French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday backed holding further talks to avoid Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal but rejected major concessions, as he hosted Prime Minister Boris Johnson just over two months ahead of the planned British exit.
Echoing comments by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Macron supported allowing another month to find a solution to the vexed issue of the Irish border which has bedevilled negotiations since 2017.
But he also said the so-called Irish backstop that has caused such controversy in London was “indispensible” and said all talks had to be based on the withdrawal deal negotiated by Johnson’s … >>> Read Full Story
The killer policemen
By Kazeem Ugbodaga
The Lagos State Police Command has sacked four policemen who shot dead two unarmed suspects at Iba area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu had ordered the arrest of the four police officers involved in extrajudicial killings of two unarmed suspects at Iba.
“The Policemen were subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings at the Provost Department. They were tried on three count charges bothering on discreditable conduct; unlawful and unnecessary exercise of authority; and Damage to Article.
“The four policemen were found guilty and awarded the punishment of dismissal from service and prosecution. … >>> Read Full Story
FG to prosecute financial institutions aiding corrupt politicians
Alex Enumah in Abuja
The Federal Government on Thursday vowed to bring to book anyone found culpable in the agreement between Nigeria and a foreign firm, P & ID, that led to the award of $9bn judgment debt against Nigeria.
A British Court had in a judgement delivered on August 16 ordered the seizure of 20 per cent in assets of Nigeria’s foreign reserves, amounting to $9bn (£7.4bn).
Justice Butcher of the British Commercial Court while delivering judgment in the suit filed by an Irish firm, Process and Industrial Developments Ltd (P&ID), against Nigeria gave … >>> Read Full Story
…No justification for tariff increase — APPA
…We are not consulted – NCPN
…Says NERC interested party
By Chris Ochayi
ABUJA: Consumers of Electricity product and other Stakeholders, yesterday vowed to resist implementation of the new power tariff increase announced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, Expected to become effective from July 2020.
Describing the proposed tariff hike not justifiable, they, however, promised to mobilise all electricity consumers across the country to apply any measure humanly possible including seeking legal action to stop the hike.
Speaking with Vanguard during a telephone conversation in Abuja, the National President of Association for Public Policy Analysis, APPA, … >>> Read Full Story
There have been questions begging for answers ever since the announcement of Seun Fakorede as a commissioner-nominee by Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde.
A group had protested on Wednesday at the gate of Oyo state assembly with a claim that Seun Fakorede is an APC nominee imposed on Gov. Makinde by godfathers.
However, the answer to how the 27-year-old man met with Governor Makinde has been revealed.
It was gathered that he messaged Gov. Makinde on LinkedIn on March 5, 2018.
The young man had offered to work as a volunteer with the governor before elections and proved himself worthy.
Here is the … >>> Read Full Story
The Verdict By Olusegun Adeniyi, Email: email@example.com
Never in the history of our country have we witnessed the current situation where not only the contents of classified documents are splashed in the media but the bromides of such correspondences as well. In some cases, even before they reach the officials to whom they were directed. Unauthorized leaks pose a serious threat to the security of any nation and given what is coming out from the $9.6 billion judgement fiasco, an issue I am still digging into, I can hazard a guess that the obscure London firm knows everything that was happening on the Nigerian side. … >>> Read Full Story
Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri will miss the Serie A champions’ first two games of the new season against Parma and Napoli as he recovers from pneumonia, the Italian club confirmed on Thursday.
“Maurizio Sarri underwent further medical tests today, which showed a good clinical improvement,” they said in a statement.
“To completely recover from the pneumonia that hit him over the course of the past few days, the coach will not sit on the bench for the first two Serie A matches against Parma and Napoli.
“The decision will allow him an optimal recovery.”
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