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Dabiri-Erewa hails Ahmed Musa for being a great mentor, philanthropist

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has commended Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa, for being an exemplary Nigerian Diaspora and a great mentor of Nigerians youths. Speaking while receiving the football player and his delegation in Abuja, Dabiri-Erewa stated that the player had heeded to the mandate of being a good Ambassador, remembering the country and excelling …

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Europe: Safest and most dangerous countries to drive in for travellers

New research has revealed the most dangerous European countries to drive in, with Romania coming out on top. The study by Vignetteswitzerland.com analysed the latest data from the European Transport Safety Council to see which countries had the highest road deaths per million inhabitants. It found that Romania is statistically the most dangerous country to drive in in Europe. 2022 …

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German society seeks alternatives to family

Faced with an aging population and more people living alone, the German government plans to introduce a new legal mechanism to help people in non-romantic relationships to take responsibility for one another. By Helen Whittle The way that people in Germany live, love, parent and age is changing. But the question of who and how to take care of one …

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Nigeria: Remittances to be paid out only in Naira

Following the directive of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) barring international money transfer operators (IMTOs) from paying Nigerians in foreing currencies, Nigerians abroad will no longer be able to send dollars or any foreing currency into bank accounts in the country. IMTOs have therefore removed the options of sending dollars or other foreign currencies to Nigeria on their websites …

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Germany and Nigeria: New advisory centre for regular migration

Germany and Nigeria have established a new migrant resource centre on the outskirts of Abuja. The German government hopes to make migration successful for both countries involved. On Tuesday, German Development Minister Svenja Schulze opened a new Migration Resource Centre in Ado, a densely populated area near Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. The centre, funded by Germany, is part of a strategy …

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Nigerians abroad to get passport easily from March — Minister

Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, Nigeria’s Minister of the Interior, has reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian government towards delivering a seamless and efficient passport experience for Nigerians, both within the country and in the diaspora. According to him, this was the directive from President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to him and other cabinet members towards attainment of the ‘renewed hope’ agenda for …

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Election postponement in Senegal causes uncertainty among German investors

German companies are unsettled by the postponement of Senegal’s presidential election, originally scheduled for 25 February but which has now been shifted to 15 December. The unprecedented move has called into question the West African country’s reputation for democratic stability in a region beset by military coups. “The postponement of the elections in Senegal – and this shortly after the …

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Nigerian named Curator for the international literature festival in Germany

Starting in 2024, the international literature festival berlin will collaborate with a Curator in Residence. He or she will be responsible for events and invitations and will work together with the festival director and the team to develop a guiding theme for the ilb. Additionally, they will be present in Berlin during the festival. An internationally composed selection committee has …

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A writer’s passionate plea for democracy in fragile African states

Military coups are becoming fashionable in Africa again. In the past five years, elected governments have been toppled by the army in four countries in West Africa alone. Citizens openly call for the military to take over these days out of frustration with the politicians. A Nigerian writer and poet Lola Shoneyin pleads with Africans to give democracy a chance. …

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German state deletes “race” from constitution

The parliament of Saarland, one of Germany’s 16 federal states, has removed the term “race” from the list of possible grounds for discrimination in the state’s constitution. In future, Article 12 will instead state that no one may be disadvantaged or favoured “on the basis of racial attributions”. “Our constitution is modern, trend-setting and understandable. Today, we are ensuring that …

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Germany: Bundesrat approves dual citizenship, strict deportation rules

The Bundesrat, the upper chamber of the federal parliament, has approved two further components of the new migration policy of the governing federal coalition – the laws on faster naturalisation and deportations. The Bundesrat on Friday decided not to refer the citizenship law to the mediation committee. The new law, which was passed by the Bundestag in January, stipulates that …

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Lagos ranks above Dubai, Miami, emerges 19th best city in 2024

Lagos has been ranked as the 19th best city to visit in the world, according to Time Out, a global magazine that publishes travel guides and magazines. Apart from Lagos, South Africa’s Cape Town (ranked second) and Ghana’s Accra (44th) were the only African cities that featured on the list, issued by the London-based publication. Time Out, which tags itself …

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Germany: More than 50,000 residence permits issued

Almost 54,000 people have now received a residence permit through the right of residence programme (Chancen-Aufenthaltsrecht) introduced just over a year ago by the German government. The amnesty scheme opens up a path to a long-term right of residence for tolerated persons. According to a survey conducted by Mediendienst Integration Service, 75,345 people have applied for a residence permit to …

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Survey reveals European countries with most affordable personal loans

A new study has revealed the most affordable European countries in which to take out a personal loan, with Luxembourg claiming the top spot. Loan experts Lånea analyzed data from Trading Economics, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Numbeo to create an index of the European countries most affordable for those wanting to take out a personal …

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