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(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

Uber chief calls Jamal Khashoggi killing a ‘mistake’, then backtracks

The chief executive officer of Uber has expressed regret after calling the gruesome killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi a "mistake" by Saudi Arabia's government and comparing it to a fatal self-driving crash involving one of the ride-hailing firm's cars.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks to supporters after leaving the Federal Police Headquarters, where he was serving a sentence for corruption and money laundering, in Curitiba, Parana State, Brazil, on November 8, 2019. – A judge in Brazil on Friday authorized the release of ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, after a Supreme Court ruling paved the way for thousands of convicts to be freed. (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA / AFP)

Brazil’s leftist icon Lula walks free from jail

Brazil’s leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked free from jail Friday after a year and a half behind bars for corruption following a court ruling that could release thousands of convicts.
Pollution in the Indian capital of New Delhi reached its highest level so far this year on Sunday, with the city declaring a public health emergency.

Air pollution: Cars banned in New Delhi

Authorities in the Indian capital of New Delhi on Monday banished from the roads cars with number plates ending in an odd number in a bid to cut hazardous air pollution shrouding the city.

Uber rejects Los Angeles’ request for bike rider data over privacy concerns

Uber said it would not share real-time location data of its electric bike riders with the city of Los Angeles, saying it would violate their privacy.

Uber turns to India, Africa, Middle East as losses mount

The head of Uber said Tuesday that the global ride services firm was counting on India, Africa and the Middle East for future growth amid investor fears about mounting losses and a slump in its share price.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has consented to the request by the authorities of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to float a jetty at the school’s waterfront to complement transportation on the campus.

Lagos governor to approve jetty at UNILAG waterfront

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has consented to the request by the authorities of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to float a jetty at the school’s waterfront to complement transportation on the campus.

Uber launches boat service in Lagos

Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc on Friday launched a pilot test of a boat service in Lagos to attract commuters seeking to avoid the megacity’s notoriously congested roads.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Airconditioner gas poisoning: Police rescue Uber driver, passenger

A police Patrol team from Bariga Division in Lagos has saved two persons, Abiodun Balogun, 32, and a lady Odisha Ginika, 21, from dying from airconditioner gas poisoning.
Music producer, Olumide Ogunade, popularly known as ID Cabasa has shared how he was slapped by a policeman while he was trying to settle an issue between a Uber driver and the owner of a Range rover in Lagos.

ID Cabasa: My encounter with police

Music producer, Olumide Ogunade, popularly known as ID Cabasa has shared how he was slapped by a policeman while he was trying to settle an issue between a Uber driver and the owner of a Range rover in Lagos.
If convicted on the charges, Anthony Levandowski faces an up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000, according to federal prosecutors who announced the criminal indictment.

Ex-Google engineer charged with theft

A former Google engineer was hit with criminal charges Tuesday alleging he stole trade secrets from the technology giant’s self-driving car project and took them to Uber.

Uber driver in court for alleged N910,000 theft, willful damage

A driver with Uber, Adewale Adenekan, 53, on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing N910,000.
Acting High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa, to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr Bobby J. Moroe

Federal government, South Africa disagree over killing of Nigerian nationals

Following the unabated killing of Nigerians in South Africa, the Government of the Republic of South Africa has said it is leaving no stone unturned to ensure a safe environment for all nationals living in the country.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

FIFA U-20 WWC: Governor Obaseki assures Edo is prepared to host world

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state is ready to host the world as the international football governing body, FIFA, commences tour of facilities in Nigeria’s bid to host the 2020 Under-20 female soccer fiesta.
Samsung’s Bixby Marketplace

Samsung launches Bixby Marketplace in the US and South Korea

Samsung has launched its Bixby Marketplace, a dedicated app store where third-party developers can offer their own Bixby-compatible services, similar to Amazon’s Alexa skills. The marketplace, which apparently started rolling out a few days ago, is officially open now for Samsung customers in the U.S. and Samsung’s native South Korea.

Uber mulls boat taxis for Lagos

Ride-hailing giant, Uber Technology Inc. is planning to launch its boat business in Lagos to beat traffic congestion.
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech to honor Japan’s architect Arata Isozaki at the Elysee Palace in Paris on May 24, 2019. Isozaki is the laureate of the 2019 Pritzker architecture prize.-br --Francois Mori - POOL - AP - AFP

France sets up task force to deal with Facebook’s cryptocurrency

France is creating a G7 task force to ensure that transnational crypto currencies like Facebook’s Libra are regulated to protect the economy and the consumer.
Operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested three suspected robbers who lured an UBER driver into the bush, beat him to pulp and made away with his Toyota Camry, 2006 model, just as it recovered 2 locally made guns and seven live cartridges from another set of suspected robbers on Eko Bridge.

UBER snatching robbers arrested, two guns, seven cartridges recovered

Operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested three suspected robbers who lured an UBER driver into the bush, beat him to pulp and made away with his Toyota Camry, 2006 model, just as it recovered 2 locally made guns and seven live cartridges from another set of suspected robbers on Eko Bridge.
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

France responds to Facebook’s Libra with new cryptocurrency task force

France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

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