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Nigeria to now deploy robots and artificial intelligence to fight criminals — Senate

The Senate on Wednesday, July 14, said that the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy has established a centre for artificial intelligence and robotics to deploy the use of robots and artificial intelligence in combating crime and criminality in Nigeria.

The Senate stated this during the consideration of a report on ‘the spate of growing insecurity in Nigeria. The report was submitted by the Joint Committee on Legislative Compliance and Communications.

The Chairman of the Joint Committee, Senator Adelere Adeyemi Oriolowo (APC, Osun West), in his presentation, said there were programmes and projects by the Ministry and its agencies to support security agencies in fighting crime.

Oloriowo disclosed that a total of twenty-three Emergency Communication Centres using the 112 code have been commissioned, with an additional 12 almost ready for commissioning.

“The goal, according to the Minister, is to have at least one Emergency Communication Centre in every State of the Federation, by the first quarter of 2022.

The Emergency Communication Centres, are supposed to be multipurpose Centres for emergencies and platforms for Nigerians to access and connect to relevant institutions like the Fire Service, National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) and the Police, as well as other security agencies.

These emergency lines are toll-free lines and their effectiveness has been well reported across the country, including its usefulness, during the COVID-19 lockdown,” the lawmaker said.

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‘Those beating drum of shame for me shall dance to it by themselves’ Toyin Abraham’s husband, Kolawole, declares

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Nollywood actor Kolawole Ajeyemi and wife of Toyin Abraham, has made a powerful declaration in a new post shared on Instagram.

This comes a few days after he was publicly dragged and ridiculed by his colleague Yomi Fabiyi who said, he is being controlled by his wife, Toyin Abraham.

Although Kolawole Ajeyemi Ignored Yomi, his wife Toyin Abraham reacted and took to her social media page to pray for him.

Taking to his Instagram page to share a photo of himself donning in a native outfit, Kolawole Adeyemi declared that those beating the drum of shame for him would dance to the sound themselves.

He wrote: Those who beat the drum of shame for you shall dance to the sound by themselves, IJN.

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Osimhen to miss Juventus clash, four other Serie A games next season

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Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, could be unavailable for Napoli’s second leg clash against Juventus and four other league fixtures next season.

This follows the publishing of Seria A fixtures for 2021/2022 season on Wednesday.

The opening round sees Napoli take on Venezia, with Osimhen coming up against compatriot Tyronne Ebuehi.

Luciano Spalletti’s first real test as Napoli’s coach is on the third matchday, which will see Gli Azzurri welcome dethroned champions Juventus to the Diego Armando Maradona stadium.

While Osimhen will be available for that match, he will miss the return leg on January 6 as he is expected to be included in Nigeria’s squad for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

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Billionaire Philip Udala and manager murdered, set ablaze

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Philip Udala, Chairman of Udala Football Club in Anambra State, is dead.

The billionaire was m*rdered on Wednesday, July 14, by unknown gunmen, who ambushed his convoy at Eke-Agu Market junction in Abatete, Idemili North LGA of the state.

According to reports, the attackers initially hit a police facility in the area and were fleeing the scene when they ran into Udala’s convoy.

They reportedly opened fire on his convoy, k*lling all occupants of the two vehicles before setting it ablaze, with the deceased still inside.

Philip, his security detail and Godsent Eriobu, the manager of Udala FC, were among those k*lled.

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