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Customs intercepts raw donkey hide for export to China

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted a total of 678 packages of unfinished leather (Donkey skin) billed for export to China.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen attends a news conference to announce the new Presidential Office secretary-general in Taipei, Taiwan . REUTERS-Tyrone Siu

Taiwan dismayed as another Pacific nation switches to Beijing

Taiwan lashed out at China on Friday after the tiny island nation of Kiribati switched its recognition to Beijing, the second diplomatic defection in the strategically important Pacific in less than a week.

China confirms detention of FedEx pilot

China has confirmed the detention of a FedEx pilot, who was found trying to carry a box of air-gun pellets across the border, the Foreign Ministry said Friday.
D’Tigers head coach Alex Nwora has backed the team to make a big impact at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games following their impressive performance at the ongoing FIBA Men’s World Cup in China

FIBA ranking: D’Tigers’ progress excite Musa Kida, Sam Ahmedu

The hierarchy of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) is excited over the rise of the Men’s National Basketball team in the latest FIBA ranking which was released yesterday.

Nigerian returns $80,000 bitcoins transferred to him in error

Radio France Internationale has reported the story of a Nigerian who returned to its rightful owner $80,000 worth of bitcoins mistakenly transferred to his account. Amidst reports of some bad Nigerians, this is a story worth to share and cheer.
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, introduces Huawei’s Mate 30 to Muncih audience

Huawei unveils Mate 30 series, world’s first 5G smartphone

China’s telecom giant Huawei has unveiled its Mate 30 Series, the world’s first second generation 5G smartphone, in Munich Germany.
D’Tigers have confirmed their place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after beating China 86-73 at the FIBA World Cup game played at the Gyangzhou Gymnasium, China.

D’Tigers ranked 23rd in FIBA ranking

D’Tigers ranked 23rd in FIBA ranking following their amazing performance at the just concluded 2019 FIBA men’s World Cup in China, Nigeria’s D’Tigers are now 23rd in the latest ranking.
U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators were set to resume face-to-face talks on Thursday for the first time in nearly two months as the world's two largest economies try to bridge deep policy differences and find a way out of a bitter and protracted trade war.

US, Chinese trade deputies face off in Washington amid deep differences

U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators were set to resume face-to-face talks on Thursday for the first time in nearly two months as the world's two largest economies try to bridge deep policy differences and find a way out of a bitter and protracted trade war.
Nigeria’s men national basketball team, D’Tigers, on Friday secured an 83-66 points win over Cote d’Ivoire at the ongoing FIBA World Cup in China. 63

D’Tigers move 10 places up in FIBA world rankings

Nigeria’s D’Tigers have moved 10 places up in the recently-released FIBA Men World Rankings presented by Nike on Thursday.
Chuang Chuang enjoying his birthday cake during a 2007 birthday celebration in Chiang Mai Zoo

Panda death in Thailand stirs suspicion in China

Chinese experts arrived in Thailand to investigate the death of a beloved giant panda, zoo officials said Thursday, as millions of netizens in China questioned the cause of the male bear’s sudden demise.

UN: Indians top international migrant population

A report released by the United Nations titled “International Migrant Stock 2019” revealed the global migrant population has reached an estimated 272 million, an increase of 51 million since 2010.
Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 31. - AFP PHOTO - FAYEZ NURELDINE

Saudi Arabia unveils evidence of Iran’s link to attacks

Saudi Arabia said it would show evidence on Wednesday linking regional rival Tehran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry that Washington believes originated from Iran in a dangerous escalation of Middle East frictions.

Saudi drone attack: Oil prices fall after initial rise

Oil fell more than one per cent yesterday as the market was challenged creating uneasiness following attacks on Saudi Arabian crude facilities that cut the kingdom’s production in half and sent prices soaring by the most in decades.
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China chooses panda as Winter Olympics mascot

China has chosen its most iconic animal — the panda — to be the official mascot of the Beijing Olympics in 2022, the Winter Games organising committee announced on Tuesday.

UN: World’s migrant population now at 272 million

Europe and North America have absorbed the largest share of the world’s 272 million migrants, a population that has grown by 23 per cent over the past decade, according to a UN report published Tuesday.
L-R: Protocol Officer, Chinese Consulate General in Lagos, Mr. Zhang Yalong; Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Diaspora and Foreign Relations, Mr. Jermaine Sanwo-Olu; Chairman of Chinese Interactive Group, Chief Diana Chen; Special Adviser to the Governor on SDG, Mrs. Solape Hammond; Consul General of China in Lagos, Mr. Chu Maoming; Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Deputy Consul General, Mr. Guanzhonggi; Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; CNOOC General Manager Operational, Mez Zheng and Managing Director, Lekki Free Trade Zone, Mr. Huane during a courtesy visit by the Chinese Consul General to the Governor at Lagos House, Ikeja, on Monday.

Lagos governor reveals serious challenge before his administration

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has revealed that a serious challenge facing his administration is population explosion.g
Rescue workers stand near a passenger train after it derailed during rush hour outside Hung Hom station on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong. Anthony Wallace-AFP-Getty Images

Train derails in Hong Kong during rush hour

A passenger train derailed during the morning rush hour in Hong Kong on Tuesday leaving eight people injured, authorities said.

China, US clash over ‘Belt and Road’ in Afghan resolution

China and Russia clashed with the U.S. and other Security Council members Monday over China's insistence on including a reference to Beijing's $1 trillion "belt and road" global infrastructure program in a resolution on the U.N. political mission in Afghanistan.

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We must differentiate ourselves from PDP – APC governors

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressives Governors Forum has promised to aggressively settle all public debate around the distinction between APC and Prople’s Democratic Party (PDP) governors.
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Digital banking startup raises $10 million for mobile banking in Nigeria

FairMoney, a Paris-based fintech startup, has closed a $10 million-euro Series A round of investment led by Flourish, a venture of The Omidyar Group, the partners of DST Global, and existing seed investors Newfund, Speedinvest, and Le Studio VC to reshape mobile banking in Nigeria and other countries.
Jurgen Klopp has denied his Liverpool future will be determined by the English weather, saying his agent was just making a joke.

Jurgen Klopp braces for test from ‘exciting’ Chelsea young guns

Jurgen Klopp warned Liverpool on Friday to brace for a fierce fight with the Chelsea youngsters that remind him of the thrilling Borussia Dortmund sides that took Germany and Europe by storm.

Five burnt to death in Lagos-Ibadan highway bus explosion

At least five passengers died on Friday after a commercial bus they were travelling in crashed into a median and went up in flames at Onigari, a border town between Ogun and Oyo states on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
In a bid to create access to quality education, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has announced the abolition of all forms of fees and levies in public primary and secondary schools across the state.

PDP governors meet in Port Harcourt

According to Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant (Electronic Media) to Gov. Nyesom Wike, the meeting was attended by Govs. Umaru Fintiri (Adamawa), Emeka Ihedioha (Imo); Seyi Makinde (Oyo); Samuel Ortom (Benue); Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto); and Mohammed Mattawale (Zamfara).