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Lagos 4th Mainland Bridge: Julius Berger, CCECC, 8 others Scale First hurdle

Julius Berger and Chinese construction firm CCECC Nigeria Limited and eight other companies have been shortlisted by the Lagos State government to participate in the construction of the proposed fourth mainland bridge. Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Gboyega Akosile said the 10 companies were shortlisted from the list of 32 eligible firms that …read more →

Health WORLDReport

Trump Ignored Obama’s ‘Global Health Infrastructure’ – Ex-Obama Official

Former Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes fired back after President Trump sought to blame his predecessor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) slow rollout of coronavirus testing. Trump took aim at the CDC under President Obama, saying on Twitter: “For decades the @CDCgov looked at, and studied, its testing system, but did nothing about it. It would always be inadequate and …read more →

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Germany confirms that Trump tried to buy firm working on corona virus vaccine

The Donald Trump’s administration offered “large sums of money” to get exclusive access to a coronavirus vaccine being developed by a German company, Die Welt reported Sunday. According to the article, Trump was trying to get the Tübingen-based CureVac company — which also has sites in Frankfurt and Boston — to move its research wing …read more →

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Construction of Tower with World’s Longest Cantilever in Dubai Over 30% Complete

Construction works on One Za’abeel Tower, a two skyscraper building in Dubai with the world’s longest cantilever is over 30% complete. The two skyscrapers, Tower A and Tower B stand at 300m and 235m respectively over a total built-up area of 470,700 square meters and they are joined by a 228-meter steel bridge that will …read more →

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Amazon delivery infrastructure strained as COVID-19 outbreak sparks surge in online shopping

With thousands of Americans telecommuting and self-isolating to slow the spread of COVID-19, Amazon’s Prime and Fresh delivery services are grappling with high demand and inventory issues, as warehouse workers report increased order volumes. Amazon is out of stock on a number of household staples and popular items, according to the company’s COVID-19 response page. “You will …read more →

Infrastructure News & Reports Telecom

Sabotage As Submarine Cable Cuts Disrupt Economy

Acts of sabotage of the West African Cable System (WACS), the submarine cable systems on the high seas in Europe which serves the Nigerian market and some West African countries, has led to disruptions in the Nigerian economy payment and communication system with Customers complaining about not being able to surf the web, use internet …read more →

Infrastructure News & Reports Technology Telecom

NBC to Complete DSO Signal Infrastructure May 2021

National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has assured that the Digital Switch Over from analogue broadcasting to digital will be completed by May 2021. The acting Director General of the agency, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba gave the assurance while chatting with journalists. He also said the agency will be issuing a definite statement on the roll out soon. …read more →

Infrastructure News & Reports Technology Telecom

Intel Announces New 5G Chip Offerings

Intel Corp. has announced that it was launching new chips to support 5G networks. The company introduced its new 10-nanometer Intel Atom P5900 system-on-a-chip for wireless base stations and currently expects to be the “leading silicon provider in base stations by 2021, a year earlier than first predicted.” Intel also announced its second-generation Xeon Scalable …read more →

Infrastructure News & Analysis SPECIAL REPORT Technology Telecom

5G Technology: Why the US Can’t Stop Huawei

US government officials, including presidential economic advisor Larry Kudlow and Attorney General William Barr, expressed alarm recently over Huawei’s dominance of 5G technology, which promises to give its customers – in China and globally – a decisive edge in a wide range of new technologies. In order to compete, new technologies are being proposed by …read more →

Infrastructure News & Reports Telecom

5G: Huawei unveils new infrastructure products aimed at Europe

The Chinese telecommunications company aggressively pitches the suitability of its 5G portfolio for European markets. As European governments consider the level of Huawei’s involvement in their 5G infrastructure, the Chinese telecommunications company has made it clear that Europe needs Huawei’s 5G products. During a press conference in London, the message from executive director Ryan Ding …read more →