Pictures: Winners emerge as KCCN stages Ssireum competition in Nigeria 

September 11, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

A Korean traditional Wrestling sport Ssireum has been officially introduced in Nigeria with a debut amateur competition organised by the Korean Cultural Centre Nigeria (KCCN). The two-day event which held in Abuja Nigeria’s capital weekend drew at least 30 participants with winners emerging afterwards in its demonstration. At the end, Tosin Olaniyan and Suruola Faari emerged winners. Olaniyan defeated Philip Yina Labba and Chisom Read More

Nigeria, Korea to strengthen ties, address energy challenges

August 30, 2022 Tope Sunday Abuja 0

The Minister of State, Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba, has said Nigeria is willing to explore areas of partnership with South Korea to address its energy challenges. The Minister stated this on Tuesday when he received a delegation led by the President of Korea-Africa Foundation, His Excellency, Lyeo Woon-ki in his office in Abuja. Jedy-Agba said learning from Korea experience and seeking Read More

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Korea awards Master’s degree scholarships to 29 Nigerian civil servants

July 27, 2022 Paul Okah 0

By Paul OkahAbuja The Government of the Republic of Korea, through its grant aid and technical cooperation agency, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), has awarded fully-funded scholarships for Master’s degree programs to 29 Nigerian government officials under its Capacity Improvement and Advancement for Tomorrow (CIAT) programme. On Wednesday, a pre-departure orientation was organized at the KOICA premises in Abuja, to Read More

KOICA sends expert to Kogi for technical support in skilful jobs

September 7, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) which is a government agency of the Republic of Korea responsible for grant aid and technical cooperation, has dispatched its 1st batch of Korean experts for further support to Kogi State as the state seeks to equip more youths for skilful jobs through better technical and vocational training. Today, the KOICA Country Director (CD) Read More

Gulf of Guinea: FG, Korea Republic to collaborate on security

August 22, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Efforts by the federal government to increase security in the country’s Waterways has further been boosted with a proposed collaboration with the Republic of Korea on the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure otherwise known as the Deep Blue Project deployed to protect the Gulf of Guinea from piracy and other Maritime crimes. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Thursday Read More

South Korea’s Envoy visits Bayelsa, explores investment opportunities

July 24, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has said great opportunities abound in Bayelsa State for foreign investors. The former Nigerian leader stated this at a state banquet  organised by the Bayelsa state government in honour of the South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Kim Young-Chae, on Friday night in Yenagoa. Amb. Young-Chae was on a two-day visit to the state. Describing Bayelsa Read More

Nigeria, others on parade as 2020 Olympics kicks off in Tokyo

July 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria with 58 athletes and their officials were among the 205 countries on parade on Friday when the 2020 Olympics officially kicked off in Tokyo, Japan. It marked the official opening of Tokyo 2020, a year later than planned, and in the midst of a global pandemic. The 2020 Games is the fourth Olympic Games to be held in Japan, Read More

VIDEO: In Tokyo, Elizabeth Anyanacho, officials receive Taekwondo brand new gears, kits for Olympics

July 16, 2021 Editor 0

Taekwondo star Elizabeth Anyanacho alongside Olympian Chika Chukwumerije and Secretary General Kabir Yusuf on Friday recieved and unveiled brand new gears and kits from South Korea. Branded by Motor company, Olympian to be Anyanacho currently at her training camp in Japan later wore and displayed the wears. An excited Anyanacho while expressing her feeling said, “Yea, it looks good. I Read More

Breaking: NAFDAC approves Moderna, Sputnik, another AstraZeneca vaccines as Delta COVID-19 variant spreads

July 15, 2021 Editor 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has just announced the approval of three new vaccines for use in the country. Director General of NAFDAC, Professor Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye who disclosed on Thursday morning in Abuja gave their names as Moderna of Rovi Pharma Madrid, Spain, AstraZeneca AZD1222 of SK Bioscience Co Limited, Republic of Korea and Read More

Korea to use Nigeria’s minerals for technological, manufacturing industry-FG

July 15, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The federal government is establishing strategic collaboration with the Republic of Korea to use Nigeria minerals for its technological and manufacturing industries. Minister of Mines and Steel Development Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite who stated this when he received the Korean Ambassador, Kim Young-Chae, added that Nigeria has collaborative prospects that would be mutually beneficial to both countries. “Limitless opportunities abound for Read More

North Korea envoy visits APC chairman, seeks Nigeria’s collaboration

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

North Korean government has said that the growing vitality of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigeria will serve as the foundation for bilateral relations between the two countries.   North Korea in Nigeria, Ambassador Chi Tun Chon Hu further said Nigeria is the only nation with physical presence in Pyongyang hence it will continue to maintain bilateral relations with Read More

Korean govt seeks Science ministry’s partnership on STI

April 22, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Republic of Korea on Tuesday in Abuja, approached the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) to partner on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to improve both county’s economy. During the visit, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, said the proposal to join a committee will boost the bilateral relationship between both nations and will further strengthen Read More

If the day comes when one can eat kimchi at an Abuja restaurant…

March 31, 2021 Lee Jin Su 0

Whenever I meet Nigerian friends, colleagues, or business partners, I often hear them ask, “When will we get a Korean restaurant in Abuja?” “Where can I go to taste Korean food?” My answer is always the same. “I don’t know when, but I hope we get a Korean restaurant soon.” “The Embassy of the Republic of Korea is the only Read More

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

January 29, 2021 Blueprint 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

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