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FOREIGN: Jonathan, in China, says private sector in forefront of Sino-Nigeria partnership

LEGISREPORTS NG- President Goodluck Jonathan, in China today, says that Nigeria-China relationship will be driven by the private sector. Speaking at the investment forum, which attracted over 700 potential investors, their Nigerian counterparts and several governors as well as the Ministers for Trade and Investment, Aviation and Power, President Jonathan said that the country is entering a growth phase. "Ni ...

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FOREIGN: 30 people die from traditional circumcision in South Africa

LEGISREPORTS NG-Thirty people are believed to have died from complications relating to traditional circumcision in South Africa. The recent tragedy occurred in Cape Town and officials say that the toll may be increasing. Mr Mizwe Kupelo, Eastern Cape health department spokesman old journalists at a news conference on Sunday that nearly 300 have been taken to various hospitals in the area. "In the most recen ...

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FOREIGN NEWS: Turkish Parliament Speaker condemns deputy fight in the Parliament

Parliament Speaker Cemil Çiçek has described as “irresponsible” the melee at Parliament between ruling Justice and Development [caption id="attachment_9667" align="alignright" width="300"] The eyebrow of AKP deputy Mehmet Emin Dindar was ripped open in the melee, after which he was taken for treatment. AA Photo[/caption] Party (AKP) and Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputies, which ended in one MP being i ...

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FOREIGN NEWS: Republicans move to fault Obama’s Health Care Law 

LEGISREPORTS NG - Republicans have moved to fault President Obama's health care law by subjecting it to an aggressive advertising campaign that seeks to sow doubts in Americans about how it will work, just so as to have it repealed.In one of the largest campaigns of its kind, Americans for Prosperity, a conservative advocacy group financed by Charles and David Koch, will begin running television commercials ...

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FOREIGN NEWS: Lawmaker to India Election Commission – Don’t transgress on powers of Parliament

LEGISREPORTS NG - Senior Shillong lawmaker Shantaram Naik has warned the Election Commission (EC) not to transgress on the powers of Parliament.   The warning came from Naik on Friday.   He said: "They (EC) should remain within the ambit of Article 324 of the Constitution which provides it with only a supervisory role and not make laws," said Naik, who heads a Parliament Standing Committee on Pers ...

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BREAKING – Mohamed ElBaradei named as interim Prime Minister

Cairo (CNN) -- Three days after a coup that overthrew the nation's first democratically elected president, opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei has been named interim prime minister, a spokesman for his party said Saturday. The news came after state media reported that the Nobel Prize-winning diplomat was summoned to the presidential palace by Interim President Adly Mansour for talks. ElBaradei inherits a di ...

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FOREIGN NEWS: Republic of Ireland Parliament to debate having different time zone from the UK

Irish politicians are debating a plan to shift the Republic of Ireland into a different time zone from the UK. It would bring clocks forward by one hour, bringing the Republic into the Central European time zone. If agreed, it would mean people travelling between Northern Ireland and the Republic would have to adjust their watches as they crossed the border. The experimental move is being debated as a priva ...

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AFRICA: Zimbabwe- I’m Going to Parliament for the marginalised youths – Wenyika Gava

"I AM going into Parliament to represent the marginalised, the youths, the women and underprivileged in society. I will push for policies that deliberately favour the marginalized and underprivileged as I am coming from the one such group, the youths," declares Tendai Wenyika Gava. Wenyika -- Gava (28) is representing Zanu-PF, Harare province under the women's proportional representation quota. She holds an ...

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FOREIGN NEWS: MEPs summons President Obama to appear before European Parliament

US President Barack Obama has been urged to appear in front of the European Parliament to explain the allegations that US authorities spied on EU embassies. In a heated debate on 3 July 2013, days after new allegations of the Prism scheme surfaced, Dutch liberal MEP Sophie In 't Veld said the EU needed to secure its "moral authority". "We can no longer tolerate US laws being applied directly on EU territori ...

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FOREIGN NEWS: US Senate immigration bill to cut illegal immigration

LEGISREPORTS NG - The Congressional budget office has disclosed that the Senate's immigration bill would cut illegal immigration to the U.S. by one-third to one-half over decade. The net increase in the U.S. population would be 9.6 million by 2023, according to an estimate by the CBO, Congress's nonpartisan scorekeeper. Friday's estimate takes into account $46.3 billion in border-security measures added to ...

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