Tuesday 30 August 2016

Niger Delta Militants Blast Fresh Oil Facility In Delta State, Nigeria, Threaten More Attacks

Notwithstanding the negotiation, ceasefire by other militant groups and ongoing military “Operation Crocodile Smile” in the Niger Delta region, an Urhobo militant group, Niger Delta Greenland Justice Movement, NDGJM, in the early hours of today, blew up the Ogor-Oteri major delivery line, operated by the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company and Shorelines Petroleum in the state.

Ekiti State Governor Signs Law Prescribing Terrorism Charges for Armed Herdsmen

The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has vowed that herdsmen caught grazing with arms or any weapon in Ekiti will henceforth be charged with terrorism.

Sunday 28 August 2016

Boko Haram Still Dangerous, May Attack Lagos, Kano States - Ex US Ambassador To Nigeria

Former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. John Campbell, has warned that Boko Haram terrorists will likely regroup, becoming more radical, violent and may attack Kano and Lagos states.

Thursday 25 August 2016

4 World Bank Contractors Drown In Egbe Dam, Ekiti State, South-West Nigeria

Four World Bank contractors have reportedly drowned at Egbe Dam in Egbe Ekiti, Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State, South-West Nigeria, the News Agency of Nigeria is reporting.

Tuesday 23 August 2016

Lawmaker Kidnapped In Kaduna, North-Central Nigeria, Abductors Demand N70m Ransom

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have reportedly Kidnapped a sitting member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, one Honourable Ibrahim Samaila representing Tudun Wada Constituency.

Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau Fatally Injured, Commanders Killed In Aerial Strike

The Nigerian Military, on Tuesday, claimed that an aerial bombardment on Boko Haram enclave in Sambisa Forest, has left some members of the insurgent group, including its factional leader, Abubakar Shekau fatally wounded.

Jungle Justice: 8 Polytechnic Students Lynched In Zamfara State Over "Blasphemy Against Islam"

No fewer than eight persons were killed on Monday in Talata-Mafara community in Zamfara following violence that erupted over alleged blasphemy by a student of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara. Sources said the attackers broke into a house where the alleged culprit was hiding for safety, and set him ablaze together with his seven friends, completely razing the house to the ground.

Monday 22 August 2016

No Intelligence That Boko Haram Keep Chibok Girls in Sambisa Forest - Air Force Chief    

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, says the Nigerian Air Force has no intelligence on whether the Chibok girls are in Sambisa Forest or not.

Militant Group Adaka Boro Avengers Insists on Niger Delta Republic, Set To Launch Radio Station

Sequel to reports that the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, have agreed to a ‘ceasefire’ to allow for a dialogue with the Nigerian Government, its sister militant group, the Adaka Boro Avengers (ADA) has said it would not engage in any dialogue with the government, and vowed to go ahead with the October 1 declaration of the Niger Delta Republic.

Sunday 21 August 2016

BREAKING NEWS! Niger Delta Avengers Announces Ceasefire, Agrees To Negotiate With The Nigerian Government

The Niger Delta Avengers today, Sunday, 21st August, 2016, announced a unilateral ceasefire and agreed to negotiate with the Nigerian Government. In a Press release, the militant group laid down terms and conditions of its negotiation and appointed Chief Edwin Clark as its representative.

Saturday 20 August 2016

Nigerian Government Agrees To Swap Detained Boko Haram Insurgents for Abducted Chibok Girls

Strong indications emerged on Friday that the Nigerian Government has concluded plans to swap the abducted Chibok girls with some Boko Haram members detained at various prisons across the country.

Friday 19 August 2016

President Buhari Set To Rehabilitate 414 Grazing Reserve Centres Across Nigeria

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government is set to rehabilitate the 414 grazing reserve centres and stock routes across the country, what it described as steps taken to end the clash between farmers and Fulani herdsmen in parts of the country.

Niger Delta Militants Blow Up Two NPDC Pipelines in Delta State, Nigeria

Two pipelines belonging to the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, were in the early hours of Friday blown up by gunmen suspected to be Niger Delta militants.

Nigerian Airforce Expecting Delivery of 12 Attack Helicopter Gunships from Russia - CAS

The Chief of Air Staff, CAS, Air Marshal Saddique Abubakar, said yesterday there was urgent need to boost the capacity of Nigerian Air Force to meet its responsibilities.

Thursday 18 August 2016

Police Foil Attempted Jail Break In Abakaliki Prisons

The Ebonyi State Police Command on Thursday foiled a jailbreak attempt at the Abakiliki Prisons fueled by hours of intense protest by prison inmates. The inmates staged a protest, alleging maltreatment and poor welfare by the prison officials.

National Security: Nigeria Begins Implementation of Counter Terrorism Strategy

The Nigerian Government is set to begin the full implementation of the National Counter Terrorism Strategy, NACTEST, as part of measures to enhance its onslaught on insurgency. 

Niger Delta Avengers Set To Declare Independent Niger Delta Republic October 1st, 2016

The Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, insists on going ahead with its plans to declare an independent Niger Delta Republic on October 1st, 2016. In It's latest press release signed by its Spokesperson, Brig. General Mudoch Agbinibo, the NDA says, "The October 1st, declaration of independence is still sacrosanct. If the Nigeria government fails to retrace it’s step by restructuring this country". 

Nigerian Pilgrims Face Execution In Saudi Arabia Over Drug Trafficking 

Three Nigerian pilgrims for this year’s Hajj exercise at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia risk execution over their alleged involvement in drug trafficking. The pilgrims from Kwara State, whose identities were being protected, were arrested for alleged possession of substance suspected to be cocaine. Drug trafficking offence carries death penalty in Saudi Arabia.

Nigerian Government Probes Former President Goodluck Jonathan Over Niger Delta Bombings

Ex_President Goodluck Jonathan
The federal government of Nigeria has launched an investigation on the possible involvement of former President Goodluck Jonathan with the spate of bombings that have crippled the country’s oil industry and affected itspower generation capabilities.

Kidnappers Abduct Two Children in Lagos, South-West Nigeria

Kidnappers on Tuesday night abducted two children of same mother at the Igando area of Lagos State, South-West Nigeria. 

Wednesday 17 August 2016

Another Niger Delta Community Issue 7 Day Ultimatum To Chevron

One of the host communities to Oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, Benikrukru , Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government Area in Delta State, Wednesday, gave the company a seven-day ultimatum to address

Security: United Kingdom Issues Travel Alert To 16 States in Nigeria

A travel advice by the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) current as at 17th August 2016, warns UK citizens against ALL travel to:

Tuesday 16 August 2016

Scores of Niger Delta Militants Storm Akwa Ibom Govt House

Scores of militants numbering over 100 reportedly stormed the Akwa Ibom state Government House, in a violent protest, causing chaos in and around the Government House in Uyo, the state capital.

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill 6 Farmers in Godogodo Village, Kaduna State, North-Central Nigeria

About six farmers were reportedly killed in Godogodo village of Jemaa local government of Kaduna State, North-Central Nigeria on Saturday by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The incident happened two weeks after 11 persons were killed by suspected herdsmen in three villages including Gododogo in an early morning raid.

Terrorism: United States To Despatch FBI, Security Experts To Nigeria

The United States Government ​has said it would send officials from its Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other security experts to provide technical assistance to the Nigerian Government to deal with terrorism.

Sunday 14 August 2016

Chibok Girls Video: Nigerian Army Declares journalist Ahmed Sakilda, Two Others Wanted

The Nigerian Army has declared three persons wanted in connection with the latest video of the abducted Chibok girls released by Boko Haram on Sunday. The Spokesman for the Army, Colonel Sani Usman, said that the suspects, Ahmed Salkida, (Ambassador) Ahmed U. Bolori and Aisha Wakil had information on the conditions and the exact location of these girls.

Gunmen Kidnap 5, Including Party Chieftain Along Abuja-Lokoja Highway

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Kogi State, Idris Ozi Shaibu, and four others were reportedly kidnapped at Osara along Okene-Lokoja-Abuja Highway in Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State.

Boko Haram Releases Video Purportedly Showing Abducted Chibok Girls

Video grab image - Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Boko Haram islamist group has reportedly released a video purporting to show some of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls. Some 50 girls wearing headscarves are seen behind a Boko Haram militant who demands the release of fighters in return for freeing the girls.

Saturday 13 August 2016

Insecurity: Nigerian Air force Set To Launch Major Operation Against Militancy, Kidnappers

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar said counter insurgency  operations would now be focused in the South- South region of the country.

Cybersecurity Awareness: Behold The Ransomware Epidemic!

Cybersecurity: An Overview - Cybersecurity are measures or steps geared towards protecting electronic devices or information stored in cyberspace (cloud storage) against unauthorized or criminal access. Thanks to the penetration of internet and affordability of technological gadgets, we now live in a more interconnected world than ever before. An unintended consequence of proliferation of technology and enhanced interconnectivity is increased risk of cyberattacks – cybercrime, ransomware, cyber-extortion, cyberespionage, cyberbullying, and other variants.

Wednesday 10 August 2016

Shell Petroleum Declares Force Majeure On Gas Supplies To Nigeria

Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria has declared force majeure (FM) on gas supplies to the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export facility on Bonny Island.

Boko Haram Members Fleeing Abroad Over Food Scarcity in Nigeria – Investigation

Boko Haram camps in North-East, Nigeria have been hit with food scarcity thereby forcing indoctrinated members of the militant sect to continue to move out in droves, intelligence sources have said.

How High Political Risks Impact Businesses in Nigeria

The assessment and perception of Nigeria as a high political risk region is impacting negatively on the fortunes of businesses and their abilities to access foreign loans.
The current economic recession has not only hiked the cost of borrowing, there is hardly enough money to give to businesses to run their operations or retool in the short or long terms.

New Militant Group - Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate Emerges, Vows To Blow Up Oil Installations

Militant groups continues to proliferate in the Niger Delta as another group which goes by the moniker - Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, NDGJM, has emerged, threatening to blow up the Refineries in Eleme, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, as well as that of Warri, South-South, Nigeria.

Tuesday 9 August 2016

Viewpoint: When Terror Is Not Terrorism – Ex CIA Director

Terrorism isn't just an act of violence -- it's a political statement, the politically motivated killing of innocents, writes Philip Mudd. So, random attacks by disturbed people shouldn't be falsely labeled terrorism, he says.

British Intelligence ‘Mind Reading Division’ Foil Several Potential Terrorist Attacks

About seven possible terror attacks across the United Kingdom have been reportedly discovered and stopped over the past year by a special department of the UK intelligence agency – the MI5 which reads the minds of would-be attackers, the agency says.

Monday 8 August 2016

Niger Delta Militants Kill 3 JTF Soldiers in Bayelsa, Escape With 2 Military Gunboats

Three soldiers attached to the Joint Task Force, code-named Operation Delta Safe were allegedly killed on Monday morning in Nembe, a riverine area of Bayelsa State, South-South Nigeria. 

Sunday 7 August 2016

Armed Bandits, Ambush, Kill 11 Nigerian Military Personnel in Niger State

The Nigerian armed forces recorded casualties on Saturday in Niger State, North-Central Nigeria as armed bandits ambushed its troops killing 11 military personnel.

Saturday 6 August 2016

Niger Delta Avengers Refute Claims of Splinter Faction

Just yesterday, SaharaReporters and some press platforms reported of a crack within the ranks of the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA. The reports claimed that a splinter faction purportedly known as the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA) has emerged from the NDA and promises to expose those behind attacks on Oil installations. The purported split was allegedly announced in a statement signed by one Cynthia White.

Gunmen Kidnap 2 Chinese Nationals in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

The Nigeria Police, Nasarawa Command confirms that two Chinese nationals attached to West African Polaris Investment have been kidnapped in Agada village, Nasarawa Local Government Area of Nasarawa state.

Police Boss Deploys 510 Policemen To Patrol Abuja-Kaduna Highway Kidnapping Hotspots

Sequel to sporadic kidnapping, armed robbery and other forms of social vices along the Abuja-Kaduna highway, the Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has deployed a detachment of 510 mobile police personnel to patrol the highway.

Friday 5 August 2016

London Court Jail Nigerian 22 Years For Human Trafficking

Franca Asemota
A female trafficking boss was sentenced to 22 years in prison on Thursday for using the threat of witchcraft to exert control over almost 40 women brought from Nigeria to Europe for sex work, a British court prosecutor said.

Security: United States Warns Citizens Against Traveling To 20 States In Nigeria

The latest travel advisory from the United States Department of State, updated August 3, 2016 warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to 20 States out of the 36 States in Nigeria.

Thursday 4 August 2016

National Security: How Militants, Terrorists Acquire Improvised Explosives Devices Components From Fertiliser Manufacturers

Nigeria's National Security Adviser, NSA, Major General Babagana Mongonu (rtd) on Thursday revealed that explosives experts dispatched to conduct investigations into the incessant bombing attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria have uncovered the diversion of about 9, 000kg of high explosives and 16, 420 pieces of detonators for illegal use.

Niger Delta Avengers Unveil New Twitter Handle, Insist Attacks Will Persist

The Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, on Thursday announced its new twitter handle and promised that it will sustain attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta.

Wednesday 3 August 2016

Campaign Against Alarming Trend in Torture, Jungle Justice in Nigeria

This is certainly not the best time to be a suspect, an accused or caught red-handed violating a law or committing a crime in Nigeria, especially for the less privileged. The reason is obvious: torture, jungle (mob or street) justice is spreading across the nook and cranny of Nigeria at an alarming rate.

A seven-year-old boy was recently lynched in Lagos, Nigeria for allegedly stealing Garri.

Islamic State Names Replacement For Boko Haram's Shekau

Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists have a new leader who promises to end attacks on mosques and markets used by Muslims, according to an interview published Wednesday by the Islamic state group.

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Reportedly Burn 500 Houses, Kill Over 4,000 People in Southern Kaduna

The Youth Wing of Southern Kaduna People’s Union, has observed with dismay that the unabated alleged Fulani attacks in the area since 2010 have resulted in the burning down of over 500 houses and the killing of over 4,000 people, mostly women and children.

 FUTO Students Lynch Two Suspected Criminals In Owerri, Imo State

 Students of the Federal University of Owerri, Imo State residing at Umuchima village by Laffarge, lynched two young men who allegedly attempted to steal from the students in their apartment. 

Monday 1 August 2016

Gunmen Kidnap 3 Women, Kill One, Rustle 100 Cattle In Zamfara, Nigeria

Not less than 3 women were abducted while one pregnant woman was shot dead even as over 100 cattle were rustled in a reprisal attack launched by bandits at Yan’yawa village, Kanoma district in Maru local government area of Zamfara state penultimate Thursday.