German president defends EU, criticises Brexit

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier defended the European Union (EU) and criticised those who wished to undermine it as “irresponsible” in a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, Steinmeier used his first major foreign policy speech as German president to emphasise the value of the EU and the importance of working hard to……

HATE CRIME: 17-yr-old teenage asylum seeker brutally attacked in London

A gang in the British capital of London brutally attacked a 17-year-old for being an asylum seeker. According to reports, the Kurdish-Iranian refugee who is in serious but stable condition was waiting at a bus stop with two friends in Croydon, south London, on Friday, when he was approached by about eight people. “The suspects…

Thousands protest against post-Brexit racism in the UK

In a series of demonstrations across the country, protesters in the UK came out in their numbers to register their displeasure against post-Brexit racism. In a march aimed at the increasing number of attacks on foreigners in the aftermath of the vote to leave the EU last year, thousands of anti-racism activists thronged the rally…

Ambassador Visits USAID Livelihoods Activity in Sokoto State

Last week, U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria W. Stuart Symington visited the agrarian Fajaldu/Wababe community, Dange-Shuni LGA, in Sokoto. There he was introduced to a community working to end poverty and malnutrition with the help of USAID-supported agricultural, income-generating, and educational interventions. Ambassador Symington met with beneficiaries who received USAID-supported cash transfers, micro-business grants, joined community…

BIAFRA: Family takes Kanu’s case to EU, USA, alleges plot to murder him

Mr Emmanuel Kanu, brother to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has accused Nigerian government of ill-treating him and has petitioned the European Union, the United States of America and Amnesty International to intervene in his case. The family alleged that there is plot to kill Kanu without traces using…

Girls Need Science Education for Better World:#UNESCO

UNESCO believes science education for girls key to a better world By Prudence Arobani The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has called for the empowerment of women and the encouragement of girls to learn and research into science. UNESCO said this will enable the world realise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and make…

British MPs approve bill to start Brexit

British MPs overwhelmingly backed a bill on Wednesday empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to start negotiations on leaving the European Union, bringing Brexit a significant step closer. Members of the House of Commons voted by 494 votes to 122 for a law enabling May to trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, which begins……

EU Vice president hails Prof Danbatta-led NCC on transparency

Vice President of the European Union Digital Single Market, Andrus-Ansip, has hailed the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, for the transparent manner it had handled the sale and management of Nigeria’s Spectrum. Andrus-Ansip noted that the commission under Prof. Danbatta was doing excellently. Speaking at a meeting that held over the week in the Abuja office…

EU lists Nigeria among beneficiaries of €44bn soft loan

Nigeria has been listed in the category A countries, alongside Ghana and Egypt that will tap from the European Union (EU) €44 billion soft loan aimed at lifting African economic development programmes. The loan with a long term repayment agreement of 10 years with moratorium, will be specifically targeted at some key areas of the…