Made-in-Aba products: Gov Ikpeazu takes campaign to China

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has taken the promotion of made-in-Aba products to Guangzhou, China, to draw in investors. The governor, according to a statement issued in Umuahia on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary, Enyinnaya Appolos, gave the assurance during his presentation on the investment potentials in Abia State, at the first Nigeria-China…

China crude oil imports hit record, shatter expectations

China’s crude oil imports surged to all-time high in March to nearly 9.2 million barrels per day (bpd), customs data showed on Thursday, far surpassing expectations and indicating a substantial build in stocks. March imports came in at 38.95 million tonnes or 9.17 million bpd, according to the General Customs Administration. This figure compared with……

Ambitious goal in cloud computing set by China

China’s government is aiming to increase the scale of its cloud computing industry by more than 2.5 times by 2019, from 2015 levels, according to a new government plan. The projection by China is to be tops in cloud computing by upping its cloud storage capacity allowing better options for data to be remotely maintained,…

China executes more people than rest of world combined – Amnesty

China executes more people each year than the rest of the world combined, with its state-sanctioned system cloaked in official secrecy, a report released on Tuesday by human rights monitor, Amnesty International, has said. “Several thousands of people were executed in 2016 by China alone, while at least 1,032 were executed in 23 other countries……

Qualcomm files counter-suit against Apple

Chip making company, Qualcomm has announced that they will be counter-suing Apple, claiming that the smartphone and gadget making company was in breach of a contract with it, as well as a bunch of other issues that they have. This includes allegations that Apple had interfered with Qualcomm’s agreements with other licensees, encouraged regulatory attacks…

Amid talks of action against North Korea, China deploys nuclear envoy

As talks over North Korea’s increasingly defiant weapons programme continue, a Chinese nuclear envoy will arrive in South Korea on Monday even as a U.S. Navy strike group heads to the region amid concerns Pyongyang may be readying a fresh nuclear test. Talks of a possible US reaction filled the air after last week’s U.S….

US, Japan, S’Korea to discuss possible sanctions against N’Korea

Leaders from Japan and South Korea will today discuss possible sanctions against North Korea’s recent missile activities at a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. The move is coming even as the United States and South Korea agreed on Thursday to proceed with the deployment of an advanced U.S….

U.S. Issues ‘last warning’ To North Korea

The U.S. has  issued what seemed to be its “last warning” to North Korea over its continued launch of ballistic missiles that threaten the country and its allies-Japan and South Korea. The U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in a statement on Tuesday, said the U.S. had spoken enough about North Korea and would speak…

North Korea shuns trump, fires another ballistic missile

The North Korean government led by defiant leader Kim Jong Un has fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan. The move by Pyongyang is coming two days after US President Donald Trump sounded a note of warning saying that Washington might deal with North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes on its own if…

Nigeria to secure $4.5bn agric loan from China

Nigeria has concluded plans to secure a $4.5 billion loan facility from China to be solely devoted for acquisition of agricultural machinery and infrastructure. The tools include tractors, bulldozers, graders and irrigation pumps among others. Addressing newsman in Abuja on Tuesday, Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari, who doubles as the Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum,…