China Invests $16 Billion in Nigeria’s Oil Sector

Chinese investment in Nigeria's oil and gas industry has reached $16 billion, according to Nigeria's state-run oil company. While Nigeria's oil industry welcomes China's interest, analysts worry about a lack of transparency in the sector and slow development of the country's renewable energy market. When a top official with China's third-largest national oil company paid…

Okorocha under arrest

Gov. Emeka Ihedioha on Thursday ordered a citizen’s arrest against Sen. Rochas Okorocha, over alleged assault on a government official, Mr Jasper Ndubuaku. The Secretary to State Government (SSG), Mr Uche Onyeaguocha, gave The order came after the Chairman of the Recovery of Government Properties, Mr Jasper Ndubuaku, was allegedly assaulted at Okorocha’s residence. The SSG to the governor, Uche Onyeaguocha,…

Police arrest 3 carjackers with 150 phones in Anambra

The suspects, according to the state police command, were in possession of over 150 handsets. Confirming the arrest of the suspects, the state police public relations officer, Haruna Mohammed, gave their names as Arinze  of Otueke, Asaba, Delta State; Nweke of Mbekwe estate, Ogidi in  Idemili North Local Government of Anambra  State and Eziamaka of…

Ex-Google and Uber Engineer Anthony Levandowski Charged With Theft of Trade

Anthony Levandowski was charged with 33 counts of trade theft involving Alphabet's self-driving car technology. He had left Alphabet's Waymo unit in 2016 and eventually ran Uber's self-driving car project, only to be fired. The 39-year-old, who now runs his own firm, denies the charges. If convicted, Anthony Levandowski faces 10 years in prison and…

I Used My Money Run Abia For Six Months – Orji Kalu

Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia State, told a Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday that he ran the state for six months with money from his own pocket. He said the monthly allocation of Abia State when he took over in June 1999 was N168 million, and that it was hovering…

Bangladeshi women no longer required to say whether they are virgins on marriage certificate

Women in Bangladesh are no longer required to declare if they are virgins on marriage registration forms, the country's top court has ruled. In the Muslim-majority country, a bride had to state if they were divorced, a widow or “kumari”, a Bengali word meaning “virgin”, on their marriage deed, or “Kabinnama”.  The high court ordered that "virgin"…