Thursday 30 March 2017

Cybersecurity: How To Remove Ransomware From Your Phone

Having explained how Android Nougat has received additional features to combat the growing menace of ransomware and how you can protect against the threat by following a few simple steps, this writeup will explain how to remove ransomware from your phone if you’ve accidentally installed it.

75% of Water Infrastructure in NE Nigeria Destroyed By Boko Haram

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday that Boko Haram terrorists have destroyed 75 percent of the water infrastructure in the Northeast Nigeria.

128 Nigerians, Other Migrants Drown in Mediterranean Sea in March 2017, Says UN Agency

About 128 migrants, comprising Nigerians and other West Africans, died while crossing Mediterranean Sea to Europe between March 6 and 26, 2017.

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Health Alert! Meningitis Outbreak Kills Over 100 Across Nigeria

No fewer than 140 people have been killed in a meningitis outbreak in six states in Nigeria, including the federal capital, Abuja. 

WhatsApp Encryption Helps Terrorists Hide, Says UK Home Secretary

The United Kingdom Home Secretary, speaking on the Andrew Marr show, said that encrypted platforms give terrorists “a secret place for terrorists to communicate with each other.”

Monday 27 March 2017

United States Consulate Intervenes In Fulani Herdsmen/Farmers Clashes in S/West Nigeria

As the intermittent clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers persists in Nigeria, the Consulate General of the United States in Lagos has waded in with a view to finding lasting solution to the lingering crisis, especially in the South-West region of the country.

Gunmen Kidnap Abia State Polytechnic Lecturer in Aba

Daredevil gunmen reportedly abducted an Abia State polytechnic lecturer, Mr. Nkwachi Brown in Aba, Abia State.

Thursday 23 March 2017

Nigerian Government Set To Establish Niger Delta Development Bank

The Nigerian federal government is working towards the establishment of a Niger Delta Development Bank to speed up the development of the region, the Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission  (NDDC), Mr. Nsima Ekere, has said.

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Germany Set To Deport German-Born Nigerian Terrorism Suspect

Germany said on Tuesday it will deport two men arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack, despite the fact that while their parents are foreigners, they were both born in the country.

Multiple Suicide Bombers Hit IDPs Camp in Maiduguri, Scores Feared Dead

Multiple bomb blasts, Wednesday morning, rocked Mauduguri, the Borno State capital.
DAILY POST learnt that three suicide bombers attacked the Gulumba temporary Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp at about 3am.

Nigeria Customs Provides Code For Vehicle Owners To Verify Authenticity of Their Customs Papers 

The Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ali, on Tuesday announced a code number for efficient and effective vehicle duty clearance verification. 

Twitter Suspended More Than 635, 000 Terrorism Accounts Between August 2015 And December 2016

Social media giant - Twitter has revealed it suspended a total of 376,890 accounts between July 1 through December 31 last year for violations related to promotion of terrorism. It says the majority of the suspensions (74%) were surfaced via its own “internal, proprietary spam-fighting tools”.

Boko Haram And The Role of Women in Countering Violent Extremism

20 March 2017: While many resources have been dedicated to Countering Violent Extremism efforts, little attention has been paid to the role women play in the Boko Haram insurgency and responses to it in Nigeria, says Idayat Hassan.

Aviation Security: US, UK Ban Laptops, Electronics on Some Flights

The United Kingdom has followed the United States by introducing restrictions on carry-on electronic goods on direct inbound flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.

Japanese Govt. Partners Nigeria On Border Security

Nigeria-Benin Idi-Iroko Border
The Japanese government recently reaffirmed its commitment to assisting Nigeria in strengthening its border security and also enhancing constant border patrol.

Friday 17 March 2017

Boko Haram Will Take over Africa – Shekau Boasts in New Video

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has appeared in a new video released on Friday urging his fighters to persist in their insurgency against democratic governments until the sect takes over most countries in Africa and enthrone Sharia particularly in Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Mali.

Tuesday 14 March 2017

Boko Haram ‘Executes Three Men Spying for Nigerian Military’ in New Video

The terrorist group, Boko Haram, has released a new video showing the execution of three men the group accused of spying for the Nigerian military.

Herdsmen And Farmers Clash In Abia State, One Dead

ONE person has been confirmed dead in Umuobasiukwu in Ozuitem, Bende Local Government Area of Abia State during a clash between herdsmen and farmers on Sunday. Crops, valued at millions of Naira, were also destroyed, even as it was also claimed that some cows were killed during the clash.

Monday 13 March 2017

National Security Adviser Bans Helicopter Shuttle From Kaduna To Abuja

Nigeria's National Security Adviser, Mr. Babagana Munguno, has banned the planned helicopter shuttle service from Kaduna to Abuja by some helicopter companies.

Sunday 12 March 2017

Nigeria To Validate Action Plan on Countering Violent Extremism

The Federal Government has in furtherance of efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism in Nigeria, concluded plans to validate the framework and National Action Plan (NAP) for deradicalisation and countering of extremist groups like Boko Haram terrorists.

Friday 10 March 2017

Teaching Resilience in Northeast Nigeria - UNICEF

“The hardest day was when I first arrived in the camp. When I first started teaching here, we had just two tents for all the children and no supplies.”

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Boko Haram Threat: Nigerian Army Issues Security Alert on Abuja Hotels

The Nigerian Army has issued security alert on hotels in the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja).
The army also said it has put new security measures in place to protect hotels and other national infrastructures and assets which are usually targets of terrorists in the Abuja.

Nigerian Military Destroys 80 illegal Refineries in Niger Delta

Troops attached to the military joint task force code-named Operation Delta Safe have intensified its onslaught against crude oil thieves leading to the destruction of 80 illegal refineries in Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers states.

Gunmen Kidnap Senior Police Officer in Delta State, Demand N100m Ransom

Gunmen who kidnapped the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of C Division Police Station in Asaba, Delta State, Mr. Valentine Mbalu, have reportedly opened negotiation with his family members and are demanding N100 million ransom to secure the cop’s release.

Sunday 5 March 2017

Terrorism: UN Security Council To Join Forces With MNJTF

The United Nations Security Council, UNSC, has visited the headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF, in N’Djamena, Chad.

Friday 3 March 2017

Multiple Blasts Rock Maiduguri, Borno State

Multiple explosions rocked the outskirts of Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri early Friday, killing three suicide bombers, the emergency service and police said.

Thursday 2 March 2017

US, UK, Canada Warn Citizens Against Travelling to Kaduna, Borno, Adamawa, Others

The United States and United Kingdom have warned their citizens against travelling to several states in Nigeria, including Kaduna, where international flights will be diverted to as from March 8, 2017.
The travel warning follows a recent announcement by the Federal Government of the closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, for six weeks due to repairs on its runway.
Other countries that have issued similar warnings include Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

SA Xenophobic Attacks: Niger Delta Militants Threaten to Attack MTN, Shoprite, Dstv, Others

A coalition of Niger Delta Militants in Nigeria on Wednesday threatened to blow up Multichoice (DSTV), MTN, Shoprite and 16 other major South African investments in Nigeria if the Federal Government failed to close them down within one month.

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Boko Haram: Nigeria Acquires Military Hardwares From Russia, UAE

Nigeria's Defence Minister Mansur Dan-Ali on Wednesday, said the country had procured modern equipment from Russia and United Arab Emirates to fight insurgency.

Suspected Herdsmen Kidnap Three Teachers In Edo State 

Three secondary school teachers in Ebomisi Secondary School, Ugbogiobo village, Ovia North East Local Council of Edo State have been kidnapped by suspected herdsmen.