Presidency reacts to statements on the CJN by US, UK and EU

The Presidency has reacted to what it described as coordinated statements by the United States of America, United Kingdom and the European Union in the matter of the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen. A…

EU envoy wants end to gender-based violence in Nigeria (Guardian)

11 December 2018 The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Ketil Karlson, has advocated an end to gender-based violence in Nigeria. He urged relevant stakeholders and authorities to engage in aggressive…

China says is no threat to EU, after Macron army call (Guardian)

China said on Wednesday that it had never posed a threat to Europe as it responded to a proposal by French President Emmanuel Macron for a “European army” to defend the bloc against China, Russia, and even the US. “We…

2019: We won’t interfere in INEC’s duties, Amaechi tells EU (Nation)

The European Union (EU) has no preferred candidate in next year’s election, it said yesterday. EU Delegation Head Amb. Ketil Karlsen gave the assurance at an audience with Buhari Campaign Organisation Director-General Rotimi Amaechi. Amaechi told the EU that the…

UK, EU strike tentative Brexit deal on financial services (Vanguard)

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has struck a tentative deal with the EU that would give financial services companies in the United Kingdom continued access to European markets after Brexit, The Times reported on Thursday. A woman walks past a…

Brexit: ‘Expectations low’ as Theresa May heads to Brussels (BBC)

Theresa May is heading to Brussels to speak to EU leaders as she battles to keep hopes of a Brexit deal alive. Expectations of a breakthrough are low, with talks deadlocked over the Irish border issue. EU leaders say it…

US, EU, UK allege voters’ intimidation, harassment in Osun rerun (Punch)

In their appraisal of the Osun State rerun governorship election, the missions of the United States, European Union and the United Kingdom, who were on the ground to monitor the exercise, said there were incidents of harassment and intimidation of…

EU, UK, U.S. speak on Osun governorship election

As the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) prepares for the rerun election that would conclude the Osun state governorship election on Thursday, key foreign missions in Nigeria have indicated interest in the process. The missions of European Union, United Kingdom…

Macron admits EU FAILED over migrant crisis but warns Italy populist rise ‘OFFERS NOTHING’ (Express)

French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday admitted European passivity in the face of the escalating migrant crisis had exacerbated populist sentiment in Italy, but warned that the absence of EU solidarity did not excuse Rome’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. The young centrist said…

Theresa May announces she will keep UK under EU laws for another 21 months, risking Brexiteer fury (Independent)

Theresa May has risked the fury of Brexiteer MPs by announcing plans to keep the UK under EU laws for a further 21 months. The 1972 European Communities Act will not be fully repealed until the end of the planned…

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