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Kano State Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, who disclosed the latest mortality figure in a video message to the residents of the state, stated that so far 400 patents have been admitted in different medical facilities in the state on account of complications associated with the drink.

Kano: Death toll from poisoned juice drink rises to 10

The Kano State Government has confirmed that the death of 10 people as a result of the consumption of substandard juice drinks in the state.

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.
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Adamawa government rewards first class graduates with scholarship, employment

The Adamawa State Government has awarded automatic employment and scholarship to five first class graduates of the state university to proceed for further studies abroad.
FILE PHOTO - The headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is pictured in Geneva, Switzerland March 3, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

UN: China extends lead over US in global patents filings

China was the biggest source of applications for international patents in the world in 2020 for the second consecutive year and extended its lead over No. 2 filer the United States, the U.N. patent agency said on Tuesday
FILE PHOTO - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poses outside a Nigerian diplomatic residence in Chambesy, near Geneva, Switzerland, September 29, 2020. REUTERS-Emma Farge-File Photo

Can this grandmother save the world?

As the World Trade Organisation formally announced the appointment of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director General this week, a Swiss newspaper received her with a disgraceful headline: “This Grandmother will become the boss of the WTO,” with her photograph under the headline. The headline sparked an outrage, forcing the editors to modify their position: “This 66-year-old Nigerian will head WTO.”
Apple’s stock hit a record high on Friday after reporting blockbuster quarterly results, helping the iPhone maker briefly overtake Saudi Aramco to become the world’s most valuable publicly listed company.

Apple ordered to pay $502.8 million in patent trial

A jury in Texas has ruled that Apple has to pay VirnetX $502.8 million in royalties for VPN on Demand, a feature that lets iOS users access a VPN connection, Bloomberg reported. The two companies have been involved in a legal battle for ten years, with VirnetX — sometimes referred to as a patent troll — arguing that Apple’s VPN on Demand and FaceTime use its technology.
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.
President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja granted full scholarship up to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree level to three secondary students who emerged winners at the year 2020 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award Competition.

President Buhari awards scholarships to three science students

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja granted full scholarship up to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree level to three secondary students who emerged winners at the year 2020 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award Competition.
A jury handed down the verdict in favour of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) which claims the Broadcom wifi chips used in hundreds of millions of Apple iPhones infringed four of its data transmission patents.

University wins £1.1bn battle with Apple and supplier over iPhone patents

Apple and the wifi chip company it uses for iPhones have been ordered to pay $1.1 billion (£840.5m) to a university for infringing patents.
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.
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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Firm wants court to stop INEC’s ‘illegal’ use of transparent ballot boxes, PVCs, others

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has slated May 27 for hearing in a suit seeking among other reliefs, to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from further use of transparent ballot boxes, permanent voters’ card and related devices for elections.
Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)

PTDF, NNPC, NCDMB partner to boost productivity in petroleum sector

Gusau further stated that the plan for setting up the research facilities, beginning with about two or more, had been going on for some time now, among the PTDF, NNPC and NCDMB and had reached advanced stages.

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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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Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC: Nigeria remains Africa’s biggest economy, top investment destination

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Nigeria remained Africa’s biggest economy and top investment destination.
FILE PHOTO - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong leave the opening ceremony of an ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos September 6, 2016. REUTERS-Soe Zeya Tun-File Photo

Southeast Asian nations weigh aid mission to Myanmar

Southeast Asian countries are considering a proposal to send a humanitarian aid mission to Myanmar as a potential first step in a long-term plan to broker a dialogue between the junta and its opponents, diplomats familiar with the discussions said.

RCCG apologises to minister over Osun road project

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on Thursday, dismissed alleged payment of N151million to a firm for a road rehabilitated by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Osun State.
The Kwara Government on Sunday said its health insurance scheme is getting a grant support of $99,000 from the Jiddah-based Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).

Islamic bank supports Kwara health insurance

The Kwara Government on Sunday said its health insurance scheme is getting a grant support of $99,000 from the Jiddah-based Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).
Premier League teams are in the race to sign Nigerian attacker Emmanuel Dennis following his impressive performance for his club side Club Brugge.

Fenerbache propose sensational swap deal for Emmanuel Dennis

Turkish giants, Fenerbache, have proposed an exchange deal that will see Emmanuel Dennis come over, while Tanzania star Ally Samatta joins Belgian champions Club Brugge.