Tuesday, 24 January 2017

15 Die As Herdsmen Clash With Farmers In Benue State

MAKURDI—NO fewer than 15 persons were feared killed in an outbreak of fighting between herdsmen and farmers at Ipiga village in Ohimini Local Government Area of Benue State. 

Boko Haram Female Suicide Bombers Use Babies To Avoid Detection

Female Suicide Bomber
Boko Haram female suicide bombers in Nigeria are reportedly using babies to avoid detection before blowing themselves up.

Nigerian Air force 'Accidental' Bombing of Rann IDP Camp Killed 236 People

A total of 236 people were killed and buried after a Nigerian military jet mistakenly bombed a camp occupied by persons displaced by Boko Haram, an official has said.

Monday, 23 January 2017

United Nations Warns Against Boko Haram Regrouping

The United Nations Security Council, UNSC has tasked the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to prevent Boko Haram insurgents from regrouping.

Alert! Lassa Fever Outbreak Hits Plateau State, 4 Dead

The Commissioner for Health in Plateau, Dr Kunden Deyin, said the state recorded four deaths, while laboratory tests confirmed five cases of Lassa fever since December 2016.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Why Death Penalty No Longer Deters Criminals, Kidnappers in Nigeria

As the agitation and armed struggle in the region grew, the vice, originally intended to draw the attention of the world on the environmental degradation by the oil multinationals in the creeks of the region were hijacked by criminal elements.

Nigeria To Acquire Forensic And Intelligence Gathering Gadgets To Track Terrorists, Kidnappers

If things go according to plans, Nigerian security agencies will soon be able to rein in Kidnapping, terrorism and other criminal activities ravaging the country.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

MMM Nigeria Ponzi Scheme And The Curse of ‘Herd Mentality’

MMM Nigeria
What Is A Ponzi Scheme? Business Dictionary aptly defines a Ponzi scheme as a SCAM in which a GULLIBLE group is enticed with the promise of very high returns in a very short time, but is actually based on paying off the early 'investors' from the cash from (hopefully ever increasing number of) new 'investors.' Investopedia reconciles a Ponzi scheme with a pyramid scheme in that both are based on using new ‘investors' funds to pay earlier participants. Essentially, such schemes are synonymous with ‘’Robbing Peter to Pay Paul’’. A typical Ponzi scheme flops when the cash outflow exceeds the cash inflow. Ponzi scheme is named after Charles Ponzi (1882-1949), an Italian immigrant to the United States who, during 1919-20 collected more than fifteen million dollars from some 40,000 enthusiastic depositors by promising to double their investment in 90 days.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Niger Delta Militants Blow Up Pipeline After VP Osinbajo's Visit

An unidentified militant group in the Niger Delta have blown up a crude oil trunkline in Ughelli, Delta State, barely 24 hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo led a Federal Government delegation to the region, the Punch reports.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Abuja Airport Shutdown: Police Deploys 500 Trucks, 3 Helicopters To Secure Kaduna Highway

Nnamdi Azikiwe Int'l Airport Abuja
The Nigeria Police will deploy 500 Hilux trucks to provide security on the Kaduna-Abuja high way following the relocation of air services to Kaduna Airport, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Nigerian Army To Give N500, 000 Reward For Information on Boko Haram Suicide Bombers

Male Suicide Bomber
According to Daily Trust Newspaper, the Nigerian Army has announced a N500 thousand cash reward to anybody who provides information that brings about the arrest of would be suicide bombers.

Monday, 16 January 2017

BREAKING: Bomb Blast Rocks University of Maiduguri Mosque (Updated)

Scene of a bomb blast
Reports from SaharaReporters says a bomb explosion has rocked a mosque located at University of Maiduguri, Borno state, Northeast Nigeria. The tragic incident occurred Monday morning, January 16, 2017.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Breaking: Two Staff, 3 Students of Turkish International School Kidnapped in Nigeria

Vanguard newspaper reports that five persons, three students and two members of staff of the Turkish International School, Isheri, a border between Lagos and Ogun states were Friday night kidnapped.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Multiple Bomb Blasts By Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists Kill in Adamawa

Daily Trust newspaper reports that three bombs have exploded in Madagali town in the northern part of Adamawa State, killing scores of people.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Nigeria Readies Troops To Oust Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh
Premium Times newspaper reports that the Nigerian Army has raised an army battalion that would be deployed in troubled Gambia to forcefully remove President Yahya Jammeh from power if he fails to step down on January 19, 2017.