How Nigeria will benefit from prosper Africa initiative
Prosper Africa is an initiative out to boost trade and investment between the United States and African countries. Earl Gast, Executive Vice President for Programs of Creative Associates International, in this interview with Guardian TV, speaks on the initiative that reflects the U.S. government’s belief that open and transparent economies should determine the future of African countries.
Remembering the Nigerian civil war
The Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War and the Nigerian-Biafran War (6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970), was a war fought between the government of Nigeria and the secessionist state of Biafra. Biafra represented nationalist aspirations of the Biafran people, whose leadership felt they could no longer coexist with the Northern-dominated federal government. The conflict resulted from political, economic, ethnic, cultural and religious tensions which preceded Britain's formal decolonization of Nigeria from 1960 to 1963.
Lagos demolish defective buildings
The Lagos state government today made good its word to begin demolishing buildings earlier marked defective. The demolition exercise is coming in the aftermath of a three-story building that collapsed on Wednesday in Ita Faji, a crowded neighbourhood in Lagos Island.
China's national app
China's tech companies and government are banding together to release an hi-tech app. The app, Xuexi Qiangguo, meaning 'study to make China strong' is generally regarded as propaganda tool.
U.S. partial government shutdown likely to last until 2019
No votes are scheduled in Congress aimed at ending the partial government shutdown which now enters its seventh day.
China: Deadly chemical plant explosion hits Zhangjiakou
The local government has called on citizens to stay clear of the site, saying they could disrupt emergency operations. China has been rocked by several deadly industrial accidents, sparking anger in affected communities.
U.S. urging allies to avoid equipment from Huawei: WSJ
The U.S. government is reportedly attempting to persuade allies to avoid using equipment from China's Huawei Technologies Co., due to perceived cybersecurity risks