Nigeria president in China for $1bn loan

Goodluck Jonathan arrives in Beijing to receive the first part of a $3bn loan for infrastructure projects.

    Nigeria's President Joanthan Goodluck is in Beijing to hold talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and receive $1bn-worth of funding from China.

    The money will be used to build roads, bridges, power plants and airports and is the first installment of a loan worth $3bn.

    The visit highlights the growing relationship between the two countries.

    Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports from Lagos.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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