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Dr. Idris Ahmed

Dr. Idris Ahmed is the President and founder of the CUPS organisation. He is a Cryptologist (Mathematical science of designing and breaking computer security systems). He is the founder and Chief Executive officer of Tecomex Forensics Ltd ( He is passionate about fighting corruption, enhancing democracy, and establishing good governance in Nigeria. He is the Editor in Chief of the website.

Governor El-Rufai Warned President Buhari In 30-Page 2016 Memo

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai in September 2016 sent a powerful memo to President Muhammadu Buhari arguing that their party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has made the situation in Nigeria worse than it met it by failing to be proactive in taking key decisions in a timely manner, SaharaReporters …

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Take charge now, Nigeria, APC are plunging, El-Rufai tells Buhari

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, in a rare memo to Muhammadu Buhari, has told the Nigerian President how bad the nation was faring under his watch, how the president’s policies, actions and in-actions have contributed to the nation’s woes, and what could be done to steer Nigeria back …

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GCHQ slaps down White House claims of Trump Tower wiretapping claims as ‘utterly ridiculous’

Britain’s intelligence and security organisation has dismissed claims, suggested by the White House, that it helped Barack Obama spy on Donald Trump as “nonsense” in an incredibly rare public statement. Sean Spicer, Mr Trump’s press secretary, repeated a claim on Thursday evening – initially made by an analyst on Fox News …

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High Court sends former NNPC boss, Andrew Yakubu, to prison

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday ordered the remand of Andrew Yakubu, former Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), in Kuje Prison, and fixed March 21 for ruling on the bail application. Yakubu was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a six-count charge …

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Creepy facial recognition app lets users find strangers on Facebook by taking their picture

A creepy facial recognition app that can identify strangers from a photograph has been created by a British entrepreneur. Facezam can identify people by matching a photo of them with their Facebook profile. All users have to do is take a picture of someone on the street and run it through the app, which …

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South Africa Launches Hate Crime Unit With Nigeria

‘Early warning’ system established between two countries after spate of xenophobic attacks on migrants in South Africa. South Africa says it will launch an “early warning” system with Nigeria to track and deter xenophobic attacks following a surge in violence in the rainbow nation. South Africa’s Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said …

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South Africa Xenophobic Attacks Spread to Pretoria

Pretoria — South Africa’s Pretoria West residents went on a rampage on Saturday and petrol bombed two houses belonging to foreign nationals. They claim the immigrants were using the houses as brothels, recruiting young girls as prostitutes and introducing them to drugs. In the past two weekends, at least 22 …

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After Three Nights In Prison, ‘Corrupt’ Nigerian University Vice Chancellor Released On Bail

The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Olusola Oyewole, and Pro-Chancellor, Adeseye Ogunlewe, have finally been released on bail. Both men were charged last Friday at an Abeokuta court for allegedly mismanaging the university’s N800 million. Although they were granted bail on Friday, the bail conditions were …

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