Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Jubilation as India lifts 157-year-old ban on gay sex

Jubilation as India lifts 157-year-old ban on gay sex

"Any discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates fundamental rights. "The constitution is a living organic document; pragmatic interpretation has to be given to combat rigorous inequality and injustice."Social morality cannot be used to violate the fundamental rights of even a single individual; constitutional morality cannot be martyred at the altar of social morality."The verdict sparked celebrations among members of the [...]

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    India arrests two Nigerians for forgery

India arrests two Nigerians for forgery

Indian security officials have arrested two Nigerians in the India-Nepal border town of Raxaul, Bihar for allegedly forging the documents used in entering the country.According to DNA India, they were arrested by Raxaul Immigration Department in East Champaran district.The Nigerians were also accused of having ties with ISI, Pakistani security agency.The broadsheet newspaper, which quoted security sources, said “a book on [...]

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    Report: Nigeria overtakes India as world’s poverty capital

Report: Nigeria overtakes India as world’s poverty capital

Nigeria has now taken over as the nation with the highest number of extremely poor people, a report by Brookings Institution has shown.Before now, India used to hold the position with a population of 1.324 billion people as against Nigeria's 200 million.According to the report, the number of Nigerians in extreme poverty increases by six people every minute."According to our [...]

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    Abdulazeez wins gold — Nigeria’s eighth medal of Commonwealth Games

Abdulazeez wins gold — Nigeria’s eighth medal of Commonwealth Games

Abdulazeez Ibrahim has won Nigeria's fourth gold medal of the Commonwealth Games.With a lift of 220kg, Abdulazeez dominated the heavyweight category of para powerlifting.He amassed a total of 191.9 points despite failing his attempt at lifting 221kg.Malaysia's Yee Khie Jong won the silver medal with a lift of 188.7kg while India’s Sachin Chandhary won bronze with a 181.0kg effort.The Nigerian [...]

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    Nigerians ‘subjected to dehumanising treatment’ at Indian high commission

Nigerians ‘subjected to dehumanising treatment’ at Indian high commission

Aminu Garba, chairman, board of trustees, Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR), has raised the alarm over the "dehumanising treatment" of Nigerians at the Indian high commission in Abuja.According to Garba, Nigerians are treated without decency by the visa officers.Recounting his own experience, Garba said he had an appointment for 10:15am on March 10 but was delayed until few minutes before 12 noon.He said he [...]

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    Surgeons successfully remove ‘world’s largest brain tumour’

Surgeons successfully remove ‘world’s largest brain tumour’

Trimurti Nadkarn has led a team of surgeons to remove a 1.873kg tumour from the head of Santlal Pal, a 31-year-old man.Pal, a cloth vendor from a village in Uttar Pradesh, India, was said to have had a swelling six months earlier, and it rapidly grew into a mass as big as his head.Nadkarni conducted the operation at BYL Nair Charitable Hospital. [...]

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    By 2022, US may cut back crude oil import from Nigeria

By 2022, US may cut back crude oil import from Nigeria

The US may drastically reduce its import of crude oil from Nigeria by 2022.According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), the country is projected to become a net energy exporter in four years.In the newly released Annual Energy Outlook 2018, EIA said the transition from net energy importer to net energy exporter will not take place until 2050 in [...]

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    Iran displaces Nigeria as India’s third largest supplier of crude

Iran displaces Nigeria as India’s third largest supplier of crude

Iran has displaced Nigeria as India's third largest supplier of crude oil after India, the world's third-largest oil importer, shifted its focus to the Middle East and the United States for supply.In August, India's Hindustan Petroleum Corporation said it would take its first crude oil import from the US, dumping Nigeria's sweet crude for US oil.Rising production output from the US [...]

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    Nigerian students take Biafra battle to streets of India

Nigerian students take Biafra battle to streets of India

Some Nigerian students, who have different positions about the Biafra agitation, clashed openly in Hennur, an Indian town, on Sunday night.A Nigerian identified as Elvis Ohachosim was attacked while his car was set ablaze.According to the Times of India, the Sunday attack was in retaliation to Ohachosim attacking two Nigerian friends the previous day.On September 3, N Chigozie, a Nigerian had [...]

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    Nigerian killed in India — ‘after argument over Biafra’

Nigerian killed in India — ‘after argument over Biafra’

A Nigerian simply identified as N. Chigozie has been killed in India after reportedly being involved in an argument about Biafra.According to NAN, the body Chigozie was found at Hennur, north-east of Bengaluru, in the early hours of Monday.He was said to have died after a motorcycle crash but his brother, simply identified as Nanso, said Chigozie was murdered.On Sunday, [...]

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    India considers dumping Nigeria’s oil for US crude

India considers dumping Nigeria’s oil for US crude

India's Hindustan Petroleum Corporation is considering dumping Nigeria's sweet crude for US oil.This is coming less than three years after the Americans stopped imports of Nigerian oil. After the US stopped the purchase of Nigerian oil under Barack Obama, Nigeria turned to Asia, partularly India and China for oil sale.In 2015-16, India imported nearly 23.7 MMT of crude (nearly 12% [...]

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    Five Nigerians arrested in India for ‘drug, human trafficking’

Five Nigerians arrested in India for ‘drug, human trafficking’

Five Nigerians have been arrested by the Indian police for alleged drug trafficking.The Nigerians - Cosmas Ojukwu, 30; John Okorie, 26; Okereke Cyril Anezi, 31; John Paul Onyebuchi, 34 and Ogunka Henry Okechukwu, 31 - were arrested for allegedly being in possession of a wide variety of drugs, including cocaine, brown sugar and amphetamine.NAN, quoting the Times of India, reports [...]

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    Quadri begins quest for success at Ultimate Table Tennis League

Quadri begins quest for success at Ultimate Table Tennis League

African champion, Aruna Quadri, will on Thursday begin his quest for success at the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis League in Chennai.A total of 48 top table tennis players will participate in the tournament.Quadri will be leading Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas against DHFL Maharashtra United led by the world no. 8, Hong Kong’s Wong Chun Ting.They will be joined by women’s no. 22, Austria’s [...]

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    Quadri to fly Nigeria’s flag at Ultimate Table Tennis League

Quadri to fly Nigeria’s flag at Ultimate Table Tennis League

Aruna Quadri is the only Nigerian listed among 24 foreign players that will participate in the maiden edition of the Ultimate Table Tennis League in Chennai, India.Quadri, in spite of his second round exit at the just concluded ITTF World Championships in Düsseldorf, Germany, rose two spots up from 37 to 35 in the latest ITTF ranking released on Thursday.The [...]

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    Nigerian arrested in India over ‘dollar scam’

Nigerian arrested in India over ‘dollar scam’

The police in India have arrested Gabriel Efe, a Nigerian, for allegedly plotting to dupe a businessman through "black dollar scam".According to DNA, an Indian newspaper, the Nigerian was nabbed while attempting to travel to Kolkata and Bhubaneswar, parts of the country, with forged documents.Police said the arrest was as a result of a tip-off from an unidentified source.“According to [...]

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    India still Nigeria’s largest trade partner, says Onyeama

India still Nigeria’s largest trade partner, says Onyeama

India remains Nigeria’s largest trade partner, Geoffrey Onyeama, the minister of foreign affairs, has said.Onyeama made the statement on Wednesday in Abuja when a delegation from the Defence College, India, led by Indian high commissioner to Nigeria, Nagabushana Reddy, paid him a courtesy visit.NAN reports that the visiting military officers were on a three-day world study tour to Nigeria as [...]

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