What you should know about Intellectual Property Rights in Nigeria

All over the world, intellectual properties are priceless assets of individuals, businesses and groups even though they are largely non-tangible. On 8 February, 2008 the Supreme Court of Nigeria highlighted intellectual properties using the case of DUWIN PHARMACEUTICAL AND CHEMICAL CO. LTD V. BENEKS PHARMACEUTICAL & 2 ORS. According to the court, intellectual properties comprise … Continue reading What you should know about Intellectual Property Rights in Nigeria

Pandora Papers: How ex-Tory minister received £166,000 for flattering book on Kazakh President

The Pandora Papers is the biggest trove of leaked offshore data, comprising 11.9 million files "exposing" the alleged secret wealth and dealings of the world's richest and most powerful. The documents were released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Sunday’s published dossier of leaked documents from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) … Continue reading Pandora Papers: How ex-Tory minister received £166,000 for flattering book on Kazakh President

‘Delete account,’ security researchers advise Apple Pay users

Commuters who use Apple Pay to tap in and out of public transport could be at risk of having "unlimited" sums of money stolen from their Visa payment cards. Photo by Tracy Le Blanc on Pexels.com Researchers from two British universities identified a vulnerability that occurs when an Apple Pay user sets a Visa credit or … Continue reading ‘Delete account,’ security researchers advise Apple Pay users

Cybersecurity: What you should know about ‘info stealers’ and online security

The term info stealer is self-explanatory. This type of malware resides in an infected computer and gathers data in order to send it to the attacker. Typical targets are credentials used in online banking services, social media sites, emails, or FTP accounts. Info stealers may use many methods of data acquisition. The most common are: hooking browsers … Continue reading Cybersecurity: What you should know about ‘info stealers’ and online security

How culpable is Twitter in abetting corruption?

The silencing of conservatives by Twitter has extended to those seeking to audit the 2020 presidential election results, including the first of its kind in Maricopa County, Arizona. Photo by Brett Jordan on Pexels.com Reports first noted the banning on two accounts sharing information from the Arizona forensic audit, but accounts sharing information on audit … Continue reading How culpable is Twitter in abetting corruption?

Court says UK government acted ‘unlawfully’

London's High Court has found that Britain's government acted unlawfully when it gave a contract to a public relations firm which local media said was run by friends of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's former chief adviser, Dominic Cummings. The court agreed with a complaint that the awarding of the contract "gave rise to apparent bias … Continue reading Court says UK government acted ‘unlawfully’

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Whistleblower Protection and COVID-19

The pivotal role of accountability and transparency in building and maintaining public trust in organizations is indisputable. How the Chinese government and World Health Organization (WHO) undermined public health at the initial and peak stage of COVID-19 pandemic, and consequential global spread of the deadly virus, buttress this assertion. Good corporate governance therefore lends credence, … Continue reading Whistleblower Protection and COVID-19

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Disgraced Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernie Madoff dies in prison

Bernard Madoff, who for decades masqueraded as a successful and trustworthy Wall Street kingpin before admitting to running the largest known Ponzi scheme in history, died on Wednesday in prison where he was serving a 150-year sentence. He was 82. A spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons said Madoff died at the Federal Medical … Continue reading Disgraced Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernie Madoff dies in prison

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US contractor charged with COVID-Relief fraud

The owner of a residential construction contracting firm based in Washington, D.C., was charged with allegedly submitting fraudulent documents to a bank in connection with applications seeking more than $400,000 in a forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. … Continue reading US contractor charged with COVID-Relief fraud

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2 whistleblowers to receive $3,006,000 for exposing False Claims Act violations

Longwood Management Corporation and 27 affiliated skilled nursing facilities (Longwood) have agreed to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to Medicare for rehabilitation therapy services that were not reasonable or necessary, the Department of Justice announced today. Longwood is headquartered in California and the 27 skilled nursing facilities … Continue reading 2 whistleblowers to receive $3,006,000 for exposing False Claims Act violations