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China plans to open 5G marketing in October

China is planning to launch the commercial use of the 5G service on October 1, on occasion of the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic, local press reported on Friday, quoting official sources.

AFCON: Jo Bonfrere faults Gernot Rohr for recalling Mikel Obi

Former Super Eagles’ coach Johannes Bonfrere has faulted the recall of John Mikel Obi to the Nigerian squad ahead of preparations for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Nigeria will be making a return to the global stage in taekwondo, as the duo of Peter Itiku and Chinazum Nwosu will be representing the country at the five-day tournament holding in Manchester, Great Britain, from May 15 to 19.

Nigeria, 144 others for 2019 World Taekwondo Championships

Nigeria will be making a return to the global stage in taekwondo, as the duo of Peter Itiku and Chinazum Nwosu will be representing the country at the five-day tournament holding in Manchester, Great Britain, from May 15 to 19.
President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the reports that his London trip was to compile the list of persons to be appointed as ministers during his second tenure.

Researchers beg President Buhari to sign NRIC bill

The Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions (ASURI) has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the National Research and Innovation Council (NRIC) Bill, into law to accelerate the country’s industrialization.
French servicemen, engaged in the Operation Barkhane in Africa's Sahel region, have neutralized around 30 terrorists in Mali, the French Armed Forces Ministry said.

French forces free American, South Korean in Burkina Faso

Two of the people released were French while the other two were said to be an American and a South Korean.
North Korea fired an unidentified projectile on Thursday, the South’s military chiefs said, less than a week after its leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of multiple rockets and a missile.

North Korea fires unidentified projectile – South Korea

North Korea fired an unidentified projectile on Thursday, the South’s military chiefs said, less than a week after its leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of multiple rockets and a missile.
Tottenham will be without Son Heung-min and Juan Foyth against Everton next week AND for the first two games of next season.

Tottenham duo suspended for first two games of next season

Tottenham will be without Son Heung-min and Juan Foyth against Everton next week AND for the first two games of next season.
The Iranian flag flutters in front the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters in Vienna [Leonhard Foeger-Reuters]

US tightens restrictions on Iran’s nuclear programme

The United States has tightened restrictions on Iran's nuclear programme by failing to renew two key sanctions waivers which allowed Russia and the European nations to do business with Tehran.

David Alaba: How refusal to pay bribe stopped me from playing for Nigeria

David Alaba, Bayern Munich star, has accused coaches of the Golden Eaglets of denying him the opportunity to join the Nigerian squad at the 2007 FIFA World Cup in South Korea because he refused to pay bribe.
Kim Jong-un held his first summits with the leaders of the US and South Korea last year [Leah Millis-Reuters]

North Korea fires ‘short-range projectiles’ into East Sea

North Korea has fired several unidentified short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said, a likely sign of Pyongyang's growing frustration at stalled diplomatic talks with Washington meant to provide coveted sanctions relief in return for nuclear disarmament.
Few days after world Cup bound Super Falcons walloped their Icelandic counterparts 6-1 in a friendly match in Spain, the Thomas Dennerby tutored side failed to continue the run losing 2-1 to Canada at the Pinatar Arena on Monday.

Thomas Dennerby: Super Falcons now confident enough to face any opponent

Head Coach of the Super Falcons, Thomas Dennerby, believes his team has gained more confidence ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in France and will compete well against the top teams at the tournament.
Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg is not in Norway's World Cup squad. GETTY IMAGES

France: Ballon d’Or winner pulls out of opening match against Falcons

Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg has withdrawn from Norway national team that will face Nigeria’s Super Falcons in their opening group D match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup on June 8 in France.
South Korean comedian Jo Young-bin uses SK Telecom’s 5G mobile network to broadcast live from Bosingak in Seoul. SK Telecom

South Korea’s 5G carriers boast 260,000 customers in first month

After simultaneously launching commercial 5G services in early April, three South Korean carriers have collectively signed up 260,000 subscribers — a solid start for the next-generation cellular technology.
A pedestrian walks past a Huawei product stand at an EE telecommunications shop in central London on April 29, 2019. – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged caution over the role of China’s Huawei in the UK, saying the government should think carefully before opening its doors to the technology giant to develop next-generation 5G mobile networks. His comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May conditionally allowed China’s Huawei to build the UK 5G network, information that was leaked to a newspaper from top secret discussions between senior ministers and security officials, a leak that has caused a scandal that has rocked Britain’s splintered government. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / various sources / AFP)

Huawei jumps ahead of Apple in tough smartphone market

China-based Huawei outsold Apple’s iPhones in the first quarter of this year, seizing the California company’s second place spot in a tightening smartphone market dominated by Samsung, a tracker said Tuesday.

Japanese emperor Akihito ends three-decade reign

Japanese emperor Akihito will end his three-decade reign on Tuesday, voluntarily stepping down due to health concerns to make way for his son in the country’s first abdication of the Chrysanthemum Throne since 1817.

Samsung posts weakest profit in more than two years

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics flagged improved second-half results on expectations of a pick up in memory chip and smartphone sales, after posting its weakest profit in more than two years in the first quarter.
This April 10, 2019 picture released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 11, 2019 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending the 4th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP) / South Korea OUT /

Korean Peninsular: North Korean leader warns of return to tension

U.S. President Donald Trump, who ended a second summit with Kim in February without a deal for North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, seemed unperturbed, saying a lot of progress was being made toward an agreement and welcoming Putin’s support.
This picture taken on April 25, 2019 and released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 26 shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending a reception following their talks at the Far Eastern Federal University campus on Russky island in the far-eastern Russian port of Vladivostok. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP) / South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT

Kim Jong Un: US acting in ‘bad faith’

Kim Jong Un has accused the US of acting in “bad faith” in talks on its nuclear arsenal, his state media said Friday, as the North Korean leader left Russia following his first summit with President Vladimir Putin.

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A group photograph with Kano State governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, his deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, Speaker state assembly Rurum and the newly appointed emirs from left Sarkin Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila; Sarkin Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero; from right Sarkin Gaya – Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya and Sarkin Karaye, Dr. Alhaji Ibrahim ll. After the official installation of four new emirs by Kano State governor on Saturday at indoor stadium at Sani Abacha. Photo Sani Maikatanga

Group calls for scrapping of new emirates in Kano

A group under the aegis of the Renaissance Coalition in collaboration with Civil society organisations (CSOs), and other stakeholders in Kano have called for the scrapping of the newly created emirates in the state.
The rain storm in Lagos on Monday resulted in many residents and motorists counting their losses as it caused traffic gridlock and wreaked havoc in many areas, damaging communication masts, electric poles and other infrastructure.

Downpour causes traffic gridlock in Lagos

The rain storm in Lagos on Monday resulted in many residents and motorists counting their losses as it caused traffic gridlock and wreaked havoc in many areas, damaging communication masts, electric poles and other infrastructure.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

Federal government declares May 29, June 12 public holidays

The Federal Government has declared May 29 and June 12 as public holidays to mark the transition to a new government and Democracy Day respectively.

Sanitation: Taraba government bans use of polythene bags

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Monday banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state to boost clean environment.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki: We’ll ensure investors in plantations in Edo preserve forest belt

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state will ensure its forest belt is preserved as more investors in oil palm, cocoa, rubber plantations set up shop in the state, noting that state will collaborate with relevant stakeholders in the sector on a reforestation programme.