‘Maritime powers should curb piracy in West Africa’
Worried by the lingering insecurity of ships and crew on the West African waters, international ship owners, under the auspice of Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), have called for more collaboration with maritime powers to combat the lingering sea pirates in the Gulf of Guinea. BIMCO, in its latest report said maritime powers,…
Nigeria, India sign service pact to deepen flight operations
Nigeria, and the Republic of India, yesterday, signed a Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA), to deepen flight operations end to end. The Minister of States for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this via his twitter handle, shortly after signing the agreement with representatives of the Indian government. The Guardian gathered that the agreement was overdue…
US official says China trade talks 'went just fine'
The United States and China concluded on Wednesday three days of extended talks to resolve their trade war, with a member of the American delegation saying negotiations "went just fine".
North Korea's Kim ends Beijing visit as Trump summit looms
Kim Jong Un's train left Beijing on Wednesday after the North Korean leader visited his key ally on a trip seen as a strategy session ahead of his expected summit with Donald Trump.
North Korean leader Kim visits China ahead of expected Trump summit
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was in China Tuesday on an unannounced visit for talks with President Xi Jinping, as preparations ramp up for an expected second summit with Donald Trump.
Nigeria’s competitiveness and fourth industrial revolution
ADEYEMI ADEPETUN, Head, Communication and Technology, in this report, examines the importance of the 4TH Industrial Revolution to Nigeria’s competitiveness. That Nigeria has not really benefited from the boom created by technology in the past 50 years might not be the news, but the possibility of the country still being left behind again in the…
Iran approves anti-money laundering bill
An Iranian arbitration body gave its approval on Saturday to an anti-money laundering bill seen as crucial to maintaining international trade and banking ties, the official IRNA news agency reported. "The bill on amending the law to counter money laundering was approved with certain changes and will be sent to the parliament speaker to be…
13 Canadians held in China since arrest of Huawei executive
Thirteen Canadians have been detained in China following the arrest on December 1 of a senior executive from Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei, Ottawa said Thursday, with eight subsequently released.
Populism, a consequence of neocolonialism
Earlier in 2018, Jack Ma, Alibaba’s billionaire founder, got me wondering about his theology when, in announcing his retirement from the giant ICT corporation said, “God didn’t create human beings to work, but to enjoy the world’s abundant wealth...”. I couldn’t stop wondering about where he got the fanciful idea from. But when I reflected…
China arrests Marxist student leader for celebrating Mao's birthday
Chinese police detained a well-known Marxist student activist at a top university on Wednesday, a witness said, for attempting to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Mao Zedong, whose legacy in China remains controversial. A student eyewitness told AFP that Qiu Zhanxuan, the head of Peking University's Marxist society, was forced into a black car…