China launches digital vaccination certificates for travelling abroad

China has officially launched digital coronavirus vaccination certificate for international travel, containing information on vaccination and results of PCR and antibodies tests, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. Foreign Minister Wang Yi had on Sunday said that Beijing planned to initiate the digital certificate programme, and was ready to discuss mutual recognition of the results of coronavirus vaccination with Read More

Revised electoral system will benefit Hong Kong

March 11, 2021 Olalekan A. Babatunde 0

On March 5, 2021, nearly 3,000 of Chinese lawmakers met at the National Peoples Congress (NPC-China’s top legislature) to deliberate over adraft decision on improving the electoral system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). The proposed changes include adjusting the size, composition and formation of Hong Kong’s election committee, which selects the city’s leader or chief executive, and Read More

Implications of China high-quality development for global prosperity

March 10, 2021 Charles Onunaiju 0

China’s most important annual political event, the convocation of the National Committee of Chinese People’s political consultative conference (CPPCC) and the National People’s Congress, (NPC) otherwise known as the “Two sessions” would wrap up in Beijing this week. The CPPCC is a top advisory body with a broad representation of all social strata, including ethnic nationalities, democratic political parties, and Read More

Okonjo-Iweala resumes at WTO, ends 6 months of leadership void

The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) first female and first African director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala started work on Monday, ending a six-month leadership void as she aims to revive the global trade watchdog ahead of a major year-end meeting. After a long campaign that was derailed in the latter stages by a Trump administration veto, the 66-year-old Nigerian was confirmed as boss Read More

So, something good can come out of Nazareth?

February 17, 2021 House keeper 0

The appointment of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the New Director General, World Trade Organization (WTO) with its headquarters in Switzerland, is indeed an upliftment of her nation Nigeria, and Africa in general. The ongoing cordial relationship between Nigeria and China was obviously a threat to Okonjo-Iweala’s election as the DG of WTO, due to the trade war between China and Read More

Why Nigeria’s economy should be diversified

February 15, 2021 House keeper 0

Since its discovery, oil has become the mainstay of the Nigerian economy. The country derives her revenue mainly from the sale of crude oil to other countries and this development has been with the attendant problems. Oil has remained the major source of revenue for the country and the hub of the Nigeria’s economy. Consequently, other sources of revenue have Read More

Breaking: Scores caught producing ‘fake’ COVID-19 vaccines

February 1, 2021 NAN 0

Chinese authorities, on Monday, detained 80 people on suspicion of producing counterfeit coronavirus vaccines. State news agency, Xinhua reported that the detained are alleged to have been bottling saline solution to sell as vaccine since September. A total of 3,000 vaccine doses were confiscated, with raids taking place in several locations across the country. China has developed a number of Read More

D’Tigers, D’Tigresses get Tokyo Olympics opponent Feb 2

January 29, 2021 House keeper 0

Nigeria men and women’s Basketball teams D’Tigers and D’Tigress will know their opponents in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday February 2, 2021. FIBA announced that due to the current health pandemic, the draws which will take place at the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball in Mies, Switzerland will be behind closed doors and will be streamed across Read More

The diaspora quagmire for Nigeria

January 24, 2021 Idoko Ainoko 0

It is established that the population of a nation is its strength; the intellectual and positive productive gifts of its citizenry are its power and enviable assets. The overbeaten cliché in the inaugural address by a former American President. Mr. John F. Kennedy’s in 1961, pricked the consciousness of the people to national loyalty and patriotism soberly; “ask not what Read More

Breaking: Benitez set to grab new job day after quitting club in China

January 24, 2021 Mirror 0

Rafa Benitez is set to become Celtic’s new manager. The former Liverpool, Chelsea and Newcastle boss has quit Chinese Super League club Dalian According to Mirror Football, he is now in the frame to take over from Neil Lennon at Parkhead. It would mean 60-year-old Benitez going head-to-head with his former Kop captain Steven Gerrard for supremacy in Glasgow. Gerrard saw his Rangers team go Read More

COVID-19: Egypt begins vaccination

January 23, 2021 Reuters 0

Egypt will begin coronavirus vaccinations on Sunday, beginning with medical staff, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said in recorded comments on Saturday. On Friday, Egypt recorded 748 new cases and 52 deaths. However, health officials say the real number is likely far higher because of the relatively low rate of coronavirus testing and the exclusion of private test results. Egypt received its Read More

The diaspora and it’s negative influence on our democracy

January 20, 2021 Abubakar Gana 0

We yearned and prayed passionately for democratic leadership for decades. It was not easy for a nation as famous and naturally endowed like Nigeria to face the enslavement of dictatorship for the years it was imposed on us by our Military. At last, democracy reincarnated in Nigeria in 1999. Good enough, for over two decades now, we have savored the Read More

Shocker! Ice cream tests positive for Coronavirus

January 19, 2021 Agency Report 0

Authorities in China say they have discovered vestige of the virulent COVID-19 in ice cream produced by a company in Tianjin municipality located in north-eastern part of the Asian country. Local Chinese media reports that at least three samples of the locally produced ice cream were found to be contaminated with the virus. Health authorities have allayed the fear of the public, saying those at risk of being Read More

Pfizer vaccine for the elite, but China vaccine for the rest of us? By Fredrick Nwabufo

January 8, 2021 Fredrick Nwabufo 0

One thing is constant in the human ecosystem – class struggle. According to Karl Marx: “The history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggles.’’ There is perhaps, no other country where the fault lines of class are well accented like in Nigeria — where the rich secrete themselves in vulgar mansions with ramparts flanked by slums Read More

China plans $15bn expenditure in oil, gas sector in Nigeria, others

November 17, 2020 House keeper 0

Nigeria’s energy sector is about to receive a major boost from Chinas’ huge investment decisions which is eyeing key exploration operations in the oil and gas sector in Africa. According to a Modern Diplomacy report, China has a whopping $15 billion worth of investments planned in Africa’s oil sector. This massive price tag is split between three major players out Read More

#EndSARS: Cleric prays for Buhari, Nigeria, speaks against conspiracies

November 14, 2020 House keeper 0

Renowned cleric, Bishop Sunday Garuba, has declared that all the conspiracies against President Muhammadu Buhari and the country through the EndSARS protests will end in futility.  Bishop Garuba made the proclamation on Friday at Day two of the ongoing 21 days special prayer and fasting organised by National Inter-Faith and Religious Organisations for Peace (NIFROP). NIFROP’s National Coordinator, Bishop Garuba, alleged that demonic Read More

Xinhua Headlines: Xiplomacy echoes call of the times at UN meetings

October 4, 2020 House keeper 0

With the world beset with such grave challenges as a raging pandemic, continuing recession, surging isolationism and rising hegemonism, the recent series of UN high-level meetings represent the world’s latest bid to find humanity’s way forward. In multiple speeches delivered at the most important international platform, Chinese President Xi Jinping expounded his approach to addressing the fundamental questions of the Read More

China loans: Reps fire back at member over beyond-mandate comment

August 25, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives Committee on Treaties, Agreements and Protocols, has described recent statement credited to a member of the House, Hon. Wole Oke, that the panel’s investigation of bilateral loans taken by Nigeria from China was outside its mandate as false, unparliamentary and unpatriotic. Oke, who is chairman of the House Committee on Public Accounts was quoted in a Read More

FG gives CCECC January 2021 ultimatum to complete Lagos-Ibadan railway projects

August 16, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Federal Government through the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has  issued a five month ultimatum to the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC, handling the ongoing extension of the Lagos-Ibadan railway projects extension to ensure the completion of the project by January 1, 2021. The Minister gave the directive at the New Apapa Dockyard station at the weekend following Read More

When will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?

August 13, 2020 House keeper 0

Human trials have begun – but even if they go well and a cure is found, there are many barriers before global immunisation is feasible. When will coronavirus vaccine be ready? Though we can slow the spread of COVID-19, through confinement and other social distancing measures, and scientists are developing drugs to treat its symptoms, the only way to actually Read More

Bizarre! Man kills wife, dismember, flush her remains inside toilet

August 8, 2020 Agency Report 0

Authorities in China have arrested a man for allegedly killing his wife, thereafter dismembered her body and flushed some of her remains down the toilet. According to a city’s legal authority, Xu Guoli, 55, murdered his partner when she was asleep due to ‘conflicts in family life.’ After killing her, he allegedly dumped part of her wife’s remains in various Read More

African leaders, experts, hail Xi’s remarks at extraordinary China-Africa summit against COVID-19

June 18, 2020 House keeper 0

African leaders and experts have commended Chinese President Xi Jinping’s remarks at the extraordinary China-Africa summit on solidarity against COVID-19 on Wednesday, hailing achievements of China-Africa cooperation in fighting the pandemic. In his remarks, Xi called on China and Africa to defeat the novel coronavirus with solidarity and cooperation. He said the two sides should work together to build a Read More

Breaking: From China, 268 stranded Nigerians return home, now in Abuja

May 30, 2020 House keeper 0

The federal government has succesfully evacuated 268 stranded Nigerians in China. Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa who revealed this a while ago on Saturday via her Twitter handle, said, “268 stranded Nigerians arrive Abuja airport about 2.30 pm today, from China . They will be proceeding for the mandatory 14 day quarantine.” In the past Read More

Nigeria/China cooperation ‘ll transcend Covid-19 -related hiccups

April 26, 2020 Charles Onunaiju 0

The federal Republic of Nigeria and The People’s Republic of China share strong symbolic identities as one obtained independence and the other secured national liberation on the 1st of October in 1960 and 1949 respectively. China is the largest developing nation in the world, just as Nigeria is the largest developing country in Africa. A diplomatic cooperation established in 1971 Read More