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Saturday, February 27, 2021

5G Network: Nigeria Risks Security Threat If Deployed Wrongly


 Ahead of the nation’s moves to install the controversial 5G network, the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) has stated that Nigeria would risk a security threat, if the network was deployed wrongly in view of its sophistication.

The Director of Communications, Office of the National Security Adviser, Bala Fakandu, gave the warning while speaking at a one day investigative hearing on 5G network by the Senate Joint Committee on Communications, ICT and Cybercrimes

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Zamfara School Abduction: ‘Close To 550 Girls Are Missing

 Out of 600 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, about 50 were left behind, a teacher who pleaded for anonymity told Daily Trust. Gunmen had stormed the school in the early hours of Friday, abducting many students.

The teacher said parents of the students, who escaped the abduction, came as early as 5: am to take away their daughters, adding that some mothers of kidnapped girls were slumping on the school premises.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

House Of Reps Reject Motion To Allow Citizens Carry Guns For Self-Defense

 The House of Representatives on Wednesday shot down a motion to reverse President Buhari’s Executive Order prohibiting the issuance of licenses for fire arms by the police in Nigeria.

The sponsor of the motion, Rep. Uzoma Nkem Abonta (PDP- Abia), failed to present the motion on notice when the public address system went off just after the Speaker had introduced it.

The lawmaker, however pressed to be heard, when the House Leader, Rep. Alhassan Doguwa (APC-Kano), interjected saying the motion was “dead on arrival”, because according to him, it was an unpopular subject.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Google Has Sacked Its Artificial Intelligence Founder Margarete Mitchell

Google has fired the founder and co-head of its artificial intelligence ethics unit, claiming she violated the company's code of conduct. Although, Google CEO Sundar Pichai apologizes for how the company handled the 'departure' of AI ethics researcher who claimed facial recognition is racist and called the tech giant 'dehumanizing'.

The firing seems to have been fueled by the same underpinnings of racism and sexism that our AI systems, when in the wrong hands, tend to soak up.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

WATCH VIDEO: Plane Crash In Abuja Nigeria, 6 Persons Dead

 Multiple reports reaching Edeson Online News say a military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of Abuja runway after reporting engine failure enroute Minna. It appears to be fatal.

We should remain calm & wait for the outcome of investigation by the military, while we pray for the departed soul/souls if any.

A Nigerian Air Force NAF201

jet, a B350 aircraft, which departed Abuja at 1033UTC with six persons on board, including two crew, has crashed at the Abuja Airport.

All six persons on board are reported dead.

The aircraft was said to have reported engine failure at 1039 and crashed landed on the final approach path of Abuja Runway 22 at time 1048UTC.

Fire services are already at the scene of the accident.


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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Huawei Now Into Pig Farming Over Low Smartphone Sales

 Huawei is turning to technology for pig farmers as it deals with tough sanctions on its smartphones. The Chinese telecoms giant was stopped from accessing vital components after the Trump administration labelled it a threat to US national security.

In response to struggling smartphone sales, Huawei is looking at other sources of revenue for its technology.

Uber Drivers Are Now Workers Rather Than Self-Employed

The decision could mean thousands of Uber drivers are entitled to minimum wage and holiday pay. The ruling could leave the ride-hailing app facing a hefty compensation bill, and have wider consequences for the gig economy.

Uber said the ruling centred on a small number of drivers and it had since made changes to its business.

In a long-running legal battle, Uber had finally appealed to the Supreme Court after losing three earlier rounds.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Jeff Bezos Overtakes Elon Musk As World Richest Man

  Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos is back as the world’s richest person after Tesla shares fell, resulting in a slight erosion in Elon Musk’ wealth. Tesla shares were down 2.4 per cent on Tuesday and Musk lost $4.6 billion, slipping to the second position on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world’s 500 wealthiest people.

Bezos returned as the world’s richest man with a net worth of $191.2 billion.

Last month, Musk became the world’s richest person, as his net worth crossed $185 billion after Tesla’s share price increased.

He took the top spot from Bezos,

IPOB ESN And Nigerian Soldiers In Gun Battle In Imo State Forest

 Eastern Security Network, ESN, and the Nigeria Army were in a gun battle in Orlu forest Imo . Military fighter jets believed to be deployed by the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force are conducting aerial strikes in Orlu communities in Imo State, which has worsened the already built-up tension in the areas. SaharaReporters learnt that the airstrikes started on Thursday noon, and are connected with the military’s resolve to dislodge the Eastern Security Network operatives said to have strongholds in the forests.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Invictus Obi Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For $11Million Fraud

 A Nigerian national was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for his involvement in a computer-based intrusion fraud scheme that caused approximately $11 million in known losses to his victims.

“Through subterfuge and impersonation, Obinwanne Okeke engaged in a multi-year global business email and computer hacking scheme that caused a staggering $11 million in losses to his victims,” said Raj Parekh, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “Today’s sentence further demonstrates EDVA’s and FBI’s worldwide reach in vigorously pursuing justice on behalf of American victims and others and holding international cybercriminals accountable, no matter where they commit their crimes.”

According to court documents, Obinwanne Okeke, 33, operated a group

Pastor Who For Refusing To Wed Couple Who Were Late To Church Is Dead


 Pastor Essa Ogorry of Fulfilling Word Foundation Church who went viral few days ago for refusing to wed a couple after the groom arrived 5 mins late to church is dead.

According to many people on social media who have been mourning his demise, the Pastor passed on before day break.

More disturbing is that his wife died on the 16th of February 2020. He died exactly same day a year after his wife’s death.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Biography Of 40-Year-Old Abdulrasheed Bawa , New EFCC Chairman


Abdulrasheed Bawa is a Deputy Chief Detective Superintendent Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He was recently nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari to head the nation's anti-corruption agency. If the nomination is confirmed by the Senate, he will be the youngest person to ever lead the organisation.

Abdulrasheed Bawa Profile
Before we continue, here's a quick rundown on Abdulrasheed Bawa's profile and a few things you'd love to know about him:
Full name: Abdulrasheed Bawa
Born: 1980
Age: 40 years (2021)
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: Usmanu Danfodio University
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: EFCC officer
Net worth:

Born in 1980, Abdulrasheed Bawa originally hails from Jega local government area of

Monday, February 15, 2021

Tonto Dikeh’s Ex-Husband, Churchill Marries Actress Rosy Meurer As News Wife


 Tonto Dikeh’s ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill has introduced his PA and actress Rosy Meurer who was at the center of his divorce as his wife. Tonto Dikeh had in 2017 alleged that Olakunle Churchill was sleeping with Rosy Meurer, buying her gifts and taking her on trips. She also revealed that she is one of the reasons for her marital crisis which eventually led to a divorce.

In a birthday message Olakunle penned down to Meurer today February 15, he described her as "Mrs Churchill". He also disclosed that she stood by him when the world was against him and also took missiles for him.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Appointed WTO Director-General, To Resume Office On 1st March 2021

 
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) today formally ratified the candidacy of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its first female and African Director-General (DG).

The decision was taken by consensus at a special meeting today of the Organisation's General Council.

WTO members made history today (15 February) when the General Council agreed by consensus to select Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria as the organization’s seventh Director-General.

When she takes office on 1 March, Dr Okonjo-Iweala will become the first woman and the first African to be chosen as Director-General. Her term, renewable, will expire on 31 August 2025.

"This is a very significant moment for the WTO. On behalf of the General Council, I extend our warmest congratulations to Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her appointment

Sunday, February 14, 2021

America Senate Acquits Trump, Clears Him Of Incitement Charges.

 The US Senate has failed to gather enough votes to convict former President Donald Trump, after a Democrat-led impeachment trial. Trump had been accused of "incitement of insurrection" after his supporters rioted on Capitol Hill. Trump was impeached last month, for the second time, over his words to supporters on January 6, when he encouraged them to "fight like hell" against what he maintained was a "rigged election."
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