Nigerian News from Leadership News http://leadership.ng Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:03:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 Greedy Politicians Creating Hardship For Workers – Wabbahttp://leadership.ng/news/543173/greedy-politicians-creating-hardship-for-workers-wabba http://leadership.ng/news/543173/greedy-politicians-creating-hardship-for-workers-wabba#respond Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:03:23 +0000 http://leadership.ng/?p=543173 PIC. 5. THE NEWLY ELECTED NLC PRESIDENT, COMRADE AYUBA WABBA, GIVING HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
AT THE 11TH NLC DELEGATES CONFERENCE IN ABUJA ON SATURDAY (14/3/15).
1347/14/3/2015/OTU/BJO/NANThe President of the Nigerian Labour congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba, has said that greed by political offices holders has continued to create hardship and exploitation of workers in the country. Wabba said this at the International Trade Union Congress (ITUC-Africa) Regional Conference on “Advancing Decent Work in Global Supply Chain in Africa ‘ which...]]> PIC. 5. THE NEWLY ELECTED NLC PRESIDENT, COMRADE AYUBA WABBA, GIVING HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
AT THE 11TH NLC DELEGATES CONFERENCE IN ABUJA ON SATURDAY (14/3/15).
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The President of the Nigerian Labour congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba, has said that greed by political offices holders has continued to create hardship and exploitation of workers in the country.

Wabba said this at the International Trade Union Congress (ITUC-Africa) Regional Conference on “Advancing Decent Work in Global Supply Chain in Africa ‘ which began in Abuja on Monday.

The conference was organised by the NLC in collaboration with ITUC-Africa.

Wabba said that there was therefore an urgent need to end corporate greed at all levels of the nation’s governance system.

He also said the ills and inequalities of multinational enterprises had left scars on the people.

‎”Comrades and friends, on the issue of fighting to halt and ultimately end corporate greed, we are all witnesses to the ills and iniquities of multinational enterprises.

“From 2007-08 when corporate greed and market rascality plunged the world into a financial and, later, harrowing economic crisis, working men and women, pensioners and communities suffered immense losses.

“ Till date, the miseries and hardship caused by their reckless and greedy actions left have scars on people, households, communities and economies,” he said.

Wabba blamed politicians for “offensive concessions to businesses and providing them tax havens.

‎“Shockingly, rather than side with their people, constituents and constituencies, politicians and governments have continued to make obscene and offensive concessions to businesses.”

He said that the elites have been providing them tax havens to hide their criminal and corrupt wealth and loot.

“For the poor and other citizens, they have rewarded them with damning, hard and biting austerity measures,” Wabba said.

He said that this had resulted in stagnant living and working conditions with the poor getting poorer, whilst the rich, richer at the expense and damnation of the poor.

Wabba said that African trade unions have longed resolved to move away from lamentation and self-pity.

“We have warmly welcomed the initiative of the ITUC to aggressively drive this campaign aimed at halting and reversing corporate greed and their effects on workers, women, our communities and economies, ”he said.

Mrs Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, ITUC-Africa , in her address , urged African leaders to address the issues of social security, minimum wage, inequality, unemployment as it affect workers in their countries.

Burrow said this was imperative due to the economic recession that had affected the world globally.

“Since the global crises, the global economy is simply failing; there has been massive unemployment and inequality in the Africa and around the world.

“Internally Generated Revenue have continue to drop in the global economy and that means something is sick in the heart of the economy and that means it is corruption and greed.

“ So, unless the wealth is share and there is social protection and a living minimum wage, only then that workers will live with dignity, ”she said.

She also identified “greed of major corporations who paid their workers with poverty wages and takes no responsibility for over 94 per cent of their workers who make their wealth for them.

“We want to say that this is unacceptable and we want to say to them that this must change.”
She called on Africa government to stand by the workers and ensure that the working people have the fundamentals of social protection to support a minimum wage that would enable them to live with dignity.

She said that government must allow collective bargaining rights, rule of law, where the court system would work quickly and efficiently to resolve industrial disputes.

“This is a simply receipt that ITUC and the ILO called decent work and it is increasingly missing from countries here and everywhere.

“When I hear that local government and states government are not paying workers or are cutting salaries it breaks my heart because this is the wage that they worked for.

“So, we stand with the Nigerian workers to renegotiate the minimum wage, to say that taxes are paid by corporate organisations, social security law are implemented with efficient tripartite system that would work, ”she added. (NAN)

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Army Will Sustain Collaboration With Police For Service Delivery – Burataihttp://leadership.ng/news/543172/army-will-sustain-collaboration-with-police-for-service-delivery-buratai http://leadership.ng/news/543172/army-will-sustain-collaboration-with-police-for-service-delivery-buratai#respond Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:42:33 +0000 http://leadership.ng/?p=543172 Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur BurataiThe Nigerian Army will sustain its collaboration with the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) for efficient and effective service delivery, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has promised. Buratai made the promise on Monday in Abuja when the acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, paid him a courtesy visit at Army Headquarters. He...]]> Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai

The Nigerian Army will sustain its collaboration with the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) for efficient and effective service delivery, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has promised.

Buratai made the promise on Monday in Abuja when the acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, paid him a courtesy visit at Army Headquarters.

He congratulated Idris on his appointment and assured him that the Army would work closely with him in order to succeed.

“Historically, the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force derived their origin from the same lineage.

“It has been a historical coincidence so; the visit of IGP today is quite timely. This has really come to show closeness of the two organisations,’’ he said.

The COAS stressed the need for the two organisations to work together as a unifying force to address the security challenges facing the country.

He commended the I-G for coming up with the idea of joint operation between the two services.

According to Buratai the idea will enhance joint operations and strengthen national security if vigorously pursued.

“We should have representation at the State Command and Force Headquarters which is very vital coordination of our various securities.

“It is a welcome development and the Nigerian Army will join you at the joint operation centres; we even have officers that are ready to work with you and ensure that our activities are well coordinated,’’ he said.

Buratai noted that efforts’ being made by the army to dislodge Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East was progressing well.

“Just early this morning, the army was able to rescue 100 important personalities who the insurgents have abducted several months ago.

“The troops were performing well in spite of the challenges posed by the season.

“The terrain has been quite difficult to move about that area. But by and large, we have seen the determination and the professionalism of the troops operating over there,’’ Buratai said.

In his remarks, the acting I-G, Mr Ibrahim Idris, expressed the readiness of the police to collaborate with the army for effective and efficient service delivery.

“It is my pleasure to be here this afternoon. I want to use this opportunity to appreciate the maximum cooperation we have been receiving in the various theatres we have been operating in the country.

“ There is need for us to have joint vocation centre at the police headquarters. I want us to jointly work together in each police command of the six geopolitical zones of the country,’’ he said.

Idris expressed confidence that the vocation centre would serve as avenue of collaboration and dialogue between the two organisations and other sister agencies in the efforts to tackle security challenges facing the country.

“ I will like us to work in tandem with each other, especially in various theatres where we have security challenge in the countr,’’ he said (NAN)

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Economic Recovery: We Are Learning The Hard Way – PMBhttp://leadership.ng/news/543169/economic-recovery-we-are-learning-the-hard-way-pmb http://leadership.ng/news/543169/economic-recovery-we-are-learning-the-hard-way-pmb#respond Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:01:45 +0000 http://leadership.ng/?p=543169 BUHARIPresident Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja said the Federal Government is working assiduously to ameliorate the challenges faced by the Nigerian economy within a short period by understudying the experiences of countries like Iran who thrived in adversity. Receiving a Special Envoy from the President of Islamic Republic of Iran at the State House, Mohammad...]]> BUHARI

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja said the Federal Government is working assiduously to ameliorate the challenges faced by the Nigerian economy within a short period by understudying the experiences of countries like Iran who thrived in adversity.

Receiving a Special Envoy from the President of Islamic Republic of Iran at the State House, Mohammad Javad Zarif, President Buhari in a statement by his special adviser media, Femi Adesina said the Iranian economy remains an inspiration for Nigeria in the deployment of technology to harness and export gas, grow food for the populace and promote entrepreneurship in education.

“The progress made by Iran within a short period of 30 years is really commendable. Within the period, you have been able to harness gas flaring, and you are now exporting. You have recorded strides in security, manufacturing, agriculture and technology.

“You have also achieved a lot in nuclear research. I must also congratulate you for successfully negotiating with America and the European countries on the development of your nuclear energy,’’ he said.

The President noted that Nigeria had all the potentials for growing into a great economy through more inclusive planning, consistency in government policies and commitment to the realization of development targets.

“In Nigeria, we are learning. We are learning the hard way through hardship, and we are learning very quickly on how to explore other sectors of the economy like gas, solid minerals and agriculture for growth.

“We are grateful for your support and cooperation in opening up the Nigerian economy for diversification,’’ President Buhari told the envoy.

In his remark, the Iranian envoy, who is also the Minister of Foreign Affairs, said the Iranian government would support the ongoing restructuring of the Nigerian economy.

“We are very keen to see a better and stronger relationship with Nigeria, which is the largest country in Africa and a major global player,’’ he said.

Zarif said he came into Nigeria with a delegation of more than 70 members of the Iranian business community who had already started discussions in investing in sectors like banking, education, scholarship, agriculture, energy, tourism and technology development.

 

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FG To Resuscitate Presidential Council On Tourismhttp://leadership.ng/news/543168/fg-to-resuscitate-presidential-council-on-tourism http://leadership.ng/news/543168/fg-to-resuscitate-presidential-council-on-tourism#respond Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:52:28 +0000 http://leadership.ng/?p=543168 Alhaji-Lai-MohammedThe Federal Government is to resuscitate the Presidential Council on Tourism and set up Tourism Satellite Account to give tourism a new lease of life. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Madrid, Spain. NAN reports that the minister arrived in...]]> Alhaji-Lai-Mohammed

The Federal Government is to resuscitate the Presidential Council on Tourism and set up Tourism Satellite Account to give tourism a new lease of life.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Madrid, Spain.

NAN reports that the minister arrived in Madrid on Monday for a two-day meeting with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) UNWTO on development of the nation’s tourism.

The meeting is to conclude the framework for the UNWTO development of a two-year program of technical assistance for the nation’s tourism sector.

The minister said he had written to President Muhammadu Buhari asking for a speedy resuscitation of the presidential council on tourism adding that its revival is key to the development of the sector.

The minister said that the memorandum he wrote requested for a special intervention fund to empower Nigerians in the tourism sector and build capacity.

“We want to create an all-female tourism centre where we will impact skill and knowledge for women.

“We also ask in the memo for resources to be made available to undertake the tourism satellite account.

“It is an ambitious project which will create a data bank of how many people come into the country by road, rail, sea and air and their mission in the country.

“The data will be useful for us to plan and to boost and encourage investors into the tourism sector,’’ he said.

The minister said the meeting with the UNWTO was a fall out the conference of all African Ministers of Toursim held in Cote d’Ivoire in April.

He said following the return of the country to the UN world tourism body after many years, the organisation promised to assist in the development of the nation’s tourism sector. (NAN)

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PMB Is Matching Words With Action – Ministerhttp://leadership.ng/news/543167/pmb-is-matching-words-with-action-minister http://leadership.ng/news/543167/pmb-is-matching-words-with-action-minister#respond Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:50:33 +0000 http://leadership.ng/?p=543167 Obgonnaya OnuThe change mantra of the All Progressive Congress (APC) is a reality as President Muhammadu Buhari is vigorously matching his words with action, Nigerian Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has assured. The Minster who spoke while on an inspection tour at the Usman Danfodiyo University (UDUS) Energy Research Center otherwise known as...]]> Obgonnaya Onu

The change mantra of the All Progressive Congress (APC) is a reality as President Muhammadu Buhari is vigorously matching his words with action, Nigerian Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has assured.

The Minster who spoke while on an inspection tour at the Usman Danfodiyo University (UDUS) Energy Research Center otherwise known as Sokoto Energy Research Center maintained that, no nation can develop without adequate investment in science and technology.

According to Dr. Onu, Nigeria can attain greatness only with diversification in different spheres, starting from source of national income to energy requirement as well as encouraging mechanized agriculture and innovations.

While decrying that, Nigeria spent about N1billion monthly on importation of rice, the Minister wondered why the nation should import food when God has endowed the country with all it needed to attain food security.

He insisted that, the time has come for Nigerians to start thinking of investing in the future. Just as he divulged that, Nigeria has better atmospheric and geographic conditions to produce food and solar energy all year round.

“PMB is matching words with actions. We came in and said we don’t want Nigeria to fall. Therefore, we urged Nigerians not to think of only today and tomorrow but also start investing in the future.

“If nation’s like China and India that has population of over a billion people have been behaving like Nigeria what would have happened to them by now in terms of food security?

“Nigeria spent over 1 billion naira a day in importing rice into the country and funny enough, many of the things we are looking for now, are things which we produced and exported them them in the past.

“Food security in Nigeria is a must. Nigeria can feed Nigerians and we must show that, Nigerians have no reason to go to bed hungry”

The Minister stressed that, Nigeria can active greatness through science and technology. Even as he admonished Nigerians to be hopeful, look beyond the present challenges and see the bright light ahead of us with the present administration.

Speaking earlier, the Vice Chancellor of UDUS, Prof. Abdullahi Zuru urged Nigerians to emulate the sterling qualities of the Minister for Science and Technology, especially his sincerity purpose.

“Your appointment by Mr President as Minster for Science and Technology has given us hope that Nigeria will be repositioned for greatness in your tenure”.

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FG Remains Committed To Social Security – Ngigehttp://leadership.ng/news/543165/fg-remains-committed-to-social-security-ngige http://leadership.ng/news/543165/fg-remains-committed-to-social-security-ngige#respond Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:39:21 +0000 http://leadership.ng/?p=543165 chris-ngige1The Federal Government on Monday renewed its commitment to providing social security to enhance all members of the working across the country. The Minister of Labour and employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, said this at the ongoing International Trade Union Congress (ITUC-Africa) Regional Conference on “Advancing Decent Work in Global Supply Chain in Africa’’ in Abuja....]]> chris-ngige1

The Federal Government on Monday renewed its commitment to providing social security to enhance all members of the working across the country.

The Minister of Labour and employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, said this at the ongoing International Trade Union Congress (ITUC-Africa) Regional Conference on “Advancing Decent Work in Global Supply Chain in Africa’’ in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the conference was organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in collaboration with ITUC-Africa.

ITUC-Africa is the international organisation that represents 180 million workers in 162 countries and territories with 333 national affiliates of which the NLC is one.

Ngige, who was represented at the function by Mrs Chinedu Dike, Director Trade, Dispute and Industrial Relations in the ministry, said that the government was also committed to granting rights at work to workers.

The minister said that the conference represented a prelude to confronting one of the critical challenges facing African workers in their pursuit of relative happiness and in achieving one of the most critical basic things of human needs as members of the society.

He said that the initiative provides a forum for germane issues to be discussed bearing in mind the enormous implication on effective administration in Africa.

“Government is committed to job creation, social protection and promoting social dialogue which would be given top priority in the present administration,’’ Ngige said.

In her address, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoS), Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, said her office would partner with the NLC to ensure that welfare was given a top priority.

Oyo-Ita, who was represented by Mr Emmanuel Audu, an Assistant Director, Industrial Relations, called on the labour to continue to collaborate with the government on the improvement of welfare and well-being of every worker.

She expressed the hope that the outcome of the meeting would be beneficial to the advancement of decent work in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two-day conference ends on Tuesday.

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NNPC Solicits Bauchi Govt’s Support For Pipeline Protectionhttp://leadership.ng/news/543164/nnpc-solicits-bauchi-govts-support-for-pipeline-protection http://leadership.ng/news/543164/nnpc-solicits-bauchi-govts-support-for-pipeline-protection#respond Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:35:54 +0000 http://leadership.ng/?p=543164 Maikanti Baru NNPC GMDDr Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has solicited the support of Bauchi State Government for pipeline protection. Baru called for the support when Gov. Mohammed Abubakar of the state visited his office on Monday in Abuja. “A critical area of support that we implore from you is the security of...]]> Maikanti Baru NNPC GMD

Dr Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has solicited the support of Bauchi State Government for pipeline protection.

Baru called for the support when Gov. Mohammed Abubakar of the state visited his office on Monday in Abuja.

“A critical area of support that we implore from you is the security of our pipelines that traverse the state, that goes from Jos through Bauchi State to Gombe and almost Maiduguri and Yola.

“There have been reported vandalism and we request that you assist us with the necessary security surveillance to make sure that such vandalism are brought to the minimum,” he said.

He said the NNPC was committed to collaborate with all state governors to drive all the initiative that would help drive active security on the pipelines.

He noted that one major challenge of the corporation was infractions on the infrastructure, especially with pipeline vandalism and theft.

This, he said, had affected NNPC to meet its obligation to the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC).

“We will continue to meet this obligation timely and effectively as much as possible,” he said.

Baru said the corporation was strategising to start exploration at the Chad, adding that the president had given directive for NNPC to improve the prospects of the findings in the area.

“We are taking steps to re-strategise and get into those regions.

“We will reinvigorate the frontier exploration and see how they collaborate with NNDC that is holding block 809 where some of the findings have been found and also Department of Petroleum Resources for the other blocks that have not been assigned,” he added.

On product distribution, he said NNPC was committed to providing adequate petroleum products to all nooks and corners of the country.

He added that since June this year, NNPC had supplied average of 28 trucks daily to Bauchi State, exceeding the 15 trucks requirement for the state.

Ealier, Abubakar said his visit to the NNPC Towers was to felicitate with Baru as a brother and distinguished son of Bauchi State for attaining the position of the GMD of the corporation.

“We feel it is very important we come and assure him of the backing and support of the government and people of Bauchi State.

” We are confident that like he has done in all other positions he has occupied in the industry, he is going to be successful in this particular position ( NAN)

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Obasanjo Meets PMB, Delivers Messages From Liberian, Gambian Presidentshttp://leadership.ng/news/543163/obasanjo-meets-pmb-delivers-messages-from-liberian-gambian-presidents http://leadership.ng/news/543163/obasanjo-meets-pmb-delivers-messages-from-liberian-gambian-presidents#respond Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:31:39 +0000 http://leadership.ng/?p=543163 PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI (L), WELCOMING FORMER PRESIDENT
OLUSEGUN OBASANJO, DURING THE LATER'S VISIT TO THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA
IN ABUJA.Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday delivered messages from the Presidents of Liberia and Gambia to President Muhammadu Buhari. Obasanjo made this known while answering questions from State House correspondents after a closed meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja. Although the former president did not divulge the content of the message,...]]> PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI (L), WELCOMING FORMER PRESIDENT
OLUSEGUN OBASANJO, DURING THE LATER'S VISIT TO THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA
IN ABUJA.

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday delivered messages from the Presidents of Liberia and Gambia to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Obasanjo made this known while answering questions from State House correspondents after a closed meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.

Although the former president did not divulge the content of the message, he said he updated president Buhari on the outcome of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Africa Export-Import Bank, which he attended in Seychelles Island.

“I have some messages for the president.

“Not too long ago, I was in Liberia and The Gambia and the presidents of these two countries had some messages that they would want me to deliver to the President.

“Also, only yesterday I came back from Seychelles Island, where I attended this year’s Annual General meeting of Africa Export –Import Bank.

“And there were aspects of the proceedings during that meeting that I think I should update the President on.’’

On the issue of budget padding, Obasanjo advised the President to always be vigilant, saying that the recent 2016 Budget scandal in the National Assembly had vindicated him.

Obasanjo had in January challenged the National Assembly to open the financial records of the Senate and the House of Representatives since 1999 to external bodies.

The former president expressed concern over the current budget padding accusation and counter-accusation between the leadership of the House of Representatives and the former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Jibrin, who was removed as the chairman of the committee last week, had accused the leadership of the House of padding the 2016 budget to the tune of N40 billion.

He alleged that the padding was done at a secret location with the backing of the Speaker and three principal officers including Deputy Speaker Yusuff Lasun, House Whip Alhassan Ado Doguwa and Minority Leader Leo Ogor.

Some supporters of the Speaker in the House of Representatives in turn accused the aggrieved member of padding the 2016 budget with billions of naira. (NAN)

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U.S. Trains 100 Nigerian Officials On Implementation Of Cyber-crime Lawhttp://leadership.ng/news/543162/u-s-trains-100-nigerian-officials-on-implementation-of-cyber-crime-law http://leadership.ng/news/543162/u-s-trains-100-nigerian-officials-on-implementation-of-cyber-crime-law#respond Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:29:17 +0000 http://leadership.ng/?p=543162 The U.S. on Monday in Abuja commenced the training of 100 Nigerian public officials on the implementation of Nigeria’s cybercrime law.

In the first week, U.S. government officials will train over 50 Nigerian investigators and prosecutors to strengthen cybercrime first responder and digital evidence skills.
The training will also review international cooperation, cyber security strategies and civil liberty issues.

In the second week, the U.S. government officials will train 40 judges, 10 legislators and policy makers on legal proceedings and digital evidence.
The training of the judges, legislators and policy makers will also address cyber security campaigns, Internet governance, and countering violent extremism.

Charge d’Affaires of the U.S., Ms Maria Brewer, at the West Africa Cyber-security Initiative Bilateral Workshop, said that Nigeria and U.S. would collaborate to fight against cybercrime.

Brewer said that the workshop was aimed at building capacity of Nigerian law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges, legislators, and policy makers to help with the implementation of Nigeria’s cybercrime law.

“Today, we aim to equip the investigators and prosecutors from across the Nigerian government with digital, forensic, and evidence tools they need to prosecute cases.
“At the same time, this workshop highlights international cooperation, cyber security strategies and civil liberty issues,” she said.

Brewer pledged the U.S. commitment to helping Nigeria fight cyber crime.
“Together, we are committed to helping the Nigerian government fight cyber crime; boosting cyber security is critical to prosperity in our interconnected world,” she said.

The U.S. official commended the Federal Government for the passage of the Cyber crime Act of 2015.
“I commend Nigeria for accomplishing the first and most important of these steps by passing the Cybercrime Act of 2015, which incorporated recommendations from the U.S. and the UK.

“We hope that this workshop will contribute to strengthening the abilities of investigators and increase our ability to cooperate across national boundaries.
“Nigeria, along with the U.S., must continue to address cybercrime in a manner consistent with core values of civil liberties and commitment to privacy,” she said.

She called on the participants to use the opportunity to strengthen the bonds within the Nigerian and U.S. law enforcement community.
“The more we understand each other and our respective bureaucracies, the less criminals can exploit loopholes based on our divisions,” Brewer said. (NAN)

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Prince Harry Regrets Not Talking Sooner About Diana’s Deathhttp://leadership.ng/news/543161/prince-harry-regrets-not-talking-sooner-about-dianas-death http://leadership.ng/news/543161/prince-harry-regrets-not-talking-sooner-about-dianas-death#respond Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:27:16 +0000 http://leadership.ng/?p=543161 Britain’s Prince Harry has spoken about how he regrets not talking sooner about the impact of the death of his mother, Princess Diana.

Diana died in a car crash in Paris in 1997, when Harry was 12 and his brother Prince William was 15.
Harry, now 31 and fifth in line to the throne, said he had not discussed his mother’s death until three years ago.

“I really regret not talking about it, for the first 28 years of my life, I never talked about it.”

He added: “It is oK to suffer, but as long as you talk about it, it is not a weakness. Weakness is having a problem and not recognising it and not solving that problem.”

Harry, who is the queen’s grandson, was speaking last week at a barbecue he hosted for the mental health charity Heads Together, attended by sports starts such as former England footballer Rio Ferdinand and Olympic athlete Kelly Holmes.

“I think the key message here is that everyone can suffer from mental health issues.

“Whether you’re a member of the royal family, whether you’re a soldier, whether you’re a sports star,” said Harry, a former army officer who served in Afghanistan. (Reuters/NAN)

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