Nigeria police service commission approves promotion of thousands of senior officers

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 6,455 senior police officers. The promotion was based on recommendations from the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim. The commission also returned to the IGP all recommendations pertaining to special promotions. This came as its Special Committee investigating the issues arising from it has since… Read More Nigeria police service commission approves promotion of thousands of senior officers

Nigeria rice farmers to gain access to $30billion agriculture grant

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) says it is working to access the $30 billion agricultural grant contributed by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other donor agencies for rice production in Africa. Alhaji Aminu Goronyo, the National President of the association told newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, that the association had submitted a… Read More Nigeria rice farmers to gain access to $30billion agriculture grant

Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar declares September 1 as Sallah Day

The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared September 1 as Eid-el-Kabir day. This is contained in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sokoto Sultanate Council. The statement, made available to newsmen in Sokoto on Wednesday,… Read More Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar declares September 1 as Sallah Day

Google set to disclose technical details for Titan security chip

Alphabet Inc’s Google this week will disclose technical details of its new Titan computer chip, an elaborate security feature for its cloud computing network that the company hopes will enable it to steal a march on Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Titan is the size of a tiny stud earring that Google has installed in… Read More Google set to disclose technical details for Titan security chip

Angola votes for new leader after decades of Jose dos Santos leadership

Angolans voted in a parliamentary election on Wednesday expected to usher in the ruling party’s defense minister as the first new leader of Africa’s second-biggest oil producer for 38 years. Joao Lourenco, who has pledged to boost growth and fight corruption, would inherit an economy mired in recession as gaping inequality, soaring inflation and high… Read More Angola votes for new leader after decades of Jose dos Santos leadership

Seven dead, dozens injured as Taliban suicide bomber attacks Afghan policemen and soldiers

A suicide bomber targeting Afghan policemen and soldiers collecting their pay killed at least seven people and wounded more than 40 on Wednesday, officials said. The suicide attacker with a car bomb struck in Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern province of Helmand, provincial police chief Abdul Ghafar Safai said. Omar Zwak, spokesman for Helmand’s… Read More Seven dead, dozens injured as Taliban suicide bomber attacks Afghan policemen and soldiers

Walmart partners with Google as it ventures into voice-shopping online market

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is teaming up with Alphabet Inc’s Google to enter the nascent voice-shopping market, currently dominated by Amazon.com Inc., adding another front to Wal-Mart’s battle with the online megastore. Google, which makes the Android software used to run most of the world’s smartphones, will offer hundreds of thousands of Walmart items on its… Read More Walmart partners with Google as it ventures into voice-shopping online market