Telecom policies enhancing digital access, media and knowledge production – NCC Boss

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has said that diligent implementation of various telecommunications policies, strategies and regulatory frameworks has continued to enhance the nation’s capacity to deepen citizens’ access to digital resources, transform media and knowledge production and positively impacting Nigeria’s economic and social progress. Danbatta stated this in a keynote address delivered at a two-day International Conference of the Association of Media and Communication Researchers of Nigeria (AMCRON), which ended at the weekend. The Conference, the second by the Association, was…

NCC-CSIRT warns of Phishing attack Exploits.

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has warned that a new Phishing, Attacks Exploit Windows Zero-Day Vulnerability, can load a malicious QBot malware on the compromised device without triggering any Windows security alerts In its advisory, NCC-CSIRT indicated that the vulnerability, which is present in all versions of Windows-based products, presents as Phishing Attacks and Malware threats NCC-CSIRT reported that ProxyLife security researcher discovered the new phishing exploit on Windows zero-day vulnerability to drop a Qbot malware without displaying Mark of the Web (MoTW) security warnings.…

Osun Tribunal admits Adeleke’s Certificates as Exhibits. …..  Oyetola, APC close case

The Osun State Election Petition Tribunal on Saturday admitted in evidence the file with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) containing the secondary school certificate and testimonial of  Ademola Adeleke of the StateGovernor. This is just as the Petitioners, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress (APC), closed the prosecution of the matter, leaving respondents to state their defence. The admission of the documents followed the appearance of INEC representative, Mrs. Joan Arabs, who brought Adeleke’s original files containing the certificate he submitted to the Commission in 2018. It…

OACPS SUMMIT: NIDCOM nominated Diaspora Champion

Nigeria, through the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has been nominated to Co-chairman the 10th Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, (OACPS) as “Diaspora Champion”, the first ever Diaspora summit to be organised by the OACPS   In an official communication to Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, the organisation , based in Brussels, which had paid an official visit to NIDCOM in Abuja early this year along with Nigeria’s Ambassador to Brussels, Amb Obinna Onowu, also said it is nominating NIDCOM as OACPS’ “Champion” for Diaspora for its pioneering efforts…

Still on the issue of love, by Hassan Gimba

Now that we’ve found love, what are we gonna do with it? – The O’Jays.     While the title of this work might have been spurred by the above verse from The O’Jays R&B group’s 1973 hit, the title of the year 2000 film, Finding Forrester, was an inspiration.   Finding Forrester, an American drama written by Mike Rich and directed by Gus Van Sant, featured a black teenager, Jamal Wallace (Rob Brown), who was invited to attend a prestigious private high school. By chance, Jamal befriends a reclusive…

Resolving Out of School Children Constraints in Nigeria Through UBEC, By ABUBAKAR YUSUF

The Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC was saddled with not only interventions, but monitoring, reviewing, implementing, and coordinating agency spanned over three decades that trickled down to sub-national level through SUBEBs, geared towards addressing the lingering phenomenon of ‘Out of School Children’ OOSC in Nigeria among many others.   The consequences of the unresolved out of school children had had a gross effect on the operation of the agency overtime, inspite of concerted efforts by government at all levels to redress the ugly trend towards guaranteeing equal opportunity, and egalitarian…

Wike bestows Rivers State Honors on Former Gov Idris

By ABUBAKAR YUSUF     Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Nzenwo Wike has honored former Kogi Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris with the highest state award.   The award which took place at the banquet hall of the government house in Porthacourt on Saturday attracted dignataries from all walks of life.   According to Rivers State Governor, Idris was honored for his genuine commitment to the development of the state and the entire country.   “For two consecutive time ,we have invited the two term Kogi Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris to commission…

Why Cybercrimes Act 2015 must be amended now – Barr Olajengbesi … says Act manipulated to suppress free press

Managing Partner, Law Corridor,Barr Pelumi Olajengbesi has made a case for the urgent amendment of the Cybercrimes Act 2015, stressed that the law was manipulated to suppress press freedom. Barr Olajengbesi made the disclosure in Abuja on Saturday at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Correspondents’ Chapel end-of-year symposium, themed, ‘Understanding the Cybercrime Act2015, The Media ethics perspective’. Recall that the Cybercrimes (Prohibition and Prevention) Act was signed into law on the 15th of May 2015 by then-president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan at the twilight of his administration. The law was…