The Kano State House of Assembly on Monday passed into law a Bill seeking life imprisonment for kidnappers in Kano state.
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Monday, 31 October 2016
Kidnapping: Kano State Lawmakers Pass Bill Stipulating Life Jail for Culprits
Boko Haram: NSCDC Borno Command Trains 50 Civilians on Surveillance, Intelligence Gathering
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Borno State Command, on Monday said it had started training 50 civilians on surveillance and intelligence gathering to curtail terrorism in the state.
Sunday, 30 October 2016
Top 10 Crime, Security Flashpoints in Lagos, South-West, Nigeria
With a population of 20 million people and just over 30,000 policemen, Lagos State residents have continued to bear the brunt of crime. OLALEYE ALUKO of Punch Newspaper writes on 10 crime-prone and security flashpoints in Lagos State, south-West, Nigeria.
Nigerian Government To Halt Niger Delta Militancy With Elite Strike Force
As part of its 2017 target to ensure zero militancy and drastic reduction of violence in the Niger Delta, which affect Nigeria’s oil production, the federal government has indicated that it would set up a specialised petroleum force, comprising coastal patrol teams, Niger Delta subsidiary police, and other paramilitary set-ups.
Saturday, 29 October 2016
Terrorism: Suspected Boko Haram Suicide Bombers Target IDPs Camp in Maiduguri, Nigeria, 9 Killed, 24 Injured
Twin suicide bomb explosions that occurred in Maiduguri, Borno State, early Saturday, killed nine people, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has said.
Nigeria Lost N2 Trillion To Niger Delta Militancy, Pipeline Vandalism
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said from January 2016 till date, government lost $7bn, about N2.1tn, to the activities of Niger Delta militants and oil pipeline vandals in the Niger Delta region.
Suspected Herdsmen In Military Uniform Attack Kaduna Communities, Kill Village Head, 6 Others
Gunmen, suspected to be herdsmen Thursday night attacked four Kaduna communities, killing a 85 year old traditional ruler and Six others.
Friday, 28 October 2016
ExxonMobil Discovers One Billion Barrel of Crude Oil in Nigeria
Cybersecurity Expert Says, 'Nigeria Accounts For $9.3b Global Loss To Cybercrime’
Nigeria is responsible for at least $9.3 billion out of the total global loss to the rising cybercrime, according to the President, Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN), Mr. Remi Afon.
President Buhari To Launch $10bn Niger Delta Reconstruction Fund
The federal government under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari plans a $10 billion infrastructure development fund for the oil-rich but restive Niger Delta, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, said yesterday in Abuja.
Thursday, 27 October 2016
Nigerian Army Arrest Major, Captain, Others For Sabotage, Leaking Information To Boko Haram
The Nigerian Army is holding two officers – a major and a captain – in connection with alleged sabotage of the ongoing counter-terrorism operations in the North-East, Nigeria.
Truck Conveying IDPs Suffer Boko Haram Landmine Explosion in NE Nigeria
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Nigeria Faces Worst Humanitarian Crisis on The African Continent,” Warns Senior UN Relief Official
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26 October 2016 – With nearly 400,000 children facing starvation in Nigeria, and citizens suffering with little to no protection, security, food or access to clean water, “Nigeria is facing the worst humanitarian crisis on the African continent,” Peter Lundberg, the acting United Nations Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, warned today.
Lawmakers Summon Nigeria Police Boss Over Indiscriminate Extrajudicial Killings
The House of Representatives has summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to appear before it over escalating cases of extra-judicial killings in the country by his men.
Nigeria Ranks 169th Position Out of 190 Countries In 2017 World Bank Ease Of Doing Business Index
The World Bank yesterday said that Nigeria ranked 169th position out of 190 countries surveyed in its Ease of Doing Business index for 2017.
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Breaking! Niger Delta Avengers Bomb Chevron Escravos Crude Oil Export Pipeline
Unconfirmed reports from the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, suggests that the militant group has bombed Chevron Escravos crude oil export pipeline in Nigeria's Niger Delta.
Monday, 24 October 2016
Nigeria Police Set To Create Special Cybercrime Squad
The Nigeria Police Force, NPF, on Monday said it would create a Specialist Unit to deal with the rising cases of cybercrime in Nigeria.
Rivers State Grants 2,000 Cultists, Kidnappers And Armed Robbers Amnesty
Punch Newspaper reports that about 2,000 cult members on Saturday embraced the amnesty declared by the Rivers State Government.
The cult members, who were involved in kidnappings, killings and armed robberies in the past, surrendered their weapons before members of the state Amnesty Committee in Isiokpo, the headquarters of Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.
Corruption, Inefficiencies In Maritime Ports Cost Nigeria N1 Trillion Yearly - Report
How To End Niger Delta Militancy
A holistic approach as opposed to quick fixes will stem the tide of recurring agitation and militancy in the Niger Delta.
Saturday, 22 October 2016
Europol Busts Human Trafficking, Crime Syndicates With Nigerian Link
Police forces from 52 countries across the European Union arrested over 300 people and swooped on red-light districts to bust several trafficking gangs in a week-long, round-the-clock operation, Europol said Wednesday.
Friday, 21 October 2016
House of Assembly Propose Death Sentence For Kidnapping in Lagos State, South-West Nigeria
Guardian newspaper reports that in a bid to rein in incessant cases of kidnapping in Lagos State, a private member bill sponsored by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, seeks death penalty for kidnappers.
Commanding Officer, 83 Nigerian Soldiers Reportedly Still Missing Days After Boko Haram Attack
Premium Times newspaper reports that at least 83 Nigerian soldiers, including a commanding officer, are still missing days after they came under a vicious Boko Haram attack.
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Police Boss Warns Nigeria Police Officers Against Traffic Duties, Illegal Road Blocks
The Assistant Inspector General (AIG), of police in charge of Zone 11, Dan Bature has warned police officers to desist from checking vehicle particulars and mounting of illegal road blocks on major roads in the country.
Maritime Security: Sea Piracy Drop in Nigeria, Other Hotspots
The fight against sea piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and other maritime hot spots across the world seem to yielding positive results. Recent reports confirmed relative peace being enjoyed in some hitherto maritime crime-prone routes including that of Nigeria.
Cybersecurity: Cybercrime Costs UK Economy More Than £10 Billion Annually
The United Kingdom economy lost up to £10.9 billion as a result of online fraud and cybersecurity last year, according to new research — that's around £210 for every person over the age of 16 in the country.
Boko Haram Insurgency: 300,000 Victims To Benefit From €11m Oxfam Agro Scheme
More than 300,000 Nigerians affected by the insurgency in the North-East are to benefit from an 11 million Euros Oxfam intervention fund to aid food production in impacted communities.
Boko Haram Attacks Nigerian Army Location in Borno, 13 Soldiers Wounded, Scores Missing in Action
About 13 soldiers were said to have sustained various degrees of injuries while many are still missing in action following Boko Haram attack on Nigerian Army location in Borno on Monday, says Nigerian Army authorities.
Sunday, 16 October 2016
Nigeria Biosafety Agency Threatens To Shut Down Shoprite, Others Over Genetically Modified Food
Niger Delta Militants Bomb Another Crude Oil Pipeline in Delta, Says More Attacks Coming
The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, NDGJM, has blown up a pipeline in Delta State, South-South Nigeria.
Friday, 14 October 2016
NSCDC Commandant Proffer Solutions To Rising Kidnapping Incidents in Nigeria
The new commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Mr. Tajudeen Ayobami Balogun, has listed ways to stem the tide of rising incidents of Kidnapping in Nigeria. Mr. Balogun gave these tips during a courtesy visit to The Guardian newspaper recently. He urged Nigerians to be vigilant.
Names of The Abducted 21 Chibok Girls Released By Boko Haram
Thursday, 13 October 2016
How Nigeria Swapped 21 Abducted Chibok Girls For 4 Boko Haram Commanders
Details have emerged on the behind the scenes negotiations that led to the release of some of the abducted Chibok Girls. Daily Trust newspaper reports that Boko Haram has released 21 of the more than 200 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls held since April 2014 in a prisoner swap deal with the Nigerian government, local sources said Thursday.
Retired Police AIG Joseph Mbu’s Wife Kidnapped, Rescued
The wife of retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, Mr. Joseph Mbu was kidnapped yesterday near her house in the Satellite Town close to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Cross River State, South-South, Nigeria.
Nigeria Police Arrest 487 kidnap Suspects, Rescue 350 Victims in Four Months
The Nigeria Police says it arrested 487 kidnap suspects and rescued 350 victims in the last four months of 2016.
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Terrorism And Insurgency: France, IOM Launch Project for IDPs in Nigeria
The Embassy of France in Nigeria and International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has launched a project aimed at strengthening access to justice services for people displaced by the Boko Haram conflict living in camps and host communities in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Why Cybersecurity In The Workplace Is Everybody's Business
Malicious hackers and cybercriminals can often count on complacency and lack of awareness as their partners in crime. Fortunately, the month of October brings an opportunity for potential targets to reboot their attitudes about cybersecurity.
Lagos State Set To Recruit 5,000 For Neighbourhood Security Watch
Driven by the desire to ramp up security at the community level, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode said on Tuesday that no fewer than 5,000 men and women would be recruited to the newly established Lagos State Neighbourhood Security Watch – the state grass roots security outfit.
Saturday, 8 October 2016
President Buhari Threatens Military Action If Pipeline Bombings In The Niger Delta Persists
President Muhammadu Buhari has said his government will resort to military action if the bombing of oil installations in the Niger Delta region persists.
Kaduna Government Declares Shiite Sect - Islamic Movement in Nigeria Illegal
Friday, 7 October 2016
Nigeria To End Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme in 2017
The Federal Government on Friday insisted that Presidential Amnesty Programme for the Niger Delta ex-fighters will end in 2017.
Thursday, 6 October 2016
Gunmen Kidnap School Principal, Teacher And Students in Lagos State, South-West Nigeria
Nigeria's lower legislative chamber - the House of Representatives on Tuesday called on the security agencies in the country to intensify rescue efforts for high school students and teachers kidnapped in Lagos State on Thursday morning.
Tuesday, 4 October 2016
Recession, Upsurge in Crimes in Nigeria: 25 Security And Safety Tips For Nigerians
The current recession in Nigeria is anticipated to have a multiplier-effect in criminal activities, cybercrime and general insecurity. Many people have lost their jobs and businesses have collapsed while prices of goods, food stuffs in the market have doubled if not tripled. Beyond this, we also know that so-called ‘’ember months’’ usually witness high crime rates as folks try to ‘meet up’ for the income that was not forthcoming during the last three quarters of the year. Hence, it is not common to hear of random ritual killings, gruesome killings, traffic accidents during this time of the ‘’ember months’’.
Monday, 3 October 2016
Nigerian Security Agencies Place Prominent Nigerians Under Watch Over Biafra Agitation, Niger Delta Militancy
Strong indications emerged that the Federal Government of Nigeria has placed some prominent personalities under watch, as part of national security measures. According to New Telegraph’s investigation, the government is concerned about threats of secession from some regional groups, particularly the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), as well as activities of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).
Sunday, 2 October 2016
Security Agencies Issue Kidnap Advisory To Govt Officials, Politicians; Suspected Kidnappers of CBN's Wife Arrested
Sequel to increase in kidnappings in Nigeria, the Nigeria Police Force and the Department of State Services have issued a security advisory to top government officers and prominent Nigerians in the country.
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