Thursday, 27 October 2016

Nigerian Army Arrest Major, Captain, Others For Sabotage, Leaking Information To Boko Haram 

The Nigerian Army is holding two officers – a major and a captain – in connection with alleged sabotage of the ongoing counter-terrorism operations in the North-East, Nigeria.

Truck Conveying IDPs Suffer Boko Haram Landmine Explosion in NE Nigeria

A truck conveying internally displaced persons, IDPs, ran into a landmine planted on an highway causing an explosion which injured some of the passengers, officials said.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Nigeria Faces Worst Humanitarian Crisis on The African Continent,” Warns Senior UN Relief Official

IDPs In Nigeria
26 October 2016 – With nearly 400,000 children facing starvation in Nigeria, and citizens suffering with little to no protection, security, food or access to clean water, “Nigeria is facing the worst humanitarian crisis on the African continent,” Peter Lundberg, the acting United Nations Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, warned today.

Lawmakers Summon Nigeria Police Boss Over Indiscriminate Extrajudicial Killings

The House of Representatives has summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to appear before it over escalating cases of extra-judicial killings in the country by his men.

Nigeria Ranks 169th Position Out of 190 Countries In 2017 World Bank Ease Of Doing Business Index

The World Bank yesterday said that Nigeria ranked 169th position out of 190 countries surveyed in its Ease of Doing Business index for 2017.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Breaking! Niger Delta Avengers Bomb Chevron Escravos Crude Oil Export Pipeline

Unconfirmed reports from the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, suggests that the militant group has bombed Chevron Escravos crude oil export pipeline in Nigeria's Niger Delta.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Nigeria Police Set To Create Special Cybercrime Squad

The Nigeria Police Force, NPF, on Monday said it would create a Specialist Unit to deal with the rising cases of cybercrime in Nigeria.

Rivers State Grants 2,000 Cultists, Kidnappers And Armed Robbers Amnesty

Please what's your take on the indiscriminate manner of granting criminals, kidnappers, cultists and armed robbers amnesty in Nigeria? Does this mean their sins are forgiven, in effect they won't be prosecuted for any of the heinous crimes they have committed? Is amnesty not supposed to take place after convictions must have been secured? Having been granted amnesty without conviction, these blokes whould just waltz and sin no more? Is this not an encouragement to other criminals or would-be criminals that 'nothing dey happen, that they too will get away with their crime?' 

Punch Newspaper reports that about 2,000 cult members on Saturday embraced the amnesty declared by the Rivers State Government.
The cult members, who were involved in kidnappings, killings and armed robberies in the past, surrendered their weapons before members of the state Amnesty Committee in Isiokpo, the headquarters of Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.

Corruption, Inefficiencies In Maritime Ports Cost Nigeria N1 Trillion Yearly - Report

A report on the performance of Nigerian Maritime Ports has revealed that Nigeria loses over N1 trillion every year to port inefficiencies, process failures and corruption.

How To End Niger Delta Militancy

holistic approach as opposed to quick fixes will stem the tide of recurring agitation and militancy in the Niger Delta.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Europol Busts Human Trafficking, Crime Syndicates With Nigerian Link

Police forces from 52 countries across the European Union arrested over 300 people and swooped on red-light districts to bust several trafficking gangs in a week-long, round-the-clock operation, Europol said Wednesday.

Friday, 21 October 2016

House of Assembly Propose Death Sentence For Kidnapping in Lagos State, South-West Nigeria

Guardian newspaper reports that in a bid to rein in incessant cases of kidnapping in Lagos State, a private member bill sponsored by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, seeks death penalty for kidnappers.

Commanding Officer, 83 Nigerian Soldiers Reportedly Still Missing Days After Boko Haram Attack

Premium Times newspaper reports that at least 83 Nigerian soldiers, including a commanding officer, are still missing days after they came under a vicious Boko Haram attack.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Police Boss Warns Nigeria Police Officers Against Traffic Duties, Illegal Road Blocks

The Assistant Inspector General (AIG), of police in charge of Zone 11, Dan Bature has warned police officers to desist from checking vehicle particulars and mounting of illegal road blocks on major roads in the country.

Maritime Security: Sea Piracy Drop in Nigeria, Other Hotspots

The fight against sea piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and other maritime hot spots across the world seem to yielding positive results. Recent reports confirmed relative peace being enjoyed in some hitherto maritime crime-prone routes including that of Nigeria.