Internet disruption is a weapon by the government to silence citizens’ unrest which remains worryingly high, DAILY POST reports. Research co-created by Surfshark and NetBlocks shows that Asia is the most censorship-intensive region worldwide, while Africa follows. According to the research, there were 66 internet blackouts in six countries — Internet was shut down locally in three countries and territories (India, the Jammu and Kashmir region, and Pakistan) while in Burkina Faso, Kazakhstan, and Sudan — internet connections were cut down nationwide. In Nigeria, in 2021, five States across Nigeria shut down the Internet at different points. “In addition, when the internet is disrupted, journalists are unable to use encrypted messaging services that rely on the internet.
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has again cried out over the kidnap and eventual murder of a serving policeman, one Inspector Celestine Oriodovwe, by dare-devil gangs in Enugu State. HURIWA said it has consistently condemned any coordinated assault and organised massacre of the men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force. “Might we begin by extending our deepest appreciation to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Abba, who has graciously ordered the investigation of these incidents by relevant formations of the Nigeria Police Force? “We are even more encouraged by the dedication and professionalism of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 13, Ukpo, Muri Umar Musa, and his investigating ‘A Team’. “The Inspector General of Police, Akali Baba Usman, had recently presented a cheque of N26,170,760 to families of deceased officers who died while in active service in Delta State.1 month ago Daily Post Nigeria
A member of the House of Representatives, Bamidele Salam has called for devolution of powers between the federal, States and local governments. “To build a country that is prosperous and where justice is available to everyone regardless of their tribe or class. So, we have a long way to go and that’s exactly what we have exposed in the lecture today. We just have to devolve powers and make sure that our country works as a truly Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he concluded. Farounbi, who is a veteran broadcast journalist and former Nigerian Ambassador to the Philippines, explained that, “Since a computer is made of hardware, software and operator, the hardware is the constitution which has crashed.1 month ago Daily Post Nigeria
The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has been asked to arrest an aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Jimi Lawal, for alleged forgery. Four other suspended members of the party, Bola Odumosu, Ajadi Fasiu, Kola Akinyemi, and Tope Ashiru, were also asked to be arrested over the same allegation. “Members of the PDP now relate with our client with scorn, tagging him as a dissident within the party. I have no reason, I have no intention, I have no benefit whatsoever in forging anybody’s signature. It’s a waste of time,” Jimi Lawal said.1 month ago Daily Post Nigeria
In Awka, the State capital, almost every road is in a very deplorable condition. Mr Ejike Sunday, a driver who plies the Awka – Ifite route said: “The problem of roads in Awka is just getting out of hand. But the State governor, Soludo seems to appreciate the fact that the indigenes are concerned about the state of roads in the State. Recently, Governor Soludo declared a state of emergency in the state of roads in the State. Governor Soludo assured.1 month ago Daily Post Nigeria
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) in Oyo State has insisted that the procurement of patrol vehicles for the police and other security agencies is not enough to solve the security challenges in the state. SPN made the assertion while addressing newsmen in Ibadan, at an event held to assess the three years administration of Governor Seyi Makinde. DAILY POST reports that Makinde had donated patrol vehicles to security agencies, including the Police, as part of measures to reduce crime in the state. SPN has, however, said that procurement of patrol vehicles to security agencies is not enough to solve the state’s security challenges. They are no doubt much needed and necessary in the effort to strengthen the security network in the state.1 month ago Daily Post Nigeria
The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has said it expects the Federal Government to start making arrangements for payment of salary arrears for the four months their industrial action lasted. Adeyemi pointed out that under no circumstance would the government sweep the issue under the carpet, especially, when the government obliged the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) similar gesture after they suspended their two months strike. “On the part of the Union, the management of the affairs of the Union continues, including the management of the strike without ‘ check-off dues. “The actions and inactions of public officials foisted a needless strike on members of NASU in the Universities and Inter-University Centres. The strike would not have started in the first place if they did what was expected of them”.1 month ago Daily Post Nigeria
No fewer than 500 prominent Christian clerics from the north and heads of different support groups within the All Progressives Congress have rejected the party’s Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket. “We understand that the argument against substituting the Muslim Vice Presidential candidate of the APC with a Northern Christian is based on its proponents because it is no longer possible. “The leadership of the APC should ensure the Vice Presidential candidate nominee resigns with immediate effect. This will allow a hitch-free substitution of the party’s Vice Presidential candidate. “There is already disaffection over APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket not only among Northern Christians but among the generality of the Christian population of the country.1 month ago Daily Post Nigeria