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Tough times for Nigerian, Ghanaian immigrants in China's Guangzhou – Raidar Gist

Police vans with flashing lights and officers astride motorcycles congregated after nightfall recently at a small public square in Xiaobei, a “Little Africa” neighbourhood with halal restaurants on narrow winding streets. A Nigerian merchant was returning home from a meeting with wholesalers earlier this year when officers handcuffed him and …

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Having cheated death five times, Colonel Gaddafi’s son is reportedly planning to run for the Libyan presidency

The son of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is thought to be planning to stand for election as president of Libya, seven years after his father was overthrown and killed. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has already survived being sentenced to death by firing squad for alleged crimes that included incitement to murder and …

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Grazing cattle destroying our research farms, UNILORIN VC says – Premium Times Nigeria

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Sulyman Abdulkareem, has cried out over the alleged destruction of the university’s multi-million naira research and training farms by cattle illegally grazing on the vast lands of the institution. The vice chancellor, who said the cattle also destroyed plantations of economic trees, …

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Victor Moses scores as Chelsea defeat West Brom – Premium Times Nigeria

Chelsea on Monday night returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a resounding 3-0 victory over bottom side West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge. After back-to-back defeats against Bournemouth and Watford, Chelsea needed a win badly and they did that in style on Monday night; beating relegation-haunted West …

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Only one of 10 women released by Boko Haram is police officer – CP – Premium Times Nigeria

The Borno State Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu, said on Monday that the 10 women released by Boko Haram recently were not police officers. “Only one of the abductees was a police officer,” Mr. Chukwu said. He made this clarification while speaking with journalists in his office on Monday afternoon. The …

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Britain to phase out diesel engine trains by 2040 — Transport minister – Premium Times Nigeria

British Transport Minister, Jo Johnson, on Monday announced ambitious plans for a green revolution on Britain’s rail network by phasing out polluting diesel engine trains. In a keynote speech at the British Museum, Mr. Johnson, who is also minister for London, set 2040 as the ambitious goal for the end …

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