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No economic sense in laying sub-sea pipelines at a cost of $5 Billion – Governor Udom

Southsouth and Southeast Governors’ Forum Interim Chairman and Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has said refineries and petrochemical industries should be built where oil is explored.   “It doesn’t make economic sense to lay sub-sea pipelines from the location where oil is explored to other parts of the nation at a cost of five billion dollars (about two trillion ...

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Brexit is still undefined because the UK appeared not to know what it wanted – EU (READ)

If Brexit is going to end up feeling like a long toe-to-toe boxing match then at last we can say that the first round is over. Theresa May has come out jabbing – offering crisp points about the UK’s plans to leave the single market and its readiness to walk away from a bad deal if that’s all that’s on ...

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Lessons to Learn from David Cameron, Nigeria’s Tormentor-In-Chief

After a fantastic speech, a family huddle at the door and a wave, David Cameron left 10 Downing Street for the last time on Wednesday holding hands with his wife and three children. He had been British prime minister for six years. We have a few things to learn from him. For the people he led, his record was probably ...

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Nigerian Government plans with EU to deport Nigerians ‘in exchange for aid’

The EU and Nigeria will discuss a deal to send migrants back to Africa’s most populous country in order to curb migration flows into the union. The readmission agreement was recently employed between the EU and Turkey, which has dramatically curbed migration flows from the Middle East. According to Financial Times, the “readmission agreement would probably involve migrants from Nigeria ...

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Migrant expulsions to Turkey begin

The first boats carrying migrants being deported from Greece to Turkey have departed under an EU plan aimed at easing mass migration to Europe. Scores of migrants were seen boarding ferries on the Greek island of Lesbos early on Monday. They are being sent to Dikili, western Turkey. Turkish officials said they expected to receive around 500 people. The EU-Turkey ...

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Militants Attack EU Military Base in Mali

Four gunmen launched an attack on a hotel being used as the headquarters for the European Union military force in the Malian capital, Bamako. Guards at the luxury hotel killed one of the attackers during a firefight. The EU mission later released a statement on Twitter saying no personnel were wounded during the violence, and that forces are securing the ...

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EU mulls ‘large-scale’ migrant deportation scheme

Turkey is under growing pressure to consider a major escalation in migrant deportations from Greece, a top European Union official said Thursday, amid preparations for a highly anticipated summit of EU and Turkish leaders next week. European Council President Donald Tusk ended a six-nation tour of migration crisis countries in Turkey, where 850,000 migrants and refugees left last year for ...

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Bailout may fail if EU, IMF delay persists – Greece Finance Minister

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos warned Wednesday that his country’s massive bailout programme could fail if the EU and IMF persist in delaying the completion of a crucial review. “We haven’t got endless time,” Tsakalotos told lawmakers at a European Parliament committee hearing in Brussels, sharply criticising that teams from the EU and the IMF had not returned to Athens ...

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Ugandan President dismisses EU, US criticism over re-election

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday celebrated extending his three decades in power with a walk with his beloved cows, dismissing opposition claims of poll rigging and criticism by the international community. Uganda’s veteran leader was declared the winner of the country’s presidential election with 60 percent of the vote on Saturday, far ahead of the 35 percent won by ...

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Biafra Referendum: EU High Representative replies Biafra, OEAS (READ EU’s reply below)

Federica Mogherini, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security has replied Biafra agitators and the Organization of Emerging African States (OEAS) over their call for a referendum. The OEAS had earlier requested that the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security utilizes their good office to help bring about a referendum for Biafra’s independence. The OEAS ...

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