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Sunday, December 30, 2012

I do not know why Bianca conspired against me – Debe Ojukwu

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*’I am Biafran leader’s son’

Enugu killing: Rich Igbo men run for cover

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From Kassidy Uchendu, Nsukka

‘Don’t insult Jonathan on Facebook’

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BY CHUKWUDI AKASIKE 

2015: Pro-Jonathan group hits back at Asari Dokubo

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•Accuses ex-militant leader of bitterness over termination of pipeline contract
•How Asari-Dokubo became angry with Jonathan over pipeline contract-Group
By Yusuf Alli, Abuja

Obama Signs Bill To Grant Nigerian Residency

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Don’t fly me abroad, Injured Gov Wada tells doctors •He’s responding to treatment — Doctor

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  • Written by  Taiwo Adisa, Clement Idoko-Abuja, Ayodele Adesanmi-Lokoja, Hassan Ibrahim And Stephen Gbadamosi 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

There Is Power In A Name: End Colonial Identity And Re-Baptize Nigeria


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By Uzoma Ahamefule

Nigerians In Austria Cry To President Jonathan: Ambassador Gbenga Take Note By Uzoma Ahamefule

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  • “I have declared war already today, ... this is too much and unacceptable" NANCA president
  • “The Nigerian ambassador has neglected the Nigerians" NANCA vice president

Soldier slumps during airlift of victims’ bodies

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From FEMI FOLARANMI, Yenagoa

North rejects oil Bill

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•Document suffers setback at Senate
By Yusuf Alli, Abuja

Senator queries use of military training aircraft by politicians

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Senate to probe Yakowa’s, Azazi’s death

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By Onyedi Ojiabor and Sanni Onogu, Abuja

Principal quizzed for conducting virginity tests on pupils

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BY TEMITAYO FAMUTIMI

Deputy Governor: Yakowa’s Associates Nominate Widow

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Monday, December 17, 2012

SALUTE TO THE PEOPLE’S GENERAL AT 70

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By Godwin Onyeacholem

How TB Joshua Prophesied The Tragic Crash That Killed Yakowa, Azazi By Ihechukwu Njoku

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Pension Task Force Recovered N251bn in Two Years, Says Maina

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By Dele Ogbodo in Abuja

Chime shakes off death rumour, condoles with Yakowa, Azazi’s families

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From CHIDI NNADI and PETRUS OBI, Enugu

Anxiety grips ministers as Jonathan summons emergency session

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By Yusuf Alli and Nduka Chiejina, Abuja

Nkiru Sylvanus kidnapped …Nollywood star actress and Gov Okorocha’s aide…

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From VAL OKARA,Owerri

Yero takes over as Kaduna governor

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By Toye Akowe

Yakowa, Azazi: Puzzles in military circles over crash

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By Tony Akowe, Kaduna and Shola O'Neil, Warri

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Mandela Remains Hospitalised after Successful Surgery


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Demola Ojo with agency reports
Former South Africa President Nelson Mandela Saturday morning underwent    endoscopic surgery to have gall stones removed, President Jacob Zuma’s office has said in a statement. The procedure was successful and Mandela, who has been hospitalized since last weekend due to a recurring lung infection, is recovering, the statement said.

Death rumours about Nigerian governor

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13 days to Christmas: Day evil visited Connecticut community

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Jonathan is my president but I won’t keep quiet — Obasanjo

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BY SEGUN OLATUNJI


PUNCH
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday in Abeokuta said he had no problem with President Goodluck Jonathan as being speculated in some quarters.
Obasanjo however said he would not allow himself to be prevented by anyone from discussing pressing national issues and party affairs.
The former president said this when the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, paid him a visit at his Hilltop Country Home in Abeokuta.
Obasanjo told Tukur that his passion, patriotism and love for the country would not allow him to remain silent on burning national issues.
He said “If there is anything that requires my comment, position or views, I will say it. It is only if you kill me. It is my passion, patriotism and love that will continue to make me state my views. If I see something inimical to the party’s growth, I will talk.
“And also to disabuse the minds of rumour mongers, the President is my President. Without Nigeria, there will be no party. Even when I was in prison, I was not quiet. Those who want me and the chairman to quarrel; this visit will keep them quiet. But my mouth will not be quiet.”
Obasanjo also dispelled recent rumours about his death.
“I am still alive anyway,” he said.
Earlier, the PDP national chairman said he was in Abeokuta to see  Obasanjo  for his consistent role in the party, country and the international community.
On the perennial crisis rocking the Ogun State chapter of the PDP, Tukur declared, “Whoever that the people have elected as far as I’m concerned, is the chairman of our party in Ogun.”
“Let me assert that there is no crisis here in Ogun PDP at all. I have come here because of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who is the leader of our party and I’m now the chairman.
“Our principle today is rebuilding our party based on equity and justice. Because it is only when you give people the leadership they did not merit that you have a crisis.”

Worried Enugu churches begin prayers for Chime

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. Declare six days fasting
By Dennis Agbo

Oguta Lake project stirs controversy

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. Okorocha tackles ex-governor Ohakim
By Chris Njoku

Human head for N6,000

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•’Pastor’ paid me to behead corpse –Suspect •I don’t know him from Adam –’Pastor’
By WOLE BALOGUN

Governor Yakowa, ex-NSA Azazi die in helicopter crash

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By Yusuf Alli, Abuja, Bisi Olaniyi, PortHarcourt and Kelvin Osa-Okunbor

Friday, December 14, 2012

Nigeria can disintegrate if… –Prof Akunyili

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From TONY OSAUZO, Benin

Dana Air insurers begin final settlement of $100,000

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Pension fraud: Maina storms Senate, faults N195b allegation

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…Lawmakers walk him out
From ADETUTU FOLASADE-KOYI, Abuja

Memo to Okupe: What is President Jonathan hiding? (1) BY Chido Onumah

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Lamido’s son gets bail

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By Kolade Adeyemi

Finally from Russia: Assad is losing control, rebels may win

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Fed govt protests Cameroun’s maltreatment of Nigerians in Bakassi

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By Yusuf Alli and Vincent Ikuomola, Abuja

Next PDP Board of Trustee Chairman must be an Igbo man – Iwuanyanwu

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Attack on Jonathan: Bode George blasts OBJ

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By NDUBUISI ORJI

Venezuela: Chavez in Complex Post-operation State

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I worked for Ajimobi to become gov, but… – Tokyo

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From YINKA FABOWALE, Ibadan

Doctors ‘satisfied’ with Mandela’s progress in hospital

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Ndume made contacts with Boko Haram spokesman 73 times –SSS

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From GODWIN TSA, Abuja

Kidnap gang leader’s mansion discovered in Delta

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•Four suspects arrested by Lagos police over abduction of ex-minority leader and son
From Ngozi Uwujare, Ibadan

Eze Ilomuanya: Court slams N10m damages against Imo govt

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By FAITH OMORUYI

Jega: no going back on deregistration of 28 parties

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By Yusuf Alli

Senate orders arrest of Maina over N195b pension fund

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By Onyedi Ojiabor and Sanni Onogu, Abuja

EFCC arrests Jigawa governor’s son with $50,000

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Cyprian Ekwensi Was a Great Thinker and Lover of ARTS - SOYINKA

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By Enakeno Oju

Monday, December 10, 2012

Delta wins 5th festival title

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  • Dethrones Rivers

BY MONICA IHEAKAM

Kaduna landlords, youths clash over ownership of cemetery

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From NOAH EBIJE, Kaduna

Fashola Blames FG for Controversy over Achebe’s Civil War Memoir

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By Olawale Olaleye

NNPC budgets N4bn for 30 new petrol stations

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  • FG loses N241.93bn to crude theft

From ADETUTU FOLASADE-KOYI, Abuja

Council boss ordered attack on me – Youth leader

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 BY KUNLE FALAYI

INEC may deregister 25 more parties

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 BY NIYI ODEBODE, JOHN ALECHENU AND FRIDAY OLOKOR

Gunmen abduct Okonjo-Iweala’s mother

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  • Kill three in Enugu, Borno
  • Police recover arms cache in Yobe
FROM HENDRIX OLIOMOGBE (ASABA), LAWRENCE NJOKU (ENUGU) AND NJADVARA MUSA (MAIDUGURI)

BoT chair: North’s interest tears PDP apart

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By Yusuf Alli

Ghana: Mahama declared winner

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John Dramani Mahama: declared winner

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President John Dramani Mahama has been declared the winner of last weekend’s election in Ghana, scoring 50.7 per cent and thus avoiding the need for a run up.
His hottest rival, Nana Akufo-Addo scored 47.7 per cent, the electoral commission said, amidst the allegation by Akufo-Addo’s party and supporters that the election was rigged for the incumbent.
The electoral commission announced the result after a day of twists and turns linked to the vote on Friday and Saturday, with the stakes especially high in a country with a booming economy fuelled partly by newly discovered oil.
Results compiled by local media had early Sunday pointed to a Mahama win, leading the opposition to strongly reject them, alleging fraud and claiming it had evidence that its candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, was the real winner.
According to the electoral commission, Mahama won with 50.70 percent of the votes cast, compared to Akufo-Addo’s 47.74 percent. With eight candidates in the race, more than 50 percent was needed to avoid a second-round runoff.
“I call on all leaders of all political parties to respect the voice of the people,” Mahama said in a victory speech in which he also urged restraint in celebrations and said he was overwhelmed.
“The voice of the people is the voice of God.”
Akufo-Addo’s New Patriotic Party said in a statement that the results announced “by the evidence do not reflect the mandate of the required majority of the Ghanaian electorate.”
Party officials would meet Tuesday to decide the way forward, it said in a statement.
Turnout was put at more than 79 percent. Observers from the Commonwealth, West African bloc ECOWAS and local group CODEO all said the vote appeared peaceful and transparent.
The opposition however issued a scathing statement even before the official results were announced.
“Indeed, we have enough concrete evidence to show that the 2012 presidential election was won by our candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo,” it said.
“We have noticed a pattern of fraud, where substantial numbers of votes are either added to the NDC (National Democratic Congress) candidate or subtracted from the NPP presidential candidate.”
It demanded an audit of collated vote figures as well as of data from the biometric verification machines used in the election.
In the wake of the opposition claims and before the results announcement, a crowd of about 300 NPP supporters had gathered near the electoral commission. Security forces fired tear gas at one point in an apparent bid to move them back.
Tanks and anti-riot police guarded the outside of the commission building for the announcement of the results. Armed police were in the room for the announcement and escorted the electoral chief out afterward.
Asked earlier about the NPP allegations, electoral commission spokesman Christian Owusu-Parry told AFP “what I know is that they are claiming there are disparities in some results and the commission has asked them to bring evidence.”
As for whether any evidence had been supplied, he said, “no, not yet”.
The 54-year-old Mahama, previously vice president, has only been head of state since July following the death of his predecessor John Atta Mills.
He is also a writer and devotee of Afrobeat music who recently published a memoir, “My First Coup d’Etat — And Other True Stories from the Lost Decades of Africa.”
In the book, he says he was forever changed by his boyhood experiences during a 1966 military coup.
Akufo-Addo, 68, is a Britain-trained human rights lawyer and son of a former president. He lost the 2008 polls by less than one percentage point.
Ghana’s presidential and parliamentary polls were held on Friday, but polling stations in some areas re-opened on Saturday after problems with a new biometric system and late delivery of materials led to delays.
Elections since the return to civilian rule in 1992 have seen both parties voted out of office, establishing Ghana’s democratic credentials in a region that has had its share of rigged polls and coups.
Ghana is also a top exporter of cocoa and gold, with economic growth of 14 percent in 2011. Eight percent growth is expected this year and next.
How to spend Ghana’s newfound oil money has been a key issue, with crude production having begun in late 2010.
Mahama has advocated a large investment in infrastructure, while Akufo-Addo promoted his signature policy of free secondary education in the country of 24 million people.

Kidnappers make N750m monthly in Southeast, says CD

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By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, Nnewi and Osagie Otabor

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sir Azuka Okwuosa: Why Ojukwu disowned son

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From CHIDI NNADI, Enugu

8 year-old Amarachi wins Nigeria’s Got Talent show

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Mandela hospitalised

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How Boko Haram split wrecked FG, sect talks

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• US AFRICOM Commander to meet Jonathan, security chiefs over insurgency
By Dre Odufowokan

Igbo not happy with Awolowo —Nwosu

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BY JOHN ALECHENU

Lagos robbery gang returns

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•Raid Berger/Trinity residents

Why every father should support paternity test

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  • Written by  Sade Oguntola

Atiku calls for free secondary education

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 Says cash alone can’t solve Boko Haram insurgency
By Vincent Ikuomola, Abuja

My brother died of cardiac arrest – President Jonathan

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By Samuel Oyadongha

Searching for An Anti-HIV Cream

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Police arrest robbers who sedate and rob victims in commercial buses

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By Ifeanyi Okolie

It’ll take North 20yrs to bounce back – Abdulsalami

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…No peace, no development – Akume
From NOAH EBIJE, Kaduna

N55m ‘bribe-for-budget scam: ICPC insists on trial of Wabara, others

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By Yusuf Alli

Mandela’s Doctors Die In Plane Crash

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Fed Govt, states to borrow $7.9b in 2013

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By Onyedi Ojiabor, and Sanni Onogu

Senators reject N9b more for VP’s house

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By Sanni Onogu

Mikel banned, fined for confronting Clattenburg

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Marijuana Goes Legal in Washington State Amid Mixed Messages


Washington State made history on Thursday as the first in the nation to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use, an occasion celebrated by dozens of users near Seattle's famed Space Needle amid blaring reggae music and a haze of pot smoke.

INEC deregisters 28 political parties

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Governor, Three Ministers and their Burden By Chido Onumah

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PROPHET TB JOSHUA INSTRUCTS REFUND OF $100 REGISTRATION FEE By Ihechukwu Njoku

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Gowon urges N’Assembly to reject state creation

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BY DAVID ATTAH, KADUNA

Police nab ‘Tokyo’ factional leader of Oyo NURTW

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Drama as EFCC tightens security around ailing Babalakin

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BY ODITA SUNDAY, JOSEPH ONYEKWERE, BERTRAM NWANNEKANMA AND YETUNDE AYOBAMI-OJO

‘I was in mortuary for 7 days’

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National Sports Festival (eko 2012)…: 2 Oyo fighters collapse in boxing

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By Tunde Liadi

Mr Andrew, Enebeli Elebuwa Dies

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Federal character breeds mediocrity, says Sanusi

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By Nduka Chiejina

Gowon, Atiku, Shekarau move to produce northern president in 2015

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• Seek electoral college for presidential election
From Saxone Akhaine, Kaduna

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

How marketers stole N232bn oil subsidy – Okonjo-Iweala

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•We’ve recovered N29bn – Minister
From: AMECHI OGBONNA, JULIANA TAIWO OBALONYE and WALTER UKEGBU Abuja

Egyptians storm the palace: Can this happen in Nigeria?

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China prepares to grow vegetables on Mars & Moon

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Chinese astronauts are preparing to grow fresh vegetables on Mars and the moon after researchers successfully completed a preliminary test in Beijing, state media reported.
Four kinds of vegetables were grown in an “ecological life support system”, a 300 cubic metre cabin which will allow astronauts to develop their own stocks of air, water and food while on space missions, Xinhua news agency said Monday.
The system, which relies on plants and algae, is “expected to be used in extra-terrestrial bases on the moon or Mars”, the report said.
Participants in the experiment could “harvest fresh vegetables for meals”, Xinhua quoted Deng Yibing, a researcher at Beijing’s Chinese Astronaut Research and Training Centre, as saying.
“Chinese astronauts may get fresh vegetables and oxygen supplies by gardening in extra-terrestrial bases in the future,” the report said, adding that the experiment was the first of its kind in China.
China has said it will land an exploratory craft on the moon for the first time next year, as part of an ambitious space programme that includes a long-term plan for a manned moon landing.
The Asian superpower has been ramping up its manned space activities as the United States, long the leader in the field, has scaled back some of its programmes, such as retiring its iconic space shuttle fleet.
In its last white paper on space, China said it was working towards landing a man on the moon — a feat so far only achieved by the United States, most recently in 1972 — although it did not give a time frame.
China’s first astronaut Yang Liwei said last month that Chinese astronauts may start a branch of China’s ruling Communist Party in space, state media reported.
“If we establish a party branch in space, it would also be the ‘highest’ of its kind in the world,” Xinhua quoted Yang as saying.
The astronaut was launched into space and orbited the earth aboard the Shenzhou 5 spacecraft in 2003.
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Switzerland returns $700m Abacha’s loot to FG

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From ADETUTU FOLASADE-KOYI, Abuja

Okorocha promises to expose Ohakim’s activities

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Bb Okodili Ndidi, Owerri

I won’t work against Jonathan, says Iwuanyanwu

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15 million Nigerians suffer from chest-related diseases

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