Saturday, July 13, 2019

Tag "EU"

    EXTRA: When a politician loses election, INEC is the worst thing to have happened since Lord Lugard

EXTRA: When a politician loses election, INEC is the worst thing to have happened since Lord Lugard

Mahmood Yakubu, national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC), says politicians who praise INEC when elections favour them turn around to cast aspersion on the commission when things do not go their way.Speaking at a meeting with editors in Lagos on Monday, Yakubu said INEC would keep on playing its role as an umpire.He said the commission chose [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Dalung: Youth must be recognised as key actors in peacemaking

Dalung: Youth must be recognised as key actors in peacemaking

Solomon Dalung, minister of youths and sports, says efforts towards sustainable peace and security in Nigeria will remain a mirage if the youthful population is still perceived as perpetrators of violence.He spoke in Abuja at a continental study on "The Roles and Contributions of Youth to Peace and Security in Africa", organized by the African Union (AU) and supported by [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Anti-graft war suffers setback as EU adds Nigeria to ‘dirty-money backlist’

Anti-graft war suffers setback as EU adds Nigeria to ‘dirty-money backlist’

The European Union (EU) has added Nigeria to countries on its "dirty money blacklist".According to Reuters, the EU said the nations in this category pose a threat because of tax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering.Also added to the list which was initially 16, are Saudi Arabia, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Panama, Libya, Botswana, Ghana, Samoa, the Bahamas and four [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Atiku lists five ‘infractions’ by Buhari, asks for international pressure

Atiku lists five ‘infractions’ by Buhari, asks for international pressure

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked the international community to put pressure on President Muhamamdu Buhari to desist from "violating the constitution".In the letter addressed to ambassadors of France, Germany, United States and the United Kingdom high commissioner, Atiku accused the president of threatening the nation's democracy.He also appealed to Nigerians to vote out [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    FG accuses foreign missions of aligning with its opponents

FG accuses foreign missions of aligning with its opponents

The ministry of foreign affairs has described reactions from United States, United Kingdom and the European Union over the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), as inimical to the well-being and development of Nigeria.The executive arm of the government had come under harsh criticism since Friday when President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Onnoghen who is being tried at [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    IPC trains journalists on election reporting

IPC trains journalists on election reporting

Ahead of the 2019 general election, the International Press Centre (IPC), in collaboration with the European Union (EU), held a training for about 40 journalists on professional reporting of the electoral process.The two-day workshop took place between December 20 and 21 in Osun state.Facilitators at the workshop were Muyiwa Popoola, professor of journalism at Ajayi Crowther University; Taiwo Obe, founder [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    2019: EU partners IPC to train journalists on reporting elections

2019: EU partners IPC to train journalists on reporting elections

The European Union, in partnership with the International Press Centre (IPC), organised 2-day capacity building media workshop to train Nigerian journalists ahead of the 2019 elections.The workshop, which held in Abeokuta, Ogun state, saw 25 participants drawn from the six geo-political zones.Taiwo Obe, founder and director of the Journalism Clinic, Jide Ojo, writer and development consultant, and Bolaji Adebiyi, Editor [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Osun rerun: EU, US, UK ‘witnessed’ intimidation of voters, interference

Osun rerun: EU, US, UK ‘witnessed’ intimidation of voters, interference

The missions of the US, UK and EU have given their take on the conduct of the Osun governorship rerun election.Observers from the missions who were on the ground to monitor the electoral process said they witnessed "incidents of interference and intimidation of voters".John Bray, US consul general, told journalists in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, that the missions were [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘No perfect election in the world’ — EU speaks on Osun poll

‘No perfect election in the world’ — EU speaks on Osun poll

Ketil Karlsen, head of the European Union delegation to Nigeria, says the union is keeping its eyes on vote-buying in the Osun state governorship election.At a press conference in Osogbo on Friday, Karlsen said though no perfect election in the world, vote-buying is as fraudulent as rigging.Flanked by his counterparts from the United States embassy in Abuja and the United Kingdom, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Boko Haram still a major threat to peace in Nigeria, says EU

Boko Haram still a major threat to peace in Nigeria, says EU

The European Union says Boko Haram insurgency remains a major threat to peace and security in the north-east.Stefania Marrone, head of regional cooperation, European Union delegation to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), said this in Abuja on Monday at the opening of a three-day workshop organised for journalists by the ECOWAS Commission.Marrone also said acts [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    UK, EU ‘achieve breakthrough’ in Brexit divorce negotiations

UK, EU ‘achieve breakthrough’ in Brexit divorce negotiations

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that he believed that a breakthrough had been achieved in terms of the Brexit deal with the UK.“I believe we made the breakthrough we needed,” Juncker said after meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.He added that May told him that the new text had the backing of the UK government.The European Commission [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Buhari heading to Cote d’Ivoire for EU-AU summit

Buhari heading to Cote d’Ivoire for EU-AU summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will be departing the country on Tuesday for the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) summit in Abidjan, capital of Cote d'Ivoire.Two governors - Udom Emmanuel Akwa Ibom and Mohammed Abubakar (Bauchi) - are among those who would accompany the president.Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement."The president will [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    EU ‘did not favour’ Buhari during 2015 election

EU ‘did not favour’ Buhari during 2015 election

The European Union (EU) has denied favouring President Muhammadu Buhari above other candidates during the 2015 presidential election.Santiago Fisas, the former chief observer of the 2015 EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM), and member of the European Parliament, said this in Abuja on Sunday while making clarification on EU assessment of the 2015 elections.Fisas said the EU was more interested [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    EU to invest more in Nigeria’s private sector as trade volume sinks to £19.6bn

EU to invest more in Nigeria’s private sector as trade volume sinks to £19.6bn

The European Union (EU) says trade volume between Nigeria and the region fell to £19.6 billion within the year from over £25 billion in 2015.The EU therefore added that it is ready to disburse more money into private sector to boost the economic environment as the union is set to focus on information communication technology (ICT) and agribusiness.Fillipo Amato, head [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Opposition kicks but EU endorses Kenyan election

Opposition kicks but EU endorses Kenyan election

The European Union election observer mission in Kenya says there are no signs of “centralised or localised manipulation” of the voting process in the country's general elections.Marietje Schaake, leader of the mission, who said this on Thursday, promised that the EU mission’s final report would evaluate the conduct of the tallying process, which Raila Odinga, opposition leader, said had been [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

July 12, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement