Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Health Alert! Meningitis Outbreak Kills Over 100 Across Nigeria

No fewer than 140 people have been killed in a meningitis outbreak in six states in Nigeria, including the federal capital, Abuja. 

WhatsApp Encryption Helps Terrorists Hide, Says UK Home Secretary

The United Kingdom Home Secretary, speaking on the Andrew Marr show, said that encrypted platforms give terrorists “a secret place for terrorists to communicate with each other.”

Monday, 27 March 2017

United States Consulate Intervenes In Fulani Herdsmen/Farmers Clashes in S/West Nigeria

As the intermittent clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers persists in Nigeria, the Consulate General of the United States in Lagos has waded in with a view to finding lasting solution to the lingering crisis, especially in the South-West region of the country.

Gunmen Kidnap Abia State Polytechnic Lecturer in Aba

Daredevil gunmen reportedly abducted an Abia State polytechnic lecturer, Mr. Nkwachi Brown in Aba, Abia State.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Nigerian Government Set To Establish Niger Delta Development Bank

The Nigerian federal government is working towards the establishment of a Niger Delta Development Bank to speed up the development of the region, the Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission  (NDDC), Mr. Nsima Ekere, has said.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Germany Set To Deport German-Born Nigerian Terrorism Suspect

Germany said on Tuesday it will deport two men arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack, despite the fact that while their parents are foreigners, they were both born in the country.

Multiple Suicide Bombers Hit IDPs Camp in Maiduguri, Scores Feared Dead

Multiple bomb blasts, Wednesday morning, rocked Mauduguri, the Borno State capital.
DAILY POST learnt that three suicide bombers attacked the Gulumba temporary Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp at about 3am.

Nigeria Customs Provides Code For Vehicle Owners To Verify Authenticity of Their Customs Papers 

The Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ali, on Tuesday announced a code number for efficient and effective vehicle duty clearance verification. 

Twitter Suspended More Than 635, 000 Terrorism Accounts Between August 2015 And December 2016

Social media giant - Twitter has revealed it suspended a total of 376,890 accounts between July 1 through December 31 last year for violations related to promotion of terrorism. It says the majority of the suspensions (74%) were surfaced via its own “internal, proprietary spam-fighting tools”.

Boko Haram And The Role of Women in Countering Violent Extremism

CVE
20 March 2017: While many resources have been dedicated to Countering Violent Extremism efforts, little attention has been paid to the role women play in the Boko Haram insurgency and responses to it in Nigeria, says Idayat Hassan.

Aviation Security: US, UK Ban Laptops, Electronics on Some Flights

The United Kingdom has followed the United States by introducing restrictions on carry-on electronic goods on direct inbound flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.

Japanese Govt. Partners Nigeria On Border Security

Nigeria-Benin Idi-Iroko Border
The Japanese government recently reaffirmed its commitment to assisting Nigeria in strengthening its border security and also enhancing constant border patrol.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Boko Haram Will Take over Africa – Shekau Boasts in New Video

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has appeared in a new video released on Friday urging his fighters to persist in their insurgency against democratic governments until the sect takes over most countries in Africa and enthrone Sharia particularly in Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Mali.