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Firefighters carry supplies for people displaced by an overnight earthquake in Yangbi County, Dali Prefecture in China’s southwest Yunnan province on May 22, 2021. (Photo by STR - AFP) - China OUT

Strong quakes rattle two regions of China

A series of strong earthquakes rattled northwest and southwest China, leaving at least two people dead, local officials and seismologists said early Saturday.
Premier League has been hit by 14 new cases of coronavirus since teams returned to training, reports claim.

Chinese fans ‘demand’ EPL action after TV rights row

Chinese football fans were left sweating on Friday after the Premier League pulled the plug on a mega-money broadcasting deal, just over a week before the new season kicks off.
The pool party in Wuhan on 15 August drew criticism in some foreign press, something China’s state media has called ‘sour grapes’. Reuters

China defends global outrage against Wuhan’s pool party

Pictures and video of the weekend electronic music party in Wuhan, where COVID-19 first emerged in December 2019 have gone viral, attracting a huge negative response in places where lockdowns are still in effect.

China achieves progress in battle against cyber crimes – report

China said it has made headway in cracking down on illegal online businesses, said a report on the country’s cybersecurity in 2019.
The Chinese government on Thursday said it received reports of nine new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland.

China records more cases as second wave of coronavirus continues

The Chinese government on Thursday said it received reports of nine new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland.
China successfully launched into orbit the final satellite of its Beidou navigation network on Tuesday, a statement from Beidou’s government official website reported.

China successfully launches satellite completing home-grown GPS rival

China successfully launched into orbit the final satellite of its Beidou navigation network on Tuesday, a statement from Beidou’s government official website reported.

Man reunites with parents 32 years after abduction

A Chinese man kidnapped as a toddler 32 years ago has been reunited with his biological parents, after police used facial recognition technology to help track him down.
Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, empty of faithful and assisted by a handful of attendants.

Easter: Pope Francis calls for global solidarity amid coronavirus crisis

Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis, has called for global solidarity as a tool to fight the coronavirus crisis.

Forest fire kills 18 firefighters in China

A forest fire in southwest China killed 18 firefighters and one other person, Chinese state broadcaster, CCTV, reported on Tuesday.

Ash Wednesday: Catholic Bishop seeks end to killings

As Christians in Nigeria mark the Ash Wednesday, the Catholic Bishop of Oyo Diocese, Most Rev. Emmannuel Badejo, has called on government and other stakeholders to speak out against the incessant killings in the country.
A bus departing from the South Korean city of Daegu is disinfected as the number of Covid-19 infections rise. China’s coronavirus cases have risen over 75,000. YONHAP-AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus: China vows to bring trade firms back on track amid epidemic

A circular released by the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said the local commerce departments should tap into the efficient supply network of daily necessities across nine provinces to secure the supply in Hubei Province and its capital city, Wuhan.
China Eastern Airlines crew wear face masks after arriving in Australia on Thursday. There has been a rush for masks among people living in China amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan in December [Joel Carrett-EPA]

Concern grows about deadly virus in rural China as Wuhan sealed

The public security bureau in the rural town of Dazhu in China's northeast Sichuan province is bustling ahead of the Lunar New Year with families from larger cities on the east coast getting passports, travel passes and other documents updated while they are back in their hometown.
China will strengthen efforts in poverty alleviation this year, aiming to lift the remaining poor counties and people under the current standard out of poverty, according to a State Council executive meeting held on Monday.

China to lift remaining poor population out of poverty

China will strengthen efforts in poverty alleviation this year, aiming to lift the remaining poor counties and people under the current standard out of poverty, according to a State Council executive meeting held on Monday.

Bishop Kukah describes federal government as fundamentalists without bombs

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, has described the Nigerian government as “Islamic fundamentalists without bombs.”
FILE PHOTO- A school in southeast China's Fujian Province, Sept. 4, 2019. © Global Look Press - Xinhua - Jiang Kehong

51 children injured in chemical attack at China kindergarten

More than 50 people, mostly children, were injured by a man who broke into a kindergarten in southwest China and sprayed them with corrosive liquid, local authorities said Tuesday.
China aims to slash its growing dependence on gas imports by boosting domestic projects like shale fields as the security of its energy supply comes under the spotlight amid a festering trade war with the United States.

China aims to rev up shale gas drive, wean itself off imports amid US...

China aims to slash its growing dependence on gas imports by boosting domestic projects like shale fields as the security of its energy supply comes under the spotlight amid a festering trade war with the United States.

Official: Eight schoolchildren killed in China, suspect arrested

Eight schoolchildren have died and two others were injured in a “school-related criminal case” in central China, with a 40-year-old suspect arrested, local authorities said Tuesday, the latest attack targeting an educational institution in the country.

Islamisation: Catholic bishop urges federal government to respect religious freedom

Following allegations of an agenda to islamise Nigeria, the Catholic Bishop of Jalingo Diocese, Dr Charles Hammawa, has called on the federal government to respect the constitutional right and freedom of the people to express their religious beliefs without inhibitions.
At least 36 people have died in a landslide that struck a village in southwest China, with 15 others still missing days after the disaster hit, according to state broadcaster CCTV.

Scores missing after China hit by mudslides

Nine people have died and 35 are still missing after a series of mudslides in an autonomous region of China’s southwestern Sichuan province, local authorities said Thursday.
More than a dozen workers remained missing Friday after a landslide in southwest China buried a section of railway that was under repair, according to state media.

17 missing in Southwest China landslide

More than a dozen workers remained missing Friday after a landslide in southwest China buried a section of railway that was under repair, according to state media.
Catholic priests protest in Enugu

Catholics: Government must flush out bad Fulanis

Following last Thursday’s gruesome killing of Rev Fr Paul Offu at Ihe in Awgu local government area of Enugu state, the Enugu Catholic Diocese has tasked government that it must flush out bad fulanis from the state.
BEIJING - Chinese dissident Huang Qi has been sentenced to 12 years in prison on the charge of leaking secrets to a foreign entity, more than two years after his arrest, a court said Monday.

12-year sentence for China dissident on state secrets charge

Chinese dissident Huang Qi has been sentenced to 12 years in prison on the charge of leaking secrets to a foreign entity, more than two years after his arrest, a court said Monday.

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Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the Nigerian military over recent gains recorded against Boko Haram’s fighters in Gwoza and the road leading to the northern part of the State.

Borno governor: UN officials, INGOs divert 30 per cent of donor funds

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has accused the United Nations and other international non-governmental organizations (INGO) of diverting some of the funds donated for assisting persons affected by the ongoing armed conflict in the northeast of Nigeria.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest 15 ‘cultists’ in Akwa Ibom

The Police Command in Akwa Ibom said it arrested 15 suspected cultists in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin can see “no way” that Liverpool could finish the season without the Premier League title.

UEFA scrap away goals rule in club competitions

UEFA has abolished the away goals rule for all of its club competitions from next season.
Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, is warming-up his engine in Lagos by playing regularly with local footballers in the community.

Osimhen aims to return to Napoli in top shape, keeps fit with local footballers

Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, is warming-up his engine in Lagos by playing regularly with local footballers in the community.
Aston Villa captain, Jack Grealish, has called on the Premier League to continue.

Manchester City to confirm Jack Grealish transfer after Euro 2020

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Senator Ita Solomon Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate),

Senator Enang urges Nigerian leaders to stop demonising the youth

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang has warned Nigerian leaders and elders to stop demonizing the youth by calling them derogatory names such as criminals, cultists or lazy youth.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi governor: Deceased commissioners were my destiny helpers

Fidelis Nweze, Ebonyi Commissioner for Infrastructural Development died at the Turkish Hospital in Abuja on Tuesday following an auto crash, barely a week after Mrs Uche Okah, Commissioner of Housing passed on.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP: APC confession of failure vindicates us

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said the confession by the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) when they gathered yesterday in Abuja for a youth conference, that their party and President Muhammadu Buhari have failed to deliver, vindicated its position that they (APC and Buhari) will leave office in 2023 without any legacy.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

UN: Nigeria’s foreign direct investment inflows increased to $2.4 billion in 2020

Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to Nigeria increased to $2.4 billion in 2020 from $2.3 in the previous year despite the COVID-19 pandemic that plagued global economies.

Benue court grants two accused bail in attempted kidnap case

A Makurdi Chief Magistrate Court presided over by Mrs Franca Yua on Monday heard the bail application of the Chief Executive Officer CEO of TAP, Terwase Agbem Paul and Mson Yaasa.