Support falls for France's 'yellow vest' protests: polls
Support for the "yellow vest" protesters in France has dropped sharply following President Emmanuel Macron's concessions to ease taxes and boost income, leaving the country split, two opinion polls showed Tuesday.
Q3 trade report reflects Nigeria’s continued dependence on oil revenue
Despite commitments by the federal and state governments to the diversification agenda, Nigeria’s exports remain heavily dependent on crude oil, accounting for 85.4 per cent of export transactions in the third quarter (Q3). While Europe and Asia remain the choice destination for Nigerian exports, trade within Africa in terms of exports, stood at N341.1billion…
Macron hikes minimum wage to appease 'yellow vest' protesters
French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday a 100-euro ($113) per month increase in the minimum wage from next year in a major concession to "yellow vest" protesters who have roiled the country. The minimum wage was set at 1,498 euros per month pre-tax in 2018 and 1,185 euros after tax. Macron also rolled back…
'Moment of truth' for Macron as protests hit French economy
French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to offer fresh concessions Monday to try to end the "yellow vest" protests that have rocked the country and taken a heavy toll on the economy.
Over 1,700 arrested in latest 'yellow vest' protests in France
More than 1,700 people were arrested across France during the latest "yellow vest" protests as demonstrators clashing with riot police caused more damage in Paris than a week ago, officials said on Sunday. Clashes broke out in the French capital and other several cities, including Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon and Toulouse, during a fourth weekend of…
Falcons to know World Cup opponents today
African champions, Super Falcons of Nigeria will today know their group opponents in next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup holding in France...
Foreigners put on alert over French fuel protests
Foreigners were put on alert for possible violence during Saturday's French fuel protests, particularly in Paris, with some embassies warning their nationals to stay well away. The US embassy issued a detailed travel alert detailing where the protests were expected in Paris Saturday. "Demonstrations may become violent, resulting in damage to property, including overturning vehicles…
Macron seeks way out of crisis after Paris riots
French leader Emmanuel Macron faced growing pressure Monday to find a way out of the worst crisis of his presidency after shocking scenes of rioting in Paris at the weekend.
Two more migrant boats intercepted trying to cross Channel
French and British maritime authorities intercepted 18 migrants trying to cross the Channel on Tuesday, the latest in a string of attempts to reach England by boat.
French authorities pick up five migrants in Channel
Five migrants attempting to cross the Channel to England in a small inflatable boat were picked up Saturday off the north coast of France, local authorities said. Two of the five were suffering from hypothermia when they were rescued just offshore about 15 kilometres (nine miles) west of the port of Calais, they said. The…