Thursday, 23 February 2017

Reprisals in Nigeria Over South Africa Xenophobic Attacks; Protesters Vandalize MTN Abuja Office

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Daily Trust newspaper reports that vandals attacked the regional head office of telecoms giant, MTN in Abuja stealing phones, cash and also destroying vehicle and office equipment.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Gunmen Kidnap Two Germans In Kaduna

Two German Archeologists working in Kaduna, have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Kagarko Local Government Area of the state.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Boko Haram Recruited 2,000 Children As Child Soldiers in 2016, Says UNICEF

The terrorist Boko Haram group recruited about 2,000 children in 2016 and used them as child soldiers, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Sunday, 19 February 2017

How Lack of Scanners Jeopardise Security At Nigerian Seaports

As Nigeria contends with serious security and terrorism challenges, recent indications revealed that the nation’s entry points, particularly the seaports are not well monitored to guide against influx of arms, ammunitions and some unwholesome goods.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Boko Haram Insurgents Attack Air Force Helicopter, Injures Airman

A Nigerian Air Force helicopter carrying medical personnel came under several attacks by members of Boko Haram sect Wednesday, leaving an airman with bullet injuries.

Gunmen Kidnap Catholic Priest in Akwa Ibom State, South-South Nigeria

A Roman Catholic priest of Ikot Ekpene Diocese, in Akwa Ibom State, Rev. Father Felix Akpan has been abducted by unknown gunmen.

Countering Violent Extremism: Facebook Algorithms 'Will Identify Terrorists'

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has outlined a plan to let artificial intelligence (AI) software review content posted on the social network.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Health Alert! Lassa Fever Outbreak Claims 8 Lives in Nasarawa, North-Central Nigeria

The Nasarawa State Government, has said that no fewer than eight people have so far died following the recent outbreak of Lassa fever in the state.

Nigeria Safe Schools Initiative To Continue Despite Boko Haram Attacks – UN Envoy

The Nigeria’s Safe School Initiative, an initiative to help protect hundreds of schools in Northeast, will continue in spite of Boko Haram attacks, the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, said.
Brown told the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York on Tuesday that the project was already yielding results in schools enrolment in northeast.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Gunmen Kidnap Seven People in Epe, Lagos Suburb

Barely 24 hours after the abducted secretary of Isheri North Landlord Association was released by his abductors, two members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) and five farm workers of Eliasa Farm have been kidnapped in Igbodu area of Epe, Lagos State yesterday.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Ex Dept. of State Security Director Kidnapped in Kogi State, Freed

Premium Times reports that a retired State Director of the State Security Service, otherwise known as the Department of State Security, DSS, has been kidnapped.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Security Alert! Muslim Brotherhood Plotting To Bomb Targets Across Nigeria

Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Friday alerted Nigerians of an alleged plot by Boko Haram affiliate, Muslim Brotherhood Cell in Kogi State, to launch deadly attack on banks, arm depots and prisons across Nigeria.

Nigeria Loses $80bn Annually to Vandalisation of Oil Facilities in The Niger Delta – Petroleum Minister

Nigeria's Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, on Friday said Nigeria is losing at least $80 billion annually  to vandalization of oil facilities in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Boko Haram Ambush Nigerian Troops, Kill Eight 

Guardian Newspaper reports that at least eight Nigerian soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram ambush on Friday, sources said, highlighting the Islamist group’s capacity to strike despite government claims it is seriously weakened.