Six police cadets, two other die in fatal auto crash 

Six cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of the Police Academy Wudil, Kano and two other passengers lost their lives on Sunday in a car accident along the dilapidated Kano-Zaria expressway. The cadets, including a female cadet ASP Aisha Bello, were said to be on their way home after a semester break when the Golf… Read More Six police cadets, two other die in fatal auto crash 

Egypt passes law imposing fees, data sharing requirements on ride-sharing firms

Egypt’s parliament passed a law on Monday regulating ride-sharing apps Uber and Careem, potentially ending a lawsuit that could shut them down in one of their biggest markets but imposing new fees and data sharing requirements. Legalising the increasingly popular ride-sharing services became urgent in March when an Egyptian court ordered their suspension after a… Read More Egypt passes law imposing fees, data sharing requirements on ride-sharing firms

Walmart to restrict opioid prescriptions in fight against epidemic

​Walmart Inc said on Monday it would restrict initial acute opioid prescriptions to no more than a seven-day supply as the retailer aims to curb an opioid epidemic that has plagued the United States. The supply limit will begin within the next 60 days, the company said. In January, Walmart said it would provide its… Read More Walmart to restrict opioid prescriptions in fight against epidemic

Google launches Android Things on OS for home appliances, other machines

Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday launched a spinoff of its Android operating system for home appliances and other machines, following mixed results with Android offshoots for cars, smartwatches and televisions. ‘Android Things’, which arrives as Google opens its annual conference for developers, could bring its Google Assistant virtual helper to refrigerators and robots and familiar… Read More Google launches Android Things on OS for home appliances, other machines

Italy’s StreetLib and Nigeria’s Publiseer Partner To Distribute More African Literature To Global Bookstores

Publiseer, a Nigerian digital book publishing platform, and StreetLib, an Italian ebook aggregator, has concluded a partnership that will see more African literature and non-fiction books published and distributed across more global book platforms worldwide. Both companies, which are members of the International Publishing Distribution Association, will work closely together to foster Publiseer’s mission, which… Read More Italy’s StreetLib and Nigeria’s Publiseer Partner To Distribute More African Literature To Global Bookstores

Southwest Airlines jet collides with pickup truck at airport in Baltimore

​Passengers on board a Southwest Airlines flight from Florida say a pickup truck hit their plane on the runway at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. One passenger tweeted a photo that showed the truck under the jet. Y’all my my @SouthwestAir plane hit something while pulling into a gate. Smh crazy couple of weeks for… Read More Southwest Airlines jet collides with pickup truck at airport in Baltimore

Nestle signs $7.15billion sales partnership deal with coffee company Starbucks

Swiss-based food giant Nestle will pay Starbucks $7.15 billion in cash for the rights to sell the U.S. coffee chain’s products around the world, tying a premium brand to Nestle’s global distribution muscle. The deal on Monday for a business with $2 billion in sales reinforces Nestle’s position as the world’s biggest coffee company tries… Read More Nestle signs $7.15billion sales partnership deal with coffee company Starbucks

Russian President Vladimir Putin sworn in for fourth term, retains Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

​President Vladimir Putin stuck with his long-serving prime minister in his first act after being sworn in for a new term on Monday, signalling that he would keep faith with a policy direction that has brought Russia into conflict with the West. Standing in the ornately-decorated Andreyevsky Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace, with his… Read More Russian President Vladimir Putin sworn in for fourth term, retains Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev