President pledges better deal for education, military
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Paris, France, assured Nigerians of better allocations for education, describing the sector as the engine of the development of any nation. According to him, as revenue improves, his administration will also boost the anti-terrorism war through retooling of the military, just as the menace of abduction in parts would get…
Turkey, France spar over Khashoggi killing
Turkey on Monday lashed out at "unacceptable" and "impertinent" comments by the French foreign minister who accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of playing a "political game" over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey had shared recordings linked to the Saudi journalist's murder last month with Riyadh, the United States, France,…
Spanish, French police smash ring smuggling Palestinians
Police in Spain and France have smashed a criminal ring suspected of smuggling hundreds of Palestinians into Europe through fraudulent asylum claims, Spanish police said Sunday. Officers arrested nine people, including the suspected leader of the network, in the two countries as part of the operation carried out with European police agency Europol, a Spanish…
Macron urges leaders at WWI ceremony to 'build hope, not fear'
French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday urged dozens of world leaders marking a century since the end of World War I to come together for a joint "fight for peace". "Let us build our hopes rather than playing our fears against each other," he told leaders gathered at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Speaking…
Four charged over suspected French president attack plot
Four people arrested and linked to the French extreme right were on Saturday charged over a suspected plot to attack President Emmanuel Macron during World War I remembrance ceremonies.
Buhari attends Paris Peace Forum, pledges to return Nigeria's cotton industry back to glory
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday departed Abuja for Paris, France, to participate in the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum, holding tomorrow. Organised by the French Government and a number of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), the forum is based on the “simple idea that international cooperation is key to tackling global challenges and ensuring durable peace.”…
May pays WWI respects in France with Brexit in background
British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron are to commemorate their countries' shared sacrifice in the First World War on Friday, while also discussing the more thorny issue of their post-Brexit relationship.
New demolitions halt search in deadly French building collapse
Two dilapidated buildings next to those which collapsed in southern France were to be demolished Thursday, forcing rescue workers to call off their search after six bodies were pulled from the rubble.
Anger in France as six killed in Marseille building collapse
A sixth body was found Wednesday in the wreckage of two dilapidated buildings that collapsed in the French city of Marseille, where furious residents have accused authorities of ignoring warnings about the state of housing for the poorest.
Close New Caledonia independence vote raises questions for France
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe flew into New Caledonia on Monday hailing the Pacific territory's rejection of independence -- but the closer-than-expected referendum raises questions over France's grip on the strategic islands.
France launches nationwide probe into baby arm birth defects
France has launched a nationwide probe into incidents of babies being born with either missing or malformed arms after abnormal rates of birth defects in several regions have sparked a public health scare. Francois Bourdillon, head of the Public Health France agency, confirmed for the first time that a national investigation was "underway" and the…