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Man jailed in UK for removing condom without lady’s consent

A UK court on Thursday jailed a man for removing without consent a condom that he was wearing during sex, in what London’s Metropolitan Police called a “milestone” legal case. Guy Mukendi, 39, of South London, was sentenced to four…

Hungry Nigerian students in UK seeking help from food charity

The economic downturn in Nigeria has left many international students in the United Kingdom struggling to afford tuition fees, with some at Teesside University being blocked from their studies and ordered to return home. Debbie Fixter, manager at Thornaby’s Sprouts…

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UK general election holds July 4

A United Kingdom general election is to be held on July 4, British media reported on Wednesday quoting sources, as Prime Minister Rishi Sunak met with his top ministers. Political editors at the BBC, ITV, Sky News and The Guardian…

UK Civil Aviation Authority Flags Safety Violations by Air Peace

The United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) has notified Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) of alleged safety regulation violations by Air Peace. This development comes just three months after Air Peace launched its Lagos-London route. Two mandatory occurrence reports…

Nigerian Man Sentenced to Life in UK for Brutally Murdering Wife

Olubunmi Abodunde, a 48-year-old Nigerian man, has been sentenced to life imprisonment in the United Kingdom for the brutal murder of his wife, Taiwo Abodunde. The attack, which involved a skateboard, occurred in November 2023 at their home in Newmarket,…

Nigerian Students in UK Launch Healthcare Startup for Elderly

Three Nigerian students studying in the United Kingdom have launched a startup aimed at providing healthcare services to the elderly. The startup, founded by Damilola Olaopa, along with his co-founders Hameed Abdulrahaman and Samuel Isatayo, originates from their Master’s studies…

UK increases minimum wage of immigrants by 48 per cent

The United Kingdom government has raised the general salary threshold for Skilled Worker visa holders from £26,200 to £38,700, aiming to reduce migration and prioritize British workers. According to Home Secretary James Cleverly, the minimum wage has surged by 48%,…

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UK, Japan economies slip into recession

The United Kingdom’s economy has entered a recession as its gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 0.3 percent in December 2023. According to the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), the fall in GDP was due to a decline in…