Airtel, Standard Chartered partner on mobile financial services in Africa

Standard Chartered Bank and Airtel Africa have today announced a strategic collaboration to drive financial inclusion across key...

2023 presidency: Ohanaeze gets Afenifere, PANDEF others backing to negotiate for Igbo slot

Apex Igbo socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo said yesterday that it had gotten the mandate of the Igbo-speaking states...

China domestic tourism sees quick recovery as Covid-19 eases

By Liu Fawei, People’s Daily China’s domestic tourism is regaining vitality during the summer. According...

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 1.06 mln as death toll nears 24,000

The Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Wednesday revealed the number of confirmed COVID-19...

Africa CDC director urges strong collaboration to contain COVID-19 in Africa

Director of the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), John Nkengasong, on Wednesday called for...

Zambian expert says China’s investment in Africa shows positive commitment

Zambian academician Willies Mulenga said Wednesday that the way the Chinese are doing business with Africa and Zambia...

Nigerian soldier jailed 55 years for killing WHO staffer

A General Court Martial (GCM) sitting in Abuja on Wednesday sentenced a soldier to 55 years imprisonment over...

China rewards medics that fought Covid-19 with national honours

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday signed a presidential order to award epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan the Medal of the Republic, the highest state...

EU to become new market battleground for TikTok

As more signs emerge that TikTok, the video-sharing app developed by ByteDance, will pick Europe as the next battleground for its global...

NNPC promises adequate gas delivery in domestic market

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has restated its commitment to working with relevant partners and stakeholders in...

UK slumps into economy recession first time in 11 years

The UK economy suffered its biggest slump on record between April and June as Coronavirus lockdown measures pushed the country officially into...

Nigeria ratifies ATI Treaty as full member of continental body

Nigeria has become a full state party of the African Trade Insurance agency (ATI) with the signing of...

Anti piracy War: Nigeria court convicts 3 under SPOMO ACT

The Federal High Court in Port Harcourt has convicted three persons accused of involvement in the hijack of...

For the second year, Chinese corporate giants on Fortune 500 list beat US with...

By IKENNA EMEWU The number of Chinese companies, including those from Hong Kong and Taiwan,...

Biden picks black woman, Senator Harris as running mate

US Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, making history by...

Chinese-funded water cellars bring succour and health to Ethiopians in water-deficient areas

A Chinese-funded water cellar has become a precious asset of the family of Abebayehu, a villager in Ghadaig...

China’s Ningxia region turns into prosperity from grape wine industry

The eastern foot of Helan Mountain, on the outskirts of Yinchuan, capital of northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous...

Chinese company delivers clean water to FCT’s Kwali rural community

By Jiang Xuan, People’s Daily                   “This is an important project for Kwali township and its...

Uganda’s economy on the rebound as lockdown eases

Uganda's central bank said on Monday that although the country's economy contracted in the second quarter of 2020,...

China Energy in South Africa holds event on wind power project

A Chinese clean energy company organized an open day event on Monday to showcase operations, COVID-19 pandemic prevention...

Africa’s COVID-19 death toll exceeds 23,000 with more than 1.047m cases

The Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Monday revealed the death toll due to...

If Trump bans Wechat, Apple set to lose Chinese market

If Trump bans Apple from offering WeChat, people in China could ditch iPhones in droves

Rainoil opens new 8000MT gas plant

Rainoil Limited, an integrated downstream oil and gas company, has unveiled a Liquefied Petroleum Gas plant with a...

Buhari Signs reviewed CAMA into law to repeal 1990 version

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja assented to the Companies and Allied Matters...

Wechat ban by Trump to cost Apple 30% market share loss

In a worst-case scenario, Apple's annual global iPhone shipments could decline by 25–30% if it is forced to...

Innoson Motors says it sources 60% of its components locally

Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company (IVM) uses 60 percent of locally manufactured components in producing its vehicles, the Chairman,...

Gregory University, Abia State partner to produce hand sanitizers for state

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has mandated the Gregory University, Uturu (GUU) to produce 30,000 bottles of...

China’s mysterious 8,000-year-old pyramid ‘guarded by military’ that scientists can’t dare excavate

More than 100km outside the ancient city of Xi’an, among the overgrown forests, rise scores of pyramid-shaped mounds...

Umahi gives job to rescued mother of 3 who lived on begging in Lagos

Miss Oyiri Egwu Okoche, a mother of three, who hails from Amaisu, Afikpo North Local Government, that was...

CBN directs banks to share customers’ data with Fintechs

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has asked commercial banks to share their customers’ data with financial technology...

Chinese post-Covid-19 economy’s v-shaped recovery gets more prominent

China's economy is on track to a V-shaped recovery by returning to the pre-outbreak level, economists said, citing...

AIIB being structured for Asian regional economic integration

President Xi Jinping has called on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to “push for regional economic integration”...

CIA: ‘No evidence’ China intercepted US data from TikTok

A recent report from the CIA indicates that the Chinese government has not accessed American user data from...

New Zealand pays man $10,000 a year as a city’s official wizard

On a sunny autumn afternoon, two wizards in long, black robes and pointed hats sat down for coffee...

Trump signs executive order to ban TikTok, Wechat in US

President Donald Trump has signed two executive orders that would officially ban any U.S. transactions with the Chinese...

NNPC targets $510m gas revenue in new deal with CNOOC, SAPETROL

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has entered into a new business deal that will resolve the issues...

At 36, Zuckerberg’s net worth crosses $100 billion mark

Facebook cofounder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, 36, briefly became the youngest centibillionaire in the world on Friday. His...

Mozambique prepares to ban use of plastic bags

Mozambican Minister of Land and Environment Ivete Maibasse announced Friday that the institution plans to submit a law...

Africa’s COVID-19 cases exceed one million as death toll rises to 22,491

The Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Saturday revealed that the number of COVID-19...

Nigeria’s sovereignty and Chinese loans

By IKENNA EMEWU We are in the season of distraction from the issues that face...

Shanghai Film Festival holds after COVID-19 delay

The 23rd Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) was held from July 25 to August 2 in Shanghai, with...

China’s Hainan Island hits US$317.45m in offshore duty-free shopping sales in 6 days

China‘s island province Hainan attained 2.22 billion yuan ($317.45 million) from duty-free shopping between...

Zambia to White House: Your claim of China taking over our power utility is...

Zambia has denied claims by a White House official that China is about to take over its state...

China warns Japan a TikTok ban would affect relations

China has warned Japan that a ban on Beijing-based ByteDance's short-video app TikTok would have a "large impact"...

Trump unfolds real agenda against China – total clampdown and ban of its companies...

The Trump administration unveiled a wild plan to wall off China from the US internet

Microsoft confirms plan to acquire TikTok, and Trump gives consent

After rumors of a potential deal arose last week, Microsoft has publicly confirmed its intention to purchase TikTok...

Beloxxi nominated for 2020 NSE Bulls Award

The Beloxxi Industries, Nigeria’s indigenous prime biscuits makers has been nominated for the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) Bulls...

US is targeting China with Cold War mentality and deliberately provocative, says Chinese FM,...

In the worsening diplomatic relationship between the world’s top two economies, China and USA, there seem to be no abatement .

World development banks invested US$61.6b in climate financing in 2019

Climate financing by seven of the world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) totalled $61.6 billion in 2019, of...

More troubles for Magu as lawyer accuses his boys of N75m extortion

More troubles appear to be rolling in for the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes...