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Lagos community protests against child, forced marriage

Residents of Idi-Araba community in Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State, have kicked against the cultural practice of child and forced marriages in the area and the state by extension.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019.

Donald Trump lambasts Apple’s encryption stance on Pensacola iPhones

President Donald Trump lashed out at Apple Inc on Tuesday, castigating the iPhone maker for what he said was its refusal to unlock phones used by criminals while benefiting from government help on trade.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, on Thursday announced the appointment of Mr Yomi Odunuga as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

Senator Omo-Agege denies ‘court conviction’ in USA

The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has dismissed allegations of his conviction by a court in the United States of America, calling those peddling the claims as “mischief-makers”.
Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Facebook’s stock hits record high, signaling recovery after extended historic slump

Shares of Facebook, which have been doggedly crawling their way back from a historic slump after lapses in users’ privacy sparked fears of lower profits, on Friday struck an intra-day record high for the first time in over a year.
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North America, Mexico suffer $44 billion loss to forex

At a time when the global economy is slowing and trade wars are raging, currency volatility is a critical way companies are losing ground to their competitors.
Mark Ghilarducci, California Homeland Security Advisor and Director of Emergency Services made this known in statement on Saturday.

California beefs up security after US kills Iranian general

California authorities have ramped up security after a U.S. airstrike killed top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.
The United States men's football team has cancelled it plans to go to Qatar for a winter training camp amid heightened tensions in the Middle East following the US assassination of Iran's top general.

US football team cancels Qatar trip as regional tensions rise

The United States men's football team has cancelled it plans to go to Qatar for a winter training camp amid heightened tensions in the Middle East following the US assassination of Iran's top general.

Apple reunites with iPhone graphics chip partner to license technology

Apple will once again license technology from Imagination Technologies, the chip designer that used to provide graphics processors for the iPhone and iPad, the UK-based company announced today. In a short statement posted on its website, Imagination said that it had entered into a multiyear license agreement with Apple, under which the Cupertino, California-based firm will have access to “a wider range of Imagination’s intellectual property in exchange for license fees.”

Uber, Postmates sue to challenge California’s new labor law

Ride-share company Uber and on-demand meal delivery service Postmates sued Monday to block a broad new California law aimed at giving wage and benefit protections to people who work as independent contractors.
Amazon.com Inc and its Ring home security camera unit have been sued by an Alabama homeowner who said the cameras’ defective design leaves purchasers vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Amazon’s Ring cameras are vulnerable to hackers – lawsuit

Amazon.com Inc and its Ring home security camera unit have been sued by an Alabama homeowner who said the cameras’ defective design leaves purchasers vulnerable to cyberattacks.
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Cybercrime: Nigerian national arrested on way out of US

A Nigerian, Emmanuel Mong, caught trying to catch a flight home, is in the process of being extradited from Washington to Stamford in California, where he will face charges that he illegally intercepted a $30,000 wire transfer from Purdue Pharma.
Nigerian heavyweight contender Efe “The One And Only” Ajagba 11-0 (9 KOs), has withdrawn from Saturday’s fight against once beaten Jack Mulowayi (7-1-1, 3 KOs) after injuring his back in training last week.

Efe Ajagba rue mistakes against Iago Kiladze

Nigeria’s Efe Ajagba continued his rise in the heavyweight division by stopping Iago Kiladze with a fifth round knockout victory at the Toyota Arena, Ontario, California on Saturday.
Nigerian heavyweight prospect Efe Ajagba faced some resistance tonight against Georgian veteran Iago Kiladze, but in the end it was Ajagba forcing another stoppage, going to 12-0 (10 KO) to close out his 2019.

Nigeria’s Efe Ajagba wins brutal heavyweight bout in California — videos

Nigerian Efe Ajagba was the victor Saturday night in the brutal, but highly-entertaining slugfest against underdog Georgian Iago Kiladze.
Nigerian heavyweight boxer, Efe Ajagba has declared he nothing will save Lago Kiladze from getting knocked out tomorrow at the Toyota Arena, Ontario, California.

Efe Ajagba vows to knockout Lago Kiladze

Nigerian heavyweight boxer Efe Ajagba has declared he nothing will save Lago Kiladze from getting knocked out tomorrow at the Toyota Arena, Ontario, California.
Rep. Jeff Van Drew, pictured in 2018, told aides on Saturday that he planned to declare himself a Republican. Erin Schaff for The New York Times

Democrat defects to Republican Party after opposing Donald Trump impeachment

U.S. Representative Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey is leaving the Democratic Party to become a Republican, President Donald Trump announced Thursday, confirming during a White House meeting with his new GOP ally a party switch that had been expected since last weekend.
Nollywood actor, Bobby Obodo, has criticised Nollywood movies on Netflix, stating that most of the movie were becoming ”painful” to watch.

Bobby Obodo: Nollywood movies on Netflix ‘painful to see’

Nollywood actor, Bobby Obodo, has criticised Nollywood movies on Netflix, stating that most of the movie were becoming ”painful” to watch.
People walk past an Apple store in Beijing on December 11, 2018. – Apple stores in China continued with business as usual on December 11, despite a Chinese court-ordered ban on iPhone sales that could hurt the US tech firm in one of its most crucial markets. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Apple has ‘deep concerns’ that ex-employees accused of theft will flee to China

Apple Inc on Monday told a federal court it has “deep concerns” that two Chinese-born former employees accused of stealing trade secrets from the company will try to flee before their trials if their locations are not monitored.
After launching her presidential campaign with a splash in Oakland, California, less than a year ago, California Senator Kamala Harris has made an equally stunning exit, telling supporters that she does not have the resources to continue her 2020 bid.

US: Kamala Harris exits 2020 presidential race, citing lack of cash

After launching her presidential campaign with a splash in Oakland, California, less than a year ago, California Senator Kamala Harris has made an equally stunning exit, telling supporters that she does not have the resources to continue her 2020 bid.

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Iran protest ban on hosting football games, says country is safe

Iran on Sunday accused Asian Football Confederation’s governing body of bias for a mooted ban on it hosting club matches, after a spate of security incidents including the downing of an airliner.
The Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has sacked all chairmen of boards and parastatals in the state, including their members.

Governor Uzodinma speaks on ‘plan to probe’ Emeka Ihedioha

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, has clarified statements alluding to his alleged plan to probe the administration of his predecessor, Emeka Ihedioha.
Kamaru Usman celebrates after beating Colby Covington. USA TODAY Sports

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman’s Twitter account hacked

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman’s Twitter account has been hacked, with a series of expletive-laden and racist tweets being published.
Sadio Mane is happy to stay at Liverpool for the foreseeable future, according to Jason McAteer, who feels Mohamed Salah is more likely to seek a move away from the club than the Senegal international.

Jason McAteer: Mo Salah more likely to leave Liverpool this summer than Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane is "happy to stay at Liverpool" for the foreseeable future, according to Jason McAteer, who feels Mohamed Salah is more likely to seek a move away from the club than the Senegal international.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari sends message to Emir of Potiskum after bandits attack

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that his administration would spare no efforts in tracking down criminals who have become a nightmare in the lives of Nigeria, high or low.