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Nigeria, JICA to partner on power, infrastructure projects

Babatunde Opalana  Nigeria has held bilateral discussions with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) power and infrastructure projects as well as some pipeline projects. The Nigerian delegation was led by the Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, while the Senior Vice President of JICA, Mr. Hiroshi Kato, led the JICA delegation. Other members

France condemns North Korea’s latest nuclear test

By Josephine Ella-Ejeh France has joined the rest of the world to condemn the new nuclear test carried out by North Korea on September 3, 2017. France “Utterly condemns the new nuclear test carried out by North Korea” on 3 September.  Through its nuclear and ballistic programme, conducted in violation of its

North Korea Missiles Draw Worldwide Ire

WASHINGTON — North Korea followed up a provocative missile launch over Japan with a threat of more launches into the Pacific, calling it “a meaningful prelude to containing Guam,” as U.S. and allied officials moved to put more pressure on Pyongyang to de-escalate its military provocations. North Korean leader Kim Jong

North Korea vows to unleash more missiles as UN condemns launch

Following the United Nation (UN) condemnation and the United States (US) warnings of severe consequences of its previous missile launch, North Korea leader, Kim Jong has vowed to unleash more missiles over Japan. This was as he insisted that his nuclear-armed nation's provocative launch was a mere "curtain-raiser." According to agency’s report,

How North Korea Crashed the Atomic Club

It appears the fat kid in Pyongyang has backed off his threat to rain missiles on Guam. Still, one can only say: welcome to the second nuclear age. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave — no matter how many treaties nonnuclear states negotiate purporting to ban the ultimate

Japan and the EU Show That Free Trade Will Not Wait for Trump

by Fritz Lodge In keeping with his America First agenda, President Donald Trump is pushing ahead with the promised new direction in U.S. trade and international economic policy. On July 17, the Trump Administration released a 17-page guideline outlining its ambitious goals for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA),

North Korea and the ‘Blink’ of War

At a time when peace in Asia seems to hang by a thread of hope that untested leaders will exercise restraint, a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) seems a game-changer. North Korea has indubitably demonstrated an ability to fire a missile capable of reaching U.S. territory. No doubt further work

US says time for talk on N/Korea ‘is over’

The time for talk on North Korea is "over", the United States said, spurning a UN response to Pyongyang's latest ICBM launch in favour of bomber flights and missile defence system tests. Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the United Nations, said there was "no point" in holding a fruitless emergency