US Fines Facebook $5bn, Toughens Privacy Oversight

  US regulators on Wednesday slapped a record $5 billion fine on Facebook for privacy violations in a wide-ranging settlement that calls for revamping privacy controls and oversight at the social network. The Federal Trade Commission said the penalty was the largest ever imposed on any company for violating consumers’ privacy and one of the … Continue reading US Fines Facebook $5bn, Toughens Privacy Oversight

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Dangote, Gbajabiamila, Others Attend Presidential Policy Dialogue Chaired By Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday chaired the presidential policy dialogue session geared towards advising the government over the next four years to deliver on salient policies. The session is scheduled for two days. Those in attendance include principal members of the National Assembly, State Governors, Business leaders, All Progressive Congress (APC) leadership, Private Sector Representatives, … Continue reading Dangote, Gbajabiamila, Others Attend Presidential Policy Dialogue Chaired By Buhari

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New British PM Johnson Promises Brexit On October 31

  Boris Johnson took over as Britain’s prime minister Wednesday, promising to pull his country out of the European Union on October 31 by any means necessary. A day after winning the leadership of his Conservative party, the former London mayor and figurehead of the 2016 Brexit campaign formally replaced Theresa May. His ascent is … Continue reading New British PM Johnson Promises Brexit On October 31

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British Pound Rises As Johnson Takes Office

    The British pound rose Wednesday as arch-Brexiteer Boris Johnson prepared to take over as prime minister, while European stocks mostly fell on the weak mining sector. Sterling gained versus the euro and dollar as traders readied for Johnson — a leading Leave campaigner in Britain’s shock Brexit referendum three years ago — to take … Continue reading British Pound Rises As Johnson Takes Office

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Theresa May Resigns As British PM

  Outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May formally tendered her resignation to Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday as her successor Boris Johnson prepares to take over. May arrived at the palace after earlier urging Johnson to deliver Brexit “in a way that works for the whole United Kingdom” — an allusion to the deep divisions that the issue has … Continue reading Theresa May Resigns As British PM

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Trade War: US, China To Hold Talks Next Week – Mnuchin

  US and Chinese officials will hold two days of talks in Shanghai next week to try to make progress on their year-long trade dispute, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday. It will be the first face-to-face meeting since talks collapsed in May after President Donald Trump accused Beijing of reneging on its commitments. … Continue reading Trade War: US, China To Hold Talks Next Week – Mnuchin

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British Finance Minister Hammond Resigns

Philip Hammond’s resignation Wednesday as UK finance minister thrusts the understated political veteran into the frontlines of a brewing revolt against new Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy. The 63-year-old Oxford University graduate is one of Britain’s most respected officials among European leaders and a champion of London’s strategically vital financial hub. Both hope he finds a … Continue reading British Finance Minister Hammond Resigns

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A Reading App For Children And Key Announcements At Google For Nigeria

A speech-based reading tutor app for primary school children, motorcycle and danfo navigation, among others were among the new products and features announced on Wednesday by Google. The new apps and features by the tech giant are all aimed at making make it more helpful to users in Nigeria and across Africa. Below is a … Continue reading A Reading App For Children And Key Announcements At Google For Nigeria

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Ganduje Mourns With Channels TV, Seeks Justice Over Precious Owolabi’s Death

  The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has condoled with Channels Television over the death of Precious Owolabi. The late Owolabi, a serving corp member with Channels Television was hit by a stray bullet on Monday during a clash between the Police and members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) in Abuja. In a statement … Continue reading Ganduje Mourns With Channels TV, Seeks Justice Over Precious Owolabi’s Death

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PDM Withdraws Petition Challenging President Buhari’s Re-Election

The Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) has withdrawn its petition challenging the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the 2019 presidential election. At the resumed hearing on Wednesday counsel to PDM, Mr Aliyu Lemu, informed the tribunal of the desire of the petitioners to withdraw their petition. No reason was given for the intended withdrawal and … Continue reading PDM Withdraws Petition Challenging President Buhari’s Re-Election

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