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The Latest: Facebook to end partnership with China’s Huawei

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Facebook's privacy scandal (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Facebook says it will end its data partnership with Huawei by the end of this week following a backlash over the Chinese phone maker's access to Facebook user data. (1 of 2) The logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Chinese phone maker Huawei said Wednesday, June 6, that it has never collected or stored Facebook user data, after the social media giant acknowledged it shared such…

Australian leader backs Zuckerberg’s grilling in Parliament

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said on Thursday he would welcome Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg testifying to an Australian parliamentary committee on the social media giant's sharing of data with Chinese phone maker Huawei. (1 of 4) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses while testifying before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election. Chinese phone maker…

Scientists, animal activists: Don’t cull Romanian brown bear

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Scientists and animal rights groups have urged the Romanian government to rethink its plans to allow the hunting of brown bears. In April, the environment ministry said Romania needed to reduce its bear population from the current estimate of up to 6,640 animals down to 4,000. It said bears were encroaching on areas where people lived. (1 of 1) In this Sept. 2002 file photo, a bear approaches a group of tourists on the outskirts of Brasov, Romania. Scientists and animal rights groups have urged the…

Get set, here are the cities to expect rain, thunderstorm on Sunday, June 3

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) says cities like Yola, Minna and a few others will be affected - NiMet adds that Lafia, Lokoja and Abuja will experience localised thunderstorms in the afternoon - Yenagoa, Port-Harcourt and Eket will be affected in the evening The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) on Saturday, June 2, predicted localised thunderstorms in cities including Yola, Ilorin, Bida, Minna, Mambila plateau, Jalingo and Ibi in the morning of Sunday, June 3. NiMet’s weather outlook by its central forecast…

Temperatures in Europe’s far north set records for May

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Temperatures in Europe's far north are breaking records, prompting Scandinavians to take dips in fjords well ahead of the official start of summer next month. In the municipality of Etne, on Norway's west coast, the mercury hit 32.7 C (90.8 F) on Wednesday, a record for May. (1 of 4) People are photographed on the beach, during a hot day, in Sorenga, Oslo, Norway. (Berit Roald/NTB scanpix via AP) May 31, 2018In Denmark, May has already broken records for sunshine, with 348 hours recorded by…

-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E One computer mouse @N80k?

With N80,000, one can conveniently buy a moderate laptop computer and comfortably stroll into the digital world where computer tech and smart gadgets rule. But the world of technology is of two classes: The low and high classes. While it is common for one class to see a laptop computer with a full accessory pack including track pad and mouse for even less, the other class could be buying just one mouse with over N80k. If you doubt it, we present to you, our gadget of the week; the new Logitech Wireless mouse, tagged…

Chelsea beat Southampton to set up FA Cup final against Manchester United

A flash of attacking brilliance from Olivier Giroud and an emphatic header from substitute Alvaro Morata earned Chelsea a 2-0 win over struggling Southampton in the second FA Cup semi-final match at Wembley on Sunday. Chelsea’s victory means an FA Cup final date with Manchester United next month. Giroud muscled and dribbled past three defenders and keeper Alex McCarthy seconds into the second half to poke the ball home from a pass by the ever-busy Eden Hazard. Morata, who came on for Giroud, made it two in the 82nd minute,…

I will never be friends with Conte – Top Premier League boss hints

Manchester United gaffer Jose Mourinho has given an insight on his feud with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte - The Old Trafford boss claims that all is well between him and Conte - Though he admitted that he could never be friends with the Italian manager Manchester United gaffer Jose Mourinho has admitted that he has settled his problems with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, though he hinted he and his rival will never be friends. It was believed that the pair settled their differences in the lead up to United's victory over…

Behind the Broadcom Deal Block: Rising Telecom Tensions

Behind the U.S. move to block Singapore-based Broadcom's hostile bid for U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm lies a new global struggle for influence over next-generation communications technology — and fears that whoever takes the lead could exploit that advantage for economic gain, theft and espionage. In the Broadcom-Qualcomm deal, the focus is on so-called "5G" wireless technology, which promises data speeds that rival those of landline broadband now. Its proponents insist that 5G, the next step up from the "4G" networks that now…

SEE photos of Innoson military vehicles purchased by the Nigerian army

Photos of the vehicles produced by Innoson Motors Manufacturing Company, a Nigerian automobile and bus manufacturing company for the Nigerian army has surfaced online. Recall that the Nigerian army formally entered into partnership with Nigeria's indigenous motor manufacturing company, for modification of some of its equipment, local production of armoured fighting vehicles and other military hardwares. The Nigerian army in a bid to encourage local entrepreneurs asked Innoson Motors to supply three vehicles early last year…

NIGERIAN ARMY PARTNERS WITH INNOSON VEHICLES MANUFACTURING COMPANY FOR MILITARY VEHICLES PRODUCTION

The Nigerian Army has today Tuesday 2nd January 2018, formally gone into partnership with Nigerian indigenous motor manufacturing company, Innoson Motors Manufacturing Company for modification of some of its equipment, local production of armoured fighting vehicles and other military hardwares. This was made manifest during a meeting between the management of the company let by the Chairman, Doctor Innocent Chukwuma and the leadership of the Nigerian Army led by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai at the…

WhatsApp is planning a major new feature that will change the way you chat with friends

WhatsApp is working on a major new feature that will change the way you chat with friends. The popular messaging app is reportedly planning to introduce group voice and video calls in the coming months. WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early, spotted references to the new feature in the latest beta version of the app. It would potentially allow groups of friends or colleagues to chat face-to-face using the app, replacing the need for traditional conference calls. hatsApp added the ability to make voice…

Trump to put Iran nuclear deal in hands of Congress

President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to terminate the Iran nuclear deal if Congress doesn't strengthen it, warning the agreement was merely a "temporary delay" in Tehran's quest to obtain nuclear weapons. In a speech at the White House laying out what he called a "new strategy" for dealing with Iran, Trump also accused Iran of violating both the letter and spirit of the deal and said the U.S. would impose new sanctions on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran's elite security and military organization. By…

Why I decided to have no social life for a month

s a freelancer working solo from home, while my housemates head out to work, I justified a very active social life as basic human necessity. Yet when it dawned on me just how much time I was spending socialising, I realised I may be taking it to an extreme. I calculated that, on average, I was spending 22 hours or more each week on social activities. So, in a bid to see what would happen to my work output, health and wellbeing, I decided to try and cut out my social life entirely. I knew, at times, I filled my schedule…

Meet The 19-Year-Old Who Built A New Search Engine To Rival Google And Youtube

Gabriel Opare, a 19-year-old Ghanaian university student is making headlines in the tech industry for building a new search engine to rival Google and Youtube. According to Opare, his new search engine, Mudclo, will challenge the dominance of YouTube and Google. Mudclo is a free search engine for videos where you can discover and stream videos from the different locations on the internet all in one place.   “I believe that my business is good enough and that it can scale globally. It is a legitimate point to say that YouTube…