Thursday 30 November 2017

U.S. Boosts Nigeria’s Counter-Narcotics Efforts, Donates Tactical Equipment, Vehicles To NDLEA

Lagos––As part of its continuing support of the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the United States government on Wednesday donated seven vehicles and a variety of technical equipment to the Nigerian counter-narcotics agency.

Boko Haram: Five Feared killed, Houses Burnt in Fresh Adamawa Attack

No fewer than five people were feared dead in an attack Wednesday night by Boko Haram insurgents on Wuna village in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Northeast Nigeria.

Wednesday 29 November 2017

President Buhari Launches Action Plan To Prevent Violent Extremism in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, November 28 launched a Policy Framework and National Action Plan to prevent and counter violent extremism.

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Amnesty International Seeks Criminal Inquiry Into Shell Over Purported Complicity in Murder And Torture in Nigeria

Amnesty International is calling for a criminal investigation into the oil giant Shell regarding allegations it was complicit in human rights abuses carried out by the Nigerian military.

Lagos State Set To Acquire Surveillance Aircraft To Secure Creeks

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has revealed plans to acquire Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform  to secure creeks and riverine communities in the state.

Monday 27 November 2017

President Buhari Vows To Rescue Remaining Chibok Girls Abducted By Boko Haram

ABUJA—PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has renewed the commitment of his administration to ensure the release of the remaining abducted Chibok Girls by Boko Haram terrorists.

Borno Government To Convert Boko Haram Leader’s House To Museum

The Borno State Government has said it will convert the house of the former leader of Boko Haram sect, Mohammed Yusuf, to a museum.

2.5Million Children Suffer From Severe Malnutrition in Nigeria - UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said that over 2.5 million children suffer from severe malnutrition in Northern Nigeria.

Badoo Ritualist Gang Strikes Again, Kills RCCG Pastor, Family Members In Ikorodu, Lagos State

The deadly cult group operating at the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, Badoo, has struck again killing a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor, Victor Kanayo and his family.

Tuesday 21 November 2017

BREAKING: Teenage Suicide Bomber Kills 30 in Mubi, Adamawa State, NE Nigeria

A suicide attack by a teenage boy after early morning prayers at a Mosque has claimed the lives of at least 30 persons in Mubi, Adamawa State, Norheast Nigeria.

Monday 20 November 2017

Human Trafficking, Illegal Migration, Threat to National Security — Saraki

President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has described human trafficking and illegal migration by some Nigerians as threat to national security that required urgent response.

Cybersecurity Collaboration is Key to Dark Web Deterrent

When the NotPetya cyber attack struck in June, taking the radiation monitoring system at Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant briefly offline and causing massive disruption to global companies such as WPP and Maersk, security experts braced for a wave of attacks.

Maritime Security: Nigerian Navy Establishes Maritime Safety Information Portal

The Nigerian Navy in Lagos on Thursday inaugurated the Maritime Safety Information(MSI) portal and Data Centre to boost marine security in the country’s waterways.

Terrorism Financing, Money Laundering: GIABA Backs Freezing of Bank Accounts Without BVN

The Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa, GIABA, on Thursday, said it was in support of bid by the Federal Government of Nigeria to freeze all bank accounts without a Bank Verification Number, BVN.

Hospital Director, 2 Others Kidnapped in Ebonyi, Southeast Nigeria Freed

A medical doctor who was kidnapped on Thursday has been released. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Chief Medical Director of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Emeka Ogah, was kidnapped by armed persons at Ajaokuta axis of Kogi-Lokoja Highway.

UK Sues for Political Solution to Niger Delta Crisis

The United Kingdom (UK) has emphasised the need for a political solution to the crisis in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

Thursday 16 November 2017

Niger Delta Militant Group Threatens To Attack Oil Giant Shell Facilities

Supreme Egbesu Tigers of Africa, a militant group in the Niger Delta region, yesterday, threatened to attack oil and gas facilities belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, for allegedly neglecting the local content law in the state.

Global Terrorism Index Says Nigeria Remains 3rd Most Terrorised Nation

A global report released yesterday by the Global Terrorism Index, GTI, says Nigeria remains one of the three most terrorised nations in the world.

Monday 13 November 2017

Nnamdi Kanu Sacked As IPOB Leader, Director of Radio Biafra

The international media arm of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Radio Biafra, has resumed operations.

Unscrupulous Personnel in Nigeria Security Services Sell Arms To Criminals, Says DSS

Some bad eggs in the armed forces and security agencies are selling arms and worsening the country’s security challenges, Department of State Services (DSS) Director of Operations Godwin  Eteng has said. 

Vigilantism is Booming in Nigeria – With Official Support

Concerns about safety and security are substantial in Nigeria. Here, crime is high and the police are considered corrupt and inefficient. The structure of law enforcement does not help. Police are run at the federal level despite long-standing calls for state forces. Given that Nigeria has many diverse languages, cultural practices and terrain, the centralised police face many difficulties.

Niger Delta Avengers Extend Ceasefire

Concerned Nigerians can heave a temporary sigh of relief with the decision of the dreaded Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) to suspend its plan to renew attacks on the nation’s oil installations in the oil-rich region.

Six Foreign Crewmen Kidnapped Off Nigeria Coast Freed

Six crew members of a cargo ship kidnapped last month off the coast of Nigeria’s Port Harcourt have been freed, their German employer said Sunday.

Thursday 9 November 2017

Lagos State Security Trust Fund Seeks Partnership With Private Security Firms

The Lagos State Security Trust Fund has asked private security companies and corporate organisations to partner the government in securing lives and property in the state.

Tuesday 7 November 2017

26 Dead Nigerian Women Found In The Mediterranean Sea

Italian prosecutors have commenced investigations into the deaths of 26 Nigerian women whose bodies were recovered at sea, BBC reported on Monday.

Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Madagali, Adamawa Community

Gulak, the headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State came under heavy Boko Haram attacks yesterday. 

Friday 3 November 2017

BREAKING: Niger Delta Avengers End Ceasefire, Threaten Resumption of Hostilities

Citing alleged unfulfilled promises and insincerity on the part of the Nigerian federal government, the dreaded Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) has called off its unilateral ceasefire.