Brexit: Fears as EU-Brazil Trade Deal Documents Leak

Hundreds of undisclosed documents from the EU’s secret negotiations have leaked. Most of the leaked documents, published by Greenpeace Netherland, have creates fears among several countries. They show the pressure to change health and environmental rules in its dealings with the so called Mercosur bloc. Yet the documents, which are from July of this year,…

PDP Convention: Jonathan Leads Reconciliation Team To Aggrieved Members

Former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, on Monday, in Abuja, initiated a move to reconcile all aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, following the Saturday’s national convention. The former President’s move is to douse tension generated among members of the PDP over the outcome of the convention. Jonathan and a team of his loyalists…

Amnesty Accuses EU Of Complicity In Migrant Rights Violations In Libya

European governments are “complicit” in grave human rights violations in Libya through their support for authorities there that often work with people smugglers and torture refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Determined to cut African immigration across the Mediterranean, the governments, via the European Union, have provided support to Libya, trained its coastguard…

Suswam Trial: Court Declares EFCC Witness Hostile

Abuja – A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, in the ongoing trial of Gabriel Suswam, former Benue State governor, declared that a prosecution witness called by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was “hostile.” EFCC is prosecuting Suswam and Omodachi Okolobia, the Commissioner for Finance, in his administration, on money laundering…

Cox Defends Para-Athletics Classification Process

Paralympic champion, Kadeena Cox has said the Para-athletics classification review is “not nice” but is “fair”. The 26-year-old, whose classification changed from T37 to T38 ahead of the Rio Games, has defended the system after accusations of manipulation. Cox, who won golds in cycling and athletics in Rio, will have her T38 athletics category reviewed…

Deliver On Rail Infrastructure Before 2019, Ashafa Tells Amaechi

Lagos – Senator Gbenga Ashafa, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Land Transport, has urged  Rotimi  Amaechi, Minister of Transport, to ensure delivery of standard gauge rail lines and other vital rail infrastructure to Nigerians before 2019. Ashafa made the call on Monday while chairing the budget Defence Session organised by the Committee in respect…

Kebbi BSC’s Isa Recounts ‘Unforgettable’ Copa Lagos Outing

Lagos – Despite title loss to Arsenal, head coach of Kebbi Beach Soccer Club, Abdullahi Isa has described his side’s first ever international outing at the Copa Lagos as an ‘unforgettable’ experience. The Kebbi Fishers had defeated Gidi Sharks of Lagos 9-4 and Pepsi Football Academy 8-3 to garner six points but surrender the trophy to…