Friday 30 June 2017

Separatist Agitations: Nigeria Better Together, Says US Ambassador

The United States of America has cheery news for Nigeria: the country is better together, amid calls by some secessionist groups.

Badoo Ritual Group Launched 15 Attacks, Killed 26 Ikorodu Residents in 12 Months

No fewer than 26 residents of Ikorodu, Lagos State, have been killed by Badoo, a notorious ritual cult group. The deaths were recorded in 15 attacks by the gang between June 5, 2016, and June 27, 2017, as reported in The PUNCH Newspapers.

Thursday 29 June 2017

United States Accuses Nigerian Military of Deploying Child Soldiers

A United States 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report has accused Nigeria of involving children under the age of 18 in its military operations in “hostile environments.”

UNHCR To Stop Doling Out Financial Support To Refugees in Nigeria

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, on Wednesday said that it would not continue to provide refugees in Nigeria with financial assistance.

Boko Haram: UN Chief Restates Support To Nigerian Government

UN Secretary General - Antonion Guterres
The Secretary-General of the UN, Mr António Guterres, has reiterated the organisation’s support to the Nigerian Government in the ongoing fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

Saturday 24 June 2017

Unrelenting Kidnap For Ransom: Nigerian Lawmakers Keep Low Profile, Ditch Official Vehicle Number Plates For Fear Of Kidnappers

Nigerian lawmakers - Senators, members of the House of Representatives and the state Houses of Assembly have devised various means to keep safe and protect themselves in the wake of rising cases of kidnapping of eminent citizens, including politicians.

Thursday 22 June 2017

Kidnappers Write Another Lagos School, Vow To Kidnap Pupils

There is palpable fear at the Lagos State Model College, Kankon, Badagry, as kidnappers have written a letter threatening to abduct some pupils and staff members of the school.

Monday 19 June 2017

Cybercrime: Nigerian Hackers Steal $3 Billion Worldwide, Says The FBI

Nigerian hackers and cyber criminals are being accused of masterminding a grand theft of information and money running into billions of dollars, worldwide. According to experts, the Nigerians are able to carry out the heist by sending phishing emails to commercial organizations and industrial enterprises, which they later steal dry. 

Boko Haram: Suicide Bombers Kill 16 Near Maiduguri, Borno State, NE Nigeria 

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - At least 16 people were killed in suicide bomb attacks near a camp for those made homeless by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria, emergency services said on Monday.

Sunday 18 June 2017

Gunmen Kidnap Lecturer, 3 Students in Kaduna State, North-Central Nigeria

The spate of inceesant kidnappings in Kaduna State, North-Central Nigeria took another dimension, yesterday, as three students and a lecturer of  School of Midwifery, Tudun Wada, were abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

Nigeria's Narcotics Agency Seizes N225 Trillion Cocaine, Heroin at Lagos Seaports

Chairman of Nigeria's narcotics agency - the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mr. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah said the Agency has seized over 15,064kg of cocaine and heroin worth 225 trillion naira at the Tin-Can and Apapa Ports.

Thursday 15 June 2017

Nigeria Sees a Surge in Separatist Sentiment

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is calling for unity in Nigeria amidst separatist calls and mounting ethnic tensions. Nigeria's government is calling for national unity after southerners were given an ultimatum to leave the country's north, triggering renewed calls for independence elsewhere.
Recall that the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum last week said Igbos living in the mainly Muslim north should go back to the largely Christian south by October 1.

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Nigeria National Crime Statistics: Abuja, Lagos Record Highest Crime Rate in 2016 – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, said that the FCT and Lagos State reported a total of 58,566 crime cases in 2016.The NBS stated this in a Crime Statistics: Reported by Type and State in 2016 and posted on the bureau’s website on Tuesday in Abuja.

Friday 9 June 2017

Militant Group New Delta Avengers Vows To Resume Attacks On Oil Installations

A militant group, New Delta Avengers, has vowed to resume disruption of oil exploration activities in Delta State. The militants declared “Operation Cripple Oil and Gas Production’ saying they would use any means available to achieve their aim.

Gunmen Simultaneously Kidnap 20 People Along Abuja-Kaduna Road

Not less than 20 people were abducted by gunmen along Abuja- Kaduna expressway on Wednesday.

Biafra: Northern Groups Insists on Ultimatum Given To Ndigbo To Leave The North

A Coalition of Northern groups, tagged ‘Kaduna Declaration’ has insisted that the Federal Government of Nigeria should as a matter of urgency, initiate the process for a peaceful referendum to allow the Igbos go their way.

Scores Killed as Boko Haram Launches Coordinated Attacks on Maiduguri, Borno State

Not less than ten persons have been confirmed dead and as much as 40 injured as Boko Haram suicide bombers staged multiple attacks targeting mosques where Muslim worshippers were praying on Wednesday night, witnesses said.

Thursday 8 June 2017

National Security: President Buhari’s Excuse for Disobeying Court Orders? - Dr Perry Brimah

The President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has said through the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, that several court orders disobeyed by the administration so far “were in national security interest.”

Reforming Nigeria Police for Efficiency - Punch Editorial

Rising insecurity across the country in recent times and the response of the Nigeria Police require a thorough review and overhaul of the security system.

Sunday 4 June 2017

Saturday 3 June 2017

United States Approves Social Media Background Checks For Visa Applicants

The United States government is buttressing its paperwork walls with new requirements for social media disclosures as part of revised visa applications.

Gunmen Kill 14, Abduct 6 in Rivers State, South-South Nigeria

Not less than than 14 people were feared dead and many others injured yesterday in Sime community, a suburb of Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State after unknown gunmen invaded the area.
In a related note, six people were also reportedly abducted in Andoni Local Government Area of the state. Many people were said to have sustained various degrees of injuries during the operation that crippled the area.

Canadian Government Advocates Continued Dialogue With Boko Haram

The Canadian government has called for continued use of dialogue in the north east and other conflict zones across the country in other to achieve peace and security as well as protect the lives and human rights of all Nigerians.