Americans to get N441,000 each as Trump signs historic $2.2trn financial stimulus bill

President Donald Trump on Friday signed the $2.2 trillion (N827 trillion) financial stimulus package to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. This came hours after the country’s House of Representatives approved the bipartisan bill, which the Senate passed on Wednesday. U.S. is currently the hardest-hit country in terms of […]

30 DAYS IN CHINA HERALDS NOLLYWOOD, CHINAWOOD PARTNERSHIP

Nollywood begins production on first movie from $1m fund A Nigerian production and distribution company has begun production to cash in on the one million dollars film fund it launched with a Chinese, media house and a South African Entertainment company. In 2019, they announced the partnership making it the first co-production between the two […]

Global defence spending is on the rise in an unstable world

In 2019 global defence spending rose by some 4% over 2018 – the highest year-on-year increase in a decade. The figures are included in this year’s Military Balance – the annual publication of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), which is to be launched later this morning at the Munich Security Conference. Appropriately, defence […]

Huawei: US issues new charges of racketeering and theft

The US has expanded its lawsuit against Huawei, accusing the Chinese telecoms giant of a “decades-long” plan to steal technology from US firms. Prosecutors said Huawei had violated the terms of partnerships with US companies and stolen trade secrets such as source code and robot technology. It adds to a list of other charges brought by […]

Coronavirus ‘close contact’ detection app launched; here’s how to use it

China has launched an app that allows people to check whether they have been at risk of catching the coronavirus. The ‘close contact detector’ tells users if they have been near a person who has been confirmed or suspected of having the virus. People identified as being at risk are advised to stay at home […]

Cases of Coronavirus on Japan cruise ship climbs to 174

Another 39 people aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for the new coronavirus, authorities said Wednesday, as thousands more steel themselves for a second week in quarantine. With 174 confirmed cases, the ship that arrived with over 3,700 passengers and crew has become the largest single cluster of the newly […]

Coronavirus: Progress as Chinese hospitals discharge 1,153 recovered patients

    A number of infected patients totaling to 1,153 with the coronavirus had been discharged from hospital after recovery by the end of Wednesday, said the Chinese health authorities on Thursday.   On Wednesday saw 261 people walk out of the hospital after recovery, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.   […]

BlackBerry breaks up with phone-maker TCL

    One of Chinese electronics giants TCL will noy release any more BlackBerry-branded phones, the company has announced.   A deal was signed back in 2016 to produce BlackBerry-branded Android phones, after Blackberry came to a conclusion to quit making its own devices. However, in a statement it confirmed that the arrangement would come […]

Coronvirus: Reps begin move to evacuate Nigerians from China.

    The House of Representatives on Tuesday rejected a call for the evacuation of Nigerians from China as coronavirus spreads from the country to other parts of the world.   The Chairman of the House committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Benjamin Kalu, had moved a motion praying that Nigerians stranded in China […]

Cure found for Corona Virus – China

  The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, briefs newsmen in Abuja yesterday, over the coronavirus in China Photo: NAN     The Ambassador says a cure has been found for Coronavirus. During a press conference in Abuja yesterday, Pingjian said Chinese scientists were working to develop a vaccine for the deadly virus, assuring that […]