Tuesday 31 January 2017

Nigeria Police Smash Human Trafficking Cartel

A cartel which specialises in human trafficking in Warri, Delta State, has been smashed by operatives of Zonal CIID, Zone 5 Command Headquarters, Benin City.

Lagos State Government Recruitment for Neighbourhood Safety Corp Member

The Board of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency hereby invites application from suitably qualified candidates for enlistment into the Neighbourhood Safety Corps as:
Job Title: Neighbourhood Safety Corp Member

Monday 30 January 2017

Nigeria Customs Intercept 661 Pump-Action Rifles Imported To Nigeria From China

Rifle (Credit: trovedefence
The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) intercepted 661 pieces of pump-action rifles imported into Nigeria from China. The arms were concealed with steel doors and other merchandise goods, which came in through Lagos port.

Saturday 28 January 2017

Prevalence of Cybercrime Amongst Nigerian Youths

Cybercrime Yahoo Yahoo Romance Scam
Prior to the technological innovation that heralded the Internet, financial fraudsters popularly known as 419-ners were in operation in Nigeria especially in the commercial city of Lagos. They were a mix of grown-up, educated and illiterate men and women, who specialised in using fax machines to defraud unsuspecting foreigners and Nigerians.

Lagos State DSVRT 2016 Rape Report: Alimosho LGA Records Highest Incidents

A new report by the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, DSVRT, has shed light on the prevalence of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence in parts of Lagos state. According to the report signed by head of DSVRT, Mrs. Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, the agency handled 450 cases of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence between January and December 2016.

Insecurity, Carnage in Nigeria: How 600 Nigerians Were Killed in 27 Days

ON December 31 of every year, many people troop to religious and prayer houses where they thank God for the ending year and supplicate for better tidings – good health, long life, prosperity and other favours in the new year. Many people outline a litany of lofty goals they want to actualise in the coming year. They top it up with exchange of goodwill wishes and messages with friends and family. No matter how old, instant death is furtherest on the minds of most people. Even those who are ill expect to get well in the new year. Less than 30 days into 2017, the Nigerian polity is littered with untimely and aborted dreams. No fewer than 600 people, across the country, have had their lives violently terminated in their prime, according to Vanguard checks.

PCNI Sponsor Free Medical Treatment For Victims of Terrorism, Insurgency

The Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative (PCNI) has taken responsibility for all bills incurred by victims of terror and insurgency.

Friday 27 January 2017

Nigerian Army Foils Boko Haram’s Attempt To Capture Military Base

There was intense exchange of gunfire in Yobe State on Wednesday night as a huge number of suspected Boko Haram terrorists descended on a military base there with the intention of dislodging the troops and taking over the location.

Maritime Crimes In The Niger Delta Threat To National Security, Says Acting President Osinbajo

Prof Osinbajo
Nigeria's Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has said the plethora of criminal activities in the Niger Delta threatens existence in the region. Also, the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok Ete Ibas, has said the snail-paced criminal justice system in the country, among other issues, has ensured continuance of crimes in the maritime domain.

Tuesday 24 January 2017

15 Die As Herdsmen Clash With Farmers In Benue State

MAKURDI—NO fewer than 15 persons were feared killed in an outbreak of fighting between herdsmen and farmers at Ipiga village in Ohimini Local Government Area of Benue State. 

Boko Haram Female Suicide Bombers Use Babies To Avoid Detection

Female Suicide Bomber
Boko Haram female suicide bombers in Nigeria are reportedly using babies to avoid detection before blowing themselves up.

Nigerian Air force 'Accidental' Bombing of Rann IDP Camp Killed 236 People

A total of 236 people were killed and buried after a Nigerian military jet mistakenly bombed a camp occupied by persons displaced by Boko Haram, an official has said.

Monday 23 January 2017

United Nations Warns Against Boko Haram Regrouping

The United Nations Security Council, UNSC has tasked the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to prevent Boko Haram insurgents from regrouping.

Alert! Lassa Fever Outbreak Hits Plateau State, 4 Dead

The Commissioner for Health in Plateau, Dr Kunden Deyin, said the state recorded four deaths, while laboratory tests confirmed five cases of Lassa fever since December 2016.

Sunday 22 January 2017

Why Death Penalty No Longer Deters Criminals, Kidnappers in Nigeria

As the agitation and armed struggle in the region grew, the vice, originally intended to draw the attention of the world on the environmental degradation by the oil multinationals in the creeks of the region were hijacked by criminal elements.

Nigeria To Acquire Forensic And Intelligence Gathering Gadgets To Track Terrorists, Kidnappers

If things go according to plans, Nigerian security agencies will soon be able to rein in Kidnapping, terrorism and other criminal activities ravaging the country.

Thursday 19 January 2017

MMM Nigeria Ponzi Scheme And The Curse of ‘Herd Mentality’

MMM Nigeria
What Is A Ponzi Scheme? Business Dictionary aptly defines a Ponzi scheme as a SCAM in which a GULLIBLE group is enticed with the promise of very high returns in a very short time, but is actually based on paying off the early 'investors' from the cash from (hopefully ever increasing number of) new 'investors.' Investopedia reconciles a Ponzi scheme with a pyramid scheme in that both are based on using new ‘investors' funds to pay earlier participants. Essentially, such schemes are synonymous with ‘’Robbing Peter to Pay Paul’’. A typical Ponzi scheme flops when the cash outflow exceeds the cash inflow. Ponzi scheme is named after Charles Ponzi (1882-1949), an Italian immigrant to the United States who, during 1919-20 collected more than fifteen million dollars from some 40,000 enthusiastic depositors by promising to double their investment in 90 days.

Wednesday 18 January 2017

Niger Delta Militants Blow Up Pipeline After VP Osinbajo's Visit

An unidentified militant group in the Niger Delta have blown up a crude oil trunkline in Ughelli, Delta State, barely 24 hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo led a Federal Government delegation to the region, the Punch reports.

Tuesday 17 January 2017

Abuja Airport Shutdown: Police Deploys 500 Trucks, 3 Helicopters To Secure Kaduna Highway

Nnamdi Azikiwe Int'l Airport Abuja
The Nigeria Police will deploy 500 Hilux trucks to provide security on the Kaduna-Abuja high way following the relocation of air services to Kaduna Airport, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Nigerian Army To Give N500, 000 Reward For Information on Boko Haram Suicide Bombers

Male Suicide Bomber
According to Daily Trust Newspaper, the Nigerian Army has announced a N500 thousand cash reward to anybody who provides information that brings about the arrest of would be suicide bombers.

Monday 16 January 2017

BREAKING: Bomb Blast Rocks University of Maiduguri Mosque (Updated)

Scene of a bomb blast
Reports from SaharaReporters says a bomb explosion has rocked a mosque located at University of Maiduguri, Borno state, Northeast Nigeria. The tragic incident occurred Monday morning, January 16, 2017.

Saturday 14 January 2017

Breaking: Two Staff, 3 Students of Turkish International School Kidnapped in Nigeria

Vanguard newspaper reports that five persons, three students and two members of staff of the Turkish International School, Isheri, a border between Lagos and Ogun states were Friday night kidnapped.

Friday 13 January 2017

Thursday 12 January 2017

Nigeria Readies Troops To Oust Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh
Premium Times newspaper reports that the Nigerian Army has raised an army battalion that would be deployed in troubled Gambia to forcefully remove President Yahya Jammeh from power if he fails to step down on January 19, 2017.

Wednesday 11 January 2017

BREAKING: Boko Haram Kills two, Abducts School Girls in Fresh Attack on Adamawa

Boko Haram terrorists have  killed two people and abducted three school girls in fresh attack on Adamawa state, reports say.

Tuesday 10 January 2017

Two Herdsmen Allegedly Killed In Anambra State

Two persons believed to be herdsmen have been killed at Umuoba-Anam in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State by yet to be identified persons, even as the state police command said six persons arrested over the incident were helping in the investigations.

Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders To Resume Attacks on Oil Installations

One of the militant groups in the Niger Delta - the Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders, NDRC, has announces resumption of hostilities in the Niger Delta.

Monday 9 January 2017

Security Alert! Nigerian Army Warns of Boko Haram's New Tactics

The Nigerian army has warned the public on the new tactic that Boko Haram terrorist group has devised - that of attacking private residence of individuals.

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Slaughter 5 in Delta, 4 Policemen, Others in Adamawa States 

Daily Post Newspaper reports that no fewer than five persons have been hacked to death by suspected Fulani herdsmen in two separate attacks in Abraka and Obiaruku, both in Ethiope East and Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State.

Niger Delta Avengers Set To Resume Attacks, Declare "Operations Walls of Jericho and Hurricane Joshua”

The High Command of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), has announced that the militant group will shock Nigerians with more dastardly acts this year. The threat was contained in a statement signed by the group's spokesperson, Brigadier-General Mudoch Agbinigbo. The NDA said its range of activities designed to reclaim the Niger Delta in 2017 will be carried out under Operations Walls Of Jericho and Hurricane Joshua.

Tuesday 3 January 2017

Obasanjo Backs Legislating Vigilante Group of Nigeria As Security Outfit

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday's threw his weight behind making the Vigilante group of Nigeria as security outfit in the country.

Monday 2 January 2017

Niger Delta Crises: Militant Group MEND Passes Vote Of No Confidence On Buhari Govt

One of the militant groups in the Niger Delta hitherto amenable to the Buhari administration, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has passed a vote of no confidence on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari over government’s poor handling of the current Niger Delta crises.

Gunmen Kidnap Kogi Monarch, Demand N20m Ransom

Unknown gunmen have abducted a traditional ruler in Kogi, a family source said in Lokoja on Sunday.