Early settlement concession for young people living half their lives in the UK By CJ McKinney

Some young people born or brought up in the UK without immigration status can now apply for settlement after five years rather than ten. The change in policy comes in a new and very welcome Home Office concession, published yesterday, 27 October 2021. Paragraph 276ADE(1)(v) of the Immigration Rules allows people aged 18-24 inclusive, who have spent …

How Bello-Koko, NPA acting MD, acquired secret offshore companies, London properties by Premium Times

Mohammed Bello-Koko, acting managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), reportedly owns properties in the United Kingdom which he acquired by secretly running offshore businesses in the British Virgin Islands. This was revealed in the Pandora Papers project led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), and which Premium Times is a part …

Family Kicks As Accountant-General, Idris Secretly Marries 16-year-old Girl As Fourth Wife

Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris. The family members of a 16-year-old Kano State girl, identified simply as Hussain, have kicked against her marriage to the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris. The family accused Idris of luring the teenager with millions of naira. It was gathered that the Accountant-General tied the knot with …

Insurgency, secessionism and banditry threaten Nigeria

Africa’s biggest nation faces its biggest test since its civil war 50 years ago Less than six decades ago, as Nigeria was nearing independence, even those who were soon to govern Africa’s largest country had their doubts about whether it would hold together. British colonists had drawn a border around land that was home to …

Cambridge college to return looted cockerel statue to Nigeria By Sam Russell

Jesus College set up a Legacy of Slavery Working Party to explore the ‘historical, legal and moral status’ of its ownership of the Benin Bronze. The bronze cockerel statue was taken by British colonial forces in 1897 before it was given to Jesus College, which is now returning it (Chris Loades/PA) / PA Media Cambridge college is …