Amazon set to launch artificial intelligence research center in Germany

Amazon.com will open an artificial intelligence research center in the German university city of Tuebingen, creating 100 jobs over the next five years. It joins BMW, Bosch, Daimler, Facebook and Porsche in backing a German initiative launched last year and focused on areas such as robotics, machine learning and computer vision. The research center will… Read More Amazon set to launch artificial intelligence research center in Germany

U.S. judge orders trial to determine cost of Samsung’s iPhone infringement damages

​ A U.S. judge has ordered a new trial to determine how much Samsung Electronics Co. should pay Apple Inc. for copying the look of the iPhone. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California issued an order late on Sunday, 10 months after the U.S. Supreme Court set aside a $399 million award… Read More U.S. judge orders trial to determine cost of Samsung’s iPhone infringement damages

Ex-militants threaten to resume violence over unpaid stipends

​ Aggrieved ex-militants under the Phase II Amnesty Programme of the Federal Government, on Monday threatened to resume violence and militancy in the Niger Delta Creeks if the Federal Government fails to reactivate their bank accounts and pay their monthly stipends to them. The militants, who carried placards with various inscriptions during a peaceful protest,… Read More Ex-militants threaten to resume violence over unpaid stipends

Sixteen dead, several injured as multiple suicide bomb attacks rock Maiduguri

​ Sixteen persons were killed and 18 others sustained injuries in multiple suicide bomb attacks at Muna area of Maiduguri. Borno State Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, who confirmed the incident in a text message sent to newsmen, said that the incident occurred when a male suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in a crowded… Read More Sixteen dead, several injured as multiple suicide bomb attacks rock Maiduguri

President Buhari issues dismissal order for reinstated ex-pensions chairman Abdulrasheed Maina

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday directed the immediate dismissal of Abdulrasheed Maina, a civil servant who went missing for years after being declared wanted for corruption, but was recently reinstated to a higher post. The president said the circumstances of Mr. Maina’s return to the civil service must be investigated. A statement by presidential spokesperson,… Read More President Buhari issues dismissal order for reinstated ex-pensions chairman Abdulrasheed Maina

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter pledges to dialogue with North Korea over nuclear crisis

​ Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website on Sunday. “I would go, yes,” 93-year-old Carter told the Times when he was asked in an interview at his… Read More Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter pledges to dialogue with North Korea over nuclear crisis

Indonesia to query U.S. after military chief denied entry

​ Indonesia intends to send a diplomatic note to the U.S. secretary of state and summon Washington’s deputy ambassador in Jakarta to explain why the head of its military was denied entry to the United States, Indonesian officials said on Sunday. Armed Forces Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo was about to board a flight on Saturday… Read More Indonesia to query U.S. after military chief denied entry

Former pensions chief Abdulrasheed Maina reinstated into public office amid corruption charges

​ Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has​ confirmed the​ reinstatement of sacked chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina. Maina​ was secretly recalled to the service and promoted to head a directorate in the Interior ministry. In 2013, Maina was declared wanted by​ the​ Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFC​C).… Read More Former pensions chief Abdulrasheed Maina reinstated into public office amid corruption charges