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US slams sanctions on China’s biggest chip manufacturer

The US has imposed restrictions on exports to China’s biggest chipmaker, SMIC, after concluding there is an “unacceptable risk” equipment supplied to it could be used for military purposes.
Popular TV host of ”Who wants to be a millionaire?”, Frank Edoho, has aired his view on Nigerian youths and their topic of discussion.

Frank Edoho: Nigerian youths are not passionate about serious things

Popular TV host of ”Who wants to be a millionaire?”, Frank Edoho, has aired his view on Nigerian youths and their topic of discussion.
Huawei

Fresh Huawei restrictions could disrupt global tech supply chain

Ramped-up U.S. restrictions on Huawei are likely to cut off the Chinese smartphone maker’s access to even off-the-shelf chips and disrupt the global tech supply chain once again, executives and experts cautioned.

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.
Microsoft is now allowing Windows 10 users to run Android apps side by side with Windows applications on a PC. It’s part of a new feature in Your Phone, and it builds upon the mirroring that Microsoft’s Your Phone app already provides.

Microsoft integrates Android apps into Windows 10

Microsoft is now allowing Windows 10 users to run Android apps side by side with Windows applications on a PC. It’s part of a new feature in Your Phone, and it builds upon the mirroring that Microsoft’s Your Phone app already provides. You can now access a list of Android apps in Microsoft’s Your Phone app and launch these mobile apps accordingly. These will run in a separate window outside of the Your Phone app, mirrored from your phone.
LG Electronics, South Korea’s second-largest appliance firm after Samsung, posted a second-quarter net profit slump of 38.1 per cent to 65.6 billion won Thursday, saying it had been “affected significantly” by the pandemic.

LG profit slumps 38.1%, as Samsung profit rises 7.3%

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics defied the coronavirus to report higher net profits in the second quarter Thursday, with strong demand for memory chips overcoming the pandemic’s impact on smartphone sales.
Samsung is considering dropping its Bixby virtual assistant and Galaxy Apps Store from its mobile devices as part of a new global revenue-sharing deal with Alphabet’s Google, according to correspondence seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

Samsung could ditch Bixby and Galaxy Store as part of Google deal

Samsung is considering dropping its Bixby virtual assistant and Galaxy Apps Store from its mobile devices as part of a new global revenue-sharing deal with Alphabet’s Google, according to correspondence seen by Reuters on Tuesday.
Google and Samsung are in discussions for a deal that would give the US tech giant’s services more prominence on Samsung phones at the expense of those from the Korean manufacturer, according to a report by Bloomberg.

Google ‘negotiating’ with Samsung to push Assistant over Bixby

Google and Samsung are in discussions for a deal that would give the US tech giant’s services more prominence on Samsung phones at the expense of those from the Korean manufacturer, according to a report by Bloomberg. The deal would reportedly involve promoting the Google Assistant and the Play Store over Samsung’s own alternatives.
After months of rumors, Google has finally confirmed that its “Nearby Share” feature is on the way. Some Android users are already testing a beta version.

Google confirms AirDrop-like feature coming soon

After months of rumors, Google has finally confirmed that its “Nearby Share” feature is on the way. Some Android users are already testing a beta version.
Samsung has released its Health Monitor app in South Korea, enabling blood pressure tracking for the Galaxy Watch Active 2 smartwatch.

Samsung rolls out smartwatch blood pressure tracking in South Korea

Samsung has released its Health Monitor app in South Korea, enabling blood pressure tracking for the Galaxy Watch Active 2 smartwatch. The rollout is slightly ahead of schedule; Samsung previously said the app would be released in the third quarter of this year after getting approval from South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety in April.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Robbers attack judge’s home, steal $1,000, N250,000

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos Tuesday remanded in the Ikoyi Correctional Centre two men who allegedly broke into the Ikoyi, Lagos home of a federal judge and carted away dollars and naira among other properties at gunpoint.
The suspects: Chinonso Michael, 25 years, an Afro hip - hop singer and Chimelu Victory, 22 years, a pianist, were arrested last week Wednesday in company of 5 other suspects at their residence at 4, Modupe Young Thomas Estate, Ajah, Lagos by the Decoy Team of RRS.

Musicians: How coronavirus lockdown forced us into robbery

Two entertainers, a musician and a pianist, both robbery suspects arrested by the Rapid Response Squad unit of the Lagos Police Command have confessed that they were forced into robbery by the need to survive the COVID – 19 lockdown hunger.
A bug in Android means that setting a certain image as your phone’s wallpaper could be enough to crash it.

Users discover wallpaper that can crash some Android phones

A bug in Android means that setting a certain image as your phone’s wallpaper could be enough to crash it. The issue gained widespread attention over the weekend after leaker Ice Universe tweeted the image that causes the issue, and the bug has since been verified by 9to5Google and Android Authority. Ice Universe says that the bug affects Samsung handsets in particular, but it’s also been replicated on Google Pixel phones, among others.

Hospital shuts 25 theatres after 4 nurses contracted coronavirus

Southern Seoul authorities are concerned after four nurses who work at Samsung Medical Centre tested positive for Coronavirus.

Samsung heir apologises over corruption scandal

The heir to the Samsung empire bowed in apology Wednesday for company misconduct including a controversial plan for him to ascend to the leadership of the world’s largest smartphone maker.
Google employees are holding a sit-in at offices around the world to protest alleged retaliation against workers.

Google reportedly building own processor for Pixels, Chromebooks

Google may be developing its own processor that could power the company’s Pixel phones as early as next year, while later versions of the processor could be used in Google’s Chromebooks, according to a report by Axios. Apple has long used its own processors in many of its devices, and it seems Google could be looking to do something similar for its own hardware.
South Africa’s Telkom, Samsung and the government have teamed up to develop a track and trace database to identify the whereabouts of people who may have contracted coronavirus.

South Africa launches mobile tracking of those with coronavirus

South Africa’s Telkom, Samsung and the government have teamed up to develop a track and trace database to identify the whereabouts of people who may have contracted coronavirus.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: How chef who ‘murdered’ lawyer in Lagos hotel was caught

A Police Inspector, John Babalola, on Wednesday narrated to an Ikeja Special Offences Court how a lodger, Joshua Usulor, who allegedly murdered a lawyer at the Citiheights Hotel, Opebi, Lagos, was caught by authorities.

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The Commissioner for In­formation and Strategy, Gben­ga Omotoso, while speaking on the commencement of the campaign on Thursday, said it was initiated after discovering that members of the public did not comply with the directives.

#EndSARS: Lagos government to investigate Lekki shootings

The Lagos State government said it would investigate reports of shootings at the Lekki Toll plaza, which followed the 24-hour curfew imposed to stop criminals hiding under the #ENDSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.

#EndSARS: Stop killing peaceful protesters – Hillary Clinton tells President Buhari

Former United States presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, has made a public appeal to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari to end the killing of peaceful protesters.
A late winner from Marcus Rashford saw the Red Devils win 2-1 against the Parisians at the Parc des Princes - the scene of their famous Champions League win versus PSG in 2019.

Manchester United set new club record after another Champions League win vs Paris Saint-Germain

Manchester United's victory against PSG in the Champions League has seen the club win 10 consecutive away games for the first time in their history.
Netflix seems to be on a cancelation streak as of late, and the science fiction space drama Away is the streaming service’s latest victim.

‘Away’ canceled at Netflix after one season

Netflix seems to be on a cancelation streak as of late, and the science fiction space drama Away is the streaming service’s latest victim.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano government distributes instructional materials to schools

The Kano State Government, says it has begun the distribution of instructional materials worth over N1.5 billion to primary and junior secondary schools in the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.