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Estelle Shirbon

Nigerian police chief indicted in U.S. over 'Hushpuppi' fraud

Jul 29 2021

ABUJA A Nigerian police chief has denied involvement in what a U.S. indictment describes as an elaborate scheme to defraud a Qatari businessperson of more than $1 million, masterminded by a celebrity fraudster known as "Hushpuppi".

Pandemic disruptions push millions of Nigerians into hunger

Jul 16 2021

LAGOS/LONDON Shehu Ismaila Gbadebo has worked as a barber for two decades. The money he made at his rented stall in a bustling suburb of Nigeria's megacity, Lagos, used to be plenty for him to pay bills and set aside some savings. Now, he relies on donated food and sometimes skips meals to feed his family. | Video

UPDATE 1-World Bank calls on Nigeria to make forex system clear, NAFEX rate key

Jun 15 2021

ABUJA, June 15 The World Bank urged Nigeria to provide a clearer and more predictable foreign exchange management system on Tuesday, suggesting that its response to Abuja's request for a $1.5 billion loan would be linked to how the issue was handled.

Europe dares to reopen as 200 millionth vaccine dose delivered

May 10 2021

MADRID/LONDON As its vaccination drive reaches a third of adults and COVID-19 infections ease, Europe is starting to reopen cities and beaches, raising hopes that this summer's holiday season can be saved before it is too late.

Airlines blast Britain's travel restart plan, Jet2 cancels holidays until June

Apr 09 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -British travel company Jet2 said it was cancelling holidays until late June, blaming uncertainty in UK government plans for restarting international travel, which were condemned by airlines. | Video

Green, amber or red: UK to classify travel destinations in May

Apr 08 2021

LONDON, April 8 Britain will confirm in early May whether it will allow international travel to resume from May 17 and which countries will fall into the red, amber or green categories in a new traffic light system based on COVID-19 risks.

'#MeToo movement' in British schools as teens recount sexual abuse

Mar 31 2021

LONDON More than 10,000 young people in Britain have recounted what they say are teenage experiences of sexual harassment and abuse by fellow teens in an outpouring described by a senior police officer as a "#MeToo movement" for schools. | Video

A year on from first lockdown, Britain grieves for COVID-19 dead

Mar 23 2021

LONDON A year to the day after they were first ordered to stay at home to contain the spread of COVID-19, Britons on Tuesday remembered more than 126,000 people who lost their lives to the disease, a toll few people could have imagined in March 2020. | Video

Scottish parliamentary committee says it was misled by First Minister Sturgeon

Mar 23 2021

LONDON A Scottish parliamentary committee said on Tuesday First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had misled it over evidence she gave on her handling of sexual harassment complaints, the latest twist in a row that could sink her hopes for an independent Scotland.

One year on from first lockdown, Britain grieves for COVID-19 dead

Mar 23 2021

LONDON, March 23 A year to the day after they were first ordered to stay at home to contain the spread of COVID-19, Britons will remember the more than 126,000 people who have lost their lives to the virus, a toll few could have imagined in March 2020.

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