Nigeria, neighbouring countries can deal with lingering insecurity, South Korea ready for collaboration – Envoy

May 7, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Young-Chae Kim, has said that Nigerians and their neighbours can deal decisively with lingering insecurity issues bedevilling their country. The Ambassador who spoke when in a briefing with Journalists to mark his 100 days in office said Nigeria like any other country has the primary duty of securing its territory. Ambassador Kim however expressed his Read More

Xi holds phone conversation with #UN chief

May 7, 2021 Editor 0

Chinese President Xi Jinping held a phone conversation with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday. Noting that the United Nations (UN) has gone through rare and complicated situations in recent years, Xi said multilateralism has received more and more support as a result. Pursuing multilateralism is inseparable from the United Nations, international law and cooperation among countries, Xi said. Read More

China sets national standards on basic public services

China recently released its new national standards on basic public services. The new standards marked a major institutional innovation for China to guarantee and improve people’s livelihood, said Zhao Chenxin, secretary general of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China’s top economic planner. The standards cover 80 public services of 22 categories and nine aspects, including education, employment, medical Read More

Breaking: After 27 years, Bill, Melinda Gates divorce

May 3, 2021 BBC 0

Bill and Melinda Gates say they are getting divorced after 27 years of marriage, saying “we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple”. “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the pair wrote on Twitter. The two met in the late Read More

China continues to increase Internet speed, quality, lower rates

Under a program launched in 2015 that aims to increase broadband speed and lower rates for Internet services, China has built the world’s largest broadband network infrastructure, and ensured the same broadband access and speed in rural areas as those in urban areas, said an official with the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Meanwhile, China has reduced Read More

Breaking: FG shuts border against passengers from Brazil, Turkey, India

May 2, 2021 Editor 0

Passengers and non-Nigerian residents from Brazil, Turkey and India without Nigerian passport will not be allowed to visit the country. The chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 Boss Mustapha who disclosed this in a statement said the decision followed increasing cases of COVID-19 and fatalities in parts of the country. Details loading…

Air force ‘blunder’: Group demands Amao’s sack

April 27, 2021 Editor 0

A group, Citizens Action for Peace and Justice (CAPJ), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, and reappoint a competent person that will deliver in the war against terror without mindless excuses and blunders. The group was reacting to report that an air force fighter jet mistakenly fired at Read More

Why some teams in Europe play in different league than in their country?

April 26, 2021 Editor 0

As world events turn, especially in Spain, one of the sports doubts that suggest the possible independence of Catalonia from Spain is to know where the Catalan teams will play if the latter is consummated. Therefore, this post will explain how the situation is currently and why some European teams play in championships other than their own. To begin with, Read More

2023: South West line up as agitations for president thicken

April 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

As attention shifts to the 2023 general elections, the people of the South West geo-political zone have renewed their agitations to have the presidential ticket zoned to the region, TOPE SUNDAY writes.In the last couple of weeks, the tempo of the debate on zoning of the presidency in 2023 has increased. The new trend is being championed by southerners in Read More

Chad: At last, US breaks silence, makes declaration

April 21, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The U. S government has declared  support for a peaceful transition of power in accordance with the Chadian constitution.The Spokesperson, U.S. Department of State, Ned Price, made this known in a press statement, Wednesday, on the death of President Idriss Deby. It read, “On behalf of the United States, we offer the people of Chad our sincere condolences as they Read More

Breaking: Crisis looms in Chad as opposition rejects late President’s son

April 21, 2021 BBC 0

Opposition politicians in Chad have rejected the army’s appointment of President’s Idriss Déby’s son to take over in the wake of his death. Déby, 68 – who had been in power for three decades – died after being shot as he battled rebels on the frontline. The rebels have also objected the move, saying: “Chad is not a monarchy.” Mahamat Read More

SWAN remains dependable partner with Youth and Sports Ministry, restates confidence in Dare

April 20, 2021 Editor 0

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has resolved to continue to remain a dependable partner with the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. In the communique of the SWAN NEC zoom meeting, the association also passed a vote of confidence on Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development. The meeting Read More

Chinese economy maintains stable recovery

April 20, 2021 Editor 0

China’s GDP grew 18.3 percent year on year in the first quarter, hitting 24.93 trillion yuan (about $3.82 trillion), according to statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on April 16. The figure registered an increase of 0.6 percent from that in Q4 of 2020, or 10.3 percent from that in the first three months of 2019. This Read More

Chad: Deby reelected President for 6th term

April 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Chad’s long-ruling President Idriss Deby Itno was re-elected to a sixth term with 79.32 per cent of the votes cast in April 11’s election, according to provisional results from the electoral commission on Monday. Former prime minister Albert Pahimi Padacke came in second with just 10.32 per cent in the presidential vote, while turnout was 64.81 percent, Independent National Electoral Read More

Biden storms golf course since emerging US President

April 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

President Joe Biden played golf for the first time in his presidency Saturday, hitting the fairways in his home city of Wilmington — and taking a page out of his golf-obsessed predecessor Donald Trump’s book. The Democrat’s motorcade swept into the Wilmington Country Club for the unannounced outing around lunch time. Clearly surprised members of the private, upscale club paused Read More

China’s Q1 GDP grows 18.3% y-o-y, the fastest in three decades

April 17, 2021 Editor 0

China’s GDP grew 18.3 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021, the fastest in three decades since the data was released, with key economic indicators all expanding at over 20 percent, setting an encouraging start for the whole year that is buoyed by a low base, soaring overseas demand and rebounding consumption at home. The stellar data offers a Read More

US announces over $95m humanitarian assistance for South Sudan

April 16, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The United States, Friday, announced more than $95 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of South Sudan who are affected by ongoing political conflict and are facing extreme food insecurity, including likely famine. The funding includes more than $52 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and nearly $43 million from the U.S. Department of State. Read More

Beijing goes all out to improve education in Xinjiang

April 16, 2021 Editor 0

Over the past five years, Beijing has actively supported northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region with the construction of kindergartens and primary and middle schools, in a bid to lay the foundations of and bolster areas of weakness in Xinjiang’s education. From 2016 to 2020, Beijing allocated a fund of nearly 2.1 billion ($320 million) yuan to aid Xinjiang in Read More

China to raise proportion of middle-income earners

April 15, 2021 Editor 0

China’s consumption has been on a continuous rise in recent years, and its consumption structure is also being optimized.Last year, the country’s total retail sales of consumer goods reached 39.2 trillion yuan ($6 trillion), and final consumption contributed 54.3 percent to China’s GDP. As a result, China maintained its position as the second largest consumption market of the world. New Read More

China lifts 770 million rural people out of poverty – Official

April 14, 2021 Editor 0

More than 770 million of China’s rural population living below the current poverty line have been raised from poverty, accounting for more than 70 percent of the global total over the same period according to the World Bank’s international poverty standard, says a white paper recently released by the State Council Information Office of China. Through China’s poverty eradication practices, Read More

UFC: Mc Gregor Vs Poirier 3

April 13, 2021 Editor 0

Conor McGregor is one of the most famous fighters to have ever walked the octagon in the UFC. The star with his sharp tongue, blazing persona, and incredible fight IQ is considered the most dominant and wealthiest fighter ever in MMA.  In the recent past, there has been a lot of rumors that he has lost his edge to fight Read More

Amidst divorce, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian enter fresh agreement

April 13, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Popular US rapper Kanye West and his estranged wife Kim Kardashian have agreed to have joint custody of their four children. Kim had earlier filed for divorce from Kanye in a move that ended their marriage that lasted for nearly seven years. UK Guardian reports that documents show that Kanye’s attorneys filed a response last Friday in LA’S superior court to Kim’s divorce petition, Read More

All Chinese schools now have access to Internet – Ministry of Education

April 11, 2021 Editor 0

All Chinese schools now have full access to the Internet, and 95.2 percent of them are equipped with multi-media classrooms, according to a senior official with China’s Ministry of Education (MOE). The country has been constantly accelerating informationization of teaching, and sees it as underpinning the modernization of education, said Zhong Denghua, vice minister of the MOE, at a virtual Read More