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The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, battling stagnant poll results and suspicions of illegal funding, is now torn by a deepening rift between its leadership and its most radical wing.

Germany’s far-right AfD party ‘tearing itself apart’

The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, battling stagnant poll results and suspicions of illegal funding, is now torn by a deepening rift between its leadership and its most radical wing.

Germany’s two top banks launch merger talks

Germany’s two biggest lenders, the ailing Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, said Sunday they would launch formal talks toward a possible merger that could create a “national champion” in financial services.
Fireworks on display in a supermarket in Berlin. Hayoung Jeon-EPA

German police seize 850kg firework stash

German police said Sunday they confiscated 850 kilos of fireworks and firecrackers from a 23-year-old man in Hamburg, ahead of New Year’s festivities.
German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to the press before leaving the first day of a European Union leaders’ summit focused on migration, Brexit and eurozone reforms. Aris Oikonomou|AFP|Getty Images

German chancellor calls for European solidarity to tackle illegal migration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday appealed to European Union members to show solidarity to ensure the Frontex border agency has sufficient powers to be effective and help stop illegal migration, in line with European Commission plans.
Demonstrators crowd around a water cannon of the police during a protest organised by the right-wing populist "Pro Chemnitz" movement, the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and the anti-Islam Pegida movement, on September 1, 2018 in Chemnitz, eastern Germany. The demonstration was organised in a reaction to a knife killing, allegedly by an Iraqi and a Syrian, that set off anti-immigrant mob violence. John MACDOUGALL / AFP

Nine injured in German protests for and against migrants

Nine people were injured Saturday on the sidelines of opposing demonstrations by the far-right and the left in the German city of Chemnitz, which was hit by anti-migrant protests last week.
About 3,500 people marched in support of Angela Merke's immigration policy [Hannibal Hanschke- Reuters]

Thousands protest for and against refugees in German city

Thousands of opponents and supporters of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policy have marched through the eastern city of Chemnitz after a wave of racist violence that followed a knife killing.
Hundreds of far-right protesters clashed violently with police in the German city of Chemnitz

Thousands protest for and against migrants in tense German town

Thousands of opponents and supporters of Germany’s immigration policy marched Saturday through the eastern city of Chemnitz after a wave of racist violence that followed a knife killing.
German police on Thursday said they were seeking three people who attacked and badly beat a 20-year old migrant in an eastern German town.

German police seek three suspects in attack on migrant

German police on Thursday said they were seeking three people who attacked and badly beat a 20-year old migrant in an eastern German town.
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German police ready for new anti-migrant rally

German police on Thursday brace up for fresh anti-immigrant rally in the eastern city of Chemnitz after two similar protests resulted in clashes and attacks against foreigners.
Police officers wait for the arrival of German Chancellor Angela Merkels visit to the Saxony branch of Trumpf in Neukirch, Germany, August 16, 2018. Picture taken through a window. REUTERS-Matthias Rietschel

Police under fire after Germany far-right mob violence

Police in eastern Germany were accused Wednesday of stoking tensions by leaking to far-right groups the arrest warrant over a fatal stabbing that sparked racist mob violence.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during a joint press conference with the Croatian Prime Minister in Berlin on August 28, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Tobias SCHWARZ

Angela Merkel: ‘Hate in the streets’ has no place in Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday condemned violent far-right protests that degenerated into attacks against foreign-looking people, saying "hate in the streets" has no place in Germany.

Gernot Rohr left disappointed by snub from German-born Jordan Torunarigha

Coach Gernot Rohr was left disappointed after Germany youth star Jordan Torunarigha turned down the opportunity to play for Nigeria at the World Cup.

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Sheffield Wednesday are set to take legal action against Leicester City over the transfer of forward George Hirst.

Championship club ‘set to take legal action’ against Leicester City

Sheffield Wednesday are set to take legal action against Leicester City over the transfer of forward George Hirst.
This image shows vials of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine, named Sputnik V. (Russian Health Ministry - Handout-Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Russian deputy premier orders study of coronavirus vaccination efficacy for HIV patients

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova has tasked the health ministry and the health protection watchdog with studying Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination efficacy for HIV-positive people.
The Stockfish Dealers Association has called on the federal government to grant importers of stockfish access to the foreign exchange.

Nigerian stockfish dealers seek access to forex

The Stockfish Dealers Association has called on the federal government to grant importers of stockfish access to the foreign exchange.

Olisa Metuh: My detention experience taught me a great lesson

Chief Olisa Metu, former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says his recent experience in detention has taught him a ‘great lesson’.
The Anti-Corruption and Research-Based Data Initiative, ARDI, has expressed satisfaction with the confirmation of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa by the Senate as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Timi Frank urges new EFCC chair not to disappoint youths

A political activist, Comrade Timi Frank, has called on the new executive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, to make the positive overhaul and transformation of the agency his cardinal goals.

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Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Nigerian government denies paying N800 million ransom for Kagara students

The Federal Government has said it did not, and will not, pay ransom for the freedom of the students and teachers of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, abducted by bandits.

Senator Okorocha: Governor Uzodinma wants everyone to fear him

The embattled former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, on Monday, criticised his successor, Hope Uzodinma, whom he said was trying to intimidate him and his supporters in the state.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Abuja crash: Delta governor mourns seven military personnel

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has condoled with the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao and families of the seven military personnel on board Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft which crashed on Sunday in Abuja.
Bandits on Saturday killed three persons and injured one in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

Bandits kill father, son in Kaduna

Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, confirmed the incident in a statement to journalists in Kaduna on Sunday.
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Cattle dealers to embark on strike over killings of members

The Amalgamated Union of Food and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AFUCDN), has given the Federal Government till February 24 to address their demands or face total withdrawal of services nationwide.