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Bezos gives $172m in Amazon stock after donations

Jeff Bezos donated more than $170 million in Amazon.com Inc. shares just over a month after he announced a series of mega-donations. The world’s richest person said in July he would give $100 million to Van Jones, a CNN...

Haiti quake set to deepen one of world’s longest recessions

The devastating earthquake that hit Haiti last month will make one of the world’s longest recessions much deeper, according to the central bank. The economy was already set to contract for a third straight year, but the quake will...

WhatsApp fined $266m over data transparency breaches

Facebook’s WhatsApp was ordered to pay a 225 million-euro ($266 million) penalty for failing to be transparent about how it handled personal information, its first fine under beefed-up European Union data protection law. The Irish Data Protection Commission —...

MTN, Vodacom in race to settle SA spectrum dispute

South African telecommunication companies are trying to settle a wireless spectrum auction dispute with the industry regulator out of court to avoid a prolonged legal battle. “Mediation efforts” are underway to find a simpler and faster way forward, MTN...

Cybersecurity attacks in Kenya, South Africa and Zim have increased

The ‘State of Cyber Security in Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe 2021’ report, released by information technology services multinational Liquid Intelligent Technologies (LIT) on September 1, shows that a majority of organisations in these countries experienced an increase...

US To Provide $36.1m Infrastructure To Support Nigeria’s Anti-Terrorism Fight

The United States will be providing the Nigerian government with infrastructural support valued at $36.1 million to further strengthen the capacity of Nigeria’s arms forces to fight against terrorism. ‘The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, made this known...

Total appoints new Managing Director for Nigeria operations

Total Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Dr Samba Seye as the Managing Director of the firm. His appointment takes effect from Wednesday, September 1. The company made the announcement in a statement issued by its Country Communications Manager,...

Tshisekedi lauds Sahara Group, urges robust collaboration in Africa

President Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo has commended Sahara Group’s leading role in spearheading enhanced intra-African trade, capacity development, seamless access to products, and deployment of innovative solutions to boost Africa’s march towards energy security. Describing...

Nigeria’s New York consulate-general raises alarm over ‘fake passport website’

In a public notice issued on Wednesday, the consulate warned Nigerians against using unauthorised websites and emphasised the need to seek proper guidance on passport applications. The consulate disclosed that it has received information of a fake website that...

Nigeria to host UNWTO Conference in 2022 — Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says Nigeria will host the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Regional Conference in 2022. The minister disclosed this in Sal Island, Cape Verde, after a meeting with the Secretary-General of...
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ASR Africa supports the Edo State Government with N2.5 Billion Grant For Health Development

  The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) – brainchild of Industrialist, philanthropist and founder of BUA Group, Abdul...
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