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A worker attempts to remove a plaque on the wall outside the US Consulate in Chengdu, southwestern China.

China takes over closed US consulate in Chengdu

The American flag was lowered at the US consulate in China’s Chengdu city on Monday and Chinese authorities entered the building, as Beijing carried out a Cold War-style retaliatory closure of the mission.
Law enforcement officers pull open a back door at the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas [Mark Felix - AFP]

US-China ties fray as Beijing’s Houston consulate shuts down

A group of men have forced open a door at the Chinese consulate in Houston, United States, and entered the diplomatic mission shortly after staff there vacated the premises on the orders of the US government.
The trial of two former French spies suspected of sharing secrets with China opened in a Paris criminal court Monday, behind closed doors for reasons of national security.

China tells US to close consulate in Chengdu in growing spat

China ordered the United States on Friday to close its consulate in the western city of Chengdu, ratcheting up a diplomatic conflict at a time when relations have sunk to their lowest level in decades.
South African Rand coins are seen in this photo illustration. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings

South Africa’s rand up before central bank’s rate decision

The South African Reserve Bank concludes its three-day policy meeting on Thursday, with most analysts expecting it to cut rates by 25 basis points but some forecasting no change.
US President Donald Trump suggested he may seek damages from China over the coronavirus pandemic which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan and spread around the world, prompting a furious response from Beijing on Tuesday.

China: U.S. ordered abrupt closure of our Houston consulate

The U.S. government abruptly ordered China to close its consulate in Houston in an “unprecedented escalation,” the Foreign Ministry said, in the latest sign of deteriorating ties between the world’s biggest economies.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

324 More Nigerian nationals depart America for Abuja

Another flight evacuating Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic has departed for Abuja.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, Tuesday, at the weekly PTF briefing on COVID-19, said the first set of Nigerians anxious to return to the country would be evacuated soon.

Evacuation: Nigeria to prioritise nationals in China

The Federal Government has said it would give priority to evacuees in China when evacuation flights eventually resume.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

First batch of stranded Nigerian nationals depart US for Abuja

The first batch of Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is on their way back home.

Nigeria makes changes in evacuation of nationals from US

Evacuation of the first batch of stranded Nigerians in the United States earlier scheduled for Sunday has been brought back to Saturday.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has advised Nigerians to exercise restraint in accepting and disseminating information on alleged maltreatment of Nigerians and by extension Africans living in China.

Nigeria draws red line with China over coronavirus discrimination

The Federal Government said yesterday it has drawn the red line with China over allegations of continued racial discrimination against blacks and Africans, particularly Nigerians, resident in Guangzhou Province and other parts of the country.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkey blocks Saudi and Emirati state news websites

Turkish authorities blocked Saudi and United Arab Emirates state news websites on Sunday, days after the sites of Turkey's state broadcaster and news agency were blocked in Saudi Arabia.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has advised Nigerians to exercise restraint in accepting and disseminating information on alleged maltreatment of Nigerians and by extension Africans living in China.

Minister: Videos of discrimination against Nigerians in China half truths

Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has advised Nigerians to exercise restraint in accepting and disseminating information on alleged maltreatment of Nigerians and by extension Africans living in China.

US prepares emergency evacuation of citizens from Nigeria

The United States government is preparing emergency flights to evacuate its citizens in Nigeria over fear of escalation of Coronavirus in the country.
Coronavirus- A person wearing a face mask. David Mercado-Reuters

Coronavirus: India suspends visas to nationals from Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan

India on Tuesday suspended with immediate effect all regular visas or e-visas granted to the nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan issued on or before March 3 to curb COVID-19, said a revised travel advisory.
Nyesom Wike

Rivers improved security to attract foreign investors – governor

Rivers State has developed a strong security architecture that is attracting foreign and local investors, the state governor, Nywsom Wike, has said.
Abubakar Malami

AGF: Federal government to spend recovered Abacha loot on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, two others

Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, has stated how the country would spend the US$308 million looted by the late former Head of State, General Sani Abacha when it is finally returned.
The U.S. State Department said on Sunday it will evacuate personnel from its Wuhan consulate to the United States and will offer a limited number of seats to private U.S. citizens on a flight out of the epicenter of China’s coronavirus outbreak.

US to evacuate consulate staff, citizens from Wuhan

The U.S. State Department said on Sunday it will evacuate personnel from its Wuhan consulate to the United States and will offer a limited number of seats to private U.S. citizens on a flight out of the epicenter of China’s coronavirus outbreak.

US consulate to partner Osun government

The State of Osun Ministry of Information and Civic Orientation has expressed its willingness to partner with the Public Affairs Section of the United States of America Consulate in Nigeria in order to ensure that the developmental strides of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola are promoted abroad.

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