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Researchers discover vulnerability affecting Wi-Fi security

Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or spread malicious software while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device. A report published Monday said the breach could only happen if an attacker is within range of the potential victim, …

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Death toll from Tunisia migrant boat tragedy climbs to 34

Tunisia’s navy has found the bodies of 26 migrants at sea a week after their boat collided with a navy vessel, bringing the death toll to 34, the defence ministry said. On October 8, a migrant boat sank following a collision with a navy vessel off the coast of the …

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83 obtain first class at Afe Babalola University

No fewer than 83 persons have obtained first class degrees from the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti. This was made known by the institutions Vice Chancellor, Michael Ajisafe, on Monday while briefing journalists on the planned 5th convocation ceremony slated for October 21. He said the institution also plans to treat …

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Mike Ashley puts Newcastle United up for sale

Mike Ashley puts Newcastle United up for sale

Oct 16 (Reuters) – Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley put the Premier League club up for sale on Monday, signalling a possible end to his decade-long reign at St James’ Park. “As one of the Premier League’s oldest and best supported football clubs – and for the benefit of its …

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Minister confirms Monkey pox cases in Nigeria

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said all the Monkey Pox test samples obtained from Lagos tested negative. This was disclosed during a press conference in Abuja on Monday. He said only four cases of monkey pox have been confirmed in Nigeria. Adewole said, “As of October 13, 2017, there were 17 suspected cases reported from Yenagoa LGA in Bayelsa State. “We have received laboratory confirmation for Monkey pox virus from three of these cases from the WHO Regional Laboratory in Dakar, Senegal. Samples from 12 other cases from Bayelsa were negative. “With these results, four suspected Monkeypox outbreak in Yenagoa have been confirmed with laboratory evidence. The most likely source of infection is a primary zoonotic transmission, from an animal, with secondary person-to-person transmission. “Since our initial announcement, a total of 43 other suspected cases have been reported from eight other States (Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ekiti, Lagos, Enugu, Nasarawa, Rivers, and FCT). Of these, four cases from Lagos have also been tested and confirmed to be negative for the Monkeypox virus. “We expect that many of these cases being reported from other states in Nigeria are not caused by the Monkeypox virus, but we will continue to investigate all those cases that fit the case definition. “Further laboratory tests using whole genome sequencing are being carried out by the Africa Center for Genomics and Infectious Diseases in Redeemers University Ede, Ogun State.”

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said all the Monkey Pox test samples obtained from Lagos tested negative. This was disclosed during a press conference in Abuja on Monday. He said only four cases of monkey pox have been confirmed in Nigeria. Adewole said, “As of October 13, …

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Toyota to test self-driving, talking cars by about 2020

Toyota Motor Corp on Monday said it would begin testing self-driving electric cars around 2020, which will use artificial intelligence (AI) to engage with drivers, as the company competes with tech firms to develop new vehicles. The car, whose concept model was unveiled earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics …

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Daimler starts reorganisation that could lead to break up

BERLIN, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Daimler has started the process of creating separate legal entities for its Mercedes Benz cars and Daimler Trucks divisions, a move that has fuelled speculation of an eventual break up of the German automaker. The company said on Monday it would invest more than 100 …

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What Fela did to government with his music – Gov. Ambode

The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, was as an enigmatic artiste who used his musician to fight bad governance. The governor stated this during the inauguration of the ‘Liberation Statue’ in honour of Fela, erected at Allen Roundabout in Ikeja. Ambode …

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Police dismiss Evans lawyer’s claim of extortion, sexual molestation

The Nigeria Police Force has denied claims that officers of the Inspector General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team, IRT extorted over N50 million and other valuables from billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans), while in police custody. Jimoh Moshood, the Force Public Relations Officer, said in a statement …

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Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks rises to 300 – Official

Authorities on Monday confirmed that 300 people died in twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and relatives caught up in Somalia’s deadliest attack in a decade. Abdikadir Abdirahman, director city ambulance service, told Reuters on Monday that the death toll has steadily risen …

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Real hold no fear for ‘quality’ Tottenham, says Eriksen

Real hold no fear for 'quality' Tottenham, says Eriksen

Oct 16 (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur have plenty of quality and no need to be afraid of Real Madrid in their Champions League clash in Spain on Wednesday, midfielder Christian Eriksen has said. The Danish international scored the winner as Spurs beat Bournemouth 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday …

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Oil rig explodes in Louisiana lake, injuries reported

KENNER, La. (AP) – A Louisiana police department says an oil rig has exploded in Lake Pontchartrain in St. Charles Parish. The Times-Picayune reports that Kenner Police Department spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor said Sunday evening that rescue boats are being sent from the Kenner Boat Launch, and that officials with …

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Gold eases amid firm dollar, stronger equities

Oct 16 (Reuters) – Gold prices eased a touch on Monday, weighed down by a firm dollar and stronger Asian equities. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was down 0.1 percent at $1,303.42 an ounce at 0053 GMT. It gained nearly 0.9 percent in the previous session on weaker-than-expected U.S. inflation data. …

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World leaders condemn Somalia bombing ‘in strongest terms’

World leaders from the United States, Britain, Canada and France on Sunday strongly condemned the weekend suicide bombing in Somalia, the worst attack in the country to date with at least 137 deaths. Saturday’s blast occurred at a junction in Hodan, a bustling commercial district of the capital Mogadishu which …

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Cairo named riskiest megacity for women, worse since Arab spring

CAIRO, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Cairo was named on Monday as the most dangerous megacity for women by an international poll with women’s rights experts saying the treatment of women in the Egyptian capital has worsened since a 2011 uprising seeking social change. Cairo came out worst when …

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Bombardier exploring options for aerospace businesses: Bloomberg

Canadian aerospace manufacturer Bombardier Inc is exploring options for its aerospace businesses, including a sale of some operations, Bloomberg reported on Sunday. The company is considering disposal of assets including its Q400 turboprop and CRJ regional-jet unit, the report said, citing people familiar with the matter. https://bloom.bg/2gdycXF Bombardier is also …

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Atiku’s associate dumps APC for PDP in Kaduna

Atiku’s associate dumps APC for PDP in Kaduna

An associate of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in Kaduna State, Mallam Isah Dansallah, has defected from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mallam Dansallah, a founding member of the APC, was appointed Chairman of Kajuru local government in Kaduna State by Governor Nasir …

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