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#EndSARS: British MPs suggest sanctions against Nigeria

24 November 2020 British MPs yesterday debated sanctions against the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari following an e-petition against the shooting of unarmed EndSARS protesters in Lagos. The petition was signed by 220,330 people in the UK, many of whom were constituents of the MPS that contributed to the debate. Theresa Villiers, the Conservative MP for Chipping Barnet, started the …

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Priti Patel repeatedly backed company accused of obtaining Nigerian gas contract through corruption

21 November 2020 Home secretary sought to intervene in on behalf of firm in dispute with Nigerian government Priti Patel sought to publicly intervene three times on behalf of an offshore company which has been accused in a British court of obtaining a £100m contract from the Nigerian government through corruption. She repeatedly backed the company, Process & Industrial Development …

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#EndSARS: British MP Chi Onwurah presents petition in Parliament

17 November 2020 Chi Onwurah, the MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central, today presented a petition against the shooting of EndSARS protesters in Lagos last month. Onwurah, born in Northumberland of a Nigerian father and an English mother from Newcastle, said when she presented the petition: “I rise to present a petition calling for the Government to rally international condemnation …

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The UK’s House of Lords debates “religious violence” in Nigeria

22 September 2020 The UK’s upper legislative chamber, the House of Lords, yesterday held a debate on the “religious violence” in Nigeria, with several contributors drawing from their experience to attempt to get the UK government to put pressure on the Nigerian government to deal effectively with the problem. Lord Anderson said “it is clearly beyond the capacity, or perhaps …

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UK home secretary Priti Patel’s “priti strange” relationship with company suing Nigeria for $10bn

9 September 2020 British investigative journalism magazine Private Eye has again raised questions about the relationship between UK home secretary, Priti Patel and a company claiming $10bn in damages against the Nigerian government. From the current edition of “The Eye”: ‘If Nigeria want to take part in global markets, it must shape up and honour its obligations’, thundered Priti Patel, …

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Nigeria: Unfolding genocide – new report launched

18 June 2020 The All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief has launched a new report in Westminster on Monday entitled Nigeria – Unfolding Genocide? The report launch featured speeches from the Chair of the APPG, Jim Shannon MP, Co-Chair Baroness Cox, and Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of Leah Sharibu who was kidnapped by Boko Haram two years ago and has …

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UK toes US line to block looted funds for Nigeria governor

6 April 2020  U.K.’s National Crime Agency opposes Nigeria transfer deal Parties say preliminary settlement talks underway in U.S. The U.K. has joined the U.S. in resisting a plan by the Nigerian government to hand nearly $110 million of funds the American authorities say was stolen by late dictator Sani Abacha to a top ruling party official. The three governments are involved in …

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London Museum to consult Nigerian Londoners on return of looted Benin bronzes

30 January 2020 The Horniman Museum will consult Nigerian Londoners about the future of its Benin bronzes amid pressure to return them to Africa.   The 50 works, which include religious objects, weapons and jewellery, were looted by British troops in the 19th century during an invasion of the kingdom of Benin in modern-day Nigeria. A spokeswoman for the museum, in Forest …

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Buhari to face protests at UK-Africa Investment Summit in London

17 January 2020 President Muhammadu Buhari flies out of Nigeria today to attend the UK-Africa Investment Summit, scheduled to start in London on Monday. Buhari never passes up an opportunity for an overseas trip and he has what seems like an adequate excuse for a foreign junket with this summit. However, the pressure group, Global Justice Now, claims that the …

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