SABINEWS MORNING NEWS UPDATE FOR JULY 25, 2016
IBB ousted me to stop Gusau’s sacking for corruption –Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari said that he was kicked out of office on August 27, 1985 by the then Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, because he was fighting corruption.
Buhari, who was the military head of state for 18 months, said this during an exclusive with The Interview Magazine.
He said the then Head of Military Intelligence, Aliyu Gusau, was allegedly involved in some sharp practices and he had recommended his sack from the military leadership. Read more
We’re negotiating with real militants, FG insists
The Federal Government on Sunday insisted that it was negotiating with the real militants in the Niger Delta geopolitical zone, despite claims by the Niger Delta Avengers that the government was not holding any discussion with the group.
Officials at the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation stated that the government was in talks with the restive group in the region.
They argued that those who often claim not to be on the negotiation table with the government were either aggrieved or were not invited. Read more
Interest on loot recovered from ex-IG, Alams hits N1.9bn –EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Sunday said as of March 2015, it had realised N1,956,007,974 as interest on the loot recovered from convicted former Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Tafa Balogun; the late former Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, and other prominent Nigerians.
The EFCC further revealed that between March, 2012 and March, 2013, it generated N185m rent from the forfeited properties of a former Managing Director of the defunct Intercontinental Bank, Mr. Erastus Akingbola; a convicted ex-Governor of Edo State, Chief Lucky Igbinedion; a former Plateau State Governor, Senator Joshua Dariye; and nine others. Read more
Why I sued Fayose -Buhari’s wife
WIFE of the president, Aisha Buhari has explained why he sued Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose. Mrs. Buhari who spoke through
her counsel, Mary Ekpere-Eta of Mary Ekpere & Co, Legal Practitioners said she took the decision to let the public know that “nobody is above the law.” Read more
AGF drops ‘malicious’ charges against Akpabio’s accuser today
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), will today (Monday) drop charges initiated by the police against an Abuja-based lawyer, Mr. Leo Ekpenyong, who became an accused after alleging in a petition that a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, diverted billions of naira belonging to the state.
The police preferred against Ekpenyong charges of defamation and injurious falsehood before a judge, Yusuf Gagarku of the Upper Area Court, Gudu, Abuja, on November 5, 2015. Read more
Publish Dasuki’s statement, my accounts, Fayose dares EFCC
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has faulted the refusal of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to make public the statement it extracted from the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, in its ongoing probe of money meant for the purchase of arms and the funding of the last general elections in the country.
Fayose, who also asked the anti-graft agency to publish his personal accounts it froze to let the whole world know what is contained therein. Read more
I won’t quit as Saraki’s deputy, Ekweremadu tells APC
The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has said he will not resign from the office despite the insistence of the All Progressives Congress that he should be removed.
Ekweremadu who spoke through his media aide, Mr. Ismail Omipidan, told our correspondent on Sunday that he had no reason to step aside as the Deputy Senate President as he was duly elected into the office. Read more
Disunity may cost S’West PDP chairmanship –Bode George
A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, has warned that disunity among the members of the party in the South-West may make it difficult for the zone to produce the next national chairman of the party.
George, who is one of the aspirants for the position, told our correspondent in a telephone interview on Sunday that the members of the party in the zone needed to work together as a team ahead of the August 17 national convention slated for Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Read more
Budget padding: SERAP asks EFCC to probe Dogara, others
A rights advocacy group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, said anti-graft agencies must investigate the allegation of attempted budget padding levelled against the leadership of the House of Representatives.
The removed Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmunin Jibrin, had recently alleged that the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, and three other principal officers of the House victimised him for refusing to consent to their plan to pad the 2016 by as much as N40bn. Read more
Leave Igbo out of your travails, APC tells Ekweremadu
the All Progressives Congress caucus in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State on Sunday urged the Deputy Senate President, Mr. Ike Ekweremadu, to stop dragging the name of the local government and that of the Igbo in general into his travails.
Ezeagu LGA is in Enugu West Senatorial Zone, where Ekweremadu represents in the Senate. Read more
Certificate forgery: Nine Ekiti Assembly members to face trial
The Federal Government is planning to prosecute nine out of 26 members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly for alleged forgery of their academic results, The PUNCH has learnt.
A security source told one of our correspondents in Abuja on Sunday that the decision to prosecute them was based on the outcome of “an intensive investigation carried out by the Department of State Services into the state lawmakers’ certificates.’’ Read more
PDP wins Kogi East re-run, as Gov Bello hails Buhari
A former Chief of Air Staff, AVM Isaac Alfa of Peoples Democratic Party, Party, PDP, was, yesterday, been declared winner of Kogi East Senatorial re-run election held on Saturday with 57,575 votes to defeat five other candidates.
All Progressives Congress, APC, did not participate in the election due to an Appeal Court judgment banning it from fielding a candidate. Read more
Senate divided over Bill seeking to establish National Peace Corps
AHEAD of the establishment of the proposed Nigeria Peace Corps, the Senate has given President Muhammadu Buhari the power to hire and fire the National Commandant General of the corps.
Senators are, however, divided over an aspect of its general principles which proposes that only the President can nominate the national commandant of the corps and forward same to the Senate for confirmation. Read more
Don-Pedro Obaseki defects to PDP
A former governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in the September 10 governorship election in Edo State, Mr. Don-Pedro Obaseki, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party.
Obaseki, who is a cousin to the governorship candidate of the APC, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, announced his defection on Sunday evening when the leaders of the PDP, led by the state chairman, Dan Orbih, and the party’s governorship candidate, Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, visited his residence in Benin. Read more
Dasukigate: Court orders release of detained Air Chief on bail
A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that a member of the Arms Procurement Committee, Air Commodore Mohammed Umar, be released on bail in the sum of N100 million and a surety in the like sum.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba had, in his ruling on a motion for the enforcement of the fundamental rights of Umar, frowned at what he described as “illegal detention” of the Air chief. The surety must have property in the Federal Capital Territory and evidence of tax payment for three years. Read more
Lagos Mayhem: Kwankwaso Warns Hausa Communities Against Violence
The former governor of Kano State Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso yesterday warned members of Hausa communities in the country to eschew violence and be good ambassadors of the Northern region in their settlements.
Kwankwaso who stated this at a reception held for him by members of the Arewa United Consultative Forum, in Lagos decried the rising spate of violence across the country, especially the clash between the Hausa and Yoruba communities in Mile 12 market Lagos that claimed many lives. Read more
Buhari’s Government Has Neglected Bakassi Refugees – Ita Giwa
Former Presidential Adviser on National Assembly Matters, Senator Florence Ita Giwa has expressed displeasure over the neglect suffered by her people in the hands of the federal government, noting that the Bakassi people are refugees and not Internally Displaced Persons.
In a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, she argued that her people are not cowards and that their silence should not be mistaken for weakness noting that she has been so busy pacifying them not to take laws into their hands because she sees President Muhammadu Buhari as a man of the people who will soon address their plight. Read more
Peter Obi: I’m Not Plotting to Kill Anybody
The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has described the news being circulated on social media of how he vowed to destroy the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and their leaders as well as the Movement for the Actualisation of a Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Niger Delta Avenger as a piece from deceased minds.
The statement by his Media Aide, Mr. Valentine Obienyem, noted that since Obi left office, the concocting of news against him has become the norm among those that do not wish him well. Read more
Zakzaky’s family seriously concerned over his health
Relatives of top Nigerian Shia figure, Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky have expressed deep concern about the cleric’s deteriorating health condition as he remains in detention for over seven months. Read more
Why Kebbi denies Dangote land –Bagudu
Business mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote’s plan to establish a sugar plantation and a factory in Kebbi State may have hit the rock, as indigenous land owners, who are mostly farmers, have refused to release their farm land.
Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu said this at an interactive session with intellectuals of Kebbi State origin working at Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. The session was held at the university’s auditorium. Also in attendance were members of the Kebbi State Students’ Union, UDUS chapter. Read more
Alimosho monarch fingers judge, others in his dethronement move
The Oba of Shasha Kingdom in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State, Oba Babatunde Ogunronbi, has asked the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, to intervene over alleged plots by some persons working in connivance with a judge of the court to forcefully and unlawfully dethrone him as the Oba of Shasha Kingdom.
The monarch, in a letter to the Justice Auta, is praying him to use his good office to check what he called flagrant abuse of judicial powers by one Justice Musa Kurya of the Federal High Court, Lagos in suit N0 FHC/L/CS/1665/2013 between Babatunde Ismail and others Vs. Inspector General of Police and others. Read more
NNPC CALLS ON MILITARY FOR HELP
The new group managing director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Maikanti Baru visited the country’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonishakin at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja.
He came with other top NNPC officials and called on Olonishakin and the Nigerian military to help NNPC in securing critical oil and gas infrastructure to curb the losses inflicted by pipeline vandals. According to Baru, the supply of domestic natural gas to power plants has been halved, from 1.4bn ft³/day to barely 700mn m³/d, resulting in significant power outage exposure of between 2.5 GW and 3 GW as a result of direct and indirect impact. Read more
Leasing industry records 27 per cent growth
Despite challenging financial year dominated by crude oil and revenue crises, the nation’s leasing industry recorded 27.39 per cent growth in 2015.According to Equipment Leasing Association of Nigeria (ELAN), outstanding lease volume rose from N869 billion in 2014 to N1.1 trillion in 2015, representing a growth rate of 27.39% as against the 11.3% recorded in 2014.
This perhaps can be explained based on the developmental attributes of leasing, which makes it attractive whether the economy is witnessing a boom or recession, as is currently the case. Many industries are relying on leasing as a creative financing alternative for capital assets and this has created increased investments from existing lessors and endeared new entrants into the leasing industry to tap into the opportunities in the market. Read more
MEND confirms talks with FG
THE Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has confirmed there are on-going peace talks between its representatives and the Federal Government.
MEND had set up a team of negotiators it called Aaron team 2 led by former minister Odein Ajumogbobia and other prominent Niger Delta leaders to discuss with the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to the Niger Delta crisis. Read more
One Dead in Militants, NSCDC Gun Duel in Bayelsa
Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Bayelsa State, was weekend killed in a gun duel with suspected militants operating in the area. The civil defence operatives were reportedly caught in an ambush in the waterways of Bayelsa State by the marauders who immediately opened fire on them, instantly killing one.
THISDAY learnt that the security officers were on a surveillance duty at Agbobiri community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area in the night when they were ambushed by the armed militants. A source noted that operatives from the anti-vandal unit of NSCDC had gone to the creeks to check oil installations in the area in line with the directive of the state Commandant, Mr. Desmond Agu when they were attacked. Read more
Jadesimi: LADOL’s Integration Facility for Egina FPSO is Ready
The Managing Director of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base, Dr. Amy Jadesimi, in this interview with Chika Amanze-Nwachuku, Ejiofor Alike and Abiodun Eromosele, revealed that the facility built by her company for the integration of Total Upstream’s Floating Production Storage Offloading vessel for the $16 billion Egina deepwater field is ready, ahead of the March 2017 scheduled date for the arrival of the $3.3billion offshore vessel from South Korea. She also called for the full implementation of the Nigerian Content Law. Read more
IMF and Nigeria’s economic crisis
THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected that the Nigerian economy will most likely contract by 1.8 percent this year. If that forecast comes to pass, it will be the first time in about 26 years that the nation’s economy will record such a low level of growth. Consequently, the global financial lender has cut its 2016 growth forecast for Nigeria from the 2.3 percent projected in April. The projection for next year has been reduced to 1.1 percent from 3.5 percent. The IMF’s latest forecast is contained in its World Economic Outlook update released last Tuesday.
In the report, IMF said, “In Nigeria, economic activity is now projected to contract in 2016, as the economy adjusts to foreign currency shortages as a result of lower oil receipts, low power generation and weak investor confidence”. The multinational financial institution also affirmed that Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted by 0.36 percent in the first quarter (Q1) of this year. This is coming just as economic experts have predicted that the economy will record another negative growth in the second quarter of 2016. Read more
Manufacturers Urge Nigerians to Support FG’s Policies
The Nigeria Indigenous Association of Manufacturers (NIAM) has urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts to boost local manufacturing, noting that this would help the economy to be self-sufficiency in food production and reduce over reliance on importation.
Secretary General of the association, Umaru Farouq Abdullahi, made the remark at a media parley weekend, stating that the association was fully in support of the drive of the president to reduce the volume of imported goods coming into Nigeria. Read more
Banks fail to meet CBN’s forex terms
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is set to cancel the Foreign Exchange Primary Dealers (FXPDs) status of some of the 15 FXPDs banks for recording low forex volumes of transactions against set guidelines, The Nation has learnt.
Some of the FXDPs banks include FirstBank, Zenith Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA), Access Bank, GTBank, Stanbic IBTC and Ecobank Nigeria. Read more
Non-oil exporters’ earnings drop by 27%
There has been a considerable decline in the performance of non-oil export sector in recent period as latest economic report by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) showed double-digit declines in the earnings of non-oil exporters and the contribution of non-oil sector to total foreign exchange inflow.
The latest economic report by the apex bank indicated that total non-oil export receipts by banks in the month of April 2016 fell by 27.3 per cent to $364.35 million compared to the previous month. Read more
FBN…showing leadership in a cashless economy
When the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), under Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, CON, now Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, rolled out its policy of inspiring a cashless economy, not many people gave it a chance of survival. The pronouncement was trailed by the whiff of doubt that often accompanies such policy declaration in Nigeria.
The palpable feeling among the undiscerning was that the policy was bound to hit the rock sooner than it had started. Their argument was largely predicated on the nation’s weak infrastructural base, ditto for the almost non-existent data base. For the critical stakeholders and observers, however, the whole idea of instigating a cashless economy was certainly the way to go, the hurdles notwithstanding. They opined that Nigeria could no longer afford to lag behind the rest of the world where technology now leads the way in propelling the economies of nations. Read more
We get forex 3 months after bidding- MAN
Manufacturers in Nigeria have decried the inability of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s, CBN new flexible foreign exchange policy to improve their access to foreign exchange. Some manufacturers who spoke to Vanguard said they sometimes have to wait for three months after bidding for FOREX before getting a response from the CBN, a situation they say does not favour manufacturing activities in the country.
Manufacturers in Nigeria have decried the inability of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s, CBN new flexible foreign exchange policy to improve their access to foreign exchange. Some manufacturers who spoke to Vanguard said they sometimes have to wait for three months after bidding for FOREX before getting a response from the CBN, a situation they say does not favour manufacturing activities in the country. Read more
FG tasks sector on infrastructural development
The Federal Government has revealed plans to collaborate with insurance industry operators on infrastructural development that would elevate the country to the next level.
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, disclosed this at the just concluded 2016 National Insurance Conference organised by the Insurance Industry Consultative Council (IICC) in Abuja, that insurers can contribute to the infrastructural development through investment in infrastructural projects and insurance of different stages of the projects across the country. Read more
Lagos targets N50bn monthly IGR, N1tn budget
The Lagos State Government says it has set a target of increasing the Internally Generated Revenue of the state to N30bn monthly by 2017, adding that by 2018, the IGR will increase to N50bn.
The government explained that the target would enable the state to massively reduce dependence on federal allocation, adding that by 2018, it planned to have a yearly budget size of N1tn. Read more
Yudala Emerges E-Company of the Year
Yudala, Africa’s pioneer composite e-commerce outfit has emerged the e-commerce company of the year at the Nigerian Telecom Awards held in Lagos recently.
The event, which featured award presentations in other categories had a roll-call of personalities and key players from the Nigerian ICT eco-system in attendance. These include the Honourable Minister of Communications, Abdul-Rahman Adebayo Shittu; Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Dambatta; Ag. Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Vincent Olatunji; Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya; His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi as well as other First Class rulers and dignitaries from all walks of life. Read more
FIFA president Gianni Infantino arrived Nigeria yesterday on a two-day working visit. Infantino flew into the Nigeria capital city Abuja Sunday evening accompanied by FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura. Read more
Barcelona, Real Madrid to tour Nigeria
Football loving Nigerians have been promised a huge prospect of the Spanish La Liga big guns, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid visiting the country on a playing tour in a no distant time. President of La Liga, Javier Tebas gave the assurance over the weekend in Abuja during the official opening of the Nigeria La Liga office. Read more
Ticket scandal: Sports minister summons AFN, ministry officials
Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung has summoned the Athletics Federation of Nigeria’s Secretary-General, Olumide Bamiduro and officials of the Federation of Elite Athletes Department on the ticket scandal that has rocked his ministry. The officials are expected to see him on Monday according to a statement made available to The PUNCH by his Special Assistnat on Media, Nneka Ikem-Anibeze.
A mail allegedly written by the AFN Secretary Bamiduro had asked athletes to send an estimate of what their ticket to Rio may cost with an assurance that refunds will be given if approved by the ministry for purchase by the athletes. Read more
NFF begs Nigerians to forgive F/Eagles
THE Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi has appealed to Nigerian football fans to forgive the Flying Eagles for falling to reach the CAF U-20 Nations Cup billed for next year in Zambia.
The Emmanuel Amuneke tutored side bungled their chances of qualifying for the competition when they lost at home in Lagos to Sudan on Saturday. The Flying Eagles won the first leg 2 – 1 in far away Omdurman, but surprisingly fell 3-4 at home in Lagos. The Sudanese went through on the away goals rule with aggregate scores standing at 5-5. Read more
Nigeria’s Olympics Preparations Not Good – Udobong
Eneffiong Udobong, ace Nigerian athlete and Olympic gold medalist, has said that the country’s preparations ahead of the Rio Olympic Games are not good enough for medals.
Udobong, who has been very active in the development of Nigerian athletes, made the comment on Sunday in a television sports programme monitored in Lagos, adding that only a special prayer would help Nigeria. Read more
Nigerian coach claims referees are paid money to win matches
The coach of Nigerian second tier side FC Zamfara Alhassan Muhammad has hit out at the referees saying they are paid money to win matches
Speaking exclusively to News agency of Nigeria from Ilorin where his team lost 1-4 to former too tier side Kwara United, the coach said that it was the centre referee to be blamed for the loss. Read more
Pillars Battle Espanyol, Sundowns In Invitational Tourney
Kano Pillars will play La Liga side, Espanyol and South African giants, Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaiser Chiefs, in an invitational tournament in South Africa. This was disclosed by Hassan Abdullahi Garo, Pillars’ board member.
The competition is an annual Amanxamalala Mzanzi International Cup (AMIC 2016), which is a charity tournament that identifies with 40 charity organisations in South Africa. “Both the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the League Management Company (LMC) have approved our participation in the tournament,” disclosed Garo. Read more
Imenger relishes Lobi Stars away draw
Lobi Stars Team Manager, Barnabas Imenger has attributed his side’s 1-1 draw against Rangers international to God’s unfailing love on the team.
Ocheme Edoh scored his first goal for Rangers, but the home team’s joy was cut short when Kingsley Eduwo equalised for Lobi Stars. The game ended 1-1 despite Lobi finishing with 10 men after Sunday Akleche was sent off for a second yellow card offence. Read more
Australia to indefinitely detain people convicted of terror charges ‘if they pose ongoing danger
Australia will indefinitely detain people convicted of terrorism-related charges if it feels they pose an ongoing danger to society upon their release, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said.
Mr Turnbull cited the spate of recent attacks such as the Bastille Day massacre in Nice, which killed at least 84 people, and said the measures are designed to deter terrorism and keep Australians safe. Read more
Democrats rocked by resignation on eve of convention
The Democratic Party convention got off to a bad start in Philadelphia with the resignation of the chairwoman of the party’s national committee over an email scandal.
It was a blow to Hillary Clinton who arrives in the city eager to show off a united party after a tough campaign against Bernie Sanders. Read more
Desperate ISIS fighters sell thousands of sex slaves on PHONE APPS in bid to boost funding
Despite losing territory across the Middle East, ISIS is tightening its stranglehold on the estimated 3,000 female captives under its control.
The demonic death cult is selling the sex slaves, some feared to be younger than 13, using phone apps and shared databases containing photographs and the names of their “owners” to stop them escaping through ISIS checkpoints. Read more
Santa Clarita fire: Dead body found in burned car as California wildfire continues to rage
The burned body of a man has been found in a car in the middle of a wildfire zone in California, police have said.
The Los Angeles County sheriff’s department said firefighters found the remains of a man inside a burnt sedan car parked in the driveway of a house in Santa Clarita on Saturday. Read more
Suspected Bomber Injures 12 Outside German Bar
A suspected suicide bomber has killed himself and injured 12 others in an explosion outside a wine bar in the German city of Ansbach.
Detectives have said the suspected attacker was a 27-year-old Syrian man who had been denied asylum in Germany. Read more
China says South Korea’s THAAD anti-missile decision harms foundation of trust
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has criticised South Korea’s move to deploy an advanced U.S. anti-missile defence system to counter threats from North Korea, saying it harmed the foundation of their mutual trust, news reports said on Monday.
The announcement by South Korea and the United States this month that they would deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) unit has already drawn protests from Beijing that it would destabilise regional security. Read more
Thousands of Turkish soldiers ‘RAPED and STARVED’ as punishment for failed Turkey coup
The human rights group said it has “credible evidence” that around 10,000 Turkish soldiers face the severe punishments for their part of the failed military coup against president Erdogan.
Victims are being held in makeshift cells, such as stables and sports halls, and are being tortured and held in stress positions for 48 hours, the group said. Read more
Facebook, Twitter co-operated with Brazil probe of alleged militants
The judge overseeing the probe that led to the arrest last week of suspected Islamist militants in Brazil said Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. co-operated with investigators by providing information about the suspects’ use of both social networks.
In an interview late Sunday with Fantastico, a weekly news program on the Globo television network, Judge Marcos Josegrei da Silva said cooperation by both companies, after a judicial order tied to the investigation, was instrumental to understand the nature of discussions carried out by the suspects, a 12th of whom was detained late Sunday. Read more
Donald Trump slams EU as crony organisation designed to ‘compete with the US’
The Republican Presidential candidate, who praised Britain’s decision to ditch Brussels last month, said it was created to “beat the United States when it comes to making money”.
The business tycoon openly supported the will of the British people when visiting Scotland just a day after the referendum, saying Britons had “taken their country back” and that Brexit was a “great thing”. Read more