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China to sanction companies for disobeying Nigerian laws

The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Gu Xiaojie, on Tuesday said that the Chinese government would henceforth sanction any Chinese company that would disobey Nigeria’s local content and labour laws. Gu made the assertion in an interview with newsmen in Lagos following complaints by some Nigerians that the companies were not obeying Nigerian labour laws. […]

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HISTORY OF NIGERIA AND INDEPENDENCE

HISTORY OF NIGERIA AND INDEPENDENCE

Nigeria is an amalgam of ancient Kingdoms, Caliphates, Empires and City-states with a long history of organised societies. Its boundaries were drawn as a result of trade (from slavery to pepper or ivory) and overseas territorial ambitions of Western European powers in the 19 th century. The name Nigeria was adopted in 1898 to designate […]

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Seven car bombs across Baghdad kill at least 13

Seven car bombs across Baghdad kill at least 13

Seven car bombs exploded across Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 13 people in apparently coordinated attacks that targeted mainly Shi’ite Muslim districts, security sources said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombings. But Sunni Islamist militants have been regaining ground in Iraq, particularly in the western province of Anbar where they overran two […]

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As losses mount, Sony’s Hirai seeks cure for TV business in spinoff

As losses mount, Sony’s Hirai seeks cure for TV business in spinoff

Sony Corp Chief Executive Offer Kazuo Hirai is seeking to cure a TV business that has lost $7.8 billion over a decade by isolating it to speed up decisions on future strategy. Hirai is spinning off TV operations into a separate business in the latest attempt to fix a division that he says for now […]

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Egypt army chief Sisi says he will run for president: report

Egypt army chief Sisi says he will run for president: report

Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who deposed the country’s first freely elected leader, has said he will run for president, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported on Thursday. The widely expected move is almost certain to increase political tensions and anger Islamist militants who have stepped up attacks on the state since Sisi ousted […]

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Syria can meet June 30 chemical weapons deadline: U.N. chief

Syria can meet June 30 chemical weapons deadline: U.N. chief

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday he was confident Syria would meet a June 30 deadline to eliminate its entire chemical weapons program under a US-Russian plan. Syria has missed a February 5 deadline to hand over its stockpile of chemical weapons, prompting fears it could fail to fulfill on time the plan […]

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Thai Polling Chiefs, Seeking To Fix Broken Vote, Meet And Adjourn

Thai Polling Chiefs, Seeking To Fix Broken Vote, Meet And Adjourn

Thai election officials struggled on Thursday to shore up a chaotic weekend ballot disrupted by anti-government protesters who blocked polling stations and stopping people voting in nearly a quarter of the country. They met for two hours but adjourned without making progress, saying “legal issues” had to be clarified and they would meet again on […]

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