Posts Tagged ‘Spain’

#COVID19: Spain To Make Wearing Face Masks Mandatory Until The Virus Is Defeated

by Seun Adeuyion June 9, 2020
People in Spain will be forced to wear face masks where social distancing is impossible until a cure or vaccine for coronavirus is found. It means Brits and other tourists hoping to visit Spain on holiday will also have to wear face masks as part of the drastic measure.  Health Minister Salvador Illa revealed on Tuesday that public face mask […]

#COVID19: Spain Extends Its State Of Emergency Until June 21

by Seun Adeuyion June 4, 2020
The Spanish government on Wednesday secured parliament’s backing for a final extension to the state of emergency imposed to tackle the coronavirus epidemic and which will now last until June 21. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez sought to extend the state of emergency, which grants his government exceptional powers, to allow greater control over people’s mobility […]

Amaechi denies claims by IPOB that he was beaten in Spain

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 7, 2019
Contrary to claims by the Indeginous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has denied that he was beaten by members of the group in Spain. According to the minister, he was protected by the Spanish police from those he described as “misinformed miscreants”. It would be recalled that the spokesman of […]

Catalan separatist leaders handed jail terms for independence bid

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 14, 2019
Protesters have hit the streets in north-eastern Spain after the country’s Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine of the 12 accused Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison. The 12 were accused of sedition over their roles in the region’s 2017 failed bid for independence. Protesters blocked five regional roads across […]

Spain: PM Sanchez’ socialist party wins, needs coalition

by Ikokwu Ikembaon April 29, 2019
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s Socialists have won snap elections without the necessary majority to govern solo in a fragmented political landscape marked by the far-right’s entry into parliament. The results raise the specter of another period of instability for Spain, with Sanchez depending on alliances with hostile rivals in an environment that has soured […]

Spain and Morocco Ponders on A Joint Bid For The 2030 FIFA World Cup

by Breaking Timeson December 5, 2018
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, has announced that  Spain and Morocco are discussing the possibility of placing a joint bid for the 2030 FIFA World Cup. According to the Spanish primer Minister, the bid will involve Portugal as well.The latest move is not be the first bid by three countries to host jointly host the […]