Wednesday, January 6, 2016
China announced last week that it would build its second aircraft carrier. China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, is a second-hand Soviet ship built more than 25 years ago. It was commissioned in 2012 after extensive refits.
US Navy officials maintain that vastly improved technology on its ships outweighs any disadvantage from a drop in numbers.
BEIJING (Nigeria Property) — Earlier in the day, South Korean media reported an earthquake near the North Korean nuclear facility. Seoul suspects that Pyongyang has performed a nuclear bomb test. Later, North Korea confirmed that it had indeed tested a hydrogen bomb, which it said was a success.
"Today North Korea has announced a nuclear test. The Chinese government firmly opposes it. The prevention of nuclear proliferation and the provision of peace and stability in Northeastern Asia — this is China's position," Hua said.
She added that Beijing called on Pyongyang to act in accordance with its obligations in the area of nuclear non-proliferation.
According to the statement, Pyongyang claimed the reason for the test was the country's right for "self-defense," and promised not to use nuclear weapons if the international community respects its sovereignty.
At a meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, Lagarde said Nigeria would not need any programme and/or loan from the IMF to enhance its economy.
Based on a perceived delay in the clean up of crude oil spill impacted on sites in Ogoniland, the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, has issued a 30-day ultimatum to the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari to commence the implementation of the United Nations Environmental Programme Report on Ogoni, Rivers State.
This was disclosed during the 23rd anniversary of Ogoni people, at Birabi Memorial Grammar School, Bori, the ancestral headquarters of Ogoni people.
0A-C President Muhammadu Buhari discussing with The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Mrs Christine Lagarde during an audience with IMF Team at the State in Abuja.JAN 5 2016. 1A. R-L; President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo, The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Mrs Christine Lagarde, Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, and CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele 2. President Muhammadu Buhari in a hand shake with The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Mrs Christine Lagarde (m) flanked by the Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo left and CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele and others PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES IMF MD LAGARDE 3. L-R; President Muhammadu Buhari, The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Mrs Christine Lagarde and CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele PRESIDENT BUHARI
Following the outrage which had trailed the billions of Naira allocated to the Presidency in the 2016 Budget, President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly ordered for a downward review of the budget. DAILY POST gathered on Tuesday that the president was angered at the bashing he was receiving over the billions allocated to his office, that of his vice, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, as well as Aso Rock as a whole. Details provided by Nigeria’s budget office shows that the presidency got N19billion. DAILY POST had published the breakdown of 2016 budget about a week ago.