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Edo 2020 Games To Continue As FG Intervenes

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The 20th National Sports Festival currently ongoing in Edo State will continue after the Presidency’s intervention.

This is according to the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development which stated this on Thursday via a statement.

According to the statement, the uncertainty surrounding the continuation of the Sports Festival has been resolved following reassurance by the Federal Government to support the Edo State Government.

“Following the news making the rounds that the Edo State Government will shut down the National sports Festival if the Federal Government support does not come through,” the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Nebeolisa Anako was quoted as saying in Benin.

“The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is the Organiser of the National Sports festival while the Edo State Government is the host.

“I wish to announce that the Athletes are in their various game villages and games are ongoing following the intervention of the Presidency assuring that the financial support to the Edo State Government is in its final processing stage.

“The games are not under threat. There was an Information gap earlier but as we speak, the games are ongoing and we assure you there won’t be any closure till the closing of the National Sports Festival.”

The Ministry’s reaction comes amid a threat shutdown threats by the Local Organising Committee over the funding of the competition.

The LOC on Wednesday had said the Federal Government was yet to redeem its pledge to support the host state financially for the cost of postponements, which has left it with no option but to end the games at noon on Thursday.

 

CRIME

Police Arrest Eight Land Grabbers In Ogun

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The men of Nigeria Police Force, Criminal Investigation Department, CID Headquarters Abuja has arrested Alhaji Shesan Mustapha Jamiu 48, Jimoh Saka 45, Folaromi Ashorobi 45, Kazeem Ilori 40, Dare Shoyami, Wasiu Ahmed 27, Onikoyi Saheed, Bankole Wasiu 20 for allegedly invading and distrupting peace in Oko-Iwaju, Makun area of Sagamu, Ogun State today.

According to Prince Yomi Adebayo Stephen a resident of the area while speaking with Amebo Newspaper NG, said about Fourteen land grabbers led by one Wale Bello invaded Oko Iwaju, Makun Sagamu community in Ogun State with arms and ammunition today in the move to forcefully take charge of people’s properties but the police apprehended eight of them with their sophisticated weapons.

Meanwhile, same grabbers was said to have striked in mass three weeks back leaving one Lukman Kareem with high degree of injury, his left eye was damaged by the gang, while several people were also injured and displaced.

 

 

 

 

Photo of Lukman Kareem after the invasion of the grabbers

From indication, the hoodlums are contacting the top police officers in Ogun State command to secure their bail after all the degrees of attocities committed by them in the community.

When our correspondent contacted DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun Command, he said if the arrest is from Force Headquarters in Abuja, that no need of contacting the state command before the police officers perform their duties.

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Popular Actor-Politician, Desmond Elliot Lands In Trouble Again

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TRIXX NG Reports that popular actor cum politician, Desmond Elliot has landed in fresh trouble as he is being dragged on twitter at the moment.

This dragging started since morning when a popular critic of his asked a twitter user to come to surulere so he can flush her down in Desmond Elliot’s toilet.

It will be recalled that Desmond Elliot since he became a politician is popular for commissioning a toilet in his constituency in Surulere, and he is always being dragged for that.

Just for that singular tweet made by his critic, his name has been scatter all over the social media for the wrong reasons.

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Firstbank Hosts Webinar To Sensitise Individuals And Businesses On Staying Protected In The Information Age

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First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider has announced a webinar to sensitise individuals and businesses with useful information on being protected in today’s digital age.

 

The virtual event is scheduled to hold by noon on Friday, 16 April 2021 with “Staying Protected Amidst the Pandemic Chaos” being the topic to be discussed at the event. Registration is ongoing for the event via the link https://firstbanknigeria.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PUnqA7enTMG8o0OfOaWxlg

 

Today’s world, largely referred to as the digital age has been influenced by information technology which has optimised the way we carry out our individual and business activities.

 

However, the current age has been marred by illicit activities like identity theft, internet fraud amongst many others which poses a risk to the safety of individuals and businesses. Attending the webinar will have participants knowledgeably equipped with vital information that will ensure they make informed decisions, thereby promoting their safety whilst staying protected against possible risks and malicious attacks.

 

Tope Aladenusi, Chief Strategy Officer & Cyber Risk Services Leader, Deloitte West Africa; Confidence Staveley, Cyber Security Evangelist/ Founder, Cybersafe Foundation and Harrison Nnaji, Chief Information Security Officer, FirstBank will lead the discussion at the event.

 

Speaking on the planned Webinar, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, CEO of FirstBank Group noted that “the world as a global village is associated with not just benefits but also risks of cyberattack and for individuals, businesses and governments to make the best out of the digital and online opportunities, they need to be deliberate in protecting themselves against cybersecurity threats”.

He further noted that, “in today’s digital age, which the pandemic has accelerated the embrace, cyberattacks are occurring at an alarming rate across the world. As such, no individual, business or government entity with digital and online presence is immune to cyberattacks; and the financial, physical and legal implications of an attack can be significantly upsetting.’’

In concluding, he enjoined everyone to participate in the forthcoming webinar as it is a viable opportunity to stay informed whilst being abreast with current trends that are pivotal to promoting safety in today’s world that is driven by information technology”.

 

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