Friday, 30 June 2017
The United States of America has cheery news for Nigeria: the country is better together, amid calls by some secessionist groups.
No fewer than 26 residents of Ikorodu, Lagos State, have been killed by Badoo, a notorious ritual cult group. The deaths were recorded in 15 attacks by the gang between June 5, 2016, and June 27, 2017, as reported in The PUNCH Newspapers.
Thursday, 29 June 2017
A United States 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report has accused Nigeria of involving children under the age of 18 in its military operations in “hostile environments.”
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, on Wednesday said that it would not continue to provide refugees in Nigeria with financial assistance.
|UN Secretary General - Antonion Guterres|
The Secretary-General of the UN, Mr António Guterres, has reiterated the organisation’s support to the Nigerian Government in the ongoing fight against terrorism and violent extremism.
Saturday, 24 June 2017
Unrelenting Kidnap For Ransom: Nigerian Lawmakers Keep Low Profile, Ditch Official Vehicle Number Plates For Fear Of Kidnappers
Nigerian lawmakers - Senators, members of the House of Representatives and the state Houses of Assembly have devised various means to keep safe and protect themselves in the wake of rising cases of kidnapping of eminent citizens, including politicians.
Thursday, 22 June 2017
There is palpable fear at the Lagos State Model College, Kankon, Badagry, as kidnappers have written a letter threatening to abduct some pupils and staff members of the school.
Monday, 19 June 2017
Nigerian hackers and cyber criminals are being accused of masterminding a grand theft of information and money running into billions of dollars, worldwide. According to experts, the Nigerians are able to carry out the heist by sending phishing emails to commercial organizations and industrial enterprises, which they later steal dry.
Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - At least 16 people were killed in suicide bomb attacks near a camp for those made homeless by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria, emergency services said on Monday.
Sunday, 18 June 2017
The spate of inceesant kidnappings in Kaduna State, North-Central Nigeria took another dimension, yesterday, as three students and a lecturer of School of Midwifery, Tudun Wada, were abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
Chairman of Nigeria's narcotics agency - the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mr. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah said the Agency has seized over 15,064kg of cocaine and heroin worth 225 trillion naira at the Tin-Can and Apapa Ports.
Thursday, 15 June 2017
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is calling for unity in Nigeria amidst separatist calls and mounting ethnic tensions. Nigeria's government is calling for national unity after southerners were given an ultimatum to leave the country's north, triggering renewed calls for independence elsewhere.
Recall that the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum last week said Igbos living in the mainly Muslim north should go back to the largely Christian south by October 1.
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, said that the FCT and Lagos State reported a total of 58,566 crime cases in 2016.The NBS stated this in a Crime Statistics: Reported by Type and State in 2016 and posted on the bureau’s website on Tuesday in Abuja.
Friday, 9 June 2017
A militant group, New Delta Avengers, has vowed to resume disruption of oil exploration activities in Delta State. The militants declared “Operation Cripple Oil and Gas Production’ saying they would use any means available to achieve their aim.
Thursday, 8 June 2017
Sunday, 4 June 2017
Suspected Boko Haram militants have attacked villages near Chibok in Borno State, leaving at least 21 people dead.
Saturday, 3 June 2017
The United States government is buttressing its paperwork walls with new requirements for social media disclosures as part of revised visa applications.
Not less than than 14 people were feared dead and many others injured yesterday in Sime community, a suburb of Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State after unknown gunmen invaded the area.
In a related note, six people were also reportedly abducted in Andoni Local Government Area of the state. Many people were said to have sustained various degrees of injuries during the operation that crippled the area.
The Canadian government has called for continued use of dialogue in the north east and other conflict zones across the country in other to achieve peace and security as well as protect the lives and human rights of all Nigerians.