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German Chancellor Angela Merkel in political dilemma

There are palpable fears in the political circle in Germany after talks to form a coalition government among four of the country’s seven parliamentary political parties collapsed shortly before midnight on Sunday.

Crunch time for Angela Merkel to build coalition or face new polls

German Chancellor Angela Merkel resumed complex coalition talks Saturday in a last-ditch effort to forge a government and avert a political crisis in Europe's biggest economy.

Germany’s Angela Merkel confirms ready to govern with liberals and Greens

German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed Saturday she would start talks with liberals and Greens to try to form a new coalition government after last month's election.

Angela Merkel wins fourth term

Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany’s election Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the entry into parliament of the hard right AfD, the best showing for a nationalist force since World War II.

Merkel heads for German poll win, hard-right AfD for first seats

Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to cruise to victory in elections Sunday but also to face the breakthrough into parliament of hard-right populists for the first time in Germany's post-war history.

Merkel’s Bavarian ally drops demand for refugee quota

A key ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel backed away Sunday from his demand for an upper limit of refugees Germany can take in, removing a major hurdle before September 24 elections.

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Beware of politicians, 2019 is approaching – Justice Onnoghen tells judges

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Thursday admonished judges to be wary of the antics of politicians as Nigeria gradually stepped closer to the 2019 general elections.

Industrial court halts sack of over 20,000 Kaduna teachers

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Kaduna division, on Thursday, halted the planned sack of 21,780 primary school teachers who failed a competency test organised by the state government.

Only 40m Nigerians pay taxes – Kemi Adeosun

Out of 70 million taxable adults in Nigeria, only 40 million of them pay taxes, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has said that out of 70 million taxable adults in Nigeria, only 40 million of them pay taxes.

Oliver Kahn regrets not signing for Manchester United from Bayern Munich

Former Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn has said he turned down Manchester United in the early-2000s, adding that he regrets not joining the Premier League side.

Governor Wike behind #EndSARS campaign – Dakuku Peterside

The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State of being behind the #EndSARS campaign against the Special Anti Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police.

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Federal govt fails to implement report of police reforms c’ttee

The federal government has failed to fund the Nigeria Police in line with the report of the Presidential Committee on Police Reforms in Nigeria that recommended an estimate of N2.8 trillion be spent in a period of five years to radically transform the police, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, disclosed wednesday.

Governor Sani Bello to present 2018 budget on Thursday

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, will on Thursday present the 2018 budget estimate to the state House of Assembly.

PDP stakeholders refer to Governor Wike as ‘Port Harcourt ATM’ – APC

The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that Nyesom Wike, the governor, is using state funds “to play Father Christmas in his dying party”.

Ghanaian rogue trader Kweku Adoboli gets reprieve in UK deportation case

Kweku Adoboli, a former UBS trader jailed for Britain’s biggest fraud over unauthorised trades that cost the Swiss bank $2.3 billion, averted the immediate threat of deportation at a court hearing in London on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

Coalition holds #EndSARS rallies nationwide on Monday

A coalition of civic groups will, on Monday, hold rallies nationwide to press home their demand for the dismantling of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad by the police authorities for high-handedness.