Monday, April 8, 2019

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    Heatwave kills  800 in India

Heatwave kills  800 in India

About 800 people have been recorded dead in India, following the move of a heatwave with temperatures close to 50 degree Celsius (122 Fahrenheit).On Monday, B.P. Yadav, director of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), said India recorded its highest maximum temperature of 47 degrees Celsius – 117 degrees Fahrenheit at Angul in Odisha.“This extreme, dry heat is being blown into [...]

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    Nigerian woman gang-raped in India

Nigerian woman gang-raped in India

A 35-year-old Nigerian woman, who has been staying in India on a tourist visa, was gang-raped in a moving car in the early hours of Friday.The unlucky woman was said to have been kidnapped outside a popular shopping mall in Saket, an area in New Delhi, capital of the country, before being bundled into a car.The woman was finally rescued [...]

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    8 Indian women die after undergoing govt sterilisation

8 Indian women die after undergoing govt sterilisation

Eight Indian women have been reported dead and 20 others in critical condition, after undergoing government-sponsored sterilisation surgeries in a bid to slow down the country's population explosion.On Saturday, a total of 83 women under the age of 32 had the operations in a hospital outside Bilaspur city in the central state of Chhattisgarh.The surgeries, which were conducted within six [...]

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Commonwealth Games final medals’ table

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total1 England 58 59 57 1742 Australia 49 42 46 1373 Canada 32 16 34 824 Scotland 19 15 19 535 India 15 30 19 646 New Zealand 14 14 17 457 South Africa 13 10 17 408 Nigeria 11 11 14 369 Kenya 10 10 5 2510 Jamaica 10 4 8 2211 Singapore 8 5 4 1712 Malaysia 6 7 6 1913 Wales 5 11 20 3614 Cyprus 2 4 2 815 Northern Ireland 2 3 7 1216 Papua New Guinea 2 0 0 217 Cameroon 1 3 3 718 Uganda 1 0 4 519 Grenada 1 0 1 220 Botswana 1 0 0 120 Kiribati 1 0 0 122 Trinidad and Tobago 0 3 5 823 Pakistan 0 3 1 424 Bahamas 0 2 1 324 Samoa 0 2 1 326 Namibia 0 1 2 327 Mozambique 0 1 1 227 Mauritius 0 1 1 228 Bangladesh 0 1 0 1  [...]

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    Medals galore for Team Nigeria in powerlifting

Medals galore for Team Nigeria in powerlifting

Team Nigeria continued with its impressive showing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, winning five medals in the powerlifting event on Saturday.Esther Onyema won gold in the women’s lightweight with a total score of 136.0 points to break the previous lightweight powerlifting world record (women’s - 55kg category). She lifted 120kg, 125kg and 126kg in her first, second and [...]

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    Adekuoroye, Adeniyi, Usman bag gold in women’s events

Adekuoroye, Adeniyi, Usman bag gold in women’s events

Odunayo Adekuoroye beat India’s Lalita Lalita to win the women’s free style 53 kg category gold medal match in mere 31 seconds at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.Lalita was overwhelmed after a display of raw power from the Nigerian 21-year-old who must have learnt from her first round defeat in Delhi 2010 to the then Olympic and world champion, Carol [...]

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    19-year-old helps Nigeria to table tennis bronze

19-year-old helps Nigeria to table tennis bronze

Team Nigeria bounced back to winning ways after Sunday’s 3-1 loss to Singapore in the semifinal with victory over India by the same margin in the men’s table tennis at the ongoing games to bag the bronze medal.In the doubles event, Segun Toriola and Ojo Onaolapo beat Anthony Arputharaj and Desai 3-11, 11-9, 11-5, 9-11.And after Quadri Aruna got the [...]

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    Ayenuwa wins silver in men’s weightlifting

Ayenuwa wins silver in men’s weightlifting

Yinka Ayenuwa on Sunday increased Team Nigeria’s medal haul to four after bagging silver in weightlifting at the ongoing Commonwealth Games.Ayenuwa participated in the Men’s 69kg at the weightlifting final at the Clyde Auditorium of the competition and he was excited when it was announced that he placed second.Mohd Hafifi Mansor of Malaysia was announced the winner, while Omkar Otari of [...]

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    Teenager wins Nigeria’s first gold in Glasgow

Teenager wins Nigeria’s first gold in Glasgow

Chika Amalaha has won Nigeria’s first gold in the 53kg category of the women’s weightlifting event at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.The 16-year-old first lifted 85kg in the Snatch to set a new Games record, minutes after Indian duo Santoshi Matsa and Swati Singh had set a new mark by lifting 83kg.Amalaha went on to lift 111kg in the [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: Nigerian teams in winning start

Commonwealth Games: Nigerian teams in winning start

Nigeria’s table tennis teams on Thursday began their campaign in the team event on a winning note, both the men's and women's team recording victories over their opponents.The women began their quest for medal with the trio of Edem Offiong, Ganiat and Rashidat Ogundele overcoming their Kenyan counterparts in a one-sided 3-0 encounter.Also, the men’s team, led by veteran Segun Toriola [...]

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    Pakistani woman gang-raped, hanged to death

Pakistani woman gang-raped, hanged to death

A 20-year-old woman who was gang-raped and murdered was found hanging on a tree on Friday, June 20, 2014, the Pakistan police in Islamabad, has said.Police Investigator, Ilyas Ahmed, said the victim, Muzamil Bibi, disappeared from her home in the south-eastern district of Layyah in Punjab province shortly after midnight on Thursday.He said hours later, family members found her body hanging on [...]

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    Dora’s body arrives Abuja today

Dora’s body arrives Abuja today

The body of former minister of information and communications, Professor Dora Akunyili, will arrive Abuja Wednesday evening from India.Akunyili died on Saturday, June 7, after a battle with cancer, having been initially misdiagnosed over a long period of check-ups and treatments.A family member told TheCable that the body will be deposited at the mortuary of the National Hospital while the [...]

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    UPDATED: Obi confirms Dora Akunyili’s death

UPDATED: Obi confirms Dora Akunyili’s death

Former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has confirmed the death of Professor Dora Akunyili.In a statement he personally signed and released on Saturday, he said: "On behalf of the Akunyili's family, I wish to officially confirm the death of Prof. Mrs Dora Akunyili in a Specialist Cancer Hospital in Indian this morning at 10 am, Nigerian Time, after [...]

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    India gang rape suspects arrested

India gang rape suspects arrested

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the rape and hanging of the two cousins, 14 and 15-year-old in Uttar Pradesh, India last Tuesday.The girls who are from the low-caste Dalit community previously known as the "untouchables" stepped out to urinate when the attackers grabbed them.They were found hanging from a mango tree near their homes the next morning, [...]

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    Family baffled by reports of Dora’s ‘death’

Family baffled by reports of Dora’s ‘death’

The family of Professor Dora Akunyili is "very baffled" by persistent rumours of the death of the former minister of information and communication, TheCable understands.Although the family has been forced to issue denials almost on a daily basis, the rumours have refused to die down.Rumours started circulating about her "death" in the last three weeks, forcing her media aide, Isaac Umunna, [...]

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    Gang rapes and hangs teenagers in India

Gang rapes and hangs teenagers in India

Two teenage sisters have been raped and hanged by a gang of men in India.The incident happened in Karta Village in the Uttar Pradesh region when the sisters, aged 14 and 15, went missing from their home.According to CNN, the girls disappeared after stepping out to go to the bathroom, prompting their families to search through the night.Their bodies were [...]

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