Indian Govt. notify Facebook over alleged data leak

The Indian government has served a notice to leading social networking site Facebook over alleged leak of data of millions of users. “The notice was served on Facebook by India’s ministry of communications and information technology. “The ministry has given Facebook time till April 7 to file its response on the issue,’’ sources said on …

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South African central bank reduces repo rate to 6.5%

South Africa’s Central Bank cut its benchmark repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.5 per cent on Wednesday, saying that risks to the inflation outlook had subsided somewhat. Central Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago told a news conference that four members of the monetary policy committee had preferred to cut the rate and that three …

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Probe Danjuma’s allegation against Army, Afenifere tells Buhari, UN

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure

The Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere has called on the United Nations (UN) and President Muhammadu Buhari to launch full-scale investigation into the allegation of bias over herdsmen’s killings leveled against the Nigerian military by a former minister of defence, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd).

Rising from its special meeting held at the residence of its national leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, in Akure, Ondo State, on Tuesday, Afenifere described the allegation as ‘weighty and damning’.

The organisation also noted that the allegation by Danjuma could be linked to an ethnic cleansing.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, noted that if not well probed by the UN and President Buhari, such statement by Gen. Danjuma against the military could lead to serious security breaches and lack of trust among various ethnic groups in the country.

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Good Friday: Archbishop of Lagos preaches love, selflessness

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Revd. Alfred Adewale Martins, has urged Christians and Nigerians to imbibe the virtues of love and selflessness in this Easter season. Martins in his Good Friday message released to newsmen  on Wednesday, said that it was imperative for Nigerians to embrace love for one another, especially,  at this trying …

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Clearing agent nabbed nine years after absconding with client’s N1.5m car

A 58-year-old clearing agent, Oluwole Afolabi, was on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing a Mazda Saloon car he was asked to clear from  the Apapa port.

Afolabi, whose address was not provided, is facing two counts of fraud and stealing.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Benson Emuerhi, told the court that the accused committed the offences in July 2009 at Maryland, Lagos.

He said the accused was contracted by one Mr. Adewale Adesanya, who is based in the United States of America, to clear and deliver the car to Mrs. Oluwatoyin Adesanya.

“The accused took delivery of the car valued at N1.5m, but failed to deliver it to the complainant.

“He absconded with the car until he was caught last month (February 2018),’’ the prosecutor said.

Emuerhi said the offences contravened Sections 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Section 314 stipulates 15 -year imprisonment for…

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Shell accuses ex-exec over Nigeria oil deal

Shell has filed a criminal complaint in the Netherlands against a former employee in connection with a 2011 oil deal in Nigeria, a company spokesman said Wednesday.

News of the complaint, which was filed last week, comes at the same time the energy giant is facing a criminal trial in Italy over an allegedly corrupt scheme to acquire a Nigerian oil block called OPL 245.

Though the complaint is not connected to the billion dollar OPL 245 deal, the employee was working for Shell when both deals took place.

“Based on what we know now from an internal investigation, we suspect a crime may have been committed by our former employee…against Shell in relation to the sale process for Oil Mining Lease (OML) 42 in Nigeria in 2011,” said a Shell spokesman in an emailed statement.

“We have filed a criminal complaint with the Dutch authorities and are considering other steps we could take.”

The spokesman said that the two deals are “unrelated” and that there is “no case…

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