UK PM May reaches out to rivals in Brexit deadlock
British Prime Minister Theresa May faces deadlock Thursday over a new Brexit plan, after narrowly surviving a no-confidence vote sparked by the crushing defeat of her EU withdrawal deal.
Pound stands firm after May loss, London stocks edge up
The pound held its ground Wednesday and London's FTSE opened higher after the record defeat of British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan, as investors consider the next developments in the long-running saga.
‘Maritime powers should curb piracy in West Africa’
Worried by the lingering insecurity of ships and crew on the West African waters, international ship owners, under the auspice of Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), have called for more collaboration with maritime powers to combat the lingering sea pirates in the Gulf of Guinea. BIMCO, in its latest report said maritime powers,…
NDDC partners EU for sustainable water projects in Niger Delta
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has disclosed partnership with the European Union, (EU) to revive abandoned water infrastructure across the region. The Special Assistant on Communications to the NDDC Chairman, Clara Braide, who made the disclosure in a statement in Calabar yesterday, said it would be done through the Niger Delta Support Programme (NDSP).…
Decision time as British lawmakers vote on Brexit deal
The British parliament holds a historic vote Tuesday on the Brexit deal agreed with the EU and all sides are bracing for turmoil when the text is almost certainly rejected.
Amina Zakari: PDP petitions EU over appointment
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday, called on the European Union to prevail on members of the security agencies to remain apolitical during the conduct of the forthcoming general elections. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, made the call when the party received Mrs Hannah Roberts, Deputy Chief Observer, European Union Election Observation…
EU's Juncker says 'every effort' needed on Brexit
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that "every effort" must be made to find a way through the Brexit condundrum ahead of a crucial vote next week by British lawmakers.
Malta prime minister says deal reached for 49 migrants to disembark
Malta has reached a deal with other EU member states to allow 49 migrants aboard two rescue ships off the coast of the island nation to disembark, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Wednesday.
British lawmakers to hold key Brexit vote on January 15
British MPs are set to hold a critical vote on January 15 on the Brexit agreement negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May with the European Union, her spokesman said Tuesday.
AU, EU and legal migration to Europe
A move by the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) to ease legal migration to European countries with a view to checking the number of youths who lose their lives taking illegal routes, is a right step in the right direction. This development may not be unconnected with the realisation that more legal,…