3,500 cyber attacks within the last one year were experienced in Nigeria said Dr. Vincent Olatunji. Olatunji who is the acting Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA said that the cyber attacks had over 70 per cent success rate and led to losses of about $450 million. An IT consultant, Abdul-Hakeem Ajibola, said 0.80 per cent of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP, equivalent to the cement sector, was lost to cybercrime.
Olatunji said that measures need to be put in place to mitigate these crimes as there is an increased penetration of technology into the economy. He stated that Nigeria, like any other country, was facing many challenges from network design, security prevention as well as cyber-attack to cybercrimes. He said that the need for effective security measures to create trust and confidence in the various platforms could not be over-emphasised. He said the commitment of the Federal Government to effective ICT development in various sectors of the economy had led to the creation of requisite enabling environment for stakeholders to contribute to the level of ICT development in the country.
Girls of Ikere-Ekiti in Ekiti State yesterday trooped out to protest the
alleged plan by the federal government and kingmakers to impose Jimi Adu as the following
Ogoga of Ikere-Ekiti.
The girls, who started their protest at 9am, gathered at Odo Oja Roundabout singing abusive songs in opposition to the federal government,
kingmakers and a few outstanding indigenes.
The placard-carrying ladies condemned the government’s alleged directive that the brand new Ogoga ought to be determined
by way of voting by kingmakers.
They insisted that the following Ogoga have to be decided by Ifa oracle in step with the town’s customs and
The girls additionally alleged that many of the kingmakers have been bribed, expressing concern that ought to the method be subjected to
voting, the suitable candidate might not emerge.
A few of their placards learn: “Money mustn’t decide the following Ogoga”; “Don’t select Ogoga over stomach infrastructure”; “Mr. Governor, don’t approve Jimi Adu as the subsequent Ogoga”; “Don’t use voting to pick new Ogoga”;
“It is just not in our tradition to decide on Ogoga”; “Consult Ifa oracle, no voting”, amongst others.
One of many protesters’ leaders, Mrs. Funmi Adegbesan, mentioned they’re
protesting in opposition to the choice course of, which she mentioned was towards tradition.
She mentioned: “We need them to start the method afresh and they need to seek the advice of the oracle.
“We don’t need the Ogoga to be chosen by an election by the kingmakers, who’ve
” Ikere ladies are offended on the kingmakers for amassing bribes and we now have misplaced confidence in most of them. They need to select the following Ogoga by means of the oracle.”
Mrs. Anike Obasoro stated the girls wouldn’t permit Adu get pleasure from his reign, warning that there could be horrible penalties, if he’s imposed.
Mrs. Obasoro mentioned: “We is not going to enable Jimi Adu to reign in Ikere, he can change into king in Lagos however he won’t develop into king in Ikere as a result of he isn’t a prince.
“If they impose him on us, there will probably be bother and the city is not
going to get pleasure from peace. We’re warning them to not impose him on us as a result of the federal government will be
unable to regulate what is going to occur thereafter.”
Safety companies- police, Nigerian Safety and Civil Defence Corps and Division of State Companies (DSS)- have been readily available to make sure that the protest was not hijacked by hoodlums.
Deputy Governor Kolapo Olusola, who arrived on the scene at 9.50am, appealed to them to take care of peace.
On arrival on the palace at 10.05 am, Olusola, who’s an Ikere indigene, met with the Regent, Princess Ayooye Adegboye-Oyinlola and different chiefs for over one hour.
Rising from the personal assembly at eleven.Sixteen am, Olusola denied the allegation that the Ayo Fayose administration needed to impose a candidate.
He mentioned neither he nor the governor has any curiosity in who turns into king.
The deputy governor revealed that there have been numerous petitions on the disaster.
The deputy governor expressed regrets that a youth insulted Governor Ayo Fayose at a gathering with stakeholders after which he was detained for his unruly behaviour.
Olusola mentioned: “Somebody abused the governor on this matter and he was detained.
“People pleaded for his launch however I mentioned he ought to stay there as a result of there was nothing the governor has carried out to warrant being insulted.”
The deputy governor stated the matter is within the palms of
the kingmakers as authorities can’t impose any candidate however the regulation permits them to make use of voting to decide on the monarch.
Olusola’s clarification that the legislation permits kingmakers to decide on the Oba-elect by voting triggered
shouts of disapproval from the group as they
continued to heckle the deputy governor.
Olusola continued: “Of all of the candidates, it’s considered one of them who will likely be picked and the government’s tips enable voting.
“If we wish peace, allow us to be affected person and we shouldn’t
“We ought to permit peace to reign and no one ought to disrupt the peace of Ikere.
“I need you to recollect that there’s a authorities in place and
no authorities will fold its arms and permit folks
to take the legislation into their palms. I beg all of you, allow us to permit peace to reign.
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