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CBN website not hacked – Official

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has dispelled reports that its website was hacked on Friday, PUNCH reports.

The apex bank in a statement by its Ag Director, Corporate Affairs, Osita Nwanisobi, said its website is secured.

The statement, which was titled ‘CBN website not hacked’, read, “Contrary to claims in the social media alleging that the website of the Central Bank of Nigeria has been breached by malicious persons, we wish to state categorically that our website is secure.

We wish to assure the Nigerian public and indeed all our other stakeholders that the CBN website is adequately protected and that there is no cause for alarm.

“We also wish to advise the online community to desist from peddling fake news aimed at undermining the integrity of the CBN, which is our collective asset.”

Recall that on Friday, Anonymous, an online network, known for launching cyberattacks against government institutions, claimed responsibility for bringing down the website of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

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Dele-Giwa: My father would be proud of Nigerian youths – Daughter

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Ayodele Dele-Giwa, the daughter of slain journalist Dele Giwa, has revealed how she thinks her father would have reacted if he were still alive.

Dele Giwa was assasinated by a mail bomb explosion on October 19, 1986, exactly 34 years ago.

Monday being the 34th anniversary of his passing, his daughter pointed out that he’d have joined the current End SARS protests if he were alive.

She added that he would “be so proud of what the ‘lazy’ Nigerian youths have been doing over the past 11 days”.

Read her thread below

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Lagos closes schools indefinitely over EndSARS protest

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The Lagos State Government has directed all pupils/students in public and private schools to stay at home following the tension generated by the anti- SARS protests.

Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, who issued the directive today, said the safety of the pupils/students, parents and all staff working in schools is paramount at this critical period. She however advised parents to keep an eye on their wards and not allow them to be used as willing tools in the hands of those who might want to hijack the protests to unleash mayhem on the society.

The Commissioner also encouraged schools to utilize other means of distance teaching and learning i.e radio, television and online media as they have been doing during and post the recent COVID-19 lockdown.According to Adefisayo, a new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.

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I volunteer to be the leader of Endsars protest – Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello declares (Video)

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Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello has volunteered to be the leader of the decentralized nationwide endsars protests against police brutality in Nigeria.

After asking that the #EndSARS protests be halted as it has been hijacked by thugs across the nation, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has volunteered to be the leader of the movement. 45-year-old Yahaya Bello, who presumably thinks his age cuts him as a youth, said this in interview on Africa Independent Television AIT.

The governor also called on his colleagues to take charge of their state and avoid anymore loss of life in the peaceful protest that has spanned up to 11days nationwide.

Twitter users took no time before dragging the self imposed leader of the movement they’ve reiterated overtime, has no face or leadership.

Watch the interview and reactions below:

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