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Tension has taken hold of about 350 workers at the National Assembly as sack grips them following moves to disengage them.

It has been revealed that no fewer than 350 workers of the National Assembly are now gripped by fears following moves by the authorities to disengage them over alleged questionable documentation.
According to The Nation, the authorities recently set up a panel to verify the documents provided by the affected persons for employment and determine whether they deserve to continue to be on the payroll of the legislature.
The panel concluded its assignment last Thursday and its report is now being expected.
It was gathered that the 350 workers were asked to appear before the panel for the purpose of updating their documentation.
The affected workers were identified following irregularities discovered in their records by the Staff Audit Committee.
The exercise was initiated by the management on account of bloated staff salary and mounting debt profile.
Sources said many of them may be sacked for allowing the issue to drag on for long having first been warned to regularise their documentation over five months ago.
 
“If this set of people are still having issues with their documents after five months of this exercise, then something is wrong somewhere,” a NASS source familiar with the matter said.
“This verification did not start yesterday, it started more than three months ago. The exercise is in phases, we are currently in the phase of table payment, having concluded the physical appearance and document presentation.
“The first phase of the verification exercise turned up several questions in which the appointment of a sizeable number of staff turned out to be questionable.
 
“The table payment of salary that began in April is a huge step in this effort because all of us have to collect our cheques physically.”
 
The source said many of the affected people have been giving different excuses for their inability to personally collect their salary cheques, apparently to avoid detection.
“As we speak, we are getting all kinds of excuses on why many of them could not turn up for their cheques since they can’t be collected through proxy.
 
“Unfortunately for them, that excuse will not hold water because documentary evidence is showing us that some were not properly recruited, many were not qualified for the designations they are claiming.
 
“Also, many have been discovered to have been redeployed elsewhere but still our NASS payroll.
 
“Even some have gone on study leave and are still drawing salary from NASS, while some that have concluded their study leave refused to return to their beat but chose to remain abroad and collect salary from NASS.
 
“These are the kind of people that are giving instructions to proxies to collect their cheques on their behalf.
 
“We are aware of all these and I believe appropriate action will be taken in that regard.”
For emphasis, the management through an internal memorandum released a list of 350 workers that must appear before the P.A. Giwa-led Staff Audit Committee with their appointments and other documents.
A two-page internal memo with Ref. No: NASS/AUDIT COMM./2017/33 dated 28th August, 2017 signed by its Secretary, Christopher Ashiekaa, directed the affected staff to appear before the committee for update of their records.
It reads: “The National Assembly staff Audit Committee is in the process of updating staff records.
 
“In this regard, the under listed staff are requested to kindly report in House of Representatives Room 1, to update their records.
 
“Please note that this process will be concluded on Thursday, 31st August, 2017”.
The names of the affected staff was pasted on the notice boards across the National Assembly complex.
While it was not clear if all 350 workers turned up for the exercise, the source however hinted that a sizeable number failed to meet the deadline.
“We are still collating figures but I can tell you that a huge number failed to turn up. The exercise has not ended yet, so let us see how it goes,” the source added.
In addition, workers deployed to principal officers’ offices and other legislators were also differently requested to appear before the Audit Committee for reconciliation of their records.
In a separate memo, it was noted that the reconciliation became necessary for documentation purposes, which may not be unconnected with the discovery that many took personal decision to deploy themselves to the offices of lawmaker of their choice without due process.
The Committee said it has become expedient to ensure that these staff are properly captured as bona fide staff of the National Assembly.
While warning all concerned staff to report to the Committee secretariat with all relevant documents for documentation, the panel  added that it would not be responsible for any staff whose name is deleted from the nominal roll for failure to update his or her record.
In another development, a renovation of the National Assembly complex is ongoing, preparatory to the September 19 resumption date of the lawmakers from their annual recess.
The multi-million naira renovation which  is the first since the exit of Julius Berger Plc in 2016, covers  a facelift for the lobby with a brand new ultra modern reception cubicle, painting, removal, replacement and redesign of the ceiling and lighting system as well as the cooling system along the corridors and offices in the White House.
The renovation of the office of the Clerk of the National Assembly had earlier been carried out, with the incumbent being the first occupant.
The project that was undertaken by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) was initiated as a result of the gradual but steady collapse of the infrastructure of the White House.

Source: Tori

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Three Feared Killed In Niger-Delta University’s Protest

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At least three people were feared killed, this morning, by security operatives, as residents of Amassoma community, Bayelsa State, resumed their protest against the outcome of the reforms at the state-owned Niger-Delta University, NDU.

The protesters were reportedly angry that their names were removed from the university’s payroll for attaining the compulsory retirement age.

They alleged that the state government was marginalising the people of Amassoma and denying them their only means of survival created by their late son and former Governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.

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 They had shut down the school and vowed not to open it until the state government reversed its decision. However, the university’s gate was opened today, prompting another round of protest which led to the killing of at least three.
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Army Kills 35 Fully Armed Herdsmen

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The Nigerian Army troops on Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) operating in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba and Zamfara states has killed 35 armed herdsmen in Benue state.

The troops were conducting a four prong clearance operations during the weekend.

In a statement signed by the Acting Director Defence Information, ‎ Brigadier General John Agim, on Monday, he added that the clearance operation were across Gwer West, Logo and Guma LGA’s of Benue State.

Brigadier General John Agim said that the troops made contact with heavily armed herdsmen around lower Benue and a militia camp at Chetarer village.

The troops engaged ‎the militia and followed the pursuit with M135 Helicopter of their air component.

He added that the troops killed 35 armed herdsmen while a large number of them escaped with gun shot injuries.

“However, one personnel was killed in action (KIA), 2 sustained slight injuries but have been treated and discharged ‎and a personnel is still missing in action.

In another development, the troops ‎at Umaisha and Toto Villages had ambushed the militia following a tip-off of a planned attack on the two villages.

The troops killed one of the militia recovered ‎weapons such as 1 x G3 rifle, 193 x 17.62 mm NATO, 81xG3 rifle ammunition, a locally-made pistol and 1 FN magazine filled with rounds were recovered and 1 militia was killed.

Similarly, one Abdullahi Adamu, ‎a suspected herdsman at Rukubi in Doma LGA of Nasarawa state was arrested in possession of an ID card of the vigilante group of Nigeria, Nasarawa state command and a photograph in which he posed with an AK47 rifle.

The suspect is still under interrogation and will be handed over to the police for prosecution after preliminary investigation.

Also, OPWS in Nasarawa State arrested one Musa Habu, aged 32 years, at Kolo close to Umiasha, in Toto Local Government Council.

Items recovered from the suspect include one locally made pistol, 2 x cartridges, 1 Tecno phone and one hundred and thirty Naira only.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspected is linked with some suspected militia in the locality. The suspect has been handed over to the DSS for further necessary action.

In the same vein, OPWS sector 3 Taraba troops on patrol through Kwesati, Manya-Garagun axis made contact with 8 bandits who were arrested while armed with 2 AK47 rifle, 1x K2 rifle and 2x locally made gun.

Ammunitions recovered from them include 56 rounds of 7.6mm, 25 rounds of k2, 3x cartridge, charms, phones amongst other items. Suspects and items will be handed over to DSS for further investigation.

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Police Arrest Medical Doctor Who Bought N28M Porsche Car With Fake Bank Alert

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A 28-year-old medical doctor and a professional hacker, Michael Williams, who specializes in generating fake bank alerts to buy assorted vehicles and divert online fund transfers, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.

Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, who paraded the suspect before newsmen in the command’s headquarters in Ikeja yesterday, said the suspect who hails from Delta State, claimed he learnt how to hack accounts when he relocated to Canada. He alleged his roommate who is from Israel had taught him the Act.

On how he was arrested, CP Imohimi said his office received a complaint that there exists a syndicate that goes to car shops, buy any exotic car of their choice, configures a computer program that would send a fake payment alert to the seller and by so doing, obtain the car of their choice under false pretenses.

Williams had visited a car dealer, Abidogun Adewale and bought a Porsche SUV at N28 Million with a fake bank alert.

” After he had bought the vehicle, he thereafter requested for the seller’s bank account number and made it look like he had paid him via the fake alert to his phone using HTTP tunnel. com. The suspect drove the car away unknown to the seller that he had been scammed.

Adewale had only discovered when he went to the bank to obtain his bank statement weeks after. However, based on his complaint, a manhunt was launched on the fleeing suspect.

The command availed detectives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad all necessary Intelligence asset which led to the arrest of the suspect in Lekki Lagos. This suspect was interrogated and he confessed to committing the crime.

He also led detectives to Asaba, Delta State where the stolen Porsche car was recovered. He also led detectives to Owerri, Imo State where two Camry Saloon cars he stole in a similar fashion were recovered.

The modus operandi of the suspect who has a good mastery of cyber environment is that he creates a credit card, through cyber ghost 12. When the credit card matures, it is then funded through a hacked Swiss account. Any transaction anybody is doing through Swiss account the suspect manipulates such and wire the fund to his contrived credit card.

This is possible with the aid of cyber ghost 12 HTTP/tunnel.azinytv4/vpn (virtual private network). He further stated that through the credit card, one can buy softwares he needs to work and protect his job so that he cannot be traced. Such softwares are known as von and word cyber protector for example Dare Devil.

It also enables you to do deductions and transactions per dollar from every individual domicillary account, shutting of CCTV camera on Dare Devil and break the 256 codes on word CCTV.china.north Korea.code, untouchable.tracker.com.

This enables him to shut down any working system of his interest on yt. com an Internet sophistication for example youtube/Facebook to make them unworkable for 67 minutes. Although he is not a computer scientist, he claimed to be a professional hacker.” CP Imohimi says

When interrogated, Williams said he left Nigeria after he was kicked out by two hospitals he worked with

”I was pushed out of work so I got a visa to travel to Canada. I worked at Tolu medical centre and EKO hospital. It is just that in Nigeria, when they see you are good at something, they just look for a way to push you out.

I travelled to Canada to get a job to do or something to do. When I got to Canada, I was living with an Israel guy who had an accommodation there. He taught me all I need to know in hacking. It is about software made easy online.

So when you are a hacker, you buy the software online, it is very easy. I get money online and not from individuals in Nigeria. It is a free world online. I came back to Nigeria because our banks are not secured.

You can easily hack accounts online. Creating a credit card, you get old credit card online, create them wait for a day monitor your emails and wait for when transactions are coming in on the Swiss code transaction.

I don’t have an idea of how much I have made. Anybody making a one million Dollar or two million Dollar transaction or one billion Dollar, then you divert it online. Then you secure your securities, then you fund it on your credit card. After funding it on your credit card, then you can use your credit card to buy any kind of powerful software you want and anything buyable online.

You monitor celebrities, movie producer and actresses in the USA. John Travolta an actor based in USA he does transfers every week. I hacked into his Swiss code account. Banks in Nigeria are not like banks abroad.” he said

Williams said Nigerian banks have porous online banking security

“In Nigeria you can sit and hack any account but abroad it is only through the Swiss account because the money is much . Nigerian bank don’t have professional hackers to secure them online.

They are not secured so I can easily hack into their account. When you are online, you can do whatever you want to do. I don’t have an account because you can easily be caught so I just do credit cards. You get old credit card”he said

The Commissioner of Police said the suspect would be charged to court soon.

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