2023: Use of technology has come to stay – INEC chair

June 3, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

 The Independent National Electoral Commission has canvassed that the use of technology in the conduct of elections has come to stay around the world and therefore should be improved upon. Prof Mahmood Yakubu who stated this Thursday in Abuja while presenting a paper at the Blueprint’s 10th anniversary and impact series/award noted that the challenges with IT deployment could be overwhelming, Read More

Time to fight cyber crime in Nigeria

May 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

With about 3.9 billion users, the internet has become one of the greatest technological developments which is widely accepted for its ease and efficiency. Technological advancements and development have led to the emergence of cyber crime.Cybercrime, which involves any crime committed with the aid of a computer and network like phishing, bank verification number scams, fraudulent emails, hacking, cyber harassment, Read More

EFCC raises alarm over fraudulent investment schemes

April 26, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has raised the alarm over fraudulent investment schemes in the country.EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement, Monday in Abuja, said: “EFCC is alarmed at the rate Nigerians send petitions to the Commission on fraudulent investments that promise high return with little risks to investors. “This trend indicates that Read More

EFCC arrests 5 ‘internet fraudsters’ in Ibadan

April 23, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan Zonal Office on Friday arrested five suspected Internet fraudsters in Ibadan. The Commission in a statement in Ibadan said among the arrested suspects is one Ayomide Samuel Adebowale who trades in Bitcoin for his alleged involvement in cyber crimes. Others arrested alongside Adebowale were Philip Gabriel, Mayowa Jolaoso Segun, Babatunde Segun Adeyinka Read More

How do we plead allocutus for Nigeria?

April 4, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

In a court somewhere in Nigeria… My Lord by way of allocutus the accused person now the convict pleaded guilty for the crime of cybercrime aka ‘yahoo-yahoo’ at the earliest possible time upon his arraignment, thereby not wasting the honorable time of this honorable court. We therefore urge upon my Lord most respectfully to construe the timeous plea of guilt Read More