Theresa May: Nigeria, UK sign agreement on security, economy

FILE President Muhammadu Buhari with the British Prime Minister Theresa May during the visit of the President to No.10 Downing Street London in London on Monday

FILE President Muhammadu Buhari with the British Prime Minister Theresa May during the visit of the President to No.10 Downing Street London in London on Monday

The premier, who is now in a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, will fly to Lagos where she will meet with business leaders and announce the formation of a U.K. -Nigeria fintech partnership.

May arrived Nigeria this afternoon as part of her visit to some African countries.

British Prime Minister Theresa May meets with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in Cape Town, South Africa, during a three-nation visit to Africa.

"The first meeting, with Nigeria's ailing 75-year-old Muhammadu Buhari in April", it wrote, "ended with the U.S. president telling aides he never wanted to meet someone so lifeless again, according to three people familiar with the matter".

After talks with May, the president, who came to power this year, welcomed Britain's role in his efforts to secure $100 billion of foreign investment to revive South Africa's sluggish economy and soaring unemployment.

The party also accused the government of obstructing the supremacy of the rule of law and as violating the human rights of some citizens.

She also pledged a "fundamental shift" in aid spending to focus on long-term economic and security challenges rather than short-term poverty reduction.

"They understand fully well the U.K.'s predicament and they have a multitude of other trade partners, including China, India and Russian Federation, wanting to invest on a massive scale".

Promising an extra £4bn in direct United Kingdom government investment - which she expects to be matched by the private sector - she said while the United Kingdom could not match the "economic might" of some foreign investors - such as China or the USA - it offered long-term opportunities of the "highest quality and breadth".

Also leaving the cabinet over the Prime Minister's plan to deliver a Brexit in name only was Boris Johnson, who launched a major attack against the proposed deal and the European Union itself Sunday.

Some Tory MPs have said they can not support Mrs May's blueprint for the UK's future relations with the European Union, saying it is a betrayal of the millions who voted to leave the European Union in 2016.

On Tuesday, she announced a new four-billion-pound ($5 billion/4.4 billion euro) Africa investment programme.

"As prime minister of a trading nation whose success depends on global markets, I want to see strong African economies that British companies can do business with in a free and fair fashion, " May will say in Cape Town.

"We offer. the important capacity to bring access to capital markets of the City of London, together with professional services expertise", May told reporters at Abuja airport before heading to Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos.

"I think it's had a reasonably positive landing, we're getting a lot of constructive engagement, and. a lot of talk about the practical considerations rather than "in principle" dismissal, and I think that's valuable from our point of view", Raab told the Lordes EU Committee.

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