Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Nigeria Places Foreign Embassies, Diplomats Under Surveillance Over Election Meddling

The Federal Government of Nigeria may have put embassies and diplomats under surveillance over its suspicion that they are interfering in election matters in the country.

Ghana Expels 723 Nigerians Over Cybercrime, Prostitution And Illegal Residence

No fewer than seven hundred and twenty-three (723) Nigerians have been deported from Ghana within the last 12 months, according to statistics from the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana.

Monday, 18 February 2019

Suspected Drug Dealers Kill Anti-Narcotics Officers in Ondo State

Four men of the Ondo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have been shot dead by gunmen suspected to be drug dealers.

Five Boko Haram Terrorists, Four Soldiers Killed In Yobe, Northeast Nigeria

Five Boko Haram fighters and four soldiers were reportedly killed in fighting in Yobe state the military said on Sunday, in the latest clashes between troops and terrorists.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Election Security: Nigerian Army Launches Election Monitoring & Security Room

The Chief of Army Staff Nigerian Army (NA), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has today Wednesday the 13th of February 2019 launched Elections Monitoring and Security Situation Room with the view to safeguarding and strengthening Nigeria’s democracy.

EU Blacklists Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Panama For Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing Risks

The European Commission has added Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Panama and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations seen as posing a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Fears of Violence in Nigeria Ahead of Saturday Election

Lagos, Nigeria - Fears of violence have gripped many in Nigeria days before the presidential and legislative elections on February 16 with at least five deaths reported so far in pre-poll clashes.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Geopolitics: How Russia Is Bolstering Its Strategic Influence In Africa

Much has been made about China’s role and profile in Africa and the factors underlying its activities on the continent. Less debated is the spread and depth of Russia’s contemporary presence and profile in Africa.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Six Russian Sailors Seized By Pirates Released in Nigeria — Embassy

Six Russian sailors, seized by pirates near Benin’s territorial waters in early January during an attack against the container ship The MSC Mandy, have been released in Nigeria, the Russian embassy in Nigeria told TASS on Wednesday.

Nigeria Will Kill Foreign Forces Who Intervene in Nigeria's Election – Governor El-Rufai

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The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday threatened that Nigerian forces will kill foreign soldiers who intervene in the country’s election matters.

United Nations Office on Drugs And Crime Reports 'Alarming' Trends in Drug Trafficking in Africa

The U.N. drugs and crime chief said Wednesday that his office is registering “new, alarming trends” in drug trafficking in western and central Africa that are destabilizing the ability of country’s to govern as well as security, economic growth and public health.

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Terrorists, Politicians, Planning To Disrupt Nigeria Elections — National Security Adviser

The National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd.), on Tuesday said security forces had received intelligence that some politicians were planning to use terrorists and bandits to cause violence during the forthcoming general elections.

Bandits Kidnap Bride, 3 Nursing Mothers, Others in Zamfara

Forty-eight hours after seven people were kidnapped at a viewing centre in the Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara State, no fewer than 13 people, including a bride and three nursing mothers, were abducted in Majema, Zurmi Local Government Area of the state on Monday.

Saturday, 26 January 2019

1.9m Persons Currently Displaced In Northeast Nigeria – UNHCR

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said that about 1.9 million persons are currently displaced in the northeast.

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Nigeria Declares Lassa Fever Outbreak, Activates Emergency Response

Lassa Fever Outbreak in Nigeria - Image credit: BellaNaija
Nigeria on Tuesday declared a Lassa Fever outbreak in the country. This followed the increase in the number of Lassa Fever cases reported in states since the beginning of the year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said.