Edo Police Command Parades 96 Suspected Criminals

Edo Police Command Parades 96 Suspected CriminalsThe Edo State Police Command has paraded 96 suspected criminals arrested for cultism, kidnapping, armed robbery among other offences along with some recovered items like guns, vehicles, laptops, charms and so on.

All the arrests were made during the recent festive season.

Speaking to journalists during the parade at the state headquarters in Benin City, the Edo state capital, Commissioner for Police, Haliru Gwandu, said that the successes recorded in the various operations carried out since November 29, 2016 are largely due to the synergy between the Police and community members.

The Edo Police boss also insisted that his command has no outstanding case of kidnapping or any other related criminality.

Anambra State First Lady Empowers 200 Physically Challenged

wife of the Anambra state governor, ebele obianoThe wife of the Anambra State Governor, Mrs Ebele Obiano, has distributed prosthetic limbs and empowering items to 200 physically challenged persons in the state.

During the fitting of the limbs at the Women Development Center, Awka, Anambra State capital, Mrs Obiano said the gesture was to enable them earn a better living.

The Governor’s wife sponsored the programme through her pet project, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFÉ).

The first phase of the programme was held in December last year, with 300 physically challenged persons benefiting.

The women in the state appreciated the effort of Mrs Obiano, which they said uplifted the living condition of the physically challenged in the state.

Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joe Akabuike, in his remark, commended the state governor for efforts in reviving the hope of the down trodden in the state.

In addition to the artificial limbs, the beneficiaries were also given computers, laptops, and grinding machines among other empowerment items.

Mrs Obiano also asked graduates with disabilities, who finished in the last six years, to submit their personal details to her office through their respective local government chairmen for employment.

According to her, the state government is set to give jobs to 1,000 physically challenged persons.

Lenovo To Stop Installing Unprotected Software

lenovoChina’s Lenovo Group Ltd, had said on Thursday that it would no longer pre-install software that cybersecurity experts perceived to be malicious and vulnerable to hacking.

The world’s largest PC maker, Lenovo had come under fire from security researchers who said that the company pre-installed a software from a company called Superfish on consumer laptops that hijacked web connections and allowed them to be spied upon.

Users reported as early as last June that a program, also called Superfish, was ‘hardware’, or ‘software’ that automatically displays adverts.

Superfish would no longer be pre-installed and has been disabled on all of Lenovo’s product in the market since January, when the PC maker also stopped pre-installing the software, said a Lenovo spokesman.

Superfish was included on some consumer notebooks shipped between September and December, he said.

CEO of U.S.-based security research firm, Errata Security, Robert Graham, said Superfish was a malicious software that hijacks and throws open encrypted connections, paving way for hackers to control these connections and eavesdrop, in what is known as a man-in-the-middle attack.

“This hurts (Lenovo’s) reputation,” Graham said. “It demonstrates the deep flaw that the company neither knows nor cares what it bundles on their laptops.”

Graham and other experts said Lenovo was negligent, and computers could still be vulnerable even after uninstalling Superfish.

Superfish throws open encryptions by giving itself the authority to take over connections and declare them as trusted, when they are not.

“The way the Superfish functionality appears to work means that they must be intercepting traffic in order to insert the ads,” said Eric Rand, a researcher at Brown Hat Security. “This amounts to a wiretap.”

Concerns about cyber security have dogged Chinese firms, including telecoms equipment maker, Huawei Technologies Ltd over ties to China’s government and smart phone maker, Xiaomi Inc over data privacy.

Facebook Posts:Man arrested for insulting sultan in Malaysia

The sister of a Malaysian man who has been charged with insulting a state sultan on Facebook says he is innocent and plans to lodge a complaint over his detention.

Anisa Abdul Jalil, sister of Ahmad Abdul Jalil, says her brother was charged Thursday with making offensive postings on Facebook last month.

She says the charges are ridiculous because there is no evidence linking Ahmad to the posts in question, which were made by someone using the name “Zul Yahaya.”

According to AP, Ahmad was freed on bail Thursday after six days of detention. Anisa says he will file a complaint with police for unlawful detention and intimidation.

Nine Malaysian states have sultans and other royal figures. Though their roles are largely ceremonial, acts provoking hatred against them are considered seditious.