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Biden appoints Nigerian-American US Deputy Treasury Secretary

US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday formally appointed Nigerian-born Adewale ‘Wally’ Adeyemo as the Deputy Treasury Secretary, which is the description of the country’s deputy finance minister. The appointment came as part of Biden’s unveiling of his economic team, where he highlighted the historic nature of some of his nominations. Adeyemo (39), who served the US government under President Barack …

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Germany: Bundesrat approves increase in unemployment and child benefits

From next year, unemployed people and families are to benefit from newly approved social laws by the Bundesrat.  —– The Bundesrat, Germany’s upper house of parliament, approved a series of Social Laws on Friday which will see an increase in benefits for unemployed people and families as from next year. The Bundestag, the lower house, had already passed the laws …

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Court: Deportations to Nigeria and Gambia breach European Convention

On 24 November 2020, the European Court of Human Rights published a Chamber judgement in the case Unuane v. the United Kingdom (no. 80343/17) concerning the applicant’s deportation to Nigeria, following a criminal conviction, forcing him to leave his partner and three children in the United Kingdom. The Chamber held that there had been a violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private …

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