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United States Army soldiers can no longer use TikTok on government-owned phones following a decision to ban the app.

Donald Trump to ban Chinese-owned TikTok from US

President Donald Trump said Friday he will bar fast-growing social media app TikTok from the United States as American authorities have raised concerns the service could be a tool for Chinese intelligence.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 2

Senate demands review of Power Sector Reform Act

According to the upper chamber, a new and more dynamic Electricity Act would among others, “consolidate the roles of regulators and policy makers; bridge existing gaps in the legal and regulatory framework; and cater to post-privatization operational issues in Nigeria’s power sector.

DBN: Credit Gurantee a tool for increased access to finance for MSMEs

Current realities in Nigeria including the Covid19 Pandemic has brought to light the urgent need for additional support in alleviating the financial constraints faced by MSMEs.
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Boeing 737 MAX certification flight tests to begin on Monday

Pilots and test crew members from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing Co (BA.N) are slated to begin a three-day certification test campaign for the 737 MAX on Monday, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC) has issued new reporting guidelines to enable firms respond to prudential considerations in various sectors.

FRC issues new reporting guidelines for companies

The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC) has issued new reporting guidelines to enable firms respond to prudential considerations in various sectors.

Shell resumes oil export from Forcados terminal

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) on Monday said it has resumed oil exports from the Forcados Oil Export Terminal.
Zipporah Kuria Waithaka (R) and Nadia Milleron have been united by their shared loss in the Boeing 737 MAX Ethiopian Airlines crash. AFP

Family bonded by loss one year after Ethiopian crash

It is an unlikely friendship that grew out of grief and has become a source of support and activism in the aftermath of the Boeing 737 MAX Ethiopian Airlines crash one year ago.

Environmentalists urges Agip to remediate spill site at Taylor Creek in Bayelsa

Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) to halt oil spills caused by leaks on its pipeline at Taylor Creek oilfields in Bayelsa.

US regulators criticize Tesla over Autopilot role in fatal crash

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday sharply criticized Tesla Inc.’s lack of system safeguards in a fatal 2018 Autopilot crash in California and called U.S. regulators’ approach in overseeing the driver assistance systems “misguided.”
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Boeing staff mock 737 Max in damning emails

Boeing’s 737 MAX plane is “designed by clowns who in turn are supervised by monkeys”, a company employee wrote in one of a trove of newly published internal messages.

Federal government to review supply of meters’ scheme over infractions

There is a looming policy summersault in the nation’s troubled power sector over ongoing Meter Asset Provider (MAP) scheme initiated by the Federal Government recently.

Report: Emerging markets still deprived of fit-for-purpose financial systems

The lack of an efficient and resilient financial system is still holding back inclusive and sustainable growth in emerging markets. Policymakers, regulators and financial services organisations should more actively shape a financial system that is fit for purpose.
SEATTLE, WA – MARCH 22/ A Boeing 737 MAX 9 test plane is pictured at Boeing Field on March 22, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. 737 MAX airplanes have been ground by multiple aviation authorities after two two 737 MAX 8 airplanes crashed within five months of each other. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFP

Boeing says it is addressing Indonesia’s safety guidance on Lion Air crash

Boeing Co said on Friday it is addressing Indonesia’s safety recommendations following calls for better cockpit systems and oversight by U.S. regulators, and after the country blamed design flaws for a deadly Lion Air 737 MAX jet crash.

Aero Contractors resume Benin-Lagos operations

Riding on the back of growing passenger movement from the Benin Airport, Aero Contractors has concluded plans to commence operations on the Benin-Lagos route, with the first flight scheduled for September 16.

NAFDAC, GS1 to co-host African healthcare conference

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and GS1 will co-host the second African Healthcare Conference.
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Facebook opens face recognition tech to all users with opt-out option

Facebook is opening up its face recognition technology to all users with an option to opt out, the social media company said on Tuesday, as it discontinued a related feature called “Tag Suggestions.”
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

Facebook’s Libra currency ‘could undermine ECB’ – official

Widespread adoption of Facebook’s proposed “Libra” cryptocurrency could harm the European Central Bank’s ability to manage the eurozone economy and threaten the euro itself, a top official said Monday.

Federal government, Siemens agreement key to Nigeria’s power sector improvement – EKEDC chief

The Federal Government of Nigeria, on the 26th of July, signed an agreement with the German company, Siemens, to help the nation’s power sector.

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Kano Disco urges tenants to verify electricity bill before renting apartment

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) on Tuesday urged potential tenants to always verify electricity bill status before renting apartments in Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has come up with solutions to reduce the waiting time of vessels berthing at Lagos terminals.

Nigerian seaports to commence 24-hour operation

Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this on Tuesday in Lagos while briefing the media after the second edition of the monthly meeting of heads of maritime parastatals, held at the NIMASA headquarters.

China achieves progress in battle against cyber crimes – report

China said it has made headway in cracking down on illegal online businesses, said a report on the country’s cybersecurity in 2019.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Kwara records eight new cases of coronavirus

Kwara has recorded eight new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as at 11.45p.m on Monday, Aug 10.

Obadiah Mailafia: Serving northern governor a Boko Haram leader

Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says repentant terrorists revealed that a serving northern governor is a Boko Haram leader. Mailafia said this on ‘Morning Crossfire’ programme on Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1FM on Monday.