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EU provides N102m humanitarian aid to tackle child undernutrition in Sokoto, Zamfara

Godsgift Onyedinefu The European Union (EU) is allocating an additional €300 000 (N102m) in humanitarian aid to provide life-saving treatment to undernourished children in Nigeria’s northwestern states of Sokoto and Zamfara, where violence and forced displacement are leading to a further deterioration of the situation. The funds will allow UNICEF to provide

Group urges EU to ban IPOB

The Association of Nigerian Professionals in Europe (ANPE) has cautioned the European Union (EU) member nations over attack on Nigerian citizens by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The group recommended that IPOB should be banned across Europe and its collaborators be brought to book. The group made

Brexit minister signs order to end EU laws in Britain

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has signed an order that will end all European Union (EU) Laws applying in Britain from Oct. 31.The British government made this known in a statement on Sunday. According to the government, Barclay has signed into law legislation to repeal the Act of Parliament which set in

Britons stockpile food, medcine amid fears of no-deal Brexit

Godsgift Onyedinefu The British people on Monday hoarded goods worth 4 billion pounds (or about 4.8 billion dollars) amid fears of a no-Brexit deal. A financial services provider, Premium Credit, said almost one in five respondents to a survey of 1,052 people have begun to increase their stockpiles of food, drinks as

Boko Haram: EU condemns killing of over 60 mourners

Godsgift Onyedinefu The European Union (EU) have condemned the killing of over 60 persons by suspected Boko Haram members at a funeral on Saturday in Borno State. The latest carnage occurred  of the insurgency-wracked state. Suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Sunday reportedly unleashed a deadly attack and killed at least 60 persons at

Insurgency: EU pledges €138M to support G5 Sahel Joint Force

The European Union is to give €138 million ($155 million) more to support the G5 Sahel Joint Force, including its police component, a joint E.U.-G5 Sahel statement said, a week after Niger’s president called for sustainable U.N. funding or an an international coalition to fight insurgency in the Sahel. Noting “renewed

EU to spend N8bn to revamp education in Borno State

Mukaila Ola  The European Union (EU) is assist Borno State with €20 million, approximately N8 billion to revamp it’s educational sector. The state, the worst affected by Boko Haram crisis, had it education crippled for about two years as both primary and secondary schools were closed even as scores of teachers were

Germany bans small arms sales outside EU, NATO

German ministers agreed on Wednesday, June 26 to further restrict weapons exports, banning sales of small arms to countries outside the European Union and NATO apart from in “exceptional” cases. The update to rules originally laid out in 2000 is also an attempt to bury a source of months-long tensions between

Nigeria’s 2019 Elections Wasn’t Transparent, says EU EOM

Nigeria’s 2019 general elections won by President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress weren’t transparent and were marred by violence and harassment of voters, the European Union observer mission said. “The elections became increasingly marred by violence and intimidation, with the role of the security agencies becoming more contentious as