Saturday, 9th December 2023

Hong Kong

17 Nov
Hong Kong led losses in Asian stock markets on Friday as Alibaba was hammered after saying it would cancel the planned spinoff of its cloud computing arm.
8 Oct
Hong Kong issued its third-highest storm warning signal -- prompting the closure of some transport services and schools -- on Sunday as Typhoon Koinu skirted the financial hub, bringing rains and powerful gusts. Koinu comes just a month after the financial hub was lashed by Typhoon Saola, which triggered Hong Kong's highest "T10" storm alert.…
27 Sep
Hong Kong police said on Wednesday they have arrested 6,400 people, including children, and seized millions of dollars in cash and contraband after a three-month operation targeting cross-border criminal activity.
13 Sep
Sensitive data, including employee details and credit card records, from a Hong Kong technology park that describes itself as a "digital technology flagship" have been leaked online, the company said. Cyberport said in a statement released on Tuesday it had been the victim of a "malicious intrusion" in mid-August and found information related to the…
5 Sep
Hong Kong's top court ruled Tuesday in favour of recognising same-sex partnerships including civil unions but stopped short of granting full marriage rights in a partial win for the city's LGBTQ community. Over the past decade, LGBTQ activists in the former British colony have won piecemeal victories in court, striking down discriminatory government policies on…
29 Aug
Two Hong Kong men were arrested on Tuesday for colluding with "a foreign country or with external elements" to endanger national security, police said, as part of Beijing's long-running crackdown on what remains of the city's pro-democracy movement.
20 Jul
A Hong Kong man was sentenced to three months in prison on Thursday for insulting China's national anthem by swapping it in an online sports video with a song from the city's 2019 democracy protests. The jailing of Cheng Wing-chun, 27, came one day before the government was set to ask a separate court for…
1 Jul
Hong Kong's leader said the city must guard against "destructive forces engaging in soft resistance" as it marked the 26th anniversary of its handover from British to Chinese rule on Saturday.
16 Jun
A well-known Hong Kong protest anthem was removed from online platforms such as Spotify and Apple's iTunes days after the government took legal action to ban the song from being publicly performed.
6 Jun
Hong Kong's government said Tuesday it had asked the city's high court to ban the song "Glory to Hong Kong", an anthem born out of huge pro-democracy protests in 2019.
4 Jun
Hong Kong police on Sunday detained several key pro-democracy figures attempting to commemorate the 34th anniversary of the bloody Tiananmen crackdown in China.
26 Apr
China on Wednesday slammed a speech by Britain's foreign secretary that warned Beijing against any attack on Taiwan and raised human rights concerns, accusing London of "clinging to the past". Asked about the set-piece foreign policy address delivered by James Cleverly on Tuesday, China's foreign ministry said Britain was "holding outdated scripts and reciting old…


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The Chief Medical Director, the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Prof Darlington Obaseki, has said cervical cancer represents a significant and pressing public health concern for adult females in Nigeria and other developing nations. Obaseki asserted while delivering the 296th Inaugural Lecture of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) entitled, "Microscopes, Milestones And The Maelstrom:…
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The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Benin region on Saturday embarked on facilities expansion and upgrade at work centers in Edo, Delta, Ondo and Ekiti states aimed at expanding the grid for increased capacity and improved quantity of power transmission to the distribution companies in the areas. The TCN General Manager in the region, Engr.…
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The Chairman of the House of Representatives committee on Insurance and Actuarian matters, Mr Ahmed Jaha Babawo has decried the appalling level of contribution of the insurance sector to Nigeria's gross domestic product (GDP).
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The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has allayed the fear about artificial intelligence in communication and national security. Kashifu spoke at the 2023 Security and Emergency Management Awards (SAEMA) and Spokespersons’ Communication Awards (SCA); 29 awards were presented to eminent security personnel, agencies, public relations experts, public…
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Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ola Olukoyede has stated the commission's plan to go after international countries warehousing monies illegally moved out of Nigeria.