Friday, 29 September 2017
Communication And Social Media Surveillance: Facebook, Google, Others Confirm Nigeria Requested User Information
A new report has confirmed what many Nigerians have long suspected to be true: that the federal government is spying on its citizens through the social media and email accounts.
THE Nigerian Senate yesterday September 28, 2017, passed into law the kidnapping, abduction bill, specifying a 30-year jail term for anyone caught colluding with an abductor to receive ransom for any person wrongfully confined.
IPOB: United States Slams Buhari Over Penchant For Military Option in Resolving Conflicts in Nigeria
The United States (U.S.) yesterday urged the Nigerian government to look beyond a military option in resolving internal conflicts in Nigeria.
Thursday, 28 September 2017
An Assistant Commissioner of Police identified as ACP Emmanuel has been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen along the Birnin-Gwari-Funtua Road, Kaduna State.
Sunday, 24 September 2017
Introduction: The age-long reverence for places of worship and religious leaders is increasingly eroding around the world. The unprecedented security threats to places of worship are diverse and alarming. They include: terrorist attacks, kidnapping of religious leaders and congregants, theft of relics and offerings, arson active shooter incidents, amongst others. An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area. Victims are selected at random. Event is unpredictable and evolves quickly. I will cite some incidents to buttress the fact that places of worship, religious leaders are no longer venerated nor spared by men of the underworld.
The United States Government has said it does not categorize the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organisation.
In a correspondence with Sunday Punch, the spokesman for the American Embassy in Nigeria, Russell Brooks, also stated that the US was committed to Nigeria’s unity and would support a peaceful resolution of any crisis in the country.
“The United States Government is strongly committed to Nigeria’s unity. Important political and economic issues affecting the Nigerian people, such as the allocation of resources, are worthwhile topics for respectful debate in a democracy.
“Within the context of unity, we encourage all Nigerians to support a de-escalation of tensions and peaceful resolution of grievances.
“The Indigenous People of Biafra is not a terrorist organisation under US law,” he said.
The US embassy, however, declined to comment on whether the Federal Government had asked it to treat IPOB as a terrorist organisation and to block money sent to IPOB from the US.
Last week, the Federal High Court in Abuja, gave a judicial backing the executive order of President Muhammadu Buhari, outlawing the group and its activities in the country.
The court granted the order to proscribe the group on Wednesday.
Culled from: Daily Post Newspaper
Saturday, 23 September 2017
About three weeks after an ambush on a military houseboat that killed two in Southern Ijaw creeks in Bayelsa, suspected militants have attacked a tugboat in the same area and killed three crew members.
Friday, 22 September 2017
Nigeria is witnessing a brand new generation of impact social entrepreneurs who are adopting new strategies to solve old daunting social problems. This effort is pioneered by Civic Hive with its Accelerator program that is designed to give opportunities to civic Tech startups. Locate with its commitment in providing smart alternatives to finding missing persons is part of this acceleration.
Thursday, 21 September 2017
The Lagos State Government has set up a Joint Tactic Squad comprising officers of all the security agencies to strenghten security within and around Model Colleges and all schools on the outskirts, riverine and other vulnerable areas.
The Federal Government, on Wednesday, alleged that apart from receiving money from looters in Nigeria, secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, was receiving a large chunk of its financing from France.
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Date: 15th September, 2017; Venue: Twittersphere; Time: 3PM; Event: ‘’Locate’’ (www.locate.ng), a crowdsourcing and social entrepreneurial Cause that leverages on innovative technology, social media to create awareness about child abduction, missing kids (persons) and also makes it easy for citizens to report and track missing persons, had a Tweet Chat with Mr. Don Okereke, security analyst, consultant, writer and publisher of www.donokereke.blogspot.com aimed at creating awareness and proffering solutions to the increasing menace of child abduction, missing kids in Nigeria.
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Friday, 15 September 2017
Habitual demand for money for "stationery" and for bail by policemen has prompted the new Commissioner of Police, Lagos State CP Edgal Imohinmi to create a special unit known as “Citizen Complaint Hot Centre” with 10 dedicated phone lines.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari must meet with Biafran secessionist leader Nnamdi Kanu before violence between the army and separatists escalates into a full-blown conflict, according to Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Thursday, 14 September 2017
No fewer that eight persons, including one Major General Lawrence Ugbo have been killed and several others injured in Ugboju district, Otukpo LGA of Benue State.
Monday, 11 September 2017
Nigerian Customs Operatives attached to the Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NIS have smashed a syndicate that specialised in smuggling weapons into the country, discovering 1,100 pump action riffles loaded in a 20 foot container.
Sunday, 10 September 2017
Top brass naval officials from the United States have pledged unflinching support for Nigeria’s Navy in order to enhance Nigerian naval operations.
It may not be a common thing now, but kidnappers are now looking towards the nation’s airports to target people who may give them higher dividends in terms of ransom. SOLA ADEKOLA writes on this emerging trend, even as concerned authorities are making efforts to nip it in the bud.
Insurgency: Victim Support Fund Commences Reconstruction, Rehabilitation of Damaged Public Infrastructure in Adamawa, NE Nigeria
The Victims Support Fund on Saturday commenced the reconstruction and rehabilitation of public structures damaged by insurgents in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa, northeast Nigeria.
Friday, 8 September 2017
The Nigeria Police Force has inaugurated an innovative mobile app, iPolice-Hawk Eye Crime Reporting System to curb kidnapping and other violent crimes.
Thursday, 7 September 2017
The Lagos State Government has launched a short code to help report cases of domestic violence and child abuse.