• Lagos House of Assembly orders safety commission boss to vacate office until given approval

    Lagos House of Assembly orders safety commission boss to vacate office until given approval

    According to reports, the Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday ordered the Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission Hakeem Dickson, to vacate office until given approval by the House.

    The order followed an observation by the Chairman, House Committee on Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Olusola Shokunle, that Dickson was occupying the position without the approval of the House.

    Shokunle told the House that Dickson had not been given approved at any time by the Assembly.

    The lawmaker added that such a development […]

  • ASUU will not surrender until government responds to our demand – UNICAL chapter

    ASUU will not surrender until government responds to our demand – UNICAL chapter

    Tony Eyang, Chairman of the University Of Calabar Academic Staff Union Of Universities, ASUU, has declared that the union will not surrender until government does the needful by addressing the union’s demands.

    Eyang said on Thursday in Calabar that though it is regrettable that the union is taking such a stand but it is in the interest of education which has been subjected to untold neglect by successive governments in the country.

    “We are avowed to our responsibility to the future of […]

  • No trade talks until full Brexit – EU

    No trade talks until full Brexit – EU

    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 […]

  • No exit talks until UK presses button, says Merkel

    No exit talks until UK presses button, says Merkel

    There will be no talks on Britain’s exit from the European Union until the UK formally starts the process to leave, according to the German Chancellor.

    Angela Merkel said while it was understandable that Britain needed time before triggering its exit from the European Union, she warned against dragging the process out.

    “We cannot afford to have a long period of uncertainty,” she said. “I think that would not be good for either the EU’s 27 member states or Britain. But I […]