Articles Posted in the " US " Category

  • US to force Apple to unlock terrorists’ iPhone

    The US government Friday sought a court order to force Apple to help unlock an iPhone as part of the probe into last year’s San Bernardino attacks, escalating a legal showdown over encryption. Apple Inc, Chief Executive, Tim Cook opposed a demand from US judge to help the FBI break into an iPhone recovered from […] Post from PM News




  • US drone kills top Qaeda chief

    An air strike believed to have been carried out by a US drone in south Yemen on Thursday killed a prominent chief of Al-Qaeda’s branch in the war-torn country, a family member said. Jalal Belaidi, alias Abu Hamza, a top commander of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), was killed along with two guards in […] Post from PM News


  • Switzerland denies funding Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram

    Switzerland on Wednesday said it had not given any funding to military operations against Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist insurgents, after a senior African Union official said it was among donors to an international intervention force. Boko Haram, facing the heat of a military onslaught in Nigeria, has in the past year stepped up cross-border attacks […] Post from PM News


  • The problem with investing in Africa – Hayes

    The President of the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), Mr Stephen Hayes, on Wednesday identified some challenges faced by foreign investors in African countries. Hayes made the identification in a transcript of a US-Africa Business Summit news conference, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “If companies are going to invest in Africa, they are going to […] Post from PM News


  • Teenager remanded in prison for killing friend

    An Ebute Metta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Wednesday ordered the remand of Oluwatobi Olukoya, 19, in prison custody for allegedly macheting his friend to death. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Ajibade, ordered that the accused, facing a count charge of murder, be remanded at the Ikoyi Prisons pending the release of legal advice from […] Post from PM News


  • Tech firm unveils online currency exchange platform

    CloudWare Technologies on Wednesday unveiled an innovative online currency exchange platform, ‘Sabo.ng’, as a panacea to the difficulty in accessing foreign currencies for genuine transactional purposes. During a news conference to unveil the platform, Mr Akinmade Akintoye, the Chief Technology Officer of CloudWare Technologies said that Sabo.ng was a solution to the unavailability of foreign […] Post from PM News



  • Zika vaccine is years away – US researcher

    The hunt for a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus could take years, a top US health chief said amid a worrying outbreak of the mosquito-borne illness blamed for birth defects. There is no vaccine or treatment for Zika, which the World Health Organization said is “spreading explosively” through the Americas and may lead to […] Post from PM News