholar, scholarly engineer, astute administrator, philanthropist, and quintessential nation-builder. Professor Danbatta holds BEng and MSc degrees from Technical University of Wroclaw in Poland and a PhD from Institute of Science and Technology, University of Manchester, UK. Until his appointment as EVC / CEO of NCC, Professor Danbatta was a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Bayero University, Kano, for 32 years, where he taught telecommunications engineering courses and electronics and has held academic dean positions. of the Faculty and of the head of department at different times. Professor Danbatta will speak on Telecommunications, Digital Banking and Economic Development in Nigeria. The Bullion Lecture, a platform conceptualized by the Center for Financial Journalism (CFJ Nigeria) for lively […]

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Market volatility and global expansion push INFINOX to half a trillion

Market volatility and global expansion push INFINOX to half a trillionINFINOX (www.INFINOX.com), a leading CFD and FX trading broker with an international presence, including in Africa, recorded a 61% increase in revenues and a 28% increase in trading volumes to 553 billion dollars in 2020. of the company’s resilient expansion strategy and growing investor demand around the world. The company aims to empower investors by providing them with a seamless user experience to trade effectively. This includes an array of assets, including forex, stocks, commodities, and indices on the popular MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 trading platforms. In late 2020, the company launched its innovative IX Social app – a mobile community trading platform that puts global financial markets in the hands of users. It allows them to share their knowledge, their professions in real time and their experience with like-minded international traders from the IX Social community. Regulated and licensed by FSCA South Africa and FCA UK, among other […]

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Coronavirus – Africa: MSF welcomes the motion of the African Union supporting the proposed exemption to intellectual property (IP) at the WTO

Coronavirus – Africa: MSF welcomes the motion of the African Union supporting the proposed exemption to intellectual property (IP) at the WTOIn a recently released report sharing the decisions of the 34th meeting of the Assembly of the Union, the African Union (AU) expressed support for the proposed intellectual property (IP) waiver being discussed at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Médecins Sans Frontières / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes this approval by the AU to support this historic proposal at the WTO which would allow countries to choose not to apply or apply certain types of IP on COVID-medical tools. 19 during the pandemic. In recent months, several international organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Program on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS), Unitaid and drugs for neglected diseases initiative (MDNI) have issued statements in support of this critical waiver. The proposal launched by India and South Africa is now officially co-sponsored by Eswatini, Kenya, Mozambique, Pakistan, Mongolia, Venezuela, Bolivia and Egypt. However, a small group of WTO members, […]

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UK Temporarily Bans Boeing 777 After US Engine Fire

  Britain said on Monday that Boeing 777 aircraft with the same engines as one that caught fire in the United States would be banned from entering UK airspace. READ ALSO: Boeing Calls For Grounding Of Some 777s After Denver Engine Fire Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the temporary restriction applied to jets equipped with … Continue reading UK Temporarily Bans Boeing 777 After US Engine Fire Read Full Story

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Towards a new normal: Rugby Africa’s #Unstoppable Babalwa Latsha as changemaker

Towards a new normal: Rugby Africa’s #Unstoppable Babalwa Latsha as changemakerA little over a year ago, few people outside of South African rugby circles would have heard of Babalwa Latsha. That changed dramatically in January 2020, when the law graduate from Khayelitsha made history as the first professional rugby player in South Africa – and Africa. Since then, she has racked up accolades – and inspired a new generation of potential players as an #Unstoppable Rugby Africa Ambassador. “My journey in rugby has been quite explosive and inspiring,” admits Latsha, who was introduced to the sport in college and “has never looked back”. “Sport has given me a kind of refuge, and I hope that women’s rugby becomes a refuge for many young women, opening up life-changing opportunities, coupled with a solid education. I would love to see women’s rugby, especially in Africa, grow in leaps and bounds and become a massive global force. This unwavering passion for rugby, and […]

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Retracing the Alliances of the Republic of South Sudan (By Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth)

Retracing the Alliances of the Republic of South Sudan (By Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth)By Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth On July 9, 2011, the Republic of South Sudan was welcomed by millions of South Sudanese and around the world as the newest nation in the world. Juba, the capital of the republic, was inundated with people who came to witness his birth. The Republic of South Sudan had allies everywhere – including in the IGAD region (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda), the African Union, the United States, Europe, China, the Middle East and the UN. The people of South Sudan have been greeted warmly in all corners of the world. In the United States, where I served as the then Government of South Sudan (GOSS) Chief of Mission to the United States and the United Nations, President General Salva Kiir Mayardit (then the First Vice President of Sudan and Chairman of GOSS) was received with honor each year at the White House […]

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Retracing the Alliances of the Republic of South Sudan (By Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth)

Retracing the Alliances of the Republic of South Sudan (By Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth)By Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth On July 9, 2011, the Republic of South Sudan was welcomed by millions of South Sudanese and around the world as the newest nation in the world. Juba, the capital of the republic, was inundated with people who came to witness his birth. The Republic of South Sudan had allies everywhere – including in the IGAD region (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda), the African Union, the United States, Europe, China, the Middle East and the UN. The people of South Sudan have been greeted warmly in all corners of the world. In the United States, where I served as the then Government of South Sudan (GOSS) Chief of Mission to the United States and the United Nations, President General Salva Kiir Mayardit (then the First Vice President of Sudan and Chairman of GOSS) was received with honor each year at the White House […]

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