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Boris Johnson is said to have formed a ‘war cabinet’ of six ministers to deliver Brexit in October ‘by any means necessary’. WPA Pool-Getty Images

Court bids launched to stop British premier from suspending parliament

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament weeks before Britain’s EU departure date faced legal challenges on Thursday following a furious outcry from pro-Europeans and MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit.
President Buhari at the event

Presidency: No ban, restrictions on importation of food items

The Presidency yesterday said that the Federal Government has neither banned nor restricted importation of food items into the country.
A meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will go ahead on Saturday on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina, the Kremlin said Thursday. Getty Images

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin to meet at G20 summit

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Friday for the first time since special counsel Robert Mueller released his report detailing Russia’s “sweeping and systematic” campaign to disrupt the 2016 election in Trump’s favor.
Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock: Brexit not an option

Matt Hancock, one of the Conservative candidates vying for Prime Minister Theresa May’s job, said a no-deal Brexit was not an option for Britain’s next leader as the speaker of parliament would thwart it, the Financial Times reported.

PSG’s Qatari owners ready to buy stake in Leeds United

The oil-rich owners of Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly in talks to buy a stake in Leeds United.
An arrangement of UK daily newspapers photographed as an illustration in London on May 25, 2019 shows front page headlines reporting on the resignation speech of Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May. – Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May announced on May 24 that she will resign on June 7 following a Conservative Party mutiny over her remaining in power. All the UK papers carried the story on their front pages with headlines like the Guardian’s “Broken by Brexit”, the Daily Mail’s “A Crying Shame” and the Times’ “It all ends in tears”. (Photo by DANIEL SORABJI / AFP)

UK leadership hopefuls vow to succeed where Theresa May failed on Brexit

The race to become Britain’s next premier opened Saturday with an array of hopefuls promising to succeed where Theresa May failed and finally pull the divided country out of the EU.
US intelligence chiefs have been briefing Silicon Valley tech execs about the possible dangers of doing business in China, according to a report from the Financial Times.

US spy chiefs used classified info to warn tech execs about doing business with...

US intelligence chiefs have been briefing Silicon Valley tech execs about the possible dangers of doing business in China, according to a report from the Financial Times.
Whatsapp

WhatsApp vulnerability allowed spyware to be installed on smartphones

Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp has confirmed a vulnerability that allowed hackers to install spyware on smartphones.
WhatsApp is launching a new fact-checking service in India ahead of the country’s upcoming elections.

WhatsApp asks 1.5 billion users update apps, after cyber attacks

WhatsApp on Monday urged all of its 1.5 billion users to update their apps as an added precaution against hackers who remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices.
Albert Muchanga

African Union begs Nigeria to join new trade zone

The African Union has urged Nigeria, the continent’s biggest economy, to join a new pan-African trade zone before the agreement comes into effect at the end of the month.
L-R AFX Group UK Business Development and Sales associate, Mr. Claude Herve; Country Manager, Fintech Global Markets Engr. Joel Adoki ; Chief Executive Officer MBA Forex International Mr. Maxwell Odum and Head of Back office and Trade Desk AFX Group UK, Mrs. Natalia Stetco during a session at a one day Financial Investors Summit held in Lagos on Saturday.

Report: Nigeria’s rising debt jostles investors

Some foreign investors and analysts are beginning to raise concerns about the cost of Nigeria’s debt and how the proceeds of bond sales are utilised.

Report: Nigeria’s rising debt servicing cost unsettles investors

The cost of servicing government debt in Nigeria is dampening foreign investors’ appetite to inject capital into the country.
Apple Store

Apple faces inevitable antitrust headache as EU launches App Store investigation

Apple is facing an antitrust investigation that was predictable the moment it announced it was getting into the music streaming business four years ago. The company can most likely expect a similar investigation down the road after it launches its video streaming service later this year.
Apple Music

Report: Apple to be formally investigated over Spotify’s antitrust complaint

The EU is preparing to launch a formal antitrust investigation against Apple following Spotify’s official complaint, reports the Financial Times. Spotify claims that Apple uses its App Store to stifle innovation and limit consumer choice in favor of its own Apple Music service.
Labour's Tom Watson

Brexit: Labour rejects call to back second referendum

Rejecting a campaign by deputy leader Tom Watson, the National Executive Committee announced that its manifesto for the forthcoming European election would be “fully in line” with its existing policy of partial backing for a second poll.

Fury as Zimbabwean government pays thousands of US dollars for colonial era judicial wigs

Zimbabweans are furious that their government spent thousands on judicial wigs while the country struggles under the weight of a financial crisis.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

US warns China meddling in Hong Kong hurting business confidence

The United States warned in a report on Friday that increased meddling from China in Hong Kong had adversely impacted the city, straining international business confidence in the Asian financial hub.
Ren Zhengfei, founder of Huawei

US cannot ‘crush’ Huawei – founder

The founder of Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei has said the United States cannot defeat his company's global ambitions.

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Kano Hisbah board destroys 196,400 bottles of alcohol

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