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[FILE] Medical staff clad in protective gear prepare to provide care for suspected coronavirus patients onboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama on February 7, 2020. Another 41 people on a cruise ship quarantined off Japan have the new coronavirus, the country’s health minister said on February 7, confirming more on board will now be tested for the illness. Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP

WHO: Coronavirus cases outside China could be spark for bigger fire

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday the spread of coronavirus cases that had no history of travel to China could be “the spark that becomes a bigger fire” as people across China trickled back to work after an extended Lunar New Year holiday.
US President Donald Trump waves at the Trump International Golf Club as he arrives for a Super Bowl viewing party in West Palm Beach on February 2, 2020. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM - AFP)

Donald Trump to speak after his acquittal in US Senate impeachment trial

President Donald Trump, facing a bruising re-election campaign and the possibility of more Democratic investigations in Congress, will make a public statement on Thursday about his acquittal on impeachment charges by a deeply divided US Senate.

Eritrea not happy with US over visa ban

Eritrea denounced a U.S. ban on immigrant visas for its citizens as “unacceptable” on Saturday, while Nigeria’s government said it had created a committee to address the issues that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to add the country to the ban.
Apple also closed its stores and offices through February 9th. Half of the world’s iPhones are said to be made at Foxconn’s “iPhone City” in Zhengzhou, China, where as many as 350,000 people assemble Apple’s most profitable product.

iPhone maker Foxconn to stay shut in China due to coronavirus outbreak

Foxconn has stopped “almost all” of its production in China until February 10th at the earliest due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to both Reuters and Bloomberg. A lengthy stoppage could substantially disrupt Foxconn clients, the most visible being Apple, from shipping devices to customers.
The Tanzanian government has arrested Pastor Boniface Mwamposa after twenty people were killed and a dozen others injured in a stampede during a church meeting in the northern Tanzanian city of Moshi.

Tanzania arrests Pastor Mwamposa after 20 killed in church stampede

The Tanzanian government has arrested Pastor Boniface Mwamposa after twenty people were killed and a dozen others injured in a stampede during a church meeting in the northern Tanzanian city of Moshi.
A military airplane carrying a group of mostly Portuguese nationals who were stuck in coronavirus-hit Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, touched down in Lisbon late on Sunday.

Plane carrying Portuguese from coronavirus-hit Wuhan touches down in Lisbon

A military airplane carrying a group of mostly Portuguese nationals who were stuck in coronavirus-hit Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, touched down in Lisbon late on Sunday.
The government of Myanmar has flown home dozens of citizen-students from the coronavirus-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan early Sunday, government officials said.

Myanmar flies citizens home, away from coronavirus-hit China

The government of Myanmar has flown home dozens of citizen-students from the coronavirus-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan early Sunday, government officials said.
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Greece wants floating fence to keep undocumented migrants out

Greece wants to install a floating barrier in the Aegean Sea to deter migrants arriving at its islands’ shores through Turkey, government officials said on Thursday.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is “desperate” to play after having his ankle cast removed following surgery earlier this month but there is still no timeline for the Frenchman’s return, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Paul Pogba ‘desperate’ to play

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is “desperate” to play after having his ankle cast removed following surgery earlier this month but there is still no timeline for the Frenchman’s return, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.
This photo illustration shows a logo of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

UK defies US, refuses to ban Huawei from 5G networks

The UK will allow “high risk vendors” to supply equipment for its 5G network infrastructure, the government announced today. The announcement outlining the limitations imposed on high risk vendors such as Huawei was made after weeks of speculation about the company’s role in the UK’s 5G infrastructure. All four of the UK’s major operators are already using the company’s equipment in their 5G networks.

Nigeria doing everything to stop US visa ban – minister

This was disclosed by Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, in an interview with Reuters in London yesterday. He said Nigeria had no warning from Washington that it could be added to the list of countries subject to a travel ban, adding that such a move would be “hasty” and send the wrong signal to investors.

Lai Mohammed: Purported US travel ban on Nigeria ill conceived

The Federal Government says the speculated plan by the U.S. to add Nigeria to its existing list of visa travel ban countries is ill conceived.

Tesla urged to rebrand its autopilot driver assistance system to reduce misuse

A U.S. senator on Friday urged Tesla to rebrand its driver assistance system Autopilot, saying it has “an inherently misleading name” and is subject to potentially dangerous misuse.

Saudi Arabia wealth fund in talks to buy Newcastle United for £340 million

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is in talks to buy English football club Newcastle United for about 340 million pounds (about N156.4 billion), a source familiar with the situation told Reuters.
Medical staff transfer patients to Jin Yintan hospital in Wuhan. China has confirmed that the deadly Wuhan coronavirus virus can be transmitted between humans, with medical workers currently among the infected. Getty

China’s Hubei province reports 13 new coronavirus deaths

China’s central Hubei province, at the center of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, reported 13 new deaths caused by the new virus on January 25, state media CCTV reported on Sunday.
Huawei has announced the postponement of a major developers’ conference because of safety precautions around the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China.

Huawei developer conference postponed due to Wuhan coronavirus

Huawei has announced the postponement of a major developers’ conference because of safety precautions around the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. HDC.Cloud 2020 was planned to take place in Shenzhen on February 11th to 12th, but has been pushed back to March 27th-28th, according to the event’s website. 17 people are confirmed to have been killed by the SARS-like virus so far.
The strong performance of the U.S. economy under the current administration is a model that the rest of the world should follow, U.S. President Donald Trump said at the World Economic Forum.

US president decries ‘climate prophets of doom’

United States President Donald Trump has decried climate “prophets of doom” in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where sustainability is the main theme.
Apple dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Apple’s iCloud backups are unencrypted due to law enforcement pressure

Apple dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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People watch waves and rough seas pound against the harbour wall at Porthcawl in Wales, as Storm Dennis sweeps across the country, Saturday Feb. 15, 2020. AP

Man dies as Storm Dennis slams UK, power cuts hit France

A man died after falling into a river on Sunday as Storm Dennis swept across Britain with the army drafted in to help deal with heavy flooding and high winds.
Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, visited the Inspector General of Police, IGP Adamu Mohammed in Abuja on Wednesday, declaring that his administration would not condone violence in Oyo.

Oyo governor threatens to jail union members who foment trouble

The Oyo State Government, on Sunday, warned some leaders of the suspended National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state to desist from carrying out the threats of violence issued in a video, which has gone viral in the last 24 hours.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police nab Aiye cult kingpin in Ikorodu

The Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants, inaugurated by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, has arrested the leader of Aiye Confraternity, Sikiru Samuel.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Nigerian troops overpower Boko Haram in attempt to infiltrate Damaturu

The Nigerian Army has confirmed an attempt by Boko Haram insurgents to infiltrate Damaturu, capital of Yobe State and cause havoc in the city.
Ten-man Plateau United defeated former league champions, Enyimba FC of Aba 4-0 in MatchDay 12 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture at the Jos New Stadium on Sunday.

NPFL: Plateau United regain top spot

Plateau United are back at the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League log following a 2-0 win over Dakkada at the New Jos Stadium on Sunday