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China urges US to stop ‘unreasonable suppression’ of Huawei

Beijing has urged the United States to stop the “unreasonable suppression of Huawei and Chinese enterprises” after Washington announced new export controls to restrict the tech giant’s access to semiconductor technology.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Fresh, strange facts about coronavirus

Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Facebook is buying Giphy for $400 million

Facebook is buying the popular GIF-making and sharing website Giphy for $400 million, with plans to integrate the massive GIF library into Instagram and other Facebook apps. News of the deal was first reported by Axios, which revealed the $400 million value of the deal.
One video calling application that has witnessed a boom in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is Zoom.

Church sues Zoom after hacker streams porn during Bible study

However, Zoom is now facing a legal suit after a church located in San Franciso, USA, sued for an alleged infiltration by a hacker during one of its Bible study classes.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Facebook, telcos plan subsea cable to connect Africa, Middle East and Europe

Facebook and a team of African and global telecom majors have struck a deal to build one of the world’s largest subsea cable networks, boosting internet availability across three continents, they said in a joint statement on Thursday.
Global satellite operator Intelsat filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday, citing disruption from to its business from the virus pandemic, in a move aimed at restructuring its operations.

Intelsat files for bankruptcy, seeks to restructure

Global satellite operator Intelsat filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday, citing disruption from to its business from the virus pandemic, in a move aimed at restructuring its operations.
President Donald Trump has extended his executive order banning US companies from working with or buying telecommunications equipment from companies deemed a national security risk until May 2021, via Reuters.

Donald Trump extends Huawei ban through May 2021

President Donald Trump has extended his executive order banning US companies from working with or buying telecommunications equipment from companies deemed a national security risk until May 2021, via Reuters.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 4, 2016, the Twitter logo is seen on a sign at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California. - Twitter reported on October 25, 2018, stronger-than-expected profits and revenues in the third quarter, igniting a strong rally in shares of the key social network. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP)

Twitter ready to allow employees work from home ‘forever’ – spokesperson

Jennifer Christie, Twitter’s head of human resources, said if employees were in a position to work from home and they wanted to continue to do so “forever”, Twitter would “make it possible”.
Logitech International reported a 13.6% rise in fourth-quarter sales on Tuesday as more people used its products while working from home due to the coronavirus crisis.

Logitech sales rise as remote-working drives demand for PC peripherals

Logitech International reported a 13.6% rise in fourth-quarter sales on Tuesday as more people used its products while working from home due to the coronavirus crisis.

NCC: We’ve not issued 5G license to any operator

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has maintained that it has not issued 5G license to any operator in the country.

NITDA chief advocates for a ‘digital first’ strategy in coronavirus recovery plan

The webinar themed “Dealing with Coronavirus: Digital First Perspective,” was another in a series of virtual seminars held by the Nile University of Nigeria in its quest to ensure that its non-classroom educational activities (similar to its regular lectures) are not disrupted by COVID-19.
At the foot of the Acropolis hill, in the touristic Koukaki district, the coronavirus lockdown has silenced the sound of Airbnb customers’ wheeled luggage.

Pandemic a major blow for Airbnb

At the foot of the Acropolis hill, in the touristic Koukaki district, the coronavirus lockdown has silenced the sound of Airbnb customers’ wheeled luggage.
James Damore conforms to the stereotype.

Former Google engineer asks court to dismiss lawsuit

Former Google engineer James Damore, who sued Google in 2018 for allegedly discriminating against conservative white men, has asked a court to dismiss the suit, Bloomberg
Google and Facebook have announced plans to reopen their offices soon but are allowing more home working flexibility. Google originally said it would keep its work from home policy until 1 June but is extending it for seven more months.

Google, Facebook to extend work from home plan till 2021

Google and Facebook have announced plans to reopen their offices soon but are allowing more home working flexibility. Google originally said it would keep its work from home policy until 1 June but is extending it for seven more months.
Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE announced on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, that the first participants have been dosed in the U.S in the Phase 1-2 clinical trial for the BNT162 vaccine program to prevent COVID-19.

Pfizer, BioNTech dose U.S first participants of trial coronavirus vaccine

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE announced on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, that the first participants have been dosed in the U.S in the Phase 1/2 clinical trial for the BNT162 vaccine program to prevent COVID-19. The trial is part of a global development program, and the dosing of the first cohort in Germany was completed last week.
Airtel Nigeria says it is collaborating with the Federal Government to offer free qualitative education for students across the country during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

Telco partners Nigerian government to offer free online education

Airtel Nigeria says it is collaborating with the Federal Government to offer free qualitative education for students across the country during the COVID-19 lockdown period.
Lyft will require both passengers and drivers to wear masks and complete a health certification program, including confirming before each ride that they are not displaying symptoms associated with the novel coronavirus, the company said on Thursday.

Lyft will require drivers and passengers to wear face masks

Lyft will require both passengers and drivers to wear masks and complete a health certification program, including confirming before each ride that they are not displaying symptoms associated with the novel coronavirus, the company said on Thursday.
The Long March 5B rocket lifts off from the Wenchang launch site on China's Hainan island on May 5, 2020. AFP

China’s new spacecraft returns to Earth

China’s new prototype spacecraft “successfully landed” on Friday, marking an important step in its ambitions to run a permanent space station and send astronauts to the moon.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.