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Huawei Seeks Unified Approach to Cybersecurity

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Huawei Technologies has called for a unified approach to cybersecurity based on facts, rather than suspicion and misconceptions.

The tech giant made the call at the opening of its largest ‘Global Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Transparency Centre’ in Dongguan, China, according to a statement to Business Echo Magazine on Wednesday.

At the launch were representatives of the GSM Association, SUSE Linux, British Standards Institution, as well as regulators from the United Arab Emirates and Indonesia.

“While we are deepening digitalisation across the world, cybersecurity is becoming more important than ever before,” Huawei’s Rotating Chairman, Dr Ken Hu, said.

According to a research from Cybersecurity Ventures, damages from cybercrime are set to reach $6tn in 2021, Hu noted, warning that with the increasing number of time people spend online as a result of the Coronavirus Disease, the world is fast facing deeper cybersecurity challenges than at any other time in its history.

To address the challenges, he said a unified and collaborative approach between corporations, nation states, regulators, and industry bodies was required.

“Cybersecurity is a complex, evolving challenge that requires collaboration. In some places, there is still a misconception that country of origin affects network security. This is not true and prevents us from taking a unified approach to cybersecurity,” Hu stressed.

The new transparency centre aims to change that and help facilitate collaboration across the ecosystem, he noted.

According to him, Huawei employs more than 3,000 cybersecurity professionals and spends five per cent of its Research and Development budget on cybersecurity.

Hu added, “At Huawei, cybersecurity is our top priority. The new centre will demonstrate solutions, facilitate communication and joint innovation, as well as support stakeholders around the world.”

The event was also used to launch the company’s Product Security Baseline Whitepaper, which sets out the end-to-end framework Huawei uses when it develops, tests and launches products to ensure that they are as secure as possible.

Huawei hopes to foster a spirit of collaboration and transparency, the Director of Global Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Office, Sean Yang, said.

“The baselines outlined in the whitepaper ensure that all Huawei products keep to regulatory standards.

“We want to share knowledge with all stakeholders, to help ensure that end users are kept secure while having their privacy protected,” Yang added.

The Chief Security Officer, Huawei Technologies, United States of America, Andy Purdy, said, “The value that technology can bring requires a shared responsibility. That means collaboration, not just in standards but also when it comes to sharing information about practices and improving procurement requirements. If we don’t have accountability for requirements, people are going to think you don’t care about them.”

Also, the General Manager of Information Security Architecture and Technical Excellence, MTN, Professor Ernest Ngassam, said, “It is really difficult to implement a cybersecurity defence strategy in a vacuum. The supply chain needs to be transparent, to enable customers to take action sooner rather than later.”

Huawei’s Global Cyber Security and Privacy Officer, John Suffolk, pointed out that the rapid pace of technological evolution means that standards could only take you so far.

“We need to recognise that in a real-time world that standards are important, but they’re not your saviour. You need to make sure that your products and solutions are going through continuous assessment.

“At Huawei, we take a ‘many eyes and many hands’ approach to security. The more people look at something and the more people touch it, the better. Transparency and collaboration is, therefore, critical.

“We’re at an inflection point, and if we’re to embrace the promise of the ongoing digital revolution, we all need to work together to ensure everyone works transparently to keep the ecosystem as safe as possible,” Suffolk added.

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Rev. Sam Aboyeji, Foursquare GO Pays Courtesy Visit To Lagos CP, Abiodun Alabi

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Rev. Sam Aboyeji, Foursquare GO Pays Courtesy Visit To Lagos CP, Abiodun Alabi

Rev. Sam Aboyeji, General Overseer of Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria paid a courtesy call to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi – this past Monday.

The cleric express the support of the church in the activities and performance of the force members and enjoined the general public to support them as they carry out their duty.

Rev. Sam Aboyeji, Foursquare GO Pays Courtesy Visit To Lagos CP, Abiodun Alabi
Left-Right: Brother Shittu Olumide – National Security Coordinator Foursquare Gospel Church, Rev. Sam Omoleye; Rev. Sam Aboyeji, General Overseer, Foursquare Gospel Church, CP Abiodun Alabi, Lagos Commissioner of Police, Pastor Sam Olaniran – MD, Kings Guard; Rev. Dr. Tope Oni – District Overseer, Okota FGC And Rev. Gabriel Ofuani – National Welfare Coordinator.

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President Buhari Greets FIRS Chairman, Muhammad Mamman Nami at 55

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Nigeria At 62: Entrepreneurship and Industrial Hubs Hold Key To A Beautiful Nigeria — Nami

Olushola Okunlade Writes

President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Mamman Nami on his 55th birthday, praising him for making commendable efforts to raise government revenues, especially at this time of great need.

President Buhari notes that the leadership and guidance of Nami have repositioned operations and staff of the agency, using technological tools to institute far more transparency, accountability, and effectiveness, which has, in turn, translated into the increased capacity to deliver on mandate with results manifestly seen.

The President commends the Executive Chairman for bringing many years of experience in financial services to bear on the foremost tax regulator, with a growing impact on the economy, especially as the government expands and prioritizes infrastructure development.

President Buhari prays for the well-being of the Executive Chairman and his family.

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Former UNILAG Vice Chancellor, Prof. Jelili Omotola (SAN) Immortalized With N5 Million Endowment Law Prizes

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Former UNILAG Vice Chancellor, Prof. Jelili Omotola (SAN) Immortalized With N5 Million Endowment Law Prizes

Olushola Okunlade Writes

In commemoration of 17 years of the passing of the astute Legal practitioner and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Late Professor Jelili Adebisi Omotola (SAN), the family has decided to immortalize him by instituting a 10-year N5 Million endowment in his name with prizes for outstanding students in the Department of Private and Property Law, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, where he taught during his lifetime.

According to the late VC’s family, the endowment which will run for 10 years has prizes which include N150,000.00 cash prize for the Best Student (Year 4) in Land Law, N150,000.00  for the Best Student (Final Year) in Conveyancing Law – N150,000.00 and N200,000.00  for the  Best Student (LLM) in Secured Credit Transaction Law.

The late Professor Omotola was the Vice-Chancellor of the institution from 1995 -2000 and was the first and only lawyer in the University’s 60-year history to become its Vice-Chancellor.  He spent 29 active years teaching Land Law, Conveyancing, and Secured Credit Transactions and was twice Dean of the Faculty of Law.

Speaking on the development, his son based in South Africa, Adetunji Omotola, said, “On this day the 26th of January 2023, I am pleased to announce that my family through the late Estate of my father Professor Jelili Omotola has made a donation of NGN 5 million to the University of Lagos. The donation is for prizes in three Law subjects at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels for a period of 10 years”.

The management of UNILAG in an acknowledgment letter dated 25th January 2023, by the Advancement Management Board University of Lagos signed by the Acting Director Seth Adebisi Dare, conveyed the Management’s appreciation of the family’s intent to immortalize the former Vice-Chancellor.

“On behalf of the Governing Council Senate, Staff, and Students of the University, I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for your decision to donate Five Million Naira (N5,000,000.00) for the prizes for the best students in the Department of Private and Property Law, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos.  This gesture will go a long way not only in immortalizing our former Vice-Chancellor but will equally promote healthy academic competition and excellence” Mr. Dare wrote.

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