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The European Parliament ‘overwhelmingly’ approved Britain’s departure terms from the EU with a final vote on Wednesday.

EU member states give final Brexit seal of approval

European Union (EU) member states gave their final formal go-ahead for Britain’s imminent departure from the bloc on Thursday, a day before Brexit is due to occur.
Speaker of the House of Commons Lindsay Hoyle arrives to attend the National Service of Remembrance, on Remembrance Sunday, at The Cenotaph in Westminster, London, Britain, November 10, 2019. REUTERS-Simon Dawson

British parliament convenes, re-elects Lindsay Hoyle as speaker

The British parliament unanimously re-elected Lindsay Hoyle as the Commons speaker after convening for the first time since last week’s election.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

Brexit: EU gives UK another extension

European Union ambassadors have agreed to delay Brexit, but will not make a decision on a new deadline date until next week as the EU Commission said work on this would “continue in the coming days”.
Traditionally conservative Northern Ireland is about to legalize both abortion and same-sex marriage, a head-snapping about-face that was imposed on the territory by the British Parliament.

Northern Ireland set to legalize abortion, same-sex marriage

Traditionally conservative Northern Ireland is about to legalize both abortion and same-sex marriage, a head-snapping about-face that was imposed on the territory by the British Parliament.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to get Parliament to approve his divorce deal with the European Union was thrown into doubt Saturday, as lawmakers were first given a vote on whether — yet again — to delay their final decision on Brexit.

Boris Johnson’s government prevented from holding vote on Brexit deal

The Speaker of the British Parliament’s main House has prevented Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government from holding a vote on its agreement for Britain to leave the European Union.
President of EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker gestures ahead of a College Commissioners meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on July 18, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - JOHN THYS

Brexit will not be delayed – EU chief

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker congratulated Prime Minister Boris Johnson on their Brexit withdrawal deal on Thursday and said it meant there would be “no further delay”.
Anti-Brexit activists hold placards and wave Union and EU flags as they demonstrate near the Houses of Parliament in central London on January 28, 2019. – Despite the humiliating rejection of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, Britain is no closer to knowing the end result of its vote to leave the European Union. A raft of amendments to be voted on by MPs on Tuesday threaten to further muddy the waters as the clock ticks down to Britain’s scheduled departure from the EU on March 29. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)

Britain, EU enter make-or-break Brexit week

Britain and the European Union on Monday entered a pivotal week that will determine if they are still on course to reach amicable divorce terms — and when Brexit might finally occur.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced political opposition and personal allegations Monday as he tried to fulfill his pledge to lead Britain out of the European Union in just over a month.

Britain’s Boris Johnson to table new Brexit plan ‘very soon’

Britain will table new proposals on a Brexit deal “very soon”, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday, while distancing himself from a leaked plan about the Irish border.
UK Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay said that Brussels is facing a “moment of truth” over whether it wants a compromise, adding that he would unveil his new plan for the Irish border once the Conservative Party conference has concluded.

Report: Brexit secretary to introduce new Irish backstop plan next week

UK Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay said that Brussels is facing a “moment of truth” over whether it wants a compromise, adding that he would unveil his new plan for the Irish border once the Conservative Party conference has concluded, The Daily Mail reports.
Boris Johnson is said to have formed a ‘war cabinet’ of six ministers to deliver Brexit in October ‘by any means necessary’. WPA Pool-Getty Images

UK parliament’s suspension to begin late Monday

The month-long suspension of the British parliament ordered by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in an apparent bid to stop MPs blocking his Brexit strategy will begin late Monday, his spokesman said.
Boris Johnson is said to have formed a ‘war cabinet’ of six ministers to deliver Brexit in October ‘by any means necessary’. WPA Pool-Getty Images

Over one million sign petition against British parliament suspension

More than one million people have signed a petition calling for the British parliament not to be suspended from mid-September to mid-October as requested by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
[FILE] Conservative MP Boris Johnson leaves his home in London on June 11, 2019. – The contest to replace Theresa May as Britain’s next leader formally has begun, with candidates lining up to define themselves against the “bluff and bluster” of frontrunner Boris Johnson. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP)

Report: Britain, EU not ready for no deal Brexit

Neither Britain nor the European Union (EU) is ready for a no deal Brexit by Oct. 31, a British business group said in its latest report.
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Don hails performance of 8th National Assembly

A Professor of Political Science, Femi Otubanjo, on Saturday hailed the performance of the outgoing 8th National Assembly, saying that it had by and large, fulfilled its constitutional obligation to protect the public interest.
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London on March 20, 2019 ahead of the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) question and answer session in the House of Commons. – Britain will write to the EU to seek a short delay to Brexit, but Brussels has warned any decision may only come next week — just before the scheduled departure date. Exactly a thousand days on from the seismic 2016 referendum decision to leave the European Union, a divorce deal negotiated by May is blocked in parliament and political turmoil grips the country. (Photo by Niklas HALLE’N / AFP)

Theresa May calls in ministers to find way out of Brexit commotion

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday chaired several hours of cabinet meetings in an attempt to plot a course out of the Brexit commotion.
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the press during the first joint European Union and Arab League summit at the International Congress Centre in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

British MPs seek new path for Brexit

British MPs will attempt to chart a new Brexit path on Monday after rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal for a third time, leaving her strategy in tatters and the country in limbo.
British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) is welcomed by European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker at European Commission in Brussels on December 8, 2017. - AFP PHOTO - EMMANUEL DUNAND

Britain’s Theresa May to meet EU leaders Thursday on Brexit

EU president Jean-Claude Juncker will meet Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday, the EU said, as Brussels and London seek ways to save the Brexit deal.

Ameh Ebute: How military tackled herdsmen-farmers crises

The President of the Senate in the Third Republic, Senator Ameh Ebute, has revealed how the Nigerian military has been able to tackle the lingering crisis between herders and farmers in the country.
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) stands by a traditional Epiphany cake during a ceremony at the Elysee palace in Paris, on January 11, 2019. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON - POOL - AFP)

France to accelerate preparations for no-deal Brexit

France is speeding up preparations for a “no deal” Brexit after the British parliament overwhelmingly rejected the agreement on the table, a French presidential source said Wednesday.

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