AXILSPOT launches AEC120 Smart Antenna Ceiling Access Point in the MEA region

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AXILSPOT announced the availability of its state-of-the-art wireless, ceiling access point for regional businesses.

Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2017: AXILSPOT, a global vendor in enterprise wireless networking, announced the availability of its AEC120 Smart Antenna Ceiling Access Point in the Middle East and Africa to help businesses manage their growing workloads with a secure and reliable network and Internet connectivity. The AEC120 ceiling access point has the inbuilt and patented Rscan multibeam smart-selection antenna system.

The solution, belonging to the Dolphin portfolio of AXILSPOT comprises of Multi-beam Smart-selection Antenna System (Rscan) which comes as a patented technology developed by the company.

As compared to traditional Wi-Fi, the new smart antenna system boasts of unprecedented technological advantages like automatic optimum path selection, stronger interference resistance, and higher concurrent capacity. Network beams can be formed by controlling the waveforms with different phases beamed by each antenna.  These beams scan different directions, and include over 16 million different direction beams in theory. AXILSPOT harnesses algorithms to find out the optimum path connected with the client side, avoid interferences, and enhance AP wireless performances.

Commenting on the launch, Nick Huang, Regional Sales Manager, AXILSPOT said, “The AEC120 ceiling access point is an innovative enterprise wireless networking product that provides a perfect solution for high user density and high workload congestion areas. These include restaurants, meeting rooms, exhibition halls, specialty leisure clubs, hospitals, campuses, department stores, offices, waiting halls, terminal buildings, amongst others.”

“Since AXILSPOT deeply understands the requirements of its customers, the product has been built to deliver safer and reliable access experience, with convenient marketing, and easy network management. The ceiling-mounted access point has been designed to facilitate quick and easy deployment," Mr. Huang added.

"Enterprise wireless networks face local challenges such as consistent data rate transfer, generation of signal blind spots, local interference, and high density workload pressures. These requirements have been built into the AEC120 ceiling access point, through the use of AXILSPOT's patented RScan multibeam smart-selection antenna system. The access point supports an amazing connectivity speed of 1,000+ Mbps using the 11ac dual band."

On another note, August Chen, DIRECTOR, GLOBAL SALES at AXILSPOT, also mentioned that the previous launch of its AXILSPOT Dorado In-wall access points has been well received in the MEA countries. "The Middle East and Africa region contains select countries that are witnessing one of the fastest growth rates in adoption of smart technologies, supported by forward looking governments and ambitious, motivated, affluent workforce population.”  

"AXILSPOT is keen to work with all types of businesses in the region, through its growing community of regional channel partners, to meet their requirement of smart, connected, and ubiquitous enterprise wireless networks. These are supported in any type of workload and use case conditions. We are confident of meeting any of the local and regional requirements through our extensive innovations like Rscan and Mobula controller platforms," Mr. Chen added.  

AXILSPOT is focused on partner driven go-to-market mechanisms and ensures maximum profitability for partners. AXILSPOT has already established its India office in New Delhi, and its next local office will be in Middle East and Africa region before the summer of 2017.
Salient Features of AEC120:

Centralized management, zero-touch AP configuration
Each AEC enterprise-level AP can be centrally operated via the Axilspot wireless controller, which makes large networks simple to manage and enables the entire Wi-Fi network to be faster and easier to expand as well as convenient for marketing.

Dynamic load balancing warrants ample WLAN availability
Load balancing based on users, bands, and traffic volumes distributes the access pressure of each AP in a balanced way improve the access bandwidth of each user; and guarantees high WLAN connection availability.

Wi-Fi probing technology furnishes pinpoint data traffic analysis
The positioning engine incorporated in the AP can accurately collect the location data of the terminal, while the smart antenna system is least affected by harsh surroundings. Compared with the traditional AP, the system offers more accurate location data.

Scalable and high level access security
Offers high level and more flexible security authorizations based on different access environments such as SMS authentication, Facebook authentication, Portal authentication, 802.1x authentication, LDAP authentication, etc., in order to ensure access safety.

Comprehensive application-level management
In addition to supporting multi-dimension authorization and traffic management, such as user, terminal, IP, network, the solutions also offers DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) technology to recognize user behaviours, bringing more elaborated IT management.

User statistics details offers support for business decisions
Garnering data collection for various factors including different districts, stores, and customers information such as the proportion of new and old clients, quantity of advertisement clicks, Facebook fans attraction trends, cell-phone number, etc. for Big Data Analysis.

About AXILSPOT:
AXILSPOT is a new force to reckon in the global Enterprise WLAN industry with the core intellectual property rights. AXILSPOT delivers Global Quality Products with superior innovative solutions to the most critical issues we are facing today in wireless networks: how to create affordable reliability and how to overcome dramatically increasing connected needs all over the world.
AXILSPOT is dedicated to providing the most consistent and highest-speed wireless coverage and transmission solution(s) – anywhere, everywhere, all the time. The company’s solutions can be widely implemented in large Corporate Enterprises, Government, Education, Hospitality, Transportation, Manufacture, Financial, Healthcare and SMEs among other critical industry verticals.

For further information, please visit http://www.axilspot.com

 

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Tillerson: Egypt’s great potential overlooked during past two decades of US foreign policy

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US Foreign Secretary Rex Tillerson and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry met with each other in Washington on Monday, discussing bilateral relations between their countries in political, economic and military fields. The US foreign secretary condemned terrorist activities in Sinai Peninsula and expressed his country’s support for fighting terrorism in this strategic region.

Rex Tillerson also lauded Egypt’s policy to fight terrorism and underscored the country’s key role in resolving the Syrian crisis. He stressed that finding a solution to the crisis of Syria will be impossible without working with Egypt that enjoys a ‘unique status’ among all Arab states.

The US foreign secretary said in this meeting that Egypt with its rich civilization and great politico-military strength in the Middle East is a major ally in the region adding that the country’s enormous potential has got underpaid attention during the last two decades of US foreign policy. The new administration seeks to broaden bilateral relations in all areas, he added.

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Wike’s boast of getting justice at Supreme Court vindicates our position on his governorship judgment – Rivers APC

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The All Progressives Congress, APC, Rivers State Chapter has observed with shock as the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike repeatedly boasted on national television Sunday that his faction of the PDP would surely get positive judgement at the Supreme Court exactly the same way he got Supreme Court to declare him as duly elected governor of Rivers State even after the apex court had earlier declared Rivers State as a theatre of war.

While reacting to the report of his PDP faction losing at the Appeal Court, Port Harcourt Division last Friday, Gov Wike stated that he would get favourable judgment at the Supreme Court, citing how he lost his governorship election matter at both the Tribunal and Appeal Court only to win at the Supreme Court.

The certainty and finality in his tone and language confirm our position that he bought the governorship judgement and this time around he is ready to buy a favourable judgement for his faction of the PDP at the Supreme Court.

Indeed, what has become clear is that our consistent position that he paid for the Supreme Court ruling that declared him governor is an incontrovertible truth given facts that emerged after the ruling and his utterances during his victory church service and his most recent boasts on national television.

The APC is however pleased that the Federal Government is doing the needful by cleansing the judiciary of the rot that allowed the likes of Gov. Nyesom Wike to bribe judges and weaken an all-important state institution such as the judiciary. We believe that Gov Wike targets three major institutions of state which he weakens with bribe money in order to obtain and retain political power. Those institutions are the judiciary, electoral umpire (INEC) and security agencies. For now, whereas he is unable to effectively pocket security agencies as in the past, his hold on the electoral umpire (INEC) and judiciary is still conspicuous as can be gleaned from the Inspector-General of Police Panel Report and the widely circulated audio clip in addition to his verbal incontinence about the Supreme Court.

The APC wishes to thank Gov Nyesom Wike for helping to personally unravel what happened and still happening at the Supreme Court as this is of interests to Rivers people, Nigerians and our collective history.

Chief (Dr) Davies Ibiamu Ikanya JP

State Chairman

February 20, 2017

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Bolaji Lawal appointed GTBank Executive Director

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The Board of Directors of foremost African financial institution; Guaranty Trust Bank plc, has announced the appointment of Mobolaji Lawal as an Executive Director of the Bank. Prior to his appointment, he was the Divisional Head, Digital Banking Division.

Mr. Lawal who joined the Bank in 1992 as an Executive Trainee and rose through the ranks to become a General Manager, a position he held until his appointment as Executive Director. He has over twenty-four (24) years’ of banking experience which covers various aspects of banking including Credit Risk Management; Corporate Banking Group; Commercial Banking Group; Investment Banking and Corporate Finance where he served as Group Head. Under his leadership, the Group worked on several landmark debt syndications, capital market and project finance transactions both in Nigeria and abroad.

He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Obafemi Awolowo University (1990); B.L from the Nigerian Law School (1991) and a Master of Business Administration from the Oxford University, United Kingdom (2002). He has also attended several executive management and banking specific developmental programs in leading educational institutions such as Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD).

Announcing the new appointment, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Bank, Mr. Segun Agbaje stated that: “As a Bank, we maintain high corporate governance standards and ensure our Board appointments are in line with global best practices”. He further stated, “Bolaji has been an integral part of the Bank’s success and has seen the bank evolve and develop through the years. I am confident that his appointment to the Board will further strengthen and position the bank for improved performance“.

Guaranty Trust Bank plc was established in 1990 and is regarded by Industry watchers as the best run and most ethical financial institution within the Nigerian Financial Services space, due to its bias for world-class corporate governance standards, excellent service quality and innovation. The Bank is one of the few Nigerian financial institutions to have a well-articulated succession plan and this has enabled it seamlessly undertake two management and several board changes since inception.

The Bank operates from over 238 branches within the country and has banking subsidiaries in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom.

 

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Emirates introduces new range of comforts in First and Business Class

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Emirates has enhanced comfort in the air with a host of exclusive, new products introduced to its First and Business Class cabins. Customers will travel in luxury with new additions including First Class lounge wear, luxury blankets, skincare from VOYA and a new range of amenity kits from Bulgari.

Emirates’ ongoing investment in product reinforces its emphasis on comfort, enhancing the travel experience. The airline has partnered with experts in their respective fields and no attention to detail has been spared in the luxury product overhaul.

Sleep well

For a comfortable night’s sleep on board the aircraft, Emirates has introduced the world’s first moisturising lounge wear designed for an airline. It will be available in the First Class cabin on overnight long haul flights. In partnership with Matrix, the suits use Hydra Active Microcapsule Technology designed to keep skin hydrated during the flight. The patented technology uses billions of capsules applied to the fabric which gently releases naturally-moisturising Sea Kelp during movement.

Sea Kelp, a brown sea algae or seaweed normally found in the Antarctic Ocean, is known to be rich in nutrients that hydrate skin while retaining moisture, especially useful in an aircraft environment.

The Microcapsule Technology of the lounge wear locks in the moisturiser for up to 10 washes so customers can re-use them. The suits include matching slippers and eye mask and come in a stylish felt pouch.

For added comfort, Emirates offers a plush, faux sheep-skin blanket in First Class. The soft and luxurious comforter is on board and also sold at the Emirates Official Store. Business Class customers can also look forward to newly-introduced soft duvets in charcoal grey on their next flight.

Wake up refreshed

To complete the relaxing travel experience, a new range of luxury spa products are now available both on board and on the ground from award-winning Irish brand VOYA. Created exclusively for Emirates, this skincare line includes shampoo, conditioner, body wash, cleanser, body moisturiser, hand wash, soap and hand cream.  It will be available in the signature A380 shower spa on board and selected products in Emirates’ airport lounges. The hand and body cream can also be found in the First and Business Class washrooms.

The range for Emirates includes three different fragrances: rosemary & mint (Revitalise range), lavender & rosemary (Tranquility range) and  lime & mandarin (Soothing range). VOYA’s line of skincare is made from sustainable organic seaweed which has been hand harvested in Sligo, Ireland. The brand is a mainstay in luxury boutique spas worldwide and is now available in the skies on Emirates.

Emirates has also partnered with luxury Italian brand Bulgari for its latest designs of the airline’s exclusive kit bags. The new set of amenity kits for both First and Business Class feature Bulgari’s woody floral fragrance – Eau Parfumée au thé noir – and contain skincare essentials to keep customers feeling fresh and pampered throughout the flight.

The First Class kit bags, made from fine leather, come in eight designs in charcoal grey for men and pale grey for women. Eight additional designs are available in Business Class – four for men and four for women. The amenity kits are available on long-haul overnight flights.

Emirates was named “World’s Best Airline” at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards earlier this year, a testament to its continuous investment in products and services.

Customers can enjoy gourmet, regionally inspired menus on board, paired with Emirates’ world class wine programme featuring the finest champagnes and wines from around the world.

Passengers in all classes can enjoy Emirates’ multi-award winning ‘ice’ Digital Widescreen with more than 2,500 channels of on demand entertainment including movies, TV programs, music and podcasts.

Emirates’ premium onboard experience is complemented by on ground comfort with a network of 40 dedicated Emirates Lounges located within major airports around the globe – all designed with the same attention to detail and exceptional service. First and Business Class passengers can also travel to and from the airport via Emirates’ complimentary Chauffeur-drive service.

 
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AXILSPOT Expands Operations To The Middle East & Africa

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Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2016:AXILSPOT, a global vendor in enterprise wireless networking, announced the launch of its operations in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. As part of its regional expansion plans, the company will appoint reputed distributors and strengthen its channel network by onboarding partners across the region.

AXILSPOT offers state-of-the-art enterprise wireless connectivity solutions including wirelessaccess points, bridges, base station, enterprise WLAN management platforms and PoE Switches to name a few. A key differentiator of AXILSPOT from its competitors is its patented multi-beam smart selection array systemcalled Rscan, that reduces interference, allows the highest transmission speeds, successfully manages hundreds of concurrent users and offersthe more precise location based service (LBS).

"The Middle East and Africa has some of the fastest growing mobility growth rates as well as state of the art service provider technologies. With the arrival of 4G+ technologies in the region, end users want the same lighting fast mobile experiences available from service providers inside their offices, homesand in some public places too. Rscan, theAXILSPOT patented antenna array technology, fitted into all of our products, allows end users to experience the fastest wireless networking transmission speeds with minimum drop outs and line of sight interference," said Bruce Zhou, CEO, AXILSPOT.

In order to tap the fast-growing mobility opportunity in the region, AXILSPOT also announced its intention to appoint key channel partners in the region across its three partner categories. These include Authorised Solution Partner, Authorised Value Added Distributor, and Master Distributor.

Based on the above levels, AXILSPOT channel partners are variably offered Price Discounts, Online Training, Onsite Training, Deal Registration, Market Development Funds, Sales and Marketing Tools, Account Manager, Purchase Demo Kits, Dedicated Sales Person, Dedicated Trained Engineer, Marketing Activities.

"We have a simplified channel partner structure that allows partners to engage with us in the way best suited to their business. We offer significant discount and value benefits to all the three levels of channel partners. Based on our global experience and the large number of leisure hotels, shopping malls, tourist destinations, business events and conferences, in some of the countries in the MEA region, we are very confident that our products will dramatically change the experience of mobile users and visitors in these countries,” Bruce Zhou explained.

“This will help us to get traction with the wireless and network solution integrators, as well as technology decision makers. We are very confident of high levels of our business growth in this region, along with our prospective channel partners," he added.

AXILSPOT is a recent entrant in the global enterprise wireless networking industry with its core intellectual property rights. The company is committed to providing superior products and solutions for the most critical issues in wireless networks today, including how to create affordable reliability and how to meet dramatically increasing needs for connectivity, all over the world.

Swift, sensible, secure, stable, smart, scalable, simple, AXILSPOT is dedicated to providing consistent and the highest-speed wireless coverage and transmission solutions with the 7S WLAN experience. Catering to the entire enterprise and SME market including industry verticals and smart city projects, AXILSPOT provides smarter wireless solutions in four seriesDorado Series, Dolphin Series, Mobula Series and Seal Series.

With patented Rscan Smart Antenna Array Technology, AXILSPOT can deliver very high density of 800+ concurrent users with 5.3G capacity. The patented Rscan Smart Antenna Array Technology ensures AXILSPOT wireless solutions a consistent and high speed wireless coverage over the targeted area without being dropped off due to blind spots and interferences.

Over the next few months, AXILSPOT plans to offer high speed wireless connectivity to different industry verticals and will unveil its entire range of WLAN solutions for customers in the MEA region. 

“More than Connection” – AXILSPOT’s sloganconveys the company’s will to deliver the most secure and outstanding wireless access experience globally and create more business value service based on big data,cloud management platform, cloud service , BI to name some.

About AXILSPOT:

AXILSPOT is a new force to reckon in the global Enterprise WLAN industry with the core intellectual property rights. AXILSPOT delivers Global Quality Products with superior innovative solutions to the most critical issues we are facing today in wireless networks: how to create affordable reliability and how to overcome dramatically increasing connected needs all over the world. AXILSPOT is dedicated to provide the most consistent and highest-speed wireless coverage and transmission solution(s) – anywhere, everywhere, all the time.

AXILSPOT is dedicated to provide the most consistent and highest-speed wireless coverage and transmission solutions. Their solutions are widely applied in SMEs, Large Corporate Enterprise, Government, Education, Hospitality, Transportation, Manufacture, Financial, Health etc. To know more please visit: http://www.AXILSPOT.com/.

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GivingTuesday: Toyin Saraki, Gimbiya Dogara, Forums Of Senators and Representatives Wives Donate Towards Restoration And Rehabilitation Of IDPs Lives

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#GivingTuesday: Toyin Saraki, Gimbiya Dogara, Forums Of Senators and Representatives Wives Donate Towards Restoration And Rehabilitation Of IDPs Lives

In a uniquely unprecedented unity, the wives of Distinguished Senators of the 8th Senate and wives of Honorable Members of the House of Representatives led by Chair of the Forum of Senators’ Wives; Her Excellency Mrs. Toyin Saraki and Her Excellency, Mrs. Gimbiya Dogara, wife of The Speaker, House of Representatives, yesterday joined hands on Giving Tuesday to contribute their efforts once again, to the plight of displaced persons as they visited and donated relief materials to NYSC Orientation Camp Damare, Malkohi, Saint Theresa and Fufore Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camps in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State.

The entourage made a first stop at the Government House, Yola to pay a courtesy visit to the Executive Governor of Adamawa State, Senator Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla. They were received by the Governor, the Deputy Governor and wife; the wife of the Speaker, Adamawa State House of Assembly and other top officials in the state.

Mrs. Saraki in a statement delivered on arrival, sympathized with the people of Adamawa as theirs is one of the states most affected by the insurgency in the north east (NE) part of Nigeria while also commending the state government for their fortitude in providing continued succour, safety and security to the internally displaced persons in these trying times.

“I am happy this Giving Tuesday to be joined by my sisters, the wives of Distinguished Senators and the wives of Honorable Members. As we enter the end of the year, we have gathered materials to help the displaced families resettle back into their homes, their lives, and their productivity. It is indeed our prayer, that the end of this year will mark the end of regional conflict and internal displacement, while the new year ushers in an era of restored peace, progress and productivity.” She said.

The relief materials that were donated covered a total number of 132,626 IDPs in the 4 camps. Some of the items presented by the Forum of Senators’ Wives included: Sleeping Materials, Nutritious Foods Staple Items, Grains, Beans, Rice, Beverages, Ankara Clothes, Toiletries, Buckets, Diapers, Vegetable and Corn Oils, and Sanitary Supplies, while the Toyin Saraki's  Wellbeing Foundation Africa Mamacare Program supported the effort by donating it's Let Girls Learn Adolescent Personal Social And Health Education's Skills And Drills Textbooks, No Child Left behind Back To School Literacy and Numeracy Kits, and Mamacare Clean Birth Mamakits, amongst others.

The Giving Tuesday mission led by the Wives of the Principal Officers of the 8th National Assembly at this time, identified with the core targets of the Future Assured and Get Involved initiatives of Her Excellency The Wife Of The President,  Hajiya Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, in this end of year outreach, as the wives of members of the 8th National Assembly united to assist in the rehabilitation and restoration of dignity of families returning to their communities to rebuild their lives and homes, to deliver for the good of fragile and vulnerable familes and communities in North-East Nigeria.

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The crime of cyberstalking vs freedom of speech; separating the law from the lies.

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About a week ago when I petitioned the National Security Adviser on behalf of our client citing Cyberstalking as a crime contained in our extant laws, the security agents were brought alive by this revelation. Some arrests not even connected to the said petition were made. Since then some persons have gone to town with the yarn that arresting persons for Cyberstalking is a systematic infringement on the Right to Freedom of Expression.

Well, they are those whose stock in trade is to put a political colouration to everything; I am not that skilled. But as one of the first legal practitioners, if not the very first, who petitioned the National Security Adviser on the offence of the Cyberstalking and pointing public consciousness to this crime, I think I owe the public some sort of adumbration on this issue.

Here it is.

I have always maintained that the problem we have in Nigeria is not a dearth or lack of laws and policies. No. We have very good laws. But we lack a system that is capable of executing or enforcing these laws. A couple of months ago there was hoopla about a proposed social media bill. Apart from some ungodly aspects of that bill we didn’t even need it, not because there were no offences in our cyberspace to curtail but because we already had a law to deal with cyber offences; the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Act 2015.

“The Act provides an effective, unified and comprehensive legal, regulatory and institutional framework for the prohibition, prevention, detection, prosecution and punishment of cybercrimes in Nigeria. This act also ensures the protection of critical national information infrastructure, and promotes cybersecurity and the protection of computer systems and networks, electronic communications, data and computer programs, intellectual property and privacy rights.” The intendment of this piece is not to do a general analysis of this Act; that is already the business of a book I am working on. Now, let’s get to the section that provides for the crime of Cyberstalking.

Section 24 of THE CYBERCRIMES (PROHIBITION, PREVENTION, ETC) ACT, 2015 defines, describes and penalizes a crime known as Cyberstalking. This is what the said section 24 says:
“Any person who knowingly or intentionally sends a message or other matter by means of computer systems or network that –‐
… (b) he knows to be false, for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience, danger, obstruction, insult, injury, criminal intimidation, enmity, hatred, ill will or needless anxiety to another or causes such a message to be sent: commits an offence under this Act and shall be liable on conviction to a fine of not more than N7, 000, 000.00 or imprisonment for a term of not more than 3 years or to both such fine and imprisonment.

(2) Any person who knowingly or intentionally transmits or causes the transmission of any communication through a computer system or network — … (c) containing any threat to harm the property or REPUTATION OF THE ADDRESSEE or of another or the reputation of a deceased person or any threat to accuse… commits an offence under this Act and shall be liable on conviction– … (ii) in the case of paragraph (c) … of this subsection, to imprisonment for a term of 5 years and/or a minimum fine of N15, 000,000.00 “.

Reading the provisions of section 24 of the Cybercrimes Act, one will wonder how enforcing this law infringes the Fundamental Human Right of Freedom of Expression encapsulated in section 39 of the 1999 Constitution as amended that says: “(1) Every person shall be entitled to freedom of expression, including freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart ideas and information without interference.”

Freedom of Expression or Speech is not the same thing as “… knowingly or intentionally send(ing) a message or other matter by means of computer systems or network that –‐
… (b) … (is) false, for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience, danger, obstruction, insult, injury, criminal intimidation, enmity, hatred, ill will or needless anxiety to another …
(2) … knowingly or intentionally transmit(ing) or caus(ing) the transmission of any communication through a computer system or network — … (c) containing any threat to harm the property or REPUTATION OF THE ADDRESSEE or of another or the reputation of a deceased person …”

You can criticize. You can rant. You can hold an opinion. You can blog. You can receive and publish intel from a source without revealing your source. You can damage anybody’s reputation with THE TRUTH. I repeat with the truth. But not with lies.

But when you
“… knowingly or intentionally send (publish, blog, share, update, hashtag, twit, vblog, etc) a message (article, write up, audio, video, etc) or other matter by means of computer systems or network that –‐
… (b) (YOU) know to be (FALSE), for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience, danger, obstruction, insult, injury, criminal intimidation, enmity, hatred, ill will or needless anxiety to another or causes such a message to be sent; (THEN YOU) commit an offence(CYBERSTALKING) under this Act (CYBERCRIMES ACT) and shall be liable on conviction to a fine of not more than N7, 000, 000.00 or imprisonment for a term of not more than 3 years or to both such fine and imprisonment.

(2) (IF YOU) knowingly or intentionally transmit or cause the transmission of any communication through a computer system or network — … (c) containing any threat to harm the property or REPUTATION OF THE ADDRESSEE or of another … commits an offence(CYBERRSTALKING) under this Act(CYBERCRIMES ACT) and shall be liable on conviction– … (ii) in the case of paragraph (c) … of this subsection, to imprisonment for a term of 5 years and/or a minimum fine of N15, 000,000.00 “.

It is this simple. The offence of Cyberstalking is not an infringement of the Right to Freedom of Expression or Speech unless you are saying that to propagate falsehood or tell fabricated lies on social media is what you understand as Freedom of Expression. Even if that is your understanding, that is not the understanding of the law.

Finally, let me clear two points. One. Be careful of what you share on social media or your blog. You can be arrested and prosecuted for Cyberstalking for just sharing even if you are not the one that wrote the original post or article. By sharing you are liable for the same offence as the original author.

Two. Recently a blogger was arrested for Cyberstalking by the EFCC and some people were asking whether the EFCC has the powers to arrest for this offence. Though I don’t know the details of the activities he engaged in that warranted his arrest for Cyberstalking but the answer is yes, the EFCC has the powers to arrest under the Cybercrimes Act generally and for Cyberstalking.

Over 70% of cybercrimes are financial in nature. A casual scan of the Act will show that most of the offences provided for are financial in nature. Section 42 of the Act and the First Schedule established the Cybercrimes Advisory Council and listed EFCC as member respectively.

It is possible that someone could
“… knowingly or intentionally send (publish, blog, share, update, hashtag, twit, vblog, etc) a message (article, write up, audio, video, etc) or other matter [OF A FINANCIAL NATURE] by means of computer systems or network that –‐
… (b) he knows to be (FALSE), for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience, danger, obstruction, insult, injury, criminal intimidation, enmity, hatred, ill will or needless anxiety to another…”
Thereby empowering the EFCC to arrest and prosecute under the EFCC Act and the Cybercrimes Act.

Freedom of Speech is sacrosanct, no one should stand by and watch it infringed. But Freedom of Speech is not the same thing as freedom to fabricate lies and disseminate falsehood. Those who fight to uphold the Right to Freedom of Speech should also be seen fighting to defeat those who fabricate lies and propagate falsehood. We cannot enjoy Freedom of Speech when falsehood is allowed to reign supreme.

First Baba Isa (FBI) is a Legal Practitioner and writes from Abuja.
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Nation building: Nigeria needs dreamers- By Azemobor Gregory

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Dr. Martin Luther King Said, “I have a dream.” Those words have been repeated around the world again and again- in print, on radio and TV. Because he dared to both live for and die for that dream, his life made a difference. Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream was not only for himself but for others. He had a dream for an American society devoid of racial discrimination and social prejudice. Today, Black Americans live freely with their white brothers.

Dr. Nelson Mandela had a dream for his country, South Africa. He dreamt of a country where the political subjugation and inhuman apartheid policy would be truncated. He was imprisoned because of his dream for his people. He spent 27 lonely years in incarceration. But at the end of the day, his dream prevailed, and apartheid was dismantled.

Our forefathers had a dream for an independent Nigeria. They fought colonization with so much nationalistic zest. Many of them were prepared to pay the supreme price. Eventually, on October 1st, 1960, their dream gave birth to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I can go on and on with a catalogue of great men that had great dreams that changed their generation and impacted their world.

The world is ruled by dreamers. Every advancement in human history was orchestrated and championed by a dream in the heart of one man. Dreamers foresee a better future for themselves and for society; they create the picture of a glorious destiny for their generation. Every dreamer in history changed their world

"Many of the greatest accomplishment in history have been done against impossible odds,  because somebody dared to dream"

The urgent need to raise and nurture dreamers with a passion to change our nation gave birth to Voice of Change Network International, a non-governmental organization established to promote collective responsibility for national development, inspire individual passion, civic patriotism and commitment towards building the Nigeria of our dreams.

THE PICTURE OF A BETTER FUTURE.
I have a dream of a new Nigeria, a nation where there would be freedom, equity and the spirit of enterprise; a nation that would be ranked amongst the top 20 developed economies in the world by the year 2030. I can see a society that will evolve selfless leadership with patriotic passion to re-invent this nation.

I have a dream of a country where there would be adequate provision of infrastructure and power supply for rapid industrial development. I have a dream that one day, Nigeria will be a corrupt-free society where her people will be law abiding and exhibit high sense of discipline in every facet of their lives. Then it would be a taboo to give or accept bribe. Our policemen and civil servants would no longer request for gratification  before they discharge their duties. The time is coming when people will no longer dispose refuse indiscriminately, urinate and defecate anywhere. Our streets and cities would be clean.

I have a dream of a Nation where social miscreants “Area boys” will no longer infest our streets constituting nuisance; our youths would no longer use the internet to send scam (419) business proposal.
 I have a dream that, every Nigerian, both home and abroad would be proud of our National colors. Nigerians in the diaspora would be glad to return home to rebuild our Nation. I see a future where our green National Passport would have respect and value. I can see Americans and Europeans applying for the Nigerian lottery Visa.” Asian and other African nationals would queue up in our embassies other to obtain our visa.

I have a dream that made-in Nigeria products would be exported to America, Europe and Asian countries.

I have a dream that one day, the problem of unemployment would be a thing of the past, because there would be enough industries to absorb our young graduates. Even then, our youth would take pride in becoming entrepreneurs, starting their small businesses. Poverty would be eradicated. There would be sufficiency of food for all Nigerians, because agriculture would be completely revamped.

Nigeria is going to evolve a political culture where elections will no longer be a do-or-die affair. Money bags would no longer dominate our political firmament, then true leaders will emerge with the heart to serve the people. This is my dream for my beloved country.

 I believe this dream can be realized in this generation. We can make them happen. Remember, Nigeria is our only country, we don’t have another one. We can’t fold our hands and allow this decay in our nation to continue. We must rise up for a change in this country. Enough of pointing accusing fingers at our leaders; enough of criticism and attack on our political leaders. Though they have their faults, we equally have to accept some measure of responsibility in  taking this nation out of the rot we have found ourselves.

NIGERIA’S NATION BUILDING REQUIRES COLLECTIVE EFFORT

Nigeria’s nation-building and development requires collective effort.The development of this nation does not lie in the hands of one single individual. It is our collective effort that will make Nigeria great. I am a firm believer that there is hope for this country; there is a greater tomorrow for Nigeria.

So, whatever corner God has put you in whether big or small position, please give it your best shot, be the best and if each one of us is the best in our little corner, then we will see the Nigeria of our dream come to light.

Let us join hands together as Nigerians to build a nation where peace and justice reign, for that is the only way that the labor of our heroes past would not have been in vain. It is my prayer that we will all see the Nigeria of our dreams come to pass.

I will strongly advised against bulk passing and losing faith in the nation owing to some of our developmental and political challenges. In spite of our challenges in this country, I want to encourage every Nigerian not  to begin apportioning blames. We must realize that distractions come from looking around, discouragement comes from looking down, defeat comes from looking  backwards, but deliverance comes when we lift up our eyes to the hills from whence comes our help, because our help comes from the lord the maker of the heavens and the earth.

A CLARION CALL

The time has come for every one of us to rise up to begin to contribute our own quota to building the Nigeria of our dreams.

What is your dream for this Nation? What are you prepared to give or sacrifice to make Nigeria a better place? Nigeria needs you. You are an agent of change. There is something you carry that will impact this nation! Wake up! The time to do something is now!

We of the Voice of Change Network International, will not relent until, the dream for a new nation is realized, join this chariot now to champion the birth of a new Nigeria.

God bless you.

God bless Nigeria.

By: Azemobor Gregory

International Co-ordinator, Voice of Change Network

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Senator Abe Warns Gov. Wike on False Accusation on Corruption

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… Cautions that mudslinging will backfire on him
Senator Magnus Abe, All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Rivers South East Senatorial District in the legislative re-run election, has warned Governor Nyesome Wike not to link him with anything about corruption as everybody in the state knows the antecedents of the governor before mounting the office.
Speaking to scores of APC supporters in Ataba town in Andoni Local Government Area, while on a visit for the burial ceremony of late elder Caleb Simon Benjamin Ogbologugo, Abe said that his name is not associated with corruption but of service,idea generation and sound intellect.
He told the supporters in Pidgin English that people should not forget their past easily.

Today, I no come Ataba for campaign.I no go stay for Ataba reply all the whole nonesense wey una dey hear people talk because no bi wetin bring me come here. Wetin bring me come here na to come honour our father. But let me say this. I think all of us wey dey here know the cream wey dem dey call 'Nku' cream. Na elders nai know wetin bi 'Nku'cream. Anybody wey know Governor Nyesome Wike make dem go tell am say when him dey talk about Senator Abe, make him no talk about corruption because plenty people for Nigeria still remember 'Nku' cream and we know the smell of 'Nku'cream and the bottle is white. Anybody wey no know the smell of something, him go dey talk the thing to people wey no know am. We  know people wey fit talk about corruption and people wey no fit talk about corruption. Make Wike talk 'melebem' 'melebem'. You know, he is a governor and I am not a governor. But Rivers people know him and they know me. Me and am bin follow enter EFCC,I pass for door comot but him na  court comot am. We no fit sidon here begin talk like say people no remember yesterday. We remember yesterday.”
At the palace of the Okaan Ama and clan head of Ataba kingdom, HRM Dr. Benson Hebron Mgbo-Awaji Egwenre-Uruk (xvii), while on a courtesy visit, Abe said that he would forge stronger relationship between the Ogoni and the Andoni as started by Engr. Sampson Ngerebara.
The former Secretary to Rivers State Government narrated how the Andoni people supported him during his first tenure as a Senator and that was why the first employment opportunity he had to give was given to an Andoni man whom today is a senior staff of NNPC.
He said before the 2015 elections that the politics of Rivers State had been politics of being at the centre and Governor Wike campaigned that Rivers people cannot afford not to be at the centre.
He said today,Rivers South East and indeed Rivers State should be at the centre to get their largesse as the treasure base of the nation, pointing out that any attempt to take away Rivers people from the centre is unacceptable and meant to deny them opportunities.
“Gov. Wike, former Gov.Amaechi and all of us as political leaders in Rivers state agreed that Rivers State must be with the centre. The argument was where will the centre be? Today, we are no longer arguing,we know where the centre is. We don't want anybody to deceive the Andoni people and pull them behind. The challenges of Andoni are beyond the powers and resources of Rivers state government.”
Abe urged the Andoni people to vote for him and all the APC candidates in the re-run elections to enable them work together to put Andoni at the centre.

Responding to the speech of Senator Abe,the clan head commended Senator Abe and the APC for attending the burial of their colleague.
He said that Andoni people will do everything within their powers to send him to the Senate and reminded him of myriads of NDDC projects in the area.
He appealed that he (Abe) should help the Andoni to persuade the NDDC to complete the projects now that a son of the district is the Executive Director designate Finance and Accounts.

“While coming down here I am sure you saw the work going on on the bridge linking Ataba to Kaa. That job has been on for quite sometime. By the contract specification by now we should be using that road.”
He further stated that Ataba people had been lucky to be at the centre in the past and would be at the centre at present.
“We are very grateful that today APC is controlling the centre and somehow in Ataba here we have a little bit advantage of being favoured by the centre in one way or the other.”
He commended Senator Abe for his role in the clean-up of Ogoni land and appealed to him to extend it to Andoni and other communities of the Niger Delta.

“We also have SHELL that is trying to clean up Bodo and Ataba communities. We don't know how the two will work. But whichever way it goes, we call for your assistance. We are here in Ataba and we have heard your message. We are people who look ahead and know the direction where we should go that will be okay for us. Like I told you before we will do all in our power to ensure that all the candidates of APC win,” he said.

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