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China completes world’s longest sea bridge

China’s world’s longest sea bridge linking Hong Kong and Macau

China said it has completed the major work of the world’s longest sea bridge on schedule, after its lighting system was installed and tested.

It took six years preparation, and eight years to build the 55-kilometre-long bridge linking Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao.

Major work on the bridge consisted of a 22.9-kilometre-long main bridge, a 6.7-kilometre-long tunnel and an artificial island off the bridge, which is considered the most technically demanding part of the whole construction.

In the next few weeks, engineers and constructors will test the coordination of the bridge’s various systems and equipment, and proceed with inspection and cleaning work, said Zhang Jinwen, project director with the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) Authority.

“The bridge will be put into trial operation after its port project is completed and taken over by customs, inspection and quarantine, and border control authorities,” Zhang said.

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Troubled Ex Arsenal Defender, Emmanuel Eboue Commits Suicide In London

The former Ivorian International star, Emmanuel Eboue, is dead. Emmanuel Eboue is reported to have committed suicide in London. Eboue, is believed to had struggled with long-term depression. He was found dead in his sister’s North London home according to Police.

Ex-Ivorian football star Emmanuel Eboue did not leave a note behind and he was found hanging in the room on a fan hook, Police said in a statement. Police declined to comment whether it was suicidal or a but assured the public an investigation is ongoing.

Emmanuel Eboue had received offers of legal advice in his bid to overturn a court ruling which was set to leave him homeless in the wake of his bitter divorce. It is indeed a bad idea for a black man to marry a white. Very heartless people regardless.

The ex-Arsenal defender, 34, previously spoke to the Mirror of his fears for the future following his acrimonious split from wife Aurelie. The former Galatasaray star a fortnight ago revealed how he lost all his fortunes, goin…

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Sunday declared that it was not aware that President Muhammadu Buhari was preparing to seek a second term in office in 2019.

APC Chairman, John Oyegun
While speaking in an exclusive interview with New Telegraph, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on Sunday, declared that it was not aware that President Muhammadu Buhari was preparing to seek a second term in office in 2019, adding that the party has not received any communication from Buhari about his re-election plans.

When asked to clarify that the president has not notified the party on his re-election ambition, Oyegun said: “Yes, that is true.”
The APC national chairman further said that whether by declaration or writing officially to the party, the president must inform the party of his intention to seek re-election.

He said: “I don’t even know where you people are picking this information from. The president has not told the party formally, officially, that he wants to run for second term. We only read these things in the newspapers. So, officially, I’m not aware that Buhari is running again. I only…

Gombe CAN defends Governor Dankwambo on Fr. Mbaka’s prediction

The Christian community in Gombe State has risen in defence of Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo over 2018 predictions made by the controversial Catholic priest, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, of the Adoration Church in Enugu.

Represented by the state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Ibrahim Jodi, the body, while on a courtesy visit at the Gombe Government House, on Saturday, lambasted one Mohammed Jibrin Barde for denouncing Mbaka’s prediction on Dankwambo.

Jodi said as believers in the Word, they have accepted and rejoiced with Mbaka’s prediction. They, however, wondered why Barde, “who’s neither a cleric or knows the value of an anointed man of God” could denounce the prediction as false.

“God revealed His message for the federal government to Reverend Mbaka that incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari would not be re-elected in 2019 and that you (Dankwambo) are better suited to take over from him.

“Now we are reading this report of one Mohammed Jibrin B…

Liverpool accept Barcelona’s $144m offer for Philippe Coutinho

Reports said Barcelona and Liverpool have agreed a deal in principle for Philippe Coutinho to move to the Spanish giants for 120 million euros ($144 million) with add-ons worth another 40 million euros.

Barcelona-based Sport newspaper said Coutinho would join Barca this month on a deal for five seasons, although it said the details of the deal were still to be finalised.

“The club reached a deal in principle yesterday evening with Liverpool on the final amount of the deal,” Sport reported.

Another newspaper, Mundo Deportivo, said Liverpool were demanding 160 million euros for 25-year-old Coutinho, but that the sum would be made up of the transfer fee and other “variables”.

Coutinho’s departure would be a blow to Liverpool as he is just rounding into top form, scoring six goals in the last seven games of 2017.

Crucially though, acquiring the playmaker would allow Barcelona to move on from the bitter experience of losing his Brazil teammate Neymar last summer to Qatar-backed Paris Sain…