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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has drawn the attention of Nigerians to a fraudulent online data collection form that is capitalizing on the COVID-19 pandemic to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians.

NITDA working to balance concerns, advantages of fourth industrial revolution – chief

As studies indicate that some jobs are vulnerable to automation in the next decade and how companies and organisations get to adapt to the rapid transformation, security risks triggered by digitisation, the Director-General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mallam Kashifu Abdullahi, has said that the agency is working round the clock to balance the concerns and advantages of Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR).

Customs in Seme intercepts 136,350 litres of petrol, 79 used cars

The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) intercepted 79 used vehicles known as ‘Tokunbo’ and 136,350 liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) called petrol in the last six months.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: We are ready for 4th industrial revolution

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, says Nigeria is ready to play in the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Customs promotes 2,634 officers, appoints 5 ACG

The Nigeria Customs Service Board (NCSB) has approved the the appointment of five Assistant Comptrollers-General (ACG) of Customs and promoted 2,634 Officers.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ: Military arrests seven sea pirates, impounds smuggled rice, destroys oil thieves camp

Defence Headquarters says the military has arrested seven suspected sea pirates, impounded bags of smuggled rice and destroyed oil thieves’ camp in the Niger-Delta region in the last one week.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ: 602 repentant ex-terrorists swear oath of allegiance to Nigeria

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said 602 repentant ex-terrorists have sworn to an oath of allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria after completing a deradicalisation, rehabilitation and reintegration programme undertaken by the government’s ‘Operation Safe Corridor’ initiative in Gombe State.

Joint border operations impounds contraband items worth N1.2bn

The North Central Zone of the Joint Border Operations, JBO, led by the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has impounded various contraband goods worth N1.2 billion, even as it disclosed that 53 suspects were arrested between May and June this year.

FRSC tasks personnel on discipline, better service to public

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, has directed its officers and men to show more dedication and discipline in the discharge of their duties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a self-acclaimed social media influencer, Adedamola Adewale Rukayat (a.k.a Adeherself), before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offence Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on one-count charge of possession of fraudulent documents.

EFCC docks ‘Adeherself’ for alleged possession of fraudulent documents

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a self-acclaimed social media influencer, Adedamola Adewale Rukayat (a.k.a Adeherself), before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offence Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on one-count charge of possession of fraudulent documents.
A suspected kidnap lord in Taraba State, Hamisu Wadume, as been re-arrested.

Court rejects ‘kidnap kingpin’ Wadume’s bail application

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, rejected the bail applications filed by the suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, popularly called Wadume, and six others.

Customs collects N1.1bn from South-West importers in six month

The Strike Force of the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), in Zone ‘A’, said it has raised a Debit Notes (DN) worth more than N1.104 billion from importers of cargo that pays lesser Customs duties into the Federal Government coffers from the six area commands of the service in the South West.
The defendants- Anoruo Joseph; James Miracle; Louis Gbezeh; Tochukwu Nnagora; Nelson Umah; Sunday Ademoyege; Shittu Joseph, Afotan Ayene and Lukman Agberongbe- were arrested aboard a vessel, MT Omus, by officers of the Nigerian Navy and subsequently handed over to the EFCC for investigation and prosecution.

EFCC arraigns nine suspected illegal oil dealers

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Friday, June 26, 2020, arraigned nine suspected illegal oil dealers and a vessel, MT OMUS, before Justice Maureen Oyetenu of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Nigerian Customs generates N573 billion in five months

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said it had generated N573 billion between January and May from total targeted revenue of N957 billion for the 2020 fiscal year.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arraigns Indian illegal oil dealer

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned one Rahul Pathania, an Indian, and a vessel, M.V. Bount, before Justice Rilwan .M. Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on three-count charges bordering on illegal dealing in petroleum products.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC docks Benue deputy speaker, clerk for alleged N5 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Deputy Speaker of Benue State House of Assembly, Christopher Adaji, and the Clerk of the house, Torese Agena, before Justice S. O. Itodo, of the Benue State High Court, Makurdi, for their complicity in an alleged fraud totalling N5, 040,950 (Five Million, Forty Thousand, Nine Hundred and Fifty Naira only).
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate, NNPC clash over crude oil production cost

The Senate Committee on Finance on Monday rejected the revenue targets projected for the various revenue-generating agencies in the country to fund the Revised 2020 Budget, describing their proposed sums as grossly inadequate.

Customs seize cannabis worth N1 billion in Lagos waters

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has made a massive seizure of drugs suspected to be Cannabis Sativa worth over N1 billion.

PRAWA trains correctional service officers on handling violators

A nongovernment organization, Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action, PRAWA, Tuesday, organised capacity building for Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS, officers on handling violators of Coronavirus, COVID-19 lockdown order.

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