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France, Germany seek closer bond to tackle EU crisis

France and Germany will on Tuesday sign a new friendship treaty to deepen their alliance at a time of crisis for the EU, drawing fire from the far right and a flurry of alarmist fake news reports.
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

Germany eases immigration rules to attract foreign job seekers

Worker-starved Germany will ease immigration rules to attract foreign job seekers, including giving well-integrated irregular migrants in employment a shot at staying, ministers said Tuesday.
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a press conference at the Energy Interconnections Summit at the European Maritime Safety Agency in Lisbon on July 27, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA

Emmanuel Macron: EU security must no longer depend on US

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday called for Europe to stop relying on the United States for its military defence as he pushed for fresh EU integration in the face of rising nationalism around the continent.

Facebook takes out ads to tout new EU data protection law

Facebook took out full-page ads in European newspapers Monday to trumpet tough new EU legislation that promises “more data protection for you”, as the company seeks to win back trust following a damaging privacy scandal.

Germany: Donald Trump will fail if he tries to split Europe

US President Donald Trump “will not succeed” in dividing European nations against one another over trade, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier warned Sunday ahead of a visit to Washington.

Chinese billionaire Li Shufu buys biggest single stake in Daimler

Chinese billionaire Li Shufu has bought a near 10-percent stake in Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler, making him the German group’s largest single shareholder, a stock market filing showed Friday.

Angela Merkel risks leading weak ‘losers’ coalition for Germany

Germany's veteran chancellor Angela Merkel, often called the world's most powerful woman, will embark on a fourth term with diminished influence and little vision for shaping Europe's future, analysts say.

Majority of Germans see Angela Merkel gone by 2021 elections

A majority of the German population believes that Chancellor Angela Merkel will not see out the current parliamentary term that ends in 2021, in spite of ongoing talks to breathe new life into the grand coalition that has ruled for the past four years.

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Bauchi guber: INEC resumes collation of results after court’s judgement

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said it has resumed the collation of the Bauchi State governorship election results for the Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area (LGA) which was earlier suspended.

Tunde Fashola: Nigeria needs N10 trillion infrastructure bond to curb deficit

In order to meet up with the infrastructural deficit and advance the course of Nigeria’s development in the next decade, a total of N10 trillion infrastructural bond is needed, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has said.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors’ identities.

Ibrahim Magu: Over N1.3 trillion stolen under ex-President Jonathan

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has disclosed that the money stolen by 32 entities (human and corporate) between 2011 and 2015 (years when former President Goodluck Jonathan was in office) is well over N1.3 trillion.

Aviation Minister: Federal government to revisit national carrier project

Minister of State for Aviation Hadi Sirika, yesterday, said plans were underway by the Federal Government to revisit the national carrier project.