The North, South Korea rapprochement

May 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

After almost seven decades of separation characterised by acrimony, cold war resulting in families being torn apart, the South and North Koreas are on the verge of making history by coming together as brothers once again. Though the development is so sudden, nay, belated, it should be welcomed by all lovers of peace the world over. On April 27, 2019, Read More

April 27: Kaduna journalists speak on Korean Peninsula

April 25, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Political observers on the crisis in Korean Peninsula over the years have reached a consensus that peace can only be achieved in the Peninsula when South and North Korea agree to embrace peace. This was also the view of a cross-section of journalists in Kaduna state last week during a random interview on how to find a lasting solution conducted Read More

Trump ‘will walk out’ if North Korea talks not fruitful

April 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

US President Donald Trump says that if his planned talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are not fruitful he will “walk out”. At a joint news conference, he and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said maximum pressure must be maintained on North Korea over nuclear disarmament. Mr Abe is at the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida for talks. Earlier, Mr Read More

Park Geun-hye: South Korea’s ex-leader jailed for 24 years for corruption

April 6, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

South Korea’s former President Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to 24 years in jail after she was found guilty of abuse of power and coercion. The verdict was broadcast live and represents the culmination of a scandal which rocked the country, fuelling rage against political and business elites. Park, who was also fined 18bn won (£12m, $17m), faced a string Read More

Korea set date for leaders’ summit

March 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The leaders of North and South Korea will hold their first summit in more than a decade on 27 April. Talks between the North’s Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon-Jae-in would be held in the border village of Panmunjom, a joint statement said. The date was announced after officials from the two sides met to prepare for the summit. Read More

ICT: Minister charges board to woo investors from Korea, China, India

March 7, 2018 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

  The Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, has tasked the newly inaugurated board members of three agencies under the Ministry to boost investment in the ICT sector. The minister said this yesterday in Abuja at the inauguration of the 36 board members of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) and Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT). Read More

Counsellor, Head of Chancery in South Korea, Mr. Eze Thomas, SSS to the President on Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa and a 14-year-old girl that was forced into labour by her aunt

February 19, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

From left: Counsellor, Head of Chancery in South Korea, Mr. Eze Thomas, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and the Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa and a 14-year-old girl that was forced into labour by her aunt in South Korea, during the girl’s arrival at the office of SSA, in Abuja at the weekend Photo: Anthony Alabi/NAN  1Share1     

FG partners South Korea on e-government capacity building

February 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Ministry of Communications has initiated collaboration with South Korean government through the Korean International Corporation Agency (KOICA) on e-government capacity building for public servants. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Abdulaziz Mashi Abdullahi made this known at the closing ceremony of the In-Country e-Government Capacity Building training in Abuja. Abdullahi in a statement said the collaboration is to train Read More

Pope praises joint Korean Olympic teams, backs peace initiatives

February 8, 2018 Blueprint 0

Pope Francis said on Wednesday the participation of North Korean athletes in the Olympics raised hopes for reconciliation on the Korean peninsula and that the Vatican was ready to back any peace initiative. “The traditional Olympic truce acquires special importance this year,” he told pilgrims and tourists at his weekly general audience. Delegations from the two Koreas will march together Read More

On return of peace to Korean Peninsula

January 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

After the first meeting of the Journalists for Peace in Korean Peninsula (JPKP) in 2018 in Kaduna on 6 January, the group unanimously agreed that the President of North Korea Kim Jong Un must embrace the olive branch canvassed by its South Korea counterpart President Moon Jae In since the world leaders summit in Germany last year (2017). The President Read More

No Image

Jigawa RUWASA, DFID drilled 780 hand pumps in 2017 – MD

January 8, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Muhammad Aliyu Dutse Jigawa state Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASA), in collaboration with development partners; Department for International Development (DFID), European Union, and UNICEF drilled about 780 hand pumps across the state last year. Managing Director of the agency, Engr. Labaran Adamu stated this while interacting with newsmen in his office over the weekend, saying it was Read More

No Image

Fire kills 29 in South Korea

December 22, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A fire at a sports centre in South Korea has killed 29 people and left many others injured. The fire, which started in the basement of an eight-storey building, occurred in the southern city of Jecheon. Footage showed dark plumes of smoke as the blaze, which has now largely been extinguished, engulfed the property. Most of the victims were trapped Read More

US ready for North Korea talks without pre-conditions’

December 14, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The US is “ready to talk any time” with North Korea without preconditions, says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. His statement appeared to shift the US position away from previous demands that North Korea must disarm before any talks can be held. But hours later the White House said President Donald Trump’s views on North Korea “had not changed”. North Read More

No Image

N/Korea: US in race to address threat

December 4, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

White House national security adviser HR McMaster says the US is “in a race” to address the threat from North Korea. The potential for war is increasing every day but armed conflict is not the only solution, he told a defence forum. His comments came three days after North Korea carried out its first ballistic missile test in two months, Read More

No Image

South Korea boat collision leaves 13 dead

December 4, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

At least 13 people have died after a fishing boat collided with a 336-tonne tanker and capsized off South Korea’s west coast. Two others were missing, South Korea’s coast guard said, as a search and rescue operation continued. The chartered fishing boat, the Seonchang-1, had been carrying 20 passengers and two crew during a fishing tour at the time of Read More

160 athletes vie for honours at Korean teakwando championship

December 2, 2017 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Three African countries including Cameroon, Niger Republic and Chad and 29 other states, clubs, school, Military, Para-Military and Individual participants are currently sweating it out at the 2017 Korean Ambassador’s Taekwondo championship. The event which would signaled the first-ever grand competitive outing by the Elizabeth Binga-led Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) is taking place inside package B of Abuja National stadium. Read More

No Image

Trump trades ‘short and fat’ barb with N/Korea’s Kim

November 13, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

President Donald Trump has again traded barbs with North Korea, shortly before offering to mediate in a heated regional dispute. He took to Twitter to complain he would never call North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “short and fat”, after its foreign ministry called him “old”. It was one of a series of remarks he made on social media before volunteering Read More

No Image

Japan could shoot down N/Korean missiles – Trump

November 7, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

US President Donald Trump has said Japan could shoot North Korean missiles “out of the sky” with military equipment bought from the US. Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe followed up by saying his country could intercept missiles “if necessary”, and added that he was looking into the deal. The two leaders were speaking to reporters at the close of Mr Trump’s Read More

Joint Chiefs say invasion ‘only way’ to totally disarm N/Korea

November 6, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A Pentagon assessment has declared the only way to completely destroy all parts of North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme is through a ground invasion. Rear Admiral Michael Dumont expressed the opinion on behalf of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in a letter to Congressman Ted Lieu. Mr Dumont said calculating “even the roughest” potential casualty figures would be extremely difficult. Read More

No Image

China’s quit notice to N/Korea: Should Nigeria follow suit? By SHU’AIBU GIMI

October 19, 2017 SHU’AIBU GIMI 0

‘Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, in his address at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, United States of America, on September 9, 2017, drew attention of the world to the North Korean nuclear crisis which he aptly described as a matter of “grave concer”. By saying that “the most pressing threat to international peace Read More

Society condemns North Korea’s nuclear weapon programme

September 18, 2017 By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN) and other chemical societies and organisations have condemned North Korea’s Nuclear Weapon Programme, saying it “poses unimaginable threats to a safe world.” National Vice President and Chairman Organising Committee of the Society, Prof. Sunday Okeniyi, made the condemnation at a press briefi ng on the occasion of CSN’s 40th Annual International Conference in Kaduna at Read More

N/Korea: China urges neighbour to stop missile

August 7, 2017 Blueprint 0

China’s foreign minister has told his North Korean counterpart that Pyongyang should stop carrying out nuclear and missile tests, hours after fresh sanctions were agreed by the United Nations Security Council. Wang Yi said he urged Ri Yong-ho to abide by UN resolutions in a meeting on Sunday in the Philippines. He did not say how Mr Ri replied. Saturday’s Read More