Our experience in Lagos isolation centre – Coronavirus survivors
Coronavirus workersTwo coronavirus survivors who were discharged on Monday from the Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba, Mainland Hospital, Lagos, have recounted their experience at the isolation centre.Though they did not mention their names, they spoke of hope and that the virus could be defeated. They were grateful to God for saving their lives from the deadly disease that has so far claimed two lives in Nigeria.Five patients were discharged on Monday. They include four men and a woman.One of the patients said he came into the isolation centre on 15 March after he tested positive for coronaviru...
Understanding and maximizing digital media
We are all aware of the dominance of digital media today—witness how everyone accesses breaking news and information through their smartphones.What has been surprising is how quick the shift has been: just few years ago, the majority would search (or Google!) for websites through their laptops or desktops. The reverse is true now, as mobile phones have become more powerful and pervasive in our lives.But businesses and traditional media practitioners have been slower in responding to this change.In a world where everyone wants it all now, complete with text, pictures, video and instant analytic...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
EFCC witness submits report of exhibit in Naira Marley’s phone
Naira MarleyNaira MarleyThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) called in its second witness to testify against Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley, during the continuation of the singer’s cyber fraud trial on Thursday February 27.Naira Marley is facing an 11-count charge bordering on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit cards and fraud.Testifying in court, EFCC’s second witness Mr Anosike Augustine who is a mobile forensic expert with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), recalled how he analysed the contents of an iPhone 11 allegedly retrieved from Naira...
Remembering David Rubinger- witness to an Era
March 2, 2020 will mark the third anniversary of the death of David Rubinger. Born in Vienna in 1924, he emigrated to Mandatory Palestine in 1939 and developed a passion for photography while serving in the British Army’s Jewish Brigade. After fighting in Israel’s War of Independence he became a professional news photographer, reporting on all Israel’s wars from the front line. He was a correspondent for Time-Life magazine for 60 years. Shimon Peres called Rubinger, “the photographer of the nation in the making” and in 1997 he was the first photographer to win the prestigious Israel Prize ackn...
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Negosyo Para sa Bayan
In my 15 years of leading Go Negosyo, I have had the great opportunity and privilege to know and work with many talented entrepreneurs big and small alike. I’ve been witness to the strength of character and passion of many Filipinos and their eagerness to lift themselves out of poverty. However, despite their talent and skill, many entrepreneurs have not been able to achieve their full potential even with the help of existing programs at the grassroots level.Approximately 33 million belong to the informal sector. These are the ambulant vendors, jeepney drivers, tricycle drivers, habal-habal dr...
DOJ eyes ‘Bikoy’ as witness vs Trillanes
DOJ eyes ‘Bikoy’ as witness vs TrillanesRobertzon Ramirez(The Philippine Star) – February 14, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice (DOJ) is considering Peter Joemel Advincula, alias Bikoy, as state witness against former senator Antonio Trillanes IV and several others in connection with the conspiracy to commit sedition case they are facing over an alleged ouster plot against President Duterte.“We are studying whether or not Advincula can be taken as a witness. We will review the evidence presented by the prosecutors against him. Remember, he is among the respondents i...
One unreliable witness put two men behind bars for 25 years. Now they’re ‘finally, finally’ free.
Two men serving life sentences for a crime they say they didn’t commit stepped out a back door and into the cold behind New Jersey State Prison on Wednesday.“Finally, finally!” Kevin Baker shouted as he embraced his attorney.“Yes sir, yes sir!” Sean Washington replied. He wrapped his arms around his mother, who waited hours on a sidewalk outside the prison along with a contingent of supporters, not knowing when, exactly, they would be released.Baker and Washington won their freedom after an appellate court threw out their convictions in December and prosecutors decided not to retry them earlie...
Ofosu-Ampofo Fights Court
Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo The National Chairman of the NationalDemocratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has appealed against the rulingof an Accra High Court which adopted the witness statement of the prosecution’sfirst witness in his trial.It is the position of his lawyer, Tony Lithur,that the judge, Justice Samuel Asiedu, a Court of Appeal judge sitting as anadditional High Court judge, ‘erred’ when he dismissed their objection to theadoption of the witness statement.Mr. Ofosu-Ampofo and the party’s DeputyCommunications Officer, Anthony Kwaku Boahen, are facing three charges beforean Accra ...
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Suswam transferred N3.1bn into my account, witness tells court
An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s star witness, on Friday, alleged that Gabriel Suswam, former Governor of Benue State, transferred N3.1 billion into his account.Mr Abubakar Umar, an Abuja-based Bureau De Change (BDC) Operator, told Justice Okon Abang at the Federal High Court, Abuja, that the money was transferred through a company, Elixir Investment, in bits into his company’s account name, Fanffash Resources, at the Zenith Bank.He said the total amount of the money in dollars was $15.8 million at N197 per a dollar at the time.News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ...
Chunyun bears witness to the changing tides in travel
By XU LIN | China Daily | Updated: 2020-01-21 10:55As an ancient Chinese poem says: "On festive occasions more than ever one thinks of one's dear ones far away." And this is especially true during chunyun－the Spring Festival travel period.This traditionally busy season sees millions of Chinese travel across the country amid congested traffic to attend family reunions during the holiday, which runs from Jan 24 to 30 this year.However, for some young people like Zhou Xiaoli, the weeklong holiday is a rare opportunity to take a long trip on her own to relax after a year's hard work."While traveli...