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President Donald Trump pushed to ban all non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes from the market.

Donald Trump calls on FDA to ban all flavored vapes after mystery lung illness

“Not only is it a problem overall, but really specifically with respect for children,” Trump told reporters. He continued, “We may very well have to do something very, very strong about it.”
US pop star Ariana Grande has sued fashion retailer Forever 21 for using her trademark style to promote its products without her permission, including adverts featuring a “look-alike model.”

Ariana Grande sues fashion firm over ‘look-alike model’

US pop star Ariana Grande has sued fashion retailer Forever 21 for using her trademark style to promote its products without her permission, including adverts featuring a “look-alike model.”
Gabonese President Ali Bongo delivered his first speech since returning to the West African country following a long absence after a stroke he suffered in October.

Gabon’s Ali Bongo in London for ‘routine medical checks’ – presidency

Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba is undergoing "routine medical checks" in London during a family trip, the presidency said on Monday, denying his health was deteriorating nearly a year after he suffered a stroke.
5G signal

Vietnam’s top carriers avoid Huawei 5G gear, citing security concerns

Concerns over the security of Huawei 5G networking hardware have spread to an unexpected country — Vietnam — where mobile carriers are reportedly excluding the embattled Chinese company’s gear from their launch of 5G services.
China's Yuan

China’s yuan sinks to weakest in 11 years amid trade tension

China’s currency slid on Monday to its weakest point in more than 11 years as concerns over the US trade war and the potential for global recession weighed on markets.
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

EU antitrust regulators have Facebook’s Libra currency in sights

Regulators are reportedly concerned that the Libra currency could shut out rivals and create “competition restrictions” related to the use of information and consumer data. The EU is also examining the integration of Libra wallets into Facebook’s WhatsApp and Messenger services, according to Bloomberg.
Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) had vowed to launch protests marches on Friday against the worsening economy, despite government threats to stop them.

Zimbabwe opposition calls off mass protests after court ban

Opposition mass protests against deepening economic problems in Zimbabwe were called off on Friday after a court upheld an 11th hour ban imposed by the police.
Facebook might be putting Messenger back into its main social media app.

Facebook admits it listened to users’ audio messages

Facebook has admitted it uses an external company to listen to audio messages sent between users in an attempt to improve its voice recognition systems.
Facebook might be putting Messenger back into its main social media app.

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe users’ audio from Messenger

Facebook has been paying outside contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Bill Gates

Bill Gates loses ‘second richest man’ seat to LVMH’s Bernard Arnault

Bill Gates has been unseated as the second richest man in the world, losing the position to Bernard Arnault, the chairman and CEO of LVMH.
Japan’s Bitpoint is the latest cryptocurrency exchange to be hit by a hack targeting its holdings; the exchange says around 3.5 billion yen ($32 million) of funds were stolen, with 2.5 billion yen of that belonging to customers.

Bitpoint cryptocurrency exchange loses $32 million in hack

Japan’s Bitpoint is the latest cryptocurrency exchange to be hit by a hack targeting its holdings; the exchange says around 3.5 billion yen ($32 million) of funds were stolen, with 2.5 billion yen of that belonging to customers.

General TY Danjuma buys 300-year old London hotel for N1.1 billion

Former Defence Minister, Theophilus Danjuma, has acquired Kings Arms Hotel, a 300-year-old inn next to London’s Hampton Court Palace, once the home of Henry VIII for N1.1 billion.

Bloomberg: General TY Danjuma worth $1.2 billion, owns international hotels

The United States-based financial data media house, Bloomberg, says a former Minister of Defence, Lt.Gen Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), is worth an estimated $1.2bn (N432bn). This is the first time Danjuma’s net worth would be made public.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

Zainab Ahmed: VAT to climb to 7.5 percent by 2020

In government’s desperate efforts to raise non-oil revenues, the former Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, has said that the value-added tax (VAT) will increase from the current 5 %to 7.5% by 2020.
The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) has announced the expansion of its Financial Journalism Training (FJT) programme to Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Ghana and Zambia.

Bloomberg expands training to five African countries

The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) has announced the expansion of its Financial Journalism Training (FJT) programme to Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Ghana and Zambia.

Telegram blames China for ‘powerful DDoS attack’ during Hong Kong protests

As well as using encrypted messaging apps, Bloomberg notes that protesters in Hong Kong are also covering their faces to avoid facial recognition systems. They’re also avoiding the use of public transit cards that can link location to identities.
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Huawei has been building a Play Store alternative in plain sight

The momentous news that Google is cutting off its Android relationship with Huawei in response to a US government ban on the Chinese giant wasn’t much of a surprise to Huawei.

Samsung shares rise as Huawei struggles

Shares in Samsung Electronics climbed nearly three per cent Tuesday on the back of its chief rival Huawei’s mounting problems, including a decision by Google to sever ties with the Chinese mobile phone maker.

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Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation receives encomiums for its empowerment initiatives

Thousands of small-business owners, petty traders and artisans in Abia-North senatorial district of Abia State showered encomium of gratitude on the Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation following the successful conclusion of its Small Business Zero Interest-Free Loan scheme.

Akwa Ibom first lady reveals plan to expose rapists

In an effort to curb the menace of gender-based violence particularly rape, Akwa Ibom state first lady, Mrs Martha Udom Emmanuel, has disclosed her plans to begin to expose those caught in the heinous act to the public.
Rangers International Football Club of Enugu on Sunday hammered Star Plus FC of Ngwo 4-1 to reclaim the Enugu State FA Cup.

CafCC: We’ll defeat Pelicans over two legs – Rangers captain

Tope Olusesi says Enugu Rangers will edge out Pelicans of Gabon in their CAF Confederation Cup First Round reverse fixture at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu come September 29 and secure an aggregate win to seal a place in the Second Round of the competition.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde described Ansu Fati as "something special" after the teenager starred in a 5-2 win over Valencia on Saturday.

Ansu Fati has ‘something special’ – Barca coach

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde described Ansu Fati as "something special" after the teenager starred in a 5-2 win over Valencia on Saturday.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa sends envoys to African countries over xenophobic attacks

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has dispatched three special envoys to seven African countries to deliver messages of pan-African unity and solidarity following xenophobic attacks in South Africa, the Presidency said on Sunday.