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Red Star Express Boosts Operations with New Vehicles

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Red Star Express Plc., in its determination to maintain its lead in the express and logistics business in Nigeria has recently acquired 20 new Toyota Corolla 2008 model cars and 35 Honda City 2008 model cars distributed to its various offices nationwide .The procurement is in addition to 50 tonner-long vehicles earlier procured by the company to boost the logistics arm of its business.
Speaking on the marketing aspects of the company, Charles Ejekam, marketing/ corporate affairs manager of the company revealed to Nigeria Communications Week that the new fleet is meant to support the company’s operations nationwide as well as drive the company to higher height.  Even though the cost of purchasing those vehicles is enormous, Ejekam says satisfaction of their clients is paramount to any other consideration as he believes the fleet will ensure that customers get their shipments delivered faster to their destinations without having issues along the line.
Other efforts of the company employed in recent time to market the company, according to Ejekam include the upgrade of the standard of their express centres to make them more comfortable and conducive for business transactions. Ejekam says the company has equipped those centres with modern information technology equipment to enable its personnel process shipments being sent out by its customers and to allow customers enjoy some comfort while trying to send their shipments.  The company has also been engaged in rebuilding its operational hub located not too far from its head office which was gutted by fire sometime ago. Ejekam says the edifice has now been given a more befitting touch and equipped with state-of- the- art functional information and communication technology equipment that will guarantee faster and seamless operations to its customers 
Further, Ejekam says the company has been talking with its customers in various locations nationwide. The essence of this, he said, is to gauge the expectations of their customers and know areas that need to be addressed. According to him, the company had in the past concentrated in having interactive sessions with their clients from Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt  but has discovered the need to get close to their customers in other locations to have a feel of what their expectations are.
The company is currently running sales promo which Ejekam says is targeted at promoting their international business by a reasonable percentage. The company has been giving out prizes to lucky winners of the promo but the star prize which is yet to be won  is a return ticket to Dubai. The competition started since October and will run up until the last day of this month.  Apart from using the competition to drive the sales of the company, it is also a way of rewarding loyal customers of the company who have been with the company over the years. 
Explaining the relationship of Red Star Express with FedEx, Ejekam says Red Star is a licensee of FedEx and has the sole franchise of FedEx in Nigeria. By this arrangement, he says his company delivers FedEx shipments coming from all parts of the world to Nigeria while on the other hand their consignments going out of the country to other parts of the world get into FedEx network.


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Millions of Cyber Attacks Launched on Nigeria, Others- Reports

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There were 3.8 million malware attacks and 16.8 million Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUA) detections over a 7-month period in Nigeria, according to Kaspersky security solutions.

Millions of Cyber Attacks Launched on Nigeria, Others- Reports

Elsewhere in South Africa, there were almost 10 million malware attacks and a staggering 43 million PUA detections, showing the growing desperation of the attacks.

The company reported on 28 million malware attacks in 2020 and 102 million detections of potentially unwanted programs (pornware, adware etc.) accounted for by the beginning of August 2020.

These numbers show that it’s not only the malware that attacks users but also the “grey zone” programmes that grow in popularity and disturb their experiences, while users might not even know it is there.

Potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) are programmes that are usually not considered to be malicious by themselves.

However, they are generally influencing user experience in a negative way. For instance, adware fills user device with ads; aggressive monetising software propagates unrequested paid offers; downloaders may download even more various applications on the device, sometimes malicious ones.

calculating interim results of threat landscape activity in African countries, Kaspersky researchers noticed that PUAs attack users almost four times more often than traditional malware.

They also eventually reach more users: for instance, while in South Africa, the malware would attack 415,000 users in 7-months of 2020, the figure for PUA would be 736,000.

“The reason why ‘grey zone’ software is growing in popularity is that it is harder to notice at first and that if the programme is detected, its creators won’t be considered to be cybercriminals. The problem with them is that users are not always aware they consented to the installation of such programmes on their device and that in some cases, such programmes are exploited or used as a disguise for malware downloads,” said Denis Parinov, a security researcher at Kaspersky.

By taking a closer look at PUA, it becomes apparent that they are not only more widespread but also more potent than traditional malware.

Evaluating results over the same 7-month period in Nigeria, there were 3.8 million malware attacks and 16.8 million PUA detections – which is four times as much.

Kenyan and South African threat landscapes have been more intense. In South Africa, there were almost 10 million malware attacks and a staggering 43 million PUA detections.

Kenyan users faced even more malware attacks – around 14 million, and 41 million PUA appearances, Kaspersky said.


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Magu, Suspended EFCC Boss Says He Never Received Bribe all His Life

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Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), on Wednesday said he has never received bribe all his life.

Magu, Suspended EFCC Boss Says He Never Received Bribe all His Life

brahim Magu, suspended chairman, EFCC

Magu was testifying before the Justice Ayo Salami panel probing allegations of corruption against him.

The suspended EFCC boss said anyone who claim he had ever given him bribe should come forward before the panel to testify against him.

He was responding to allegations that he allowed a suspect Hima Aboubakar, a Nigerien National to escape from justice.

The suspended EFCC boss had opened his defense on Monday to clear corruption allegations against him.

The probe panel has allowed him to have only two lawyers represent him at a time.

On Monday & Tuesday, he was represented by Wahab Shittu and Aliyu Lemu.

In yesterday’s proceedings, he was represented by Shittu and Tosin Ojaomo.


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Phase3 Moves on Multilayer Network Technology Upgrade

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Phase3 Telecom, leading independent fiber optic network infrastructure and telecommunications services provider  has said that it is amplifying the scope of network technology upgrades to enhance its communications, cloud and connectivity solutions across business and enterprise segments in Nigeria and the West African sub-region.

Phase3 Moves on Multilayer Network Technology Upgrade

This followed its ongoing Security Operation Centre (SOC) network capability upgrade.

This development, is targeted at expanding the scope of its enterprise solutions drive for its increasing user portfolio of small/large scale enterprises, institutions, corporates, services sector and multinational companies, contributing to the nation’s thriving broadband penetration drive.

According to Stanley Jegede, chairman, “the principal goal of Phase3 ongoing multilayer technology upgrade is to optimize “network infrastructure capabilities, scalability, interconnect operational capacity, resilience, service optimization and coverage that will enhance communications, cloud and connectivity projects across multiple locations to support more start-ups, growing businesses and institutions to boost economic growth and increase their successes.

He also added that this Phase3 technology upgrade is quite expansive in model, to accommodate the new digital realities and possibilities created by COVID-19.

Especially in the areas of amplified work-from-anywhere and dedicated remote connectivity solutions as well as service delivery that is targeted at increasing networks data handling capacity vis a vis making them faster and smarter as the current global clime demands.

In conclusion, he stated that beyond enhanced network backbone and bandwidth capabilities for point-to-multi point access, chief components such as network security and speed are the driving force of Phase3 new technology upgrade for secured and latency-free connections as well as growing network expansion plan.


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