Monday 31 October 2016

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

Barely a week after it sold its downstream subsidiary in Nigeria, United States’ oil giant, ExxonMobil Corporation, has announced the discovery of up to one billion barrels of oil reserves in the Owowo field, offshore 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

A truck conveying internally displaced persons, IDPs, ran into a landmine planted on an highway causing an explosion which injured some of the passengers, officials said.

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Nigeria Faces Worst Humanitarian Crisis on The African Continent,” Warns Senior UN Relief Official

IDPs In Nigeria
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

Please what's your take on the indiscriminate manner of granting criminals, kidnappers, cultists and armed robbers amnesty in Nigeria? Does this mean their sins are forgiven, in effect they won't be prosecuted for any of the heinous crimes they have committed? Is amnesty not supposed to take place after convictions must have been secured? Having been granted amnesty without conviction, these blokes whould just waltz and sin no more? Is this not an encouragement to other criminals or would-be criminals that 'nothing dey happen, that they too will get away with their crime?' 

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

A report on the performance of Nigerian Maritime Ports has revealed that Nigeria loses over N1 trillion every year to port inefficiencies, process failures and corruption.

How To End Niger Delta Militancy

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

Nigerian National Biosafety Management Agency has issued a seven-day ultimatum to departmental stores in the Federal Capital Territory to withdraw all Genetically Modified food items from their shelves.

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

The Nigerian government has released the names of 21 Chibok school girls released by Boko Haram on Thursday, October 13. It was gathered that the girls were released after a deal carried out by the Nigerian Department of State Security (DSS) and supported by the Swiss government with the Boko Haram insurgents. However, the federal government denied claims that the release of the 21 Chibok girls was a swap for some terrorists. Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, released the names late Thursday after the girls met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

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

Governor Ambode
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

Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky
The Kaduna state government has issued an order declaring the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) led by Ibrahim Zakzaky, an unlawful society.

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