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Meet Stacy Ewah — Reducing Waste & Helping Nigeria’s Poor with Her Social Enterprise

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A country of more than 150 million and at least 350 diverse ethnicity, Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation with Abuja being it’s most happening and modern city. Like every other major metropolis of the world, Abuja thrives with bustling activity, tourism, and cultural activities. Modern skyscrapers, purpose-built infrastructure, and a modernistic living approach attempts to define Abuja as a successful, developed city but like every other modern city — Abuja has its fair share of a poverty-stricken population that has largely been ignored by the city’s powerful and rich.
To fill this gap and help the city’s poor by using the help of the city’s rich, Stacy Ewah initiated a social enterprise by the name of ‘Charity Bank,’ a not for profit organization whose primary mandate was to promote the reuse as well as reduction of waste. This is her story.

Name: Stacy Ewah
Business: Charity Bank
Please tell us about yourself and your entrepreneurship journey.
I am a Nigerian, currently residing in the nation’s capital — Abuja. I am a social innovation enthusiast and advocate for global goals. I have a background in computer science and information technology and have worked with technology hubs for the past 4 years. It was while working with various tech hubs that I met my co-founder, and initiated a non-conventional social entrepreneurship project where people with low or no income were provided with items they need regularly. — Stacy Ewah

What prompted you to start Charity Bank?
In Nigeria, there is a huge gap between the rich and the poor. This is very evident in the way these two groups of people live. Therefore, in a land of so many lacks, there is still a lot of wastage. We wanted to reduce that.
This desire prompted us to start Charity Bank, a not for profit organisation which primary mandate was to promote reuse and reduce waste while also being a go-to place for local NGO’s to get access to items for their wards.
The organisation started in December last year and we had our pilot event called the Charity Exchange Fair in February this year. The event which holds every 2 months has happened twice already with the third one held last Saturday, 23rd of June 2018.
We have been able to reach over 100 people so far and we hope to do more.- Stacy Ewah

What is currently one of your most significant challenges?
One of our major challenge is the storage of items we receive before dispatch, as we are fairly new and we have no space or storage unit yet. We also have the challenge of publicizing our events, so far, our best means is through word of mouth and that isn’t as effective as we would have liked.
Finally, there is the issue of funding; we have goals we would like to achieve which will make donating and receiving items easy for all stakeholders and also funding to host our exchange fairs. — Stacy Ewah

What kind of help would you like from Woomentum?
For now, we would like to have some help in knowing about accounting and how to manage as well as sustain a not for profit organization. — Stacy Ewah

Any achievements that you are particularly proud of?
Well, we are just glad we were able to start the organisation against all odds. And that so far, we have been able to help at least 10 local charity organisations get items for their wards. — Stacy Ewah

Key takeaways from Stacy’s experience
1. Determination is the starting point of any entrepreneurship journey. There will be challenges and hindrances along the way, but if you are determined to overcome them and believe in your cause, you will be able to make the needed dent in the universe!
2. Word-of-mouth marketing, is no longer as effective as it was in the past. A better strategy would be digital marketing or social media marketing. In fact, amplifying advertising on social media can greatly help a not-for-profit organization to achieve their goals of public awareness.
3. A network, a community or even a co-working space can connect you with the right people who will be instrumental in helping you on your journey. Like Stacy, you may meet a co-founder who would be equally passionate about your dream and visions.
Stacy’s pursuit though noble is filled with the challenges expected of a not-for-profit organization. The good thing is, Stacy is not alone. Our community is a hub for entrepreneurs who are supportive and understand the plight of managing a new business.


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A passionate storyteller, I believe that words have the power to shape cultures and drive societies towards progressive change.

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House Africa adds Chuta Chimezie to its Advisory board

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House Africa is adding a new advisor to its board. Chimezie Chuta, a Nigerian national has been added as a House Africa advisor after observing the passion he has in seeing blockchain technology become a reality in Africa. The House Africa team welcomed this decision citing that he is one of the voices to reckon in the blockchain space in Africa. House Africa’s CTO highly spoke of Mr Chuta and praised the work that he is doing in Nigeria and Africa at large.
Chimezie Chuta is the Founder at Blockchain Nigeria User Group, a Regional Director for Africa @Paxful Inc. He is an Author, a Developer and a FinTech Event Organizer. Mr Chuta has is the author of Seizing Opportunities in Blockchain and Digital Currency Revolution: A Handbook for Enthusiast. He says he still authoring more work related to the blockchain technology. According to his own profile Chimezie Chuta describes himself as an open source advocate and a Drupal Evangelist.

My current openSource enthusiasm expands to 3D Printing, The BlockChain Technology and Cryptocurrency initiatives. Am, at the moment, running an MSC program on Cryptocurrency at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus.

Chimezie has been consistent about spreading Blockchain in Africa and at the time of this writing is hosting a blockchain meet-up in Nigeria titled Blockchain and AI Round Table 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria on the 19th and 20th of October. House Africa will be attending the event. If you are in Nigeria, make sure you don’t miss this event.


HouseAfrica is the first blockchain company in the continent that will provide cheap real estate space and will strive to operate optimally and ensure a just, frictionless, and flawless lasting rental process for all parties concerned

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Chinese Company to Invest in Agriculture, Power Projects in Nigeria

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A leading Chinese green industry company, Elion Resources Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Nigeria as part of its exploration of investment opportunities in the country in the areas desertification control, agriculture and development of new energy resources.
Elion President, Wang Wenbiao, who led the company’s delegation to Owerri weekend, signed the MoU with Imo State Government.
Imo State, with an estimated population of five million, is the fifth largest Nigerian state by gross domestic product and one of the states with high reserves of natural gas.
The two parties expressed their readiness to unlock and harness the potential of natural gas resources to increase domestic and industrial power supply, raise people’s standard of living and support sustainable economic growth and diversification.
Wang said the company and Imo State Government were considering “forest restoration, clean energy, electricity, and power based on clean energy as likely areas of cooperation within the shortest possible time.”
He expressed optimism that the company would help the country boost its economy, education and poverty alleviation.
On his part, Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha, while noting that the desire of the company to invest in the state would go a long way in solving its power generation challenges, said it would also shore up the economy of the state and create employment.
Okorocha said the company’s proposed projects, facilitated by Converge Business Limited, “will actually boost the economy of Imo State because all of our problems are power-related; we have the gas, so gas is power, and we have been waiting for this for so long to see who can move our gas into power so that the economy of the people can change.”
He added that “if Elion comes here and establish this power and create this industrial park, industries will drive employment at geometric progression, people will be happy for it.”
The governor disclosed that a technical committee had been set up to design a proper framework of cooperation between the two partners within a period of two months after which a commercial agreement would be signed.
Elion which recently signed an MOU on ecological projects with the government of Morocco before visiting Nigeria was founded in 1988 in Kubiqi, one of China’s deserts. The Elion Resources Group aims to restore eco-environment and broaden its business to other environmentally-related areas, as well as realise the aim of using 100 percent renewable energy by 2030.
Wang had earlier met President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss the Chinese firm’s interest in exploring investment opportunities in Nigeria on the sidelines of the FOCAC summit in Beijing last month. During the meeting, President Buhari welcomed Elion’s investment bid and said he expected the company to seek opportunities in Nigeria in desertification control and development of new energy resources.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, had also noted that the country was losing about 19.3 km2 of land every year to desert encroachment.
Elion has over 30 years track record in afforestation, which included the afforestation of over 6,000 km2 of degraded land in Kubuqi Desert in China, consequently improving the lives of more than 100,000 local residents. The Kubuqi Model created by Elion had received focused attention from countries and territories plagued by desertification.
Wang noted that under the guidance of China’s B&R Initiative, Elion was willing to work on combating desertification in Nigeria, drawing experience from the Kubuqi Model. As part of its effort to promote the progress of the Belt and Road Initiative, the company plans to partner with Nigeria to build an integrated industrial park featuring ecosystem restoration, photovoltaic (PV) projects for poverty alleviation, desert agriculture, and eco-tourism.
As a global leader in ecological protection, Elion has also developed a close connection with Africa. Wang was granted in 2013 by the United Nations Environment Programme the title of “World Dryland Champion” in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, and in December 2017 the Lifetime Achievement Award as a Champion of the Earth in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Eradicate poverty by breaking the curse of Africa’s unsustainable debt

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Some countries with the highest levels of public debt as a share of GDP – Cabo Verde, Gambia, Congo Rep, Mozambique and Sao Tome e Principe – have the least manufacturing. Photo: UNDP Sao Tome

Two camps emerged after the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) where 53 African countries were represented. Some welcomed the opportunity to galvanize investment to drive growth and poverty reduction. Others focused on a growing debt trap. A more balanced view is that the China Africa partnership could help Africa achieve its sustainable development goals if the focus is on the continent’s priorities and the relationship is based on equality, mutual respect and mutual benefit.
This implies that debt must stimulate a high return on investment if Africa is to achieve the aspiration of prosperity “based on inclusive growth and sustainable development” and “sustainable development in its three dimensions – economic, social and environmental – in a balanced and integrated manner” as articulated in the Agenda 2063 and the global 2030 Agenda for sustainable development respectively.
Yet, we don’t know enough about the real cost of rising debt for policy makers to tailor their actions towards sustainable debt financed investments. This is why we are carrying out research, placing people at the centre so as to reveal how debt interfaces with sustainable human development.
This integrated approach identifies reduced investment flows, weak structural transformation and uneven development as ways that debt unsustainability slows Africa’s transformation. What’s more, rising debt amplifies investment risk, hampers economic diversification, and undermines investment in human capital.
Increased volatility and risk
Most African countries are accumulating debt for large infrastructure investments (PDF). Since 2011, debt as a share of GDP has risen dramatically following earlier declines from the Heavily Indebted Poor Country Initiative (HIPC). By 2018, Africa’s gross debt as a share of GDP had risen to 57% from 38% in 2011 (IMF) including much more short term debt and up to 68% under non-concessional terms.
Yet, increased debt has not yet transformed economies. Higher debt burdens are associated with lower manufacturing value added – fewer lucrative jobs. Manufacturing contributes less than 10% to Africa’s GDP compared to the global average of 16% and 23% in East Asia and the Pacific (WDI, 2018). Some countries with the highest levels of public debt as a share of GDP – Cabo Verde, Gambia, Congo Rep, Mozambique and Sao Tome e Principe – have the least manufacturing.
Limited fiscal space
Rising debt repayments also shrink fiscal space already under threat from poor domestic resource mobilisation. This limits public expenditure on health and education which account for only 1.8% and 4.3% of GDP respectively between 2010 and 2017 (WDI, 2018). In 2015, total health expenditures in Sub-Saharan Africa were only 5.4% of GDP compared to the global average of 9.9%, 9.3% in Europe and Central Asia and 7% in both East Asia and Latin America (WDI, 2018).
Missed investment opportunities
Highly indebted countries seem to allocate less public resources to longer term transformative investments. Eighteen African countries provided only 0.3% of GDP to R&D compared to 1.7% for military expenses between 2010 and 2017 (WDI, 2018). Kenya, Morocco, South African and Tunisia allocated up to 0.7-0.8% of GDP to R&D compared to 2.4% in East Asia and Pacific, 1.8% in Europe and Central Asia, and the global average of 2% (WDI, 2018).
Better debt management could spur development
To turn this tide from rising debt to sustainable investments that eradicate poverty in all its forms, UNDP supports African countries to enhance debt management capacity including risk informed management of diversified resources. Second, going beyond traditional debt financing to encourage long term private investment, impact investment and harnessing of remittances. Finally, we work to strengthen public financial management, domestic resource mobilisation and eliminate illicit financial flows.

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Army rolls out Cyber Warfare Command, launches app

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Chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai, 3rd left being shown something of interest at the launch of Cyber Warfare Command and its app

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai, has inaugurated the Nigerian Army Cyber Warfare Command, a new corps to protect its data/network against cyber attack and curb terrorism.
He also launched an app that Nigerian citizens can download to pass information to the military authorities.
Buratai said the Cyber Operations Centre, at the army headquarters in Abuja, would also boost the army’s online presence in the fight against fake news targeted at it with counter narratives and cyber operations.
He added that “cyber warfare is the fifth domain of warfare after Land, Sea, Air and Space.Therefore, this project would not have come at a better time than now.”
Buratai, therefore, stressed the need for the army to embark on data protection and Information Warfare to curb online radicalisation, as well as other terrorist activities perpetrated on the internet.

According to him, the intrinsic features of cyberspace can be easily exploited for information warfare by actors with malicious intent to plant and disseminate fake news and instruct paid users to spread online manipulated content.
“This is done to degrade debates with diverging truths, deceive, distract and misinform public opinion.
“This can eventually disorient and corroborate a sense of doubt among the public, or shape the opinion of a specific target audience on a certain issue.
“Hostile actors in cyberspace are also willing and capable of leveraging the variety of tools allowed by computer network operations and computational propaganda to influence public opinion to a degree that old-fashioned Psychology Operations could only dream of.
“The above statement accurately demonstrates the real threat of information warfare and the need to combat it with information knowledge.”
The army chief charged personnel of the new corps which he said was first in Africa, to equip themselves with digital forensics capabilities to be able to handle cases of identity theft and generate immediate incidence response.
He added that “furthermore, I encourage you to routinely survey the dark web/darknet and carry out analysis that may help the Nigerian army to be proactive in the cyber realm.”
Buratai noted that in recent times, the military had been inundated with several complaints regarding claims bothering on the unprofessional conducts of some of its personnel in the field.
Consequently, he said, the army took it upon itself to create an avenue for the public to submit complaints and information directly to the appropriate authority without third party interference.
He said “the avenue is an application that will allow users to relay information anonymously to the Nigerian Army.
“It enables citizens to give timely information to the army, thereby facilitating quick response.
“Additionally, crimes against the constitution perpetrated by serving personnel can be directly reported to the army, while keeping the person involved abreast with actions taken as regards a submitted complain.
“The link to the application will be publicly available on the Nigerian Army Facebook page, while the application can be assessed through our website and on apps freely available on various app stores.”
The chief of army staff added that users could submit a report, as well as attach uploads that would aid the authority in carrying out necessary actions.


This article was written by  Johnson Eyiangho

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Dangote canvasses free trade to deepen Africa’s economy

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Africa’s leading businessman, Aliko Dangote has called for conscious efforts at deepening African regional market by African investors and governments to aid rapid growth and development of the continent’s economy.
Dangote spoke in London during “One to One Conversation” at the on-going 5th annual Financial Times African Summit.
The Nigerian entrepreneur said the key to Africa’s economic growth and strength is in the development of the regional market, saying “Regional markets in Africa must work.”
Dangote said Africans must patronise African markets which is why the free trade agreements by African nations is the direction to go to strengthen African markets.
The president of Dangote group cited the neighbouring Benin Republic which continues to import cement from China while his Nigerian factory is only 35 miles away from the border.

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Investing in Thank U Cash

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Thank U Cash team @ Google Launchpad Africa

One view of technology is that it extends man’s reach beyond his grasp. That is, it helps us do things we could not do before, but also helps us do the things we can already do, better. This is the big pitch of many startups building the future of Africa.
At the same time, the retail economy in African countries is huge but fragmented and largely unstructured. Many of the small/medium scale businesses (SMBs) powering this opportunity do not have the resources or the expertise to build out robust loyalty programs or data analytics on their own.
At Ventures Platform, we see this as an opportunity.
That’s why I am pleased to announce our investment in Thank U Cash. The founders, Madonna, Simeon, and Suraj, have built a product that allows merchants offer loyalty rewards to their customers from day one. No setup fees, no technical know-how, no hassle required. Buyers can pay for their purchases using any method (physical cash, POS, online, etc), get up to 50% cash back, and spend that money at any business in the Thank U Cash network.

What’s more, with each additional merchant added to the network, the service becomes more valuable to more customers, who in turn, buy more from merchants in the network, and so on.
Beyond rewards and retention, Thank U is then able to provide a data analytics dashboard to help these SMEs run more efficiently, grant them access to credit, and offer ancillary services.
Madonna, Simeon, and Suraj bring a combined 60 years of experience in technology, product, and marketing. They are repeat entrepreneurs, and have worked together on two projects prior to Thank U Cash. We are proud to partner with them as they help small businesses across the continent become more productive.


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Minimum wage: FG’s proposed figure is N24,000–Ngige

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By Chijioke Okoronkwo

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, on Wednesday said that the Tripartite Committee on Minimum Wage had yet to agree on any figure on the matter.
Ngige, who briefed State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, dismissed media reports that the committee had agreed on N30, 000 as new minimum wage.
The FEC meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said that the Federal Government had proposed N24,000 per month to the tripartite committee – organised labour, organised private sector and government – involved in the negotiation.
According to him, the federal government is careful so that it will not agree on a figure that will weigh down on State Governments or lead to retrenchment.
He said that upon the committee reconvening on Oct. 4, labour adjusted its figures down to N30, 000 per month while the organised private sector adjusted its own from N25, 000 to N30,000.
“The state governments’ figure last time was N20,000; the federal government had a figure of N24,000 and that was where we all stood.
“These negotiations took into account these irreducible offers from the different governments but we could not arrive at a consensus.
“Even though we adjourned that meeting and said we would put up a report that will reflect this position, we are still continuing to discuss informally to see if we can arrive at a common figure.
“So, discussions are still ongoing and that is where we are. This becomes very pertinent because I saw all the papers.
“The dailies yesterday were awash with the news that we have all agreed on N30,000. That is not true; the federal government has not agreed on N30,000.
“The federal government also is carrying the states along with it because a lot of the workers are in the states and it is a very sensitive matter.
“We cannot because the issue of minimum wage is item 34 in the exclusive list, fix an amount which the state governments will find difficult to pay,’’ he said.
Ngige said that under the International Labour Organisation(ILO), the cardinal principle of wage fixing mechanism was capacity to pay.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari had reiterated that no worker should be retrenched or denied his/her promotion while recruitments to replace retired or dead civil servants should continue to be done.
The Minister of State, Power, Works and Housing, Alhaji Suleiman Hassan, also said the council approved N5.2 billion for the construction of Kajiji-Jabo-Juraye-Kwachako in Sokoto State.
According to him, the 28.75 kilometre road linking Sokoto state and Zamfara will facilitate smooth movement of agricultural produce in the axis.
“The council approved the award of contract for the construction of Kajiji-Jabo-Juraye-Kwachako road in Sokoto state.
“This is a 28.75 kilomerer road joining Sokoto and Zamfara states,’’ he said.

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8 African Startups Selected For The 2018 VC4A Venture Showcase

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VC4A has announced the eight Africa ventures that have been selected for the 2018 VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A. The startups range from industries like agriculture, healthcare, housing, transportation, and finance.

The entrepreneurs leading these companies will showcase their business in front of investors during the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit in Cape Town, November 11-12, with the aim of raising $250k – $5m in series A capital. All companies provide a technology-intensive or innovation-based product or service that is currently available in one or more African markets.
Over the next weeks, the selected start-ups will be linked to the top VC investors as mentors and receive access to the bespoke curriculum before the 1-week residency in Cape Town, South Africa. During the residency, the startups will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from their mentors, peers, and partners, before delivering their pitch on the main stage of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit.
The program offers two days of networking opportunities at the Summit and where entrepreneurs will also engage with interested investors during their deep-dive sessions. Moreover, the participants will pitch to a wider audience of corporates, investors and tech professionals at VC4A partner events .

VC4A worked closely with the Africa investment community to refer candidates to the showcase, involving investors in the screening, selection and interview process. The 8 companies have been selected from over 1000 applicants by the investor committee representing continent’s leading VC funds such as Accion, Orange Digital Ventures, Knife Capital, Ventures Platform, Blue Haven, 4Di Capital, AngelHub Ventures, Silvertree Internet Holdings, Newtown Partners, Outlierz, Algebra Ventures, A15, Grey Elephant Ventures, Goodwell Investments, Golden Palm Investments, Mercy Corps, Compass Venture Capital and Greentech Capital Partners.
The startups include:
AgroCenta (Ghana): AgroCenta is an innovative online platform that empowers smallholder farmers and farmer-based organizations in rural farming communities to access a wider online market to trade fairly and equitably.
Fibre Lifestyle Inc (Nigeria): Fibre is the easiest way to find and pay for rental homes in Nigeria. By partnering with landlords around the country Fibre offers their homes to verified tenants looking to rent.
Gebeya Inc (Ethiopia): Gebeya is a fast and secure online marketplace that connects top African IT experts with businesses seeking to develop new technology solutions.
GoMetro (South Africa): GoMetro allows any business or company to design and implement a managed transport service. The flexible cloud-based technology makes transport planning, tracking, paying and reporting much easier.
Invoiceworx (South Africa): Invoiceworx is a working capital financing company aiming to provide access to inventory and purchase order of financing for small businesses.
Nawah-Scientific (Egypt): Nawah-Scientific is the first, private, multidisciplinary research centre and platform in Egypt catering for natural and medical sciences.
Piggybank (Nigeria): Piggybank is a simple service that helps millennials curb their spending habits while improving their savings culture by automating deposits periodically, daily, weekly or monthly to reach a specific savings target.
Shezlong (Egypt): Shezlong is an online mental health platform that allows patients to connected with licensed therapists via video call on mobile devices or the web.

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Google+ shut down after 500,000 users’ data breach

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Google will shut down the consumer version of its social network Google+ after announcing data from up to 500,000 users may have been exposed to external developers by a bug that was present for more than two years in its systems.
The company said in a blog on Monday it had discovered and patched the leak in March of this year and had no evidence of misuse of user data or that any developer was aware or had exploited the vulnerability.
Shares of its parent company Alphabet Inc, however, were down 1.5 percent at $1150.75 in response to what was the latest in a run of privacy issues to hit the United States’ big tech companies.
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that Google had opted not to disclose the issue with its Application Program Interfaces (API) partly due to fears of regulatory scrutiny, citing unnamed sources and internal documents.
Google said it had reviewed the issue, looking at the type of data involved, whether it could accurately identify the users to inform, whether there was any evidence of misuse, and whether there were any actions a developer or user could take.
“None of these thresholds were met in this instance,” it said.
“We found no evidence that any developer was aware of this bug, or abusing the API, and we found no evidence that any Profile data was misused.”
Under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), if personal data is breached, a company needs to inform a supervisory authority within 72 hours, unless the breach is unlikely to result in a risk to the rights and freedom of users.
“It seems like the downside risk of having a story that says they intentionally hid information about a major breach from users is bigger than the upside of avoiding scrutiny,” said Geoffrey Parker, an engineering professor at Ivy League college Dartmouth.
“I wonder if there wasn’t more depth to the internal debate.”
Google said a software glitch in the social site gave outside developers potential access to private Google+ profile data between a major redesign in 2015 and March 2018, when internal investigators discovered and fixed the issue.
The affected data was limited to static, optional Google+ Profile fields including name, email address, occupation, gender and age.
The WSJ report said that a memo, prepared by Google’s legal and policy staff and shared with senior executives, warned that disclosing the incident would likely trigger “immediate regulatory interest” and invite comparisons to Facebook’s leak of user information to data firm Cambridge Analytica.
Allegations of the improper use of data for 87 million Facebook users by Cambridge Analytica, which was hired by President Trump’s 2016 U.S. election campaign, has hurt the shares of the world’s biggest social network and prompted multiple investigations in the United States and Europe.
Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai was briefed on the plan not to notify users after an internal committee had reached that decision, according to the WSJ.
Google came under criticism for refusing to send a top executive to a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Sept. 5 about efforts to counteract foreign influence in U.S. elections and political discourse.
“I think Google does have a public relationship issue and this now makes their lack of openness even worse,” Ivan Feinseth, an analyst at Tigress Financial Partners said.
Facebook’s chief operating officer and Twitter’s chief executive testified at the hearing, where an empty chair was pointedly left for Google after the committee rejected Google’s top lawyer as a witness.

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Obiano Inaugurates Reconstituted Anambra Oil And Gas Committee

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By KENECHUKWU OFOMAH –

An eleven-member Anambra State Oil and Gas Committee was has been inaugurated by Governor Willie Obiano.
The reconstituted committee was inaugurated at the country home of Governor Obiano, Aguleri.
The members are Engineer Frank Edozie , Chairman, Commissioner for Tertiary and Technical Education, Professor Theresa Obiekezie, the Managing Director, Orient Petroleum Limited, Engineer. Sunny Okoye, Commissioner for Works, Engineer Marcel Ifejiofor and Barr Patrick
Igwebuike.
Others are Professor Charles Ofoegbu, Dr Arinze Agbim, Engineer Gibson Okeke, Dr Ike Nwobodo, Engineer Aloy Attah and Engineer Emma Offor.
The Committee has major among its terms of reference, to help the state develop a world-class Oil and Gas blueprint, to promote and sustain cordial rapport between Anambra State Government and line Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies, to attract and keep record of all investors in the State Oil and Gas among others.
Inaugurating the Committee, Governor Obiano who noted that the State has a very large deposit of Gas, said it is the objective of his administration that Anambra will have an Oil and Gas Company with the required operating licence.
He acknowledged the outstanding work done by former Chairman of the Committee, the Late Dr Emmanuel Egboga in getting Anambra to be listed as an Oil producing state and tasked the new committee to intensify efforts in that light.
The Governor also charged the committee to endeavor to rein in the Oil Company working at Ogwuikpele in Ogbaru Council Area and the Orient Petroleum Limited, assuring them of his support.
The Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, in a remark, said the Committee is important as Oil and Gas constitute a major pillar of the economic blueprint of the present administration, adding that it was reconstituted for greater efficiency.
Responding, the Chairman of the Committee, Engineer Edozie thanked the Governor for the opportunity to serve the state, promising that with the composition of the committee, they will deliver.

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