Home Topics Villa Jaragua

Villa Jaragua

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Dominican Republic's Chancellor Miguel Vargas shake hands after signing a bilateral agreement in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic September 21, 2018. REUTERS-Ricardo Rojas

China opens embassy in Dominican Republic, Taiwan loses out

China’s most senior envoy has inaugurated a new embassy in the Dominican Republic after the Caribbean country cut ties with Taiwan in a move that prompted U.S. concern over the Asian island’s dwindling number of allies.

Taiwan loses Dominican Republic to China

The Dominican Republic and China have established diplomatic relations as the Caribbean country became the latest nation to dump Taiwan.

Sergey Lavrov: US is trying to divide Syria

Sergey Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, has accused the US of trying to divide Syria while ignoring international law by launching missiles into the country.

US treasury secretary expresses optimism trade standoffs can be resolved

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion.

Buhari orders evacuation of Nigerian students from Dominican Island

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate evacuation of Nigerian students stranded in Dominican Island occasioned by the reported Hurricane Maria that thrashed the Island.

Hurricane Maria lashes Dominican Republic after direct hit on Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria thrashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds as it passed off its east coast on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico.

Hurricane Maria wreaks devastation in Dominica

Hurricane Maria smashed into the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Tuesday (Sep 19), with its prime minister describing devastating damage as winds and rain from the powerful storm also hit territories still reeling from Irma.

Recent Stories

Junaid Muhammad: President Buhari’s appointments not based on merit

A Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Muhammad, says the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, was right to say that President Muhammadu Buhari, had been promoting nepotism in his appointments. He, however, said Kukah’s analysis was not right.
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State

Michael Okpara university fixes date to resume physical classes

Nearly ten months after gates of Nigerian public universities were shut by the protracted nationwide strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the management of the Federal University of Agriculture Umudike aka Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (MOUA), Umudike, has said academic activities will resume on January 25, 2021.
A soldier of the FARDC (Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo) takes cover during exchanges of fire with members of the ADF (Allied Democratic Forces) in Opira. Alain Wandimoyi-AFP

46 Pygmies killed in militia attack in eastern DR Congo

Forty-six Pygmies have been massacred in eastern DR Congo's Ituri province by the notorious Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia, local sources said on Friday.

Oyo government donates 18-seater buses to TUC, NULGE

Oyo State government, on Friday, donated one 18-seater bus each to the state chapters of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE).
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC insists terrorists no longer control any inch of Nigeria’s territory

According to the party; “We congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari on many visible and verifiable achievements of the military in the ongoing fight against insurgency and violent crimes in Nigeria as contained in the compendium: “Security Checklist: As Nigeria marks Armed Forces Remembrance Day’’, released to the public on Thursday.