Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "Malaysia"

    Malaysia’s new prime minister is world’s oldest elected leader

Malaysia’s new prime minister is world’s oldest elected leader

Mahathir Mohamad, 92, has been sworn in as Malaysia's new Prime Minister, making him the oldest elected leader in the world.Mohamad had ruled the South Asian country for 22 years, between 1981 and 2003.His alliance of four parties defeated the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition of 64-year-old former Prime Minister Najib Razak, his protege turned rival.Mohamad’s historic win ousted the BN coalition which [...]

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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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    CONFIRMED: MH370 ‘ended in Indian ocean’

CONFIRMED: MH370 ‘ended in Indian ocean’

After 515 days of speculation and inconclusive investigation, MH370, the Malaysian aircraft that went missing in 2014, has been confirmed to have ended in the southern Indian ocean.Najib Razak, Malaysian prime minister, made the official confirmation on Wednesday.On March 8, 2014, flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared, with little or no explanation about the strange incident.A few weeks [...]

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    Nigerian defender, Oniya, dies after collapsing on the pitch

Nigerian defender, Oniya, dies after collapsing on the pitch

Nigerian defender, David Oniya, died on Saturday after collapsing on the pitch during a friendly match between his Malaysian club T-Team and Kelantan.Local media said the 30-year-old T-Team captain collapsed three minutes into the match in Kota Bharu and was taken to the hospital.Syahrizan Mohd Zain, T-Tean CEO, said the defender did not receive quick medical treatment.“He suffered a heart attack, [...]

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    Nigerian to die in Malaysia for drug trafficking

Nigerian to die in Malaysia for drug trafficking

A high court sitting in Melaka, Malaysia, has sentenced a Nigerian man to death after convicting him of drug trafficking charges.Datuk Zulkifli Bakar, the judge who presided over the case, ruled that 35-year-old Abuchi Ngwoke was guilty after the prosecution successfully argued its case beyond reasonable doubt.The accused was charged with trafficking dangerous drugs methamphetamine type with a net weight [...]

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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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    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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    Australia calls off search for missing MH370

Australia calls off search for missing MH370

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Monday that airborne search for surface wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been called off.He said in Sydney that it was highly unlikely that searchers would find any debris on the ocean surface.Abbott said this became imperative because the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 has entered its 52nd [...]

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    Obama in landmark Malaysia visit

Obama in landmark Malaysia visit

Obama in landmark Malaysia visit US President Barack Obama has arrived in Malaysia - the first serving American leader to visit the predominantly-Muslim nation since 1966. The visit signals closer bilateral relations after decades of uneasy ties. Mr Obama is expected to seek closer trade relations with Malaysia to dilute China's influence in the region. The US has already provided Kuala Lumpur with military [...]

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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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