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Nokia, Lenovo conclude patent deal, settles litigation

Finnish telecom equipment maker, Nokia Corp., said on Wednesday it had concluded a multi-year multi-technology patent cross-license agreement with Chinese personal computer and mobile maker Lenovo Group Ltd.
FILE PHOTO - The Huawei logo is seen at Huawei Connect in Shanghai, China, September 23, 2020. REUTERS-Aly Song

Huawei offsets US sanctions with dominance in China

Huawei has released its annual report and financial information for 2020, demonstrating the effect that US sanctions had on its business last year. The report shows that while revenue from North America and Europe has fallen significantly, stronger performance in China has allowed the company to record higher sales and net profit than a year ago.

Nokia to cut up to 10,000 jobs worldwide

Telecoms company Nokia has announced its plan to cut between 5,000 and 10,000 jobs globally in the next two years.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Lagos police arrest ’15 robbers, cultists’

The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday said it has arrested 15 suspected robbers and cultists as part of efforts to protect lives and properties in the state.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's plane makes its landing approach on Pohnpei International Airport in Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia August 5, 2019. REUTERS-Jonathan Ernst-File Photo

U.S. warns Pacific islands about Chinese bid for undersea cable project

The United States has warned Pacific island nations about security threats posed by a Chinese company’s cut-price bid to build an undersea internet cable, two sources told Reuters, part of an international development project in the region.
TD Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa’s foremost tech, lifestyle and solutions distributor, says it has put together unmatched deals and rock-bottom prices on a wide variety of products for its Burgundy Friday Garage sale.

TD Africa set for nationwide Garage sale on Friday

TD Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa’s foremost tech, lifestyle and solutions distributor, says it has put together unmatched deals and rock-bottom prices on a wide variety of products for its Burgundy Friday Garage sale.

Mark Zuckerberg tells US Congress to upend the internet

Facebook supports rewriting Section 230, and it’s starting to lay out the changes it wants. That’s the big takeaway from a nearly four-hour grilling of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. The point was quickly lost in a pre-election political scuffle — but in the coming months, it’ll be one of the most important things to watch.

Nokia doubles profit, pledges to win at 5G

Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia more than doubled its profits in the third quarter as its new chief executive promised on Thursday to do “whatever it takes” to become the 5G market leader.
The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on Thursday a new oil discovery in the shallow waters of Geisum concession south of the Gulf of Suez, with an initial production rate of 2,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

Oil prices hold near multi-week lows on demand worries

Oil prices edged up on Thursday, but held near multi-week lows hit overnight after U.S. data showed gasoline demand fell and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic was lagging.

Computer operator in court over ‘thefts’ of good worth N105, 900

An 18-year-old computer operator, Christ Faith, on Wednesday appeared in a Grade I Area Court, Kubwa, over alleged theft of goods worth N109,000.

Court remands two men over ‘serial robberies with knife, rape’

A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Friday remanded two men in a Custodial Centre in Lagos, over alleged serial robberies, rape of one of their victims and receipt of stolen goods.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian soldier jailed 55 years for killing WHO worker

A General Court Martial presided over by Maj. Gen. P. Fekrogha on Wednesday sentenced Army Lance Corporal Babangida Ibrahim to 55 years imprisonment for killing a World Health Organisation worker, Bello Abdullahi, in Zamfara State and stealing his property.

Man in court for allegedly stealing three cell phones

A 20-year-old man, Kelvin Sashak, on Tuesday appeared in a Life Camp Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing three cell phones worth N180,000 and other items.
Three suspected bank fraudsters including a bank security guard have been nabbed by the agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

EFCC arrest bank security, two others for ATM swaps fraud

Three suspected bank fraudsters including a bank security guard have been nabbed by the agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

Finland’s industrial output grows by 2.8% in March

Finnish industrial output rose 2.8 per cent in March from a year earlier in of spite the coronavirus outbreak with chemicals surging, data from Statistics Finland showed on Friday.
Google is introducing a new Camera Go app for its Android Go range of entry-level devices.

Google launches new camera app for Android Go low-end devices

Google is introducing a new Camera Go app for its Android Go range of entry-level devices. Android Go originally debuted two years ago as a more stripped-down version of
The Port Harcourt Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested 12 suspected internet fraudsters in Ishuizo, Egbu in Owerri, Imo State.

12 ‘internet fraudsters’ arrested in Imo

The Port Harcourt Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested 12 suspected internet fraudsters in Ishuizo, Egbu in Owerri, Imo State.

Man sentenced to death for armed robbery in Ekiti

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, on Monday, sentenced a 21-year-old man, Isa Abdulkareem, to death by hanging.
Rajeev Suri, the chief executive of Nokia, is stepping down from his leadership role after overseeing the Finnish networking giant for more than half a decade.

Nokia chief to step down in September

Nokia chief executive Rajeev Suri will step down in September and be replaced by Pekka Lundmark, the company said.
Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Coronavirus: Facebook cancels global marketing conference

Facebook has canceled its upcoming global marketing conference out of caution for the coronavirus outbreak. The conference was set to take place in March at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, and 4,000 people were expected to attend.
U.S. President Donald Trump and his 28 NATO counterparts are gathering in London on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the defence alliance.

US defence chief warns of Huawei ‘threat’ to NATO

Top US officials fired a fresh broadside at Huawei on Saturday, warning the Chinese tech giant posed a threat to NATO if allies allowed it to build new 5G communications networks.
Following the withdrawals of multiple major companies from MWC 2020, the GSMA is reconsidering whether the show will be cancelled or postponed until spring due to the coronavirus pandemic.

GSMA reconsiders MWC 2020 as Nokia joins growing list of cancellations

Following the withdrawals of multiple major companies from MWC 2020, the GSMA is reconsidering whether the show will be cancelled or postponed until spring due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

NNPC boss: Fuel queues will disappear soon

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has frowned at the re-emergence of petrol queues across the country, assuring that the situation will normalize in hours.
The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Ikanade Agba, says to reduce the over 2.5 million acutely malnourished and stunted children, the Federal Government is implementing innovative policies and strategies that are appropriately funded, data-driven and sustainable.

Minister: No constituency projects in economic sustainability plan

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Ikanade Agba, has dismissed a claim by a member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Etsako Federal Constituency, Johnson Oghuma, that he appropriated some of his constituency projects.

South Arabia donates food items to Borno, Yobe, Zamfara IDPs

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated assorted food items worth 1.1 million dollars for distribution to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno, Yobe and Zamfara States.
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NSCDC arrests 45-year-old man for raping 10-year-old girl in Kwara

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara Command, has disclosed that it had received a suspected rape case against one Muhammadu Mailemu.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN boosts non-oil export with N500 billion facility

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has set up a N500 billion non-oil export stimulation facility with the Nigerian Export Import Bank (NEXIM) to enable exporters process agriculture commodities into other markets in Africa and globally.

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The caucus, in a statement by its Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, called on President Buhari to without further delay, inaugurate a governing board for the NDDC as required by the Act establishing the commission.

Ramadan: House minority caucus urges peace, national reawakening

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has called on Nigerians to use the Holy month of Ramadan to rekindle the spirit of selflessness, love and tolerance towards one another and supplications to God to intervene in the many challenges facing the nation.
Eintracht Frankfurt forward Andre Silva does not have a buy-out clause in his contract, insists the player’s agent.

Manchester United transfer target Andre Silva has no buy-out clause at Eintracht Frankfurt –...

Rumours had suggested the Portuguese international, who has been linked with Manchester United, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, would be free to leave the Bundesliga club if a rival met a €30m (£26m/$36m) release fee.
Fans of juju music icon, Ebenezer Obey, were gripped with apprehension on Saturday, July 4, 2020, as news spread on the Internet that he had passed away.

Ebenezer Obey: My mother never believed I could succeed through music

Veteran juju musician and national award recipient, Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, has revealed that his mother never believed he could become successful through music.

Clashes in Chad leave 55 dead, villages destroyed

At least 55 people were killed and more than 40 injured as three villages were burnt during fighting in the central African country of Chad, a governor told dpa on Friday.

Nigerian government urged to heed calls for restructuring, check self-determination

National President, Christian Association of Clergies in Nigeria (CACN), Archbishop Yimam Orkwar, has advised the Federal Government to heed calls by different nationalities in the country to restructure, as failure to do so may spell doom for the nation.