Friday, September 21, 2018

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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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    Fuel importation to end in 2017, says Jonathan

Fuel importation to end in 2017, says Jonathan

Nigeria will stop importing petroleum products by 2017, President Goodluck Jonathan has said.He said this while inaugurating the Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP) Presidential Advisory Committee on Monday.The projection is based on the 400,000bpd refinery being planned by Alhaji Aliko Dangote, who is investing $9 billion in the green-field project.Nigeria has been importing petroleum products for nearly 20 years as [...]

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    Nigerian soldiers posted to Cameroon border

Nigerian soldiers posted to Cameroon border

The hunt for the kidnapped girls has entered a new phase, with Nigerian soldiers moved to the country's border with Cameroon.Soldiers have also been stationed near the borders with Chad and Niger.Boko Haram insurgents are believed to be operating from these countries because of loose border security.The kidnapped girls are said to be in the Sambisa forest which is close to [...]

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    British team lands in Nigeria for Chibok girls

British team lands in Nigeria for Chibok girls

A team of experts from the United Kingdom has arrived in Nigeria to assist the government in tackling terrorism and rescuing the 276 school girls abducted  by Boko Haram in Chibok, Borno State.According to Reuters, the UK experts, who will advise and support the country, arrived the country today.The team comprises diplomats, aid workers and officials of Britain’s Ministry of Defence.The [...]

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    China, Nigeria sign N2.06tr railway contract

China, Nigeria sign N2.06tr railway contract

China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC) has announced the signing of a N2.06 trillion  (80.779 billion yuan) rail construction project contract with Nigeria.In a statement released by the Chinese company via the state media on Tuesday, it was revealed that the company, in the contract signed with the Federal Ministry of Transportation, will construct a speed railway with a single track  line [...]

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China’s billions set to unite Africa

Li Keqiang, the premier of China who is currently on a trip to Africa, has revealed his country's plan to link capital of all African countries by high-speed rail, in order to boost pan-African communication and development.Kegiang made the disclosure at the African Union headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday May 5, 2014, while unveiling extra aid package [...]

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    Chinese Premier to visit Nigeria on African tour

Chinese Premier to visit Nigeria on African tour

Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, will on Tuesday commence visits to Nigeria, Ethiopia, Angola and Kenya.The Chinese Consulate-General in Lagos said the visits would be his first to Africa since his assumption of office.The Chinese premier, in a statement, said that he would spend two days in Nigeria before going to Ethiopia, Angola and Kenya."In a few days, I will pay [...]

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    Jonathan tells the world: You’re safe in Abuja

Jonathan tells the world: You’re safe in Abuja

Ahead of the World Economic Forum on Africa slated for May 7-9 in Abuja, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has assured the global community of the safety of all participants.Jonathan made the assurance at the presidential villa on Thursday, April 24, 2014 while receiving letters of credence from Mr. Gu Xiaojie, China’s new Ambassador to Nigeria.According to the president, security challenges [...]

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    Obama Asia tour: US-Japan treaty ‘covers disputed islands’

Obama Asia tour: US-Japan treaty ‘covers disputed islands’

US President Barack Obama has reaffirmed his support for Japan in its row over islands with China, after talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.Mr Obama, who is on a four-nation Asia tour, warned against escalation in the dispute and said he wanted to see the row resolved peacefully.But he confirmed that the islands fell under a security treaty that commits [...]

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