Thursday 27 April 2017

Nigeria's Whistle Blowing Policy: Urgent Case For Protection of Whistle Blowers

It is certainly a season of mind-boggling cash hauls in Nigeria. Thanks to a Whistle Blower, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, recently unraveled a staggering $43.4 million (about N14 billion) warehoused inside the infamous ‘’Apartment 7B’’ at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos. Prior to the #IkoyiGate cash haul, the EFCC also uncovered bundles of naira notes totaling about N450 Million inside ‘Ghana-must-go’ bags at shop LS64 Legico Plaza, Nigerian Air force Camp, Victoria Island, Lagos State. A whopping $9.8 million (about N3 billion) was also recovered from the former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Laah Yakubu, on February 3, 2017; while N250 million was hauled from the popular Balogun Market, also in Lagos. Not forgetting the N49 million cash that was reclaimed by the EFCC at the Kaduna Airport a while ago. The federal government also submits that $151 million (N46 billion) was seized from a fake account in an unnamed commercial bank. All in all the Nigerian government brags that thanks to the whistleblowing policy, at the conservative parallel market rate of N306 to the US dollar, the least value of the humongous cash so far confiscated amounts to N73 billion in the last four months (December 22, 2016 to April 2017).

Wednesday 26 April 2017

Two Brazilians Arrested For Smuggling 23kg of Cocaine into Nigeria

Two Brazilians were arrested by officers of the Nigerian National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over unlawful importation of canned, whitish substance that tested positive for cocaine​ into Nigeria.

Monday 24 April 2017

Niger Delta Militants Threaten To Resume Attacks On Oil Installations

An amalgamation of militant groups in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region have threatened to resume attacks on oil installations in the region over alleged unfulfilled promises by the Federal Government to the people of the oil rich region.

Thursday 20 April 2017

Health Alert! Death Toll From Meningitis Outbreak Across Nigeria Hits 745

The death toll from the meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has reached 745 since November 2016.
This is contained in an update released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday.

Cultural Awareness: Nigeria Police Arraign 53 for Allegedly Attending Gay Marriage

53 persons allegedly arrested during a gay marriage on April 15 in Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria, were on Wednesday 19 April, 2017 arraigned by the Nigeria Police before a Magistrates’ Court in Chediya-Zaria, Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria

Inspector General of Police Orders Dismantling of Illegal Roadblocks Across Nigeria

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the removal of all illegal road blocks by unlawful revenue collectors across the country.

President Buhari May Extend Whistle Blowing To Possession of Illegal Weapons

Desirous to curb unprecedented proliferation of illegal weapons in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari is said to be considering suggestions to extend the whistle-blowing policy to illegal weapons’ possession by politicians and other public figures.

Saturday 15 April 2017

Nigeria Police Records 1,177 Kidnapping Incidents in 14 Months

A security report submitted to the presidency indicates that the Nigeria Police recorded 1,177 kidnapping incidents and arrested 1,347 suspected kidnappers in the last one year.

Friday 14 April 2017

Gunmen Kill Another 3 Police Officers, Kidnap 4 Telecoms Staff in Lagos State

Barely four days after three police officers and an army captain were killed by armed persons in Lagos, another three police officers have been killed in a different Lagos community.

Wednesday 12 April 2017

UNICEF Says, Rise in Boko Haram Child Suicide Bombers ‘Alarming'

An “alarming” number of children, most of them girls, have been used by Boko Haram as suicide bombers in the first months of 2017, UNICEF said Wednesday.

Breaking! Security Agents Foil Boko Haram Attempt to Bomb US, UK Embassies in Abuja

Nigeria's Department State Services (DSS) has announced the arrest of five suspects who had allegedly concluded plans to attack the United States and United Kingdom embassies in Abuja, Nigeria's capital..

African Migrants En Route Europe Sold In Libya ‘slave Markets’, Says IOM

Africans desperate to reach Europe are being sold by their captors in "slave markets" in Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says.

Tuesday 11 April 2017

Gunmen Kidnap Two Expats, Polytechnic Proprietor in Akwa Ibom

Two expatriates said to be ex-staff of Mobil Oil company and a Polytechnic proprietor have been reportedly kidnapped in Akwa Ibom State, South-South Nigeria by unknown gunmen.

Trump To Sell 12 Embraer A-29 Super Tucano Fighter Aircraft To Nigeria

President Trump's administration will go ahead with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram terrorists, The Associated Press has reported citing U.S. officials.

Sunday 9 April 2017

Easter Holiday: UK Foreign Office Issues Terror Alert To Citizens in Nigeria

The United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued a terror alert to its citizens currently living in Nigeria or planning to visit the country to be more vigilant during the Easter period.

Breaking! Bandits Kill Two Soldiers, Five Policemen in Ikorodu, Lagos State

Bandits on Sunday morning struck at Isawo, a community in Ikorodu, Lagos State, killing two soldiers and five policemen.

Friday 7 April 2017

Boko Haram Ambush Nigerian Troops in Borno, Kill Four

Boko Haram jihadists have killed four soldiers in an ambush in north-east Nigeria, where they torched an army base a day after killing seven civilians, according to a soldier and other witnesses, AFP news agency reports.

North Korea Hacking Nigerian Banks, Financial Institutions of 17 Other Countries

North Korea’s hacking operations are growing and getting bolder and increasingly targeting financial institutions worldwide.

Tuesday 4 April 2017

National Security: Nigerian Govt Alerts Citizens On New ISIS Recruitment Strategy

Nigeria's minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, urges parents and guardians to monitor the activities of their children and wards to prevent them from being recruited by ISIS.

Saturday 1 April 2017

Boko Haram Kidnaps 22 Girls And Women in NE Nigeria

Boko Haram Islamists have abducted 22 girls and women in two separate raids in north-east Nigeria, residents and vigilantes said.
In the first attack on Thursday, the jihadists raided the village of Pulka near the border with Cameroon where they kidnapped 18 girls.