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  • Spain takes control of ‘independent’ Catalonia

    October 28, 2017 10:38 AM 32

    Spain moved Saturday to seize direct control of Catalonia, sacking its police chief a day after the Catalan regional parliament’s independence declaration sent shock waves through Europe. The firing of Josep Lluis Trapero, the highest-ranking officer of the Mossos d’Esquadra regional police, follows Friday’s dismissal of Catalonia’s president, his deputy

  • Why we’ll not support Catalan independence – UK, EU

    October 28, 2017 6:05 AM 37

    The United Kingdom said it “does not and will not” recognise the unilateral declaration of independence by the Catalan regional parliament on Friday. This was stated on Friday by a spokeswoman for Prime Minister, Theresa May. Catalan lawmakers in the Spanish parliament had on Friday voted to separate from Spain. The spokesperson said in a statement

  • The Iran nuclear deal collapse – Sonny Atumah

    October 28, 2017 5:33 AM 27

    The United States President Donald Trump a fortnight ago decertified the Iranian Nuclear Accord entered into in Vienna, Austria in July 2015. The deal limited Iran’s capacity to civilian nuclear programme for power and medical purposes. The United States was empowered to watch over Iran with the US President required to certify that Iran complied with the agreement

  • Catalonia independence: Spain strips police chief of powers

    October 28, 2017 5:03 AM 37

    The Spanish government has stripped the head of Catalonia's regional police of his powers, hours after direct rule was imposed on the region. This is the first specific measure taken since the Catalan parliament voted to declare independence. PM Mariano Rajoy has also announced the dissolution of the regional parliament and the removal of the Catalan

  • Spain sacks Catalan government after independence declaration

    October 28, 2017 3:35 AM 94

    BARCELONA/MADRID - The Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its parliament on Friday, hours after the region declared itself an independent nation in Spain’s gravest political crisis since the return of democracy four decades ago. A new regional election will be held in Catalonia on 21 Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a televised

  • We will not use protests to send Jubilee home, says Raila

    October 28, 2017 3:17 AM 14

    National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga has said the National Resistance Movement will ensure that President Uhuru Kenyatta steps aside if he is declared winner by IEBC. Raila indicated on Friday that NRM will not use violence to eject Jubilee Government from power, but rather use peaceful resistance. The former Prime Minister also pointed

  • Affirmative action for women is not democracy— Florence Ita-Giwa

    October 28, 2017 1:33 AM 27

    Having been served the best of education from the best schools both in Nigeria and A former lawmaker, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa (OON) needs no introduction. Mama Bakassi, as she is fondly called for her fight for the people of Bakassi in Cross River State, she is one of the few Nigerian women who have risen above the odds limiting women in the political

  • Burundi Withdraws From the International Criminal Court

    October 28, 2017 12:34 AM 21

    Burundi has become the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The country announced its plan to withdraw a year ago. The withdrawal is seen as "a setback in the fight against impunity" Burundi has become the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The country announced its plan to withdraw

  • World reacts as Catalonia calls for independence

    October 27, 2017 11:16 PM 28

    A round-up on international reaction after the Catalan parliament voted in favour of breaking away from Spain. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday announced the dissolution of the Catalan parliament and called for snap regional elections in a swift response to the Catalan MPs' declaration for independence. The standoff began when Catalans

  • Buhari’s Scorecard: APC Over-Promised And Under-Delivered – Fasua

    October 27, 2017 9:18 PM 100

    A policy and economic analyst, Mr Tope Fausa, has said that the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government has under-delivered to its campaign promises to Nigerians owing to them over-promising. He said this on Friday while appearing on Channels Television’s Politics Today. “I think that they over-promised and when you overpromise, you under-deliver