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Hackers hit US, Russian banks in ATM robbery scam

Previously undetected group of Russian-language hackers silently stole nearly 10 million dollars from at least 18 mostly United States and Russian banks in recent years by targeting interbank transfer systems, a Moscow-based security firm said.

Skype loses Belgian court appeal over failure to share data on messages and calls

Microsoft’s online communication service Skype lost an appeal in Belgium after it failed to comply with a court request to share data from messages and calls.

Amazon sells AWS cloud assets in China amid tightening regulation

Amazon.com is selling off the hardware from its public cloud business in China, amid tightening regulation over online data that is creating a hurdle for technology firms operating in the world’s second-largest economy.

Bill Gates commits $100 million to Alzheimer’s fund

Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease.

Oil price heads to $70 as global market peaks

Oil price rose and Nasdaq Composite had its best day in nearly a year on Saturday, boosted by strong corporate earnings, while the euro posted its worst week of 2017 after the European Central Bank decided to prolong its bond buying to keep interest rates low.

Microsoft drops lawsuit after US government revises data request transparency rules

Microsoft said it will drop a lawsuit against the U.S. government after the Department of Justice (DoJ) changed data request rules on alerting internet users about agencies accessing their information.

Amazon and Microsoft sued by Native American tribe holding patents

A Native American tribe sued Amazon and Microsoft in federal court in Virginia on Wednesday for infringing supercomputer patents it is holding for a technology firm.

Bill Gates tops Forbes wealthiest American list as Donald Trump’s fortune slides by $600m

America’s richest may be getting richer but President Donald Trump’s fortune has slid by $600 million to $3.1 billion, according to a list of 400 billionaires released by Forbes magazine on Tuesday.

Russian organizations procure Microsoft software despite sanctions

Software produced by Microsoft has been acquired by state organizations and firms in Russia and Crimea despite sanctions barring U.S-based companies from doing business with them, official documents show.

NYSC member donates 100 textbooks, e-library to community school

Ireoluwa Adegoke, a corps member, has donated over 100 textbooks and an e-library resource centre to Victoria Island Senior Secondary School, Lagos.

Nigeria must solve economic problems with ICT – Shittu

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has stated that Nigeria must participate in the deployment of Information and Communication Technology to tackle contemporary economic challenges and other problems of life.

Health situation in northern Nigeria very challenging – Bill Gates

Bill Gates, world’s richest man, says the health situation in northern Nigeria is “very challenging”.

Saudi Arabia to lift ban on internet calls

Saudi Arabia will lift a ban on internet phone calls, a government spokesman said, part of efforts to attract more business to the country.

Obama begins lucrative career as Wall Street speaker

Barack Obama has begun cashing in on his time in the White House with paid Wall Street speeches less than a year after leaving office, a practice which drew stinging rebukes for Hillary Clinton during last year’s presidential campaign.

TEF entrepreneurs to receive tech support from Microsoft

Microsoft, through its 4Afrika Initiative, has collaborated with the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) to provide entrepreneurs in the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme with technology-based tools, resources and mentorship.

Twitter removed 299,649 accounts tied to terrorism in the first half of 2017

Twitter Inc said that its internal controls were allowing it to weed out accounts being used for the “promotion of terrorism” earlier rather than responding to government requests to close them down.

Fed govt warns volunteers against selling N-Power devices

The Federal Government on Thursday warned that N-Power volunteers caught or implicated in the sale of the programme’s tablets would be dismissed.

Rafa Nadal faces SA’s Anderson for US Open title

Rafael Nadal moved one win away from a third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam crown Friday when he defeated weary Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2.

Floods and managerial incompetence

A fundamental reason for much of the criticisms directed at the person of the President of the United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump is his inexplicable skepticism and intellectual aversion for the facts surrounding climate change.

Nokia announces nearly 600 job cuts in France

Finnish telecoms giant Nokia said on Thursday it planned to cut around 600 jobs in France as it seeks to make cost-savings and refocus its loss-making businesses.

Windows 10 update set for October release

Release of Windows 10 "Fall Creators Update" will come the same day that Windows Mixed Reality headsets powered by the software hits the market, Microsoft executive vice president of operating systems Terry Myerson said in a blog post.

Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana to join forces

Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana will start talking to each other in a first of its kind alliance of rival digital assistants, the companies said on Wednesday.

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Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Wednesday that the United States and Britain should lift their block on the export of COVID-19 vaccines.

Italian premier calls for Euros final to be moved from Wembley

The prime minister of Italy has called for the Euro 2020 final to be moved from Wembley due to coronavirus concerns. Mario Draghi says the level of infection in the United Kingdom means alternative venues must be considered.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

Laurent Gbagbo files for divorce, to end 30-year marriage

Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo filed for divorce on Monday from his wife of three decades, his lawyer said, days after his highly anticipated return to the country.
Hon Justice Monica Bolna’an Dongban-Mensem is currently the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, Nigeria and Life Member of Body of Benchers.

Appeal court president inaugurates special court sitting 270 cases in Jos

The President of the Court of Appeal, Hon Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has organised a special court sitting in Jos where about 270 Motions and Appeals would be addressed for quick dispensation of justice.
The logo of MTN is pictured in Abuja, Nigeria September 11, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN to invest N640 billion to expand broadband access

MTN Nigeria plans to invest N640 billion (approximately US$1.5 billion) over the next three years to expand broadband access across the continent’s most populous country, in line with the federal government’s 2020-2025 National Broadband Plan and in support of MTN Group’s strategy, Ambition 2025: Leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress.
The three survivors of Sunday’s sporadic shooting by a police operative in Enugu have regained consciousness, a medical doctor at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, has said.

Enugu: Victims of police shooting stable – physician

The three survivors of Sunday’s sporadic shooting by a police operative in Enugu have regained consciousness, a medical doctor at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, has said.

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Cosmos Akisi, media coordinator for the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN), said this in a statement issued to newsmen on Wednesday.

Africa handball tourney: Nigeria loses to Cameroon in quarterfinal match

Cosmos Akisi, media coordinator for the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN), said this in a statement issued to newsmen on Wednesday.
Barcelona star Ousmane Dembélé limped off with an injury during France’s frustrating draw with Hungary at Euro 2020.

Barcelona star suffers injury blow during France’s draw vs Hungary

Barcelona star Ousmane Dembélé limped off with an injury during France’s frustrating draw with Hungary at Euro 2020.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC confronting nation’s deep-rooted security challenges – group

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is confronting the nation’s longstanding and deep-rooted security challenges, a group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC-Legacy Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) has said.
Right wing Israelis wave national flags during a Jerusalem Day parade, in Jerusalem [File- Ariel Schalit-AP Photo]

Nationalist flag march in Jerusalem triggers fears of new escalation

Israel was bracing Tuesday for a controversial flag march through Jerusalem, with fears of a fresh outbreak of violence in the contested city prompting a massive security presence.
Stand-in captain Jordi Alba defended Spain's performance in the draw with Poland and says they will advance from Group E.

Jordi Alba confident Spain will qualify despite setback vs Poland

Stand-in captain Jordi Alba defended Spain's performance in the draw with Poland and says they will advance from Group E.