Coronavirus lockdown delays U.S. extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Hearings in the U.S. extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not go ahead next month as scheduled because of the coronavirus lockdown which prevents lawyers from attending court, a British judge decided on Monday. The 48-year-old is held at London’s Belmarsh Prison where he is fighting a request by the United States to… Read More Coronavirus lockdown delays U.S. extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

UN raises concern over police brutality during lockdowns

The U.N. human rights office voiced concern on Monday about more than a dozen countries that have declared states of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic where police have arrested or detained hundreds of thousands of people and killed others. “Emergency powers should not be a weapon governments can wield to quash dissent, control the… Read More UN raises concern over police brutality during lockdowns

How Newton Arunaye builds multi-million naira media platform – BusinessDay NG

Mr. Newton Arunaye, the founder of entertainment platform Legit9ja, recently granted an interview to BusinessDay NG. He is a graduate of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun (FUPRE) and Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), who turned his passion into profitability, delving into the entertainment media space. After studying Electrical/Electronics Engineering, he started the entertainment blog… Read More How Newton Arunaye builds multi-million naira media platform – BusinessDay NG

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorses Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden

U.S. House Of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed Joe Biden for president, joining a list of top Democrats to back the former vice president since he emerged as the party’s presumptive nominee to take on President Donald Trump in the November 3 election. Pelosi’s endorsement of the Democratic presidential candidate follows that of U.S. Senators… Read More U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorses Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden

France launches AI voice assistant to aid with coronavirus emergency services

French researchers on Monday launched a voice assistant that can help callers suffering from potential coronavirus symptoms and direct them towards emergency services or their doctors using artificial intelligence. Anybody in France can now ring the ‘AlloCovid’ service developed by French research institute INRIA, the University of Paris and French railway company SNCF, the group… Read More France launches AI voice assistant to aid with coronavirus emergency services

British PM Boris Johnson returns to work following recovery from coronavirus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to work on Monday to the biggest dilemma of his premiership: how to lift the coronavirus lockdown that is destroying swathes of the British economy without triggering a deadly second wave of the outbreak. Johnson, 55, is back in Downing Street almost a month since testing positive for COVID-19, which… Read More British PM Boris Johnson returns to work following recovery from coronavirus