Trump congratulates newly elected UK parliamentarian Nigel Farage, ignores Prime Minister Keir Starmer

Former US President Donald Trump celebrated the election of Nigel Farage to Britain’s parliament on Friday, while notably omitting any mention of the new Prime Minister, Keir Starmer. Farage’s anti-immigration Reform UK party garnered the third-largest vote count in the recent election. However, due to Britain’s electoral system, the party secured only four seats, while…

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Pakistani politician gives up seat, says election rigged in his favour 

BY JEMILAT NASIRU Hafiz Naeem ur Rehman, a Pakistani politician who was announced winner of PS-129 provincial election in Karachi, has given up his seat.  Pakistan held its national and provincial elections on February 8. Rehman, who contested on the platform of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, said the election was rigged in his favour against independent…

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Donald Trump tells crowd he would encourage Russia to atttack fellow NATO members for failing to ‘pay their dues’

Former US president, Donald Trump has claimed he would encourage Russia to attack NATO members who don’t pay their share of the alliance’s budget. The ex-president made the claims while speaking to a cheering crowd during his rally in Conway, South Carolina, on Saturday. ‘The president of a big country stood up and said “if we don’t pay, and we’re attacked…

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Scotland reveals intention to retain international students after graduation

Scotland has revealed its intentions to broaden the diversity of its international student body and increase the retention of foreign students post-graduation.   This was discussed during the country’s inaugural international education strategy held recently as the Scottish government outlined plans to launch a new “Talent attraction and migration service” later this year.   Nairametrics learns that this service aims to…

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He was working as a spy” – Putin talks about imprisoned US reporter Evan Gershkovich as he suggests swap deal for Russian assassin

Vladimir Putin in a sweeping new interview with former Fox News host, Tucker Carlson published on Friday morning, February 9 said he believed “an agreement can be reached” to free imprisoned US journalist Evan Gershkovich, suggesting he would swap him for a Russian assassin serving a life sentence in Germany. Russia’s president compared Gershkovich’s imprisonment…

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PRESS RELEASE] ECOWAS expresses concern over the postponement of the Senegal presidential election

The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States takes note of the decision that the Senegalese authorities have taken to postpone the presidential elections scheduled to take place on 25 February 2024. The ECOWAS Commission expresses concern over the circumstances that have led to the postponement of the elections and appeals to the…

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Deporting 12,000 Nigerians will worsen insecurity – Senate begs Germany

45Shares President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has urged the German government to not deport about 12,000 illegal migrants into Nigeria, saying such a move will aggravate security challenges in the country. Akpabio made the call on Wednesday when the German Ambassador to Nigeria, Annette Gunther paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. Gunther, in her…

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New UK Visa Rules To Affect Nigerians As Minimum Salary Thresholds Increased For Foreign Workers

New minimum wage thresholds for foreign worker visas will come into force “within weeks” in the UK and it could affect Nigerians in many ways. According to a statement by the UK Home Secretary the Government which in December said that there would be a wave of new restrictions on people coming to Britain, and their family…

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UK suspends British-Nigerian minister for calling Israel’s actions ‘genocide

A British-Nigerian minister, MP Kate Osamor has been suspended after she accused Israel of genocide on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day. Osamor, a British-Nigerian-born MP for Edmonton, sparked resentment after claiming in her weekly newsletter that Gaza should be added to the list of ‘recent genocides’. In a post on X handle, Osamor posted a photo of herself…

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