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Qualcomm asks court to block sale, manufacturing of iPhones in China

Qualcomm has launched a new lawsuit against Apple, asking a Chinese court to block the sale and manufacturing of iPhones within the country, according to Bloomberg. This is the latest strike in a legal war between the two companies, which started out in the US and has since expanded worldwide.

Samsung forecasts Q3 profit of $12.8 billion, up 179% year-on-year

Samsung Electronics said on Friday its third-quarter operating profit likely nearly tripled from a year earlier to a new record, beating analyst estimates as strong memory chip prices fattened margins.

New York congresswoman calls Google to block racist mobile game

The preview of an upcoming mobile game has triggered outrage on the social media due to its anti-Chinese stereotypes with a New York congresswoman urging Google and Apple to block it.

NCC collaborates with central bank to checkmate mobile banking fraud

The Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) on Thursday said it was partnering with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to sensitise customers on mobile money banking fraudsters.

Apple ditches Bing for Google search results in Siri and Spotlight

Apple has removed Bing as the default search engine for Siri web search results in iOS and in Spotlight on the Mac in favor of Google, according to TechCrunch.

Google to buy part of Taiwan smartphone maker HTC for $1.1bn

Taiwan’s struggling smartphone maker HTC said on Thursday it would sell part of its smartphone business to Google for $1.1 billion as the US giant looks to take greater control of its hardware business.

Google to launch new Pixel smartphone in October

Google on Thursday fired off invitations to an October 4 event at which the US tech giant is expected to field a second-generation Pixel as its new champion in the competitive smartphone market.

Nokia announces nearly 600 job cuts in France

Finnish telecoms giant Nokia said on Thursday it planned to cut around 600 jobs in France as it seeks to make cost-savings and refocus its loss-making businesses.

China’s tighter drone rules send enthusiasts flocking to school

A buzz fills the sky above a flight base in northern Beijing, as pilots practise take-offs and landings ahead of tests to qualify for a license – to fly drones.

Need a sacrificial goat for Eid? Pakistan has an app for that

Pakistan's cattle markets have been crammed for weeks as the Muslim country prepares for the sacrificial festival of Eid al-Adha this weekend, but in Islamabad and Karachi crowd-weary residents are ordering animals by app instead.

Apple schedules iPhone 8 event for Sept 12

Apple’s iPhone 8 will be unveiled on September 12. The company today sent out invites to the event, which starts at 10:00 a.m. Pacific and will be held in the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple Park campus in Cupertino.

Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana to join forces

Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana will start talking to each other in a first of its kind alliance of rival digital assistants, the companies said on Wednesday.

Samsung shares flat after Galaxy Note 8 launch

Shares in Samsung Electronics ended almost unchanged on Thursday, with analysts underwhelmed by its new Galaxy Note 8 device and the company’s de-facto head facing the verdict in his corruption trial.

Fujitsu looking to offload its mobile phone business

Fujitsu is looking to offload its mobile operations as the Japanese information technology company faces stiff competition from bigger rivals in a highly lucrative mobile phone market, the Nikkei business daily reported.

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Police arrest four men over murder of businessman in Lagos

The Police in Lagos on Monday said they arrested four men over the alleged murder of a businessman, Mr Emmanuel Ubah (aka Onwa), in Festac Town.

Donald Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terror

President Donald Trump on Monday declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, returning Kim Jong-Un’s nuclear-armed pariah regime to a short blacklist of targeted US foes.

Latest GDP growth, proof of steady economic recovery – Presidency

The Presidency on Monday hailed the latest report that the country’s gross domestic product, GDP, grew by 1.40 per cent in real terms in the third quarter of 2017, saying the new figure highlights the ”steady recovery of the economy.”

Central bank injects $210 million into forex market

As the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) commenced its last meeting for 2017 on Monday, the apex bank intervened in the inter-bank Foreign Exchange Market to the tune of $210 million

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Peace Corps asks Nigeria Police to vacate its head office

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has called on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to obey the ruling of an Abuja High Court by unsealing its headquarters and stop harassment of its officers.

Imo community raises the alarm over alleged invasion by herdsmen

The people of Amala communities in Ngor Okpala council area of Imo State who are majorly farmers, have raised the alarm over the alleged invasion of their farmlands by Fulani herdsmen.

NNPC to invest ethanol production in Kebbi

The Nigerian National Petroluem Company, NNPC, has concluded plans to invest in the production of ethanol, an organic compound used as automobile fuel, in Kebbi State.

Police arrest Benue supervisory councillor over threat on journalist

The Nigerian Police on Thursday arrested Mr. Sunday Okonkwo, the Supervisory Councilor for Revenue in Ogbadibo LGA of Benue State, for allegedly threatening to kill one Mr. Prince Yemi Itodo.

MFM FC team manager Sunday Ojieh resigns

Quadri who confirmed the resignation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that the departure of the astute manager was sudden.