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UK invests £100 million for renewable energy projects in Africa

UK's £100 million extra funding to the Renewable Energy Performance Platform will support up to 40 new renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa

Hundreds of thousands of people in sub-Saharan Africa will get access to electricity for the first time thanks to an extra £100 million of funding from the UK government announced at COP24 in Poland. The new investment triples funds for the Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP), to support up to…

Source: British High Commission Abuja |

RAF Force Protection Wing deploy to Nigeria

The detachment comes after a request from Nigeria's Chief of Air Staff to assist in capacity building for the Nigerian Air Force Regiment

A 66 person Short Term Training Team (STTT) from No 5 Royal Air Force (RAF) Force Protection Wing deployed from RAF Lossiemouth to Nigeria for a 6 week period to train the Nigerian Air Force Regiment. The focus of the STTT is to deliver a training package which enables students…

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Call for bids for 'Business Environment in States' scoping study 2016/17 in Nigeria

The Nigeria Prosperity Fund is looking for projects to fund in financial year 2016 to 2017

The 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review announced a £1.3billion cross-government Prosperity Fund to run over the next five years (2016/17 to 2020/21). Its purpose was to promote the economic reform and development needed for growth in partner countries. Our priorities include improving the business climate, competitiveness and operation of…

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British High Commission Abuja hosts pre-departure reception for Chevening scholars

A total of 53 Nigerians have been awarded the UK's prestigious Chevening Scholarship and will be pursuing their postgraduate studies from September

On Thursday (1 September 2016) the British High Commission Abuja hosted a farewell reception for young Nigerians who have been awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship for the 2016/2017 session. A total of 53 Nigerians have been awarded Chevening Scholarships and Fellowships for the 2016/17 academic year and will be pursuing…

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Immigration Minister signs agreement with Nigeria on returning stolen criminal assets

As per the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding), criminal assets stolen in Nigeria and seized in the UK are to be returned to the West African country

Criminal assets stolen in Nigeria and seized in the UK are to be returned to the West African country through a new agreement signed today. The deal was signed by Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill and Nigerian Attorney General Abubakar Malami. The MoU was signed as part of a two-day visit…

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UKVI launches new 24-hour Super Priority Visa service in Nigeria

The new service allows customers to process their applications within 24 hours

On 1 August 2016 UK Visas & Immigration launched a new 24-hour Super Priority Visa service in Nigeria. The introduction of this service allows customers greater flexibility to choose from a number of visa products to meet their needs; it is offered alongside our current Priority Visa (front of queue…

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New Report launched on UK Business Opportunities in Nigeria

The report officially launched by the FCO and PricewaterhouseCoopers looks at sectors of opportunity for UK businesses in Nigeria

On Wednesday (27 July 2016) the Foreign Office in conjunction with PricewaterhouseCoopers held the official launch of the report ‘Seizing the Opportunity: An economic assessment of key sectors of opportunity for UK business in Nigeria’. The event was hosted by The Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Nigeria, John Howell, MP.…

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British High Commission Abuja donates Returns Reception Centre to Nigeria Immigration Service

The new facility is part of a UK MoU with Nigeria Immigration Service to provide a secure, weatherproof environment for processing returns.

On Wednesday (13 July), the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright was joined by Nigeria’s Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Danbazau to commission a newly constructed immigration Returns Reception Centre at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos built by the UK government for the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS). The facility,…

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British High Commission Abuja enters MoU with Nigeria Police Force

The Memorandum of Understanding will see the British High Commission Abuja support police deployment to Nigeria's North East to provide greater security.

The British High Commission, Abuja was delighted to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), signed by the immediate past Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, to support the Nigeria Police Force’s deployment to the North East to provide greater safety and security in an…

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High Commissioner Paul Arkwright completes two day visit to Ogun State

British High Commissioner, Paul Arkwright yesterday wrapped up his first ever visit to Ogun State in southwest Nigeria

British High Commissioner, Paul Arkwright yesterday wrapped up his first ever visit to Ogun State in southwest Nigeria. Some highlights of the two day visit which commenced on Wednesday June 1 included calls on Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun and former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo. On his first day in…