Two Nigerians elected mayors in the UK taking charge of Hackney and Thurrock

TWO Nigerians were sworn-in as mayors in the UK yesterday with Tunde Ojetola taking over the head of Thurrock Council in Essex and Soraya Adejare becoming the speaker of the London Borough of Hackney.

Councillor Ojetola, a Conservative councillor for Chafford Hundred has taken over the role from Cathy Kent, the Labour councillor for Grays Thurrock. Over the last year, Councillor Ojetola served as the deputy mayor of the council.


Thousands of Mancunians queue outside blood donation centres in a bid to assist terror attack victims

THOUSANDS of Mancunians have been queuing all day to donate blood to the victims of last night's terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena which led to the death of 22 people and left 59 injured according to the latest official figures.

Last night, a large crowd gathered at the arena to see American singer Ariana Grande, when a bomb was suddenly detonated. Witnesses reported hearing huge bangs at the venue shortly after gig finished at around 10.30pm yesterday evening.


Global Nigerian forum of oil and gas business professionals partner NDDIS

ENERGY professionals under the auspices of the The Global Nigeria (TGN) forum have teamed up with the Nigerian Diaspora Direct Investment Summit (NDDIS) to support this year's annual conference taking place in London between July 13 and 15.

Oil and Gas experts will take a stand at the summit to provide information to delegates about partnership and investment opportunities in the sector. The TGN is a response to an identified need for increased collaboration between local companies and Nigerian technical professionals in the Diaspora and has had several conferences in Europe.


Chief of army staff forms special Buhari loyalist unit in Daura to avert possible military coup

CHIEF of army staff Lt general Tukur Buratai has established a special unit in President Muhammadu Buhari's home town of Daura thought to be part of a fresh plan to avert the possibility of a military coup.


Nominations for Uncelebrated Nigerians Awards UK opens today

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Nominations for Uncelebrated Nigerians Awards UK opens today

ORGANISERS of the Nigerian Uncelebrated Awards (UNA) UK have begun accepting nominations for the 2017 event due to take place at the Mayfair Banqueting Suite in Chadwell Heath on September 30.


Author Ayo Akinfe to sign copies of Black Ladder at Classy & Stylish

ORGANISERS of the inaugural Classy & Stylish bank holiday weekend gig have revealed that author Ayo Akinfe will be attending their event on Friday May 26 where he will sign copies of his new book Black Ladder.

Due to hold at Cyprus Gardens restaurant on the North Circular Road in east London, Classy & Stylish is a mature get-together organised by Classic Stars Entertainment. Its inaugural event will start at 8pm and last until 3am with subsequent gatherings expected to place every two months.


West Ham and Everton join bidding war for Manchester City's Kelechi Iheanacho

SUPER Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho has sparked flurry of interest from several Premiership and European clubs after Manchester City indicated that he would be put up for sale at the end of the season.

Iheanacho, 20, started off as one of Manchester City's best players this season, scoring 21 goals in 63 games, with most of these appearances coming as a substitute. Over recent months, however, he has struggled to get into the starting line-up and it looks certain that he will leave the club at the end of the current campaign.


Osinbajo signs three far-reaching executive orders to ease business, fast track budget submissions and promote made in Nigeria products




In exercise of the presidential authorities vested in the Executive arm of government, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, today signed three executive orders that will significantly change some of the ways government business and operations are conducted in the country forthwith.


Nollywood actress Moji Olaiya passes away in Canada at the tender age of 42

NOLLYWOOD actress Moji Olaiya passed away in Canada late last night after suffering from cardiac arrest at the tender age of 42 in a development that has sent shock waves across the Nigerian film industry.

Only two months ago, Ms Olaiya, the son of highlife maestro Sir Victor Olaiya, gave birth after she officially divorced her first husband. She had previously been married to Bayo Okesola.


European Union bars Medview from flying into its airspace over poor state of its aircraft

NIGERIAN carrier Medview Airline has been barred from entering European airspace after aviation officials decided that its Boeing 767 aircraft that flies into Gatwick Airport in the UK is not airworthy.

In November 2015, Medview began flying the Lagos-London route, becoming the only Nigerian carrier into Gatwick Airport. Yesterday, the European Commission told the airline to change the aircraft or suspend flight operations to its airspace until it is able to provide another aircraft for its operations.



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