EU agrees Brexit extension to 31 January (BBC)

The EU has agreed to extend Brexit until 31 January 2020, according to a tweet from the European Council president. Donald Tusk said the bloc would allow for a so-called “flextension” – meaning the UK could leave before the deadline…

New Brexit deal agreed, says Boris Johnson (BBC)

A Brexit deal has been agreed between UK and EU negotiating teams before a meeting of European leaders in Brussels. Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control.” The two sides have been…

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…

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