Climate Change: France To End Sales Of Petrol, Diesel Vehicles By 2014

The Paris climate change accord is being adhered to as France will end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of an ambitious plan to meet its targets under the Paris Climate Accord, Hulot announced Thursday. “We are announcing an end to the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040,” Hulot said, calling it a “veritable revolution”. Hulot acknowledged that reaching the goal would be “tough”, particularly for automakers, but said that French carmakers Peugeot-Citroen and Renault were well equipped to make the switch, reported the…

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Protests Rocks Hamburg As G-20 Summit Gets Underway

The Group of 20 economic summit began Friday in this northern German port city after clashes between protesters and police that could send ripples through the two days of meetings. German security forces used water cannons and pepper spray on Thursday to clear an anti-capitalist march in which a group with anarchist sympathies had a prominent presence. The skirmish followed an hour-long standoff adjacent to Hamburg’s harbor, where protesters were attempting to move from a public square toward the downtown conference center where Germany’s chancellor, ­Angela Merkel, is hosting foreign…

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Osinbajo’s Brother, Keyamo 28 Others Make SAN List

Mr. Akinlolu Osinbajo, a former Ogun State Attorney-General/Justice Commissioner and brother to acting President Yemi Osinbajo; human rights activist, Mr. Festus Keyamo; and Mr. Olusola Oke, Alliance for Democracy candidate in the last Ondo State governorship election, were among the 30 lawyers conferred with the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) on Thursday. The decision to confer them with the award was taken on Thursday at the 127th meeting of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC), the conferring body, and announced at a press conference after the meeting…

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Cement Price To Fall Soon As Cost of Production Drops

Prospective house builders and the construction industry will have reasons to smile soon as cement manufacturers have put the machinery in motion to bring down the price of the product. Making this disclosure at the State House, Abuja Thursday after a meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, the Chairman of BUA Cement, Alhaji Abdulsamad Isyaku Rabiu, said the price of cement would fall soon, as some of the factors that contributed to the high cost of the building material have been addressed. He listed such factors to include the foreign…

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FG Will Address Clamour For Restructuring Soon – Osinbajo

In response to overwhelming calls for restructuring reverberating across the country, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the federal government will soon come out with policies to address the clamour by Nigerians for restructuring of the country. Osinbajo made the disclosure at the presentation and launch of a book titled: “Nigeria: The Restructuring Controversy,” in Abuja Thursday. Osinbajo, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, said the debate for the restructuring of the country by Nigerians had been noted by the government. “We are…

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On Magu, I Stand – Ag. President Osinbajo Insists

The Senate and the Executive might be in for a long drawn battle as the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has restated his support for the embattled Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) stating that as long as he remains Acting President, Magu will remain the EFCC boss. The Federal Government yesterday rejected the Senate’s threat to shun confirmation of nominees if the EFCC chief remains. Its rejection of Magu’s confirmation, the Senate said, should be respected. Besides, the Senate said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo should…

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Osinbajo Is The Presidency, He Cannot Be Disowned – AGF Malami

In response to the reportage in certain sections of the media that the Attorney-General of the Federation declared that Acting President Prof Yemi Osinbajo is on his own regarding his insistence on retaining the EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, the AGF has released a press release strongly refuting his purported statement. Malami in the press statement obtained by The Discourse condemned the misrepresentation of his press briefing after the Federal Executive Council (FEC). He stated that the Acting President is now the Presidency and he cannot be disowned . Malami clarified…

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