The Consul General of China in Lagos, Chao
Xiaoliang, has disclosed that China’s bilateral trade volume with Nigeria has
reached $8.94 billion. This came even as he assured the nation of enhanced
bilateral relations with his country as it enters a new era. Speaking during a
press briefing at the Chinese Embassy in Lagos on the Chinese Communist Party
19th National Congress, Xiaoliang said: “Nigeria and China are common in terms
of national conditions, and make the development strategy in parallel with
highly complementary and potential for cooperation. “In 2017, China to Nigeria
strategic partnership continues its comprehensive and deep development. Our
economy and trade relations are progressing smoothly, and from January to
August this year, the bilateral trade volume reached $8.94billion, ranked third
among that of China with all African countries. Both the formal and informal
communication is lifting our relations to a new level for the greater benefit
of our nations. “We noticed that this March, Nigeria government released the
Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP). In cooperating with China, Nigeria
will harvest great benefits for its own economic development and people’s
well-being, especially since the 19th National Congress. I believe there would
be better future prospects for our two countries’ win-win development, and that
is what we all expect—a New Era,” Xiaoliang said. He added: “China will push forward
the implementation of the “Belt and Road” construction in Africa, and support
Africa in implementing the Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable
Development. “To focus on the next five years, China will endeavour to import
$10 trillion worth of goods and services, and foreign investment reaching $750
billion totally, outbound tourism with 700 million travellers.”
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced 24 governorship candidates of the party.
They will slug it out with candidates of other parties next year February.
Yekini Nabena, APC national publicity secretary, released the list in a statement sent to DAILY POST on Friday.
He said: “Following the Governorship Primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held across the country, the Party’s National Working Committee (NWC) at its meeting held on Thursday, 4th October, 2018 ratified the reports of the various Electoral Committees.
“The NWC adopted the under-listed as Governorship candidates of the APC for the forthcoming 2019 general elections.”
However, flag bearers in 12 others states will be know in the coming days.
Full list of the candidates below:
1. ABDULLAHI UMAR GANDUJE – KANO STATE
2. MOHAMMED ABUBAKAR – BAUCHI STATE
3. SIMON LALONG – PLATEAU STATE
4. NASIR EL-RUFAI – KADUNA STATE
5. MOHAMMED BADARU ABUBAKAR – JIGAWA STATE
6. AHMED ALIYU – SOKOTO STATE
7. ABUBAKAR ATI…
Radio Biafra Removes Nnamdi Kanu As IPOB Leader, Accuses Him Of Abandoning Co-Detainees
The International media arm of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Radio Biafra, has resumed operations, Daily Independent reports.
But instead of the fiery rhetoric with which it was associated with, the radio announced the sack of Nnamdi Kanu, as director and leader of IPOB.
The Radio Biafra’s programme started between 6am -7am on Sunday, November 12, with the lady announcer, who gave her name as Ifeoma Okorafor, stating that the radio was restructuring.
Then the shocking announcement that “Mazi Nnamdi Nwanekaenyi Kanu, the former Director of Radio Biafra is hereby dismissed and removed as Director of Radio Biafra following extensive and intensive consultations”
According to Okorafor, one “Mazi Ezenwachukwu Sampson Okwudili is Kanu’s replacement.”
She reeled out reasons why Kanu was removed to include: “Personalisation of the Biafran struggle and derailing from the core objectives…
Leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party are currently protesting against the outcome of the Osun State Governorship election at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja.
PDP leaders including Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and the national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, led the protesters to the commission after they had earlier converged at the national headquarters of the PDP in Abuja.
The protesters are demanding that INEC should declare PDP candidate Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the Osun election.
Also among the protesters are Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State; former Niger State Governor and presidential aspirant Sule Lamido; Senator Dino Melaye, among others.
The protesters are wearing T-shirts with the inscription “ the Nigeria Police and INEC are arms of the All Progressives Congress.”