China Approves group Visa for Nigerians

•Chinese President Xi Jinping
•Chinese President Xi Jinping


The Chinese Government has launched a group visa programme for Nigerians who wish to travel as a team for business or tourism.

The scheme, which will kick off on August 1, will enable Nigerians numbering at least five persons in a group, to apply for and obtain a group visa.

But the travellers can only apply for the visa through an international travel agency, Bravo International Tour Service of Beijing, which was granted the exclusive rights to process the group visa.

Bravo International Tour Service’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Daniel Yang, stated this in Lagos at the weekend while signing a deal with its Nigerian partner, 1860 Travels.

Yang said the deal with 1860 Travels would increase cultural communications between China and Nigeria through a new product or brand called ‘Tours2China’.

“We are now the only Chinese company that can process the group visa, not the business visa, the group visa. We can bring Nigerians to China through the group visa. In other words, people seeking a Chinese group visa have to apply through us.

“The group visa requires a minimum of five persons. Four persons cannot obtain a group visa, they must be at least five persons,” he added.

Yang explained that the partnership with 1860 Travels will produce three travel itineraries, packages to different Chinese cities to tour, trade, shop “at cheaper rates.”

Bravo International Tour Service Director, David Yang, urged travellers not to abuse of the opportunity by eloping in China, otherwise the Chinese government could shut down the programme.

1860 Travels Ltd Managing Director, Mr. Olusina Daodu, assured that measures are in place to make the product succeed and avoid its abuse.

Daodu said: “Before now, what we were used to in this market was business travel but the times are changing with the introduction of this product into the Nigerian market.

“Nigerians will now be able to travel with group tourist visa. If you want to go on leisure, it affords you the opportunity and if you also want to do a little bit of business, it also affords you the opportunity.

“That is why the itineraries put together are structured in a way that it allows you do your business and also have some leisure time while you are there.” (The Nation)

Russia,mexico,china,faints and vomits as TB JOSHUA perform miracle in Isreal

Worshipers collapse, faint and vomit as TB Joshua conducts healing service in Israel. Others were only too happy to catch those fainting in excitement.

Prophet TB Joshua has a reputation for healing and miracles from Nigeria to the world (EmmanuelTV)
Prophet TB Joshua has a reputation for healing and miracles from Nigeria to the world (EmmanuelTV)

Most evangelical Christian faithful who flocked to Israel for a mass faith-healing service by Pastor T.B Joshua of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), sang in various languages while others collapsed and even vomited as the session wore on.

The mass took place outside Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth.

‘God’s design’

“Jesus’s father, Joseph, and his mother, Mary, came from here. What a blessing. No other place would have been better for Jesus to come from. It was God’s design,” Joshua told the crowd gathered in a sun-baked stadium on Mount Precipice, according to a Reutersreport of what went down in Nazareth.

Pastor TB Joshua during one of his services (Punch)
Pastor TB Joshua during one of his services (Punch)

When Joshua (referred to as a self-described prophet in the story) descended from the stage to bless attendees by placing his hand on their heads, several declared themselves healed from sickness or infirmity.

Other worshipers were ready to catch those who fainted in excitement.

Minerva Resendiz, from Mexico, said she had come to see Joshua as part of the two-day gathering “to ask for healing, for a breakthrough … to resolve conflicts in the family”.

“I would like that (all people) could see a miracle through Jesus Christ,” Resendiz, 40, said.

Other pilgrims from China, Russia and African and South American countries, also attended the healing session.

TB Joshua’s television network, Emmanuel TV, says it is Youtube’s most subscribed-to ministry channel with well over one million followers.

T.B. Joshua's miracle crusade in Aztec stadium, Mexico (EmmanuelTV)
T.B. Joshua’s miracle crusade in Aztec stadium, Mexico (EmmanuelTV)

According to the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem, evangelicals made up roughly half of the more than 2 million Christian pilgrims who visited Israel in 2018.

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, is deeply religious, with pastors living ritzy, opulent lifestyles amidst soaring poverty amongst the majority of the flock.

Religion is regarded as the opium of the people in Nigeria.

Joshua has a reputation for performing miracles from his Ikotun, Lagos base in Southwest Nigeria. A horde of cynics however call some of the miracles to question now and again.

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