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Samsung senior vice president of product marketing Justin Denison speaks on stage about the new foldable phone during the Samsung Unpacked product launch event in San Francisco, California on February 20, 2019. (Photo by Josh Edelson - AFP)

Foldable phone outlook hinges on price

Handset makers are racing to launch their first smartphones with folding screens but analysts warn the technology is still too rudimentary — and expensive — to woo consumers in large numbers for now.
The Swiss government is offering bug bounties of up to CHF 50,000 (around $50,000) to anyone who can expose vulnerabilities in its internet-based e-voting system in a test later this month.

Swiss e-voting trial offers $150,000 in bug bounties to hackers

The Swiss government is offering bug bounties of up to CHF 50,000 (around $50,000) to anyone who can expose vulnerabilities in its internet-based e-voting system in a test later this month.
Union members and Internal Revenue Service workers rally outside an IRS Service Center to call for an end to the partial government shutdown in Covington, Kentucky [John Minchillo-AP Photo] [Daylife]

US shutdown: Donald Trump to sign off on back pay for federal workers

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday is expected to sign legislation providing 800,000 federal employees with back pay when the partial government shutdown ends, even though a conclusion to the impasse remains no where in sight.
Pelosi and Schumer speak to the media after meeting with President Donald Trump [Jacquelyn Martin-AP Photo]

Nancy Pelosi: Donald Trump can’t persuade Democrats on wall

As the partial US government shutdown entered its 13th day, presumptive Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi hit back at US President Donald Trump, saying there is "no amount of persuasion" he could use to get Democrats to agree to fund a wall on the southern border.

Stakeholders seek mandatory use of life jackets on waterways

French oil giant Total has called for enforcement of the use of life jackets by people, who make use of Nigeria’s waterways.

Davido wants N30 million wristwatch for birthday

Award-winning Nigerian music superstar David Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido, wants a N30 million worth Patek Philipe wristwatch for his forthcoming birthday.

Qatar establishes free zone to boost economy

Qatar is setting up Umm Al Houl, the country’s first Free Zone, to fast track investment to boost its economy.
US President Donald Trump speaks during an event to announces a grant for drug-free communities support program, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 29, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - MANDEL NGAN

Smart watches, speakers escape Donald Trump’s tariffs

Many high-profile consumer technology items such as “smart” watches and speakers were spared by the U.S. tariffs that hit some $200 billion worth of Chinese products.

2019: APC adopts indirect primary elections in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has adopted indirect primary elections to choose its flag-bearers for the 2019 general elections.

Operator: Credit bureaux have deepened SMEs sector in Nigeria

The operation of credit bureaux in Nigeria has deepened the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the country through improved loan growth and development of new products for the sector by financial institutions, Mr. Tunde Popoola, Managing Director/Chief Executive of CRC Credit Bureau, has stated.

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Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Provence, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma

Bishop Chukwuma challenges Governor Ugwuanyi on legacy projects

Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Anglican Communion, has appealed to Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State to leave legacies that posterity would remember him for.

NDLEA: 27 million involved in illicit drugs globally

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has expressed worry over prevalent cases of drug abuse among youths in the country.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Central bank, BoI mull financing window for Edo Creative Hub

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bank of Industry (BoI), have disclosed plans to partner with the Edo State Government to ease access to finance to creators at the Edo Creative Hub.

Police confirm Lagos man kills wife, son, self

The police in Lagos said a 42-year-old man, Enifeh Omomo, allegedly committed suicide after killing his wife and their six-year-old son at their Ikorodu residence.
This picture taken on Tuesday, July 17, shows trucks completely blocking a section of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway at Second Rainbow inward Mile 2, and commercial buses driving against traffic.

Truckers hails removal of navy from controlling Apapa traffic

The Federal Government’s withdrawal of the Nigerian Navy and other military formations from controlling traffic at the Apapa Port has been lauded as a welcome development by some truck owners.