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German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel is seen on stage during a party congress of Germany’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on December 7, 2018 at a fair hall in Hamburg, northern Germany. – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hand off leadership of her party after nearly two decades at the helm, with the race wide open between a loyal deputy and a longtime rival. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

New pension deal saves German government from crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) on Sunday broke a deadlock over a higher basic pension that had threatened the future of their governing coalition.
Children play on the West side of the Berlin wall in 1986, three years before the fall. Getty

Divisions rife as Germany marks 30 years since Berlin Wall fell

Germany on Saturday marks 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall that ushered in the end of communism and national reunification, as the Western alliance that helped secure those achievements is riddled with divisions.
President Muhammadu Buhari and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in Sochi, have agreed to put Nigeria-Russia relations on a fast track, and pursue the completion of partially completed and abandoned projects initiated by both countries..10

President Buhari’s takeaways from Sochi

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria from his four-day visit to the Russian Republic extremely happy with the success of the visit, which outcome is the best response to a few skeptical audiences back home, including a toxic newspaper editorial, “Buhari, Stay On Your Job,” by the Lagos-based Punch Newspaper asking him to not travel.
The Turkish public and political elite have largely thrown their support behind the country's forces fighting in northern Syria, standing in defiance against voices in the international community condemning Ankara's operation in the region.

EU to consider steps against Turkey for Syria offensive

European Union (EU) foreign ministers are expected on Monday to discuss the bloc’s response to Turkey’s military incursion into northern Syria, with the possibility of sanctions and an EU-wide arms embargo on the table.

EU ministers to consider steps against Turkey over Syria offensive

European Union foreign ministers are expected on Monday to discuss the bloc’s response to Turkey’s military incursion into northern Syria, with the possibility of sanctions and an EU-wide arms embargo on the table.

Emmanuel Macron to host Angela Merkel for dinner ahead of Brexit cutoff

French President Emmanuel Macron will host German Chancellor Angela Merkel for a working dinner on Sunday, just days before an EU summit seen as the last chance for reaching a deal on Britain’s looming exit from the bloc.
Britain’s Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay will meet EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels on Thursday, as talks on the country’s exit from the bloc reach a critical stage, Downing Street said.

UK Brexit minister to meet EU negotiator Thursday

Britain’s Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay will meet EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels on Thursday, as talks on the country’s exit from the bloc reach a critical stage, Downing Street said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses for a photograph after the recording of her annual New Year's speech at the Chancellery in Berlin. JOHN MACDOUGALL-AFP

Angela Merkel: Germany has achieved much since fall of Berlin Wall

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday drew an initial positive balance of progress since 1989, but warned that differences between the former East and West Germany still need to be evened out.

German chancellor meets with Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi in New York

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday met with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi on the sidelines of a UN Climate Action Summit on Monday, her spokeswoman confirmed.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

President Buhari: Nigerians eagerly waiting for Improvement in power sector

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that Nigerians are eagerly looking forward to investments in the power sector “that will illuminate their homes and stimulate businesses”.
German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel is seen on stage during a party congress of Germany’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on December 7, 2018 at a fair hall in Hamburg, northern Germany. – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hand off leadership of her party after nearly two decades at the helm, with the race wide open between a loyal deputy and a longtime rival. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

Angela Merkel: Climate change ‘challenge for humanity’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, in a video posted online, that it would require a “feat of strength” in order for Germany to reach its climate goals by 2030 as planned.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkey’s president wants Europe to share refugee burden from Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is warning Europe to share the refugee burden or face a new wave of migrants, as Turkey fears a new influx of Syrian refugees. Erdogan's threat coincides with a surge of migrants entering Greece from Turkey.
Russia and Ukraine made a long-awaited swap of 70 prisoners on Saturday, a deal hailed as a first step towards ending five years of tensions and conflict.

Russia, Ukraine swap prisoners in landmark move

Russia and Ukraine made a long-awaited swap of 70 prisoners on Saturday, a deal hailed as a first step towards ending five years of tensions and conflict.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, June 12, 2017. (Sean Gallup-Getty Images)

Global challenges: Angela Merkel seeks greater China role

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, in China on Saturday called climate protection a global problem and urged the Asian power to take up more responsibility for challenges facing the international community.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel. - AFP PHOTO - John MACDOUGALL

Angela Merkel: Hong Kong rights, freedom need to be protected

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for the protection of Hong Kong residents’ rights and freedoms and for peaceful solutions to the massive protests during a visit to Beijing on Friday.
German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel is seen on stage during a party congress of Germany’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on December 7, 2018 at a fair hall in Hamburg, northern Germany. – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hand off leadership of her party after nearly two decades at the helm, with the race wide open between a loyal deputy and a longtime rival. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

Angela Merkel hopes China-US trade problems be over soon

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the start of a visit to Beijing on Friday that the China-U.S. trade war was affecting the whole world and she hoped it would be resolved soon.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Greek premier hopes Germany enters talks on WWII reparations

Greece hopes that Germany will enter negotiations regarding reparations for damages it caused during World War II.

Federal government, Siemens agreement key to Nigeria’s power sector improvement – EKEDC chief

The Federal Government of Nigeria, on the 26th of July, signed an agreement with the German company, Siemens, to help the nation’s power sector.

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Political parties in Chile agree on path to new constitution

Political parties in Chile have agreed on a path to a new constitution, negotiators announced in Santiago de Chile, early Friday after weeks of protests.
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Senate President calls for synergy between national, state assemblies

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called for synergy between the National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly in the discharge of their statutory responsibilities to the people.
The Bauchi State Chief Judge, Justice Rabi Talatu Umar, who set free the inmates, urged them to be of good conduct and exhibit exemplary beheviour in the society.

Bauchi chief judge free 27 suspects awaiting trial

No fewer than 27 suspects awaiting trial in Bauchi Custodial Centre and other Correctional Service Centers across the state have regained their freedom.
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AFCONQ: Why Super Eagles departure to Lesotho was postponed

Super Eagles proposed plan to depart Nigeria for Lesotho on Friday, November 15, for their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Group L cracker against Lesotho in Maseru was postponed due to sporting reasons.

Supreme Court: President Buhari ’eminently qualified’ to contest

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that President Muhammadu Buhari was “eminently qualified” to contest the February 23 presidential election.