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Oshiomhole to Obasanjo: Forget 2019, you can’t rule Nigeria by proxy

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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has said the dream of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to rule the country by proxy in 2019 will not succeed.
Oshiomhole said this in Kano on Sunday when he and other APC stalwarts received members of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Kwankwasiyya Movement into the ruling party at the Sani Abacha Stadium.
Obasanjo, after several years of face-off, has declared support for the presidential ambition of his former deputy, Atiku Abubakar, who is standing for next year’s election on the platform of the PDP.
Reacting to the development, Oshiomhole said on Sunday: “Obasanjo’s dream to rule Nigeria by proxy will not succeed.”
Speaking at the reception for the defections, the National Chairman of the APC said: “It is a wonderful day that all the progressives have come together to reinforce power to sustain our democracy.
“Never again should this country be governed by opportunists.
“President Muhammadu Buhari’s constituency is the army of the poor.
“We are building a country where those who work will be able to eat, not those who use telephones to make billions
without working for it.
“We are waiting for the message and shall respond appropriately to their message.
“This country must move forward.
“It does not belong to those who have a history of taking so much out of the system even as they cannot show what
they have put into the system.
“We have to fix all the problems.
“We did not come in to fix them overnight.
“What they did not do in 16 years cannot possibly be fixed in three and half years.
“But I believe we have shown the most important quality that we need in a leader – to have a man of honour, a man of integrity, a man that you can trust and that is President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Whether in America, they appreciate him, in Britain, they appreciate him, and other Africa Heads of State appreciate him.
“And, of course, we the ordinary people appreciate him.
“But those who make money without work, they don’t like him.
“As far as they are concerned, he will not stay one day long.
“Let me also use this opportunity to appeal to our opponents in PDP that they seem to be crying before the election takes place.
“When they win, everything is perfect.
“Any time they lose, nothing is right.
“I see them writing a letter to the United Nations and I’m asking who is going to carry the letter.
“Nigerians will not forget that it was PDP under President Olusegun Obasanjo who introduced what he called do-or-die politics.
“They remember when he said the election of 2007 was a do-or-die for him.
“Fortunately, we did not die.
“Fortunately, he is still alive.
“He would be alive to see a country that grows from strength to strength, that is detached by the bitterness of the past.
“But his (Obasanjo) dream to rule by proxy will never succeed.
“Nigerians can never go back.
“We must move on.
“In another mandate for President Buhari, we will witness sustainable growth, development and happiness for the good of the average Nigerian.”
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OPAN disassociates self from online group called ‘OPMAN’

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The Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) wishes to disassociate itself from the group known as Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria, which cleverly adopts the acronym ‘OPMAN’.

This statement serves as a notice to individuals or organizations having dealings with this group, ‘OPMAN’ as our lawyers engage the Corporate Affairs Commission to address this development, OPAN said in a statement adding that it has no affiliation whatsoever with the group.

OPAN President, Austyn Ogannah, said: “Our attention has been drawn to the existence of a group which adopted a name similar to ours and goes by an acronym that is closely identical to ours.

“For the record OPAN has no affiliation with this group or its promoter(s).

“The Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN), registered at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on 14th of November 2011, is the umbrella body for organisations and persons in the online/digital media space with a mandate to self regulate practitioners and promote responsible use of the new media in Nigeria.”

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NITDA sets up team to investigate, protect Nigerians from data breach

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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), today inaugurated the NITDA Data Breach Investigation Team at the Agency’s Corporate Headquarters, Abuja. The effort was aimed at safeguarding the rights, privacy and data of citizens in the country.

The Director General of NITDA, Mr Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi CCIE, while inaugurating the Team said thay, “ever since the Agency issued the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) on 25th January, 2019, there has been an unprecedented interest in the regulation as witnessed by the various engagements and inquiries about it”.

He further stated the objectives of the National Data Protection Regulations includes: Safeguarding the rights of citizens on data privacy; Fostering safe conduct in transactions involving the exchange of Personal Data; Enabling Nigerian businesses to be globally compliant & competitive to create jobs for eligible Nigerians.

Inuwa said that, “NITDA, as the IT sector regulator has a duty to ensure that the objectives of the regulations are being realised”. The highlight of the event was the inauguration of a 15-man committee that will investigate and checkmate any breach of the National Data Protection Regulations (NDPR).

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Reps ask CBN to suspend cashless policy

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The house of representatives has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to halt the controversial cashless policy it recently re-introduced.

At plenary session on Thursday, the lower legislative chamber said the policy leads to significant decrease in credit extension by Nigerian money deposit banks.

The also said it has negative impacts on small and medium enterprises “which are clearly the engine room for growth of the economy.”

In a circular released on Tuesday, the CBN had directed all deposit money banks in the country to charge 3% processing fees for withdrawals and 2% for deposits of amounts above N500,000 for individual accounts.

Corporate account holders will be charged 5% processing fees for withdrawals and 3% for deposits of amounts above N3 million.

The directive was, however, criticised by some Nigerians for various reasons.

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