Ben Wallace said he took Russian assurances that Moscow will not invade Ukraine seriously.

British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said he took Russian assurances that Moscow will not invade Ukraine seriously, but that he wanted to see accompanying action and hoped his talks in Moscow on Friday (Feb 11) had helped reduce tensions. Wallace met Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu as Russia holds huge military exercises in Belarus, part of a force buildup near Ukraine that has fuelled fears of an impending invasion. Moscow denies plans to attack. When they say to me they are not going to invade Ukraine we will take that seriously but as I also said we will look at … Continue reading Ben Wallace said he took Russian assurances that Moscow will not invade Ukraine seriously.

Justice Department accused Google of paying billions of dollars each year in exclusionary agreements with Apple.

The Justice Department wants to depose some of Apple’s top executives as it prepares for a trial to determine if Alphabet’s Google broke antitrust law in how it runs its search business, a lawyer representing Apple said on Friday. In its complaint, the Justice Department accused Google of paying billions of dollars each year in exclusionary agreements with Apple, Samsung and others so that they will make Google’s search engine the default on their devices. In a pre-trial hearing, Steven Sunshine, speaking for Apple, said that the government was asking for depositions of Apple’s most senior executives. Sunshine also indicated … Continue reading Justice Department accused Google of paying billions of dollars each year in exclusionary agreements with Apple.

Telegram messenger shut down it 64 channel service in Germany.

Messenger service Telegram, which has proved popular with far-right groups and people opposed to COVID-related restrictions, has blocked 64 of its channels in Germany, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Friday, without giving a source for the information. The move came after Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office sent shutdown requests to the messenger service, the paper said. Telegram has been blamed in Germany for fuelling an increasingly virulent subculture of anti-vaccine conspiracy theorists who exchange news about supposed dangers and arrange protests that have spilled over into violence. The newspaper said the channels affected included that of Attila Hildmann, a vegan celebrity … Continue reading Telegram messenger shut down it 64 channel service in Germany.

Russian official accused the West of ramping up political pressure on Moscow.

A senior Russian official accused the West on Wednesday of ramping up political pressure on Moscow by supplying weapons and ammunition to support Ukraine during a standoff over a Russian military buildup. Moscow has massed troops near Ukraine, and is set to stage military drills in close ally Belarus to Ukraine’s north, stirring fears that it could invade. Russia denies any plan to attack Ukraine. Countries such as the United States and Britain have supplied military aid to Ukraine that has included anti-tank missiles and launchers to help it defend itself. Others, such as Germany, have sent helmets, shunning lethal … Continue reading Russian official accused the West of ramping up political pressure on Moscow.

Austria is sticking with its opposition to including the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in a package of sanctions

Austria is sticking with its opposition to including the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in a package of sanctions against Moscow that the European Union is preparing in the event Russia invades Ukraine, Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said on Friday (Feb 11). Austrian oil company OMV is one of Russian gas giant Gazprom’s partners in the pipeline project connecting Russia to Germany, which has been completed but is not yet operational as it is awaiting German and EU regulatory approval. Austria owns 31.5 per cent of OMV and backs the project. US President Joe Biden said on Monday the United States … Continue reading Austria is sticking with its opposition to including the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in a package of sanctions

A man divorce his wife after bandit release her and other kidnapped victims.

The former senator that represented the good people of Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone, Senator Shehu Sani, has revealed how a man certain man from Zaria State divorced his wife, after she was released by bandits. According to a tweet he made on his verified twitter handle, Shehu Sani disclosed that they have been married for 20 year, but the man decided to divorce her after he was released by bandits who kidnapped her and other people. Speaking further, Senator Shehu Sani made it known that the man divorced her because he suspected that bandits slept with her. He ended by … Continue reading A man divorce his wife after bandit release her and other kidnapped victims.

FG confiscated vegetable seeds worth N40 million from Nigeria vegetable traders.

According to oneworld news channel it was learnt that the Federal Government of Nigeria through the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) has said it has confiscated and destroyed vegetable seeds worth N40 million from different markets across the country. NASC Director of Seeds Inspectorate, Adebayo Agboola disclosed this Thursday in Abuja at a Sensitization Workshop on regulations and Compliance, which the Council organised for stakeholders in vegetable seeds industry. He said, the Council has intensified the fight against substandard and fake seeds,  to save Nigeria from all negative consequences. Agboola noted that the destroyed seeds of tomatoes, pepper, onions, carrot and … Continue reading FG confiscated vegetable seeds worth N40 million from Nigeria vegetable traders.

Air force personnel arrested for raping his 15 years old maid in Lagos.

According to a news that was published by Vanguard Newspaper Online yesterday evening, it was revealed that the provost unit of the Air Force Base Command, in Ikeja, the Lagos State capital is presently investigating an Air Force officer, whose name was not given for forcefully sleeping with his teenage maid at the Air Force Barracks several times. Information that was given made it known that every morning, whenever his wife and his children leave for work and school respectively, the suspect would go back to his house from work and forcefully sleep with the victim. Unfortunately, trouble started when the 15-year-old … Continue reading Air force personnel arrested for raping his 15 years old maid in Lagos.

DSS arrest journalist and media developer Lanre Arogundade.

It was learnt that Lanre Arogundade, a well-known journalist and media development specialist, has been arrested and detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) for unknown reasons. Arogundade was on Thursday arrested by the operatives of the Nigeria Immigrations Service (NIS) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, on his arrival from Banjul, The Gambia. The Immigrations officials later handed the journalist to the operatives of the DSS, who have kept him in detention since then. It was learnt that the NIS arrested Arogundade, who is a renowned trade unionist, socialist, and the incumbent Executive Director of the … Continue reading DSS arrest journalist and media developer Lanre Arogundade.