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United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheik Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan checks his phone during the 10th International Institute for the Strategic Studies in Manama, Bahrain, December 6, 2014. (AP Photo-Hasan Jamali-File)

Telephone calls between UAE, Israel ring for the first time

Telephone calls began ringing Sunday between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, marking the first concrete step of a U.S.-brokered diplomatic deal between the nations that required Israel to halt plans to annex land sought by the Palestinians.
Apple has officially announced the new iPhone SE, a lower-cost iPhone that starts at $399 for a version with 64GB of storage.

Apple announces new $399 iPhone SE for 2020

Apple has officially announced the new iPhone SE, a lower-cost iPhone that starts at $399 for a version with 64GB of storage. It has the same basic shape and look as the iPhone 8, which means it has a 4.7-inch screen, large bezels on the top and bottom, and a home button with Touch ID. It’s a design that stayed consistent since the iPhone 6, which makes the iPhone SE essentially the fifth generation of that same look. Apple knows this design well.
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).

Scientists plan to grow human organs in pigs for transplantation

Scientists at the University of Tokyo plans to use human stem cells to grow pancreases in pigs for transplantation, Kyodo News reported on Monday.
People gather in Gaza City to show their support to Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails [File- Anadolu]

Palestinian prisoners in Israel’s jails launch hunger strike

Palestinian prisoners in c jails have launched an open-ended mass hunger strike over deteriorating conditions in Israeli jails on Sunday.
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Group decries N2000 monthly HIV drugs fee

The Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) has called on governments to ensure Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) is completely free, accessible and without user fee in 2019.

Stakeholders warn federal government of looming danger in health sector

The federal government has been called upon to look into the handling and disbursement of funds meant for the HIV/AIDS programmes in the country.

Smart City: Lagos government to deploy 10,000 CCTV cameras

The Lagos State Government on Friday said arrangements are in top gear to deploy additional 10,000 High Definition (HD) CCTV cameras across the State as part of the comprehensive Smart City Programme designed to provide a 24-hour driven economy.

ISPS Code: Nigeria’s maritime security not updated in US – NIMASA

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has bemoaned the continuous display of Nigeria’s 2013 Global Integrated Ship Information System (GISIS) by the United States Port Security Advisory (PSA) despite the fact that the nations GISIS has been successfully updated since 2017.

NIPOST to change face of postal services – Adebayo Shittu

The Minister of Communications, Barr Adebayo Shittu, has expressed optimism that the recent innovative game-changing products unveiled by the Nigeria Postal Service would change the face of postal services in the country.

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UNICEF: Children with disabilities most disadvantaged during pandemic

A new publication by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that children with disabilities were among the most disadvantaged during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, admitted 18 sets of exhibits the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, tendered in evidence against the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Court: Abdulrasheed Maina to remain behind bars throughout his trial

Abulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Force Team, showed quite clearly that he cannot be trusted with some measure of freedom.

Millions of Australians unable to afford medical care

According to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data published on Friday, 907,000 Australians did not fill a prescription in 2020 because it was too expensive.

PENCOM: 2,100 RSA holders apply for PFA transfer within four days

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) says it has received over 2,100 applications from retirement savings account (RSA) holders to transfer from one pension fund administrator (PFA) to another.
Xulio Rios, Director of the Observatory of Chinese Politics in Spain said China has played a leading role in global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

China leads global recovery amid pandemic – Spanish expert

Xulio Rios, Director of the Observatory of Chinese Politics in Spain said China has played a leading role in global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.