Friday, 28 November 2014
An estimated 64 people died in the multiple explosions in Kano Grand Mosque today, according to preliminary casualty figures released by an official of one of the rescue agencies.
The police authorities have rejected responsibility for the bungled prosecution of the alleged mastermind of the April 14 Nyanya bus station bombing, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche.
The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, will sign an executive order establishing a sex offenders’ register as part of government’s efforts to reduce the rate of sexual and child abuses in the state.
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
The report into the death of Lee Rigby makes it clear that the British security services wants to force companies like Google, Facebook and Whatsapp to co-operate with investigations, but lack the legal tools to enforce requests.
A Nigerian man, Abuchi Ngwoke, 35, was sentenced to death today November 25th, by a Malaysian Hight Court on a drug trafficking conviction . Ngwoke was arrested at a Malaysian airport in 2012 after being found with 251.66 grams of Methamphetamine.
The #BringBackOurGirls group will today storm the Chadian Embassy in Abuja to protest against the alleged supply of weapons by its government official.
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Two female suicide bombers today caused massive explosion at a crowded commercial centre of Maiduguri, killing scores and injuring several others, witnesses and security sources said.
Monday, 24 November 2014
|Aminu Ogwuche (Centre)|
A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the two counts terrorism charges against the suspected mastermind of the bombing of the Nyanya Motor Part in Abuja, Aminu Ogwuche.
MEMBERS of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, have reportedly killed 48 people in an attack on fish sellers near Nigeria’s border with Chad. A fish traders’ group said some victims had their throats slit, while others were tied up and drowned in Lake Chad.
Saturday, 22 November 2014
THE President, Computer Forensic Institute of Nigeria (CFIN), Dr. Peter Olayiwola, has urged the Federal Government to use computer forensic technology in its fight against menace of insurgency in the country.
Political Ally Of Chadian President Idriss Déby Reportedly Arrested With Missiles Meant For Boko Haram
|Pres. Deby & Jonathan|
A Cameroonian investigative journalist, Bisong Etahoben, is reporting via twitter the arrest of Mahamat Bichara Gnoti, a close associate of Chadian President IIdriss Déby Itno. Mr. Gnoti was reportedly arrested on the Chadian-Sudan border with 19 SAM2 missiles he purchased from the Sudanese army meant for Boko Haram terrorist in northeastern Nigeria.
The public is being warned about a website containing thousands of live feeds to baby monitors, stand-alone webcams and CCTV systems. Data watchdogs across the world have drawn attention to the Russian-based site which lists thousands of webcam streams from around the world -- including in the United States, Canada, western Europe, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Pakistan amongst others -- were streamed by a website thought to be based in Russia.
Friday, 21 November 2014
Eleven people have been killed in a stampede after a religious service in a stadium in Zimbabwe, police say.
|Brigadier General James Linder and other military officials at the closing ceremony for a US-led international training mission for African militaries (Reuters/Joe Penney)|
Admit it. You don't know where Chad is. You know it's in Africa, of course. But beyond that? Maybe with a map of the continent and by some process of elimination you could come close. But you'd probably pick Sudan or maybe the Central African Republic.
LONDON—Prosecutors in the U.K. announced charges against three men in relation to terrorism offenses on Thursday, alleging that they were plotting to behead members of the British public.
Dozens of people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria, officials and witnesses say. Gunmen rampaged through the village of Azaya Kura in the Mafa area in Borno state, killing at least 45 people.
Thursday, 20 November 2014
|Passengers at the Airport - Credit Punch Newspaper|
Business activities were brought to a halt at the cargo section of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Wednesday following a clash between officials of the Nigeria Customs Service and clearing agents over alleged manhandling of a senior customs officer.
An Enugu Federal High Court on Wednesday remanded 12 members of the Biafra Zionist Federation, a pro-Biafran secession group, in prison custody after the Federal Government arraigned them for treason.
Amnesty International has released a program that can spot spying software used by governments to monitor activists and political opponents.
The Detekt software was needed as standard anti-virus programs often missed spying software, it said.
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
United States Policy - Number One Driver of Terrorism In The Mideast, Around The World’ - Eric Draitser
|US President - Barack Obama|
If the US was serious about re-evaluating not only how it fights terrorism but how terrorism is spread, it would begin by looking in the mirror as its counter-terrorism strategy that foments terrorism abroad, geopolitical analyst Eric Draitser told RT.
|Lt Col Zida|
Following Lt Col Zida handing over as head of state to Michel Kafando on Monday, the authorities in Burkina Faso have appointed him the transitional prime minister.
A cross section of Senators on Tuesday disagreed with the fresh request by President Goodluck Jonathan to extend the emergency rule in the three North – Eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, over the insurgency situation in the region.
|Former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku|
The Geography of Terrorism: More than 80 Percent of Last Year's Terrorism Fatalities Occurred In Just 5 Countries
Of the 17,958 people who died in terrorist attacks in 2013, 82 percent were in one of five countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria. That's one finding from this year's Global Terrorism Index report, published by the Institute for Economics and Peace.
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
|Minister of Defence, Lt-Gen. Aliyu Gusau (rtd.)|
Thai police say they are seeking two US citizens over the suspected theft of body parts - including a baby's head and an adult's heart - from a hospital.
The men were questioned on Saturday after staff at a DHL depot in Bangkok discovered three parcels containing the human remains, bound for the US.
There are indications that the Boko Haram sect has about 60,000 fighters, including underage insurgents.
A top source, who is central to the initial peace talks with the sect, gave these rare insights.
A top source, who is central to the initial peace talks with the sect, gave these rare insights.
The number of deaths from terrorism increased by 61% between 2012 and 2013, a study into international terrorism says.
Monday, 17 November 2014
The National Security Council, NSC has extended the state of emergency rule in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe States because of the continued violence in the states occasioned by the activities of Boko Haram insurgents.
|Govornor Rochas Okorocha|
The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has called on all Nigerians irrespective of their political and religious affiliations to come together and fight terrorism in the country.
Limawa primary and secondary schools, Minna, Niger state came under attack on Monday by yet to be identified persons.
|The K5 security robot.|
As the sun set on a warm November afternoon, a quartet of five-foot-tall, 300-pound shiny white robots patrolled in front of Building 1 on Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus. Looking like a crew of slick Daleks imbued with the grace of Fred Astaire, they whirred quietly across the concrete in different directions, stopping and turning in place so as to avoid running into trash cans, walls, and other obstacles.
Lagos--Political thugs weekend unleashed terror on residents of Ajegunle, a suburb of Lagos, destroying properties worth millions of naira during a political campaign.
Coalition of Nigerian Activists Seek UN Security Council Sanctions Against Countries Abetting Boko Haram
Activists have sent an open letter to members of the UN Security Council urging the council to “urgently initiative, support and adopt a resolution expressing grave concerns about the deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in several parts of the North-East of Nigeria in the context of the armed conflict between the Nigerian government and the Islamist group Boko Haram.”
A zare, Bauchi State’s second largest town, was bombed again yesterday by a woman suspected to be Boko Haram agent.
The Nigerian army says it has recaptured the north-eastern town of Chibok, which was seized by Boko Haram militants on Thursday.
The military, Police and State Security Services in Yobe on Sunday stressed the need to install Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras to monitor movements in schools.
Scores of villagers including the spiritual leader of the Ombatse (Egon militia group), Allu Agu, a.k.a Baba Alakyo, were feared killed in Alakyo village in Nasarawa State, during a renewed clash between Ombatse members and Fulani herdsmen, over the weekend.
|Chief Emeka Anyaoku and Prof Soyinka|
Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka and elder statesman, Emeka Anyaoku, have described the on-going Boko Haram violence crusade as a threat that must not be handled with kid gloves.
Saturday, 15 November 2014
Devices that gather data from millions of mobile phones are being flown over the US by the government, according to the Wall Street Journal.