Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "Germany"

    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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    The new scramble for Africa

The new scramble for Africa

Coming a week after leaders of two giant economies in Europe, Britain and Germany, made whistle-stop visits to Nigeria, the ongoing Forum on China-Africa Cooperation at Beijing, China deserves more than a passing glance from Africans.It is instructive that China, a country, could gather the African continent in a summit and gleefully announced a $60 billion investment or “in aids [...]

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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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    France 2018: Germany pip hard fighting Falconets

France 2018: Germany pip hard fighting Falconets

Stefanie Sanders scored a 69th-minute winner as Germany recorded a 1-0 victory over Nigeria in the U20 FIFA Women's World Cup on Monday.The first half had ended goalless and all efforts by the Christopher Danjuma-led team to equalise proved abortive as they could not convert their several scoring chances.The team would fancy their chance against debuting Haiti on August 9, [...]

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    Nigeria vs Germany: Can Falconets banish the demons of 2016 in France?

Nigeria vs Germany: Can Falconets banish the demons of 2016 in France?

Going into the U20 Women's World Cup, Nigeria will be hoping to banish the demons of 2016, when they were eliminated in the group stages.The current crop of Falconets may not be as heavily-fancied as the sets of 2010, 2012 and 2014, but a lot is still expected from them.The team is blessed with a wealth of talent that includes [...]

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    France 2018: X-raying Falconets’ squad to U20 World Cup

France 2018: X-raying Falconets’ squad to U20 World Cup

The U20 women's World Cup is around the corner. The Falconets of Nigeria, two-time finalists, have a mountain to climb in a group comprising Germany, China and Haiti.Coach Christopher Danjuma masterminded the team to five wins in the CAF qualifiers to seal a place at the World Cup.TheCable takes a look at the 21 players who made the final cut for [...]

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    Ozil quits international football over ‘racism, disrespect’ from German DFB

Ozil quits international football over ‘racism, disrespect’ from German DFB

Mesut Ozil has announced his retirement from international football with immediate effect due to "racism and disrespect" he has suffered.The German midfielder was made the scapegoat for Germany’s shambolic performance at the just-concluded 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.The 29-year-old was criticised for meeting with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan before the World Cup.He was slammed for his performances in [...]

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    Mexico stun World champions, Germany

Mexico stun World champions, Germany

Herving Lonzano's goal in the thirty-fifth minute was enough to hand a shock opening game defeat to defending World Champions, Germany, in their Group F encounter.  [...]

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    After winless friendlies, Nigeria drop in latest FIFA rankings

After winless friendlies, Nigeria drop in latest FIFA rankings

The Super Eagles dropped from 47 to 48 in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday.On the continent, the three-time African champions dropped from sixth to seventh position.The Super Eagles also lost 17 points, dropping to 618 from 635 in May.Nigeria's current ranking could be a consequence of the Super Eagles' failure to win any of the three friendlies played [...]

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    Hamburg places partial ban on diesel cars

Hamburg places partial ban on diesel cars

Hamburg, a northern city in Germany, has imposed a partial ban on diesel vehicles as part of the country’s much-debated move to improve air quality.The city is the first in the country to make the move, NAN reports.Pressure has been building on major German cities to improve their air quality and diesel vehicles have been a key target of the [...]

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    World Cup Special: Track record of all 32 Russia-bound teams

World Cup Special: Track record of all 32 Russia-bound teams

Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, TheCable takes a look at the track record and best performances of the 32 countries that will be in Russia for the tournament. Group A Russia's best World Cup performance was a semi-final appearance in 1966 in England.Saudi Arabia has never gone past the round of 16.The Pharaohs of Egypt have also never progressed beyond [...]

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    World Cup Special: Most successful nations and past winners of football’s showpiece

World Cup Special: Most successful nations and past winners of football’s showpiece

The FIFA World Cup is an international football competition established in 1930. It is contested by the national teams of countries that are members of FIFA.Since inception, the tournament has taken place every four years, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was cancelled due to World War II.The most recent World Cup was hosted by Brazil in 2014 and [...]

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    ICYMI: Germany to repatriate 30,000 illegal Nigerian migrants

ICYMI: Germany to repatriate 30,000 illegal Nigerian migrants

Germany has proposed a new process that will facilitate the smooth repatriation of over 30,000 illegal Nigerian migrants back to the country.Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, said this when he received Jan Hecker, security adviser to the president of Germany, in Abuja.The new proposal, according to Onyeama, is predicated on perceived failures and slow pace of the current system of repatriation.This, [...]

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    Germany World Cup party: Gotze dropped

Germany World Cup party: Gotze dropped

FIFA World Cup defending champions, Germany, have announced their 27-man party to the Russia Mundial next month.The 2014 champions who disgraced Brazil 7-1 at the semi final stage before overcoming Argentina 1-0 in extra time have kept faith with injured Manuel Neuer, despite their first choice goalkeeper being out with a broken foot since September last year.However, there is no [...]

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    Eagles move up in FIFA rankings as World Cup opponents drop

Eagles move up in FIFA rankings as World Cup opponents drop

The Super Eagles of Nigeria moved up five spots in the latest FIFA world rankings.The senior national team rose from 52nd to 47th position.In Africa, the three-time Nations Cup champions climbed up from seventh to sixth position.Nigeria's World Cup Group D opponents dropped in the new rankings released on Thursday.Argentina dropped from fourth to fifth, Croatia moved three places down from [...]

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    Super Eagles retain 52nd position in FIFA world rankings

Super Eagles retain 52nd position in FIFA world rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria remain 52nd in the latest FIFA men’s world rankings released on Thursday.The three-time Nations Cup champions remain in seventh position in Africa.Nigeria's World Cup Group D opponents; Argentina maintain their fourth position, Croatia remain 15th in the world while Iceland are at 18th.Africa’s other representatives at the World Cup; Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco are [...]

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