Friday 28 November 2014

Multiple Bomb Kill 64, Injure 128 In Kano Mosque

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.

Fingerpointing Narrative: Nigeria Police Blame DSS For Bungling Aminu Ogwuche Case

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.

Fashola To Inaugurate Sex Offenders’ Register For Lagos State

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.

Boko Haram Kills 40 In A Roadside Bomb, Ambush At Mararaba, Adamawa State

About 40 people, including Soldiers and local hunters are reported to have been killed in a road side bomb and ambush by Boko Haram at Mararaba, near Mubi, in north-eastern Nigeria's Adamawa state. 

Wednesday 26 November 2014

UK Prime Minister - David Cameron Wants Google, Facebook an WhatsApp To Monitor Terrorist Threats

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.

Nigerian Man Sentenced To Death For Drug Trafficking In Malaysia

Abuchi Ngwoke
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. 

BBOG Group To Storm Chadian Embassy Over Alleged Complicity With Boko Haram

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 Kill Scores At Maiduguri Market

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

Court Strikes Out Terrorism Charges Against Aminu Ogwuche

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.

Sophisticated Cyber-Espionage Malware Uncovered By Symantec

Symantec’s security response team has uncovered a new malware – Regin - which has been operating under the radar since 2008 and, according to the information security vendor, could be a cyberespionage tool used by a nation state.

Boko Haram Kills 48 Nigerian Fishermen Near Chad

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

‘Nigeria Can Use Computer Forensic Technology To Fight Insurgency’ - CFIN

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.

Beware, Webcam Hacking On The Rise! 13 Tips To Protect Your Webcam From Hackers

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

11 Killed In Zimbabwe Stampede After Kwekwe Church service

Eleven people have been killed in a stampede after a religious service in a stadium in Zimbabwe, police say.

Israel: 'Hamas Plot to Kill FM Lieberman Foiled'

Mr Lieberman
Four Palestinians have been arrested by Israeli security forces over an alleged plot to kill Israel's foreign minister with a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG).

Why Is The US Military So Interested in Chad?

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.

United Kingdom To Charge Three With Terrorism-Related Offenses

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.

Boko Haram Slaughter Scores In Mafa, Borno State

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

Pandemonium At Lagos Airport as Customs, Agents Clash

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.

FG Arraigns 12 Biafran Secessionists For Treason

Biafra Zionists
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 Launches Software That Can Scan, Detect State Surveillance Spyware On Phones and PCs

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.

WhatsApp Starts Encrypting Messages

WhatsApp has turned on an encryption system to protect messages sent with the Android version of its app.

Wednesday 19 November 2014

26 Things About the Islamic State (ISIS) That The United States Does Not Want You to Know About

The US led war against  the Islamic State is a big lie. In this article, we address 26 concepts which refute the big lie.  Portrayed by the media as a humanitarian undertaking, this large scale military operation directed against Syria and Iraq has resulted in countless civilian deaths.

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 Named Burkina Faso Prime Minister

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.

Senators Reject Emergency Rule Extension In Borno, Adamawa and Yobe

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.

Power Sharing, Religious Extremism Responsible for Boko Haram - Emeka Anyaoku

Former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku
Former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, on Tuesday stated that religious extremism and struggle for political power were responsible for internal conflict in the country.

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

EFCC Issues Advisory On Fake Invitation Letters By Fraudsters

It has become necessary to alert the general public about the activities of fraudsters who have been impersonating officials of the Commission and extorting money from members of the public under various guises.

Nigeria's Minister of Defence Bemoans 'Foreign Fighters' Phenomenon To Boko Haram, Global Terrorism

Minister of Defence, Lt-Gen. Aliyu Gusau (rtd.)
The Minister of Defence, Lt-Gen. Aliyu Gusau (rtd), has raised the alarm over the growing influence of foreign fighters in the ranks of Boko Haram group as well as other similar groups all over the world, and called for a united effort to tackle the menace.

Body Parts Found In DHL Parcel Bound For United States From Thailand

Thai Police
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.

Boko Haram Has 60,000 Fighters, Has Cells In Lagos, Kogi etc - Insider

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.

Global Terror Attack Deaths Rose Sharply In 2013, Says Report

Terror Attack
The number of deaths from terrorism increased by 61% between 2012 and 2013, a study into international terrorism says.

Monday 17 November 2014

FG Extends State of Smergency Rule In Borno, Adamawa, Yobe

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.

Okorocha Urges Nigerians To Unite In The Fight Against Terror

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.

Breaking: Gunmen Attack Schools in Niger State

Limawa primary and secondary schools, Minna, Niger state came under attack on Monday by yet to be identified persons.

Rise of the Robot Security Guards

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.

Political Thugs Unleash Terror In Ajegunle, DestroyProperties Worth Millions in Lagos

Lagos--Political thugs weekend unleashed terror on residents of Ajegunle, a suburb of Lagos, destroying properties worth millions of naira during a political campaign.

To Fight Terrorism, Follow The Money – And Stop It _ David Blunkett

We must be proactive in investigating and penalising all those who are funding terrorist organisations.

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.” 

Female Suicide Bomber Kills 30 in Azare, Bauchi State

A zare, Bauchi State’s second largest town, was bombed again yesterday by a woman suspected to be Boko Haram agent.

Nigeria Army 'Retakes Chibok' from Boko Haram

The Nigerian army says it has recaptured the north-eastern town of Chibok, which was seized by Boko Haram militants on Thursday.

Security Operatives In Yobe Call For Installation Of CCTV In Schools

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.

Ombatse leader, Baba Alakyo, Scores Killed in Egon, Fulani Herdsmen Clash

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.

Anyaoku, Soyinka Ask Nigerian Leaders To Tackle Boko Haram Decisively

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

Breaking News: Boko Haram Overruns Hong Town in Adamawa

In a reprisal attack on Saturday, Boko Haram insurgents have seized  Hong town, the administrative headquarters of Hong local government area of Adamawa State.

Taskforce On Illegal Importation of Small Arms Raises Alarm Over Nigeria's 6,000 Illegal Borders

Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the National Taskforce on Illegal Importation of Small Arms and Light Weapons, has raised the alarm over the increasing number of illegal borders currently being used to smuggle dangerous weapons into the country, which it said has hit 6,000.

US Spy Planes 'Collect Phone Data'

Devices that gather data from millions of mobile phones are being flown over the US by the government, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Suicide Bomber Kills 6 Kano: Police

Car Bomb - Credit SR
(Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed six people, including three policemen, in Nigeria's northern city of Kano on Friday, a police spokesman told Reuters by telephone.