Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tag "Angela Merkel"

    When the Germans came to town

When the Germans came to town

As President Muhammadu Buhari met with Chancellor Angela Merkel behind closed doors last week, a lively business roundtable was holding in The Brown Room, one of the many meeting rooms in presidential villa. It was there the secret behind the success of German businesses was revealed by the visitors. It could not be ignored; it dominated the talks for several [...]

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    ‘Buhari is a dictator’ — PDP writes Merkel, May

‘Buhari is a dictator’ — PDP writes Merkel, May

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ) has petitioned Angela Merkel, German chancellor, and Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom, over allegations of dictatorship on the part of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government.In the letter signed by Uche Secondus, national chairman of the party, the PDP accused the APC of using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [...]

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    PDP calls Buhari ‘insensitive leader’ over comment on illegal migrants

PDP calls Buhari ‘insensitive leader’ over comment on illegal migrants

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment on illegal migrants. While playing host to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday, Buhari said migrants who take the risk of going through the Sahara and the Mediterranean Sea are on their own.“We have made it very clear that we do not support anything illegal and anybody who feels this [...]

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    I’ll always uphold the rule of law, says Buhari after backlash

I’ll always uphold the rule of law, says Buhari after backlash

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will always uphold the sanctity of the rule of law in governing the country.Buhari said this after widespread criticism that national security is superior to the rule of law.Speaking during a meeting with German Chancellor Angel Merkel on Friday, Buhari said the rule of law embodies all the rightful mechanisms for conflict resolution, both [...]

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    Buhari receives Merkel at Aso Rock

Buhari receives Merkel at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received Angela Merkel, German chancellor, at the presidential villa, Abuja.The German leader, who is concluding her tour of three West African countries, arrived Aso Rock at around 10:02am.Buhari welcomed the chancellor at the fore court of the presidential villa and introduced some members of his cabinet and presidential aides to her.They later went into a meeting.Merkel [...]

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    Merkel elected for fourth term as German chancellor

Merkel elected for fourth term as German chancellor

German lawmakers have re-elected Angela Merkel as the country's chancellor for the fourth time.She was re-elected in a secret ballot on Wednesday.364 of the 709 lawmakers voted in favour of Merkel — nine more than the 50 percent required."I accept the vote," CNN quoted Merkel to have told the lower house of parliament after the vote.There are reports it is [...]

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    Angela Merkel wins fourth term as German chancellor

Angela Merkel wins fourth term as German chancellor

Angela Merkel has won re-election for a fourth term as chancellor of Germany.Her party CDU/CSU received 33% of the votes, representing a majority.CDU/CSU is an alliance of two political parties, the Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union.The social democratic, SPD, won 20% of the votes while right-wing party, AfD, is on expected to have the third highest return with [...]

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    Algerian president falls sick hours to receiving German chancellor

Algerian president falls sick hours to receiving German chancellor

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Algeria was postponed on Monday after Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika suffered a bout of “acute bronchitis”.The visit was postponed because of the “temporary unavailability” of Bouteflika, according to a statement.Merkel was due to arrive in Algeria later Monday for a two-day visit, part of an effort to bolster economic relations with North African countries [...]

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    Patience Jonathan said women would return to the kitchen under Buhari — was she right?

Patience Jonathan said women would return to the kitchen under Buhari — was she right?

One would have thought it ironic that President Muhammadu Buhari would joke about his wife belonging to his kitchen while standing next to the Angela Merkel, the female German chancellor.Buhari made this statement while responding to a question about the interview granted by Aisha Buhari, his wife, to BBC Hausa, during which she said she would not campaign for him in [...]

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    Confusion over Merkel’s ‘Lake Chad pledge’

Confusion over Merkel’s ‘Lake Chad pledge’

There is confusion over the pledge of Angela Merkel, German chancellor, to "invest €18billion in the development of Lake Chad Basin region and €50billion in the overall development of the area".While the above figures were stated in a release by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, the claims have been put into doubt.Shehu had released a [...]

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    Buhari travels to Germany to discuss Boko Haram, IDPs with Merkel

Buhari travels to Germany to discuss Boko Haram, IDPs with Merkel

President Muhammadu Buhari will embark on an official visit to the Federal Republic of Germany on Thursday and he will return on Saturday.According to a statement by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Buhari will be accompanied by Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state; Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state; and representatives of the national assembly.While in Berlin, the president [...]

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    Brexit vote is irreversible, says Merkel

Brexit vote is irreversible, says Merkel

Britain's decision to leave the EU is irreversible, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, says following summit talks in Brussels with British Prime Minister David Cameron and the bloc's other leaders."I see no way to reverse that," Merkel says of the referendum outcome, while adding that the issue was not discussed with Cameron."This is not the hour for wishful thinking the referendum [...]

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    I was once a refugee, says World Bank president

I was once a refugee, says World Bank president

Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, has identified with the ongoing migrant crisis in the world, saying he was once a refugee.The 55-year-old Korea born American said this while fielding questions from journalists at the 2015 WBG/IMF annual meeting in Lima, Peru.He commended European countries for their efforts in settling migrants off the coast of Libya.“We've been watching [...]

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    After lifting the World Cup, Lahm quits international football

After lifting the World Cup, Lahm quits international football

Germany’s World Cup-winning captain, Philipp Lahm, has decided to bow out of the national team to end that chapter of what has been an illustrious career.The 30-year-old Bayern Munich defender who made his international debut 10 years ago led his country to World Cup glory against Argentina in Rio de Janeiro last week in what was his 113th international appearance.He scored [...]

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