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European Union (EU) leaders will hold a video summit on Thursday in a bid to agree on a shared fiscal response to a recession looming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, though there is little hope of a breakthrough.

European Union marks 70th anniversary amid divisive crisis

The European Union on Saturday marked the 70th anniversary of its foundation in low-key fashion thanks to the coronavirus lockdowns still in place in much of the continent.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks to members of Britain’s military during a reception for the Armed Forces inside 10 Downing Street in Central London on September 18, 2019. John NGUYEN - POOL - AFP

Boris Johnson to meet EU president in London

Ursula von der Leyen will meet the Prime Minister on Wednesday in Number 10 to discuss the opening positions of the EU and the UK in the upcoming negotiations.
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”.
European Union and British negotiators have agreed on an outline Brexit deal that still needs to be backed by EU member states and by the respective parliaments.

British, EU negotiators strike Brexit deal

European Union and British negotiators have agreed on an outline Brexit deal that still needs to be backed by EU member states and by the respective parliaments.
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.

Turkey launches assault on Syrian Kurdish forces

Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria yesterday with air strikes and artillery fire reported along the border.
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.

British premier sets out defence of new Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met his senior ministers on Thursday before setting out on a delicate mission to convince sceptical EU leaders to back his new Brexit plan.
France’s National Assembly and Senate stood in silence on Thursday to mark the death of former president Jacques Chirac.

France pays tribute to former president Jacques Chirac

France’s National Assembly and Senate stood in silence on Thursday to mark the death of former president Jacques Chirac.
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

British premier likens himself to The Incredible Hulk

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson likened himself to the comic book character The Incredible Hulk in a newspaper interview while stressing his determination to take Britain out of the European Union on October 31.
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

Jean-Claude Juncker cuts short holiday for emergency gallbladder surgery

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has cut short his holiday to have urgent surgery to remove his gallbladder.
A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament’s Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May reacting as Scottish National Party (SNP) MP and Westminster leader Ian Blackford speaks in the House of Commons in London on April 11, 2019, after she updated MPs on Brexit, following her attendance at the EU Summit. – European leaders agreed with Britain on Thursday to delay Brexit by up to six months, saving the continent from what could have been a chaotic no-deal departure at the end of the week. The deal struck during late night talks in Brussels means that, if London remains in the EU after May 22, British voters will have to take part in European elections — or crash out on June 1. (Photo by HO / various sources / AFP) /

British MPs back Brexit delay by one vote

British parliamentarians have narrowly approved a bill seeking to delay Brexit, as they attempt to avoid a no-deal exit from the European Union.
An ambulance is seen outside the church premises with gathered security personnel following a blast at St Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade, Colombo. [Ishara S. Kodikara-AFP]

World leaders react to deadly Sri Lanka blasts

Religious and world leaders have condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed more than 150 people on Sunday, including dozens of foreigners — with British, Dutch and American citizens believed to be among them.
VP Osinbajo after the wreath laying ceremony at the Kigali memorial centre.

Rwanda: VP Osinbajo says ‘never again’ to genocide in the world

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says that many world leaders are committed towards ensuring that there will never be a repeat of the type of genocide that happened in Rwanda.
European Union flags are seen outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium November 14, 2018. REUTERS-Francois Lenoir-File Photo

No breakthrough expected in EU-China summit

Top EU leaders meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang this week at a summit in Brussels, but their hopes of winning solid commitments on trade look set for disappointment.
Nearly one in 10 Rwandans lost their lives in the 100 days of violence in 1994 [Jean Bizimana-Reuters]

Rwanda mourns the dead, 25 years since genocide began

Rwanda on Sunday began 100 days of mourning for more than 800,000 people slaughtered in a genocide that shocked the world, a quarter of a century on from the day it began.
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.
French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, as they arrive for a dinner at the Villa Kerylos in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, near Nice, France, on Sunday. EPA-EFE

Xi Jinping meets Emmanuel Macron as French president seeks united EU front on China

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron met for dinner in the south of France Sunday ahead of official talks with the host leader seeking to forge a united European front to contend with Beijing’s advances.
The European Union (EU) has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election for another four-year term and expressed willingness to work with his government.

EU congratulates President Buhari on re-election

The European Union (EU) has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election for another four-year term and expressed willingness to work with his government.

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Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

Bauchi enrols 35,037 pupils into Almajiri schools

The Bauchi State government has successfully signed up no fewer than 35,037 pupils into the ”Tsangaya” (Almajiri) centres.

Nestlé Nigeria names new managing director

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Several #RevolutionNow protesters were arrested by the police and the Nigerian Army in the Abuja metropolis on Wednesday.

#RevolutionNow: Nigerian Army, police arrest protesters in Abuja

Several #RevolutionNow protesters were arrested by the police and the Nigerian Army in the Abuja metropolis on Wednesday.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army states position on soldiers involved in Ebonyi bullion van robbery

The Nigerian Army has said that the soldiers arrested for bullion van robbery in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, are not its personnel.
Lai Mohammed is the current Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. A Nigerian lawyer, and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress.

Nigerian government raises hate speech fine to N5 million

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