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EU blacklists Nigeria over money laundering, terrorist financing

The European Union has added has Nigeria to its "dirty money blacklist". Saudi Arabia, Panama, and other jurisdictions were also added as nations that pose a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday. The move has triggered criticism from several

Atiku Writes US, UK, EU, others over Onnoghen, Dasuki, Zakzaky

Godsgift Onyedinefu Former Vice president of Nigeria and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has written a letter to the Ambassadors of France, Germany, the European Union, the United States and United Kingdom High Commissioner over what he describes as constitutional breaches by President Muhamnadu Buhari. Atiku in

Onnoghen: Buhari Chides EU,UK,US

Godsgift Onyedinefu President Muhamnadu Buhari has reacted to statements issued by the United States, United Kingdom and The European Union on his suspension of the Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Walter Onnoghen. Senior Special Assistant to the president on Media and Publicity in a statement on Sunday night said

UK, EU expresses concern over Onnoghen’s suspension ahead of elections

As reactions continue to trail the suspension of justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), the British high commission says the action gives cause for concern. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Friday replaced Onnoghen with Ibrahim Muhammad, citing an order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). In

May survives No-Confidence Vote but still faces brexit deadlock

U.K. Prime Minister (PM) Theresa May survived an attempt to oust her government and immediately opened talks with rival political parties in an attempt to break the Brexit deadlock, as time runs out to reach a deal. The PM fought off the threat of a national election and won the right

UK puts 3,500 soldiers on standby for no-deal Brexit

British ministers agreed on Tuesday to make no-deal Brexit planning “an operational priority” amid continued opposition to Prime Minister Theresa May draft divorce deal, just 14 weeks before the country leaves the EU. Following a meeting of her cabinet — the last before parliament breaks for the Christmas/New Year break — Defence Secretary

Counter-Terrorism: EU, France announces $1.5bn aid for African Sahel

The European Union (EU), and France have announced 1.3bn euros ($1.5bn) of development funding aimed at combatting armed groups in African Sahel countries, which are struggling with armed groups and lawlessness. The EU has pledged 800m euros to the effort, Neven Mimica, the bloc's international cooperation and development commissioner, told a conference in

UK military could be used in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

  Britain's armed forces are preparing for contingency plans to prevent a crisis if the country leaves the European Union in March without a deal that could guarantee a smooth withdrawal. Senior British defense officials said on Sunday that contingency plans were being made so that the military could support the country in case of a

Merkel Looks to Africa to Cement A Legacy Shaped by Migration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged on Tuesday a new development fund to tackle unemployment in Africa, a problem spurring the mass migration that has shaped her long premiership as it nears its end. Merkel hosted a summit of African leaders a day after her announcement that she would retire from politics