Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Buhari’s takeaways from Beijing summit

Buhari’s takeaways from Beijing summit

Heads of State, Governments and delegations from 52 African countries, which includes Nigeria and the People’s, Republic of China met in Beijing, under the auspices of the Forum on China and Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).The tri-annual summit was held with the theme: “China and Africa: Towards an Even Stronger Community with a Shared Future through Win-Win Cooperation.”President Muhammadu Buhari led a [...]

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    Buhari back to Abuja after attending China-Africa summit

Buhari back to Abuja after attending China-Africa summit

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday returned to Abuja from China where he attended the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit.The president departed Nigeria on August 31 alongside nine ministers and four state governors.He was also accompanied by Aisha, his wife and one of his daughters.Bashir Ahmad, personal assistant on new media to the president, announced his arrival via his Twitter handle."After a successful [...]

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    Dominic Uzoukwu targets 20 goals to lift club into Chinese Super League

Dominic Uzoukwu targets 20 goals to lift club into Chinese Super League

Nigerian-Brazilian striker Dominic Uzoukwu is confident of scoring 20 goals for Beijing BG this season.The 23-year-old has already netted 11 times in the Chinese second-tier league and he's aiming to double his tally."I have scored 11 times already and I'm very confident of scoring more for my club," he told TheCable."When I was coming here, I set a target to score [...]

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    Buhari seeks China’s support on Mambilla power project

Buhari seeks China’s support on Mambilla power project

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sought support from the Chinese government for the speedy completion of the Mambilla power project in Taraba state.In November 2017, the federal government and Chinese contractors signed a N2.1 trillion (about $5.792 billion) contract deal in Abuja to execute the 3050 megawatts (MW) Mambilla hydropower project.The project was first awarded in 2007 under President Olusegun [...]

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    Buhari: Under me, Nigeria has benefitted projects worth over $5bn from China

Buhari: Under me, Nigeria has benefitted projects worth over $5bn from China

Nigeria's partnership with China through the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) has resulted in the execution of projects valued at over $5 billion in the last three years of the current administration.President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this on Tuesday in Beijing, capital of China, at the FOCAC round table meeting, attended by African leaders and Chinese President Xi Jinping.The president said [...]

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    The new scramble for Africa

The new scramble for Africa

Coming a week after leaders of two giant economies in Europe, Britain and Germany, made whistle-stop visits to Nigeria, the ongoing Forum on China-Africa Cooperation at Beijing, China deserves more than a passing glance from Africans.It is instructive that China, a country, could gather the African continent in a summit and gleefully announced a $60 billion investment or “in aids [...]

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    Chinese president: Our funds to Africa not for vanity projects

Chinese president: Our funds to Africa not for vanity projects

Chinese funds are not to be spent on “vanity projects” in Africa but in places that count the most. President Xi Jinping said this on Monday at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Beijing summit of the forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).He said China's friendship with Africa was time-honoured, adding that the country's investments on the continent have no political strings [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari meets Nigerian community in China

PHOTOS: Buhari meets Nigerian community in China

President Muhammadu Buhari held an interactive session with the Nigerian community in China on Sunday.The meeting took place at the Nigerian Embassy in Beijing.The president is in the country for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit.The summit, which will be attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping and other African leaders, is scheduled to hold from September 3 to 4.https://twitter.com/BuhariCentre/status/1036141908463181824Asisat [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari arrives Beijing for China-Africa summit

PHOTOS: Buhari arrives Beijing for China-Africa summit

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Beijing for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit.The summit, which will be attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping and other African leaders, is scheduled to hold from September 3 to 4.Nine ministers and four state governors are among the top government officials on the president’s entourage.Buhari’s first engagement in Beijing will be an interactive [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari off to China with wife, daughter

PHOTOS: Buhari off to China with wife, daughter

Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, and Halima, one of his daughters, accompanied him on his trip to China.Also in the delegation were nine governors, four senators and some presidential aides.While in China, Buhari is expected to attend the 7th summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation scheduled to hold from September 3 to September 4 in Beijing.Here are some pictures.[...]

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    Ajibade’s last-gasp strike keeps Falconets’ World Cup campaign alive

Ajibade’s last-gasp strike keeps Falconets’ World Cup campaign alive

Nigeria booked their place in the knockout round of the U20 Women's World Cup with a 1-1 draw against China.Rasheedat Ajibade struck a last-gasp goal to cancel out Zhang Linyan's first half opener.Christopher Danjuma's team went into the match knowing that a draw would see them advance to the round of eight.The game didn't lack chances as both teams attacked [...]

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    Nigeria Open: China win gold in U-21 men, women’s final

Nigeria Open: China win gold in U-21 men, women’s final

Chinese representatives are leading the gold-hail at the 2018 Nigerian Open.Guo Yan and Wang Shaobo on Saturday won gold in theU21 men and women's singles finals.Shaobo defeated India's Bhanja Ronit in three straight sets, Yan defeated her Chinese counterpart, Fan Siqi, after a four-set thriller.China have now won two medals at the ongoing tournament while India has one.Nigeria, the host [...]

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    France 2018: X-raying Falconets’ squad to U20 World Cup

France 2018: X-raying Falconets’ squad to U20 World Cup

The U20 women's World Cup is around the corner. The Falconets of Nigeria, two-time finalists, have a mountain to climb in a group comprising Germany, China and Haiti.Coach Christopher Danjuma masterminded the team to five wins in the CAF qualifiers to seal a place at the World Cup.TheCable takes a look at the 21 players who made the final cut for [...]

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    Foreign ministry: Eviction of Nigerians from Chinese hotels being probed

Foreign ministry: Eviction of Nigerians from Chinese hotels being probed

The ministry of foreign affairs says the Nigerian mission in China is investigating the ejection of Nigerians from some hotels in the country.Some Nigerians were left stranded at the weekend after Chinese police ordered their ejection for reasons yet unknown.Tope Elias-Fatile, the ministry’s spokesman, who confirmed the incident to TheCable, said the Nigerian mission in China is on top of [...]

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    Nigerians stranded in China as ‘police order their eviction’ from hotels

Nigerians stranded in China as ‘police order their eviction’ from hotels

Some Nigerians lodged in hotels in China are reportedly stranded after Chinese police allegedly ordered their ejection.In a video which surfaced online, a group of Nigerians gathered in an unidentified location can be seen complaining to a man who appears to be a resident."The order is not from the hotel management, it is from the local police here. We are [...]

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    Philippines ready for war over South China Sea

Philippines ready for war over South China Sea

The Philippines government says is prepared to go to war if China unilaterally mines the natural resources of the South China Sea.The Asian country had raised concerns over the continued military build-up by China in the disputed areas declared by a UN arbitration court to belong to Manila, its capital.President Rodrigo Duterte has faced criticisms for not confronting Beijing following [...]

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