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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.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea at the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Wednesday.

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to visit Seoul, close missile testing site

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un will soon make a historic visit to Seoul, he said Wednesday, and has agreed to close a missile testing site in front of international inspectors, as a rare inter-Korean summit unfolded in Pyongyang.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in wave to crowds in Pyongyang from an open-topped car

South and North Korean leaders begin summit in Pyongyang

South Korea’s president and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un drove together through the streets of Pyongyang Tuesday past thousands of cheering citizens before opening a summit where Moon Jae-in will seek to reboot stalled denuclearisation talks between his hosts and the United States.

Drug abuse: Lagos CP raises alarm, blames crime increase on menace

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Mr Imohimi Edgal, on Tuesday blamed increase in crime on drug abuse, calling for more efforts to end it.

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un invites South’s Moon Jae-in for summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited the South's president Moon Jae-in for a meeting in the North.

10,000 Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria – UN

The UN has expressed concerns about the swelling numbers of people fleeing English-speaking areas of Cameroon for Nigeria, saying it is particularly worried over safety of women and children.

NAPTIP urges state govts taking returnees to provide standard rehabilitation

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has advised state governments taking their indigenes among returnees to provide standard medical care and rehabilitation.

Bauchi traditional ruler recovers two abandoned children

Alhaji Nadada Ahmadu, the Ward Head of Gwallaga in Bauchi metropolis, has recovered two teenagers from Jigawa allegedly abandoned by their parents to attend an Islamic school in the state.

German employment reaches highest level since reunification

Employment in Germany rose by 1.5 per cent to 44.3 million people in 2017, the Federal Statistical Office said on Tuesday.

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