Minister urges divided UK MPs to find Brexit consensus
A senior government minister called Saturday for British MPs from all parties to "forge a consensus" on Brexit to avoid a potentially damaging "no deal" withdrawal from the EU in March. Work and pensions minister Amber Rudd said Brexit could succeed "if politicians are willing to try a different way and only if a coalition…
UK's May returns to face EU leaders after Brexit deal rebuff
British Prime Minister Theresa May returned to face EU leaders Friday after they rebuffed her pleas for help to sell her Brexit plan back home and warned of the growing threat of a "no deal."
Nigeria, Britain sign pact on aviation security, training
Nigeria and Britain have signed a pact on aviation security and training, as part of efforts to deepen capacity and professionalism in the critical service area. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the Managing Director of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Saleh Dunoma, on behalf of Nigeria, while United Nations Counter…
Tusk to meet May ahead of summit as EU drafts Brexit text
EU President Donald Tusk will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May Thursday for "last-minute talks" to try to help save her beleaguered Brexit deal ahead of a crucial European summit.
UK Prime Minister May faces party no-confidence vote on Wednesday
Prime Minister Theresa May faced a no-confidence vote on Wednesday after dozens of MPs from her own Conservative Party called for one in the wake of her desperate decision to delay a vote on Brexit she was certain to lose.
British pound sinks on reports of Brexit vote delay
Pound sank Monday on reports that Prime Minister Theresa May will delay a Brexit deal vote on the eve of what was forecast to be a "huge" defeat, dealers said.
May to address lawmakers on probable Brexit vote delay
British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday address MPs amid reports she is set to postpone a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal in a U-turn on the eve of what was expected to be a crushing defeat.
Afghan football chiefs suspended over sex abuse on women's team
Afghanistan has suspended five officials including the president of the country's football federation over allegations of sexual and physical abuse against the national women's team, officials said Sunday. The decision comes days after President Ashraf Ghani ordered the attorney general to conduct a "thorough investigation" into what he called "shocking" claims of abuse by male…
UK's May hints at Brexit backstop vote to save ailing deal
Prime Minister Theresa May suggested Thursday that MPs may get to decide whether Britain eventually joins the "backstop" plan to avoid post-Brexit border checks with Ireland.
The architecture and technology of discipline
Anyone who has passed through the arrival hall at our premier international airport in Lagos recently would notice that the structure of arrival does not permit crowding and milling. A narrow path with guard rails leads to the passport control. Here, the architecture of discipline has tamed the hurry-hurry, rush-rush na-me-alone-get-road mentality that rules Nigeria…