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    Finally, UK pulls out of European Union

Finally, UK pulls out of European Union

After over three years of a referendum on Brexit, the United Kingdom has pulled out of the European Union (EU). The UK was a member of the EU for 47 years. Commenting on the feat, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the direction of evolution of the EU "no longer suits this country" "For many people this is an astonishing moment of hope, a moment [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Boris Johnson shares food items before election

TRENDING VIDEO: Boris Johnson shares food items before election

Boris Johnson, prime minister of the United Kingdom, was seen on Wednesday sharing groceries in Leeds shortly before commencement of UK elections. The prime minister tweeted the video on his official Twitter handle, telling voters they would get more if they voted for his party. "Good morning folks! Up early delivering groceries in Leeds - and we’ll deliver more if you vote [...]

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    Britain is in a mess, says Tony Blair on Brexit

Britain is in a mess, says Tony Blair on Brexit

Tony Blair, former British prime minister says Britain is in a mess, accusing Labour and Conservative Parties of "peddling fantasies". Britain is holding an election three years ahead of schedule because parliament was deadlocked over Brexit, unable to agree on how or even whether to leave the European Union. Commenting on this, Blair said neither his own Labour Party nor Prime Minister Boris [...]

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    ANALYSIS: What Brexit means for the Nigerian economy?

ANALYSIS: What Brexit means for the Nigerian economy?

After more than 1200 days after Britain voted to leave the European Union, the country still remains in the trading bloc, pondering exactly how to leave. Although the October 31 “do or die” Brexit deadline has been extended to January 2020, this is simply kicking the can further down the road. With the United Kingdom set for general elections on December [...]

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    EU extends Brexit deadline to January 2020

EU extends Brexit deadline to January 2020

The European Union (EU) has extended Brexit deadline to January 31, 2020. Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, disclosed this in a tweet on Monday. He said the regional bloc would allow for a "flexible extension" which means the UK could leave before the deadline if a deal was approved by parliament. "The EU27 has agreed that it will accept the UK's [...]

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    There’s a new deal on Brexit, says Boris Johnson

There’s a new deal on Brexit, says Boris Johnson

https://twitter.com/BorisJohnson/status/1184764798107602944 Johnson had earlier suspended the parliament, but Britain’s supreme court ruled that the suspension was illegal. The British PM  had said the current parliamentary session had been running for too long “and needs to be brought to a close”. But some of his critics said the suspension was a ploy to prevent lawmakers from scrutinising his plans for Brexit. [...]

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    Scottish appeal court declares suspension of UK parliament unlawful

Scottish appeal court declares suspension of UK parliament unlawful

The appeal court in Scotland has declared the decision of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suspend the UK parliament as unlawful. The prime minister had asked Queen Elizabeth II for permission to suspend parliament for five weeks in the run-up to the October Brexit deadline. According to him, the current parliamentary session had been running for too long “and needs to [...]

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    Boris Johnson’s brother resigns from cabinet

Boris Johnson’s brother resigns from cabinet

Jo Johnson, brother to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has quit the British parliament and resigned as minister. Announcing his resignation via a tweet on Thursday, Jo Johnson said he had been torn between "family loyalty and national interest". "It’s been an honour to represent Orpington for 9 years & to serve as a minister under three PMs," Jo Johnson wrote. "In recent weeks [...]

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    Queen approves suspension of British parliament ahead of Brexit debate

Queen approves suspension of British parliament ahead of Brexit debate

Queen Elizabeth II has given approval for the suspension of the British Parliament.  Prime Minister Boris Johnson, British had earlier announced the request that the parliament be suspended for five weeks. According to him, the current parliamentary session had been running for too long “and needs to be brought to a close”. Members of Parliament (MPs), who are currently on summer break, are [...]

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    EU and UK agree to extend Brexit deadline to October 31

EU and UK agree to extend Brexit deadline to October 31

The European Union leaders and the UK government have agreed to a six-month extension to Brexit, with a review in June. The agreement, which was reached after an emergency summit in Brussels on Wednesday night, wards off the prospect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on Friday. https://twitter.com/eucopresident/status/1116128110557134848 Donald Tusk, president of the European council, met with Theresa May, British PM, [...]

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    UK lawmakers discuss halting Brexit as petition hits 6 million

UK lawmakers discuss halting Brexit as petition hits 6 million

Members of the British parliament on Monday debated halting the Brexit deal after a petition seeking its reversal received a record six million signatures. The petition is calling for the government to revoke Article 50, the mechanism that governs Britain's departure from the European Union (EU). In 2016, Britons voted to leave the EU with a majority vote of 52% as against [...]

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    Brexit suffers another setback as MPs reject May’s withdrawal agreement

Brexit suffers another setback as MPs reject May’s withdrawal agreement

Members of Parliament (MPs) have rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's agreement on the date UK should leave EU. The UK had originally planned to leave the EU on Friday but divisions within the country and May's own party made her delay the planned departure date. British lawmakers had voted on the agreement date but the government lost by 58 votes after a 344 to 286 [...]

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    Theresa May suffers biggest defeat in UK history as MPs reject Brexit deal

Theresa May suffers biggest defeat in UK history as MPs reject Brexit deal

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered the biggest loss in the country's history as members of parliament reject her Brexit deal by an overwhelming 230 votes. The parliamentarians who voted on Tuesday evening made it clear that they were not in support of May's deal, despite having just 72 days till Britain's Exit from the EU is triggered. According to BBC, the [...]

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    Beyond Brexit – Nigeria wants a new trade deal with Britain

Beyond Brexit – Nigeria wants a new trade deal with Britain

In August this year, Prime Minister Theresa May visited Nigeria. She spoke about increasing investment opportunities, a new trade deal and economic partnership, tackling human trafficking, and assistance to bolster the rule of law and the fight against organized crime. All of this is extremely welcome, and indeed necessary. Unfortunately for Mrs May, the government that she met with led by President [...]

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    Theresa May seeks support as she faces vote of no confidence

Theresa May seeks support as she faces vote of no confidence

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of confidence in her leadership on Wednesday evening. Forty-eight conservative parliamentarians had requested for the vote. The result of the voting exercise which is expected to be between 6pm and 8pm would determine if May would still hold her position as the leader of the conservative party or not. It will be hard to [...]

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    We’re nervously monitoring Brexit, Buhari tells May as Nigeria, UK sign new agreements

We’re nervously monitoring Brexit, Buhari tells May as Nigeria, UK sign new agreements

President Muhammadu Buhari says the country is 'nervously monitoring' the proceedings of Brexit. The president made this statement on Wednesday when Theresa May, British prime minister, paid him a visit in the Presidential Villa in Aso Rock, Abuja. Both countries also signed two agreements on defence and security partnership as well as Economic Development Forum. In his remarks, Buhari said Nigeria and [...]

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