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Ministers-designate set for inauguration

The two-day Presidential Retreat hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari came to an end on Tuesday, with a charge from the President to the ministers-designate to give their best to the task of delivering a more prosperous country for all Nigerians
A huge cache of unsecured biometric credentials and personal information has been discovered by security researchers, The Guardian reports.

Huge security flaw exposes biometric data of more than a million users

The breach, which was discovered by researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar alongside vpnMentor, included the fingerprint data of more than 1 million people, facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and other personal information of users of Suprema’s Biostar 2 security platform.

Analyst: Security an illusion with unemployed, unemployable youths

Mr Douglas Dodiyi-Manuel, a Public Affairs Analyst, says security will be an illusion to a society where the generality of youths are unemployed, unemployable and hungry.

Benue evacuates students from Taraba varsity after killing

The Benue State Government announced on Wednesday that it had commenced the evacuation of Benue State students at the Federal University, Wukari in Taraba.
Fifty-five pieces of rhino horn have been found encased in plaster at an airport in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, authorities said on Sunday, as the country tries to crack down on sophisticated wildlife smuggling routes.

Vietnam seizes 55 pieces of rhino horn hidden in plaster

Fifty-five pieces of rhino horn have been found encased in plaster at an airport in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, authorities said on Sunday, as the country tries to crack down on sophisticated wildlife smuggling routes.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (m), Deputy Governor Ipalibo Harry Banigo (2nd L), Chairman, Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers and Amayanabo of Opobo, King Douglas Dandeson Jaja (2nd R) and the Amanyanabo of Abonnema, King Disrael Bob-Manuel during the 110 and 111 quarterly general meeting of the Rivers State Traditional Rulers Council on Tuesday in Port Harcourt.

Governor Wike to launch new security outfit Friday

Governor Nyesom Wike also declared that the Rivers State Government will formally launch the new security architecture of the on Friday, July 26, 2019.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 2

House of Reps to investigate non-remittance of funds to NSITF

The House of Representatives has resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to investigate non-remittance of contributions to the Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) by governments, parastatals, public corporations and companies from 2010 till date.
Residents of flood prone areas of Rivers have been thrown into panic following prediction and warning by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, that 18 local governments areas of the state will suffer from flooding as the raining season progresses this year.

Stakeholders: Nigerians need to be wary of danger of climate change

Experts and scholars championing environmental sustainability in Nigeria have called on govern-ments and Nigerians to be more proactive and conscious of the danger associated with climate change, even as they noted that the recurrent flooding in Lekki and Victoria Island areas of Lagos is due to effects of climate change.
Muhtari Aminu-Kano

NCF chief advocates forest governance to curb farmers-herders clashes, insecurity

The Director-General of Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano, Monday blamed the lack of forest governance for the insecurity and cases of farmers/herders clashes across the country.
Aya Chebbi

AU envoy wants greater involvement of youths terrorism war

African countries should harness the energy and creativity of the youths to revitalise action on violent extremism that has gained foothold amid poverty, conflicts and social exclusion.

Over 13 million Nigerians battle with malaria annually

Malam Umar Aminu-Imam, President, Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria (EHOAN), has said that 13,687,500 Nigerians battled with malaria annually.

NIMC joins secure identity alliance

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has joined the Secure Identity Alliance (SIA), as an Advisory Observer.

UNHCR: 70 million people displaced globally by war, violence

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, has said that over 70 million people have globally been displaced by war, violence, sometimes combined with poverty or climate change.
Aliyu Aziz, director-general of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has been named chairman of the advisory committee of the open standards identity API (OSIA) initiative, a programme by the Secure Identity Alliance (SIA).

NIMC chief named advisory committee chair for global identity body

Aliyu Aziz, director-general of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has been named chairman of the advisory committee of the open standards identity API (OSIA) initiative, a programme by the Secure Identity Alliance (SIA).
Prince Emmanuel Sam

Local council autonomy shrouded in danger, impossible to implement – Akwa Ibom group

Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement (AILM) has given reasons why the Local Government Autonomy Bill recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, may not be in the best interest of Akwa Ibom State and its people.

World Bank downgrades 2019 global growth forecast

The World Bank has lowered its global growth forecast for 2019 to 2.6 percent, citing growing trade tensions, among other factors, according to the newly released semi-annual Global Economic Prospects report.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Ex-President Obasanjo’s Fulanisation claim influenced by social media

Lawyer and activist Femi Falana (SAN) has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo view that Boko Haram is about Fulanisation of Nigeria and other West African countries must have been influenced by social media.
Photos- President Buhari participates in Swearing-In Ceremony at the Eagle Square in Abuja on 29th May 2019 3

President Buhari heads to Makkah for OIC summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja, today, to attend the Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

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This April 10, 2019 picture released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 11, 2019 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending the 4th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP) / South Korea OUT /

North Korean leader oversees test of ‘super-large rocket launcher’

Kim Jong Un oversaw the test of a “newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher,” North Korean state media reported on Sunday after the country conducted its seventh missile launch in under a month.
Asisat Oshoala has begun to realise her dreams in Spain as she helped Barcelona win the 2019 Copa Catalunya after a 4-0 win over Espanyol in the final on Saturday.

Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala scores to lift first silverware with Barcelona

Asisat Oshoala has begun to realise her dreams in Spain as she helped Barcelona win the 2019 Copa Catalunya after a 4-0 win over Espanyol in the final on Saturday.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has neutralised no fewer than 10 bandits at Sububu Forest area in Zamfara .

NAF levels Boko Haram base, kills scores in Sambisa forest

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), said its fighter jets have again destroyed more strongholds of the Boko Haram terrorists and killed scores of their fighters at Bula Korege on the fringes of Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun government to demolish houses harbouring kidnappers, sets up trust fund

Prince Dapo Abiodun, the Ogun State governor, has said that the government will pull down houses where kidnappers are found and their certificates of occupancy revoked.
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Gunmen kidnap five in Kaduna

The Police in Kaduna State have confirmed the kidnap of five persons by armed men on Friday at Danbushiya Village, at the outskirt of Kaduna metropolis.