Global voices and the criminalisation of Chinese entrepreneurs

October 11, 2021 Dr. Austin Maho 0

In the August 31, 2021, article in the “Global Voices” an online publication. there was a piece by one Nwachukwu Egbunike title: “Chinese firms in Nigeria face widespread labour abuse allegations, tainting bilateral relationship” This piece is a response to the article, because it falls within the growing spat of misinformation about China and the Chinese which is fuelled mostly Read More

Buhari felicitates with China on 72nd anniversary

October 1, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent goodwill message to President Xi Jinping on the 72nd Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, October 1, 2021. The President commended 50 years of robust diplomatic relationship between Nigeria and China, saying it has yielded benefits for both countries. The President said he looks forward to the uplifting of the bilateral ties between the Read More

DEM’s Covid-19 prevention initiative laudable

September 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

The global community was still smarting under the weight of the first and second waves of COVID-19 when a deadlier scourge, referred to as the Delta variant, crept in. This variant, believed to kill faster without its victims exhibiting notable symptoms has sucked mankind into a state of despair. The frustration currently faced by researchers all over the world is Read More

N720bn swap: Importers still face challenges despite Nigeria, China agreement

September 6, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Bureaucracy and bottlenecks have been major challenges faced by Nigerian traders and importers carrying out business transactions from China despite the N720bn currency swap arrangement between both countries in 2018. The Bilateral Currency Swap (BCS) agreement was to allow importers of goods from China to conclude their transactions in Yuan instead of the greenback (US Dollar) and vice-versa. This was Read More

Kano – Kaduna rail line will be completed in 18 months – CCECC

August 27, 2021 Aliyu Askira 0

Management of China Civil Engineering and Construction Cooperation (CCECC) has said the Kano – Kaduna rail line project will be completed before its deadline of 18 months. The personnel manager of the company, Muhammad Kabir, said with the level at which land clearing is at the moment, the project will be completed before the scheduled time. He also said they Read More

Breaking: NNPC, CMEC, GE sign contract for 50mw Maiduguri emergency power project

August 18, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

A significant step towards redeeming the pledge by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to intervene in the perennial electric power supply challenge in Maiduguri, Borno state, was taken Tuesday with the execution of the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) and Equipment Procurement contracts for a 50Megawatts (MW) Emergency Power Project in Maiduguri. The project which is an integral part Read More

2 Africa consortium announce 4 new cable branches

August 17, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The 2Africa consortium, comprising of China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC, announced Monday the addition of four new branches to the 2Africa cable. The branches will extend 2Africa’s connectivity to the Seychelles, the Comoros Islands, and Angola, and bring a new landing to south-east Nigeria. The new branches join the recently announced extension to Read More

Happening now: Fear envelops Afghanistan as evacuation resumes, Biden defends troops’ pullout

August 17, 2021 Editor 0

Evacuation flights from Afghanistan have resumed a day after the Taliban’s military takeover triggered panic in Kabul and thousands mobbed the city’s international airport in a desperate attempt to flee. A Western security official told Reuters news agency on Tuesday that the Kabul airport’s tarmac and runway – which troops from the United States control – were now clear of Read More

Minister urges Africans to use their resources for advancement

July 29, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has prompted the entire African Continent to make use of technology and her raw materials like other developing countries to create jobs as well as eradicate poverty for the benefit of future generation. The minister said this at his investiture as the Patron for the upcoming Sahel Military Games and during Read More

Nigeria, China, to deepen bilateral relations in mining

July 7, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Nigeria seeks to deepen collaboration with China to develop the mining sector. Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc Olamilekan Adegbite revealed this when Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China, Mr Cui Jianchun paid a courtesy visit to the Ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja. The minister who noted that Nigeria has always enjoyed good relationship with China, Read More

China, ASEAN to jointly take strategic partnership to higher level

June 15, 2021 He Yin 0

During the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Dialogue Relations and the 6th Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, both held in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality from June 7 to 8, participants reached a general consensus on enhancing China-ASEAN cooperation and the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation, showing their wish to jointly create a brighter future through solidarity Read More

Embrace Chinese, Indian model to tackle poverty, Amaechi urges

June 13, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has said that Nigeria can address its present poverty challenges and improve the country’s economy if the Chinese and Indian model of focusing on the rural majority is adopted. He said to end the increasing marginalization of the country’s rural dwellers, there ought to a change in the development policies of government that affect Read More

Silk road community building initiative facilitates people-to-people exchanges among BRI countries

June 11, 2021 Editor 0

Friendship, which derives from close contact between the people, holds the key to sound state-to-state relations. Since it was put forward in 2019, the Silk Road Community Building Initiative has facilitated non-governmental exchanges among countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), consolidated the friendship among peoples, and driven BRI countries to reach a broader consensus on building a Read More

China’s Tibet embraces new chapter in development in new era

June 9, 2021 Editor 0

In the Ngokjetang neighborhood in Lhasa city, capital of southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, where streets are neat and tidy, stores see booming business, and good governance and social order are maintained, residents of various ethnic groups, including the Tibetans, the Han and Hui people, enjoy close ties of kinship, and always gather together when celebrating Spring Festival and the Read More

Nasarawa govt partners private firm to reduce unemployment, boost economy

June 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Nasarawa state governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule has taken step to reduce the level of unemployment in the state, therefore partnering a private firm even to boost state economy. Speaking Tuesday in Abuja during a visit to Halibiz industries, Idu industrial area, Abuja, the governor said his administration will do everything possible to ensure that the organisation set up additional facility Read More

Big data advances industrial upgrading in Guiyang

Big data technology is facilitating the upgrading and transformation of  several enterprises in Guiyang, southwest China’s Guizhou province. As the core region of China’s first national big data comprehensive pilot zone, Guiyang is taking smart manufacturing as a focal point to replace old growth drivers with new ones and promote high-quality development of its economy. Through big data, more and Read More

Interfaith clerics end 3-day prayer to intercede for Buhari’s administration, Nigeria

May 28, 2021 Editor 0

The National Inter-Faith and Religious Organizations for Peace, (NIFROP) has ended a three-day prayer to supplicate for the success of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The prayer session that commenced on Tuesday and ended on Thursday is part of the divine mandate given to the group to intercede for Nigeria and  President Muhammadu Buhari.  NIFROP National Coordinator, Sunday Garuba, in Read More

Taiwan’s exclusion from WHA undermines global health

May 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Taiwan was incredibly effective at managing the COVID-19 pandemic and the world has an opportunity to learn from that experience at the May 25-June 1 World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva. If only inviting Taiwan were that easy. Taiwan unfortunately has been blocked from participating in critical international efforts to control the spread of diseases, denied access to important platforms Read More

Omo-Agege blames Devil for Nigeria’s woes

May 22, 2021 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has put at the door step of the devil, causes of myriad  of challenges confronting Nigeria and Nigerians. This is as he declared that regardless of the antics and machinations of the devil against Nigeria, that the country will remain one. Making the declaration in Abuja on Friday, while giving his Read More

Chinese farmers’ income goes up as high-quality development pays off

The average per capita disposable income for Chinese rural residents reached 5,398 yuan ($839) in the first quarter this year, up 16.3 percent in real terms, according to statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Rural economy has maintained sound operation, with the value added of the country’s primary industry exceeding 1.13 trillion yuan, up 8.1 percent year Read More