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Barcelona Director,Abidal docked for illegal liver transplant

Barcelona Director,Abidal docked for illegal liver transplant

Sandro Rosell, the former president of Barcelona, and Eric Abidal arrived at court on Friday to testify as part of the investigation into the legality of Abidal’s liver transplant. Abidal, now the director of football at the club, was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 while still a player at the Nou Camp.   Spanish daily newspaper La Vanguardia adds that as well as ... Read More »

How I escaped gun shot from unknown hoodlums – Oyo Commissioner

How I escaped gun shot from unknown hoodlums – Oyo Commissioner

Oyo state commissioner for Lands and Housing, Mr Abdu-Raheem Abiodun on Wednesday said it was only by chance that he escaped been shot by some yet to be identified gun men who attacked his official vehicle, in his Olomi-Academy residence, Tuesday night. But in the attack, two persons including his official driver, Mr Lukman Fabayo and police orderly attached to ... Read More »

Nigeria Enlists Big Beverage Companies to Fight Plastic Waste

Nigeria Enlists Big Beverage Companies to Fight Plastic Waste

By: Yinka Ibukun Nigeria is set to engage companies to help fight plastic waste, one phenomenon that has ensured that gutters are blocked and flood is encouraged all over the country, particularly, Lagos state. In Lagos, with 21 million residents whose growing needs have far outpaced the supply of basic services such as electricity, water, and roads, Lagos, Africa’s most ... Read More »

NIGER DELTA GOVERNORS ASKED FOR FORENSIC AUDIT OF NDDC-WIKE

NIGER DELTA GOVERNORS ASKED FOR FORENSIC AUDIT OF NDDC-WIKE

Rivers State Governor,  Nyesom Wike has labeled the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as a failed organisation.“Those who fought for the establishment of NDDC will weep that the Commission has deviated from its mandate.   NDDC has collapsed.” Governor Wike revealed that it was Niger Delta Governors that demanded for the forensic audit of the NDDC currently been done by the ... Read More »

Court rejects request to transfer Maina’s son from police custody

Court rejects request to transfer Maina’s son from police custody

A Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected the request by Faisal, the son of the former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, to be moved from his current detention facility of in custody of the Special Tactical Squad of the Nigerian Police Force. Faisal was arraigned on October 25, 2019 on a three-count charge, bordering on money ... Read More »

Ghanaian traders lock up shops belonging to Nigerians, other foreigners

Ghanaian traders lock up shops belonging to Nigerians, other foreigners

Ghanaian traders at Opera Square in Accra on Tuesday locked up shops belonging to foreign nationals involved in retail business. Most of the shops are believed to belong to Nigerians. Premium Times learnt this is the third time such an incident is happening at the same venue; the most recent was in July this year. It is unclear the number ... Read More »

Maina not a responsible citizen, EFCC tells court

Maina not a responsible citizen, EFCC tells court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has claimed the former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, is not a responsible citizen but a fugitive of law. The EFCC accused him of stealing allegedly about N3billion pensioners’ fund in what it described as an elaborate grand scam. The EFCC said Maina is a citizen of the United States ... Read More »

Nation-States and the Future of Mankind: Some Observations on the Historical Experience of the Formation of Kanawa in the 2nd Millennium A.D.,By Late Prof. Yusuf Bala Usman

Nation-States and the Future of Mankind: Some Observations on the Historical Experience of the Formation of Kanawa in the 2nd Millennium A.D.,By Late Prof. Yusuf Bala Usman

The end and the beginning, of the day and of the night, of the seasons, of the solar and lunar years, of decades, of centuries and of millennia, regularly pose to mankind the question of its future. In tacking that question; mankind come face to face with the reality of the primacy of motion in the natural world and in ... Read More »

History: About The Name ‘YORUBA’, By Professor Banji Akintoye

History: About The Name ‘YORUBA’, By Professor Banji Akintoye

There is no evidence at all that the Hausa and the Yoruba people were hostile to each other in their early history. In fact all the evidence that we have about early times is that the Yoruba and Hausa were very closely related, and that there was much trading between their two countries.— Stephen Banji Akintoye Emeritus Professor of history ... Read More »

Assume Computer Networks Are Compromised, US Dept of Defense Official Urges

Assume Computer Networks Are Compromised, US Dept of Defense Official Urges

  No matter how secure a computer network or the environment it’s used in may seem to be, users should just assume it’s compromised, the deputy undersecretary of defense for research and engineering said. “This is something I’m very much behind,” Lisa Porter said during a panel discussion on Tuesday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. ... Read More »

Q&A: OONI Explorer team unlock the web’s untold censorship stories

Q&A: OONI Explorer team unlock the web’s untold censorship stories

  By Madeline Earp/Consultant Technology Editor  The internet is not one network, but thousands of interconnected networks. How can anyone know how they are controlled without inspecting them all? In 2012, the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) set out to do just that. A program run by the Seattle-headquartered Tor Project, OONI created OONI Probe, software that anyone can use to investigate their ... Read More »

Kaspersky: The dark side of apps

Kaspersky: The dark side of apps

6 Android apps that were downloaded a staggering 90 million times from the Google Play Store were found to have been loaded with the PreAMo malware LAGOS, Nigeria, August 20, 2019/ — Mobile device security threats are on the rise and it’s not hard to see why. In 2019 the number of worldwide mobile phone users is forecast (http://bit.ly/2Hga58i) to reach 4.68 ... Read More »