Thursday, 23 January 2020

Health Security: Nigeria Braces For Coronavirus, Airports on Alert

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) advised passengers and other airport users to comply with all quarantine procedures at airports nationwide to prevent the importation of the virus.
Airports worldwide also increased health screenings and the implementation of new quarantine procedures as officials hurried to slow the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, a new SARS-like illness that first appeared in Hubei province, China.

Nigeria Issues Lassa Fever Healthcare Worker Advisory

Lassa fever is a major public health challenge in West Africa, with Nigeria bearing the highest burden. It is an acute viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF) caused by the Lassa virus. The natural reservoir for the virus is the Mastomys natalensis rodent (commonly known as the multimammate rat). Other rodents that carry the virus have also been identified.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Trump Administration Plans To Add Nigeria And Six Other Nations To Travel Ban List

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The Trump administration is planning to add seven countries - Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania - to its travel ban list, U.S. media reports said on Tuesday.

Friday, 10 January 2020

Spike in Cult Related Killings in Rivers State, SouthSouth Nigeria

The failure of authorities to protect people from attacks and intimidation by violent gangs is leading to loss of lives and rising impunity that is making life precarious in some communities across Rivers state, said Amnesty International today.

2020’s Top Cybersecurity Threats Explained By Avast

The new year is a time for reflecting on the old and considering the new. In cybersecurity, this leads to a prediction-fest where vendors tell us what to expect over the next 12 months. But to really understand what is likely to happen, we need to examine not what happened over the last year, but what has been bubbling under the surface. From there we can assess how the criminals are likely to respond in their drive for either money or political advantage.

Gunmen Abduct Four Students of Catholic Seminary in Kaduna, Northcentral Nigeria

Four students of the Catholic Good Shepherds Seminary, Kakau, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state, have been abducted by gunmen who invaded the school.

Nigerians Given 12 Hours To Leave South African Province After Cop’s Fatal Stabbing

Nigerians and other foreign nationals resident in South Africa’s Keimoes and Upington areas of Northern Cape Province were yesterday morning given 12 hours to vacate by the indigenes.

Aviation Security: Tougher Screening Awaits Nigerian Travellers Due To US-Iran Face-Off

Tougher security screening may be awaiting Nigerians who are planning to visit the United States (U.S.) and other European countries in the wake of the escalated face-off between America and Iran. Aviation security experts said the measure would now be necessary with the suspicious Wednesday’s Boeing plane crash in Iran.

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

International Criminal Court Identifies Potential War Crimes by Nigerian Security Forces, Boko Haram

The Office of Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has outlined 10 possible cases it could press against Nigerian security forces and the three factions of insurgent groups operating under the popular name of Boko Haram.

US Vs Iran: United Kingdom Issues Security Alert To Citizens In Nigeria

The United Kingdom has warned its citizens in Nigeria to be more security conscious and vigilant due to rising threat between United States and Iran over the killing of Iranian General, Qasem Soleimani, by an airstrike by America.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Gunmen Shoot Police Orderly, Abduct 3 Chinese Expatriates in Osun State

Police in Osun State on Tuesday, confirmed the abduction of three Chinese expatriates by gunmen in Itagunmodi, Atakumosa West Local Government Area of Osun State.

Nigeria Investigating Alleged Turkish Support for Boko Haram, Says Defence HQ

A report that Turkey is supplying sophisticated weapons to Nigeria’s terror group, Boko Haram, is receiving attention at very high strategic level of the federal government, the Defence Headquarters told THISDAY yesterday.

Friday, 22 November 2019

United Nations, EU Pledge To Help Nigeria Defeat Boko Haram

The United Nations and the European Union are ready to mobilise more support and resources to help Nigerian troops “defeat and eliminate” Boko Haram terrorists, UN special representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohammed Ibn-Chambas, said.

Nigeria’s Security Situation Unpredictable ― Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on communities and security forces to be more alert in view of the unpredictable security situation in parts of the country.

Nigeria’s Social Media Bill: The Dangerous Implications By Techcabal

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The 2019 version of an anti-social media bill has been read for the second time on the floor of the Nigerian Senate, paving the way for its passage into law.