Brexit '50-50' if May's deal voted down
Britain's chances of leaving the European Union are only "50-50" if MPs reject Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, a senior minister warned Sunday. Liam Fox, the international trade secretary and a vocal Brexit campaigner during the 2016 referendum, warned colleagues planning on voting against May that her plan was the only way to be…
EU leaders to sign off 'tragic' Brexit deal
European Union leaders met Sunday to approve a historic Brexit deal, with one declaring Britain's withdrawal a "tragedy", but holding out hope of close future ties.
Seme, Togo border posts to get EU’s cargo scanners
Following the commitments made by technical and trade partners, the European Union (EU), at the commissioning of the Seme and Togo border posts last month, the borders are expected to take delivery of two cargo scanners hopefully before the end of the year. The Guardian learnt that the soon-to-be-deployed scanners are expected to aid trade…
‘UNIDO, EU committed to promoting industrial development in Nigeria, others’
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Representative to ECOWAS and Regional Director, Nigeria Regional Office Hub, Jean Bakole, has affirmed the commitment of the Organisation and the European Union (EU) in promoting inclusive and sustainable economic and industrial development in Nigeria and the ECOWAS Sub-region. Bakole affirmed this at the 7th EU-Nigeria Business Forum…
Nigeria signs code of conduct to actively fight terror
Nigeria has signed a Code of Conduct, aimed at joining efforts by the global community to actively engage in the fight against terror in all its forms. Nigeria’s delegation to the meeting on the margins of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York, was led by the…
Venezuelan firefighters face 20 years' jail over Maduro donkey jibe
Two Venezuelan firefighters risk 20 years of prison for publishing a video in which they jokingly referred to a donkey as President Nicolas Maduro, a human rights organization said on Monday. Ricardo Prieto, 41, and Carlos Varon, 45, are accused of "inciting aggravated hatred" in the country after a donkey was videoed being led around…
Britain likely to leave EU without deal
Britain is now likely leave the European Union without a deal due to the "intransigence" of the European Union, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox told the Sunday Times.
May says Trump told her to 'sue the EU'
US President Donald Trump told British Prime Minister Theresa May she should sue the European Union rather than negotiate with them, she said Sunday.
EU still in denial on immigration
“The North/South destabilising trade imbalance can no longer be sustainable. It is time to stop playing the ostrich…” – Refugees crisis: Chickens coming home to roost; The Guardian, October 2, 2015. The 28-member European Union (EU) has yet to brace up to the real causes of millions of unsolicited migrants on its doorsteps...
African common market: Path to economic development
Sir: The high level of poverty in Africa is absurd and an aberration taking into consideration the enormous natural resources at the disposal of the continent.