The European Union’s top trade official says the UK cannot begin negotiating terms for doing business with the bloc until after it has left.
“First you exit then you negotiate,” Cecilia Malmstrom told BBC Newsnight.
After Brexit, the UK would become a “third country” in EU terms, she said – meaning trade would be carried out based on World Trade Organisation rules until a new deal was complete.
A recent trade deal with Canada took seven years to negotiate.
The Canadian agreement will also […]
The Police Service Commission (PSC), has described as untrue reports that some 30 Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs), will be retired.
The Commissioner in charge of public affairs, Dame Comfort Obi, on Monday night said there was nothing of the sort at the PSC.
This is even as the Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, had earlier said the report was speculative.
“It is not true. It is the Police Service Commission that retires, and if the names are not wit […]
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has declared that the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has no immunity clause against investigation by the commission.
Spokesman of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwajaren made the assertion while reacting to the action of the commission to freeze Fayose’s bank account.
Recall that Fayose had on Monday revealed how he was unable to conduct financial transactions at a Zenith Bank branch in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital because the anti-graft agency had frozen his account.
But confirming […]