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Yahoo Answers, one of the longest-running and most storied web Q&A platforms in the history of the internet, is shutting down on May 4th.

Yahoo Answers to be shut down on May 4th

Yahoo Answers, one of the longest-running and most storied web Q&A platforms in the history of the internet, is shutting down on May 4th. That’s the day the Yahoo Answers website will start redirecting to the Yahoo homepage, and all of the platform’s archives will apparently cease to exist. The platform has been operating since 2005.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

DSO: Nigerian government to rake in $1 billion from spectrum sale – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says over one billion dollars would accrue to government from the sale of spectrum after completion of the Digital Switch Over (DSO).
“We cannot afford to take our foot off the gas – even as we battle COVID, we must ensure capacity and financing for health security worldwide,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement.

U.S. tightens trade restrictions against Myanmar after bloody protest crackdown

The United States on Thursday unveiled new measures to punish Myanmar’s army for its February 1 coup, blocking the ministries of defence and home affairs and top military conglomerates from certain types of trade.

ATCON: Nigeria needs N15 trillion to bridge digital infrastructure gap

The Association of Telecommunications Companies in Nigeria, ATCON, says Nigeria requires over N15 trillion to bridge the infrastructure funding gap for the telecom/ICT industry.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned Aisha Alkali Wakil (Mama Boko Haram) alongside Tahiru Alhaji Saidu Daura, Prince Lawal Shoyade and Mallam Adamu Sani before Justice Jude Dagat of the Federal High Court, Maiduguri on a-two count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N42, 000,000.00 (Forty-two Million Naira).

Trial of Mama Boko Haram begins, EFCC presents first witness

The trial of Aisha Alkali Wakil alias ‘Mama Boko Haram’ who is being prosecuted by the EFCC on a fraud charge has started in Maiduguri, with the agency presenting its first witness.
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WhatsApp delays data sharing change after backlash

The smartphone app, a huge hit across the world, cancelled its February 8 deadline for accepting an update to its terms concerning sharing data with Facebook, saying it would use the pause to clear up misinformation around privacy and security.
Following a meeting with the Federal Government, staff of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) have agreed to suspend the industrial action embarked upon on Thursday.

Nigerian government orders immediate closure of enrolment activities at NIMC HQ

The Federal Government has ordered immediate closure of enrolment activities at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Headquarters, Abuja and the reactivation of 20 centers within the FCT to make the process of NIN enrolment much easier from Monday, January 18th 2021.

9mobile appoints new CTO, deputy CTO, director of strategy

9mobile has announced a new Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Deputy Chief Technical Officer, and Director of Strategy within its Senior Management team.
United States Army soldiers can no longer use TikTok on government-owned phones following a decision to ban the app.

China to counter ‘unjustified’ foreign trade laws

China’s Ministry of Commerce, on Saturday, published new rules for countering “unjustified” laws and restrictions imposed by foreign countries on Chinese companies and citizens.
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NSCDC partners youths to protect critical infrastructure in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), says it will collaborate with youth leaders across the state to ensure adequate protection of critical government infrastructure.
Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Lee Jae-yong was not in attendance for a scheduled court hearing Monday after the death of his father, Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee, was announced yesterday. Yonhap

Samsung heir absent from bribery retrial following father’s death

Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Lee Jae-yong was not in attendance for a scheduled court hearing Monday after the death of his father, Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee, was announced yesterday. Yonhap reports that the conglomorate’s de facto leader and presumed heir had asked the Seoul High Court to permit him to attend the funeral.

NCC notifies Nigerians on internet scam

The Nigerian Communications Commission has notified Nigerians on the increasing incidents of fraud across various internet platforms, especially on social media networks.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

US estimates £1.4 billion bill to remove Huawei, ZTE gear

US rural telecommunications companies that rely on federal subsidies would have to spend at least $1.837 billion ($1.4bn) to remove and replace equipment from Huawei and ZTE, the country’s telecoms regulator has estimated.

NCC resolves 98 percent consumer complaints in 15 months

Ninety eight per cent (98%) of the total service-related complaints received from telecoms consumers within a 15-month period, spanning January 2019 to April 2020, have been successfully resolved, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said in a report.
Space exploration firm OneWeb has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, GeekWire reports, leaving uncertainty about the 74 satellites it has in orbit and its plans to provide high-speed internet from space.

UK government takes $500 million stake in space exploration firm OneWeb

OneWeb, which has its headquarters in the UK, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US in March, after it was unable to secure financing. Bharti Global also will invest $500 million as part of the deal.
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Canadian court disappoints Huawei over CFO’s case

A Canadian court ruled against Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, on Wednesday in her extradition case to the US on fraud charges.
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Governor Wike’s action a dangerous gamble

I am constrained to say these few words on the worrisome development in my dear state, Rivers. The demolition and auction of private property, the closure of all sources of survival for citizens of Rivers state without due consideration for their means of sustenance in the name of the battle against Covid 19, are draconian measures that will prove counter productive in the long run.
At the foot of the Acropolis hill, in the touristic Koukaki district, the coronavirus lockdown has silenced the sound of Airbnb customers’ wheeled luggage.

Pandemic a major blow for Airbnb

At the foot of the Acropolis hill, in the touristic Koukaki district, the coronavirus lockdown has silenced the sound of Airbnb customers’ wheeled luggage.
Betting firm SportPesa have officially stopped operating in Kenya.

Ghana, Kenya tweak mobile money charges

As part of measures to reduce handling of cash amid the coronavirus pandemic, Telecom operators in Ghana have agreed with the Bank of Ghana, BoG, to waive charges on a certain amount of transaction.
Bangladeshi Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is facing more than 100 lawsuits from disgruntled employees at the telecoms unit of his poverty-busting microfinance Grameen Bank, lawyers said Thursday.

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus facing over 100 Bangladesh lawsuits

Bangladeshi Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is facing more than 100 lawsuits from disgruntled employees at the telecoms unit of his poverty-busting microfinance Grameen Bank, lawyers said Thursday.

Telecom operators kick as federal government orders NCC to reduce data cost

Telecom operators in Nigeria said yesterday that the directive by the Federal Government that cost of data should be reviewed downward in five days is “unrealistic and insensitive” considering the high operating cost in the country.

NCC warns internet users against fraudsters

In response to the increase in cybercrime around the world, the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has warned internet users and other users of telecommunication in the country to guard against being defrauded by internet fraudsters known as “yahoo yahoo boys”.

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The APC stated this on Sunday in Abuja in a statement issued by the National Secretary of its Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe.

APC: Political jobbers behind misinformation on congresses, convention

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it has not fixed dates for its congresses and national convention, saying political jobbers were responsible for the misinformation.
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DHQ: Proposed N100 billion Armed Forces Support Trust Fund inadequate to address insecurity

The Defence Headquarters on Monday said the N100 billion proposed by the Armed Forces Support Trust Fund Bill will be inadequate to combat the worsening insecurity bedevilling the country.The Defence Headquarters on Monday said the N100 billion proposed by the Armed Forces Support Trust Fund Bill will be inadequate to combat the worsening insecurity bedevilling the country.
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Dangote Cement restates commitment to closing demand-supply gap

Following the surge in demand for cement products in the country, Dangote Cement Plc has restated commitment in meeting the demand gap in order to ensure the availability of Cement products in all nooks and crannies of Nigeria and beyond.
Kelechi Iheanacho has been announced as the winner of the Leicester City Goal of the Month award for April.

Kelechi Iheanacho wins Leicester City Goal of the Month award

The Nigeria international strike beat off competition from Jammie Vardy, Timothy Castagne, U23 stars Tyrese Shade, Thanawat Suengchitthawon, Cole Dasilva and Leicester City Women’s Natasha Flint to clinch the individual prize.
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Thousands of Imo PDP, AA members defect to APC

Thousands of members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Action Alliance, AA, have dumped their party for the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Imo state.

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Workers prepare raw soil to make bricks at the Elementerre factory in Mbour, Senegal May 10, 2021. REUTERS-Zohra Bensemra

Senegal architects ditch concrete for earth in revival of old techniques

Construction is booming in Dakar, where unfinished apartment blocks tower over most streets, their exposed concrete bricks a dull uniform grey.
U.S. President Joe Biden spoke on Friday with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, the White House said, the first direct communication between the leaders of the two NATO allies whose ties have been deeply frayed.

US, Russian presidents to discuss strategic stability, arms control

United States (U.S.) President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to maintain dialogue on strategic stability issues, such as arms control and emerging security issues.
File photo of Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed in parliament in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Ethiopia revokes press credentials of New York Times reporter

Ethiopia has revoked the press credentials of a foreign journalist working for the New York Times, according to the newspaper and an Ethiopian official.
Philippine Coast Guard personnel survey several ships believed to be Chinese militia vessels in Sabina Shoal in the South China Sea, in a handout photo distributed by the Philippine Coast Guard on May 5 and taken according to source on April 27, 2021

Philippines flags ‘incursions’ by nearly 300 Chinese militia boats

The Philippines on Wednesday reported what it said were incursions into its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) by 287 maritime militia vessels from China, in a further sign of cracks reappearing in a relationship after a period of rapprochement.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would love to go full throttle against Leicester but says it is “impossible” as he needs to make changes to balance player welfare and priorities at the midway point of Manchester United’s five-day triple-header.

Manchester United boss blames back-to-back defeats on fans protests

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims the anti-Glazer protests have influenced their back-to-back defeats.