Saturday, January 19, 2019

Tag "China"

    Canada, New Zealand defy lightning to end their battle goalless

Canada, New Zealand defy lightning to end their battle goalless

Canada battled New Zealand and a 30-minute first-half stoppage to end their match 0-0 at the Commonwealth Stadium.The match was stopped as lightning lurked around Edmonton, but the physical contest between the two sides didn’t relent from the first minute to the last.There were numerous near-misses at either end of the field with both teams hitting the post, which included [...]

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    Late strike earns Canada opening-day win

Late strike earns Canada opening-day win

Hosts Canada left it late to secure a 1-0 win over China as the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicked off in Vancouver.Captain Christine Sinclair scored an injury-time penalty to lift the host to a tense win in front of a record crowd.Canada cast aside any early nerves, coming close just three minutes into the game with central defender [...]

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    South Korea quarantines 1,300 for MERS infection

South Korea quarantines 1,300 for MERS infection

Two days after two people died from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and 29 tested positive to the infection in South Korea, about 1,300 people have been put under self or institutional quarantine.Kwon Joon-wook, head of the central headquarters for management of the MERS, told a press briefing on Wednesday that 1,312 people were on the isolation list of the [...]

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    Oil recovers towards $57 per barrel

Oil recovers towards $57 per barrel

Brent crude oil reversed its recurring losses to trade back towards $57 a barrel on Tuesday, which is a good development for Nigeria whose budget benchmark for 2015 is $53. This has been attributed to the increase in Saudi Arabian oil production, which has risen close to an all-time high and a weaker dollar overshadowed by signs of slowing growth in China. The US economy [...]

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    Sinkhole swallows car in China

Sinkhole swallows car in China

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    Nigeria, China trade hits N1.7 trillion in 7 months

Nigeria, China trade hits N1.7 trillion in 7 months

The  trade volume between Nigeria and China in the last seven months hit a record  N1.7 trillion ($10.3 billion), Liu Kan, the consul-general of the People’s Republic of China, said on Wednesday.According to Liu, Nigeria is currently China’s third-largest trading partner in Africa.“The momentum and zest for trading between China and Nigeria is unstoppable, and is by the day, waxing [...]

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    Confusion over freedom of Boko Haram hostages

Confusion over freedom of Boko Haram hostages

Cameroon’s communication minister, Issa Bakary, has expressed surprise at the news that some hostages kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in northern Cameroon have been released.“You are the first to give me that information,’’ the minister said.The report alleged that Boko Haram militants released the wife of Amadou Ali, Cameroon’s deputy prime minister, 10 Chinese workers and district heads who were kidnapped in [...]

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    Zimbabwe repays $180m China loan to ‘look good’

Zimbabwe repays $180m China loan to ‘look good’

The government of Zimbabwe says it has spent up to $180m in unbudgeted expenditure to improve its trade and financial relations with China in the first half of 2014.The money was paid by  the Robert Mugabe-led government to service the outstanding loan Zimbabwe owed China.Zimbabwe's minister of finance, Patrick Chinamasa, said the South African nation had to service the loan "to make [...]

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    Ebola: Nigeria’s withdrawal from Youth Olympics ‘right’

Ebola: Nigeria’s withdrawal from Youth Olympics ‘right’

Nigeria’s Consul General in Shanghai, Ayo Otepola, has backed the decision of the country to withdraw from the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.Nigeria athletes are in China for the Youth Olympics but they have been quarantined and barred from training because of the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country.And this has forced a withdrawal of [...]

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    U-20 Women’s World Cup begins

U-20 Women’s World Cup begins

The 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup begins Tuesday in Canada.The last few weeks have been a beehive of sporting activity, after the men’s World Cup in Brazil was succeeded by the Commonwealth Games in Scotland, which just ended on Sunday.Attention now shifts to four cities in Canada – Toronto, Montreal, Moncton, and Edmonton – for the 7th edition of the [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 20: Costly hopes to inspire Honduras on the world stage

COUNTDOWN 20: Costly hopes to inspire Honduras on the world stage

When a player moves from one continent to the other and continues to play regularly, it is hoped that the experience gathered will rub off on his country in big tournaments.That is exactly what would be expected of journeyman Carlos Costly.The much-travelled 31-year-old hit man has played in four continents: in Honduras, Mexico, Poland, England, Romania, the United States, [...]

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    Miraculous catch!

Miraculous catch!

Man catches toddler who fell from a two story building in China, the one year old baby was said to have been looking for his mum. Source: CCTV [...]

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    FG asks #BringBackOurGirls campaigners to direct protests at ‘terrorists and abductors’

FG asks #BringBackOurGirls campaigners to direct protests at ‘terrorists and abductors’

Federal Government has asked campaigners for the release of the abducted schoolgirls to direct their protests at the terrorists who kidnapped them.A government delegation addressed the #BringBackOurGirls campaigners who marched to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday over 200 girls kidnapped from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State on April 14/15.The campaigners had on Wednesday resolved to march to [...]

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    Shanghai meet: More blessings for Blessing Okagbare

Shanghai meet: More blessings for Blessing Okagbare

Blessing Okagbare took advantage of Olympic and World champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s absence to capture the 200 metres in Shanghai, China, on Sunday.Okagbare, who secured long jump silver and 200m bronze at the 2013 IAAF World Championships during an outstanding season, finished in a meet record 22.36 seconds ahead of Anthonique Strachan of The Bahamas in 22.50.Jamaican contender, Veronica Campbell-Brown (23.08), [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘attacks’ Chinese plant in Cameroon

Boko Haram ‘attacks’ Chinese plant in Cameroon

On a day Nigeria and its neighbouring countries started a regional security summit in Paris, France, gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram militants have attacked a Chinese plant in Cameroon.China is one of the countries offering to assist Nigeria in the rescue of hundreds of girls kidnapped from Chibok, Borno State, last month by the insurgents.The plant, located in northern [...]

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    China Launches First Patrol Ship made for Nigeria

China Launches First Patrol Ship made for Nigeria

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January 18, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362463411
KANO361465413
PH361462412
ABUJA362462413
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