Wednesday, 30 January 2019
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.
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
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
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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.
Nigeria's anti-trafficking agency, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it has received concrete intelligence that around 20,000 Nigerian girls have been forced into prostitution in Mali.
Monday, 21 January 2019
Sunday, 20 January 2019
In a statement published on Friday, January 18, 2019, on its official website in Nigeria, the US said Boko Haram insurgents had threatened to attack public places.
The umbrella body of militant groups in the Niger Delta, Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators (CNDA), has warned President Muhammadu Buhari not to attempt rigging the election, else the country would be ‘bloody’.
Thursday, 17 January 2019
Tuesday, 15 January 2019
|Recent Killings in Nigeria_Credit_Vanguard Newspaper|
In Nigeria, where religious and ethnic identity often determines support for a candidate, Mudi Bawa might well have been expected to vote for Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. Both are northern Muslims.
Reports reaching PREMIUM TIMES from credible military sources say that Boko Haram insurgents last night carried out yet another attack on two Borno villages.
The Russian Embassy in Nigeria is collaborating with the government to track down the location of crew members taken hostage from the “MSC Mandy” near the coast of the Republic of Benin between January 1 and 2.
Suspected armed bandits, Sunday, killed 26 persons, including a one-year-old girl at Warwana, Tabkin Kwasa and Dutsi villages in Gandhi District of Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
Thursday, 10 January 2019
The upsurge in violence in north-east Nigeria, which was brought to global attention five years ago with the abduction by Boko Haram extremists of the Chibok schoolgirls, tens of thousands of innocent civilians continue to flee. This situation has prompted “grave concern” from the United Nations envoy in Nigeria.
Wednesday, 9 January 2019
Eurasia Group Forecasts The Biggest Geopolitical Risks of 2019: The Nigeria, Buhari, Atiku Connection
Leading geopolitical and political risk advisory firm, Eurasia Group founded by Ian Bremmer asserts that, the global geopolitical environment is at its most dangerous in decades. Here is a look at Eurasia’s top predictions for risks that could impact the world in 2019. Risk number 10 on the list chronicles what might pan out if either of the two top presidential candidates in Nigeria's forthcoming presidential election, Buhari or Atiku wins.
Tuesday, 8 January 2019
Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly given residents of Jakana village along Maiduguri, Damaturu road till Wednesday to relocate or face its wrath.
The United Nations says Nigeria lost an estimated 2.8 billion dollars in revenues in 2018, mainly due to oil-related crimes.
The year 2018 ended on a sour note along the shoreline of Lake Chad. For the last fortnight the reports of conflict near the town of Baga have caught analysts by surprise.
Sunday, 6 January 2019
|Katsina State, Nigeria. Image credit: BBC|