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IPI supports call for investigation into hacking of Jeff Bezos’s phone

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists, today supported the call by two U.N. special rapporteurs for an investigation into the hacking of The Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos by the Saudi government.
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) has now sent a letter to Bezos asking for details on the hack.

US Senator asks Jeff Bezos for more information on Saudi-linked hack

One day after news broke that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia may have been personally involved in the hack of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone, a United States senator is asking for more information.
Saudi Arabia hacked the phone of Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, to gain access to his personal data, said an investigator.

Saudi dismisses link to hack of Jeff Bezos’ phone

The Saudi embassy in Washington on Tuesday dismissed suggestions the kingdom hacked the phone of Amazon owner, Jeff Bezos, as media reports linked the security breach to a WhatsApp message from an account of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Apple dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Apple’s iCloud backups are unencrypted due to law enforcement pressure

Apple dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Report: African countries lost over $2 billion to Internet shutdowns

Twelve African economies lost out on over $2.16bn in economic activity last year due to Internet blackouts and social media shutdowns, according to a new report.
The Jigawa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to depoy 285 of its staff to ensure free flow of traffic and carry out rescue operations in the state during the Eid-El-Kabir break.

FRSC counters police, says seven dead in Katsina auto crash

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has disputed the claims of the police about an accident along Mai’adua-Shargalle Road, Mashi Local Government Area, Katsina State, on Monday.
Paul Pogba faces a race against time to prove his fitness for Manchester United's clash with Arsenal after suffering a recurrence of an ankle injury.

Juventus stars working on Paul Pogba to quit Manchester United via WhatsApp

Juventus players are working on Paul Pogba over a move away from Manchester United.

NAFDAC alerts on use of paracetamol for food preparation

Following recent alert by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on the use of paracetamol tablets in food preparation, some Lagosians have expressed shock and disappointment.
Senator Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna)

Coalition declares Senator Shehu Sani ‘prisoner of conscience’

The Coalition of Public Interest Lawyers and Advocates (COPA) has disclosed of its resolve to mobilise against the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu for “violating the fundamental rights of Sen. Shehu Sani, from Kaduna State”.
Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.

Senator Okorocha slams Governor Ihedioha over alleged diversion of N6 billion ISOPADEC fund

Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, on Thursday lambasted the Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha over his alleged indictment for fraud.
Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly

EFCC searched Senator Shehu Sani’s phone illegally – lawyer

A lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of illegally accessing ex-lawmaker, Shehu Sani’s phone.
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WhatsApp to launch four new features in 2020

WhatsApp Inc, the popular messaging app is set to introduce four new features in 2020.
The oldest surviving soldier of the Nigerian Army, Pa Adama Aduku, died on Tuesday at age 101.

Nigeria’s oldest soldier passes on at 101

Pa Aduku’s last public appearance was in 2019 at the Nigerian Army Day Celebrations in Lagos, where he was presented with an award of excellence by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.

Oldest surviving Nigerian Army soldier, Pa Adama Aduku, passes on at 101

Pa Adama Aduku, the old soldier who stole the show at the 2018, Nigerian Army Day Celebrations (NADCEL), held in Lagos is dead.

NLC accuses Cross River governor of abandoning kidnapped chairman

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has accused the Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade, of not showing concern over the kidnap of its Chairman, Comrade Ben Ukpepi.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering asking a court to stop Facebook from moving ahead with plans to integrate its WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger subsidiaries, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

FTC weighs action against Facebook over plans to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering asking a court to stop Facebook from moving ahead with plans to integrate its WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger subsidiaries, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has warned contractors working for it to brace up and discharge their obligations fully as the Commission will no longer pay for jobs that are not verified and certified.

NDDC verification committee frowns at huge abandoned projects littering in Abia

The five-man committee on the Verification of Niger Delta Development Commission,NDDC, Projects in Abia State has decried the level of discrepancies in the status of works recorded in the state by contractors and their actual status on ground.
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WhatsApp to stop working on millions of phones by end of December

WhatsApp has announced it will soon stop working on millions of phones around the world as they reach the end of their supported lifespan.

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IPOB: Facebook shutdown Nnamdi Kanu’s account

According to the publicity secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful who disclosed this in a press statement he made available to Daily Sun, said that the reason for the shutdown was as a result of its widely used by those he said were determined to expose the ills of the present administration.
Inter have confirmed that they've completed the signing of Victor Moses from Chelsea after his loan spell with Fenerbahce was brought to an abrupt end.

Inter Milan confirm Victor Moses shirt number

New Inter Milan signing Victor Moses will wear the No.11 shirt for his new club, I Nerazzurri have revealed.
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University of Abuja suspends admission process

The University of Abuja has suspended the ongoing admission of students due to what it described as irregularities in the process.

Nigerian Navy arrests five suspects, impounds 181 drums of petrol

The Nigerian Navy fight against smuggling activities on the waterways has continued unabated as the command has arrested five suspects.and impounded 4 boats.
Nigeria has slipped on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2019, scoring 26 per cent.

Transparency: Corruption worse in Nigeria

Nigeria has dropped on Transparency International‘s yearly corruption perception ranking, moving two places down to rank the world’s 34th most corrupt nation in the world.