Thursday 25 May 2017

Gunmen Kidnap 6 Students in Lagos State, South-West Nigeria

Six students of Igbonla Model College in Epe Local Government Area, an outskirt of Lagos State, South-West Nigeria have been reportedly abducted by daredevil gunmen.

Wednesday 24 May 2017

United Kingdom Deports 35 Nigerians For Immigration Offences

Deported Nigerians - Credit - NAN

The Government of the United Kingdom on Wednesday deported 35 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country.

Gunmen Kidnap Septuagenarian Community Leader in Lagos, Demand N20m Ransom

Tension was heightened within Akodo area of Ibeju-Lekki Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Lagos State, South-West Nigeria after a 75-year-old Baale (Community leader) was kidnapped by gunmen in the area.

Biafra Day Celebration: Police Warn IPOB, BIM Against Sit-at-home Order

The Enugu State Police Command has warned that it would resist any attempt by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and the Biafra Independence Movement, BIM,, to compel people to stay indoors on May 30, as they celebrate the 50 years anniversary of the declaration of the defunct Biafran Republic.

Tuesday 23 May 2017

United Nations To Honour Two Nigerian Fallen Peacekeepers

Two fallen peacekeepers from Nigeria, Commodore Christopher Ademu Abu and Sgt. Mayehm Norbert, are among the 117 that would be honoured with the posthumous Dag Hammarskjöld medal.

[UPDATED] Arms Proliferation: Again, Nigeria Customs Intercept Cache of Arms At Lagos Port

Seized illegal arms - Credit: Channels TV
Barely three months after the Nigerian Customs intercepted 661 pump action rifles in Lagos, the Customs once again says its operatives have intercepted another container laden with four hundred and forty (440) pieces of assorted Pump Action Riffles at the Tin Can Island Port in Lagos, South-West Nigeria.

Suspected Niger Delta Militants Attack Oil Pipeline in Delta State

Suspected Niger Delta Militants attacked a gas pipeline in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta region hence breaking a fragile truce between them and the government, an oil company spokesman told AFP Tuesday.

Boko Haram Terror Plot: Nigeria Police Deploy Detectives in Public, Religious Places in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Command of the Nigeria Police Force on Monday confirmed the deployment of its detectives in churches, mosques and other public places in Abuja to prevent an alleged planned attack of the FCT by Boko Haram insurgents.

Saturday 20 May 2017

UN Counterterrorism Centre Train 35 Nigerians on Aviation Security

The United Nations Counter Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) has graduated 35 Nigerian aviation security master trainers as part of its project to support efficient security screening across Nigeria’s civil aviation infrastructure.

Illegal Migration: 10,000 Nigerians Die in Mediterranean Sea, South Africa Deports 90 Nigerians

No fewer than 10,000 Nigerians have died between January and May 2017 while trying to illegally migrate through the Mediterranean Sea and the deserts, the Nigeria Immigration Service has said.
NIS Assistant Comptroller-General, in charge of training, manpower and development, Mr. Maroof Giwa, said that 4,900 Nigerians died in the Mediterranean Sea while the rest died while going through the deserts in their bid to cross to Europe.

Friday 19 May 2017

Niger Delta: Itsekiri Youths, Edo Community Issue Ultimatum To Oil Firms Over 'Marginalisation', Environmental Degradation

Niger Delta: Itsekiri youths under the aegis of Itsekiri National Youths Council have issued a 21-day ultimatum to multinational oil companies to vacate their land over what they described as undue marginalisation by the Federal Government and oil firms.

Thursday 18 May 2017

Community Policing: Nigeria Police Set To Deploy Officers To Their Local Community

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, said on Tuesday that policemen would soon be deployed to their communities of origin to enhance community policing.

Female Suicide Bomber Kills 2 Nigerian Soldiers In Borno NE Nigeria

A daredevil female suicide bomber has killed two soldiers at a military camp behind the Internally Displaced People's Camp in Mashimari town of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.

Cybersecurity Awareness: 21 Best Practices To Forestall ‘’WannaCry’’ Ransomware, Cyberattacks

Introduction: A unique strain of ransomware known as ‘’WannaCry’’or ‘’Wanna DeCryptor’’, ‘’wcry’’, infected more than 300,000 vulnerable systems globally, across 150 countries since Friday, 12 May, 2017.  WannaCry installs Doublepulsar - a backdoor that allows the device to be remotely controlled. The malware freezes the infected device, pops up a red screen with the message, "Oops, your files have been encrypted!" It goes ahead to demand ransom payment in Bitcoin (equivalent to $300-$600) before subsequently destroying the encrypted files if payment is not made. To offer an insight on the consequences of the WannaCry ransomware attack, the Chinese state media says about 29,372 institutions was infected along with hundreds of thousands of devices. In Japan, 2,000 computers at 600 locations were reportedly affected. The ‘’WannaCry’’ransomware attack also denied access to confidential patient information, stalled x-rays, surgeries and other critical healthcare services in at least 47 hospitals under the auspices of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS). The list goes on. Envisage a Stuxnet cyberattack on a vulnerable nuclear warhead or submarine. Tragedy!

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Boko Haram Fighters Rearming, Returning To Sambisa Forest - Report

Members of a faction of Boko Haram are regrouping, re-arming and returning to the Sambisa Forest area, a report by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has warned.

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Ebola: Nigeria on Red Alert, Intensifies Screening of Passengers at Airports

Following the resurgence of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, the Nigerian government has beefed up checks at its various airports.

Cybersecurity: Nigerian Govt Issues Advisory on Global Ransomware Cyberattack

Nigeria's National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, on Saturday issued an emergency advisory to Nigerians about the proliferation of a rampaging ransomware malware strain that emerged across the globe recently.

Medical Doctor, Driver Kidnapped in Ondo State, Abductors Demand N70 Million Ransom

A medical doctor said to be the permanent secretary of the Ondo State Hospital Management Board, Dr. Niran Ikuomola, was reportedly kidnapped along with his driver on Sunday evening.

Friday 12 May 2017

National Security: ‘Terrorists Are Taking Advantage of Nigeria's Porous Borders’ - NACFEST Boss

The Coordinator, National Counter Terrorism Strategy (NACFEST), Commodore Yaminu Musa (rtd), raised this concern at a three-day workshop on joint border control and enhanced regional cooperation to combat terrorism held recently in Lagos.

Gunmen Kidnap Legal Practitioner, Kidnapped School Principal Rescued in Delta State

A renowned legal practitioner and one-time president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), lsoko chapter, Chief Kennedy Uwubiti, was on Wednesday abducted by unknown gunmen along Oleh/Ozoro Road in Isoko South Local Council of Delta State.

Tuesday 9 May 2017

Security And Civil Defense Corps Resolves 12,000 Community Disputes in 2016 - UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has resolved 12,000 community level disputes in 2016 as part of its conflict prevention strategy.

Sunday 7 May 2017

Nigeria Exchanges 82 Abducted Chibok Girls With Boko Haram Prisoners - Presidency

Boko Haram militants have released 82 schoolgirls out of a group of more than 200 whom they kidnapped from the northeastern town of Chibok in April 2014 in exchange for prisoners, the presidency said on Saturday.

Saturday 6 May 2017

UK, US Warn of Boko Haram's Plan To Kidnap Expats in NE Nigeria

Britain and the United States on Friday said Boko Haram was preparing to kidnap foreign aid workers in remote northeast Nigeria, which is in the grip of a food crisis caused by the conflict.

Terrorism: Boko Haram, Nigerian Security Forces Killed 4000 Children, Says UNICEF

Abubakar Shekau
The UNICEF has said that boys and girls in north-east Nigeria continue to be brutalized as a result of Boko Haram’s insurgency in the region and the ensuing conflict with 3,900 killed by combined actions of the terrorists and security forces within three years.

Niger Delta Militants Kill Six Nigerian Soldiers

No fewer than  six Nigerian soldiers have been killed in new military campaign against militants in the country’s restive Niger Delta oil hub, security officials said on Friday.

Friday 5 May 2017

Biafra: How President Buhari Made Nnamdi Kanu A Folk Hero

Food for Thought: ‘’Now more than ever, people have a hunger to believe in something…bring people together around a cause and you create a motivated force.’’
– Robert Greene, 33 Strategies of War.

Nigerian Government Unveils Maritime Security Project To Counter Sea Piracy

The Federal Government, yesterday, disclosed a maritime security strategy to combat sea piracy and other criminal activities on the nation’s coastal and territorial waters. The accompanying cost of the implementation is put at $186 million.

Thursday 4 May 2017

Benue State Bans open Grazing of Cattle; 5-Year-jail Term For Offenders

The Benue State House of Assembly on Thursday successfully passed the bill prohibiting open rearing and grazing of cattle into law.

Piracy, Kidnapping on Ships in West African Waters Rise - Report

Three Female suicide bombers killed at military outpost in Maiduguri, Borno State

Three suicide bombers who attempted to attack a military outpost in Maiduguri, Borno State, were killed on Wednesday night, an official has said.

Vigilance! Ikorodu Community in Lagos State Announces 10-Days Curfew For ‘Oro’ Festival

The community leaders of Gberigbe in the Ikorodu axis of Lagos have announced plans to commence the traditional ‘Oro’ in the community and its environs. The development is due to the alleged imminent invasion of the community by a notorious serial criminal and ritualist gang known as ‘’Badoo’’. 

African Migrants Face Kidnap, Forced Labour In Libyan Gun Town

 Gambian returnee Buba Fabareh was one of 169 migrants to be repatriated from Libya on April 4th this year. He was caught by police in Tripoli and returned to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) who helped him go back home.

Niger Delta Militants Threaten To Restart Hostilities in 14-Days

A Niger Delta militant group known as the ‘’Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders’’, NDRC, has threatened to resume hostilities in 14 days if the Federal Government disregarded its five-point demand, including inauguration of a panel to negotiate with the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF.