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South Africa grocery retailer, Shoprite, has announced that it is considering selling all or parts of its Nigerian operations to yet to be named investors.

Nigerian judge declines to hear Shoprite’s urgent application

A Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos, on Monday declined to hear an application seeking to discharge a Mareva injunction barring South African retail company, Shoprite Checkers (PTY) Ltd, from transferring its assets.
U.S. President Donald Trump has claimed he turned Jerusalem into the capital of Israel, even as the Jewish state has long said the city is the seat of its government.

France 24 demands withdrawal of footage in Donald Trump campaign clip

Broadcaster France 24 on Saturday demanded the withdrawal of footage from one of its reports on a US demonstration which found its way into a Donald Trump US election campaign clip.
Shoppers leave the Shoprite store in Daveyton, South Africa May 23, 2018. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

Court stops sale of Shoprite operations in Nigeria

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Nigeria, has made an order stopping Shoprite Checkers (PTY) Limited from disposing of or transferring its assets out of its jurisdiction or to a third party over a $10 million judgment sum.
In a statement by its spokesperson, Ms Morgan Ortagus, the Department of State said “prudent next steps will need to include face-to-face meetings between the U.S and China”.

US: China consulate threatened ‘intellectual property’

Spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus was elaborating on the incident that has strained already tense relations between the two world powers, as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Denmark.
The government-run National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said a group known as “APT29”, Cozy Bear and The Dukes had targeted organisations developing vaccines in Britain, the U.S. and Canada.

UK accuses Russia of trying to hack, steal coronavirus vaccine data

UK and its allies accused Russian intelligence services on Thursday of attempting to steal information on the development of COVID-19 vaccines through “irresponsible cyberattacks.”
Australia has expressed concern over “malicious” hacking attacks across the world by cyber criminals and state-based actors targeting hospitals, medical services and facilities as well as crisis response organisations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Australia expresses concern over ‘malicious’ cyber attack on hospitals

Australia has expressed concern over “malicious” hacking attacks across the world by cyber criminals and state-based actors targeting hospitals, medical services and facilities as well as crisis response organisations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The United States should work to achieve a single, comprehensive agreement with Kenya that removes barriers to trade and investment, instead of pursuing a phased approach, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said in a document viewed by Reuters.

Chamber: US should avoid phased approach in trade talks with Kenya

The United States should work to achieve a single, comprehensive agreement with Kenya that removes barriers to trade and investment, instead of pursuing a phased approach, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said in a document viewed by Reuters.
The Federal Government has nominated Prof. Adebambo Adewopo, a foremost professor of Intellectual Property to lead the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

Federal government nominates Adebambo Adewopo to lead WIPO

The Federal Government has nominated Prof. Adebambo Adewopo, a foremost professor of Intellectual Property to lead the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
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: US-China trade deal will be signed on January 15

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Phase 1 of trade deal with China would be signed on Jan. 15 at the White House, though considerable confusion remains about the details of the agreement.
Haitao Xiang, 42, an employee of Monsanto and its Climate Corp subsidiary from 2008 to 2017, was stopped by federal officials at a U.S. airport before he could board a flight to China carrying proprietary farming software, the department said in a statement.

US charges Chinese national with stealing trade secrets

A Chinese national who worked for Monsanto before it was purchased by Bayer AG was charged in St. Louis, Missouri, on Thursday with stealing trade secrets for China, the U.S. Justice Department said.
Olufolajimi Abegunde

Nigerian national jailed in US for role in international cyber-fraud

A citizen of Nigeria residing in Atlanta, Georgia, was sentenced to 78 months in prison Tuesday for his role in an international cyber fraud scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the...
Liverpool’s controversial application to trademark the name ‘Liverpool’ has been unsuccessful.

Liverpool bid to trademark name ‘Liverpool’ is rejected

Liverpool’s controversial application to trademark the name ‘Liverpool’ has been unsuccessful.

NCC advances measures to check pirated books

The Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC) says it has advanced strategic measures to check circulation of pirated books in the country.
President Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, arriving in Biarritz, France, on Saturday. Erin Schaff-The New York Times

Isolated Donald Trump descends on G7, talking trade war

Japan An isolated President Donald Trump arrived Saturday for the G7 summit in Biarritz bearing threats of tariffs against host France and a decision to deepen his trade war with China, despite fears of x or even global recession.
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping

Donald Trump: US doesn’t need China

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday, in his Twitter page, said China’s new tariffs creates great opportunity for the U.S. to forge ahead, saying the country does not need China.
Donald Trump

US insists no trade deal with China

U.S. president Donald Trump said that, while talks are progressing with Beijing, no deal has been reached for now, as the two countries attempt to resolve an ongoing trade dispute.
US President Donald Trump speaks prior to signing an Executive Order on “National Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End Veteran Suicide,” in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, March 5, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB - AFP)

Donald Trump declares ‘national emergency’

Donald Trump has declared a "national emergency" as his administration imposed severe sanctions on Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.
A Software Engineer, Gabriel Duke, says inventions which are Intellectual Property (IP) impact everyday life and protecting the rights of the inventions is very vital.

ICT expert tasks government, coys, individuals on security of inventions

A Software Engineer, Gabriel Duke, says inventions which are Intellectual Property (IP) impact everyday life and protecting the rights of the inventions is very vital.

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