FG/ FAKE NEWS
The federal government has raised alarm over alleged use of deep fake news to attack it and its officials.
The minister of information and culture, alhaji lai mohammed, raised the alarm in an interview with newsmen in sal island, cape verde, saying nigerians had graduated from ordinary fake news to deep fake news.
Reports says, the minister who was in sal island for the 64th conference of the united nations world tourism organisation conference for africa and second edition of unwto global tourism investment forum said fake news had worsened by becoming a weapon for naysayers to attack government and its officials.
Mohammed also added that anytime the fake news purveyors strike, they further strengthen governmet’s resolution to act on sanitising the social media, showing the world that the fg was ripe in its pursuit of sanitising the social media.
The edo state police command has confirmed the killing of olajide sowore by kidnappers earlier today, september 4.
State police public relations officer, kontongs bello, made the confirmation while speaking with newsmen, saying suspected kidnappers along the lagos-benin expressway by isuwa kidnapped 5 unidentified persons and in the process shot to death olajide sowore, a pharmacy student of igbinedion university okada.
The ppro further stated that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at iuth mortuary, okada, while effort was ongoing to rescue the five kidnap victims.
It would be noted that the deceased was the immediate younger brother of former presidential candidate, omoyele sowore.
Lagos state commissioner for health, prof. Akin abayomi, has called on state governments to create an enabling environment for physicians.
Abayomi made the call at the two-day quarterly meeting of the nigeria health commissioners forum with the theme “building a stronger health sector in nigeria through collaboration and strategic partnership”.
Abayomi noted that there were more than 20,000 nigerian-born physicians outside the country doing extremely well, hence the need for governors to create an enabling environment for physicians.
Reacting, the director-general, nigeria centre for disease control, ncdc, dr chikwe ihekweazu, told the commissioners that states should play a critical role in strengthening the health security of the country.