Friday, January 18, 2019

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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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    Keeping up with Nigerian players: In-form Ighalo bags brace — and so does Nwankwo

Keeping up with Nigerian players: In-form Ighalo bags brace — and so does Nwankwo

Nigerian players abroad showed quality for their clubs over the weekend.While some grabbed the headlines for being instrumental to their club's overall performance, a reverse was the case for others.TheCable has a lowdown on how they performed:BelgiumPeter Olayinka scored the match winner for Zulte Waregem in their 2-1 win over Royal Excel Mouscron. The hosts missed the service of Taiwo [...]

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    World Bank: African countries’ subsidies help the rich more than the poor

World Bank: African countries’ subsidies help the rich more than the poor

Jim Yong Kim, World Bank president, says subsidies provided by African countries help the rich more than the poor.Speaking to journalists at the ongoing Spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank in Washington DC, Kim said African countries could raise revenue for investing in health and education by removing these subsidies."They should be better at collecting [...]

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    China bans online sale of Bible

China bans online sale of Bible

The government of China has banned the sale of Bible online.There have been reported that searches for the Bible on e-commerce sites JD.com and Amazon.cn do not produce results despite the government publishing a new document claiming that it allows freedom of worship.Initially, China had always controlled sales of the Bible by only allowing it to be distributed and printed [...]

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    China warns Taiwan: You will face punishment of history for attempting to secede

China warns Taiwan: You will face punishment of history for attempting to secede

Xi Jinping, China's President, has warned self-ruled Taiwan that it will face the "punishment of history" for any attempt at separatism.In a speech at the end of China’s annual session of parliament, Xi told the 3,000-odd delegates that the country would push for the “peaceful reunification of the motherland” and work for more Taiwanese to enjoy the opportunities of China’s [...]

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    Your claims about our loans are ridiculous, China tells US

Your claims about our loans are ridiculous, China tells US

The government of China says the claims made by the US government through Rex Tillerson, secretary of state, concerning its loan facilities to Africa are ridiculous.Tillerson, who is on his diplomatic visit to Africa, had described the rate at which China offered loans as terrible. He warned that African countries could lose their sovereignty if they are not careful.Reacting to [...]

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    China to US: Don’t blame us for Africa’s accumulated debt

China to US: Don’t blame us for Africa’s accumulated debt

The Chinese government says it cannot take the blame for Africa's debt burden, saying it is as a result of accumulation over the years.At a press briefing on Monday, the US department of state had said China's loan rates are terrible for Africa because they burden the continent.Responding to the statement on Tuesday, Geng Shuang, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, said he [...]

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    US: China’s loan rates terrible for Africa

US: China’s loan rates terrible for Africa

The US has criticised the rate at which China offers loans to African countries, saying the practice is not for the betterment of the continent.NAN reports that the US department of state made this statement during a background briefing on the visit of Rex Tillerson, secretary of state, to Africa.Tillerson is scheduled to visit the leaders of Nigeria, Chad, Djibouti, [...]

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    Gene editing: Doctors take a leap forward in treatment of cancer

Gene editing: Doctors take a leap forward in treatment of cancer

Doctors from China have made advancement in the fight against cancer by experimenting with a new type of treatment through editing of human genes.The new treatment involves taking out T cells from a cancer patient's own immune system, after which the cells are genetically altered by the gene-editing tool called CRISPR. [...]

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