TimeLine Layout

August, 2019

  • 28 August

    Tuition fees fuel concern among foreign students in Germany

    Baden-Württemberg passed a law requiring non-EU students to pay €1,500 ($1,700) per semester in tuition fees. It came into effect in October 2017. Consequently, seven universities in the state lost a third of their international students that year.

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  • 28 August

    EXCLUSIVE! Nigerian deportees from Germany narrate their tales of woe in Lagos

    Our Correspondent in Nigeria, Raphael Adenaike, was at the Lagos airport when Nigerian deportees, including a single mother of one, arrived from Germany on Monday 19 August. The deportees, whose asylum applications had been rejected, narrated their personal ordeals and experiences with the German police, immigration officials and medical doctors as well as the Nigerian Embassy to Raphael. With little …

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  • 27 August

    Group blames Ndi Igbo Germany for Ekweremadu’s assault in Nuremberg

    The physical assault on Senator Ike Ekweremadu on 17 August in Nuremberg while the Nigerian frontline politician was attending the 2nd Annual Igbo Cultural Day continues to generate controversy in Nigeria. Kinsmen of Senator Ike Ekweremadu, for example, have called for the thorough investigation, arrest and prosecution of the people, alleged to be members of the separatist Indigenous People of …

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  • 27 August

    Refugees visiting home country: What German authorities say

    A recent debate over the revocation of refugee status for Syrian nationals in Germany has raised some questions. Are people with refugee protection allowed to visit their home country? What happens if you are found to have broken the law? Charlotte Hauswedell of InfoMigrants takes a closer look. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has suggested that asylum-seekers from Syria should …

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  • 26 August

    Convicted immigrants increasingly deported by Germany – report

    Resident foreigners convicted by German courts are increasingly being expelled from the country irrespective of their residency status. This was revealed in the response of the federal government to a parliamentary enquiry of the Linke party in the Bundestag, the news agency epd has reported. According to the report, 7,408 deportation orders were issued last year. In 2017, there were …

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  • 25 August

    Association of Anambra indigenes launches in Germany

    An association of indigenes of Anambra State of Nigeria will be launched in the city of Munich of 14 September. The socio-cultural group seeks to pool the efforts of its members for the development of their home state. Among dignitaries expected at the event, at which the Assembly of Anambra State Indigenes e.V. Bayern will be officially inaugurated, include His …

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  • 25 August

    Ambassador denies Germany’s claim of 30,000 Nigerians awaiting deportation

    Nigeria has again faulted claims that there were 30,000 of its citizens who are irregular migrants in Germany awaiting repatriation. The Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, said the figure was unrealistic against the background that there’re only 32,000 Nigerians legally resident in the country. “So how could there be 30,000 Nigerians irregularly living in the country?” he …

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  • 24 August

    Berlin Exhibition showcases Fashion, Art and Design from Africa

    It was a mammoth crowd, which you would normally expect at a big music concert or sports event, that turned out Friday for the opening of Connecting Afro Futures. Fashion x Hair x Design. The venue was the Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts) in Berlin. The exhibition, holding from 24 August – 1 December 2019, showcases ‘Fashion, Art, Design, Music, …

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  • 24 August

    2Baba Idibia kicks off Europe tour to celebrate 20 years in show business

    Since 1999 when he emerged on the scene, 2Baba Idibia (aka 2Face Idibia) has defined African hip-hop music with his unique voice and style and his popularity just keeps growing. 2Baba – ‘the daddy of Nigerian hip-hop’, who went by the stage name 2Face Idibia until July 2014, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur. READ ALSO Two …

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  • 24 August

    New law for quicker deportation enters into force in Germany

    The so-called ‘Orderly Return Law’ (das Geordnete-Rückkehr-Gesetz) was approved in June. It went into force on Wednesday (21 August). It gives authorities and police more powers to enforce deportation orders. Critics fear more refugees could now be legally detained. The tightening of rules governing the deportation of rejected asylum-seekers took effect on Wednesday. Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) said …

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