Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Apple Brings Dr. Dre On Board With Official $3 Billion Beats Deal

After weeks of rumor, Apple finally announced it has acquired headphone maker Beats Electronic for $3 billion, including $2.6 billion cash up front and approximately $400 million in stock that will vest over time. As part of the deal, Beats co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will join Apple AAPL -0.26% in undisclosed roles.

Photo: Bruce Willis & Demi Moore's Daughter, Scout, Walks Around NYC Topless To Protest IG's Ban On Female Nudity

Scout Willis took to the streets of New York City on Tuesday, May 25, to protest Instagram's ban on female nudity

Manchester United Owner Malcolm Glazer Dies

The owner of Manchester United football club, Malcolm Glazer, has died aged 85.
The news was announced by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the American football club he owned for nearly 30 years.
The club said he passed away on Wednesday morning and described him as a "pioneering thinker" and "dynamic business leader".

I am Not An Ex-Convict – Ibinabo Fiberesima

Ibinabo Fiberesima Backed For Re-election As AGN President
The year was 2006, Ibinabo Fiberesima got herself in trouble when she was arrested for the murder of a doctor, Giwa Suraj.
She had spent three months and three days in prison then.

Boko Haram: MTN, forensic expert to testify against Ndume

Senator Aliyu Ndume

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday granted an application by the Federal Government to call two additional witnesses against Senator Aliyu Ndume, who is facing charges of sponsoring the violent Islamic fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram.

The proposed witnesses, according to the Federal Government, are the MTN and a forensic expert. Three prosecution witnesses had already testified in the case.

EFCC Arraigns Three Former Bankers for N16.9m Scam

Three former bankers with a new generation bank,  were on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 arraigned before Justice Akindavid Oladimeji of  Osun State High Court, Ile-Ife on separate charges,  all bordering on failure to exercise due diligence, forgery and conspiracy to commit fraud involving a sum of N16,891,100 (Sixteen Million, Eight Hundred and Ninety-One Thousand, One Hundred Naira)

Leggings are not pants, Qatar warns tourists

LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS: The Gulf state has issued its stance on leggings as part of its modesty drive

Qatar has issued a decree advising tourists that leggings are not considered pants and are not modest enough to wear in public.
Leggings have been singled out in pamphlets distributed by the Gulf state as inappropriate attire for tourists in the notoriously strict Islamic country.

Convicted Boko Haram Member, Kabiru Sokoto, Begs For Pardon

Kabiru Sokoto
A member of Boko Haram sect already convicted of terrorism charges, Kabiru Umar (aka Kabiru Sokoto), has appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan for pardon. The convict appealed against the judgment of a Federal High Court, Abuja, which sentenced him to life imprisonment on December 20, 2013. But he told the President through a letter written on his behalf by his lawyer, Sheriff Okoh, that he was innocent of the offences he was convicted of.

125 Nigerian students to attend Northeastern with full scholarship

125 college students from Nigeria who received full scholarships from the Nigerian government will be attending college in Boston in the fall. The students are set to attend Northeastern University, and roughly half of them arrived in Boston on Monday May 26th.

Yussuf Ayila Is Older Than He Claims - Team Doctor

Dynamo Kiev defender Ayila Yussuf, who spent last season on loan in Metalist Kharkiv was accused by doctor Leonid Mironov for being much older than it is stated in his official documents.

Officially 29-year old Yussuf came to Dynamo Kiev in 2003. He spent almost his entire career with the Ukrainian team, except short-term loans to Orduspor and recently finished to Metalist.Ayila

Google's new driverless car could be on the roads within a year

No hands: Google has begun work on the world's first ever self-driving car, an early prototype of which is pictured above
Google last night announced it will start building its self-driving car - and it plans to have the revolutionary vehicles on roads within a year.

Co-founder Sergey Brin unveiled the car - which will be equipped only with a stop/go button and be capable of speeds up to 25mph -  at a conference in California.

Skype To Launch Real-Time Voice Translation

Microsoft bought Skype in May 2011
Real-time voice translation will be added to Skype by the end of the year, Microsoft has revealed.
The firm says it has taken years of research to be in a position to launch the feature, and that it is still "early days" for the technology.