Korea-Nigeria relations: KCCN celebrates 40th anniversary

October 6, 2020 Editor 0

The Korean Cultural Centre of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea is celebrating 40th anniversary of Korea-Nigeria relations. To this end, the centre is organising Online screening of Hanyang & Seoul Traditional Orchestra on Tuesday October 6, 2020. The screening exercise is taking place less than one after Nigeria celebrated its 60th Independence anniversary. Talking about the import of Read More

KCCN stages Ankara – Hanbok online exhibition

September 23, 2020 Editor 0

The Korean Cultural Centre of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea is staging an online Ankara – Hanbok exhibition to showcase of 10 best fashion designs from the design competition which took place from between February and March, 2020. A press statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday and made available to Blueprint, the director of the Korean Cultural Centre Read More

Breaking: North Korea strikes, blows up liaison office with South

June 16, 2020 BBC 0

North Korea has blown up its joint liaison office with the South near the border town of Kaesong, both sides have confirmed. The move comes just hours after the North renewed threats of military action at the Korean border. The destroyed site, which is in the North’s territory, was opened in 2018 to help the two Koreas – technically in Read More

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2020: Envoy harps on infrastructure dev’t as Korea, Nigeria diplomatic relations hit 40 years

November 21, 2019 Editor 0

Ahead of proposed 40th year anniversary of relations between Korea and Nigeria, Korean Ambassador LEE In-Tae, has beckoned on Africa’s most populous nation to deepen concern on infrastructure development. In-Tae who spoke during the opening session of Korea-Nigeria Joint Partnership Infrastructure Seminar which held in Abuja on Thursday, said that any country’s economic status was strongly dependent on its level of Read More

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At KCCN, Nigerians dazzle as 26 learn Korean language, graduate

June 5, 2019 Editor 0

No fewer than 26 Nigerians successfully studied and graduated after registering and learning Korea language in various classes put together by Korean Cultural Centre in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The graduating students who were full of joy after devoting 16 weeks at the school, passed through beginners as well as speaking and writing classes. While nine persons completed their study at Read More

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Ahead Korea 100th independence anniversary: KCCN partners FCT education board, engages teachers, kids in arts display

April 13, 2019 Editor 0

Korea Cultural Centre in Nigeria (KCCN) has rolled out plans ahead of its country’s 100 years of independence. Part of the activities lined up for the celebration was an Arts workshop put together by the centre for teachers and school kids. There were also arts drawing competition as part of the event which held inside KCCN premises in Abuja. Talking Read More

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Taekwondo: Korea centre stages grassroots championship, grooms 78 new Athletes

March 28, 2019 Editor 0

After barely four months, Korea Cultural Centre in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital (KCCN) has again rolled out an in-house Taekwondo championship its upcoming Athletes who are undergoing training. At the just concluded tournament at its centre located within the central area of the Nation’s capital, a total of 78 Athletes took part. Results at the end of the competition released by Read More

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Taekwondo: Chukwumerije emerges first Nigerian to bag WT educator qualification

March 13, 2019 Editor 0

Technical Director of Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF), Chika Chukwumerije, has emerged as first-ever Nigerian to graduate from the maiden World Taekwondo (WT) Educator Certification Programme. Upon his graduation, the three-time Olympian clinched crucial WT approval to move round the world and train coaches for international events. An elated Chukwumerije who is currently in South Korea, where he took part in Read More

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The North, South Korea rapprochement

May 5, 2018 Editorial IV 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

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April 27: Kaduna journalists speak on Korean Peninsula

April 25, 2018 Editorial IV 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

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

April 21, 2018 Editorial IV 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

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Korea set date for leaders’ summit

March 30, 2018 Editorial IV 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

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

March 7, 2018 Editorial IV 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

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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 Editorial IV 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

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FG partners South Korea on e-government capacity building

February 14, 2018 Editorial IV 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

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Towards secure and safer Korean Peninsula By Tunde Garba Ladan

February 12, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The latest move by both North and South Korea to present joint athletes for the Pyeongchang Olympics is a cheering development and a sign of peace that must be sustained. This is especially so as the North Korean President Kim Jong Un had in his 2018 New Year address called for dialogue between his country and South Korea. This Read More

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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

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On return of peace to Korean Peninsula

January 11, 2018 Editorial IV 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

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

January 8, 2018 Editorial IV 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

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Fire kills 29 in South Korea

December 22, 2017 Editorial IV 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

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US ready for North Korea talks without pre-conditions’

December 14, 2017 Editorial IV 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

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N/Korea: US in race to address threat

December 4, 2017 Editorial IV 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