Top Huawei executive arrest threatens China-U.S. trade truce

By Meletus EZE The daughter of Huawei’s founder, Meng Wanzhou, a top executive at the Chinese technology giant, was arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the United States. The sensational arrest of Meng has shocked global stock markets as it threatened to inflame Sino-U.S.trade tensions afresh. The shock arrest of Meng, 46, who is Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s Chief Financial Officer, raises fresh doubts over a 90-day truce on trade struck between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping on Saturday – the day she was detained. Her arrest, revealed…

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Samsung Electronics vows to pay compensation for ill workers by 2028

By Elizabeth ADENUGA South Korea’s Samsung Electronics on Friday vowed to compensate by 2028 its local chip and display factory workers who have suffered from work-related illnesses. The move settles a year-long dispute between the world’s top memory chipmaker and an advocacy group representing sickened workers and their families. The group intervened after the 2007 death of a Samsung chip factory worker with leukemia sparked concerns over working conditions at the South Korean company. “Our effort was insufficient to better understand the pain affected workers and their families went through,”…

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Teleology takes over 9mobile

By Thompson ABISOLA Teleology has formally taken over the management of 9mobile. It announced the constitution of a new board of directors for the company in Lagos on Monday. It said that the constitution of the new board followed the successful completion of the tenure of the former board appointed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and in fulfillment of the consequential transfer of final ownership to the new investors, Teleology Nigeria Limited. “We thank all out-going members of the board for helping to shepherd 9mobile through the critical…

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Apple unveils new Mac computers at New York event

By Meletus EZE Apple Inc (AAPLO) on Tuesday unveiled new Mac computers, including updates to its entry-level Mac Book Air laptop and Mac Mini desktop. Apple said a new version of the Mac Book Air, originally released in 2011, would feature a higher-resolution display and thinner bezels and start at 1,199 dollars, hitting stores on Nov. 7. The company also said the Mac Mini, a small desktop customers provide their own display and accessories for, would feature more processing power and memory capacity and start at 799 dollars. Analysts also expect…

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9mobile attributes achievements in 10 years to customer loyalty

By Meletus EZE The Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Ltd. (EMTS) trading as 9mobile on Wednesday attributed its achievements over the past 10 years to the loyalty of its subscribers. The Chief Executive Officer, 9mobile, Mr Boye Olusanya, , made known this in a statement to mark the company’s 10th year in Nigeria’s telecommmunications industry. Olusanya said that its management reflected on the company’s journey which commenced in October 2008 and wished to express heartfelt gratitude to its customers, partners, regulators and government for their support. He said that the company had…

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Mobile connectivity vital for economic growth — CECAD

By  Aliyu DANLADI president Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD), Dr Bayero Agabi, president Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD), says access to mobile connectivity is vital for economic growth. Agabi made this known during the Nigeria Mobile Economy Summit Expo and Awards in Lagos on Thursday night. The theme of the event was “Transforming Mobile Technologies into Economic opportunities.’’ He said that with over 198 million lines and many innovations coming to play, Nigeria had become not only a development hub but a huge and thriving mobile…

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MTN shares up 2% on possibility of reduced repatriation demand

By Meletus EZE South Africa’s MTN Group shares rose as much as 2.55 per cent after the Nigerian central bank said it might reduce the $8.1 billion it had ordered the telecoms firm to repatriate to Nigeria. At the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Monday, MTN shares were up 2.03 per cent to 85.50 rand as early as 0837 GMT, due to the possibility of reducing the repatriation demand by MTN. MTN and the central bank are in a dispute over the transfer of $8.1 billion of funds which the bank…

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Don’t ignore customers’ complaints, PCC urges MTN

By Meletus EZE The Public Complaints Commission (PCC) has called on telecommunication giant, MTN not to ignore customers’ complaints about its services but should treat them with dispatch. Commissioner in charge of PCC, Mr Samben Nwosu, in Anambra made the call when he received MTN officials in his office on Friday. The MTN management staff included Mr Emeka Aririele, Zonal Manager of MTN (Awka and Owerri) and Mr Efosa Omokaro, the marketing manager in the zone. Nwosu said the PCC would enable MTN resolve matters which were within its capacity but…

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No ban on use of smartphone around polling units – INEC

By Giwa SHILE The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it was not banning the use of Smartphone around the polling unit areas, but the moment a prospective voter entered voting cubicle to cast his or her vote. The Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, made the declaration on Wednesday in Abuja. He stated this while reacting to the statement issued by the the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Uche Secondus, condemning the decision of INEC to ban the use of smart phones at…

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Cell phone addiction causes hearing loss, cancer, others – ENT Consultant

By Aliyu DANLADI A Consultant Surgeon, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Prof. Titus Ibekwe,  has warned that cell phone addiction causes noise induced hearing loss. Ibekwe gave the warning on Sunday in Abuja.  Similarly, he warned that the spill of noise from cell phones could aggravate cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and stroke as well as cancer in later years. He noted that this adverse effect was common especially among young persons. Ibekwe, who is also the National Secretary of Otorhinolaryngological Society of Nigeria,…

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