Monday, 17 December 2018

Three Days After Attacking UNICEF, Nigerian Army Wants Amnesty Int'l Office In Nigeria Shut

The Nigerian Army has called for the closure of the Amnesty International offices in Nigeria, alleging there is credible evidence the organisation is working hard to destabilise the country. This comes three days after the army accused UNICEF of aiding terrorism in the North-east.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Nigerian Military Accuses UNICEF of Spying For Insurgents, Halts Agencies Programs in Northeast

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - The Nigerian military on Friday accused United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) staff of spying for Islamist militants in northeast Nigeria, and suspended the agency's activities there.

The northeast has been torn apart by a decade-long insurgency by Boko Haram and its splinter group Islamic State West Africa, in which more than 30,000 people have been killed and many more driven from their homes.

UNICEF staff "train and deploy spies who support the insurgents and their sympathizers", the Nigerian military said in a statement.

These were "unwholesome practices that could further jeopardize the fight against terrorism and insurgency".

A UNICEF spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

With millions displaced, Nigeria's northeast is largely dependent on international aid.

Culled from: Reuters 

Monday, 10 December 2018

Why Nigeria is struggling To Defeat Boko Haram

Muna Custom House camp lies on the edge of Maiduguri, near one of many trenches surrounding the northern Nigerian city dug to help keep Boko Haram at bay. It is often the first port of call for internally displaced people fleeing from the largely lawless hinterlands that surround the city at the centre of one of the world’s deadliest jihadi insurgencies.

Counterterrorism: UN Launches New Framework To Strengthen Fight Against Terrorism

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has launched a new Organization-wide framework on Thursday to coordinate efforts across the peace and security, humanitarian, human rights and sustainable development sectors.

Nigeria Is 3rd Most Terrorized Country in The World, Says Global Terrorism Index 2018

Nigeria emerged the third most terrorized country worldwide in the newly released 2018 Global Terrorism Index.

How Cybercrime And Digital Technologies Fuel Illicit Financial Transactions in Ghana

The issue of illicit financial flows is not new; however, the increasing complexity of the digital economy and fast-evolving technologies in the last few decades is changing the landscape of this problem.

Cybercrime Costs South Africa R2bn Annually

The most common crimes are phishing scams, which are not new, but criminals always find new ways of tricking consumers.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Nigeria's National Kidnapping Crisis Is Expanding, Says John Campbell

Across the country, Nigerians have seen an uptick in violent, ostensibly non-political, crime. Further, there is anecdotal evidence that crime has become more gratuitously violent. 

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Nigerian Navy Vows to Rid Niger Delta of Crude Oil Theft

The Nigerian Navy has continued the destruction of illegal refineries in the Niger Delta, with the activation of a fresh onslaught, code-named operation Ex Toru-Gbown (waterways protection) in the region.

Nigeria, Russia Sign Treaty To Tackle Terrorism, Other Crimes

The Nigerian government has signed a treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters with Russia.