Buhari plays host to Merkel as more World leaders woo Nigeria

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===President Muhammadu Buhari is again hosting another world leader; this time, its German Chancellor Angela Merkel, just two days after the visit of British Prime Minister Theresa May to Nigeria.

President Buhari and Chancellor Merkel discussed security issues, ways to strengthen economic ties and witnessed the signing of two Memoranda of Understanding in agriculture and commerce between the two countries.

The German leader, who was accompanied by a business delegation, said her country was keen to explore investment opportunities in Nigeria.

====Meanwhile, President Buhari has departed for China to participate in the 7th Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation scheduled to hold on the third and fourth of September in Beijing, his second visit since assuming office in 2015.

President Buhari, in his capacity as Chair of ECOWAS, would deliver remarks at the High-Level Dialogue between Chinese and African leaders, business representatives and African entrepreneurs.

After the FOCAC Summit, the President would also hold bilateral meetings with President Xi Jinping & Prime Minister Li Keqiang to discuss infrastructure financing for strategic projects in Nigeria and upgrading of Nigeria-China relations “from strategic partnership to comprehensive strategic partnership.

====The Nigerian Postal Service has launched NIPOST Digital Addressing System, NIPOST Address Verification System, NIPOST E-commerce API for existing and intending stakeholders, three new products aimed to reposition the services.

Post Master General of the Service, Mr Bisi Adegbuyi, said the service would work assiduously to generate employment opportunities for youths in the country and create a digital bridge between Nigerians and the government.

====The Standards Organisation of Nigeria, has alerted importers of school uniform materials into the country to some cancer-causing substances found in some school uniform materials made by two China based companies.

Director-General of the Organisation, Mr Osita Aboloma, said the companies producing the materials were Sing Shun Fat School-Clothier Company and Zenith Uniform Company.

Aboloma said the azo dyes found in some school uniforms in Hong Kong contained up to 41 milligrams per kilogram of the tested samples.

=====Cristiano Ronaldo can look forward to a return to Old Trafford in the Champions League this season after his new team Juventus came out in the same group as Manchester United in Thursday’s draw in Monaco.

Ronaldo, who was not in Monaco despite being nominated for an individual award, spent six years at United, winning the Champions League in 2008, before moving to Real Madrid in 2009.

He will come up against his compatriot Jose Mourinho, under whom he played during his time at Real, while United Midfielder, Paul Pogba, can also look forward to facing his old team.


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