Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    Europe dominates entries for ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open

Europe dominates entries for ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open

Europe has the highest number of countries participating in the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.The continent has 148 players - 95 men and 53 women - that have confirmed participation.A total of ten European countries are expected for the championship while Asia has three representatives and Latin America has one.Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Congo Brazzaville, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Ghana and South Africa are the [...]

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    Glasgow airport rebuilds runway for 4 months — without closing down

Glasgow airport rebuilds runway for 4 months — without closing down

Since November 2016, a major runway construction has been taking place at Glasgow airport unbeknownst to many in Scotland, the BBC reports. The project takes place in the dead of the night when the country is fast asleep. Work comes to a halt before the airport opens at 6am.Rather than temporarily close down the airport, the construction has been done in [...]

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    Britain moves against another Scottish independence vote

Britain moves against another Scottish independence vote

David Mundell, British minister for Scotland, on Friday said that Scotland should not hold a second referendum on independence after the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union.Speaking in London, Mundell said even though there could be another independence referendum, there should be no other independence referendum.Mundell said he would continue to passionately make the case and also [...]

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    Remita, the TSA platform, gets international award

Remita, the TSA platform, gets international award

Remita, the e-payments and e-collections solution platform developed by SystemSpecs Limited, has won an international award.The platform is used by federal government agencies for the treasury single account (TSA), which has been reputed as saving trillions of naira usually lost to corruption because of the opaque nature of government accounting.SystemSpecs Limited, one of Nigeria’s leading software development and solutions companies, won the award [...]

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    Hearts close to signing Oshaniwa

Hearts close to signing Oshaniwa

Scottish top flight team, Hearts, appear to have won the race to sign Super Eagles defender Juwon Oshaniwa.The 24-year-old has verbally agreed to join the four-time Scotland champions and was granted a conditional British work permit after his representatives attended a meeting at Hampden on Tuesday.Oshaniwa has spent the last three seasons playing for FC Ashdod but departed the Israeli [...]

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    20-year-old elected as Britain’s youngest MP

20-year-old elected as Britain’s youngest MP

Mhairi Black, a 20-year-old Scottish student, was elected in Thursday’s general election in the UK to become Britain's youngest member of parliament since 1667.Black contested under the Scottish National Party (SNP), representing Paisley and Renfrewshire South in Western Scotland, against Douglas Alexander, the experienced 47-year-old Labour party candidate and former foreign policy spokesman for the party.Black, who is yet to [...]

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    Sturgeon elected Scotland’s first ever female first minister

Sturgeon elected Scotland’s first ever female first minister

Nicola Sturgeon has been voted the first ever female first minister of Scotland, after the resignation of Alex Salmond.After Scots voted to stay with the United Kingdom at the Scottish referendum conducted in September, Alex Salmond, the first minister, announced his resignation.Forty-four-year-old Sturgeon replaces Salmond, whose resignation took effect on Tuesday when he stepped aside with a final statement to [...]

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    PDP urges Nigerians to emulate Scotland in unity

PDP urges Nigerians to emulate Scotland in unity

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Nigerians to emulate Scotland and reinforce their commitment to live in a united and peaceful nation.According to the party's national publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh, the decision of the Scots proved that citizens could push through their resolve to live together and peacefully as one people with a common destiny despite their differences, perceived or real.“We [...]

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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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    Ghana’s World Cup ‘curse’ resurfaces at Commonwealth

Ghana’s World Cup ‘curse’ resurfaces at Commonwealth

Barely a month after Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng were expelled from Ghana's World Cup squad for alleged indiscipline, the West African country is in the news yet again for the wrong reason.Ghanaian judoka Emmanuel Nartey was ejected from the country’s contingent at the ongoing Commonwealth Games Village for gross indiscipline.In Brazil, Boateng was accused of using "vulgar verbal insults [...]

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    Nigeria wins gold, silver in weightlifting

Nigeria wins gold, silver in weightlifting

Oluwatoyin Adesanmi and Obioma Okoli won gold and silver in the women’s weightlifting 63kg Sunday at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.Adesanmi won the gold with a total of 207 on lighter body weight from countrywoman Okoli also on 207kg.Punam Yadav of India came third and claimed a bronze with a total of 202kg.With this feat, Nigeria now has a [...]

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    Toriola heads Nigeria’s medal chase at Commonwealth Games

Toriola heads Nigeria’s medal chase at Commonwealth Games

The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games kicks off on Wednesday in Glasgow, Scotland, with Nigeria participating in several events and veteran Segun Toriola leading the medal chase as captain of the team.Toriola, who is making his fourth appearance at the games having made his first appearance at the 2002 Manchester Games, will be in charge of the 127-man contingent representing the [...]

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    72 amazing facts about Brazil 2014 World Cup

72 amazing facts about Brazil 2014 World Cup

As the dust begins to gather on the memories of Brazil 2014, here are a few reminders of some of the statistics that have illuminated the tournament, courtesy of Opta.• There were fewer red cards at the 2014 World Cup than any other edition since 1986 (8).• The 2014 World Cup saw a joint-highest number of goals scored (171).• Germany [...]

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    Argentina could win – these are 10 matches why!

Argentina could win – these are 10 matches why!

After the 7-1 bashing of hosts Brazil, Germany are firm favourites to win their fourth World Cup — their first outside Europe — on Sunday.Curiously, though, teams that have inflicted the most severe hammerings in World Cup history have ended with disappointment, and the goal-happy Germans may well have scored all the goals in them against the Selecao and fire blanks in the final [...]

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    THE PANEL: Nigeria to win first World Cup game in 9 attempts

THE PANEL: Nigeria to win first World Cup game in 9 attempts

The Super Eagles of Nigeria kickoff their World Cup 2014 campaign today with a match with Iran at the Arena da Baixada and are hoping to win their first World Cup match since France 1998.With group favourites Argentina beating Bosnia 2-1 yesterday, Nigeria, who are expected to compete with tournament newcomers Bosnia and today’s opponent, Iran for the second spot, [...]

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    No cause for panic, say Keshi, Yobo

No cause for panic, say Keshi, Yobo

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi and captain Joseph Yobo have assured fans that there is no cause for panic, as Nigeria get set to commence their campaign at the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Iran on June 16.After unimpressive draws with Scotland and Greece and the loss to USA, many Nigerian fans have been brought back to earth from their hitherto [...]

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