The plans indicate that a new “Anti-Money Laundering Authority” will be able to impose financial sanctions on its own in case of violations of EU rules.
The governor also reiterated his administration’s commitment to intensify the campaign against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the state.
It said that at a meeting with the Vice President of the European Commission, Valdis Dombrovskis, the European Commission unveiled the selection of Ghana as a possible manufacturing hub for COVID-19 vaccines in Africa.
Speaking while receiving the outgoing Ambassador/ Head of the European Union delegation to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Ketil Karlsen, the president appreciated the fact that the EU remains the largest trading partner with Nigeria, while members of the union equally remain the largest investors.
The European Union’s executive arm “will ensure that the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol is unaffected. The Commission is not triggering the safeguard clause,” it said in a written statement.
The government is expected to win votes on the bill after Prime Minister Boris Johnson compromised with rebel lawmakers in his Conservative party.
The European Union Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS has mourned the passing of late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez made the case for ambitious EU fiscal intervention, including shared debt, on Sunday.
Italy is facing its “darkest hour” as it battles against the novel coronavirus crisis, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said in a Monday interview, quoting from Winston Churchill.
“Over the past days I thought back to about what I read on Churchill: it is our darkest hour but we will make it,” Conte said
Varadkar, however, questioned Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s timetable of striking a deal by the end of the year.
The President gave the assurance when he received Janez Lenarcic, the European Union Commissioner for Crisis Management, at the State House, Abuja on Friday.
“Europe has been very, very tough to deal with,” Trump told US broadcaster, CNBC, at the World Economic Forum summit in the Swiss town of Davos, one day after meeting European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen there.
Johnson’s Conservatives won a large majority in the lower chamber, the House of Commons at the December 12 vote and lawmakers there quickly approved the legislation needed to ratify his exit deal with Brussels earlier this month.
Johnson plans to present the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill for detailed scrutiny by parliament’s elected main house, the Commons, more than three and a half years since a majority of 52 per cent voted to leave the EU.
After suffering several defeats in the previous parliament, Johnson now enjoys a large majority and should face little opposition in passing the bill to implement Britain’s biggest foreign and trade policy shift in more than 40 years.
The programme was designed by the European Union in response to the identified need to invest in and engage with Civil Society Organisation in the country.
Almost one in five respondents to a survey of 1,052 people have begun to increase their stockpiles of food, drinks or medicines, financial services provider Premium Credit said.
The European Union on Wednesday said that 62 million Nigerians were currently living without access to clean water.
The National Emergency Management Agency on Friday said a total of 14,036 Nigerians have voluntarily returned home under the Assisted Voluntary Returnees Programme which began in April 2017.
British Prime Minister, Theresa May’s final Brexit gambit was in tatters on Wednesday as lawmakers in her own party rejected a compromise offer and called for her to resign immediately.