Tech giant, Google has fixed the bug which made the exchange rate between dollar and Nigerian naira to fall at 1 dollar to 184 Naira. The glitch was experienced yesterday evening, less than 24 hrs to general election.
While the exchange rate looks enticing to Nigerians in Google search result, it still remained the same at other websites like the official CBN site.
Nigerians believed that Google was either on the side of being hacked or compromised by the government. Clearing the airspace and vindicating itself from any accusation, Google via their official twitter handle wrote,
“We’re aware of an issue causing inaccurate conversions for Nigerian Naira currency, so we will remove the conversion onebox from appearing in search results until we are able to diagnose the issue.”
The tech giant didn’t reveal the cause of the glitch. However the rate is back to the usual norm, this morning.
Nigerians who were deeply concerned by the recent drama acted by Google took their comments online. Few comments read below as embedded.
We need apologies please, don’t make us feel like the administration bribed you guys
— Chief Dumale Whyte G.G (@dumalewhyte) February 23, 2019
— Chinedu Omeje,Comrade. (@capo_bbg) February 23, 2019
We need an apology not just information. We already new that Google was compromised.
— M. Ibrahim, MNSE (@M_Ikya) February 22, 2019
Was your server or database as the case may be compromised or what, or is this just a bug ?
— OGUZ | Oguche Idakwo (@ogucheidakwo) February 22, 2019
I guess @googleafrica was giving us a Throwback glimpse at what the Nigerian economy looked like before the coming of APC and their ‘change’
— sylvia okopi (@emiene234) February 22, 2019
The uproar that this has caused ehn, this effect will be longlasting
— Darley (@Mila_cartel) February 22, 2019
An auspicious time for this error, few hours to national elections. Time will tell what kind of error this is. #Google
— Babatunde Muse (@TundeMuse) February 23, 2019
Another Russia tactics? I’m calling on the InfoTech committees in the @NGRSenate & @HouseNGR to investigate this incident. Why this inaccuracy of USD ($) to (₦) on the eve and day of the election? Many votes will be swayed due to this. We need an urgent fix now @googleafricamm. pic.twitter.com/t8b0FWWLWn
— Osemenime Alex Òjó (@AlexOjoOse) February 23, 2019
Driver lands in court after landing a heavy punch on his boss
A 28-year-old driver, Kingsley Edem, was arraigned before the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos state yesterday March 20th, for landing a punch on his boss in the mouth during an argument.
According to police prosecutor, Sgt. Ishola Samuel, Edem who resides at No.14, Adetuberu St., Olowora, Lagos, is Femi Badmus’s driver.
Badmus had reported to the police that Edem punched him several times in the mouth during a disagreement in his home on No 19 Ogunbeye St., Olowora, Lagos on March 9th.
The police prosecutor said, the offence contravenes the provisions of Section 173 of the revised Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. Section 173 which stipulates a three-year jail term for any offender if found guilty.
Magistrate A. I. Abina, admitted Edem to bail in the sum of N10,000 with one surety in like sum.
Magistrate Abina ordered that the surety must be gainfully employed and should provide proof of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
What raged between Edem and his boss, Badmus wasn’t made known but
Magistrate Abina adjourned the case until April 8 for mention.
Chinese father sells his baby daughter to pay off gambling debts
A Chinese father has been arrested for selling his 1-year-old daughter for £6,800 to pay off his gambling debts.
Jiang, sold the one-year-old to a couple after owing more than 60,000 Yuan (£6,798), according to reports in China.
Jiang told his wife that he was taking their daughter to stay with his mother. He flew the child more than 1,150 miles away from their home in Guiyang, Guizhou province, last November.
Wang, his wife grew concerned after his failure to return three months later but repeatedly postponed their return.
In February, 2019, she checked her husband’s phone and found shocking conversations between her husband and her daughter’s buyers.
Wang went to her husband’s mother in Zunyi city, about 87 miles away, who informed her that her son and granddaughter left her weeks ago.
She immediately contacted police and they tracked Jiang down to a hotel in Guiyang last month.
When he was caught, Jiang admitted to owing a huge gambling debt and decided to take the drastic measure after seeing online adverts for child adoption.
How Jiang Planned on Selling his daughter
Jiang lied to the buyers – a couple in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province – that he was a single father who could no longer afford to care for the girl. He went further to claim that his own parents were dead so he had nowhere else to turn.
Fortunately, the child was located by the police last Friday and reunited with her mum.
Jiang has been arrested and charged with suspicion of human trafficking, according to the police.
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