Aisha Buhari Urges Nigerians To Know Their Consumer Rights

Aisha Buhari Thanks Nigerians for Supporting Husband’s AdministrationThe wife of the Nigerian President, Aisha Buhari, has urged Nigerians to understand their rights as consumers, in order to stand up to market abuses that undermine those rights.

She said the rights of the consumer must be protected and those on the wrong side of the law should be made to understand that.

“Their rights come to an end where the rights of the consumers begin”, Aisha said.

Mrs. Buhari made the remarks in Abuja, during her appointment as Consumer Ambassador of Nigeria, by the country’s Consumer Protection Council, as part of activities to mark the World Consumer Rights Day 2017.

Represented by the wife of Nasarawa State Governor, Mairo Tanko Almakura, she thanked the Management of the Consumer Protection Council for the honour bestowed on her.

She said: “The campaign for consumer rights is a noble cause and I assure the Commission of my support and commitment towards driving the campaign embarked by the council.”

The Director General of the Consumer Protection Council, Dupe Atoki, said digital technology, though beneficial, has exposed consumers to online threats such as cybercrime, data theft and invasion of privacy.

Atoki stated that this year’s theme tagged ‘Building a Digital World Consumers  Can Trust’ is intended to call attention to these consumer issues.

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah and the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu in their goodwill messages highlighted the important role of the Council in protecting the rights of consumers.

The agency said the stakeholders workshop, which is scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2017 will feature presentations from Google, Microsoft, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), among others.

Tech Trends: Stressing The Need For Strong Passwords

PasswordTech Trends emphasises the importance of using secure passwords to protect devices and sensitive accounts.

While a vast majority of internet users still use weak passwords, research shows that the reasons users get hacked or have their accounts compromised is weak passwords.

According to reports, the password ‘123456’ was yet to fall off the list as the world’s most used password.

One of the few tips recommended by technology experts to be considered while choosing a password is to use a good password manager.

They also advised that a user should consider a minimum of 12 characters and ensure the use of alphanumeric combinations among others.

INEC Restores Hacked Website

INEC Website HackedThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nigeria has restored its hacked website, hours after it was struck by “Nigerian Cyber Army”.

The website was hacked in the morning on Saturday, hours after the accreditation of voters started.

“Sorry xD Your Site has been STAMPED by Team Nigerian Cyber Army. FEEL SOME SHAME ADMIN!!,” a message on the INEC website read.

In a tweet on its twitter handle the commission said “it is aware of the recent hack of its website and it is currently investigating the incident”.

After the website was hacked, the INEC dropped the content added to the website by the hacker and wrote: “We will be back soon! Sorry for the inconvenience but we are performing some maintenance at the moment. We will be back online shortly! Site should be back up soon”.

The spokesman for the commission told Channels Television that engineers of the commission restored the website, assuring Nigerians that there was nothing to worry about.


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