Tag: European Union

Russia: Ukraine president pleads for immediate accession to EU

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on Monday for Ukraine’s immediate accession into the EU under a new simplified procedure, though it was unclear how that could work in practice. “We ask the European Union for Ukraine’s immediate accession via a new special procedure,” he said, speaking on his Telegram channel as fighting[Read More…]

Just In: Italy closes airspace to Russian flights

Italy said Sunday it would close its airspace to Russia flights, and urged all European Union countries to do the same.  “Italy has decided to close its airspace to Russia,” Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Twitter, confirming earlier comments from a government spokesman.  He called on all EU[Read More…]

European Union has announced an €820 million digital Economy fund for Nigeria

The European Union has announced an EU-Nigeria Digital Economy Package worth €820 million until 2024. The European Commission Executive Vice-President, Margrethe Vestager, announced the package on Sunday night at the Presidential Villa during a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. This was contained in a statement signed by Osinbajo’s spokesman,[Read More…]

Just In: European Union wants justice for #EndSars protesters killed

The European Union, EU, calls for investigations into the killings of unarmed ENDSars Protesters across Nigeria – late Tuesday soldier opened fire at unarmed protesters singing the National anthem and waving the flags. Over the last two weeks, Nigerians have continued to demonstrate, demanding an end to Police brutality, killings[Read More…]

Saraki begs UK, EU to slam visa ban on election riggers in Nigeria just like the US

Bukola Saraki, former senate president, has asked the United Kingdom and the European Union to take a cue from the United States and place a visa ban on election riggers in Nigeria. TheCable Newspaper reports that Saraki made the call on Tuesday while speaking at an event organised by the[Read More…]

Breaking: European Union lifts travel restrictions

The European Union is lifting travel restrictions for the following nations according to the list reviewed by council late Friday. NewsWireNGR recalls that, On 16 March 2020, the Commission adopted a communication recommending a temporary restriction of all non-essential travel from third countries into the EU for one month. EU[Read More…]

European Union & UN donates medicals worth 8bn dollars to Nigeria

The European Union (EU) and United Nations (UN) have delivered medical consumables worth over ?8 billion to Nigeria as support in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Delivering the consignment to the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, the UN’s Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator[Read More…]

Breaking: European Union has given Nigeria €50 million to fight coronavirus disease

The European Union has given Nigeria €50 million to fight the coronavirus disease which has killed at least 10 people in the West African country. The donation was announced when the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), received in audience the EU Delegation at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja[Read More…]

European Union threatens to impose restrictive visa implementation rules on Nigeria

The European Union says it can impose restrictive visa implementation rules on Nigeria, if it fails to play its part in the return and readmission of its nationals staying illegally in the EU. The EU, which comprises Germany, Italy, Spain, France and 23 other countries, further stated that although it[Read More…]

The UK has finally left the European Union after 47 years of membership

The United Kingdom has left the European Union, after 47 years of membership. After a 2016 referendum of UK voters resulted in a 52-48 percent win for the “leave” campaign, the country’s membership officially ceased at 23:00 GMT (midnight Brussels time). An hour before the UK’s membership expired, Prime Minister Boris Johnson called it[Read More…]