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Don’t use ZTE, Huawei phones – US intelligence chiefs

The heads of six major US intelligence agencies have warned that American citizens shouldn’t use products and services made by Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE

Officials: Pyeongchang Olympics hit by cyberattack

Olympic officials on Sunday said a cyberattack was responsible for an internet and wifi shutdown during the Pyeongchang Winter Games opening ceremony, but refused to say who was responsible.

Narendra Modi becomes first Indian PM to visit West Bank

Narendra Modi on Saturday became the first Indian prime minister to visit the occupied West Bank for talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas as part of a Middle East tour.

NRC to commence e-ticketing by March – director

Mr Fidet Okhiria, the Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) said the organisation would commence web-based ticketing nationwide to solve the challenge of racketeering in stations.

New security flaw could affect millions of laptops – experts

The recent discovery of the “Spectre” and “Meltdown” vulnerabilities in computer chips made by Intel, AMD and ARM, have sent big names in the sector — including Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla — rushing out updates and patches to eliminate the flaw.

White House to ban personal cell phones over security concerns

The White House is considering a ban on employees using personal cell phones, according to a new report.

American charged with subversion in Zimbabwe goes to court

An American woman charged with subversion in Zimbabwe for allegedly insulting the president on Twitter as a "sick man" made her first court appearance on Saturday as her lawyers disputed the charges that carry up to 20 years in prison.

US citizen arrested in Zimbabwe, accused of insulting Robert Mugabe

Lawyers and a U.S. Embassy official say Zimbabwe police have arrested a United States citizen for allegedly insulting President Robert Mugabe on Twitter.

Pentagon approves Qatari F-15 fighter jet support deal

The US state department has approved a deal for the support progamme of Qatar's F-15 fighter aircraft at an estimated cost of $1.1bn.

Man called cyberattack hero faces charges he created malware

A self-taught computer-security researcher credited with stopping a devastating cyberattack that crippled British hospitals in May was arrested on charges that he created malware used to hack banking systems in Canada and Europe, the U.S. said.

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Experts urge federal government to provide ICT for vulnerable children

Experts in the technology and digital advocacy group have urged the Federal and State governments to make Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessible to the children and girls in vulnerable communities to enable them acquire skills to compete favourably and fairly among their peers.

NCC arrests five suspects over SIM cards fraud

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday announced the arrest of five suspects for alleged engagement in the fraudulent registration and sales of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards.
The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Nigerian government reaffirms commitment to fund Unity Schools

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to fund the 104 unity schools across the country to enable them deliver quality education.
West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce admitted that his side couldn’t deal with Leicester City duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy in Thursday’s Premier League clash.

Big Sam: We couldn’t deal with Kelechi Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy

West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce admitted that his side couldn’t deal with Leicester City duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy in Thursday’s Premier League clash.
A member of the Amhara Special Forces watches on at the border crossing with Eritrea while where an Imperial Ethiopian flag waves, in Humera, Ethiopia, on November 22, 2020. EDUARDO SOTERAS / AFP

Official: Scores killed in Ethiopia ethnic strife

The latest bout of ethnic violence in Ethiopia's Amhara region has left scores dead and displaced hundreds of thousands, a federal official told AFP Friday.

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Police take over venue of Yoruba self-determination rally

The police have taken over Mapo Hall, Ibadan the venue of the rally organised by the Prof Banji Akintoye-led Ilana Odua to sensitise people about Yoruba self-determination.
Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State For Petroleum Resources, on Friday said the Nigerian Oil and Gas Park Scheme (NOGAPS) at Emeyal, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa will create at least 2,000 jobs on completion.

Minister: Oil multinationals ready to relocate to Niger Delta if…

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has sued for sustainable peace in the Niger Delta, saying the quest to have multinational oil companies relocate their operational headquarters to the region cannot be achieved in an atmosphere of rancour and violence.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Governor Sani-Bello: Niger has used 47.5% of coronavirus vaccines received

Niger State governor and chairman, North Central Governors’ Forum (NCGF) Abubakar Sani Bello says out of the 74,110 doses of COVID-19 vaccines received by the state, 35,170 doses have been utilised in the state, representing 47.5 per cent.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN: Forex spending on food importation dropped by half in January

The CBN’s economic report on ‘Sectoral Utilisation of Foreign Exchange’ for January said a total of $160 million was spent from Nigeria’s FX on importing food in January.
13. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who spoke during the passing out ceremony of 192 pioneer members of the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun corps officers) on Tuesday in Akure

Ex-AIG: Amotekun, Ebube Agu must work under police supervision

Wilson Inalegwu, former assistant inspector-general, says regional security outfits like Amotekun and Ebube Agu should work under the supervision of the police to ensure effective “community policing”.