White House Releases Details Of Trump Phone Conversation With Buhari.

Speculations over whether President Muhammadu Buhari and President Donald Trump of the United State actually had a phone conversation has been laid to rest with a publication of the details of their conversation.

The White House released the summarised details of the Monday’s phone conversation between both presidents on Wednesday.

The readout was published on the official website of the US government, whitehouse.gov, putting an end to speculations on the call which many Nigerian critics of Buhari claimed did not take place.

Details  of the readout:

President Donald J. Trump spoke this week with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to discuss the strong cooperation between the United States and Nigeria, including on shared security, economic, and governance priorities.  President Trump underscored the importance the United States places on its relationship with Nigeria, and he expressed interest in working with President Buhari to expand the strong partnership.  The leaders agreed to continue close coordination and cooperation in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria and worldwide.  President Trump expressed support for the sale of aircraft from the United States to support Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram.  President Trump thanked President Buhari for the leadership he has exercised in the region and emphasized the importance of a strong, secure, and prosperous Nigeria that continues to lead in the region and in international forums. 

Why President Trump using an unsecured Android would be a very bad idea – By Daniel Howley

The president of the United States is protected by a cavalcade of secret service agents at all times, uses a secure landline in the Oval Office and rides around in a limo that can survive a chemical attack. But it seems like Trump is skimping on security where it might matter most: his smartphone.

According to a report by The New York Times, Trump is still using an unsecured Android smartphone, rather than the kind of secure device President Barack Obama begrudgingly used after giving up his locked-down BlackBerry last year.

Why does it matter that Trump might be using an unsecured smartphone? Because gaining access to the president’s handset could give attackers a means to view anything he has saved on the device. Heck, hackers could enable the phone’s microphone without anyone ever knowing, giving them the ability to listen in on private conversations.

“Nearly all smartphones have location services as well as microphones,” explained security researcher and journalist Ashkan Soltani. “An attacker could use this device to track the president’s movements, even if it were not his primary phone, or hot-mic [remotely enable the phone’s microphone] to monitor his private conversations — another matter of national security.”

It’s also worth pointing out that Trump’s Twitter account, which he might access through his phone, has changed the direction of stocks in just 140 characters. If someone gained access to that account, they could send the stock market into free fall or cause a national panic.

“We live in a time when policy decisions and reactions happen in an instant,” Soltani said. “Were a foreign actor to hack his device, or otherwise get a hold of that account and tweet something at another nation state, that could inadvertently cause a diplomatic crisis or even a war.”

To be sure, it’s not clear that Trump is the person using this unsecured phone or if he has a staffer use it. It’s also unclear if the phone does anything beyond simply allow for Twitter access, or if it’s a fully functional phone.

Either way, the security of the president’s smartphone is incredibly important. When Obama traded in his BlackBerry, the smartphone he received from his security experts was essentially a tiny black brick.

Obama said his phone couldn’t do basic things like send text messages, take pictures or even play music. But as far as we know it was secure enough to prevent a hacker from attacking it.

Interestingly, as AndroidCentral points out, The New York Times’ report seems to contradict a previous Times article, which stated that Trump did in fact turn in his old Android phone for a secure device provided by the Secret Service.

We’ve reached out to the White House for comment and will update our piece when we receive a response.

Samsung to Compensate Suppliers Hit by Note 7 Crisis

Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it would compensate suppliers hit by the decision to scrap its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones because of safety fears with exploding batteries.

The South Korean electronics giant announced a week ago that it was discontinuing the Note 7 after a chaotic recall that saw replacement phones also catching fire.

Samsung said the affair would cost the company an estimated $5.3 billion in lost profits over the three-quarters beginning July.

The crisis also hit its numerous suppliers — who produce everything from camera modules to casings — with their losses estimated at up to $1.7 billion.

“We will offer full compensation for remaining inventories of Note 7 components among our suppliers,” the firm said in a statement.

“We feel sorry for causing concern among our suppliers due to discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7…we will complete the compensation quickly to minimize difficulty faced by them,” it said.

The statement provided no specific figures but said the payout would be calculated according to the different suppliers’ inventory volumes.

Given the Samsung Group’s stature within Asia’s fourth-largest economy — it accounts for around 17 percent of GDP — the Note 7 debacle has had a national impact.

The central Bank of Korea said it had taken the crisis into consideration when it trimmed South Korea’s 2017 growth outlook to 2.8 percent last week from its previous 2.9 percent forecast.

Turn Off Your Galaxy Note 7 Phone NOW, Samsung Tells Users

Samsung issued an alert to customers on Monday, asking users to immediately turn off their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones — which have been spontaneously catching fire.

The unprecedented move comes one day after Samsung halted production of the dangerously glitchy devices.

In a corporate statement, Samsung said it will also “ask all carrier and retail partners globally to stop sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note 7” while it investigates the cause of the fires.

It also said, “Consumers with either an original Galaxy Note 7 or replacement Galaxy Note 7 device should power down and stop using the device.”

It’s a major setback for the South Korean electronics manufacturer. The company’s stock plunged more than 5% Tuesday morning in Seoul.

Samsung (SSNLF) released the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 7 device in August in anticipation of Apple’s new iPhone 7. But customers immediately started complaining that their phones were catching fire.

The company explained that faulty lithium-ion batteries were overheating the device and causing it to ignite. In early September, Samsung recalled 2.5 million devices worldwide.

Samsung offered replacement phones — but those burst into flames too.

In the past week, an American user reported his replacement phone caught fire, even though it wasn’t plugged in. And on Wednesday, smoke started billowing from a replacement Galaxy Note 7 aboard a Southwest Airline plane before it departed, prompting the flight’s cancellation.

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Electrician jailed 3 months for stealing N11,000 phone

A Jos Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced a 22-year-old electrician, Abdulgafar Musa to three months in prison for stealing a Nokia phone valued N11,000.

Musa, of No. 66, Shehu Street, Jos, was charged with theft.

The Magistrate, Mr Jovita Binjin, sentenced the convict after he pleaded guilty to the crime and begged for leniency.

In his plea, the convict said “It was the devil’s hand work; jobs are not coming and I needed money to eat and also give help to my ailing mum.

“I will not do it again, have mercy on me,” he pleaded.

Binjin, however, sentenced the convict to three months imprisonment or pay an option of N3,000 fine.

The Magistrate added that the sentence is to serve as a deterrent to those who might want to engage in similar acts.

Earlier, the police prosecutor, Sgt. Thomas Amuku told the court that one Madina Adamu of the NDLEA, Rikkos, Jos, reported the matter at the A Division police station on Sept. 18.

Amuku said that the defendant went into the complainant’s house and stole her Nokia phone valued at N11, 000.

He said during police investigation the defendant confessed to have sold the said phone to one Abel Augustine of Gada Biyu Street, Jos for N3,000.

The prosecutor added that the offence contravened the provision of Section 287 of the Penal Code.

Syrian rebel blows himself up by taking a selfie with a phone rigged to a bomb

This video appears to show the moment a Syrian rebel blows himself and his fellow freedom fighters up by taking a selfie with a phone connected to a bomb.

The footage, which has not been verified, shows members of the Free Syrian Army gathering around a camera.

The eight men are seen sitting in front of a rebel flag as they sing into a microphone, with two rifles propped up in front of them.

This video appears to show the moment a Syrian rebel (left, holding phone) blows himself and his fellow freedom fighters up by taking a selfie with a phone connected to a bomb

This video appears to show the moment a Syrian rebel (left, holding phone) blows himself and his fellow freedom fighters up by taking a selfie with a phone connected to a bomb

The 30-second clip shows one of the men picking up a phone and holding it  up to take a picture of him and the other rebels.

A clicking noise can be heard moments before a sudden blast rocks the room, with flames and smoke obscuring the camera’s view.

When the dust clears, the camera has been blown backwards onto the floor and is pointing towards a ceiling fan.

The rebels can be heard shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ – meaning ‘God is great’ – as they jump over the camera to help their comrades.

A clicking noise can be heard moments before a sudden blast rocks the room, with flames and smoke obscuring the camera's view

A clicking noise can be heard moments before a sudden blast rocks the room, with flames and smoke obscuring the camera’s view

When the dust clears, the camera has been blown backwards onto the floor and is pointing towards a ceiling fan

When the dust clears, the camera has been blown backwards onto the floor and is pointing towards a ceiling fan

The fact that the camera was not destroyed and that the other men in the room appear uninjured suggest the bomb may have been smaller than others seen used by rebels and ISIS in Syria.

It is not known if anyone was injured or killed in the blast.

The Free Syrian Army is allied with the coalition of western nations – including the US, UK and France – in the fight against ISIS.

The rebel group is also fighting against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad following the uprising in the nation in 2011, which has led to vast bloodshed and a refugee crisis.

Police arrest 21-year-old for killing childhood friend after gambling with phone

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 21-year-old man, Ogadima Nkwaha, for allegedly slitting the throat of his friend, John Effiong, in the Olodi Apapa area of the state.

It was learnt that the suspect killed the victim after he refused to release his (Effiong) phone to him.

It was gathered that Nkwaha had won more than N60,000 from the victim while they gambled.

Effiong, who wanted to recoup his losses, reportedly wagered his handset.

He, however, lost again to Nkwaha.

It was gathered that trouble started when the deceased refused to part with the phone, which started an argument between the two men.

In the ensuing brawl, the suspect allegedly slit Effiong’s throat with a broken bottle.

He was rushed to a private hospital where he eventually died.

It was gathered from some neighbours that it was the second time that such an incident would happen in the house.

A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the recent case happened around 5pm on Sunday.

He said, “The two guys were childhood friends and they rarely fight. But their undoing was their love for gambling.

“They had gambled that day with money and Effiong lost more than N60,000 to Nkwaha. He thought he could still have a chance, so he decided to bet with his handset. However, his friend won again.

“He refused to release the phone to him and that was how they started arguing. Nkwaha said he must release the phone since he lost the bet, but Effiong refused.

“Nkwaha went inside the room and broke a bottle. Effiong pushed him and he stabbed him in the throat with the broken bottle.”

Another resident, Jide Alawiye, said the men continued with their fight without realising the extent of Effiong’s injury.

He explained that the community became alarmed when the victim slumped.

“He was taken to a private hospital where he died around 11pm. The case was reported at the Tolu Police Division and the suspect was arrested,” Alawiye added.

Another resident, Babatunde Obasola, said there had been tension in the area over the fear that some relatives of the deceased would attack youths on Kumuyi Street.

“That house has been giving a lot of headache to people on this street and the reason is that it is owned by an elderly man who does not have any control over his tenants. Some hoodlums live in that house.

“We have reported their activities to the police at Ajeromi and Tolu divisions, and even Area B command. This is the second time that this kind of thing would be happening,” he said.

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, adding that Effiong’s corpse had been deposited in a morgue for autopsy.

She said, “We have a case involving one Ogadima Nkwaha, who allegedly stabbed one Effiong on the neck with a broken bottle during a fight between them.

“The victim’s corpse has been deposited in a morgue for autopsy, while the suspect is in custody.”

Putin, Erdogan Discuss #Aleppo Over Phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have discussed the Syria conflict in a phone conversation, the Kremlin says.

They agreed to continue coordinating efforts to achieve a resolution in Syria, it said in a statement on Friday.

Turkey’s Anadolu news agency said Erdogan told Putin that it was essential to agree to a ceasefire in Aleppo “as soon as possible.”

The Syrian army has put foreign-backed militants under siege in Aleppo and now hopes to capture the whole city in what would be a devastating blow to the country’s enemies.

Turkey and other countries opposed to the Syrian government have intensified their parleys, putting forth a proposal through the “opposition” which they support, for Assad to step down.

Anadolu said Ankara is hoping a ceasefire will be implemented in Aleppo for the Feast of the Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha) Islamic holiday which in Turkey begins around September 12.

Erdogan had met separately with Putin and US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the recent G20 meeting in China, telling them both that it was essential to agree to a truce for Aleppo.

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Notorious Gang Specializing In Defrauding Highly Placed Personalities Through Threats Nabbed

The police today paraded a three-man gang of notorious fraudsters specializing in defrauding highly placed personalities in Abuja through threat to their lives and intimidation.

The suspects identified as AbdulRahman Shuaibu, 21, Isiaku Maheed Zambuk, 47 and Hassan Haruna, 35, were arrested by the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team, (IRT) following several complaints from individuals and highly placed personalities in Abuja of serious threat to their lives, intimidation and attempts to defraud them of huge sums of money.

Nigeria police spokesman, DCP Don Awunah, in a statement stated: ”The syndicate specialises in
sending text messages and calling highly placed individuals such as Honourable Ministers, Senators, Governors, Captains of industry etc on phone demanding for huge sums of money or else the victims should await a grievous consequences if they failed to comply.

”Abdulrahman Shaibu, 21, who is the leader of the gang was arrested during a rigorous and painstaking investigation into the crime. His arrest led to the arrest of Isiaku Maheed Zanbuk 47 and Hassan Haruna, 35 who are also key members of the syndicate.

”The three suspects confessed to the crime and explained to the investigators various roles played by each of them in the perpetration of this criminal act and other related crimes they have committed in the past. They will be arraigned in Court on completion of investigation.”

Items recovered from the syndicate include a phone (handset) containing the SIM card/number used to threaten the complainant, copies of letters of threat to life addressed to highly placed Nigerians and copies of letters of fraud addressed to well meaning individuals and corporate bodies soliciting for monetary assistance for non existing tragedies and projects.

Also recovered from the suspects were list of names and phone numbers /contact of hundreds of important personalities in public and private sectors in Nigeria.

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Here Is What You Should Never Do If Your Phone Gets Stolen

A 23-year-old man was shot and killed in Fairfield, Alabama, after he used an app to track down his stolen cell phone, Reuters reports. He was taken to a nearby hospital Sunday night after the shooting where he was pronounced dead.

Fairfield Police Chief Leon Davis said the (unnamed) tracking app led the victim to a nearby church parking lot. He then reportedly “hit a button on the app that made the phone ring inside a vehicle. When he went to retrieve the phone inside the vehicle, the suspect shot and killed him.”

According to AL.com, the police are still searching for the shooter, but they believe he fled the parking lot in a gold 2015 or 2016 Nissan Maxima. They also told Reuters they believe they have “very good leads” as to his identity.

What concerns police more is the growing trend of people trying to locate cell phone thieves on their own with these tracking apps. Davis advised anyone who loses their phone to “notify police and let them handle the recovering.”

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Man Dies In Car Crash While Watching Porn On His Phone With Pants Off

A 58-year-old man in Detroit died when his car crashed while he was watching porn, police said.

The Detroit News reports Clifford Ray Jones was driving early Sunday morning while watching the movie on his phone when he suddenly lost control of his Toyota. The vehicle rolled over; no other motorists were involved in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police on the scene reported he was not wearing pants at the time of the accident. He was also not wearing a seat belt at the time.

Lt. Mike Shaw of the Michigan State Police called the incident one of the strangest he has ever encountered. “There’s so much technology out there a lot of people are paying more attention to what they’re doing other than driving their car.”
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Man Falls Off A Cliff Walking Head Down On His Phone

Time reports on a man who plunged to his death off a San Diego cliff on Christmas Day while he was distracted by an electronic device.

The man, who NBC 7 says has been identified as 33-year-old Joshua M Burwell of Sheridan, Indiana, fell 60 feet from Sunset Cliffs on Friday at 5 p.m. People who saw him before the fall said he seemed to be looking at either a cell phone or a camera while walking.

“Witnesses stated seeing someone distracted by an electronic device and he just fell over the edge,” said San Diego Lifeguard Bill Bender. “[He] wasn’t watching where he was walking, he was looking down at the device in his hands.”

After the man fell, three people climbed down the rocks to help rescue him and administer first aid.

“They acted quickly, they found a way to get down the cliff,” Bender said, according to NBC 7. “They put themselves at jeopardy…They administered CPR to the person in attempt to save a life.”

Unfortunately, the man was pronounced dead when medics arrived on the scene.

“Just like driving and using a cell phone, you don’t want to be walking and using a cell phone or be distracted or anything,” Bender said.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Takes Lady On Dinner Date After Finding Her Lost Phone

A lady had the date of her dreams after her lost phone was found by Cristiano Ronaldo.It appears while partying over the weekend in Vegas, she lost her phone and he found it,contacted her and took her and her friends to dinner.The excited lady  Austin Woolstenhulme,took to social media to post pictures and share the good news.

‘Bad news is I lost my phone two days ago. Good news is Cristiano Ronaldo found it.
Better news is he took us to dinner last night.’

Lucky girl..

North West Flushed Kanye’s Cell Phone Down the Toilet

According to Kim Kardashian, her adorable daughter North accidentally flushed her dad Kanye West’s cell phone down the toilet.

As the Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s star explained during an interview with On Air With Ryan Seacrest on Wednesday, she first heard flushing before she rushed in and saw North standing next to the flowing toilet.

“I run in there and I’m like, ‘Wait a minute babe,’ to Kanye. ‘Didn’t she have your phone a second ago?'” Kim recalled, laughing. “The phone was in the toilet!… I put it in a bag of rice, [but] nothing worked.”

The incident left Kanye without a phone for a short time. Kim, however is prepared for mishaps like that. The 33-year-old celeb claimed that she owns three different phones. That way, she’s never stuck without being able to take a selfie.