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Nigerian superstar Olamide and his label YBLN have signed an exciting deal with an American distribution, records, and publishing company, Empire.

Nigerian music star Olamide signs deal with American company

Nigerian superstar Olamide and his label YBLN have signed an exciting deal with an American distribution, records, and publishing company, Empire.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO - Samsung on Tuesday unveiled a new foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, its second attempt to sell consumers on phones with bendable screens and clamshell designs.

Samsung unveils its new foldable phone – Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung on Tuesday unveiled a new foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, its second attempt to sell consumers on phones with bendable screens and clamshell designs.
Samsung’s next folding phone is likely to be announced this month, and what appears to be the first hands-on video with the device has just appeared online.

Leaked video shows off Samsung’s folding Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung’s next folding phone is likely to be announced this month, and what appears to be the first hands-on video with the device has just appeared online. Leaker Ben Geskin has posted a short clip purportedly showing the phone, said to be called the Galaxy Z Flip, in action on Twitter.
The ability of the new coronavirus to spread is strengthening and infections could continue to rise, China’s National Health Commission said on Sunday, with nearly 2,000 people in China infected and 56 killed by the disease.

Coronavirus: China scrambles to contain ‘strengthening’ virus

The ability of the new coronavirus to spread is strengthening and infections could continue to rise, China’s National Health Commission said on Sunday, with nearly 2,000 people in China infected and 56 killed by the disease.

WHO mulls declaring coronavirus a global health threat

Following the announcement by China’s national health body that the new coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person, the World Health Organisation (WHO) will hold a meeting on Wednesday to decide if it (ailment) should be declared a global health emergency.
Samsung’s new mobile chief Roh Tae-moon. - Samsung Electronics

Samsung names Roh Tae-moon new smartphone boss

Samsung Electronics has appointed Roh Tae-moon its new mobile chief, taking over from co-ceo DJ Koh, who’ll continue to lead the chaebol’s IT and mobile communications division. Roh, 52, is said to be “an engineering maven,” according to Bloomberg, “who’s meticulous about phone features.”
The latest cases bring to 45 the number of people who have contracted the illness, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission said Saturday. Five are in serious condition, two died and 15 have been discharged. The others are in stable condition.

China reports four more cases in viral pneumonia outbreak

The latest cases bring to 45 the number of people who have contracted the illness, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission said Saturday. Five are in serious condition, two died and 15 have been discharged. The others are in stable condition.
A stone’s throw from Nelson Mandela’s former home in South Africa’s Soweto township, Dumile Badela’s restaurant is now more hectic and lucrative than ever, thanks to Uber Eats, his hungriest customer yet.

‘Uber Eats’ goes local to find niche in South African food fight

A stone’s throw from Nelson Mandela’s former home in South Africa’s Soweto township, Dumile Badela’s restaurant is now more hectic and lucrative than ever, thanks to Uber Eats, his hungriest customer yet.
Two streetcars, an old model (L) and a newer one, pass each other in Toronto, Canada. AFP

Toronto retires iconic old streetcars for sleek ones

Toronto, Canada’s biggest city is retiring on 29 December its historic streetcars and replacing them with sleek new trams.

Gynaecologist urges women not to remove their pubic hair

Dr Jen Gunter, author of The Vagina Bible, warns waxing or shaving creates “microscopic trauma” that can lead to infections.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a case that would allow cities to make it a crime to sleep on the streets.

US Supreme Court lets stand ruling protecting homeless

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a case that would allow cities to make it a crime to sleep on the streets.
E-cigarettes

E-cigarettes raise risks of lung disease – study

E-cigarette use significantly increases the risk of developing chronic lung diseases like asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a long term study published Monday that also found vaping was less harmful than smoking.
Will Smith still feels “emotional” about homelessness years after playing a destitute man in one of his most acclaimed film roles, the Hollywood star has told charity campaigners braving a fierce New York winter night to sleep rough.

Will Smith campaigns against homelessness in New York

Will Smith still feels “emotional” about homelessness years after playing a destitute man in one of his most acclaimed film roles, the Hollywood star has told charity campaigners braving a fierce New York winter night to sleep rough.
Uber, as part of a long-anticipated safety report, revealed that more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during its U.S. rides in 2018.

Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults in US in 2018

Uber, as part of a long-anticipated safety report, revealed that more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during its U.S. rides in 2018.
After launching her presidential campaign with a splash in Oakland, California, less than a year ago, California Senator Kamala Harris has made an equally stunning exit, telling supporters that she does not have the resources to continue her 2020 bid.

US: Kamala Harris exits 2020 presidential race, citing lack of cash

After launching her presidential campaign with a splash in Oakland, California, less than a year ago, California Senator Kamala Harris has made an equally stunning exit, telling supporters that she does not have the resources to continue her 2020 bid.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari ratifies Beijing Protocol 2010, Montreal Protocol 2014 for aviation

President Muhammadu Buhari has ratified the Protocol to Amend the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft (Hague Convention of 1971) (Beijing Protocol 2010).
TikTok

US Army examines TikTok security concerns

The U.S. Army is undertaking a security assessment of China-owned social media platform TikTok after a Democratic lawmaker raised national security concerns over the app’s handling of user data, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Thursday.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24- Beyonce departs after The Celebration of Life for Kobe & Gianna Bryant at Staples Center on February 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian-Getty Images-AFP

Beyonce kicks off LA memorial for Kobe Bryant and daughter

Beyonce kicked off a star-studded memorial ceremony in Los Angeles on Monday for basketball great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna who died along with seven others in a helicopter crash last month.
This was disclosed by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, who presided over the meeting of PEBEC at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.

PEBEC, ICPC collaborate to prosecute corrupt public officials

The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has partnered with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to investigate and prosecute public officials and civil servants accused of corrupt practices.
President Muhammadu Buhari

Senator urges President Buhari to save APC from disintegration

Senator Abu Ibrahim, the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), Council for New Nigeria initiative (CNNi) says President Muhammadu Buhari will preserve his legacy after leaving office if he saves the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from disintegration.
Opponents to the Indian government’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) clash with supporters of the CAA, at Bhajanpura area of New Delhi on February 24, 2020 ahead of US President arrival in New Delhi. – Fresh clashes raged in New Delhi in protests over a contentious citizenship law on February 24, hours ahead of a visit to the Indian capital by US President Donald Trump. India has seen weeks of demonstrations and violence since a new citizenship law — that critics say discriminates against Muslims — came into force in December. (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)

Four killed in India clash ahead of Donald Trump arrival

A policeman was among at least four people killed in New Delhi on Monday during violent clashes over a contentious citizenship law, local media said, hours before US President Donald Trump arrived in the Indian capital for an official visit.

Teenager steals N340,000 after hiding in bank’s toilet overnight

A 16-year-old boy, Adekunle Ayomikun, who allegedly hid in the toilet of a bank overnight and stole N340,000 was yesterday, remanded at Special Correctional Centre for boys in Oregun, by a Lagos magistrate’s court sitting in Igbosere.