Japan, France to invest $1billion in Lagos mono rail project

France and Japanese Government have earmarked the sum of $1 billion (equivalent of N197 billion) for the construction of mono rail project in Lagos State, aimed at boosting the state government’s effort in sustenance of its mega city status. Meantime, the state government generated N101.69 billion revenues in the first quarter of year 2016 appropriation… Read More Japan, France to invest $1billion in Lagos mono rail project

Two dead, several houses destroyed as 6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Japan

At least two people are dead and 19 houses collapsed after an earthquake struck southern Japan late on Thursday, authorities said. An unknown number of people were still trapped under collapsed buildings on Thursday night, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.2 quake struck near Ueki, Japan. Several smaller… Read More Two dead, several houses destroyed as 6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Japan

Nigeria, Japan sign $11million deal to boost electricity supply

The Federal Government and the Japanese government have signed a 1.317 billion Japanese Yen, equivalent to USD 11 million Grant Aid to boost Electricity Supply Facilities in Abuja and Nassarawa State. Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, signed on behalf of the Nigerian government, while Mr. Sadanobu Kusaoke, Ambassador of Japan, signed… Read More Nigeria, Japan sign $11million deal to boost electricity supply

North Korea about to launch rocket, mobile missile launcher on the move

North Korea’s mobile missile launcher, carrying a ballistic missile, has been seen moving near the east coast and activity has also been seen at a long-range rocket launch pad on the west coast, Japanese public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday. International pressure has grown on North Korea to call off a planned rocket launch, seen… Read More North Korea about to launch rocket, mobile missile launcher on the move

Japan and South Korea make deal regarding ‘comfort women’

Japan and South Korea have reached an agreement over the long-standing issue of “comfort women,” a term that describes sex slaves used by the Japanese military during World War II. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said his government will give 1 billion yen ($8.3 million) to a fund to help those who suffered. South Korean… Read More Japan and South Korea make deal regarding ‘comfort women’