Wednesday 30 August 2017

Boko Haram Kidnaps Nine in Maiduguri, NE Nigeria

Boko Haram jihadists have reportedly kidnapped nine people in two separate attacks in which one person was killed and two injured in Nigeria's volatile northeast, vigilantes said Tuesday.

Tuesday 29 August 2017

Gunmen Commandeer Commercial Bus, Kidnap Passengers in Rivers State, South-South Nigeria

Daredevil gunmen terrorizing Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State axis of East West road have reportedly hijacked a commercial bus with over sixteen passengers on board, including the driver.

World Food Program Suspends Food Aide To IDPs in Borno, NE Nigeria Over Security Breach 

The World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday said it had suspended food distribution at Gubio Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri, Borno State, Northeast Nigeria following violent attack on humanitarian workers by the displaced persons.

Monday 28 August 2017

Extortion: Nigeria Immigration Service Bans Cash Payments At Passport Offices‎

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has banned cash payments for passport processing as part of efforts to eliminate corruption at all passport offices nationwide.‎

Niger Delta Militants Reiterates October 1st 'Quit Notice' To Northerners, Yoruba

A coalition of of Niger Delta Agitators has said that despite the volte-face by the Arewa youths on the quit notice to the Igbo in the North, it will stand on its position that the northerners and the Yoruba in the oil-rich region must leave before October 1, 2017.

Wednesday 23 August 2017

Nigerian Military Now Monitors Social Media For Anti-Government And Anti-Military Information – Defense Spokesman

Major General John Enenche
The activities of Nigerians on the social media are now being monitored for hate speech, anti-government and anti-security information by the military.

Nigeria Ranks 3rd in Global Cybercrime Behind UK, U.S.

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, says Nigeria currently ranks third globally in cybercrimes behind the UK and the U.S.

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Over 80 Children Used as 'Human Bombs' in NE Nigeria - UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF says 'it is extremely concerned about an appalling increase in the cruel and calculated use of children, especially girls'.

Saturday 19 August 2017

IPOB Denies Reports It Withdrew Call For Anambra Gubernatorial Election Boycott

Mr. Darlington Chukwubuikem Okolie, the media aide to the Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the separatist Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), has denied claims that Mr. Kanu had withdrawn his threats to stop the governorship election scheduled to hold in Anambra State in November.

Police Declares Biafra Security Service Illegal

The Commissioner of Police, Abia State Command, CP Adeleye Oyebade has declared Biafra Security Service, BSS, purportedly formed by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as illegal.

Thursday 17 August 2017

National Security: Nigeria ‘Considering Setting Up National Guard’ — Minister of Interior

The Federal Government of Nigeria is considering the establishment of a National Guard to address emerging security threats and emergencies in the country. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja‎ when the Adjutant General of the California National Guard, U.S, paid him a courtesy visit.

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Suicide Bombers Kill 16, Injure 82 in Multiple Attacks in Borno, NE Nigeria - Police

The Borno state Command of the Nigeria Police on Wednesday confirmed that 16 persons were killed and 82 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack on a market in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno state, northeast Nigeria.

Building Collapse Kill 272 People In Nigeria in 17 Months

No fewer than 272 people have been killed in 43 incidents of building collapse across the country in the last 17 months, Daily Trust findings reveal.

Thursday 10 August 2017

Boko Haram Attacks: Death Toll Hit 279 Across Northeast Nigeria in July

Islamist Boko Haram insurgent group which has reportedly split into three factions under Shiekh Abubakar Shekau, Shiekh Mamman Nur and Khalifa Abu Musaf Albarnawi, with each leader controlling a portion of the Sambisa forest, has continued to prove more deadly in attacks and suicide missions in Borno State and across the northeast region of Nigeria.

Tuesday 8 August 2017

Boko Haram Massacres 31 Fishermen in Borno, Warns Troops in Baga

No fewer than 31 fishermen were reportedly killed by Boko Haram jihadists in two separate attacks on islands in Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, fishermen and vigilantes fighting the Islamists told AFP late Monday.

Nigerian Govt To Engage 10,000 Youths To Protect Oil Pipelines

The Nigerian Federal Government has reportedly concluded a plan to engage 10,000 youths from the oil-bearing communities to secure pipelines in the Niger Delta axis.

Igbo Quit Notice: Genocide Looms, Warns Atiku Abubakar 

Nigeria's former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has condemned peddlers of a trending hate song denigrating Igbos, warning that the country risks relapsing into genocidal war, akin to what occurred in Rwanda in 1994.

Saturday 5 August 2017

Nigerian Air force Hires Israeli Experts To Tackle Boko Haram

The Nigerian Air Force on Friday reportedly said the Israeli security experts, who were brought in to train 450 personnel, were engaged due to the insurgents’ attacks on military bases in the North-East, among other reasons.

Rethinking Nigeria’s Paper-tiger Counterterrorism Strategy, Anti-Terrorism Law

Introduction: From been underrated and likened to a band of rag-tag, amateurish, illiterate folks few years ago, the Boko Haram Islamic Sect metamorphosed into the ‘world’s most lethal terrorist group’; deadlier than ISIS, Al-Qaeda. No thanks to the Sect’s unrelenting attacks, the 2015 Global Terrorism Index, GTI, ranked Nigeria as the third most terrorized country in the world. According to the Borno State governor – Kashim Shettima, Boko Haram’s sporadic eight years insurgency has led to the death of 100, 000 and displacement of two million people (IDPs) in northeast Nigeria. The Crises Group believes a famine, food crises is in the offing in northeast Nigeria.

Thursday 3 August 2017

Poem: Nigeria

Nigeria! My strange native land,
by a well worn building, 
under a tattered green-white 
stripe that
looks like your flag, 
I heard hums
in good voices, 
in innocence your
young bloods of 
kindergarten age
pledge with might to -
serve, honour and protect
strives of their heroes past.
But something about you bothers me.

Maritime Security: Pirates kidnap Vessel Crew off Coast of Nigeria

Armed Nigerian pirates have kidnapped five crew members, three of them from Morocco, from a general cargo vessel identified as the Panama-flagged Oya 1 around 15 nautical miles south west of Bonny Island.

Wednesday 2 August 2017

Breaking: Kidnappers Abduct Lagos Clerk Demand N20m Ransom

Daredevil kidnappers, Wednesday, have demanded a ransom of N20 Million after abducting the Clerk of IKeja Local Government area in Lagos, Mr. Samsudeen Omotayo.

Boko Haram Overruns Adamawa Community, Seven Dead

Reports indicate that Boko Haram insurgents launched a night attack on Mildu village in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State on Tuesday, killing seven people and injuring about 10 others, residents and officials have said.