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Woman Finds Out on her son’s Wedding Day That his Bride is Actually her Long-lost Daughter
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Woman Finds Out on her son’s Wedding Day That his Bride is Actually her Long-lost Daughter

A woman discovered at her son's wedding that the bride is her long-lost daughter. The woman was attending the wedding in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, on Wednesday, March, 31, when she noticed the birthmark on the bride's hand and realised that's the daughter she abandoned at a roadside over 20 years ago. According to Chinese media reports, the woman approached the bride's parents to ask if they adopted their daughter over 20 years ago. The family were shocked by the question as it had been a secret for so many years but revealed they had found a baby girl by the roadside a long time ago and she had been with them ever since. When the bride heard the news, she burst into tears. She had been so desperate to know her biological family that she described the moment a...
World Powers Want To Destroy Nigeria – Ex CBN Deputy Governor, Mailafia
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World Powers Want To Destroy Nigeria – Ex CBN Deputy Governor, Mailafia

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, Wednesday accused world powers of trying to destroy the country. In today’s international system, the four great powers according to Wikipedia, include, United States (US), Russia, China and the European Union. However, while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ programme, Mailafia opined that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is the worst Nigeria has ever experienced. Comparing Buhari’s administration to Abacha’s, Mailafia averred: “This is totally unprecedented. This is the worst time ever in the history of Nigeria. You can’t even compare with Abacha’s time; Abacha’s time was a golden era compare with what is happening. You think Abacha would have tolerated all these? You c...
Thousands of Fake Covid-19 Vaccines Seized in South Africa and China 
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Thousands of Fake Covid-19 Vaccines Seized in South Africa and China 

Thousands of fake COVID-19 vaccine doses have been seized in South Africa and China as Interpol warned the raids were 'only the tip of the iceberg.' The international police body said roughly 2,400 doses of fake coronavirus vaccines in 400 ampoules were seized with a 'large quantity' of face masks at a warehouse in Germiston, South Africa. Chinese police seized more than 3,000 fake vaccines after a raid on a manufacturing plant. Authorities also confirmed the arrest of 80 suspects at the scene following the raid. Interpol claimed it had received more reports of criminal vaccine distribution networks targeting nursing homes and other health bodies. Pictures from the South Africa raids showed boxes stacked up in a largely empty warehouse, and a box full of fake COVID-19 va...
China Makes Covid-19 anal Swabs Compulsory for Foreign Travelers
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China Makes Covid-19 anal Swabs Compulsory for Foreign Travelers

Authorities in China have reportedly made anal COVID-19 swabs compulsory for all foreign travelers arriving in the country. The government has claimed that such tests provide a higher degree of accuracy than other screening methods for the virus, the Times UK reported. As part of the new travel requirement, there will be testing hubs in Beijing and Shanghai airports, the outlet reported. Li Tongzeng, a respiratory disease medic, said that the anal swabs are better because virus traces stay longer in fecal samples than they do in the nose or throat, state media reported. "If we add anal swab testing, it can raise our rate of identifying infected patients," Li Tongzeng told the Washington Post in January. The move follows calls from the US and Japan to stop performing the ...
Chinese Court Rules that Homosexuality can now be Called a Mental Disorder
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Chinese Court Rules that Homosexuality can now be Called a Mental Disorder

A court in China has upheld a lower court's ruling in favour of a textbook’s description of homosexuality as a mental disorder. The decision of the Suqian Intermediate People’s Court in the eastern province of Jiangsu was called "random and baseless" by Ou Jiayong, also known as Xixi, who had filed the lawsuit. In 2016, Xixi had discovered a psychology textbook that described being gay as a mental disorder during her studies at the South China Agricultural University in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. In 1990, the World Health Organisation declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder following which China followed suit and decriminalised homosexuality in 1997. Two years later, in 2001, China removed it from the official list of mental disorders. Despite this, a psychology...
China Bans BBC World News From Broadcasting
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China Bans BBC World News From Broadcasting

Authorities in China have banned BBC World News from broadcasting in the country. The news follows a move by Britain's communications regulator to strip the state-run China Global Television Network (CGTN) of its broadcast license in the U.K. last week. The CGTN was also found in breach of British broadcasting regulations last year, for airing the footage of UK citizen, Peter Humphrey 'confessing to a criminal offence' after he was allegedly forced to do so. According to the state news agency Xinhua, China's National Radio and Television Administration said BBC World News "was found to have seriously violated regulations on radio and television management and on overseas satellite television channel management in its China-related reports which went against the requirements that ...
Buhari Celebrates 50 Years Of Nigeria-China Diplomatic Relations
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Buhari Celebrates 50 Years Of Nigeria-China Diplomatic Relations

President Xi Jinping People’s Republic of China, Beijing, China. 28th January, 2021 LETTER OF FELICITATIONS “It is now 50 years since the establishment of Nigeria-China diplomatic relations, and I am delighted that the bilateral ties have achieved far reaching and fruitful results, on the basis of close coordination and mutual trust, bringing great benefits to our countries and peoples. “As celebrations of the Chinese Year of the Ox by all Chinese across the world commence on February 12th this year, on behalf of the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I use this opportunity to extend my warmest and most sincere greetings and wishes to you and the Chinese people for a promising and auspicious Lunar New Year. Nigeria is very satisfied with the progres...
FG Borrowing To Fix Rail Is A Wrong Priority – Taiwo Oyedele
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FG Borrowing To Fix Rail Is A Wrong Priority – Taiwo Oyedele

The Fiscal Policy Partner and West Africa Tax Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mr Taiwo Oyedele, has said the Federal Government has no business taking loans to build rail lines as it has been doing. He said the government should instead put in place the right regulatory and policy environment for private sector players with the requisite capacity to invest, given the viability of rail transportation. The Federal Government had taken loans running into billions of dollars from China to build rail lines across the country, including the Lagos-Ibadan rail project, among others. Government had been heavily criticised over the loans, as there were concerns that the action was plunging the country into huge debt. While justifying the loans, the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotim...
Black Lives Matter Movement Nominated For Nobel Peace Price
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Black Lives Matter Movement Nominated For Nobel Peace Price

The Black Lives Matter movement has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel peace prize for the way its call for systemic change has spread around the world. In his nomination papers, the Norwegian MP Petter Eide said the movement had forced countries outside the US to grapple with racism within their own societies. “I find that one of the key challenges we have seen in America, but also in Europe and Asia, is the kind of increasing conflict based on inequality,” Eide said. “Black Lives Matter has become a very important worldwide movement to fight racial injustice. “They have had a tremendous achievement in raising global awareness and consciousness about racial injustice Eide, who has previously nominated human rights activists from Russia and China for the prize, said one othe...
China flies about 28 warplanes close to Taiwan in early test of Biden’s foreign policy
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China flies about 28 warplanes close to Taiwan in early test of Biden’s foreign policy

China sent two large formations of warplanes close to the island of Taiwan, a self governing island, that Beijing claims belongs to mainland China. The muscle flexing by China's military over the weekend, presents a significant foreign policy challenge to new United States President Joe Biden just days into his new administration. According to Taiwan's Defense Ministry, 13 Chinese planes entered the southwestern portion of the island's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Saturday followed by 15 on Sunday, prompting Taipei to scramble fighter jets to monitor the Chinese planes.   The ADIZ is defined as "a designated area of airspace over land or water within which a country requires the immediate and positive identification, location, and air traffic control of ai...
Hours after Biden’s inauguration, China bans Mike Pompeo and 27 other former Trump officals from entering the country
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Hours after Biden’s inauguration, China bans Mike Pompeo and 27 other former Trump officals from entering the country

China has announced sanctions against outgoing secretary of state Mike Pompeo and 27 other high-ranking officials under former United States President Donald Trump, just hours after Joe Biden's inauguration. In a strongly-worded statement published after US President Joe Biden was sworn into office in the early hours of Thursday morning, Beijing time, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the former Trump administration officials were "anti-China politicians" who had undermined the relationship between the US and China, accusing them of "prejudice and hatred against China." "(They) have planned, promoted and executed a series of crazy moves which have gravely interfered in China's internal affairs, undermined China's interests, offended the Chinese people, and seriously disrupted China-U...
Joshua, Fury To Earn $100 Million Each In Heavyweight Showdown
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Joshua, Fury To Earn $100 Million Each In Heavyweight Showdown

A location has finally been confirmed for the all-British showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury later this year, according to the Gypsy King’s legendary promoter Bob Arum. There has been much clamour for information on the bout, which is being billed as the biggest fight in the history of British boxing – and the destination for the fight is being kept a closely-guarded secret for now. With Saudi Arabia leading the way, and Singapore, Dubai, Qatar and China all staking their claims, Arum has revealed that a location has been decided, with both fighters set to earn a mammoth $100million (£73m) each, regardless of the result in the ring. “We have a location, that’s true,’ Arum told Barbershop Conversations. “We have a location and, as far as the date is confirmed, we ...
COVID-19: “Don’t Reserve Pfizer Vaccine For VIPs & Chinese Vaccine For Ordinary Citizens” – Nigerians To Buhari
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COVID-19: “Don’t Reserve Pfizer Vaccine For VIPs & Chinese Vaccine For Ordinary Citizens” – Nigerians To Buhari

Nigerians have excoriated the Buhari administration for advancing moves to inoculate millions of citizens with the controversial Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine from China. Foreign minister Geoffery Onyeama said Tuesday that Nigeria was in talks with Beijing to procure coronavirus vaccines to immunise millions of Nigerians against the viral infection, which had recorded 1342 fatalities as of Friday, January 8. The Nigerian government had notified citizens of an expected shipment of 100,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, due to arrive in the country late January. A Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 disclosed that the awaited inoculation was facilitated by the global COVAX programme of the World Health Organisation, which provides vaccines to indigent countries. Coordinator of the...
China Locks Down a City of 11 Million people to Contain a Coronavirus flare-up
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China Locks Down a City of 11 Million people to Contain a Coronavirus flare-up

China has locked down a city of 11 million people in its northern province of Hebei, in order to contain the country's worst coronavirus flare-up in months. Residents of Shijiazhuang, a provincial capital close to Beijing, have been barred from leaving the city, as major highways were blocked, train and bus stations closed and flights canceled. The lockdown comes as a total of 117 Covid-19 infections including 67 asymptomatic cases were detected in Shijiazhuang on Wednesday. On Thursday, Shijiazhuang identified another 66 positive cases, according to the Hebei provincial health commission. Since January 2, a total of 304 positive cases have been reported in Hebei,  most of which were in Shijiazhuang, official figures show. At a press conference Thursday night, municipal ...
China goes online to mock ‘beautiful sight’ of US Capitol chaos
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China goes online to mock ‘beautiful sight’ of US Capitol chaos

China's internet erupted in mirth at America's troubled democracy after supporters of President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol, comparing the chaos to the Hong Kong anti-government protests of 2019. On Thursday morning, state media tabloid Global Times tweeted side-by-side photo comparisons of Hong Kong protesters occupying the city's Legislative Council Complex in July 2019 with Wednesday's Washington riots. The latter saw hardcore Trump fans invade the US Capitol to protest the election defeat, taking selfies, scuffling with security and ransacking parts of the building. "@SpeakerPelosi once referred to the Hong Kong riots as 'a beautiful sight to behold'," the Global Times said in the tweet, referring to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's June 2019 comment about Ho...
China Goes Online To Mock “Beautiful Sight” Of US Capitol Chaos
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China Goes Online To Mock “Beautiful Sight” Of US Capitol Chaos

China’s internet erupted in mirth at America’s troubled democracy after supporters of President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol, comparing the chaos to the Hong Kong anti-government protests of 2019. On Thursday morning, state media tabloid Global Times tweeted side-by-side photo comparisons of Hong Kong protesters occupying the city’s Legislative Council Complex in July 2019 with Wednesday’s Washington riots. The latter saw hardcore Trump fans invade the US Capitol to protest the election defeat, taking selfies, scuffling with security and ransacking parts of the building. “@SpeakerPelosi once referred to the Hong Kong riots as ‘a beautiful sight to behold’,” the Global Times said in the tweet, referring to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s June 2019 comment about Ho...
We Are In Talks With China On COVID-19 Vaccine – Geoffery Onyeama
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We Are In Talks With China On COVID-19 Vaccine – Geoffery Onyeama

The Federal Government says it has opened talks with the People’s Republic of China to have access to COVID-19 vaccines for Nigeria. Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, disclosed this in Abuja yesterday while briefing newsmen after a bilateral meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, who was in Nigeria on a working visit. Onyeama recalled that China was of immense assistance to Nigeria at the advent of the pandemic, noting that the donation of protective equipment greatly affected the nation in the fight against COVID-19. The minister said that at this point when countries were discovering vaccines and China being one of them, Nigeria was engaging the country in the area of access to the vaccine. “We’ve received a lot of support from China in...
Alibaba Founder, Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China
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Alibaba Founder, Jack Ma Absent From Public View For Two Months After Criticizing China

Alibaba founder Jack Ma's absence from public view in the past two months, including missing the final episode of a TV show on which he was to appear as a judge, has fueled social media speculation over his whereabouts amid a Chinese regulatory clampdown on his sprawling business empire. China's highest-profile entrepreneur has not appeared in a public setting since a late October forum in Shanghai where he blasted China's regulatory system in a speech that put him on a collision course with officials, resulting in the suspension of a $37 billion IPO of Alibaba's Ant Group fintech arm. The Financial Times reported on Friday that Ma was replaced as a judge in the final episode in November of a game show for entrepreneurs called Africa's Business Heroes. An Alibaba spokeswoman...
China Becomes Second Nation To Plant Flag On The Moon After U.S
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China Becomes Second Nation To Plant Flag On The Moon After U.S

China has planted its flag on the Moon, more than 50 years after the US first planted the Stars and Stripes there. The pictures from China's National Space Administration show the five-starred Red Flag holding still on the windless lunar surface. They were taken by a camera on the Chang'e-5 space probe before it left the Moon with rock samples on Thursday. Two previous Chinese lunar missions had flags on the crafts' coatings - so neither could be affixed to the moon. The US planted the first flag on the Moon during the manned Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Five further US flags were planted on the lunar surface during subsequent missions up until 1972. In 2012 Nasa cited satellite images as showing that five of the flags were still standing, but experts quoted in media repor...
Nigeria Resumes Petrol Import From China
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Nigeria Resumes Petrol Import From China

Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer and exporter, has resumed importation of petrol from China, the world’s top crude oil importer.  The Asian country shipped 37,000 metric tonnes of petrol to Nigeria in September for the first time since July 2019, data from General Administration of Customs showed, according to S&P Global Platts. China, a major exporter of transportation fuels, has extended exports to Africa in recent years. The first African country to receive Chinese petrol was Togo in April 2018 at 50,000 mt, followed by Nigeria in January 2019 at 51,000 mt, historical GAC data showed. The most recent diesel exports from China to Africa were in June, with Kenya and South Africa receiving 40,000 mt and 35,000 mt, respectively, according to the data. China’s an...
China bars Nigerians and others from entry due to COVID19
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China bars Nigerians and others from entry due to COVID19

The Chinese authorities have issued fresh travel restrictions into China by Nigerians and other nationals in Nigeria holding valid Chinese visas or residence permits. A public notice issued by the Embassy of China and Consulate in Nigeria today November 5, states that the decision was based on the COVID19 concerns in Nigeria. Other countries placed on temporary travel restrictions include the United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, Philippines, and a few others The Chinese embassy says it will no longer issue certified health declaration form for non-Chinese nationals in the country. It, however, said holders of diplomatic passports, courtesy, or C visas would not be affected by the regulation.   ‘Notice of temporary suspension of entry into China by non-Chinese nationals i...
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Pet Hen In China Eats Metal Screws Daily

A pet chicken has shot to fame in China for its love for a unique snack - iron screws. The picky eater was spotted gorging on the metal parts by its shocked owner, Song Zhenduo, who owns an electrical repair shop in north-eastern Chinese province Heilongjiang. Despite having strange taste buds, the bird is said to be in healthy condition and even heavier than its peers after enjoying the 'nutritious' meal. Mr Song, who lives in the town of Hailun in Heilongjiang, bought a brood of chicks in July and kept them on a front yard outside his store. While working at the shop one day, the chicken owner was stunned to see one of the birds picking up the iron screws on the floor before gobbling them down. 'I was saying to my customer 'shoot, the chicken is going to die tomorrow',' ...
Mutant Four-Legged Hen Seen In China With Two Limbs Protruding From Its Bum
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Mutant Four-Legged Hen Seen In China With Two Limbs Protruding From Its Bum

The helpless creature was filmed dangling off the edge of a cage, apparently struggling to move, in a farm in China. It has become a local celebrity thanks to its unusual appearance A mutant hen with two legs protruding from its bum has been filmed struggling to move in China. The poor creature was filmed by its owner in the city of Bayannur in Inner Mongolia. In the clip, the extra pair of legs can be seen coming out from the hen’s behind. It appears to be dangling off the edge of a cage, seemingly unable to stand up. According to news source The Paper, the chicken was otherwise normal except for the two additional legs but it did have problems balancing and moving around. The owner claimed that, when it was born, the hen looked no different to the other chickens. But after ...
Former Italy, Juventus Boss Marcello Lippi Has Retired From Coaching
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Former Italy, Juventus Boss Marcello Lippi Has Retired From Coaching

Former Italy, Juventus, China and World Cup-winning boss Marcello Lippi has announced his coaching retirement. Marcello Lippi, 72, has been unemployed since resigning as China head coach in November last year following a 2022 World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria. He lasted just six months in the job, his second time coaching China’s team. After a successful spells with Atalanta and Napoli, Lippi took charge of Juventus in 1994 helping them to clinched three Serie A titles and the club’s last Champions League trophy in 1995-96. Across two stints as Juve boss, and a one-year reign with rivals Inter, Lippi won five Serie A trophies, four Supercoppa Italiana crowns, the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup and Coppa Italia. After leaving Juventus in 2004, L...
Former Juventus and Italy boss Marcello Lippi announces coaching retirement
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Former Juventus and Italy boss Marcello Lippi announces coaching retirement

Former Italy, Juventus, China and World Cup-winning boss Marcello Lippi has retired from coaching.   Lippi, 72, has been unemployed since resigning as China head coach in November last year following a 2022 World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.   He lasted just six months in the job, his second time coaching China's team.   After spells with Atalanta and Napoli, Lippi took charge of Juventus in 1994 helping them to three Serie A titles and the club's last Champions League trophy in 1995-96.   Across two stints as Juve coach, and a one-year reign with rivals Inter, Lippi won five Serie A trophies, four Supercoppa Italiana crowns, the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup and Coppa Italia.   After leaving Juventus in 200...
Boxes Filled With 5,000 Dead Dogs, Cats, Rabbits Found At Courier Depot In China
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Boxes Filled With 5,000 Dead Dogs, Cats, Rabbits Found At Courier Depot In China

At least 5,000 pets have been found dead in cardboard boxes at a shipping facility in China after being dumped there for nearly a week. The animals, including rabbits, cats, dogs and guinea pigs, had been held in plastic or metal cages wrapped in boxes at the depot in Luohe, Henan province. Sister Hua, founder of animal welfare group Utopia, said the entire place "reeked of rotting bodies" when her team arrived to rescue the animals earlier this week. Hua and her 20 volunteers managed to save 870 rabbits, 99 hamsters, 70 dogs and 28 cats, but thousands had already perished by the time the team arrived at the Dongxing Logistics hub. "It was like a living hell," she told CBS News. "It was obvious they died of suffocation, dehydration and starvation." She said the site was "c...
Taiwan Accused Of Shooting Down China’s Crashed Fighter Jet
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Taiwan Accused Of Shooting Down China’s Crashed Fighter Jet

A Chinese military jet has crashed in Taiwan today amid speculation the plane was shot down by the island's defences forces. In videos, flames and smoke can be seen emanating from the landing sight of the Chinese military jet. The jet allegedly crashed in Guangxi after flying over the Taiwan Strait. In the video, the pilot is seen to be motionless on a stretcher as members of the public gather round him Although it is not sure as to why the jet crashed, tensions between China and Taiwan have risen soured rapidly. The autonomous island has repeatedly warned the Chinese airforce has repeatedly violated its airspace over the last few months. Located off China's coast, Taiwan is seen as part of the mainland, with the Communist Party vowing to one day reclaim the island. In order...
Loans: Atiku Moves To Stop Buhari
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Loans: Atiku Moves To Stop Buhari

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has made a move to stop the government of President Muhammadu Buhari from collecting more loans from China. In doing this, the former Vice President has written Ahmed Lawan, the President of the Senate requesting the National Assembly to reject any new loan request from the Buhari government meant for “projects that are not viable.” Atiku, in the letter to Lawan, received on August 25, urged the legislature to also halt approval for loans that are not income-generating or production-based. The former VP and business mogul pointed out that the country risked insolvency if it continued to borrow money. Atiku’s letter, a copy of which was made public on Monday, he noted th...
Ganduje’s N300bn Chinese Loan Slavery, Kano Elders Tell Buhari
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Ganduje’s N300bn Chinese Loan Slavery, Kano Elders Tell Buhari

Kano State Elders, under the aegis of the Kano Unity Forum, has petitioned the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), the National Assembly and the Federal Ministry of Finance, asking them to stop the N300bn loan the state Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje, plans to obtain from China. In the petition, titled, “A call for the urgent review of the proposed Chinese mono rail loan to Kano State Government,’ which was signed by its Chairman, Alhaji Bashir Tofa, the forum condemned Ganduje’s insistence on obtaining the loan from China Development Bank. In a copy of the petition made available to journalists on Thursday, the group the loan was an invitation to enslavement and it vowed never to allow people of the state to be enslaved. It stated, “Except for a few in the...
A 100 Year Old Building Moved “Whole” In China To Save It From Flood
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A 100 Year Old Building Moved “Whole” In China To Save It From Flood

A 100 years old building in Shengzhou China had to be shifted 55 meters as moving it in one piece was seen as the best way to save it and preserve the significant heritage it holds. The work was part of wider project to improve flooding in the area and prevent the culture and heritage the building holds from being destroyed by flood. This is so remarkable looking at the tools used and it shows the value the country places on its monuments. https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZlffrBfjc_M
China Fires ‘Aircraft-Karrier Killer’ Missile In Warning To US
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China Fires ‘Aircraft-Karrier Killer’ Missile In Warning To US

China has fired two missiles, including one dubbed an "aircraft-carrier killer", into the South China Sea, according to a news report, in a pointed warning to the United States as tensions in the disputed sea lane rise to new levels. The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Thursday that Beijing fired one intermediate-range ballistic missile, DF-26B, from Qinghai Province and another medium-range ballistic missile, DF-21D, from Zhejiang Province on Wednesday in response to US aerial activities in a "no-fly zone" area. In response, Mark Esper, the US defence chief, said China has repeatedly fallen short of promises to abide by international laws, noting that China seems to be flexing its muscles the most in Southeast Asia. The two missiles were reportedly fired in the d...
Wuhan Pool Party In China Sparks Outrage Amidst Covid-19
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Wuhan Pool Party In China Sparks Outrage Amidst Covid-19

Now, the central Chinese city of Wuhan appears to have moved on from the virus, as thousands of revelers gathered in an open air water park for an electronic music festival -- without any masks or social distancing measures in sight.Over the weekend, the Wuhan Maya Beach Water Park was filled with partygoers in swimsuits bunched together shoulder to shoulder, waving to the beat of the music while cooling down in hip-high water; others relaxed on inflatable rubber tubes that packed the pool to the brim, with little space to float around. The crowded party scene remains unthinkable in many parts of the world still grappling with the deadly virus. More than 21 million people have been infected across the globe, with tens of thousands of new cases reported every day in the United State...
‘Right now is the fittest I have ever been’ – Ex-Everton star Anichebe hungry for football return
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‘Right now is the fittest I have ever been’ – Ex-Everton star Anichebe hungry for football return

The 32-year-old revealed his desire to return to the field for competitive football after a long hiatus Former Everton and Sunderland striker Victor Anichebe is hoping to play football again and he wants to complete his ‘unfinished business’ in England. Anichebe,32, last played competitive football in 2017 when he moved to China to play for Beijing Enterprises. Last year, the ex-Nigeria international had a trial at League One club Doncaster Rovers which was not successful, however, he awaits the right opportunity in England after snubbing offers from abroad.
Tick Borne Virus Spreads In China
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Tick Borne Virus Spreads In China

A new virus is threatening the Chinese population, months after the COVID-19 outbreak began in Wuhan in late 2019. The Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (SFTS) virus is transmitted via tick bites, and has caused seven deaths in the country thus far. SFTS is a viral haemorrhagic fever caused by a “phlebovirus”, which is a species that falls under the bunyaviruses. It is transmitted via the Haemaphysalis longicornis, an Asian tick commonly found in the Americas, Asia, Africa, and the Mediterranean region. While the tick is the main vector of the virus, it may also be spread from person to person through blood, wounds or mucous. These ticks feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals, and infections tend to increase in the summertime. Symptoms of FSTS include fever, thro...
8 School Children Drown In A River In China While Trying To Rescue Each Other
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8 School Children Drown In A River In China While Trying To Rescue Each Other

Chinese state media say 8 children have drowned after one fell into a river and others jumped in to help. The deaths happened in Chongqing city in southwestern China. The children were described as elementary school age. State media said the children went to play at the river on Sunday and the bodies were recovered by Monday morning. No further details were immediately available. Heavy rain was forecast for Chongqing, but it wasn't clear if the weather was a factor. The students were from the town of Mixin in sprawling Chongqing city.
Loan Default: DMO Says China Won’t Take Possession Of Projects In Nigeria
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Loan Default: DMO Says China Won’t Take Possession Of Projects In Nigeria

Nigeria has said there will never be a situation where China will have to take possession of the projects financed with its loans. The Debt Management Office (DMO), while reacting to reports that China may take over projects financed with its loans secured by Nigeria, assured that the federal government has made adequate plans for the repayment of the debt. According to the DMO, as at March 31, 2020, the total borrowing from China stood at $3.121 billion at an interest rate of 2.50 percent per annum, with a 20-year maturity and a 7-year moratorium. The agency said the low interest rate reduces the interest cost to government, while the long tenor enables the repayment of the principal sum of the concessional loans over many years. “These two benefits make the provisions for...
‘Beijing Will Strike Back If UK Steps Out Of Line’ – China Warns Britain
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‘Beijing Will Strike Back If UK Steps Out Of Line’ – China Warns Britain

Tensions between China and the UK continue to mount over plans for a new security law in Hong Kong, after Boris Johnson said he would allow Hong Kong residents citizenship in response to China's recent crack down Beijing has warned they will "strike back" against the UK as tensions continue to mount over a new security law. The law, in China, will alter Hong Kong's mini-constitution, or Basic Law, to require its government to enforce measures to be decided later by Chinese leaders. China's ceremonial legislature, the National People's Congress, endorsed a security law for Hong Kong earlier this week that has strained relations with the UK and the US. The law led to Boris Johnson saying he is ready to open the door to nearly three million Hong Kong citizens if China imposes it...
Woman Upset Over Failed Relationship, Smashes Plane Window Mid-flight In China
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Woman Upset Over Failed Relationship, Smashes Plane Window Mid-flight In China

Ms Li, 29, forced an emergency landing after the pilot of Loong Airlines Flight 8528 made an unscheduled stop at Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport, which is in the capital of Henan Province in Central China A furious woman smashed a plane window mid-flight after reportedly becoming upset over her failed relationship. Ms Li, 29, forced an emergency landing after the pilot of Loong Airlines Flight 8528 made an unscheduled stop at Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport, which is in the capital of Henan Province in Central China. Airport authorities said Ms Li “lost control of her emotions” on the flight on 25th May, with footage showing her crying in her seat while cabin crew and passengers try to restrain her. She is thought to have been dumped by her lover, and Zhengz...
China responds after US deployed 3 Navy aircraft carriers to the Pacific Ocean as tensions between both countries escalate
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China responds after US deployed 3 Navy aircraft carriers to the Pacific Ocean as tensions between both countries escalate

For the very first time since 2017 when tensions with North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program were at their peak, the US has deployed three of its 100,000-ton naval war vessels to the Pacific ocean, as tensions with China over the South China sea and Hong Kong continue to escalate. The three ships namely USS Ronald Reagan, the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the USS Nimitz contain over 60 military aircraft and nuclear capable bombers and the deployment represents the biggest deployment of US aircraft carriers in the Pacific since 2017.   "Carriers and carrier strike groups writ large are phenomenal symbols of American naval power. I really am pretty fired up that we've got three of them at the moment," Rear Adm. Stephen Koehler, director of operations at I...
Covid-19: My Tale Of 3 Cities – Evelyn John, A Nigerian Student In Wuhan, China
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Covid-19: My Tale Of 3 Cities – Evelyn John, A Nigerian Student In Wuhan, China

January 2020 changed the world as we use to know it, daily; people ask when will the world return to normal? The question that agitates the mind is what will the new normal be? I have come to the conclusion that until there is a vaccine for COVID-19, the world might not return to ‘normal’. My tale of three cities traverses through Wuhan, Guangzhou and Abuja WUHAN With the goal of publishing a paper in mind, I had stayed back in Wuhan during the Winter holiday and that was going well up until, the first news of the Coronavirus spreading within the City hit me, I panicked and decided to get back home, immediately but I never made it out of Wuhan, before its lockdown; an unprecedented move in the opinion of many. Wuhan is a city of over 11million people located in the Central of ...
Mumbai infections exceeds Wuhan peak as India sees close to 10,000 new daily infections
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Mumbai infections exceeds Wuhan peak as India sees close to 10,000 new daily infections

Coronavirus cases in Mumbai, India have passed 51,000, according to the Indian Express. The last 24 hours alone saw close to 10,000 new confirmed infections, with 9,985. The BBC points out that the city has more cases than Wuhan, China – where the virus first emerged – had at its peak. India, which has the fifth-highest number of cases, has 276,146 confirmed infections in total. It has reported 7,750 deaths, which is likely to be an underestimate.
‘If they don’t act, I’ll walk off’ – Ighalo says he’ll take action if racially abused again
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‘If they don’t act, I’ll walk off’ – Ighalo says he’ll take action if racially abused again

The striker revealed he has experienced racial abuse while playing in China and he will not stand for it again On-loan Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has vowed to walk off the pitch if he is racially abused again and a referee takes no action against the culprit. Ighalo revealed he was "called all sorts of names" during a game while playing for his parent club Shanghai Shenhua, but took no further action after informing the Chinese Football Association. The 30-year-old, who this week extended his stay with United until the end of January 2021, will not stand for any further abuse.
My Man United Dream Bigger Than The Money Offered By Shanghai Shenhua – Ighalo
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My Man United Dream Bigger Than The Money Offered By Shanghai Shenhua – Ighalo

Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo has revealed that he refused to return to China because he is not focusing on money alone. Ighalo instead chose to extend his loan deal with Manchester United till next year January rather than return to Shanghai Shenhua on the expiration of his initial loan deal with the Red Devils. Speaking with another ex-International, Ifeanyi Udeze on a radio programme on Brila FM monitored on Thursday morning, Ighalo said he decided to stay on at United over a big-money return to Shanghai because playing for the Manchester club is his childhood dream. “Sometimes money is not everything in life, playing at Man United has been my childhood dream and it is not a decision I made just for now,’he said. “I chose Man United over a return to Shanghai ...
Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei Joins China To Criticize US Says, ‘George Floyd’s Killing Shows The True Face Of US’
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Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei Joins China To Criticize US Says, ‘George Floyd’s Killing Shows The True Face Of US’

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayotellah Khamenei, has joined China to criticize the United States saying the police killing of unarmed African-American George Floyd shows the “true face” of the United States and its oppression of the peoples of the world, including its own. Floyd’s killing by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, last week monday has sparked protests across the United States for a week leading President Donald Trump to order the military to intervene in states where the governors are ‘too weak’ to ‘dominate and take control’ The protests which has shown the great racial divide and discrimination existing in the US has coincided with the world’s deadliest Coronavirus outbreak that has killed over 100,000 people in the United States. Iran has now come out t...
268 Nigerians stranded in China due to the Coronavirus pandemic arrive Abuja
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268 Nigerians stranded in China due to the Coronavirus pandemic arrive Abuja

268 Nigerians who were stranded in China have arrived Abuja. They landed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport this evening, May 30. According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, the evacuees will be going into the mandatory 14 days quarantine as stipulated by the Federal government. ''268 Stranded Nigerians in China safely arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, 30th May 2020. All of them will go on the 14 days quarantine stipulated by @NCDCgov and @Fmohnigeria.'' the Minister tweeted  
Europe urges Trump to reconsider decision to withdraw from WHO
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Europe urges Trump to reconsider decision to withdraw from WHO

European leaders called on U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday to rethink his decision to terminate the U.S.’ relationship with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump announced the decision on Friday, arguing the UN agency has failed to respond to U.S. concerns about its handling of the virus, which originated in China. A spokesperson said the WHO, the founders of which include the U.S., had no comment to make on Saturday. The European Commission was more vocal. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called on Trump to reconsider, saying only global cooperation and solidarity could help to combat the virus. Global cooperation is needed rather than solo efforts, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told newspapers belonging to th...
Trump Terminates U.S. Relationship With WHO, Claims It Is Under China’s Control
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Trump Terminates U.S. Relationship With WHO, Claims It Is Under China’s Control

US President, Donald Trump has announced that the US will be "terminating its relationship" with the World Health Organisation (WHO). Speaking in the Rose Garden at the White House, the US president said he wanted to redirect funds to other organisations in an anti-China address over the coronavirus pandemic. He accused the WHO of failing to adequately respond to COVID-19 because China has "total control" over the global organisation. He said Chinese officials "ignored" their reporting obligations to the WHO and pressured the group to mislead the world when the virus was first discovered. It comes after weeks of criticism of the WHO by Mr Trump who has accused the organisation of not acting fast enough on the coronavirus outbreak. The US is the biggest single contribu...
Actress Omotola Jalade Shares Pictures Of Her Husband, Captain Matthew Ekeinde As He Flies Chinese Doctors
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Actress Omotola Jalade Shares Pictures Of Her Husband, Captain Matthew Ekeinde As He Flies Chinese Doctors

The 15-man medical team from China who arrived Nigeria on April 9 to help contain the Coronavirus pandemic flown out of the country. This was disclosed by Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, whose husband, Matthew Ekeinde is a pilot. She took to her Instagram page to announce that her husband was embarking on his first flight in two months due to the shut down of the nation’s airspace. Sharing a picture of her husband and his co-pilot fulled kitted in a face shield and a mask, she wondered if it was the new normal. The Nollywood diva eventually added that he was flying the Chinese doctors who arrived Nigeria in April back to their base. She wrote, “Is this the new normal? #TheCaptain went on his first flight today in two months! Those are the Chinese pple th...
China Warns US Against Sparking Cold War
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China Warns US Against Sparking Cold War

Wang Yi, the Chinese foreign minister, said Sunday that the U.S. should “give up on its wishful thinking of changing China” and avoid bringing the two countries to a “new Cold War.” “China has no intention to change, still replace, the United States,” he said, according to the Washington Post. “It is time for the United States to give up it's wishful thinking of changing China and stopping 1.4 billion people in their historic march toward modernization.” The relationship between the U.S. and China has been strained for some time. President Trump has criticized Beijing over a trade imbalance and the outbreak of the coronavirus lead both to accuse the other of an improper response. Trump recently said that he may completely end U.S. funding for the World Health Organization over it...

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