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Deployment of 5G Won’t Affect Health of Nigerians – NCC Assures NASS

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Danbatta gave the assurance when he appeared before the National Assembly joint committee on Communications to defend his commission’s 2022 budget proposal.

Nigerians have been assured that 5G network is safe. 

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The Executive Vice Chairman of the National Communication Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta gave the assurance when he appeared before the National Assembly joint committee on Communications to defend his commission’s 2022 budget proposal. 

The NCC’s response was sequel to the fear raised by some members of the joint committee about the fears being expressed by Nigerians over the deployment of the new technology. 

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Danbatta said the agency proposed to generate N632.39bn in 2022 from the sale of 5G spectrum to telecommunications firms, among other revenue sources. 

He said, “The revenue would be realised through the sales of 5G spectrum, fines among others.

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“Concerning the fears about the 5G spectrum, we share the same concern because it is justified and we have been sensitising Nigerians about the safety of the new technology. The 5G network we are going to launch has no harm.”

“Up till date, there is no credible evidence about the health hazard of the 5G technology, therefore it is safe.”

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He added that the 5G Spectrum network was good for the economy and the nation’s social transformation. 

He said, “There is no medical evidence from the World Health Organisation indicating any harmful effect of the spectrum on the health of the end users.

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“NCC has enjoined Nigerians at the national level to disabuse their minds on the purported harmful effect of the spectrum and we will continue to sensitise them on the spectrum until everybody embraces the use of the 5G network,” he explained. 

The Executive Vice Chairman also disclosed that with the launch of Computer Incidence Response Team, telecommunications networks across the country are secured against any form of cyber attack. 

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Recently, not up to a month ago, the commission unveiled its computer incidence responsive which is a certified round protection for cyber attacks against telecommunication network.

“I am very very proud to bring this information to the knowledge of the general public, that all over the country our computers are secured from cyber attacks.

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“This effort is going to be intensified in order to ensure the safety of our computers,” he noted. 

For the commission’s main budget, he said a sum of N86.2bn was proposed for recurrent expenditures, N29.36bn is for Capital while N2.55bn was earmarked for Special Projects. 

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Danbatta, while defending his agency’s budget before the Senate MTEF/FSP panels in September, had said, the agency could generate up to N400bn from the spectrum auction next year. 

Danbatta said his agency projected a budget of N162bn for 2021.

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He, however, added that in the first quarter of 2021, “we have exceeded that amount because we were able to generate N181bn.” 

“This is because two of our mobile network operators, the MTN and Airtel, requested for spectrum and that really gave us a lot of revenue.” 

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The NCC boss had said, “Each slot of the 5G spectrum is going for an exact price of N75bn. However, in an auction, it can go as high as N100bn.

“The exact price for the Spectrum auction, in 2022 will give the Federal Government, N300bn.

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When the projected revenue is added to it, we are expecting well over N400bn because it is an auction.

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Go for DNA Test – Man Tells Mercy Aigbe’s Estranged Husband Over Son’s Striking Resemblance With Her New Lover

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“A Nigerian man has given Lanre Gentry, the estranged husband of Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe some important words of advice following revelations that the actress is now dating a close friend.

Lanre Gentry has been urged to go for paternity test for his son because of the striking resemblance he has with the actress’ new lover, Kazim Adeoti.

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This comes hours after the 43-year-old actress unveiled her new husband Kazim Adeoti on the eve of his birthday, which led her ex-husband Lanre Gentry to claim the truth is finally out on Mercy Aigbe’s illicit affair with numerous movie marketers.

A fan who identified as Emma via the micro blogging platform, Twitter, claimed that Juwon (Mercy’s son with Lanre) could be mistaken for Kazim Adoti’s biological son as they share lots of resemblances.

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He then went ahead to urge Lanre Gentry, the estranged husband of Mercy Aigbe to go for a DNA test to know the paternity of their son.

According to him, the resemblance of Mercy Aigbe’s son and her new husband is striking.

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”The resemblance between Mercy Aigbe’s son and this her new husband is striking. She cannot even deny it. I hope her ex-husband does a paternity test. Things they occur.
 
”Every day, We see stories that reinforces the need to do a DNA as a father. The street is military”
 
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Ebubeagu Security Operative Beheaded in Ebonyi

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Unknown gunmen have beheaded a member of local security outfit, Ebubeagu.

The victim has been identified as one Sunday Nwafor. He was killed in Ekpelu community, in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

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The gunmen stormed Nwafor’s house at night while he was asleep and shot him dead. They dragged his body out of his room and cut off his head, which they took away.

The state police spokesperson, Loveth Odah who confirmed the incident said;

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“According to the DPO of Ikwo Police Division, some gunmen went to the house of one Sunday Nwafor. He was about 30 years old and a member of the Ebubeagu security outfit. The gunmen broke into his room while he was asleep and shot him dead. They dragged the body outside and beheaded him.

“His wife, who spoke to the police, said before she heard a gunshot, she overheard one of the hoodlums telling her husband that he left them in the bush and came back home to enjoy himself by collecting N30,000 monthly from the government.

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“Two of the suspects have been arrested; investigation is ongoing. This act is barbaric and inhumane. This is coming barely two weeks after we recorded the other Ebubeagu incident, in which someone was also killed in this form and half burnt.

“The Commissioner of Police condemns in totality this kind of killing and has vowed to do everything within the ambit of the law to ensure that the remaining perpetrators are brought to book.”

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