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20:24

Methodist Church Prelate, Samuel Kanu abducted in Abia




The Prelate of the Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence, Samuel Kanu Uche, was on Sunday, reportedly, Kidnapped along Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, in Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State.



DAILY POST gathered that the kidnappers took him alongside Rt. Rev. Dennis Mark, the Methodist Bishop of Owerri and the Prelate’s Chaplain.



It was revealed that the clergymen were kidnapped in the afternoon while they were on their way from a programme in the council area.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Abia, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, confirmed the incident to DAILY POST



He said it was quite unfortunate, and efforts are on top gear toward his rescue as well as other priests with him.


According to him, the police Command solicited credible information from the public toward their rescue. Dailypost 

20:17

Jewish nationalists gather to celebrate ahead of the "Jerusalem Day" march



Jewish nationalists gather to celebrate ahead of the "Jerusalem Day" march in Jerusalem. Israel deployed 3,000 police on the day that marks its 1967 capture of east Jerusalem, home of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound located on what Jews revere as the Temple Mount. 


Palestinians in the West Bank city of Ramallah rally against Israel's "flag march" in Jerusalem. The march last year sparked unrest that led the Islamist armed group Hamas to fire rockets from the blockaded Gaza Strip, triggering an 11-day war. Africanews 

20:01

Nigeria NiMet predicts extreme heat in 10 northern states for 3 days



The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), on Sunday, predicted that there would be extreme heat for the next three days in some parts of the country.



The agency in its high-temperature outlook signed by the Director-General, Prof. Mansur Matazu, said most parts of the Northern cities are expected to record temperatures between 35°C to 40°C.



Although, it said parts of Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe

Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, , and Borno are expected to experience temperatures greater than 40°C, it stated that parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, Katsina, Kano, Dutse, Nguru, and Maiduguri indicate chances of experiencing high thermal discomfort starting from Sunday.



It further said parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, and Borno are expected to experience temperatures greater than 40°C.on May 31,2022



According to it, Niger, Plateau, FCT, Kwara, Kogi, Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba, and Adamawa are expected to record temperatures between 35°C to 40°C. Dailypost

20:16

2023: I don’t need to be strong like Ronaldo to lead Nigeria - Tinubu



Former Governor of Lagos State and one of the leading aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has stated that to lead the country as President, he does not need the strength of a wrestler or a Christiano Ronaldo.


Tinubu, who was reacting to speculations over his health status, disclosed that all that is required for him if elected as president are ideas.


The presidential hopeful disclosed this on Thursday while meeting with delegates of the party in Ondo State at the Cocoa Conference Hall of the Governor’s Office, ahead of the presidential primaries of APC.

He maintained that he is not in the race for the money but for the betterment of the country and the people.


During the visit to the state, Tinubu emphasised that he remained the only one and best among the aspirants to lead the party to victory in 2023.


According to Tinubu, what Nigeria has been lacking is a spirit of unity and a sense of hope, both of which he claims he can restore.

“When they talk about my health, I tell them, I’m not looking for a wrestling job, I don’t want to beat Ronaldo. I’m a better thinker and a better doer.


“I want the delegates to distinguish us and separate us like a dip of kerosene on top of water.


“My running is not because I need pockets of money, that was past. It is the love of the country, my people, commitment to development, giving value to education and better future for our children.”

20:12

American actor, Kevin Spacey charged with sexual assault of three men in UK



American actor and producer, Kevin Spacey has been charged with four counts of sexual assault in the United Kingdom.


The Crown Prosecution Service confirmed on Thursday that the offences involved three men.


Spacey, 62, was charged after evidence was reviewed following complaints between 2005 and 2013.


Rosemary Ainslie, CPS Special Crime Division Head said the Service “authorized criminal charges for four counts of sexual assault against three men”.


In a release, she disclosed Spacey has been charged with “causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent”.

Ainslie announced that the evidence earlier gathered was rechecked by the Metropolitan Police.


“The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Spacey are active and that he has the right to a fair trial”, the statement reads.

The incidents are alleged to have taken place in London and Gloucestershire.


The first charge was about an alleged sexual assault in London in March 2005.


The second alleged victim claimed to have been assaulted in London in August 2008.

The third complainant relates to an alleged assault in Gloucestershire in April 2013.


Spacey began his career in the 1980s as a stage actor and rose to fame and wealth. He has won two Oscars and other notable awards. Dailypost 

20:09

Zimbabwe's African elephant summit ends




**The first African Elephant Summit came to a close Thursday, in Hwange, northern Zimbabwe. Harare, some of its neighbours in southern Africa, Japan and China -two large consumer markets of elephant tusk- gathered in a bid to develop a new management strategy and promote the lifting of a ban on ivory trade.
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The Elephant Summit in Zimbabwe came to a close Thursday. Citing a need to derive economic value from thriving elephant herds and management issues, Harare, together with representatives of 14 African countries and two large consumer markets of Ivory gathered in a bid to develop a new strategy and restart trade despite the 1989 CITES ban on Ivory trade.

Zimbabwean officials say the country can support up to 55,000 elephants but the population has more than doubled to 100,000.

Moreover, humans-animals conflicts are on the rise. Elephants have so far this year killed 60 people, compared with 72 in all of last year.

Kenneth Uiseb, Deputy Director for Wildlife Research and Monitoring - Namibia would like for the population to be involved in the decision-making process: "These communities share their living space with wildlife, sometimes with dangerous wildlife such as lions, elephants, and that sometimes they contribute actively to the conservation of these animals so if there are decisions to be made about the future of these elephants, about the trade then it's just important that community voice is heard and that communities actively participate in this process."

Upcoming reversal of CITES ban?

CITES is an international agreement between states. Its aim at ensuring that international trade in wild animals and plants specimens does not threaten the survival of the species. Two one-off sales of ivory were allowed since the 1989 under ban under the CITES.

Dr Kabelo Senyatso, the director department of Wildlife and National Parks Botswana believes it is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) that needs a revamp:  "When you look at how CITES is at the moment, the very people that bear the biggest brunt of living with the wildlife are not at the table. It's, it's amazing that even governments are struggling to be at the table because unfortunately it's particularly western NGOs that are dictating where CITES should, should head so it's a real issue."

In 2019, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe asked for the right to sell ivory acquired through natural deaths, confiscations and culling. But that demand was rejected by a CITES meeting in Geneva.

In addition to the impact of the ban on ivory trade on states' finances and the cohabitation between wildlife animals and villagers, the management of elephant herds was the other pressing issue of the African Elephant summit.

Elephant management

Southern African countries are home to approximately 293,000, or 70% of Africa’s elephant population and  Zimbabwe gathers the world's largest elephant population. Dr Sam Perreira, scientific officer for the Rhino Specialist Group - South Africa :"About 70% of our elephants share boundaries with other countries, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana. So yes our elephants don't have passports, and they don't do Covid tests. They walk forward and backwards so, so that means we, we cannot manage elephants in isolation from, from the rest of Africa."

Certain countries with large elephant herds like Zimbabwe or Botswana insist they are ill-equipped to protect them and deal with poachers without the money from ivory sales. Other African countries, such as Kenya, insist that all ivory sales should be banned to discourage any international trade in ivory.

Last week, Zimbabwe asked European countries for support in selling its $600 million stockpiles. But the plea did not immediately garner support.

50 anti-ivory trade NGOs warned an opening of the ivory market would decimate herds which near extinction in certain regions in addition to "sending a dangerous signal to poachers and criminal syndicates."

Africanews/AP
19:51

Kaduna court orders fraudster to refund American’s N36.6m





A convicted Internet fraudster, Livinus Imoesi-Oshioke, who was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before Justice Mohammed Umar of the Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna State, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment.



He was also ordered to refund the sum of N36.6m which he fraudulently acquired from an unnamed victim from the United States of America.


In a statement signed by the EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, which was sighted by The PUNCH, Oshioke was convicted on Thursday, May 26, 2022.

The statement read in part, “Justice Umar convicted and sentenced Livinus Imoesi-Oshioke, alias Alexander Lutz, to six months imprisonment for Internet-related fraud.

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“He was jailed on Thursday, May 26, 2022, after pleading guilty to three-count amended charges bordering on cybercrime, upon being arraigned by the Kaduna Zonal Command of the EFCC. He is also expected to refund the sum of N36.6m to his American victim.” Punchng 

19:48

UCL: What’ll happen if I win Ballon d’ Or – Liverpool star, Sadio Mane

Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane, has said that he would be ‘most happy’ if he wins the Ballon d’Or and the Champions League this year.

Mane said this ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League final with Real Madrid on Saturday night in Paris.


The Senegalese international was reacting to being tipped to win the Ballon d’Or.

Mane has been impressive so far this season, winning the AFCON trophy, FA Cup, and Carabao Cup and narrowly missed out on the Premier League title by a point to Manchester City.


However, the former Southampton star still has a chance to finish their excellent season with three trophies.


“Like I said from the beginning, my target with the boys and with Liverpool football club is four trophies. So far, we have two, now we have lost one, we have Champions League [next], let’s win that one and we will see what’s going to happen.”


“But for sure, I will be most happy If I win the Champions League and the Ballon d’Or,” Mane told Goal. Dailypost

19:45

Prison Service reacts to report of attack on Abba Kyari in Kuje correctional centre





The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has reacted to claim by former Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, that he was not safe in custody as there was no threat to his life.


DAILY POST had reported on Thursday, approached a Federal High Court for another bail plea.


Kyari and three of his co-defendants, through their counsel, urged Justice Emeka Nwite to admit them to bail because their lives in the Kuje Correctional Centre, where they are being remanded, were unsafe.


Report had also emerged that Kyari was assaulted by some inmates and he escaped death.


Reacting, Mr Francis Enobore, the Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Mr Francis Enobore, described the allegation that Kyari was attacked by his fellow inmates as fake.

According to him, “the story is false, reckless and mischievous.”


Enobore said the report was the handiwork of some jobless cheap recognition-seeking charlatans masquerading as newsmen, lacking in intellectual capacity to interrogate what they conjure or hear before feeding the public.


“That the author is completely oblivious of where and how detention of a suspect originates speaks volume of his ineptitude and the much his story can be relied upon.

“For the record, Abba Kyari is one of the over 800 inmates in the location where he is being kept.


“However, notable individuals including ex-governors, ministers, senators and other celebrities of higher social status have passed through the same facility without any threat to their lives,” he said.


He emphasized that Kyari was safe and sound and goes about his daily routine like any other inmate unharmed. Dailypost

19:40

WhatsApp: this scam allows to take over your account in one phone call

WhatsApp users are targeted by yet another scam. Detected by a computer security researcher from CloudSEK, this scam makes it possible to seize a WhatsApp account using a simple phone call.

When your name is WhatsApp and you are one of the most used instant messaging applications on the planet with two billion users on the clock, you should not be surprised to be the regular target of scams and scams of all kinds.

Lately, we have had concrete examples, like this new phishing campaign launched to steal users’ personal data. During the summer of 2021, computer security researchers had also detected a copy of the Android application which was actually hiding terrible malware.

Recently, Meta, the parent company of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram decided to go to war against the hackers responsible for these numerous scams and scams. However, Rahul Sasi, founder and CEO of CloudSEK, a company specializing in the prevention of cyber threats, claims to have discovered a disturbing new scam on WhatsApp.

WhatsApp: Be aware of this dangerous scam

According to him, the modus operandi is very simple: hackers randomly call users of the app and try to convince them to dial a very specific number. Unfortunately if the victim does, they are immediately logged out of their WhatsApp account. In reality, this specific number allows hackers to take control of the account.

“Once the hacker gains access to the account, he demands money from the victim’s contacts. In this way, the hacker scams the victim’s WhatsApp contacts even before the latter realizes that he has lost control of his account. As service providers around the world use numbers beginning with ’67’ or ‘405’; victims tend to make the call without hesitation,” he explains.

Taking control of a WhatsApp account can pay off quickly. Indeed, since the end of 2021, WhatsApp has authorized transactions in cryptocurrencies; via the integration of a Novi digital wallet in the app. Another way to get quick cash is to take over a professional’s WhatsApp account; to claim funds from gullible and unsuspecting clients.


Anyway, there is not much you can do to protect yourself against these kinds of scams. Always activate two-factor authentication and never accept calls from unknown contacts on WhatsApp.

In separate news, according to the WABetaInfo resource; Whatsapp will stop supporting devices running iOS 10 and iOS 11 this year. This will happen on October 24th.

WhatsApp will stop working on iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C. From autumn the messenger will not be supported on iOS 10 and iOS 11

Thus, in the fall, WhatsApp will stop working on smartphones such as the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C. This data got confirmation by the Help Center; which indicates that the application requires iOS 12 (and higher) and Android 4.1 (and higher) to work.
19:36

Niger's army kill about 40 jihadists




Some 40 Boko Haram jihadists were killed on Tuesday night by the Nigerien army on an island in Lake Chad, on the borders of Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad.


"In the night of 24 to 25 May, a hundred Boko Haram fighters aboard four large dugout canoes and an armed boat, attempted an action in force against our elements on the islands of Lake Chad," said a statement from the Ministry of Defence.


It said that "the energetic reaction of the latter forced the assailants to flee with several deaths in their ranks. A "combing mission" in the area "allowed the neutralisation of about forty fighters" and several weapons, ammunition and explosives, as well as "various military materials" were recovered.


Explosive device


In addition, seven Nigerien soldiers were injured when their vehicle "on a reconnaissance mission on the outskirts of Lake Chad" jumped on an improvised explosive device (IED), the ministry said, but did not specify the date of the accident.

It assures that "the troops engaged in Operation Lake Sanity (Operation Lake Integrity) continue to control the enemy zones conquered on the islands of Lake Chad.

The Chadian, Cameroonian, Nigerian and Nigerian troops of the Joint Military Force (JFM) launched in March a new coordinated offensive in the four countries, called Operation Lake Integrity, whose objective is to "completely destroy Boko Haram and other terrorist groups that are scouring the Lake Chad Basin", a senior official of the JFM, whose headquarters is based in N'Djamena, explained in early May.


Jihadist insurgency


Some 20 jihadists were killed in early May by elements of this operation. To combat the jihadists, the armies of the four countries, as well as that of Benin, reactivated 2015 the MMF, which was created in 1994 but has been very little operational since.


The Lake Chad Basin, which stretches along the shores of the four countries, is a vast expanse of water and swamp where the jihadist groups Boko Haram and Islamic State in West Africa (Iswap) have set up hideouts in the countless islets that dot the basin.


The Boko Haram insurgency emerged in 2009 in Nigeria and then spread to neighbouring countries. Since then, more than 36,000 people (mainly in Nigeria) have been killed, and 3 million have been forced to flee their homes, according to the UN. Africannews 

00:08

Loan apps helping or adding to Nigeria problems ?

In Nigeria, over 100 million people live in extreme poverty since the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic which gave the country’s floundering economy further pounding and in no time, Africa’s largest economy by gross domestic product slipped into a recession for the second time in five years. It is not uncommon for many hungry Nigerians to borrow little from a neighbour, friend, or relative to survive for a day



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Most bad loan providers have been frustrating life of most Nigerians. Through research over 50% of the loan providers are not there to help you but to frustrate you in such a way that you will regret your life. Moreover, when it comes to a loan, it’s all business but being too greedy and extorting money from desperate and helpless Nigerians in such a manner is unacceptable.


There are some good loan app and also bad loan app. Like we all know how to notice bad loan app


(1) Shorter loan duration like (7-14 days)

(2) Higher interest rate

(3) They treat their customers like trash

(4) They charge for card verification before approving a loan


Even most loans which where worst than now have been scrapped by the Nigerian government just like 


Sokoloan

GMoney loan app

LionCash

9Credit

And some others


There are some other good loan app that people do go for.


Fairmoney

KashKash

Aella Credit

Migo

Quick Check

OKash

New credit


But now is Nigeria economy helping the people or society who has loaned from most of this app be able to pay back ?



Photo - (Lagos , Balogun market)

Nigeria prevailing economic circumstances make things difficult for well-meaning borrowers. 

According to Research Inflation hit 15.6% in January 2022, but recent events like fuel and diesel scarcity have served to only make things worse. 



The constant currency devaluation has not helped matters either. Today, Naira exchanges on the black market at ₦590/$1.

The cost of living in Nigeria is impacted, even food takes up over 55% of the average Nigerian household’s expenditure. Therefore repayment of loans is definitely going to take a hit. 

22:31

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