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Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Donald Trump grants clemency to 143 people, but not himself or family members

President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly used his clemency authority as a political tool rather than an act of mercy, issued a final wave of pardons and commutations on his last night in office, delivering relief for a mix of beneficiaries that included former strategist Stephen Bannon, Republican Party and Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, found guilty in 2013 of corruption charges.
Instagram has suspended the official Instagram page of popular Nigerian blogger, Tunde Ednut, for the second time just two days after he re-emerged on the platform.

Instagram suspends Tunde Ednut’s new account

Early this year, Tunde Ednut’s old account which has over 2million followers was suspended by Instagram, forcing him to create a new Instagram account after efforts to recover the old account failed.
(FILES) A file photo taken on July 1, 2010 shows the US multinational technology company Apple logo displayed on the facade of the Apple store, near the Opera Garnier in Paris, two days prior to its public opening.(Photo by BERTRAND LANGLOIS - AFP)

Apple loses copyright infringement claims against security startup

A federal judge in Florida on Tuesday dismissed Apple’s copyright infringement claims against a Florida startup whose software helps security researchers find vulnerabilities in Apple products including the iPhone.
(FILES) A file photo taken on July 1, 2010 shows the US multinational technology company Apple logo displayed on the facade of the Apple store, near the Opera Garnier in Paris, two days prior to its public opening.(Photo by BERTRAND LANGLOIS - AFP)

Apple loses early challenge in virtualization copyright claim

Ruling on a motion for summary judgment, the judge presiding over the case has dismissed Apple’s copyright infringement claim over Corellium’s software, finding that Corellium’s use of Apple code constituted fair use. The judge deferred ruling on a separate Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) charge, but the result is still a significant setback for the iPhone manufacturer’s legal case. The news was first reported by The Washington Post.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Company executive lands in court for violating broadcast rights

The Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, November 19, 2020, arraigned Uzoma Udemba, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Communication Trends Limited on a three-count charge bordering on copyright infringement before Justice Agatha Okeke of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Bloomberg has published a new report detailing much of Apple’s product roadmap for 2020, including the four new iPhones that have been widely rumored.

Apple offers security researchers modified iPhones to find iOS flaws

Apple on Wednesday invited security researchers to apply to receive modified iPhones designed to help them hunt for flaws in the company’s mobile operating system.

Court sentences convicted bible pirate to two years imprisonment

The Federal High Court, Uyo, has sentenced Mr. Chinonso Ugochukwu to two years imprisonment having convicted him on a two-count charge of selling infringing books, including Bibles, in which copyright subsists and for being in possession of infringing books other than for private or domestic use.
National Universities Commission (NUC),

Court orders NUC, Airtel to pay media outfit N703 million for copyright infringement

Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court, Abuja, in Wednesday ordered the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Zain Nigeria Ltd (now Airtel) to pay N703 million in damages to a media company, TV Xtra Production for copyright infringement.
The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, will testify in her lawsuit against British newspaper the Mail on Sunday and its parent company, DMG Media, formerly Associated Newspapers, for breach of privacy.

Meghan Markle to testify against British newspaper

On Friday, the United Kingdom’s High Court held a primary hearing in Meghan Markle’s defamation case against the UK media outlet. The former royal and her husband, Prince Harry, are expected to virtually join the court in an online hearing from their residence in Los Angeles, California, United States.

MTN closes case over N300 million copyright infringement suit

Telecommunication giant MTN on Tuesday closed its case over an alleged N300m copyright infringement suit involving an Abuja-based musician, Liberty Williams.

Court orders Multichoice to pay MCSN N6bn for copyright Infringement

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos Nigeria has ordered Multichoice Nigeria Limited to pay Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria Ltd./GTE MCSN the sum of N6Billion damages, as a result of copyright infringement.

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German cartel office extends probe of ties between Facebook and Oculus

Germany’s antitrust regulator said on Thursday it was extending the scope of its abuse proceedings against Facebook related to the links between its Oculus virtual reality products and the social media network.
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Islamist convicted of beheading U.S. journalist to go free, victim’s family in ‘shock’

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the release of an Islamist convicted of beheading U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, a decision that has left his family in “complete shock”, lawyers said.

Herdsmen: Ooni warns Sunday Igboho against breaking law

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has called on the Yoruba activist, Sunday ‘Igboho’ Adeyemo, not to take the law into his own hands while fighting against criminals alleged to be herdsmen.
According to a damning on-the-whistle report from The Athletic, Frank Lampard’s job at Chelsea is under serious threat after the 3-1 defeat to Manchester City.

Dimitar Berbatov: Frank Lampard poorly treated at Chelsea

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov believes that Frank Lampard was not given enough time in the Chelsea dugout.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

2023 Presidency: Group to buy nomination form for Yahaya Bello

A pro youths group, the North Central Coalition For Leadership (NCCL), has promised to purchase the All Progressives Congress (APC) Expression of Interest and Nomination Form for Governor Yahaya Bello if he decides to contest for the 2023 presidential election.